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CCL Podcast #415 – The Collective #2

Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle

Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle

Collected Comics Library Podcast #415
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Hosts: Chris Marshall, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan and Ryley Moore

The Collective is back for show #2: Me, Andy Tom, Wallace Ryan (Library of Graphic Literature) and Ryley Moore (Omnibus Collector and The Omnibus Collector’s Comic Swap and Community page).

Topics include:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Volume 3, Steranko Nick Fury And Captain America Artist’s Edition, Vampirella Archives Volume 12, Airboy Archives Volume 3, The Spirit: Angel Smerti, Mr. Rhee, Crimson Vol 1 HC, Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle, Polar, Judge Dredd: City Limits, UNDERSEA Agent, Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus, Ragnorack by Walt Simonson, Nemo Trilogy by Alan Moore, Archer and Armstrong Omnibus, Mind MGMT HC, East Of West HC, V For Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Eerie and Creepy Archives, Peanuts Sundays, Prince Valiant, Spider-Man/Marvel Team-Up, Sensational Spider-Man, Original Ghost Rider by Canton Street Press, Ant-Man Movie.

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: How do you keep track of your collection?

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Omnibus of the Week: Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2

The wait for a third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus is still ongoing, but in the meantime as part of my big ol’ readathon of everything X-Men and X-Men related I’ve recently completed the second Uncanny X-Men Omnibus! There was a lot of material I was already familiar with from this volume like Dark Phoenix and Days of Future Past, but plenty of new things as well like the great Savage Land arc from Marvel Fanfare! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy hearing me talk about this great volume, and going forward with the readathon I’ll be talking about the material I’d have in a Vol. 3 and the first spin-off series… New Mutants!

Here is the original solicitation:

Chris Claremont, Dave Dockrum and John Byrne took a little reprint series called X-Men and turned it into the all-new, all-different titan that conquered comicdom. Now, you can experience the thrills and excitement of their classic tales from “The Dark Phoenix Saga” to “Days of Future Past” and so much more in this enormous omnibus! Including the debuts of X-Universe mainstays Emma Frost and Kitty Pryde, the threat of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto’s return, Wolverine’s first solo story and a rare Savage Land adventure — plus the original ending of “Dark Phoenix” and a host of bonus stories!
Collecting X-Men (1963) #132-141, Annual (1970) #4-5; The Uncanny X-Men (1981) #142-153; Avengers Annual (1967) #10; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #1-4; Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #26-27; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100; Bizarre Adventures (1981) #27; Phoenix: The Untold Story (1984) #1; Published: April 16, 2014

CCL Podcast #412 – No More Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP

Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP

Collected Comics Library Podcast #412
21.3Mb; 23m 11s

Host
Chris Marshall / @ChrisCCL

Topics include:
Mad Max: Fury Road, Game Of Thrones binge-watching, Agents of Atlas after Agent Carter, Deconstructing Guardians Of The Galaxy Solo Classic Omnibus, Annihilation Classic HC and what’s missing.

Finally, there is talk this week of the lack of Fantastic Four and X-Men merchandise and only scant appearances in the comics. I take a look at the current state of collected editions of these teams. There seems to be a fair amount of X-Men and Wolverine books, but barely any FF. Listed here are the only collected editions that are currently solicited:
Marvel Masterworks The Fantastic Four Volume 17 HC, 06/10/15
Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP, 06/17/15
Fantastic Four By Aguirre-Sacasa And Mcniven TP, 07/15/15
…and that’s it – no FF books after July 15 and that is with the movie coming out on August 7!
I hope this isn’t the end, but it sure looks bleak.

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Omnibus of the Week – Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont Vol. 1

This one was a LONG time coming…

Doubling as the sixth part of my X-Men Readathon videos, this week I talk about the first collection of one of the greatest runs in all of comics- Claremont’s X-Men! This is only the first chunk of the run that lasted from 1975-1991, but in this volume you can see the seeds planted for what will be the most defining era of Marvel’s Merry Mutants!

The Omnibus Collector’s X-Men Readathon Episode 4: Neal Adams!

Well X-Fans! I’ve finally finished the second X-Men Omnibus, effectively taking me to the point that the series went on hiatus. I actually finished about a week ago but got a bit busy so here’s the video now… Lots of amazing artwork to talk about in these issues, and some of the best stories of the X-Men yet. I have to say it’s all thanks to artists like Jim Steranko and Neal Adams, who deliver the most attractive work on the series to date. Check me out on Instagram at ryleym0 to see images of all the comics I’ve been reading during this readathon so you can see all the awesome art I’ve been talking to. Thanks again for watching! Make sure to like, comment, subscribe, and all that cool stuff!

New Collections Amazon Leaks March 2015

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It’s that time of month again! No not solicit time, it’s time to fish around Amazon and other sites to find out what’s coming out in the many, many months ahead! I’ll be updating this article as more things are found across the web, so keep checking back to see what’s coming out! And as always, I’ll be speculating as to what each of these collections is going to contain… so in the infamous words of the Joker:

Here

we

GO!

So all I’ve got thus far is from Marvel, but if I find anything from other publishers I’ll divide this into various sections.

All-New X-Men Vol. 2 – Two OHC’s for All-New X-Men and nothing for Uncanny? I’m starting to think that maybe Uncanny’s going straight to Omnibus. It’s not too surprising when you think about the fact that All-New has been part of a lot more crossover events than Uncanny, which seems to be more about telling it’s own story. That said, I still hope for an All-New X-Men Omnibus, but these OHC’s are going to do just fine in the interim. I expect this book to contain material from the third and fourth volumes of the series, and we’ll probably see it skip around The Trail of Jean Grey, though I suppose we’ll see for sure how they handle that one the full solicit comes out.

Avengers by Kurt Busiek and George Perez Omnibus Vol. 2 – Not much to say here, because we know it’s just going to hold the latter half of that series, but I do have to say I’m happy to see this solicited already rather than having Marvel make us wait some indeterminate amount of time before we finally get the second volume. They’re getting better with these. It didn’t take terribly long for us to see the second volume of Hickman’s Fantastic Four, the final Brubaker Cap Omnibus was solicited very soon after the fourth, and the Star Wars Omnibus’ are being churned out at an alarming rate. Now only if they could go back and service some older runs in the same way.

Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 2 – More OHC’s for Hickman’s current run. By the time that this is published his run will have been over for several months already. I have to wonder why they took so long to publish this across OHC… regardless, what’s this going to collect? This is where we’d see if they’re going to include or leave out the material from Infinity, so I’m intrigued by that. I’m hoping they leave it out to prevent double dipping for those who have the Infinity OHC (cough*me*cough), because honestly if you’re going to read Hickman’s Avengers run you’re not going to want to do it without Infinity. That said, I’d hope this contains the fourth and fifth volumes of his run, but if they don’t skip Infinity it’ll wind up being volumes three and four.

Deadpool by Posehn and Duggan Vol. 3 – I’m going to suspect we get the material from the fifth and sixth volumes of Deadpool in here, so there ought to be a fourth volume to conclude this run in OHC. I’ve been pretty sure we’ll eventually see an Omnibus for this run based on how many Deadpool Omnis we’ve seen published, but just in case it doesn’t happen I always try to grab the OHC’s.

Guardians of the Galaxy Solo Classic Omnibus – SO MANY ADJECTIVES. Ahem… Solo Classic. So that to me spells out that it won’t be collecting either the 90’s series that Jim Valentino did nor the 2008 series from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. It’ll more likely collect all those solo stories that all the members of the current team were in. Like Bill Mantlo’s early issues starring Rocket and his four issue mini, the first couple of appearances of Groot, Star-Lord’s old stories by Steve Englehart and others, and some old Gamora and Drax stories. We’ll see for sure what’s in here soon, but until then I just know that this is a pretty intriguing volume, mostly because I hope it alaxy, does lead towards Omnibus collections of the Valentino run and the DnA run.

Secret Wars – An OHC of the 2015 event. No surprises here. It probably won’t collect any of the tie-ins, but I’m sure we’re going to see a hell of a lot of collections for the tie-ins as we go forward.

SHIELD The Complete Collection Omnibus – This is kind of an odd title for an Omnibus. There’s to be just under 1000 pages here, so I’m guessing it won’t be the old Steranko material, but probably rather the Bob Harras series which is currently being collected in those Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD Classic volumes. Unless “Complete Collection Omnibus” is relating it to the Steranko volume, and it’s to collect all the other issues of the first volume of Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD that he didn’t have anything to do with. We shall see…

Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 3 – I was pretty sure we’d see this soon, as it looks like Marvel wants to make sure this whole series is out on the shelves in time for the new movies. Out with the old and in with the new? Anyway, this isn’t hard to predict. It ought just collect the rest of the issues of the classic Marvel series as well as the Return of the Jedi mini-series. At almost 1200 pages this is the largest of the three Marvel Star Wars Omnis by far, so I’m guessing that addition to all that it might contain the Droids series that ran for eight issues directly following the ongoing Star Wars series. But what about Ewoks!?