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Comics Podcast Panel from Wizard World Chicago 2008

Download Now! – Comics Podcast Panel from Wizard World Chicago 2008 (.mp3)
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As promised, here is the Comics Podcast Panel from Wizard World Chicago 2008. The panel was moderated by Eisner Award winning writer Sean McKeever, and included myself, Brian Salazar of Around Comics, Vince Bonavoglia of 11 O’Clock Comics, Scott Cederlund of Wednesday’s Haul, John Siuntres of Wordballoon, Stevie D. of Comic Book Queers, Steven Schuler of Alter Ego, and Sean Whelan of Raging Bullets. If you weren’t able to attend the convention or the panel, here’s your chance to hear what eight of comics Podcasting’s finest have to say about the medium. Besides the people from above I want to thank Chris Neseman (Around Comics) for putting the whole deal together.

I also had a chance to meet (some for the first time) some really cool people; Professionals: Mike Norton, Dave Wachter, Skottie Young, Greg Rucka, Pat Loika; and friends of the show: Mark Ross (Cluck Trent) and Matt Kramer (Darth Kramer). I was only there for a few hours on Friday, so I would have liked to have met many more people, perhaps next year. I’ll be going over more of my experiences including the incredible deals that I got. for this week’s podcast due out Wednesday.

Chris

Collected Edition Blog browsing on a Friday afternoon

After an unexpected vacation (of sorts) I’m back.

Here’s what all went down: I was planning on posting a usual “Collected Edition Blog browsing on a…” well, Sunday night, but we were rocked with thunderstorms, but not just any thunderstorms. Something called a Derecho, which has tornado like symptoms and was and basically be described as a wall of wind (80-100mph). It was 5:00pm when it hit. Patrick and I were inside a CVS drugstore picking up some water and chewing gum for his baseball game. As we walked in the sky was getting dark and I wasn’t sure if we were going to get the 6:00 game in – we knew that we would get wet and the game may be even delayed or called off. As we approached the cash register the lights in the building started to flicker and then BOOM! Thunder, lightning, torrential rain and the lights went black. Not knowing just how bad it was, we jumped in the car and drove a short distance to the ball field were the other coaches and players were. Along the way we saw several trees and power lines already down and flooding was starting to occur. The game was, of course, canceled and we started back for home. When we got there, the power was out all over the area and sirens from fire tucks, police and ambulances were blaring. By now the rain had let up and Patty and Erin were in the front porch accessing the damage, which wasn’t too much on my property considering what some of, my neighbors went through. Uprooted trees, smashed cars and damage to their homes. The whole ordeal was over in 20 minutes – that’s how quickly it came and went. You can see some pics on my Flickr page.

Now the real crappy part is that I have a residential generator and it was fried during the storm. When the storm hit, Patty says that our lights flickered and then the generator kicked on. About 5 minutes later a lighting hit tress and a few transformers and blown all around our subdivision and thus creating some sort of sonic boom and knocking the generator totally useless. I tried to work on it Monday and Tuesday calling people and getting parts, but it turned out to be no good. I think something is wrong with the ignition switch – at least that’s what Home Depot tells me. I’ve called my State Farm agent to make a claim on it.

We got power back on Wednesday night and everything seems to be back to normal. I really didn’t miss the TV or Internet much while I was down. I did have my Moto Q, so I was able to get e-mail and keep informed here and there. I would have liked to of done a podcast for Thursday, but nothing was truly prepared. And I had more clean up to do anyway. I’ll back on track for next week’s podcast. It will be my Incredible Hulk show. Should be a good one!

I was able to update the New Release List and all the Checklists just now. I see that I missed a lot in the news department while I was away so let’s get to it:

  • Amazon is listing Secret Wars Omnibus (October) and Secret Wars II Omnibus (December). OK, I I can handle but II sucked big time!!!
  • Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth told us at Book Expo America that the company has acquired (or in one case, re-acquired) the rights to reprint two classic adventure strips with long and illustrious histories: Prince Valiant and Wash Tubbs & Captain Easy. Prince Valiant will be presented in an oversized color hardcover format, with two years per book, beginning in 2009. If you didn’t get these the first time around get them now! And I hope this paves the way to republish the old Tarzan Sundays and NBM did a while back.
  • Star Wars.com has a slew of news: Obi-Wan and Luke get new books; you can build the The Ultimate Indiana Jones Bookshelf; and you can see the cover art to some of your favorite Star Wars novels – the Japanese editions! Part 1 Part 2 and Part 3
  • What to learn how to write comics? Here’s the online course for you: Comic Book and Graphic Novel Writing. 4 weeks, June 16 – July 14 Chats Mondays, 9-10 pm ET $350.
  • DK Publishing, which scored a major (and enduring) hit with The Marvel Encyclopedia in 2006, is back with Marvel Chronicle ($50), a deluxe, full color, 352-page, year-by-year survey of the history of the “House of Ideas” from its “superheroes with hang-ups” origins in the early 1960s to the present era of major events such as Civil War and Secret Invasion.
  • Marvel by way of their Masterworks site has announced that Fantastic Four Volume 11 (Variant Vol. 103) will be out September 17 and collect Fantastic Four #105-116 and Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 3 – Featuring Sub-Mariner and Human Torch (Variant Vol. 104) will be out September 24 and collect Sub-Mariner #33-42.
  • Matt Wagner donates artists proof copy of Batman vs. Grendel Hardcover to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for auction on eBay.
  • Fantagraphics will release a 200-page hardcover collection of the brilliant comics from Warren Publishing’s short-lived war comic anthology magazine, Blazing Combat, in December. The collection will feature reproductions from the original film negatives.
  • Coming this September, all twelve issues of Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly’s Local are collected in a beautiful hardcover bookshelf edition from Oni Press; $29.99.
  • See what Timothy Callahan will be reading this summer – thanks to me :-)
  • Following the successes of its first two deluxe hardcover edition releases, Harbinger: The Beginning and X-O Manowar: Birth, Valiant Entertainment will release its third hardcover edition, Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions, on September 24.
  • Review: Don MacPherson, Eye on Comics, on X-O Manowar: Birth HC
  • Review: Richard, FPI Blog, on The Facts In The Case Of The Departure of Miss Finch
  • Review: Ben Crofts, Fractal Matter, on The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home 1 (Marvel)
  • Reviews: Collected Editions Blog on 52 Volume 4 TPB (DC Comics) and Nightwing: The Lost Year TPB (DC Comics)
  • Reviews: Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter, on Tim Sale: Black and White, Expanded and Revised and The New Yorker Book Of Mom Cartoons

CCL Podcast #164 – Barry Levine, President of Radical Publishing

Collected Comics Library Podcast #164

55,233Kb; 58m 38s

http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/
This past weekend I was thinking of doing more interviews for the main feature of the podcast. But, as you know, the CCL is unlike other comic books podcasts, in that, artists and writers are not the main focus of a collected edition – the editors and management are. So Monday morning I sat down to do some work and fan out some e-mails. As it turns out I had an e-mail come to me! It was from a new company called Radical Publishing out of LA. The company is owned and operated by Barry Levine, who is a long time producer and has worked on several movies and soundtracks. Currently he is the Executive Producer of Rex Mundi, starring Johnny Depp. He has now started up Radical and he wants to get the word out about his company and all the exciting projects that are in the works. We also go into a bit of his background and involvement with 30 Days of Night and the exciting news that Radical’s own Hercules has been optioned for a feature film in association with Spyglass Entertainment.

To start off the show, I first talk a bit on Marvel’s May solicitations, shipping and product changes and a very short rundown of the New Releases of the Week.

Chris
Links of Note:
Collected Comics Library on Twitter
Radical Comics
Discuss this topic on the CCL forum


In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades

In the UK and Europe…
Pre-order books from Forbidden Planet International
Fantagraphics for June
Marvel for June
DC for July
DC for August
Essential Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 TPB
Essential Werewolf By Night Vol 1 TPB
Essential Wolverine Vol 2 TPB
Essential Wolverine Vol 3 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 1 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 3 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 4 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 5 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 6 TPB
Fantastic Four Omnibus HC
Marvel Visionaries Chris Claremont HC
Marvel Visionaries Jack Kirby Vol 1 HC
Marvel Visionaries John Romita Jr HC
Marvel Visionaries John Romita Sr HC
Marvel Visionaries Stan Lee HC
Marvel Visionaries Steve Ditko HC
New X-Men by Grant Morrison Ultimate Collection Book 1 – 40% off until Friday, March 28th
Man of Rock A Biography of Joe Kubert
The Brave and The Bold Vol 2 The Book of Destiny HC
Death of the New Gods HC
American Virgin Volume 4 Around the World
Army@Love Volume 2 Generation Pwned
Astro City The Dark Age Book One HC
Authority Prime
X-Men The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 2
X-Men Kitty Pryde and Wolverine Premiere Hardcover – cover B
Wolverine Origins Volume 4 – Our War
Spider-Man Brand New Day Vol 1 Premiere HC
Blood+ Volume 3
Herbie Archives Volume 1
Judenhass

Comic Book Blog browsing on a Tuesday night

I’ve been a bit under the weather today. My symptoms are grogginess, headaches, chills, stuffy nose and tiredness. Needless to say, I didn’t feel like doing much, but in essence that made me push on and I was able to get a number of things done. Including an interview with Barry Levine, President of Radical Publishing, this will be the feature for this week’s podcast (much more on that tomorrow). I also filled out three March Madness Brackets, not really work, I know, but I didn’t want to wait until the last minute — no crumbs. On with today’s links:

CCL Podcast #163 – Wanted

Collected Comics Library Podcast #163
26,873Kb; 28m 23s

http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/

This week has been full of new and useful tools, for both you and I, here at the website and podcast: a new survey (which I encourage you to fill out), updated and new checklists, Comments are now turned On, a new Home button/link (it’s about time, eh?) and last, but not least, the CCL on Twitter. I’m most proud of the last one. I’ve been real hesitant to add a new social networking tool to my repertoire, but I now realize its full capability. Not only do you get to know what I’m having for dinner each night, but you can now get the latest news on collected editions as soon as it happens. So please join up and put me on your cell phone. And please do Twitter me so I can be a part of your network. Let’s make this the best it can be together.

For the show today I go over the above and a host of new books coming soon from Oni Press, Dark Horse and Marvel. For the feature today, I go into detail about Mark Millar’s Wanted TPB, soon to be a movie starring Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie and you can win this copy!. I have to warn you though, the book will be very different from the movie – even if it’s rated R.

Chris

Links of Note:
Collected Comics Library on Twitter
Comic Geek Hoop Madness – Official Forum Thread and Sign-up Information
CCL on The Mayo Report: 2008-01 Trades
Discuss this topic on the CCL forum

In the USA…
Great books from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Pre-order books from Forbidden Planet International
Dark Horse for August
Essential Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 TPB
Essential Werewolf By Night Vol 1 TPB
Essential Wolverine Vol 2 TPB
Essential Wolverine Vol 3 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 1 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 3 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 4 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 5 TPB
Essential X-Men Vol 6 TPB
Fantastic Four Omnibus HC
Marvel Visionaries Chris Claremont HC
Marvel Visionaries Jack Kirby Vol 1 HC
Marvel Visionaries John Romita Jr HC
Marvel Visionaries John Romita Sr HC
Marvel Visionaries Stan Lee HC
Marvel Visionaries Steve Ditko HC
Runaways Dead End Kids Premiere HC Cover B – 40% off until Friday, March 21st
Fantastic Four: The New Fantastic Four
Hulk: World War Hulk
Hulk: World War Hulk – X-Men
Hulk: World War Hulk – Front Line
Hulk: World War Hulk – Gamma Corps
Hulk: World War Hulk – Incredible Herc
Lobster Johnson Vol 1 The Iron Prometheus
Blood+ Volume 3
Demo
Doom Patrol Archives Volume 5 HC
Ex Machina Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC
Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps HC
Strange and Stranger The World of Steve Ditko HC
Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now HC