May 2015 comics solicitations: Captain America, Batman, Donald Duck, Prince Valiant, Graham Ingels, Mickey Mouse, Superman, Thanos, Hulk, more

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Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays Volume 1 (1949-1953)
Alvin Schwartz (w) * Wayne Boring (a) * Peter Poplaski (c) 
These never-before-reprinted 1950s Sundays are a special treat for Superman fans and comics historians worldwide. This first book of the Atomic Age Sundays features more than 175 full-color strips, from October 23, 1949 through March 15, 1953. In these tales, the impish Mr. Mxyztplk has returned to drive Superman crazy and the Man of Steel returns to Smallville for "Superboy Week" celebrations and ends up solving a case he never had a chance to as Superboy!


Captain America Epic Collection: Streets of Poison (Epic Collection: Captain America) 
(Volume #16 in the Captain America Epic Collections) Written by MARK GRUENWALD, ROY THOMAS, DANN THOMAS, RANDALL FRENZ, FABIAN NICIEZA & DG CHICHESTER Penciled by RON LIM, MARK BAGLEY, CHRIS MARRINAN, RON FRENZ, RON WILSON, JIM VALENTINO, DON HUDSON, MIKE MANLEY, LARRY ALEXANDER & MORE COVER BY RON LIM
Captain America joins the war on drugs! When Cap targets the gang that's selling the new designer narcotic Ice, he receives an accidental overdose that combines with the Super-Soldier Serum in his blood. Left permanently enraged, a volatile shield-slinger finds himself in the middle of a street war between the Red Skull and the Kingpin. With deadly villains Crossbones and Bullseye on each side, Cap will need to rely on his friends. But the Ice-induced rage is alienating him from allies like Daredevil and the Black Widow -- and even his girlfriend, Diamondback. Steve must get free of the powerful drug, but it will come at a cost. Will he be fit to celebrate his 50th anniversary -- or to face the Serpent Society, the Watchdogs and...Iron Man?! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #372-386 and ANNUAL #9-10. 512 PGS.


Luke Cage: Hero For Hire, Vol. 1
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN & STEVE ENGLEHART with TONY ISABELLA, GERRY CONWAY & BILLY GRAHAM Penciled by GEORGE TUSKA & BILLY GRAHAM COVER BY JOHN ROMITA SR. Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the "Hero for Hire." Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation boldness, he was a new kind of hero for a new era. Now, the Marvel Masterworks proudly present the complete Luke Cage, Hero for Hire -- the historic first title to headline an African-American super hero -- in one hardcover volume! Cage's adventures depicted New York City's 1970s grit and the plight of its people unlike any other, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Doctor Doom. From Cage's origin story to his first exploits as the hard-as-steel hero, each issue has been painstakingly restored and collected here in color for the very first time! Collecting LUKE CAGE, HERO FOR HIRE #1-16. 336 PGS.


Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 3
Written by DOUG MURRAY, DG CHICHESTER & SCOTT LOBDELL Penciled by NORMAN DWYER, JACKSON GUICE, ERNIE STINER, DAVE HOOVER & MC WYMAN COVER BY JACKSON GUICE
Nick Fury and his poker buddies Thing, Mr. Fantastic and Captain America play for high stakes against the Mandarin -- but it could soon be Baron Strucker's Hydra that holds all the cards! When terrorists attack, S.H.I.E.L.D. Central falls. The Avengers and the Fantastic Four join the fight -- but after heavy losses, Nick launches a recruitment drive for new agents. Will Wolverine respond? Then, Ol' One-Eye could be about to learn that Infinity isn't forever as he hunts for the Formula that keeps him (relatively) young. Will the search kill both him and the cyborg known as Deathlok? And when a group of villains unleash havoc on the Helicarrier, they threaten an early end to the careers of Ivory, Knock-About, Psi-Borg and Violence -- the brand-new Super Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collecting NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (1989) #24-35. 288 PGS.


Thanos vs. Hulk
Written by JIM STARLIN Penciled by JIM STARLIN COVER BY JIM STARLIN
Cosmic legend and fan-favorite creator Jim Starlin delivers an epic tale of Smash versus Space as the Emerald Avenger goes head-to-head with the Mad Titan! It's bad enough that the Hulk has been kidnapped by Pip the Troll and traded to Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone. But things get worse when Thanos is thrown into the mix! Annihilus plots to exploit the Hulk in a most unexpected fashion, but Thanos soon launches some Machiavellian machinations of his own. As Annihilus gains vast new might, the Hulk rampages through the Negative Zone -- with Annihilus' perennial rival Blastaar in hot pursuit! But when Thanos' devious scheme comes to a head, can the Hulk survive? And can Thanos withstand the Hulk's pure physical power unleashed? Find out right here! Collecting THANOS VS. HULK #1-4 and WARLOCK (1972) #12. 112 PGS.


Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle Vol. 1 Written by JOHN WAGNER, ALAN GRANT and others Art by NORM BREYFOGLE and others Cover by NORM BREYFOGLE 
In these tales from BATMAN ANNUAL #11-12 and DETECTIVE COMICS #579, 582-594 and 601-607, all featuring the art of Norm Breyfogle, the Dark Knight faces the evil of the Ventriloquist and Scarface, the Crime Doctor, the Demon, a horde of Clayfaces and more!


Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 7: "March Of The Zombies" (Vol. 7)  (Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse)
by Floyd Gottfredson; edited by David Gerstein
Mickey faces off against zombies and wartime foes in this latest pulse-pounding collection from the pen of Floyd Gottfredson. Restored from Disney's original proof sheets, March of the Zombies also includes more than 20 pages of extras! You'll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and fascinating commentary by a squadron of Disney experts! It's time to rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality beneath the iconic ears : Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse.


Grave Business And Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Graham Ingels and Al Feldstein
Even in this era of explicit horror films, "Ghastly" Graham Ingels still delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions of the fates of evil doers. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Grave Business And Other Stories superbly showcases these classic comic book masterpieces and enhances the reader's experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail from EC experts.


Prince Valiant Vol. 11: 1957-1958
by Hal Foster
In the eleventh volume of Fantagraphics award-winning series, Prince Valiant leaves Cornwall and returns to Aleta, after which the two are summoned to Camelot. Val then begins searching for Gawain, thus commencing another adventure. Presented in full, glorious, restored color and including Foster's rare advertising art from the 1920s, this is the finest reproduction of this enthralling, romantic adventure serial ever published.


Walt Disney's Donald Duck: "The Pixilated Parrot" (Vol. 6)  (The Carl Barks Library)
by Carl Barks
Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of all-around cartooning brilliance. Donald gives Uncle Scrooge a parrot for his birthday who escapes with the combination to Scrooge's safe which sends Donald and his nephews set off on an adventure to recover the bird. Barks also delivers one of his finest stories, "Vacation Time," where Donald displays unusual depths of courage on a wilderness outing gone wrong. Each story is meticulously restored and newly colored, with insightful notes by an international panel of Barks experts.

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