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X-Men Readathon: The Upcoming Third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus

In one of the previous Collective podcasts that Chris, Wallace, Andy and myself did I ran down all the material that was to be collected in the recently announced third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus. In this video I talk about all that material as I had recently worked my way through it as part of my ongoing “X-Men Readathon” project, which I mention regularly on the podcast.
Enjoy my thoughts on this important era of Uncanny X-Men comics!

CCL Podcast #417 – The Collective #4

Wednesday Comics HC (DC Comics)

Wednesday Comics HC (DC Comics)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #417
62Mb; 1h 7m 41s

Hosts: Chris Marshall, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan and Ryley Moore

Topics include:
Wednesday Comics, Usagi Yojimbo, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck, X-me: Fall of the Mutants and Inferno Prologue, X-Caliber, Wolverine by Mark Millar, Black Panther by Christopher Priest, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and Master of the Future, The Advance Team, Nnewts, Cardboard, Batman: Year 100 by Paul Pope, 100 Bullets, Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Orion Omnibus, Crimson, Luke Cage: Hero for Hire, Mind MGMT, EC Archives: Panic, iZombie Omnibus, Vampire Boy.

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QUESTION(S) OF THE WEEK: What’s your favorite story from Wednesday Comics?

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CCL Podcast #416 – The Collective #3

Spawn/Batman (Image Comics)

Spawn/Batman (Image Comics)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #416
71.1Mb; 1h 17m 35s

Hosts: Chris Marshall, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan and Ryley Moore

The Collective is back for show #3: Me, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan (Library of Graphic Literature) and Ryley Moore (Omnibus Collector and The Omnibus Collector’s Comic Swap and Community page).

Topics include:
Hachette Marvel Catalog for Spring 2016, X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse, Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus, Elektra Omnibus, Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus, Spider-Verse HC, Warlock and the Infinity Watch, PunisherMAX, New Marvel Masterworks, Punisher Vs. The Marvel Universe, Marvel Frontier Comics: The Complete Collection, Civil War Box Set and Trade Paperbacks, Dark Horse EC Archives: Weird Science Volume 4, Strange Fantasy Volume 1 by PS Artbooks, Steve Ditko Archives Volume 5, V For Vendetta, From Hell, Tom Strong, X-Men: Mutant Massacre, The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man, Essex County.

…and our challenge this week was to find a Batman comic book for under $1.00:
Chris: Shadow of the Bat #19
Andy: JLA #65 featuring Batman and Plastic Man
Wallace: 1st Issue Special featuring Batman
Ryley: Spawn/Batman

Lastly here is the interview I did with Pete Crowther of PS Artbooks for Show #331

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

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QUESTION(S) OF THE WEEK: V For Vendetta: easy read, tough read, or did you give up on it?

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Why Isn’t This An Omnibus? Runaways Review


Hey all! Trying something a bit new here so I hope you all enjoy it. Usually my “review” videos are my “Omnibus of the Week” vids, but I wanted to give myself an outlet to review titles that I love but that haven’t gotten the Omni treatment yet, and the inaugural video in this line will be focusing on a series I particularly love… Runaways! In the video I talk about why I love the book, a bit of what it’s about, what makes it great, and a little bit of how I’d collect it if it ever did get the Omni treatment.
Thanks for watching!

Marvel Collected Editions For Spring 2016

marvel_logoHachette Books has release the latest Marvel Comics Collected Editions catalog for next year, January-April 2016. Full details are in the pdf.

If you follow this blog/podcast regularly, then you’ll recognize several titles, but there are some the were a surprise including several new printings of Omnibus’ and a whole slew of new reissues of Civil War…no doubt just in time for the movie.

I’ll be discussing this and more on the next podcast.
What are you looking forward to?

1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA TPB
A-FORCE PRESENTS VOL 3 TPB
A-FORCE PRESENTS VOL 4 TPB
ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 1: HYDRA ASCENDANT TPB
ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL 7: THE UTOPIANS TPB
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS VOL 1 TPB
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: RETURN OF THE SINISTER SIX TPB
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 HC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 HC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 TPB
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/INHUMANS/ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: INHUMAN ERROR TPB
AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN VOL 3 HC
AVENGERS: THE DEATH OF MOCKINGBIRD TPB
AVENGERS: TIME RUNS OUT VOL 3 TPB
AVENGERS: TIME RUNS OUT VOL 4 TPB
BLACK PANTHER BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 3 TPB
BLACK WIDOW: THE ITSY-BITSY SPIDER TPB
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION: MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY TPB
CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS VOL 2 HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA: DARK DESIGNS PROSE NOVEL HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA: MARVEL KNIGHTS VOL 1 TPB
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY VIBRANIUM COLLECTION HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE HC
CARNAGE VOL 1 TPB
CIVIL WAR BOX SET SLIPCASE
CIVIL WAR HC (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR ILLUSTRATED PROSE NOVEL HC
CIVIL WAR: BLACK PANTHER TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN TPB
CIVIL WAR: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE TPB
CIVIL WAR: HEROES FOR HIRE/THUNDEBOLTS TPB
CIVIL WAR: HOUSE OF M TPB
CIVIL WAR: MARVEL UNIVERSE TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: PETER PARKER, SPIDER-MAN TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: WOLVERINE TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: X-MEN TPB (NEW PRINTING)
CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS TPB (NEW PRINTING)
COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR
COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL
DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER & KLAUS JANSON OMNIBUS HC (NEW PRINTING)
DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS COMPANION HC (NEW PRINTING)
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID & CHRIS SAMNEE VOL 4 HC
DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION: A TOUCH OF TYPHOID TPB
DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – LADY OF SHADOWS TPB
DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND TPB
DEADPOOL CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC
DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOL 15: ALL THE REST TPB
DEADPOOL FIRSTS TPB
DEADPOOL VOL 1 TPB
DEADPOOL: FLASHBACKS TPB
DEXTER DOWN UNDER TPB
DOCTOR STRANGE VOL 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD PREMIERE HC
E IS FOR EXTINCTION: WARZONES! TPB
ELEKTRA BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS HC (NEW PRINTING)
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN VOL 1 TPB
FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB (NEW PRINTING)
FIGMENT 2: LEGACY OF IMAGINATION HC
GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX HC
GROOT PREMIERE HC
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX TPB
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 1 PREMIERE HC
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 HC
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 5 TPB
GUARDIANS TEAM-UP VOL 2 TPB
HOWARD THE DUCK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 2 TPB
INFINITY WATCH VOL 1 TPB
INHUMAN HC
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL 1 PREMIERE HC
IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION: DUEL OF IRON TPB
KARNAK VOL 1: THE FLAW IN ALL THINGS TPB
LUKE CAGE: SECOND CHANCES VOL 2 TPB
MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1990S VOL 1 TPB
MARVEL FRONTIER COMICS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 8 HC
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DAREDEVIL VOL 10 HC
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE CHAMPIONS VOL 1 HC
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL 15 HC
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL 7 HC
MARVEL UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC
MARVEL UNIVERSE CAPTAIN AMERICA DIGEST
MARVEL UNIVERSE DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE DIGEST
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 1 DIGEST
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN & THE AVENGERS DIGEST
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER-VERSE DIGEST
MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE TPB
MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM BOOK 1: THE GOLDEN AGE PREMIERE HC
MS MARVEL VOL 2 HC
NEW AVENGERS VOL 1 TPB
PUNISHER MAX COMLPETE COLLECTION VOL 2 TPB
PUNISHER MAX: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 1 TPB
PUNISHER VS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TPB
ROCKET RACCOON VOL 2: STORYTAILER TPB
SHIELD VOL 2: THE MAN CALLED DEATH TPB
SHIELD: SECRET HISTORY TPB
SECRET WARS JOURNAL/BATTLEWORLD TPB
SIEGE: BATTLEWORLD TPB
SPIDER-MAN 2099 VOL 1 TPB
SPIDER-VERSE TPB
SPIDER-WOMAN VOL 2: NEW DUDS TPB
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE NEW REPUBLIC VOL 2 TPB
STAR WARS VOL 2: SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLER’S MOON TPB
STAR WARS: CHEWBACCA TPB
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOL 2 – SHADOWS AND SECRETS TPB
STAR WARS: LANDO TPB
SUPERIOR IRON MAN VOL 2: STARK CONTRAST TPB
THANOS: THE INFINITY FINALE OGN-HC
THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN VOL 1 TPB
THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC
THE UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS VOL 3 HC
THOR CORPS TPB
THOR VOL 1: THE GODDESS OF THUNDER TPB
THOR VOL 2: WHO HOLDS THE HAMMER? TPB
THUNDERBOLTS CLASSIC VOL 1 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 6 TPB
UNCANNY INHUMANS VOL 1 TPB
UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 1 HC
WEB WARRIORS OF THE SPIDER-VERSE VOL 1 TPB
WHAT IF? INFINITY TPB
X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALPYSE OMNIBUS HC (NEW PRINTING)
X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE – DAWN TPB
X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE – TWILIGHT TPB
X-MEN: COLOSSUS – GOD’S COUNTRY TPB
X-MEN: GAMBIT – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 1 TPB
X-MEN: INFERNO VOL 1 TPB
X-TINCTION AGENDA: WARZONES! TPB

CCL Podcast #415 – The Collective #2

Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle

Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle

Collected Comics Library Podcast #415
92.9Mb; 1h 41m 23s

Hosts: Chris Marshall, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan and Ryley Moore

The Collective is back for show #2: Me, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan (Library of Graphic Literature) and Ryley Moore (Omnibus Collector and The Omnibus Collector’s Comic Swap and Community page).

Topics include:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Volume 3, Steranko Nick Fury And Captain America Artist’s Edition, Vampirella Archives Volume 12, Airboy Archives Volume 3, The Spirit: Angel Smerti, Mr. Rhee, Crimson Vol 1 HC, Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle, Polar, Judge Dredd: City Limits, UNDERSEA Agent, Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus, Ragnorack by Walt Simonson, Nemo Trilogy by Alan Moore, Archer and Armstrong Omnibus, Mind MGMT HC, East Of West HC, V For Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Eerie and Creepy Archives, Peanuts Sundays, Prince Valiant, Spider-Man/Marvel Team-Up, Sensational Spider-Man, Original Ghost Rider by Canton Street Press, Ant-Man Movie.

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Forbidden Planet International (UK), Europe’s largest online retailer bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise. Be sure to read their awesome daily blog.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: How do you keep track of your collection?

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CCL Podcast #414 – The Collective #1

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition

Collected Comics Library Podcast #414
73.3Mb; 80m 01s

Hosts: Chris Marshall, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan and Ryley Moore

Welcome to a new and improved CCL! For the first time in ten years of doing this podcast, I host my own round table with my friends Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan (Library of Graphic Literature) and Ryley Moore (Omnibus Collector and The Omnibus Collector’s Comic Swap and Community page). A show like this has been a long time coming and it looks like it will be a regular feature.

Topics include:
News from Comic Con: Milestone – New Reprints Coming; IDW’s Chris Ryall show off ROM Collection, teases Micronauts; Boom! to Collect ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and will it collect the 2-issue Marvel Blade Runner comic?; Eisner Awards – Best Archival Collections – Strips: Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN) and Best Archival Collections – Comics: Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW).
Also on the show: Uncanny X-men by JRjr; Seconds; Rai; Marvel Masterworks The Champions; BPRD 1946-1948; East Of West; EC Archives from Dark Horse; and Batman: Vampire.

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Forbidden Planet International (UK), Europe’s largest online retailer bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise. Be sure to read their awesome daily blog.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: Should the $100 Champions be a Masterworks (as advertised) or an Omnibus?

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Omnibus of the Week – Captain America: The Return of the Winter Soldier

Hey Omnibus Collectors! Finally, it’s time for me to talk about the long awaited final omnibus volume of Ed Brubaker’s run on Captain America. Collecting the entire Captain America and Bucky series, Brubaker’s run on the Winter Soldier ongoing series, and the remaining issues of Captain America (2011), this is a nice book stuffed with awesome material from a host of different creators. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoy making it!

Here is the original solicitation:

Ed Brubaker’s award-winning Captain America run concludes! As Captain America’s staunch ally Bucky, James Buchanan Barnes was one of America’s greatest heroes of WWII – until he was brainwashed into becoming the Soviet spy known as the Winter Soldier. Now, in the aftermath of FEAR ITSELF, James is the Winter Soldier again! When Russian sleeper agents awaken and old enemies resurface with new identities, Winter Soldier and Black Widow clash with Doctor Doom – and James must save the Widow from her own past! But even with help from Wolverine and Hawkeye, must Bucky sacrifice everything to save his love? Meanwhile, Captain America takes on Scourge and the Discordians, while a deadly villain from the past reveals a mystery spanning generations of heroes!
COLLECTING: Captain America and Bucky 620-628, Fear Itself 7.1: Captain America, Winter Soldier 1-5, Captain America (2011) 11-19, Winter Soldier 6-14

CCL Podcast #413 – OOP Collected Editions and Their Worth

Civil War The Underside

Civil War The Underside

Collected Comics Library Podcast #413
28.3Mb; 30m 48s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Satellite Sam Omnibus from Image, Alice Cooper Vol. 1: Welcome to My Nightmare from Dynamite to collect Marvel Premiere #50, Alex Raymond’s complete artistic output collected by Hermes Press, Hermes Press collects King Features’ Mandrake The Magician, a rundown of the Batman 75th Anniversary Box Set that includes Hush, Court Of Owls and Dark Knight Returns, Top 10 Sales in May 2015, The Tick by Ben Edlund, Terry and the Pirates by George Wunder Volume 1 and 2 (Hermes Press) extras.

I also go over a very cool list of 50 Comic Collections On Your Bookshelf Worth Over $100 that was put together over on Bleeding Cool. I know my audience well and I’m willing to bet you will have at least one of these Out Of Print aka OOP collected editions on your shelf. The only questions are: which one and how much is it worth?

I’m on Facebook a lot these days and not only am I contributor my own CCL Facebook page and hosting the awesome Comic Book News, Publishers & Podcasts feed, but good friend of the CCL, Ryley Moore has put together the band new The Omnibus Collector’s Comic Swap page and it is a fantastic source for talk and book selling – please join up and tell the group I sent you. And while you’re at, you can also join Wallace Ryan’s Library of Graphic Literature. Wallace is another good friend of mine and hey, more collected editions talk never hurts!

Finally, would you like a FREE COPY of BACK ISSUE #81: spotlighting DC Bronze Age Giants and Reprints? It’s only the greatest Back Issue ever and the one copy that everyone who collects collected editions should have in their library! Listen to the show and find out how it could be yours. Did I mention it’s FREE?

This podcast is brought to you by In-Stock Trades. In-Stock Trades is my collected editions retailer of choice. Simple ordering, fast shipping and no hassle. Check out the Top 10 selling books of the week and all of their ongoing specials. And check out their sister company, Discount Comic Book Service,for the best in weekly comics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Forbidden Planet International (UK), Europe’s largest online retailer bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise. Be sure to read their awesome daily blog.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What ONE book in your collection is priceless?

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Omnibus of the Week: Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2

The wait for a third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus is still ongoing, but in the meantime as part of my big ol’ readathon of everything X-Men and X-Men related I’ve recently completed the second Uncanny X-Men Omnibus! There was a lot of material I was already familiar with from this volume like Dark Phoenix and Days of Future Past, but plenty of new things as well like the great Savage Land arc from Marvel Fanfare! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy hearing me talk about this great volume, and going forward with the readathon I’ll be talking about the material I’d have in a Vol. 3 and the first spin-off series… New Mutants!

Here is the original solicitation:

Chris Claremont, Dave Dockrum and John Byrne took a little reprint series called X-Men and turned it into the all-new, all-different titan that conquered comicdom. Now, you can experience the thrills and excitement of their classic tales from “The Dark Phoenix Saga” to “Days of Future Past” and so much more in this enormous omnibus! Including the debuts of X-Universe mainstays Emma Frost and Kitty Pryde, the threat of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto’s return, Wolverine’s first solo story and a rare Savage Land adventure — plus the original ending of “Dark Phoenix” and a host of bonus stories!
Collecting X-Men (1963) #132-141, Annual (1970) #4-5; The Uncanny X-Men (1981) #142-153; Avengers Annual (1967) #10; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #1-4; Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #26-27; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100; Bizarre Adventures (1981) #27; Phoenix: The Untold Story (1984) #1; Published: April 16, 2014