It’s been a few weeks since I last had a solo podcast, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I can tell you that I’ve read a few books, namely:
Nightwing: Old Friends, New Enemies (DC Comics) which collects the Nightwing/Speedy team-ups from Action Comics Weekly. It takes place shortly after Dick has left Batman as a partner but is still a member of the Titans. The first of the two tales was much more violent than I thought it would be including sex and drugs.
March by Rep. John Lewis (Top Shelf)the fist in the trilogy of life in the southern US in the 60’s. The details are sometimes hard to read and the language is not for the faint of heart, but t is a true story and one that should never be forgotten. I commend Chris Starros for taking on this project.
A few others that I have on my to read list include:
The First Kingdom by Jack Katz (Titan)
The Superman Dailies – Silver Age (IDW)
Star Trek Newspaper Strips Volume 1 (IDW)
Peanuts Sundays 1952-55 (Fantagraphics)
Heroic Tales: The Bill Everett Archives Volume 2 and Impossible Tales: The Steve Ditko Archives Volume 4 Blake Bell (Fantagraphics)
I also go over details of X-Men Days Of Future Past HC (Marvel) which is due in 2014, including the fact that Days Of Future Present will be collected, as well. Yeah!!!
In the UK and Europe…
Pre-order books from Forbidden Planet International
Age Of Ultron HC
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol 1 (New Ptg)
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol 1 (New Ptg)
Iron Man By Kurt Busiek And Sean Chen Omnibus HC
East Of West TP Vol 1 The Promise
Guardians Of Galaxy Prem HC Vol 1 Cosmic Avengers
Walking Dead HC Vol 9 (MR)
Mighty Thor Omnibus HC Vol 2 Dm Var Kirby Ed
Wonder Woman HC Vol 3 Iron (N52)
Animal Man TP Vol 3 Rotworld The Red Kingdom (N52)
Presented here is the rundown all the Marvel NOW! Hardcovers that will include the Marvel Digital Codes:
ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 1: YESTERDAY’S X-MEN PREMIERE HC
AVENGERS VOL. 1: AVENGERS WORLD PREMIERE HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1: CASTAWAY IN DIMENSION Z BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK VOL. 1: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. PREMIERE HC
IRON MAN VOL. 1: BELIEVE PREMIERE HC
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: EVERYTHING DIES PREMIERE HC
NOVA VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
SAVAGE WOLVERINE VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER VOL. 1 – THE GOD BUTCHER PREMIERE HC
UNCANNY AVENGERS VOL. 1: THE RED SHADOW PREMIERE HC
UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 1: REVOLUTION PREMIERE HC
All this plus some Product and Shipping news – all of which can be found on the updated Collected Edition Release Schedule.
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.
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I took a short vacation this past weekend. While I was away I was able to get a lot of reading done and if you caught my Twitter feed then you know what I’ll be talking about for this week’s podcast. Now on to some linky-links:
I’m excited to move out of 2009 and in to 2010 and what a better way to kick it off then an interview with a true journeyman, Kim Thompson the Vice President and Publisher of Fantagraphics Books. Kim has been in the industry for over 30 years specializing in alternative and independent comics. Kim has also championed the cause of European translations, which we discuss in-depth today. We also talk about Fantagraphics commitment to classic comic strip reprints like Peanuts, Price Valiant, Dennis The Menace and Pogo. For even more on Kim Thompson, be sure to visit his Blog page.
Also on the show I congratutalte Greg S. from Ogden, Utah on winning the 6th Annual NCAA Football Bowl Contest. Greg has chosen Showcase Presents: Warlord Volume 1 as his prize.