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DC To Publish Spirit World by Jack Kirby HC

It came across the Rich’s Bleeding Cool blog today (via Amazon.com listing) that DC will publish Spirit World by Jack Kirby HC in April 2012 and have a retail price of $39.99. It’s likely that this book will part of DC Comics Signature line.

Besides, his 1970′s DC work that includes, The Fourth World saga, The Demon, O.M.A.C. and The Losers, Kirby dabbled in horror: Spirit World #1 (Fall 1971), a magazine that was a mix of horror, mystery and a touch of fantasy. It didn’t catch on and the subsequent Kirby stories that were slated for issue #2 series were eventually rolled into Weird Mystery Tales #1-3 (1972). That series was more in tune with the established House of Mystery and The Witching Hour and ran for 24 issues.

Finally, there was another story that was slated for Spirit World #2 but found life in
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #6 (July-August 1972). Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion was first published as The Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love, a romance title but changed name and format with #5 and ran until #15.

FYI, Amazon.com also lists this book as 108 pages which is in tune for all the work on the titles Kirby worked on listed above. It is a bit lopsided at $39.99, but I expect an introduction by Mark Evanier (who else?) and a few pencil and/or sketch pages (from TwoMorrows) which have been commonplace in these nice collected editions.

For the Kirby enthusiast, and more importantly the completist, this Spirit World hardcover will be a welcome addition to the library.

For even more info on Jack Kirby’s horror work, check out Jack Kirby Collector 13, TwoMorrows Publishing

CCL Podcast #291 – Spooky Halloween – Interview with Jim Trombetta, The Horror! The Horror!

Collected Comics Library Podcast #291
62,544Kb; 62m 58s

It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!
Tonight, I conduct an interview with vampire author Jim Trombetta, The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! (Abrams ComicArts). It’s an inside look at the horror comics of the pre-code 1950′s.

Also on this special midnight presentation is a tomb full of Walking Dead reprint information. And a a special treat I’m giving away the full slab of Max Brooks zombie trilogy of books: The Zombie Survival Guide, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks and World War Z. As a bonus I’m also throwing in Eduardo Risso’s Tales Of Terror (Dynamite). You’ll have to listen to the show find out how to enter!

So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!
Boo!
Count Chris

My thanks to Abrams ComicArts, Random House and Dynamite who supplied me with copies of the books.

Update: I did get an e-mail back from JC Vaughn (Gemstone). He said that currently the EC Archives are on hold and that the decision (to publish more) still rests with the Gaines Estate, so no news at this point. Let’s hope that the situation gets resolved soon.

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Links of note:
Jason Wood, @wood83, CBR’s Shelf Porn
Damian Smith, @LordShaper, Official Website

CCL Podcast #193 – Spooky Halloween – Mystery’s and Secrets

Collected Comics Library Podcast #193
29,516Kb; 31m 20s

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It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!
Tonight, I give you a history lesson on The House of Mystery and The House of Secrets from DC Comics. Two great titles that had a significant influence on Neil Gaiman and his epic Sandman series.
So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!
Boo!
Count Chris

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