On the eve of Comic-Con 2012, where Marvel Studios will unveil the first look at Iron Man 3 and tease “Phase Two” of the franchise, comes more exciting news for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe. The must-own comic book movie collection of the year is on its way and if you’re interested in picking up The Avengers on home video in September, or better yet, the entire Phase One: Avengers Assembled collection, Marvel has just offered a more in-depth look on what the set includes.

If The Avengers wasn’t a big enough deal at the worldwide box office, becoming the third top-grossing film of all-time, its home video release should follow the same trend, releasing with four different versions, with the monster full-series set (including all films) being teased with the following image:

10-Disc Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set Blu-ray)

  • Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
  • Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man (Blu-ray)
  • Bonus Disc – “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray)
  • Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

4-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Digital Download of the “Inspired By” album)

Bonus Includes:

  • Second Screen
  • Assembling the Ultimate Team
  • A Visual Journey
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary—With Joss Whedon
  • Soundgarden Music Video—“Live to Rise”
  • And more!

2-Disc Combo Pack(Blu-ray + DVD)

Bonus Includes:

  • Same as the 4-Disc Combo Pack above

1-Disc DVD

Bonus Includes:

  • Assembling the Ultimate Team
  • Audio Commentary—With Joss Whedon

Focusing on the 10-Disc collector’s set, Marvel has unveiled the limited edition’s contents in addition to the art work on the box sleeves containing the discs. The set comes in a SHIELD case similar to that seen in the films housing the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube) -the MacGuffin of the last few Marvel Studios films leading up to and including The Avengers.

The art for the box sleeves comes from Matthew Ferguson and is exclusive to this limited edition home video release. The sleeves may only be cardboard, but they look awesome. There’s one for each film with an additional S.H.I.E.L.D. inspired design.

It’s a shame these aren’t available as a Comic-Con poster collection similar to the concept art for each Avengers character released last year at the big event. These would make for some great banners to put on the wall. As for pricing, the big 10-disc Phase One set retails for $219 ($152.99 if you pre-order) with the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack suggested retail price coming in at $49.99. The 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and 1-Disc DVD have suggested retail prices of $39.99 and $29.99, respectively.

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014.

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Sources: Marvel