Tuesday, 12 November 2013

New Trades 13/11/13



All you rich Conan fans are in for a treat today as Dark Horse release the Colossal Conan HC, only $150. Although it is fair to say you get your moneys worth. 50 issues, 1264 pages featuring work from guys like Kurt Busiek (who introduces the book) Mike Mignola, Cary Nord, Eric Powell, Leinil Yu and MANY more.



DC continue their very consistent and commendable roll out of the New 52 with the latest from Auqaman, Red Lanterns and Swamp Thing as well as the Joe Kubert presents TPB, collecting some of his final works including Hawkman and Sgt. Rock stories, it will be a nice tribute if DC manage not to cram it full of in house ads.



Image steal the show for the second week running with the latest instalment of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead. Sure to be Novembers best seller. My must have item for the week is the Chew Smorgasbord Edition. The deluxe HC comes in a slipcase, collects the first 20 issues and features a tonne of extras.



Marvel continue to push the stand alone Thor books in an attempt to grab cinema goers. the coolest of which being the Warriors Three collection which features all their early appareances. I would recommend The Jeph Loeb HULK collection to anyone who is a fan of guest stars as it features Rulk throwing down with all the major players in the MU. The story fairly divides fans but McGuinness' artwork is incredible, especially in the many fighting sequances. Also essential reading for anyone wh


BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time Sugary Shorts Volume 1 HC

DARK HORSE COMICS

Akaneiro HC
Bandette Volume 1 Presto HC
Colossal Conan HC
Lone Wolf And Cub Omnibus Volume 3 TP
Sabertooth Swordsman HC
Terminator The Burning Earth TP

DC COMICS

Aquaman Volume 2 The Others TP
Aquaman Volume 3 Throne Of Atlantis HC 
Injustice Gods Among Us Volume 1 HC
Joe Kubert Presents TP
Red Lanterns Volume 3 The Second Prophecy TP
Silver Age Teen Titans Archives Volume 2 HC
Swamp Thing Volume 3 Rotworld The Green Kingdom TP

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Army Of Darkness Volume 2 The King Is Dead Long Live The Queen TP
Art Of Sean Phillips HC
Bionic Woman Volume 1 Mission Control TP
Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 4 TP
Red Sonja Volume 12 Swords Against The Jade Kingdom TP
Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 The Liverpool Demon TP
Vampirella Volume 4 Inquisition TP

IDW PUBLISHING

G.I. JOE Future Noir TP
Haunted Horror HC
Star Trek The Star Date Collection Volume 1 The Early Voyages HC
Star Trek Volume 6 After Darkness TP
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Micro-Series Volume 1 TP
Transformers IDW Collection Volume 1 HC
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 5 TP

IMAGE COMICS

Bomb Queen Deluxe Edition Volume 4 HC
Chew Smorgasbord Edition Volume 1 HC
Son Of Merlin Volume 1 TP
Walking Dead Volume 19 March To War TP

MARVEL COMICS

Essential Daredevil Volume 6 TP
Hulk By Jeph Loeb The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP
Marvel Masterworks Marvel Two-In-One Volume 1 HC
Marvel Universe The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes Digest Volume 4 TP
Thor Sunlight And Shadows TP
Thor The Warriors Three The Complete Collection TP
Wolverine Sabretooth Reborn TP
X-Men Legacy Volume 3 Revenants TP

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Harbinger Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Hunters The Shadowlands TP

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Todays New Trades 06/11/13

 
Tarintino fans can get their hands on the 7 issues Hardcover, Django Unchained adaptation which has some pretty spectacular Jim Lee artwork in it. Also don't miss your 1500th chance to get your hands on a Sandman reprinting.



Dynamite have the first collection of Mark Waid's run on Green Hornet which I have been dying to check out. IDW have yet another gorgeous Artist's Edition out, this time for Jee Smith's "Bone."

 


Anyone insane enough not to check out Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye before now gets their best chance yet as the Oversized hardcover is out today. Collecting #1-11 and Young Avengers Presents #6. The premier HC for volume 2 of Uncanny X-Men has been renamed "broken" from "Lost in Limbo." If you buy the Agents of Shield tie in TPB then let me give you my heart felt commiserations now.


 
 
All of the above is irrelevant as far as my wallet is concerned as Image comics release the third volume of Hickman and Pittara's Manhattan Projects. Easily the best comic of 2013 and one that makes me constantly wrestle over my decision to wait for trades. Roll on pay day!




AVATAR PRESS
Caligula Volume 2 Heart Of Rome TP

DARK HORSE COMICS

Plants Vs Zombies Lawnmageddon HC

DC COMICS

All-Star Western Volume 3 The Black Diamond Probability TP
Batman Night Of The Owls TP
Django Unchained HC
Fraction TP
Judas Coin TP
Justice League Of America Volume 1 World's Most Dangerous HC
Sandman Omnibus Volume 2 HC

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Bionic Man Vs The Bionic Woman TP
Grimm Volume 1 The Coins Of Zakynthos TP
Mark Waid's The Green Hornet Volume 1 Bully Pulpit TP
Miss Fury Volume 1 Anger Is An Energy TP
Spider Volume 2 The Businessman From Hell TP
Vampirella Strikes TP

IDW PUBLISHING

Crow Midnight Legends Volume 5 Resurrection TP
G.I. JOE The Complete Collection Volume 1 HC (Red Label Edition
Jeff Smith's Bone The Great Cow Race Artist's Edition HC
My Little Pony The Return Of Queen Chrysalis Red Label Set, AR
Star Trek Volume 1 Where No Man Has Gone Before HC (Red Label Edition

IMAGE COMICS

Aphrodite IX Rebirth Volume 1 HC
Blackacre Volume 2 TP
Invincible Universe Volume 1 TP
Manhattan Projects Volume 3 TP

MARVEL COMICS

Avengers West Coast Avengers Omnibus Volume 2 HC
Daredevil By Frank Miller And Klaus Janson Omnibus HC (New Printing
Hawkeye Volume 1 HC
Marvel Firsts The 1980s Volume 1 TP
Marvel's Thor The Dark World The Art Of The Movie Slipcase HC
Oz Road To Oz TP
S.H.I.E.L.D. Origins TP
Thanos Redemption TP
Uncanny X-Men Volume 2 Broken HC

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Quantum And Woody Volume 1 The World's Worst Superhero Team TP

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Robyn Hood Volume 2 Wanted TP

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Todays New Trades 30/10/13





I have 3 new omnibus to talk about this week, firstly from DC comes the 1080 page "One Million" deluxe hardcover. Grant Morrison's 1999 event set in the 853rd century. Collecting -

DC ONE MILLION #1-4, plus the #1,000,000 issues of ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, AQUAMAN, AZRAEL, BATMAN, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT, BOOSTER GOLD, CATWOMAN, CHASE, CHRONOS, THE CREEPER, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE FLASH, GREEN ARROW, GREEN LANTERN, HITMAN, IMPULSE, JLA, LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, LEGIONNAIRES, LOBO, MARTIAN MANHUNTER, NIGHTWING, POWER OF SHAZAM, RESURRECTION MAN, ROBIN, STARMAN, SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL, SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW, WONDER WOMAN, YOUNG JUSTICE,
as well as DC ONE MILLION 80-PAGE GIANT #1 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN #79-80.



Yup, all dem comics! Image have a personal favourite of mine, "Revival" getting the deluxe HC treatment. Tim Seely & Mike Norton's beautifully crafted and excellently paced zombie noirfest collects -  Collects REVIVAL #1-11 and the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012 short story, plus many behind-the-scenes bonuses and other features. If you have been holding off then now is the time to get in to Revival.    



Thirdly from Valiant there is the X-O Manowar deluxe HC, featuring the Manowars first year at Valiant comics. Collecting - X-O MANOWAR #1-14, 20 pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.      
 

DARK HORSE COMICS

Avatar The Last Airbender Volume 6 The Search Part 3 TP
Bad Houses TP
Bride Of The Water God Volume 14 TP
Chronicles Of Conan Volume 25 Exodus And Other Stories TP
EC Archives Tales From The Crypt Volume 4 HC
Gantz Volume 29 TP
Jeremiah Omnibus Volume 3 HC
Last Of Us American Dreams TP

DC COMICS

Batgirl Volume 2 Knightfall Descends TP
Batman Volume 3 Death Of The Family HC
DC Comics One Million Omnibus HC
Deadshot Beginnings TP
JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull TP
Superman Adventures The Man Of Steel TP
Superman The Man Of Steel Believe TP

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Vampirella Masters Series Volume 8 Mike Carey With Joshua Hale Fialkov TP

IDW PUBLISHING

Samurai Jack Classics Volume 1 TP

IMAGE COMICS

Dia De Los Muertos TP
Mara TP
Planetoid Volume1 TP
Revival Deluxe Collection Volume 1 HC
Witchblade Rebirth Volume 4 TP

MARVEL COMICS

Cable And X-Force Volume 2 Dead Or Alive TP
Inhumans By Right Of Birth TP
Marvel Universe Thor Digest TP
Scarlet Spider Volume 3 The Big Leagues TP
Thor Vs Thanos TP
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates Disassembled TP
Wolverine And The X-Men By Jason Aaron Volume 7 TP

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC

Always try and support your LCS when buying new trades. If you don't have an LCS to support than I recommend Inter Comics in Sheffield. @interComics on twitter. Not only a fantastic service but the website itself rivals the biggest comic blogs and fan sites out there. Great new content every week.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Todays New Trades 23/10/13



DARK HORSE COMICS

Answer TP
Hellboy The Midnight Circus HC

DC COMICS

Absolute Joker Luthor HC
Batgirl Volume 2 Knightfall Descends TP
Batgirl Volume 3 Death Of The Family HC
Fables Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition HC
Fraction TP
Suicide Squad Volume 3 Death Is For Suckers TP

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Garth Ennis' Erf HC

IDW PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Omnibus Volume 2 TP
G.I. JOE America's Elite Disavowed Volume 1 TP
Judge Dredd Year One TP
My Little Pony Pony Tales Volume 1 TP Powerpuff Girls Classics Volume 1 Power Party TP
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 The Complete Series HC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 6 City Fall Part 1 TP
Transformers Last Stand Of The Wreckers HC
True Blood Volume 6 Here We Go Again HC
Vitriol The Hunter TP

IMAGE COMICS

Cowboy Ninja Viking Deluxe Edition HC
Walking Dead 100 Project HC (Limited Edition)

MARVEL COMICS

Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif Volume 2 Seeds Of Destruction TP
Marvel Masterworks Sgt. Fury Volume 1 TP
Spider-Man Life In The Mad Dog Ward TP
Thor Epic Collection War Of The Pantheons TP
Uncanny Avengers Volume 2 The Apocalypse Twins HC
X-Men X-Corps TP

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Shadowman Volume 2 Darque Reckoning TP

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Today's New Trades 16/10/13

From Avatar: 

Uber Vol 1 debuts in monstrously huge fashion, with a collection that goes far beyond the story. This epic tome contains Uber #0-5, the first story arc, for the first 176 pages. But then we Enhance that with 160 pages of additional material! From behind-the-scenes interviews, scores of pages of the original pencil art, notes from the writer on development of the story, to an epic cover gallery, this is not to be missed. But all that extra material is only available right here, this edition of 5000 copies, and the Remarqued edition of 350 copies offered this month, are the only editions Previews will offer. Then it's gone. This Enhanced HC will not be reprinted. Uber Vol 1 collection in paperback will be released in 2014, with the full 176 pages of story. But non
e of the special back matter offered only here. This is also a Direct Market Exclusive, the Uber Vol 1 Enhanced Hardcover edition will not be available in book stores or on Amazon! 


 



DC are releasing the entire Death of The family event in one Hardcover. 
Collects Catwoman #13-14, Batgirl #13-16, Suicide Squad #14-15, Batman and Robin #15-16, Nightwing #15-16, Detective Comics #15-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws #15-16, and Teen Titans #15-16.





 





Charlie Adlard gets his own art book from Image to celebrate 100 issues on Walking Dead  Mind The Gap by Jim McCann reaches its 3rd volume in Paperback. 

 


The first Volume of Marvel Zombies omnibus reprinting is also out today, if you have been waiting for a chance to read it then volume 1 collects.  ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-23 and #30-32, MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-5, MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS, BLACK PANTHER (2005) #28-30, and material from MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARVEL ZOMBIES/MYSTIC ARCANA. 





AVATAR PRESS

Uber Volume 1 Enhanced HC

BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake TP
Dingo Deluxe Edition Volume 1 TP

DARK HORSE COMICS

Black Beetle Volume 1 No Way Out HC

DC COMICS

Catwoman Volume 3 Death Of The Family TP
Green Lantern Volume 2 The Revenge Of Black Hand TP
Green Lantern Volume 3 The End HC
Joker Death Of The Family HC
Sandman Endless Nights TP (New Edition
Smallville Season 11 Volume 3 Haunted TP
Superman Dark Knight Over Metropolis TP

IDW PUBLISHING

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Works Volume 2 HC
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Digest Volume 1 TP
X-Files Classics Volume 2 HC,

IMAGE COMICS

68 Volume 3 Jungle Jim TP
Art Of Charlie Adlard HC
Mind The Gap Volume 3 Out Of Bodies TP

MARVEL COMICS

Avengers Volume 3 Prelude To Infinity HC (Premiere Edition)
Essential Thor Volume 7 TP
Marvel Masterworks The Mighty Thor Volume 12 HC
Marvel Zombies The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP
Marvel's Thor The Dark World Prelude TP
Wolverine MAX Volume 2 Escape To L.A. TP

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New IDW Artist Editions

IDW have announced a new wave of their beautiful artists edition hardcovers. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for instance, corrections and blue pencils. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
 
These include:
 
 
Allan Moore & Dave Gibbons Watchmen. (March '14)
 
Dave Gibbons' Watchmen will debut later in the year. Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, is the story most often cited as the greatest graphic novel ever published. This Artist's Edition will be atypical in that the stories will not be complete, and will be an Artifact Edition, the first released by IDW. It will be produced to the same exacting standards as an Artist's Edition, and will feature a cornucopia of individual pages and covers from Watchmen, each image a testament to Gibbons' elegant and nuanced style. This book will also measure 12 x 17 inches.
 
 
Jack Kirby's New Gods. (Date TBC)
Jack Kirby's New Gods Artist's Edition will be released in March and feature five complete issues of Kirby's inaugural Fourth World book. Kirby, often called the King of Comics, is arguably the most important and influential comics creator of all time. His work on New Gods, which he wrote as well as drew, clearly reinforces that notion. Filled with amazing imagery and giant concepts, this book will measure 12 x 17 inches.
 
Jim Steranko's Nick Fury and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
 
The first volume, The Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist's Edition, will feature the initial twelve stories by Steranko that appeared in Strange Tales #151 through #162. All of these stories were drawn in the "twice up" format, meaning the original art is rendered at twice the size of the printed comic. The final book will measure 15 x 22 inches and is currently scheduled for release in May of 2014.
 
 
Jim Steranko's Nick Fury and Captain America. (Date TBC)

The second volume, The Steranko Nick Fury and Captain America Artist's Edition, will collect the remaining Nick Fury stories from Strange Tales 163-168, as well as issues 1, 3, and 5 of the Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic series. As icing on the cake, Steranko's three stellar issues of Captain America will also be included. This volume will measure 12 x 17 inches, and the release date is still to be determined.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Todays New Trades 09/10/2013



Pretty quiet week across the board but still some great books out. The second Mind MGMT hardcover from Dark Horse is my pick of the week. The first volume was beautifully packaged and the two together are going to look great on my shelf. I'm struggling to find what is collected in the latest Star Wars: Wild Space omnibus but it's advertised as being full of hidden gems and never before collected material.



If you ran out to buy the Court of Owls TPB with the mask last week then good news! Batman Volume 2 is out today. Collecting #8-11 and annual #1 of what is, in my opinion, the best title from the New 52.



A very licence driven week from IDW including New reprintings of Transformers and TMNT, new My Little Pony (the I mentioned it!! Happy??) but there's some new original material as well in the Form of Zombies vs Aliens spin off Colonized.



Over at the always intriguing Image Comics there's first volumes for Greg Rucka's Lazarus and Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts which features the brilliant blurb. "I don't want to oversell what Ryan has accomplished here, but I gave God Hates Astronauts to a blind man and he regained his sight." - Jonathan Hickman



Busy week for Jason Aarron at Marvel with Thanos Rising getting a paperback release and Volume 2 of his brilliant run on Thor: Godbomb coming out in HC. Although I have already bought and read the Panini reprint for a fraction of the price so as always make sure you shop about.




DARK HORSE COMICS

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 4 Welcome To The Team TP
Chronicles Of King Conan Volume 6 A Death In Stygia And Other Stories TP
Colder TP
Creepy Archives Volume 17 HC
Mind MGMT Volume 2 The Futurist HC
Star Wars Ewoks Shadows Of Endor GN
Star Wars Omnibus Wild Space Volume 2 TP
Trigun Omnibus Volume 1 TP
UXB HC

DC COMICS

Batman Volume 2 The City Of Owls TP
I Vampire Volume 3 Wave Of Mutilation TP
Intensely Dumb MAD TP
Lucifer Volume 2 TP

IDW PUBLISHING

Colonized TP
Danger Girl Trinity TP
G.I. JOE Special Missions Volume 1 TP
Jinnrise Volume 1 TP
Kill Shakespeare Volume 3 The Tide of Blood TP
My Little Pony Animated Volume 1 The Magic Begins TP
Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3 TP
Transformers Classics Volume 6 TP

IMAGE COMICS

God Hates Astronauts Volume 1 TP
Lazarus Volume 1 TP

MARVEL COMICS

Avengers Kree Skrull War TP
Dark Tower The Gunslinger The Man In Black TP
Iron Man Armored Vengeance TP
Thanos Rising TP
Thor God Of Thunder Volume 2 Godbomb HC
X-Men Storm By Warren Ellis And Terry Dodson TP