Thursday, September 04, 2014

Comics solicitations for November 2014: Captain America Epic; Invaders Classic; Golden Age All-Winners; Sub-Mariner Masterworks; Jiro Kuwata Batmanga; Ditko's Short; Rosa's Donald Duck; more

Out this November. Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.

Captain America Epic Collection: Captain America Lives Again
Written by STAN LEE with ROY THOMAS Penciled by JACK KIRBY with GIL KANE, GEORGE TUSKA, JOHN ROMITA, DICK AYERS & JACK SPARLING Cover by JACK KIRBY
Transformed by the Super-Soldier Serum from a 98-pound weakling into Captain America, Steve Rogers led the charge to liberate the world from the Axis powers! But before World War II's end, an accident left him frozen in suspended animation and his sidekick, Bucky, dead. The world turned on for decades -- and when the Avengers finally resuscitated him, Steve Rogers was greeted by a world vastly changed. He was a man out of time, tormented by the death of his partner -- but no less committed to the cause of fighting evil in all its forms! In this Epic Collection, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby bring you the rebirth of an American icon. The rebirth of Captain America! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #4, and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #114 and TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #58-96. 488 PGS.

 Invaders Classic: The Complete Collection Volume 2
Written by ROY THOMAS & DON GLUT Penciled by FRANK ROBBINS, ALAN KUPPERBERG, DON HECK, DAVE HOOVER & LEE WEEKS Cover by GIL KANE
Published in the 1970s, set in the 1940s, INVADERS was Marvel's best and brightest retro revival of the Golden Age heroes of World War II -- and now, the series is collected across two massive volumes! Captain America, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner -- plus scrappy sidekicks Bucky and Toro -- first banded together when the United States entered WWII! Now, relive the heroes' untold tales as they face the evil Axis powers -- and battle Scarlet Scarab, Master Man, Iron Cross, Super-Axis and more! But how will the Invaders react when Cap and Bucky die?! Plus: the formation of the Kid Commandoes and the villainous history of the X-Men's Dr. Nemesis! Guest-starring Nick Fury, dozens of GA heroes -- and believe it or not, the mighty Thor! Collecting INVADERS (1975) #23-41, INVADERS (1993) #1-4, GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2 and WHAT IF? (1977) #4. 504 PGS.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Volume 2
Written by MICKEY SPILLANE & VARIOUS Penciled by BILL EVERETT, CARL BURGOS, MIKE SEKOWSKY, CARL PFEUFER, JOHN FORTE, HOWARD JAMES, MORT LEAV, LOUIS FERSTADT, HARRY FISK & VARIOUS Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG & RICHARD ISANOVE
You've been conscripted into the Golden Age in all its glory with ALL-WINNERS COMICS! Captain America stops a plot against General Douglas MacArthur! The Human Torch foils a plan to freeze the English Channel! The Destroyer fights the forces of the Devil himself! Plus: the Sub-Mariner, the Whizzer and more! With such wartime villains as the Stone-Man Slayer, Doctor Togu the Vampire, the Mock Mikado and Doctor Crime -- and little-known characters like the Black Avenger, Raffles the Cracksman and Slow Motion Jones -- there's no way you can lose with this spectacular collection of Golden Age tales! Collecting ALL-WINNERS COMICS (1941) #5-8. 280

Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner Volume 6
Written by GERRY CONWAY with ROY THOMAS Penciled by GENE COLAN with ROSS ANDRU, GEORGE TUSKA & MARIE SEVERIN Cover by GIL KANE
The Lady Dorma is dead, and the Sub-Mariner is on a rampage that will leave a swath of destruction across the surface world! But in his pursuit of vengeance, Namor learns that his father -- the long-thought-dead Capt. Leonard MacKenzie -- is still alive! In the quest to find his father, Namor will cross paths with Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Human Torch before he faces a gathering of his greatest enemies -- Llyra, Tiger Shark and Sting-Ray -- while his father's life hangs in the balance! If that's not enough, three of the Marvel Universe's fiercest personalities -- Namor, Dr. Doom and M.O.D.O.K. -- battle each other for the Cosmic Cube! With art by the great Gene Colan, need we say more? Reserve your copy today! Collecting SUB-MARINER (1968) #39-49 and DAREDEVIL (1964) #77. 280 PGS.

Savage Hulk Volume 1: The Man Within
Written by ALAN DAVIS with ROY THOMAS Penciled by ALAN DAVIS with SAL BUSCEMA Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the classic Silver Age Hulk against...the X-Men?! Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier's connection to Bruce Banner! While Hulk and Abomination have the clash of the century, Xavier puts his plan into motion. But is he trying to save Banner, or terminate the Hulk? Or both? And Xavier isn't the only one with far-reaching plans, as the Leader makes his presence known! With the Hulk trapped in an unbelievable place, and the X-Men under lock and key, who -- or what -- is the newest gamma-powered goliath? It's robots, mutants and Hulks, oh my! Plus: a blast from the Silver Age past: the Hulk's first encounter with the X-Men from the swingin' sixties! Collecting SAVAGE HULK #1-4 and X-MEN (1963) #66. 120 PGS.

Thanos: A God Up There Listening
Written by ROB WILLIAMS & JIM STARLIN Penciled by IBAN COELLO, NEIL EDWARDS, PACO DIAZ, DANIEL GOVAR, RON LIM and GEOFFO & MAST Cover by DALE KEOWN
In the aftermath of INFINITY, Thane must come to terms with being the son of Thanos. But when he is offered a way to witness his father's black work firsthand, can he retain his humanity? Thane's determination to not follow in his father's diseased footsteps is put to the ultimate test as he flees from killers from across the galaxy -- but what is the truth behind Thane's vision quest, and who has been leading him? Elsewhere, Thanos makes war on Ego the Living Planet, but Ego's retaliation is more terrible than Thanos bargained for. What, if anything, can torture the Mad Titan? Plus: Jim Starlin returns to the character he made famous as Thanos takes on Mephisto, the Avengers, his own future self and more! Collecting THANOS: A GOD UP THERE LISTENING INFINITE COMIC #1-6 and THANOS ANNUAL #1. 168 PGS.


Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol. 1
Written by JIRO KUWATA Art and cover by JIRO KUWATA
In the 1960s, at the height of the Batman TV series' popularity, a shonen manga magazine in Japan serialized fifty-three chapters of original comics starring The Dark Knight, all written and illustrated by Managaka Jiro Kuwata. Now, DC Entertainment is proud to publish the complete Batman Manga adventures in English for the first time in three painstakingly restored volumes. The adventure begins when the Dynamic Duo faces the insidious threat of Lord Death Man!


The Flash: A Celebration of 75 years
Written by GARDNER FOX, JOHN BROOME, GEOFF JOHNS and others Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, HARRY LAMPERT, SCOTT KOLINS and others
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster from his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology collects stories by legendary writers including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns.


Showcase Presents: The Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5
Written by CARY BATES, JIM SHOOTER and PAUL LEVITZ Art by DAVE COCKRUM, MIKE GRELL and others
These 1970s stories reestablished the Legion's popularity and introduced new heroes Timber Wolf, Karate Kid and Wildfire. Collects SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #193, 195, 197-220 and KARATE KID #1.


Ditko's Shorts
Ditko's Shorts is a fun and incredibly fascinating compilation of short comics one, two, and three pages in length. Only a brilliant master could tell a dramatic, compelling tale in such compact form. You'll thrill as Ditko walks this exciting high-wire act without a net! The genres show the artist's great range. There's horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, and even humorous stories. Taken from rare comic books from a who's who of publishers, all the comics are meticulously restored and printed in a beautiful, large-format book. Insightful introductions by punk rocker and comics historian Fester Faceplant and Eisner Award-winner Craig Yoe.


Howard Nostrand's Nightmares
Howard Nostrand's brilliant horror-comics art was done during the height of the criticism against comics that resulted in government investigations and the Comics Code. Nostrand's style was an incredibly skilled, perfect mash-up of the EC artists Wally Wood and Jack Davis. Nostrand could be as innovative as Will Eisner, another influence on the artist. Five stories will be painstakingly reproduced from the rare original art!


Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge And Donald Duck: "Return To Plain Awful" The Don Rosa Library Vol. 2 (The Don Rosa Library)
Fantagraphics proudly presents our second complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by fan favorite Don Rosa. Star stories in our second Rosa book include "Return to Plain Awful," Rosa's sequel to Carl Barks' "Lost in the Andes" and "His Majesty McDuck," where Scrooge beats the IRS by seceding from the Union... only to have his new country colonized by the Beagle Boys! Plus more! Presented with a rich archive of Rosa's cover art and behind-the-scenes factoids, these Duckburg epics are getting a definitive, comprehensive North American edition for the very first time!


Aces High (The EC Comics Library)
This collection includes all of George Evans' highly-acclaimed stories for Aces High, EC's famous air war title. As a bonus, we present Evans' never-before-reprinted 3-D story of World War I ace Frank Luke (in regular, easy-on-the-eyes 2-D). This volume also includes numerous crime and shock stories plus other war stories done in collaboration with Harvey Kurtzman. Like all books in the Fantagraphics EC line, Aces Highfeatures essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces


Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Peanuts Every Sunday)
These late-1950s strips comprise the first golden age of Peanuts Sundays in one gorgeous, full-color coffee table book. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, but the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956-1960has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring -- allowing readers once again to plunge back into Charles Schulz's marvelous world.


Pogo Vol. 3: Evidence To The Contrary (Vol. 3)  (Walt Kelly's Pogo)
Pogo Volume 3contains all of the dailies and all 104 full-color Sunday strips from 1953 and 1954, presented in lush full color for the first time since their original appearance 60 years ago. Walt Kelly's sly political humor is at the fore, featuring perhaps his most controversial creation Simple J. Malarkey, a thinly veiled swipe at Senator Joe McCarthy, along with all of the usual swamp denizens -- plus in-depth "Swamp Talk" historical annotations by R.C. Harvey, spectacular samples of Kelly's work scanned from original art, and a whole lot more!


The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio
The names Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are synonymous with comic books, and their partnership ushered in the Golden Age of comics starting in the 1940s. Together they created memorable characters such as Captain America and Sandman, invented romance comics, and raised the standard for the genres of western, crime, and horror comic books. Over the course of three decades they wrote and illustrated several hundred comics, many of which are reproduced in this oversized volume covering all aspects of their amazing career. Selected and with an introduction by Mark Evanier, the foremost authority on the work of Simon and Kirby, the book includes artwork photographed from the original art in Joe Simon's private archive and showcases the seminal work of Simon and Kirby and their artistry as it has never been seen before.

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