I didn't have much time to sort through this week's swag, but the two items I am calling out this week should more than make up for it. Check 'em out:
That's a pair of first-volume hardcovers up there, containing some of the best comics ever published. Not too bad, eh?
On the left is Image Comics' massive hardcover "PvP: Awesomology," collecting the first 10 years of Scott Kurtz' brilliant series that began as a little webcomic about a cast of characters who worked for a video game company and evolved into both a print and online phenomenon. The number of other webcomics that have found as much success in the print world as Kurtz' series -- or any world, for that matter -- is pretty darn slim, and a quick glance through the pages offers a great indication of how far both the story and its creator have come in 10 years. And did I mention how freakin' heavy this book is? It is... intimidating.
"PvP: Awesomology" is on shelves now.
Equally impressive, but for different reasons, is the first hardcover collection of "Preacher," Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's wildy popular DC/Vertigo series. This series has bounced around Hollywood for years now as a potential adaptation property, because it's so darn good someone better make a movie out of it -- but no one's been able to do so thus far. It's currently sitting in "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes' hands, so here's hoping he can do Jesse Custer and his pals some justice. This is the one that kicks all of the irreverent, potentially offensive and terribly fun adventures that made this series a classic.
"Preacher: Vol. 1" Hardcover Edition is also on shelves now.
Planning to pick up either of these books? Have any thoughts about 'em? Let me know in the comment section!