Vids I Dig 235: For the Love of Comics: ‘Bone’: The One-Volume Edition – Paperback & Limited Edition Hardcover

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!

Vids I Dig 223: For the Love of Comics: ‘Tintin’: An Overview of 22 Albums (In 2 Parts)

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.

Vids I Dig 211: For the Love of Comics: The Absolute ‘Sandman’ – Review and Color Comparison

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.

Vids I Dig 197: For the Love of Comics: Will Eisner’s ‘The Spirit’: A Celebration of 75 Years – An Edition Overview

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.

Vids I Dig 184: For the Love of Comics: ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’: The Gallery Edition – Making a Masterpiece

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.

Vids I Dig 169: For the Love of Comics: ‘Akira’ Edition Comparison: Marvel/Epic Comics Vs. Kodansha 35th Anniversary Hardcovers

From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: A quick comparison between the new 35th Anniversary Edition of Akira and the ‘88 Epic Comics edition, focusing on: production and content differences.

Vids I Dig 152: For the Love of Comics: ‘Watchmen’ Noir: A Review of the Special DC Comics Edition

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.