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CCL Podcast #366 – The Comic Book Blitz

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Collected Comics Library Podcast #366
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Inquiring minds want to know.

  1. Are the expectations greater for Neil Gaiman with his new Sandman: Overture (October) then they were for DC Comics and Before Watchmen?
  2. How many Marvel Masterworks will there be when it’s all said and done?
  3. What book would you add to DC’s new Signature line (Adventures of Superman; Tales of the Batman)?
  4. What Superhero movies have you not seen?
  5. What 3 books would you save from a fire?
  6. Why do you like Punisher?
  7. Why do you like Steve Ditko?
  8. Why do you like Nightwing?
  9. What is your Favorite Star Wars related material?
  10. How long will this podcast last?

Take a listen to the podcast for my pulse pounding answers.


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CCL Podcast #349 – Happiness Is A Worn Book

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1)
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #349
22.8Mb; 24m 47s

Today on the show I go over a host of different collected edition and reprint projects including:

  • The Peanuts Every Sunday from Fantagraphics – A 10 Volume set starting with strips from 1952-1955, due in November 2013.
  • Diamond’s Top 15 Collected Editions of 2012 – John Mayo and I will be recording our podcast on the entire Top 500 soon. I’ll post on this blog when it go live.
  • X-Files comics from IDW, who plans not only reprints of the series, but also new comic books, too.
  • A question regarding the missing Sandman Mystery Theater trade paperbacks.
  • The formation of comiXology Europe and what that may mean for English versions of hard-to-find Franco-Belgian and European comics, including Moebius.
  • Another plea for help with the When We Went MAD! documentary.
  • Presented here is the rundown all the Marvel NOW! Hardcovers that will include the Marvel Digital Codes:


All this plus some Product and Shipping news – all of which can be found on the updated Collected Edition Release Schedule.


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CCL Podcast #344 – Christmas in July

christmas_superheroesCollected Comics Library Podcast #344
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Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! And Happy Festivus for the rest of us!

The Ghost of Christmas Past is Dan Didio!
He gives us reprints from days gone by, including solicits for March 2013 and classics due out Summer 2013 including The Captain Comet Archives Volume 1 and The Sandman Omnibus Volume 1 that collects #1-37 at over 1000 pages! There’s a ton to go over but I guarantee you’ll love all of the offerings.

The Ghost of Christmas Present is Peter Jackson!
Last night my awesome Sister-In-Law scored tickets to an advance viewing of The Hobbit in the super high frame rate! I can tell you that the visuals were incredible and I highly recommend that you see it even if you could care less about the Tolkien mythos!

The Ghost of Christmas Future is The Apocalypse!
OK, it’s not until December 21, but I won’t be podcasting a “live” show until January and I wanted to go over the X-Men Age Of Apocalypse Omnibus HC and let all of you know about another big collected edition – the Marvel NOW! Omnibus hardcover!! I’m sure it’ll be in the next round of Marvel solicits:

Marvel NOW! Omnibus HC
Written by Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Kieron Gillen, Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Simon Spurrier, Mark Waid, Jonathan Hickman, Daniel Way, Dennis Hopeless, Dan Slott, Frank Cho, Nick Spencer, Jeph Loeb, Jeff Parker, Cullen Bunn, Kathryn Immonen, Joe Keatinge, Sam Humphries, Paul Cornell, Kelly Sue Deconnick & More!
Penciled by John Cassaday, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Dale Keown, Tony Moore, Greg Land, Stuart Immonen, Mark Bagley, Esad Ribic, Tan Eng Huat, John Romita Jr., Leinil Yu, Mike Allred, Jerome Opena, Steve Dillon, Kev Walker, Salvador Larroca, Steve Epting, Ryan Stegman, Frank Cho, Jamie Mckelvie, Chris Bachalo, Luke Ross, Ed McGuinness, Steve Mcniven, Carlo Pagulayan, Wellinton Alves, Will Sliney, Valerio Schiti, Richard Elson, Ron Garney, Alan Davis, Stefano Caselli & More!
Cover by Joe Quesada
The future is now…MARVEL NOW! Get in on the ground floor as the Marvel Universe is revitalized for a new and exciting era of adventure!
Collecting Uncanny Avengers #1, Marvel Now: Point One, A+X #1, Deadpool (2012) #1, Iron Man (2012) #1, All-New X-Men #1, Fantastic Four (2012) #1, Thor: God Of Thunder #1, X-Men Legacy (2012) #1, Captain America (2012) #1, Indestructible Hulk #1, FFf (2012) #1, Avengers (2012) #1, Thunderbolts (2012) #1, Avengers Arena #1, Cable And X-Force #1, New Avengers (2013) #1, Superior Spider-Man #1, Savage Wolverine #1, Young Avengers (2013) #1, Uncanny X-Men (2013) #1, Secret Avengers (2013) #1, Nova (2013) #1, Guardians Of The Galaxy (2013) #1, Red She-Hulk #58, Fearless Defenders #1, Journey Into Mystery #646, Morbius: The Living Vampire #1, Uncanny X-Force (2013) #1, Wolverine (2013) #1, Avengers Assemble #9 & More!
688 PGS./Parental Advisory …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8380-8
Trim size: oversized

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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4-volume Annotated Sandman by Leslie S. Klinger Announced

A ton of comic news came out of this past weekends New York Comic Con. Ranging from digital, price drops and movie and TV updates. But the most exciting thing for me is the announcement that Leslie S. Klinger will be undertaking the massive 4-volume Annotated Sandman. This will be a fantastic companion piece to the Absolute Sandman 4 Volume set and Absolute Death. Don’t forget that DC/Vertigo has been re-releasing Sandman in trade paperback form all this past year and that project is expected to continue.

I hope you’re familiar with Neil Gamain’s Sandman. If you’re not – get to it!. For the rest of you, you may not be familiar with Klinger and that’s OK, rest easy because he is an expert researcher and commentator. I’ve long been a Sherlock Holmes fan going all the way back to my high school days, I guess that why I’m such a big Batman fan-boy now. I first heard of Klinger a few years back when he undertook the monumental task of the The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes (WW Norton) – a 3 volume set. The first two consisting of the Arthur Conan Doyle’s 56 short stories and the last volume being the 4 Holmes novels. Klinger also published The New Annotated Dracula in 2008. Not coincidentally Gaimen did the introduction for the book. So it come to no surprise that they are collaborating on Sandman.

Early details of this project is limited at best. It’s unknown if it this series will be released by DC/Vertigo, WW Norton or a combination of both. No release date is set nor is there a price. I’m sure everything will come out in due time. For now you may want to go out and pick up those Absolutes (or at least the trade paperbacks) so you can read along.




CCL Podcast #262 – Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s The Sandman HC (DC Comics)

Collected Comics Library Podcast #262
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We continue our celebration of Jack Kirby here in the month of March, this time with his collaboration with Joe Simon on The Sandman (DC Comics). By the time Jack and Joe took over the character, Wesley Dodds had already made his extensive costume change from the suit, fedora and gas mask to a more super-hero look with yellow and purple tights. Too make things even more a sign of the times he was given a sidekick: Sandy The Golden Boy. There’s no doubt that the magic of Kirby and Simon breathed more life into the characters and helped make them last longer then they would have. But this particular podcast also focuses on the current Editorial Staff at DC Comics and how I think they have ruined any chance for continuing the Golden Age Sandman Archive line. It’s a shame, really because so many great stories look like they will never be collected.

On another front I announce my plans to startup a new podcast! This time it will focus on reprint editions of an additional sort – digital comics. There is one caveat though; this podcast will be exclusive to my Collected Comics Library iTunes App.

I also talk about Dark Horse Archive line (Samson and Buck Rogers) and the MarvelMan collected edition from (where else?) Marvel.

All this and the New Releases of the Week.


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Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 2 – The Face and The Brute
Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 3 – The Vamp
Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 4 – The Scorpion
Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 5 – Dr. Death and the Night of the Butcher
Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 6 – The Hourman and the Python
Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 7 – The Mist and the Phantom of the Fair
Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 8 – The Blackhawk and the Return of the Scarlet Ghost
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