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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Woah!


I just got the following email from the folks at DC Comics... read on:

One of the most acclaimed series in comics history will be collected in DC Comics' deluxe Absolute format this November in Vertigo's THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOLUME 1 HC.

The first in a four-volume series, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOLUME 1 HC collects issues #1-20 of this enduring series, written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess and Colleen Doran, with cover art by Dave McKean.

In this Absolute edition, issues #1-18 of THE SANDMAN have been completely recolored. Also included in this amazing edition is a host of never before seen material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Rounding out the collection are a new introduction by DC Comics President & Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOLUME 1 HC (AUG060280) is advance-solicited in the August Previews (Volume XVI #8); it is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 1 with a cover price of $99.00 U.S.

Good Grief, I gotta start filling my "Penny Jar". Because I gotta have this. No question.

11 Comments:

At 7/20/2006 2:54 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Can anyone explain to why I get a whole buncha pictures of babtisms when I search for "Doop" at Google Image Search?

(This is a commment that would be more appropriate as part of last week's comics thread, since it inspired my random image search. I'm not convinced anyone will bother to check that post since it'll be disappearing soon, soooo..)

 
At 7/20/2006 2:55 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Oh crud. That's 'BAPtisms' Whoops!

Man they need a spellchecker in Blogger!

 
At 7/20/2006 7:54 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

The power charts in the Marvel Encyclopedia Volume 2: X-Men depicted Doop has having the maximum rating in all statistics, meaning that he possessed strength, durability, intelligence, speed, agility, and undefined energy projection powers greater than anyone short of a cosmic entity, although few of these characteristics were ever actually depicted in the comics themselves.

Just so you know.

 
At 7/20/2006 10:02 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

That doesn't answer my question!

Why does doop = baptisms????

 
At 7/20/2006 10:04 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Well, DUH. He can therefore PREFORM BAPTISMS!

Sheesh.

 
At 7/20/2006 10:48 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Yay DOOP!!!
He's everywhere now!!!!

 
At 7/20/2006 10:51 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Wikipedia's first listing for DOOP was an angel in the Enochian language. So that's why you might get baptisms.
No lie...

 
At 7/20/2006 11:01 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Check out the Marvel Comics Doop listing for lots of factoids on Wikipedia.
Yes. That was a shameful plug for Wikipedia.

 
At 7/21/2006 2:21 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

"I anoint thee in the name of the father, the son and the holy DOOP!"

Crack me up!

 
At 7/23/2006 3:26 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

Heh.
Doop is planning to take over the world through baptisms into his evil sect...
What this has to do with a Sandman collection I have no idea...
Bill?

 
At 7/24/2006 3:51 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

You're on yer own, g-evan...

 

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