CCL Podcast #377 – The Falcon and Captain America

Avengers: The Falcon TPB
Avengers: The Falcon TPB

Collected Comics Library Podcast #377
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Of all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The First Avenger is my favorite.  Now, the sequel, The Winter Soldier is coming out on April 4th. This will not only feature Black Widow, Bucky, Nick Fury and Alexander Pierce but Sam Wilson aka The Falcon played by Anthony Mackie. I can’t wait to see him fly!

The Falcon has always been of of those characters that was always cool to see take center stage even though he played more of a side-kick than partner to Cap for over 100 issues. Today on the show, I go over, in detail, Avengers: The Falcon TPB which collects his 1983 4-issue mini-series, his debut in Captain America (1968) #117-119, and material from Captain America (1968) #220, #276-278 and Marvel Premiere #49. There’s also some cool bonus features and text pieces that should not be missed, too. Indeed, if this was a hardcover, it would be a very nice Marvel Masterwork and it’s a shame that it’s not. Marvel could have made more of an effort to showcase Sam, but I’m glad we have something.

Also on the show: Is anyone buying the Annotated Sandman series? No, seriously. Anyone?; The Secret Files Of Dr. Drew from Will Eisner & Co., a new collected edition from Dark Horse; Cannon by Wally Wood (Fantagraphics) with help from Steve Ditko; The Great Lakes Comic Con, the Squadron Supreme Omnibus, and Daredevil/Punisher: Child’s Play which collects the classic story from DD #182-184; lastly, I touch on how DC Comics may collect Forever Evil – it’s looks to be pretty straight forward.


Links Of Note:
Dr. Drew – Don Markstein’s Toonopedia
Dr. Drew – TrickCoin, including sample pages from Ranger Comics #50 and #52

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One thought on “CCL Podcast #377 – The Falcon and Captain America”

  1. I also hold Captain America: The First Avenger as my favorite of the lot. Avengers really challenges it, but at the end of the day, I can watch Cap again and again. That said, Falcon has been a favorite of mine since his Mego days. I was never fortunate enough to own a Mego Falcon, but I always kept my eye out for appearances from Sam.

    That said, I wholeheartedly agree that Marvel missed the boat by not making this a hardcover collection. I’m on the fence about getting this, since I have a solid chunk of the content, but would not have hesitated for a hardcover.

    Thanks for sharing, Chris!

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