CCL Podcast #77 – DC and Marvel: The Crossovers

Collected Comics Library Podcast #77
27,861Kb; 23m 46s

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

CCL Podcast #76 – Captain America

Collected Comics Library Podcast #76
39,073Kb; 33m 20s

Happy Independence Day to everyone! With the holiday in mind, I feature Captain America. From the Golden Age, his revival in the Silver Age and up to the events of Civil War, Steve Rogers is the epitome of what it means to be a proud fighting American solider. Teamwork, sacrifice and the belief that good will always triumph over evil has always been his mantra.
From the CCL News Department: the 1930’s Shadow and Doc Savage pulps are going to get reprinted from Anthony Tollin and Nostalgia Ventures.
This weeks New Releases list is loaded with wonderful books from many different companies, I for one, may purchase every single book on the list – yeah, it’s that good.
Thanks to Alex and Don for the voice mails, as well.
So, support the troops and enjoy the show!



Links of note:
The Shadow Fan
Bar Hop Sessions

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In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Great books from Forbidden Planet

Batman City of Crime TPB
Black Panther by Jack Kirby Vol 2 TPB
Bprd The Black Flame TPB
Essential Off Handbook Marvel Universe Deluxe Ed Vol 3 TPB
Fables Vol 7 Arabian Nights and Days TPB (MR)
Invincible Vol 2 Ultimate Coll HC
Pete Von Sholly Extremely Weird Stories TPB
Showcase Presents Elongated Man Vol 1 TPB
Superman Returns The Movie & More Tales of the Man of Steel
Superman Returns The Movie Adaptation
Supreme Power Hyperion TPB
Top 10 Beyond The Farthest Precinct TPB
The X-Files: Volume 3 TPB
Queen & Country Vol 1 Broken Ground HC (MR)
Queen & Country Vol 2 Morningstar TPB (MR)
Queen & Country Vol 4 Operation Blackwall TPB (MR)
New Teen Titans Archives Volume 3 HC
Superman Returns: The Prequels
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Elfquest: the Discovery
Essential Thor Volume 3
Fantastic Four: the Life Fantastic
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 1 Derailed
Haunt of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe HC
Marvel Adv Spider-Man Vol. 4 Concrete Jungle
Star Wars: Tag and Bink Were Here
Complete Peanuts 1959-1962 Box Set
Complete Mike Grell’s Jon Sable Freelance Vol 5
Spawn Manga Collection
Tramps Like Us Vol 10
Great British Comics

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.
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Local Boy Does Super Job!

Geoff Johns is ineterviewed today in the Detroit Free Press by Julie Hinds. Julie is the same writer who interviewed myself and the Detroit Podcasters a few months back. It’s a quick interview and Johns shares his thoughts on Superman, Hollywood and being a native Detroiter.

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