This is great, DC needs to get him on the payroll ASAP. His Marvel mockups are pretty nice too.
Several weeks back, designer Dylan Todd mocked up some visual updates for Marvel Comics’ line of Marvel Essentials reprint collections. Seeing Dylan’s clean, concise and appealing redesigns reminded me of my feelings about competitor company DC Comic’s hardcover reprint collection, the DC Archive Editions.
I loved the Archives for reprinting and restoring stories which had – in most cases – never been reprinted since their debut in the golden age of comics. What I hated about the Archives was just about everything else; the garish re-coloring, the occasional editing of content, the loss of line quality endemic to what was called the “Theakstonization” process of reproduction, and some cultural and editorial issues which are better delved into elsewhere.
Last edited by FrankBooth; 06-18-2012 at 10:51 PM.
Archives to expensive really.
So if you're gonna charge the amount of $$$ these things can run, at least do the best job you can with presentation and final product. I don't have any Archive stuff though, I do have the Absolutely Planetary Book 1 still sealed. Think it's out of print these days.
The art detail in the Absolutes are nothing to scoff at either.
Last edited by FrankBooth; 06-19-2012 at 01:01 AM.
Yeah, I think mostly of the Golden/Atomic Age reprints (with a few Silver thrown in) when I mean Archives. Like $69.99 or something now.
I've wanted to read the All Star Comics stuff for a while now, how are you doing C?
In Memoriam to an old friend. Supes briefs.
Saga #4 is out tomorrow, I'm sure it will go into 2nd and 3rd printings by the evening.
Last edited by FrankBooth; 06-19-2012 at 11:10 PM.
Andy Kubert, left, and his father Joe are both comic book artists. Their graphic novel "Before Watchmen #1 Nite Owl" will be out June 27. They also run The Kubert School for cartooning and graphic art, in Dover. Joe began drawing back in 1938, around the debut of Superman. His son Andy graduated from The Kubert School (where he now teaches) and has worked at DC Comics and Marvel Comics.
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201..._father_a.htmlJoe Kubert says it all the time. He can’t help but repeat the word, his gentle eyes insistent. They’re his most prominent feature, thanks to the glasses he wears, large lenses topping a slight build clad in belted jeans and button-down shirt.
"I was, and still am, the luckiest person in the world," he said on a gray day last week.
The 85-year-old cartoonist sat next to his 50-year-old son, Andy. Both have an abundance of hair and beard, only Andy’s is reddish brown instead of white and silver. Hanging across from them, a large vertical scroll of a "Tarzan" illustration — one of Joe Kubert’s roster of comic book heroes. Nearby, other denizens of Joe Kubert’s world, in the form of a porcelain Hawkman doll and Hawkgirl maquette, still in their boxes.
Hey...I'm off in a minute or two. Just popped in. It's like over 90F out up here. Our Saga hasn't sold out yet. I get there first day though.
They might bring back the undies yet. You never know. It has happened before but, this time does seem for good.
Can't believe Andy is 50!!! I still think of him as a kid.
Grumpy Old Fan | The resurrection of Paul Kirk
Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson’s “Manhunter” was the story of Paul Kirk, a big-game hunter, ex-superhero and retired covert operative who was killed by a rampaging elephant and revived by the mysterious Council. Dedicated to world domination, the Council also created enforcers out of Kirk’s clones, and trained them all to be unstoppable assassins. Kirk rebelled, of course, earning the Council’s wrath; and that’s where the main story picks up.
Yeah, I didn't realize Andy was already 50. Always good to see Joe. Seems like they increased the printing of Saga, as I saw more copies this time around.
As usual forgot a few, meant to check out Mars Attacks #1.
Last edited by FrankBooth; 06-23-2012 at 03:55 PM.
^ Did you like Manhunter? It was sort of groundbreaking in the early to mid-70s but, isn't well remembered. Poor Archie. He wasn't long for this world. Like poor Bill Mantlo. The world can be truely sucky.
Eddie knocked off that evil woman, with the big mouth, on drugs. For the Prez. Even if he didn't know it.
They be makin' Jackie O a biatch, man.
I haven't seen Manhunter mentioned in a long time, I remember that image on the cover and did read a couple of loose, beat up issues when I was much younger. The special edition is out of print but still able to get it for $25 or so, will look into it. Archie did great stuff with the his EC work, plus he helped build a great legacy in what became the Star Wars comics. Poor Bill, hope he will find his peace one day.
Brian is a good writer for Edward, he knows ho to be mean to people.
Robert Washington’s memorial service planned for Monday
Glad that they were able to put something decent together for him. It's sad that this can easily become a reality for the talent in the industry, especially older ones. The Hero Initiative is a worthy cause.
The Dent Act for The Dark Knight Rises.
I didn't see that was Logan watching the telly in that picture. He'll live.
Aunt May just loves her web head.
Checklist for the week : http://jhuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/...d-more_24.html
Covers of the Week : http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=39353
Gotham Crusaders (Minus Flamebird?)
Dr. Doom by Alex Maleev
Barbara by Julian Lopez
Electro // artwork by Gabriel Hardman and Nathan Lumm
Nice artwork. I see you are getting the bug. Go for it.
The Maleev is exceptionally nice. As for Glory Days. Hmmph. The Super Soldier Serum makes him pretty much immortal, I'd say. It removes most toxins from his blood and he can't even get drunk! He'll be around long after us (but, then most of them will.)
Oh...Happy Pride Month Jim Hanley.
I see the Defenders compilation is coming out. They are really pushing that book. Did you read any? Dr. Strange makes a dead girlfriend come back to life by accident and then "pleasures her." I guess it is worth it to come back to life. Hope she doesn't get breast cancer a second time.