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CCL #224 – X-O Manowar: Birth HC (Valiant)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #224
26,827Kb; 22m 50s

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This week on the show we talk about something from the What’s Old Is New Again category: X-O Manowar: Birth HC (Valiant). It’s akin to: What if Conan The Barbarian traveled to the near distant future only to find Iron Man’s armor? First released in 1995, X-O is a story about a man out of time and a man with the most powerful weapon in the universe. The initial series ran for 70 issues and Aric, our hero, actually did meet up with Tony Stark at one point. The hardcover itself is very nice that includes remastered artwork of issues 0 and 1-6, a complete cover gallery, script and pencil pages and a new story published just for this volume and it’s all done by Bob Layton, Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith and Joe Quesada.

As for the news this week, if you’ve come by the blog this week, then you’ve noticed that a few items popped up but for the most part many companies are keeping quiet until Heroes Con occurs this weekend. I also go over a couple of DC and Marvel solicits that caught my eye, including one Essential Sub-Mariner Volume 1.

All this and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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Collecting the Publishers: America’s Best Comics

America’s Best Comics (aka ABC) is the former Wildstorm and later DC Comics imprint headed by Alan Moore. Founded in 1999, it is best known for publishing The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Nearly everything that ABC has put out has been collected in some way or another. Here are a few:

  • The Official America’s Best Comics website has merged with the Wildstorm site.
  • The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen The Absolute Edition Slipcased Hardcover Volume 1, 2 and The Black Dossier.
  • Absolute Promethea Vol. 1 Slipcased Hardcover collects Promethea #1-12, due in stores September 30, 2009.
  • America’s Best Comics TPB A Who’s Who of fantastic comics creators comes together for this handsome volume collecting the America’s Best Comics Special, The Abc Sketchbook, And The Many Worlds Of Tesla Strong.
  • Tom Strong
    • Books 1-6 In both Hardcover and Softcover. Collects the entire 36 issue run and Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales Volumes 1-2 collects the 12 issues series.
  • Top 10
    • Top 10: Book One (issues 1-7), Top 10: Book Two (issues 8-12), Smax, which was set directly after the series’ conclusion (issues 1-5), Top 10: The Forty-Niners and Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct (issues 1-5).

CCL Podcast #214 – Chris Staros, Top Shelf, Publisher

Collected Comics Library Podcast #214
38,947Kb; 33m 01s

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Here at the Collected Comics Library, I tend to focus on the bigger companies. That’s no accident because they have such a huge share of the market, but I do my best to highlight some of the publishing efforts of the Independents. Today, is one of those days, as I sit down and talk with Chris Staros, Publisher of Top Shelf Productions. In the conversation we cover Alan Moore’s Lost Girls and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, Jeff Lemire’s Essex Country Trilogy, The Surrogates, Marshal Law and so much more including a few upcoming books will sure find way onto your shelf like, Far Arden, Second Thoughts, and Moving Pictures. I want to thank Chris for taking time out of his busy schedule to come on the show.

Chris

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Collected Edition Blog browsing on Friday afternoon

I covered a lot this week at the CCL and now it’s the weekend, so go out and pick up a new comic or two.

CCL Podcast #212 – Before Watchmen

Collected Comics Library Podcast #212
36,040Kb; 30m 32s

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So you’ve seen the Watchmen movie and you’ve read the Watchmen trade paperback and are now longing for more. Well there’s no better place then to start from the beginning; with the Charlton Heroes characters that Watchmen were based upon. Today on the show I go over where you can find Captain Atom (Dr. Manhattan), The Blue Beetle (Nite Owl), The Question (Rorschach), Nightshade (Silk Spectre), Peacemaker (The Comedian) and Thunderbolt (Ozymandias) in collected edition form. It’s another trip down memory lane as we look at the characters in their Charlton incarnation as well as their DC Comics incarnation when they were integrated in the DCU post Crisis On Infinite Earths.

Also on the show I read two e-mails, one regarding the reproduction quality of DC Comics Classics Library: Superman – Kryptonite Nevermore and another on how I first came to be acquainted with Watchmen back in 1986.

All this and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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