Trio of Marvel books with some Kirby in August. GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS continues, with a Jack Kirby / Karl Kesel cover. Two short reprint back-ups, from RAWHIDE KID #25 and #26, in another new western one-shot. And a few covers in the third Iron Man MASTERWORKS volume (five by Kirby if they only reprint the Iron Man covers), as well as 10 pages in the Iron Man / Sub-Mariner crossover from TtA #82.
JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #2
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX
Cover by JACK KIRBY
In order to save his abducted son, Mainframe must reunite the members of his old fighting unit: the sensual Skylla! The effervescent Garm! And the hero-turned-homemaker Tyr! Meanwhile, Garrett Berkley bonds with his captor Slugg as the pair sets course for the most lethal place in the galaxy: Dangerland!
32 PGS. $2.99
MARVEL WESTERNS: STRANGE WESTERNS STARRING THE BLACK RIDER
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART & JOE R. LANSDALE
Penciled by MARSHALL ROGERS & RAFA GARRES
Cover by MARSHALL ROGERS & ERIC POWELL
Reuniting the comic legends Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers (BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE)-the famed writer/artist team tell an all-new tale of Marvel’s dark Western avenger, THE BLACK RIDER. When a mystery brings mild-mannered Doc Masters to New York City, rooftops and dangerous allies lead his dark alter ego to answers that will shock him to his very soul.
PLUS: A dark and devilish 8-page tale featuring a cursed weapon and the man known as GUNHAWK in “Midnight Gun” by Joe R. Lansdale and Rafa Garres.
ALSO: Re-presenting two classic Kirby RAWHIDE KID tales, “The Bat Strikes” and “The Bullet Proof Man.”
48 PGS. $3.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 3
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS & AL HARTLEY
Penciled by DON HECK & GENE COLAN
Cover by JACK KIRBY
The Iron Avenger returns for another round of Marvelous Masterworks Mayhem, and this one’s gonna go straight down to the final bell, True Believer! So buckle up your red and gold retrorockets and get ready for adventure a’plenty as only Marvel can make it!
Stan “The Man” and the Dynamo of Delineation, Don Heck, will pit Tony Stark against the undersea menace Attuma, the Dream-Maker and the massive menace of the Titanium Man in classics without compare. But then the order changeth! After defining the series for nearly 30 issues, Don Heck passes the torch to no less than Gene “The Dean” Colan, whose lush illustrations take the Invincible Iron Man to spectacular heights! Yup, Mssrs. Colan and Lee dive into a who’s who as the Mandarin returns, Ultimo attacks and Iron Man goes toe-to-toe with Namor the Sub-Mariner in one of Marveldom’s earliest cross-over epics!
This baby’s so going to move so quick that you won’t have to worry about rust, but you may just have to slap on a pair of oven mitts before handling!
Collecting Tales of Suspense #66-83 and Tales to Astonish #82.
256 PGS. $49.99