Would U Buy It #51: "Superman: The One-Man JLA!"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Superman: The One-Man JLA!.
Collecting 4 Issues:Superman #147; Adventuers of Superman #570; Action #757 ; Man of Steel #92.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Four way split, showing all 4 covers

I honestly have no idea what this story is about, outside of a guess. I love a "what if" scenario, and from the looks of the covers, I'd say it's "What Superman might have been, had his rocketship landed on other planets." It's within the various Superman titles though, so I'm very curious to see how they pulled that off, inside of the continuity. It's just one that I've always wanted to read, but never quite got around to finding all of the issues for.

For the cover, I'd split the cover into fourths, each panel being one of the pics from the four different single issue covers. I think it would be the best way to convey the idea of the story within.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Would U Buy It #50: "DC Comics Presents: Superman and Shazam!"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:DC Comics Presents: Superman and Shazam!.
Collecting 9 Issues:Shazam! #15; Superman (1939) #276 ; All-New Collector’s Edition #58*; DC Comics Presents #33-34, 49; DC Comics Presents Annual #3; All-Star Squadron #36-37. *aka Superman vs. Shazam - When Worlds Collide.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: DCCP #49, ANCE #58, or All-Star Squadron #36

I chose the DC Comics Presents title for three reasons: 1) That's the title that gave me the idea to suggest this collection, 2) It preserves the title copyright for DC, to have it on a TPB that would (hopefully) stay in print, and 3) It's a little bit of nostalgia for me. However, on a new TPB, would the old style DC bullet change into the new DC emblem?

The Superman issue is DC's use of Captain Marvel without using Captain Marvel. "Captain Thunder" was Marvel's name way back when he first started, and in this story, Cap's other identity is "Willie Fawcett" - "Willie" being another nickname for "Bill" (like "Billy"), and "Fawcett" being the company that published Captain Marvel for so long. You'll notice that the lightning emblem is replaced by a sunburst on Cap's chest.

I'd put these issues in chronological order (as they are shown). I think it would be interesting to see how things changed over time. I left out an issue of Shazam where Supes and Cap battle, because it was from the time Shazam was a Saturday morning TV show. I think that story would have been out-of-continuity at the time, like Super Friends was, and even though various crises have retconned them, I only wanted to include in-continuity stories.

DCCP Annual #3 is one of my all-time favorite single issues, so I'd be tempted to go with that for the cover of the trade. However, I think that DCCP #49, All-New Collector's Edition #58, or All-Star Squadron #37 would be better choices, but without the word balloons. The best choice might be #49, the way Black Adam has been selling in recent years.

I didn't include any issues of Cap and Supes together from later years, because once I got them together, the DC Comics Presents issues were the cutoff between "then" and "now," as far as how Captain Marvel is portrayed (the other issues will be seen in a future Would U Buy It). The All-Star Squadron issues happened about the same time as the DCCP Annual.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Will U Buy It?

11/14/12: In the November 2012 Previews, DC has solicited the Superman vs. Shazam! TP, using the cover of All-New Collector's Edition #58 as the solicitation image (and presumably, the cover of the TPB). It is collecting: All-New Collector's Edition #C-58, DC Comics Presents #33-34, 49, and DC Comics Presents Annual #3!

Now, if you check out the comments, you'll see that @Captainthunder: & @PowerHerc: were very helpful with this WUBI, suggesting some issues to add, and some issues to leave out. I didn't listen to all of the suggestions (some, but not all), but DC did. They left out Shazam #15, but Cap' points out that while Lex Luthor appears in that issue, Superman does not. I think Superman #276 would have been a cool inclusion, but it's not actually Captain Marvel that Superman's fighting there, so okay, that's understandable. They also didn't include All-Star Squadron #36-37. That's a little disappointing, but it's still okay. That Supes & Marvel aren't exactly the same two as in the DC Comics Presents stories - they're from another Earth, during World War II. So in that regard, it makes sense not to include them. For the purposes of this WUBI, I was gathering any Supes/Marvel fight or team-up I could find, regardless of Earth or era.

Very cool collection, and I am excited to see it coming out! It's being solicited as $19.99, and will be in glorious full color! Yay, DC! So NOW, the question is:

Will you buy it?

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Did U Buy It?
TPB Cover
All-New Collector's Edition #C-58

3/13/13: It's here! It's here! It's here! Superman vs. Shazam!, and it. is. awesome! Considering how I gushed about this in the "Will You Buy It?" section, there's not a whole lot more to say about it. As you can see, they went with the current DC icon, instead of the classic DC bullet. It does indeed use the cover to All-New Collector's Edition #C-58, and the recolor looks great! And BEST, it is in spectacular FULL COLOR! How freakin' sweet is that?! So what's the ruling? Did you buy it?.

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Would U Buy It #49: "Checkmate: The Janus Directive"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Checkmate: The Janus Directive.
Alternate Title:The Janus Directive.
Collecting 11 Issues:Checkmate #15-18; Suicide Squad #27-30; Manhunter #6; Firestorm #86; Captain Atom #30.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Checkmate #15

The Janus Directive is one of the first story arcs I remember that had a uniform title banner and crossed over into multiple titles, without being a company-wide crossover. Checkmate and Suicide Squad were carrying some heat back then, so this story seemed like a big deal at the time. I didn't get to read the whole thing as it was coming out, and have yet to collect all of the issues so I can read it in its entirety. I think this would be a fun ride though.

I went with the Checkmate title, because Checkmate started off the arc, and because of all the titles involved, it has the highest visibility with today's fans. Plus, Suicide Squad was kind of a part of Checkmate at the time, so it wouldn't make sense to have that be the main title. For the cover, although I like Peacemaker on Suicide Squad #28, I'd go with the part 1 cover, from Checkmate #15. Going with the Checkmate title for the TPB, that makes more sense anyway.

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Would U Buy It #48: "Team Titans: Total Chaos"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Team Titans: Total Chaos.
Alternate Title:1) Titans: Total Chaos; 2) Total Chaos.
Collecting 9 Issues:Deathstroke #14-16; New Titans #90-92; Team Titans #1-3.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: New Titans #90

Total Chaos is the story arc that introduced the Team Titans to the DCU. That means Killowat, Mirage, Nightrider, Redwing and a seemingly returned-from-the-dead Terra.

Besides introducing the Team Titans, this story is also significant for the (<sigh> temporary) death of Deathstroke, and the introduction of Sweet Lili (mother to Rose Wilson).

I went with the Team Titans title with the idea of keeping the Team Titans copyright active for DC. I think if they did this collection though, they'd be more likely to go with the alternate title of Titans: Total Chaos.

For the cover, I'd be tempted to go with one of the covers to Team Titans #1 (the Mirage cover, probably), but I think I like the New Titans #90 cover better. I think I'd change the background color from pink to something else though.

And don't forget: any TPB of Total Chaos needs to include all of the covers for Team Titans #1:

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Homages Index (numerical order)

Welcome to Homages

HOMAGES is a series of lists gathering famous/recognizable covers and their imitators. Yes, there is a concept page for homage covers, but it's not specific to covers. I've seen images of statues, book covers and of cover art without the logos - that kind of thing. What I'm making here are lists of just the covers that I can link to out of the wiki. I don't plan to copy everything over from the concept page. I'm just doing the covers that interest me, and adding them to my lists as I run across them. I am, however, adding covers to the concept page that I find aren't there, as well as updating images with pertinent info. These lists are organized four different ways:

How to View Index:HoweverYouWant
Full Homages Index:(numerical order)(alphabetical order)(categorized: [numerically] [alphabetically])

Active Lists:

#DateList TitleCategory
26012/10/12Raising the Flag.HOMAGES #18
25810/31/12Star Wars movie poster (Homages).HOMAGES #17
20111/02/10X-Men #141.HOMAGES #14
17410/31/10Short Lists (Homages).HOMAGES #13
17110/31/10Detective Comics #38.HOMAGES #12
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
15210/27/10X-Men #136.HOMAGES #8
15010/27/10Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.HOMAGES #7
08710/20/10Incredible Hulk #1.HOMAGES #5
08010/20/10Dark Knight Returns #1.HOMAGES #4
06310/17/10Action Comics #1.HOMAGES #3
06210/17/10Adventure Comics #247.HOMAGES #2
06010/17/10Superman #1.HOMAGES #1

Deleted Lists:

#DateList TitleCategory
22407/15/12Amazing Spider-Man #300.HOMAGES #16
22307/15/12Thinker, The.HOMAGES #15
15910/29/10Watchmen #1.HOMAGES #11
09510/22/10Incredible Hulk Annual #1.HOMAGES #6

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Homages Index (alphabetical order)

Welcome to Homages

HOMAGES is a series of lists gathering famous/recognizable covers and their imitators. Yes, there is a concept page for homage covers, but it's not specific to covers. I've seen images of statues, book covers and of cover art without the logos - that kind of thing. What I'm making here are lists of just the covers that I can link to out of the wiki. I don't plan to copy everything over from the concept page. I'm just doing the covers that interest me, and adding them to my lists as I run across them. I am, however, adding covers to the concept page that I find aren't there, as well as updating images with pertinent info. These lists are organized four different ways:

How to View Index:HoweverYouWant
Full Homages Index:(numerical order)(alphabetical order)(categorized: [numerically] [alphabetically])

Active Lists:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
06310/17/10Action Comics #1.HOMAGES #3
06210/17/10Adventure Comics #247.HOMAGES #2
15010/27/10Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.HOMAGES #7
08010/20/10Dark Knight Returns #1.HOMAGES #4
17110/31/10Detective Comics #38.HOMAGES #12
08710/20/10Incredible Hulk #1.HOMAGES #5
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
26012/10/12Raising the Flag.HOMAGES #18
17410/31/10Short Lists.HOMAGES #13
25810/31/12Star Wars movie poster.HOMAGES #17
06010/17/10Superman #1.HOMAGES #1
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15210/27/10X-Men #136.HOMAGES #8
20111/02/10X-Men #141.HOMAGES #14

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#DateList TitleCategory
22407/15/12Amazing Spider-Man #300.HOMAGES #16
09510/22/10Incredible Hulk Annual #1.HOMAGES #6
22307/15/12Thinker, The.HOMAGES #15
15910/29/10Watchmen #1.HOMAGES #11

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Homages Index (categorized numerically)

Welcome to Homages

HOMAGES is a series of lists gathering famous/recognizable covers and their imitators. Yes, there is a concept page for homage covers, but it's not specific to covers. I've seen images of statues, book covers and of cover art without the logos - that kind of thing. What I'm making here are lists of just the covers that I can link to out of the wiki. I don't plan to copy everything over from the concept page. I'm just doing the covers that interest me, and adding them to my lists as I run across them. I am, however, adding covers to the concept page that I find aren't there, as well as updating images with pertinent info. These lists are organized four different ways:

How to View Index:HoweverYouWant
Full Homages Index:(numerical order)(alphabetical order)(categorized: [numerically] [alphabetically])

These are the categories the Homages lists have been broken into:

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Categories:DCMarvelMiscellaneousDeleted

Some Homages may be listed in more than one category.

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DC:

#DateList TitleCategory
17110/31/10Detective Comics #38.HOMAGES #12
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15010/27/10Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.HOMAGES #7
08010/20/10Dark Knight Returns #1.HOMAGES #4
06310/17/10Action Comics #1.HOMAGES #3
06210/17/10Adventure Comics #247.HOMAGES #2
06010/17/10Superman #1.HOMAGES #1

Marvel:

#DateList TitleCategory
20111/02/10X-Men #141.HOMAGES #14
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
15210/27/10X-Men #136.HOMAGES #8
08710/20/10Incredible Hulk #1.HOMAGES #5

Miscellaneous:

#DateList TitleCategory
26012/10/12Raising the Flag.HOMAGES #18
25810/31/12Star Wars movie poster (Homages).HOMAGES #17
17410/31/10Short Lists (Homages).HOMAGES #13
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9

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#DateList TitleCategory
22407/15/12Amazing Spider-Man #300.HOMAGES #16
22307/15/12Thinker, The.HOMAGES #15
15910/29/10Watchmen #1.HOMAGES #11
09510/22/10Incredible Hulk Annual #1.HOMAGES #6

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Homages Index (categorized alphabetically)

Welcome to Homages

HOMAGES is a series of lists gathering famous/recognizable covers and their imitators. Yes, there is a concept page for homage covers, but it's not specific to covers. I've seen images of statues, book covers and of cover art without the logos - that kind of thing. What I'm making here are lists of just the covers that I can link to out of the wiki. I don't plan to copy everything over from the concept page. I'm just doing the covers that interest me, and adding them to my lists as I run across them. I am, however, adding covers to the concept page that I find aren't there, as well as updating images with pertinent info. These lists are organized four different ways:

How to View Index:HoweverYouWant
Full Homages Index:(numerical order)(alphabetical order)(categorized: [numerically] [alphabetically])

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These are the categories the Homages lists have been broken into:

Homages Lists1234
Categories:DCMarvelMiscellaneousDeleted

Some Homages may be listed in more than one category.

Enjoy.

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DC:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
06310/17/10Action Comics #1.HOMAGES #3
06210/17/10Adventure Comics #247.HOMAGES #2
15010/27/10Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.HOMAGES #7
08010/20/10Dark Knight Returns #1.HOMAGES #4
17110/31/10Detective Comics #38.HOMAGES #12
06010/17/10Superman #1.HOMAGES #1
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10

Marvel:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
08710/20/10Incredible Hulk #1.HOMAGES #5
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15210/27/10X-Men #136.HOMAGES #8
20111/02/10X-Men #141.HOMAGES #14

Miscellaneous:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
26012/10/12Raising the Flag.HOMAGES #18
17410/31/10Short Lists.HOMAGES #13
25810/31/12Star Wars movie poster.HOMAGES #17

Deleted:

#DateList TitleCategory
22407/15/12Amazing Spider-Man #300.HOMAGES #16
09510/22/10Incredible Hulk Annual #1.HOMAGES #6
22307/15/12Thinker, The.HOMAGES #15
15910/29/10Watchmen #1.HOMAGES #11

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Review Index (numerical order)

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Would U Buy It #47: "Superman/ Batman: Null & Void"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Superman/ Batman: Null & Void.
Collecting 5 Issues:World's Finest Comics #293, 304-307.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: World's Finest Comics #293

I bought these issues off the shelves (we won't talk about how old that makes me), and all I really remember about it is that I thought it was cool. Null & Void and Swordfish & Barracuda had magical tattoos on their hands that gave them powers (a full three years ahead of New Universe's Star Brand). Being...much younger, I was a sucker for a new character, and this story gives us five, if you count the Master Pirate. Every time I see these issues, a smile comes to my face, and I can remember reading them in my room, as well as the fact that I read them several times. (I also wished I could get a tattoo like theirs on my palm, so it would give me powers, but we won't talk about how naive that made me either). Five issues of four-color fun. I think it would be awesome.

I'd go with the Superman/ Batman title, rather than World's Finest, because DC has already set the precedent with the Superman/ Batman: Saga of the Super Sons TPB. For the cover, although #305 or 307 more prominently feature Superman & Batman, and #306 is my favorite cover, I'd go with #293. The subtitle of this TPB is Null & Void, and while #304 is a better shot of the villains, #293 is the only cover that has Superman, Batman, Null and Void, all four, on the cover. They might have to do something with the background coloring (maybe an overall black background, instead of white).

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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