Okay, after our little Previews discussion, here's what I culled out of the latest issue, featuring books shipping starting September, the year of our lord two thousand and Nate.
1)JACK KIRBYS THE DEMON OMNIBUS HC -- JUL08 0159
Man, as if there was any question. There is nothing better than these Jack Kirby Omnibuses. I've never read his Demon stuff, so I can't wait to get this.
Written by Jack Kirby; Art and cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer
One of Jack "King" Kirby's most memorable creations returns in this title collecting the entire, original 16-issue series from the early 1970s! Part man, part elemental fury, Etrigan the Demon was bound to Jason Blood by Merlin to defend Camelot, only to become a demonologist in the modern-day DC Universe.
DC Universe | 384pg. | Color | Hardcover | $49.99 US
On Sale November 19, 2008
2) QUESTION TP VOL 03 EPITAPH FOR A HERO -- JUL08 0165
This classic run from the 80s is worth picking up if for no other reason than to see the Question's mullet grow to truly epic Swayze-like proportions.
Written by Dennis O'Neil; Art and cover by Denys Cowan and Rick Magyar
The Question's 1980s adventures continue in this new title collecting issues #13-18. In this volume, The Question is captured while on the trail of paramilitary fanatics!
DC Universe | 176pg. | Color | Softcover | $19.99 US
On Sale October 22, 2008
3) SHOWCASE PRESENTS WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 02 -- JUL08 0167
The key to a really successful Silver Age comic is this: put Superman in it. It's really simple. If you want to spice it up, though, add Bat
Written by Jerry Coleman, Ed Herron, Dave Wood, Bill Finger and Edmond Hamilton Cover by Curt Swan and George Klein; Art by Dick Sprang, Curt Swan, Jim Mooney and others
Superman, Batman and Robin team up once more in tales from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #112-145! Among the foes the World's Finest team faces are The Composite Superman, The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk!
DC Universe | 520pg. | B&W | Softcover | $16.99 US
On Sale October 15, 2008
4) TOKEN -- JUL08 0205
Man, I sure do keep buying these.
Written by Alisa Kwitney; Art and cover by Joëlle Jones
Can a Jewish girl out of time and a Spanish old soul survive culture clashes and criminal records to find true love in the sun-drenched, sequined miasma that was South Beach in the 1980s?
Noted comics writer and novelist Alisa Kwitney (Flirting in Cars , DESTINY: A CHRONICLE OF DEATHS FORETOLD) and amazing artist Joëlle Jones (12 Reasons Why I Love Her) team up for the ultimate retro romance.
* $ 9.99 US
On Sale October 22, 2008
5) INCREDIBLE HERCULES TP AGAINST THE WORLD -- JUL08 2401
A paperback collection for the Marvel U's best ongoing. Rad.
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KHOI PHAM, ERIC NGUYEN, REILLY BROWN & BOB LAYTON
Cover by ART ADAMS
From Hulk to Herc and still Incredible! WORLD WAR HULK is over, the man-monster Hulk defeated and imprisoned following an earth-shaking battle that left both allies and enemies struggling to pick up the pieces. Having sided with the Hulk, legendary demigod Hercules and boy genius Amadeus Cho are now outlaws, a situation further inflamed by Cho’s grudge against the super-spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and Herc’s feud with his estranged half-brother — Ares, god of war, who isn’t above abusing his new federal clout for the sake of sibling rivalry. It’s Marvel’s mightiest manhunt, guest-starring Wonder Man and the Black Widow – plus an untold tale pitting Hercules against the Incredible Hulk! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK 112-115 AND HULK VS. HERCULES: WHEN TITANS COLLIDE.
136 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
6) ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY TP BOOK 02 -- JUL08 2409
I am buying another book by Jack Kirby. It is called The Eternals.
Written by JACK KIRBY
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY
A time of titans, terror and time travel — as only the King could conceive! Imagine a race of immortal beings possessed of seemingly limitless superhuman abilities including energy projection, strength and flight. 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 mankind. In 1976, Jack Kirby introduced what was to be his final great Marvel Comics creation: the Eternals! With nearly four decades of experience creating iconic characters, Kirby stretched his imagination to the limit for his last tale. Looking beyond the familiar ground of super heroes, Kirby crafted a cosmic epic that took comic-book fans on a spectacular adventure every month. Since Kirby’s groundbreaking work, the Eternals and their malevolent counterparts, the Deviants have become vital parts of the Marvel Universe. Awarding-winning creators such as Neil Gaiman have revisited the concept, finding new levels of meaning in Kirby’s visionary work. Now, for the first time, Marvel proudly presents the entire ETERNALS series in two softcover volumes — further proof that Jack Kirby was truly the King. Collecting ETERNALS #12-19 and ANNUAL 1.
188 PGS./All Ages ...$24.99
7) CROGANS VENGEANCE GN -- JUL08 4164
I met this dude at Heroes and he seemed pretty okay. And he's got this book coming out and it seems pretty okay, too.
$14.95 Available 10/29
Genres: Action, Adventure
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CROGAN'S VENGEANCE, the first in an ongoing series of adventure graphic novels spanning continents and centuries as cartoonist Chris Schweizer climbs through the various branches of the Crogan clan's family tree! Volume one of THE CROGAN ADVENTURES series introduces us to “Catfoot” Crogan, an honest sailor who finds himself thrust into a life of piracy! Crogan never wanted to be a pirate and he never dreamed he'd wind up at odds with the most dangerous buccaneer ever to sail the Spanish Main! But there's more to this fight for “Catfoot” than just staying alive, there's also CROGAN'S VENGEANCE!
Also there is a one thousand page preview here.
8) WALT KELLY READER SC VOL 01 -- JUL08 4186
Walt Kelly is one of my personabobble heroes, so I'm completely stoked to be able to buy some of his pre-Pogo work. And it's Theakstonized! WHO CAN RESIST THIS
by Walt Kelly Featuring 160 pages from the brilliant creator of Pogo! Included here are stories from Raggedy Ann and Andy, Fairy Tale Parade, Christmas with Mother Goose, Easter with Mother Goose, The Brownies, and Peter Wheat. All of the material is Theakstonized for superior reproduction.
9) ATOMIC ROBO DOGS OF WAR #2 (OF 5) -- JUL08 4201
Like I even need to mention this book to you guys anymore. The only reason I bring it up is so that Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener will come visit me when their names pop up in Google Alerts.
by Brian Clevinger & Scott Wegener The Eisner-nominated adventures continues! June, 1943 - control of the Mediterranean hangs in the balance as the Allied Invasion of Sicily crashes against elite Nazi soldiers in 'walking tank' armor that only Atomic Robo can stop! Too bad he's battered, beaten, shot, hit with grenades, captured, and miles away. What does this mean for the Allies who are trapped between the sea and these unstoppable Nazi super weapons?
10) COMIC FOUNDRY MAGAZINE FALL 2008 -- JUL08 4408
I love this magazine. I wish it came out every day. I wish you listened to me when I told you how good it is.
The Eisner Award-nominated magazine is back for its most anticipated edition yet - 'The Politics Issue!' Comic Foundry explores the ties between comics and politics like never before. Expect interviews with the best and brightest in the industry, as well as an exclusive or two. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, we can safely say this will be the best issue of Comic Foundry yet. Vote early, and Comics Foundry often!
And that's it.