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CCL Podcast #282 – Wanted: Superman Illustrated by Neal Adams

Collected Comics Library Podcast #282
28,639Kb; 28m 39s

The name Neal Adams has been synonymous with comic books for decades. He has spent the majority of his career with DC and in recent years they have celebrated his work with the release of Batman Illustrated Volumes 1-3, Superman Kyrptonite Nevermore, DC Universe Illustrated Volume 1 (projected to be 3 volumes) and the upcoming Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali HC (November).
Adams has worked on just about every character in the DCU including working on several War genre stories. One of those characters has been Superman and today I go over as to what could be a Superman Illustrated by Neal Adams Volume 1.

Also on today’s show is recap of last week’s Women of Marvel Comics blog posts including who was left out (Rogue) and who I should have added in (Red Sonja).

Lastly, what’s old is what’s new again as the Detroit Fanfare is coming October 30-31, 2010. Even Stan Lee is going to make an appearance!

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CCL Podcast #280 – Trading J. Michael Straczynski

Collected Comics Library Podcast #280
32,202Kb; 32m 14s

It’s hard to name many people who have both excelled in the TV and Comic Book industry, but one name instantly comes to mind: J. Michael Straczynski. From his creation and success on Babylon 5 to his epic run on Amazing Spider-Man and he reintroduction to Thor at Marvel, JMS has successfully crossed the line and has become on of the best writers in the medium. Recently he has made the move to DC Comics where he is guiding both Superman and Wonder Woman into a new era. We go over his comic book collected editions and reprints today. I was surprised to find out that just about everything he has done is collected! Don’t forget his other Superman work due in October, Superman: Earth One which is a re-imagination of Kal-El coming to Earth in 2010.

There’s also some information on a Battle Chasers Omnibus, The Best Of Battle (Titan UK), an email regarding The Unknown Solider and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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Thanks to Amazon.com we now have an unofficial solicitation to the long awaited All-Star Superman. I’ve only read the first issue to the 12 issue series and I’m looking forward to getting the whole story in my hands. It should be out in October and have a cover price of $99.99. That’s a bit expensive for a 320 page book. I’m guessing that Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly will add in a few extra pages of good bonus material and not just the regular amount of pencil sketches and a cover gallery. Many say that this is a land mark series. I hope the brass at DC will allow a well thought out commentary as to why this is. Now on to a few links:

CCL Podcast #240 – A Hard Look At DC Comics Classics Library

Collected Comics Library Podcast #240
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As I stated yesterday on the CCL Blog, I was going to review the DC Comics Classics Library Justice League of America by George Perez Volume 1 (of 2). It’s a fine book; in of itself, but the more I looked at it, the more I thought that both Volumes should be collected into a book similar to that of the Neal Adams Library (Batman 1-3, DC Universe 1). Not only that but the whole program looks to be all over the spectrum: Golden Age, Silver Age, half done series, complete series, reprints of reprints, and two that should be a part of the DC Archive Editions not their own Volume One. Today I try to figure out just what DC has created and what it intends to do with this format how it compares to the Marvel counterpart and what I would do differently.

Also on the show I talk about DC books announced at the Diamond Retailer Summit including the Wednesday Comics Hardcover, Absolute Planetary Volumes 1 and 2, and other books such as DC Greatest Imaginary Stories Volume 2: Batman & Robin, Showcase Presents Suicide Squad Volume 1 and even the Blackest Night Hardcover.

All this and the New Releases of the Week.

Chris

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Look, I know that mistakes are made all the time. I certainly have had my share of spelling and grammar errors. But you would think that a big company like DC Comics would add in a little proofreading when it comes to laying out the contents of their collected editions in their monthly solicitation rundown. Take for example:

SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW? DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Dave Gibbons, Curt Swan & George Perez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Murphy Anderson and Rick Veitch & Al Williamson
Cover by Brian Bolland
Legendary writer Alan Moore’s seminal Superman issues are collected in this Deluxe Edition hardcover featuring beautiful art from Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN), Curt Swan (ACTION COMICS) and Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING)! Collects the two-part “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” from SUPERMAN #423 and ACTION COMICS #583 as Superman faces his greatest foes and his final battle! Also featuring the classic story “For the Man who has Everything” from ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 where Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman fight the evil warlord Mongul for the fate of The Man of Steel. And in DC COMICS PRESENTS #85, Superman meets Swamp Thing, a character fans have identified with Moore for over 20 years!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 8 • 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″, 128 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Did you catch it? The “classic story For the Man who has Everything” is not from ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11, it’s actually from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11. OK I may be nitpicking, but I do so because I care. Oh and if DC is reading this, I’m available at a cheap rate. Now on to a few links: