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CCL Podcast #260 – Jack Kirby’s The Losers HC (DC Comics)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #260
23,774Kb; 25m 15s

There’s a buzz in the comic book community about the upcoming movie The Losers (April 23rd). This team of oddballs is a live action version of the Vertigo comic book series created by Andy Diggle. But did you know that it is loosely based on another group of military misfits called The Losers?

Although this particular group, consisting of Captain Storm, Gunner and Sarge and Johnny Cloud, did not form until G.I. Combat #128 (October/November 1969) they all have been characters in the DC Universe as early as 1959. Enter Jack Kirby at DC in the early 1970’s and besides creating and working on such great titles as The New Gods, The Demon, and OMAC, Kirby did a stint on The Losers in Our Fighting Forces #151-162 (1974-75). These stories have been collected in a very nice hardcover and I go over it and the complete history of The Losers on the show.

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Chris

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CCL Podcast #242 – Trading The Inhumans

Collected Comics Library Podcast #242
27,178Kb; 28m 55s

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Since their inception in the pages of Fantastic Four, Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal and the rest of The Inhumans have garnered a special place in the hearts of Marvel Fan-Boys. Today we celebrate the recent release of their first Marvel Masterwork (and their second coming out next year) and we take a look at all of their Collected Editions. We also look at what isn’t collected, particularly the 1988 Inhumans Graphic Novel by Ann Nocenti.

Also on the show, the CE world is being turned upside down by the news from Neal Adams that his 1978 Superman vs. Muhammad Ali will be getting the Deluxe Edition treatment with new coloring and the Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes storyline may be getting an Absolute edition. On the Marvel side – David Gabriel, Marvel’s Senior VP of Sales, has hinted to Heidi MacDonald that, Later on in the year, we’re going to do an omnibus with full runs from things like Night Nurse, Hellcat, and some other things you really wouldn’t collect anywhere else. Not sure what to make of that, we’ll have to wait and see. I wonder if Tigra or Shanna the She-Devil will be a part of the book.

Chris

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CCL Podcast #238 – Notable Upcoming Collected Editions for 4Q 2009 and 1Q 2010

Collected Comics Library Podcast #238
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It’s a fill in show on the CCL Podcast today. I was expecting to review Darwyn Cooke’s Parker: The Hunter (IDW) and Batman: Ego And Other Tales (DC Comics), but that will have to wait a week.

Today on the show, I give my thoughts and some news and notes concerning a few upcoming collected editions. They include: Dreadstar: The Beginning HC (Dynamite), Jet Scott Volume 1 HC (Dark Horse), The Creeper By Steve Ditko HC (DC Comics), The Newsboy Legion by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (DC Comics), Superboy: The Greatest Team-Ups Ever Told (DC Comics), Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men Vol. 8 HC (Marvel), Essential X-Factor Vol. 3 TPB (Marvel), Thor: Tales Of Asgard By Stan Lee & Jack Kirby HC (Marvel) and a few more.

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Chris

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CCL Podcast #233 – Interview with Steve Saffel, editor of The Best of Simon and Kirby (Titan Books)

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This week on the show, I welcome in Steve Saffel to talk about his book, The Best of Simon and Kirby (Titan). A lot of care went into creating this lavish look back on the dream team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from the Golden Age of Comics. Steve gets into all the details, from the beginning and the reasons why it was published, to what is included, and what is still yet to come. Steve and I also chat about his time at Marvel, TwoMorrows Publishing, Comic Cons and Mark Evanier’s Kirby: King of Comics, which can be seen as a companion, of sorts, to Steve’s book. I’ll post a full written review of the book, including all of the exact contents, in a few weeks.

For more information on this book, please check out the very nice Best of Simon and Kirby site at Titan Books.

Collected Comics Library Podcast #233
50,774Kb; 53m 53s

Chris

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