More Flash!

Boy, 2006 is really shaping up to be The Year of The Flash! First we had the CBS series released on DVD, next we have the Golden Age Flash Volume 2 coming out January 25th, there is a lot of speculation that a member of the Flash family will die in Infinite Crisis and now, and low and behold, we have DC has announcing The Flash Archives Volume 4 for a may 2006 release!
Also coming out in May is Showcase Presents: The Haunted Tank!
I’ll go over these and other solicits on the next podcast.

Collected Comics Library Podcasts #50 and #51

Collected Comics Library Podcast #51
49,304 Kb; 42m 04s
MUSIC: Walter Reed by Michael Penn
Tonight I comment on the termination of DC Comics Senior Editor of Collected Editions and a friend of the CCL, Bob Greenberger (Lying in the Gutters).
Also I comment on The Shield FX show and a trip to the Detroit Pistons game last week. For the extended feature, I go over Marvel Comics Limited Editions from the early 1990′s.

And in case you missed it….

Collected Comics Library Podcast #50
39,402 Kb; 33m 37s
MUSIC: Stormy Weather by Echo and the Bunnymen
RECAP on Podcast #50
Happy New Year and Thanks to everyone who have supported me over the year! NCAA Football Contest winners; 24 and The Shield; New Releases of the week and the BIG, GIANT-SIZED 2005 Year in Review!
Enjoy it again, for the first time.

Music courtesy of Toolshed
Happy New Year!

Great Books from In Stock Trades:
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol 1 HC
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol 2 HC
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol 3 HC (Res)
Batman Hush Returns TPB
Dc Universe The Stories of Alan Moore (MR)
Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol 1 TPB
Marvel Knights 4 Vol 4 Impossible Things Happen Every Day TPB
Spider-Man vs Silver Sable Vol 1 TPB
Essential Avengers Vol 5 TPB
Top Cows Best of Michael Turner TPB
Billy The Kids Old Timey Oddities TPB
Chronicles of Conan Vol 9 River Dragons & Others TPB
Essential Official Handbook of The Marvel Universe
Fables Vol 6 Homelands TPB (MR)
Grimjack Killer Instinct TPB
Hellblazer Staring at the Wall TPB (MR)
Kiss & Tell GN
Lady Snowblood Vol 2 The Deep Seated Grudge TPB (MR)
Marvel 1602 New World TPB
Maze Agency Vol 1 T[B
New Avengers Vol 1 Breakout TPB
New Recruits TPB
Superman Sacrifice TPB
Ultimate Annuals Vol 1 TPB
Ultimate X-Men Vol 5 HC
Universal Monsters Cavalcade Of Horror TPB
Absolute Batman Hush Oversized HC
Crisis on Infinite Earths Absolute Edition HC

Bob Greenberger

A lot of people have been e-mailing me about the Bob Greenberger firing over at DC. I will be talking about it more in my next podcast, but I can tell you that Bob and I have e-mailed each other back yesterday after the news came out. You can be sure I have comments on this. It certainly kept me up last night. We lost a good man over at DC, but I’m sure he will land on his feet, whether it is at another company, with his Star Trek writing or political endeavors.
On an up note, here is a cover for the Golden Age Flash Archives Volume 2.
And speaking of the Scarlet Speedster, it is likely that we will see Flash Archives Volume 4 in 2006.

Collected Comics Library Podcast #49 December 31, 2005

Collected Comics Library Podcast #49
20,329 Kb; 17m 20s

MUSIC: Chinese Handcuffs by
The New Year

A few days late. I was in Chicago the past few days. But I did shop a cool little shop in Wilmette called The Comix Gallery. Check it out if you are in town.
Cool stuff in the way of new releases this week including the Golden Age
All-Winners Masterworks.
Collected Amazing Spider-Man from Newsarama.
Music courtesy of Toolshed
Happy New Year!

Great Books from In Stock Trades:
30 Days Of Night Annual 2005
Captain America & The Falcon Secret Empire TPB
Conan And The Jewels Of Gwahlur HC
Devil Does Exist Vol 4
Elfquest The Grand Quest Vol 12 TPB
Harlequin Pink A Girl In A Million TPB
Harlequin Violet Response TPB (MR)
Lex Luthor Man Of Steel TPB
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol 2 Power Struggle
Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol 2 TPB
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age All Winners Vol 1 HC Variant
Rann Thanagar War TPB
Sentry TPB New Printing
Shadow Star Vol 7 Victims Eyes Assailants Hands TPB
Spawn Collection Vol 1 HC
Star Wars Episodes I – III Slipcased TPB Set
Star Wars General Grievous TPB
Strange Girl Vol 1 Girl Afraid TPB
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 14 Warriors TPB

Golden Age Hawkman Archives UPDATE

I received word from Bob Greenberger (Senior Editor of Collected Editions at DC), this morning. It turns out that the separator got the pages out of order, The Editors then missed it because at that point they, and Bob, were concerned with clarity of reconstruction and correctness of color, thus affecting EVERY copy. There are no perfect versions of this book. I know I stated in my show that DCBS had a good copy for me, but now that does not seem to be the case. I have notified DCBS. I was just going by their word. I never had the book in front of me. Again, the pages in question are 131-136 and page sequence is as follows: 1, 3, 2, 5, 4, and 6.
I also received an e-mail from a listener Bob he received the following e-mail from DCBS:
We looked into the problem with the Golden Age Hawkman Archives that you notified us about and our Diamond rep informed us that they were completely unaware of any problems. Which means that DC has not notified them about a misprint. So, we will send you your copy as normal and if you notice a misprint please notify us immediately. We will have you return the book, we will notify Diamond of the problem, and get you an appropriate replacement as soon as possible.
It should be noted that DC Comics has no plans to recall the books or do a 2nd Printing.
As you can see, DCBS and all retailers are in tough situations. There is no real recourse for the consumer at this point. I welcome your e-mails on this subject.