Stan Lee, Steve Ditko & Jack Kirby When a young Peter Parker is given the fantastic powers of an arachnid, he must also deal with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. Check out these stories of spectacular webslinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning, including the tragic origin that started it all, the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro, and gueststar nods by the Fantastic Four and Human Torch. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-10.
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Don Heck Gathering together to face the evil Loki, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Mighty Thor formed the improbable core of the ever-changing super-team. And from the ice of the northern Atlantic, Captain America returned from the frozen depths that the Avengers truly took form. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, and written by Stan "The Man" Lee, you'll find the first appearances of Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo, the debut of the Masters of Evil and the Hulk's departure from the team, and subsequent battle with the Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers. Collecting Avengers (1963) #1-10.
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams & Gil Kane In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons * Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work
When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper! His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great. He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic! In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages! And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools. Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee!
It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!
Joe Simon & Jack Kirby Collects Captain America Comics (1939) #1-4. Relive the earliest adventures of Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty! Return to the Golden Age of comics as Cap and Bucky come face to face withthe Red Skull, the Ringmaster of Death, and more!
Jack Kirby & Joe Simon “JIMMY OLSEN: MONARCH OF ALL HE SUBDUES!” Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and the Newsboy Legion have a showdown with Victor Volcanium, who hopes to conquer the world! Plus, “DNA PROJECT: GENETIC CRIMINAL”.
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby & Alex Ross Comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe, has set about to teach everything he knows about writing and creating comic book characters. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy to understand instruction, tips of the trade, and invaluable advice even for more advance writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer — Stan Lee—is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics.
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Don Heck Collects Journey Into Mystery (1952) #83-90. The sound of thunder echoed far and wide when Thor entered the Marvel Universe, facing an array of enemies - from the past and the future, from under the earth and beyond the stars, from distant dictatorships and organized crime! But wherever Thor walks or flies, Loki is never far behind, scheming against Earth and Asgard alike! Featuring the first appearances of such mainstay Marvel miscreants as Mister Hyde and the Radioactive Man!
Stan Lee, Wally Wood, Bill Everett, Joe Orlando & Jack Kirby Collects Daredevil (1964) #1-11. When young Matt Murdock saved a man from being hit by a truck, he was rendered blind by a radioactive chemical that also enhanced his other senses! Now, after years of training, the fledgling attorney is ready to fight crime as Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, in both his yellow and read costumes! See Daredevil's earliest battles against the Fixer (the man responsible for the death of Battlin' Jack Murdock), Electro, the Owl, Purple Man, Matador, Mr. Fear's Fellowship of Fear, the Sub-Mariner, Stilt-Man, Klaus Kruger, and the mysterious Organizer and his operatives, who would later become the Ani-Men! Meet Matt's one true love, Karen Page, his law partner and best friend Foggy Nelson, and Foggy's future wife Debbie Harris!
Stan Lee, Don Heck & Jack Kirby Collecting Avengers (1963) #11-20. Gathering together to face the evil Loki, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Mighty Thor formed the improbable core of the ever-changing super-team. Now, the epic story continues with appearances by by Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, and more!
Edward Bulwer-Lytton & Jack Kirby Described as "a brilliant and imaginative picture of the later Roman civilization" Edward Bulwer-Lytton's classic novel filters the gods and values of ancient Rome through the lens of Victorian England, creating a flowery, idiosyncratic story that culminates in apocalyptic devastation. The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of 1st-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends. The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have been subordinated by Rome, and his nemesis Arbaces the still older culture of Egypt. Olinthus is the chief representative of the nascent Christian religion, which is presented favorably but not uncritically. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta & Mike Royer Darkseid has been making trouble for a long time now-and here are some of his earliest epics, from the pages of MISTER MIRACLE #1, NEW GODS #1 and 7, and THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1!
Jack Kirby Elite soldier Scott Free escapes Apokolips and comes to Earth, where he assumes the role of Mister Miracle. Inspired by the real-world exploits of Jim Steranko, who was a magician and escape artist prior to his career in comics, Mister Miracle was created by the great Jack Kirby for his epic Fourth World saga.
Murray Boltinoff, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Kirby, Harris Levy & Pierce Rice “CRIME’S EARLY BIRD.” The Penguin uses birds sold in his store in a variety of ways to commit crimes, but Batman and Robin catch on to his tricks and decide to fight fire with fire.
Stan Lee, Don Heck & Jack Kirby Collects Avengers (1963) #21-30. Giant-Man becomes Goliath! The Wasp returns! The team battles the Enchantress, Power Man, the Ringmaster, Kang, Doctor Doom, Attuma, the Collector, the Swordsman, and the Black Widow!
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Collects Fantastic Four (1961) #21-30. While testing an experimental spacecraft Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Sue and Johnny Storm were exposed to a bombardment of mysterious cosmic rays. Upon their return to Earth, they found that they had gained wondrous abilities, the likes of which had never been seen before. That voyage was the first of many extraordinary adventures for these friends, who became known to the world as: Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, The Human Torch, and The Invisible Girl - The Fantastic Four!.
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Werner Roth & Roy Thomas Collects X-Men #11-21. See the first appearance of the unstoppable Juggernaut, the cosmic Stranger, the mutant Mimic, and in a classic three-part saga, the mutant-hunting robot Sentinels. And for good measure we’re topping it off with the return of Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!
Bill Mantlo, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Mike Mignola, Al Gordon & Sal Buscema Collects Tales to Astonish (1959) #13, Incredible Hulk (1968) #271, Rocket Raccoon #1-4, Marvel Preview #7, Annihilators #1-4 (Rocket Raccoon & Groot stories), Annihilators : Earthfall #1-4 (Rocket Raccoon & Groot stories). After the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded, Rocket Raccoon settled into a quiet life with a steady job in a mailroom. But when a killer clown made of sentient wood attacks him at work, the trigger-fingered and quick-witted hero must journey to Planet X - home of his old buddy Groot, the giant tree-creature - in search of answers! The cosmic dream team is reunited at last! Then: Mojo, bloated entertainment mogul of the Mojoverse, battles Rocket Raccoon and Groot… onstage! It's a high-stakes campy cosmic free-for-all! Plus: get caught up on the early adventures of Rocket and Groot!
Dennis O'Neil, Jack Kirby, Mike Grell, Mort Weisinger, Neal Adams & George Papp Armed with only his bow and quiver, Oliver Queen has been targeting the criminals of the DC Universe for seventy-five years as the Green Arrow. First appearing in 1941 as a twentieth-century Robin Hood in a tale by Mort Wesinger and George Papp, the Emerald Archer has grown to a be a wisecracking, hot-blooded, and sometimes radical counterpoint to more straight-laced superheroes. This collection features the Green Arrow in all his many forms, from the zany, boxing-glove-arrow wielding adventurer of the Silver Age to the gritty urban vigilante of the 1980s and beyond. GREEN ARROW: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS is a crash course in the history of the Battling Bowman from origin to death to rebirth, featuring an all-star cast of comic talent including Mike Grell, Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore, Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Brad Meltzer, Amanda Conner, Jeff Lemire and more.
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko & Jack Kirby Collects Tales to Astonish #59-79. Kicking off with a Hulk/Giant-Man throw down, and pulling no punches into a toe-to-toe with the mighty Hercules, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner's mean, green alter ego battles General Thunderbolt Ross, the Leader and his Humanoids, the Executioner and more!
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Collects Fantastic Four (1961) #31-40, Fantastic Four Annual #2. With classic foes like the Mole Man, the Invincible Man (hint: he's really Doctor Doom!), Atuma, Mr. Gideon, Dragon Man and the Frightful Four! Including the life and death of Franklin Storm, father of Johnny and Sue! Guest-starring Namor, Daredevil and Medusa of the Inhumans! With all the fights, frustrations and financial troubles that make up the world's most fantastic family! And, for the first time ever, the origin of Doctor Doom!
Stan Lee & Don Heck Collects Tales of Suspense #51-65. See the return of Iron Man’s arch-nemesis, the Mandarin, and said vile villain’s origin. Then, witness the first appearance of the Avenger-to-be Hawkeye — but he’s teamed up with Black Widow against Iron Man! Plus, Iron Man must test his mettle against no less than Captain America and his own Iron Man armor.
Jack Kirby & Joe Simon "The Closing Jaws of Death." In yet another action-packed, whiz-bang adventure, this issue finds Mister Miracle trying to escape from a trap set by Dr. Bedlam. Features the first appearance of Big Barda.
Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, D. Bruce Berry & Mark Evanier In one of his last major works for DC, Kirby envisions a 1984-inspired dystopia starring corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the super-powered O.M.A.C. (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, who police the world using pacifistic means, O.M.A.C. battles the forces of conformity in this short-lived but legendary series!
Witness the early tales of Jack Kirby's legendary creation O.M.A.C. in this new graphic novel collecting stories from O.M.A.C. #1-8 (1974-1975) plus artwork from WHO'S WHO!
Jack Kirby & Mike Royer Discover some of comics’ most daring writing and dynamic art—and thrill to the imaginative power of one of the medium’s greatest masters—in THE DEMON BY JACK KIRBY, collecting the King’s complete 16-issue run on the acclaimed series. Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the fourth world—a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. In honor of this extraordinary talent’s centennial, DC Comics is proud to re-present the groundbreaking work of the King of Comics in a brand-new series of collections featuring his classic DC titles in all their four-color glory! Following the success of the Fourth World titles, Kirby brought comics fans his most shocking creation yet: THE DEMON! Summoned from the stygian depths by Merlin himself to defend the legendary kingdom of Camelot, a rhyme-slinging hell-spawn known as Etrigan was bound to this mortal coil through the body of his all-too-human host, Jason Blood. But Etrigan’s adventures would continue far beyond the mythic and medieval past. Living on into the present day, Jason Blood became one of the DC Universe’s most powerful masters of magic and the occult—and through it all, his demonic alter ego has stood at the ready, ever eager to unleash his infernal powers in the service of Blood’s undying battle against evil!
Jack Kirby & Mark Evanier Like the very source of all things, he is an ever-present FEAR that sweeps through the universe on swift, silent skis. The charred husks of great stars are left in his passing...and small lives vanish with their dreams at his touch! Yes, even the NEW GODS fear the BLACK RACER! For he brings OBLIVION!