Watch Billy Preston and Buddy Miles Perform 'My Sweet Lord' on 'The Midnight Special,' 1973

Pop Pics: Bunkers

 


Comic Art: Roy Crane Art for Buzz Sawyer Daily Strip

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.

Pop Pics: Boris Gets a Second Coat

 


Watch: Flintstones Vitamins TV Ad, February 1974

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.

Comic Art: Original Neal Adams Cover for Detective Comics #404

Watch ABBA Perform 'Waterloo,' February 1974