Three new DC Showcases?

News from the DC Comics panel at Heroes Con 2006, straight from Dan Didio (Vice President – Executive Editor, DC Universe):
DC may collect the original Captain Carrot series as a Showcase collection of there’s enough demand, Didio said, noting that he wanted to collect DC’s old humor title Plop! in the same fashion, if possible.
And continures:
Suicide Squad will be showing up in Checkmate, and plans are being looked at for possible trade collections, as well as the Showcase treatment.

Read the article 1 and article 2 from Newsarama.
Discuss this topic on the CCL forum

CCL Podcast #75 – Superman Part 2

Collected Comics Library Podcast #75
31,887Kb; 27m 12s

It’s a milestone podcast as I reach #75 and what a better way to conclude our discussion of the Greatest Superman Trades and Hardcovers that you should own or perhaps some that you don’t even know exist! This time around, I dive into your e-mail on what your favorite Superman trades and hardcovers are. Thanks to all of you who wrote in.
It’s also a good week to go over sold out trades, courtesy of and I touch on the Trade Department Blog at
Congratulations goes out to Chris of Arnold, Missouri who is the winner of the trade Crisis on Multiple Earths Volume 1.
Finally, be sure to check out the latest Forbidden Planet International Podcast. Joe, Les and Paul have all sorts of good information on upcoming and available comic book related products.



Links of note:
Around Comics
Bar Hop Sessions

In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Great books from Forbidden Planet
Marvel for September
Image for September
Fantagraphics for September
Batman Dynamic Duo Archives Vol 1 HC
Conan and The Demons of Khitai TPB (MR)
Decimation Generation M TPB
Down Warren Ellis TPB
Earth X TPB New Printing
Eternals by Jack Kirby HC
Fantastic Four J. Michael Straczynski Vol 1 TPB
Ghost Rider Road to Damnation Premiere HC
Alan Moore’s: Supreme The Story of the Year TPB
Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years Vol 3 HC
Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Return
Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 1
Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 2
Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 3
Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 4
Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 5
Birds of Prey: the Battle Within
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall HC
Green Lantern: revenge of the Green Lanterns
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier HC
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere
Daredevil Volume 6 HC
Daughters of the Dragon: Samurai Bullets
Essential Tales of the Zombie Volume 1
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne Volume 6
Marvel Masterworks The Human Torch Volume 1
Battle Pope Volume 2: Mayhem
Chicanos Volume 1
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Volume 1
G.I. Joe vs. Transformers (Vol III): The Art of War
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

CCL Podcast #74 – Superman Part 1

Collected Comics Library Podcast #74
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Back for another week and a jam packed show. I let you know all about the vidcast of Hero Envy, and from DB Productions XIII, and the new Frank Cho Liberty Meadows: Cover Girl book coming out.
DC and Marvels solicits came out this week and all of it can be found on the Release Schedule, which is entirely up-to-date.
Lot’s of New Releases to go over this week including a ton of Superman DVD’s as one would expect.
I had great feedback from a lot of you regarding my last podcast and the Great Comic Book Heroes book. Keep them coming, I’d love to know what you think of the book and if someone other then me owns it with a dustjacket.
A great question from Lynn about canceled monthly books and how and if they could be saved by putting out the Trades. We can discuss it further on the forum.
Thanks to everyone for your e-mails me and keep them coming and please write me and tell me what your favorite Superman trade is.
For the feature this week I go over all of the Superman Archive Editions including Superman, Action Comics, World’s Finest, Man of Tomorrow. Supergirl, the Superman Chronicles and the Showcases, Superman 1 and 2 and Superman Family 1.
I also announce the winner for the Dark Knight Returns trade and as promised I do have one more giveaway for the month of June, Crisis On Multiple Earths Volume 1 trade paperback. But you have to listen to find out how to enter.



Links of note:
CCL Podcast #36 Superman: From the 30s to the 70s
CCL Podcast #38 Superman: From the 30s to the 80s
Hero Envy trailer
1970′s Filmation Cartoons of The New Adventures of Batman

In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Great books from Forbidden Planet
IDW for September
TokyoPop for October
Batman Dynamic Duo Archives Vol 2 HC
Best Of Spider-Man Vol 5 HC
BMW Films Presents The Hire TPB
Champions Classic Vol 1 TPB
Conan Vol 3 Tower of The Elephant & Stories TPB
Essential Savage She-Hulk Vol 1 TPB
Fear Agent Vol 1 Reignition TPB
Green Lantern Corps Recharge TPB
Invincible Vol 6 Different World TPB
Marvel Masterworks Rawhide Kid Vol 1 HC Var Ed 63
Marvel Masterworks Rawhide Kid Vol 1 New Ed HC
Showcase Presents Superman Vol 2 TPB
Sight Unseen TPB
Supergirl Power TPB
Uncanny X-Men The New Age Vol 4 End of Greys TPB
Wonder Woman Vol 4 Destiny Calling TPB

Infinite Crisis Companion
Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Volume 3
Absolute Sandman Volume 1
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 1: Commencement
Complete Peanuts Volume 6 1961-1962 HC
Desolation Jones
Book of Lost Souls
Decimation: Son of M
Halo Graphic Novel HC
Dark Horse Book of Monsters HC
Spike vs. Dracula
Stan Winston’s Realm of the Claw
ACME Novelty Library #17 HC

Release Schedule, Checklists and ToC update

Just an FYI, the Release Schedule is all up-to-date with the DC solicits for October and Marvel for September, as well as all the other comic book companies through the end of the year.
I have also updated the Marvel Masterworks and Marvel Essentials checklists. I’ll get the DC ones, done on Wednesday.
Lastly, I’m still working on a new Table of Contents for The Great Comic Book Heroes book, as I said I would.