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6 Collected Editions Worthy Of Your Attention #28

Is there one book that is a “must have” that came out this week? My friends Andy Tom (@AndrewJTom), Chris Campbell (@ChrisCampbell8), Marc Diefenderfer (@Dief88), Shane Hannafey, Adam Besenyodi (@adambesenyodi), Joey Nazzari (@CaptDS9E), Wallace Ryan (@ReverendLove) and I (@ChrisCCL) are sharing some comic book collected editions, reprints and/or graphic novels released this week that you may be interested in.

Creepy Presents Steve Ditko HC (Dark Horse)
Creepy Presents Steve Ditko HC (Dark Horse)

Picked by @AndrewJTom
Creepy Presents Steve Ditko HC (Dark Horse), $19.99
Look, I’m not gonna’ go all “comics historian” on you; but even the most cynical comics fan needs to have a soft spot in their heart for Steve Ditko. I’ve never really been that much of a Ditko fan, much less Ditko purist (like the boss, Chris Marshall), but I respected the man and the contributions that he’s made to the medium over the years. Of course I knew that he was the creator of Spider-Man, but over time I went on to discover his other contributions that weren’t necessarily ripe for Saturday morning cartoons. Books like the Question, Dr. Strange, The Creeper, and Mr. A would eventually reinforce the greatness of Ditko’s legacy to me as I grew older and learned to appreciate him more and more. When the new solicits for this weeks collected editions came out I noticed that there was a new “Creepy Presents” HC coming… and it was a Steve Ditko collection. First of all, I had NO idea that Ditko ever did work for Creepy or Eerie. Obviously, I needed to talk to my good friend Zack (a Ditko historian) to get the low down on this book. I discovered that Ditko crafted sixteen stories with collaborator, Archie Goodwin (fifteen of which are printed in this volume). After my conversation with Zack I came to the realization that this format (produced by those classic magazines) was the perfect book to spotlight the genius of Steve Ditko. It’s a place that can let Ditko’s brilliance run wild, while dazzling us with dark, mind bending images that would’ve never seen print in a Marvel or DC book. It’s a place that allows he and Archie to craft their stories at a finite pace, without the confines of editorial control. Aside from the joy that is Steve Ditko, the “Creepy/Eerie Presents…” series being published by Dark Horse are currently one of the best values in the collected edition market. These are high quality books that retail for around $20 (except the Corben book at $30). The books are hardbound, oversized, and printed on quality paper. They’re a great alternative to the Creepy/Eerie Archives which can be a little bit cost prohibitive, but also are a great introduction to the stories of these classic magazines. One word of warning to you though, they’re highly addictive. If you haven’t started your collection of Creepy/Eerie books, this is the perfect one to start with.

Star Wars: Agent Of The Empire Volume 2 - Hard Targets TP (Dark Horse)
Star Wars: Agent Of The Empire Volume 2 – Hard Targets TP (Dark Horse)

Picked by @CaptDS9E
Star Wars: Agent Of The Empire Volume 2 – Hard Targets TP (Dark Horse)
Collects Star Wars: Agent Of The Empire Hard Targets, $19.99
Dark Horse has put out a lot of good SW books over the years, but the last few have seen many great ones. One of those is Agent of the Empire. The first miniseries introduced us to Johan Cross who is an Imperial Intelligence officer, who does whatever he needs to do, to get things done for the Empire. In other words he is a mix of characters like James Bond, Jason Bourne, Ethan Hunt, etc., however is not a good guy. In this second miniseries he returns to his home world of Alderaan for a celebration of the current Count Dooku (yes there seems to be many over the years). However an assassin kills the count, which sends Johan on chase where he does not know who he can trust, as he tries to protect the dead Count’s young son. Are people he trusted really his allies, and are enemies really the people who he should fear? It’s a fun ride, which also has cameos by some major players in the SW universe. Really fun read for any Star Wars fan, and another great character created by writer John Ostrander.

Camelot 3000 TPB (DC Comics)
Camelot 3000 TPB (DC Comics)

Picked by @ReverendLove
Camelot 3000 TPB (DC Comics)
Collects Camelot 3000 #’s 1-12, $19.99
Gather round ye Knights of Ole and share in the adventures of a reborn King Arthur and his court in a far-flung future brought to us by Mike Barr and the incredible Brian Bolland. It was published in 1982 for the direct market only and was DC’s first maxi-series, replete with glossy paper and a story to match. “Camelot 3000” tells the tale of King Arthur and six of his knights of the Round Table who are reincarnated into modern bodies and assume their old identities…except for Arthur and Merlin, who have somehow slept the centuries away.
As in the original legend though, disaster has already been sown for this new Camelot by the seeds of the old romantic triangle that trapped and destroyed the friendship and love between Arthur, Guinevere and the home-wrecker, Sir Lancelot. My favourite of the reborn Knights is the tormented Sir Tristan, who, unlike the others, was reborn into the body of a woman and struggles with his/her loyalty to Arthur when tempted by the villain, Morgaine le Fey to betray the Court in exchange for her old body. The writing is quick paced, imaginative and keeps you on the edge of your seat as King Arthur and his merry gang fight for the freedom of earth. Bolland’s work, is, of course, simply beautiful and serves the storytelling side of the series admirably. I’ve always loved Bolland’s covers and it seemed that after this series, aside from the classic “The Killing Joke”, that he has been relegated to been the King of Covers for DC Comics. Sometimes though, I wish he’d put them aside and give us some of that old-time Bolland magic!
I was always a sucker for legends and myths when I was a kid and as an adult I got to engage that passion once again with Barr and Bolland’s “Camelot 3000”.

Guild The Official Companion SC (Titan Publishing)
Guild The Official Companion SC (Titan Publishing)

Picked by Shane
Guild The Official Companion SC (Titan Publishing), $19.95
I’m a sucker for these companion books. On top of that, Titan has published some beautiful books. I’ve bought every one they’ve made about Firefly/Serenity. The Guild is a very fun web series. With the number of TV shows, movies and of course, COMICS that take up my limited free time, I usually don’t even bother watching anything on the web except the occasional short YouTube clip. I don’t remember what got me interested in The Guild, but it was getting a lot of publicity and I liked its creator Felicia Day. She was a Joss Whedon regular who starred in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and another great product of the World Wide Web, Dr. Horrible’s Sing- Along Blog. It wasn’t even about something I was into… online gaming. I didn’t have a PS3 (I do now) or Xbox, nor did I play anything on my PC. But this series hooked me right in. So far there have been six seasons and it just keeps getting better and better. If you get a chance, check out the web series about the online guild called the Knights of Good and both their online and very bizarre offline adventures. This book should be a good primer for the beginner and a great addition to the die-hard fan’s library. Can’t wait to read this one!

Nightwing Vol. 2: Night Of The Owls TP (DC Comics)
Nightwing Vol. 2: Night Of The Owls TP (DC Comics)

Picked by @chriscampbell8
Nightwing Vol. 2: Night Of The Owls TP (DC Comics)
Collects Nightwing #8-12 and #0, $14.99
As with many, I thoroughly enjoyed the Night of the Owls event that ran through the Batman family of books. And with this second volume of Nightwing, you get the best tie-ins to that event. The writing (Kyle Higgins) and the art (mostly Eddy Barrows) is all top-notch, but I have to applaud Higgins and his decision to introduce an ancestor of Dick Grayson as a Talon. So many possibilities! I hope everyone is already reading Nightwing (because Dick Grayson may be my favorite DC character), but if you’re not, this is a great TPB to pick up. And while you’re at it, grab the Night of the Owls TPB. Solid stuff here. And also included is the Nightwing #0 issue, which gives us a fresh (and condensed) origin of Dick. Turns out Dick was never a ward of Bruce’s!? Pick it up to find out more.

Back Issue! #66 - Bronze Age Team-Ups (TwoMorrows Publishing)
Back Issue! #66 – Bronze Age Team-Ups (TwoMorrows Publishing)

Picked by @adambesenyodi
Back Issue! #66 – Bronze Age Team-Ups (TwoMorrows Publishing), $8.95
If you’re a comic reader of a certain age, there is really no reason you shouldn’t be reading Back Issue! magazine. Published by TwoMorrows, the focus is squarely on the Bronze Age of Comics, that sweet spot loosely defined somewhere between the beginning of the 1970s through the mid-1980s. Some of the most prominent characteristics of that period in comics are team-ups and company crossovers, and this issue of Back Issue! focuses on both. Promising thoughtful commentary on titles like the Spider-Man-centric Marvel Team-Up and the FF’s The Thing starring in Marvel Two-In-One that helped define the period, Back Issue! does a great job scratching the nostalgic itch. Folded into this issue, look for additional features on the baxter-papered Chris Claremont written, Walter Simonson drawn, and Terry Austin inked Marvel and DC Present The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans, and Marvel’s Super-Villain Team-Up. Although Marvel was the standard-bearer for team-ups in the era, DC’s attempts don’t go unnoticed in this issue either. There are also features on the likes of DC Comics Presents, Super-Team Family, and Superman/Captain Marvel Smackdown. All this in digital or physical copy format under a new Austin-inked Gil Kane Marvel Superhero Team-up cover, you simply can’t go wrong! (Full disclosure note: Both CCL site proprietor Chris Marshall and I have contributed features to Back Issue! magazine over the years.)

Now it’s your turn. What books that came out this week do you recommend? Take a look at the sidebar to see this weeks collected edition releases.

6 Collected Editions Worthy Of Your Attention #10

Is there one book that is a “must have” that came out this week? My friends Andy Tom (@AndrewJTom), Chris Campbell (ChrisCampbell8), Marc Diefenderfer (@Dief88), Shane Hannafey, Adam Besenyodi (@adambesenyodi), and I (@ChrisCCL) are sharing six comic book collected editions, reprints and/or graphic novels released this week that you may be interested in.

Sleeper Omnibus HC (DC Comics)
Sleeper Omnibus HC (DC Comics)

Picked by @AndrewJTom
Sleeper Omnibus HC (DC Comics)
My first exposure to Ed Brubaker was when my friend, Cam said, “You should try Captain America. It’s really good”. Y’see Cam owns a comic book store and while he’s typically a DC guy, he had pretty strong feelings about Brubaker’s Captain America run. Needless to say, I took Cam’s advice and took home the first Captain America Omnibus. After the first read, I was hooked. Not only was I hooked on Cap, but I was hooked on Ed Brubaker as well. I started reading more from Brubaker; Gotham Central, Criminal, Daredevil, and eventually I stumbled upon Sleeper. I knew absolutely nothing about the book, the characters, or the Wildstorm universe. What I did know was that I had faith. Faith in the team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Sleeper would soon become my favorite work of this author. Even though the comic existed in the Wildstorm universe, this was a different world than that of the WildC.A.T.S. The world of Sleeper was full of violence, profanity, sex, crime, and super powers. This was a comic that I couldn’t foresee what was going to happen next. It followed no typical comic book tropes… and I loved every page of it. For $75, this Sleeper Omnibus can’t come recommended higher. If you are a fan of crime books, spy books, or just plain ole’ “great books” you owe it to yourself to give this book a read. I’m positive that it will be a story that you’ll read many more times in the years to come. Don’t miss this.
Collects Point Blank #1-5 (Sleeper prequel), Sleeper Season One #1-12, Sleeper Season Two #1-12, Coup D’Etat: Sleeper #1 and Coup D’Etat Afterword #1, 720 pages, $75.00

and…

Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom HC and Direct Market Edition HC (IDW)
Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom HC and Direct Market Edition HC (IDW)

Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom HC and Direct Market Edition HC (IDW), $24.99
Look, I’m not gonna’ pretend that I don’t have a soft spot for The Rocketeer. Guys like Dave Stevens, Al Williamson, and Mark Schultz are some of my favorite artists. Regular followers of this column will remember that I picked the Rocketeer Artist Edition a few weeks back. So, it’s pretty safe to say that Stevens’ Rocketeer holds a special place in my heart that can’t be replaced. Many years after the loss of Dave Stevens we’re blessed with a Rocketeer tale told by comic veteran Mark Waid, and Wunderkind artist, Chris Samnee. Waid and Samnee have crafted an old school Rocketeer tale that incorporates the essential mythos that make Cliff Secord the hero that I loved in that very first tale. This book is part adventure, part humor, part mystery, and all around Jurassic level fun. I don’t have to tell you how good of a writer that Mark Waid is or explain to you the artistic merits of Chris Samnee. But, the one thing that I really admire about this book is that… where it would’ve been very tempting to emulate Dave Steven’s art style, Chris Samnee doesn’t. He draws the Rocketeer and Cliff’s friends the way that Chris Samnee sees them, and that is one of the many reasons that makes this book special.

Game Of Thrones The Poster Collection SC (Insight Editions)
Game Of Thrones The Poster Collection SC (Insight Editions)

Picked by @Dief88
Game Of Thrones The Poster Collection SC (Insight Editions), $24.99
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and art/photography books, then this might be just what you’ve been waiting for. Insight Editions, the publisher, is fantastic when it comes to these kinds of books; my personal favorites are their two collections of Bruce Springsteen photographs, which are beautifully put together and have great reproduction quality. There’s no reason to expect this collection of Game of Thrones posters will be any different, and unlike with a lot of their books, the pictures in this one are actually removable. Just do me a favor and don’t hang up the Joffrey poster, okay? Joffrey is literally the worst.

The Shade TP (DC Comics)
The Shade TP (DC Comics)

Picked by @ChrisCCL
The Shade TP (DC Comics)
Poor Shade, he never really got it going. James Robinson tried his best to keep Opal City alive after his signature character Starman, aka Jack Knight, retired. That’s what probably did this series in sales wise. That and it went a little too long at 12 issues. Critics also said that the comic was too “wordy” and not enough action. However, those of us who are familiar with Starman, know that Robinson wanted to tell the definitive Shade story – and here we have it. Mark my words; a few years from now comic fans will touting that they read the singles issues as it was being released, when in reality they’ll be hunting down back issues at the local Knights of Columbus convention on a Sunday afternoon. Truth is that this is a good series and one that deserves a second look. My only wish is that it would have been released as a nice hardcover to match the 6 Volume Starman Omnibus series instead of a trade paperback.
Collects The Shade #1-12, $19.99

and…

Steve Ditko's Monsters Volume 1 Gorgo HC (IDW)
Steve Ditko’s Monsters Volume 1 Gorgo HC (IDW)

Steve Ditko’s Monsters Volume 1 Gorgo HC (IDW)
We all know Steve Ditko’s work: Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, The Question and Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) are just some of his most well-known and beloved creations. But it seems to me that horror and monster comics have always been a fascination of Ditko. His tales from the Atlas (Marvel) and Charlton Comics are still being studied and copied today. Here, with first volume of Ditko Monsters, is Gorgo. This creature is loosely based on a cross between King Kong and Godzilla and was actually a feature film in 1961. Later that year Charlton published a 23-issue comic based on the monster movie and a three issue follow-up series ran from 1962-64. Unfortunately, for the die-hard Gorgo fans this is an incomplete volume as it only collects the books that Ditko worked on: #1-3, #11, #13-16 and The Return of Gorgo #2-3. Still, for the Steve Ditko collector, this is an indispensable volume that must be added to you collected editions library.
Collects Gorgo #1-3, #11, #13-16 and The Return of Gorgo #2-3, $34.99

and…

Roy Thomas Presents Phantom Lady The Collected Works Volume 1 HC (PS Artbooks)
Roy Thomas Presents Phantom Lady The Collected Works Volume 1 HC (PS Artbooks)

Roy Thomas Presents Phantom Lady The Collected Works Volume 1 HC (PS Artbooks)
Gorgeous and scantily clad, The Phantom Lady was everything a boy wanted in 1941. But it was Matt Baker who gave us even more when he took over as artist with #13; the master of “good girl art” added sex appeal. When #17 hit the newsstands the nation took notice and so did the young men fighting in WWII. Dr. Fredric Whertham also took notice, so much so, that he used The Phantom Lady as ammunition against the comic book industry, itself, in his book The Seduction Of The Innocent. This of course led to the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1953, and, in turn, led to the creation of the Comics Code Authority in 1954. The ironic thing is that The Phantom Lady’s alter ego was Sandra Knight, daughter of Senator Harry Knight! I would have loved to know what Whertham thought of that! In this volume, which is limited to only 1,700 copies, Roy Thomas presents the very first Phantom Lady comics from both Quality Comics and Fox Features Syndicate. A true collector’s item if there ever was one.
Collects Phantom Lady stories from Police Comic #1-23 and Phantom Lady #13-15, $47.99

and we have a bonus 7th book this week..

Stuck on Star Trek HC (Universe)
Stuck on Star Trek HC (Universe)

Stuck on Star Trek HC (Universe), $19.95
Picked by Shane
If you’re a child of the 70s, some of your fondest memories are from playing with Colorforms. The Colorforms sets let you play in almost any television, movie or comic world you could dream of. The concept was simple… a scene or picture from the featured property was your “playing board” and the set came with a bunch of stick on characters and items that you could place on the board in various ways. Everything was reusable, so you could create an infinite number of scenarios. There were sets featuring Superman, G.I. Joe, Evel Knievel (another 70s mainstay!), Planet of the Apes, rock legends Kiss, you name it. And of course there was a Star Trek set. The Star Trek set leaves me with the fondest memories because for some reason, this is the set I remember loving the most. It was a simple bridge scene and it came with some of your favorite crew members and aliens to play with. This new Stuck on Star Trek book looks to recreate the nostalgia of that famous Colorforms set and amp it up a bit with several scenes from the TV series in a spiral bound book. This looks like a fun throwback for every Trekker or Trekkie that is a child of the 70s. I really can’t wait to get my hands on this book and see what it has to offer. And maybe bring back that child in myself for a little bit!

Now it’s your turn. What books that came out this week do you recommend? Take a look at the sidebar to see this weeks collected edition releases.

CCL Podcast #351 – Still Uncollected Stan, Jack and Steve

Just Imagine Stan Lee's Superman
Just Imagine Stan Lee’s Superman

Collected Comics Library Podcast #351
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When one looks at the work of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko you can see that nearly all of it has been reprinted in some form or another. But some of the comics have slipped through the cracks and has yet to be collected at all. On today’s show I take a look a few of the comics most notably Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe, which was collected in a 3-volume trade paperback set, but was promised a complete Omnibus edition and was canceled for no apparent reason; Jack Kirby: Genesis from Dynamite Entertainment, an incomplete reboot of Silver Star, Captain Victory and other Kirby characters as envisioned by Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek to name a few; and finally what adds up to about 40 pages worth of comic book material by Steve Ditko that was haphazardly not included in the three recent DC Comics hardcovers: The Creeper, Ditko Omnibus 1 and 2.

Also on the show: God Hates Astronauts HC on Kickstarter, Black Mask Studios, Valiant $1 comics and the 7th EC Comics reprint from Fantagraphics titled Sucker Bait and Other Stories by Graham “Ghastly” Ingels and Al Feldstein.
Cheers!

Chris

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CCL Podcast #318 – Steve Ditko Omnibus Vol. 1 Shade and Stalker

Collected Comics Library Podcast #318
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The past few weeks I’ve been savoring DC’s new offering of the Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 1. This book features two short lived series Shade, The Changing Man (8 issues) and Stalker (4 issues). Both series are visually stunning and the stories are compelling and left me wanting more, sadly that didn’t happen from Ditko, although Shade did come back in a few different incarnations including his own Vertigo series. Look for more Shade in Justice League Dark. Stalker, on the other hand, would fit well in Demon Knights, if DC ever decides to bring him back (which they have done on more then one occasion). But more importantly, I give a complete rundown of all the other contents in this massive book, and there is a lot to go over including revealing the other artists and writers that created a whole host of comics that have never been reprinted until now.

I also go over my initial reaction to the first 2 weeks of DC Comics New 52. In short, I’m impressed with many titles, but some left me saying, “Thanks for the #1, but no thanks to #2″. Find out what made my cut!

Lastly, I go over the upcoming 2011 Detroit Fanfare and the Comics Podcasting Panel which is this weekend! Yes, the panel will be recorded and uploaded when it is ready next week:
Chris Marshall, Collected Comics Library
Mike Pfeiffer, Most People Are DJs
Zack Kruse, Distinguished Comic Book Podcast
Stevie Disme, Comic Book Queers
Derek Coward, Comic Book Noise
Dan, Comic Related
Should be a great show, please join us for a great time!

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Collected Edition Blog browsing on Wednesday afternoon

Let’s get caught up on some Collected Edition news:

In Pre 2011 Comic Con Collected Edition News:

  • Titan will be showcasing or debuting several new books including: Zack Snyder’s The Art of Sucker Punch, with New Cover and Signed Book Plates (Comic-Con Exclusive); Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss – Limited Edition; Joe Simon – My Life in Comics, Signed Autobiography by Joe Simon; Drew Struzan – Oeuvre (Limited Edition with print); Tank Girl: Skidmarks TPB, signed by the artist Rufus Dayglo; signed copies of the gorgeous Hagar The Horible 1974/1975, and exclusive signed copies of Beetle Bailey 1965.
  • Image Comics: The Infinite #1, Hardcover comic – exclusive to San Diego Comic Con by Rob Liefeld and Robert Kirkman
  • IDW: Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition, This collection presents Thor 337-340 and 360-362—Simonson’s first story, followed by one of his favorite story arcs, 176 pages, black and white, hardcover, Print run: 500, Price: $100; Dave Stevens Complete Sketches & Studies HC, For several years, Dave Stevens self-published four sketchbooks to sell specifically at the San Diego Comic Con. This volume collects the entire contents of those four sketchbooks, plus approximately 100 additional sketches that have never before been published, 256 pages, 8″ x 12″, Print run: 300 each, Price: $50; Fat Tarino and Popbot Big Beautiful Book Slipcase HC by Ashley Wood, collects the long sold-out Popbot Volumes 1-8. Slipcased hardcover, 360 pages, 12″ x 12″ and slipcased hardcover, 400 pages, 11” X 14”, Print run: 500 each, Price: $100 and $125
  • NBM: The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti HC by Rick Geary, Price: $15.99; Kinky & Cosy HC by Nix, $15.99; Little Nothings: My Shadow In The Distance by Lewis Trondheim, $14.99
  • Archia: Rust: Visitor In The Field HC, by Royden Lepp, Price: $24.95

Thanks to Rich @ Bleeding Cool for the above info

In other Collected Editions news

  • Hermes Press has announced that Due to high orders, they have limited quantities of the remaining stock of The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies—Volume 3. SO if you want one, you better get on it ASAP.
  • Marvel (has announced via the Marvel Masterworks site): Marvel Masterworks Captain Marvel Volume 4 (Variant Vol. 173), collects Captain Marvel #34-46, $59.99, January 11, 2012 and Marvel Masterworks Tales to Astonish Volume 4 (Variant Vol. 174), collects Tales to Astonish #31-51 and #54, $59.99, January 18, 2012

Lastly, if you are a fan of Dynamite’s Project Superpowers line of comics, Joe Rybandt assures me that it will return sometime in the next few months.