Guest Review Month 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Hope everyone's been enjoying the recent doings at Collected Editions, including our first-ever live event and the Collected Editions review of Superman: Earth One.

We've got lots more great stuff coming up before the end of the year, including a few surprises. But starting tomorrow, we're going to continue a grand tradition of handing the blog over to some guest reviewers for a while, to give the Collected Editions readers some new perspective on books old and new from DC, Marvel, and a host of others. It's going to be a blast!

And I'm happy to mention that this year's Collected Editions Guest Review Month is sponsored by the new Pulp History series of illustrated books from Simon and Schuster. The first two books in the series are Devil Dog by David Talbot with illustrations by Spain Rodriguez, and Shadow Knights by Gary Kamiya with illustrations by Jeffrey Smith.

Devil Dog, by Salon founder Talbot and Zap Comix's Rodriguez, is the biography of decorated US Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler. Butler both served in the military and later fought for veterans' rights, overthrowing a plot to kill the President Roosevelt along the way.

Shadow Knights, by Salon co-founder Kamiya and ilustrator Smith, tells of Britain's Special Operations Executive operation that fought against Hitler in World War II. The sabotage and spy missions of this volunteer group -- many of whom were women -- greatly influenced the war and hasn't been widely recorded before this title.

In recognition of this series, and as a gift to the guest reviewers, Collected Editions is going to pick one guest reviewer at random who will receive a copy of each book from Simon and Schuster. Thanks to all of this year's guest reviewers, and to Simon and Schuster for the contribution.

Guest reviews, surprises, and prizes, too! The Collected Editions Guest Review Month starts tomorrow ... don't miss it!
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