Continuing the review, I turn my attention to Marvel. They don’t usually have a strong Holiday list, instead relying on licensed products to sell in bookstores. They even have a tendency to take what would be big ticket gift items like omnibus hardcovers and schedule them for January! No big gift books on the radar, so I wonder if anything will pop when people surf on Cyber Monday.
[Author’s note: Marvel’s website is atrocious, making it EXTREMELY difficult to locate title-specific pages. So bad, that even the Google-powered search doesn’t work, unless you start from Google’s home page, and that’s if Marvel actually has a page ready! So I’ll link to barnesandnoble.com instead. Click on the titles.]
It’s back in print! (Yes, I know that’s cryptic, given Marvel’s publishing schedules, but this is big news for some retailers.)
by Jim Shooter , Mike Zeck (Illustrator) , Bob Layton (Illustrator)
[This is what got me collecting comics. I still want a Doom Cycle to drive.]
by Chris Claremont , John Byrne (Illustrator) , Ralph Macchio
by John Byrne , Mike Zeck (Illustrator) , Ron Wilson (Illustrator) , Chris Claremont , Marv Wolfman
by Eric Shanower , Skottie Young (Illustrator) , L. Frank Baum
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I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
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