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Collected Edition Blog browsing on Friday morning

Comic Con is only days aways and the programming schedule is coming out. One panel that is worth noting:

Thursday July 22, 5:00-6:00 The 5th Annual Comics Podcasting Panel!— Five years ago, the comics podcasting stars came together on one panel for the first time in San Diego, and now they’re back to discuss comics, podcasting, and how the comic book industry has changed since that first panel. Podcasters appearing on the panel include John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy), Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider),Brian “Pants” Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Bob Bretall (The Comic Book Page), and Cameron Hatheway (Cammy’s Comic Corner). Don’t miss your chance to see all your favorite podcasters on one panel! Room 32AB

Like in past years it will probably be recorded (by iFanboy). I’ll post a link when is goes up. Congrats to all who is on this years panel. I was fortunate enough to be on the first one.

Another panel on Thursday worth going to is:

2:30-3:30 BrickJournal: Looking at the LEGO Community— In the past decade, a community of adult LEGO builders has sprung up and created models, websites, and even conventions. The staff of BrickJournal, the magazine for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages, invites you to take a look at the community (and what it builds) at this presentation, with Brandon Griffith (top LEGO builder), Jonathan Bender (author ofLEGO: A Love Story), Nathan Sawaya (LEGO certified professional builder), and Jim Foulds (community operations manager for the LEGO Group). The panel is moderated by BrickJournal editor Joe Meno. There will be a Q&A afterward, so if you have any questions about the community, events, builders, or even the LEGO company, this is the place to be! Room 7AB

BrickJournal is a publication of TwoMorrows, of which I host their Tune-In Podcast, so it’s a shameless plug. If you go say hello to Joe Meno and tell him what a great job he and his team are doing.

Saturday should be a blast with:

Saturday, July 24, 12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Brian Michael Bendis— The controversial Marvel writer and Comic-Con special guest Brian Michael Bendis turns his spotlight panel into a live taping of the popular Word Balloon Bendis tapes. Word Balloon podcast host John Suitress will moderate the panel and take questions from the audience, with nothing off limits. Bendis will also be giving away limited-edition variant covers of his new creator-owned series ScarletRoom 6DE

Not to miss on Sunday:

Sunday, July 25, 10:00-11:00 Jack Kirby Tribute— It’s time once again to pay tribute to Jack “King” Kirby, the prolific writer/artist who co-created some of the world’s most famous superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, the New Gods, and many more. Kirby biographer and friend Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics) hosts this annual Comic-Con tradition and is joined this year by writers Marv Wolfman(Tomb of Dracula, New Teen Titans), and Kurt Busiek (Astro City, JLA/Avengers) and other Kirby fanatics to discuss the King. Room 4

One link to note at this time:

Heidi MacDonald has posted Diamond’s Top Ten and market share information for June. I’ll be taking a look at the list over the weekend and give my thoughts on Monday and you can look for a podcast of John Mayo and I either very soon (pre-Comic Con) or very late (post-Comic Con). At just a glance at the Graphic Novel and Trade Paperbacks you’ll notice that there are four books from the Vertigo (DC) imprint and no Marvel 616 book made the cut!

The Top 10 Collected Editions for May 2010

The May 2010 Comic Book Sales Figures Estimated (Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors) were recently released and as far as the Trade Paperbacks and Collected Editions go Ex Machina Vol. 9 Ring Out the Old came in at #1. Let’s a take a look at the Top 10. You can follow along with the full list courtesy of The Comics Chronicles. As usual, I’ll be sitting down with John Mayo on his Comic Book Page Podcast, to go over these numbers and more very soon.

Top Selling Collected Editions (Trade Paperbacks, Hardcovers and Graphic Novels)

  1. Ex Machina Vol. 9 Ring Out The Old ($14.99) – Wildstorm’s hot property continues to sell well in TPB and so do the Deluxe HC’s. The monthly series is almost over. I think people were a little late to this title (like me) and are just now discovering it. Perhaps with enough interest Ex Machinacould spin-off something new in the future.
  2. Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 Out Of The Woods ($9.99) – DC / Vertigo has a nice habit of pricing the Volume 1 trades at the $10 mark. It’s a good way to suck you in. Jeff Lemire’s star is getting more bright by the month. Be sure to read The Essex County Trilogy so you can tell all your friends that you read him when he was an unknown.
  3. Invincible Vol. 12 Still Standing ($16.99) and…
  4. Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 ($34.99) – there’s just no stopping the Image Comics Robert Kirkman-verse. Walking Dead is coming to a TV near you and I bet Invincible won’t be far behind. I’d like to see a cool Spawn inspired animated show myself.
  5. Scalped Vol. 6 The Gnawing ($14.99) Sweet Tooth above – replace Jeff Lemire with Jason Aaron and read The Other Side.
  6. Wednesday Comics ($49.99) – Could this offering from DC Comics be the the CCL’s Best Collected Edition of the Year? With 6 months into 2010 it’s got a good shot. I do have to admit that I fully believe that people liked the original newspaper presentation but didn’t exactly know what to make of it after they read it. Do you throw it in the recycle bin? Do you save it? And if so how and for how long? Or do you drop it after 4 issues, like I did, and wait for the collected edition? NOTE: I’ll be reviewing this book on this week’s podcast.
  7. Deadpool Vol. 3 X Marks Spot ($15.99) Deadpool sells! Not much else to it!
  8. Hellsing Vol. 10 ($13.99) This long running title from Dark Horse sneaked up on me and I have no recollection of how Volumes 1-9 faired on previous lists.
  9. Invincible Iron Man Vol. 3 Most Wanted Book 2 ($14.99) Well, well, a book from Marvel. Good thing Iron Man is a big star and had a movie come out in May to help this trade paperback along. Otherwise no Marvel (616) book would’ve cracked the Top 10.
  10. Kick Ass Premiere HC ($24.99) More movie hangovers for Marvel. This time from their Icon line.

CCL on Comic Book Page: Mayo Report: March 2010 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the top 300 graphic novels and collected editions for March 2010.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or post on our forum.
Join the discussion on our forum
This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website

CCL on Comic Book Page: Mayo Report: February 2010 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the top 300 graphic novels and collected editions for February 2010.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or post on our forum.
Join the discussion on our forum
This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website

CCL on Comic Book Page: Mayo Report: 2009 Year in Review

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR, Bob Bretall and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the top 500 comics and top 500 graphic novels and collected editions of 2009 and some of the sales highlights of the year.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or post on our forum.
Join the discussion on our forum
This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website