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Best Collected Editions Links This Week

Here are some of the best posts/articles regarding comic book reprints and collected editions that I have retweeted on @ChrisCCL, Facebook, Google+, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Almanac

Announcements / PR / HELP!

Awards

Interviews

Law / Business

News

Reviews

…and at the end of the shelf:

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Best Collected Editions Links This Week

Here are some of the best posts/articles regarding comic book reprints and collected editions that I have retweeted on @ChrisCCL, Facebook, Google+, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Almanac
Jim Unger (21 January 1937 – 29 May 2012) – a Canadian cartoonist, best known for his syndicated comic strip Herman which ran for eighteen years in 600 newspapers in 25 countries.
Leo Dillon (March 2, 1933 – May 26, 2012) – an American husband and wife (Diane Dillon) team of illustrators. They won two consecutive Caldecott Medals.
Richard “Dick” Beals (March 16, 1927 – May 29, 2012) – an American voice actor.

Announcements / PR
IDW Publishing Revisits “The Creativity of Ditko” this July – This is a follow up the Craig Yoe’s book The Art of (Steve) Ditko
from Comic Book Resources. There is also a short promotional video, too.
D+Q to Publish MY DIRTY DUMB EYES by Lisa Hanawalt
Preview: No Man’s Land by Blexbolex
Here’s a special sneak-peek of the original cover art by Howard Chaykin for the September release of Agent 13 - A great series and one book that you should budget for in the fall. Possible Eisner winner next summer.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7 – The Third Wheel Due in November - I admit I read all of my son’s Wimpy Kid books. I love ‘em.
Fantagraphics To Publish Franquin’s Last Laugh In 2013
Preview of Back Issue 57 – Jenette Kahn
Preview of Alter Ego 110 – 1940s Captain Marvel radio drama
Rex Mundi Omnibus Volume 1 (of 2) is set to collect Rex Mundi Volumes 1–3 and will feature the complete Brother Matthew short story; on sale September 5, 2012

Awards
66th Annual The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards – Cartoonist of the Year went to Tom Richmond (Mad)
Claws Are Out for The Eagle Awards – What?!?!?
Novelist Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel, The Song of Achilles

Interviews
IDW Publishing Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel

Law / Business
J. Michael Straczynski vs The Wall Street Journal
Letter to the Department of Justice from Peter Glassman, president of Books of Wonder on the price-fixing lawsuit against Apple and several major publishers -  Serious stuff in the relm of digital and ebooks. Could this possibly effect digital comics?

News
Presenting the science fiction issue of the New Yorker – Some stories are subscriber only. “Crashing the Gate,” by Daniel Clowes (cover above).

Reviews
Essential Marvel Two-in-One Volume 4 (Marvel)
Teen Titans: Prime of Life TP (DC Comics)
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command (Dark Horse)

…and at the end of the shelf:
Five Most Influential Croatian Comic Book Artists – I add this in only because my wife is of Croatian descent.
 Want more of Croatia? Anthony Bourdain recently visited Croatia on No Reservations

Want even more of Croatia? Check out Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches: Croatia Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Be sure to keep current with all the latest and best Comic Book Collected Edition news by subscribing to the Collected Comics Library’s RSS feed.

Best Collected Editions Links This Week

Here are some of the best posts/articles regarding comic book reprints and collected editions that I have retweeted on @ChrisCCL, Facebook, Google+, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.


Almanac

Announcements / PR

Awards

Interviews

Law / Industry

News

Reviews

…and at the end of the shelf:

Be sure to keep current with all the latest and best Comic Book Collected Edition news by subscribing to the Collected Comics Library’s RSS feed.

My Next Project: Back Issue! 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries


After months of keeping silent, I can finally tell you that my next Collected Edition rundown project will be for Back Issue! 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries. Here is the full solicit:

BACK ISSUE #61 (84 page TABLOID-SIZE SPECIAL ISSUE with color section, $10.95, December 2012) takes a big look at “Tabloids and Treasuries,” spotlighting the Bronze Age’s BIGGEST comic books! Including every all-new tabloid from the 1970s, and a checklist of reprint treasury editions. Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Bible, Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, The Wizard of Oz, even the PAUL DINI/ALEX ROSS World’s Greatest Super-Heroes editions—they’re all here! With commentary from and/or art by NEAL ADAMS, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, MIKE GRELL, JACK KIRBY, JOE KUBERT, SHELDON MAYER, JOHN ROMITA, SR., ALEX TOTH, and more. Featuring a reimagining of Grell’s Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Limited Collectors’ Edition wraparound cover by Alex Ross! Edited by MICHAEL EURY. (NOTE: This issue published in the oversized tabloid format.)

You can pre-order this now through the TwoMorrows website or with your online or LCS very soon. Look for it in Previews.

This will be my third project for Back Issue and TwoMorrows. The other two being:
Back Issue! 44: Spider-Man In The Bronze Age and Back Issue! 50: Batman In The Bronze Age. I even have another super project that’s being worked on now, but unfortunately I can’t say what it is. For now enjoy the awesome, new Alex Ross artwork (above) and compare it to the original done by Mike Grell for Limited Collectors’ Edition #C-49, in 1976.

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The Complete Comic Books Of John Carter Of Mars

Update: May 20, 2014
Dynamite has announced that they have acquired the full rights to John Carter of Mars from the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate. In the agreement Dynamite states, “Dynamite will also republish John Carter archival material, dating back to the early 1940s comic strips written by Burroughs’ son Coleman Burroughs.” The comic strip would be a welcome addition to the comics books that have been collected below. This strip ran from December 1941 — March 1943, lasting 72 weeks. If you can’t wait, you can read them all online now.
As for Dynamite reprint the DC, DC and Marvel comic books, I don’t feel that it would be necessary for them to do so.

There’s been a lot of buzz lately over the character of John Carter of Mars. The pulp icon has gained new found exposure thanks to the upcoming Disney film which celebrates his centennial. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who also created Tarzan, Carter has been extremely popular and his story has been carried out in many books. But he was also represented in several comic books and today we give you a rundown of what has been collected and what has not.

  • John Carter first appeared in comic book format with The Funnies #30-56 (Dell, May 1939-June 1941). Unfortunately, these comics have never been reprinted. I hope that with the rejuvenation of the character that these classic tales will again see the light of day.
  • Carter next appeared in 1952-53, again, under the Dell umbrella in Four Color Comics issues #375, #437, and #488. Jesse Marsh was the artist on the three books and he was no stranger to Burroughs’ work having been on Tarzan for many years. All of these comics have been collected by Dark Horse with the title of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars: The Jesse Marsh Years in January 2012.
  • Dark Horse has also collected earlier comics with John Carter Of Mars: Weird Worlds. These stories were originally published in Tarzan #207-209 (1972) and Weird Worlds #1-7 (1972-1974) both series were published by DC Comic and done by Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Gray Morrow, Sal Amendola and Joe Orlando.
  • John Carter Warlord Of Mars Omnibus (Marvel), $99.00, is being released today! This book collects the entire Marvel run, #1-28 and 3 Annuals that ran from June 1977-October 1979. Among the many creators on this series were Marv Wolfman, Peter B. Gillis, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Larry Hama and Dave Cockrum. Please note that Dark Horse released the very same Marvel comics in a Black & White, 632 page, Trade paperback in February, 2011 for $29.99.
    FYI, the three Annuals are placed in the following location: Annual 1 between #11-12, Annual 2 between #15-16 and Annual 3 closes out book by being placed after #28.

  • In 1996, Dark Horse teamed up Burroughs’ heroes in the four issue series Tarzan/John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Bruce Jones and Bret Blevins. As far as I can tell, it has not been collected.

More recently Dynamite Entertainment began publishing several new series, they include:

  • Warlord of Mars, the first two issues of this series is a prelude story and then issues #3-9 adapts A Princess of Mars. Issues #10-12 is an original story. Volume 1 TP collects #1-9, $24.99.
  • Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris, is set 400 years before A Princess of Mars and focuses on her rise to power of the Kingdom of Helium. Volume 1 The Colossus Of Mars TP, collects #1-5, $16.99 and Volume 2 Pirate Queen of Mars TP collects #6-10, $17.99.
  • Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom is set 100,000 years before A Princess of Mars. The final battle continues as the Green Hordes overwhelm the last stronghold of the White Martian Empire. Volume 1 collects the 5-issue series, $19.99.
  • Dejah Thoris And The White Apes Of Mars is another upcoming series. I’m unsure of where this story takes place in the Dejah Thoris continuity, but it looks to be a follow-up to her first self titled series. Issue #1 is expected in April, 2012.
  • Dynamite isn’t the only publisher to issue new material. In 2011 Marvel did John Carter: The World Of Mars, a 4-issue prequel to the movie by Peter David and Luke Ross. There was also a new 5-issue adaptation of John Carter: A Princess Of Mars by Roger Langridge and Filipe Andrade. Both trade paperbacks are in stores now and are $14.99 each.
  • But Marvel is not done with our hero! Starting in March, there will be John Carter: The Gods Of Mars a 5-issue by Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez. This looks to be a sequel to the original Burroughs books as John Carter is transported back to Barsoom! Thanks to Roger Langridge on my oversight of the new Marvel Comics.
  • John Carter was also adapted into a Sunday color comic strip. It only ran in for 72 weeks and in only four newspapers, debuting in The Chicago Sun on December 7, 1941. John Coleman Burroughs, son of Edgar Rice Burroughs, wrote and illustrated the strip. Sadly, this series is uncollected, however all are available to read online.

Finally, Disney Press is also releasing today new printings of the all 11 original novels:

  • Collected John Carter Of Mars Volume 1 SC; Published from 1912-1914, A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars, $16.99
  • Collected John Carter Of Mars Volume 2 SC; Published from 1916-1930, Thuvia, Maid of Mars; The Chessmen of Mars; The Master Mind of Mars; and A Fighting Man of Mars, $16.99
  • Collected John Carter Of Mars Volume 3 SC; Published from 1934-1943, Swords of Mars; Synthetic Men of Mars; Llana of Gathol; John Carter and the Giant of Mars; and Skeleton Men of Jupiter, $16.99
  • John Carter The Movie Novelization SC; This adaptation not only gives readers an amazing novelization of Disney’s upcoming John Carter film, but also the original text of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $9.99

When I was in high school I read the first two Barsoom tales, A Princess Of Mars (1912) and The Gods Of Mars (1913). I will be going to the movie due out March 9 and perhaps I’ll go back and read all 11 novels - probably on my Kindle.