CCL Podcast #86 – Brad Meltzer, DC 2007 and X-Men at the Opera

Collected Comics Library Podcast #86
32,638Kb; 27m 50s

The finalists for the Ultimate Collected Editions Contest have been chosen, and they are:
The Complete Rocketeer by Atomic99
Showcase Presents Wonder Woman by Jack Hardin
Superman Illustrated by Neal Adams HC by Master Villain
If you are a registered user of the Forum you may now go and vote for the favorite to win. Deadline to cast your vote is Wednesday, September 20 at 11:59pm (Detroit Time). Please listen to the show for more details. My thanks goes out to all who entered and a special thank you to Scott from Pop Syndicate.

Some major news came down this week from DC regarding a few new books: Absolute WildC.A.T.S., the two volume set of Showcase Presents Who’s Who which will collect the original 26 issues as well as the five issue Who’s Who Update ’87 and the four issue Who’s Who Update ’88. Also announced will be a four volume set of New Gods Omnibus by Jack Kirby. I read the entire article on the podcast, and you can also read along if you wish.
The winners of the 2006 Harvey Awards were also announced this week and I go over a few books that are pertinent to this podcast.
For the feature this week I talk about the life of Identity Crisis writer, Brad Meltzer and his new novel The Book of Fate.
As always I go over the New Releases of the Week.

Links of note:
X-Men Meet the Symphony
Music by Hot Club of Detroit

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In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades

In the UK and Europe…
Pre-orders from Forbidden Planet

Batman Gotham by Gaslight New Ptg
Doom Patrol Vol 4 Musclebound TPB (MR)
Essential Hulk Vol 4 TPB
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 1 Derailed TPB
How to Self Publish Comics TPB
Jonah Hex Face Full of Violence TPB
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol 4 Concrete Jungle
New Avengers Vol 4 Collective Premiere HC
Pride of Baghdad HC (MR)
Shazam Family Archives Vol 1 HC
Superman Infinite City SC
Top Cows Best of David Finch TPB
Transformers Infiltration TPB
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Ultimate Collection TPB
Wildcats Nemesis TPB
Wolverine Classic Vol 4 TPB

Stardust Hardcover (new edition)
Green Lantern Archives Volume 6
Superman For Tomorrow Volume 2
Absolute Sandman Volume 1
Heroes Reborn: Captain America
Heroes Reborn: Iron Man
Marvel Westerns HC
Powers Volume 10: Cosmic
Alan Moore’s Yuggoth Cultures
Winsor McCay: The Editorial Works Vol. 1 HC
Chronicles of Conan Volume 11: The Dance of The Skull
Grendel: Devil by The Deed HC
Magdalena Volume 1
Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment Hardcover
Almost Highly Classified Volume 1

CCL Podcast #85 – CCL In The Negative Zone

Collected Comics Library Podcast #85
48,859Kb; 41m 41s

Last week’s Question of the Week prompted me to do a show all about things that are wrong with collected editions and what you would like to see corrected. Thanks to all who wrote in and posted on the forum. I was surprised by many of the inconsistencies and errors that have recently been made in many modern books. Hello? Calling Greg Rucka.
There is also a substantial amount of Press Releases this week and my thanks goes out to Newsarama.
Finally, I do a pseudo-review of Matt Wanger’s Batman and the Monster Men, a reinterpretation of the classic Golden Age Batman vs. Dr. Hugo Strange from Detective Comics #36 (1940), and yes I even have a gripe with it.
As always I go over the New Releases of the Week.


Links of note:
Piracy at Motor City: Dealers Charged Comic Podcast Directory
Daredevil By Frank Miller Omnibus Volume 1 HC
The Legacy Age Podcast
Music by Hot Club of Detroit

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In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades

In the UK and Europe…
Pre-orders from Forbidden Planet

Batman Face The Face TPB
Essential Incredible Hulk Vol 1 TPB New Ptg
Fantastic Four The Life Fantastic TPB
Gen 13 Who They Are And How They Came To Be TPB
Lions Tigers & Bears Vol 1 New Printing TPB
Museum Of Terror Vol 2 TPB (Mr)
New Avengers Vol 3 Secrets And Lies TPB
New Mangaverse Rings Of Fate Digest TPB
Pieces Of A Spiral Vol 5
Playboy Interviews They Played The Game HC (MR)
Spider-Girl Presents Fantastic Five In Search Doom
Strange Girl Vol 2 Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now TPB
Surrogates Vol 1 TPB
X-Men The End Book 3 Men & X-Men TPB

New Teen Titans: Terra Incognita
The Spirit Archives Volume 20
Superman: Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 2
Essential Man-Thing Volume 1
Fantastic Four: First Family
Fury: Peacemaker
New X-Men Omnibus Hardcover
Art of Making 300
Hellboy Animated Vol. 1 Black Wedding Dress
Transformers: Infiltration Manga
Renfield: A Tale of Madness
The Grave Robber’s Daughter
Blank Volume 1
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01

CCL Podcast #84 – EC on DVD? The Quills and Atomika

Collected Comics Library Podcast #84
39,369Kb; 33m 35s

Last week I said that Podcast 84 would be only 5 minutes long; well I was waaaay off the mark. It clocks in at just over 35 minutes. That’s because an unusual amount of news come out from a wide variety of sources. From the EC Horror line NOT coming to DVD as previously reported on Newsarama, to The Quill Book Awards and a look at the August 2006 Sold Out books from DC and Marvel to a review of Sal Abinanti’s Atomika.
As always I go over the New Releases of the Week and I have a few e-mails and an audio comment.
The Question of the Week is not so much a question but a soapbox for you to vent all of your Collected Edition frustrations. Please use that link when responding.


Links of note:
Ronée Bourgeois on Pop Syndicate
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Three Volume Set
Most People are DJ’s
Comic Book Noise
Raging Bullets: A DC Comics Fan Podcast
Music by Hot Club of Detroit

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In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades

In the UK and Europe…
Pre-orders from Forbidden Planet
Fantagraphics for December
Marvel for November
DC for December

Book of Lost Souls TPB
CSI Case Files Vol 1 TPB
Daredevil Vol 1 HC New Ptg
Decimation 198 TPB
Essential Punisher Vol 1 TPB New Ptg
GI Joe Americas Elite Vol 2 TPB
Green Lantern Greatest Stories Ever Told TPB
Gremlins HC
Little Lulu Color Special TPB
Nextwave Agents of Hate Vol 1 Premiere HC
Rex Mundi Vol 3 Lost Kings TPB
Showcase Presents Batman Vol 1 TPB
Star Wars Dark Empire II 2nd Edition TPB
Teen Titans Go Vol 5 on the Move TPB
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 16 Deadpool TPB

Fables Vol 8: Wolves
Sachs & Violens
Showcase Presents the Unknown Soldier 1
Showcase Presents Shazam Vol 1
Avengers: Galactic Storm Vol 2
Captain America and The Falcon: The Swine
Essential Captain America Volume 3
Marvel Masterworks The Mighty Thor Vol 5
Worlds of Amano Hardcover
B.P.R.D.: The Universal Machine
Krazy & Ignatz 1939-1940: A Brick Stuffed with Moombins
Girls Vol 3: Survival
Devil May Cry Vol 2 Beast Head
Ice Wanderer

CCL Podcast #83 – Civil War, 52, Jimmy Corrigan and more!

Collected Comics Library Podcast #83
51,328Kb; 43m 47s

I have to admit, after listening to the show while I was editing it; I realized that I did a lot of Marvel bashing. That was not my intent. I just simply wanted to point out some facts and if it came out the wrong way I apologize. Other then that, it’s a packed show.
I now have a deadline in the Ultimate Collected Editions contest – August 31st and I have also updated the Tables of Contents of the 1970’s “Decades” books to include front and back cover art.
The solicitations for DC (December) and Marvel (November) came out this week and I also go over a few Marvel books that can be found on that supposedly are due in January. I’m pessimistic when it comes to that sort of information, but I post it anyway. And what becomes of the Golden Age Dr. Fate Archives, anyway?
My thanks also go out to loyal listener Ric from Seattle for contributing his DC Direct Channel Newsletter. It contains a few cool tidbits of information you’ll want to know about.
As always I go over the New Releases of the Week and I have a few e-mails and an audio comment.
This week I review Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and I comment on why I’m dropping Marvel’s Civil War and DC’s 52. Lastly you’ll want to listen for a new Civil War Question of the Week. Please use that link when responding.


Links of note:
Pop Syndicate
View From The Cheap Seats
Newsarama: Civil War Back to Press

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In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades

Absolute Dark Knight HC
Batman and the Monster Men TPB
Death Note Vol 7 TPB
Decimation Sentinel Squad One TPB
Fallen Angel IDW Vol 1 TPB
Fantastic Four Resurrection of Nicholas Scratch TPB
Gals Vol 7
Hellblazer Stations of the Cross TPB (MRr)
Marvel Masterworks Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 Regular
Marvel Masterworks Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 Variant
Metal Gear Solid Sons of Liberty Vol 1 TPB
Naruto Vol 11 TPB
Promethea Book Five TPB
Sentry Reborn TPB
Spider-Man Kravens Last Hunt Premiere HC Regular
Spider-Man Kravens Last Hunt Premiere HC Variant
Thing Idol of Millions TPB
Young Magician Vol 5 (MR)

Forget Civil War, GA All-Winners Vol. 2 delayed, too!

It seems that Civil War isn’t the only thing from Marvel that is going to be late, thanks to ComicsList, it is being reported that Marvel Masterworks Golden Age All-Winners Comics Volume 2 is being delayed from September 27th to December 28th! Now if you’re a collector of the variant Masterworks this book is suppose to be the #67 in the series. It’s my guess that Marvel, now, will go back and renumber the series to reflect the change. But my question is, so what if the book is late? A year from now, I’m not exactly sure if anyone would care. Marvel shouldn’t have to switch up the system just because it’s delayed a bit. So far Marvel has done an excellent job in getting the Masterworks out in a timely manner (no pun intended), but chances are that this will happen again. Hell, it could happen a few weeks from now. Then they’ll have to go back and renumber everything again. This will just add more frustration and aggravation to a hard working Collected Editions department. Keep in mind that changing the numbering on this one book affects four others. Sure this may be Marvels fault, but what if there is a long delay that isn’t their fault. Anyone remember the shipping industry strike a few years ago that kept the Sgt. Rock Archives Volume 1 sitting on the dock for a few weeks?
Kudos for Marvel for doing what they think is the right thing, but I for one think it’s an extraordinary waste of time and effort. The new variant numbering now looks like this:

August 23 – Volume 65 – Iron Man Vol. 3 collects stories from:
Tales of Suspense #66-83 and Tales to Astonish #82

Sept. 20 – Volume 66 – Human Torch Vol. 1 collects stories from:
Strange Tales #101-107 and Annual #2

Oct. 11 – Volume 67 – Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 8 collects stories from:
The Amazing Spider-Man #68-77 and Marvel Super-Heroes #14

Oct. 25 – Volume 68 – Atlas Era: Tales of Suspense Vol. 1 collects stories from: Tales of Suspense #1-10 (Atlas Comics – 1959-60)

Nov. 15 – Volume 69 – Mighty Thor Vol. 5 collects stories from:
Mighty Thor #131-140 and Annual #2

Dec. 27 – Volume 70 – Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 2 collects stories from:
All-Winners Comics #5-8 (1942-1943)

Lastly, Daredevil: Father Premiere HC has also been delayed until December 13 and now that Civil War is delayed, don’t expect any chance of a trade or hardcover collected edition until mid–late summer 2007.

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