Collected Comics Library Podcast #341
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Today is one of those podcasts where I get things off my chest. Namely, mistakes made by the two biggest publishers in comics.
First up we have DC. I am really liking the Batman “Signature” editions. They are comparable to the Marvel hardcover Visionaries books. They showcase an artist’s (or writer’s) talent, however I have no idea why we have the exact same format and design but different titles: “Legends Of The Dark Knight” and “Tales Of The Batman”. I’ve asked DC, but they have not given me a satisfactory answer. But wait, there’s more. Looking at the spine of the books, you can plainly see that they are not uniform. You would think that DC would stick to a template, but that is clearly not the case.
Next we have Marvel. It was a sad day when I found out that the Marvel Premiere Classic line was being canceled, but I know that all good things must pass. Unfortunately, Marvel and the collected edition editors took a day off when designing the dustjacket for MPC: Hulk Abominable. The final volume in the series, Variant Volume 106, has the wrong number: Volume 103! There is no excuse for such a blatant mistake.
So yeah, this particular podcast may carry an edge.
Enjoy it at your own risk.
Links Of Note:
Back Issue 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries