Warlock (vol. 2) #1
Cover date: Nov. 1998Publisher:
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|Guardians of the Galaxy; Infinity Watch (founder)
[savior of worlds]
This publication is also known as: Warlock Special Edition.
There is some disagreement about the volume numbering of various Warlock series. A major source of confusion is the fact that there were multiple series featuring nothing but previously published stories starring the Adam Warlock character.
The four-issue Warlock limited series launched with a November 1998 cover date was the second series titled Warlock to feature new stories about Adam Warlock. But this was actually the fourth Warlock series featuring this character, because there were two reprint-only series.
Marvel's second series titled Warlock began with a December 1982 cover date and ran for 6 issues. This series consisted entirely of reprints of earlier Adam Warlock stories, beginning with Strange Tales (vol. 1) #178. This series, identified by some sources as Warlock volume 2, is also known as Warlock Special Edition because the words "Special Edition" appear as a sort of subtitle at the bottom left corner of the "Warlock" logo.
Marvel's third series titled Warlock began with a cover date of May 1992 and also ran for 6 issues. Once again, this series consisted entirely of reprints. There was significant overlap between this 1992 and the 1982 series in terms of which Adam Warlock stories were reprinted. Some sources identify the 1992 reprint series as Warlock volume 3.
Other sources increment a volume number only for series which feature new stories about Adam Warlock. We have followed suite. Thus, we identify the 1998-launched Warlock series as "volume 2" because it is the second series starring the character in newly published stories.