3 Collected Editions Worth Buying From The Dark Horse January 2015 Solicitations

Dark Horse has released their January 2015 solicitations — man, I can’t believe we are halfway through this decade! Let’s a take a look at a few notable classic collected editions:

Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 4 HC
Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 4 HC
Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 4 HC
Various (W/A)
On sale Mar 18
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
A classic cover by Ogden Whitney sets the tone for our fourth excursion into the quirky realms found in Adventures into the Unknown! Classic monsters, convoluted crises, and ghosts of all sorts populate these entertaining Golden Age gems. Featuring a new foreword by comic-book historian and Mr. Monster creator Michael T. Gilbert! Collect issues #13-#16.
• Foreword by Michael T. Gilbert!
• Featuring work by Ogden Whitney!

I was afraid that Dark Horse was going to drop this series, after all Volume 3 was released in September 2013, but it looks to be back on track. Let’s just hope we get these books released a little more frequently.

Archie's Pal Jughead Archives Volume 1 HC
Archie’s Pal Jughead Archives Volume 1 HC
Archie’s Pal Jughead Archives Volume 1 HC
Samm Schwartz (A), George Frese (A), and Joe Edwards (A)
On sale Mar 25
FC, 232 pages
$49.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
You know Jughead as Archie’s loyal sidekick, but wait until you see the trouble he can get up to on his own! Cheer as Jug matches wits with Archie’s rival Reggie, gasp as he tests nutty experiments with his Uncle Herman, and marvel as he eats dozens upon dozens of burgers and shakes! With twice the mischief, twice the pranks, and twenty times the food, Jughead Archives takes you to the weirder side of Riverdale, in this uproarious volume illustrated by beloved Archie artists Samm Schwartz and George Frese! Collects Jughead #1–#8 from 1949 to 1950.

I have yet to get any of the Archie Archives (currently on Volume 10), but I may start up now with Jughead Volume 1. Samm Schartz, not only pencilled, inked, and lettered Jughead but did so though the 1960’s and even even did work on the comic in then 1980’s, making Jughead is own alter-ego. Any hey, any book that dons argyle on the cover is worth buying.

The Chronicles of Conan Volume 29: The Shape in the Shadow and Other Stories TP
The Chronicles of Conan Volume 29: The Shape in the Shadow and Other Stories TP
The Chronicles of Conan Volume 29: The Shape in the Shadow and Other Stories TP
Various (W/A)
On sale Mar 11
FC, 224 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
To pay his debts, Conan comes into the employ of an exiled prince who needs the barbarian’s strength and skills to reclaim his royal heritage, the Eye of Bast, a priceless jewel with a deadly secret! Plus: Marvel Comics’ origin of Conan the Barbarian! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #224–#232.
• All stories collected for the first time!

What? The origin of Conan? Yes, it took place starting with “Young Conan” in #232 as a 9-part story. I’m dumbfounded as to why Dark Horse wouldn’t collect it all as one oversized book for Volume 30.

What will you be getting?

CCL Podcast #397 – The Marvels Companion and So Much More

The Marvels Companion
The Marvels Companion

Collected Comics Library Podcast #397
31.4Mb; 34m 11s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics: Marvels, Marvels Eye Of The Camera, The Marvels Project, and Marvels Companion collecting: Tales Of The Marvels: Inner Demons, Tales Of The Marvels: Blockbuster, Code Of Honor 1-4, Tales Of The Marvels: Wonder Years 1-2, Conspiracy 1-2, and Ruins 1-2.

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CCL Podcast #396 – Catching Up With The News

The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection
The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection

Collected Comics Library Podcast #396
25.3Mb; 27m 31s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics:
Doc Savage The Curtis Years HC from Dynamite, Betty Boop, September BookScan and Top 100 GN and Collected Editions for September 2014, Neil Gaiman’s Last Temptation, Adventure Time Vol. 4 Mathematical Edition HC, Aces High, Complete Peanuts Vol. 22 1993-94, Zap Comics, More Dynamite Artist Editions, Secret Service TP: Kingsman Movie Ed. (MR), Original Sin Companion HC, Wally Wood’s Torrid Romance from Vanguard, follow-up on Corto Maltese TPs and HCs and Ghost Rider / Phantom Eagle in The Essential Ghost Rider and Marvel Ghost Stories TPB.

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CCL Podcast #395 – World War I Comic Books

Jacques Tardi World War I It Was the War of the Trenches and Goddamn This War
Jacques Tardi World War I It Was the War of the Trenches and Goddamn This War

Collected Comics Library Podcast #395
21.5Mb; 23m 21s

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Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics:
Comic Books and Graphic Novels of World War I including: Charley’s War (Titan), Corto Maltese (IDW), Phantom Eagle from Marvel Super-Heroes #16, War Is Hell (Marvel), Enemy Ace (DC Comics), The Red Baron (Cinebook), World War One 1914-1918 (Campfire), Baltimore by Mike Mignola, and WWI HC Box Set by Jacques Tardi.

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CCL Podcast #394 – American Comic Book Chronicles

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s

Collected Comics Library Podcast #394
35.8Mb; 39m 02s

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Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics:
Gotham and Gotham Central, Corto Maltese, Sandman Overture, Original Sin HC $50 or $75? (with the original solicit), Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 2, JSA Omnibus Vol. 3, Batman: Gothic Deluxe Edition, Mr. A by Steve Ditko (Kickstarter), Hellblazer: Jamie Delano vs. Garth Ennis and American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970’s from TwoMorrows Publishing.

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