From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: A look at, and inside, the One Volume Edition of Bone (‘The Complete Cartoon Epic’). Jeff Smith’s comics saga collected in a 1300+ page omnibus is surprisingly portable, and the limited edition hardcover feels like a treasure!
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description (Part 1): A meander through 22 albums of the Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. This is an overview of an almost complete collection of Tintin books with glancing commentary.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description (Part 2): It was supposed to be a quick glimpse but became a meandering chat, touching upon personal likes, different editions, and a bit of (probably inaccurate!) history.
Starring ancient paperbacks from Methuen and Magnet, as well as hardcover editions from Egmont and hardcover facsimile editions from Casterman.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: A look at the Absolute Sandman, the ‘superdeluxe’ edition of Neil Gaiman’s classic comics series. Includes a comparison between the original-issue and recoloured pages. We talk about the size, the binding, the extras and put the Absolute Sandman side-by-side to the original issues.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: A quick look at Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years, the hardcover collection of Spirit stories from DC Comics.
We look at the physical specifications, including dustjacket, endpapers, binding, paper, and printing, as well as the number, range, and type of stories included in this new collection.
Includes a look at the non-Eisner Spirit stories also included, including work by some of the biggest names in comics. This includes the Batman/ The Spirit one-shot which launched DC comics’ new Spirit series by Darwyn Cooke
This edition overview also includes comparisons to the Best of the Spirit, one of two DC comics trade paperbacks (along with The Spirit: Femme Fatales) which were previously the only easy ways to read a collection of Spirit stories.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: Dark Horse Comics’ Gallery Edition of Lone Wolf and Cub, the classic manga from Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, is a marvelous showcase of the tremendous craft and composition of the series. By presenting over 150 pages of original art reproduced in the original size and ‘colours’, this large edition celebrates the making of a comics masterpiece. This video features a close look at this book, along with a commentary and analysis on how not just fans but newcomers would be well served by the almost-unspoken thesis here: this was no accident; panel by panel over 8000 pages, Koike and Gojima crafted a lyrical, sorrowful, and cinematic comics epic. This includes a major-spoiler-filled look at the final chapter of this saga, reproduced in the Gallery Edition in its entirety.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: A look at, and inside, Watchmen Noir – DC Comics’ special hardcover, enlarged, and black-and-white edition of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic. Comprising a look at the physical copy, as well as some analysis and opinions on the edition.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: The Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Editions may be my favorite way to read Stan Sakai’s marvelous comic Usagi Yojimbo. In this episode I take quick look through Book One – Samurai and other stories, which collects original art pages for complete stories from numerous early issues of the rabbit samurai’s adventures. I talk a little bit about why I actually think this is a great first Usa apart from its obvious worth to fans and collectors.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: Kazuo Koike and Koseki Gojima’s classic, epic, bloody, and poetic manga Lone Wolf and Cub may well be the best gateway manga of them all. In this video I give a brief introduction to the series, and talk about why I love it and what makes it one of the best comics I’ve read. Includes an edition comparison between the original Dark Horse English editions and the more recent Omnibus volumes, also from Dark Horse Comics. There’s also a sneak peek and what’s coming up next!