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CCL Podcast #309 – 6×9 for Two

Collected Comics Library Podcast #309
33.6 Mb; 36m 39s

Every day when I look at my books, I’m reminded of the wonderful words and art that has been published throughout the years. But I’m also reminded of the packaging of these comics; hardcover, softcover, oversized, regular sized, digest, thick or thin, you name the format and it’s sitting before me. As a man on the go, I can’t always take my Omnibus with me and sometimes one trade paperback isn’t always enough to satisfy me if I’m held over at the airport, getting my car fixed or lounging in the backyard. I, like you, can read 128 pages at a good clip and being that the majority of the books I read are from DC and Marvel, I think it’s high time they offer us readers a new format, but one that’s been in circulation for sometime and one that I’m very fond of – the 6×9 inch softcover.

Dark Horse and IDW have been publishing these handy trades for a few years now. Not only do they have more pages then the standard, but for the amount of comics you get they usually come at the very affordable price of $24.99 and perhaps best of all they are heavy duty and can take a beating. I dive into this topic and tell you what comic runs would be a great trial for this format.

Also on the show today, a quick Motor City Comic Con wrap up , my adventure at the Thor movie and the return of Shipping and Product changes.

Cheers!

Chris

Links of note:
Collected Editions Blog – Trade Perspectives: DC August 2011 Solicitations: JLA and other concerns

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CCL Podcast #304 – C2E2 Wrap Up

Collected Comics Library Podcast #304
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I had a wonderful time at the 2011 C2E2 (Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo). I got to reminisce with old friends, meet new and great, collected edition minded people, rubbed elbows with the big wigs of the industry and even was fortunate enough to be a part of the Comics Podcasting Panel with Chris Nesemen (11 O’Clock Comics), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy), Brion Salazar (Around Comics), Jim Segulin (Raging Bullets), Peter Rios (Comic Geek Speak), Stevie Disme (Comic Book Queers) and John Siuntres (Word Balloon). John did record the panel, and I encourage you all to take a hour out of your day and listen to the fun and very candid conversation. You should also note that it is not work safe.

Also on today’s show I get caught up with some newly solicited books including the ever-increasing Geoff Johns Omnibus Library from DC and the massive Dark Tower set from Marvel Comics.

Lastly, I had a nice talk with Dan Didio at C2E2 and I tell you what that’s all about and even what I bought at the show.

Cheers!

Chris

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CCL Podcast #303 – Six Year Anniversary – I’ve Fell-en and I Can’t Get Up

Collected Comics Library Podcast #303
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Wouldn’t you know that I go record my six year anniversary podcast and it turns out that I get a bad sore throat. Not to worry, it’s a quick show today as I go over some collected edition news from IDW, DC, Marvel, Fantagraphics, Flesk, Boom, and Dark Horse (and even more) that has caught my eye and is worth commenting on.

I want to thank everyone who has come by this blog and downloaded a podcast from the past six years. It truly means a lot to me and your support keeps me going from week to week.

If you are gong to C2E2, please let me know, I’d be happy to meet with you.

Chris

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CCL Podcast #281 – Digital Comics – A Different Kind Of Reprint

Collected Comics Library Podcast #281
32,289Kb; 32m 19s

It was no surprise that Digital Comics was the talk of San Diego last month at Comic Con 2010. The majors like DC, Marvel and IDW and smaller publishing houses like Top Shelf and Boom! Studios all made
announcements. The business of Digital was also discussed on several panels, and booths hosted by distribution companies like ComiXology, Graphic.ly, PanelFly, iVerse (Comics+) and Long Box Digital were all busy showing off the latest apps. Today on the podcast, I talk about this new comic book reprint form and get you caught up with the latest news.

As some of you know I started a Digital Comics blog called DGTL Comics not too long ago. Unfortunately I have not had the time to devote to it. I even wanted to do a weekly podcast, but other activities have hindered me to really do much of anything. However there is some good news to come out of this. First, the DGTL Comics Twitter feed will still be going strong, so be sure to follow that for easy links. Second, I’m going to start guest blogging at Digital Comics Review very soon and perhaps I’ll be posting a podcast with industry leaders and passionate fans. Lastly, I’ll be adding a Digital Comics news feature to the Collected Comics Library Podcast on a regular basis. Three great ways to keep up to date with Digital.

Getting back to what I know best – there is some printed Collected Edition news including an update on the delayed Captain Marvel Monster Society of Evil, historian Rick Marschall and Rosebud Archives have teamed up with Fantagraphics for a new line of books and DC Comics restructures the Earth One GN line before it even gets started, all this and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

Links of Note:

Marvel Comics Trade Paperback Timeline
Rosebud Archives
When Words Collide Comics – Don’t Cry: The iPadization Of The Medium by Timothy Callahan, Staff Writer CBR
Val’s Digital Comics Page
The Uncertain Future of the Printed Word
The Quarter Bin
Syn

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CCL Podcast #280 – Trading J. Michael Straczynski

Collected Comics Library Podcast #280
32,202Kb; 32m 14s

It’s hard to name many people who have both excelled in the TV and Comic Book industry, but one name instantly comes to mind: J. Michael Straczynski. From his creation and success on Babylon 5 to his epic run on Amazing Spider-Man and he reintroduction to Thor at Marvel, JMS has successfully crossed the line and has become on of the best writers in the medium. Recently he has made the move to DC Comics where he is guiding both Superman and Wonder Woman into a new era. We go over his comic book collected editions and reprints today. I was surprised to find out that just about everything he has done is collected! Don’t forget his other Superman work due in October, Superman: Earth One which is a re-imagination of Kal-El coming to Earth in 2010.

There’s also some information on a Battle Chasers Omnibus, The Best Of Battle (Titan UK), an email regarding The Unknown Solider and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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