Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Marvel Comics' October 2012 Solicitations - Some 1980s Love!
Written by JOHN BYRNE & BILL MANTLO
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE & MIKE MIGNOLA
Concluding John Byrne’s legendary run! Canada’s mightiest heroes face threats of all sizes, ranging from the overweight Pink Pearl to the maniacal alchemist Diablo! And when the terrible secret of Sasquatch’s origin is revealed, Alpha Flight must battle the Great Beasts in their own realm — and pay a fearsome price! Then, Alpha Flight’s former leader, Guardian, returns from the grave — or does he? What’s he doing palling around with the villainous Omega Flight? And where does the Beyonder fit in? Finally, when Alpha Flight goes fishing in another dimension, they accidentally hook the Incredible Hulk! Will the jade giant smash the heroes beyond all repair? Only the series’ new creative team knows! It’s north-of-the-border action just the way you like it!
Collecting ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #20-29 and INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #313. - 280 PGS./$24.99
Not quite the 1980s, but has some great Bryne work...
X-MEN: THE HIDDEN YEARS VOL. 2 TPB
Written by JOHN BYRNE, STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, JACK KIRBY, JOHN ROMITA & STEVE DITKO
Writer/artist John Byrne’s retro take on the X-Men — set between their Silver Age series and their All-New, All-Different incarnation — comes to a calamitous conclusion! The original X-Men take on the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, mutant-controlled Sentinels, Angel’s evil uncle Burt, the long-lost Yeti, Kraven the Hunter and the mysterious mutant group the Promise — and it all concludes in a seamless “crossover” with a classic Lee/Kirby/Romita FANTASTIC FOUR tale! Plus: The original version of that FF saga, featuring the menace of Magneto and the Sub-Mariner! And the classic Atlas Era and Silver Age appearances of the Promise!
Collecting X-MEN: THE HIDDEN YEARS #13-22, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #102-104, and material from YELLOW CLAW #2 and AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #14. 304 PGS./$34.99