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Previews Blogging: April Dark Horse, DC, IDW, and Image Edition
21 April 2010
Every month, I go through Diamond's Previews to figure out what I want. I blog about what I see that catches my attention. Keep in mind that most of my comic buying consist of #1s, collected editions (hardcovers or TPBs), or OGN (original graphic novels). I buy #1s to see if it's something that I will get later in a collected edition

This is the Dark Horse, DC, IDW and Image Edition.

Page 35: King Conan Volume 1
I'm not a big fan of King Conan, but it's a Conan reprint project, so I'm supporting it.
Page 43: Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 1
I really wish I knew what was in this book. I really enjoyed the Alex Raymond strips but not so much the Mac Raboy ones. I'm not familiar enough with the Flash Gordon comics to know what adventures are contained within and for $50, I really need more information about the contents.
Page 44: Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1 (of 2)
Dave Johnson is one of the best cover artist in comics. His senses of color, composition and design are unmatched. I wish he would do a compilation of all his cover work.
Page 47: Eerie Archives Volume 5
These Eerie and Creepy collections are my favorite reprint collections. Now that Vampirella is at Dynamite, maybe they can work with Dark Horse to reprint the Warren Vampirella books.
JMS is writing Superman and Wonder Woman. Can Batman be too far behind? It really doesn't matter as I have very little interest in most DC superheroes.
Page 76: The Joker's Asylum
June has 5 weeks, so it's special event time! This time it's a series of Batman villain one shots. These are often very forgettable, but a couple of these have interesting artist/character pairings. I'm interested in the Harley Quinn one with Joe Quinones art and the Sienkiewicz Mad Hatter. None of the writers stand out, so these are interesting to me solely based on the artists involved.
Page 100:
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? TP
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? TP
One by Neil Gaiman which is sure to become a modern classic, the other by Alan Moore which is already a classic. I've never read either, but based upon the accolades thrown at both of these, I look forward to being entertained by them.
Page 102: Superman Vs Muhammad Ali Deluxe Edition HC
There's the facsimilae edition at the same tabloid size as the original., but a hardcover for $40, but I'm going with the cheaper 96 paged Deluxe Edition. I think this is a book that every comic book fan should have.
Page 107: Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom #1
Tom Strong was by far my favorites of the ABC line. I'm very happy to see him returning from the abyss. I'm not sure how well I will like him with a writer other than Alan Moore, but I'm willing to give Peter Hogan a chance.
IDW is now a premiere publisher and has joined DC, Dark Horse and Image in the front of Previews. Their growth is largely due to their excellent handling of licensed books. I'm not a fan of most of their licensed books, but I'm happy to see them succeed.
Page 159: Tribes: The Dog Years
I know next to nothing about this other than it look beautiful. After a quick search, I see that there is an online line version and it's stunning. I'm going to wait and read this in print, but for those that can't wait do a search on Google and you'll find the online comic.

Page 181: Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1
This is just silliness and pure fun. A shark on land! A Grizzly in the ocean! They really got mixed up! Comics that aren't to be taken seriously are so hard to find. I wish Ottley and howard much luck with this one shot.
Page 194: Savage Dragon #161
I avoid reading the solicitation text for Savage Dragon because I don't want to have any clue about what may happen. This is a must buy every month for me.
And that brings this portion of my Previews walkthrough to an end. Join me back here for the next (and final) section for this month.

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