STAFF PICKS :: TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HC :: JULY 17, 2013

July 16, 2013 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HARDCOVER:¬†You’re probably familiar with the award winning¬†Batman/Manhunter¬†story serialized in¬†Detective Comics 437-443¬†from 1974 written by¬†Archie Goodwin¬†and illustrated by then newcomer Walt Simonson. ¬†It is justifiably famous and considered a classic. ¬†Now DC is offering a very affordable (40 bucks for almost 500 pages!) collection of Archie Goodwin penned Batman tales that includes the complete Manhunter saga along with the equally famous¬†Batman: Night Cries¬†GN with gorgeous art by Scott Hampton,¬†Detective Annual #3¬†with art by¬†Dan Jurgens, 2 short stories from¬†Batman in Black and White¬†with art by¬†Jose Munoz¬†and¬†Gary Gianni¬†and¬†Siege–the story Goodwin left unfinished at the time of his death (and completed by James Robinson) with art by¬†Marshall Rogers¬†from¬†Legends of the Dark Knight #132-136.¬†Goodwin was one of the best writers from the pre- British Invasion mainstream. This is an ideal showcase of Goodwin’s formidable talents.
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STAFF PICKS :: ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP :: APRIL 10, 2013

April 09, 2013 By: Matt Knapik Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks


MATT’S PICK :: ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP: Ohmanohmanohman! What an AWESOME week the comic shops have in store for us fan-boys AND girls!¬† Its not every week we get hit with TWO Frederator Studio comic books. Boom Studios produces the finest all-ages books on the shelves. (The Mouse should have maintained his relationship with them.) The Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake mini-series is produced by the the same people who came up with the concept for the original F&C episode. Excellent reading. The other title, Bravest Warriors adds a lot of depth to this web-based Frederator cartoon. You can enjoy the comic or cartoon on their own, or get the full effect by enjoying them in tandem!

The two books I mentioned above are nice and all, but I had to save this week’s best title for last. Sorry if I’m hoggin’ the bloggin’ – I did say it was an AWESOME week! Anyway, you need to buy yourself a copy of Alien: Illustrated Story TP Facsimile Edition. Don’t even think twice. There is no excuse for any self-respecting comic book fan missing this book in their collection. Alien is the type of film that has near-universal appeal to comic book and sci-fi fans. Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson deliver the goods. Walt restored the artwork and added extra art to this edition. I’ll be the guy at the register clutching his copy tighter than a face-hugger!
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