Monday, May 23, 2016

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July comics solicitations: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu; Ditko-Kirby Machine Man; Wonder Woman Golden Age Omnibus, more

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AVENGERS K BOOK 2 ADVENT OF ULTRON
Written by SI YEON PARK Translated by JI EUN PARK Script by JIM ZUB Penciled by WOO BIN CHOI Cover by WOO BIN CHOI
Collected for the first time in English, leading Korean publisher Daewon C.I.'s original manhwa reimagines some of the most historic Avengers stories of all time for a whole new audience! Orphaned and shunned for their mutant powers, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff fall in with bad company when Magneto recruits them to the Brotherhood of Mutants! How will the twins rise above their history to become the heroes we admire? Then, love hits the dirt as Hank Pym discovers the size-altering Pym Particle! But when Manhattan falls under attack, the world's tiniest hero will need help to save the Big Apple. It's the origin of Ant-Man and the Wasp! And finally, it's the tale of another reformed villain as the Vision glides into the Marvel Universe! These are the Avengers you know and love -- like you've never seen them before. Experience a famous piece of Avengers' history, totally re-envisioned by established South Korean artists and writers! 


DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS VOL. 1
Written by DOUG MOENCH, BILL MANTLO, STEVE ENGLEHART, GERRY CONWAY, DON McGREGOR, JOHN DAVID WARNER, TONY ISABELLA, DENNIS O'NEIL, CHRIS CLAREMONT & MORE Penciled by RUDY NEBRES, GEORGE PEREZ, JIM STARLIN, PAUL GULACY, ALAN WEISS, MIKE VOSBURG, DON PERLIN, KEITH POLLARD, HERB TRIMPE, FRANK McLAUGHLIN, SANHO KIM & PAT BRODERICK Covers by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO & NICK CARDY
Kung-fu fever had struck the United States! Hot on the heels of the breakout hit MASTER OF KUNG FU, Marvel launched the amazing oversized DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU magazine -- headlined by Shang-Chi, Iron Fist and the Sons of the Tiger! Artists including Rudy Nebres, George Perez, Jim Starlin and Paul Gulacy gave DEADLY HANDS their all. With stunning painted covers by the likes of Neal Adams, issues of DEADLY HANDS featured not just the comic-art adventures of Marvel's greatest kung-fu heroes -- but also extensive interviews; martial-arts guides; photo features; and movie, TV and book reviews! Whatever you wanted to know about martial arts, DEADLY HANDS had a kung-fu grip on it! Collecting DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #1-18 and SPECIAL, and DEADLIEST HEROES OF KUNG FU. 1120 PGS.


MACHINE MAN BY KIRBY AND DITKO COMPLETE COLLECTION
Written by JACK KIRBY, MARV WOLFMAN, TOM DeFALCO & ROGER STERN Penciled by JACK KIRBY & STEVE DITKO with SAL BUSCEMA Cover by JACK KIRBY
A military machine with a soul, a thinking computer in the form of a man -- X-51 is the Machine Man! Abel Stack gave a government-created robot a human face, nurturing the man inside the machine and calling him son. But Stack's death left that son, Aaron, alone and running for his life. The military wants to strip him apart, and mankind doesn't understand him -- but in exploits crafted by two of the medium's greatest talents, he'll still redefine humanity. Few comic books were lucky enough to be graced by the work of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Machine Man never saw an issue that wasn't illustrated by one of these creative titans. Now, the complete MACHINE MAN epic is collected for the first time, and in one complete volume! Collecting MACHINE MAN (1978) #1-19 and INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #235-237. 440 PGS


DOCTOR STRANGE MASTERWORKS VOL 7
Written by ROGER STERN with RALPH MACCHIO, JIM STARLIN, MARV WOLFMAN & DON McGREGOR Penciled by TOM SUTTON with JIM STARLIN, AL MILGROM, RICARDO VILLAMONTE, ALAN KUPPERBERG, GENE COLAN, HOWARD CHAYKIN & ERNIE CHAN Cover by JIM STARLIN
The Master of the Mystic Arts crosses into the Quadriverse, but little does he realize that unknown agents have set the Cosmic Wheel of Change in motion. Chaos is unleashed as the universe goes mad! Only with the return of the Ancient One can Doctor Strange hope to restore order to creation, but he'll have to conquer the cosmic might of the In-Betweener to do it! Writer Roger Stern has even more frightening horrors to unveil, as an elder god marshals Nightmare, D'Spayre and the Dream Weaver to twist reality -- and rend Strange and Clea's souls with inconceivable fears! Also featuring mystic encounters with Nighthawk, Namor, the Avengers and the Black Knight -- and the return of a figure from one of Doctor Strange's first adventures! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #23-37 and CHAMBER OF CHILLS #3-4. 304 PGS.

MOCKINGBIRD CLASSIC: BOBBI MORSE AGENT OF SHIELD
Written by ROY THOMAS, MIKE FRIEDRICH, STEVEN GRANT, MARK GRUENWALD, GERRY CONWAY & MORE Penciled by HERB TRIMPE, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN BUSCEMA, GIL KANE, RICH BUCKLER, DAN ADKINS, DON HECK, JIMMY JANES, MARK GRUENWALD & GEORGE EVANS Cover by PAUL RENAUD
Discover how Barbara Morse became the Avenger known as Mockingbird! She's a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist who's trained for action and destined for greatness, and she's hunting down the Man-Thing in the Savage Land -- with a little help from Ka-Zar! But what happens when the wild man follows Bobbi back to the urban jungle, and onto the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier? Agent Morse hones her super-hero skills as a Huntress before donning her signature garb as Mockingbird for a run-in with Spider-Man! But will romance blossom when she meets the Avenging Archer Hawkeye, or will the two hot-headed heroes find themselves at odds on a vital mission? Collecting ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #10, #12-13 and #15-20; KA-ZAR (1974) #3-5; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #95; HAWKEYE (1983) #1-4; and material from ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #8, SAVAGE TALES (1971) #8 and MARVEL SUPER ACTION (1976) #1. 440 PGS.

THOR EPIC COLLECTION: RUNEQUEST
Volume 12 in the Thor Epic Collections Written by DOUG MOENCH & ALAN ZELENETZ with STEVEN GRANT & BOB HALL Penciled by ALAN KUPPERBERG, BOB HALL & MARK BRIGHT with KEITH POLLARD, JOHN BOLTON, GREG LaROCQUE, HERB TRIMPE, DON PERLIN & ERNIE CHAN Cover by BOB LAYTON
Thor confronts a barrage of foes -- from Storm Giants and the Crusader to Graviton and the Lord of Darkness himself, Dracula! The battle for Asgard -- the battle for life itself -- is set when Loki and war god Tyr steal the Golden Apples of Immortality and unleash the Midgard Serpent. Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three must face a world-destroying menace and prevail -- or age and die like mortal men! Then, to save Jane Foster, Thor and Sif embark on a quest into the cosmic depths of the Runestaff! Also featuring a rare black-and-white Thor adventure and retellings of classic Asgardian tales: the birth of Thor, the forging of Mjolnir, the humbling of Thor and more! Collecting THOR (1966) #320-336 and ANNUAL #11, and BIZARRE ADVENTURES #32. 456 PGS.


BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE
Written by JEFF PARKER Art by DAVID HAHN, PASQUALE QUALAND and KARL KESEL Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
In this globe-trotting adventure from the 6-issue miniseries, the man from U.N.C.L.E. needs help--from the Bat-Family! Gotham City's most infamous villains are being recruited by the opposition, and thwarting T.H.R.U.S.H.'s latest scheme for world domination will take the combined efforts of our home-grown heroes and the suave and debonair men of U.N.C.L.E. As these teams venture through Europe, their first task is crashing the evil plot...and their second is maintaining their own secret identities! 144 pg


BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE VOL 1
Written by BILL FINGER and GARDNER FOX Art by BOB KANE, JERRY ROBINSON and others Cover by MICHAEL CHO
These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #1 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more! 416 pg


WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL 1
Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON Art by H.G. PETER * Cover by DARWYN COOKE Wonder Woman, arguably the best-known female superhero in the world, and star of her own monthly comics, was introduced in the early 1940s in these quirky tales written by the inventor of the lie detector, psychologist William Moulton Marston. In these stories, Wonder Woman travels from Paradise Island to Man's World, where she serves as an emissary of peace, using her bracelets and lasso of truth to stop injustice. These stories introduce the mythology of Wonder Woman as she battles the powers of evil--from crooked business owners to Nazi spies. Collects ALL STAR COMICS #8, SENSATION COMICS #1-24, WONDER WOMAN #1-7, and stories from COMIC CAVALCADE #1-4  768 pg


ASTRO BOY OMNIBUS VOL 5
Osamu Tezuka (W/A/Cover) 688 pages
Taking his second century by storm, Astro Boy remains the robot of choice for legions of readers worldwide. In this volume, Astro must stop the completion of a deadly robot built from alien blueprints, explosive Astro Boy balloons terrorize Tokyo, the very first appearance of Astro Boy from 1952, and more!