AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES HC 1940-44
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues! Kurt Mitchell and editor Roy Thomas composed this volume about the "Golden Age" of the comic book industry, a five-year period that presented the earliest adventures of such iconic super-heroes as Batman, Captain Marvel, Superman, and Wonder Woman. It was a time when America's entry into World War II was presaged by the arrival of such patriotic do-gooders as Will Eisner's Uncle Sam, Harry Shorten and Irv Novick's The Shield, and Joe Simon and JACK KIRBY's Captain America. It was when teenage culture found expression in a fumbling red-haired high school student named Archie Andrews. But most of all, the first five years of the 1940s was the age of the "packagers" when studios headed by men like Harry A Chesler, Will Eisner, and Jerry Iger churned out material for a plethora of new comic book companies that published the entire gamut of genres, from funny animal stories to crime tales to jungle sagas to science-fiction adventures. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover.
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP STARFORCE
They're set to wow you in theaters, but who are the Kree warriors known as Starforce? Get to know Captain Marvel and her spacefaring allies with these classic adventures! Ronan the Accuser makes first contact between the Kree and Earth - and he may be judge, jury and executioner for the Fantastic Four! Kree scientist Dr. Minerva targets Avengers sidekick Rick Jones for abduction! Carol Danvers takes on her first costumed identity as Ms. Marvel! Captain Atlas confronts cosmic protector Quasar, Korath the Pursuer clashes with Captain America, and the Starforce battles the Avengers! Finally, Carol and Cap face Bron Char of the Kree Lunatic Legion! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #65, MS. MARVEL (1977) #1, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #52, QUASAR #9, AVENGERS (1963) #346, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #8, material from CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #399 and more. Rated T
FANTASTIC FOUR TP #2
MR AND MRS GRIMM
It's the wedding that's been years in the making - and you're all invited! Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters say "I do!" No bait. No switch. Not a hoax. Not a dream. And we swear, not a single Skrull! This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you...the wedding of the Thing and Alicia! And don't forget the bachelor and bachelorette parties! Plus, the happy couple's classic first meeting, as only Stan Lee and JACK KIRBY could tell it! When the Puppet Master uses his niece to exact revenge on the Fantastic Four, he unwittingly sets her on a romantic collision course with one of his greatest enemies! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (2018) #5, FANTASTIC FOUR: WEDDING SPECIAL (2018) #1 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #8. Rated T
FANTASTIC FOUR TP BEHOLD GALACTUS
The Fantastic Four take on Galactus in a quartet of action-packed epics! First, Stan Lee and JACK KIRBY introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Next, Stan and Jack bring big G back - but what does he want this time? The answer lies in a dangerous and deadly shrunken realm! John Buscema's powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Then, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth - and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet from becoming his next meal! With classic art by top-flight creators, Galactus has never looked this good! COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #48-50, #120-123, #242-244 Rated T
KIRBY RETURNS KING SIZE HC
Jack is back! Thrill to all-time classics from Kirby's 1970s return to Marvel - presented larger than life in true "King" size! With Kirby as both writer and artist, these stories are a live wire hooked directly into the imagination of comics' most powerful creative dynamo. Captain America battles the Red Skull and the bizarre Arnim Zola - who has reanimated Hitler's brain in the body of an unstoppable android! The Black Panther faces a generation-spanning Wakandan saga for the ages! Machine Man, a weapon of war with a human soul, explores the world of man - but can he find acceptance before the army hunts him down? And Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy fight savage battles against alien invaders to protect early humans from annihilation! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #208-212, BLACK PANTHER (1977) #1-3, MACHINE MAN (1978) #1-6 and DEVIL DINOSAUR #4-7. All Ages
MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1980S SC
The third volume in Pierre Comtois' heralded series covers Marvel's final historical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, JACK KIRBY, and Steve Ditko moved into a darker 1980s era that has yet to run its course. Covers comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern's Avengers and Spider-Man, dark heroes like Wolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail, and often irreverent manner, readers have come to expect from the previous 1960s and 1970s volumes.