Kirby100


Kirby 100, 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work.  I just walked out my front door and found this package waiting to be opened. What a nice surprise and just in time to close out what would’ve been Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday.  This book is expertly crafted by Two Morrows Publishing (oddly marked as… Read More Kirby100

Avengers Vibranium Edition Titanic Collection


The Avengers Vibranium Slipcase front by Alex Ross in homage to Jack Kirby’s Avengers 4 cover. The Vibranium Edition is similar to the X-men Adamantium Edition and slightly different height and width than the King-Size Kirby or Taschen 75 years of Marvel. These are huge books that some people might find difficult to handle. Personally,… Read More Avengers Vibranium Edition Titanic Collection

Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics


This review is from: Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 (Marvel Omnibus) (Hardcover) Kirby’s inventiveness is on display out of the gate on a cornerstone character of the modern Marvel. In addition, some of Stan Lee’s earliest comic writing is contained here, 21 stories in all, including text stories. Two decades before Martin Goodman… Read More Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics

Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel


This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight / Yellow Claw Collects Black Knight 1-5 and The Yellow Claw 1-4. Extras include a lavish 12-page tribute to Joe Maneely by Dr Michael J. Vassallo and a great 4-page introduction by Roy Thomas.  The tribute piece has 14 pieces of artwork at thumbnail size… Read More Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel

S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus Review


This review is from: S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus (Hardcover) Amazing omnibus with Strange Tales 135-168, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD 1-15, Fantastic Four 21, Tales of Suspense 78, The Avengers 72, and Marvel Spotlight 31. This collects all the material from Agent of SHIELD Masterworks 1-3 at the larger omnibus size and then some.… Read More S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus Review

Monstrous Mondays: Atomic monsters, rampaging robots, and sinister spirits abound in Tales to Astonish Vol 2


Five stars for a definitive collection on Atlas Era Monsters. Marvel Masterworks Tales to Astonish Volume 2 collects a great run of Tales to Astonish from issue #11-20 with beautiful art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Dick Ayers and Paul Reinman. Extras include original art from Tales to Astonish 13, page 1 (Groot)  and… Read More Monstrous Mondays: Atomic monsters, rampaging robots, and sinister spirits abound in Tales to Astonish Vol 2

The Original Ant-man and Wasp in Marvel Masterworks


Marvel Masterworks Ant-Man/Giant-Man Volume 1 collects material from Tales to Astonish #27, 35-52. Extras include an introduction from Dick Ayers from 2006, house ad from Fantastic Four #14 (May 63) promoting Marvel’s line of heroes: Thor, Spider-man, Iron Man, Ant-man and the Human Torch, Original art from Tales to Astonish #40 page 5 (Jack Kirby… Read More The Original Ant-man and Wasp in Marvel Masterworks