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.


News from the local fishwrap…

For all you Judge Parker fans out there, artist Harold LeDoux has retired and has been replaced by Eduardo Barretto, who has worked on Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman and several graphic novels from ONI Press
Also, Detroit Free Press ran a front page article in its’ Business section today titled Comic Books Draw On Ads, about corporate product placement in mainstream comic books from DC and Marvel. The article also talks about the upcoming Rush City from DC and Marvels deal with Dodge.
The Free Press also runs another article about the upcoming Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel.

On a site note, the entire Release Schedule has been updated to the best of my knowledge. I’ll be back later tonight to update it even further with DC solicitations for September.


CCL Podcast #73 – The Great Comic Book Heroes

Collected Comics Library Podcast #73
29,407Kb; 25m 05s

A much shorter show this week. I now have the exact date and time of the Comic Podcast Panel at the San Diego Comic Con and I also tell you who else will be on the panel with me.

I have an e-mail from one of my regulars, Shane and I even have a new question of the week.

The feature this week is Jules Feiffer’s The Great Comic Book Heroes. If you’re interested in comic book history, you’ll really want this book on your shelf.

Lastly I want to congratulate James McGhie the winner of the Avengers Volume 1 Marvel Masterworks. I do have a giveaway contest for this week, but you have to listen to find out how to enter.


In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Pre-prders from Forbidden Planet
Dark Horse for November
Aliens Predator Panel To Panel TPB
Cant Get No Sc (MR)
Cartoon Network Block Party Vol 3 Can You Dig It
Cartoon Network Block Party Vol 4 Blast Off
Crying Freeman Vol 2 TPB (MR)
Daredevil Vol 5 HC
Dreadful Ed HC
Gi Joe Americas Elite Vol 1 TPB
Harlequin Pink The Bachelor Prince TPB
Harlequin Violet Blind Date TPB
Hellspawn Ashley Wood Coll TPB
Infinity Gauntlet TPB New Ptg
Jla Classified New Maps Of Hell TPB
Liberty Meadows Vol 1 TPB New Prtg
Little Lulu Vol 10 All Dressed TPB
Mage Vol 2 Hero Defined TPB
Marvel Team-Up Vol 3 League Of Losers TPB
Monster Collection Vol 6 (MR)
Nexus Archives Vol 3 HC
Reiko The Zombie Shop Vol 3 TPB
She-Hulk Vol 3 Time Trials TPB

Batgirl: Destructions’ Daughter
Absolute DC: the New Frontier
All Star Superman Volume 1 HC
American Virgin Volume 1: Head
Batman: Gotham County Line
Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 7 Hardcover
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Volume 3: World’s Greatest Dige
New Marvel Mangaverse: Rings of Fate Digest
Sentry: Reborn
Women of Marvel
Penny Arcade Volume 3: the Warsun Prophecies
Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Volume 2
The Complete Nemesis the Warlock Book 1
Best American Comics 2006
Moomin: the Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip Book One HC

Infinite Crisis Companion coming soon

sixstringguild over on the Forum wrote to tell me of the forthcoming Infinite Crisis Companion Trade Paperback due out in October. So far I only know that is book will contain the Villains United: Infinite Crisis Special because that is what the cover of the Infinite Crisis Companion Trade is. So it is reasonable to assume that the other three Infinite Crisis Specials will be collected, too: The OMAC Project, Rann-Thanagar War, and Day of Vengeance.
I would also hope that since DC is collecting these specials, this book would also contain the Infinite Crisis Secret Files, however, I doubt that it would contain Countdown to Infinite Crisis because that book was already reprinted in the OMAC Trade Paperback.
I’ll keep you up-to-date on this matter.


CCL Podcast #72 – All About The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

Collected Comics Library Podcast #72
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I decided this week to get away from Marvel and DC and go for something a little more interesting in terms of the history of the comic book industry: Tower Comics, and the whole bizarre saga both in the pages and in the court room of The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.

I also have some great news to report. The Essential Captain America Volume 3 and The Essential Man-Thing Volume 1 will both be coming out in November!

I do a little review of X-Men: The Last Stand and my thoughts on Swedish furniture store IKEA.


In the USA…
Great new books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Great new books from Forbidden Planet
Superman Doomsday Omnibus TPB
Superman Our Worlds At War Complete Edition
Batman Under The Hood Vol 2 TPB
Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 5 Vol 5 TPB
De Tales Vol 1 TPB
Dmz Vol 1 On The Ground TPB (MR)
Essential Fantastic Four Vol 5 TPB
Fantastic Four Iron Man Big In Japan TPB
Majestic Vol 2 TPB
Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol 3 TPB
Oh My Goddess Vol 23 TPB
Pieces of A Spiral Vol 4
Power Girl TPB
Punisher vs Bullseye TPB
Spider-Girl Vol 6 Too Many Spiders Digest TPB
Hero Squared Vol 1 TPB

Otherworld Book One
Showcase Presents Batman Volume 1
The Losers Volume 5: Endgame
Tom Strong Book Six HC
Wildcats: Nemesis
Cable/Deadpool Volume 5: Living Legends
Essential Hulk Volume 4
Fantastic Four: the Resurrection of Nicholas Scratch
Marvel Masterworks: the Invincible Iron man Volume 3
Spider-Man Visionaries: Kurt Busiek Volume 1
Transformers: Beast Wars – the Gathering
Star Trek the Next Generation Comics Classics Volume 2: Maelstrom
Judge Dredd: the Complete Case Files Volume 5