December PREVIEWS Features 'From The Archives'
Dec 01, 2019
Newspaper comic strips helped to create the comic book as we know it today, with the earliest collections of popular daily strips of the era serving as a springboard for the stories of adventure, mystery, and super-heroics that followed.
Comic strip material from the 1930s to today is still being collected more and more each year; fan-favorite, little-known, and even obscure strips are being painstakingly cleaned up, enhanced, and collected for a whole new audience to experience once again.
The December PREVIEWS is filled with dozens of comic strip, as well as comic book, collections, both new and backlist. Just look throughout this issue for our “From the Archives” icon for more great collections!
We've highlighted some below:
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-126.
The frantic forties and fifties -- a time when the comic book industry was young and anything was possible. Stories from this Golden Age of comics had an "anything goes" quality -- perhaps none more so than the freewheeling antics of Archie Andrews and his friends.
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 Oct. 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. Edited by Ditko expert Blake Bell.
Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. This collection features the first ten issues of the comic book series, including ""The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street," "Mort-Balls!," "Ball Fondlers Special," and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family.
This special hardcover edition also includes an exclusive sound clip of Rick and Morty and all the cover art from the first ten issues of the comic book series!
"A worthy introduction for anyone wondering what all the fuss has been about, and a refreshing update for the true believers who have known all along."
-The Brazen Bull
Brought back from the grave by Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is powered by nanoscopic machines that can repair all injuries and maximize his physical potential. But the nanites can't replace his lost memories - or help him shake the feeling that he was once anything but a hero.
Collecting BLOODSHOT (1993) #0-24, along with RAI (1992) #0, ETERNAL WARRIOR (1992) #5 and #14-16, SECRET WEAPONS (1993) #3, 9-10 and #13, and H.A.R.D. CORPS (1992) #5.
For older teen audiences.