IDW has release their January 2015 Solicitations and there are several classics to choose from.
Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)
For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” See the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 128 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-206-7
• “Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay… is proving much more enthralling than the aired version with Woodward’s art giving a visually stunning look.” –UnleashTheFanboy.com
Haven’t read Harlan Ellison’s Star Trek yet? Now’s your chance. This series nothing nothing but straight up awesome and will throw you back into the 1960’s when Star Trek ruled sci-fi TV. It does play different from the original episode, but that’s OK – it’s suppose to. What this really does is bring a different perspective. Think Superman II: The Donnor Cut but in comic book form. Too bad that this wasn’t shot-for-shot as it was intended, but at least we have the next best thing. Oh and the covers! I’d love to have them all as wall posters.
The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3
Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)
Volume 3 continues the re-presentation of Sam Kieth’s and William Messner-Loeb’s groundbreaking series, The Maxx, with all new colors by Ronda Pattison.
HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-202-9
• Collects issues #9–12
• Oversized Hardcover!
The new reprints of the Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs series form Image Comics keeps rolling along. These hardcovers differ from the old trade paperbacks, which were published by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, in a few different ways: they only collect 4 issues at a time, when the trades collected 6 and they have new colors and improved scans of the original artwork.
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4
Russ Manning (w & a & c)
In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants’ Graveyard. Collecting the complete strips run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-215-9
• 2014 Eisner Award Winner!
Someday when I catch up to buying all the other books on my “Needs & Wants” list, I’ll get to collecting Tarzan. I do own the Joe Kubert Archives and two of the Jesse Marsh Archives from Dark Horse but that’s it. There’s so much more to get including this awesome, complete newspaper run from the master, Russ Manning.