EC Comics and Marvel Omnibus site updates

Hey gang, I finally got around to adding a page for Jack Kirby’s Eternals Omnibus and with that I’ve added the highly anticipated Grant Morrison’s New X-Men Omnibus which will collect New X-Men #114-154 and Annual 2001. This book will be 992 pages (the biggest book Marvel has ever published) and will be released in December. Please note, this is just the basic information that has been given out, so there’s not much there.
I’ve also added a new section for the newly announced EC Archives. Again, not much info, but I do have cover art for two of the books.
Just browse down the left-hand side for those and more books.

I hope to get more information on all these books at the San Diego Comic Con next week.


Tom Brevoort on Fanboy Radio

Hey everyone, my friend and fellow SDCC panelist, Scott Hinze of Fanboy Radio wanted me to let you know that he’ll be interviewing Executive Editor of Marvel Comics, Tom Brevoort this Sunday, July 13 at 6pm Central (7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific). I’m sure Tom will be discussing what Marvel is up to at this years San Diego Comic-Con. I even passed Scott a few Marvel Masterworks and collected editions questions; let’s hope they get answered.


EC Archives Announced!!!

Well, the official press release is finally here!
Russ Cochran has announced the brand new editions of the EC Library in full color. “Weird Science Volume One kicks off the series in October with a 212-page hardcover volume collecting the first six issues of the legendary Sci-Fi comics series”! “Star Wars” creator George Lucas will write the introduction for the first volume and Steven Spielberg writing for the second volume, Shock Superstores Volume One will be released in November 2006 and then you can expect Tales from the Crypt Volume One in December 2006 and Two-Fisted Tales Volume One in January 2007, with additional volumes to follow throughout 2007! All volumes are priced at $49.95 and will be available at bookstores and comic book specialty stores. This is truly great news and something that us serious fans of collected editions have been waiting for some time.
Mr. Cochran, himself sent out this letter to the fans of EC Comics,

The first of these books will be out in October with a Foreword by George Lucas, who is an EC fan. The second will be in November with a Foreword from Steven Spielberg, another EC fan. Every attempt has been made to make these new reprints “perfect”. These are high-quality hardcovers, full color, shot from the EC original art with great clarity, and all the inside color has been re-worked and improved. In the original EC comics, because of the primitive way the color separations had to be made, there was only a small number of combinations possible, leading to a limited palette for the finished product. Using modern computer coloring technology, with an infinite range of colors available to the colorist, at last the color does justice to the quality of the artwork and the stories, while still following the spirit of Marie Severin’s colorings.

I think The EC Archives will be the best EC project I have ever done, and probably the last. I invite you to take me up on the great pre publication offer in the mailing and see for yourself. And, finally, don’t worry about the usual “Russ Cochran delays”. These books will be published as scheduled!

Long Live EC!

Time to spend your money wisely!

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Mark Beazley Interviewed At Newsarama

Marvel’s Collected Editions Editor Mark Beazley sits down with Newsarama with a chat about Marvel’s upcoming Marvel Premiere Classic hardcover line. The article also features artwork from Kraven’s Last Hunt and also lets us know that new hardcovers of Origin and Punisher: Circle of Blood are getting the Marvel Premiere Classic treatment, too!

CCL Podcast #77 – DC and Marvel: The Crossovers

Collected Comics Library Podcast #77
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I actually got out this past week and went to, not one, but two movies! Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Chest and Superman Returns. I had more fun at Pirates than Superman, but Patty, my wife, liked Superman better. I guess she adheres herself more to Lois Lane type, then Elizabeth Swan, which is just fine with me.
On this show I go over the various DC and Marvel Crossover Events and a few trades where you can find them. It begs the questions: Is Superman really stronger then Thor? and just who is Wonder Woman’s Marvel counterpart?
Lastly, I run down a few other Podcast and Blog Panels at the 2006 International Comic-Con



Links of note:
Pop Cult On-Line podcast
Comics Talk Café podcast
The Uofficial Comics Crossover Index

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In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Great books from Forbidden Planet
Dark Horse for December

Berserk Vol 12 TPB (MR)
Essential Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 TPB New Ptg
Essential Marvel Team-Up Vol 2 TPB
Excalibur Classic Vol 2 Two Edged Sword TPB
Halo Graphic Novel HC (MR)
Iron Man Extremis Premiere HC
Recipe For Gertrude Vol 1
Sloth HC (MR)
Superman Batman Vol 4 Vengeance HC
Swan Vol 7
Teen Titans Go Vol 4 Ready For Action TPB
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol 2 HC
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 20 Glimpses Of Death TPB
Walking Dead Vol 1 HC (MR)
Witchblade Vol 11 TPB

Adam Strange Archives Volume 2 HC
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis – Once and Future
Batman: the Dark Knight Archives Volume 5 HC
Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age All-Winners Volume 2
New Avengers Volume 3: Secrets & Lies
New Avengers Volume 4: the Collective Premiere HC
Spider-Girl Presents Fantastic Five: in Search of Doom Digest
Dark Horse Comics: the First Twenty Years Hardcover
Crying Freeman Volume 4
The Darkness Compendium Edition
Popbot Collection
Ai Yori Aoshi Volume 14
Ai Yori Aoshi Complete Works
Abraxas and the Earthman