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Omnibus of the Week – Captain America: The Return of the Winter Soldier

Hey Omnibus Collectors! Finally, it’s time for me to talk about the long awaited final omnibus volume of Ed Brubaker’s run on Captain America. Collecting the entire Captain America and Bucky series, Brubaker’s run on the Winter Soldier ongoing series, and the remaining issues of Captain America (2011), this is a nice book stuffed with awesome material from a host of different creators. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoy making it!

Here is the original solicitation:

Ed Brubaker’s award-winning Captain America run concludes! As Captain America’s staunch ally Bucky, James Buchanan Barnes was one of America’s greatest heroes of WWII – until he was brainwashed into becoming the Soviet spy known as the Winter Soldier. Now, in the aftermath of FEAR ITSELF, James is the Winter Soldier again! When Russian sleeper agents awaken and old enemies resurface with new identities, Winter Soldier and Black Widow clash with Doctor Doom – and James must save the Widow from her own past! But even with help from Wolverine and Hawkeye, must Bucky sacrifice everything to save his love? Meanwhile, Captain America takes on Scourge and the Discordians, while a deadly villain from the past reveals a mystery spanning generations of heroes!
COLLECTING: Captain America and Bucky 620-628, Fear Itself 7.1: Captain America, Winter Soldier 1-5, Captain America (2011) 11-19, Winter Soldier 6-14

CCL Podcast #413 – OOP Collected Editions and Their Worth

Civil War The Underside

Civil War The Underside

Collected Comics Library Podcast #413
28.3Mb; 30m 48s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Satellite Sam Omnibus from Image, Alice Cooper Vol. 1: Welcome to My Nightmare from Dynamite to collect Marvel Premiere #50, Alex Raymond’s complete artistic output collected by Hermes Press, Hermes Press collects King Features’ Mandrake The Magician, a rundown of the Batman 75th Anniversary Box Set that includes Hush, Court Of Owls and Dark Knight Returns, Top 10 Sales in May 2015, The Tick by Ben Edlund, Terry and the Pirates by George Wunder Volume 1 and 2 (Hermes Press) extras.

I also go over a very cool list of 50 Comic Collections On Your Bookshelf Worth Over $100 that was put together over on Bleeding Cool. I know my audience well and I’m willing to bet you will have at least one of these Out Of Print aka OOP collected editions on your shelf. The only questions are: which one and how much is it worth?

I’m on Facebook a lot these days and not only am I contributor my own CCL Facebook page and hosting the awesome Comic Book News, Publishers & Podcasts feed, but good friend of the CCL, Ryley Moore has put together the band new The Omnibus Collector’s Comic Swap page and it is a fantastic source for talk and book selling – please join up and tell the group I sent you. And while you’re at, you can also join Wallace Ryan’s Library of Graphic Literature. Wallace is another good friend of mine and hey, more collected editions talk never hurts!

Finally, would you like a FREE COPY of BACK ISSUE #81: spotlighting DC Bronze Age Giants and Reprints? It’s only the greatest Back Issue ever and the one copy that everyone who collects collected editions should have in their library! Listen to the show and find out how it could be yours. Did I mention it’s FREE?

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Forbidden Planet International (UK), Europe’s largest online retailer bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise. Be sure to read their awesome daily blog.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What ONE book in your collection is priceless?

Do you enjoy this podcast? If so, could you please leave a short review here? I read them, and they keep me going. Thanks!

Omnibus of the Week: Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2

The wait for a third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus is still ongoing, but in the meantime as part of my big ol’ readathon of everything X-Men and X-Men related I’ve recently completed the second Uncanny X-Men Omnibus! There was a lot of material I was already familiar with from this volume like Dark Phoenix and Days of Future Past, but plenty of new things as well like the great Savage Land arc from Marvel Fanfare! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy hearing me talk about this great volume, and going forward with the readathon I’ll be talking about the material I’d have in a Vol. 3 and the first spin-off series… New Mutants!

Here is the original solicitation:

Chris Claremont, Dave Dockrum and John Byrne took a little reprint series called X-Men and turned it into the all-new, all-different titan that conquered comicdom. Now, you can experience the thrills and excitement of their classic tales from “The Dark Phoenix Saga” to “Days of Future Past” and so much more in this enormous omnibus! Including the debuts of X-Universe mainstays Emma Frost and Kitty Pryde, the threat of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto’s return, Wolverine’s first solo story and a rare Savage Land adventure — plus the original ending of “Dark Phoenix” and a host of bonus stories!
Collecting X-Men (1963) #132-141, Annual (1970) #4-5; The Uncanny X-Men (1981) #142-153; Avengers Annual (1967) #10; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #1-4; Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #26-27; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100; Bizarre Adventures (1981) #27; Phoenix: The Untold Story (1984) #1; Published: April 16, 2014

CCL Podcast #412 – No More Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP

Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP

Collected Comics Library Podcast #412
21.3Mb; 23m 11s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Mad Max: Fury Road, Game Of Thrones binge-watching, Agents of Atlas after Agent Carter, Deconstructing Guardians Of The Galaxy Solo Classic Omnibus, Annihilation Classic HC and what’s missing.

Finally, there is talk this week of the lack of Fantastic Four and X-Men merchandise and only scant appearances in the comics. I take a look at the current state of collected editions of these teams. There seems to be a fair amount of X-Men and Wolverine books, but barely any FF. Listed here are the only collected editions that are currently solicited:
Marvel Masterworks The Fantastic Four Volume 17 HC, 06/10/15
Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP, 06/17/15
Fantastic Four By Aguirre-Sacasa And Mcniven TP, 07/15/15
…and that’s it – no FF books after July 15 and that is with the movie coming out on August 7!
I hope this isn’t the end, but it sure looks bleak.

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Forbidden Planet International (UK), Europe’s largest online retailer bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise. Be sure to read their awesome daily blog.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: Will you miss the Fantastic Four if no more comics or trades of them are published?

Do you enjoy this podcast? If so, could you please leave a short review here? I read them, and they keep me going. Thanks!

Omnibus of the Week: The Trial of Captain America by Ed Brubaker

It’s the penultimate Omnibus collection of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America! Those of us collecting the run across the beautiful Omnibus editions had quite the wait between Cap Lives and this one, but it’s here, it’s awesome, and I’m finally getting around to making a video for it!

In this volume we see Bucky retain the role as Captain America, delivering some of my absolute favorite stories from Brubaker’s run. It’s a great volume, so check out this video and see why I love it so much!

CCL Podcast #411 – Motor City Comic Con 2015 Wrap-Up

Doctor Strange Pocket Book

Doctor Strange Pocket Book

Collected Comics Library Podcast #411
37.8Mb; 41m 09s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Netfilx’s Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man Omnibus (or lack-there-of), Star Wars Artist Edition (IDW), Eight-page booklet for Gasoline Alley, Motor City Comic Con buys including Marvelman Hardcovers, The Spirit (First Wave) by Dave Stevens, a classic Doctor Strange Pocket Book and Mr. Rhee by Dirk Manning.

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Forbidden Planet International (UK), Europe’s largest online retailer bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise. Be sure to read their awesome daily blog.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: Do you think Captain America: Civil War will be better than Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Do you enjoy this podcast? If so, could you please leave a short review here? I read them, and they keep me going. Thanks!

Omnibus of the Week – Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont Vol. 1

This one was a LONG time coming…

Doubling as the sixth part of my X-Men Readathon videos, this week I talk about the first collection of one of the greatest runs in all of comics- Claremont’s X-Men! This is only the first chunk of the run that lasted from 1975-1991, but in this volume you can see the seeds planted for what will be the most defining era of Marvel’s Merry Mutants!

Omnibus of the Week: Captain America Lives by Ed Brubaker

With Marvel finally releasing the fifth and final Omnibus to Ed Brubaker’s amazing run on Captain America I thought it was high time to make a video for the third volume of the series, Captain America Lives! Coming right off the tails of The Death of Captain America Omnibus this book follows the adventures of Bucky Barnes as he’s come to be accepted in his role as the new Captain America… but with Steve Rogers making a return it looks like his tenure with the shield could be cut short!

Marvel July 2015 Collected Editions Solicitations

Here’s the complete list of Marvel Collected Editions solicitations for July 2015.
Marvel has a ton of great books coming out soon, a Typhoid Mary collection , Black Panther by Christopher Priest and even a Spider-Woman Masterworks!
What are you getting?

MAY150820 / STK677520
Cover Price: $17.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Cover Artist: Hans, Stephanie
All her life, Angela – finest warrior of the Tenth Realm of Heven – was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But Angela has learned the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian. Now, cast out of her home, Angela must strike out on her own! But how does she become the guardian of a demonic child? Why do both Asgard and Heven want it so badly? And how does Loki fit in? Pursued by Asgardian warriors, Angela and her charge cross the Realms from Earth to Vanaheim, and even travel to outer space, where her teammates the Guardians of the Galaxy lend a hand. But she soon sees no other option than an invasion of her own homeland – that’s right, Angela must fight her way into Heven! Collecting ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1-6. Rated T+
MAY150812 / STK677495
Cover Price: $125.00
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-11-04

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Perez, George
Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George P rez craft a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers forge an uneasy alliance with the Thunderbolts to face Count Nefaria – but the true threat comes from the stars as Earth is declared a cosmic maximum-security prison for alien criminals! To save their planet, and contend with hordes of rampaging Hulks and the spawn of Ultron, the Avengers must rebuild their operation bigger and better than ever. But none of it will do any good when the time-spanning Kang the Conqueror wages war on the present day and wins! Now, Captain America and a small band of rebels may be the world’s only hope for freedom! Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #24-56, #1 and ANNUAL 2000-2001; THUNDERBOLTS (1997) #42-44; MAXIMUM SECURITY: DANGEROUS PLANET; MAXIMUM SECURITY #1-3; and AVENGERS: THE ULTRON IMPERATIVE. Rated T
MAY150819 / STK677519
Cover Price: $16.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-07-29

 

Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Davis, Alan
Cover Artist: Davis, Alan
In the 25th century, machines rule the Earth. Humans are slaves. And Ultron is the All-Father, his will enforced by his own team of Avengers. Mankind’s only hope is a group of heroes drawn from different times! From the past comes a volatile Hulk, not long after the Gamma Bomb explosion; Jim Rhodes, during his stint as Iron Man; and Thor, cursed by Hela and armored to protect his brittle bones. From our present and near future, the Vision, Black Widow and the new female Thor. And from years in the future, an even newer Captain America with her own heroic legacy. But who leads this timetorn team? Doctor Doom! Caught between Ultron and Doom, can the Avengers find a way to save forever? Collecting AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1, NEW AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER#1 and UNCANNY AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1, plus the classic INCREDIBLE HULK (1962) #6, IRON MAN (1968) #188 and THOR (1966) #378 Rated T+
MAY150826 / STK677703
Cover Price: $19.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-19

 

Artist: Bengal,
Cover Artist: Dekal, Jeff
The Avengers, Illuminati and Cabal have been battling to save their world while reality dies and time runs out around them – but how did things get the way they are? Find out here, as the answers you’ve been waiting for are revealed! Cannonball and Smasher face their greatest adventure yet: parenthood! But can the new parents survive an encounter with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard? Sunspot takes on A.I.M. in the Savage Land as Starbrand and Nightmask face a surprising enemy, and Thor and Hyperion are unleashed! The Avengers fall as the Cabal rises – and no world is safe as the march to the end times begins! Plus: Starbrand is losing his grip on his humanity! Can Nightmask bring him back to Earth? And can he stand against the cosmic fire of Kolobus? Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #34.2 and AVENGERS WORLD #17-21. Rated T+
MAY150810 / STK677490
Cover Price: $24.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-09-09

 

Artist: Walker, Tigh
Cover Artist: Ferry, Pasqual
Millions of fans have climbed aboard the ‘wildest ride in the wilderness’ – and now Marvel reveals the saga of how the Big Thunder Mountain gold mine became the haunted legend it is today! Mine owner Barnabas T. Bullion is determined to shelter his teen daughter Abigail from the dangerous Wild West. But this brave young hero has other ideas – which include robbing her father’s mine as a masked outlaw! But what is the protective power that dwells deep within the mysterious mountain? And as earthquakes and floods strike, can the denizens of Rainbow Ridge survive a clash between mankind’s greed and nature’s fury? In the face of nature’s wrath, Abby throws in her lot with a group of bandits – but with Big Thunder in dire straits, who can she trust? Collecting BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1-5. All Ages
MAY150831 / STK677708
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-12

 

Writer: Quesada, Joe
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Velluto, Sal
Black Panther reinvented as a sharp and witty political satire? Believe it! T’Challa is the man with the plan as Christopher Priest puts the emphasis on the Wakandan king’s reputation as the ultimate statesman, as seen through the eyes of the U.S. government’s Everett K. Ross. As the Panther investigates a murder in New York, Ross plays Devil’s Advocate in an encounter with Mephisto, and a new regime seizes control in Wakanda. When the truth behind the coup becomes clear, T’Challa finds himself an enemy of the state – and a major revelation threatens to destroy his relationship with the Avengers! Plus: Meet Queen Divine Justice – is she ready to join T’Challa’s deadly crew of female bodyguards, the Dora Milaje? Are they ready for her? Hold onto your pants, because Ross sure can’t! Collecting BLACK PANTHER (1998) #1-17. Rated T+
MAY150828 / STK677705
Cover Price: $19.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Pacheco, Carlos
The final chapter of the story that began in Dimension Z: Steve Rogers is Captain America no more! The Iron Nail has neutralized the Super-Soldier Serum in his system, and Steve is vulnerable as never before. Continuing the Red Skull’s plan to finally destroy his oldest enemy, Arnim Zola wages war on New York – and without Cap to lead them, can the Avengers stop the Bio-Fanatic’s plot for revenge? As the Falcon faces a secret from Cap’s past, Zola unleashes his hyper-mutates, and Jet Black joins the battle – to the death! The Red Skull’s long game is revealed as the road to AXIS begins! But Zola and the Skull didn’t anticipate a new player in the game: Who is the all-new Captain America?! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #22-25 and material from MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION #1. Rated T
MAY150822 / STK677522
Cover Price: $12.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-19

 

Artist: Lopez, David
Cover Artist: Lopez, David
Captain Marvel’s time as an astronomical Avenger has pitted her against some of the worst the galaxy has to offer. But now, the Haffensye Consortium has finally caught up to Carol and Tic! Carol was barely able to survive the last time she squared off against the Haffensye – will she be so lucky again? And when bloodthirsty space pirates attack, will Captain Marvel find herself in way over her head? Place your bets! Then, Carol is drawn into THE BLACK VORTEX, but as she faces the cosmically powered Iceman and Groot, the Vortex’s power may prove too strong for Earth’s Mightiest Hero! And as the dust settles, Carol sets her sights on Earth, preparing for a homecoming an entire year in the making! Unfortunately, time is running out for the Avengers – and the end is nigh! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #12-15. Rated T+
MAY150833 / STK677710
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-19

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Colan, Gene
The return of a legend – and the end of an era! Gene ‘The Dean’ Colan draws Daredevil once again as Mister Fear launches his latest campaign of terror! But when Matt comes between his angry ex-love Black Widow and evil mutant Omega Red, he’ll feel more than the Widow’s bite! What deadly game is the Avenger playing? And DD meets DP when Deadpool comes a-calling, but will Typhoid Mary make it an unholy love triangle? And what does it all mean for Deuce the Devil-Dog? Plus: Flash back to Matt Murdock’s college years as he first meets Foggy Nelson! And how – and why – has Matt regained his sight?! Daredevil’s first series hurtles to a finish, and it’s going to end with a bang! Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #365-380 and #-1, and DAREDEVIL/DEADPOOL ANNUAL ’97. Rated T
MAY150832 / STK677709
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-12

 

Writer: Nocenti, Ann
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Madureira, Joe
Daredevil’s craziest ex-girlfriend, Typhoid Mary, stars in her own twisted fairy tale! Peek inside the crowded head of Mary Walker – whose dissociative identity disorder, and mutant talents for telekinesis and pyrokinesis, are a deadly combination. But could the psionic psycho become a force for good when she fights for women too powerless to defend themselves? Typhoid’s appetite for vengeance draws the attention of Ghost Rider, while her growing contempt for men places Daredevil and Wolverine in the line of fire. Meanwhile, it’s bad news for Peter Parker when he befriends the benign Mary, only for her newly discovered third identity to manifest itself. Spidey sure won’t want to say Bloody Mary three times! Collecting TYPHOID #1-4, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #150-151 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #213-214 – plus material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #109-116 and #123-130, and GIRL COMICS (2010) #3. Explicit Content
MAY150835 / STK677712
Cover Price: $19.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-12

 

Artist: Noto, Phil
Cover Artist: Anka, Kris
All of Deadpool’s fan-favorite flashback issues, collected in chronological order! (I mean, I think so really, who can keep track?) First, Deadpool goes back to the 1950s to save Nick Fury from time-traveling Hitler! In the 1960s, Deadpool wreaks havoc on a cosmic level! In the 1970s, he hits the streets with Power Man and Iron Fist! In the 1980s, he matches wits with Iron Man! In the 1990s, Deadpool gets his hands on the Infinity Gems – and his ORIGINAL SIN is revealed, with help from Sabretooth and Alpha Flight! Plus: Learn about gracking, energy source of the future, straight from the Roxxon Corporation! If you can’t trust a giant faceless corporation, who can you trust? It’s Deadpool through the decades, in one handy package! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #26, #20, #13, #7, #250, #34 and #40. Parental Advisory
MAY150816 / STK677510
Cover Price: $24.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: TBD,
Marvel’s popular Merc with a Mouth in an all-new ARRGGH * Hey hey, book readers, take off those big thick glasses – this is Deadpool speaking! Sorry Marvel, somethin’ happened to your copy guy. Anyway, this is my first prose novel, and they got this dude Stefan Petrucha to write it. He’s good people – he’s written novels (Ripper, Dead Mann Walking) and comics (Power Rangers, X-Files). But here’s the thing: This book is about dogs. Dogs that turn into big nasty monsters. And then I gotta kill ’em. Thing is, I like killing people – the ones that deserve it, anyway – but I won’t kill dogs. No way. So that’s what we call a character dilemma. What – wait for the paperback? Who said that?! I’ll gut you right now-
MAY150830 / STK677707
Cover Price: $24.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: Stern, Roger
Artist: Buscema, Sal
Cover Artist: Mignola, Mike
Flames of the Faltine! Is it getting hot in here, or is it just Mephisto? When Doctor Strange joins Reed and Sue Richards in battle with the Lord of Lies, the enchanting sorceress Topaz is freed from hell. But half her soul remains in torment. Can Strange complete her – or will he fall prey first to a siren’s song? Or perhaps to a feral feline demon? With a key part of his costume clawed to pieces, Stephen’s going to need a new Cloak – but when the unholy Urthona strikes, he might need a new body, too! The old saying goes, ‘Don’t pay the ferryman until you get to the other side.’ But before Strange can reach it, there might just be a new Sorcerer Supreme! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #75-81. Rated T
MAY150818 / STK677517
Cover Price: $14.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: TBD,
This is it: the harrowing tale of the Guardians’ greatest triumph! (Or so they’d have you believe!) Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy explode into action in this bombastic prison break! Plus: Find out why these ragtag heroes are worthy of guarding the galaxy in scintillating solo stories! Rocket and Groot team up with old friends to rescue a princess, but will a bounty turn them against one another? Drax battles Thanos and Thor in two classic tales! And get a glimpse of the childhood of Gamora, daughter of Thanos! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEST STORY EVER #1, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: TOMORROW’S AVENGERS #1, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (ROCKET RACCOON) #1 and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1 – plus material from THOR (1966) #314, LOGAN’S RUN #6 and MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2. Rated T+
MAY150817 / STK677514
Cover Price: $125.00
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-09-02

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Ross, Alex
They’re the galaxy’s greatest heroes – but who were they before they met? Find out in this complete collection of their earliest appearances! Drax’s sole mission is to destroy Thanos. But when Thanos launches an all-out war with Gamora as his uneasy ally, can Drax succeed even with the Avengers’ help? Plus: Witness the space-faring adventures of the legendary Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon’s quest in the Keystone Quadrant! And gasp as Groot tries to conquer Earth?! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #271 and ANNUAL #5; IRON MAN (1968) #55; CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #27-33, #43-44 and #58-62; STRANGE TALES (1951) #180-181; WARLOCK (1972) #9-11 and #15; AVENGERS (1963) #219-220 and ANNUAL #7; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2; MARVEL PREVIEW #11; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) #1-2 and #6-7; MARVEL PREMIERE #61; ROCKET RACCOON (1985) #1-4; and STAR-LORD SPECIAL EDITION – plus material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #13; LOGAN’S RUN #6; MARVEL PREVIEW #4, #7, #14-15. Rated T+

INHUMAN TP  VOL 03 LINEAGE

MAY150823 / STK677698
Cover Price: $12.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-07-29

 

Cover Artist: Stegman, Ryan
All the threads of the Inhuman saga are finally woven together as Queen Medusa takes on King Black Bolt with the fate of the Inhumans in the balance! In this new world order, the recently awakened NuHumans are a valuable currency, and someone is working hard to control their destiny. The fanatical Lash continues his recruitment drive for the city of Orollan – but what is his agenda? And Lineage has been lurking in the background since the beginning; now, it’s time for him to show his hand. Don’t miss the incredible climax of this complex and intriguing epic! But what will be left standing before SECRET WARS pulls it all crashing to the floor?! Collecting INHUMAN #12-14 and ANNUAL #1. Rated T+

MAGNETO TP  VOL 03

MAY150829 / STK677706
Cover Price: $15.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-07-29

 

Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Cover Artist: Yardin, David
As Magneto tries to forge a new stronghold on the devastated island nation of Genosha, the backdrop for his greatest triumphs and most devastating tragedies, he finds himself confronted by S.H.I.E.L.D.! But what ace does Magneto have up his sleeve that might allow him to turn the tables? In the wake of AXIS, Magneto had gathered a group of wayward mutants together on Genosha. But now someone is hunting and killing those mutants one by one, right under his nose. And that someone happens to be the one man Magneto fears most! To save his people, Magneto must banish every demon who might oppose him. But as his foes mount, he soon finds that some demons are more persistent than others. And what are the true intentions of Magneto’s ‘steadfast ally,’ Briar Raleigh? Collecting MAGNETO (2014) #13-17. Parental Advisory
MAY150837 / STK677715
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-07-29

 

Cover Artist: TBD,
Miles Morales takes up the mantle of Spider-Man! Before Peter Parker died, young Miles was poised to start the next chapter in his life in a new school. Then, a spider’s bite granted the teenager incredible arachnid-like powers. Now, Miles has been thrust into a world he doesn’t understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Can he live up to Peter’s legacy as Spider-Man? As Miles grapples with his new life, Miles’ Uncle Aaron – A.K.A. the Prowler – learns his secret! He’s got plans for his nephew, but little does he know that the Scorpion is on his tail! Plus: Universes collide, and the wall-crawlers of the Marvel and Ultimate Universes unite in the most ultimate, amazing Spider-Man story ever! Collecting ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1-12 and SPIDER-MEN #1-5. Rated T+
MAY150814 / STK677501
Cover Price: $75.00
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-11-11

 

Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Kane, Gil
Jessica Drew debuts as Spider-Woman in her inaugural Marvel Masterworks! Raised within the arms of the terrorist group Hydra, Jessica was taught to see the world from their twisted point of view and became a top agent in their international criminal network. But she began to break the bonds of her indoctrination when she crossed paths with Nick Fury and the Thing, becoming her own woman – and soon, an incomparable Marvel hero! Join us as Jessica Drew sets out to uncover her true origins, her identity and her place in the world. She’ll employ both her spider-powers and her spy craft in battles with enemies mystical and macabre – and you’ll soon see why Spider-Woman earned a reputation as one of Marvel’s most unique series! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #32, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #29-33 and SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #1-8. Rated T
MAY150815 / STK677502
Cover Price: $75.00
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-11-11

 

Jessica Drew debuts as Spider-Woman in her inaugural Marvel Masterworks! Raised within the arms of the terrorist group Hydra, Jessica was taught to see the world from their twisted point of view and became a top agent in their international criminal network. But she began to break the bonds of her indoctrination when she crossed paths with Nick Fury and the Thing, becoming her own woman – and soon, an incomparable Marvel hero! Join us as Jessica Drew sets out to uncover her true origins, her identity and her place in the world. She’ll employ both her spider-powers and her spy craft in battles with enemies mystical and macabre – and you’ll soon see why Spider-Woman earned a reputation as one of Marvel’s most unique series! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #32, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #29-33 and SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #1-8. Rated T
MAY150841 / STK677754
Cover Price: $9.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-12

 

Featuring screen-capture images from MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS Spider-Man teams up with the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes in stories straight from the smash hit DISNEY XD animated series! Spider-Man journeys to the fabled city of K’un Lun to aid Iron Fist. But when Spidey takes Fist’s place in a combat tournament, he faces a powerful warrior known as the Scorpion! Spidey and the Hulk switch minds! And as the web-swinger goes on a rampage, the Incredible Spider-Hulk takes on the Thing! The Lizard has made his lair in the sewers beneath Midtown High! Spidey and Mary Jane must venture into the depths, aided by the Janitor Stan (The Man!) Envious of the carefree Deadpool, Spider-Man spends some time with the madcap mercenary. But he’s about to learn just how serious Deadpool’s life can be! Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS #5-8. All Ages
MAY150813 / STK677498
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-11-04

 

Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Keown, Dale
The Multiverse is collapsing, destroying entire dimensions, and the Illuminati must combat the ever-increasing Incursions even as they cope with their own personal challenges. The worldwide Terrigenesis has thrown Black Bolt’s kingdom into chaos. Reed Richards transforms one of his greatest inventions to view the deaths of worlds. And Doctor Strange considers selling his soul as Black Panther and Namor continue their royal feud. But as the Incursions quicken and the team encounters the power of the Great Society, it becomes clear that only one parallel Earth can survive. Can any of them find the strength to press the button that destroys a world? There’s no turning back for the Illuminati, and they’ll pay the price for their sins. Be there as the Illuminati shatters under the weight of an exploding planet! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #13-23. Rated T+
MAY150821 / STK677521
Cover Price: $17.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-12

 

Artist: Ellis, Rich
Cover Artist: Komarck, Michael
Tying into the explosive events of ORIGINAL SIN! In the early 1950s, an alien energy source is discovered in Russia. It’s up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find it – but a newly risen terrorist group called Hydra is also on the hunt! When the mysterious Woodrow McCord enters the picture and Howard accidentally causes a UFO to fire on Moscow, Peggy and her team must go underground. And when they discover a Hydra-run gulag that hides a mysterious woman just as Soviet scientists open a portal between worlds, an ancient terror is released! But what is it searching for? The truth behind S.I.N. is exposed, and Peggy and the gang face impossible decisions with grisly consequences! Plus: a tale of love and honor starring Peggy Carter and Captain America! Collecting OPERATION S.I.N. #1-5 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FIRST THIRTEEN #1. Rated T
MAY150834 / STK677711
Cover Price: $39.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Cockrum, Dave
Volume #1 in the Power Man & Iron Fist Epic Collections! Marvel’s stronger-than-steel man of the streets, Luke Cage, partners with the mystic kung-fu master Iron Fist in the beginning of one of the greatest teams in comic-book history! Together, Power Man and Iron Fist are heroes for hire, taking on any any job, any challenge – so long as their clients can meet the price. But both heroes have long pasts and old foes out to destroy them. Between those menaces and making ends meet, it’s a life short on downtime and long on action! This inaugural Epic Collection features the beginning of our heroes’ partnership; guest appearances by the X-Men, and Colleen Wing and Misty Knight – the Daughters of the Dragon; and classic villains including Nightshade, Bushmaster and Sabretooth! Collecting POWER MAN #48-49 and POWER MAN & IRON FIST (1978) #50-70. Rated T
MAY150827 / STK677704
Cover Price: $16.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-07-29

 

Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Cover Artist: Shaw, Jay
NIGHT OF THE LIVING Deadpool brought you the tale of the Merc with the Mouth trapped in a zombie apocalypse. Our hero eventually found a ‘cure’ to the outbreak – any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed into another Deadpool. Happily ever after? Not so fast! Because wandering hordes of Deadpools might just be worse than flesh-hungry walking corpses! Now, the world is overrun by zillions of Deadpools AND zillions of zombies, and a girl named Liz just wants to live through the night. But did she really just find a good Deadpool among the chaotic hordes? Plus: Wait, what’s the actual danger of a planet overrun with Deadpools? Tummy sore from laughing? Overdose of awesomesauce? Or just too much of a good thing? I have no idea how this is going to end. Collecting RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1-4. Parental Advisory
MAY150840 / STK677717
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: Rodi, Robert
Cover Artist: Migliari, Rodolfo
During her time with the X-Men, the mysterious young woman known as Rogue has been many things. Soldier, friend, student and daughter. But when a mission brings her back to her childhood home in Mississippi, Rogue comes face-to-face with the demons in her past – and a terrible secret that has haunted her family since her birth! With Gambit on hand to help out, Rogue must discover her parents’ fate! Then, when a photograph surfaces of Rogue and Mystique during their time in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants – a photograph that Rogue has no memory of – her search for the truth takes her all the way to Japan! And during clashes with Sunfire and Lady Deathstrike, a traumatic encounter will leave Rogue drastically changed! Who is Blindspot – and is she Rogue’s best friend, or greatest foe? Collecting ROGUE (2004) #1-12. Rated T+
MAY150838 / STK677716
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-12

 

The shadow war between Hydra and Leviathan has left a trail of destruction across the globe, and it’s up to Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors to take them both out. Fury recruits the Howling Commandos, but will this reunion be the Howlers’ last? Now, Fury must make some of the grittiest life-and-death choices his Warriors have ever seen. What is his final wild card, and how deep does his complex and dangerous scheme go? Plus: How does S.H.I.E.L.D. fit in with the Brotherhood of the Shield? Nick Fury and Baron Strucker face each other in a final showdown decades in the making – but what will their deaths mean to the Brotherhood’s master plan? Jonathan Hickman’s tale of intrigue and international espionage reaches its jaw-dropping climax here! Collecting SECRET WARRIORS #17-28 and SIEGE: SECRET WARRIORS #1. Rated T+
MAY150811 / STK677493
Cover Price: $19.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-09-02

 

Writer: Aaron, Jason
Cover Artist: Cassaday, John
The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes wrong, Han and Leia must think fast to make their escape – while Luke comes face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital – and dangerous – secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #1-6. Rated T
MAY150824 / STK677929
Cover Price: $12.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: North, Ryan
Cover Artist: Henderson, Erica
Doctor Doom, Deadpool, even Thanos: There’s one hero who’s beaten them all – and now she’s starring in her own series! That’s right, it’s SQUIRREL GIRL! The nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world is starting college! And as if meeting her new roommate and getting to class on time isn’t hard enough, now she has to deal with Kraven the Hunter, too? At least her squirrel friend Tippy-Toe is on hand to help out. But what can one girl, and one squirrel, do when a hungry Galactus heads toward Earth? You’d be surprised! With time running out and Iron Man lending a helping hand (sort of), who will win in the battle between the Power Cosmic and the Power Chestnut? Plus: Squirrel Girl’s classic debut! Collecting UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1-4 and material from MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #8. Rated T+
MAY150825 / STK677700
Cover Price: $19.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-07-29

 

Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Renaud, Chris
The march to AXIS begins here as the Uncanny Avengers are reunited! The threat of Kang is over, but what are the repercussions? A dark secret is revealed in Genosha, Havok and his team are defeated at the hands of the sinister S-Men and the Red Skull’s revenge is now unstoppable. The great vanishing has begun, the Uncanny Avengers are too late and Havok witnesses the Skull’s greatest atrocity yet! Meanwhile, Magneto discovers the Skull’s possession of his dead friend Charles Xavier’s brain and powers, and becomes determined to shut the villain’s scheme down! Prepare for a Magneto vs. Red Skull blood match that will result in a terribly altered Marvel Universe! Plus: the Mojoverse gathers an all-new, all-creepy Avengers! It’s the shocking debut of the Avengers of the Supernatural! Collecting UNCANNY AVENGERS (2012) #23-25 and ANNUAL #1, and MAGNETO (2014) #9-10. Rated T
MAY150836 / STK677713
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Moore, Tony
When a portal to the underworld opens in the middle of Las Vegas, Venom must join Red Hulk, Ghost Rider and X-23 on a crusade to stop the spread of Hell on Earth. Can these tarnished heroes wrestle free of their own personal demons and band together to save the world in its darkest hour? Then, Venom faces a gauntlet of doom as Crime-Master unites Jack O’Lantern, the Human Fly, Toxin and more to destroy him! Crime-Master’s diabolical plan brings war to Flash Thompson’s family and friends – and in this war, there will be victims! Meanwhile, Venom joins the Secret Avengers, but what’s left of Flash to join the team? Even with the symbiote under control, Flash’s dark secrets put everything at risk – especially when the original Venom host, Eddie Brock, comes calling! Collecting VENOM (2011) #13, #13.1-13.4 and #14-22. Rated T+
MAY150839 / STK677734
Cover Price: $34.99
Category: Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Solicitation Date: 2015-05-00
Expected Ship Date: 2015-08-05

 

Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Kubert, Andy
Fully updated reading order! Includes LegionQuest prologue! Charles Xavier is dead – killed twenty years in the past during a time-travel accident – and the world created by his absence is a nightmare! Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his dictum that only the strong shall survive. But hidden in Apocalypse’s long shadow are a group of ragtag freedom fighters led by Xavier’s oldest friend, Magneto: the X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants and their tenuous allies must risk everything to put things right! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #320-321, X-MEN (1991) #40-41, CABLE (1993) #20, X-MEN ALPHA, GENERATION NEXT #1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #1, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #1, WEAPON X (1995) #1, FACTOR X #1, X-MAN #1, X-CALIBRE #1, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #1 and X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE ASHCAN EDITION. Rated T

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)