Would U Buy It #27: "What If? Doctor Strange"

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

Proposed Title:What If? Doctor Strange.
Alternate Title:Doctor Strange: What If?.
Collecting 5 Issues:
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: What If (1977) #18

Like the Namor volume, this collection of Doctor Strange stories would be a slim What If? TPB. Man-o-man though! Stephen Strange as a disciple of Dormammu? Daredevil as a disciple of Stephen Strange? Baron Mordo, Doctor Doom or Tony Stark as Sorcerer Supreme?! That's friggin' awesome! For the cover, I'd prefer a recognizable shot of Doctor Strange, so I'd go with What If (1977) #18.

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Would U Buy It #26: "What If? Ghost Rider"

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

Proposed Title:What If? Ghost Rider.
Alternate Title:Ghost Rider: What If?.
Collecting 12 Issues:
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: What If (1989) #45

With #17 & #28, I'd just pull the Ghost Rider stories, so this volume would be a little thin, if it was just What If? issues. So, I thought why not add some 1990's Ghost Rider team-ups (not to be confused with 2007's Ghost Rider Team-Up) to beef this trade up a bit? So I added a Ghost Rider/ Wolverine/ Punisher tale, it's sequel, a Ghost Rider/ Captain America story, and a team-up between Ghost Rider & the X-Men, where they fight the Brood. Finally, I figured this TPB jumps around so much in the Rider's history, why don't we include the 2008 Ghost Rider Saga, just so everyone can enjoy catching up on the history of the Ghost Rider.

For the cover, I would go with the cover from Ghost Rider Saga, just because it is an awesome shot of Ghost Rider. I think we should want to stick with a What If cover though, so I'd go with the Barbara Ketch female Ghost Rider shot, from What If #45.

This TPB would be more in-continuity Ghost Rider tales, than it would be What If's, but sometimes, I think it's cool to add some easter egg type things to the TPB. It makes it worth buying, doesn't it?

X-Men (1991) #8-9 & Ghost Rider (1990) #26-27 have been collected before in the prestige format one-shot, X-Men & Ghost Rider: Brood Trouble in the Big Easy (1993). It's in the same time period as the other stories, so I added it.

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Would U Buy It #25: "What If? Namor, The Sub-Mariner"

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

Proposed Title:What If? Namor, The Sub-Mariner.
Alternate Title:
  1. Namor, The Sub-Mariner: What If?
  2. Sub-Mariner: What If?
  3. What If? Sub-Mariner
Collecting 5 Issues:
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: What If (1977) #41

This is a slim volume, but a decent collection of Namor tales. I threw in the Atlantis Attacks issue, because Atlantis obviously relates to Namor. There is at least one other tale of the Sub-Mariner from the 1977 What If? series, but it was a back-up tale, and isn't noted on the cover. So I don't know which issue it's in. It's just something I remember from reading it.

For the cover, the 2006 What If? Sub-Mariner is beautiful, but I kind of object to using a one-shot's cover for a TPB's cover - I always think that'd be more confusing for people, for some reason. So for me, I'd choose What If? (1977) #41. It's a nice shot of Namor, and features him prominently on the cover..

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Would U Buy It #24: "What If? Timequake"

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

Proposed Title:What If? Timequake.
Alternate Title:
  1. Timequake: What If?
  2. Timequake
Collecting 7 Issues:
  • What If (1977) #1
  • What If (1989) #24, 35-39
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: What If (1989) #39

Timequake is the only unified set of What If? stories that I know of, and I think that fact alone makes it worthy of reprinting. Pretty simply, a group called The Time-Twisters cause some multiversal havoc, trying to be the last people in time. A team of Marvel heroes from various realities has to band together to stop them. The issues relate back to two previous issues of both What If? series, and to two events: Operation: Galactic Storm and Atlantis Attacks. The final issue is where the heroes band together to stop the Time-Twisters.

I included #1 of the 1977 series, and #24 of the 1989 series, because they relate directly to two of the Timequake issues. However, I think I'd put them at the end of the TPB, as "easter egg" extras, rather than at the beginning, in order of publication. I think putting them in the front of the book would break the flow of the Timequake story, and may confuse unfamiliar readers when they don't seem like part of the arc. If this story arc ever does see print, Marvel will more than likely leave those two issues out, but hey, this is my dream, so I'm including them.

For the cover, I'd go with What If (1989) #39, because it shows the Watcher in the background, and doesn't look like it's linked to any one particular scenario.

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Would U Buy It #23: "JLA: Ghosts"

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

Proposed Title:JLA: Ghosts.
Collecting 8 Issues:
  • Batman Annual #22
  • Flash Annual #11
  • Aquaman Annual #4
  • Wonder Woman Annual #7
  • Green Lantern Annual #7
  • Superman Annual #10
  • Martian Manhunter Annual #1
  • JLA Annual #2
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: JLA Annual #2

Ghosts is another story running through DC Annuals (this time from 1998) that I've always wanted to read. While it can probably be found cheap in back issue bins, it's another one I've had trouble tracking all the issues down for. I think theJLA Annual cover would be a great cover for the TPB.

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Would U Buy It #22: "Batman: Year 1 to 100"

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

Proposed Title:Batman: Year 1 to 100.
Alternate Title:Batman: Year One to Three (collection without Batman: Year 100).
Collecting 17 Issues:
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Original Cover

At seventeen issues, this would be one of those massive TPB's, and frankly, the only reason I thought of it was as a way to get Batman: Year 3 into a collection. DC will never put Year 3 into a collection by itself (especially now that they've done Robin: Year One) so I was just playing with ideas here. I probably wouldn't have thought of Year 100, were it not for the responses to my forum post, Does anyone remember "Batman: Year 3?", so thanks all, for that.

I would have made it just Batman: Year One to Three, but "1 to 100" sounded better. It could be done that way though, leaving Year 100 out of the collection. In a way, that would be better, because 1-3 were produced very close together, and100 came years later. I just think it'd be cool to have the bigger book. The smaller book would be easier to handle though, and less likely to separate from the cover.

Hindrances to this might be that Year One, Year Two (akaYear Two: Fear the Reaper) and Year 100 have all been collected in trade already:

DC may not want to collect a new volume, especially since Year One and Year Two sell pretty well on their own. Still, a compendium type volume with all four "Year" stories might be of interest to newer readers - many of whom may have only read Batman: Year 100.

For the cover, no one single issue cover is a good representation of all of the stories contained in the TPB, so this is one of the rare cases where I'd say an original cover is needed.

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Would U Buy It #21: "Zorro's Lady Rawhide"

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

Proposed Title:Zorro's Lady Rawhide.
Alternate Title:
  1. Lady Rawhide Compendium
  2. Lady Rawhide
Collecting 14** Issues:
Covers: (click to enlarge)

TPB Cover: Lady Rawhide: Special Edition (1999) #1 or original cover

Lady Rawhide was the breakout rogue from Topps' Zorro, eclipsing him in popularity and eventually gaining a couple rogues of her own, in Star Wolf and Scarlet Fever. Because I loved the Topps Zorro series, I'd love to see it and the Lady Rawhide material reprinted in color. It would include the Lady Rawhide mini-comic from Wizard Magazine, the Wizard half issue, the Lady Rawhide Special reprinting her first appearance, from Zorro #2-3, and both Lady Rawhide mini-series.

There were a few other appearances of Lady Rawhide in the pages of the Topps Zorro title, but I left them out, because 14 issues is already a little larger than I typically like, and the idea of this TPB is to get a collection of everything with a Lady Rawhide title on it. The other issues would be collected in the previous WUBI's Zorro's Renegades.

For the cover, I'd like to go with the Lady Rawhide Wizard mini-comic, or with the 1995 LR #1, just to be different. However, the most recognizable image of Lady Rawhide is from Lady Rawhide Special Edition #1. In a way, I hate to see it get used for a TPB, because the image was also used for Zorro #3 (although they deepened the red tones for LR Sp Ed), but it is the best choice, out of existing covers. Otherwise, an original cover should be drawn - hopefully just showcasing the character, not putting her in a sexual cheescake pose, because I think that's just...well, cheesy.

And don't forget the cover art from Wizard Ace Edition #5 (reprint of Zorro #3), Image's version of Other People's Blood, and Zorro #2 & 3:

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Would U Buy It #20: "Zorro's Renegades"

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

Proposed Title:Zorro's Renegades.
Alternate Title:Zorro.
Collecting 14 Issues:
  • Zorro (1993) #0, 1-11
  • Dracula Versus Zorro (1993) #1-2
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Zorro (1993) #1

I loved this series, because it gave Zorro so much more than Captain Monastario and Sgt. Garcia. He gained an honest to goodness rogues gallery that included Machete, Moonstalker, the breakout Lady Rawhide, and even Dracula himself. It was a shame that the combination of Topps ending and Lady Rawhide eclipsing Zorro in popularity ended this series. It was well written and beautifully rendered. I still miss this series, and unfortunately, it has only been collected in black and white (and one of those trades was named Zorro's Renegades). I would love a full color TPB of this.

For the cover, I'd be tempted to go with Zorro #0 or #8, but on #0, he's missing his cape, and on #8, his horse looks fat. The Zorro #2 cover is good, but the cape doesn't look like classic Zorro. So out of all of them I'd have to go with the cover to Zorro #1. It's an awesome use of lighting and silhouette, that features the three best features of Zorro: his costume, his horse, and his sword.

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Would U Buy It #19: "JLApe"

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

Proposed Title:JLApe.
Collecting 9 Issues:
  • Legends of the DC Universe #19
  • JLA Annual #3
  • Batman Annual #23
  • Aquaman Annual #5
  • Wonder Woman Annual #8
  • Flash Annual #12
  • Superman Annual #11
  • Green Lantern Annual #8
  • Martian Manhunter Annual #2
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: JLA Annual #3

JLApe seems sort of silly (although eclipsed in absurdity byMarvel Apes) but I like that it's all one story, and I've always wanted to read the whole thing. I can go for a little bit of absurdity every now and again.

For the cover, although I've always liked Superman Annual #11, I think the cover to JLA Annual #3 would be a better choice, as it shows the ape forms of the JLA.

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Would U Buy It #18: "Batman Family" (Elseworlds)

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

Proposed Title:Batman Family. (With the "Elseworlds" logo in the corner.)
Collecting 6 Issues:
  • Batman Annual #18
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #4
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #2
  • Detective Comics Annual #7
  • Robin Annual #3
  • Catwoman Annual #1
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Robin Annual #3

This would basically be DC renewing the copyright on the title Batman Family. Every now and then, DC puts out a new comic with one of their old titles, just to keep the copyright alive on that title. This collection of the Bat-verse Elseworlds Annuals would be the perfect opportunity to put Batman Family on a graphic novel. (The 2002 Batman: Family has yet to be collected into a TPB.).

For the cover, I'd use Robin Annual #3, because it shows versions of Batman, Robin & Catwoman - showing the most members of the Bat Fam of any of the covers.

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

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