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New Comics Collected Editions: Batman, Conan, Eerie, Luke Cage

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Years after the battle of Venarium, a weary CONAN returns to his homeland to seek rest and solitude. However, a mysterious scout rides in to warn the Cimmerians of an imminent threat on the march from the Pictish wilderness. Will CONAN and his new ally be able to hold off this new horde of invaders?

When all of Gotham’s major super-villains are behind bars, does Batman’s mission finally end? Fear not, the World’s Greatest Detective still has his hands full protecting the Muscle from retribution and pondering the return of his high school sweetheart…who also happens to be Harley Quinn’s college girlfriend?! Then, when Ra’s al Ghul and his daughter, Talia, show up with a proposition, Bruce must determine what Batman’s future will be! Alan Burnett and Paul Dini return one final time to the world of Batman: The Animated Series for a finale over 30 years in the making!

Collects BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON THREE #1-8.

Luke Cage defends the streets of New York City, and even takes the fight to the outer boroughs, in this Epic Collection completing his solo adventures! He’ll face menaces as tough as Moses Magnum, as bizarre as the Mace…and as infuriating as the Gem Theater’s always-unpredictable vending machine! It’s all set against the gritty streets of 1970s Times Square, a location as colorful as anything Marvel’s minds have ever conjured up. Cage will also face an all-new and amped-up Chemistro; the Spear, who seeks to settle a score with the man who made Luke Cage bulletproof; and an adversary as unstoppable as death itself: the IRS! Also featuring the debut of Bill Foster as Giant-Man — and the one and only Piranha Jones!

Collecting POWER MAN #24-47 and ANNUAL #1.

Follow your Cousin Eerie on a funeral march through the haunted halls of comics history in Eerie Archives Volume 4! Join an all-star lineup of comics creators-Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Reed Crandall, Tom Sutton-as they mine your nightmares for ghoulish gold. Includes the adaptations of "The Death of Halpin Frayser" by Ambrose Bierce and "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe and a lengthy interview with legendary comics illustrator Al Williamson.

New Comics Collected Editions: The Question Omnibus Vol. 2, Handbook of the Marvel Universe Omnibus, Marvel February 1964 Omnibus, More

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Dennis O’Neil and Denys Cowan’s gritty, noir take on DC’s most enigmatic hero concludes in this second volume, which finds the Question struggling to keep a gang-ridden Hub City from tearing itself apart.

Collecting THE QUESTION #28-36, THE QUESTION ANNUAL #2, AND GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #2-3, plus additional tales from THE QUESTION QUARTERLY #1-5, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1-6, THE QUESTION RETURNS #1, and stories from SHOWCASE ’95 #3 AND AZRAEL PLUS #1.

Amid the comics boom of the 1990s, THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE evolved to meet the collector frenzy — reinvented and presented as shrink-wrapped packs of looseleaf cards, hole-punched to be assembled in dedicated binders (sold separately)! Now, at long last, these fact-filled profiles are collected in Omnibus format — and to save you the work, we’ve put them in alphabetical order! This inaugural volume presents the first half of the Marvel Universe as it stood in 1991-1993, from the Abomination to Lyja the Lazerfist — and the legions of heroes, villains and teams in between! Featuring front, back and side views of all your favorite characters, many making their OHOTMU debuts — including icons of the era Deadpool and Cable!

Collecting material from OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: MASTER EDITION #1-36.

The House of Ideas is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Daredevil with an Omnibus collecting every Marvel comic released during the month of his debut! DAREDEVIL presented a rougher, grittier take on the super hero concept, with young Matt Murdock growing up on the wrong side of the tracks with a father on the hook with the mob. Stan Lee and Bill Everett crafted a brilliant blend of crime, action and heroics that built the foundation for one of Marvel’s greatest characters. But what else was happening that historic month? Marvel boasted a wonderfully engaging mix of romance, teen humor, Westerns and, of course, a growing stable of increasingly interconnected super heroes! Take a trip back to the spinner rack and relive them all!

Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #12, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #26, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #103, KID COLT OUTLAW #116, MILLIE THE MODEL #120, MODELING WITH MILLIE #30, PATSY WALKER #114, STRANGE TALES (1951) #120, TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #53, TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #55, TWO-GUN KID #69, AVENGERS (1963) #5, PATSY AND HEDY #94, RAWHIDE KID (1955) #40, SGT. FURY #7 and X-MEN (1963) #5.

The Eisner Award winning Creepy Archives series is now available in value-priced paperback editions!

Enter a world of the finest in spine-chilling storytelling from comics legends Archie Goodwin, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, Alex Toth, and more. Creepy Archives Volume 5 unearths a treasure trove of horror, homicide, and hauntings that set the stage for many a nightmare. Includes the adaptation of the harrowing H. P. Lovecraft classic “The Rats in the Walls.”

Collects Creepy magazine issues 21–25.

Coming Up: 'The Atlas Comics Library No. 4: War Comics Vol. 1' (The Fantagraphics Atlas Comics Library)


Out Aug. 13 and available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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Forged in the crucible of the Korean War, and produced by veterans of the Second World War, this volume's eight issues present the brutality and grimness of armed combat by some of Atlas' most notable war artists and future comics stars including Gene Colan, Russ Heath, Joe Maneely, Dave Berg, Jay Scott Pike, Mike Sekowsky, Vern Henkel, Allen Bellman, Pete Morisi and Norman Steinberg.

Propaganda abounds from the very first story, published in War Comics #1 in September 1950: "Peril in Korea," a primer explaining why the USA joined the conflict. Other highlights include Colan's "The Chips are Down" and "Victory," Heath's "Alone" and "No Survivors," Maneely's "Stormy Weather," Henkel's "Total Destruction," and Berg's “The Infantry's War."

Originally a trial spun off from the publisher's "Men's Adventure" publications, in the nine years to follow, Atlas went on to produce 533 comic book issues with war content, across 34 different titles. War Comics is where it all began ― unseen in decades, scanned from the original books, restored and packaged as one large, beautiful hardcover volume.

Coming Up: 'The Atlas Comics Library No. 3: In the Days of the Rockets!' (The Fantagraphics Atlas Comics Library)


Out May 28 and available for pre-order now from Amazon.

In the vein of earlier comics-to-multimedia stars Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, Atlas Comics launched their own pulp hero in 1951, looking ahead to the futuristic year 2000. Across five issues of Space Squadron (and one of Space Worlds), headline talents including George Tuska, Werner Roth and Allen Bellman (with back-up features by Joe Maneely, Christopher Rule, George Klein and Vern Henkel) showed Captain Jet Dixon and his Space Squadron blasting into action, facing cosmic threats like "The Armada of Death," "The Space Demons," "Terror from the Deep," "The Temptress of Jupiter," and "The Midnight Horror."

Come 1953, Hank Chapman and Joe Maneely gazed further into the future, envisioning the distant year 2075 and the adventures of Speed Carter, Spaceman. Scripted throughout by Chapman, Maneely launched and drew the first three issues before handing off one issue each to Mike Sekowsky, George Tuska and Bob Forgione, with back-up features by John Romita, Maneely, and Bill Savage. As other aspects of the Atlas line leaned into the peak of pre-Code horror, the Captain of the Space Sentinels and young cadet Johnny Day battled monstrous aliens with stories including "The Space Trap," "A Slaughter in Space," "Die, Spaceman, Die," and "The Thing in Outer Space." 

Unseen in 70 years, scanned in high resolution, restored to perfection and packaged as one extra-sized, beautiful hardcover volume, In the Days of the Rockets! will open a wormhole to the early cold-war four-color era of futuristic science fantasy.

Coming Up: 'The Complete Web of Horror'


Out June 23 and available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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In 1969, a feisty new comics magazine emerged to rival the popular horror magazines Creepy and Eerie: Web of Horror. Conceived by a plucky, independent publisher, Web of Horror showcased instant classics of horror and science fiction by such rising stars of comic art as Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Bruce Jones, Ralph Reese, Frank Brunner, Roger Brand, and Wayne Howard, as well as seasoned veterans such as Syd Shores and Norman Nodel, illustrating stories written by Otto Binder, Nicola Cuti, and others.

Now, over 50 years later, Fantagraphics presents the complete Web of Horror in one expertly edited and designed volume. In addition to all three published issues, this collection includes over a dozen stories intended for subsequent issues that have been rarely or never-before published, several long thought to be lost and recently unearthed. Among these “lost” stories is Wrightson’s “The Monster Jar,” lovingly restored by Frederic Manzano.

The Complete Web of Horror also features a wealth of historical and contextual essays, including the Foreword by original Web of Horror editor and science fiction novelist Terry Bisson; an account of the magazine’s origin by the late Clark Dimond; the history of the magazine’s rise and baffling demise by collection editor Dana Marie Andra; reminiscences by fanzine publishers Robert Lewis and Robert Gerson; and an Afterword by Richard J. Arndt.

 

Coming Up: 'Love and Rockets: The Sketchbooks'


Out April 23 and available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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Both Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez developed their skills as artists in public, in the pages of Love and Rockets, and as quickly as any artists ever have. The first issue showed two promising young tyros; by the fourth, both brothers were clearly among the foremost cartoonists of their generation. But not all of that development took place on the main stage of their shared magazine. They built up to their 1981 self-published debut with years of experiments, fan art, zine illustrations, early short comics, and gig posters, and continued to work out in personal sketchbooks after establishing themselves as the preeminent cartoonists they became.

Fantagraphics published two volumes of this nascent or private drawing in 1989 and 1992. Now, this deluxe hardcover collects the work from these two volumes with other rarely-seen artwork for a new generation of admirers. It's presented as a dual-sided flip book with one cover, and one half of the book, featuring Jaime's work and a second cover, and other half of the book, highlighting Gilbert's work. The Hernandez Brothers’ mastery of comics is seen on every page of the thousands of pages of Love and Rockets they’ve drawn over the last 40 years. Here, for the first time in three decades, see the work they put into becoming those artists.

 

New Comics Collected Editions: Iron Fist Omnibus, Weird Science Archives

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Celebrating 50 years of Iron Fist, Marvel is proud to present the early adventures of martial arts legend Danny Rand! This collection not only includes his complete color comic series, but also Iron Fist’s exploits in the black-and-white magazine DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU! After an expedition to find K’un-Lun left Rand’s parents dead, he found the path to the mystical city and spent a decade there training. Gaining the shattering power of the Iron Fist, Danny set out into the Western world to avenge his parents’ deaths! He is joined by detectives Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, who also star in their own three-part solo exploit by Chris Claremont and Marshall Rogers!

Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE #15-25, IRON FIST (1975) #1-15 and MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #63-64 — plus material from DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #10, #18-24, #29 and #31-33; DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU SPECIAL #1; and BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25.

Long before "one giant leap for Mankind," EC Comics speculated on the wonder--and horror--posed by space travel.

The EC Archives: Weird Science volume 3 features the zenith of these explorations by comics pioneers Al Feldstein, William Gaines, Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando and more.

This value-priced softcover volume collects Weird Science issues #13-#18 with remastered digital color based on Marie Severin's original tones. Includes the adaptations of two Ray Bradbury tales, "The Long Years" and "Mars is Heaven." Foreword by Jerry Weist, comic art historian and author of the Hugo Award-nominated Ray Bradbury: An Illustrated Life.

New Comics Collected Editions: Rom Omnibus, Marvel Two-in-One Epic Collection, Creepy

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He strikes from outer space…and nothing can stop him! Marvel Comics is proud to present the iconic early adventures of the greatest of Spaceknights — Rom! 

Centuries ago, Rom pledged his life to protect his planet, Galador, from the evil Dire Wraiths. Now, Rom has tracked these vile creatures across the cosmos to Earth, where they have infiltrated the highest levels of power — including S.H.I.E.L.D. itself! 

Armed with his energy analyzer, only Rom can see the Wraiths’ true form — and with his neutralizer, he can blast them into Limbo! But what will Earth make of this armored invader? 

Will Rom’s quest be aided or hindered by encounters with the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Jack of Hearts, Nova, and Power Man and Iron Fist? And when Galactus targets Galador, can Rom and his fellow Spaceknights save their homeworld from destruction?

Collecting ROM (1979) #1-29 and POWER MAN AND IRON FIST (1978) #73.

The ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing is back, alongside the Marvel Universe’s greatest stars and one from a world all his own — but first the Thing, the FF, the Invaders and the Liberty Legion travel back in time to World War II to battle the Third Reich! 

Then comes the Black Sun saga, spanning decades…and the cosmos itself! The action continues when Deathlok arrives on an assassination mission and the Thing must stop him! 

Thor, Iron Fist, Black Goliath, Nick Fury, the Sub-Mariner, Shang-Chi and Spider-Woman will all enter the fray, but can Mr. Fantastic free Deathlok’s mind? 

And if that’s not enough for you: The Bermuda Triangle sends the Thing back in time and he punches some dinosaurs!

Collecting MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #20, #22-36 and ANNUAL #1; and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #11.


Enter a world of the finest in spine-chilling storytelling from comics legends Archie Goodwin, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, Alex Toth, and more. 

Creepy Archives Volume 5 unearths a treasure trove of horror, homicide, and hauntings that set the stage for many a nightmare. Includes the adaptation of the harrowing H. P. Lovecraft classic “The Rats in the Walls.”

Collects Creepy magazine issues 21–25.

Coming Up: 'Space Western Comics: Cowboys vs. Aliens, Commies, Dinosaurs, & Nazis!'


Out in September and available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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With stories by Walter Gibson, famed creator/writer of The Shadow pulps, and art by John Belfi, Stan Campbell, and Lou Morales, Space Western Comics were one of the weirdest, most fun comics series of the '50s and are collected and restored here, including a "lost" story! Profusely illustrated intro by Eisner-award winning comics historian Craig Yoe. To Arizona . . . and beyond!

 

New Comics Collected Editions: Joe Maneely Atlas Artist Edition, Black Panther - Look Homeward, Avenger

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The first book in Fantagraphics' new Atlas Artist Edition series collects the best work of Marvel’s top artist of the 1950s in a lush, lavish, full-color, oversize collector’s volume, scanned directly from the original printings and meticulously restored and presented in a wealth of detail never seen before.

Joe Maneely was known for his draftsmanship, his versatility, and his speed. He could draw horror, science fiction, war, crime, Mad-style humor, Westerns, and funny animals with equal dexterity. His tactile, chiaroscuro graphic approach to storytelling has made him a legend among the comics cognoscenti, but because he never drew superheroes and his life ended tragically at age 32, he has never been given the attention his short but incandescent career deserves. Until now.

As Geoffrey C. Ward wrote in American Heritage, “Maneely’s knowledge of 19th century artifacts was encyclopedic, his rumpled, unshaven cowboys all wore the right hats, swung the right lariats, sat in the right saddles, fired the right model Colts ― with every screwhead and trigger guard and notched handle precisely rendered.”

And that’s only his Westerns. That tightly focused attention to detail pervades his work in every genre.

The Atlas Artist Edition No. 1: Joe Maneely Vol. 1 presents a cornucopia of Maneely’s work for Marvel (then called Atlas) including Westerns (Kid Colt, Black Rider, Ringo Kid, Wyatt Earp, Two-Gun Kid), pre-code horror (“Haunted!”, “The Raving Maniac”, and the classic “Your Name Is Frankenstein”), space opera (Speed Carter), war (Combat Kelly), Mad-style parodies from the pages of Crazy and Riot, cold-war intrigue and paranoia (Yellow Claw), and Maneely’s pride and joy ― his Arthurian champion, The Black Knight. Series editor Dr. Michael J. Vassallo provides expert contextual and historical commentary in a special essay for this volume.

The Mighty Marvel Masterworks invite you to venture back to the first stories that were ever told featuring Marvel’s Black Panther! And what stories they are! 

They feature: T’Challa’s early days with the Avengers as he helps them fight the Man-Ape and the Lethal Legion; a deeper dive into his origins as the Black Panther; a tale that pits two of Marvel’s most skilled scientific minds against each other as the noble Black Panther battles the evil Doctor Doom; an iconic tale featuring the Panther and the FF standing against the forces of prejudice; team-ups with Daredevil and Spider-Man to save New York City from both street gangs and stegosaurus; and multiple clashes with his nemesis Klaw!

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #77-79, #87, #112 & #126; DAREDEVIL (1964) #69; ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #6-7; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #119 & MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #20.

New Comics Collected Editions: John Romita Spider-Man Dailies Artist Edition, Madame Web, Epic Doctor Strange, More

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Celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Amazing Spider-Man with this very special Artist’s Edition!

Spider-Man is one the most popular characters in the history of comics. This Artist’s Edition collects high-resolution scans of the very earliest Amazing Spider-Man daily strips by the two creators most associated with the Web-Slinger, Stan “The Man” Lee and “Jaunty” John Romita!

Approximately 300 (!) original daily strips have been scanned, all from 1977 and 1978. The strip debuted on January 3, 1977, and the entire first two months of the strip are included in this volume. Spider-Man’s origin is recapped and it’s a Who’s Who of all your favorite Spidey characters.

Doctor Strange is back - brought to you by the occult imaginings of Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Marie Severin and Dan Adkins! 

With a roll call of classic creators like that, this Epic Collection is anything but cursed. Doctor Strange's adventures will take him across the cosmos and into new dimensions as he struggles to save Earth from Kaluu, Umar and the judgment of the Living Tribunal! 

Then, in his own solo series at last, Doctor Strange gains one of his greatest creative teams of all time: Roy Thomas, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer! This trio of talents will pit the Master of the Mystic Arts against Eternity and Dormammu - with the lives of Clea and Victoria Bentley hanging in the balance! 

Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1968) #169-179, AVENGERS (1963) #61, and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #147-168 and NOT BRAND ECHH #13.

This deluxe book explores the all-new movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Go behind-the-scenes with the makers of the movie in this lavish volume that features amazing artwork and photography from the visually stunning new film.

None of Spider-Man's many allies in the Marvel-Verse boasts the precognitive powers of the Madame Web! 

The mysterious Cassandra Webb's incredible future sight helps the web-slinger thwart a criminal who schemes to take over Peter Parker's current employer, the Daily Globe! But when the unstoppable Juggernaut sets out to kidnap Madame Web, can our friendly neighborhood hero stand in his way? Find out in one of the all-time great Spidey sagas! 

Years later, arachnid hero Julia Carpenter gains the skills of a seer and upholds the legacy of Madame Web! But when she foresees Peter trying to stop New York's destruction 24 hours in the future, Julia has bad news for him: He'll have to save the day alone! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #210 and #229-230, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #678-679.

New Comics Collected Editions: John Byrne X-Men Artist's Edition, Wonder Man Omnibus, Dr. Strange by Mark Waid

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With stories like “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past!” John Byrne’s work on X-Men became one of the most influential and popular comics of the 1970s. Included in this stellar Artist’s Edition are pages from John Byrne’s classic run and an amazing number of covers!

An Artist’s Edition publishes scans of original art at a high resolution and prints it at the same size it was drawn. While appearing to be in black and white, these images were scanned in color, allowing the viewer the best possible look at the artist’s intentions. You are able to see blue pencil notations, corrections, margin notes, and all the little nuances that make original art so unique and special. The only better way to view comic art is if you were standing over the artist’s shoulder as they were laboring at their drawing table.


Discover the wonder of Wonder Man! Simon Williams is imbued with incredible ionic powers by Baron Zemo to become an enemy of the Avengers but gives his life to save them — and later returns from the grave to join them! Traumatized by his death, Simon must summon all his courage, strength and will to prove himself a hero! His burgeoning confidence sees him head to Hollywood to become a movie star — and a founding member of the West Coast Avengers! But he’s never far from drama with his complicated family tree — which includes Vision, Scarlet Witch, Ultron…and his brother, the Grim Reaper!

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #9, #52, #131-132, #151-153, #157-160, #164-166, #181, #192-194, #197, #203, #207-208, #211 and #239; GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #3; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #78 and #136; MARVEL PREMIERE #55; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #78; VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH (1982) #3; VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH (1985) #2; WEST COAST AVENGERS (1984) #2; WEST COAST AVENGERS (1985) #1-2 and #25; AVENGERS WEST COAST #66-68 and WONDER MAN (1986) #1 — plus material from AVENGERS (1963) #201 and ANNUAL #6, SOLO AVENGERS #13, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #38-45, AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT #28, MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #4, AVENGERS WEST COAST #65 and AVENGERS CLASSIC #9.

Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme goes intergalactic! When Stephen Strange loses his mastery of the mystic arts, Tony Stark offers a twenty-first-century solution: Search for new magic in outer space! Bizarre new spells, allies and enemies await Strange beyond the stars as he uncovers corners and secrets of the Marvel Universe never before witnessed! But he’s a little out of his element traveling the galaxy — and it shows! Before long, Strange finds himself powerless, friendless and the prisoner of a hostile civilization. Thankfully, a new companion can lend a hand when the Super-Skrull swings by, wielding the Time Stone! But what shocking surprise is waiting for Stephen back on Earth? It’s time to gear up, get serious and build a new arsenal — because Doctor Strange has become his own worst enemy!

Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2018) #1-11.

New Comics Collected Editions: Epic Iron Man, Savage Sword of Conan

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A feud of epic proportions has been growing among the world's super villains! The mysterious Black Lama is pitting villain against villain, and the prize is ultimate power. This feud sets the Mandarin against the Yellow Claw, M.O.D.O.K. against the Mad Thinker…and all of them against Iron Man! It's a saga like only Marvel makes them: the War of the Super Villains! 

This volume also boasts the towering threat of Ultimo and Iron Man's return to Vietnam to rescue a friend behind enemy lines. Meanwhile, NYPD Detective Michael O'Brien begins an investigation aiming to nail Tony Stark for the death of his brother, the Guardsman! Add to that the Blood Brothers, the Controller and a new incarnation of the Molecule Man, and Iron Man must defend himself from all comers - or he'll lose everything! 

Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #68-91 and ANNUAL #3.

Unfettered by the Comics Code, experience Conan at his most visceral in the original epic comic magazine The Savage Sword of Conan! The dark and gritty tales within are perfect for Conan fans looking for that extra bit of bloody violence!

Crom! This inaugural volume ushers in a line of definitive Savage Sword of Conan collections. Full-color covers, letters pages, pinups, extensive articles and reviews on Conan, his world and his creator — everything’s included and no one is spared the vengeance of Conan!

After the breakout success of Conan’s color comic, the legendary sword-and-sorcery saga of Robert E. Howard’s hero expanded into the oversized black-and-white magazine format.

In lushly illustrated novel-length adventures with all the drama, violence and allure the comic book medium can offer, writer Roy Thomas and the greatest artists of the era craft a host of Conan classics like Barry Windsor-Smith’s “Red Nails” and John Buscema’s “Black Colossus” and “A Witch Shall Be Born” featuring the infamous Tree of Death.

Coming Up: 'Dave Cockrum's X-Men Artist's Edition'


Out in July 2024. Pre-order now from Amazon.

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This collection is a celebration of some of the most explosive art in X-Men history. Included in this stellar Artist’s Edition are more than 100 pages from Dave Cockrum’s initial run, selections from his return to the series, and an amazing gallery of sketches and covers. See the Giant-Size X-Men #1 cover as the artist originally imagined it!

An Artist’s Edition publishes scans of original art at a high resolution and prints it at the same size it was drawn. While appearing to be in black and white, these images were scanned in color, allowing the viewer the best possible look at the artist’s intentions. You are able to see blue pencil notations, corrections, margin notes, and all the little nuances that make original art so unique and special. The only better way to view comic art is if you were standing over the artist’s shoulder as they were laboring at their drawing table.


New Comics Collected Editions: Doctor Who, Kamandi, Savage Sword of Conan, More!

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An epic story that sees companion Martha Jones captured by the insatiable Pyromeths, and her only hope for survival is to keep them distracted with sensational untold tales of the Tenth Doctor facing off against his greatest foes--both classic and new!

Witness the incredible adventures of the Tenth Doctor like never-before! You’ll be on the edge of your Tardis as Martha recounts three unbelievable tales of The Doctor facing off against his deadliest foes!

Dan Slott’s incredible Doctor Who comics debut reveals his love for the franchise, featuring cameos from multiple Doctors and their enemies, including the Daleks and Cybermen! Fans will also delight at the special bonus story starring the Ninth Doctor and Rose!

Bursting straight out of the long-running hit television series, this Doctor Who collection continues the time-traveling tales of the Doctor and friends.

Buy it, read it, then travel back in time to read it for the first time all over again…!

In the postapocalyptic world of Kamandi, humans and beasts have traded places and sentient animals now rule supreme. It’s up to Kamandi and his allies to continue the search for the cause of the Great Disaster and restore civilization. Written and illustrated by comics legend Jack “King” Kirby and his frequent collaborators D. Bruce Berry and Mike Royer, Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth showcases the King at the height of his creativity.
    Collects KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH #21-40.

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby set the standard for out-of-this-world imaginative adventure with the Fantastic Four! Now, with all the Marvel Universe's super-heroic players in place, it's time for the FF to run the gauntlet! The Thing throws down with the Hulk in a battle so huge it takes the combined might of the FF and the Avengers to stop it! The Sub-Mariner makes a play for Sue Storm! The FF tangle with the X-Men! Nick Fury drops by in the story that set the table for his debut as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Even Doctor Strange makes an ever-so-astral appearance! And there are villains, too - from the Mole Man and Doctor Doom to the Mad Thinker, Red Ghost and the outer-space Infant Terrible! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #21-29.

Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury, Wonder Woman has been the preeminent female superhero icon since her debut in 1942. This next exciting omnibus covers the late 1940s to the early 1950s and features tales such as “The Girl Who Saved Paradise Island,” “The Fatal Beauty,” “Wonder Woman’s Romantic Rival,” and many, many more!
    Collects WONDER WOMAN #35-47 and SENSATION COMICS #90-104.

Unfettered by the Comics Code, experience Conan at his most visceral in the original epic comic magazine The Savage Sword of Conan! The dark and gritty tales within are perfect for Conan fans looking for that extra bit of bloody violence! This DM edition features exclusive cover art!

Crom does not deny the faithful! The Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus collections are continuing and collecting the greatest sword-and-sorcery comic magazine of all time! In this massive hardcover volume, we present not only sixteen issues of Savage Sword crafted by the greatest Conan comics creators of the era, but also the never before reprinted full-color graphic novel, Conan: The Witch Queen of Acheron. Highlights include: The art of Gary Kwapisz, a sword-and-sorcery master whose richly detailed style ranks him among the greatest Conan illustrators; stories by writer Larry Yakata, an Olympic martial artist who brought a new voice and action-oriented authenticity to the series; contributions from celebrated Savage Sword art icons including Ernie Chan, Rudy Nebres and Pablo Marcos; and a rare Robert E. Howard tribute story by Roy Thomas and Sandy Plunkett. This DM edition features exclusive cover art!

Collecting the groundbreaking series, Eerie Archives is now available in a value-priced paperback edition. Under a jaw-dropping cover painting by Frank Frazetta lies a collection of chilling tales written by comics legend Archie Goodwin and illustrated by a murderer’s row of top talents including Steve Ditko, Gene Colan, Neal Adams, Gray Morrow, Johnny Craig, Dan Adkins, and more.

Collects Eerie magazine #6–#10.

New Comics Collected Editions: Creepy Archives, Darwyn Cooke's Complete Parker, Clowes' Death-Ray

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Cast your bloodshot eyes and feed your fetid imagination on the deliciously deranged tales of terror unearthed from the spine-chilling pages Creepy magazine!

Featuring virtuoso turns by comics legends Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Neal Adams, Gray Morrow and other masters of the macabre, Creepy proves that fear can be fun!

Collects Creepy issues #11–#15 in a value-priced paperback edition and includes original letters pages, text features, and ads.

The groundbreaking and multiple award-winning graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke, collected in their entirety for the first time in one softcover volume.

Collecting the four Parker graphic novels (The Score, The Outfit, The Score, and Slayground) as well as two shorts (The Man with the Getaway Face and The Seventh). These stories encompass all Darwyn Cooke’s sequential stories of Parker.

A cartoonist’s acclaimed take on the superhero genre—now in paperback.

Teen outcast Andy is an orphaned nobody with only one friend, the obnoxious—but loyal—Louie. They roam school halls and city streets, invisible to everyone but bullies and tormentors, until the glorious day when Andy takes his first puff on a cigarette. That night he wakes, heart pounding, soaked in sweat, and finds himself suddenly overcome with the peculiar notion that he can do anything. Indeed, he can, and as he learns the extent of his new powers, he discovers a terrible and seductive gadget—a hideous compliment to his seething rage—that forever changes everything.

The Death-Ray utilizes the classic staples of the superhero genre—origin, costume, ray gun, sidekick, fight scene—and reconfigures them in a story that is anything but morally simplistic. With subtle comedy, deft mastery, and an obvious affection for the bold pop-art exuberance of comic book design, Daniel Clowes delivers a contemporary meditation on the darkness of the human psyche.

One of Clowes’ most beloved books, The Death-Ray is the winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards.

Coming Up: Marvel Universe by Arthur Adams Omnibus


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Like all great comic-book artists, Arthur Adams earned his way in through long, hard work - by hitting the pavement with his portfolio in hand. But it didn't seem that way. Adams seemed to burst out of the clear blue sky with an avalanche of unbelievable artwork. 

Energetic, richly detailed, full of character and just plain fun, his art merged East and West - bringing manga influences to American readers and influencing a generation of future artists. Now, this Omnibus collects Adams' complete Marvel work from the 1980s through the early 1990s in one volume! From Longshot to the X-Men to the New Fantastic Four; from covers galore to pinups, posters and trading cards - not to mention a huge trove of pencils and original art - this is your be-all, end-all Arthur Adams Omnibus! 

Collecting LONGSHOT #1-6, NEW MUTANTS SPECIAL EDITION #1, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #9-10, CLOAK AND DAGGER (1985) #9, X-FACTOR (1986) #41-42, EXCALIBUR: MOJO MAYHEM and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #347-349 - plus material from WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #12 and #14, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #358, and MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL (1991) #1.


New Comics Collected Editions: 'Superman: The Harvest of Youth,' 'Monica' by Daniel Clowes, More

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Clark Kent’s idyllic teen life is wrenched away when the death of a classmate rocks Smallville. As he and his friends grieve, the challenges they face become darker, more complex, and deeply insidious. For the first time in his life, Clark must grapple with life’s biggest questions, and confront his own mortality (or lack thereof) in order to become the hero his beloved town needs. Acclaimed GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer and artist Sina Grace (Iceman) tells the deeply moving and quintessential story of teenage Clark Kent and the town that must overcome grief and hate to restore hope.

Monica is a series of interconnected narratives that collectively tell the life story — actually, stories — of its title character. Clowes calls upon a lifetime of inspiration to create the most complex and per - sonal graphic novel of his distinguished career. Rich with visual detail, an impeccable ear for language and dialogue, and thrilling twists, Monica is a multilayered masterpiece in comics form that alludes to many of the genres that have defined the medium — war, romance, horror, crime, the supernatural, etc. — but in a mysterious, uncategorizable, and quintessentially Clowesian way that rewards multiple readings.

Five years in the making, Monica marks the apex of creativity from one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century. 

Now available in an affordable paperback format, Eerie Archives Volume 1 features some of the most acclaimed works of horror, murder, and the macabre in the history of graphic fiction.

Eerie, like its killer kin Creepy, features work from many of the grandmasters of comics storytelling, including Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Gray Morrow, Alex Toth, Steve Ditko, and others and stories by the legendary Archie Goodwin.

Features the ultra-rare Eerie #1, for which only 200 “ashcan” copies were originally printed!

Collects Eerie magazine #1–#5.

Weird Fantasy from EC Comics captured the wonder and terror of science fiction like no other title of its era.

And now the Dark Horse Comics library of EC classics returns with EC Archives: Weird Fantasy Volume 2, now in a value-priced paperback edition featuring the work of comics legends Al Feldstein, William Gaines, Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando and more.

This volume collects Weird Fantasy issues #7–#12 with remastered digital color based on Marie Severin’s original tones.

Foreword by rock superstar Gene Simmons of KISS!

The Xavier School has a new headmaster: Roy Thomas! Stan Lee’s right-hand man, Roy took mutantkind on wild new adventures as he cut his teeth as a scripter of superhero sagas. These early adventures come from the time when Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman were a quirky quintet of teenagers together against the world. Across ten issues you’ll see them confront a host of villains — from Count Nefaria and his henchmen, to the Locust and the Aztec-inspired Kukulcan! You’ll also witness the first appearance of mainstay X-Man Banshee and read the rare stories when a sixth mutant member, the Mimic, joined Professor X’s squad!

Collecting X-MEN (1963) #20-29.

Out Now: 'Walter Simonson’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition'


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This is an art book, not a traditional collection of comic books, featuring rare and beautiful imagery, a collection for connoisseurs of the form. Simonson’s groundbreaking work on Fantastic Four and other Marvel titles helped revolutionize the comics medium and his work is on full display here in all its original, high-resolution glory!

Collecting eight complete stories from Walter Simonson’s run on the Fantastic Four, #337–341 and #353–354, story and art by Simonson.

An Artist’s Edition publishes scans of original art at a high resolution and prints it at the same size it was drawn. While appearing to be in black and white, these images were scanned in color, allowing the viewer the best possible look at the artist’s intentions: You are able to see blue pencil notations, corrections, margin notes, and all the little nuances that make original art so unique and special. The only better way to view comic art is if you were standing over the artist’s shoulder as they were laboring at their drawing table. 

Coming Up: 'Bill Sienkiewicz's Mutants and Moon Knights and Assassins Artisan Edition'


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Bill Sienkiewicz is renowned for his work on some of Marvel’s most iconic comics of the 1980s: Moon Knight, The New Mutants, Elektra: Assassin, and more. This collection is filled with some of his finest covers, pin-ups, and pages. Included in this Artisan Edition is the oversized first issue of Elektra: Assassin, written by Frank Miller, as well as many gorgeous pages from that acclaimed series. All have been meticulously scanned from the original art and reproduced to the exacting Artist’s Edition standards.

An Artisan Edition collects stories, covers and pages that have been reproduced from the original art. While appearing to be in black and white, these images have been scanned in color, allowing the reader to view them as closely as possible to the original art. Ink gradients, blue pencil, corrections, and more are all clearly visible, all the wonderful subtle nuances that make original art so special and unique. The only way to better view these pages if you were standing over the artist’s shoulder as they were drawn.