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7 Psychopaths

Boom! Studios has just released 7 Psychopaths trade paperback; this series completely slipped under the radar and I only spotted it because of Sean Phillips doing the art.  Originally published by Delcourt in French three years ago in that large…

Fables: Covers By James Jean

The title says it all.  Fables: Covers By James Jean is a 9×12″ hardcover collection of James Jean’s covers of seventy-four monthly issues, ten trade paperbacks, one on-shot and one graphic novel.  If you enjoy Jean’s work then pick up…

Madame Xanadu Volume 1: Disenchanted

I’m an on and off Matt Wagner fan: his drawing I usually enjoy but his storytelling as a writer has me on the fence.  When he started Madame Xanadu I thumbed the first few issues but couldn’t commit; now that…

Gangland

I was perusing bargains and came across Gangland trade paperback from Vertigo, a collection of a four-issue 1998 mini-series I never heard of.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Mixing realism with humor, GANGLAND presents an entertaining and surreal look into the…

It Was The War Of The Trenches by Tardi

After I stopped collecting weekly comics and focused on collections instead the first few months were relatively light since I was waiting for recent issues to be collected.  During that time I picked up a few titles that were off…

DC to stop shrink wrapping “most” hardcovers

Originally published under my Bound Together column at Comic Book Daily. DC Comics announced yesterday in its retailer newsletter Direct Channel #104 that it will stop shrink wrapping most hardcovers beginning in December.  Here’s the blurb: Please note that starting…

Fan Expo 2010 Day Three: Out With A Bang

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. Fan Expo 2010 is done for me. None of my Sunday goals were reached and the show remained packed; no last day slow down. It’s solid for the retailers…

Fan Expo 2010 Day Two: Art who?

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. Saturday at Fan Expo was crazier than usual: the crowds were so intense all afternoon there was a long line waiting to get in. If only the deals were…

Fan Expo 2010 Day One: Art and Hardcovers

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. Fan Expo 2010 started today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  The early bird package had a 2:00 PM entrance and there were hundreds lined up to get in:…

Captain America The Classic Years

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. In 1989 Marvel decided to give some Joe Simon and Jack Kirby work the deluxe treatment in the form of hardcover reprints.  The Fighting American, Captain America and Boys…