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Collected Comics Library Podcast #274
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As someone who is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of reprint and collected editions it’s a treat to come across a book (or books) that are ideal for your distinguished taste. Both Art Out of Time and the companion follow-up Art in Time (Abrams ComicArts) by Dan Nadel are two such books. Anyone who reads this blog or listens to this podcast must own these great books – not only for historical reasons but for pure enjoyment of a time gone by. Nadel packs in so much and yet he leaves you wanting more. Which is his overall goal. For the real enjoyment is the hunt that you must undertake after your read these books – to seek out, back issue hunt and explore the hidden gems of a classic era in comics. Today on the show Nadel shares with the why’s and how’s of these books and his overall take on the reprint market itself.
Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940 – 1980 By Dan Nadel
Published by Abrams ComicArts
304 pages, 11 x 8, $40.00
My thanks to Abrams ComicArts for supplying me a copy of the book.
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So sorry to hear that Kim Thompson has passed. It was an honor to have him on the Collected Comics Library.
-Chris; June 19, 2013
Collected Comics Library Podcast #253
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I’m excited to move out of 2009 and in to 2010 and what a better way to kick it off then an interview with a true journeyman, Kim Thompson the Vice President and Publisher of Fantagraphics Books. Kim has been in the industry for over 30 years specializing in alternative and independent comics. Kim has also championed the cause of European translations, which we discuss in-depth today. We also talk about Fantagraphics commitment to classic comic strip reprints like Peanuts, Price Valiant, Dennis The Menace and Pogo. For even more on Kim Thompson, be sure to visit his Blog page.
Also on the show I congratutalte Greg S. from Ogden, Utah on winning the 6th Annual NCAA Football Bowl Contest. Greg has chosen Showcase Presents: Warlord Volume 1 as his prize.
All this including thoughts on Human Taget comic books and trade paperbacks and the New Releases of the Week.
Links of Note:
Human Target comic books
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After a great vacation I’m back in full work mode. In honor of Wolverine, I’ll be going over the collected editions of the members of Team X and other mutants that appear in the movie for this week’s podcast. Until then, less writing and more links:
- Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual–March 2009. Before you click, guess what was #1? Yep. You’re right.
- Cosmic Comix and Toys has a nice article on DC Archive Editions. They guys even point to my Collected Comics Library site. For that I thank them very much.
- What would a Cable Omnibus look like? Les Sports De Combat maps it out.
- Chris Mautner, and friends, from one of the best comic blogs around, Robot 6, has another installment of What Are You Reading. Includes a lot of collected editions.
- Recoloring: Jog takes a look at The Incal. One word: Fascinating.
- Richard Bruton, FPI Blog, on Classics Illustrated.
- Fantagraphics has just released Luba by Gilbert Hernandez. FIY, there will be a Collectors Edition of Luba, signed by Hernandez, with a special binding, and strictly limited to 30 copies, and will most likely be a convention exclusive starting this summer!
- Review: KC Carlson, via Comics Worth Reading, has an excellent look at the new Max Fleischer’s Superman 1941-1942 DVD and even touches on the older versions, too.
- Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: DC’s Bureau of Missing Reprints Part 1 and Part 2. I agree with some picks like Vigilante, but Rex, The Wonder Dog? Well, let’s hope DC finishes up Kamandi before that comes to print.
- Newsarama has a preview of Apes & Babes: The Art of Frank Cho.
- ICv2.com has a preview of The Best of Simon and Kirby.
- A few things regarding the latest New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List (April 11 and April 18). First, Raoul, Trade Talks laments the list while Heidi MacDonald, The Beat, and friends, takes a look at it, not once but twice.
- This fall, IDW’s Library of American Comics serves up laughs for all ages with George McManus’s classic Art Deco comedy, Bringing Up Father. Also IDW will Celebrates 10 Years with 2 Volume Hardcover Collection.
- In last week’s Pipeline, Augie De Blieck Jr. takes a look at The Insanity Of Collecting Deadpool. Awesome stuff.
My friends over at the Collected Ediitons Blog got wind of a few more books coming from DC Comics this Fall.
Batman: Battle for the Cowl Companion HC
Projected to collect Battle for the Cowl: Commissioner Gordon, Battle for the Cowl: Man-Bat. Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum, and Battle for the Cowl: The Underground, and maybe also the Gotham Gazette issues.
DC Classics Library: Batman: A Death in the Family HC
Gotham Central Vol. 2: Jokers and Madmen HC
Projected to collect #11-20
Outsiders: The Deep HC
Flash Chronicles Vol. 1 TP
Projected to collect early adventures of Barry Allen
Flash vs. The Rogues TP
Supergirl: Who is Superwoman? HC
Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian HC
Blackhawk: Blood and Water HC
A three-part 1988 miniseries by Howard Chaykin
Superman: Adventures of Flamebird & Nightwing TP
Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Rising TP
Batman: Private Casebook TP
Booster Gold: Blue and Gold TP
Tangent: Superman’s Reign Vol. 2 TP
Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part II TP
Superman/Batman: Search for Kryptonite TP
Superman: Kryptonite TP
Wonder Woman: The Circle TP
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Chris Marshall and Ric Croxton talk about the world of collected comics (episode #10). Chris informs us with some great information on different books, while Ric rambles on.
Next Bruce Rosenberger, KomicsKast, shares his first of I hope many to come segment on Old Time Radio shows. Thanks Bruce, I now have another great radio show to listen to during those long boring hours at work.
Email Ric at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comment you have on the episode or post on the The Book Cave Forum. This podcast episode originated on the The Book Cave website.