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CCL Podcast #401 – Breaking Down The Secret Wars Box Set

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase`

Collected Comics Library Podcast #401
34.2Mb; 37m 17s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include: New York Times Best Sellers Lists for Hardcovers, Softcovers and Manga, Absolute Haunted Knight, First Kingdom Volume 6, B.P.R.D. 1946-1948 HC, and X-Men/Avengers Onslaught Omnibus HC.
Plus a complete breakdown of the upcoming Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set (contents below) including what is not listed on the solicitation: Thor #383, She-Hulk #10, Deadpool Team-Up #1, Quasar #8 and Rom: Spaceknight #72 and Micronauts #16. It’s possible that these comics may be included in the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Aftermath HC.

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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase Spine
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase Spine

Marvel will release the massive deluxe edition Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase in June, $500.

The collection will include 11 hardcovers (3,568 pages total) and a full-sized poster of Alex Ross’s Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 cover.  The collection will include the following volumes:

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: To Battleworld and Back Premiere HC – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252,Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182,Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341 and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Premiere HC -collectingMarvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12

Thing: Battleworld Premiere HCcollecting Thing (1983) #11-22, and Fantastic Four (1963) #274 and #277

Secret Wars II Vol. 1 Premiere HC -collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America(1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282 and Avengers (1963) #260

Secret Wars II Vol. 2 Premiere HC -collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil(1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312,Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40,Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30,Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four(1961) #285 and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4

Secret Wars II Vol. 3 Premiere HC – collecting Secret Wars II#7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders#152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man(1976) #111 and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202

Secret Wars II Vol. 4 Premiere HCcollecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men(1981) #203, and Fantastic Four (1961) #288 and #316-319

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Aftermath HC – no information available

Secret Wars Premiere HC – collecting New Avengers: Illuminati(2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9 and Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury

Beyond the Secret Wars Premiere HCcollecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4 and #114, What If? Secret Wars, and Venom/Deadpool: What If?

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Behind the Scenes Premiere HC a collection of behind the scenes bonus content including original art, design sketches, posters, Marvel Age articles, alternate and reprint covers and more.

CCL Podcast #400 – The Out Of Print Solution

Twilight by Howard Chaykin
Twilight by Howard Chaykin

Collected Comics Library Podcast #400
106.7Mb; 116m 24s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

It’s the 400th installment of the Collected Comics Library Podcast! My good friend Andy Tom stops by to discuss a variety of topics including Back Issue 81 – DC Bronze Age Giants and Reprints, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Locke & Key, Twilight TP by Howard Chaykin, Punisher reprints in Strip Magazine, Cannon by Wally Wood (and Heroes Inc. by Steve Ditko), and a ton of out of print books and just how to get them to market – hint: it’s digital!

Plus, as a bonus, I included a Detroit Podcasters Reunion Roundtable featuring Les of Zaldor’s World, MikelOD of Most People Are DJ’s, and Derek Coward of Comic Book Noise.

I would like to thank each and everyone one of you who have made this the most successful comic book collected editions centric podcast for (almost) 10 years running. I couldn’t do it without your support – Chris

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CCL Podcast #399 – A Look At Back Issue #76

Back Issue 76
Back Issue 76

Collected Comics Library Podcast #399
28.2Mb; 30m 45s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics: An in-depth look at Back Issue #76 – Let’s get Small (TwoMorrows Publishing), Airboy Archives Volume 3 (IDW), The King in Yellow (SelfMadeHero), The Complete Far Side, The United States of Murder Inc. Volume 1: Truth (Marvel/Icon), Figment HC, Thunderbolts TP Vol. 5: Punisher vs. Thunderbolts, Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides TP, and Joe Books’ Disney Frozen Cinestory Vol. 1, Disney Princess Omnibus Vol. 1, and Disney Pixar Omnibus Vol. 1.

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3 Collected Editions Worth Buying from the January 2015 IDW Solicitations

IDW has release their January 2015 Solicitations and there are several classics to choose from.

Star Trek The City on the Edge of Forever
Star Trek The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)
For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” See the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 128 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-206-7
• “Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay… is proving much more enthralling than the aired version with Woodward’s art giving a visually stunning look.” –UnleashTheFanboy.com

Haven’t read Harlan Ellison’s Star Trek yet? Now’s your chance. This series nothing nothing but straight up awesome and will throw you back into the 1960’s when Star Trek ruled sci-fi TV. It does play different from the original episode, but that’s OK – it’s suppose to. What this really does is bring a different perspective. Think Superman II: The Donnor Cut but in comic book form. Too bad that this wasn’t shot-for-shot as it was intended, but at least we have the next best thing. Oh and the covers! I’d love to have them all as wall posters.

The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3
The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3

The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 3
Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)
Volume 3 continues the re-presentation of Sam Kieth’s and William Messner-Loeb’s groundbreaking series, The Maxx, with all new colors by Ronda Pattison.
HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-202-9
• Collects issues #9–12
• Oversized Hardcover!

The new reprints of the Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs series form Image Comics keeps rolling along. These hardcovers differ from the old trade paperbacks, which were published by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, in a few different ways: they only collect 4 issues at a time, when the trades collected 6 and they have new colors and improved scans of the original artwork.

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 4
Russ Manning (w & a & c)
In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants’ Graveyard. Collecting the complete strips run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-215-9
• 2014 Eisner Award Winner!

Someday when I catch up to buying all the other books on my “Needs & Wants” list, I’ll get to collecting Tarzan. I do own the Joe Kubert Archives and two of the Jesse Marsh Archives from Dark Horse but that’s it. There’s so much more to get including this awesome, complete newspaper run from the master, Russ Manning.

The Collected Editions of Marvel’s Phase 3 Cinematic Universe

Marvel has officially announced their Phase 3 Cinematic Universe .
Let’s take a look at what collected editions, trade paperbacks and hardcover books we may be getting:

Captain America 3: Civil War
Captain America 3: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016

No doubt a new edition of Civil War, but more specifically a Civll War Omnibus and Civil War Companion Omnibus.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange – November 4th, 2016

Finally a complete Steve Ditko Doctor Strange Omnibus. Ditko was on the series from Strange Tales #110 (July 1963) – Strange Tales #146 (July 1966). This omnibus will include much more than just those issues; probably up to Doctor Strange #179 (the series became slef titled with issue #169.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017

Marvel is already releasing softcover trades of the original and 1990’s GotG, but it would be nice to have a nice Omnibus of both series. Or at least Premiere Hardcovers. And please reprint Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest.

Thor 3: Ragnarok
Thor 3: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017

Hard to say exactly what we’ll be getting here, but it better be the Walt Simonson arc that introduces Beta Ray Bill from The Mighty Thor #337-340. No matter what, the more Thor, the better.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Black Panther – November 3, 2017

No doubt an Omnibus of a complete run of Kirby’s Black Panther, which would be a hardcover of The Essential Black Panther collecting Jungle Action #6-22, 24 and Black Panther #1-12. FYI, the Essential did not collect #11-12.

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 on May 4, 2018 and Avengers Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019

By this point I expect Omnibus’ and epic collections of al things Infinity. We already have Infinity Gauntlet so it’s time for Infinity War and Infinity Crusade hardcovers.

Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel – July 6, 3018

Since this is the Carol Danvers movie, it’s likely we’ll get a hardcover of the Essential, collecting Ms. Marvel #1-23 and Marvel Super-heroes Magazine #10-11.

Inhumans
Inhumans

Inhumans – November 2, 2018

Inhumans Omnibus? Yes please! This will collect their first appearances in Fantastic Four and material from the two Masterworks: Thor #146–152; Amazing Adventures #1–10; Avengers #95; Marvel Super-Heroes #15, Inhumans #1–12; Captain Marvel #52–53; Fantastic Four Annual #12; Marvel Fanfare #14; What If?#29–30; Thor Annual #12.