3 Collected Editions Worth Buying from the January 2015 IDW Solicitations

IDW has release their January 2015 Solicitations and there are several classics to choose from.

Star Trek The City on the Edge of Forever
Star Trek The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)
For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” See the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 128 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-206-7
• “Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay… is proving much more enthralling than the aired version with Woodward’s art giving a visually stunning look.” –UnleashTheFanboy.com

Haven’t read Harlan Ellison’s Star Trek yet? Now’s your chance. This series nothing nothing but straight up awesome and will throw you back into the 1960’s when Star Trek ruled sci-fi TV. It does play different from the original episode, but that’s OK – it’s suppose to. What this really does is bring a different perspective. Think Superman II: The Donnor Cut but in comic book form. Too bad that this wasn’t shot-for-shot as it was intended, but at least we have the next best thing. Oh and the covers! I’d love to have them all as wall posters.

The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3
The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3

The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3
Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)
Volume 3 continues the re-presentation of Sam Kieth’s and William Messner-Loeb’s groundbreaking series, The Maxx, with all new colors by Ronda Pattison.
HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-202-9
• Collects issues #9–12
• Oversized Hardcover!

The new reprints of the Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs series form Image Comics keeps rolling along. These hardcovers differ from the old trade paperbacks, which were published by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, in a few different ways: they only collect 4 issues at a time, when the trades collected 6 and they have new colors and improved scans of the original artwork.

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4
Russ Manning (w & a & c)
In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants’ Graveyard. Collecting the complete strips run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-215-9
• 2014 Eisner Award Winner!

Someday when I catch up to buying all the other books on my “Needs & Wants” list, I’ll get to collecting Tarzan. I do own the Joe Kubert Archives and two of the Jesse Marsh Archives from Dark Horse but that’s it. There’s so much more to get including this awesome, complete newspaper run from the master, Russ Manning.

The Collected Editions of Marvel’s Phase 3 Cinematic Universe

Marvel has officially announced their Phase 3 Cinematic Universe .
Let’s take a look at what collected editions, trade paperbacks and hardcover books we may be getting:

Captain America 3: Civil War
Captain America 3: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016

No doubt a new edition of Civil War, but more specifically a Civll War Omnibus and Civil War Companion Omnibus.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange – November 4th, 2016

Finally a complete Steve Ditko Doctor Strange Omnibus. Ditko was on the series from Strange Tales #110 (July 1963) – Strange Tales #146 (July 1966). This omnibus will include much more than just those issues; probably up to Doctor Strange #179 (the series became slef titled with issue #169.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017

Marvel is already releasing softcover trades of the original and 1990’s GotG, but it would be nice to have a nice Omnibus of both series. Or at least Premiere Hardcovers. And please reprint Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest.

Thor 3: Ragnarok
Thor 3: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017

Hard to say exactly what we’ll be getting here, but it better be the Walt Simonson arc that introduces Beta Ray Bill from The Mighty Thor #337-340. No matter what, the more Thor, the better.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Black Panther – November 3, 2017

No doubt an Omnibus of a complete run of Kirby’s Black Panther, which would be a hardcover of The Essential Black Panther collecting Jungle Action #6-22, 24 and Black Panther #1-12. FYI, the Essential did not collect #11-12.

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 on May 4, 2018 and Avengers Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019

By this point I expect Omnibus’ and epic collections of al things Infinity. We already have Infinity Gauntlet so it’s time for Infinity War and Infinity Crusade hardcovers.

Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel – July 6, 3018

Since this is the Carol Danvers movie, it’s likely we’ll get a hardcover of the Essential, collecting Ms. Marvel #1-23 and Marvel Super-heroes Magazine #10-11.

Inhumans
Inhumans

Inhumans – November 2, 2018

Inhumans Omnibus? Yes please! This will collect their first appearances in Fantastic Four and material from the two Masterworks: Thor #146–152; Amazing Adventures #1–10; Avengers #95; Marvel Super-Heroes #15, Inhumans #1–12; Captain Marvel #52–53; Fantastic Four Annual #12; Marvel Fanfare #14; What If?#29–30; Thor Annual #12.

CCL on Comic Book Page: September 2014 Comic Book Collected Editions Sale Estimates

2014-09-Trades
2014-09-Trades

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 300 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions for September 2014.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

New and Old Criminal from the Image January 2015 Solicitations

Image has released their January 2015 Solicitations…and an old favorite is back.

CRIMINAL SPECIAL EDITION (ONE-SHOT)
CRIMINAL SPECIAL EDITION (ONE-SHOT)

CRIMINAL SPECIAL EDITION (ONE-SHOT)
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
JANUARY 28 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE!
To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike!
It’s 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It’s CRIMINAL like you’ve never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick ‘70s thrills!
“Brubaker and Phillips are the gold standard of the crime graphic novel.” – Warren Ellis

CRIMINAL SAVAGE EDITION MAGAZINE-SIZE VARIANT
CRIMINAL SAVAGE EDITION MAGAZINE-SIZE VARIANT

CRIMINAL SAVAGE EDITION MAGAZINE-SIZE VARIANT
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
JANUARY 28 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $5.99
MAGAZINE FORMAT
As an added bonus—and due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the magazine-size variant of THE FADE OUT—the CRIMINAL SPECIAL EDITION will also be released in a Savage Edition, a variant in the style of magazine-size comics of the ‘70s!

CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD TP (NEW PRINTING)
CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD TP (NEW PRINTING)

CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & VAL STAPLES
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
JANUARY 28 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
The bestselling crime series returns to print in strikingly-designed new editions from Image, starting where it all began: CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD—a new take on noir that turned the heist story on its head and created a whole new underworld for BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS to explore.
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ recent series FATALE and The FADE OUT have brought their work to a wider audience of new readers, and now is the perfect time to show them the work that made the award-winning team’s reputation!
“Brubaker and Phillips’ books have always been about eight years ahead of their time.” —Brian K. Vaughan

Looks like Brubaker and Phillips are serious. Not only with new Criminal material in standard and oversized formats, but with new reprints, too. You’ll recall that Marvel/Icon released the entire series in 6 trade paperbacks from 2007-2011 and two Deluxe Editions in 2009 and 2012 that included essays, cover galleries, process pieces and several other extras. It looks as though, for now, Image is just releasing the trades. No word on a Deluxe Edition, but I’ll bet money that one will get published eventually.

Avengers: The Vibranium Collection Slipcase HC From The Marvel January 2015 Solicitations

Avengers: The Vibranium Collection Slipcase HC
Avengers: The Vibranium Collection Slipcase HC

Marvel has released their January 2015 solicits, but the only one book I want to focus on is the Avengers: The Vibranuim Collection Slipcase HC. Ths massive collected edition follows the footsteps of Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection from 2013 that came out just in time for The Wolverine movie. This book, to no one’s surprise, is being released in time for Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron and again to no one’s surprise features the aforementioned villain.

Let’s take a look at the original solicit:

AVENGERS: THE VIBRANIUM COLLECTION SLIPCASE HC
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, JIM SHOOTER, ROGER STERN, STEVE ENGLEHART, KURT BUSIEK, GEOFF JOHNS, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JOHN BUSCEMA, JOHN BYRNE, DAVE COCKRUM, GEORGE PEREZ, OLIVIER COIPEL, DAVID FINCH & JEROME OPENA
Slipcase by ALEX ROSS
Cover by JOE QUESADA
The Earth’s mightiest Avengers stories — assembled in one super-sized, slipcased volume! Witness the fateful day when five heroes unite! Cheer as Captain America lives again! Watch the old order changeth for the first time, and learn that even an android can cry! See Ultron, Count Nefaria, Kang and the Red Skull take their best shots at the Avengers — and gasp as the Masters of Evil lay siege to the mansion! Welcome Spider-Man and Wolverine to a very new roster, then completely lose count as Cap and Iron Man expand the team to safeguard an Avengers World! It’s Marvel’s biggest heroes and comics’ biggest names, packed with dozens of extra features! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #1, #4, #16, #57-58, #164-166 and #273-277; GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS (1974) #2; AVENGERS (1998) #19-22 and #65-70; NEW AVENGERS (2005) #1-6; and AVENGERS (2012) #1-3.
776 PGS./Rated T+ …$200.00
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9329-6
Trim size: 11-1/2 x 15-1/2

Now here’s a breakdown of what is so special about this collected edition:

AVENGERS (1963) #1
First appearance of The Avengers: Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and Wasp
AVENGERS #4
First appearance and Silver Age Captain America; joins The Avengers
AVENGERS #16
Hank Pym as Goliath
AVENGERS #57-58
First appearance of The Vision; joins The Avengers
AVENGERS #164-166
Battle with The Lethal Legion and Count Nefaria; latter half of “The Bride of Ultron”
AVENGERS #273-277
“Siege Of The Avengers Mansion”
GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS (1974) #2
Swordsman dies; Hawkeye returns; Part 2 of “Celestial Madonna Saga”; story continues from Avengers #129 and continues in Avengers #130
AVENGERS (1998) #19-22
“Ultron Unlimited”
AVENGERS #65-70
“Red Zone”
NEW AVENGERS (2005) #1-6
“Breakout”
AVENGERS (2012) #1-3
Current series; Marvel Now!; First half of “Avengers World” collected edition