Best Collected Editions Links This Week

Here are some of the best posts/articles regarding comic book reprints and collected editions that I have retweeted on @ChrisCCL, Facebook, Google+, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Almanac
Lucille Bliss, age 96 – Bliss voices Crusader Rabbit, one of the wicked stepsisters in Cinerella, and many other parts, including her best known role, Smurfette.

Awards
Two graphic novels shortlisted for the Costa Award – Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart was shortlisted for novel of the year and Dotter of her Father’s Eyes by Mary and Bryan Talbot is on the best biography shortlist.
Best Comics of 2012: Washington Post
David Pope sweeps three categories including Cartoonist of Year
Your 2012 British Comic Awards Winners
FPI – Best of 2012: Colin Smith

Interviews
Jimmy Palmiotti on Sex and Violence Vol. 1

Law / Business
Ohio’s Superman License Plate Moves Closer to Reality – I wonder if Michigan will get a JLA Detroit or Great Lakes Avengers plate.
Original “Calvin and Hobbes” Strip Sells For $203,000 –  I’m not into original art, but I do understand the fascination.

News / Announcements / PR
Marvel To Reduce Premiere Hardcover Line – Makes sense. Now that everything is digital, some of these books are just not worth putting into a hardcover.
Collected Editions Blog takes a look at DC February 2013 Solicits – Nice takes o some upcoming books from DC. Should be a good month.
Choose Your Own Adventure Books on Tablets – Only 20 titles have been released so far. My favorite as a kid, The Third Planet from Altair, is not on Kindle yet.
Gary Frank Announces Batman: Earth-One Volume Two – I can’t wait. I would hope DC gets these out faster.

Reviews
Tales of Batman: Gene Colan Vol. 1 HC (DC Comics)
Voodoo Vol. 1: What Lies Beneath TP (DC Comics)
The Alliance of the Curious Deluxe HC (Humanoids)

…and at the end of the shelf:
Ken Burns Documentary The Dust Bowl Revives Rejected Book, Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb

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