Friday, April 20, 2007


Zombie-Proof, The Story of Billy Bob Driwahl by Vincent Spencer and yours truly. Fall 2007.

Billy Bob (above, left) and Rufus T. Spalding, also known as Icon (above, right).

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The EC Archives - Weird Science

The second volume in The EC Archives - Weird Science line is scheduled to reach comic shops on Wednesday, April 25, 2007. With a foreword by DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz, this latest EC Archives volume features Weird Science #7-12, 24 stories from the early days of the title. Working from distinctive Al Feldstein scripts, artists Jack Kamen, Harvey Kurtzman, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood and others helped carve out the EC style. The original stories, covers and text pages are accompanied by historical notes from Gemstone's Russ Cochran and veteran EC historian Roger Hill, too.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #37 on sale 4/25/07

Next week is scheduled to mark the arrival of the new edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Traditionally the day the Guide arrives is a big day in comics, and this year it falls on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, allowing stores to be fully stocked in advance of Free Comic Book Day, May 5.

This year's edition features a choice of covers: New Avengers by Mark Sparacio (Heroes For Hire, Shi) and Supergirl by Billy Tucci (Shi, Heroes For Hire), and the limited, spiral-bound version, The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is expected to be on sale the same day. That edition features a recreation of Daredevil #1 by John K. Snyder III.

This year marks the first year that the spiral-bound version has been released with the standard hard cover and soft cover editions.In addition to the usual diverse assortment of market reports and the latest pricing, this edition includes feature articles on Daredevil (by novelist and noted comics historian Will Murray), Captain America (by celebrated designer and comics historian Michael Kronenberg), CGC (by CGC's own Steve Borock), and "The Semi-Secret Origins of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide" (an interview with Bob Overstreet by yours truly).

Last year saw the return of The Overstreet Hall of Fame, and this year sees a major expansion of its roster in the pages of the Guide's color section. As always, The Guide remains the most complete listing of comics from the 1500s to the present.