Comic Book Art: Jim Aparo page from Brave and the Bold #178




Cool! You can now own an official, working Dick Tracy watch

Dick Tracy's two-way radio wristwatch was as synonymous with the comic strip detective as his yellow fedora and trench coat - and now a working model of the "radio" watch can be yours via a crowdfunding effort launched on Indiegogo.

Details:

Since the first comic strip appearance of Dick Tracy's watch in 1946, its uniquely bold and classic look has made it one of the most recognizable timepieces.

But, for over 70 years, we've only been able to dream of owning one—until now! By partnering with the official licensor, top-notch engineers, and a master watchmaker, our watch looks great, feels great, and makes the call—just like the real thing.

Now, we need your support to manufacture the world's first real Dick Tracy watch.
Not a toy or a smartwatch, but a high quality Dick Tracy watch that does three things: looks cool, tells time, and makes the call. But, even after twenty five years of searching and waiting, it had yet to come true. So, we made it ourselves!

It wasn't enough for us to make the Dick Tracy watch real—we made it official. By partnering with Tribune Content Agency, we developed a worldwide exclusively licensed timepiece that proudly represents the historic Dick Tracy brand.

The minimum pledge to own a watch is $324.

For those who can live without the "two-way radio," manufacturer Ivory & Horn offers a non-radio replica of the watch for $249 here.




New comics collected editions for August 2018

Highlights.

Marvel Universe By John Byrne Omnibus Vol. 2
Legendary creator John Byrne's incredible influence extends to every corner of the Marvel Universe! Thrill to Byrne's full runs on IRON FIST, STAR BRAND, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE and more - alongside his blockbuster She-Hulk graphic novel, a Daredevil/Ghost Rider crossover, the debut of a Lost Generation of heroes, and a score of rarities - some never before reprinted! Witness Byrne's signature takes on Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther, Hulk, Tigra, Iron Man, the Thing, Red Skull, Magneto and more!
COLLECTING: MARVEL PREMIERE 25; IRON FIST (1975) 1-15; MARVEL TEAMUP (1972) 63-64, 100 (B STORY); MARVEL CHILLERS 6; DAREDEVIL (1964) 138; GHOST RIDER (1973) 20; CHAMPIONS (1975) 17; INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 7; IRON MAN (1968) 118; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) 43, 50, 53-55; AVENGERS ANNUAL 13; MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 18: THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK; STAR BRAND 11-13, 14-18 (A STORIES), 19; NEW MUTANTS (1983) 75; MARVEL: THE LOST GENERATION 12-1; MATERIAL FROM GIANT-SIZE DRACULA 5; BIZARRE ADVENTURES 31; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 350; X-FACTOR ANNUAL 4; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 79; HULK (1999) 1

Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 20
Peter Parker's always had the worst luck, but Spider-Man's a hit with the ladies in his latest round of adventures! The Black Cat is back, and her love-hate relationship with Spidey is heating up. Dazzler dances with our hero in an early appearance not to be missed. And she's not the only mutant caught in Spidey's web; Mesmero is back, courtesy of Dennis O'Neil. Then, an all-time Spider-Man great makes his series debut: John Romita Jr.! JRJR carries on the family tradition, creating some of the most iconic Spider-Man adventures of all time beginning right here. Also featuring a Stern-&-Byrne one-shot, the first appearances of Madame Web and Hydro-Man, and Frank Miller's classic Spider-Man/Doctor Strange team-up!
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #203-212, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #14 

Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 5
This fifth volume of BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE collects more of the the Dark Knight Detective's adventures from the late 1940s, including battles with evildoers such as The Joker, the Penguin and Catwoman, plus a tale in which the Caped Crusaders join Robin Hood's band of merry men. 
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #113-131, BATMAN #36-44 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #23-32.

EC Archives: Haunt of Fear Vol. 5
Featuring work from the legendary talents of Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and Reed Crandall, this volume collects The Haunt of Fear #25-#28

Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 3
In this third and most surreal volume, Jean "Moebius" Giraud exists in an expansive, magical desert locale within his subconscious. He not only meets and talks with several of his own creations--like Stel, Blueberry, Major Grubert, and Arzak--but he encounters versions of himself from multiple decades and argues with them about art and creativity. This final volume also features the last interview segment about this strange series between the artist and Isabelle Giraud. Translation by World of Edena translator Diana Schutz.

Superman: The Silver Age Sundays, Vol. 1: 1959-1963 
A comprehensive series that remedies a gap in comics history, bringing back all the Superman Sunday strips--among the character's rarest collectibles, never before reprinted.
Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel returns to write the newspaper comic strip. In these eighteen classic adventures from October 18, 1959 to January 20, 1963, the Man of Steel meets "The Kryptonite Girl" and his "Mermaid Sweetheart." Also featured are Superman's "Greatest Feats," "The Super Powers of Perry White," "The Invasion of the Super-Ants," and "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises," among other early '60s tales drawn by Wayne Boring.

Peanuts Dell Archive
The Peanuts' Dell comics, originally printed from 1957-1962, are collected for the first time!
In collection for the first time ever! Published through the 1950s and 60s, the Dell Peanuts comic strips were drawn by Charles M. Schulz and his team of artists. These truly classic comics will delight any Peanuts fan, collector and newbie alike.

Disney Masters Vol. 4: Daan Jippes And Freddy Milton: Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Great Survival Test
Watchful uncle Donald Duck doesn’t want Huey, Dewey, and Louie taking on a daring Junior Woodchuck mission at 20 degrees below zero. But Donald’s “survivalist" nephews insist they can stake out the coldest night of the year in an abandoned trailer in the wilderness ― so Unca Donald vows he’s gonna teach them a lesson! Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton were the first to continue Barks’s art and storytelling style in new stories. And, “The Great Survival Test" is just the start of the mayhem! From Donald’s war with Lucky Gladstone in “The Briefcase Case" to Daisy’s race against time in “Coat of Harms," an amazing collection of Duck Family adventures is here! Full-color illustrations throughout.

Vintage Gina Lollobrigida pics