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A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Direct Currents 1 January 1988. Glossy, colour, and a whole new direction for DC and its free solicitations. Interviews, golden age covers, and a little history.…

January 14, 2016 / / AE Reviews 1 Comment

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:20 amHailed as one of the true masterpieces of the comics medium,Usagi Yojimbo gets its first gallery edition, reproducing Stan Sakai’s breathtaking artwork at full size and in living color. This edition includes the art from the very first Usagi story, the complete origin tale “Samurai,” and more! Dark Horse, November 4, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-61655-923-6…

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Marvel Requirer Vol 1 Number 33 November 1992. Eight pages dedicated to origin stories of Spider-Man, Captain America and The Fantastic Four. Plus Marvel picking up Fish Police and A1.

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:56 amIDW Publishing is pleased to offer under license from our good friends at Marvel Comics the first Star Wars Artifact Edition! Featuring scans of original art mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics’ groundbreaking Star Wars comics, as well as from other early issues by Carmine Infantino. As with all…

Best books of 2015 as chosen by me. This only includes works published in 2015 and read by your truly. Yes, it’s a completely biased list based on my own tastes, but aren’t all “best of” lists?…

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Dark Horse Insider Vol 1 No 28, December 1991.

December 24, 2015 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:57 amMiracleman was launched 30 years ago in the now legendary Warrior magazine. It turned the concept of “super-hero” on its ear with big ideas that helped redefine an entire genre… when Miracleman fought Kid Miracleman on the streets of London… well, things would never be the same. And then there was the…

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Dark Horse Insider Vol 1 No 26, October 1991.

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Dark Horse Insider Vol 1 No 25, September 1991.

During an impressive period—2005 through  2012—Mark Schultz turned his attention to producing a body of personal works and private commissions. The results, collected in the five Various Drawings volumes, focused on subjects about which Schultz feels most passionate. Among them are characters and tableaux pulled from mythology, science-fantasy and pulp adventure, featuring steely warriors and  femme fatales—his popular pulpette women…

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Dark Horse Insider Vol 1 No 19, February 1991.

Advertised as “Alex Toth’s Magnum Opus”, Bravo For Adventure is a handsome collection and fitting conclusion to the Library Of American Comics’ look at this master artist.…

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Dark Horse Insider Vol 1 No 18, January 1991.

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time Marvel Spotlight November 1993. This is the only one I have so I don’t know if it was a one-off or short run. Looks to promote Marvels with a few nice images and a short interview with Kurt Busiek.

Selkirk, a God-fearing crewman aboard the space freighter Nova Maru, is forced at gunpoint to abandon ship with his captain. They crash-land on a small planet, but it is soon apparent that they have not entirely escaped the Nova Maru’s dreadful cargo. Dave Gibbons’ tale is fully realized by artists Mike Mignola and Kevin Nowlan. Writer: Dave Gibbons Penciller: Mike Mignola Inker: Kevin…

A dark space adventure leading to the story eating its own tale so to speak. What starts as a classic 1990s space rush to stop extinction moves through time travel and its trappings. The set up is excellent, with a small cast and a slow exploration of each as the story unfolds.…

Here’s an exceptional Marvel freebie from 1989: All About Collecting Comic Books. It’s a nice look at what Marvel thought comic readers needed to know about collecting back issues.

November 5, 2015 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:58 amA clean and precise look at Michael Turner’s output for DC, Superman/Batman: Michael Turner Gallery Edition will make a fan out of most readers. The art of comics legend Michael Turner is seen for the first time in it’s original form in the new SUPERMAN/BATMAN: MICHAEL TURNER GALLERY EDITION. This spectacular new…