4 Collection Editions To Buy from Marvel’s 2014 Solicits

WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION: MADRIPOOR NIGHTS TPB
WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION: MADRIPOOR NIGHTS TPB
Marvel has released their November 2014 Solicitations and I’m eager to own several of them:

First up Wolverine Epic Collection: Madripoor Nights, collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #1-16, and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #1-10 and MARVEL AGE ANNUAL #4, 504 pages, $34.99. While this isn’t my first exposure to Wolverine (the first was Frank Miller’s series), this is where I became 100% hooked on the character. You can think of this collection as a direct sequel to the Wolverine Omnibus, which is in desperate need of a second printing or an Epic Collection, itself. Which in that case would be Volume 0, ’cause this is Volume 1 in the series.

Marvel Masterworks: The Submariner Volume 6 (Variant Volume 215), collecting SUB-MARINER (1968) #39-49 and DAREDEVIL (1964) #77, 280 pages, $75.00. As you may know by listening to the CCL Podcast, Namor is my character to follow in 2014, that is to say that I have gone back and read his appearances in the Atlas Era Masterworks and the Silver Age run in hardcover form. This latest book will be a very nice addition to the bookshelf and I’ll probably read the whole thing with it comes in the mail from DCBS. BTW, This series ran until issue #72, so that means 3 more Masterworks for completion. Namor was next seen in Super-Villain Team-Up with Doctor Doom, which was collected in its own Essential.

Marvel Firsts: The 1980s Vol. 3 TPB is full of great #1s and First Appearances, including Steve Ditko’s Speedball and the often overlooked Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown, which perhaps should have been included in the above Epic Collection. Collecting THE ’NAM #1, COMET MAN #1, FALLEN ANGELS #1, MEPHISTO VS. #1, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #31, SPELLBOUND (1988) #1, EXCALIBUR SPECIAL EDITION, X-TERMINATORS #1, HAVOK & WOLVERINE: MELTDOWN #1, SHADOWMASTERS #1 — plus material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22; MARVEL AGE ANNUAL #4; and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #10, #17, #25-26, #29 and #38, 480 pages, $39.99.

The Howard The Duck Omnibus, collecting Adventure into Fear #19; Man-Thing #1; Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5; Howard the Duck #1-33, Annual #1; Marvel Treasury Edition #12; Marvel Team-Up #96, 808 pages, $99.99 is one that I already own but I have to mention it because everyone should own a copy. Funny story: After my son and I saw Guardians Of The Galaxy, Patrick asked about this Omnibus and if he could read it.. Although it does contain some “adult” martial, he’s 14 and I think he can handle it. While skimming it over I could hear him laughing in the next room and so far he’s taken right to it. It now resides next to his bedside.

CCL Podcast #391 – Steve Bryant, Athena Voltaire

Athena Voltaire Compendium
Athena Voltaire Compendium

Collected Comics Library Podcast #391
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Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics:
Steve Byrant stops by to talk about his upcoming Athena Voltaire Compendium from Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics. Andy Tom rides shotgun with me as we discuss the long evolution of the character, the publishers, the successful 2010 Kickstarter, the collected editions and the improvements to the new Compendium. We also talk about other great Kickstarter projects including: Gangs Of Camelot and Doc Unknown.

Athena Voltaire Links:
Steve Bryant Official
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Preview pages via Comic Book Resources

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All The Recored 2014 Comic Con Panels That I Know Of

Comic Con International
Comic Con International

There’s a gazillion panels at Comic Con and there is absolutely no way that you could hit every one. That is, of course, if they are recored and listened back to later. Such is the case from Jamie Coville, who year after year does this arduous task for us — including a wonderful audio recording of the 2014 Eisner Awards.

Friend and fellow podcaster John Mayo, of the Comic Book Page podcast and blog and Comic Book Resources, was on this year’s 9th Annual All-Star Comic Book Podcasters Panel. It was a star-studded event and no one had a shortage of opinion. Which is as it should be. Besides the talents of John there was, Heath Corson (The Nerdist Writers Panel-Comics Edition), Calvin Reid (Publisher’s Weekly Comics World), Tim Beyers (The Motley Fool), and Glen Weldon (NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour) and moderated by another long time friend, John Siuntres (Word Balloon). I was on the 2006 Comics Podcasting Panel, perhaps I’ll make it back for the 10th Anniversary.

The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio (Abrams)

CCL Podcast #390 – Reprint Wrap-Up From Comic Con 2014

The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio (Abrams)
The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio (Abrams)
Collected Comics Library Podcast #390
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Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics:
Marvel Star Wars in 2015, BPRD: Plague of Frogs TP, Showcase Presents: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew TP, Batman Unwrapped: The Court of Owls HC, Batman: Gordon of Gotham TP, Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen Artifact Ed. HC, All New X-Men HC Vol. 1, Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet HC, Walt Kelly Pogo Comp. Dell Comics HC Vol. 2…

…and all news from San Diego Comic Con 2014…collected edition wise from these publishers: Conundrum Press, Fantagraphics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, DC Comics, Abrams, Drawn & Quarterly, Flesk and IDW.

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Saga Book One (Image)

Collected Edition News From Comic Con 2014

Saga Book One (Image)
Saga Book One (Image)

UPDATED July 30, 2014

So another Comic Con has come and gone. From the sound of the chatter, it was a great show and with plenty of TV and movie news — oh and Star Wars lot’s and lot’s of Star Wars.

But there was also a fair share of collected edition news, too. Let’s take a look at what we know so far:

Conundrum Press announced a complete hardcover collection of Dakota McFadzean’s webcomic, The Dailies for Spring 2015; full color, $25.00

Fantagraphics announced the complete Cheech Wizard called The Big Book Of Me, from the late underground artist Vaugh Bode. This material was originally published in National Lampoon from 1971-1975. April 2015, $19.99 TPB

Fantagraphics also announced a webcomic collection of Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia, as a one-shot graphic novel in Summer 2015.

Dark Horse announced the Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe, a comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man’s decades-long epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon. April 2015, $39.99 HC.

Dark Horse also announced three reprints from Geoff Darrow. This includes Darrow and Frank Miller’s Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot: The Gallery Edition; a new English translation of Bourbon Thret and the critically acclaimed Shaolin Cowboy for the first time in America.

Image Comics presented the cover to the upcoming Saga HC that will be published in November. This is being made into a very big deal over the interwebs.

Image also announced that it will be publishing a collected edition of Kinski, Gabriel Hardman’s Monkeybrain Comics series.

DC Comics announced a slew of Absolutes including Absolute Y: The Last Man, Absolute Transmetropolitan, The Absolute New Gods By Walt Simonson and Batman by Neal Adams. Typically an Absolute has 20 issues. Y and Transmetropolitan had a run of 60 (plus a few ancillary stories), so we can count on either 3 or maybe 2 if DC really wants to pack it all in. Simonson’s Fourth World will be an interesting one. This should collect Orion #1-25 (June 2000-June 2002) and the Tales Of The New Gods (with John Byrne) back-up stories. The Neal Adams Batman should collect the three hardcovers that have been previously published as well as Batman: Odyssey (2012).

Jeff Smith announced a new color edition of Bone Volume One: Out From Bonesville to be published in February. This the anniversary edition will contain a brand-new illustrated poem by Smith, as well as a series of small-comics and pin-ups from a number of Smith’s favorite cartoonists, friends, and fellow category mainstays including Kate Beaton, Jeffrey Brown, Kazu Kibuishi, Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier and Craig Thompson.

Abrams announced a new Charle Shultz sketchbook retrospective, called Only What Is Necessary will be written and designed by Chip Kidd. It bridges the gap between Li’l Folks and Peanuts and will be 300 pages, in a 9″ x 12″ horizontal format, with an introduction by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney. It will be released in September 2015, in time for the 65th anniversary of the Peanuts strip.

Abrams also announced The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier and it will be 340-page compilation art book of comics done at the Kirby and Simon studios. The of the upcoming book is work that was their last collaboration and has never ben seen before.

Drawn & Quarterly will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015 with a 500-page hardcover featuring new and rare comics from many of the cartoonists they’ve published over the years. Among several other projects is Trash Market and will collect six short stories by Tadao Tsuge that will be translated by scholar Ryan Holmberg. The stories were originally published in Garo magazine in the 1960s and ‘70s. The book will be 272 pages, and retail for $22.95.

Flesk unveiled Terry Dodson’s latest sketchbook collection, Masquerade. It features an assortment of material including pencil sketches, ink and marker preliminaries, convention sketches, character designs and a show print drawing with the process shown in a step-by-step format.

IDW announced two archival projects. The first is The Complete Corto Maltese and will published in English for the first time overseen by the new EuroComcis by Dean Mullaney, who worked closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Hugo Pratt’s long-time collaborator. The series will be in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt’s original oversized black and white format. They will also feature new translations from Pratt’s original Italian scripts by Simone Castaldi, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra.

IDW also announced Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition will be collecting the series Chinatown and will be released in 2015.

NOTE: I’m sure I may have missed a few items and that more news will be coming out…stay tuned.