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6 Collected Editions Worthy Of Your Attention #34

Is there one book that is a “must have” collected edition that came out this week? My friends Andy Tom (@AndrewJTom), Chris Campbell (@ChrisCampbell8), Marc Diefenderfer (@Dief88), Shane Hannafey, Adam Besenyodi (@adambesenyodi), Joey Nazzari (@CaptDS9E), Wallace Ryan (@ReverendLove) and I (@ChrisCCL) are sharing some comic book collected editions, reprints and/or graphic novels released this week that you may be interested in.

Nova Vol. 1: Origin Premiere HC (Marvel)
Nova Vol. 1: Origin Premiere HC (Marvel)

Picked by @andrewjtom
Nova Vol. 1: Origin Premiere HC (Marvel)
Collects Nova (2013) #1-5 and material from Marvel Now! Point One #1, $24.99
Y’know, I really have no knowledge of the Marvel Cosmic line. I know of a character named Nova, and I’ve heard how great Abnett & Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy run was. Outside of that, I’ve really never had much of an exposure to that stuff. This new Nova collection is tailor-made for guys like me. Say what you will about Jeph Loeb’s stories (I know that he has his haters), but the man knows how to craft a fun & entertaining story (Commando wasn’t exactly Schindler’s List). With this book Loeb seems to have produced another fun “popcorn” style story. He brings along his frequent collaborator, (the immensely talented) Ed McGuinness for what seems to be a story about a young coming of age hero who has been blessed with great power and great responsibility (sound familiar?). The nice thing about guys like Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, is that they know that not every comic needs to be “high art”. Sometimes, comics should just be a lot of fun; and they excel at making fun comics. Go out and try this out… and remember to have a good time reading it.

Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was (Archaia)
Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was (Archaia)

Picked by @adambesenyodi
Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was (Archaia), $24.95
The very definition of cult TV show, Space: 1999 was a British import on these shores in the mid-’70s. On the premise of a nuclear age cautionary tale, the show centered on the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, who are stranded in space when the nuclear waste humanity was storing on the far side of the Moon explodes on September 13, 1999, hurtling the Moon out of the Earth’s orbit and on an interplanetary journey. Since Hanna-Barbara owned the merchandising rights to the classic TV show, it made sense that the comics licensing went to Charlton Comics, who had an existing relationship in place. Bronze Age Charlton Comics boasted a pretty damn impressive bullpen of top-notch talent and licensed properties, with John Byrne, Roger Stern, and Bob Layton all producing work for the venerable imprint. And titles like The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman could be found alongside Space: 1999 on the roster. Carrying a “Selected Remastered Works from the Comic Archives, 1975-1979” subtitle, Archaia has rescued myriad Space: 1999 artifacts and presented them here, including selections from the Charlton series and from the British children’s magazine Look-In. The collection is in continuity between the first and second seasons of the TV show, and features an absolutely gorgeous, previously unpublished Gray Morrow painted cover (the kind Charlton could be counted on for producing in most all of their ’70s titles).

Once Upon a Time -  Shadow Of The Queen Premiere HC (Marvel)
Once Upon a Time – Shadow Of The Queen Premiere HC (Marvel)

Picked by Shane
Once Upon a Time –  Shadow Of The Queen Premiere HC (Marvel), $19.99
The beauty of having so many companies under your umbrella is that not only do you have crossover potential, but a means to get your product out there in so many different forms of media. Disney’s ownership of Marvel means comic adaptations and/or original stories from their many properties. Some of which might not be feasible or cost effective to tell in the television format. We saw this happen with Castle. Marvel did a great job with a couple of graphic novels, not necessarily based on the TV series, but based on the” writings” of the main character, a best-selling author. These were stories that would have probably never been told on television. We are also seeing the reverse, whereas ABC is launching the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series this fall. With the universe of Once Upon a Time, there is an incredible amount of material with which Marvel can play mine from. After two seasons, I’m still really enjoying this TV series a lot. Not only have they turned fairy tales upside down and given me stories that are familiar yet different, they have also taken it from a Disney perspective. So, while the comic book series Fables (another favorite of mine) has its own versions of these classic characters, almost everyone knows of the Disney versions, even if they aren’t comic book readers. This TV series did a great job of taking those beloved characters and interweaving their stories into a bigger tale that ropes in viewers both young and old and still changing things up to give you an entirely different experience. If you haven’t seen the TV series, I say give it a try. While the series has a huge array of characters from fairy tales, the main story is predominantly about the Evil Queen and Snow White. This first ever graphic novel tie in is a story about the Evil Queen, her quest to capture Snow White and the Huntsman she uses to help her with her devious plan. This should be a fun book whether you are a fan of the TV series or just a fan of classic fairy tales. Check it out!

Avengers: Endless Wartime OGN-HC (Marvel)
Avengers: Endless Wartime OGN-HC (Marvel)

Picked by @Dief88
Avengers: Endless Wartime OGN-HC (Marvel), $24.99
Marvel’s “Season One” graphic novels must have sold pretty well, because now the company has set out to publish a new series of OGNs (this time set in current Marvel continuity), starting with Avengers: Endless Wartime. These books will apparently boast higher-profile creators than “Season One” did; for Endless Wartime, we get Warren Ellis and Mike McKone. All Marvel has revealed about the plot is that it involves a villain from Captain America’s past, though whether this villain is an established character or a brand-new one has yet to be revealed. It’s also unclear at this point exactly how self-contained Endless Wartime will be, or to what extent it will be referred to in the ongoing Avengers comics. Ideally, in my opinion, this book would lean toward the former. Either way, though, I’m interested to see what direction Ellis and McKone take with this book.

Heroic Tales The Bill Everett Archives Volume 2 HC (Fantagraphics)
Heroic Tales The Bill Everett Archives Volume 2 HC (Fantagraphics)

Picked by @ChrisCCL
Heroic Tales The Bill Everett Archives Volume 2 HC (Fantagraphics), $39.99
I didn’t know much about Bill Everett other than he created Namor The Submariner and Daredevil until I picked up Blake Bell’s Bill Everett Archives Volume 1. Bell is the one of the best curators of classic, hard to find material and refreshing it for the 21st Century audience, just look at his Steve Ditko Archives series. Well now, Bell is back with a second go around with Everett and from what I hear, the comics here are superior to what we saw in Volume 1. If that’s the case, then we are all in for a real treat!

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Conan Red Nails Original Art Archives HC (Genesis West)
Conan Red Nails Original Art Archives HC (Genesis West)

Conan Red Nails Original Art Archives HC (Genesis West), $150.00
I’ve never heard of Genesis West publishing until I saw the solicit for this book. From what I dug up this is similar to the Artist’s Editions being published by IDW. This particular Conan tale “concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction.” – Wikipedia; and was originally told from Robert E. Howard in his last Conan story he wrote and the last major fantasy he completed, in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. This comic adaptation is from Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith for Savage Tales #2-3 (Marvel, Oct. 1973 and Feb. 1974)). It has also been reprinted in collected edition form many times since then, both in black-and-white and in full color, by Marvel and more recently by Dark Horse The Chronicles of Conan: Volume 4: The Song of Red Sonja and Other Stories (Dark Horse Comics, 2004). Is this worth $240.00? Hmmmm…I’m not sure. If you see it in the wild or buy it let me know.

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6 Collected Editions Worthy Of Your Attention #11

Is there one book that is a “must have” that came out this week? My friends Andy Tom (@AndrewJTom), Chris Campbell (ChrisCampbell8), Marc Diefenderfer (@Dief88), Shane Hannafey, Adam Besenyodi (@adambesenyodi), and I (@ChrisCCL) are sharing six comic book collected editions, reprints and/or graphic novels released this week that you may be interested in.

Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel)
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel)

Picked by @AndrewJTom
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel)
Those of you that read last week’s column know how much of an Ed Brubaker fan that I am. One of my favorite Ed Brubaker works is the brilliant and often under-appreciated “Immortal Iron Fist” from Marvel Comics. Iron Fist teamed Brubaker up with Matt Fraction (co-writer) and artist, David Aja. Together this team would produce a critically acclaimed series that redefined the character of Iron Fist and made him relevant for a modern audience. Enter 2012, and 2 thirds of the Iron Fist team has been reunited on Marvel’s Hawkeye (minus Brubaker). Critical reviews praising Fraction and Aja’s work on this title have been numerous and plentiful ever since it’s debut. Fraction crafts a story about Hawkeye’s life as Clint Barton, and not a swashbuckling super hero in a purple costume. Fraction portrays Hawkeye as a real person. He allows the reader insight into why this character is much more than he’s ever been portrayed in the pages of Avengers while over shadowed by Norse gods, living legends, and technological marvels. Never had I thought that I’d be buying a Hawkeye collected edition, but I’ll definitely be picking this one up.
Collects Hawkeye (2012) #1-5 and Young Avengers Presents #6, $16.99

Star Wars The Clone Wars Defenders Of The Lost Temple TP (Dark Horse)
Star Wars The Clone Wars Defenders Of The Lost Temple TP (Dark Horse)

Picked by @adambesenyodi
Star Wars The Clone Wars Defenders Of The Lost Temple TP (Dark Horse)
If there is one thing the Star Wars franchise did right, it was the Clone Wars TV show on Cartoon Network. We watched every season as a family in our house, and it’s because the show managed to pull off the one trick Episodes I through III were never able to do: Make me care about the prequel era characters. Dark Horse has done a nice job of translating the look and feel of the show over to these digest-sized trade paperbacks, and the kiddo has picked up most of them over the years. They are in-continuity with the series, which served double-duty by adding dimension to the characters on the show and adding weight to the stories in the books. With the news this week that the TV show has been, in effect, canceled, I have a feeling I might be pulling this one and others off the kiddo’s bookshelf a little more often to revisit this world. (Small world/full disclosure note: Writer Justin Aclin was one of the editors I worked with years ago when I freelanced for ToyFare magazine.)
Set during season 4 of the animated series, $7.99

Chew Omnivore Edition HC Vol 3 (Image)
Chew Omnivore Edition HC Vol 3 (Image)

Picked by ChrisCampbell8
Chew Omnivore Edition HC Vol 3 (Image)
If your buying habits are anything like mine, you’ll find yourself double-dipping (or even triple-dipping) on certain titles. Maybe I couldn’t wait for the floppy, so I grabbed the digital copy while still in my pajamas on Wednesday morning (like with Batman Inc. issue 8). Or maybe I had some TPBs of Sandman and then the Absolutes descended on us without mercy for us or our wallets. Or maybe you’ve been reading Chew in single issues since the first issue, you’ve passes on the TPBs, but John Layman and Rob Guillory have made the wise decision to make available oversized hardcovers collecting 12 issues at a time. If you’ve ever spoken with me, you know this is my preferred purchasing path — single issues (digital or paper) followed by a 12-issue oversized hardcover. So this brings us to the 3rd volume of the Chew Omnivore Edition. Whether you’ve been reading this in single issues or not at all, fear not, this is a can’t-miss collection. This series keeps getting more and more absurd and hilarious, which is a great thing. And you also get the Secret Agent Poyo one-shot! Apologies for not spoiling any plot twists or developments in this collection, but you really have to experience the mega-arc of Major League Chew and Space Cakes for yourself. Tony and his twin sister Toni go to some strange places, and you should go with.
Collects Chew #21-30 and Chew: Secret Agent Poyo, $34.99

Avengers Season One Premiere HC (Marvel)
Avengers Season One Premiere HC (Marvel)

Picked by @Dief88
Avengers Season One Premiere HC (Marvel), $24.99
Marvel’s “Season One” graphic novels may have seemed like a shameless rip-off of DC’s “Earth One” books when they were first announced, but they actually started fairly strong and have only come into their own even more since then. I’ve read several of them, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. (My favorite is still the first one, Fantastic Four: Season One.) Most of the Season One books have featured lesser known (but good!) creators so far, but Avengers has a bit more star power, with Peter David on writing duties and art by the wonderful Andrea Di Vito. Will it hold a candle to the revised Avengers origin stories told in the last few years by Joe Casey, Brian Bendis, and others? I’m not sure yet, but I’m definitely willing to give it a shot.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 4 HC (Dark Horse)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 4 HC (Dark Horse)

Picked by Shane
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 4 HC (Dark Horse), $49.99
Although I’m both a comics fan and a SciFi/horror fan, they don’t always go hand in hand. I LOVE Star Wars, but really hadn’t collected the comics since the Marvel run when I was younger. Over the years, things changed, as did my consumption of stories from my favorite franchises. I now read a lot more of the Dark Horse Star Wars comics. Like Star Wars, I didn’t originally read Buffy comics. But that was mainly because I didn’t watch the show, so I had no interest in the comics. Now I was a rabid fan of Firefly by Joss Whedon and it showed me some of the greatness in his creations. A western in space was much more interesting to me then a teenage girl killing vampires. Buffy Season 8 came at a great time for me. A lot of people had raved about the greatness of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, while I wrote it off as fluff for years. A friend of mine tired of hearing my excuses, bought me season one for a gift. So, knowing my friend’s tastes and my love of Whedon’s other creation, I sat down and gave it a try. While most fans will tell you season one isn’t the strongest, it does hook you in. So, I picked up season two, and thus started my LOVE for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I just kept getting the seasons one by one until I finished the series. The show is fantastic! This was a little before season 8 became available, so of course when it hit the stands, I jumped on it. Now I was a fan. More Buffy please!! What season 8 did was flesh out a much more elaborate universe. One that wasn’t that held captive by the budget of a television series. Things like a giant size Dawn (Buffy’s sister) and a tie-in to Whedon’s futuristic slayer tale, Fray (also a great read). It also took the action to a global scale, so it wasn’t just tied to Sunnydale. Most importantly, it had Whedon’s writing in the first story arc and his input throughout the series, so I trusted it would stay true to his vision. This series had some incredible imagery and fun storylines that continued and expanded the ongoing story of Buffy and her crew. This penultimate volume of the library series finishes the season 8 run with issues 31-40 as well as the Riley one shot. There are some good surprises in this finale that I don’t want to spoil so read it, because if you are a fan of Buffy, you are doing yourself a disservice not reading this fine run. And what better way to do so, then with these library editions? Beautiful oversize hardcovers loaded with content. This is the reason I’ve almost stopped getting monthlies altogether and just wait for the best possible package with which to purchase the material I want to own.

Mickey Spillane’s From the Files of Mike Hammer The Complete Dailies and Sundays Volume 1 (Hermes Press)
Mickey Spillane’s From the Files of Mike Hammer The Complete Dailies and Sundays Volume 1 (Hermes Press)

Picked by @ChrisCCL
Mickey Spillane’s From the Files of Mike Hammer: The Complete Dailies and Sundays Volume 1 (Hermes Press)
Dad’s can teach you about many things: cars, girls, and how to throw a curve. My dad helped me in many aspects of life including the finer points of TV cops shows. Growing up I remember he watched them all including Barney Miller, Rockford Files, Streets Of San Francisco, and Mike Hammer – who was the toughest of them all. Stacey Keach played the hard-boiled detective starting in 1984 at the age of 43. I’m 42 and nowhere near the level of being a bad-ass like Keach was. The show was overseen by the creator of the character Mickey Spillane and that’s why it was so true to the pulp roots. Little did I know that there was a short lived comic strip of Mike Hammer until I saw the solicitation from Hermes Press a few months ago. The strip was done in collaboration with Joe Gill who was a long time Charlton Comics contributor with Steve Ditko. This book also has an introduction from noted mystery writer Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition). I am all over this book and any fan of detective pulps, or even the TV Mike Hammer TV series should be too.
Features Syndicate from 1953 to 1954, written by Spillane, Ed Robbins and Joe Gill, with art by Ed Robbins, $49.99

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6 Collected Editions Worthy Of Your Attention #8

Is there one book that is a “must have” that came out this week? My friends Andy Tom (@AndrewJTom), Chris Campbell (ChrisCampbell8), Marc Diefenderfer (@Dief88), Shane Hannafey, Adam Besenyodi (@adambesenyodi), and I (@ChrisCCL) are sharing six comic book collected editions, reprints and/or graphic novels released this week that you may be interested in.

Teen Titans Omnibus By Geoff Johns HC (DC Comics)
Teen Titans Omnibus By Geoff Johns HC (DC Comics)

Picked by @AndrewJTom
Teen Titans Omnibus By Geoff Johns HC (DC Comics)
For some reason I felt the need to get in shape for the spring. So…this past week, I started a daily exercise regimen consisting of a run on the treadmill and weightlifting. Subliminally though, it may have had something to do with seeing this massive heavyweight tome on the release list for this week. Back in the days before Infinite Crisis, Geoff Johns stepped into some pretty big shoes formerly worn by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Not only did he have to live up to the reputation and expectations that Marv and George had set on Titans back in the 80s, but he had to do it without using mainstay Titans Dick Grayson, Wally West, and Donna Troy. Regardless of facing a gargantuan legacy, Johns crafted some outstanding stories which elevate his run to one of the most enjoyable books of it’s day. It’s really a fantastic run and gets collected (deservedly so) in this Omnibus format alongside Johns’ Flash volumes and Hawkman Omnibus. The Teen Titans Geoff Johns Omnibus clocks in at a whopping 1440 pages. It collects the entirety of Johns Titans run and takes the characters all of the way up to Infinite Crisis. This heavyweight contender will set you back about $150 at regular retail (before discounts), but be assured that you’ll get your money’s worth; and after a read it may even claim the coveted top prize of Heavyweight Champion.
Collects Teen Titans #1/2, #1-26, #29-46 and #50, Legends Of The DC Universe #2, Titans Secret Files #2, Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files 2003, Beast Boy #1-4, Teen Titans/Legion Of Super Heroes Special #1, Outsiders #24-25, Robin #147-147, Infinite Crisis #5-6 and Teen Titans Annual #1, 1,440 pages, $150.00

Punisher By Greg Rucka Volume 3 TPB (Marvel)
Punisher By Greg Rucka Volume 3 TPB (Marvel)

Picked by @ChrisCampbell8
Punisher By Greg Rucka Volume 3 TPB (Marvel)
Frank Castle is one of those characters that has enjoyed a great deal of popularity over the years, but yet seems to get his title relaunched constantly, whether in a new volume or a new mini-series. As a Punisher fan, I’m of two minds on the issue, but the upside for Marvel readers is that almost every time we get a new series, we get a new, or at least fresh, approach on the character. And Greg Rucka’s tour with Frank Castle is no different. This is certainly not FrankenCastle (worth reading, by the way) or Ennis or Baron, or any other recent approach on the character. No, this is Gotham Central meets Punisher and I am happy for that. We see Rachel Cole accepting her new role as she becomes hunted by the NYPD. This 3rd volume marks the final installment of the series, but is still worth reading for the glorious art by Marco Checchetto and the conclusion (or is it?) of Rachel’s story. As with many of my favorite Frank Castle stories, the plot is just a framework to tell the real story. I highly recommend this collection.
Collects The Punisher (2011) #11-16, $16.99

Avengers vs. Thanos TPB (Marvel)
Avengers vs. Thanos TPB (Marvel)

Picked by @adambesenyodi
Avengers vs. Thanos TPB (Marvel)Collecting nearly 500 pages of Marvel cosmic goodness, Avengers vs. Thanos is a great introduction to the Mad Titan and his initial epic clashes with Earth’s heroes. Regardless of whether you had to ask the geek next to you who the purple-skinned lover of Death was when you first saw him on the big screen, or you read these as single issues when they originally appeared in the early ’70s, it’s great to have these stories collected under one cover. Marvel has made it clear that Thanos is important to their universe and their future with the first post-credits stinger in the Avengers movie and with the first Avengers Assemble story arc last summer. That should be reason enough to pick up this primer on the would-be god, but the bonus is getting to revisit some great storytelling from likes of Jim Starlin and others.
Collects Iron Man (1968) #55, Captain Marvel (1968) #25-33, Marvel Feature (1971) #12, Daredevil (1964) #105-107, Avengers (1963) #125, Warlock (1972) #9-11 and #15, Avengers Annual (1967) #7, Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, and material from Logan’s Run #6, $34.99

Tales From Beyond Science HC (Image)
Tales From Beyond Science HC (Image)

Picked by @Dief88
Tales From Beyond Science HC (Image), $34.99
Tales from Beyond Science is a collection of early-’90s one-off stories from 2000 AD, drawn by Rian Hughes and written by Alan McKenzie, John Smith, and a young Mark Millar. Similar to 2000 AD’s Future Shocks, these stories take on bizarre mysteries ranging from the Bermuda Triangle to the thirteenth calendar month. Maybe most exciting, though, this collection is completely re-lettered and includes newly colorized artwork and brand-new spoof covers by Hughes. For fans of the creators involved (or off-the-wall stories in general), Tales from Beyond Science should make for a worthwhile addition to your shelf.

Alter Ego #115 – 3-D Comics (TwoMorrow's Publishing)
Alter Ego #115 – 3-D Comics (TwoMorrow’s Publishing)

Picked by @ChrisCCL
Alter Ego #115 – 3-D Comics (TwoMorrow’s Publishing), $8.95
When you think of pop culture in 1950’s one of that comes to mind is 3-D movies. There were a gazillion of them made! Some good but mostly bad. Well the 3-D genre even crossed over into the comic books and what a hit it was! Roy Thomas’ Alter Ego magazine takes a “look” at the craze with this special issue featuring the work of  Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Mort Meskin and Joe Kubert just to name a few.  It even comes with its’ own pair of 3-D glasses and if you decide to get the digital version of the mag, TwoMorrows will send you a the glasses for free!

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Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Vol. 3 HC (Marvel)
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Vol. 3 HC (Marvel)

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Vol. 3 HC (Marvel)
Ever since Tarzan, the African jungle has been a place of wild beasts, warlords and women. Wait! What? Yes, that’s right! Woman is the sex that you don’t want to mess with in deepest, darkest Africa. Presented here is the third Masterworks that showcases the Atlas Era Jungle Adventures of Lorna, Jann and Leopard Girl. Not to be out done, some of the manliest of men are also presented: Greg Knight (Lorna’s companion), Lo-Zar (a close look-a-like to Ka-Zar) and Waku, Prince of the Bantu (who may just remind you of T’Challa, The Black Panther). If it’s scantily mildly clad, postcode action you want, then Jungle Adventure is what you need! Featuring the great work of Joe Maneely, Don Rico, Syd Shores, John Romita, Carl Burgos, Don Heck, Jay Scott Pike and Christopher Rule.
Collects Lorna The Jungle Girl #13-16, Jungle Tales #5-7 and Jungle Action #4-6, $74.99

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CCL Podcast #342 – What The Prose Knows

Collected Comics Library Podcast #342
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This week on the show I talk about the new comic book history book from Sean Howe, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story and try to compare it to another one due out in April, 2013, The Secret History of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman’s Empire. But that’s not all – you may remember Larry Tye’s book Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero that came out earlier this year. I pull all of them in together and talk a bit on why these books are important and how they can be controversial.

Also on the show there are a few loose ends to tie up on a book I touched on last week, Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis. It was recalled and is now expected to be fully restored on on the shelves in February.  Plus I go over the contents of the upcoming Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin.

Lastly I talk about why I’m finally reading Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s run on Fantastic Four and the TV show Arrow – could it tie into Man Of Steel and the upcoming Justice League movie?

Chris

Links Of Note:
Bob Greenberger – So, I read Marvel Comics The Untold Story
Back Issue 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries
Andy’s review of The Complete Terry and the Pirates, Vol. 1: 1934-1936 by Milton Caniff

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CCL Podcast #337 – 2012 Summer Movie and Collected Edition Tie-In Retrospective

Collected Comics Library Podcast #337
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I was a summer unlike any other. The Avengers finally assembled, Batman finished up his trilogy and we had a reboot of one of the most iconic heroes ever in The Amazing Spider-man. But how well did they do at the box office and now that the movies are done, what should you pick up to read? I answer those questions and go over several other movies from the summer including all the animated films.

I also go over the 2012 Harvey Award Winners and answer an email why the Batman Archives Volume 7 is selling at $300!!!

Chris

Links of Note:
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