Friday, August 12, 2016

Upcoming DC Comics collections: Golden, Silver and Bronze Age JLA, Batman, World's Finest and more

New listings found on Amazon.

Justice League of America: The Silver Age Vol. 3
In these 1960s adventures, Aquaman, the Atom, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Superman, and Wonder Woman meets the Justice Society of America from the parallel world known as Earth-1, and take on the evil of Felix Faust, the Wizard, the Icicle, Kanjar Ro, Despero, Dr. Light, and many other classic DC villains.

Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20-30

Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 3
This third BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS includes dozens of stories from the early 1940s in which the Dynamic Duo battle evil-doers including the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face 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 #75-91, BATMAN #16-25, and stories from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #10-14.

Batman & Superman in World's Finest: The Silver Age Vol. 1
Superman and Batman first teamed up in these stories from comics' 1950s Silver Age, reprinted here for the first time in one massive hardcover. In these tales, which feature frequent guest stars Robin, Lois Lane, Commissioner Gordon, and Perry White, the two heroes battle crime in the past, present, and future, including each other's greatest foes: Lex Luthor and The Joker!

Collects stories from Superman #76 and World's Finest Comics #71-94.

Green Lantern: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1
Green Lantern's adventures continue in this volume of stories from the late 1960s. In it, Hal Jordan faces the evil of villains including Sinestro, Dr. Polaris, Major Disaster, Hector Hammond, and Star Sapphire, and is declared Cosmic Enemy Number One by the rest of the Green Lantern Corps.

These classic stories from one of the greatest eras of comics are featured here in a gigantic omnibus edition, GREEN LANTERN: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 3! Collects SHOWCASE #22-24, GREEN LANTERN #1-35.

Justice League of America: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1
In these adventures of the Justice League from the early 1970s, classic members of the League including Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, the Atom and Black Canary meet the JSA, the Seven Soldiers of Victory, and take on the most ruthless villains in the DCU! These stories ushered in the Bronze Age of comics and were written by one of the masters of the form, Dennis O'Neil.

Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77-113.

Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 2
In this second helping of Batman tales from the Golden Age of Comics, the Dark Knight Detective faces the evil of the Joker, the Penguin, Two-Face and more of his greatest foes.

This new trade paperback collects DETECTIVE COMICS #46-56, BATMAN #4-7, WORLD'S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-3.

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Pop Culture Roundup: Supergirl/Flash musical; Hanna-Barbera exhibit; Big John Buscema gallery; dateless Doctor Who fans; Justice Society on TV!

A musical crossover between the CW's "Supergirl" and "Flash" series is on tap for November sweeps,  according to the Comic Book Reporter.

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Cartoon Brew details a cool-sounding Hanna-Barbera going on display in Massachusetts.
Hanna and Barbera’s early work on Tom and Jerry will be explored, in addition to the scores of TV and film animation and live-action projects created by the studio between 1970 and 2005. Included within the exhibition will be original animation art, sketches, model sheets, photographs, archival materials, toys and other commercial products, and an interactive installation that will draw from the vast library of sound effects created by Hanna-Barbera.

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Diversions of the Groovy Kind shares a gallery of classic Marvel Comics covers by the legendary John Buscema.


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Being a fan of "Doctor Who" is a turnoff, according to a new British survey of dating trends, but watching "Sherlock" and "Game of Thrones" makes you more attractive. As does (really?) watching "Big Bang Theory."

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The Justice Society of American will be featured in season 2 of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" TV series on the CW. Here's a sneak peek at the team's headquarters:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Upcoming Marvel Comics collections: Avengers, X-Men, Master of Kung-Fu, Alpha Flight, more

New listings spotted on Amazon.

Avengers: The Complete Celestial Madonna Saga
Follow the fateful saga of the Avenger named Mantis - a tale three decades in the telling! It all begins with the revelations of the Star-Stalker, and soon drags Earth's Mightiest Heroes into a cosmic clash between Captain Marvel and Thanos! But when Kang comes to the present day in search of the Celestial Madonna, Mantis' life is forever altered! In one of the greatest Avengers epics ever told, the besotted Swordsman will go to great lengths to save the woman he loves. Wedding bells will chime, and Mantis will embrace her destiny!

COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) 124-125, 129-135; CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) 33; GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS 2-4; AVENGERS: CELESTIALQUEST 1-8

Captain America Epic Collection: Justice is Served
Cap faces a Scourge on the Marvel Universe! A super villain serial killer is on the loose, marking every death with the enigmatic epitaph: "Justice is served!" As the bodies pile up, can the Living Legend take down this Scourge of the Underworld before there are no more criminals left to fight? And if Scourge wasn't enough, there's Blue Streak, Flag-Smasher and the Slug to contend with! Other heroes can be just as much trouble -like enthusiastic D-Man, savage Wolverine and misguided vigilante Super-Patriot! But the government itself might strike the fi nal blow!

COLLECTING: VOLUME 13: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 318-332, ANNUAL 8; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 278; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 29, 31-32; SCOURGE SUBPLOT PAGES

X-Men Epic Collection: Second Genesis
With the original X-Men captured, Professor X recruits an All-New, All-Different team to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfi re, and Warpath, this new international cast redefined super-hero teams forever. The transition won't come easy, though. Wolverine and Cyclops will clash. X-Man will battle X-Man. Death and rebirth will visit the team, and an old nemesis will return. Also featuring the debut of Alpha Flight and the Weapon X program, the fi rst outer space saga with the Starjammers, and rare X-Men adventures. Comic-book titans Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and John Byrne guide their new X-Men through it all, raising the series to the peak of white-hot popularity. And it all starts here!

COLLECTING: VOL. 5; GIANT-SIZE X-MEN (1975) 1, X-MEN (1963) 94-110, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 53, 69-70, ANNUAL (1976) 1, IRON FIST (1975) 14-15, MATERIAL FROM FOOM (1973) 10

Excalibur Epic Collection: The Sword is Drawn
A legendary new X-team is born! Meet the United Kingdom's champion, Captain Britain, and his paramour, the metamorphic Meggan! They'll band together with former X-Men Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde when Gatecrasher and her Technet target Rachel "Phoenix" Summers! Fighting to uphold Xavier's dream, UK style, the five heroes form Excalibur! From their lighthouse base, they'll tackle the ferocious Warwolves, the unstoppable Juggernaut and Mojo mayhem! Things get wild with Arcade, the Crazy Gang and the X-Babies, and really heat up as Excalibur is drawn across the Atlantic to an Inferno raging in New York!

COLLECTING: VOL. 1: CAPTAIN BRITAIN (1976) 1-2; EXCALIBUR (1988) 1-11, SPECIAL EDITION, MOJO MAYHEM; MATERIAL FROM MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL 7, 14-15; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 31-38
 

New Mutants Epic Collection: Renewal
Meet the future of the X-Men! Karma. Wolfsbane. Sunspot. Cannonball. Moonstar. They're teenagers, thrown together by the X-gene that makes them diff erent. Follow the adventures of these young mutants from Karma's first meeting with Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, to their early days at the Xavier School! The New Mutants' on-the-job training begins in earnest with battles against Sentinels, the Silver Samurai, Viper and the Hellfi re Club, and a team-up with Spidey and Cloak & Dagger -all while they'll get a taste of life as X-Men in a disturbing encounter with the Brood!

COLLECTING: VOLUME 1: MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 4, NEW MUTANTS (1983) 1-12, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 167, MARVEL TEAMUP ANNUAL 6, MAGIK (1983) 1-4, MATERIAL FROM MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 100

Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu Omnibus Vol. 3
Shang-Chi continues to have his deadly hands full with foes like Shockwave, the sinister Agent Syn and the weapons-master Zaran! But will his mastery of kung fu be enough to overcome monstrous menaces and the mindless minions of Mordillo? He thought he'd seen the last of his most bitter enemy -but an unholy resurrection will bring Shang-Chi face to face once again with his fearsome father Fu Manchu! And the family reunion will get even more bitter when Shang's sister Fah Lo Suee renews their sibling rivalry. There'll be gang wars, death cults and mind-blowing martial arts mayhem on land and on sea! Plus: what if the Master of Kung Fu fought on the side of Fu Manchu?

COLLECTING: MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) 71-101; WHAT IF (1977) 16

Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus Vol. 1
The devil is reborn - and his adventures will leave you gasping for air! The Man Without Fear will visit his unique blend of blind justice on Klaw, the Megacrime cartel and the Mole Man, while the hotly contested battle to secure the Omega Drive will require Daredevil to team up with Spider-Man and not one, but two Punishers! But, as size-changing scientist Hank Pym enters Matt Murdock's head to destroy robots implanted by Doctor Doom, will saving Daredevil's brain cost him his mind? Ghosts from the past will haunt DD, while Matt faces a life-or-death drama of his own. With new enemies, new friends and a "grinnin' in the face of hell" attitude, Mark Waid delivers an Eisner Award-winning DAREDEVIL run like no other!

COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (2011) 1-27, 10.1; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 677; AVENGING SPIDER-MAN 6; THE PUNISHER (2011) 10
  
Captain America & The Falcon: Secret Empire
Captain America...criminal?! The Secret Empire was rarely more secretive or empirical than in this classic arc that sets Cap against a conspiracy out to frame and replace him in the American mind! And pay close attention to the man behind the curtain (or mask, as the case may be)! Corruption and cover-ups conclude with Cap quitting the Avengers, paving the way for his days as Nomad! With Nick Fury, the Black Panther and Banshee! Guest-starring the X-Men (back before it was cool) and featuring an early retelling of Cap's origin!

COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON 169-176

Daredevil Epic Collection: Brother, Take My Hand
Matt Murdock has done battle with Marvel's most maddening villains, but when the Jester enters the fray, the rules change forever. Framing DD for murder, he sets all of New York against the Man Without Fear. The stakes get even higher when Starr Saxon discovers DD's secret identity! Daredevil also faces off against two of Marvel's greatest heroes, Captain America and the Black Panther -all the while struggling to rebuild his relationship with the lovely Karen Page. Then comes the Death's Head, a villain with deep connections to those closest to Daredevil. It's a classic battle that pushes Matt Murdock to reveal his identity to Karen -will it bring them closer together, or force them apart?

COLLECTING: VOL. 3; DAREDEVIL (1964) 42-63

 Alpha Flight by John Byrne Omnibus
 Legendary writer/artist John Byrne steers one of his greatest creations to glory! Exploding from the pages of the X-Men, Canada's premier super-team Alpha Flight takes the Marvel Universe by storm before starring in their own Byrne-helmed series! Guardian, Shaman, Snowbird, Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Puck and Marrina fi ght to protect Canada from injustice and evil - including the Master of the World, maniacal alchemist Diablo, and the terrifying Great Beasts! But they'll face their darkest defeat at the hands of rival Omega Flight. An Alphan will fall...but can the team fight on?

COLLECTING: X-MEN (1963) 109, 120-121, 139-140; INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 8; MACHINE MAN (1978) 18; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) 83-84; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 272, 313; ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) 1-29; X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) 1-2; X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT (1998) 1-2; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL 7

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1
Classic tales of Star Wars, from the funny pages to your bookshelves! Beginning in 1979, fans got a daily dose of a galaxy far, far away in their newspapers - now, with this volume, you can savor those stories without the 24-hour wait! C-3PO chronicles the adventures of the Rebel heroes! Luke takes his chances on a gambler's world! A sojourn on Tatooine is anything but peaceful! Princess Leia is put to work as an Imperial servant! Han Solo makes another Kessel Run! Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for on a job! And Boba Fett makes his print debut!

COLLECTING: CLASSIC STAR WARS: THE EARLY ADVENTURES 1-9, CLASSIC STAR WARS: HAN SOLO AT STARS' END 1-3, CLASSIC STAR WARS 1-3, MATERIAL FROM CLASSIC STAR WARS 4

Iron Man Epic Collection: By Force of Arms
Tony Stark is back as the Invincible Iron Man! Stan Lee and Gene Colan's complete run - a host of iconic Iron Man adventures, including one of Marvel's fi rst crossovers - is proudly presented in this Epic Collection. Brought before the United States Senate to divulge the secrets of Stark Enterprises, the stakes have never been higher for Tony Stark. But survival in the halls of government means risking the life of his friend Happy Hogan. Then, the Mandarin will test Iron Man's mettle; executive privilege will do nothing to save Tony from Whiplash and the Titanium Man; and the ideologues at A.I.M. take us to the debut of Iron Man's very own solo series!

COLLECTING: Vol. 2; Tales of Suspense (1959) 73-99; Iron Man & Sub-Mariner (1968) 1; Iron Man (1968) 1; material from Not Brand Echh (1967) 2

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Rolling Stones in Mono set on the way

Following (several years behind) the Beatles, the Rolling Stones are putting their 1960s recordings out in mono - in both CD and vinyl box sets on Sept. 30.


Details from the news release:

This year, for the first time ever, all mono studio recordings released by The Rolling Stones in the 1960s will be available in one unique historic collection. On 30 September ABKCO Records will make available world wide the vinyl and CD box sets of The Rolling Stones in Mono. The collection will contain a total of 186 tracks, 56 of which have never before been heard in mono since the advent of the digital age.

The Rolling Stones’ arrival on radios around the world in 1963/64 was a seismic shift in popular music. It was those wonderful 7” vinyl 45s that created the fervour for the band, which is why, to celebrate The Rolling Stones In Mono box set, a series of limited edition 7”s are also being produced with unique reproductions of some of the bands classic and rarest singles.
In nine countries around the world these unique 7”s, limited to 1,000, will be individually available only in local stores.
Among the singles to be offered is a reissue of the historic, ‘Street Fighting Man’/‘No Expectations’ single, originally withdrawn shortly after release in 1968 that will be re-pressed for the US. For the UK there’s the withdrawn Decca single, ‘Poison Ivy’/‘Fortune Teller’, dating from 1963. Other releases include the German receive the 1967 single, ‘2,000 Light Years From Home’/‘She’s A Rainbow’, and a Japanese version of ‘Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)’/‘Carol’. These will all be in reproductions of their original sleeves, six of which are pictures sleeves.
Immersing themselves in classic Delta blues and recordings by the old Chess legends – Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Howlin’ Wolf – The Rolling Stones re-wrote the blues rulebook from London, super-charging the music and carrying it back across the Atlantic to be performed with an intensity never seen before. In a few short years, they went from being “England’s Newest Hit Makers” to “The Greatest Rock’n’roll Band In The World”.
Their game-changing first decade – during which they released classic albums such as Out Of Our Heads, Aftermath, Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed – set the pace for every blues- rock band that followed. Now into their sixth decade together, it’s fair to say that, if The Stones haven’t done it, it isn’t worth doing…
Chronicling this landmark early period in their career, The Rolling Stones In Mono, that will be released on 30 September, is a 15CD/16LP box set that brings together their first 14 classic albums – some in both US and UK editions – all newly remastered (and on 180g vinyl, for fans of the black stuff), along with a 24-track collection, Stray Cats, which mops up related oddities and singles. The box set includes a deluxe 48 page colour book that features rare photos by renowned photographer Terry O’Neill. The 16 LPs or 15 CDs are housed in the original full colour album jackets that fit along with the book into a one piece specially crafted box.
Taken together, the albums cover a remarkable five-year period during which the group recorded reputation-building classics, among them ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, ‘Paint It, Black’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and ‘Street Fighting Man’.
The full list of albums included in The Rolling Stones In Mono is:
The Rolling Stones (UK version)
12x5
The Rolling Stones No.2
The Rolling Stones, Now!
Out Of Our Heads (US version)
Out Of Our Heads (UK version)
December’s Children (And Everybody’s)
Aftermath (UK version)
Aftermath (US version)
Between The Buttons (UK version)
Flowers
Their Satanic Majesties Request
Beggars Banquet
Let It Bleed
Stray Cats

The full list of reissued 45s is:
Germany Exclusive
‘2,000 Light Years From Home’/‘She’s A Rainbow’
UK Exclusive
'Poison Ivy’/‘Fortune Teller’
Australia Exclusive
‘Fortune Teller’/‘Sad Day’
US Exclusive
‘Street Fighting Man’/‘No Expectations’
France Exclusive
‘We Love You’/‘Dandelion’
Japan Exclusive
‘Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)’/‘Carol’
Norway Exclusive
‘Time Is On My Side’/‘Congratulations’
Holland Exclusive
‘Empty Heart’/‘Around And Around’
Canada Exclusive
‘Not Fade Away’/‘Wanna Be Your Man’

 

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