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CCL Podcast #296 – Comic Book Biographies

Collected Comics Library Podcast #296
28,172Kb; 28m 08s

I’ve read scores of hardcovers and trade paperbacks over the years. Countless character moments and story lines, too. But what about the men (and women) behind the comics that we pick up every Wednesday? Where do the ideas or artistic talent come from? I’ve been getting into more and more biographies lately because, truth be told, I feel I’ve hit a ceiling. I’ve read just about every comic on anyone’s Top 100 List the past two decades or so and I want learn learn more about the people behind it all. Sure Introductions and Afterwords in Absolutes and Omnibuses are fine but they only give you a glimpse as to what the creator was thinking at the time. That’s where books like Modern Masters from TwoMorrows Publishing comes in handy. They are chock full of interviews and insights that we readers rarely get to see. Other companies like Fantagraphics, IDW, Abrams and DC and Marvel are making great strides these days, too. So today we take a look at a few of my favorites biographies and I ask for some of yours.

Also on the show this week: Canada Reads and Essex County, The Complete Lynda Barry and e-mails regarding Archie Comics and binding your own hardcovers.

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TwoMorrows Tune-In #30: Danny Fingeroth, Stan Lee Universe and Comic Con 2010

No CCL Podcast this week, but I do have the latest TwoMorrows Tune-In for you, enjoy!

TwoMorrows Tune-In #30: Danny Fingeroth, Stan Lee Universe and Comic Con 2010 (.mp3)

This month on the show, host Chris Marshall sits down with Danny Fingeroth to talk about the upcoming book The Stan Lee Universe. Danny and Roy Thomas (Alter Ego) have put together one of the most complete and personal looks at one of Comicdoms most famous figure. Here is the official solicit:

Face front, true believers! The Stan Lee Universe is the ultimate repository of interviews with and mementos about Marvel Comics’ fearless leader! From his Soapbox to the box office, the Smilin’ One literally changed the face of comic books and pop culture, and this tome presents in his own words – and those of the illustrious folks he’s worked with – the co-creation of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, and so many other super-characters! Presented are numerous rare and unpublished interviews with Stan, discussing how he made Marvel Comics the household name it is today. Also featured are interviews with top luminaries of the comics industry, including John Romita Sr. & Jr., Tod McFarlane, Dennis O’Neil, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Al Jaffee, Larry Lieber, Jerry Robinson, and Michael Uslan discussing his vital importance to the field he helped shape. Plus, this book contains the essential-to-every-writer Stan Lee’s Top Ten Tips for Writers! And as a bonus for this special edition, and direct from Stan’s personal archives (housed at the University of Wyoming), you’ll see rare photos, sample scripts and plots, personal correspondences, and other tidbits from the entire span of his career, some unseen for decades!

The Stan Lee Universe SC
Danny Fingeroth, Roy Thomas and Stan Lee
$26.95, 176 pages, TwoMorrows Publishing, November 2010

Chris also goes over all TwoMorrows Publishing happenings going on in San Diego at Comic Con International 2010, including New Releases, Specials and Panels.

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CCL Podcast #256 – Steve Ditko Part 1 – Marvel Comics 1956-1966

Collected Comics Library Podcast #256
24,083Kb; 25m 37s

Regular readers of this blog and listeners of the podcast are aware that every year I adopt a character (or creator). This entails me researching and reading a superhero from many different incarnations throughout the entire lifespan. For 2010 I chose Spider-Man with a special focus on the work of Steve Ditko. Sure I’ve read this work in bits and pieces before, but I have never looked at it with the maturity that I have now as an adult. Since starting, I have been drawn into Ditko’s world like no other creator has done to me before. I want to share my experience with you and with that in mind I’m focusing on the complete body of work from Steve Ditko for the entire month of February.

I begin the series of podcasts (one per week) with Ditko’s time at Marvel Comics from 1956 to his departure in July 1966. I go over all of his work in this time period and where you can find it in collected edition form and I also have an interesting email question regarding Marvel Masterworks Dr. Strange Volume 3 – you don’t want to miss it.

In upcoming shows I’ll discuss his first professional work and his long tenure with Charlton, his time at DC Comics, his return to Marvel and various independent works even up until today, where he is still working on Mr. A. I plan on this being a very informative and fun series and I hope to also include a few interviews with industry professionals along the way.

All this including Bat-Manga Volume 2, some news and notes from the Library Binding Company and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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CCL Podcast #242 – Trading The Inhumans

Collected Comics Library Podcast #242
27,178Kb; 28m 55s

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Since their inception in the pages of Fantastic Four, Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal and the rest of The Inhumans have garnered a special place in the hearts of Marvel Fan-Boys. Today we celebrate the recent release of their first Marvel Masterwork (and their second coming out next year) and we take a look at all of their Collected Editions. We also look at what isn’t collected, particularly the 1988 Inhumans Graphic Novel by Ann Nocenti.

Also on the show, the CE world is being turned upside down by the news from Neal Adams that his 1978 Superman vs. Muhammad Ali will be getting the Deluxe Edition treatment with new coloring and the Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes storyline may be getting an Absolute edition. On the Marvel side – David Gabriel, Marvel’s Senior VP of Sales, has hinted to Heidi MacDonald that, Later on in the year, we’re going to do an omnibus with full runs from things like Night Nurse, Hellcat, and some other things you really wouldn’t collect anywhere else. Not sure what to make of that, we’ll have to wait and see. I wonder if Tigra or Shanna the She-Devil will be a part of the book.

Chris

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CCL Podcast #233 – Interview with Steve Saffel, editor of The Best of Simon and Kirby (Titan Books)

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This week on the show, I welcome in Steve Saffel to talk about his book, The Best of Simon and Kirby (Titan). A lot of care went into creating this lavish look back on the dream team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from the Golden Age of Comics. Steve gets into all the details, from the beginning and the reasons why it was published, to what is included, and what is still yet to come. Steve and I also chat about his time at Marvel, TwoMorrows Publishing, Comic Cons and Mark Evanier’s Kirby: King of Comics, which can be seen as a companion, of sorts, to Steve’s book. I’ll post a full written review of the book, including all of the exact contents, in a few weeks.

For more information on this book, please check out the very nice Best of Simon and Kirby site at Titan Books.

Collected Comics Library Podcast #233
50,774Kb; 53m 53s

Chris

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