Collected Edition Blog browsing on Tuesday afternoon

It’s November and with a new months come a ton of cool news! Let’s get to it:

  • In other Books Of The Year news, Publishers Weekly has their Top 10 books for 2009
    • Parker: The Hunter, Darwyn Cooke and Richard Stark (IDW)
    • Driven by Lemons, Josh Cotter (AdHouse)
    • Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou with art by Alecos Papdatos and Annie Di Donna (Bloomsbury)
    • The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)
    • Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
    • Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
    • Footnotes in Gaza, Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)
    • A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (D&Q)
    • You’ll Never Know: A Good and Decent Man, Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
    • Pluto, Naoki Urasawa (Viz Media)
  • and so does
    • Stitches: A Memoir, David Small (WW Norton)
    • George Sprott: 1894-1975, Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)
    • Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
    • All-Star Superman, Vol. 2, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC Comics)
    • The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba (Dark Horse)
    • Locas II: Maggie, Hope & Ray, Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books)
    • The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)
    • A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
    • The Book of Genesis Illustrated, R. Crumb (WW Norton)
    • Masterpiece Comics, R. Sikoryak (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • My friends over at the Collected Editions Blog has some news and opinions on some upcoming DC books including: Wednesday Comics HC, Superboy: The Redemption, Gotham Central Book 3: On The Freak Beat, JSA vs. Kobra, The Shield Vol. 1: Kicking Down the Door, and The Atomic Knights
  • And this big news of the week is saved for last: Fantagraphics Announces Six New Golden Age Collections: Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics Of The 1950s (June 2010), Setting The Standard: Alex Toth at Standard Comics 1952-54 (Fall 2010), The Road To Plastic Man: The Golden Age Comics of Jack Cole 1937-41 (TBD), Away From Home: EC Artists at Other Companies (TBD), Creeping Death From Neptune: Basil Wolverton’s Sci-Fi and Horror Comics 1938-55 (TBD), and The Comic Book Frankenstein: The Monster According to Dick Briefer (TBD). This is very welcome material in the wake of Gemstone’s EC line falling behind. Fantagraphics is an excellent company to do a massive project like this and the entire line will be headed by comics historian and editor Greg Sadowski (Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941). These will be welcome additions to my bookshelf.

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