Three Kirby reprints from Marvel in March of 2005. This new MARVEL MILESTONE monthly book might prove interesting, especially if they don't stick with the usual suspect reprints (we needed another reprint of the first Captain America story? Hopefully it'll look nicer than the last reprint). The first Ant-Man will be nice, as I don't think it's seen a colour reprint in decades outside of a rather rare hardcover. I assume there'll be other stories in #1, as those three listed only come to 28 pages.
Another FF Masterworks is good to see. Should just be two more to complete Kirby's run (minus the cut together #108), as this has the last original material annual.
The Golden Age Cap hardcover is rescheduled from last month. Hopefully it'll look good, as I've heard very little good about Marvel's other recent hardcover of non-Kirby work from the era. For those who have the previous hardcover or softcover reprints, this will have a number of stories (mostly the non-Cap stuff) that haven't been reprinted before.
MARVEL MILESTONE: IRON MAN'S FIRST APPEARANCE
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER, JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Penciled by DON HECK, DICK AYERS, JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Celebrating 65 years of titanic tomes from the House of Ideas, MARVEL MILESTONES makes its triumphant return to the comics scene! The first issue of this new monthly series features key reprints of your favorite Avengers; Iron Man, Ant Man and Captain America. Just in time for ULTIMATE IRON MAN #1 comes a true tale of suspense! Iron Man lives in TALES OF SUSPENSE #39! Plus: the first appearances of Ant-Man from TALES TO ASTONISH #27 and Captain America from CAPTAIN AMERICA
48 PGS./All Ages …$3.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 8
Written by STAN LEE
Pencils & Cover by JACK KIRBY
Pony up, True Believer, the amazing eighth manic Masterworks featuring the First Family of Funnybooks is coming your way! Collecting an ironclad cadre of consecrated classics, this one’s packed with more drama than you can shake a Skrull at! Let’s break it down: the Silver Surfer pursued by none other than the world-devouring Galactus; the FF vs. Spidey, DD and Thor in a barnstorming brouhaha; a fantastic voyage into the Microverse to battle the Psycho Man; the Thing—cured!; the first appearance of Annihilus; Crystal, the Inhuman, joins the FF, and one of comics’ most historic moments, the birth of Franklin Richards—it just doesn’t stop!
This one’s a humdinger so chock-full of excitement it’s ready to burst! And it’s all
brought to you by no less than the minds that made Marvel magnificent, Stan and Jack!
Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (VOL. 1) #72-81 and ANNUAL #6
272 PGS./All Ages …$49.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HC
Story & Art by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Continuing the celebration of its 65th anniversary, Marvel Comics is proud to re-present the earliest adventures of Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty! This monumental hardcover volume re-masters and restores the first four historic issues of Captain America from 1941. Return to the Golden Age of comics as Cap and Bucky come face to face with the Red Skull, the Ringmaster of Death, Nazi minions and more!
264 PGS. / ALL AGES . . . $49.99