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CCL Podcast #339 – Spooky Halloween – Chris Vader

Collected Comics Library Podcast #339
40.6Mb; 44m 10s

It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!

George Lucas announced that there going to be more Star Wars movies, it doesn’t get much scarier then that, folks!

On this years annual show:

  • Taking a bite out of the Detroit Fanfare
  • Dave Akins should put an axe though SpongeBob’s head!
  • Too much Wally Wood can kill you
  • The monster sized IDW Limited Editions
  • Is Dark Horse afraid of the new Marvel/Disney Star Wars?
  • Absolutes that are missing a few arms and legs: Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night
  • “Vitamin D stands for Deadly” with The Milkman Murders
  • Everyone’s favorite ghost with a chip on his shoulder: The Spectre!

So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!

Boo!

Count Chris

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CCL Podcast #319 – Spooky Halloween – Occupy Elm Street

Collected Comics Library Podcast #319
28.1Mb; 30m 28s

It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!

This year I have a real scary book for you: Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era – Strange Tales Volume 5. It’s scary not because of all the horrific tales of monsters, mad scientists and damsels in distress, it has all that – it’s scary because it’s so bad!!! Thanks to Fredric Wertham and the new Comics Code Authority, Marvel and other publishers had to dumb down their comics for a more general and kid friendly audience. But don’t take my word for it, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo basically says so himself in his wonderful and detailed introduction.

So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!

Boo!

Count Chris

Links of note:
Blake Bell – Bill Everett Archives
Otto Soglow
Kindle Fire / DC Comics pulled
Crime – Simon and Kirby and Crime Does Not Pay

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CCL Podcast #291 – Spooky Halloween – Interview with Jim Trombetta, The Horror! The Horror!

Collected Comics Library Podcast #291
62,544Kb; 62m 58s

It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!
Tonight, I conduct an interview with vampire author Jim Trombetta, The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! (Abrams ComicArts). It’s an inside look at the horror comics of the pre-code 1950’s.

Also on this special midnight presentation is a tomb full of Walking Dead reprint information. And a a special treat I’m giving away the full slab of Max Brooks zombie trilogy of books: The Zombie Survival Guide, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks and World War Z. As a bonus I’m also throwing in Eduardo Risso’s Tales Of Terror (Dynamite). You’ll have to listen to the show find out how to enter!

So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!
Boo!
Count Chris

My thanks to Abrams ComicArts, Random House and Dynamite who supplied me with copies of the books.

Update: I did get an e-mail back from JC Vaughn (Gemstone). He said that currently the EC Archives are on hold and that the decision (to publish more) still rests with the Gaines Estate, so no news at this point. Let’s hope that the situation gets resolved soon.

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Links of note:
Jason Wood, @wood83, CBR’s Shelf Porn
Damian Smith, @LordShaper, Official Website

CCL Podcast #241 – Spooky Halloween – Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer (Image)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #241
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It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!

Tonight, we go back to the scariest of all decades – the 1970’s. That’s when Frank Frazetta painted his famous masterpiece – The Death Dealer. Tonight I give you give you a history lesson, of sorts, on the publication history of this ominous character including the recent Deluxe Hardcover from Image Comics, four paperback novels, and even a mid-1990 comic book series from Glenn Danzig! Spooky indeed!

So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!

Boo!

Count Chris

All this and the New Releases of the Week.

Links of Note:
CBR July 28, 2008: Frazetta Returns with Death Dealer II and More by by Michael Patrick Sullivan
Danzig Verotik Comics

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CCL Podcast #193 – Spooky Halloween – Mystery’s and Secrets

Collected Comics Library Podcast #193
29,516Kb; 31m 20s

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It’s that spooky time of year, especially if you live in Detroit! Come on in and grab a scary book!
Tonight, I give you a history lesson on The House of Mystery and The House of Secrets from DC Comics. Two great titles that had a significant influence on Neil Gaiman and his epic Sandman series.
So turn down the lights and curl up with a good podcast!
Boo!
Count Chris

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