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Postby Dr Kain » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:37 pm

These arrived today:

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Postby tbeasley » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:51 pm

Dark Horse Reveals Mike Mignola’s ‘Hellboy in Hell’ Library Edition
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Hellboy's final adventure isn't the only thing getting the hardcover treatment from Dark Horse. Get ready for 'B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth' Deluxe Vol. # 1!

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I hope the Plague of Frogs hardcovers are reprinted someday... I got the first volume but no the others.
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby lhb412 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:03 pm

WOOHOO! Can't wait to have the complete Mignola Hellboy (on the current 'Hellboy and the BPRD' series he's just the co-writer) in oversized hardcover.
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:47 am

Couldn't pass this up given it was onnly $25:

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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby lhb412 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:03 pm

YEEEHAAAW! DC is hitting the Kirby reprint motherload this fall and winter: I'm already really looking forward to the Kamandi omnibus this summer, but starting in November there's Mister Miracle, The Demon, and Challengers of the Unknown paperbacks and an enormous Fourth World omnibus! I suppose since Mister Miracle is getting a paperback that the other three Kirby books in the Fourth World saga will also be reprinted individually in paperback, but I think I'll go with that big honking hardcover.

.... ahhhh, and a huge Swamp Thing omnibus collecting everything up to Alan Moore's reboot, too!!!

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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:32 pm

I've now completed what has come out so far for the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby era of Fantastic Four. Hopefully Volume 4 isn't too far behind.

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Re: The Comic Book Thread

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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby klen7 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:35 am

I have always found it to be frustrating trying to find collections of old Marvel monster comics due how painfully incomplete they are.. Fortunately it looks like they are about to remedy that with two "Monsterbus" releases giving us over 1700 pages of vintage monsters from Kirby, Stan Lee and Larry Lieber

https://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Vol-Mar ... 302908618/

https://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Vol-Mar ... 302908626/
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Postby lhb412 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:43 pm

^I think both Marvel and DC have hit a spate of great classic reprints this year, especially in regards to Jack Kirby!
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby lhb412 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:59 pm

How did it take three days after the announcement for me to learn that Stan Sakai is doing a 40 page Usagi Yojimbo/TMNT team-up comic? I'm supposed to be this huge fan and it just flew past me! Stan took a few months off from the regular Usagi series for some mystery project, and this is it. Should roughly coincide with Usagi's appearance in Nickelodeon's TMNT cartoon and toyline.

http://ew.com/books/2017/04/01/stan-sak ... ow_twitter

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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby klen7 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:01 pm

@lhb412 - Do you know if there is a reason for a delay on Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War? I pre-ordered it last July and Amazon just notified me that there is no new estimate for delivery. It seems like its out in the wild, so maybe Amazon got a very limited stock?
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Postby lhb412 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:05 pm

^Zack Davisson (the translator) mentioned on his twitter last week that he just did the final proofreading of the translation, so I automatically assumed it was running behind schedule and we wouldn't be getting it this week.
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby klen7 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:23 pm

Thanks! Glad its not canceled :)

::EDIT:: Amazon now has April 28th as release date :)
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby lhb412 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 pm

^ Davisson says the next Kitaro volume, The Great Tanuki War, has been rescheduled for June. So it was delayed two months.
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:57 am

I finished reading the Spectacular issues of the Roger Stern Omnibus last night and I gotta say that those stories were on par with the stories I have read that Stan Lee wrote. Roger also made me like Beetle, which has never been done before. Peter is a pimp though. In the stories I have read over the last few months he has gone through Betty, MJ, Gwen, Debbie, and now Marcy (who I never knew about before as I don't remember her from any cartoon or the 90s comics). :D Only about 15 more issues until I get to Hobgoblin's introduction, I cannot wait!
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Re: The Comic Book Thread

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:09 pm

Marvel Comics Going Retro for 'Legacy' Relaunch
Graeme McMillan wrote:This fall, Marvel Entertainment is going back to its comic book roots.

The company announced Marvel Legacy during Saturday's Marvel: Next Big Thing panel at the C2E2 comic convention in Chicago — a relaunch of its superhero comic book line that will refocus on its long history and most iconic characters.

The fall relaunch will follow the conclusion of the current Secret Empire storyline — in which Hydra, as led by a corrupted Captain America, has taken over the United States — and see a renewed focus on "hope, wonder, enjoyment and fun," according to the publisher. It also will see a number of changes for the comics themselves, including a restoration of "legacy numbering" on long-running series — which is to say, an issue number that will reflect the overall cumulative number of issues published, as opposed to the number in that particular volume. For example, Captain America: Steve Rogers would jump from somewhere in the early 20s to an issue number closer to 690. There will also be a new consistent cover design across the line reminiscent of Marvel's 1980s and '90s output.

Some of the retro moves Marvel is planning go back even further, with the return of both the Marvel Value Stamp — a collectable clip-and-save program from the mid-1970s and F.O.O.M., a self-published Marvel fanzine from the same era (The title is an acronym for "Friends Of Ol' Marvel"), reportedly underway.

"The Marvel Legacy initiative is a celebration of everything that makes Marvel the best in fiction and it’s a signifier of a new era for Marvel Comics," Marvel CCO Joe Quesada said in a statement. "It’s a loving look at the heart of Marvel as we embrace our roots and move enthusiastically forward with all the Marvel characters you know and love starring in the biggest, boldest, best Marvel stories. All of which kicks off with the giant Marvel Legacy special."

The Marvel Legacy special will be a 50-page comic book by The Mighty Thor and Doctor Strange writer Jason Aaron and Secret Wars artist Esad Ribic that will set up the new status quo for the comic book universe, and return a fan-favorite character into active service — although, of course, Marvel isn't revealing just who right now. The issue is scheduled for a fall release, although no official date was revealed just yet; the cover for the issue will come from Joe Quesada himself.

More information about Marvel Legacy — including the complete line-up of titles and attached creators — will be released in coming months.

MARVEL's LEGACY Brings Back Original Numbering, 'Hope, Wonder, Enjoyment & Fun' and a 'Beloved Mainstay'
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