Collected Editions Out This Week – May 6

Walter Simonson's Star Slammers The Complete Collection HC

Walter Simonson’s Star Slammers The Complete Collection HC

The complete upcoming list can be found on the Collected Editions Release Schedule page.

My Pick Of The Week is to the right —->
UPDATE: Star Slammers was a last minute scratch and is now due to come out next week, May 13
What’s yours? Please comment below.

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BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Mathematical Edition Volume 3 HC (E.K. Weaver ECCC Variant Cover), $49.99
Jim Henson’s Storyteller Witches HC, $24.99
Sons Of Anarchy Limited Edition Volume 1 HC, $39.99
Woods Volume 2 TP, $14.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Art Of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe HC (Limited Edition), $129.99
Bride Of The Water God Volume 17 TP, $9.99
Drug And Drop Volume 2 TP, $10.99
Flood A Novel In Pictures Fourth Edition HC, $24.99
Mass Effect Library Edition Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt TP, $9.99
Strain Volume 5 The Night Eternal TP, $19.99
Usagi Yojimbo Senso HC, $19.99

DC COMICS
Batman Earth One Volume 2 HC, $24.99
Batman Superman Volume 2 Game Over TP, $16.99
Batman Superman Volume 3 Second Chance HC, $22.99
Dial H Deluxe Edition HC, $34.99
Girl Who Played With Fire TP, $19.99
Mad Max Fury Road Inspired Artists Deluxe Edition HC, $24.99
Smallville Season 11 Volume 6 Alien TP, $16.99
Superman Vs Darkseid TP, $19.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Bad Karma Volume 1 HC, $34.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Chew Cases Of The FDA Card Game, $35.00
Don Rosa’s The Life And Times Scrooge McDuck Volume 1 Artist’s Edition HC, AR
Rip Kirby Volume 8 HC, $49.99
Star Trek New Visions Volume 6 Resistance (Cover A John Byrne), $7.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Volume 10 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures Volume 5 TP, $17.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 7 TP, $19.99
V-Wars Volume 2 All Of Us Monsters TP, $19.99
Walter Simonson’s Star Slammers The Complete Collection HC, $49.99

IMAGE COMICS
Rat Queens Volume 2 The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N’rygoth TP, $14.99
Witchblade Born Again Volume 2 TP, $14.99

MARVEL COMICS
All-New X-Men Volume 5 One Down TP, $19.99
Captain America Return Of The Winter Soldier Omnibus HC, $99.99
Figment HC, $24.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 1 HC (Steve McNiven Direct Market Variant Cover), $34.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 1 HC (Steve McNiven Movie Cover), $34.99
Marvel Masterworks Doctor Strange Volume 1 HC (New Printing), $49.99
Marvel Masterworks The X-Men Volume 1 HC (New Printing), $49.99
Road To Marvel’s Avengers Age Of Ultron The Art Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Slipcase HC, $49.99
Secret Wars Prelude TP, $34.99
Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope HC, $24.99

RED 5 COMICS
Drone Volume 1 TP, $9.95

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Valiant Zeroes And Origins Volume 1 TP, $19.99

Shipping & Products Updates This Week – May 5

Rip Kirby HC Vol. 8

Rip Kirby HC Vol. 8

Here are this week’s Collected Edition Shipping and Product updates:
DC ENTERTAINMENT
• Infinity Man and the Forever People Vol. 1 TP (MAR150268, $16.99) has been increased to 232 pages.
MARVEL COMICS
• Uncanny X-Men Premiere HC Vol. 6: Revolution (APR150908, $24.99) will now be retitledUncanny X-Men Premiere HC Vol. 6: Storyville.
• Avengers: Time Runs Out Premiere HC Vol. 4 (MAR150795, $24.99) will be 152 pages, not 144 pages.
• Ms. Marvel HC Vol. 1 (MAR150785, $34.99) will be 256 pages, not 248 pages, with no change in content or price.
AARDVARK-VANAHEIM
• Cerebus TP Vol. 4: Church & State II (STAR00322, $35) was solicited in the March PREVIEWS with a bookplate that was not included when the book shipped. The bookplate will ship at a later date.

VENDOR/TITLE OLD DATE NEW DATE
DARK HORSE COMICS
Mass Effect Library Edition HC Vol. 2 (C: 0-1-2) 5/6/2015 5/13/2015
IDW PUBLISHING
Rip Kirby HC Vol. 8 5/6/2015 5/13/2015
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye TP Vol. 7 5/6/2015 5/13/2015
MARVEL COMICS
Captain America TP Vol. 5: Tomorrow Soldier 8/5/2015 8/19/2015
Guardians of Galaxy: Best Story Ever TP 8/5/2015 8/19/2015
Rogue TP Complete Collection 8/5/2015 8/19/2015
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl TP Vol. 1: Squirrel Power 9/5/2015 8/19/2015
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse TP Vol. 1 Alpha 8/5/2015 8/19/2015
Guardians of Galaxy: Solo Classic Omnibus HC 9/2/2015 11/4/2015
TITAN COMICS
13 Coins HC (MR) 6/3/2015 7/7/2015
Doctor Who 11th HC Vol. 2: Serve You 6/10/2015 7/7/2015

Cancelled and TBD Collected Editions

DAMAGE CONTROL TP COMPLETE COLLECTION

DAMAGE CONTROL TP COMPLETE COLLECTION

Here is a current list of cancelled and to be determined collected editions from the major publishers. Hopefully they will be solicited at a later date.
I’ll probably update this list once a month.

CURRENT DATE ORIGINAL DATE TITLE
BOOM STUDIOS
TBD 4/1/2015 Adventure Time Fionna And Cake Mathematical Edition HC (NYCC Variant Cover)
TBD 5/6/2015 Adventure Time Mathematical Edition Volume 3 HC (E.K. Weaver ECCC Variant Cover)
TBD 12/10/2014 Adventure Time The Flip Side Volume 1 TP
TBD 9/25/2013 Cow Boy Volume 2 Unconquerable SC
TBD 6/4/2014 Robocop Volume 1 HC (Frank Miller SDCC Variant Cover)
TBD 5/6/2015 Sons Of Anarchy Limited Edition Volume 1 HC
DARK HORSE
TBD 4/15/2015 Art Of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe HC (Limited Edition)
TBD 5/6/2015 Drug And Drop Volume 2 TP
TBD 10/1/2014 Eltingville Club HC
TBD 3/11/2015 Pillars Of Eternity Guidebook Volume 1 HC
DC COMICS
Cancelled 6/10/2015 Question Falling In Place TP
DYNAMITE
TBD 4/1/2015 Bad Karma Volume 1 HC
TBD 6/5/2013 Damsels Volume 1 TP (Direct Market Exclusive Edition)
TBD 12/10/2014 Neil Gaiman’s The Last Temptation HC (Remarked & Signed Edition)
IDW
Cancelled 2/4/2015 John Byrne’s Next Men Omnibus Volume 1 TP
Cancelled 9/24/2014 Parker The Man With The Getaway Face By Richard Stark With Illustrations By Darwyn Cooke HC
TBD 4/1/2015 Angry Birds Comics Volume 2 When Pigs Fly HC
TBD 5/20/2015 Borderlands Volume 3 Tannis And The Vault TP
TBD 4/15/2015 Don Rosa’s The Life And Times Scrooge McDuck Volume 1 Artist’s Edition HC
TBD 10/8/2014 Kill Shakespeare Backstage Edition Volume 1 Oversized HC
TBD 7/2/2014 Lore 2012 Premiere Convention Edition HC
TBD 5/28/2014 Maxx Maxximized Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC
TBD 5/20/2015 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Volume 7 TP
TBD 10/15/2014 Red Light Properties Volume 2 Under Water TP
TBD 4/22/2015 Rip Kirby Volume 8 HC
TBD 5/20/2015 Star Trek New Visions Volume 6 Resistance (Cover A John Byrne)
TBD 4/15/2015 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Volume 10 TP
TBD 5/6/2015 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures Volume 5 TP
TBD 3/4/2015 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The IDW Collection Volume 1 HC
TBD 8/13/2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Secret History Of The Foot Clan Deluxe Workprint Edition HC
TBD 5/13/2015 Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 7 TP
TBD 5/20/2015 V-Wars Volume 2 All Of Us Monsters TP
TBD 2/11/2015 Walter Simonson’s Star Slammers The Complete Collection HC
TBD 2/25/2015 Winterworld Volume 1 The Mechanic’s Song TP
TBD 3/25/2015 X-Files Trust No One TP
TBD 5/27/2015 You Don’t Say GN
IMAGE
Cancelled 1/28/2015 Shotgun Wedding Volume 1 TP
TBD 11/2/2011 50 Girls 50 Volume 1 Shakedown TP
TBD 4/22/2015 Aphrodite IX The Complete Oversized HC
TBD 2/11/2015 Image First 2014 Compendium TP
TBD 2/4/2015 Ravine Two Volume Set
TBD 3/21/2012 Savage Dragon Ultimate Collection Volume 1 HC
TBD 6/26/2013 Where Is Jake Ellis TP
MARVEL
Cancelled 4/22/2015 Damage Control The Complete Collection TP
Cancelled 5/6/2015 Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Racoon And Groot Steal Galaxy Prose Novel Market TP
Cancelled 4/15/2015 X-Men Days Of Future Past Prose Novel MMPB
VALIANT
TBD 4/15/2015 Bloodshot Volume 6 The Glitch And Other Tales TP
TBD 4/29/2015 Eternal Warrior Days Of Steel TP
TBD 4/8/2015 Q2 The Return Of Quantum And Woody Deluxe HC
TBD 5/6/2015 Valiant Zeroes And Origins Volume 1 TP
TBD 4/22/2015 X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Volume 2 HC

CCL Podcast #410 – The 2015 Eisner Nominations

Eisner Awards

Eisner Awards

Collected Comics Library Podcast #410
21.5Mb; 23m 22s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Netfilx’s Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Free Comic Book Day and Deadpool Classic Volume 7 (including Punisher appearances in Deadpool #54 & #55), BOOM! Studios Announces “Peanuts” 65th Anniversary Hardcover Anthology, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (Deluxe Edition), a complete rundown of the 2015 Eisner Awards – Collected Editions and who I think will win (full list follows).

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Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com
“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)
“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)
“The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)
“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll,http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/(link is external)


Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)
Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)
Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 (Marvel)
The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely (DC)


Best Continuing Series

Astro City, by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo)
Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction, David Aja, & Annie Wu (Marvel)
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)
Southern Bastards, by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour (Image)
The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)


Best Limited Series

Daredevil: Road Warrior, by Mark Waid & Peter Krause (Marvel Infinite Comics)
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
The Multiversity, by Grant Morrison et al. (DC)
The Private Eye, by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman & J. H. Williams III (Vertigo/DC)


Best New Series

The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image)
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
Ms. Marvel, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)
The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)


Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

BirdCatDog, by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch (Lerner/Graphic Universe)
A Cat Named Tim And Other Stories, by John Martz (Koyama Press)
Hello Kitty, Hello 40: A Celebration in 40 Stories, edited by Traci N. Todd & Elizabeth Kawasaki (VIZ)
Mermin, Book 3: Deep Dives, by Joey Weiser (Oni)
The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)


Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

Batman Li’l Gotham, vol. 2, by Derek Fridolfs & Dustin Nguyen (DC)
El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)
I Was the Cat, by Paul Tobin & Benjamin Dewey (Oni)
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse, by Art Baltazar & Franco (DC)


Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

Doomboy, by Tony Sandoval (Magnetic Press)
The Dumbest Idea Ever, by Jimmy Gownley (Graphix/Scholastic)
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
Meteor Men, by Jeff Parker & Sandy Jarrell (Oni)
The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew (First Second)
The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)


Best Humor Publication

The Complete Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson (Andrews McMeel)
Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. by Jim Benton (NBM)
Groo vs. Conan, by Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, & Tom Yeates (Dark Horse)
Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man, by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber (Marvel)


Best Digital/Web Comic

Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover, Monkeybrain/comiXology.com(link is external)
Failing Sky by Dax Tran-Caffee, http://failingsky.com(link is external)
The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies, http://lastmechanicalmonster.blogspot.com(link is external)
Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson, http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/comic(link is external)
The Private Eye by Brian Vaughan & Marcos Martin http://panelsyndicate.com/(link is external)


Best Anthology

In the Dark: A Horror Anthology, edited by Rachel Deering (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW)
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)
Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, edited by Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, & Graham Kolbeins (Fantagraphics)
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World, edited by Monte Beauchamp (Simon & Schuster)
To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)


Best Reality-Based Work

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, by MariNaomi (2d Cloud/Uncivilized Books)
El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)
Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 2, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood, by Nathan Hale (Abrams)
To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)


Best Graphic Album—New

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, by Stephen Collins (Picador)
Here, by Richard McGuire (Pantheon)
Kill My Mother, by Jules Feiffer (Liveright)
The Motherless Oven, by Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
Seconds, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine Books)
This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)


Best Graphic Album—Reprint

Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus (Magnetic Press)
How to Be Happy, by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
Jim, by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)
Sock Monkey Treasury, by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics)
Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)


Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)

Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan: The Sunday Comics, 1933–1935, by Hal Foster, edited by Brendan Wright (Dark Horse)
Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, by Tove Jansson, edited by Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)
Pogo, vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly & Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, vols. 5-6, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein & Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)


Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

The Complete ZAP Comix Box Set, edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron (Fantagraphics)
Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Son, by Don Rosa, edited by David Gerstein (Fantagraphics)
Walt Kelly’s Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics, vols. 1–2, edited by Daniel Herman (Hermes)
Witzend, by Wallace Wood et al., edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron (Fantagraphics)


Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Beautiful Darkness, by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët (Drawn & Quarterly)
Blacksad: Amarillo, by Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn, by Hugo Pratt (IDW/Euro Comics)
Jaybird, by Lauri & Jaakko Ahonen (Dark Horse/SAF)
The Leaning Girl, by Benoît Peeters & François Schuiten (Alaxis Press)


Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Takeshi Obata & yoshitoshi ABe (VIZ)
In Clothes Called Fat, by Moyoco Anno (Vertical)
Master Keaton, vol 1, by Naoki Urasawa, Hokusei Katsushika, & Takashi Nagasaki (VIZ)
One-Punch Man, by One & Yusuke Murata (VIZ)
Showa 1939–1944 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki, by Mamoru Hosada & Yu (Yen Press)


Best Writer

Jason Aaron, Original Sin, Thor, Men of Wrath (Marvel); Southern Bastards (Image)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel (Marvel); Pretty Deadly (Image)
Grant Morrison, The Multiversity (DC); Annihilator (Legendary Comics)
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image); Private Eye (Panel Syndicate)
G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)


Best Writer/Artist

Sergio Aragonés, Sergio Aragonés Funnies (Bongo); Groo vs. Conan (Dark Horse)
Charles Burns, Sugar Skull (Pantheon)
Stephen Collins, The Giant Beard That Was Evil (Picador)
Richard McGuire, Here (Pantheon)
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)
Raina Telgemeier, Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic)


Best Penciller/Inker

Adrian Alphona, Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
Mike Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)
Frank Quitely, Multiversity (DC)
François Schuiten, The Leaning Girl (Alaxis Press)
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
Babs Tarr, Batgirl (DC)


Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

Lauri & Jaakko Ahonen, Jaybird (Dark Horse)
Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
Mike Del Mundo, Elektra (Marvel)
Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad: Amarillo (Dark Horse)
J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo/DC)


Best Cover Artist

Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics Darwyn Cooke Month Variant Covers (DC)
Mike Del Mundo, Elektra, X-Men: Legacy, A+X, Dexter, Dexter Down Under (Marvel)
Francesco Francavilla, Afterlife with Archie (Archie); Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight (Dark Horse); The Twilight Zone, Django/Zorro (Dynamite); X-Files (IDW)
Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
Phil Noto, Black Widow (Marvel)
Alex Ross, Astro City (Vertigo/DC); Batman 66: The Lost Episode, Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet (DC/Dynamite)


Best Coloring

Laura Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)
Nelson Daniel, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder (IDW)
Lovern Kindzierski, The Graveyard Book, vols. 1-2 (Harper)
Matthew Petz, The Leg (Blue Creek Creative/Top Shelf)
Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder, Shaolin Cowboy, Aliens: Fire and Stone, DHP (Dark Horse)
Matthew Wilson, Adventures of Superman (DC); The Wicked + The Divine (Image), Daredevil, Thor (Marvel)


Best Lettering

Joe Caramagna, Ms. Marvel, Daredevil (Marvel)
Todd Klein, Fables, The Sandman: Overture, The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC); Nemo: The Roses of Berlin (Top Shelf)
Max, Vapor (Fantagraphics)
Jack Morelli, Afterlife with Archie, Archie, Betty and Veronica, etc. (Archie)
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)


Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
Comic Book Creator, edited by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
Comic Book Resources, edited by Jonah Weiland & Albert Ching, www.comicbookresources.com(link is external)
Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes, www.comicsalliance.com(link is external)
tcj.com,(link is external) edited by Dan Nadel & Timothy Hodler (Fantagraphics)


Best Comics-Related Book

Comics Through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (4 vols.), edited by M. Keith Booker (ABC-CLIO)
Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton, by Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics)
Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, by Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell (IDW/LOAC)
What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck, by Michael Alexander Kahn & Richard Samuel West (IDW/LOAC)
75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen, by Roy Thomas & Josh Baker (TASCHEN)


Best Scholarly/Academic Work

American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife, by A. David Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan)
Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics, by Andrew Hoberek (Rutgers University Press)
Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books, by Michael Barrier (University of California Press)
Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)
The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, by Thierry Smolderen, tr. by Bart Beaty & Nick Nguyen (University Press of Mississippi)
Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay, by Katherine Roeder (University Press of Mississippi)


Best Publication Design

Batman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti/DC)
The Complete ZAP Comix Box Set, designed by Tony Ong (Fantagraphics)
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)
Street View, designed by Pascal Rabate (NBM/Comics Lit)
Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, designed by Anna Tina Kessler (TASCHEN)

The Omnibus Collector – Omnibus of the Week: Alias by Brian Michael Bendis

In early anticipation of the next upcoming Marvel Netflix show I’ve put together a little video that I hope will point some readers towards a book they may not have read yet… Alias by Brian Michael Bendis! The Omnibus was reprinted earlier this year, which is awesome for collectors like us that prefer these larger books, but I have a strong feeling that by the time the series hits Netflix we may see the book return out of print! Uh oh! So I’ve put this video out early in hopes to usher people towards grabbing this excellent book!

The Omnibus Collector – Omnibus of the Week: Daredevil by Frank Miller

By this point I’m sure everyone’s watched Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil series, and if you’re like most people out there you probably found yourself wanting to read some good Daredevil comics. Look no further than right here for my official recommendation with my overview and review of the Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus! Even if you’re a fan who has read this run multiple times before, if you haven’t gotten the Omnibus then I totally recommend it, and you can watch this video to see just why I so strongly recommend fans to grab this beautiful volume!

Collected Editions Out This Week – April 29

Spider-Verse HC

Spider-Verse HC

The complete upcoming list can be found on the Collected Editions Release Schedule page.

My Pick Of The Week is to the right —->
What’s yours? Please comment below.

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ANTARCTIC PRESS
Arclight Volume 1 The Art Of Joe Wight Signed Edition TP, $25.00
Gold Digger Gold Brick III Reminted Signed Edition TP, $50.00
Gold Digger Gold Brick IV Reminted Signed Edition TP, $60.00
My Gal The Zombie TP, $11.99

BLACK MASK COMICS
Godkiller Volume 1 Walk Among Us Part 1 TP, $9.99

BONGO COMICS
Silver Dream An Interworld Novel SC, $9.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Cow Boy Volume 1 A Boy And His Horse TP, $12.99
Thomas Alsop Volume 1 TP, $14.99

BOUNDLESS COMICS,
Lady Death The Art Of Juan Jose Ryp Deluxe Collector Box Set, $49.99
Lady Death Masterworks Deluxe Collector Box Set, $49.99
Lady Death Warrior Temptress Deluxe Collector Box Set, $99.99

CHARTWELL BOOKS
Wonder Woman Amazon Hero Icon HC (Sale Edition), $19.99

CONUNDRUM PRESS
Disappearance Of Charley Butters GN, $15.00

DARK HORSE COMICS
Gantz Volume 35 TP, $13.99

DC COMICS
Batman Volume 5 Zero Year Dark City TP, $16.99
Batman Volume 6 The Graveyard Shift HC, $24.99
Fables Volume 21 Happily Ever After TP, $17.99
Gotham City Sirens Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Green Arrow Volume 6 Broken TP, $14.99

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
Operation Nemesis A Story Of Genocide And Revenge GN, $18.99

DK PUBLISHING
LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Updated And Expanded HC, $18.99
Ultimate Star Wars Characters Creatures Locations Technology Vehicles HC, $40.00

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
Palookaville Volume 22 HC, $22.95
SuperMutant Magic Academy GN, $22.95
Trash Market GN, $22.95

HILL AND WANG
Battle Lines A Graphic History Of The Civil War GN, $26.00

HUMANOIDS PUBLISHING
Swords Of Glass Deluxe HC, $39.95
Throne Of Ice HC, $29.95
Zombies That Ate The World Volume 3 Houston We Have A Problem HC, $19.95

IDW PUBLISHING
Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 18 HC, $39.99
Headspace TP, $19.99
Marvel Covers Artist’s Edition HC (2nd Printing), AR
My Little Pony Fiendship Is Magic Complete 5 Cover Box Set, $19.99
Secret Agent X-9 By Dashiell Hammett And Alex Raymond HC, $49.99

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE
Golden Age Masterworks From The Golden Age Of Illustration HC, $44.95

IMAGE COMICS
Cyber Force Rebirth Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Goners Volume 1 We All Fall Down TP, $9.99
Sunstone Volume 2 GN, $14.99
Walking Dead Volume 23 TP, $14.99

INSIGHT EDITIONS
Disney’s Frozen The Poster Collection SC, $24.99
Hobbit The Definitive Movie Poster Collection SC, $24.99
World According To Iron Man HC, $24.95
World According To Thor HC, $24.95

JOE BOOKS
Disney’s Cinderella Cinestory TP, $14.99

KORERO BOOKS
Sex And Horror The Art Of Emanuele Taglietti SC, $29.95

LUCASBOOKS
Star Wars Lords Of The Sith HC, $28.00

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man Edge Of Spider-Verse TP, $15.99
Avengers Epic Collection Volume 4 Behold The Vision TP, $34.99
Avengers Vision And The Scarlet Witch TP (New Printing), $19.99
Avengers West Coast Vision Quest TP (New Printing), $24.99
Elektra Volume 2 Reverence TP, $17.99
Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 3 HC (Alex Ross Cover), $99.99
Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 3 HC (Jack Kirby Direct Market Cover), $99.99
Marvel Superheros Secret Wars Activity Book Facsimile Collection, $24.99
Marvel’s Avengers Age Of Ultron The Art Of The Movie Slipcase HC, $49.99
Original Sin TP, $34.99
Original Sins TP, $16.99
Spider-Verse HC, $75.00
X-Force Volume 3 Ends Means TP, $16.99

ONE PEACE BOOKS
Cosplay Basics A Beginner’s Guide To The Art Of Costume Play GN, $18.95

ONI PRESS
Sixth Gun Deluxe Edition Volume 2 HC, $59.99

PAPERCUTZ
Lunch Witch Volume 1 GN, $14.99
Toto Trouble Volume 3 The Ace Of Jokers GN, $7.99

RUNNING PRESS
MAD’s Greatest Writers Frank Jacobs Five Decades Of His Greatest Works HC, $30.00

SANCTUM PRODUCTIONS
Phantom Detective Double Novel Volume 2 SC, $14.95
Shadow Double Novel Volume 95 SC, $14.95

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Alice In The Country Of Clover The March Hare’s Revolution GN, $13.99
Certain Scientific Railgun Volume 10 GN, $12.99
Devils And Realist Volume 5 GN, $12.99
Dragonar Academy Volume 6 GN, $12.99

SQPINC
Fairy Tales By Elias The Art Of Elias Chatzoudis SC, $14.95

TITAN COMICS
White Trash Volume 1 HC, $19.99

TOUCHSTONE
Darth Vader And Friends HC, $14.95
Star Wars Epic Yarns Volume 1 A New Hope HC, $9.95
Star Wars Epic Yarns Volume 2 The Empire Strikes Back HC, $9.95
Star Wars Epic Yarns Volume 3 Return Of The Jedi HC, $9.95

TRIUMPH BOOKS
100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die SC, $14.95

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Charmed Season 10 Volume 1 TP, $15.99

Shipping & Products Updates This Week – April 28

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 1 TP

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 1 TP

Here are this week’s Collected Edition Shipping and Product updates:
DC ENTERTAINMENT
• Gotham Academy Vol. 1 TP (MAR150269, $14.99) has been increased to 160 pages.
MARVEL COMICS
• Iron Fist Epic Collection TP: Fury of Iron Fist (APR150942, $39.99) will be rated T, not T+.
• The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl TP Vol. 1: Squirrel Power (MAY150824) will be $15.99, not $12.99.
• Uncanny X-Men Prem. HC Vol. 6: Revolution (APR150908D) – incorrectly solicited as being $29.99 and 152 pages – will, in fact, be $24.99 and 136 pages.
• Captain Marvel TP Vol. 3 (MAY150822, $12.99) will be retitled Captain Marvel TP Vol. 3: Alis Volat Propriis.
• Avengers: Millennium TP (MAR150794, $17.99) will be 136 pages, not 152 pages, with no change in content.
TITAN COMICS
• The cover art shown for Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 1 TP (MAY151538, $24.99) on page 406 of the May PREVIEWS is incorrect. The correct cover for the TP is shown here.

VENDOR/TITLE OLD DATE NEW DATE
DC ENTERTAINMENT
Mad Max: Fury Road Inspired Artists Dlx. Ed. HC (MR) N/A 5/6/2015
Bodies TP (MR) 5/27/2015 6/10/2015
Secret Six TP Vol. 2 6/3/2015 6/17/2015
IDW PUBLISHING
Empire TP 4/29/2015 5/6/2015
MARVEL COMICS
All New X-Men Prem. HC Vol. 7: Utopians 6/17/2015 7/15/2015
Hawkeye TP Vol. 4 Rio Bravo 7/22/2015 7/29/2015
Uncanny X-Men Prem. HC Vol. 6: Revolution 7/29/2015 8/12/2015
Hawkeye By Matt Fraction and David Aja Omnibus HC 9/16/2015 10/21/2015
Hawkeye HC Vol. 2 11/4/2015 12/9/2015
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Gronk: A Monster’s Story GN Vol. 2 6/24/2015 5/13/2015
Gronk: A Monster’s Story GN Vol. 3 6/24/2015 5/20/2015
Gronk: A Monster’s Story GN Vol. 4 5/20/2015 5/27/2015
UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Essential Evangelion Chronicle SC Side A (C: 0-1-2) 6/24/2015 5/20/2015

Collected Editions Out This Week – April 22

Armor Hunters Deluxe Edition HC (Valiant)

Armor Hunters Deluxe Edition HC (Valiant)

The complete upcoming list can be found on the Collected Editions Release Schedule page.

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APRIL 22 2015
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fight Like A Girl Volume 1 Learning Curve TP, $14.99

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Haunter GN, $15.00

AMAZE INK (SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS)
Woodland Welfare Manifesto GN, $7.95

AMULET BOOKS
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Volume 5 The Underground Abductor HC, $12.95

BEARMANOR MEDIA
Voices From Krypton The Unofficial Adventures Of Superman On Film And In Comics SC, $19.95

BLACK LIBRARY
Warhammer 40K Damnation Of Pythos MMPB, $9.99
Warhammer 40K Damocles TP, $16.00

BLACK MASK COMICS
Ballistic Volume 1 TP, $14.99

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Blastoff TP, $15.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Evil Empire Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Realist HC, $24.99

CINEBOOK
Blake And Mortimer Volume 20 The Septimus Wave GN, $15.95
IR$ Volume 6 The Black Gold War TP, $11.95
Kenya Volume 2 Encounters GN, $11.95
Lucky Luke Volume 51 The Painter TP, $11.95
Melusine Volume 1 Hocus Pocus GN, $9.99
Wisher Volume 3 Glee GN, $11.95
XIII Volume 20 The Bait GN, $11.95

DARK HORSE COMICS
Art Of The Uncharted Trilogy HC, $39.99
Crimnial Macabre The Third Child TP, $17.99
Strain Volume 2 The Fall HC, $29.99
Witchfinder Volume 3 The Mysteries Of Unland TP, $19.99
X Volume 5 Flesh And Blood TP, $14.99

DC COMICS
Batman ’66 Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Batman ’66 Volume 3 HC, $19.99
Justice League 3000 Volume 2 The Camelot War TP, $14.99

DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Captain Ken Volume 1 GN, $13.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Chastity Volume 1 Life Death TP, $19.99
Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition Volume 3 HC, $150.00
Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition Volume 3 HC (Frank Thorne Signed Edition), $300.00
Mage Wars The Nature Of The Beast SC, $12.99
Pathfinder Volume 3 City Of Secrets HC, $29.99
Red Sonja Travels Volume 2 TP, $29.99
Turok Dinosaur Hunter Volume 2 West TP, $16.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Harvey Kurtzman Man Who Created MAD And Revolutionized Humor In America HC, $34.99

HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Neil Gaiman’s Instructions Paper Over Board HC, $8.99

HILL AND WANG
Cartoon Introduction To Philosophy TP, $17.95

IDW PUBLISHING
Best of EC Volume 2 Artist’s Edition HC, AR
Cartoon Network All-Star Omnibus TP, $24.99
Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume 11 HC, $49.99
Rot And Ruin Warrior Smart TP, $19.99
Starling Volume 1 Ashley Wood HC, $17.99
Transformers Classics Volume 8 TP, $29.99
Wild Blue Yonder HC, $29.99
Winterworld The Stranded Volume 2 TP, $17.99
Wormwood Gentleman Corpse The First Few Pints HC, $49.99
X-Files Season 10 Volume 4 HC, $24.99

IMAGE COMICS
Criminal Volume 4 Bad Night TP, $14.99
MPH TP, $14.99

JOE BOOKS
Disney’s 101 Dalmations The Cinestory TP, $14.99
Disneys Phineas And Ferb Comics Blowout TP, $14.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Let’s Dance A Waltz Volume 1 GN, $10.99
Your Lie In April Volume 1 GN, $10.99

LEGENDARY COMICS
Town Called Dragon Volume 1 TP, $14.99

MAGNETIC PRESS
Adventures Of Basil And Moebius HC, $19.99

MARVEL COMICS
Hulk Future Imperfect TP (New Printing), $19.99
Loki Agent Of Asgard Volume 2 I Cannot Tell A Lie TP, $17.99
Spider-Man The Complete Alien Costume Saga Volume 2 TP, $44.99
Superior Iron Man Volume 1 Infamous HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Vision Yesterday And Tomorrow TP (New Printing), $19.99
Wolverines Volume 1 Dancing With The Devil TP, $15.99

MOONSTONE
Day Of The Destroyers Jamie Flint Agent X-11 Must Save America Novel HC, $23.99

ONI PRESS
Scott Pilgrim Color Edition Volume 6 Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour HC, $24.99
Sixth Gun Gunslinger Edition Volume 2 HC, $79.99
Terrible Lizard Volume 1 TP, $19.99

PANTHEON BOOKS
Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace And Babbage HC, $28.95

REBELLION
2000 AD Pack March 2015 (1920-1923), $21.40

SELFMADEHERO
Room For Love HC, $22.95

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
12 Beast Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Clay Lord Masters Of Golems Volume 1 GN, $12.99

TITAN BOOKS
Elder Scrolls Online Tales Of Tamriel Volume 1 The Land HC, $34.99
Joss Whedon The Complete Companion Revised And Updated SC, $19.95

TOHAN CORPORATION
Megami January 2015, $16.60
Newtype January 2015, $16.00

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
Alter Ego #132, $8.95
Back Issue #80, $8.95
Draw #30, $8.95

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Armor Hunters Deluxe Edition HC, $49.99
Death-Defying Dr Mirage TP, $9.99

VERTICAL
Witchcraft Works Volume 4 GN, $12.95

VIZ MEDIA
Vagabond Volume 37 GN, $9.95

YEN PRESS
Akame Ga Kill Volume 2 GN, $13.00
Barakamon Volume 4 GN, $15.00
Devil Is Part-Timer Light Novel Volume 1 SC, $14.00
Inu X Boku SS Volume 7 TP, $11.99
Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon Novel Volume 2 SC, $14.00
Kagerou Daze Volume 1 GN, $13.00
Log Horizon The Beginning Of Another World Light Novel Volume 1 SC, $14.00
No Game No Life Light Novel Volume 1 SC, $14.00
Puella Magi Tart Magica The Legend Of Jeanne D’Arc Volume 1 GN, $13.00
So I Can’t Play H Volume 1 GN, $13.00
Spice And Wolf Novel Volume 14 SC, $13.00
Sword Art Online Progressive Volume 2 GN, $13.00
Tena On S-String Volume 7 GN, $30.00

Shipping & Products Updates This Week – April 21

Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy HC Vol 18

Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy HC Vol 18

Here are this week’s Collected Edition Shipping and Product updates:
IMAGE COMICS
• Stray Bullets TP Vol. 2: Somewhere Out West (MR) (MAR150544, $19.99) will now run 240 pages, not 224 pages, with no change in price.
MARVEL COMICS
• Deadpool by Posehn and Duggan HC Vol. 3 (APR150917, $34.99) will now contain Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1, and will not contain Deadpool Annual #1
• Ant-Man: Natural Enemy Prose Novel HC (MAR150797, $24.99) will be 256 pages, not 304 pages, with no change in content.
• Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude TP (MAR150798, $14.99) will be 160 pages, not 152 pages.
BLACK MASK COMICS
• Pirouette TP Vol. 1 (MR) (FEB151090, $9.99) will now run 96 pages, not 112 pages, with no change in price.

VENDOR/TITLE OLD DATE NEW DATE
DARK HORSE COMICS
Game of Thrones Figure: Petyr Littlefinger Baelish (C: 1-1-2) 5/6/2015 4/29/2015
Game of Thrones Figure: Tywin Lannister (C: 1-1-2) 5/6/2015 4/29/2015
Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe HC Ltd. Ed. 4/22/2015 5/6/2015
IDW PUBLISHING
Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy HC Vol. 18 4/22/2015 4/29/2015
Secret Agent X9/Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond HC 4/22/2015 4/29/2015
MARVEL COMICS
Marvel’s Agent Carter Season One Declassified Slipcase HC 6/10/2015 6/24/2015
Marvel’s Daredevil: Defender of Hell’s Kitchen Slipcase HC 9/2/2015 10/7/2015
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless TP Vol. 3: Pirate Princess 5/20/2015 5/6/2015
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Walt Disney Donald Duck HC Vol. 6: Pixilated Parrot (C: 0-1-2) 5/27/2015 5/20/2015