Friday, July 08, 2011

September comics soliciations: More good stuff

We already previewed highlights from DC and Marvel's September solicitations. Here are some items of interest from other publishers:

Archie Archives Volume 3
Archie Archives Vol. 3
Archie Andrews and his calamitous crew of bosom buddies are some of the best-known characters to ever emerge from the pages of comic books. Now Archie fans of all ages can go all the way back to the beginning of it all with Dark Horse's beautiful Archie Archives! Collects Pep Comics #46-#50 and Archie Comics #7-#10.

Dagar the Invincible Archives Vol. 1
In a time when gods and demons walked the earth as men, a young warrior raises his sword to the skies and declares defiance! Dagar the Invincible is a hero of blade and sandal, and Dark Horse Books uncovers the exciting legend of his journey through the ancient, mystical world! The first of two volumes in this archival series introduces Dagar and tales of his quest, originally published by Gold Key Comics in the 1970s. Collects Dagar the Invincible #1-#9.

Hellboy: House of the Living Dead (Hellboy Hellboy)
Hellboy: House of the Living Dead
 Devastated over the loss of his luchador comrade to vampires, Hellboy lingers in Mexican bars until he's invited to participate in the ultimate wrestling match with a vicious Frankenstein monster! * Eisner-winning duo Mike Mignola and Richard Corben reunite!

Turok Son of Stone Archives Vol. 9
Join Turok and Andar in their fight against swarms of carnivorous gliding reptiles, fish-riding cavemen, burning black swamp waters, and herds of killer "honkers"! Turok, Son of Stone is man versus beast at its best! Stranded in a lost valley filled with dinosaurs, primitive men, and more strange beasts and beings, two Indian braves struggle to survive. * This volume collects issues #51-#53, #55-#56, and #58-#59 of Turok, Son of Stone from Gold Key Comics.

Archie Christmas Classics
Archie Christmas Classics
he special holiday editions of Archie comic books have always been extremely popular with Archie fans of all ages, and this quintessential collection of favorite Christmas stories from the '50s, '60s and '70s is destined to be a favorite under many a Christmas tree! This giant, full-color 192-page edition sports an iconic cover by artist Harry Lucey, and hilarious and heartwarming stories by such legendary Archie artists and writers as Dan DeCarlo, Stan Goldberg, Al Hartley, Bob Bolling, Bob White, Bill Vigoda, Tom Moore, Frank Doyle and George Gladir.

The Best of Archie Comics: Deluxe Edition
 The Best of Archie Comics: Deluxe Edition
This gigantic 432-page hardcover edition -- an essential introduction to new readers and a must-have companion for longtime fans -- presents the best Archie tales in a beautiful full-size volume. Includes classic tales covering every decade of Archie's history, from some of the biggest creative names in the company's history, including Bob Montana, Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Samm Schwartz, Stan Goldberg, Dan Parent and more! Hand-picked by Archie historians and experts, the collected stories take readers on a veritable pop culture tour of America, from the WWII era to the swingin '60s to the present -- including anecdotes, memories, historical highlights, exclusive content and more from Archie creators. Printed on quality paper, this deluxe edition contains an additional 16 pages of extras not found in the smaller, paperback version.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Trapped on Treasure Island" (Vol. 2) (Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Trapped on Treasure Island" (Vol. 2) (Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse)
Floyd Gottfredson's classic 1930s Mickey Mouse is back for another round. Mickey's vintage Disney bad guys are here too, with arch-enemy Pegleg Pete joined by the mysterious "Bill Shakespeare" and hypnosis-happy Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex. Restored from Disney's original negatives and proof sheets, "Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island" also includes more than 50 pages of supplementary features, rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and commentary by Disney historians. Rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse!

 Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips, Vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder (v. 1)
Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips, Vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder (v. 1)
Our first volume (OF 12) collects approximately the first two years of Pogo dailies and, for the first time, full-color Sundays. First created in the 1940's, Pogo blended nonsense language, poetry, and socio-political satire, presaging later strips such as Doonesbury and The Boondocks. Special features in this premiere volume include a biographical introduction, an extensive glossary by comics historian R.C. Harvey and a foreword by legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin.

The Phantom The Complete Series: The Charlton Years: Volume One
The Phantom The Complete Series: The Charlton Years: Volume One
The late 1960s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color! Volume One of The Charlton Years picks up with The Phantom #30, the first Charlton issue, and features all The Phantom stories from issues #30-#40. The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy of costumed heroes, the Ghost Who Walks, is available again, digitally remastered to look better than the original books.

The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime
The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime
The creators of Captain America and the Boy Commandos produced some of the hardest-hitting crime comics of the 1950s. Often featuring real-world killers and thugs like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true-to-life events like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post-Prohibition headlines. These are the best of the Simon and Kirby Crime comics, authorized by Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby and fully restored and collected for the first time!

The Art of Joe Kubert
The Art of Joe Kubert
The Art of Joe Kubert is a deluxe, full-color coffee table book that honors legendary creator Joe Kubert and includes critical commentary by editor and Kubert biographer Bill Schelly. Joe Kubert's career literally spans the history of comics from drawing Hawkman in the 1940's and his tour de force stints on DC's war comics (Sgt. Rock, The Unknown Soldier, Enemy Ace) in the 1960s through more personal projects over the last 20 years such as his Eisner Award-winning graphic novels Fax from Sarajevo and Yossel: April 19, 1943.

Action! Mystery! Thrills!: Great Comic Book Covers 1936-45
Action! Mystery! Thrills!: Great Comic Book Covers 1936-45
A long-overdue celebration of the classic comic book covers that jostled for attention monthly on mid-20th century newsstands. Majestic, iconic, chaotic and sometimes downright weird, Action! Mystery! Thrills! unfurls 160 classic covers in full-sized glory. Featuring scores of cover artists including Carl Barks, Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, L.B. Cole, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Walt Kelly, Jack Kirby, Mac Raboy, and Alex Schomburg. A must for anyone with even the passing interest in the Golden Age! 

Overseas Planet of the Apes: Evolution movie poster

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