Topics include: Agent Carter, Daredevil (Netflix), Charlie Hebdo, Jack Kirby’s Kamandi Artist’s Edition, Marvel’s April 2015 Solicits, Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5, and Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle HC.
Well it’s that time of year again, time to Adopt a Character, creator, genre or just about anything else in the world of comic books and get acquainted with it all year long. It’s more of a challenge than anything else, and it’s been a fun way to read something out of the norm or try something new.
Here’s the rundown of what I have picked in past years:
2008: Luke Cage and Iron Fist
2009: The Spirit Archives Volumes 1-27
2010: Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man
2011: Silver Age X-Men
2012: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013: Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
2014: Namor, The Sub-Mariner
This year I’m going with the Bronze Age Batman. I’m doing this by diving into my library with books like the Batman by Neal Adams, Tales of the Batman by Len Wein and Legends of the Dark Knight by Jim Aparo. Andy Tom also joins me tonight and he is going with Captain America – Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern Age. That should keep him busy!
This is it! My Big Year in Review Show fpr 2014. This is where I do a month by month look – and critique – of many news and noteworthy books that caught my eye from all the major companies this past year.
Warning: I say it every year; this particular podcast should be taken in moderation because this is not your typical CCL Podcast. What this basically is, is one big list, so I suggest you listen while shoveling snow, mowing your lawn, going on a long commute, etc. It’s perfectly alright to keep this as a reference tool.
Intro and January – 0:00
February – 11:36
March – 16:56
April – 27:37
May – 36:21
June – 42:44
July – 50:27
August – 1:00:55
September – 1:09:59
October – 1:16:29
November – 1:23:45
December and Outro – 1:29:35
And if I missed a book or two, please forgive me. I had to go through over 3,000 trades, hardcovers, graphic novels.
My good friend Andy Tom stops by to go over the Best Collected Editions of 2014. Andy and I have 6 categories including the single Best Collected Edition of the Year. We also have a few surprises like Best TV and Movie and tons of Honorable Mentions. Here’s the cheat sheet:
My good friend Andy Tom stops by to discuss a variety of topics including Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956, X-Men/Avengers: Onslaught Omnibus, B.P.R.D: 1946-1948, Star Slammers: The Complete Collection by Walter Simonson, Batman by Kelley Jones Gallery Edition HC, and five collected editions from Alex Ross including Marvels, Earth X, The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes, Justice, and Kingdom Come.