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Featuring the works of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, this collection plots the origins of The Incredible Hulk, including his very first appearance.
The third in a series of volumes collecting Spider-Man's incredible adventures in a year-by-year format for comic book readers everywhere to enjoy and discover the tales that created a legend.
By day, mega-rich businessman Tony Stark commands the cutting-edge enterprises of Stark Industries, creating the most advanced weapons the world has ever seen. But when trouble rears its ugly head, he dons his Iron Man armour to restore order.
With Marvel's next big blockbuster, Iron Man, due to hit the cinema in May 2008, this classic collection includes the origins of Iron Man's superheroic career by the world's most famous creative team.
A collection of the best of the Hulk's comic book triumphs throughout the last 45 years.
The second in a series of volumes collecting Spider-Man's incredible adventures in a year-by-year format for comic book readers everywhere to enjoy and discover the tales that created a legend.
In 1968 a mysterious voice gifted two teenage brothers, Hank and Don Hall, with superpowers that transformed them into the Hawk and the Dove! The superhero duo embodied the clashing political ideologies of the era, with the Hawk, ever militant, ready to jump into battling evil, and the Dove, a pacifist, refusing to raise a fist. Fighting for what's right on different sides of the ideological spectrum, the two clean up crime on the streets of their hometown, face the threat of the Drop Outs gang, take down a group of dangerous escaped convicts, team up with the Teen Titans and attempt to save their father from the wrath of a man he once sent to prison. Hawk & Dove: The Silver Age collects Showcase #75, The Hawk and the Dove #1-6 and Teen Titans #21, and features work from Steve Skeates, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and more!
An action-oriented medium, comics have long used wars-real and fictional-as narrative fodder. Now, discover the secret, surprising history of anti-war comics with this marvelously curated collection. A few comics portrayed the horrors of war, but no blatantly anti-war stories were known to exist-until now! Buried in rare comics published during the Cold War were powerful war, fantasy, and sci-fi stories that strongly condemned war and the bomb, boldly calling for peace. There's even a tale condemning the building of a wall to keep out aliens-from outer space!
Relive the complete adventures of Valiant's original armored hero in Valiant's next essential omnibus collection - clocking in at a massive 800+ pages! Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth warrior abducted and enslaved by the brutal Spider Aliens, fights his way free of his captors and steals their ultimate weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. But 1,600 years have passed while the Spider Aliens held Aric captive and the time he returns to is not his own. Trapped in the modern day, Aric is now the last of his people, a savage warrior out of time in a world of corporate treachery and casual deceit. But, armed with the power of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric will rule... and he will make the Spider Aliens pay! Featuring work from comic book legends Bob Layton (Iron Man), Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), and many more, get the complete epic of Valiant's armored hero starting here with this first massive, oversized volume collecting X-O Manowar (1992) #0-30, Armorines #0, and X-O Database #1, as well as material from Secrets of the Valiant Universe #1.
Before Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko was conjuring all manners of horrors at his drawing table. In his first two years in the industry (1953 and 1954), Ditko drew tales of macabre suspense that were not yet hobbled by the imminent Comics Code Authority (adopted in October 1954). These stories featured graphic bloodshed, dismemberment and blood-curdling acid baths as the ugly end to the lives of the dark and twisted inhabitants of Steve Ditko s imagination. Strange Suspense features spectacular full-color reprints of every story from those first two years of his career."
Five years before Steve Ditko began work on his now legendary co-creations for Marvel Comics, the Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, he was pro- ducing some of his best work in near anonymity for Charlton Comics. Like its predecessors, Impossible Tales: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 4 features over 200 meticulously restored full-color pages of Ditko in his early prime stories that have never seen a proper reprinting until now, thrilling stories of suspense, mystery, haunted houses, and unsuspecting victims all delineated in Ditko s wildly idiosyncratic, masterful style. This fourth volume ranks as the best in the Archives series to date thanks in large part to the inspiration Ditko took from comics derived from the classic host-narrated radio shows, which gave an extra oomph to his creepy yarns. Moreover, comics such as This Magazine is Haunted and Tales of The Mysterious Traveler bore witness to a veritable explosion in Ditko s ingenuity in terms of manipulating the traditional comic-book page layout. This new level of excellence also manifested itself in his work on other books, such Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds, Out of This World, Strange Suspense Stories, and Unusual Tales, all of which are amply represented in this volume."
Steve Ditko drew the work featured in Dripping with Fear just before he collaborated with Stan Lee on Spider-Man and Doctor Strange at Marvel Comics. This volume has another 200-plus meticulously restored, full-color pages from Ditko in his early prime, at the time working in near anonymity for Charlton Comics in the then-popular horror/suspense genre.
The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! You'll get a year-by-year account of theA most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel' Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
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