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Image Comics Collected Editions October 2011 Solicitations

Image has released their October 2011 Solicitations. Among the many great books are a few notable collected editions:

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD
OCTOBER 5
304PAGES / BW / M
$34.99
Rick and his group learn the dangers of living behind the safety of theCommunity walls, and much worse: what happens when those walls give way to those outside. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #73-84

THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TP
story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
OCTOBER 19
112 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. TheSurvivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series isa can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

DOC BIZARRE, M.D.HC
story JOE CASEY
art / color ANDY SURIANO
OCTOBER 19
72 PAGES/ FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$12.99
From monsters crippled with pneumonia or demons suffering from incontinence, only one manclaims to possess the skills and the training to cure what ails them…DOC BIZARRE, M.D.! He’ll make globe hopping house calls for sick creepers, medically challenged myths and ghouls at death’s door!It’s over-the-top, comedic horror from JOE CASEY and ANDY SURIANO! DON’T MISS THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL – JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

ARTIFACTS,VOL. 3 TP 
story RON MARZ
art JEREMY HAUN & DALE KEOWN
cover DALE KEOWN
OCTOBER 19
160 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$19.99
THE EPIC CONCLUSION!
Over a year in the making, the final act of Top Cow’s landmark ARTIFACTS is finally collected. The mysterious Survivor has been revealed and his plan exposed, but with the Artifact bearers evenly split is it possible for anyone to truly triumph? And what role will the deadlyThirteenth Bearer play in the final battle? RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and artists JEREMY HAUN (DetectiveComics)and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT)take the entire Top Cow Universe to the brink of destruction and beyond! Collects ARTIFACTS #9-13

LAST MORTAL HC
story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK
art & cover THOMAS NACHLIK
OCTOBER 26
160 PAGES / B&W / M
DIGEST SIZE
$19.99
REVENGE NEVER DIES!
Alec King is a small time thief & con man who has always run away from responsibility. When he and his partner get in over their heads after being blackmailed into becoming hitmen and his partner is killed in the process, Alec tries to escape one last time. Alec attempts to take his own life, only to discover he cannot die. What would you do if you had nowhere left to run? Collecting the hard-hitting noir tale of revenge from Minotaur Press, this hardcover not only offers the complete series, but a wealth of behind-the-scenes bonus material including a complete cover gallery,character designs, and a look at the development of Last Mortal. Collects LAST MORTAL #1-4.

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 HC
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
OCTOBER 12
250 PAGES / FC / T
$29.99
“A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM”
Karic was the prophesied “Chosen One,” yet now all the Dark Lands will suffer for his audacious actions against King Icarus and the snake god of the druids. Winter has come to the Shadow Time. TheDruid High Priest claims the vacant throne and unleashes a wave of tyranny. Civil war looms between rats and weasels. The legend of “Karic Lives” sparks open rebellion. While the hero Karic lies in a feverish coma, unable to wake: yet his dreams are a portal to the Outer Darkness, where the accursed evil of Donas the Nathair lays claim to Karic’s very soul. The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of THOR: FIRST THUNDER and the co-creator of POWERS and TAKIO!

NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 3: DEMON DAYSTP
story DIRK MANNING
art VARIOUS
cover KRISTEN PERRY
OCTOBER 5
128 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99
The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous NIGHTMARE WORLD tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine with these 13 new tales of terror to reveal Lucifer’s sinister plan to control Creation,revealing the haunted underbelly of a monstrous world all too similar to our own in the chilling tradition of “Tales from the Crypt”and “The Twilight Zone.” Includes an introduction by GARY (Deadworld)REED, re-mastered art, a bonus prose story and more!

SCIENCE DOG OVERSIZED HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CORY WALKER
cover CORY WALKER & CHRIS CHUCKRY
OCTOBER 19
64 PAGES / FC / T
$19.99
From the pages of Invincible comes a Science Dog odyssey no fan should miss! Spanning time and space, watch Science Dog fight fire with fire, evil with science!

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, VOL. 1, TP
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover TONCI ZONJIC
OCTOBER 12
136 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99
The multiple-sellout miniseries Newsarama calls “a modern noir package that is not to be missed” and MTV “couldn’t put down.” Jon Moore is a mercenary spy on the run, protected only by Jake Ellis, a man invisible to everyone except Jon. Collects WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? 1-5.

Collected Edition Blog browsing on Wednesday afternoon

Just doing some catching up. Here are some linky-links for you – with comments.

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 Amazon.com
    • 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.

CCL Podcast #210 – Joe Keatinge, Image Comics, PR and Marketing Coordinator

Collected Comics Library Podcast #210
35,896Kb; 38m 45s

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It’s safe to say that Image Comics gets “New Media”. Their writers, artists and management are easily accessible to interviews and opinion pieces and fully understand that social media and subsequent tools like podcasting are indispensable marketing tools. Today on the show, we showcase that effort and enthusiasm with an interview with Joe Keatinge, Image Comics, PR and Marketing Coordinator. You may recall that I’ve had Joe on the podcast before and he gave great insight to the company and upcoming titles. He continues that now by reflecting back on 2008 and looking forward to 2009 and gives some wonderful teases and announcements along the way. I want to thank Joe and Image Comics for allowing this interview to happen.

Also on the show, I go over some news that came out of the two big Conventions this past weekend: Mega Con (Orlando) and Wonder Con (San Francisco), including IDW’s Rocketeer and Family Circus reprint endeavors, DC’s Final Crisis Hardcover back step (which I Video Blogged about) and a long awaited Absolute Justice announcement.

All this and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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Book of the Month: Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era: Strange Tales Volume 2 HC – 47% off
The Comic Book Podcast Companion TwoMorrows Publishing
Comic Book Tattoo HC
DC Comics Classics Library: The Legion Of Super-Heroes – The Life And Death Of Ferro Lad HC
Superman: Brainiac HC
Justice League International Vol. 1 TP
Jack Of Fables Vol. 5: Turning Pages TP
Spider-Man: Crime and Punisher Premiere HC
New Avengers Vol. 8: Secret Invasion Book 1 TPB
Secret Invasion: New Warriors TPB
She-Hulk Vol. 7: Here Today… TPB
Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares TPB
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest TPB
Wolverine by Claremont & Miller TPB
Wolverine: Origin TPB (New Printing)
Wolverine: Weapon X TPB (New Printing)
Nexus Archives Volume 8 HC
Latest special: Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Volume 11 – 40% off until Friday March 13
Comic Book Podcast Companion
Cable Vol 2 Back to Earth Premiere HC
Avengers The Initiative Volume 3 Secret Invasion Cover A
Avengers The Initiative Volume 3 Secret Invasion Cover B
Black Panther Who is the Black Panther (New Edition) Hardcover
X-Men Magneto Testament Premiere HC
Uncle Sam Deluxe Edition HC
Final Crisis Companion
Trinity Vol 1
Flash The Human Race
Great Anti-War Cartoons
Doctor Who Cold Day in Hell
Union Jack UK
Freakangels Volume 2

CCL Podcast #207 – New York Comic Con 2009 Wrap Up

Collected Comics Library Podcast #207
25,5223Kb; 26m 58s

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The New York Comic Con was this past weekend and today on the show I offer extensive coverage of all the collected edition news; from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image and even IDW and Aspen. I did blog about some of these items earlier in the week, but now I get to give my opinions – including praise and disappointment and I even raise a few questions of my own.

Also, it seems that last week’s show generated a lot of interest and I one of several comments comment and even play an audio clip from Damian (Kryptographik Podcast).

All this and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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Monthly Special: Ted McKeever Library HC Vol 1: Transit – 47% off
Batman: R.I.P. Deluxe HC
All Star Superman Vol. 2 HC
Showcase Presents: Aquaman Vol. 3 TPB
Batman: False Faces TPB
Wonder Woman: Who Is Wonder Woman? TPB
Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice TPB
DMZ Vol. 6: Blood In The Game TPB
Avengers: The Initiative Vol. 3: Secret Invasion Premiere HC
X-Factor: Secret Invasion Premiere HC
Nova Vol. 3: Secret Invasion TPB
Nova Vol. 3: Secret Invasion TPB (DM Variant)
Supreme Power: Contact Premiere HC
Hulk Vol. 1: Red Hulk TPB
Invaders Classic Vol. 3 TPB
The Roberts TPB
Latest special: Marvel Masterworks Sub-Mariner Vol 3 – 40% off until Friday February 20th
Hulk Volume 2 : Red & Green Premiere Hardcover Adams Cover
Hulk Volume 2 : Red & Green Premiere Hardcover Cho Cover
Iron Man : Legacy of Doom
Marvel Apes Hardcover
Marvel Masterworks : the Avengers Volume 1
Marvel Masterworks : the Avengers Volume 1 Variant
Legion of Super-Heroes : Enemy Manifest Hardcover
Showcase Presents : Martian Manhunter Volume 2
Rann/Thanagar Holy War Volume 1
Robin : the Teen Wonder
Cages (New Edition)
The Overman
ABC Warriors : the Volgan War Volume 1 Hardcover
Richard Stark’s Parker : the Hunter Hardcover