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CCL Podcast #365 – Reprint Wrap-Up From Comic Con 2013

Hellboy: Artist's Edition
Hellboy: Artist’s Edition

Another Comic Con has come and gone and as always there were plenty of great announcements and surprises in the collected edition market. I’ll be talking about all these and more in my next CCL podcast due out later this week:

AdHouse Books

  • AdHouse Books Announces, Releases Details On Early 2014 Release: Katie Skelly’s Operation
    • The Richmond, Virginia-based publishing house AdHouse Books has announced Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly as a release for April 2014. The book should debut at that year’s MoCCA Festival, or a similar arts-focused comics show. This is the follow-up to the Nurse Nurse collection published by Sparkplug Comic Books in 2012 to fulfill one of the final publishing contracts negotiated by the late Dylan Williams.

Archaia

  • Alyssa Milano, Archaia Announce “Hackivist” GN
    • Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment and actress/producer Alyssa Milano are proud to announce Hacktivist, a hardcover, original graphic novel that explores the modern world of hacking and global activism.

Dynamite

  • Alice Cooper Launches New Comic Series
    • Let’s hope 1979’s Marvel Premiere #50 and Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli gets reprinted in an “Alice Amnibus”.

Fantagraphics

Floating World Comics

Henry Holt

Hic & Hoc

IDW

  • Darby Pop Publishing Announces Partnership with IDW
  • IDW To Release Reprints of Rouge Trooper
    • Following the success of Judge Dredd, IDW and Rebellion/2000 AD expand their thriving relationship with the addition of Rogue Trooper to their publishing slate! IDW will launch an all-new Rogue Trooper series in 2014, and also offer newly colored re-presentations of past Rogue Trooper comics, too.
  • Dave Sim’s Strange Death Of Alex Raymond arrives at IDW
    • Prolific creator Dave Sim’s meta-adventure through the history of photo-realistic artwork, the career and death of Alex Raymond, and much more, will be published by IDW! Sim’s originally self-published work is being completely remastered, redrawn, and reworked before it sees release as its own 18-issue series.
  • This Christmas, Darwyn Cooke Takes Parker to Slayground
    • The Fourth installment of the series.
  • Hunter S. Thompson’s Novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, To Be Adapted Into A Graphic Novel
  • IDW Announce Artist Editions for Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson and more
    • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell will be reprinted next year, collecting together the five-issue miniseries from this year along with assorted short stories including ‘The Corpse’ and two early comics for Dark Horse. You can read a full interview about this collection on CBR, actually. There’ll be no lettering in this book, as Mignola adds that in at a later date, digitally, when he works.
    • Sam Kieth’s The Maxx will be collected also. This’ll be made up of the first six issues of the popular Image series.
    • Walt Simonson has previously had a Thor Artist Edition released, which will be re-released next year with a second printing. However the panel announced a second Simonson collection will be coming down the line – one which collects together his Starslammers graphic novel.
    • Finally – as appears to have been found out by Joshua Stone from Bleeding Cool – it looks as though next year will also see a collection of Joe Kubert’s Tarzan as an Artist’s Edition.
  • LOAC and IDW issue new collections of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoons
    • Starting in 2014 IDW and the Library of American Comics will begin reprinting Ripley’s famous daily cartoons in hardcover collections, including bonus and background material from Ripley’s impressive archives. The first volume will collect the cartoons from 1929 and 1930, when Ripley’s fame raised him from relative obscurity to international celebrity!

VIZ Media

  • VIZ to publish Bravest Warriors with Perfect Square imprint
    • The Perfect Square imprint was unveiled at the recent 2013 Comic-Con International and will be focused on delivering comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

The 2013 Eisner Award Winners Are…

  • I’ll be going over these winners in this week’s podcast as well as a special roundtable with The Comics Alternative and Comic Book Page podcasts at the end of July.

NOTE: There will be more news to come as PR’s get issued. Stay tuned!
My Thanks to The Beat, Comics Reporter, ComicsList, CBR, and iFanboy for the news.

My Next Project: Back Issue! 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries


After months of keeping silent, I can finally tell you that my next Collected Edition rundown project will be for Back Issue! 61 – Tabloids and Treasuries. Here is the full solicit:

BACK ISSUE #61 (84 page TABLOID-SIZE SPECIAL ISSUE with color section, $10.95, December 2012) takes a big look at “Tabloids and Treasuries,” spotlighting the Bronze Age’s BIGGEST comic books! Including every all-new tabloid from the 1970s, and a checklist of reprint treasury editions. Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Bible, Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, The Wizard of Oz, even the PAUL DINI/ALEX ROSS World’s Greatest Super-Heroes editions—they’re all here! With commentary from and/or art by NEAL ADAMS, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, MIKE GRELL, JACK KIRBY, JOE KUBERT, SHELDON MAYER, JOHN ROMITA, SR., ALEX TOTH, and more. Featuring a reimagining of Grell’s Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Limited Collectors’ Edition wraparound cover by Alex Ross! Edited by MICHAEL EURY. (NOTE: This issue published in the oversized tabloid format.)

You can pre-order this now through the TwoMorrows website or with your online or LCS very soon. Look for it in Previews.

This will be my third project for Back Issue and TwoMorrows. The other two being:
Back Issue! 44: Spider-Man In The Bronze Age and Back Issue! 50: Batman In The Bronze Age. I even have another super project that’s being worked on now, but unfortunately I can’t say what it is. For now enjoy the awesome, new Alex Ross artwork (above) and compare it to the original done by Mike Grell for Limited Collectors’ Edition #C-49, in 1976.

CCL Podcast #309 – 6×9 for Two

Collected Comics Library Podcast #309
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Every day when I look at my books, I’m reminded of the wonderful words and art that has been published throughout the years. But I’m also reminded of the packaging of these comics; hardcover, softcover, oversized, regular sized, digest, thick or thin, you name the format and it’s sitting before me. As a man on the go, I can’t always take my Omnibus with me and sometimes one trade paperback isn’t always enough to satisfy me if I’m held over at the airport, getting my car fixed or lounging in the backyard. I, like you, can read 128 pages at a good clip and being that the majority of the books I read are from DC and Marvel, I think it’s high time they offer us readers a new format, but one that’s been in circulation for sometime and one that I’m very fond of – the 6×9 inch softcover.

Dark Horse and IDW have been publishing these handy trades for a few years now. Not only do they have more pages then the standard, but for the amount of comics you get they usually come at the very affordable price of $24.99 and perhaps best of all they are heavy duty and can take a beating. I dive into this topic and tell you what comic runs would be a great trial for this format.

Also on the show today, a quick Motor City Comic Con wrap up , my adventure at the Thor movie and the return of Shipping and Product changes.

Cheers!

Chris

Links of note:
Collected Editions Blog – Trade Perspectives: DC August 2011 Solicitations: JLA and other concerns

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CCL Podcast #308 – Christopher Irving, Hermes Press and Graphic NYC

Collected Comics Library Podcast #308

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This week on the podcast I sit down with comic book historian and writer, Chris Irving for a candid discussion about all things comics. From Marvel and DC reprint projects to digital comics and movies we even touch on current happenings. I’ve known Chris for a few years now but never had the chance to talk to him at length. He is a wonderful and very knowledgeable person and I am so glad he took the time out of his very busy schedule with Hermes Press and Graphic NYC to join me.

Chris

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CCL Podcast #307 – Peter Maresca, Sunday Press Books

Collected Comics Library Podcast #307
71 Mb; 49m 19s

This week on the podcast I continue my look at classic comic strips with Peter Maresca of Sunday Press Books. The aptly named company has been reprinting Platinum Age, turn-of-the century, newspaper strips for a few years now and has an excellent reputation of reproduction. Maresca comes on the show to talk about his love for this special time period of comics and the wonderful library he is amassing, including Little Nemo In Slumberland, Krazy Kat and Sammy Sneeze, just to name a few. We also talk about how helpful the late Bill Blackbeard was to Sunday Press Books.

I want to thank Peter for taking the time to come on the CCL Podcast!

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