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Showing posts with label New comics. Show all posts

Monday, December 20, 2021

Coming up: "Fantastic Four Epic Collection: Annihilus Revealed"

Out in August 2022. Order now from Amazon.

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Fantastic Four enters a new era as Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway take the reins. Thomas begins where it all began—with the Mole Man. This time, paired with Kala, Queen of the Netherworld, and topped off with a retelling of the FF’s origin. The drama remains at its peak as the Human Torch’s relationship with Crystal runs head on into Quicksilver. Meanwhile, the Frightful Four launch a surprise attack that pushes Reed and Sue to the breaking point. In the aftermath, Medusa will become the FF’s newest member. Then, it’s into the Negative Zone for the origin of Annihilus. Also featuring a new look for the Torch; classic battles with Thundra and the Hulk; the return of Doctor Doom; and the world’s creepiest babysitter, Agatha Harkness. 

COLLECTING: Fantastic Four (1961) 126-146, Annual (1963) 10 (cover only); Giant-Size Super-Stars (1974) 1; material from FOOM (1973) 1, 4, 5

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Coming up: "Conan The Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 8"

Out in June 2022. Order now from Amazon

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In the late ’80s, artist Val Semeiks took the reins on Conan the Barbarian injecting a powerful new energy into the series. Semeiks’ work was a force multiplier for the latter half of Christopher Priest’s era-defining run. Together, they crafted one of the greatest Conan epics of all time, a massive story line building issue #200 and a showdown with the Devourer of Souls. As the Devourer reveals his final gambit, drawing upon the power of the Elder Gods, Conan must seek aid from one whose name even he dreads: Thulsa Doom! Also featuring the return of Red Sonja, the acclaimed “Heku Trilogy” and early work by Andy Kubert, this is one Omnibus you don’t want to miss! By Crom!

COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 195-213, Conan the Barbarian Annual (1973) 12, Official Handbook of the Conan Universe (1986) 1

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Coming Up: "Conan the King: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1"

Out in June 2022. Order now from Amazon

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Conan the barbarian...the thief...the mercenary...and now, at last, Conan the king! A new era of begins in adventures set after Conan has deposed the tyrant Numedides to become ruler of Aquilonia. But Conan on the throne is still Conan. The savage action that made him a comic book legend fills page after page while palace intrigue adds a new level of drama with Queen Zenobia and heir to the throne Prince Conn taking prominent roles. Old nemesis like Thoth-Amon return, while mystical prophecy ties Conan to the first king of the realm. Each issue is a double-sized extravaganza with scripts by the godfather of Conan comics Roy Thomas, Doug Moench and Alan Zelenetz and artwork by John Buscema and then-up-and-comer Marc Silvestri. All hail King Conan!

COLLECTING: King Conan (1980) 1-19

Monday, December 13, 2021

Alex Ross writes/illustrates a new "Fantastic Four" graphic novel


"The Fantastic Four: Full Circle" by Alex Ross is out next August. Order it now from Amazon.

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It’s a rainy night in Manhattan, and not a creature is stirring except for . . . Ben Grimm. When an intruder suddenly appears inside the Baxter Building, the Fantastic Four—Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm)—find themselves surrounded by a swarm of invading parasites. These carrion creatures composed of Negative Energy come to Earth using a human host as a delivery system. But for what purpose? And who is behind this untimely invasion?

The Fantastic Four have no choice but to journey into the Negative Zone, an alien universe composed entirely of anti-matter, risking not just their own lives but the fate of the cosmos!

Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first longform work written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Alex Ross, who revisits a classic Stan Lee–Jack Kirby story from the 1960s and introduces the storyline for a new generation of readers. With bold, vivid colors and his trademark visual storytelling, Ross takes Marvel’s first team of super heroes to places only he can illustrate.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Coming up: Captain America Epic Collection: Hero Or Hoax?

Out in July. Order now from Amazon.

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It’s a new direction for the red-white-and-blue Avenger! When the city’s police officers begin to disappear, Captain America takes a job as one of New York’s finest! There are also larger-than-life villains – from the Grey Gargoyle to Hydra to the Red Skull – providing plenty of opportunity for Cap to swing that shield! And speaking of S.H.I.E.D., Nick Fury’s spy shop is here, too – and they’ll be fighting both for and against Cap! Meanwhile, the Falcon has a surprise encounter with two familiar – and anything but friendly – faces that will change Captain America’s life forever. It’s the shock of the year as Cap discovers that while he was frozen in the Arctic, there was a second Captain America and Bucky! Now they’re back – and they’re fighting mad!

COLLECTING: Captain America (1968) 139-159

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Coming up: Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Infinity War

Out in August. Order now from Amazon.

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From here to Infinity! As Earth’s heroes reckon with Thanos and his universe-altering Infinity Gauntlet, Doctor Strange takes on vital mystical missions to bolster their forces — but will his greatest threat be Doctor Doom, or the inscrutable Adam Warlock? Stephen is attacked by his old friend the Silver Surfer and his old foe Nightmare — before the full horror of the gathered Lords of Fear is unleashed! Then, the Doctor enlists in the Infinity War…and crosses paths with Galactus! An urgent quest leads Strange and his allies into encounters with the godlike entities Agamotto and Cyttorak — and don’t forget Cyttorak’s champion, the unstoppable Juggernaut! Plus: Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Scarlet Witch, a reunion of the dynamic Defenders — and more! 

COLLECTING: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988) 34-47; Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual (1992) 2; Silver Surfer (1987) 67; Spider-Man/Dr. Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (1992) 1

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Coming up: What If?: Into The Multiverse Omnibus Vol. 1

Out in August. Order now from Amazon.

Anything can happen in WHAT IF? — and this is the Omnibus to prove it! Imaginative creators line up to explore alternate possibilities in unexpected ways, featuring amazing, incredible and uncanny variants of all your favorite heroes! Ask yourself the important questions: What if the alien costume possessed Spider-Man? What if the new X-Men died on their first mission? What if the Fantastic Four all had the same power?! Plus, Professor X becomes the Juggernaut, Wolverine is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil kills the Kingpin…and the Punisher’s family survives! Captain America won’t give up the shield, Iron Man loses the Armor Wars, and the Vision destroys the Avengers! But when the Timekeepers step in, can the multiverse survive a cosmic crossover between the many worlds the Watcher has witnessed?

COLLECTING: What If? (1988) 1, What If? (1989) 1-39, Quasar (1989) 30 

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

New comics collected editions out Dec. 1: Warlock - Jim Starlin Gallery Edition; John Severin; classic Conan, and more!

Our picks this week. Click the links to order from Amazon. 

At Marvel in the 1970s, no one mastered the startling scope of cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin! In this star-spanning spectacle, Starlin evolved Adam Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. 
    Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilistic menace Thanos, Warlock’s conflicts weren’t just knuckle-grinding throw-downs — they were existential struggles for his very soul. Featuring the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems, the debuts of Gamora and Pip the Troll, and an all-out struggle to save the universe — joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man! And now, the full epic grandeur of Starlin’s saga is unleashed on the oversized pages of a Gallery Edition!
    COLLECTING: Strange Tales (1951) 178-181, Warlock (1972) 9-15, Avengers Annual (1967) 7, Marvel Two-In-One Annual (1976) 2

In these pages Conan meets the Queen of the Black Coast in one of the most captivating pairings in comics! But first, he teams up with Red Sonja in one of Roy Thomas and John Buscema’s finest tales!     Then, Conan’s travels through the western wastelands bring readers the tear-jerking “Last Ballad of Laza-Lanti,” the fearsome threat of Shokkoth and a flashback tale of from the Cimmerian’s youth! Next, the saga of Lupalina the Wolf-Woman takes Conan to the castle keep of the death-dealing Unos! Along the way, Conan picks up sidekicks Yusef and Tara and comes face-to-face with his biggest challenge: himself! We conclude with debut and origin of Bêlit, the pirate queen that would become Conan’s partner in love and war.
    COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 43-59, Giant-Size Conan (1974) 5 (cover only), material from Savage Sword of Conan (1974) 1

The stories that built the Marvel Universe, from the brilliant minds of legendary creators — now available in an accessible new format the whole family can enjoy! Peter Parker has not been Spider-Man for very long, but the threats this newly minted hero must face are mounting quickly! 
    Experience the debuts of Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, the Scorpion — and most dastardly of all, the Green Goblin! And as if that weren’t enough, the eight-armed Doctor Octopus has returned, determined to unmask Spidey! Plus, witness the wallcrawler’s first meetings with Daredevil and the Hulk, and the continuing development of his love/hate friendship with the Human Torch! But when Doc Ock recruits five villainous allies to join him in the Sinister Six, Spider-Man will face the battle of his life!
    COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 11-19, Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) 1

The definitive biography of one of the most prolific creators in the history of American comics! From a start in 1947 at the Simon & Kirby shop, he co-created the legendary Western strip American Eagle with Will Elder, and became an EC Comics mainstay, working with Harvey Kurtzman on Mad and Two-Fisted Tales. 
    In addition to a 40+ year association with Cracked magazine, his pivotal Marvel Comics work included an extended run inking Herb Trimpe on The Hulk, and teaming with sister Marie Severin to create the classic comics version of King Kull. Throughout his storied career, he freelanced for every major publisher, and remained a workhorse up till his final Dark Horse mini-series at age 90.
    Included in this volume is a special "American Eagle" section, an eye-popping art gallery, and extensive personal photos and artifacts (including WWII "Victory Mail" cartoons and handmade greeting cards for his family). 
    Also featured is commentary from over 25 peers gathered just for this book, including Neal Adams, Richard Corben, John Byrne, Russ Heath, Walter Simonson, and many others. Written by Greg Biga and multiple Eisner Award-winner Jon B. Cooke, with an introduction by Howard Chaykin, Foreword by Mort Todd, and Afterword by Chuck Dixon, this profusely illustrated book celebrates the centennial of the two-fisted artist's birth!

It all starts when Batman discovers his original purple gloves are missing—Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo will have to go back in time to solve the case!
    And when a ghost starts haunting the Batcave, there's no one like Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. to help Batman get to the bottom of it! Even if the ghost turns out to be fake....how did someone get into the Batcave to create a phony phantom? 
    Catch these adventures and more in The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mystery Vol. 1, collecting The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1-12!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Coming Up: Iron Man Epic Collection - Battle Royal


Out in May. Order now from Amazon.

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Tony Stark’s life takes a turn for the extraordinary when his ESP-empowered fiancée, Marianne Rodgers, is tormented by visions of Iron Man’s death. As if that wasn’t drama enough, the Stark Industries’ Board of Directors vies to force Tony from his company as protesters riot at the gates. Then, Iron Man goes cosmic with the first appearances of Thanos, Drax the Destroyer and Moondragon. Next, a gauntlet of classic villains—from the Mandarin to Whiplash—push our hero to his limits. It stands against the backdrop of an increasingly tense love triangle between Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan. An Avenger vs. Avenger battle and Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s stunning retelling of Iron Man’s origin top off this epic era! 

COLLECTING: Iron Man (1968) 47-67

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Coming Up: Marvel - June 1962 Omnibus

Out in May. Order now from Amazon.

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Where were you in June of 1962? We know where Spider-Man was: Making his historic debut in Amazing Fantasy #15. But that wasn’t the only thing going in that all-important month in Marvel history: Thor first held aloft the hammer Mjolnir. Hank Pym donned his cybernetic helmet becoming Ant-Man. The FF squared off against Namor and Doctor Doom. Kid Colt mixed it up with the Circus of Crime. Millie the Model got mixed up in more Hanover hijinks. Patsy and Hedy worked on their frenemy-ship. Star-crossed lovers dealt with the ups and downs of romance, all while tales of horror and fantasy stories crept from the pages of titles like Strange Tales. Marvel: June 1962 Omnibus collects every comic from this month of Marvel milestones!

COLLECTING: Journey into Mystery (1952) 83, Amazing Fantasy (1962) 15, Tales to Astonish (1959) 35, Kathy (1959) 18, Life with Millie (1960) 18, Patsy Walker (1945) 102, Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 106, Fantastic Four (1961) 6, Linda Carter Student Nurse (1961) 7, Millie the Model (1945) 110, Strange Tales (1951) 100, Tales of Suspense (1959) 33, Love Romances (1949) 101, Incredible Hulk (1962) 3, Gunsmoke Western (1955) 72, Patsy and Hedy (1952) 84, Rawhide Kid (1955) 30

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coming Up: The EC Archives - Confessions Illustrated

Out in June. Order now from Amazon.

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Containing illustrated prose stories of scandal and forbidden romance, The EC Archives: Confessions Illustrated collects the entire Confessions Illustrated in one volume and is illustrated by industry legends: Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandell, and more!

This archive volume contains Confessions Illustrated issues 1 though 3.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Coming Up: Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection - Man-Wolf At Midnight

Out in June. Order now from Amazon

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There’s no questioning it, Peter Parker has never had it easy, but when the Parker luck is in full effect, you know it means epic Spider-Man adventures! A new era of villains keeps the bad luck streak alive when Col. John Jameson’s is marked by the werewolf’s curse becoming the Man-Wolf. Meanwhile, Peter Parker’s best friend Harry Osborn descends into madness, paranoia and a certain green costume. The first appearance of the Punisher raises the tension even higher, while the nefarious Jackal draws up schemes that will forever change the web-slinger’s life! Also featuring the introduction of the hilarious Human Torch-built Spider-Mobile; the shocking wedding of Aunt May and Doctor Octopus; the Tarantula, Mysterio and so much more! 

COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 124-142, Giant-Size Super-Heroes (1974) 1, material from Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) 1

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Coming Up: Superman - The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 7

Out in July. Order now from Amazon

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As the 1950s began, the Man of Tomorrow was faced with new dangers big and small! In these stories that are reprinted here for the first time, Lex Luthor invents a device that banishes Superman to the fourth dimension, while Mr. Mxyztplk makes the entire city of Metropolis forget that their hero ever existed. Plus, Superman becomes a super-cowboy and meets a mighty caveman who was frozen in an iceberg.

This new hardcover collects the Metropolis Wonder's tales from Action Comics #125-143, Superman #55-65, and World's Finest Comics #37-47.

New comics collected editions out this week: Red Room, Hulk, Fantastic Four and more!

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Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Coming up: Avengers Epic Collection - Kang War

Out in July. Order now from Amazon.

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Throughout his Avengers’ run, Steve Englehart slowly built the mysterious Mantis into one of ’70s Marvel’s most intriguing characters. Here, her tale reaches its cosmic climax in a saga spanning space and time—“The Celestial Madonna!” When Kang the Conqueror arrives, the action begins. Before it’s over, Kang, Rama-Tut and Immortus will have you time-twisted in two. And that’s just for starters! The origin of the Vision is revealed and he and the Scarlet Witch wed. Then, the Avengers put out a call for new members. Beast, Hellcat and Moondragon join, while Captain America, Yellowjacket and the Wasp return. Each will be tested in a second war with Kang and the Squadron Sinister. It’s a classic conflict that teams the Avengers with the Marvel heroes of the Old West!

COLLECTING: Avengers (1963) 129-149, Giant-Size Avengers (1974) 2-4; material from Giant-Size Avengers (1974) 5, Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) 7, FOOM (1973) 12

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Coming Up: Tarzan - The New Adventures by Roy Thomas and Thomas Grindberg

Out next May. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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Previously available only to subscribers of the Edgar Rice Burroughs' website, Tarzan: The New Adventures is at last available in print.

This incarnation of the Jungle Lord is presented in Sunday newspaper landscape format, with all-new stories penned by comics legend Roy Thomas (Conan the Barbarian, Avengers, X-Men) with stunning illustration by Thomas Grindberg, whose work stands alongside classic Tarzan illustrators such as Hal Foster, J. Allen St. John, and Frank Frazetta. 

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

New comics collected editions out this week: Kull the Destroyer Omnibus

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Conan wasn’t the only Robert E. Howard sword and sorcery icon to be adapted to Marvel Comics! Following Conan’s breakout success, Roy Thomas set his sights on Howard’s legendary barbarian king of Valusia: Kull! Marie and John Severin contributed what many consider the creative highlight of their careers, in tales that showed how uneasy hung the crown on the head of Kull — especially when confronting wicked sorcerer Thulsa Doom! The art of Mike Ploog also features heavily, along with contributions from some of the era’s top talents…including Kull’s first appearance, drawn by comics legend Bernie Wrightson!
    COLLECTING: Kull the Conqueror (1971) 1-10, Kull the Destroyer (1973) 11-29, Creatures on the Loose (1970) 10, Monsters on the Prowl (1971) 16; material from Kull and the Barbarians (1975) 1-3, Savage Sword of Conan (1974) 9, Conan the Barbarian (1970) 10, Conan the Barbarian Annual (1973) 3, FOOM (1973) 14

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Coming up: Jim Starlin's Dreadstar Omnibus Volume 1

Out next May. Pre-order now from Amazon.

The spiraled arms of the Milky Way embrace hundreds of billions of stars, planets, and Earth—the little blue dot we call home.

But humans aren’t the only inhabitants of this swirling galactic disc; it’s also given rise to a number of beautiful and terrible alien species—one of which is so dangerous, so destructive, and so inevitable that the only way to save the universe is to DESTROY THE MILKY WAY.

Vanth Dreadstar, last survivor of the Milky Way, has been tasked with safeguarding the future from the same fate that befell our galaxy. His crew, a cyborg sorcerer Syzygy Darklock, cybernetic telepath Willow, cat-like humanoid Oedi, and the freebooter Skeevo, are the universe’s unlikely protectors.

From the mind of comics icon Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Captain Marvel, Warlock), creator of Thanos, Drax, Gamora, and many more, comes an eon-spanning space fantasy—remastered and collected from the very beginning in this, the first of three definitive tomes! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New comics collected editions: Tomb of Dracula - The Complete Collection Vol. 5

Our pick this week.

Dracula has sired a son! Why does baby Janus have golden skin, and what is his destiny? As Quincy Harker’s vampire hunters form an unholy alliance with Anton Lupeski’s Satanic cult, the net is closing in: Drac’s next meal could spell disaster. And when Dracula meets the devil himself, it’s a truly transformative encounter! After centuries in the shadows, Dracula finally steps out into the sunlight. But if his humanity is restored, what does that mean to his enemies? And is this a bad time for his daughter, Lilith, to return? It’s all leading up to a final, fatal reckoning! Plus: Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano reunite to complete a gorgeous, gothic project decades in the making!
    Collecting TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) #55-70, STOKER’S DRACULA #2-4 and material from MARVEL PREVIEW #12 and SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) #26.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

New comics collected editions out this week: Batwoman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Thor, Red Room!

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Acclaimed artist J.H. Williams III reveals the shocking origin of one of comics’ most prominent lesbian characters, collected for the first time ever in one epic omnibus hardcover edition!
    Determined to continue serving others after her military career was cut short by bigotry, Kate Kane has taken up the identity of Batwoman, leading a one-woman war on Gotham City’s evil underbelly. Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? How will Kate handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her?
    J.H. Williams III’s extensive work on Batwoman saw him play both writer and illustrator. Batwoman Omnibus is a visually stunning collection that includes works from Williams and his frequent collaborators Greg Rucka and W. Haden Blackman—here in their entirety.
    Collects Detective Comics #854-863, Batwoman #0 (New 52), Batwoman #0-24, and Batwoman Annual #1.

Christmas. St. Patrick’s Day. Easter. As the calendar’s days stack up, so do the bodies littered in the streets of Gotham City. A murderer is loose, killing only on holidays. The only one who can stop this fiend? The Dark Knight. A murder mystery taking place during Batman’s early days of crime-fighting, Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the greatest Dark Knight stories ever told.
    With a new cover by Tim Sale, this deluxe hardcover includes the original 13-issue series, as well as more than 30 pages of behind-the-scenes sketches, interviews, and more. 

A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design!
    Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable cryptocurrency, a criminal subculture has emerged. It livestreams murders as entertainment. Who are the killers? Who are the victims? Who is paying to watch? How to stop it? Red Room is constructed as a series of interconnected stories, shining a light on the characters who exist in the ugliest of corners in cyberspace. Piskor cuts the graphic horror with his sharp sense of humor, gorgeous cartooning, and dynamic storytelling. Red Room peels back the curtain on the side of humanity few of us knew existed, let alone understood. Fans and followers of Piskor’s YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe, have already made Red Room: The Antisocial Network one of the most eagerly anticipated and talked-about releases of 2021. It is the first in a series of graphic novels, with the second scheduled for release in Summer 2022. Full color

The stories that built the Marvel Universe, from the brilliant minds of legendary creators — now available in an accessible new format the whole family can enjoy! While vacationing in Norway, Dr. Donald Blake happened upon a hidden cave…and inside, he found a strange, gnarled cane. Upon hitting the cane on a rock, a sudden bolt of lightning struck — and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into the mighty Thor, God of Thunder and champion of Asgard! Now, journey across the Rainbow Bridge to eternal Asgard and meet Odin, Heimdall, Balder, and Thor’s evil half-brother Loki for the very first time! Thrill to the formative adventures that put Thor on the heroic map of Midgard! And learn the mythological origins of the Norse pantheon in the fan-favorite “Tales of Asgard” backup features!
    COLLECTING: Material from Journey into Mystery (1952) 83-100

In 1987, writer and artist George Perez reinvented Wonder Woman from the ground up, paying tribute to the character's origins while boldly moving Diana of Themyscira forward; helping to shape the pop culture icon as fans know her today.
    This collection includes the final stories of Perez's five-year Wonder Woman run, highlighted by the War of the Gods event, a celebration of the character's 50th anniversary that saw Circe manipulating the many gods of the DC Universe against each other, with Earth and its superheroes caught in the crossfire.
    Along with the main War of the Gods story this volume also includes the final Perez-written issues of the Wonder Woman series, including Diana vs. Lobo, and the writer-artist's goodbye to Wonder Woman and the Amazons!
    Collects Wonder Woman #58-62, War of the Gods #1-4.