“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! MISTER MIRACLE BY JACK KIRBY is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.
Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a copy!
From the Previews Catalog #350, November 2017 (for books arriving mainly in January 2018)…
“The late Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing, was working on a new horror series with art by Kelley Jones…”
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (page 75) – The 1970s saw the rise of the weird/anti-hero, and among the best of these was the Swamp Thing. Both of his creators, Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, have passed away, but this 80 page one-shot promises to be a fitting homage to them. Not only is Len Wein’s final script included, but also Kelley Jones artwork for it (example above), and a brand new 48 page story by super-star writer Tom King and illustrated by Jason Fabok. ($7.99)
The EC Comics story “Master Race” is an undisputed masterpiece of comics art.
Master Race and Other Stories HC (page 346) – A hardcover anthology of short stories drawn by Bernie Krigstein and a treasure for any serious student of comics art history. Krigstein was a virtuoso of expressive drawing, story pacing, and the graphic depiction of time and motion in service of building psychological tension. This collection includes most of his best work, including a lyrical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “The Flying Machine.” ($29.99)