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CCL Podcast #341 – Major Typos From DC and Marvel

Collected Comics Library Podcast #341
30.1Mb; 32m 47s

Today is one of those podcasts where I get things off my chest. Namely, mistakes made by the two biggest publishers in comics.

First up we have DC. I am really liking the Batman “Signature” editions. They are comparable to the Marvel hardcover Visionaries books. They showcase an artist’s (or writer’s) talent, however I have no idea why we have the exact same format and design but different titles: “Legends Of The Dark Knight” and “Tales Of The Batman”. I’ve asked DC, but they have not given me a satisfactory answer. But wait, there’s more. Looking at the spine of the books, you can plainly see that they are not uniform. You would think that DC would stick to a template, but that is clearly not the case.

Next we have Marvel. It was a sad day when I found out that the Marvel Premiere Classic line was being canceled, but I know that all good things must pass. Unfortunately, Marvel and the collected edition editors took a day off when designing the dustjacket for MPC: Hulk Abominable. The final volume in the series, Variant Volume 106, has the wrong number: Volume 103! There is no excuse for such a blatant mistake.

So yeah, this particular podcast may carry an edge.
Enjoy it at your own risk.

Chris

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My Next Project: Back Issue! 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries


After months of keeping silent, I can finally tell you that my next Collected Edition rundown project will be for Back Issue! 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries. Here is the full solicit:

BACK ISSUE #61 (84 page TABLOID-SIZE SPECIAL ISSUE with color section, $10.95, December 2012) takes a big look at “Tabloids and Treasuries,” spotlighting the Bronze Age’s BIGGEST comic books! Including every all-new tabloid from the 1970s, and a checklist of reprint treasury editions. Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Bible, Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, The Wizard of Oz, even the PAUL DINI/ALEX ROSS World’s Greatest Super-Heroes editions—they’re all here! With commentary from and/or art by NEAL ADAMS, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, MIKE GRELL, JACK KIRBY, JOE KUBERT, SHELDON MAYER, JOHN ROMITA, SR., ALEX TOTH, and more. Featuring a reimagining of Grell’s Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Limited Collectors’ Edition wraparound cover by Alex Ross! Edited by MICHAEL EURY. (NOTE: This issue published in the oversized tabloid format.)

You can pre-order this now through the TwoMorrows website or with your online or LCS very soon. Look for it in Previews.

This will be my third project for Back Issue and TwoMorrows. The other two being:
Back Issue! 44: Spider-Man In The Bronze Age and Back Issue! 50: Batman In The Bronze Age. I even have another super project that’s being worked on now, but unfortunately I can’t say what it is. For now enjoy the awesome, new Alex Ross artwork (above) and compare it to the original done by Mike Grell for Limited Collectors’ Edition #C-49, in 1976.

CCL Podcast #317 – 1000 Flashpoints Of Light

Collected Comics Library Podcast #317
26.0MbKb; 28m 19s

It’s back to talking about DC Comics starring Flashpoint and the New 52. I try my best to straighten out all the Flashpoint titles including the main run, mini-series, tie-ins, crossovers and preludes and just how they will be collected in hardcover and trade paperback form. And I also try to figure out just what the editors are thinking when it comes to combining certain runs with each other as collected editions, because it sure doesn’t look like the way it was originally intended.

I also go over the 2011 comic book summer movies and the trades that may interest you, more news regarding the upcoming EC Archives from CG Press, the Top Shelf 2011 Massive $3 Sale, the Spring 2012 Marvel Comics Collected Editions Spring catalog (download the pdf), Simon and Kirby Romance from TWO publishers and The Fire and Water Podcast.

Lastly I go over the upcoming 2011 Detroit Fanfare and the Comics Podcasting Panel:

Should be a great show, please join us for a great time!

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CCL Podcast #314 – SDCC 2011 Collected Editions Wrap-Up Show

Collected Comics Library Podcast #314
22.3MbKb; 24m 18s

It’s the Annual podcast where I give my honest and humble opinion on all the collected edition news from San Diego, including the Eisner winners. If you’ve been following the blog all weekend then you’ll know what you’re in for. But for the other folks, it’s a nice, welcome chance to get caught up without all the pesky reading getting in the way.

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CCL Podcast #313 – Trading Captain America II

Collected Comics Library Podcast #313
25.6MbKb; 26m 38s

It’s Christmas in July! Not only is it the week of San Diego Comic Con 2011, but we also have the Captain America movie and a huge announcement from DC Comics i.e. all 52 #1 issues in one giant (Absolute) hardcover.
This is actually the third time that I’ve covered Cap. The first was CCL #76 and the second was CCL #225. Today, I pick up from June 2009 and go over all the collected editions that have been published – and a few that are upcoming.
It’s a long compehensive list, but worth listening to if you havn’t been collecting Captain America in a while or are new to him altogether.
Lastly, I go over some pre Comic Con news on The Walking Dead, Interview With The Vampire, Flashpoint and Legion Of The Super-Heroes Volume 13. Plus I answer an e-mail from a listener who thinks I talk too much Marvel. I guess this is a bad day to counter that.

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