COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS: FOR JUNE ’13 books (PART TWO)
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Previously in part One: We talked about upcoming newspaper comic strip collections as well as books about comics. inspect it out.
THIS MONTH IN traditional COMIC book COLLECTIONS
Creeping death From Neptune: horror as well as science Fiction Comics
Creeping death From Neptune: horror as well as science Fiction Comics (Fantagraphics): A generous collection of Basil Wolverton’s renowned hero Spacehawk, plus a few of his humorous classics, including “Brain Bats of Venus”, “Escape to Death”, as well as “Robot Woman”. Plus, reproductions of Wolverton’s ledgers as well as diaries, shedding new light on his working methods. traditional material with an similarly stylish presentation. 288-page color hardcover.
Creepy provides Steve Ditko
Creepy provides Steve Ditko (Dark Horse): Collects 16 stories drawn by Ditko (15 of them written by Archie Goodwin!), all from his post-Marvel period, as well as originally published in either weird or Eerie. No sorcerers or spider-peoples, however lots of goons, heroes, wizards, as well as otherworldly locales in this fantastic collection from the pages of Warren magazines. introduction by mark Evanier. 128-page B&W hardcover. offered in August.
Crime Does Not Pay Archives Vol. 5
Crime Does Not Pay Archives volume 5 (Dark Horse): Collecting problems #38-41 of this controversial, violent, as well as unusual comics series from the 1940s. features work by Dick Wood, Lev Gleason, Charles Biro, Richard “Dick” Briefer, Al Fagaly, Norman Maurer, as well as others. introduction by Paul Gravett, journalist for Comics International. 216-page color hardcover. offered in August.
DC COMICS: now IN SOFTCOVER:
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol. 3
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams volume 3: The last in the series of Adams’ traditional Batman stories, numerous written by Denny O’Neil as well as Bob Haney. likewise includes covers, Batman stories for Peter pan records, advertising, as well as customized comics work. 280 pages.
Black Orchid: new printing. The incredible three-part miniseries by Neil Gaiman as well as and Dave McKean is when once again available. 176 pages. mature Readers.
Camelot 3000: The traditional Arthurian saga (with twists) by Mike W. Barr as well as Brian Bolland. big in the 80s, as well as still fantastic today! With great deals of supplementary extras. 320 pages.
Saga of the Swamp thing book 4
Saga of the Swamp thing book 4: Collecting Swamp thing #43-50 by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, Rick Veitch, John Totleben, as well as others. The Swamp Thing’s quest for self-discovery concerns a shattering conclusion. 224 pages. mature Readers.
Superman: Phantom Zone
Superman: Phantom Zone: Steve Gerber, gene Colan, as well as Tony Dezuniga check out the history as well as origins of the Phantom Zone. inspect out Bob Greenberger’s review. Collecting the miniseries plus DC Comics provides #97. 160 pages.
Essential Captain America Vol. 7
Essential Captain America volume 7 (Marvel): Collecting Captain America #231-257 — many noteworthy for including the total Roger Stern/John Byrne run on the title (featuring the traditional “Cap for President” story, in addition to a fantastic origin re-cap). other creators include Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant, expense Mantlo, Sal Buscema, gene Colan, Carmine Infantino, as well as numerous others. features guest appearances by Daredevil, The Punisher, Union Jack, Nick Fury, the Hulk, as well as the Avengers, who handle baddies like Dragon Man, Batroc, Machinesmith, Mr. Hyde, as well as Baron Blood. 528-page B&W softcover.
Feldstein: The mad Life as well as great Art of Al Feldstein
Feldstein: The mad Life as well as great Art of Al Feldstein (IDW): Both a full biography as well as a coffee-table art book, Feldstein: The mad Life as well as great Art of Al Feldstein collects an entire career’s (as as artist, writer, as well as editor) worth of incredible stories as well as art into one book. With a focus on his traditional EC Comics work, including every cover (many published together with the original art), a number of total EC stories, plus almost every sprinkle page as well as home ad Feldstein created for EC. Additionally, there’s a total summary of his 30 years as editor of MAD, in addition to his much more recent profession as a “fine” artist, with both award-winning Western canvases as well as reproductions of his traditional comic book covers. Written by grant Geissman. I’ve been waiting practically a lifetime to checked out this book! 320-page large-scale (9” x 12”) color hardcover. (And, yes, I inadvertently left this off my books about Comics listing from last week. Sorry, Al!)
Hulk: From the marvel UK Vaults
Hulk: From the marvel UK Vaults (Marvel): An oddball collection of little-seenHulk stories originally created only for marvel UK, beginning in 1979, mainly for their regular Hulk Comic. noteworthy for featuring the early work of future Brit superstar skill including Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon, John Bolton, Paul Neary, David Lloyd, Brian Bolland (cover), Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse, as well as more! numerous of these stories were influenced by the prominent Hulk TV show, which was likewise shown in the UK. featuring material from comics you’ve never heard of! — including Smash! #38, material from marvel Storybook annual 1968, material from Hulk Comic #1-6, #9-20, as well as #26-28, amazing Hulk Annual: Authorized edition 1980, Hulk annual 1981-1985, as well as The very Heroes Annual. 296-page softcover. We’re not sure if the material is in color or B&W, however it may be a smattering of both. Besides, the Hulk will always be eco-friendly in your brain!
Impossible Tales The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 4
Impossible Tales: The Steve Ditko Archives volume 4 (Fantagraphics): the most recent in the continuous Steve Ditko Archives series features over 200 pages of seldom-seen Ditko work from five years before his traditional marvel superhero work, from the pages of Charlton Comics traditional secret as well as science fiction titles, including This magazine Is Haunted as well as Tales of the Mysterious Traveler. numerous Ditko fans as well as scholars believe that this is a few of his extremely finest work, as well as now it is being carefully brought back as well as lastly provided correctly in these Fantagraphics collections. (Charlton was notorious for poorly printed comic books.) Edited by Blake Bell. 256-page color hardcover. offered in October.
Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror
Jack Cole’s Deadly horror (IDW): part of Yoe Books! Chilling Archives of horror series of books, this collects some frightening comics by Jack Cole, dreamed up in those unusual minutes when Cole wasn’t creating traditional Plastic guy stories. These horrific tales are all from the 1950s, as well as all have fantastic titles like “Orgy of Death”, Hangman’s Horror”, “The Corpse That Wouldn’t Die”, as well as “A Pact With the Devil”! likewise includes unusual art as well as historical background material. 148-page color hardcover. quite scary, ‘eh, kids?
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 5
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers volume 5 (Marvel): Collecting Avengers #41-50 as well as Avengers annual #1 — the beginning of the traditional Roy Thomas/John Buscema Avengers run (with creative guest appearances by Don Heck as well as George Tuska). The great guys: Captain America, Hercules, Goliath, Wasp, as well as Black Knight! The poor guys: Dragon Man, Red Guardian, Super-Adaptoid, Whirlwind, the Mandarin, as well as Magneto! Which side will the Scarlet Witch as well as Quicksilver take? 288-page color softcover.
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 7
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil volume 7 (Marvel): Collecting Daredevil #64-74 as well as Iron guy #35-36, many of which is by Roy Thomas as well as gene Colan. DD takes on Stunt-Master, sibling Brimstone, as well as Stilt-Man; teams up with Black Panther; as well as crosses over with Iron guy (and Nick Fury) to battle Spymaster as well as the Zodiac. Cover by Marie Severin. 264-page color hardcover. offered in September.
Michael Wm. Kaluta: The huge Book
Michael Wm. Kaluta: The huge book (IDW): A huge portfolio-in-print of incredible Kaluta artwork, from his origins as a fanzine artist in the 1960s to today. including special looks at his work on The shadow in the 1970s in addition to his work as part of the legendary art collective understood as The Studio. numerous of the pieces in this gorgeous large volume are scanned directly from the original artwork, for the very best possible reproduction. Beautifully incredible stuff! 304-page large-scale (9” x 12”) color hardcover.
ACG Collected Works: Out of the night Vol. 3
ACG Collected Works: Out of the night volume 3: Collecting problems #13-17 from 1954. 240-page color hardcover.
Harvey Horrors Collected Works: Black feline Mystery
Harvey Horrors Collected Works: Black feline secret volume 2: Collecting problems 36-41 from 1952. 256-page color hardcover.
Roy Thomas provides world Comics Vol. 1
Roy Thomas provides world Comics volume 1: Collects problems #1-4 from 1940 of the traditional SF series featuring work by Carmine Infantino as well as Dick Briefer. Resolicitation. Previous orders have been canceled. NOTE: Deluxe versions as well as TPB versions of previous PS Artbook collections are likewise offered on the web site.
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents: Superman Team-Ups Vol. 2
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents: Superman Team-Ups volume 2 (DC Comics): Collecting DC Comics provides #27-50, plus annual #1. featuring work by José Luis García-López, Jim Starlin, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, as well as others as well as features Supergirl, Black Canary, question Woman, The Flash, as well as Starman (you’ll have to assumption which one). 568-page B&W softcover.
Silver Age teen Titans Archives Vol. 2
Silver Age teen Titans Archives volume 2 (DC Comics): has been resolicited for October release. If you want it, you should reorder now, as all previous orders have been canceled.
BIG books as well as OMNIBI
Iron guy by Kurt Busiek as well as Sean Chen Omnibus
Iron guy by Kurt Busiek as well as Sean Chen Omnibus (Marvel): A huge collection, including Iron guy (1998) #1-25, Iron guy annual 1999, Iron Man: The Iron Age #1-2, plus over a half-dozen associated crossover issues. Busiek as well as Chen’s run on the book is one of the absolute finest ever, as well as besides pushing the character even more into a hi-tech future, they likewise take care of a number of long-standing continuity issues. (Remember “Teen Tony” as well as Madame Masque?) Plus, there’s lots of revitalization of traditional villains like the Mandarin, Firebrand, Whiplash, the Controller, count Neferia, Ultimo, as well as everybody’s favorites — M.O.D.O.K as well as Fin Fang Foom! With war device awesomeness! innovative appearances from George Pérez, John Romita Jr., Andy Kubert, Patrick Zircher, mark Waid, Chris Claremont, Roger Stern, as well as numerous others! as well as if that’s not enough, there are guest-stars/crossovers with Spider-Man, the great Four, as well as the Avengers! A 1,024-page color hardcover Omnibus with a cover by Chen. This is literarily heavy metal! offered in September.
MARVEL OMNIBI BACK IN PRINT:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus volume 1. Collecting Giant-Size X-Men #1, X-Men #94-131, as well as X-Men annual #3, the now legen- (wait for it…) dary 1975 reboot of the mutant franchise, mostly by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, as well as John Byrne (and Len Wein as the Beaver). includes original lettercols as well as other special features! 848-page large-scale color hardcover.
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus volume 1. Collecting incredible fantasy #15, incredible Spider-Man #1-38, incredible Spider-Man annual #1 & 2, as well as Spidey material from FF annual #1 as well as unusual Tales annual #2. Spidey from the beginning, by Stan Lee as well as Steve Ditko (with guest appearance by Jack Kirby) — the marvel Age’s Founding Fathers! likewise includes supplements as well as original lettercols. 1,088-page large-scale color hardcover.
Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales artist Edition
Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales artist edition (IDW): A must-have book for enthusiasts of incredible artwork as well as dinosaurs! Xenozoic Tales is set in a post-apocalypic future, where dinosaurs (extremely well-drawn dinosaurs!) when once again guideline the earth. When this series was very first published, all anybody was speaking about was the great work by artist mark Schultz, invoking the work of past masters like Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, as well as Wally Wood. now you can purchase the last six problems (so far!) in the original 14” x 20” size — as well as see for yourself! It’s super-scanned from the original artwork, enabling you to see blue pencil sketching, edits, corrections as well as other artist as well as editor mark-ups. other artist Editions have sold-out quickly. Don’t miss out! 144-page large-scale B&W w/color hardcover, printed on heavy paper to simulate art board.
Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1
Sandman Omnibus volume 1 (DC Comics/Vertigo): The very first of two huge volumes collecting the total original Sandman saga by Neil Gaiman as well as artists including (in this volume) Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Kelley Jones, Shawn McManus, as well as great deals of single problems by Charles Vess, Coleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, Matt Wagner, as well as others. All covers are by Dave McKean. includes the collections Preludes as well as Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, dream Country, seasons of Mist, as well as A game of You. one of the most acclaimed comics in history is now in a book so big it will put you to sleep (possibly forever) if it falls on your head. 1,040-page large-scale color hardcover. mature Readers.
KC CARLSON SEZ: 2014 Calendars are already being solicited this month, as well as 2013 is barely 1/4 over. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’… into the future. (Stupid Kang.)
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