Bunches of Kirby in the latest sets of solicitations. Good to see another THOR Masterworks so soon, given the gap between earlier volumes. That’s the last major 1960s series with a lot of Kirby to go. A bit pricey, but that third CAPTAIN AMERICA book finishes Kirby’s 1970s run on the character, and has some Arnim Zola action, so that ain’t bad. GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #3 has Kirby on the cover again (I think I recognize that main pose from something that ran in TJKC a while back, so probably one of those “modified in the inks” pieces). The MARVEL WESTERNS book presumably has all the reprint backups from the recent one-shots. Not sure if the Kirby cover on ESSENTIAL CAP #3 is accurate, as Kirby didn’t do any of the original covers in that run. There is a Kirby cover of questionable origin on the issue right before that run. But hey, pick it up for the Gene Colan art and the Nazi robots.
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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 5
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY
We’ve been ordered from on high, True Believers, and Marvel doesn’t say “Nay” to our ol’ buddy Odin! That’s right, it’s time for another captivating Masterworks collection of the one and only Mighty Thor!
A masterpiece of immortal action, cosmic scope, and boundless drama, Stan and Jack’s Thor collaborations mark a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe, and that’s no small accomplishment coming from the imaginations of the most celebrated creators in comics! And boy, oh boy, bunky, do they knock it up a notch, a cosmic notch, with the tales we’ll be bringing you here! It all begins when the Thunder God is captured by Rigellian colonizers and taken on a trip to the Black Galaxy to confront the one and only Ego, the Living Planet! It’s non-stop action, action, action from there as he journeys to Wundagore Mountain to meet the matchless High Evolutionary and his menagerie of man-beasts! It all wraps up with a trio of titanic tussles between Odin’s Son and Ulik the Troll, the Growing Man, and the Destroyer! There’s a soft spot to these tales too, so don’t forget your hanky as Thor struggles to reconcile his love for the mortal Jane Foster, and then there’s the return of a certain Lady Sif…The cup runneth over with drama and delight!
Collecting THOR (Vol. 1) #131-140 & ANNUAL #2.
256 PGS. $49.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON: THE SWINE TPB
Written by JACK KIRBY
Pencils & Cover by JACK KIRBY
The King keeps Cap’s quests coming with menaces from deep in space and deeper in the human soul! Even the evil of the Red Skull might pale before the fearsome Bio-Fanatic! Plus: Magneto and a rarely seen batch of evil mutants! Featuring the Falcon and Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #206-214 and ANNUAL #3-4.
240 PGS. $29.99
JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #4
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX & KARL KESEL
Cover by JACK KIRBY
In pursuit of Slugg and Garrett, the Galactic Bounty Hunters must covertly invade Dangerland (a swell place to take the whole family-if they’re wanted by the law!) But while they’re sneaking in, Garrett makes his bid for freedom!
32 PGS. $2.99
MARVEL WESTERNS HC
Written by DAN SLOTT, JEFF PARKER, KARL KESEL, FRED VAN LENTE, JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JIM MCCANN, STEVE ENGLEHART & JOE LANSDALE
Penciled by EDUARDO BARRETO, TOMM COKER, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, HOMS, FEDERICA MANFREDI, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, DAVE WILLIAMS, MARSHALL ROGERS & RAFFA GARRES
Cover by MARSHALL ROGERS & ERIC POWELL
Marvel’s masked men ride again in all-new tales by a posse of today’s most talented creators! It’s the raucous return of Two-Gun Kid, Hurricane, Red Wolf, the Man From Fort Rango, Kid Colt, Arizona Annie, the Black Rider, Gunhawk and more! And introducing the Philadelphia Filly and Spender! Plus: re-presenting the origin of Rawhide Kid by Jack “King” Kirby and other classic Marvel Western tales! Collects MARVEL WESTERNS: THE TWO-GUN KID, MARVEL WESTERNS: WESTERN LEGENDS, MARVEL WESTERNS: KID COLT AND THE ARIZONA GIRL, MARVEL WESTERNS: STRANGE WESTERNS STARRING THE BLACK RIDER, and the MARVEL WESTERNS: OUTLAW FILES handbook.
208 PGS. $20.99
ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, GARY FRIEDRICH, GERRY CONWAY & STEVE ENGLEHART
Penciled by GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA, GIL KANE & SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by JACK KIRBY
Cap goes up against the usual villainy of AIM, Hydra and the Red Skull – but could the most familiar enemy face be…Bucky’s!? The Falcon becomes Cap’s full-time crime-fighting partner in the wake of this shocker! Gangsters and gorillas! A mysterious Stranger! Nazis, robots and Nazi robots! Featuring the friends and foes of Spider-Man, and the web-slinger himself! Guest-starring Daredevil and the Avengers! Plus: the secret of the 1950s Captain America and Bucky, foreshadowing the first appearance of the man called Nomad! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #127-156.
608 PGS. $16.99