New comics releases for August 2014: Fantastic Four Epic Collection! Marvel 75 Omnibus! Hulk Masterworks! Sub-Mariner and Human Torch! Don Heck! Wonder Woman Dailies!

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Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The World's Greatest Comic Magazine
Volume #1 in the Fantastic Four Epic Collections Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JACK KIRBY Cover by JACK KIRBY In 1961, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby lit the fuse of the greatest revolution in comic-book history -- the Marvel Age of Comics -- and it started right here, in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR! With the space race on, Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Sue Storm and Johnny Storm shoot for the stars -- but after their craft is bombarded by cosmic rays, they return to Earth with the startling powers of the Fantastic Four! These weren't just any super heroes, though -- the Fantastic Four were a realistic, relatable, bickering and loveable family that couldn't pay their rent and didn't always love their powers. So crack open this Epic Collection and enjoy the beginning of the series that earned the name "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine!" Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1-18. 456 PGS.

Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus
Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOUS In late 1939, the fledgling Timely Comics published MARVEL COMICS #1 -- introducing the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more to an unsuspecting populace. Seventy-five years later, Marvel Comics has become a world-renowned multimedia empire, home to some of the most recognizable and beloved fictional characters ever known. Now, the cream of the crop is presented in one deluxe, oversized hardcover! That's right, it's the best of the best from Marvel's 75-year publishing history -- from the Golden Age to Marvel NOW! -- as chosen by you, the loyal fans! So face front, True Believers, and prepare to relive 75 years of greatness as only Mighty Marvel could do it! 1000 PGS.

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense Volume 1
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER & MORE Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT, AL WILLIAMSON, BILL EVERETT, JOHN BUSCEMA, RUSS HEATH & MORE Cover by DON HECK & RICHARD ISANOVE In 1958, Stan Lee stood before the decimated Atlas line. Having gone from editor of a line of dozens of titles to just eight, Stan refocused his efforts on only biggest and best: enter TALES OF SUSPENSE! Anchored by the visual talents Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Don Heck, this new "big monster" book became part of a creative revival that would change comics forever. Their twist-ending tales featuring Martians, killer robots and massive monsters were the very foundation for what would become Marvel's super-hero House of Ideas. So strap on your tin-foil hat, grab your ray gun, and get ready to dive into one of the most amazing eras of comics' history! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #1-10. 272 PGS.

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Volume 8
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN with ROY THOMAS, GERRY CONWAY, GARY FRIEDRICH, LEN WEIN & CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by HERB TRIMPE with DICK AYERS Cover by HERB TRIMPE He's mean, he's green, and sometimes he's too small to be seen -- he's the Incredible Hulk! Yes, the Hulk's back in another round of tales full of trials, tribulations, revenge, romance and...Richard Nixon?! Returning from a battle with Dr. Doom, the Hulk finds himself in the sights of the U.S. military's Project: Greenskin. Objective? Destroy the Hulk! The adventure continues with the green girl of Hulk's heart, the other-dimensional Jarella! With the help of Ant-Man, Hulk will reunite with his love -- but not before he's put on trial in front of the heroes of the Marvel Universe! With art by the classic Herb Trimpe/John Severin team, Hulk's never looked meaner, greener or better! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #145-156. 288 PGS.

Sub-Mariner & the Original Human Torch (Marvel Saga)
Written by ROY THOMAS & DANN THOMAS Penciled by RICH BUCKLER Cover by RICH BUCKLER Namor the Sub-Mariner, Avenging Son of Atlantis. Jim Hammond, the original android Human Torch. Two icons whose rivalry dates all the way back to the dawn of Marvel Comics. Now, learn the full story of two legendary adversaries who would one day become allies, even friends. From enemy of mankind to wartime savior -- from Fantastic Four foe to staunch Invader, Defender and Avenger -- Namor is a man of contrasts. Relive the life and times of Marvel's mightiest mutant as only he could see it. Imperius Rex! Meanwhile, a recently revived Torch looks back to his own uncanny creation. Meet his sizzling sidekick, Toro; learn his incredible part in Hitler's downfall; and discover why the flame of Marvel's first hero was doused for so long! Collecting SAGA OF THE SUB-MARINER #1-12 and SAGA OF THE ORIGINAL HUMAN TORCH #1-4. 392 PGS.

New Teen Titans Vol. 1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ Art by GEORGE PEREZ and others Cover by GEORGE PEREZ and DICK GIORDANO On sale SEPTEMBER 17 * 240 pg, FC,
These tales from DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 and NEW TEEN TITANS #1-8 introduced the super team sensation starring Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, Robin and more! Don't miss their battles against Deathstroke, Dr. Light, Trigon and more, with an appearance by the Justice League of America!


Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Comics
William Moulton Marston (w) * Harry G. Peters (a) * (c) The entire original Wonder Woman newspaper strip, collected for the first time anywhere! Just a few years after she burst into comic books, the world's most famous female superhero starred in her own daily newspaper strip written and drawn by the same creative team that produced the comic book: William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peters. It all starts on Paradise Island where Amazonian women rule supreme and no men are allowed. Led by Princess Diana, their way of life is about to change when Steve Trevor, a wounded American soldier, washes up on their shores. Soon, Diana--rechristened Wonder Woman--is off to America, where the saga continues! Collects the entire strip from May 1, 1944 until December 1, 1945.


Don Heck: A Work of Art
Don Heck remains one of comics' legendary names, considered an "artist's artist," respected by peers, and beloved by fans. Author John Coates has meticulously researched and chronicled information on Don's storied 40-year career, including his time at DC, Dell, Gold Key, and as "ghost" artist on Lee Falk's The Phantom newspaper strip. From personal recollections from Don's surviving family, long-time friends, and industry legends, to rare interviews with Heck himself, this book is full of insight into the early days of Marvel Comics. It also features an extensive art gallery, a Foreword by Stan Lee, and an Afterword by Beau Smith. 

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