Now, more than ever, the fantastic stories, characters and concepts that came into existence in the pages of comic books are making the transition to TV and movie screens. What fandom has known for decades, is that comic books can, and in many cases are, great literature.
Hollywood has for over a century adapted great prose works into great film adaptations. And they still do to this day. Except the bestsellers-turned-movies now have some very strong (and heroic) competition!
In honor of our Panel to Screen theme this month, we recommend trying out these great graphic novels and collections, which all went on to serve as the basis for popular films, TV shows and cartoons. And look for our Panel to Screen icon throughout the August PREVIEWS for more great titles!
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Tony Moore (CA) David Finch (A/CA) Dave McCaig
Read it again! It's time to revisit the historic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago! Follow Rick Grimes's journey again, from the very beginning, but this time in STUNNING FULL COLOR by the masterful DAVE McCAIG.
This deluxe version will feature a memorable array of variant covers commemorating major character introductions and the series' most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of "The Cutting Room Floor," featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN's original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and things that may have changed along the way. This deluxe, definitive presentation of the story in full color will NOT be collected any time soon, so these single issues will be the only way to experience this.
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
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(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming!
The Sandman Universe crossover begins here, with this specially priced re-introduction of the storylines and characters who populate next month's landmark event series.
First, in the Eisner-winning Locke & Key tale, "Open the Moon," meet Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, whose Moon Key began to unlock the events of this event series.
Next, journey with the Lord of Dreams to Lucifer's domain in the chapter of Sandman's epic "Season of Mists" storyline that sees the Key to Hell change hands in a most momentous way.
And join IDW and DC Comics next month for Locke & Key: Hell & Gone #1 by L&K co-creators Hill and Rodriguez!
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
PREVIEWS Page #122
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(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (A) Peter Laird, Jim Lawson (A/CA) Kevin Eastman
A thorough look back at the TMNT's comic book origins with their first stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with this special collection of Mirage Studios' issues #56-62 which includes the conclusion to the epic "City at War" storyline. With 180 pages of mutated martial arts action along with annotations following each issue, this volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles' origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomenon began.
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
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(W) Garth Ennis (A) Darick Robertson (CA) Photo
All-new printing collecting the first 14 issues of the critically acclaimed series, now heading to live-action on Amazon Prime! This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the "supes" don't get out of line. And someone will! Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them - sometimes - need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys! After the opening story arc introducing Hughie to the team (issues 1-6), Dark avenger Tek-Knight and his ex-partner Swingwing are in trouble (issues 7-14). Big trouble. One has lost control of his terrifyingly overactive sex-drive, and the other might just be a murderer. It's up to Hughie and Butcher to work out which is which, in Get Some. Then, in Glorious Five-Year Plan, The Boys travel to Russia - where their corporate opponents are working with the mob, in a super-conspiracy that threatens to spiral lethally out of control. Good thing our heroes have Love Sausage on their side.
Featuring some ever-so-slight tweaks the creators have meticulously restored, The Boys Omniobus Volume 1 also features bonus art materials, the script to issue #1 by Garth Ennis, a complete cover gallery, and more!
This edition features a photo cover based on the new Amazon Prime television series starring Karl Urban and Elizabeth Shue.
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
DK PUBLISHING CO
(W) Melanie Scott, Stephen Wiacek
Which comic books have helped define Marvel Comics and make them the pop-culture phenomenon they are today? Find out in the pages of Marvel Greatest Comics. From the trailblazing original Human Torch and his aquatic adversary Namor, the Sub-Mariner in 1939 to the game-changing 1960s super-hero icons such as Spider-Man and the Avengers, to smart modern makeovers like Guardians of the Galaxy and Squirrel Girl, Marvel has set the pace. This book's specially curated and expertly appraised selection is a stunningly illustrated and compelling history of Marvel Comics and its legacy through the comics that made the company great.
In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
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(W) James O'Barr (A/CA) James O'Barr
When James O'Barr poured the pain and anguish of a personal tragedy into the drawings that comprise The Crow, his intensely cathartic story of Eric-who returns from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée's murder at the hands of a street gang-resonated with readers around the world. The illustrated tale that became the silver screen triumph was then presented in 2011 as an acclaimed expanded edition, reflecting the vision of the author's original intention, complete at last with thirty pages of additional artwork, an introduction by James O'Barr, and lost sequences restored using the artist's original technique.
In Shops: Oct 11, 2017
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To celebrate 90 years of Popeye, the character, the comic strip and his universe, Hermes Press is publishing the definitive art monograph on the subject. This 300-page book features a comprehensive essay written by pop culture historian R.C. Harvey accompanied by over 350 illustrations of original strip and comic book art, animation art, illustrations, advertising art, products, the Robert Altman film, and everything Popeye. Every aspect of Popeye is explored, from Olive Oyl and Eugene the Jeep to Wimpy and Bluto. This comprehensive history is a must.
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(W) Jean-Claude Forest, Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Jean-Claude Forest
The timeless sci-fi series now available in soft cover!
Follow this iconic, intersteller babe as she fights to save mankind in this psychedelic, sixties, sci-fi masterpiece.
In Book 1, Barbarella's spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels.
In Book 2, "Wrath of the Minute-Eater," Barbarella's traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra.
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
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(W) Naoko Takeuchi (A/CA) Naoko Takeuchi
FINAL VOLUME! The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! Ages 13 and up. Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each).
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
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(W) Rene Goscinny (A/CA) Albert Uderzo
The story of Asterix begins here. These are the first three adventures of Asterix as he defends his tiny village from the overwhelming forces of the Roman Empire. Join the short, spunky, and super-powerful warrior from Gaul and his faithful friends, including the boar-eating delivery man Obelix and the ecologically-minded canine, Dogmatix, as they battle to protect their village against impossible odds. Asterix Omnibus volume one collects "Asterix the Gaul," "Asterix and the Golden Sickle," and "Asterix and the Goths." Three classic adventures in one great volume, then continue the long-running series with more Papercutz omnibus volumes!
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
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REBELLION / 2000AD
(W) John Wagner (A) Ian Gibson, Jock, Carlos Ezquerra
The floating multi-story metropolis of illegal delights known as "Sin City" has anchored outside Mega-City One, and Dredd has seemingly been sent aboard to keep what order can be kept on a lawless floating city. His real task? Locate Ula Danser, the De-Megification terrorist determined to destroy the Mega-Cities at any cost! Features action-packed stories from some of 2000 AD's very best, including Cam Kennedy (Judge Dredd), Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog).
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
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TASCHEN AMERICA L.L.C.
(W) Roy Thomas (A) Various
In The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978, legendary writer and editor Roy Thomas takes you to the heart of this seminal period in comic history - an age of triumphant character and narrative innovation that reinvented the super hero genre. With more than 500 images and insider insights, the book traces the birth of champions who were both epic in their powers and grounded in a world that readers recognized as close to their own; relatable heroes with the same problems, struggles, and shortcomings as everyone else. Behind it all, we get to know the extraordinary Marvel architects whose names are almost as familiar as the mortals (and immortals!) they brought to life-Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and Steve Ditko, along with a roster of greats like John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, Jim Steranko, and countless others. The result is a behind-the-scenes treasure trove and a jewel for any comic fan's library, brimming with the innovation and energy of an invincible era for Marvel and its heroes alike.
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
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As Marvel Studios marks its 10th birthday, we celebrate its remarkable rise in this anniversary special! Discover how we went from a Samuel L Jackson cameo in 2008's Iron Man, to a fully-fledged world of living legends that have taken the box office by storm! With hidden secrets, stunning imagery, and behind-the-scenes insight from the people who kicked off the modern phenomenon of the "Cinematic Universe".
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
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VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Brett Booth, Tomas Giorello, Adelso Corona (CA) Declan Shalvey
Bloodshot, the unstoppable supersoldier trapped in a never-ending war...
Once, he was the perfect living weapon, created to follow orders. Now, Bloodshot works alone, using his lethal skills to protect those who cannot protect themselves. But a mysterious and powerful organization is watching, and they're not about to let something as dangerous as Bloodshot remain free...
Collecting BLOODSHOT (2019) #1-3, along with material from the VALIANT: BLOODSHOT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019 SPECIAL.
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #371
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