Marvel’s VP of sales, David Gabriel is interviewed today at Newsarama, by Matt Brady. Many questions are just the basics, Marvel isn’t giving up too much. However, we can expect more Iron Man Masterworks and Essentials in the future. On the other side of the Civil War, Captain America won’t be getting and Premiere Hardcovers anytime soon.
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Collected Comics Library Podcast #88
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My apologies right off the bat for the show being a few days late this week. As some of you know, I’ve been a bit under the weather and I also had obligation, which you will hear about, that kept me form recording the past few nights.
In any event it’s done and as Leo would say, “it’s in the can.”
On this week’s show I go over Image and Marvel collected editions for December as well as a full rundown of the upcoming Marvel Essentials. All of these books can be found on the Release Schedule page. Also on the page you will find that all four Checklists have been fully updated. Please feel free download a new copy for your enjoyment. As always please send me any errata.
I do have a new Question of the Week, please use the forum or email for your answers.
For the Feature this week I have finally gotten down to producing my Warm and Fuzzy show with much of your participation. Thank you to everyone who posted or e-mailed me. As for my book it is the JLA/Avengers Slipcase Edition, but I’m sure you’ll be very surprised just what is contained in the book that had me praising both DC and Marvel!
Enjoy, cough, cough,
Music by Hot Club of Detroit
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Collected Comics Library Podcast #87
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First off my apology to David Stepp, who is hosting the 2007 DC Archive Survey, the audio gave out as I was promoting his survey. It also gave out during my announcements of the December Marvel Solicitations. I I did not catch either glitch until I was done editing this show. I’ll be sure to go over them in the next podcast.
In this week’s installment, I cover two great announcements; the first is Dick Tracy, which you can read the entire Press Release below and the second is Fathom: The Definitive Edition Trade Paperback.
Also, since every podcast on the planet seems to be announcing what they will be watching on TV this year, I decided to join up.
I mentioned on last weeks show that I was going to meet Brad Meltzer at a book signing. I did, and I have some great news for the Collected Comics Library! One thing that Brad mentioned is that he is all done writing the first six issues of Justice League of America and now he enjoying his time on the road with his book tour.
Be sure to post your Warm and Fuzzy feelings about your Collected Editions and any Novels that you recommend by Comic Book Writers, I’ll be mentioning both topics in next week’s podcast.
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San Diego, CA (September 18, 2006)— Finally, the story that changed how readers perceived the “funny pages” is brought together in a manner worthy of the deep admiration felt by fans the world over. IDW Publishing is proud to present a deluxe hardcover series collectiing Chester Gould’s timeless comic strip, Dick Tracy.
When Gould began Tracy, he saw his strip as a place where morality, headlines and the family could come together for the sake of entertainment. And now, 75 years after the first Tracy strips, IDW re-presents Gould’s massive body of work in its entirety.
The first volume of this multi-year project, due in stores on October 25, 2006, will include the five sample strips that Gould used to sell his groundbreaking strip, as well as over 500 comic strips, encompassing the series’ beginning, from October 1931-May 1933. Among these strips are the first appearance of many long-time Dick Tracy characters, such as Tess Trueheart, Junior, and Chief Brandon. This special first volume features an overview and introduction from Consulting Editor and longtime Tracy writer Max Allan Collins, as well as an interview between Collins and creator Chester Gould. Each volume will feature book design from award-winning designer/artist Ashley Wood.
“The Dick Tracy strip was one of the most popular, influential comics of the 20th Century. Young boys in particular were attracted to Chester Gould’s crafty mix of violence, humor and melodrama. I know, because I was one of them,” said Max Allan Collins, Tracy strip writer from 1977 to 1993, and author of Road to Perdition. “Chester Gould—unaware that he was changing America’s popular culture forever—was simply doing his best to make Mom, Dad and the kids fight over who got to see the paper first… and to make sure that whoever did turned to Tracy first.”
About the new collection, award-winning creator art spiegelman (In The Shadow Of No Towers) provided a cover blurb, an excerpt of which states that “a complete reprinting of all five decades of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy is a project as mad and quirky as the strip itself! This black and white morality play of Good vs. Evil was famously haunted by its gallery of grotesque and aptly named villains like Mumbles, the Brow and Flattop. Each of their faces was literally a “map,” a map of hell, indicated by the most peculiar configuration of lines the artist could manage. What great cartooning… it’s time to build new bookshelves to welcome one of America’s singular artistic achievements.”
The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 1 (Diamond Order Code AUG063354), the first issue of a bi-annual, 352-page collection, premieres in October 2006 in a 9-1/2” x 7” hardcover-with-dustjacket format with a retail price of $29.99.
About IDW Publishing:
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s ANGEL, Konami’s METAL GEAR SOLID, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. IDW has films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, as well.
Hey CCLers The 9th Annual DC Archive Survey is up and running.
This reader participation analysis of your buying habits and needs and wants has a direct effect on what DC decides to publish the upcoming years.
Organizer David Stepp consistently puts together the most comprehensive survey when it comes to collected editions on the internet.
Results will be available in a few weeks.