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Stephen Churay
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Is there a comic book series or run that has never been
collected in trade that you'd like to see?

Being apart of this forum, I've noticed that it attracts
a lot of lurkers who maybe are in positions to make these
things happen so, I thought maybe if we discuss our
favorites, maybe we can make something happen.

Mine is Mike Grell's WARLORD from DC. I wasn't collecting
when it started, most of what I know about it comes from
a couple of issues I've manged to pick up and an episode
of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED. But, I know enough to want
to read more and Mike Grell artwork looks outstanding. A
couple of stories were collected years ago, but the
series has never gotten a good collected treatment.

What would you folks like to see?

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Having sold my childhood collection years ago, I would love to get a lot of those (and the years just before) back in collected form.  I honestly don't know (or care) what's been collected in B&W or (overpriced) hardcover, but there's quite a bit I would snap up in good color softcover editions.  I'm afraid a lot of what I would love to see may not be "cool" enough to collect though--

FLASH--The entire Cary Bates/Irv Novick run
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA--The brilliant Steve Englehart year (which he was told won't be collected because "no one wants to see Dick Dillin artwork"--Really?!?)
SHAZAM--All the Bridwell/Newton stories from WORLD'S FINEST
INCREDIBLE HULK--The whole Sal Buscema run, from Len Wein to Bill Mantlo
CAPTAIN AMERICA--Everything from the 60's and 70's that hasn't been collected yet
KILLRAVEN--How is it that the McGregor/Russell epic has not been collected?
LOGAN'S RUN--The amazing Kraft/Perez 5-issue adaptation is one of the best comics ever!  This is one book I would buy in oversize hardcover!
JIM STARLIN--Starlin has a number of fill-in issues (GHOST RIDER #36, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #?, etc.) that really should be collected sometime.

Oh, I could keep going!
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THRILLER by Robert Loren Fleming and Trevor VonEeden.

Both NATHANIEL DUSK miniseries by Don McGregor and Gene Colan.

'MAZING MAN by Bob Rozakis and Stephen DeStefano.

NIGHT FORCE by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan.
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Stephen Churay - DC Comics Showcase Presents had a collection of "Warlord" - black and white, but that Grell art still shines. Is that what you were referring to?

Eric Jansen - Marvel Essentials had a collection of Killraven - is that suitable to your desires?

What collections would I like to see?
I'd like to get a collection of Marvel Family stories. DC had one Archives issue, but I think it only included Marvel Family #1 and 2. I'd enjoy seeing more.

The Thing vol 2, by Dan Slott, back in 2006. I thought those were fun and a really good read.

I'd like Gold Key to assemble the Hanna Barbera Super Hero books. There was Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes, Hanna Barbera Hi Adventure Heroes, a standalone Space Ghost book, a Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles book... there were quite a few. That would make a lovely collection! (I don't know who owns the rights to Gold Key right now, but both Marvel and DC had Space Ghost stories, and between DC's Cartoon Network Presents and Marvel's Hanna Barbera TV Stars and Comico's Space Ghost book and... well, I think there's enough material. :)

There were collections started of the Superfriends, and also of Jim Aparo's Brave and the Bold team-ups and Batman and the Outsiders - I'd like to see those followed up.

I'm kind of a Kid Flash geek. I'd like to get some of those stories. Maybe not the Teen Titans stories, but between the Flash back up stories, Brave and the Bold #54, and some other significant appearances, I think it'd be cool.

I want the non-reprint stories from Super Team Family in a collection.

One of the the DC TV series was Adventures in the DC Universe... I really want that collection too!

For a span in the 90s, DCs annuals had a common theme, e.g., Elseworlds, Tales of the Dead Earth, etc. Some of those collections would be nice; I'd like those.

And I hope the first two I noted above will fulfill a dream or two for Stephen and Eric.
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Joe Hollon
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Eric, I know there is at least one Essential Killraven volume.
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I honestly can't think of any comic series that isn't already collected in some format already.
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Joe Hollon
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I still want a new collection of the old Monster Society of Evil Captain
Marvel. It's free online but I simply can't read comics on a computer.
The previous collections go for hundreds of dollars, you'd think DC
would answer the demand.
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The one that always pops in my head is "The Black Terror" by Dan Brereton, Beau Smith and Chuck Dixon. It's the one big Brereton project that isn't collected.  
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Micronauts the 2 Marvel series!!!!

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Oooh, Eric Jansen, it's like you are reading my mind. Please do provide more suggestions, by all means.


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Superman & Batman: Generations 3
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John Mariani
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Brian Hughes : oh heck yeah!

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When they throw out a B&W "phonebook" or a $60 hardcover, the material might as well NOT be collected, as far as I am concerned.  That beautiful P. Craig Russell KILLRAVEN artwork really deserves to be cleaned up and represented on, yes, glossy paper.  (They recently did Rich Buckler's DEATHLOK, so perhaps there is hope here.)

While Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT has been reprinted many times through the years, my preferred format for any reprint material would be be full-color softcover on quality paper--the one format they've never done for this!  (Of course, the DC-produced Darwyn Cooke, etc. series was immediately collected!)  DC's 26-volume hardcover ARCHIVES editions at an average of $60 each does not help me--I don't want to spend $1500!

There was ONE color softcover reprint of THE WARLORD in 1991, which reprinted the first twelve issues.  But, yes, that is one series very deserving of quality reprint treatment for ALL of Grell's run.

THRILLER is one of the most unfortunate things in the history of comics.  Robert Loren Fleming and Trevor VonEeden gave us seven groundbreaking issues then they were replaced by writer Bill DuBay and Alex Nino and the series did a perplexing 180.  (It was like firing David Lynch in the middle of his original TWIN PEAKS storyline and having Roger Corman come in and finish up.)  I think Fleming and VonEeden should be invited back to finish their story before any collection is done.

And, of course, the Julius Schwartz-edited Curt Swan era of SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS should be available.  The Len Wein/Jim Aparo Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS is deserving--pretty much anything between the Neal Adams and Marshall Rogers eras of BATMAN should be seen (a lot of-gasp-detective stories there!).  I do want all of the Dick Dillin JLA.

Over at Marvel, Steve Gerber's run on DEFENDERS should be trotted out with all possible fanfare, and then David Kraft's follow-up should quickly follow.
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Stephen Churay - DC Comics Showcase Presents had a
collection of "Warlord" - black and white, but that Grell
art still shines. Is that what you were referring to?
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That and a tpb (Savage Empire), that was released in '91.
The original series lasted 133 issues with several
annuals. The Showcase volume only covered the first 28.
I'm hoping for something a bit more comprehensive.
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You know, with Neal Adams' Hollow Earth
theory, I'm surprised he hasn't tackled
The Warlord. His take on Travis Morgan
can't be any crazier than his Batman
Odyssey.
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You're right!  Warlord is a cross between Green Arrow (his beard at least), Conan (an Adams favorite), and the Hollow Earth (mixing mythological creatures and dinosaurs)--it's like it was MADE for Adams to draw!

Maybe I will ask Neal Adams about that next week at Comic-Con.

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Stephen Churay
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Please do. I checked his website gallery.
No Travis Morgan in there.
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ROM

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Stephen, FWIW, DC published a 'Showcase Presents' Warlord book in B&W some years ago with gorgeous Grell art.
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I'd like to see a SUPER FRIENDS trade. 
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I'd love to see a big Sergio Aragones Groo collection. Mark Evanier has been talking about an omnibus for a while but it still hasn't been published. The few collections of the Epic and Pacific stuff are long out of print (and only covered a few issues) and some of them are more expensive than just buying the single issues. So strange when a reprint is worth more than the original issues.
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The one that always pops in my head is "The Black Terror" by Dan Brereton, Beau Smith and Chuck Dixon. It's the one big Brereton project that isn't collected.  

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John, do you know if they ever collected The Psycho? That's probably my favorite Brereton comics (though I loved Nocturnals and Giantkiller too).
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I'd like to see a SUPER FRIENDS trade.
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There were two SF trades published about 15 years ago, plus a Showcase volume about 5 years ago.
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Adams at least drew Warlord once.


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Stephen Churay
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Robert Bradley: ROM.
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Robert, I know IDW has recently started publishing ROM
again, have you tried asking Mr. Ryall about the
possibility of collecting the original series? I know
it's kinda crazy right now with SDCC next week but Chris
has always been pretty good about responding on Twitter.
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