Several Kirby reprints just announced from Marvel. His complete 1970s run on Captain America, previously collected in 3 softcover volumes, gets a massive hardcover edition. A collection of a recent Thor storyline includes Kirby’s final issue of the series, and the following issues concluding the story he started, and a collection of 1970s Thor includes a run of a dozen issues, three of which featured Kirby covers. The new softcover release of Doctor Strange in the Masterworks line will apparently include the original covers, unlike the original hardcover release. It sounds like it’ll be all the covers, not just the handful that feature Doctor Strange, if so that’s a few Doctor Strange covers by Kirby , a lot of Human Torch covers (some with the Thing) and a few Nick Fury covers. Sadly they’re still cutting it off a few issues prior to finishing Ditko’s run. Some of the early Loki stories are included in a collection of a recent Loki mini-series.
By the way, Marvel’s been running a few unannounced reprints in the back of some books, I guess in an attempt to justify the increasingly ludicrous amount they charge for a new comic. The first Captain America story was reprinted in STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #1 and the 1965 “Origin of Captain America” from TALES OF SUSPENSE #63 ran in CAPTAIN AMERICA: FOREVER ALLIES #1. Presumably there might be some more that I didn’t hear about.
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS HC
Written by JACK KIRBY
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY
It’s Jack Kirby at his finest in some of the kookiest Cap stories of all-time! During the height of their partnership, Captain America and the Falcon face racism and government corruption with fists and shields raised! The deadly Secret Empire has infiltrated American society and plans to drive the entire country into war with their madness-inducing Madbomb! And amid battles with mutated men and armies with deadly weapons, has Cap found love? Featuring the threats of Arnim Zola and Agron! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #193-214, CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #3-4 and CAPTAIN AMERICA’S BICENTENNIAL BATTLES.
568 PGS./Rated A …$74.99
THOR: SIEGE AFTERMATH TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by RICHARD ELSON & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Fan-favorite writer Kieron Gillen continues his bestselling and critically acclaimed run, reteamed with artists Doug Braithwaite and Richard Elson. On the eve of the Siege of Asgard, fiendish Loki set loose the monstrous Dísir on his own people — and to serve his ends, he brokered a deal with Hela, mistress of the Asgardian dead, to safeguard the spirits of the departed from the threat he created. Now, Loki is dead and his threat is ended. Or is it? A crafty loophole in Loki’s contract with Hela allows Mephisto, the lord of Hell and the Dísir’s new master, to unleash the carnivorous killers on Asgard again. Plus: In a classic tale from the titanic triumvirate of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Neal Adams, Thor finds himself trapped in Loki’s body…and in Hell! Collecting THOR #611-614 & THOR (1966) #179-181.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
THOR: THE QUEST FOR ODIN PREMIERE HC
Written by LEN WEIN
Penciled by TONY DEZUNIGA, JOHN BUSCEMA & WALTER SIMONSON
Covers by JOHN BUSCEMA & JACK KIRBY When Odin disappears from Asgard, it’s up to Thor and allies the Warriors Three, Balder and Sif to find him! See Thor quest across the vastness of space, through alien worlds and upon the dreaded Doomsday Star! Plus: an unexpected battle between Thor and Odin, father vs. son! Featuring the villainy of the Stone-Men from Saturn, Sporr, the Grey Gargoyle, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the Soul-Survivors, the Destroyer and, of course, Loki—on the throne of Asgard itself! Collecting THOR (1966) #255-266.
224 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE & STEVE DITKO
Penciled by STEVE DITKO
Cover by STEVE DITKO
From the incomparable imaginations of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comes beginning of the one of comics’ most innovative adventurers—Doctor Strange! A vain man driven by greed and hubris, Dr. Stephen Strange was a world-renown surgeon until the night a car accident crippled his hands. Broken and destitute, he journeyed to Tibet to seek a cure from a legendary healer, but found not a man of medicine but the venerable Ancient One and the path to the mystic arts! Lee and Ditko reinvented the super hero with the Amazing Spider-Man, but from Dr. Strange’s eerie house on a Greenwich Village corner they created entire new dimensions and terrors that remain unmatched nearly 50 years later. And you can experience them all from page one with the Marvel Masterworks! Including the first appearances of mystical menaces including Baron Mordo, Eternity, Dormammu, Nightmare, and the Mindless Ones, as well as the lovely Clea and Dr. Strange’s right-hand man, Wong. Including every story, every pinup, every cover this painstakingly restored volume is a must-have for everyone’s comic book library! Collecting STRANGE TALES #110-111 & #114-141
312 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS HC
Written by ROB RODI
Penciled by ESAD RIBIC
All-New Cover by ESAD RIBIC
There are two sides to every story. You’ve heard Thor’s — now it’s time to hear Loki’s. Odin’s least favorite son rewrites Asgardian lore from his perspective, featuring the breathtaking painted artwork of Esad Ribic (WOLVERINE). In this story, Loki’s insatiable lust for power, his conflicted sentiments toward Sif, his antipathy toward Balder, and the deep-seated feelings of longing and resentment toward his older brother, Thor, and uncaring father, Odin, will take on new meaning. And if that’s not enough, just stare at the lush painted art by Ribic – you won’t be disappointed! This collection comes packed with extras including the original series pitch, cover sketches, character studies and more! Collecting LOKI #1-4, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85, THOR #12 and material from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #112.
152 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN HC
Written by JOE CASEY
Penciled by PHIL NOTO
Cover by PHIL NOTO
The true story of the Avengers is revealed right here! This extravaganza reveals previously untold details of the historic first meeting of Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man and the Wasp! You only THINK you know the full story. From Joe Casey (AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES) and artist extraordinare Phil Noto! Also includes a special reprint of AVENGERS #1. Collecting AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #1-5.
Rated A …$24.99