Treasuries - Germany
Brazil and France, we continue our "journey"
around the globe, searching for foreign DC and Marvel
Verlag or Ehapa Comics was the first company to release
the DC treasuries in Germany during the 70s. Again,
the preference for original material was evident. Ehapa
published in the treasury format (Groß format in German)
the following books--Superman Gegen Super-Spider
(1976), Superman Gegen Muhammad Ali (1978), and
Superman Der Film (1979).
Dino In 1999, Panini
Comics--under the banner of Dino Comics--was responsible
for the relaunch of Superman Gegen Spider-Man
and published other DC treasuries that remained--as
far as I know--in print since the 70s and 80s, like
Batman Vs. Der Unglaubliche Hulk, and The
Amazing Spider-Man Und Superman.
the reprints of Marvel/DC classics in the 90s, those
editions were no longer in the treasury format. Dino
also published in 2000 a hardcover version of Superman/Fantastic
Four called Superman/Die Fantastischen Vier.
Comics Carlsen Comics released
the first two Dini/Ross books in softcover and hardcover
editions: Superman: Friede Auf Erden (1999),
and Batman: Krieg Dem Verbrechen (2000).
Panini Comics is an international publishing
company based in Italy that owns the rights to publish
DC and Marvel comics in several foreign countries today,
including Germany. Panini launched the Dini/Ross books
Shazam!: Die Macht Der Hoffnung (2001), Wonder
Woman: Der Geist Der Wahrheit (2002), JLA: Secret
Origins (2003), JLA: Freiheit Und Gerechtigkeit
(2004), all in both soft-and hardcover editions.
Panini also released JLA: Heaven's Ladder (SC
& HC) in 2001 and third version of Superman Vs.
Spider-Man in 2005(!).
Facts!: The movie stills at left bottom of
the front cover of Superman Der Film are completely different
from the ones on the cover of the original American edition.
They are great too, but I wonder why they were changed...?
Anyway, Jor-El and his family never looked so happy!
This is cool: the hardcover edition of JLA: Secret
Origins comes with a wraparound dust jacket featuring
the famous JLA line-up piece created by Alex Ross. Nice!
(Editor's Note: Droooool.--Rob)
bis, meine freunde!