Wizard Issue 131, August 2002
I am tired of not being able to find this list without it being cluttered with a bunch of pictures or not cited correctly. I had to break out my own issue and everything. I own all 100 of these. They take up five paperboxes. One of these days, I would love to get a small bookself and display them again. Hopefully soon.
1. Maus : A Survivor’s Tale
3. Batman : The Dark Returns
4. Sandman Vol 4 : Season of Mists
5. Ultimate Spider-Man HC Vol. 1
6. Batman : Year One
7. Daredevil : Born Again
9. Superman : Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
10. X-Men : The Dark Phoenix Saga
11. The Golden Age
12. X-Men : Days of Future Past
13. Swamp Thing Vol 1 : Saga of the Swamp Thing
14. Miracleman Vol 3 : Olympus
15. The New Teen Titans : The Judas Contract
16. Top 10 Book 1
17. Magnus, Robot Fighter : Steel Nation
18. Daredevil Visionaries : Frank Miller Vol. 2
20. Preacher Vol. 3 : Proud Americans
21. The Books of Magic
22. Squadron Supreme
23. Superman For All Season
24. Death : The High Cost of Living
25. Fanastic Four : The Trial of Galactus
26. Solar, Man of the Atom : Alpha and Omega
27. Sin City : That Yellow Bastard
28. Spider-Man : Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut
29. Daredevil : Yellow
30. Astro City Vol 3 : Confessions
32. Bone Vol 2 : The Great Cow Race
33. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
35. Pedro and Me
36. Sin City : A Dame to Kill For
37. Planetary Vol. 2 : The Fourth Man
38. Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days
40. Kingdom Come
41. Akira Vol. 1
42. 100 Bullets Vol. 3 : Hang Up on the Down Low
43. Fantastic Four Visionaries : John Byrne Vol 1
44. Usagi Yojimbo Book 6
45. X-Men : E for Extinction
46. Hellblazer : Hard Time
47. Thor Visionaries : Walt Simonson Vol 1
48. Hellboy : The Chained Coffin and Others
49. Stormwatch Vol 4 : A Finer World
50. The Power of Iron Man
51. The Authority Vol 2 : Under New Management
52. Box Office Poison
53. Hellblazer : Dangerous Habits
54. Animal Man
55. Strangers in Paradise Vol 2 : I Dream of You
56. Legion of Super-Heroes : The Great Darkness Saga
57. Dr. Strange / Dr. Doom : Triumph and Torment
58. JLA : New World Order
59. Earth X
60. Infinity Gauntlet
61. Justice League : A New Beginning
62. X-Force : A New Beginning
63. Jinx : The Definitive Collection
64. X-Men : God Loves, Man Kills
65. Silver Surfer : The Rebirth of Thanos
66. Avengers : Under Siege
67. Daredevil : The Man Without Fear
68. Captain America : War and Remembrance
70. Fortune and Glory
72. Powers Vol.1 : Who killed Retro Girl?
73. Punisher : Circle of Blood
75. Doom Patrol : Crawling from the Wreckage
76. Batman : Then Long Halloween
77. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Collected Book Vol.1
78. JLA : Earth 2
79. Avengers : Ultron Unlimited
80. Crisis of the Infinite Earths
81. Obergeist : Director’s Cut
82. Green Lantern : Emerald Dawn
83. Batman / Huntress : Cry for Blood
84. The Coffin
85: Nightwing Vol 4
86. Batman : Dark Victory
87. Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 : The Tomorrow People
88. Incredible Hulk : Ground Zero
89. Batman : Arkham Asylum
90. American Flagg Vol 1 : Hard Times
91. Wolverine : Blood Debt
92. Cerebus Vol 2 : High Society
93. The Adventures of Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey
94. Batman : Haunted History
95. X-Men : From the Ashes
96. The Complete Concrete
97. Spider-Man vs Venom
98. Batman : Red Rain
99. The Red Star
100. Batman : Faces
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I thought I might as well give this issue a review while I had it opened.
This is by far, my most read and cherished issue of Wizard.
This issue is now 11 years old.
From the cover, look Ben Affleck is Daredevil! That turns out okay, once the Director’s Cut comes out.
There is an article for Marvel’s Truth, wherein we find out Steve Rogers was not the first Super Soldier.
In the Buzz Bin, Hasbro and Marvel were in talks to do a GI Joe / X-Men crossover. That would have been cool.
Robert Kanigher passed away.
JLA : Obsidian Age was upcoming, Aquaman was coming back from the dead.
Y the Last Man was coming out soon.
Terry Moore’s run on Birds of Prey is going to be shorter than we thought. Just three amazing issues.
Marvel Legends toy line first starts.
John Romita Jr. raises the most money for his two year old niece, Jordan Atherton, more than $25,000 the weekend after the first Spider-Man film came out.
Hopefully she is still with us.
Romita Jr. broke a Guinness World Record for longest continuous cartooning, 51 hours, 26 minutes.
Wizard had Elektra fight Scarlet, Scarlet wins as she fights super ninjas all day.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II was being promoted.
Phil Noto gets a sketchbook feature.
Axel Alonso was given a feature for best editor, and now he is one of Marvel’s top editors.
There is a top samurai titles to check out, Usagi Yojimbo made the list.
Andromeda was just coming to DVD, and VHS! I have a hard time remembering how VHS was sold in stores, it must have taken up so much shelf space.
Then on page 62, the Top 100 Trade Paperbacks of All Time begins.
I think I had already own 40 of them, so I figured it would not be so hard to get the rest.
Hey, there is an ad for new writer, Chuck Austen coming to Uncanny X-Men.
Ultimate titles : Ultimates 8, Spider-Man 25, X-Men 21. 21 is Kitty’s first appearance.
Wizard casts the Wolverine Origins movie, the mini had came out.
None of the cast makes it. Anthony Hopkins does make it to Thor, and Michael Chiklis gets Fantastic Four.
Men in Black 2 was gearing up.
Birds of Prey was set to premiere.
Guillermo del Toro annouces instead of Blade 3, he is going to make Hellboy.
CrossGen’s Sigil and Saurians art optioned for film and games, neither happens.
Basic Training with Tom Raney and Scott Hanna.
Comic Wars, a truly good book, was published. Everything you want to know about the Marvel Bankruptcy.
I did buy that Art Asylum’s Carnage bust.
Video games, none looked good, and I am not sure how many actually came out on GameCube, PS2, and Xbox. Aquaman, Batman : Dark Tomorrow, Blade 2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daredevil, Justice League : Injustice for All, two Superman games – Man of Steel and Shadow of Apokolips. X-Men also had two games, Next Dimension and Wolverine’s Revenge.
All had demos at E3, along with Kingdom Hearts and Metroid Prime.
Wizard World Chicago 2002 July 5, 6 & 7 somehow got the trinity : Stan Lee, Michael Rosenbaum and Al Snow.
Comic Picks : Bendis’ Alias, JMS’ Amazing Spider-Man, Bendis’ Daredevil, Johns’ Flash, Morrison’s New X-Men, Smith’s Spider-Man / Black Cat 2 of 4.
Throughout the Price Guide, there are great items to bring with you to Conventions. Bottled Water, Sketchbook and Supplies, Empty Suitcase, Medicine, Poster Tubes, Deodorant, Footpads, Pillow and Playing Cards, Checklist and Snacks.
Peter David and Wizard, those two got along wonderfully.
Checklist for Kevin Smith’s comics and DVDs, Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back came out the year prior.
Checklist also for JMS.
Interview with Yancy Butler, TV’s Witchblade.
I saw the back cover so much, promoting Escaflowne the movie, I had to watch it. One will wake it, One will destroy it. Sounded so cool, but I could barely make it past twenty minutes. Should try again, there was a TV series too.