I had the 7 hardcovers. I sold them as soon as I heard about the Omnibus. Did it worth it?
First of all, I must say that I really enjoy The New Avengers run. Is fun, full of action, character development, great art. You name it!
My reasons for giving it 5 stars come as follow:
* Content: Even when the book is New Avengers, Marvel decided to include also the Avengers Disassemble trade in here. Short story, not particularly out of the charts, but it is a great start for this series. Plus, the art by Finch is just great!
* Quality: If you've seen a Marvel Omnibus before, you don't need to keep reading. I love how this book looks, the binding, paper quality. Perfect craft!
* Price: Over 1200 pages for $70 (plus the quality and beautiful design this book have), is just a great price to pay. I must say that I paid a little less because the discount was bigger when I per-ordered, so maybe I'm not been partial on that one.
These were MY reasons for why the book rocks. I can't expect someone feels the same though.
Regarding the content, this Omnibus collects the equivalent of Avengers Disassemble, New Avengers Vol. 1, New Avengers Vol. 2 and New Avengers Vol. 3. I believe the hardcovers for those books are no longer in production, and if you find them, most likely they'll be super priced.
Also, all the extra material on the hardcovers were ported here. Is great, but I guess I would have liked something new. That's just a minor complaint though.
I give the book a very enthusiastic 4.5 stars!