Saturday, March 09, 2019

New comics collected editions for May 2019

Our picks. Click the links to pre-order discounted titles from Amazon.

 It's horror on the home front when Peter Parker becomes the third wheel to comics' oddest couple! Yes, Aunt May has found a new special friend: Dr. Otto Octavius! While a klonk on the head may help Spidey forget that one, teaming up with Doc Ock isn't going to improve his image as Public Enemy No. 1! Spidey battles his way through Ka-Zar, the Vulture and Mysterio, but his deadliest battle is yet to come: Norman Osborn has regained his memory -- and the Green Goblin has returned! Spider-Man's most dangerous foe, the only villain to uncover his identity as Peter Parker, is back with a vengeance -- and the two will face off in a gigantic, 58-page magazine masterpiece! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #53-67, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1968) #1-2, MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #14 and material from NOT BRAND ECHH #6 and #11.

Marvel's creepiest characters put the "super" into supernatural in this titanic tome of terror! A veritable who's who of horror, this volume collects the complete 1970s adventures of the Zombie, Brother Voodoo, the Living Mummy, It! the Living Colossus, the Golem, Gabriel the Devil Hunter, the Scarecrow and Modred the Mystic -- including hair-raising encounters with Werewolf by Night, Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Thing, the Avengers and more! Read it if you dare! Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #169-174 and #176-177; SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #5 and #7-15; ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #21-24; DEAD OF NIGHT #11; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #26; MARVEL CHILLERS #1-2; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #24; WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #39-41; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #11, #18, #33, #41 and #95; DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #48; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #244; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #222-223; AVENGERS (1963) #185-187; and material from ZOMBIE (1973) #1-10; HAUNT OF HORROR (1974) #2-5; MONSTERS UNLEASHED (1973) #11; BIZARRE ADVENTURES #33; MENACE #5; MOON KNIGHT (1980) #21; TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #14 and #20; and STRANGE TALES (1951) #74 and #89.
1328 PGS
Few creators have left their mark like the inimitable Steve Ditko. His unmistakable creative vision brought the world the Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange -- and, in 1988, Speedball! Together with writers Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco and Jo Duffy, Ditko crafted the adventures of Robbie Baldwin, a high school student with strange other-dimensional powers that create an energetic kinetic field, transforming him into Speedball! In the classic Ditko style, Baldwin's life is complicated -- his father is a district attorney with no love for costumed vigilantes, and there is serious marital strife between Robbie's parents. This complete collection brings together every Steve Ditko tale of the future New Warriors superstar for the first time! Collecting SPEEDBALL #1-10 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22, MARVEL AGE ANNUAL #4, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #14 and #56 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #1-2 and #5-6.
320 PGS.
 
In 1969, with X-MEN on the verge of cancellation, the creative team of Roy Thomas and Neal Adams charted a bold new direction for Marvel's mutants...and the rest is history! Their epic evolution of the X-Men defines the team to this day. Adams' lavish and dynamic visuals and Thomas' challenging and contemporary stories combined to create a book that throbbed with the pulse of the times. Their iconic run introduced the cosmic-powered Havok, the vampiric villain Sauron and the bizarre Mutates, while pairing the X-Men and Ka-Zar in a classic Savage Land battle against the X-Men's greatest foe -- Magneto! Painstakingly restored, packed with bonus material and presented in oversized glory, every page is a testament to the greatest in comic book storytelling! Collecting X-MEN (1963) #56-57 (A STORIES), #58-63 and #65.
208 PGS
LOAC Essentials Volume 13: Charlie Chan, 1938 
As a famed hero of the mystery novels by Earl Derr Biggers, Inspector Charlie Chan reached even greater heights in a series of popular movies. As actor Sidney Toler was preparing to replace Warner Oland as the wily police detective in 1938, Alfred Andriola was tapped to create a newspaper strip version of the character. The pride of the Honolulu Police Department uses his intellect more than his fists to solve cases of international intrigue, and the syndicate's initial promotion called Charlie Chan "a new mystery strip, totally devoid of guns and gangsters" to separate it from Dick Tracy and his many hard-boiled imitators. Featuring the first complete year of daily strips, from October 1938 to November 1939, this volume offers readers exciting adventures, snappy dialogue, and arresting art. A key early work from the creator of the long-running detective series Kerry Drake presented in a format that is as close as one can get to experiencing it as a daily comic. 

As part of the tremendous fun of Silver Age comics, artists created pin-ups of the most popular Marvel heroes and villains! Now the greatest of those works of art are gathered for the first time in a beautiful large-format hardback book! Included are rare examples of original art of The Thing, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange.
An incredible artbook showcasing Spidey, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, Nick Fury, Daredevil, Millie the Model (!), and the ever lovin' blue-eyed Thing--and many marvelous more! Witty wordage, pulse-pounding patter, and zany zingers by Stan "The Man" Lee!


Every diehard Disney Duck fan knows that Donald is secretly that infamous super-anti-hero, Duck Avenger! But when Uncle Scrooge, to promote his wax museum, sends a robot double of Duck Avenger flying past Donald's house, Donald's secret is threatened! Can our hero use his high-tech Avenger gadgets to allay suspicion -- or will hyper-lucky Gladstone Gander make things even worse? (Oh, yes, you know he will!)
And, in "Ellsworth's Ornery Orphan," Mickey tells the distant desert tale of his mynah bird pal, Ellsworth -- and a showdown with dread pirate Mozambeak! Then, a money-scented perfume sends Brigitta MacBridge and Scrooge to the isle of Bananaland in "The Other Golden Helmet"--Scarpa's one-and-only collaboration with Duck artist supreme Carl Barks! For the first time in English!

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