Two Kirby bits in the latest solicitations. Early AVENGERS reprints continue in AVENGERS CLASSIC with #3, and one fat collection of 15 fantasy/sci-fi books. Primarily Ditko stories in the latter, of course, but Kirby has covers and stories in the first six issues, plus of course the cover in the last, so just over 100 pages of Kirby in there, a fair chunk never before reprinted (and mostly over 30 years ago even for those that were).
(and just editing to add, I hope that they realize Dr. Druid is in fact Dr. Droom)
AVENGERS CLASSIC #3
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Painted by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
HULK versus AVENGERS! For the very first time from Avengers #3! Plus, an all new Avengers tale – Iron Man unveils his awesome red and gold armor!
32 PGS. $2.99
AMAZING FANTASY OMNIBUS HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY, DON HECK & PAUL REINMAN
Cover by STEVE DITKO
Across six issues of truly amazing adventures, Lee, Kirby, and Ditko dreamed up a cadre of ten-story tall menaces from Torr to Manoo to the one and only Monsteroso to trash unwitting Earthlings on a month-in and month-out basis. Backed up by weird tales of wax museums, witchcraft, Martians, and the occult master who set the trenchcoat trend in comics, Dr. Druid, it seemed these titanic tales could never be topped.
And then Stan Lee and Steve Ditko did just that by launching “The Magazine That Respects Your Intelligence!” An all-new approach for the young comics sophisticate, Amazing Adult Fantasy presented Twilight Zone-tinged tales of otherworldly aliens, time travel, ghosts, atomic nightmares, and maybe even the secret of the universe itself. With story after lushly-illustrated story, Ditko set a new standard for comic book illustration, and Lee raised the bar ever higher with his scintillating scripts.
And, oh, in the last issue they created some guy named “Spider-Man.”
Collecting this lynchpin series of Marvel Comics’ history for the first time ever, the Amazing Fantasy Omnibus puts AMAZING ADVENTURES #1-6, AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #7-14 and AMAZING FANTASY #15 between two hardcovers 45 years in the making.
416 PGS. $74.99