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CCL Podcast #286 – Marvelman Classic HC

Collected Comics Library Podcast #286
29,937Kb; 29m 57s

Last summer at Comic Con 2009 all the buzz was about Marvel obtaining the reprint rights to Marvelman. Immediately everyone seemed to say “Hooray!” Alan Moore and Neil Gaimen and everyone else have put aside their differences and we were going to have the most sought after comic finally in our hands! Then we were reminded that this was Mick Anglo’s Marvelman and not Miracleman. Our hopes were dashed but we seemed OK with it because perhaps it would pave the way to what we actually want. 18 months later (including Marvel December 2010 solicitations) was have a 6-issue Best Of periodical series called Marvelman Family’s Finest and a Marvelman Premiere Hardcover that reprints his adventures in chronological order. No new series and certainly no Miracleman, just a few reprints from a bygone era. Needless to say I’m a bit disappointed in Marvel’s efforts particularly the way Joe Quesada hyped up the announcement. I hoping that all will change come 2011. Today I take a look at the Hardcover and I have some mixed feelings about it. One one hand it is good to see this in print. But on the other hand it seems all that the Marvel did was slap a hardcover on what seems to be the same type of paper that is used in their Essential line of books. This is a pity because it could have easily been reprinted on higher quality paper – and for $39.99 it should have.  I’ll get into that and more on today’s podcast.

Other topics discussed today include:

  • Upcoming newspaper collected editions
  • More Smurfs
  • Usagi Yojimbo Deluxe Fantagraphics in October
  • DC Solicits and DC Comics Presents / Wildstorm is now doing it!
  • Digital Update: Graphic.ly/Marvel and Who owns mobile?

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CCL #224 – X-O Manowar: Birth HC (Valiant)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #224
26,827Kb; 22m 50s

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This week on the show we talk about something from the What’s Old Is New Again category: X-O Manowar: Birth HC (Valiant). It’s akin to: What if Conan The Barbarian traveled to the near distant future only to find Iron Man’s armor? First released in 1995, X-O is a story about a man out of time and a man with the most powerful weapon in the universe. The initial series ran for 70 issues and Aric, our hero, actually did meet up with Tony Stark at one point. The hardcover itself is very nice that includes remastered artwork of issues 0 and 1-6, a complete cover gallery, script and pencil pages and a new story published just for this volume and it’s all done by Bob Layton, Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith and Joe Quesada.

As for the news this week, if you’ve come by the blog this week, then you’ve noticed that a few items popped up but for the most part many companies are keeping quiet until Heroes Con occurs this weekend. I also go over a couple of DC and Marvel solicits that caught my eye, including one Essential Sub-Mariner Volume 1.

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Chris

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