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CCL Podcast #301 – J. David Spurlock, Vanguard Productions

Collected Comics Library Podcast #301
124,499Kb; 132m 41s

I’m pleased to have J. David Spurlock on today’s podcast. David has been an industry icon for the better part of 30 years. He is an author and illustrator as well as the founder of Vanguard Productions, which showcases the art and history of some of comics legendary creators. Vanguard is also the home of several great reprint projects including the upcoming Frank Frazetta’s White Indian and Johnny Comet. We get in to all sorts of fun topics including why Wally Wood is the World’s Second-Best Comic Book Artist of all time and the origins of Vangaurds’ Sketchbook series of books.

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CCL Podcast #283 – Avengers: Kree-Skrull War

Collected Comics Library Podcast #283
36,212Kb; 36m 11s

What makes for a great storyline that stand the test of time, copied and refocused and is transformed into another great storyline that will have implications for future generations? A great creative team. They must not only mold their vision but they must also look to the past for inspiration and to the future to envision their long lasting effects.

I’m talking about the Avengers: Kree-Srull War (Avengers #89-97, 1971-1972) by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams (among others). Thomas took the best part of what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did in the pages of Fantastic Four and created what would turn out to be the first “event” of the Marvel Age of Comics. Even though it was self contained in the Avengers title, it featured a multitude of characters including Captain Mar-vell, Rick Jones, The FF, The Inhumans, and Nick Fury and villains such as Ronan The Accuser and The Super-Skrull. Not only did it establish just where Earth stands in the universe (literally) but also how far humans have come and where they will eventually end up on the evolutionary scale. Minor plot points have lasted into today’s books, as well. The seeds of the relationship with The Vision and Scarlett Witch started here and Infinity Gauntlet series, The (Marvel) Illuminati, Secret Invasion and Annihilation events were based off of this story.

I picked this to read for this past Saturday’s Read Comics In Public Day. I wanted to choose something special and that I have never read before. I pulled out Marvel Masterworks Volume 10 and brought it on a weekend vacation with my family. I’m so glad that I finally got around to reading it. It’s important to delve into history and read the greats. More on my thoughts of this in the podcast.

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  • The CCL RSS Feed is fixed thanks to Derek Coward (Comics Book Noise)
  • The Harvey Awards were announced at the Baltimore Comic Con
  • Image Comics is now on iTunes thanks to ComiXology
  • Comic Book Apps for your Android phone
  • Location based apps – Do you check in at you LCS?
  • Giveaway: Manga For The Beginner – Shoujo (Watson-Guptill)

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CCL Podcast #282 – Wanted: Superman Illustrated by Neal Adams

Collected Comics Library Podcast #282
28,639Kb; 28m 39s

The name Neal Adams has been synonymous with comic books for decades. He has spent the majority of his career with DC and in recent years they have celebrated his work with the release of Batman Illustrated Volumes 1-3, Superman Kyrptonite Nevermore, DC Universe Illustrated Volume 1 (projected to be 3 volumes) and the upcoming Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali HC (November).
Adams has worked on just about every character in the DCU including working on several War genre stories. One of those characters has been Superman and today I go over as to what could be a Superman Illustrated by Neal Adams Volume 1.

Also on today’s show is recap of last week’s Women of Marvel Comics blog posts including who was left out (Rogue) and who I should have added in (Red Sonja).

Lastly, what’s old is what’s new again as the Detroit Fanfare is coming October 30-31, 2010. Even Stan Lee is going to make an appearance!

Links of Note:
Collected Editions Blog – Blackest Night reviews
Neal Adams Official Site
Collected Comics Library iPod App
http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/
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Digital Comics Review

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