CCL Podcast #78 – Short, Sweet and Solicitations

Collected Comics Library Podcast #78
21,982Kb; 18m 45s

Although it’s my shortest show in a long while, it’s jam packed with information. Including the newly announced EC Archives, an awesome special contest from Atomic Comics, friend of the show David Price, from the Comic Timing podcast, writes in a Wolverine question that I need your help on and finally the solicitations from Marvel (October) and DC (November).
As I said on the podcast, while in San Diego I hope to get a few things done. First is that I hope to post information on the blog as it comes available. Second is to garner a few interviews and third is to do a show from the either the Hotel or the Convention floor. I don’t want to miss a beat with the podcast.


Links of note:
The Golden Age of Comic Books podcast – EC Comics edition

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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

Avengers Assemble Vol 3 HC
Metal Men Archives Vol 1 HC
New Avengers Vol 2 Sentry TPB
Oh My Goddess Vol 1 Authentic Ed TPB
Rising Stars Vol 1 Born In Fire TPB
Rising Stars Vol 2 Power TPB
Scarlet Traces HC
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol 1 Super Crush Digest
Superman Infinite Crisis TPB
Untold Tales of The New Universe TPB
X-Men Blood of Apocalypse TPB
X-Men Deadly Genesis Premiere HC
Jason & The Argobots Vol 1 Birthquake TPB
24 Seven GN
Afterworks Vol 1 GN

Captain Atom: Armageddon
Nightwing: Renegade
Showcase Presents Shazam Volume 1
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne Volume 6
Thor: Eternals Saga Volume 1
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Ultimate Collection
X-Men: the End Book 3 – Men and X-Men
Appleseed ID
Goon Volume 5: Wicked Inclinations
Doll and Creature Volume 1: Everything Turns Gray
Blab! Volume 17
Blood Sucker Volume 2
EC Archives: Weird Science Volume 1 HC

The Times of Botchan Volume 3

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!