Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dr. K Live at HeroesCon 2008!



This weekend, I'm heading to HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina. I've been going to this convention the last couple of years, and it's been a blast.

I'll be on the floor, getting stuff signed and looking for bargains that can provide later installments of the blog. I'm also planning to take pictures during the show and post updates every night on the blog, but we'll see how that goes.

At last year's show, Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and I attended a DC Comics panel run by Dan DiDio. During the Q&A, I stood up and asked if DC would publish more Jack Kirby Omnibuses for OMAC and The Demon. Clearly, my request was made with such authority that DC went ahead and published this:
with The Demon Omnibus on its way in a few months.

Now that I have this 100% success record, I'm considering very carefully what to ask for next. My first thought leaned toward Steve Ditko reprint collections for Beware...The Creeper, Hawk and Dove, and Shade: The Changing Man. I'd also like to see DC do a nice collection of Alex Toth material. However, I also wanted to open the floor to suggestions from readers: do you have a series that you would like to see DC reprint?

I promise to use this power responsibly.

9 comments:

Chris Sims said...

Two words, pallie: WILD DOG.

Anna said...

The world needs Amethyst Princess of Gemworld!

Siskoid said...

For the Ditkomnibus, don't forget Stalker.

Dr. K said...

How could I forget Stalker? Wally Wood's inks complemented Ditko's pencils well.

Jason said...

Can you ask him for a Kamandi Omnibus to match the other Kirby Omnibi? I know there are the archive editions, but man, are those pricey.

Most of all, get him to re-schedule the Suicide Squad Showcase Book.

MarkAndrew said...

Sugar. And. Spike.

(And also Scribbly.)

Nick said...

They threw moon pies at all of us last year during the panel.....wonder what they are throwing this year.

Tim Bird said...

There was a book put out by DC in the late 80's called HAYWIRE. Don't remember much about it other than amnesia and robot suits. Really enjoyed it and was disappointed that it was cancled after about a dozen issues. Think it would do well with today's readers.

Janus said...

Yes to the Kamandi Omnibus. I actually far prefer the high quality newsprint editions to the glossy Archive ones. The colours look better (and smell better) on the newsprint.