Quite a few books. Two hardcover MASTERWORKS from Marvel, one the first reprinting the pre-hero fantasy books with the first ten TALES TO ASTONISH. Kirby did eight stories in that run (one never reprinted), totaling 45 pages, plus nine of the ten covers. The third volume for the Hulk picks up on the other end of the TtA run, with Kirby layouts on the first five issues included, plus a few of the covers. And MACHINE MAN #1 is reprinted among a few other stories in another MILESTONES special.
Over at DC, the previously mentioned SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW reprints all of Kirby’s 1950s GA stories (11 stories, 67 pages) in black and white, and continues into the rest of the silver age solo stories and major crossovers.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 1
By STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, JOHN BUSCEMA, AL WILLIAMSON, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT & FRIENDS
Cover by JACK KIRBY
Marvel Masterworks have brought you classic stories from Marvel’s Silver Age super-hero heyday and the start of it all with its Golden Age. Now thrill to the first offering of Marvel’s Atlas Era! Before the dawn of the Marvel Age, the comics world sat astride the shoulders of Atlas Comics – a world full of gun-fighting outlaws, romantic heartbreak, death-defying heroism in battle, terrifying depths of horror, and visionary science fiction. In TALES TO ASTONISH return to the days when atomic monsters roamed the Earth and alien invasions were a daily occurrence. Marvel’s classic creators will make you quake at the sight of the 9th Wonder of the World! You’ll tremble before the Things on Easter Island! Beware the might of Mummex-King of the Mummies! Flee before the Giant from Outer Space! Dare defy the Floating Head! Prepare to be Astonished! Collects TALES TO ASTONISH #1-10 (1959-1960).
272 PGS. / $49.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1889-6MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 3
Written by STAN LEE & GARY FRIEDRICH
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, BILL EVERETT, JOHN BUSCEMA, GIL KANE & MARIE SEVERIN
Cover by MARIE SEVERIN
Brace yourself, True Believer, Hulk is smashing his way into another marvelous monster-sized Masterworks! The batty bullpen declareth that you’d better hide behind a Hulk-Buster because it’s not a happy Hulk who faces off against the likes of bombastic Boomerang, the android Hulk-Killer and the one and only Abomination in his classic first appearance by Stan “The Man” and Gil Kane! That’s only the warm up, though! The cosmos itself shudders when the strongest man-like being in the Marvel U. goes toe-to-toe with the Silver Surfer, Prince Namor and the Mighty Thor himself!
Grab a crash helmet, bunker down and prepare yourself to be Hulk-inued this January!
Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #80-101 and INCREDIBLE HULK (Vol. 2) #102
288 PGS. / $49.99
MARVEL MILESTONES SPECIAL: BLOODSTONE, X-51 & CAPTAIN MARVEL II
Written by JOHN WARNER, DAN ABNETT, ANDY LANNING, JACK KIRBY & ROGER STERN
Penciled by MIKE VOSBURG, PAT BOYETTE, MICHAEL LOPEZ, JACK KIRBY & JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by GIL KANE
He has lived for untold centuries, but today is the day he may die! It’s the fear-fraught first appearance of Ulysses Bloodstone from MARVEL PRESENTS #1 (October 1975). And proving that Bloodstone runs thicker than water, his daughter, Elsa, inherits the family business in BLOODSTONE #1 (December 2001). Plus: They made him in their own image, then condemned him to death for being too human! Machine Man, the Living Robot-hunted, hounded-fights to survive in a hostile world in MACHINE MAN #1 (April 1978). And finally, who’s that lady? Presenting the exciting origin of the all-new, all-different, all-terrific Captain Marvel from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #16 (1982).
104 PGS. $4.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jack Miller, Ed Herron, Gardner Fox and Bob Haney
Art by Jack Kirby, George Papp, Mike Sekowsky and Neal Adams
Cover by Lee Elias & Jerry Ordway
The Emerald Archer’s Silver Age adventures get the spotlight! This volume reprints stories from ADVENTURE COMICS #250-266, 268-269, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #50, 71, 85, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4, and WORLD’S FINEST #95-140. Along with his sidekick Speedy, see Green Arrow take on all manner of crime in Star City!
On sale Jan 18 – 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US