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CCL Podcast #312 – Classic Marvel, The Harvey’s and Pre Comic Con News

Collected Comics Library Podcast #312
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Whew! Lot’s of news to get caught up on in today’s show! Not only do I go over the Harvey Award Nominess, but all so some books that will get officially annouced at Comic Con 2011!
Also on the show: the new Flesk Publications catalog, the $20,000 Graphic Novel Giveaway from the American Librarian Association Annual Conference, how much of Flashpoint we will see in September and what the heck is Marvel up too?
Lastly, I talk about a whole host of recently purchased books including, TinTin, Five Marvel Premiere Classics and Three X-Men Omnibuses!
That’s a whole lot of reading to do!

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The Women of Marvel Comics Part 6: Storm

Ororo Munroe first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975). Storm was one of the first black comic book characters, and the first black female, to play either a major or supporting role at either Marvel of DC. At times she has been a leader of the X-Men. She can control the elements of weather including temperature, and raising lightning, tornadoes, and wind storms. Storm is the queen of Wakanda and is married to King T’Challa, Black Panther.

Let’s take a look at some of her collected editions:

  • Uncanny X-Men Omnibus 1 Collects Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975), Uncanny X-Men #94-131 and Annual #3
  • Marvel Premiere Classic: X-Men: Magik – Storm & Illyana (Variant Volume 16) Collects Magik: Storm & Illyana #1-4
  • Ororo Before The Storm Digest TP Collects Ororo: Before The Storm #1-4. Celebrating 30 years of Storm!
  • Storm Premiere HC Collecting Storm #1-6. Don’t miss out on this prelude to the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther.
  • Black Panther Bride TP Collects Black Panther #14-18. The wedding of the century!

She was portrayed by Halle Berry in the X-Men trilogy.

The Women of Marvel Comics Part 5: Jean Grey and Phoenix

Jean Grey is an Omega-level mutant, and is one of the physical hosts of the Phoenix Force. She is an original X-Men (as Marvel Girl) and first appeared in X-Men #1 (1963). She has been a staple in the X-Universe and has had multiple storylines. She married Cyclops (Scott Summers) and has a daughter Rachel Summers (current Marvel Girl), son Nate Grey (X-Man) and a stepson Cable. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

Let’s take a look at some of her collected editions:

  • X-Men Omnibus 1 Collects X-Men #1-31.
  • Marvel Premiere Classic: X-Men: Phoenix Rising (Variant Volume 25) Collects Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286, X-Factor #1 and material from Classic X-Men #8 & #43.
  • The Essential X-Factor Volumes 1-3.
  • X-Men Dark Phoenix Saga Hardcover Collects X-Men #129-138, Classic X-Men #43, Bizarre Adventures #27, Phoenix: The Untold Story and What If? (1977) #27.
  • X-Men Phoenix Warsong HC Collects X-Men: Phoenix Warsong #1-5. The Phoenix is back! But where has it been reborn? Fire and pain await the X-Men. Can they handle what’s to come?!

She was portrayed by Famke Janssen in the X-Men trilogy.

Capitalizing on the name: X-Men

One thing that has been bothering me as of late is the title to the upcoming X-Men Vs. Fantastic Four Classic Premiere HC (Variant Vol. 36). It collects Fantastic Four Vs. The X-Men #1-4 and Fantastic Four #28 – not X-Men Vs. Fantastic Four #1-4.

It’s obvious that X-Men outsell the FF these days and that’s helped by the fact that there are a gazillion more mutant books on the shelves. It looks as though the Marvel Collected Editions Department agrees. I’m guessing that they have changed the title to promote it to X-Men buyers rather than Fantastic Four buyers. You can plainly see the change compared to the original monthly book on the Variant Dustjacket. Hell, even the name X-Men is in a larger font!

If that’s the case, then I understand why the title change was made, but it doesn’t make it right.

Keep it the way it was originally intended to be, Marvel.

If nothing else, the change makes it all a bit more confusing.

The book is due December 2, 2009; $19.99

CCL Podcast #217 – Team X aka Everyone Else From The Wolverine Movie

Collected Comics Library Podcast #217
26,793Kb; 22m 38s


X-Men Origins: Wolverine is out this week and in honor of the movie I’m not going to discuss the lead character. Instead, I’m going to switch things up a bit and talk about all the other mutants that appear in the film – namely the guys that make up Team X (Sabretooth, Deadpool, Agent Zero, Wraith, Bolt and Blob) and touching on a few others like Silver Fox and Gambit. Starting with their first appearance in the comics and were you can find them in collected editions, and all the various trade paperbacks of the characters themselves. As expected there are a lot of books to go over and even a surprise or two.

Also on this week’s show I do a mini review of The Essential Nova (the book that I read on vacation) and just when we can expect the next two Spirit Archives (June and August).

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