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December PREVIEWS Features 'From The Archives'

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:

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard
This special edition collects the monumental ALL OUT WAR story arc all in one volume-as seen through artist CHARLIE ADLARD's raw pencils.  Read the story in a whole new way, never before collected together in one single volume.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-126.
In Shops: Oct 08, 2014
SRP: $34.99
PREVIEWS Page #224
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Charles Biro, Bob Davis, Dick Wood, Bob Wood, Dick Briefer, Jerry Robinson (A) Jack Cole, Harry Anderson, Bob Davis, Bernard Klein, George Roussos, Ed Ashe, J. Gahr, Dick Briefer, Jerry Robinson, Reed Crandall (CA) Bob Wood (A/CA) Charles Biro
Beginning with the rare Golden Age Daredevil #1, this hardcover reproduces the adventures of the original Daredevil, who famously gave ol' Adolf what for! Along with Nightro, Pat Patriot, and the Bronze Terror, Daredevil dishes out justice to Nazis, mobsters, mummies, and the sorcerous Claw! This volume collects issues #1-#4 of the Golden Age Daredevil.
In Shops: Jun 26, 2013
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #72
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) James Roberts, John Barber (A) Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Sarah Stone
The war for CYBERTRON is over but BUMBLEBEE and his fellow AUTOBOTS struggle to maintain control of a world without OPTIMUS PRIME. The provisional government is struggling and PROWL will defend it against the DECEPTICONS at seemingly all costs. Meanwhile, HOT ROD and a group of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS embark on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Universe.
In Shops: Sep 03, 2014
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #177
DYNAMITE
(W) Don Glut, Gardner Fox, Forrest J. Ackerman, Bill Warren, Doug Moench, Nicola Cuti, Billy Graham, Tom Sutton, Vern Bennett, Richard Carnell, R. Michael Rosen, T. Casey Brennan, Terri Abrahms, Buddy Saunders, Larry Herndon, Bill Parente, Vern Bennett, Al Hewetson, Various (A) Various Artists (CA) Frank Frazetta
In September 1969, Vampirella #1 debuted with a stunning cover by the legendary Frank Frazetta - and quickly made publishing history! The writers and artists that contributed during the magazine's original run included Jose Gonzalez, Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor Smith, Esteban Maroto, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Rudy Nebres, Richard Corben, Pablo Marcos, Wally Wood, and many more! Dynamite now collects this legendary magazine in a hardcover archive collection! Featuring work by Forest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Tom Sutton, Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Billy Graham, Alan Weiss, Jeff Jones, and Frank Frazetta, Volume One collects the first five terrifying issues of the magazine's original run, reprinted in its original magazine-sized format.
In Shops: Dec 15, 2010
SRP: $49.99
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ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
The first omnibus volume of Eric Powell's Eisner Award winning series, The Goon! The Nameless Man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. But even the undead fear the Goon! The Goon: Bunch of Old Crap Volume 1 collects The Goon books 0-3 (The Goon: Rough Stuff, The Goon: Nothing But Misery, The Goon: My Murderous Childhood, and The Goon: Heaps of Ruination.
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #268
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) George Frese
This is Archie's new sister volume to our all-time fastest-selling graphic novel series, featuring a focus on stories from the GOLDEN AGE of comics. Archie expects this to do very well as a full-color 416-page $9.99 volume. It will be the first in a three-part series, to be joined in the calendar year by SILVER and BRONZE AGE volumes as well.

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.
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #279
DEAD RECKONING
(W) William Woolfolk (A) Ed Ashe, Carl Pfeufer, Joe Certa
A collection of the best stories from the classic Fawcett run of Don Winslow of the Navy, one of the most popular comics running during and after World War II. Edited by Craig Yoe, the selected stories are digitally restored and contextualized with Craig's historical research and introduction. Preceding the full, colorful tales is a detailed introduction on the creation of the adventurous Don Winslow. The character served to foster recruitment, entertain Navy personnel and the public during World War II and beyond. Winslow fights the Axis and super villains like The Snake and the smoldering hot, but deadly, Singapore Sal.
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $29.95
PREVIEWS Page #328
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W) John Stanley (A/CA) John Stanley
Lulu Moppet is an outspoken and brazen young girl who doesn't follow any rules-whether they've been set by her parents, the neighborhood boys, or society itself. 2019 D+Q begins a landmark reissue series of Lulu's suburban hijinks: she goes on picnics, babysits, and attempts to break into the boys' clubhouse again and again. Cartoonist John Stanley's expert timing and constant gags made these stories unbelievably enjoyable, ensuring that Marge's Little Lulu was a defining comic of the post-war period. Lulu's assertiveness, individuality, and creativity is empowering to witness; the series is powerfully feminist despite the decades in which the stories were created.
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $29.95
PREVIEWS Page #294
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
(W) Harvey Kurtzman (A) Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Jack Davis (CA) Alex Kurtzman
Legendary artists Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, John Severin, and Will Elder illustrate these powerful stories written by Kurtzman and Jerry DeFuccio. Long considered to be among the best war stories ever written, Frontline Combat tells poignant tales of "War and Fighting Men," reprinted here in spectacular full color. Volume One recaptures the first six complete issues (24 stories) of this ground-breaking title, originally published in 1951 and 1952.
In Shops: Sep 09, 2009
SRP: $49.95
PREVIEWS Page #293
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(A/CA) Steve Ditko
OVER 200 PAGES OF VINTAGE HORROR COMICS FROM SPIDER-MAN CO-CREATOR STEVE DITKO
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.
In Shops: Jun 11, 2014
SRP: $28.99
PREVIEWS Page #344
HERMES PRESS
This tribute to artist Don Newton collects his complete output of Phantom comic book stories created for Charlton Comics between 1975 -1977, including the Newton penned "The Phantom of 1776."  This volume features the Charlton Phantom stories from issues #67, 68, 70, 71, and 74.  Also presented is an exhaustive biographical essay on the artist's career with representative examples of his art for fanzines, comics, and illustration as well as original art spanning his entire career. Also on display in a special section of the book are over fifty examples of original artwork from these Phantom stories.
In Shops: Jan 02, 2019
SRP: $50.00
PREVIEWS Page #370
KODANSHA COMICS
(W) Katsuhiro Otomo (A/CA) Katsuhiro Otomo
The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga. Now available again, this classic adventure is ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers!
In Shops: Oct 14, 2009
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #286
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Zac Gorman, Marc Ellerby (A) Andrew MacLean, Marc Ellerby, Zac Gorman, Cat Farris (A/CA) CJ Cannon
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY is now available in its first deluxe hardcover collection!
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!
In Shops: Nov 23, 2016
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #418
RAW BOOKS AND GRAPHICS
(W) Art Spiegelman (A/CA) Art Spiegelman
This hardcover edition was produced to coincide with the Tenth Anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Maus, presenting the entire saga together in one book, as originally envisioned by the author - Volumes I and II of "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust." (Wall Street Journal)
SRP: $35.00
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Leiji Matsumoto (A/CA) Leiji Matsumoto
The classic manga behind the anime Star Blazers, from space adventure master Leiji Matsumoto, in English at last! The human race has one year left to live. Aliens known as the Gamilas have attacked Earth, poisoning it with radioactivity and driving humans underground. As humankind grows sicker by the day, their final hope is the space battleship Yamato, constructed from secret plans and equipped with advanced technology. Its mission: to reach a distant planet and bring back a cure to save humanity. Will the ship and its crew rescue the Earth in time?
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #485
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alan Martin (A) Jamie Hewlett, Tracy Bailey
30 years ago, Tank Girl was unleashed by Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz) and Alan Martin, and at last you can enjoy the original Hewlett artwork, collected in full color! Read the seminal, punky strips as the creators wanted them three decades ago, in this prestige edition packed with contemporary covers and rare and unseen artwork!
"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
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #376
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Kevin VanHook, Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, David Lapham (A) Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg, Mike Vosburg, Tom Ryder, John Dixon, Bob Wiacek (CA) Barry Windsor-Smith
Before the "Bloodshot" movie hits in February 2020, follow the complete collected adventures of the original man from Rising Spirit - from his origin and very first appearances to his debut in his own smash hit series - in this first deluxe, oversized volume!
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.
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $99.99
PREVIEWS Page #383
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Rumiko Takahashi (A/CA) Rumiko Takahashi
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum's horns in ten days-or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn't make Ataru's job any easier. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru's troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
SRP: $19.99
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