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Showing posts with label New comics. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2021

Third Bronze-Age Justice League of America Omnibus moves into the latter 1970s


More fun stuff from the "satellite years" coming in July. The 880-page book is available for pre-order from Amazon now.

The Justice League moves into the second half of the 1970s with adventures guest-starring the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and a group of heroes from the long-gone past, including Jonah Hex, Viking Prince, Enemy Ace, and more. Plus, the League's mascot, Snapper Carr, turns against the team, the Phantom Stranger helps the team battle a returning pantheon of ancient gods, the Martian Manhunter faces Despero for the lives of the League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains swap bodies with the World's Greatest Super-Heroes. Plus, Black Lightning is invited to join the JLA--but he turns down the invitation for mysterious reasons.

Collects Justice League of America #147-181.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

"Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 9" coming in June

Nearly 700 pages of 1950 Batman adventures out this summer. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Details from DC Comics:

These stories from the early 1950s feature alternate versions of the Caped Crusader, as well as Batman's foes The Joker, Two-Face, the Penguin, and Catwoman. Along the way, the Dynamic Duo travel back in time to meet "The Batman of Yesterday," and encounter another Batman in modern-day Gotham City. Plus, Batman joins the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Catwoman stalks a beauty pageant, The Joker directs his own movie crimes, and more.

Collects Batman #76-84, plus stories from Detective Comics #192-208 and World's Finest Comics #63-70.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Coming in May: "DC Through the 80s: The Experiments" features stories that stretched the superhero genre and beyond

The 80s, in my opinion, were bad for music, fashion and politics. But it was a great time to be reading comics, with lots of writers and artists at the Big Two mainstream publishing taking risks and trying new things with characters new and old.

This eclectic collection includes examples from DC Comics from that time. It's out May 25 and available for pre-order from Amazon now.

Details from DC:

The 1980s were a period of great achievement and transition for DC Comics, one that introduced some of DC's all-time bestselling titles including Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. For the first time, DC offers a retrospective of this monumental decade in one collected edition.

Collects Secret Origins #48, Swamp Thing #40, The Sandman #8, Doom Patrol #25, Warlord #48 and #55, The Legion of Super-Heroes #298, Nathaniel Dusk #1, Infinity, Inc. #14, The New Teen Titans #16, The Best of DC: Blue Ribbon Digest #58, Watchmen #1, Camelot 3000 #1, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2, Angel Love #1, and The History of the DC Universe #1-2.

"Fourth World Omnibus by John Byrne" announced for July release from DC Comics

Out July 13 and listed for pre-order now on Amazon.

Details from DC:

John Byrne reinvented Superman and illustrated some of the most famous stories in X-Men history. Much like how Jack Kirby created the Fourth World at DC following his genre-defining career at Marvel, after Byrne's work on multiple pop culture icons, the writer and artist took on the Fourth World himself, as collected in this hardcover omnibus. 680 pages.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

New comics collections out this week: Thor and the Eternals; Vision & The Scarlet Witch

 Click the links to order from Amazon.

Prepare - the Eternals are coming! Roy Thomas brings Jack Kirby's Eternals into the Marvel Universe in one of the greatest THOR sagas of all time! The Mighty Thor confronts Odin with questions about Ragnarok his mother, and the threat of the towering cosmic beings known as the Celestials. Odin refuses to reveal the truth, instead sending Thor on a quest for answers. Thor's journey will bring him face-to-face with the Eternals -and reveal the long-hidden secrets of the Marvel Universe! Thus is the stage set for an unbelievable war between gods! Before the dust settles, the Fourth Host of the Celestials will descend on Earth to lay down their judgment...and both man and god may be found wanting.
COLLECTS Thor (1966) 283-301, Thor Annual (1966) 7

The awesome Uni-Mind and a tragic death set the stage for a new era in the battle between the godly Eternals and their Deviant adversaries! The Eternals have spread out among the human population in secret. In these uncertain times, their new leader must hold the remaining Eternals together even as a new adversary emerges from deep in the Deviants' underground stronghold. Ghaur, leader of the Deviant priesthood, has discovered the location of a renegade Celestial, defeated and sealed away by his brethren long ago. If the Eternals can't come together and stop Ghaur, he will possess the cosmic power of this Dreaming Celestial - and conquer Earth! Plus: Don't miss the origins of the Eternals from rare WHAT IF? backup features!
COLLECTING: ETERNALS (1985) 1-12; IRON MAN ANNUAL (1971) 6; AVENGERS (1963) 246-248; material from WHAT IF (1977) 23-30

The unlikely romance between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch is one of the most famous Avengers storylines of all! Now, witness what happens when the two heroes finally get married and settle down in the suburbs! If you think they're going to live the quiet life, think again! Wanda embraces her sorcerous heritage - but can a revelation about her family tree be believed? The Vision's past threatens their future, as Ultron and the Grim Reaper strike! And things get even stranger when Wanda's magic spells lead to the couple becoming...a family! That's right, despite all odds the Scarlet Witch is pregnant - and now Wanda and Vision must prepare for the biggest responsibility of their lives!
COLLECTS: Giant-Size Avengers (1975) 4, Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) 1-4, Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985) 1-12, West Coast Avengers (1985) 2

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Neal Adams' first full-length Fantastic Four story coming in treasury-size collection from Marvel

Coming March 23 and available for pre-order now from Amazon is a treasury-size edition of the recent Fantastic Four mini-series "Antithesis" by legendary comics artist Neal Adams and writer Mark Waid.

Details from Marvel:

Legendary artist Neal Adams illustrates his first ever full-length Fantastic Four story - and FF legend Mark Waid is back to join him! An unstoppable meteor of unknown origin has just erupted from hyperspace - and unless the Fantastic Four can keep it from hitting Manhattan, millions will die! But worse is yet to come. Galactus has vanished - and only he has the power to defeat his Negative Zone equivalent, the mysterious Antithesis! The Silver Surfer leads Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny on a mad race across the galaxy in search of the World-Eater - but if they fail, desperate times may call for desperate measures. Cosmic rays gave them their powers - but what will the Power Cosmic do to the FF?! Plus: two classic tales by Waid and Adams!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Jack Kirby's complete war and romance stories for Marvel collected in upcoming omnibus book


Before he got busy co-creating the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men and more for Marvel, Jack Kirby worked in multiple other genres of comics, including suspense, monster tales, war and romance.

This upcoming doorstop from Marvel collects tales from the latter two genres and is set for publication in May. It includes the first appearances of Nick Fury, back when he was an Army sergeant. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Details from Marvel:

King of the comics art form, Jack Kirby needs no introduction. He was an architect of the Marvel Universe, but his contributions extended far beyond just super heroes. Now, highlighting two sides of the human condition, Kirby's war and romance work finally gets its due! A combat veteran during World War II, Kirby brings hard-earned realism to BATTLEGROUND and BATTLE - while Kirby and Stan Lee bring the war genre into the Marvel Age with SGT. FURY! On the other end of the spectrum are tales from vintage romance titles - many restored directly from Kirby's original art - that prove that love is war!

Collecting: material from BATTLE #64-70; BATTLEGROUND #14; SGT. FURY #1-8, #10-20 and #25; LOVE ROMANCES #83-85, #87-88 and #96-106; MY OWN ROMANCE #71-76 and TEEN-AGE ROMANCE #84-86.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Marvel's other barbarian gets collected in upcoming Kull omnibus


The "Kull: Savage Sword: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus" is out May 18 and available for advance order now from Amazon.

Thousands of years before the dawn of Conan, barbarian tribes rose across the Thurian continent, threatening the civilizations whose crumbling city walls still stood against them. In this ruthless age, there rose a man-an exile, no less-who would come to rule mighty Atlantis in the years before it crashed beneath the waves. This man was Kull and a host of Marvel's greatest talents would chronicle his saga-his exile and savage youth; his exploits on the high seas; his rise through the gladiatorial pits and military ranks; his reign as king; and his epic battles with the skull-faced sorcerer Thulsa Doom. Experience Kull's complete black-and-white magazine tales in this Omnibus volume, all painstakingly restored from the highest fi delity materials in Marvel's archives

COLLECTING: Kull and the Barbarians (1975) 1-3; Savage Tales (1971) 2; Savage Sword of Conan (1974) 1-3, 7, 9, 14-16, 19, 23, 34, 39, 42-43, 52, 55, 61, 119-122, 124-141, 143-145, 147-152, 158-159, 161, 165, 169-170, 172-173, 177, 182-183, 186, 190-194, 196-199, 202, 213, 215, 229-233; Savage Tales Annual (1975) 1, Marvel Previews (1975) 19; Bizzare Advantures (1981) 26; Conan Saga (1987) 13, 25, 47, 57, 97

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Chronicles of Marvel's Living Vampire Morbius compiled in upcoming Epic Collection


Out May 25. Available for advance order now from Amazon.

Details from Marvel:

The first era in the dark saga of Marvel’s living vampire concludes! Morbius must save Martine Bancroft from the other-dimensional clutches of Helleyes, while CIA agent Simon Stroud stalks him at every turn! In a pair of black-and-white vampire tales, Morbius struggles with a desperate attempt to end his bloodlust while facing the undead threat of the Brotherhood of Judas! A Morbius showcase in MARVEL PREVIEW sends the living vampire on the hunt for a brutal murderer in the moors of Slade Mansion! And Morbius joins Man-Thing, Ghost Rider and the Werewolf by Night in the Legion of Monsters! Plus, team-ups with the Thing, Spider-Man and She-Hulk!

COLLECTING: Fear (1970) 27-31; Marvel Premiere (1972) 28; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) 15; Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 6-8, 38; Savage She-Hulk (1980) 9-12; material from Vampire Tales (1973) 9-11, Annual (1975) 1; Marvel Preview (1975) 8

 

Friday, January 08, 2021

Batman's "Brave and the Bold" adventures continue in third omnibus collection


Brave and the Bold
was a favorite Bronze Age title for me. Great art by Jim Aparo, often crazy scripts by Bob Haney. Some of the best Bat tales told.

This behemoth is out Sept. 7 and available for advance order now from Amazon.

In these stories from the early 1980s, Batman fought evil side by side with DC Comics' greatest--and, occasionally, strangest--superheroes, including these tales guest-starring such legendary characters as Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Black Lightning, Superboy, Swamp Thing and more.

Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #157-200.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Upcoming book collects history of Marvel Comics' "Value Stamps"

I could never bear to cut-up my comic books, so maybe this is one for me.

Out Oct. 5 and available for order from Amazon now.

Details:

In 1974, Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee devised an ingenious promotional campaign—Marvel Value Stamps, which appeared on the letters pages of their monthly comics. Readers could cut out all 100 of these super hero and super villain stamps and place them in a special mail-order booklet. Once complete, these stamp books could then be redeemed for special discounts and exclusive merchandise. The program was so successful, a second set was released in 1975. And now, for the first time, these original stamp books, stamps, and all of the surrounding ephemera and source material are collected into one must-have volume for collectors and fans, along with text from Marvel Comics historian Roy Thomas.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

New comics collections out this week: The Eternals by Jack Kirby Monster-Size; Moonlight Omnibus; Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus; Robin, The Boy Wonder

Stuff that looks good to me. Click the links to order from Amazon. Info from the publishers.

The limitless imagination of Jack "King" Kirby unleashed countless creations into the world of comics. Captain America. The Fantastic Four. The Avengers. The X-Men. Each timeless creation was imbued with Kirby's inescapable graphic power, his boundless capacity for capturing the human condition and his eternal search for meaning in the cosmos. And Kirby's Eternals revealed an entire new realm of heroes! Once worshipped as gods, this fantastic group left Earth to explore the stars after warring with the Greek, Roman and Norse pantheons for supremacy over humankind. But the Eternals are just one part of a cosmic mythology. Their opposites - the Deviants - also secretly populate Earth, and the towering cosmic entities that created both - the Celestials - are fated to return and judge us all!
COLLECTING: ETERNALS (1976) 1-19, ETERNALS ANNUAL (1977) 1

Discover the many faces of the Moon Knight! Mercenary. Werewolf hunter. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Super hero? Moon Knight is many things to many people, and he has the multiple personalities to match! Follow Marc Spector, the earthly Fist of Khonshu, as he battles to fi nd his place in the Marvel Universe - and builds the strangest rogues' gallery in all of comics. Prepare yourself for the deadly Bushmaster! Arsenal, the one-man army! Stained Glass Scarlet, the nun with a crossbow! And more! Featuring iconic stories by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz!
COLLECTING: Werewolf By Night (1972) 32-33; Marvel Spotlight (1971) 28-29; Defenders (1972) 47-50; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 22-23; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) 52; Moon Knight (1980) 1-20; Marvel Team-Up Annual (1976) 4; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 220; material from Defenders (1972) 51; Hulk Magazine (1978) 11-15, 17-18, 20; Marvel Preview (1975) 21

Conan returns for another massive Omnibus collection! The barbarian wields his savage sword against a massive winged monster that guards a tower holding a weather-controlling gem - then fi nds himself surrounded by an army of Picts with their own witch-doctor protector! In THE TREASURE OF TRANICOS, Conan matches wits with a band of pirates who'd rather kill each other than share any of the loot - all while the wicked Thoth-Amon stalks them from the shadows. And the four-part epic CONAN THE LIBERATOR sees Conan realize his destiny as he raises an army to overthrow the mad king Numedides! Featuring the stories by Roy Thomas with stunning art by John Buscema, Gil Kane and more!
COLLECTING: SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) 45-60

With Batman and Robin looking out for Gotham--villains don't stand a chance!
    But what happens when Robin is confronted by a villain that sees past the mask? One that...recognizes him as Tim Drake! Will the Boy Wonder be able to continue crime fighting? And if he can continue on...will he be the same? Being disillusioned to the realities of crime-fighting...will the bad guys of Gotham finally get their chance? Or will our Boy Wonder be able to snap himself out of it and get back to work!
    Follow along in this incredible collection of Batman and Robin as they battle against some of your love-to-hate villains like Harley Quinn, Rupert Thorne, Dagger Dixon, and more!
    Collects Batman: Gotham Adventures #7, Batman: Gotham Adventures #19, Batman: Gotham Adventures #29, Batman: Gotham Adventures #42, Batman: Gotham Adventures #54, Batman Adventures #9

In the latest volume collecting George Pérez's landmark run on Wonder Woman, Diana and Donna Troy team up, thanks to the manipulations of Circe! Plus, classic Wonder Woman villain Dr. Psycho returns, and Diana is wanted... for murder?
    Collects Wonder Woman #46-57 and Who's Who #3-4, #7-8, #13, and #16.

The Hulk is back and ready to smash his way through more villains than you can throw a tank at! Watch out, Sandman and Leader, you're in the path of the Green Goliath and his journey into the subatomic world of the Psyklop. There he will meet his true love, Jarella, for the first time. Then comes the debut of long-time enemy and ally, Doc Samson. In the aftermath of a battle with another doctor (Doom, that is), the Hulk finds himself in the sights of the military's Project Greenskin. Objective? Destroy the Hulk! Finally, with the help of Ant-Man, Hulk will reunite with Jarella, but not before he's put on trial by the heroes of the Marvel Universe.
    Collects: Vol. 5: Incredible Hulk (1968) 138-156, Avengers (1963) 88

Monday, January 04, 2021

"Crime Comics Confidential" features Toth, Buscema, Cole, Krigstein and others illustrating tales of true mobsters

A lineup of comics greats are featured in this compendium out later this year from IDW. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Details:

True life criminals Al Capone, Legs Diamond, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and John Dillinger are featured alongside colorful pulp fiction characters with rods ablaze. These mobsters flaunted their sexy gun molls and ill-gotten gains of big cars and fancy suits, living outside the law until getting their just deserts in the end.

Features masterful creators Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bernie Krigstein, Mort Meskin, Bob Powell, John Prentice, Mike Sekowsky, Leonard Starr, Marvin Stein, Alex Toth, and many others. These Senate-investigated stories are fully restored--over 20 full-comic stories in all!

There are over 200 pages of action-packed comics plus an in-depth essay by editor and designer Steven Brower. Brower's comics-related books include From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin and Golden Age Western Comics.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Next Conan Epic Collection from Marvel features debut of Red Sonja plus "The Frost Giant's Daughter"


More classic Conan from Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema and crew.

Out in March, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Details:

Marvel's first and best sword-and-sorcery epic continues - with iconic tales by writer Roy Thomas and artists Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane and John Buscema! First, Conan the Barbarian's path crosses with the albino antihero Eric and his soul-stealing sword Stormbringer! Then, on the shores of Bal-Sagoth, Conan meets a new comrade in arms, the mighty Fafnir. Together Conan and Fafnir sail the Vilayet Sea and join the mercenary forces of the War of the Tarim, a holy conflict between Makkalet and Turan! It's a saga of adventure, intrigue and loss that shows the true face of war! And don't miss the full-color adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Conan classic, "The Frost Giant's Daughter" - and the first appearance of Thomas and Windsor-Smith's Red Sonja!

COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 14-26

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Marvel's 70s underdogs take center stage in Defenders Omnibus Vol. 1 - on the way

Bronze-Age bounty: Nearly 800 pages of 1970s Defenders comics by whole tonna different Bullpenners. Out in April and available for pre-order now from Amazon

Details:

Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer and Valkyrie. They are the dynamic Defenders, comics' greatest "non-team," and they do not rely on bylaws and butlers. They join together in moments of utmost crisis to face incomprehensible enemies like Dormammu, the Nameless One and the Enchantress. When they encounter heroes of a more conventional stripe, it's war-the watershed hero vs. hero Avengers/Defenders War, no less! This massive Omnibus also introduces Hawkeye, the Black Knight, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Son of Satan and Nighthawk as Defenders in classic adventures. It's a must-have edition collecting the complete Defenders runs of Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart and Len Wein in one beautifully restored volume.

Includes: Sub-Mariner (1968) 34-35; Marvel Feature (1971) 1-3; Defenders (1972) 1-19; Giant-Size Defenders (1974) 1-2; Avengers (1963) 116-118; material from Avengers (1963) 115

Monday, December 28, 2020

Sub-Mariner Epic Collection from Marvel collects Namor's Silver-Age Adventures

A slab of goodness, coming our way in April with scripts from Stan Lee and art/plot by Jack Kirby and Gene Colan. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Details:

Marvel proudly presents an Epic Collection pairing Namor, the Sub-Mariner's complete early Silver Age appearances with his Tales to Astonish solo series for the very first time. An icon of comics' Golden Age, the Sub-Mariner hadn't seen newsstands in nearly a decade when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby reintroduced him in 1962. His anarchic energy instantly made every appearance an exploit unlike any before. Bold and brash, the Sub-Mariner fought Marvel's heroes, teamed up with Doctor Doom and attacked the surface world just as readily as he might save it. His appearances were so popular, he quickly graduated to his own series, questing for the Trident of Neptune that would prove his status as rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis.

Vol. 1: Fantastic Four (1961) 4, 6, 9, 14, 27, 33; Fantastic Four Annual (1963) 1; Strange Tales (1951) 107, 125; Avengers (1963) 3-4; X-Men (1963) 6; Daredevil (1964) 7, Tales to Astonish (1959) 70-76

Saturday, December 26, 2020

"Batman Adventures: Cat Got Your Tongue?" collects animated-style scraps between the Caped Crusader and Catwoman

DC's comics based on the Batman animated series are fun reading for all ages. Out in August, available for pre-order now from Amazon

Details:

BATMAN: CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE collects some of Batman and Catwoman's most iconic moments! Whether she's taking revenge on her enemies or stealing right out of someone else's clutches--Catwoman is always surprising Gotham... especially Batman.

Collects Adventures in the DC Universe #2-19; Batman: Gotham Adventures #4-24, 50; Batman Adventures #10.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

New comics out this week: DC Through the 80s: The End of Eras (DC Through the Decades); Super Friends: Saturday Morning Comics Vol. 2; New Mutants Omnibus Vol. 1; Avengers West Coast Epic Collection: Vision Quest; Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Deluxe Hardcover; Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? The Deluxe Edition Hardcover

Click the links to order from Amazon.

The early 1980s saw a tectonic shift rumble through the world of comic books. The newsstands and mom-and-pop stores that had been comics' primary distribution points were vanishing, taking with them the familiar "Hey Kids! Comics!" displays. In their place, new world of comic book specialty shops was opening up, changing the medium's audience--and everything else about the art form.
    In the first of three comprehensive volumes exploring this revolutionary decade, former DC Comics president and veteran comics writer Paul Levitz revisits the stories that exemplified this vanishing world: oncedominant genres like war and mystery that were fading from prominence; veteran creative talents doing some of their last--and best--work; and the final stories of the world's greatest superheroes to be done in the styles typical of the era, before Crisis on Infinite Earths changed everything.
    Presented here are milestones in graphic storytelling from a host of comics' legendary figures, including: Jim Aparo, Mike W. Barr, Cary Bates, Stephen R. Bissette, E. Nelson Bridwell, Rich Buckler, Gerry Conway, Denys Cowan, Johnny Craig, J.M. DeMatteis, Tony DeZunija, Lee Elias, Mark Evanier, Michael Fleisher, Ramona Fradon, Dave Gibbons, Dick Giordano, Sam Glanzman, Mike Grell, Irwin Hasen, Don Heck, Carmine Infantino, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Gil Kane, Bob Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Paul Kupperberg, David Michelinie, Alan Moore, Dennis O'Neil, Nestor Redondo, Kurt Schaeffenberger, Walter Simonson, Tom Sutton, Curt Swan, Rick Veitch, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and many more!
    They are accompanied by a wealth of never-before-reprinted rarities, including excerpts from DC's first printed style guide by José Luis García-López, the long-unseen Masters of the Universe Preview, and Alan Moore's complete proposal for his unpublished Twilight maxiseries--all framed by new essays recounting these amazing events from hands-on participants Elliot S! Maggin, J.M. DeMatteis, Andy Kubert, Jack C. Harris, and Paul Kupperberg.
    Look back on a vanished time and smile again at its magic with DC Through the '80s: The End of Eras--where the modern era of comics was born!

From the Hall of Justice come these tales of the Justice League of America, inspired by their hit 1970s animated TV series. In these 1970s tales, the Justice League of America assembles to battle villains including Felix Faust, Gorilla Grodd, and Sinestro, and face the threat of the aliens that stole Atlantis! These tales are written by DC editor and historian E. Nelson Bridwell with art by classic DC artist Ramona Fradon, best known for her work on Aquaman and Metamorpho.
Collects Super Friends #27-47.

The future of the X-Men is here! Karma. Wolfsbane. Sunspot. Cannonball. Moonstar. Follow their early days at Xavier's School - including battles against Sentinels, the Hellfi re Club, the Brood and more! New recruits Magma, Magik and Cypher fi nd their footing, a deadly rivalry begins with Emma Frost's Hellions - and the Demon Bear that haunts Dani Moonstar bares his teeth, Bill Sienkiewicz-style! Will the New Mutants survive - and if so, can they make a new friend in the alien Warlock? Plus, the mind-bending debut of Professor X's son, Legion! The unsettling return of a shadow from the past! And the tragic tale that transformed Illyana Rasputin into Magik!
COLLECTING: MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL (1982) 4; NEW MUTANTS (1983) 1-34; NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL (1984) 1; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 100 (A STORY), 149; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL (1976) 6; UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 160, 167, 180, 189, 192; MAGIK (1983) 1-4

John Byrne transforms the West Coast Avengers! But first, the team must survive showdowns with the Defi ler and the Night Shift - and Mockingbird is haunted by the terrible specter of the Phantom Rider! Then, Byrne takes charge - and the legendary writer/artist immediately leaves his mark on the Whackos with a startling transformation for the Vision! As the team grapples with what's happened to their old friend, Vision's wife the Scarlet Witch descends into darkness - and learns shocking revelations about her children! Amid the chaos, the U.S.Agent muscles his way onto the roster, the bizarre Great Lakes Avengers assemble, and a Golden Age legend blazes his way back from the grave!
COLLECTING: VOL. 4: WEST COAST AVENGERS (1985) 38-46, AVENGERS WEST COAST (1989) 47-52, WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL (1986) 3, AVENGERS WEST COAST ANNUAL (1989) 4, MATERIAL FROM AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT (1989) 23

New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) joins a murderer's row of superstar artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos! Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?," from BATMAN #686 and DETECTIVE COMICS #853, in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos, this title also collects stories from SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2.

Legendary writer Alan Moore's seminal Superman tales are collected in this Deluxe Edition hardcover in which the Man of Steel faces his greatest foes and his final battle with the combined forces of Brainiac and Lex Luthor! Also featuring the classic story "For the Man who has Everything" from Superman Annual #11 in which Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman fight the evil warlord Mongul for the fate of The Man of Steel, as illustrated by Moore's Watchmen collaborator, artist Dave Gibbons. And in a tale from DC Comics Presents #85, Superman meets Swamp Thing, a character fans have identified with Moore for over 20 years!

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Comics out today: The Eternals: The Complete Saga Omnibus

A big new book collects Jack Kirby's complete Eternals run and then some. You can order it at Amazon here.

Details from Marvel:

When Jack Kirby returned to Marvel in the 1970s, scores of amazing concepts would spring forth from his limitless imagination - and THE ETERNALS was his mind-blowing masterpiece! Kirby unveiled a secret history of humanity, races known as Eternals and Deviants, and a host of towering Celestials come to bear judgment on the Earth! It was a jaw-dropping saga that could have only come from the King of comics. And after Kirby's tenure ended, creators including Peter B. Gillis, Sal Buscema, Walter Simonson, Roy Thomas and Mark Texeira continued to weave stories within the epic mythology that he created! Now, thrill to the complete classic saga of the Eternals!

COLLECTING: ETERNALS (1976) #1-19, ETERNALS ANNUAL (1977) #1; ETERNALS (1985) #1-12; ETERNALS: THE HEROD FACTOR (1991) #1; NEW ETERNALS: APOCALYPSE NOW (2000) #1; IRON MAN ANNUAL (1971) #6; AVENGERS (1963) #246-248; material from WHAT IF? (1977) #23-30