Collected Comics Library Podcast #285
24,788Kb; 24m 44s
As Collected Edition enthusiasts we have our choice of formats – hardcover, softcover, digest, oversized, hell we even have digital. But what do you do if you have been collecting a certain title in a manner that fits you tastes and then the publisher switches it up on you? I’m taking about Marvel. Specifically their Premiere Hardcovers compared to their slightly over-sized Hardcovers and just how it is effecting us Punisher fan-boys. The current (and brilliant) series, by Rick Remender, has put forth two PH’s but now Volume 3 will be the over-sized Franken-Castle storyline. Buyers of this Punisher book will have an incoherent shelf when it arrives on November 17 and if Marvel is consistent with past protocol, they will not release this Hardcover as a Premiere edition, but will break it up into two Trade Paperbacks sometime in 2011. I’ll explore this today to find out what if is fair and acceptable to us Hardcover buyers. I also take a look at the renumbering and renaming of Punisher and if those changes can have an adverse effect.
Other topics discussed today include:
- Top Shelf and Drawn & Quarterly sales
- Ignatz Awards
- William S. Burroughs from Fantagraphics
- Digital Update: In Maps And Legends