Tip of the Hat (TotH): August 11, 2010

Invaders: Eve of Destruction (Trade Paperback)
Writer
: Roger Stern
Artist
: Various
Publisher
: Marvel Comics
Why it’s cool
: The Invaders vs. Hydra! Plus, Monster Hunters!

Tip of the Hat (TotH): August 4, 2010

Captain America: Forever Allies (#1 of 4)
Writer
: Roger Stern
Artist
: Nick Dragotta/Marco Santucci
Publisher
: Marvel Comics
Why it’s cool
: From Bucky to Captain America – “a time-tossed tale of mystery, intrigue, and high adventure” (from Marvel.com)!

Tip of the Hat (TotH): July 28, 2010

Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock, Volume 3 (Paperback)
Writer
: Robert Kanigher
Artist
: Joe Kubert
Publisher
: DC Comics
Why it’s cool
: Rock, Wildman, Ice Cream Soldier, Bulldozer – no one can beat Sgt. Rock and Easy Company!

Tip of the Hat (TotH): July 21, 2010

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (Hardcover 40th Edition)
Editor: Robert Overstreet
Publisher: Gemstone Publishing
Why it’s cool: The definitive comic collector’s bible: it’s the most comprehensive price guide since 1970!

Tip of the Hat (TotH): July 14, 2010

The Viking Prince
Story
: Robert Kanigher, Bob Haney, Bill Finger
Art: Joe Kubert
Publisher: DC Comics
Why it’s cool: Reprints classic stories from early issues of The Brave and the Bold about an amnesiac viking prince who battles sea monsters, giants, witches, and jealous chieftains.

Tip of the Hat (TotH): July 8, 2010

Batman Odyssey #1
Story/Art
: Neal Adams
Publisher
: DC Comics
Why it’s cool: The legendary Neal Adams is back. ‘Nuff said.

Tip of the Hat (TotH): June 30, 2010

Secret Avengers #2
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Art: Mike Deodato
Publisher
: Marvel Comics
Why it’s cool: Of all the (new) Avengers books, this one stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Tip of the Hat (TotH): June 23, 2010

Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes
Art
: Adam Hughes
Publisher
: DC Comics
Why it’s cool: Let’s face it, guys, no one draws Catwoman, Wonder Woman, or any other female character better than Hughes.

Tip of the Hat (TotH): June 16, 2010

FUNNYMAN: The First Jewish Superhero
Story
: Jerry Siegel
Art
: Joe Shuster
Publisher
: Feral House
Why it’s cool: “This book tells the back story of the unsuccessful strip (published in 1947) and Siegel and Shuster’s ambition to have their funny Jewish superhero trump Superman (whom they created). ” (Review from Amazon.com)

Tip of the Hat (TotH): June 9, 2010

BLACKSAD (Hardcover)
Story
: Juan Diaz Canales
Art
: Juanjo Guarnido
Publisher
: Dark Horse Books
Why it’s cool: “Guarnido’s sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the “red scare” Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans! ….This internationally acclaimed series has won nearly a dozen prestigious awards — including the Angoulême Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork-and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee.” (from Newsarama.com)