Omnibus of the Week: The Trial of Captain America by Ed Brubaker

It’s the penultimate Omnibus collection of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America! Those of us collecting the run across the beautiful Omnibus editions had quite the wait between Cap Lives and this one, but it’s here, it’s awesome, and I’m finally getting around to making a video for it!

In this volume we see Bucky retain the role as Captain America, delivering some of my absolute favorite stories from Brubaker’s run. It’s a great volume, so check out this video and see why I love it so much!

Collected Editions Out This Week – May 27

Giant Size X-Men 40th Anniversary HC

Giant Size X-Men 40th Anniversary HC

The complete upcoming list can be found on the Collected Editions Release Schedule page.

My Pick Of The Week is to the right —->

Marvel has a saved the best for the last week of May. I really like these kinds of books, but I kinda would like it better in a trade.

What’s yours? Please comment below.

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Pirate Eye Exiled From Exile TP, $14.99

AFTERBURN
Parts Unknown Volume 1 GN, $18.99

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Infinite Bowman GN, $15.00

AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS
Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle Volume 2 Unicorn On A Roll GN, $9.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger Gina Diggers Warnerd Of Mars TP, $14.99

BLACK LIBRARY
Warhammer 40K Ghostmaker SC, $14.00

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield Volume 6 TP, $13.99
Sons Of Anarchy Limited Edition Volume 1 HC, $39.99

COFFEE TABLE COMICS
Sithrah Kingdom Of The Air HC, $19.95

DARK HORSE COMICS
Savage Sword Of Conan Volume 19 TP, $19.99
Tony Takezaki’s Neon Genesis Evangelion TP, $12.99

DC COMICS
Batgirl Volume 5 Deadline TP, $17.99
Batman Adventures Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight Volume 4 TP, $16.99

DOVER PUBLICATIONS
Strip For Murder TP, $9.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Path Of Exile Volume 1 Origins TP, $15.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Usagi Yojimbo Volume 2 Samurai TP (New Printing), $16.99

FW MEDIA
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide 8th Edition SC, $27.99

GRIFFIN BOOKS
Walking Dead Novel Volume 5 Descent SC, $15.99

HASSLEIN PUBLISHING
Who Beyond 50 Celebrating Five Decades Of Doctor Who SC, $24.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Edward Scissorhands Volume 1 Parts Unknown TP, $19.99
G.I. JOE The Complete Collection Volume 7 HC, $49.99
Knight Rider Volume 1 TP, $14.99
You Don’t Say GN, $19.99

IMAGE COMICS
Genius Volume 1 TP, $14.99

INSIGHT EDITIONS
Figure Fantasy The Pop Culture Photography Of Daniel Picard HC, $29.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Air Gear Omnibus Volume 5 GN, $19.99
Seven Deadly Sins Volume 8 GN, $10.99
Silent Voice Volume 1 GN, $10.99

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Invaders Volume 3 The Martians Are Coming TP, $17.99
Deadpool Classic Volume 11 Merc With A Mouth TP, $34.99
Deadpool Volume 8 All Good Things TP, $24.99
Deathlok Volume 1 Control Alt Delete TP, $16.99
Giant Size X-Men 40th Anniversary HC, $39.99
Guardians 3000 Volume 1 Time After Time TP, $15.99
Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 3 TP, $34.99
Nightcrawler Volume 2 Reborn TP, $16.99
Thanos Vs Hulk TP, $16.99
Wolverines Volume 2 Claw Blade And Fang TP, $15.99

NBM
Louise Brooks Detective HC, $15.99

NOBROW PRESS
Hunter GN, $5.95

ONE PEACE BOOKS
Aquarion Evol Volume 2 GN, $11.95

PAPERCUTZ
Garfield Show Volume 5 Fido Food Feline HC, $12.99
Garfield Show Volume 5 Fido Food Feline SC, $7.99

PUTNAM JUVENILE
Legend The Graphic Novel SC, $14.99

SCHIFFER PUBLISHING
Modern Vintage Pin-Up The Photography Of Marilee Caruso HC, $34.99
VHS Video Cover Art 1980s To Early 1990s HC, $34.99

SCHOLASTIC
I Am Princess X Volume 1 HC, $18.99

TITAN COMICS
Light And Darkness War HC, $24.99

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Superheroes On World Screens HC, $60.00

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Valiant TP, $9.99

VERTICAL COMICS
Attack On Titan Before The Fall Kyklo Novel SC, $14.95
Cardfight Vanguard Volume 6 GN, $10.95

YEN PRESS
Yotsuba & ! Volume 1 GN (New Printing), $13.00

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Age Of Darkness Volume 5 TP, $19.99

Shipping & Products Updates This Week – May 26

S.H.I.E.L.D. TP Vol. 1: Perfect Bullets

S.H.I.E.L.D. TP Vol. 1: Perfect Bullets

Here are this week’s Collected Edition Shipping and Product updates:
IMAGE COMICS
• Ghosted TP Vol. 4: Ghost Town (MR) (APR150586, $12.99) will now run 112 pages, not 120 pages.
• Postal TP Vol. 1 (APR150614, $9.99) will now be 128 pages, not 136 pages.
MARVEL COMICS
• S.H.I.E.L.D. TP Vol. 1: Perfect Bullets (APR150907, $17.99) will be 144 pages, not 136 pages.
FANTAGRAPHICS
• Cartoons for Victory HC (MAY151363), solicited as a partial-color, 200-page book priced at $39.99, will now be a full-color, 240-page book priced at $34.99.

VENDOR/TITLE OLD DATE NEW DATE
DARK HORSE COMICS
Complete Pistolwhip HC 5/27/2015 6/3/2015
Eerie Archives HC Vol. 19 5/27/2015 6/3/2015
Usagi Yojimbo Saga TP/Ltd. Ed. HC Vol. 3 5/27/2015 6/3/2015
DC COMICS
Aquaman: Sub Diego TP 7/1/2015 7/8/2015
Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years HC 7/1/2015 7/8/2015
Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle HC 7/1/2015 7/15/2015
Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years HC 7/8/2015 7/22/2015
IDW PUBLISHING
Amazing Spider-Man: Ult. Newspaper Comics HC Vol. 1 1977-1979 6/10/2015 6/3/2015
MARVEL COMICS
Spider-Man and X-Men TP 6/24/2015 7/22/2015
Spider-Man: Big Time TP Vol. 4 Complete Collection 6/24/2015 7/22/2015
Powers Omnibus HC Vol. 1 (MR) 7/15/2015 8/12/2015
Return of Living Deadpool TP 7/29/2015 8/26/2015
Doctor Strange TP: Don’t Pay Ferryman 8/5/2015 10/7/2015
Avengers: Ultron Forever TP 7/29/2015 10/28/2015
Deadpool: Flashbacks TP 8/12/2015 1/13/2016
COMICS
BOOM! ENTERTAINMENT
Adventure Time: Flip Side TP Vol. 1 6/24/2015 6/10/2015

Collected Editions Out This Week – May 20

Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (Deluxe Edition)

Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (Deluxe Edition)

The complete upcoming list can be found on the Collected Editions Release Schedule page.

My Pick Of The Week is to the right —->

I’ve spoken about Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (Deluxe Edition) on the podcast and I really think it’s book you should pick up. Eisner is on of the “Mount Rushmore” of comic book creators and his life is an incredible journey unto-itself.

What’s yours? Please comment below.

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ABRAMS
Block City Incredible Minecraft Worlds SC, $22.50

ABRAMS COMICARTS
Out Of Line The Art Of Jules Feiffer HC, $40.00

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Comics Spectacular Rock On TP, $5.99

BBC BOOKS
Doctor Who The History Collection Amorality Tale SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection Dead Of Winter SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection Human Nature SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection The English Way Of Death SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection The Roundheads SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection The Shadow In The Glass SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection The Stone Rose SC, $12.99
Doctor Who The History Collection The Witch Hunters SC, $12.99

BLACK LIBRARY
Warhammer Gotrek And Felix Slayer HC, $30.00

BOOM! STUDIOS
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Volume 1 TP, $14.99

BRADY GAMES
WWE The Attitude Era HC, $25.00

CINEBOOK
Largo Winch Volume 15 Crossing Paths GN, $11.95

DARK HORSE COMICS
Angel And Faith Season 10 Volume 2 Lost And Found TP, $18.99
Apocalyptigirl An Aria For The End Times TP, $9.99
B.P.R.D. Plague Of Frogs Volume 4 TP, $24.99
Grendel Vs The Shadow HC, $19.99
World Of The Witcher HC, $39.99

DC COMICS
Batman Detective Comics Volume 5 Gothopia TP, $16.99
Batman Detective Comics Volume 6 Icarus HC, $24.99
Ex Machina Volume 5 TP, $19.99
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics Volume 3 Standing On Shoulders TP, $14.99
JLA Volume 7 TP, $24.99
Unwritten Volume 11 Apocalypse TP, $16.99

DOVER PUBLICATIONS
Civil War Adventure Volume 1 GN, $9.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Art Of The Boys The Complete Covers HC (Darick Robertson Remarked & Signed Edition), $95.00
Art Of The Boys The Complete Covers HC (Darick Robertson Signed Edition), $69.99
Bad Karma Volume 1 HC, $34.99

FIRST SECOND
Chronicles Of Claudette Volume 2 Dragons Beware GN, $14.99

HAPPY MEDIUM PRESS
Sci-Fi And Fantasy Modeller Volume 37, $27.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Indestructible Volume 2 Fake It Till You Make It TP, $19.99
Kill Shakespeare Backstage Edition Volume 1 Oversized HC, $49.99
Locke And Key Master Edition Volume 1 HC, $49.99
Maxx Maxximized Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC, $125.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Secret History Of The Foot Clan Deluxe Workprint Edition HC, $75.00
Transformers Treasury Edition (Cover A Alex Milne), $9.99

IMAGE COMICS
Graveyard Shift TP, $14.99
Intersect Volume 1 Metamorph TP, $14.99
Stray Bullets Volume 2 Somewhere Out West TP, $19.99
Velvet Volume 2 The Secret Lives Of Dead Men TP, $14.99

JOHN AVON ART
Art Of John Avon Journeys To Somewhere Else HC, $64.95

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Ghost Rider Volume 2 Legend TP, $19.99
Axis Revolutions TP, $12.99
Civil War Ms. Marvel TP, $19.99
Fantastic Four Epic Collection Volume 25 Strange Days TP, $34.99
Secret Warriors The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP, $34.99
Uncanny Avengers Volume 4 Avenge The Earth TP, $19.99
Uncanny X-Men Volume 4 Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. TP, $24.99

NETCOMICS
Chiro Volume 1 Star Project GN, $11.99
Give To The Heart Volume 3 GN, $11.99
Sweet Blood Volume 1 GN, $11.99

REBELLION
2000 AD Pack April 2015 (1924-1928), $26.75

SCRIBNER
Horror Of It All HC, $24.00

SELFMADEHERO
Aama Volume 3 The Desert Of Mirrors GN, $19.95
Art Masters Series Volume 2 Pablo GN, $27.50

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Alice In The Country Of Clover Twin Lovers GN, $13.99
World War Blue Volume 8 GN, $12.99

TITAN BOOKS
Art Of Mad Max Fury Road HC, $39.95

TITAN COMICS
Evil Within HC, $19.99

TOONHOUND STUDIOS
Evil Inc Annual Report Volume 5 TP, $19.99
Evil Inc Annual Report Volume 6 TP, $19.99

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
Will Eisner A Spirited Life Deluxe Edition HC, $39.95

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Essential Evangelion Chronicle Side A SC, $39.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Ivar Timewalker Volume 1 Making History TP, $9.99

VERTICAL COMICS
Dream Fossil The Complete Stories Of Satoshi Kon GN, $24.95

WATSON GUPTILL
Complete Guide To Self-Publishing Comics SC, $24.99

CCL Podcast #411 – Motor City Comic Con 2015 Wrap-Up

Doctor Strange Pocket Book

Doctor Strange Pocket Book

Collected Comics Library Podcast #411
37.8Mb; 41m 09s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Netfilx’s Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man Omnibus (or lack-there-of), Star Wars Artist Edition (IDW), Eight-page booklet for Gasoline Alley, Motor City Comic Con buys including Marvelman Hardcovers, The Spirit (First Wave) by Dave Stevens, a classic Doctor Strange Pocket Book and Mr. Rhee by Dirk Manning.

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Shipping & Products Updates This Week – May 19

Marvel’s Agent Carter Season One Declassified Slipcase HC

Marvel’s Agent Carter Season One Declassified Slipcase HC

Here are this week’s Collected Edition Shipping and Product updates:
DC ENTERTAINMENT
• Sinestro Vol. 2: Sacrifice TP (APR150300, $16.99) has been increased to 200 pages.
IMAGE COMICS
• They’re Not Like Us Vol. 1 TP: Black Holes for the Young (MR) (MAY150507, $9.99) will now run 152 pages, not 144 pages, with no change in price.
MARVEL COMICS
• All New Captain America TP: Fear Him (MAR150792, $17.99) will be 136 pages, not 152 pages, with no content change.
• The Amazing X-Men TP Vol. 3: Once and Future Juggernaut (MAR150809, $24.99) will be 184 pages, not 192 pages, with no content change.
• Marvel’s Agent Carter Season One Declassified Slipcase HC (MAR150788, $49.99) will be 224 pages, not 200 pages.

VENDOR/TITLE OLD DATE NEW DATE
DARK HORSE COMICS
Savage Sword of Conan TP Vol. 19 (C: 0-1-2) 5/20/2015 5/27/2015
DC COMICS
Hinterkind TP Vol. 3: The Hot Zone (MR) 6/24/2015 7/8/2015
Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years HC 6/24/2015 7/8/2015
IDW PUBLISHING
Knight Rider TP Vol. 1 6/3/2015 5/27/2015
MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Firsts: 1990s Omnibus HC 8/5/2015 8/12/2015
Uncanny X-Men Prem. HC Vol. 6: Storyville 9/2/2015 12/2/2015
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Gronk: A Monster’s Story GN Vol. 3 5/27/2015 6/3/2015

Omnibus of the Week – Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont Vol. 1

This one was a LONG time coming…

Doubling as the sixth part of my X-Men Readathon videos, this week I talk about the first collection of one of the greatest runs in all of comics- Claremont’s X-Men! This is only the first chunk of the run that lasted from 1975-1991, but in this volume you can see the seeds planted for what will be the most defining era of Marvel’s Merry Mutants!

Collected Editions Out This Week – May 13

Thor Volume 1 Goddess of Thunder HC

Thor Volume 1 Goddess of Thunder HC

The complete upcoming list can be found on the Collected Editions Release Schedule page.

My Pick Of The Week is to the right —->

OK, OK I know I should be picking Star Slammers, but I’ve decided to go with something a little more topical.
The new Lady Thor was revealed this week just when the first hardcover was released. Nice play, Marvel.

What’s yours? Please comment below.

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Gronk A Monster’s Story Volume 2 GN, $9.99

AXIOM
Supertemporal GN, $15.99

BANTAM / SPECTRA
Game Of Thrones Volume 4 HC, $25.00

BLACK LIBRARY
Warhammer The Rise Of The Horned Rat TP, $16.00

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Sugary Shorts Volume 2 HC, $24.99

CONUNDRUM PRESS
Don’t Get Eaten By Anything HC, $25.00

DARK HORSE COMICS
Aliens Fire And Stone TP, $14.99
Drug And Drop Volume 2 TP, $10.99
Flood A Novel In Pictures HC (4th Edition), $24.99
Mass Effect Library Edition Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt TP, $9.99
Tomb Raider Volume 2 Secrets And Lies TP, $19.99

DC COMICS
Batman Arkham The Riddler TP, $19.99
Batman The Dark Knight Unwrapped By David Finch Deluxe Edition HC, $34.99
Earth 2 World’s End Volume 1 TP, $29.99
Fables Deluxe Edition Volume 10 HC, $29.99
Forever Evil TP, $19.99
Green Lantern Volume 5 Test Of Wills TP, $17.99
Green Lantern Volume 6 The Life Equation HC, $24.99
Robin The Boy Wonder A Celebration Of 75 Years HC, $39.99

DISNEY EDITIONS
Hidden Mickeys Of Disneyland SC, $11.99

DISNEY PRESS
Isle Of The Lost Descendants Prequel Novel HC, $17.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Wuvable Oaf HC, $29.99

FW MEDIA
Geek Handbook 2.0 SC, $15.99

HARPER TEEN
Nimona HC, $17.99
Nimona SC, $12.99

HERMES PRESS
Phantom Sundays Archive Full Size Half Pages Volume 1 1939-1942 HC, $129.99

HUMANOIDS PUBLISHING
Sanctum Redux GN, $34.95

IDW PUBLISHING
Angry Birds Comics Volume 2 When Pigs Fly HC, $12.99
Rip Kirby Volume 8 HC, $49.99
Star Trek New Visions Volume 6 Resistance (Cover A John Byrne), $7.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Volume 10 TP, $19.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 7 TP, $19.99
V-Wars Volume 2 All Of Us Monsters TP, $19.99
Walter Simonson’s Star Slammers The Complete Collection HC, $49.99

IMAGE COMICS
Aphrodite IX The Complete Oversized HC, $49.99
Revival Voume 5 Gathering Of Waters TP, $14.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Heroic Legend Of Arslan Volume 3 GN, $10.99

LITTLE BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Marvel’s Avengers Age Of Ultron Pop-Up Book HC, $14.99

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers Time Runs Out Volume 3 Premiere HC, $24.99
Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier Volume 1 The Man On The Wall TP, $16.99
Marvel Masterworks The Incredible Hulk Volume 9 HC, $75.00
Marvel Masterworks The Incredible Hulk Volume 9 HC (Direct Market Edition Volume 218), $75.00
Savage Hulk Volume 2 Down To The Crossroads TP, $12.99
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Volume 2 The New Republic TP, $34.99
Thor Volume 1 The Goddess Of Thunder Premiere HC, $24.99

NBM
Ghetto Brother Warrior To Peacemaker GN, $12.99

PAPERCUTZ
Ariol Volume 7 Where’s Petula SC, $9.99

QUIRK BOOKS
Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy A Handbook For Girl Geeks HC, $15.95

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Dance In The Vampire Bund Part 2 Scarlet Order Volume 2 GN, $12.99
Lucifer And The Biscuit Hammer Volume 3 TP, $18.99

SUBLIME
Love Stage Volume 1 GN, $12.99

SUPER GENIUS
Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Volume 1 HC, $24.99

TITAN COMICS
Anathema Volume 1 Evil That Men Do GN, $12.99

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Manga Classics Great Expectations HC, $24.99
Manga Classics Great Expectations SC, $19.99

UNDERWOOD BOOKS
Women Of Wonder Celebrating Women Creators Of Fantastic Art SC, $24.95

VIZ MEDIA
07-Ghost Volume 16 GN, $9.99
Ranma 1/2 2-In-1 Edition Volume 8 TP, $14.99

Shipping & Products Updates This Week – May 12

Locke & Key Master Edition HC Vol. 1

Locke & Key Master Edition HC Vol. 1

Here are this week’s Collected Edition Shipping and Product updates:
IMAGE COMICS
• Bitch Planet TP Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine (MR) (MAY150482, $9.99) will run 136 pages, not 156 pages.
MARVEL COMICS
• Fantastic Four TP Vol. 4: The End is Fourever (MAR150805, $15.99) will be 144 pages, not 128 pages.
• Silver Surfer TP Vol. 2: Worlds Apart (MAR150807, $15.99) will be 120 pages, not 112 pages, with no change in content.

VENDOR/TITLE OLD DATE NEW DATE
DC COMICS
Batman: Arkham Knight HC Vol. 1 6/17/2015 6/10/2015
Batman Black & White HC Vol. 1 Book & DVD/Blu-ray Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
Batman Year One HC Book & DVD/Blu-ray Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
DC Comics Book and DVD Blu-Ray Slipcase Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
Death of Superman HC DVD & Blu-Ray Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
JLA Earth 2 HC Book & DVD/Blu-ray Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
Justice League Vol. 1 HC Origin Book & DVD/Blu-ray Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
Wonder Woman: Gods & Mortals HC Book & DVD/Blu-ray Set 9/1/2015 9/2/2015
IDW PUBLISHING
G.I. Joe Complete Coll. HC Vol. 7 5/13/2015 5/27/2015
Locke & Key Master Edition HC Vol. 1 5/13/2015 5/27/2015
IDW PUBLISHING/TOP SHELF
You Don’t Say GN 5/13/2015 5/27/2015
MARVEL COMICS
Marvel’s Daredevil: Defender of Hell’s Kitchen Slipcase HC 10/7/2015 11/4/2015

Omnibus of the Week: Captain America Lives by Ed Brubaker

With Marvel finally releasing the fifth and final Omnibus to Ed Brubaker’s amazing run on Captain America I thought it was high time to make a video for the third volume of the series, Captain America Lives! Coming right off the tails of The Death of Captain America Omnibus this book follows the adventures of Bucky Barnes as he’s come to be accepted in his role as the new Captain America… but with Steve Rogers making a return it looks like his tenure with the shield could be cut short!