DC revealed the collections planned for both the DC and Vertigo lines for fall 2012.
There's a few cool and noteworthy things in there above the expected stuff, but I'm most psyched with the confirmation of this one:
KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Writer: Jack Kirby, Gerry Conway and Paul Levitz
Artists: Jack Kirby, D. Bruce Berry and Mike Royer
Collects: KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH #21-40
$49.99 US, 416 pg
OK I'm sorry but that's bullshit, complete and utter bullshit. While I've only just begun reading Priest's BP run and had previously read Hudlin's run as well, BP shouldn't have a hard time like that even without his 'resources'.
@notworksafe- I find reading the old stuff is just to see how the character was written and portrayed over the years, so mostly for 'historical' reasons I guess ^_^;
In fact I think Christopher Priest wrote a B. Panther 4-issue mini back in the 80s didn't he (back when he was going by another name)? Is that one collected?
Yeah he was Black Leopard for a bit in the 70s, but that went away quickly.
Don't think Priest wrote him until the 90s (could be wrong here), but you may be thinking of the miniseries done by Peter Gillis. I don't believe that is collected however.
If you really want some good classic BP, I recommend his Marvel Masterworks collection. Really made him into a fantastic character (to me at least) and at the end has him investigating a murder that the KKK is involved in as well. Very good stuff imo but it isn't cheap.
I don't mean to demean reading "historical" comics for a backstory on a character. I just think for jumping into a character, it's best to work backwards. Get the new stuff (while using Wiki/CV for reference when needed) and if that gets you interested then go back and search for old collections and singles, which is a more expensive than just getting new stuff. Not everyone's cup of tea for sure, but I find it works well the majority of comics.
EDIT: Just realized you mean when Priest was Jim Owsley. IIRC Priest didn't write BP until he was already calling himself Christopher Priest.
Well, when I say "he's had problems", I don't mean he's stumbling around, getting beaten up by mooks in dark alleys. Rather, it's a new situation, and he's dealing with it. The book still portrays him as an incredibly powerful person.
I don't know. I've read a good bit of Priest's run, and I never had any problems with T'Challa's portrayal here. *shrug*
Uncanny X-Force: Deathlok Nation
Uncanny X-Force: Dark Angel Saga Book 1
Amazing Spider-man: Big Time
Amazing Spider-man: Matter Of Life And Death
I've been hearing good things about Slott's run on Amazing Spider-man. The title is fun to read again and Slott brought life back to this character since the unfortunate missteps in storylines. I've only read Spider-Island and concerning this arc i agree with the positive comments about Slott. Spider-Island was an event without any seismic changes and finally this was also an event that wasnt too serious for its own good, instead it was kind of funny at times. I had some trouble with the art, it looks a bit too cartoony for my tase but the art fits the tone of the story well, just like Chew just to name a comic with cartoon styled art.
. New character, brief statue appearance in UXF #18. Not a very effective final page reveal I think, instead of the reader going "oh shit its this guy!", they go "Oh it's uh...wait, who is this person?"
Its an Ultimate Spider-Man thing. Bendis has been hyping up some big Ultimate project for awhile now, he was talking all about this on his Twitter and Facebook, AND the left logo is the exact same one from USM #160, representing Ult. Peter Parker.
Interesting... Miles has barely had time to settle in though, I hope they're not getting rid of him already. The trouble with Bendis' hyper decompressed storytelling is that even 6 issues in, not much has really happened... The issues were gorgeous but not much in the way of Spider-Manning.
Whatever one may say of Quesada, I don't see how you could argue that Marvel became less, not more, writer-driven during the last decade. The Ultimate line? Writer-driven. New X-Men? Writer-driven. Astonishing X-Men? Writer-driven. Civil War? Writer-driven. Pretty much everything Bendis, Millar, Brubaker, Ellis, etc. did in that period was writer-driven (or at least equally driven by both), despite a few artist-driven vanity projects like Onslaught Reborn.
The Spider-Man image is possibly a storyline where Miles travels back in time a year or so and meets Ultimate Peter Parker, though I suppose they could already be bringing the latter back. I doubt there's actually going to be a 616/Ultimate crossover.