Saturday, January 13, 2018
I SURVIVED ANOTHER RIDE ON THE MARVEL MONSTERBUS!
I managed to wrangle a copy of the second massive tome of Marvel monster comics using online discounts and coupons from Barnes & Noble. When it arrived on my doorstep, I almost threw my back out picking it up! This was a two-handed package, folks.
Nicely shrink wrapped, the book awaits my many hours of enjoyment which I am certain it will provide. The only thing keeping me from it is finishing up the 872 pages of Marvel monster goodness from the first volume!
From the publisher:
MARVEL'S KIRBY MONSTERS REVIEW CONCLUDES WITH THIS SECOND MASSIVE MONSTERBUS!
Comicdom’s famous monsters are on the loose! Marvel presents the concluding volume in our complete collection of Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby’s Marvel Monsters. Marvel’s late-1950s/early-1960s period was famous for its twist-ending tales, alien invaders, and especially for its towering monster menaces — and no one drew giant monsters like Jack “The King” Kirby! It’s page after page of Grogg, Ogg, the Creature from Krogarr, Fin Fang Foom, and many, many more! These stories aren’t just a fun atomic romp, they’re the training ground where Stan Lee and Jack Kirby honed their creative partnership, learning each other’s strengths, and building an unmatched rapport. In these pages, you’ll find out out that the mother of the Marvel Age of Comics was—a monster!
Collecting material from STRANGE TALES (1951) 87-100 & ANNUAL 1; JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 71-82; TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) 22-38; TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) 20-38; AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) 3-6; and CHAMBER OF DARKNESS (1969) 4-5.