Monday, March 21, 2016

May comics solicitations: Doctor Strange Omnibus; Hulk Epic Collection; Batman and Superman Golden Age omnibi and more

Upcoming collected editions of note. Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.

Doctor Strange Omnibus Vol. 1
A vain man driven by greed and hubris, Dr. Stephen Strange was a world-renowned surgeon until the night a car accident crippled his hands. Broken and destitute, he journeyed to Tibet to seek a cure from a legendary healer. He found not a man of medicine but the venerable Ancient One and the path to the mystic arts! Stan Lee and Steve Ditko reinvented the super hero with the Amazing Spider-Man, but from Dr. Strange's eerie house on a Greenwich Village corner they created new dimensions and otherworldly terrors. These stories remain as influential today as they were on 1960s' counter-culture. Marvel is proud to offer this Omnibus collection of the complete Lee/Ditko Doctor Strange run.
COLLECTING: STRANGE TALES (1951) 110-111, 114-146; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) 2

Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: Man or Monster?
Dr. Robert Bruce Banner may look like a mild-mannered scientist, but after being caught in a gamma bomb explosion, he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Hulk! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's atomic update on the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde paradigm mixed the might of giant monsters with Cold War intrigue and added a heavy dose of psychological drama. Decades later, it's a formula that still has readers clamoring for more!
COLLECTING: VOL. 1; INCREDIBLE HULK (1962) 1-6; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 12, 25-26; AVENGERS (1963) 1-3, 5; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 14; TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) 59; JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 112

Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four Vol. 18
The Fantastic Four have split up! Having gone their separate ways, you might worry that we'll have to come up with a new title for this book, but no, the evil machinations of Doctor Doom will reunite the First Family of Super-Heroes for the FF #200 extravaganza! All Johnny Storm's hot-rod racing, the Thing's demon bashing, Sue's dalliances with Namor and Reed's soul-searching culminate in a massive five-part saga that pits the FF against their nemesis in the series' greatest tradition! Who is Doom's son? How does he have the FF's powers? It's a fight to the finish in Latveria. Also featuring an outer-space adventure with the Inhumans, the return of the Mole Man and Quasimodo the Living Computer!
COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 192-203, ANNUAL (1963) 12-13

Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu Omnibus Vol. 2
Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu easily ranks as one of the most iconic series in Marvel history. Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy's blend of kung-fu action and globe-trotting espionage raised the already high standard set by the title, and in this second volume, believe it or not, it gets even better! The cinematic Hong Kong showdown with Shen Kuei, the Cat; the tense "Oriental Expediters;" the mystery of MI-6's mole; the sweeping scale of "The Return of Fu Manchu"; the epic "Saga of War-Yore"; each effort is a masterpiece of action, intrigue and drama, and none has ever looked better than in this painstakingly restored Omnibus.
COLLECTING: MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) 38-70; MASTER OF KUNG FU ANNUAL (1976) 1


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2
This second BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS includes dozens of stories from the early 1940s in which the Dynamic Duo battle evildoers including the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face, the Scarecrow and many more. These tales were written and illustrated by such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and more!
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #57-74, BATMAN #8-15 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #4-9.


Flash: The Silver Age Vol. 1
This thrilling volume collects the earliest adventures of the Flash--police scientist Barry Allen, who is the star of the hit TV series The Flash on the CW! These stories, from the late 1950s, relate the origin of the Flash, his discovery of his incredible super-speed, and the introductions of the first of his "Rogues Gallery" of super-villains, including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, all of whom have been featured on the TV series, as well as the Pied Piper, Mirror Master and Mr. Element. Also in this volume, witness the debut appearances of fellow heroes Kid Flash and the Elongated Man.
Collects SHOWCASE #4, #8 and #14, and THE FLASH #105-112.


Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2
The earliest adventures of Superman, from 1940 through 1942, are collected for the first time together in one massive hardcover. In these early stories, Superman battles social injustice and political corruption, fighting for the common man, taking on crooked land developers, spoiled socialites and much more.
Collects ACTION COMICS #32-47, SUPERMAN #8-15, WORLD'S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-4.


Barnaby Volume Three
The long-lost comic strip masterpiece by legendary children’s book author Crockett Johnson (Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Carrot Seed), collected in full and designed by graphic novelist and Barnaby superfan Daniel Clowes (Ghost World). Volume Three collects the postwar years of 1946–1947, continuing five-year-old Barnaby Baxter and his Fairy Godfather J.J. O’Malley’s misadventures. Bumbling but endearing, Mr. O’Malley rarely gets his magic to work―even when he consults his Fairy Godfather’s Handy Pocket Guide. The true magic of Barnaby resides in its canny mix of fantasy and satire, amplified by the understated elegance of Crockett Johnson’s clean, spare art. In its combination of Johnson’s sly wit and O’Malley’s amiable windbaggery, a child’s feeling of wonder and an adult’s wariness, highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous, Barnaby expanded our sense of what comics can do. This volume also features essays by comics historians Nathalie op de Beeck and Coulton Waugh, as well as Johnson biographer Philip Nel. Black and white with over 50 pages of color.

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