CCL Podcast #385 – Wally Wood’s Crime & Horror and Sci-Fi HCs

Wally Wood Strange Worlds Of Science Fiction HC

Wally Wood Strange Worlds Of Science Fiction HC

Collected Comics Library Podcast #385
31.8Mb; 34m 41s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL
Collected Comics Library

Topics
Wally Wood’s Eerie: Tales of Crime & Horror HC and Wally Wood’s Strange Worlds Science Fiction HC both by Vanguard Productions, X-Men Days Of Future Past (film), Bill Watterson on Pearls Before Swine by Stephen Pastis – Collected Edition news, Green Arrow 1-4 mini from ’83 by Barr and Giordano, Green Arrow by Kevin Smith Deluxe Edition HC has been canceled, Final Incal Ultra Deluxe Edition HC $590.00, and DC Archives update for Batman: World’s Finest Comics Volume 3, Superman in Action Comics Volume 6, and Captain Comet Volume 1.

CCL #191 – Trading The Defenders

Collected Comics Library Podcast #191

29,254Kb; 30m 56s

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In preparing for the show this week, I decided that I would cover the 100th Marvel Masterworks The Defenders Volume 1. Little did I realize that it was actually missing the first three try-out pseudo teams-ups from Doctor Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22 and Hulk #126, all of which was included in the Essential Defenders Volume 1. It then seemed wise to compare the books as part of my When Trade Collide series that I do from time to time. After writing up my notes for that, I began to speculate on what a MMW Volume 2 might look like and that’s when the Marvel Premiere Classic edition of The Avengers/Defenders War came into play. It got to be too much and my initial review of one single book leads me to a whole gambit that is today’s feature presentation. I look at all the collected editions of Marvels first anti-team and a few runs that have yet to be collected and yes, I do dive head first into the chicken soup that would be a Volume 2 of The Defenders Masterworks series.

I also cover a bit on the upcoming Trinity Volume 1 trade paperback (DC Comics), the 2008 Ignatz Awards, the Product and Shipping Changes and the New Releases of the Week.

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CCL #190 – Politics In Comics – Superman: The Dark Knight

Collected Comics Library Podcast #190

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This October many Comic Book Podcasts are joining up and featuring the theme of Politics In Comics. The CCL is no exception and is happy to participate. But as a solo podcaster, it’s hard to debate myself, so I had to dig into the Library and find a suitable book that covers both government and superheroes. I found it in the classic/must read Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. But instead of focusing in on Batman, I reached for another angle and that is Superman and his role with the current United States administration. It’s a perspective of the book that I think you’ll find it very insightful and force you to look at it differently then you have in the past.


Also on the show this week, there’s news of an Industrial Strength Brat Pack HC by Rick Veitch, an upcoming Marvel Masterworks Human Torch Volume 2, an update on the misprint of Showcase Presents Haunted Tank Volume 2 and word of a Wolverine Omnibus slated for next spring just in time for the Hugh Jackman movie.


Lastly I want to congratulate the winners of my latest giveaway contest: Wanted TPB goes to Michael McHardy, Calgary, Alberta and The Goon Vol. 0 Rough Stuff goes to Richard Holland, Chicago, IL; all this and the New Releases of the Week.

CCL #189 – 2008 Harvey Award Collected Edition Winners

Collected Comics Library Podcast #189


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Last minute change for me this week but you won’t even notice the difference. I was going to review Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom: Doomquest, in honor of the Iron Man DVD release this week (and the Premiere Hardcover of Part Three from last week), but instead I opted for the more important feature of The 2008 Harvey Awards (Collected Edition) Winners. Keep in mind, that I only go over a few select winners so as not to drag on too long nor do I want to come across as ignorant. Seriously, I don’t know that much about Lettering. I’ll cover all three parts of Shellhead and Doom in another podcast, perhaps even Show #200.


Some other things that I go over include the two upcoming Omnibuses from Marvel: Inferno and Captain Britain and what they may contain; Dark Tower Premiere Hardcover slip-ups from Marvel and the Shipping and Product Changes. Lastly I go over the New Releases of the Week.


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Chris


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MPAD Presents: BPM Media#1
24 Hour Comic Day Event at Clems in Lansing, MI

CCL Podcast #188 – Hellboy Library and Others

Collected Comics Library Podcast #188

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As I mentioned in Monday’s blog, I get a lot of collected editions and because of that many (err most) of them go on the back burner. That is exactly what I did with The Hellboy Library Volume 1 (Dark Horse). I’m ashamed that I did so because it’s turned out to be one of my favorites of 2008. Not only do I feature that book for this weeks’ podcast but I also skim over Volume 2 (due out next week), The Art of Hellboy HC and The Hellboy Companion TPB.

Surprisingly, there’s not a whole lot of news this week except for one major and yet very funny misprint to the Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis Omnibus (Marvel), which I blogged about yesterday. I also go over the Shipping and Products Updates, the New Releases of the Week and my Facebook page. Lastly there are two giveaways to tell you about: The Goon: Wounded Animals TPB and Wanted TPB. Details on how to enter and win are talked about on the podcast.

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Chris

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CCL Podcast #187 – Jack Kirby’s Silver Star and OMAC

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I’ve got a jammed packed show for you this week on the show. As I promised, the feature is Jack Kirby’s Silver Star (Image Comics), but I also throw in a bonus review of his O.M.A.C.: One Man Army Corps (DC Comics). I did so because the two main characters, Morgan Miller (SS) and Buddy Black (OMAC) are very similar and both were modeled after one of Jack Kirby’s and Joe Simon’s most
famous creation Captain America; OMAC even more so. As I state in the podcast, both books are not for a first time Kirby reader. The OMAC series was canceled after issue #6 and is left on a huge cliffhanger while Silver Star is just plain convoluted and difficult to comprehend. Both books however are excellent resources for the Kirby enthusiast and they include many pencil sketches supplied by John Morrow of TwoMorrows Publishing.


If you read my column from Monday on the situation with All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #10, then you’ll be primed for a follow-up segment where I call myself out as a hypocrite (of sorts). I also go over all the Collected Edition related news coming out of the Diamond Retailer Summit and I list the sales estimates for the top 10 graphic novels and collected editions for August 2008. On a side note, I’ll be recording with John Mayo in the next week or so and will post the link to the podcast (as I always do) when it is published. All this including the New Releases of the Week.


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Chris


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CCL Podcast #186 – 2 Marvel Masterworks

Collected Comics Library Podcast #186


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The first thing I should tell you about this weeks’ episode is that I was planning on reviewing 3 Masterworks not 2. I even went as far as to record the third part of the feature, but I decided to cut it all out during editing, which, if you listen closely, can hear the cuts. The segments I did leave in are Spider-Man Volume 10 and Golden Age Captain America Volume 2. Regarding the latter, you may want to read Rich Johnson’s Lying in the Gutters column, which I refer to, from a few weeks back.


Also on the show this week, Around Comics celebrates their 200th podcast, a PR on Parade with Fireworks from Image Comics and one older item: The Black Terror Omnibus, an “Essential” type book from Age of Adventure due out later this year.


All this including what I’m watching on TV this year and the New Releases of the Week.


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Chris


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CCL Podcast #185 – Sinestro Corp War Vols. 1-3

Collected Comics Library Podcast #185

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Looking at the feedback I received from last weeks episode, many of you enjoyed the surprise and the change of pace. My thanks again to Rosh and Dean of the Prosperous Artists Podcast, and while I’m at it thanks to 11 O’clock Comics, John Mayo and Comic Book Page and Michael Eury for coming on the TwoMorrows Tune-In Podcast. It’s been a non stop tour this past week and I’m gracious to have been involved.

This week’s installment of the Collected Comics Library Podcast is one that is a long time coming – all three hardcover volumes of the Green Lantern epic saga: The Sinestro Corp War. These collected editions are nothing short of spectacular. Not only is it a fun read through the GL mythos, but the packaging and extras are splendid and the pricing is very affordable. This series will draw in past Green Lantern fans (like myself) and gives non GL fans an opportunity to get on board at exactly the right time. I also go into a bit of the hidden history of where the Sinestro Corp was born – the strange mind of Alan Moore!

The news this week is plentiful including a new romance and sci-fi collection of Ogden Whitney, the International edition of Watchmen, Noble Causes Archives Volume 2, Preacher, HBO and the fate of a new collection, and the second, – not the first – round of Softcover Marvel Masterworks. All this including shipping and product changes and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris


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CCL Podcast #184 – Prosperous Artists

Collected Comics Library Podcast #184


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For this week’s show I break format and present to you an interview of which I was the subject of on the Prosperous Artists Podcast (#102), a business marketing and motivational podcast.


Earlier in the week I sat down with hosts Rosh Sillars and Dean La Douceur to discuss my show – the formation, sponsorship, creativity and other important subjects.


It’s a rare look as to what I do each week to produce one of the post popular comic books podcasts on the internet.


Chris

Links of note:
Comic Geek Speak
DMZ Vol 05 The Hidden War TPB (MR) – DCBS #1 Book of the Week
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Volume 5 – FPI 40% off until September 5
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CCL Podcast #183 – Halfway Through American Flagg!


Collected Comics Library Podcast #183


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The CCL Podcast is back in action after a two week hiatus. While I was away on vacation I finished reading the Essential Luke Cage Volume 2 (Marvel) and part of American Flagg! (Image and Dynamic Forces), which is the topic for this week’s show. I liked it very much, but admittedly I felt lost within the first few pages. I tell you all about it and my overall impressions of the package itself.


Also this week, I catch up with a fair amount of news including 1 Million copies of Watchmen, the so-called Limited Edition of the Mini Marvels Digest and some out of bounds pricing for an Alex Ross signed edition of Secret Wars Omnibus from Dynamic Forces. Finally, I go over some upcoming DC Comics Classic Library Editions and slue of 2nd Printings of Marvel Masterworks – one of which makes me very, very happy. All this and the New Releases of the Week (and a few from last week)!


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Chris



Links of note:

What Got You Into Trades Fulltime?


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CCL Podcast #182 – The Complete DC New Frontier

Collected Comics Library Podcast #182
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It’s been in along time in the making, but it’s finally here – my big DC New Frontier Podcast. Today on the show I go over everything that is involved including The Absolute, the 2-Disc DVD and the New Frontier Special. All the contents, all the extras and even the action figures, Solo #5 and more! If you are a fan of Darwyn Cooke and New Frontier this is the episode for you and heck, even if you’ve never read it, this is for you, too. The New Frontier is part of the new classics that DC has been publishing and it is not to be missed.

Also on the show today, I go over Dark Horse’s new upcoming Four Volume Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Hardcover Editions and two new Marvel Must Haves: 1985 and Kick-Ass both of which are coming out September 3rd. All this plus the New Releases of the Week.

I should also tell you that I’m off on vacation next week, so no Podcast, but I’ll still be Blogging. In the meantime you can catch me at the TwoMorrows Tune-In Podcast and Comic Book Page with John Mayo.

Please visit my site sponsors: In-Stock Trades, Forbidden Planet International (UK), and Library Binding Company.

Chris

Links of note:

DC Comics Official Site for Absolute New Frontier

Warner Bros. Official Site for New Frontier DVD

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CCL Podcast #178 – Ex Machina Deluxe HC

Collected Comics Library Podcast #178


34,560Kb; 36m 25s


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Sometimes a comic book comes along and makes you think. It makes you think about the world you live in; makes you think about your own life and makes you think about comic books in general and how they definitely are not just for kids. Writer Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man) and artist Tony Harris (Starman) do exactly that in Ex Machina and that is the reason we feature it on the CCL Podcast today. Yes, all of it is excellent story wise and artistically, but it’s with the incoherent editing of this Deluxe Hardcover from DC Comics/Windstorm, that I have a problem with.


Also on the show, as promised I tell you about my conspiracy theory with the upcoming X:Men: Longshot Premiere Classic Hardcover and its’ subsequent and timely Press Release from over the past weekend. And I read off a few e-mails regarding the
Marvel Illustrated books and who they really meant for – and yes I have an issue with that, too.


So basically the show today is a very cynical view of things. All this and The New Releases of the Week.


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Chris


Links of note:

Fanboy

Timothy Callahan

Nine Panel Nerds Podcast

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CCL Podcast #177 – Wizard World Chicago 2008 and some Marvel Horror


Collected Comics Library Podcast #177

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This week on the show I tell you all about my adventures at Wizard World Chicago 2008. Including the people I met, the Comics Podcasting Panel and all of the collected editions that bought at unbelievable discounts – Legion of Monsters HC (Marvel), Essential Horror Volume 1 (Marvel), Stoker’s Dracula (Marvel), Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness (Marvel and Dynamite), Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era – Tales of Suspense Volume 2 (Marvel) and Ex Machina Deluxe Edition HC (DC). In just a few days I’ve managed to read most of them.

Also, there is news that the Absolute Black Dossier will not include the 45 rpm song by Alan Moore. Wasn’t that the whole point of this edition? As much as I will probably pick it up, I’m over this whole soap opera.

Lastly, as usual I rundown the New Releases of the Week and congratulations to Joe of Lowell, Massachusetts on winning my giveaway of Kick-Ass #1 and 2 (Marvel/Icon).

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Chris


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CCL Podcast #176 – A Look at DC Comics 2009 Collected Editions

Collected Comics Library Podcast #176


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This week on the show I give a full rundown of the DC Comics January/1Q 2009 Collected Editions. I blogged about this a few days ago and I have yet to come up with a source for the list so take it with a grain (or chunk) of salt.


Also on the show I do a little eBay Sold Searching and you won’t believe just what are hot commodities and the final sold prices for the books.


Have an email question regarding what to do with damaged books that are bought at conventions; news on a brand new cool Prince Valiant retrospective; and is anyone buying the Marvel Illustrated books?


All this including the New Releases of the Week, what’s coming up on the next TwoMorrows Tune-In Podcast and a Kick-Ass (#1-2) giveaway – find out how to enter on the show.


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Chris Marshall


Links of note:
DC 2009 – Collected Editions Blog

DC 2009 – Official DC Comics Forums

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CCL Podcast #175 – The Hulk Collected Editions

Collected Comics Library Podcast #175

41,596Kb; 44m 06s

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On this week’s show, I celebrate all things Hulk. I give a rundown of some of the essential collected editions you should read (or better yet – own). I even talk about the early days of Kirby and Lee, through the Peter David run and right up to Planet Hulk and WWH.

I also catch up on all the news of the past two weeks and if you are going to be at Wizard World Chicago be sure to stop be and see the podcasting panel, which I will be a part of.

Lastly, I rundown The New Releases of the Week and a few from last week, too.

Please visit my site sponsors: In-Stock Trades, Forbidden Planet International (UK), and Library Binding Company.

Chris

Links of note:
Preview of Titans Companion Volume 2
Library Binding Company – Colored Sheets
Back Issue Spotlight #9 Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD
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