CCL Podcast #347 – Going Solo, The DC Way

Solo Deluxe HC, colects Solo #1-2, 568 pages, $49.99, June 5, 2013
Solo Deluxe HC, collects Solo #1-2, 568 pages, $49.99, June 5, 2013

Collected Comics Library Podcast #347
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Now here’s an upcoming collected edition that everyone can get behind: Solo Deluxe Hardcover. This was a 12-issue series that ran from 2004-2006 and featured several tops writers and artists.
It won three 2006 Eisner Awards:

  • Best Anthology: Solo, Edited By Mark Chiarello
  • Best Short Story: “Teenage Sidekick,” By Paul Pope, Solo #3
  • Best Single Issue: Solo #5, By Darwyn Cooke

I talk about why the book is so important, who all was involved, where you can find some of the comics collected already and lament on why it didn’t come it sooner.

If you didn’t know already, there’s a movement on Facebook to get a definitive library of Moebius with the full English translation. I first found out about it on The Comics Journal, but it seems that it’s picking up steam.

The new Star Wars ongoing series started from Dark Horse last week and I wonder how it’s connected to the Vader’s Quest trade paperback and Star Wars #35 from Marvel or is Brian Wood rewriting Star Wars (comic book) continuity.

The top-selling book for the month of December was The Walking Dead Volume 1 TPB. That may not be a surprise, however, Image has announced that the price will increase from $9.99 to $14.99 on all new, future printings.

There’s a few Marvel Masterworks to talk about including Fantastic Four Volumes 4 and 5; Ka-Zar Volume 1 and the upcoming Doctor Strange Volume 6 (Variant Vol. 196). That book will collect Doctor Strange #10-22, Annual #1 and Tomb of Dracula #44, $69.99, July 17, 2013

Finally, Impulse Vol. 1 Runs In The Family TP has been canceled by DC for unknown reasons. It was scheduled February 27, but now it is not expected to be resolicited.

That’s a lot to go over. Enjoy the show!

Chris Marshall

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