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February 24, 2020
Chris and Andy get right to the hot topic of the week: Dan Didio out at DC Comics, an in-depth review of The Mandalorian and discuss several books and movies including Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny, Batman/Shadow. Batman: Noël GN, Superman: Secret Origin by Geoff Johns, All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, The Man of Steel by John Byrne, Cover Vol. 1 by BMB, Parasite, The Peanut Butter Falcon and Artic.
February 10, 2020
Chris and Andy catch up on the news and also discuss Black Hammer Library Edition Vol. 1, Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy, Punisher Kill Krew, Superman Red Son, Alita: Battle Angel, and Netflix's The Witcher and Locke & Key.
January 27, 2020
Chris and Andy talk about the upcoming that will collect Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil and Doctor Star Doctor Andromeda and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows; Winners and Losers of the week and the “draft” selections from the April 2020 solicits.
January 13, 2020
Chris and Andy get down to the annual Adopt A Character show. Chris chooses Legion of Super-Heroes while Andy is picking Miracleman by Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman (not the original Mick Anglo run). You are welcome to follow all year long and we welcome you to join in on the CCL Slack Channel – details are in the show. We also talk about the recent Facebook post by .
December 27, 2019
Chris and Andy talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but first get right into “draft” selections from the March 2020 solicits.
December 16, 2019
On today’s show, Chris and Andy finish up the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this installment, the guys go over #20-1, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in. Surprise! We don't really agree with the Top 10 and give a list of what was completely left off of the Top 100.
November 25, 2019
Chris and Andy are joined by Mike Myers of the Geek Brunch podcast. They first start off with a bit of digital collection news on The Complete Bloodshot from Valiant and then get right into “draft” selections from the February 2020 solicits.
November 13, 2019
On today’s show, Chris and Andy discuss Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution Volume 1, The Neil Gaiman Library (Dark Horse), Papercutz Brings Asterix to America and lament on the New York Times graphic novel bestseller list. Plus they continue with Part 4 of the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this installment, the guys go over #40-21, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
October 29, 2019
Chris and Andy reminisce about the early days of the CCL and talk a lot of Back Widow and get right into “draft” selections from the January 2020 solicits.
October 14, 2019
On today’s show Chris and Andy discuss the return of the New York Times Graphic Novel Bestseller List (is it a good thing?), an email regarding Amazon and packaging and continue with Part 3 of our look at the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this installment, the guys go over #60-41, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
September 24, 2019
Chris and Andy talk about Andy’s fun time at Rambo: Last Blood and then get right into “draft” selections from the December 2019 solicits (and stick around for Andy’s Steve Engelhart rant).
September 10, 2019
On today’s show Chris and Andy discuss a lost and found Golden Age Wonder Woman Newspaper Strip, the upcoming Nexus collection to feature a brand-new story by Baron and Rude and Part 2 of our look at the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this installment, the guys go over #80-61, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
August 27, 2019
Chris and Andy talk about the Spider-Man Sony/Marvel dealbreaker and what it means for the future of the franchise, Garth Ennis returns to the Punisher with Punisher Soviet and Get Fury, Art Spiegelman and his Anti-Trump comments for the introduction for the $225 Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 HC from The Folio Society, and the lament that is X-Men: Children Of The Atom Box Set Slipcase for $500 and, of course, “draft” selections from the November 2019 solicits.
August 13, 2019
On today’s show Chris and Andy discuss the passing of Ernie Colón, Andy gets a ton of cool gifts and Chris laments of Amazon shipping. Chris and Andy also start looking at the 100 Greatest Comic Books - Comic Book Runs - Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this first installment, the guys go over #100-81, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
July 30, 2019
It’s a special 500th episode of the Collected Comics Library!!! Chris and Andy play a game of Who Am I?, discuss who they would like to have dinner with including etiquette, and “draft” selections from the October 2019 solicits.
July 22, 2019
On today’s show, Chris and Andy are joined by Augie De Blieck Jr., to talk about his DC Comics predictions he made on his blog Pipeline Comics. They guys also go over a number of other news and topics from Comic-Con International.
June 25, 2019
This week Chris and Andy say goodbye to Vertigo and the possibility of any more Steve Ditko Kickstarters. They also “draft” selections from the September 2019 solicits that include: Round 1 Andy: Incredible Hulk By Peter David Omnibus Vol. 1 HC (Marvel) Chris: Conan The Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 3 HC (Marvel) Round 2 Andy: Dick Tracy Forever TP (IDW) Chris: Aquaman: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC (DC Comics) Round 3 Andy: Jonah Hex: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC (DC Comics) Chris: John Byrne's Marvel Classics Artifact Edition (IDW) Round 4 Andy: Battle Chasers Anthology TP (Image) Chris: Annihilation Omnibus HC New Printing (Marvel) Round 5 Andy: James Bond: Live And Let Die Graphic Novel HC (Dynamite) Chris: Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 8 HC (DC Comics) Round 6 Andy: The Ragged Return to Lonely Street (Albatross) Chris: Crisis On Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 3 HC (DC Comics) Round 7 Andy: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (Dynamite) Chris: War Of The Realms: The Punisher TP (Marvel) Round 8 Andy: Daredevil Epic Collection: A Woman Called Widow TP (Marvel) Chris: Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History TP (Marvel) Round 9 Andy: Write Your Own Marvel TP (Marvel) Chris: Mutant X: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 TP (Marvel) Round 10 Andy: New Avengers: Breakout Marvel Select HC (Marvel) Chris: Man-Wolf: The Complete Collection TP (Marvel) Round 11 Andy: Drew And Jot: Dueling Doodles OGN HC (Boom! Studios) Chris: Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 14 HC (Marvel) Round 12 Andy: Doom Patrol By John Byrne Omnibus HC (DC Comics) Chris: Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Triumph And Torment TP (Marvel)
June 11, 2019
On today’s show Chris and Andy go over Rob Liefeld picking a fight with DC, Batman 1989 Deluxe HC, Eric Powell’s Goon Omnibus’ & Albatross Press, Daredevil Season 3 (and 4?), Jessica Jones Season 3, Ghost Rider and Helstrom on Hulu, DC Entertainment canceling Swamp Thing, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, X-Men: Dark Pheonix, Marvel audio comic books, DC potentially shutting down Vertigo in favor of the Black Label imprint, former IDW executives create Clover Press, So What? Press from Drew Ford and It’s Alive!, and Lion Forge & Oni Press announce a merger and so much more!
May 28, 2019
This week Chris and Andy go over missing OOP books that are needed for our collected edition library: The Goon Library Edition Volumes 1 & 3 and EC Archives: Haunt of Fear Volume 5, tales from Motor City Comic Con 2019, Ditko Kickstarter says they want to publish a 2-Volume Mr. A, a follow-up from Gwandanaland Comics….and go over selections from the August 2019 solicits.
May 7, 2019
In their very own sequel to CCL #489 - Live Eisner Hall Of Fame Voting, Chris and Andy pick their favorites for the 2019 Eisner Awards and Chris casts his ballot live on the podcast. Who do they vote for? Also on the show the reprint greatness that is Gwandanaland Comics and the unbelievable true story of Aran Stubbs and the IRS Comic Collection. Plus a recap of Marvel’s reading order, DC’s Essential Reading List 2019, Black Hammer Library Edition, The Ray (Golden Age), Airboy, Green Arrow: Year One by Andy Diggle, Adventures of Captain America by Fabian Nicieza and Kevin MacGuire w/Karl Kessel; Captain America White by Loeb and Sale, and, of course, Avengers: Endgame.
April 23, 2019
This week Chris and Andy go over listener email and go over selections from the July 2019 solicits that include: Marvel Elektra Assassin TP Invaders Vol. 1: War Ghost TPB Marvel Visionaries: Roy Thomas TPB Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe Omnibus HC Punisher: Return To Big Nothing TPB Savage Sword of Conan: The Cult of Koga Thun TP Timely's Greatest: The Golden Age Simon & Kirby Omnibus HC Venom by Donny Cates HC DC Comics All-Star Comics: Only Legends Live Forever TP and HC Batman: Kings Of Fear HC Hitman’s Greatest Hits TP Justice League of America: Last Survivors on Earth TP Swamp Thing By Nancy A. Collins Omnibus HC Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 3 TP Watchmen: International Edition HC New Edition Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Vol. 3 TP Aftershock Comics Out of the Blue HC GN Vol. 2 Dark Horse Black Hammer Volume 4: Age of Doom Part 2 TP Flaming Carrot Comics Omnibus TP Monsters and Other Stories TP IDW David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil Born Again Artisan Edition TPB Ragnarok by Walt Simonson Vol. 1 TP Superman: The Silver Age Sundays, Vol. 2: 1963-1966 HC Image Bad Weekend HC Insight Comics Before Houdini GN Vol 2 Dynamite Dreadstar HC Wizard Rare Limited Edition Signed HC
April 8, 2019
On this week’s show, Chris and Andy go over DC’s updated collected editions initiatives - straight from Dan Didio’s Facebook page, a deep dive into DC’s Black Label Editions and the reissues of the Walmart 100-Page Giant Comics. Also on the show Star Wars #108 (or as Andy calls it #50.1), Avengers: Endgame ticket prices are out of control, new Marvel Retrospectives from Yoe Books (IDW) and what may be the most bizarre comic in years: Giraffes on Horseback Salad from Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers and Quirk Books.
March 25, 2019
This week Chris and Andy go over funding campaigns for Airboy #51, Steve Ditko’s Mr. A Returns, Baltimore Omnibus Vol. 1, plus the Shazam! movie, and the trouble of releasing trades before hardcovers, and lastly we go over selections from the June 2019 solicits
March 13, 2019
Chris and Andy have spoiler-filled, honest review of Captain Marvel and both of them are very confused as to what exactly the plot was and if your wanting to get into Captain Marvel Comic books which is the first trade paperback to start with? The guys also talk about of how to organize your comics with the CLZ app, and an email that covers everything from Marvel Masterworks, Swamp Thing, Carmine Infantino and Tom Strong.
March 5, 2019
In this special episode, Chris is a guest on the Epic Marvel Podcast. Picking up right were we left off in the last episode, Chris and Kurtis finish talking about Punisher Epic Collection Vol 2: Circle Of Blood which includes some great stories from Mike Baron, Luke Ross and Whilce Portacio! Plus, it’s Punisher vs. Daredevil in a classic crossover, and Frank joins known criminals to take down other known criminals in the Marvel Graphic Novel, Assassin’s Guild! It’s fun shoot-em-up action from beginning to end!
March 3, 2019
In this episode, Kurtis is joined by Chris Marshall to talk about the original Punisher mini-series, Circle of Blood, by Steven Grant and Mike Zeck, and the first five issues of Punisher’s first ongoing series, by Mike Baron and Klaus Janson.
February 27, 2019
Chris and Andy start off by lamenting the Neal Adams’ Batman: Odyssey, digital option from your local library (Hoopla, OverDrive, Freegal, RBdigital), Warren Ellis and his ideal comic book format, Usagi Yojimbo is leaving Dark Horse for IDW and what that means for new collected editions, Batman: The Caped Crusader and Batman: The Dark Knight Detective trade paperbacks, and Andy shares his comic book store adventures in California.
February 11, 2019
Chris and Andy pick their favorites for the 2019 Eisner Hall Of Fame and Chris casts his ballot live on the podcast. Who does he vote for? You’ll have to listen to find out. Also on the show: Black Hammer Hoopla/TPB/Library Edition banter; George Pérez announces his retirement and the guys have a few funny stories on run-ins with him; a complete rundown and current prices for DC’s artist and writer-centric hardcover books Legends of the Dark Knight and Tales of the Batman - find out which ones are going for over $100 and speculation on which will get rise in price next; finally IDW/LOAC has announced LOAC Essentials, Vol. 13: Charlie Chan, will there be any backlash due to racism in these 1938 comic strips similar to that of Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil?
January 27, 2019
Chris and Andy talk about the passing of creator Batton Lash and his Archie vs Punisher work, Gerry Conway and his thoughts on the Punisher logo being used by police and military personnel, what to do with collected editions that we’ll never read, comic book store owner Brian Hibbs blaming DC, Marvel, and President Trump for his lack of sales, Roughneck by Jeff Lemire, and an email on the Marvel Omnibus Variant covers, why it’s done and if they are even necessary.
January 7, 2019
Chris and Andy get down to the annual Adopt A Character show. Chris chooses Green Arrow, specifically the Mike Grell run, while Andy is picking up Jonah Hex, in just about every incarnation possible. You are welcome to follow all year long and we welcome you to join in – details are in the show. We also talk Daredevil and Punisher Marvel Epic Collections, statues and collectibles and why Jack Kirby is so great.
December 24, 2018
Chris and Andy go over Chris Ryall’s return to IDW and what the future may hold for one of their favorite publishers, the 2019 Marvel Omnibus lineup including Thanos, Conan, and Steve Ditko and finally discuss the Aquaman movie.
December 10, 2018
Chris, along with Andy Tom, go over the DC Comics February 2019 collected editions including Legion: Five Years Later, a bunch of Shazam! Books, Justice League of America: The Bronze Age Vol. 1 TP, The Joker: The Bronze Age Omnibus HC and more. They also go over overhyped and overpriced Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Box Set Slipcase and The Once and Future Tarzan by Tom Yeates, James Warren - Empire of Monsters, Batman: Shaman and why the Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern trades get canceled.
November 26, 2018
Chris is back after a short 3 month hiatus and is joined by Andy Tom. Chris and Andy discuss the new Crisis On Infinite Earths Companion Volume 1 HC, Daredevil Epic Collection Vol. 18: Fall From Grace TP, Batman: White Knight HC, Doctor Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? TP by P. Craig Russell and they reminisce on the passing of Stan Lee and their favorite Stan Lee storyline.
August 18, 2018
On this show, Chris goes over collected edition and reprint news including Rattler by Jason McNamara (Image Comics), Conan’s Dark Horse run to be published as Marvel Epic Collections, Brian Michael Bendis’ "Citizen Wayne” from Batman Chronicles #21 will be reprinted in Pearl # but was also previously reprinted in Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2005) - TPB Vol. 2, LOAC announcements of Superman: Golden Age Dailies, Vol. 3: 1947-1949, Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Comics, Vol. 5: 1985-1986, Donald Duck Daily Newspaper Comics, Vol. 5: 1948-1950 and error reporting from Superman Golden Age Dailies Vol. 2: 1944-47, The Problem of Susan and Other Stories by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell, Devilman: The Classic Collection Vol. 1 from Seven Seas Press (with no help from Glenn Danzig and Verotik), a new and updated kids graphic novel section at Barnes & Noble, the Walmart/DC comic books and if they will ever get reprinted and finally thoughts on the Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil - the (second) solicit and (second) cancellation.
July 24, 2018
Chris goes over all the collected edition news from Comic-Con 2018 including new Marvel Epic Collections, Eisner Award Winners and collected edition news from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Titan, IDW and Library of American Comics and more!
July 17, 2018
Chris is back from his summer siesta to catch up on news from the past two months. Topics today include the passing of Steve Ditko, a new Punisher Epic Collection for February 2019 and Chris’s stint on the Marvel Epic Podcast, EC Archives, Vampirella Archives, Constantine 30th Anniversary, Incognegro, Black Hammer Library Edition, Dick Tracy Volume 25 1969-1970, Tim Truman’s Scout, Age of Bronze, From Hell, The Witcher. Chris also goes over what he’s reading and what to expect on some upcoming shows.
July 6, 2018
Kurtis and Chris proudly present the first episode in a series spotlighting the Punisher! In this episode, they explore Frank’s European adventures brought to you be the winning combination of Abnett and Lanning! Plus, Punisher in space! Punisher buried alive! And Punisher teaming up with the Black Widow!
May 12, 2018
This week Chris goes over what he got at FCBD, Nightwing Volume 5: Raptors Revenge, Nightwing, The New Order, Prince Valiant, Creepy Archives, Eerie Archives, Predator: The Essential Comics Volume 1 TPB, The Paybacks Collection, Harrow County: Library Edition Volume 1. Plus the July 2018 Solicitations that include Project Superpowers Omnibus Vol. 1: Dawn of the Heroes TP (Dynamite); Planet of the Apes Archive Vol. 4 HC (Boom Studios); Prince Valiant Vol 17 1969-1970 HC (Fantagraphics); Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics Vol. 3 HC, Bram Stoker's Dracula HC (IDW/LOAC); Hellboy Omnibus Volume 4: Hellboy In Hell TP (Dark Horse); Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 17 HC (Variant Edition Vol. 267), Destroyer by Robert Kirkman TP, Secret Invasion: Rise of the Skrulls TP, Cloak and Dagger: Predator and Prey TP (Marvel); Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 6 HC, The Flash: Rogues: Captain Cold TP, Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2 HC, Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition HC (DC Comics).
May 4, 2018
Chris is back and he goes over his recent “buy” pile that includes Punisher: Platoon, Star Wars Vol. 7: The Ashes of Jedha, Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2: Legacy's End, EC Archives, Creepy Archives, Eerie Archives, and Prince Valiant. Also in the news today is MARVELOCITY: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross, Usagi Yojimbo/TMNT: The Complete Collection, Age of Reptiles, X-O Manowar Compendium One, Aliens Essential Comics Volume 1, and Action Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition. Lastly, Chris goes over a few notable and collected edition-centric Eisner Award categories and gives his guess as to who will win!
April 9, 2018
Chris goes over select hardcovers, trade paperbacks and collected editions from the June 2018 solicitations including Deadworld Archives Book 1, Last On The List GN (Caliber Comics); Terry Moore’s Echo Complete ED SC (Abstract Studios); Archie At Riverdale High Vol. 1, Cosmo The Complete Merry Martian (Archie); The EC Archives: War Against Crime Volume 1 HC, Eerie Archives Volume 24 HC, Hercules: Adventures Of The Man-God Archive HC, Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 2 TP (Dark Horse); The Unknown Anti-War Comics! by Steve Ditko, Star Hawks, Vol. 3: 1979–1981, Bill Sienkiewicz’s Mutants And Moon Knights Artifact Edition (IDW); Hellstorm By Warren Ellis Omnibus HC, The Marvel Comics MCU Omnibus HC, Thor: Heroes Return Omnibus Vol. 2 HC, Guardians Of The Galaxy By Gerry Duggan Omnibus HC, Nova By Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TP, Amazing Spider-Man By David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane Omnibus HC, Tomb Of Dracula Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 11 HC (Variant Edition Vol. 266), Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation HC, Ant-Man: Astonishing Origins TP, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 3 TP, Doctor Strange: Damnation Complete Collection TP, Thanos Wins By Donny Cates TP, Nightmask: New Universe TP, Punisher: Shadowmasters TP (Marvel); Absolute Flashpoint HC, Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 3 HC, Wonder Woman By John Byrne Book Two HC, Ragman TP, Superman Blue Vol. 1 TP (DC Comics).
April 2, 2018
Chris goes over select hardcovers, trade paperbacks and collected editions from the May 2018 solicitations including The Michael Moorcock Library The Chronicles Of Corum HC Vol. 2 Queen Of Sword, Robotech Archive Omnibus Vol. 2 (Titan Comics); Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol. 12 HC (Image Comics); Harbinger Wars Compendium TPB (Valiant); Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces, Michael Allred’s Madman Artist Select, John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition, Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 3: Endangered (IDW); Abe Sapien: The Drowning and Other Stories HC, Creepy Archives Vol. 26 HC (Dark Horse); Fantastic Four: Behold... Galactus HC, Earth X Trilogy Omnibus: Alpha HC, Spider-Man Vs. Venom Omnibus HC, X-Men: The Wedding of Cyclops & Phoenix HC, Marvel Masterworks: Killraven Vol. 1 HC, Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four Vol. 20 HC, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 HC, Ant-Man: Astonishing Origins TPB, Wolverine: Savage Origins TPB, The Punisher: War Machine Vol. 1 TPB, Dakota North: Design for Dying TPB (Marvel); Batman by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale Omnibus HC, Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 3 TPB, Final Crisis: The 10th Anniversary Omnibus HC, Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard-Traveling Heroes Deluxe Edition HC (DC Comics).
March 26, 2018
Chris is back and gets you up-to-date with all the collected edition news from March including Uber from Avatar, Shaolin Cowboy from Image, a whole lot of Rick Remender from Dark Horse, Planet of the Apes: Visionaries from Boom!, Mouse and Duck books from Fantagraphics, Baron Bean Volume 12, (LOAC) Sam Glanzman (It's Alive), John Byrne X-Men Artifact Edition and DC Legends: Jim Lee from IDW, and new Sandman series and collected editions from DC. Lastly, he goes over the new imprint from DC called "DC Modern Classics" that is kicking off with Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns later this year and the long-awaited Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 1.
March 1, 2018
In this special and unusual episode, instead of going over what’s in the latest solicitations or collected editions news, I go over several questions pertaining to my reading habits, my collecting and hoarding, my favorite books and creators and where I think the print and digital comic book industry may be headed and so much more. I sincerely want to thank you, the listener, for your time and patronage these past 13 years. I couldn’t and wouldn’t do this show without you.
February 19, 2018
Chris goes over select hardcovers, trade paperbacks and collected editions from the April 2018 solicitations including Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC (Boom Studios); The Little Book of Comic Arts, Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition, Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel Adaptation, Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Omnibus, Vol. 1 (IDW); Prisoner #1 (Titan); Sherlock Holmes Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Holmes TP (Caliber Comics); Famous Monsters Presents Tales from The Acker Mansion Deluxe HC (American Gothic Press); Terry Moore Strangers In Paradise Gallery Edition (Abstract Studios); Fear Agent: Final Edition, Vol. 1 TP (Image); Beanworld Omnibus Volume 1 TP, Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 1 TP, Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places TP,  EC Archives: Weird Fantasy 3 HC (Dark Horse); X-Men: Revolution by Chris Claremont Omnibus HC, X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga Omnibus HC, X-Men: Domino TP, Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 12 HC (Variant Edition Vol. 263), Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt — Deluxe Edition HC, Punisher MAX by Garth Ennis Omnibus Vol. 2 HC, Punisher Invades The ’Nam TP (New Printing) (Marvel); Absolute Kingdom Come HC (New Edition), Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Seven Soldiers by Grant Morrison Omnibus HC, Zero Hour: Crisis In Time HC, Nightwing: The New Order TP, Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes Vol. 2 HC (DC Comics)
February 11, 2018
Chris goes over the news on Jack Kirby’s The Prisoner which is finally get reprinting after nearly 50 years; A new Madman: Quarter Century Shindig omnibus from IDW; Best Comics And Graphic Novels Lists For 2017 culled by The Comics Reporter; The Conan deal how if we’ll see any new Red Sonja collected editions from Dynamite; thoughts’ on Bendis and Superman and The Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 15 from LOAC.
February 1, 2018
Chris goes over the news on a new Frank Miller Ronin hardcover and should we expect a 300 Omnibus for Christmas? Chris also dives into Conan The Barbarian from Marvel slated for 2019, all the ways we may get reprints and talks about his Conan by Barry Windsor-Smith Archives Volumes 1-2 (Dark Horse) and Marvel’s The Essential Conan. Lastly, Chris reviews Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever HC (IDW), Zenith: Phases 1-4 by Grant Morrison (2000AD) and Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire (Dark Horse).
January 24, 2018
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the March 2018 solicitations including Batman: Arkham - Hugo Strange TP, The Kamandi Challenge HC, and Infinite Crisis Omnibus HC New Edition (DC Comics); Secret Invasion by Brian Michael Bendis Omnibus HC, Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 10 HC (Variant Edition Vol. 262), and Punisher: The Platoon TP (Marvel); Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed Of Destruction TP (Dark Horse); Superman: The Golden Age Newspaper Dailies: 1944-1947 HC (IDW); Prince Valiant Vol. 17: 1969-1970 HC (Fantagraphics); Back Issue! 61: Longbox Edition (TwoMorrows Publishing).
January 10, 2018
Chris gets down to his annual Adopt A Character show and this year he chooses a genre: “Jungle” including stories that feature Tarzan, Ka-Zar, Black Panther and Lorna the Jungle Girl and includes creators such as Burne Hogarth, Joe Kubert, Jack Kirby, Jesse Marsh and Wally Wood. You are welcome to follow all year long and we welcome you to join in - details are in the show. Also on the show: some of my favorite collected editions, blogs, groups and podcasts!
January 2, 2018
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the February 2018 solicitations including Haunted Horror: Cry From The Coffin and Jim Starlin's Marvel Cosmic Artifact Edition (IDW); Reefer Madness TP, B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth Volume 2 HC and The EC Archives: Extra! HC (Dark Horse); Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man Vol. 3 HC — Variant Edition Vol. 261, Master Of Kung Fu Epic Collection: Weapon Of The Soul TP, and Cloak And Dagger: Runaways And Reversals TP (Marvel); Action Comics #1000: 80 Years Of Superman HC, Aquaman: The Legend Of Aquaman TP, Batman: Gothic TP and Justice League Task Force Vol. 1: Purification Plague TP (DC Comics).
December 18, 2017
Chris Marshall, Andy Tom and, Brion Salazar close down the 'Nuff Said podcast, but talk about the new and improved podcast: The Rorschach Test podcast that will start in January 2018! More information can be found at http://www.therorschachtest.com/ Yes, the good old Collected Comics Library will continue on this feed.
December 11, 2017
On this episode, Andy, Brion and I discuss the possible expansion of the MCU with the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises, the Annihilation film and Netflix distribution rights, The Wolverine Podcast, and Hoopla Digital landing Marvel.
December 4, 2017
On this episode, Andy, Brion and I discuss the Meta-commentary on US Avengers, forged original art, and the hot C.B. Cebulski pen name Akira Yashida controversy.
November 27, 2017
On this episode, Andy, Brion and I discuss Jim Shooter and his remarks on the current state of Marvel Comics, more Aubrey Sitterson and IDW news, and Justice League and if Zack Snyder should release an extended version in theaters.
November 20, 2017
On this episode, Andy, Brion and I discuss Justice League and Ben Affleck’s Batman, Amazon’s hold over LCS’s, the Image Comics/Madefire union, and Marvel appointing C. B. Cebulski as editor in chief and Axel Alonso.
November 15, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the January 2018 solicitations including Irwin Allen Lost In Space HC Vol. 1 The Lost Adventures American (Gothic Press); Skymasters Space Force Complete Sundays 1959-1960 HC (Amigo Comics); Savage Dragon Archives Vol. 9 TP (Image); Pestilence TP Vol. 1 (Aftershock); Chilling Adventures Of Sorcery (Archie Horror); Frankenstein, Alive, Alive Trio by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson (IDW); Abe Sapien: Dark And Terrible Vol. 2 HC, Will Eisner’s A Contract With God Curator’s Collection HC & Ltd. Ed. HC (Dark Horse); Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Team-Up Vol. 3 HC - Variant Edition Vol. 259, Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders Vol. 6 HC - Variant Edition Vol. 260, Punisher Max By Garth Ennis Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Star Wars: Han Solo HC, New Mutants Epic Collection: Curse Of The Valkyries TP (Marvel); Batman: Knightfall Omnibus Vol. 3: Knightsend HC, The Challengers Of The Unknown by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale HC, Elseworlds: Superman Vol. 1 TP, The Absolute Sandman: Overture HC (DC Comics).
November 13, 2017
On this 3rd episode, Andy, Brion and I discuss Netflix Announcing it’s First Comic Book Adaptation, Brian Michael Bendis and DC Comics, If Watchmen is a Masterpiece, Why Would You Buy Spin-offs?, DC Comics Suspends Superman Group Editor Amidst Allegations of Sexual Harassment, and Thor: Ragnorock.
November 10, 2017
Chris goes over this week’s Winners & Losers of the comics world. This week it's Marvel, Disney, ESPN, FOX, CNN, the JoD, and AT&T.
November 6, 2017
On this second episode Andy, Brion and I discuss the Han Solo movie and all its' troubles, Neal Adams and his US Chamber Of Commerce IP Champion Award For Excellence In Creativity, the fact that only 30% of the news on comics news sites is actually about comics, Bladerunner 2049 with spoilers, and finally corporate marketing with comics books.
October 30, 2017
Welcome to the first episode of the Nuff Said podcast. This is a joint venture between myself, artist Andy Tom and, Brion Salazar of the Big Geek Show. This roundtable will be a discussion of some of the hottest and sometimes most controversial news items in the world of comics an pop culture. On this inaugural episode Andy, Brion and I discuss cosplay convention etiquette, Marvel's progressive characters and a female Thor in the MCU and if all Marvel movies are the same, is Superman a Democrat and does it even matter and Kelly Sue DeConnick's rage. Thanks for listening and we welcome your comments.
October 28, 2017
On this special Spooky Halloween episode, Count Chris goes over Essential Marvel Horror Vol. 1 and the contents of Vol. 2 and other horror collected editions including Legion Of Monsters HC, Legion Of Monsters TP (yes they are different!), Bloodstone & The Legion Of Monsters TP, and Marvel Horror Magazine Collection TP. Chris also announces a DVD giveaway contest for The Walking Dead Season 1, Fear The Walking Dead Season 1, Black Sails Season 3, and Power Seasons 1-2. You’ll have to listen to find out how to enter!
October 18, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the December 2017 solicitations including Crypt of Horror #35 (AC Comics); Howling TP Vol. 1 Revenge Werewolf Queen (Space Goat); You Have Killed Me SC (ONI Press); Hangman Vol. 1 TP (Dark Circle/Archie); We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust HC, Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny HC, Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges TP (IDW); Tomb Raider Archives Vol. 4 HC, Tomb Raider Library Edition Vol. 1 HC (Dark Horse); Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 18 HC (Variant Edition Vol. 258), Venomverse TP, Marvel Mangaverse: The Complete Collection TP, Inhumans: Beware The Inhumans TP, Avengers: Tales To Astonish TP (Marvel); Anarky: The Complete Series TP, Green Arrow Vol. 9: Old Tricks TP, Vigilante: Southland TP, Super Powers by Jack Kirby TP (DC Comics).
October 6, 2017
Chris goes over this week’s Winners & Losers of the comics world. Loser: Marvel for non-rendering lenticular covers Winner (of sorts): Wizard World and the 2018 con schedule Loser: IDW and their 2017 financials (so far) Winner: Scott Allie of Dark Horse and his semi-retirement Losers: Bad summer movies and their awful box office take
September 29, 2017
Chris goes over what he’s selling on eBay and collected edition news and notes including: Edwina’s Cap Stubbs & Tippie (LOAC Essentials/IDW), the new Statix Press imprint for Euro comics (Titan Comics), The Complete Metal Gear Solid Art Collection (Dark Horse), Batman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book One removes dialogue from Tom King's Batman #10 (DC Comics), Complete Girls With Slingshots collection by Danielle Corsetto (Spike Trotman’s Iron Circus Comics), Full Bleed HC Magazine (IDW’s Woodworks Imprint), the new 6-volume Hellboy Omnibus collection (Dark Horse).
September 22, 2017
Chris goes over this week’s Winners & Losers of the comics world. Winner: Harley Quinn, Winner (we think): Bloodshot, Someone will Win and Someone will Lose: Comic Con, Loser: The New Yorker.
September 15, 2017
Winner: Batman and Metal Comics; Winner: Dynamite Comics, The Boys, and Amazon; Winner or Loser or Both: Aubrey Sitterson and IDW.
September 13, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the November 2017 solicitations including: Snoopy HC, Boom Studios; Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 2 HC and Star Trek: New Adventures, Vol. 4 TP, IDW; Ninjak: The Complete Classic Omnibus Oversized HC, Valiant; Winnebago Graveyard TP and I Hate Fairyland, Book One HC, Image; Hellboy And The BPRD: 1954 TP and Matt Wagner's Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 2 TP, Dark Horse; Marvel Masterworks: Ka-Zar Vol. 2 HC, Moon Knight By Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev HC, and Punisher Epic Collection: Capital Punishment TP, Marvel; DC Universe By John Byrne HC, Green Lantern: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2 HC, Justice League Of America: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2 HC, Kamandi By Jack Kirby Omnibus HC, Shazam!: The New Beginning 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HC, Batman: Arkham — The Joker's Daughter TP, Robin Vol. 5 TP, and Tales Of The Batman: Alan Brennert TP, DC Comics.
September 9, 2017
Winner: Marvel/Disney/Star Wars will launch a new streaming service. Loser: Netflix bought into Mark Millar's Millarworld. Loser: Marvel and The Inhumans. Winner: Derisiveness - RJ Casey of The Comic Journal and Craig Yoe. Loser: Small comic shop owners and Marvel's policy on lenticular variant covers.
September 4, 2017
Chris goes on John Mayo's Comic Book Page Podcast to celebrate John's 10 Year Anniversary!
August 27, 2017
Chris goes over notable upcoming collected editions from the Edelweiss DC Comics Book Previews (January - April 2018) including Absolute Preacher Vol. 3, Absolute Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang Vol. 2, Adam Strange: The Man of Two Worlds Deluxe Edition, Aquaman: The Legend of Aquaman, Aquaman by Peter David Book One, Tales of the Batman: Gene Colan Vol. 2, Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 2, Batman Arkham: Hugo Strange, Batman: Tales of the The Man-Bat, Batman Knightfall Omnibus Vol. 3 - Knightsend, Batman: Ghosts, Batman: Gothic, Challengers of the Unknown by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale, DC Meets Looney Tunes, DC Universe by Brian K. Vaughan, Elseworlds: Superman Vol. 1, Green Lantern Corps: Beware Their Power Vol. 1, Justice League of America : The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2, Justice League Task Force Vol. 1, Justice Society of America: The Complete Series by Len Strazewski and Mike Parobeck, Nightwing Vol. 7: Shrike, Superman: The Many Worlds of Krypton, Wonder Woman: Forgotten Legends, Young Justice Book Two, and Zero Hour.
August 16, 2017
Chris goes over notable upcoming collected editions from the Edelweiss Marvel Book Previews (January - April 2018) including Agents of Atlas: The Complete Collection Vol. 1, Avengers Epic Collection: The Avengers/Defenders War Vol. 7, Avengers Epic Collection: The Collection Obsession Vol. 21, Daredevil Epic Collection: Mike Murdock Must Die! Vol. 2, Doctor Strange: Lords of Fear, Excalibur Epic Collection: The Cross-Time Caper Vol. 2, Infinity Gauntlet Box Set Slipcase, Iron Man Epic Collection: Doom Vol. 15, Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 12, Marvel Masterworks: Ka-Zar Vol. 2, Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Two-in-One Vol. 3, Marvel Masterworks: Sub-Mariner Vol. 8, Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 18, Master of Kung Fu Epic Collection: Weapon of the Soul, New Mutants by Zeb Wells: The Complete Collection, Punisher Max: The Complete Collection Vol. 7, Punisher MAX: The Platoon, The Punisher Vol. 3, Punisher Epic Collection: Capital Punishment Vol. 7.
August 7, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the October 2017 solicitations including: Riverdale Vol. 1, Jughead Vol. 3, Archie Halloween Spectacular #1, The Best Of Archie Comics 2: Deluxe Edition HC (Archie); Spongebob Comics Treasure Chest HC (Bongo); Cerebus TPB Vol. 5 Jakas Story New Ptg (Aardvak Vanaheim); Lady Mechanika Oversized HC Vol. 1 (Benitez); Mr. Monster Compendium HC (Chapterhouse); The Great Treasury Of Christmas Comic Book Stories TPB, Highlander: The American Dream TPB, Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays, Vol. 3 (1956–1959) HC (IDW); Daddy Lost His Head And Other Stories (Fantagraphics); B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 1 HC, Lobster Johnson Volume 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown TP, EC Archives: Panic Volume 2 HC (Dark Horse); Daredevil: Shadowland Omnibus HC, Deadpool By Daniel Way Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Two-In-One Vol. 3 HC - Variant Vol. 256, Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: The Hulk Must Die TPB (Marvel); Aquaman: The Atlantis Chronicles Deluxe Edition HC, Batman Year Two 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HC, Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 5 HC, Two-Face: A Celebration Of 75 Years HC (DC Comics).
July 25, 2017
It’s the Comic Con Wrap-Up Special and Chris gets dives into all the collected edition and reprint Eisner Award Winners: Best U.S. Edition of International Material Winner: Moebius Library: The World of Edena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al. (Dark Horse)Best Archival Collection/Project--Strips (at least 20 years old) Winner: Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)Best Archival Collection/Project--Comic Books (at least 20 years old) Winner: The Complete Wimmen’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism Winner: The A.V. Club comics coverage, including Comics Panel, Back Issues, and Big Issues, by Oliver Sava et al., www.avclub.comBest Comics-Related Book Winner: Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand (Harper) ...and even more news and announcements from San Diego including the new Berger Books imprint and The Originals Expanded Edition by Dave Gibbons at Dark Horse, Star Wars Adventure (IDW), more Bone books from Jeff Smith, Kevin Eastman is Kickstarting a semi-autobiographical comic, Drawn & Quarterly announced at Comic-Con this week plans to publish new editions of comics by Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Julie Doucet, Marc Guggenheim Attached to Swords of the Swashbucklers, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Returning to Comics, The Shadow/Batman Volume 2 and DC’s new GN format, Superman by Frank Miller and John Romita jr., Moore, O’Neill to conclude ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ with The Tempest, Both Avery Hill Publishing and Breakdown Press, two respected UK publishers, have announced upcoming graphic novels and comics for the Fall, and the classic pulp Amazing Stories in digital format.
July 17, 2017
Chris gets back into the latest news and upcoming releases including: the passing of Sam Glanzman and USS Stevens, the NPR 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels list, Mike Mignola and Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon‘s, Hellboy: Krampusnacht and Koshchei The Deathless, Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Volume 1-2 Omnibus, BPRD: Hell On Earth Omnibus, Frank Miller’s Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi from IDW, Behaving Madly the anthology of MAD knock-offs, a huge list of IDW/SDCC trade paperback and hardcovers exclusives including several Artist Editions, Silver Volume 3 from Dark Planet Comics, Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition from Viz, Batman: The Dark Prince Charming 1-2 from DC, Roger Langridge’s Fred the Clown - The Iron Duchess free downloads, Check, Please! and The Thing 35th Anniversary Art Book from Printed in Blood.
July 10, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the September 2017 solicitations including: Luther Strode: The Complete Series HC (Image); Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection HC, Star Hawks, Vol. 2 HC (IDW); Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster's Prince Valiant Hardcover, Peppy In The Wild West HC, Street Fighting Man: Spain Vol. 1 TP (Fantagraphics), Back Issue! 100 (TwoMorrows); Abe Sapien: Dark And Terrible Volume 1 HC (Dark Horse); Deadpool & Co. Omnibus HC, Thor vs. Hulk TP, Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 12 HC, Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel TP, Spider-Man: The Daily Bugle TP, Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Afterlife TP, Tomb Of Dracula: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TP, Werewolf By Night: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TP, Marvel Horror: The Magazine Collection TP (Marvel); Batgirl: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, DC's Greatest Hits Box Set TP, The Demon By Jack Kirby TP, Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner Vol. 1 TP, House Of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus HC, Onder Woman And The Justice League Of America Book Two TP, Justice League Of America: A Midsummer's Nightmare The Deluxe Edition HC, JLA: The Nail/Another Nail Deluxe Edition HC, Justice League Of America: The Detroit Era Omnibus HC, Absolute WildC.A.T.S HC (DC Comics).
July 3, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the August 2017 solicitations including: Marvel Comics Digest #2 (Archie); For Better Or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1, Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (IDW); The Thing From The Grave And Other Stories HC, The EC Artists Library Slipcase 3 (Volumes 9-12) HC (Fantagraphics); Comic Book Creator 15 - Mark Schultz, Back Issue! 99, Batman: The Animated Series' 25th Anniversary!, Alter Ego 148, Kirby100 Limited Hardcover Edition (Twomorrows); The EC Archives: Aces High HC, The Terminator: The Original Comics Series - Tempest And One Shot HC, Hellboy In Hell Library Edition HC - Volume 7 (Dark Horse); Captain America By Mark Waid & Ron Garney Omnibus HC, Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four Vol. 19 HC, Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok Prelude TP, Thor By Jason Aaron & Russell Dauterman Vol. 2 Hc, Thor: The Trial Of Thor TP, Thor & Hulk Digest, Thor: Worthy Origins TP, Bloodstone & The Legion Of Monsters TP, Daredevil Epic Collection: Heart Of Darkness TP (Marvel); Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus HC, Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race HC, Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 4 HC, Green Arrow: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Night Force By Marv Wolfman: The Complete Series HC (DC Comics).
June 26, 2017
Chris reviews the new DCU by Mike Mignola - what it collects and more importantly what it doesn’t collect and what we may see in Volume 2. Also on the show: a new edition of Superman: The World of Krypton TPB (also by Mignola) and Vertigo by Ed Brubaker HC (DC Comics); Jane Arden, Hugh Striver and Deathless Dear from LOAC (IDW); Overwatch (Dark Horse with Blizzard); John Porcellino publishing Jenny Zervakis' Strange Growths, a lot of digital comics news and emails answered on Deadpool: The Adamantium Collection and The Golden Age Wonder Woman #23.
May 30, 2017
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the July 2017 solicitations including: The Darkness: Darkness / Batman & Darkness / Superman 20th Anniversary Collection TP and Mage: The Hero Discovered, Vol. 1 TP (Image); Hero Squared Omnibus SC (Boom! Studios); Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Vol. 3, Jungle Girls, and Sax Rohmer’s Dope (IDW); X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book 5 HC (Valiant); Mandrake The Magician: The Fred Fredericks Dailies Vol 1 HC (Titan); Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics: Mask TP (Dark Horse); Punisher: Suicide Run TPB, Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets TPB, Deadpool vs. The Punisher TPB, Deadpool & X-Force Omnibus HC, Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 11 HC (252), Sif: Journey Into Mystery - The Complete Collection TPB, S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hydra Reborn TPB (Marvel); Batman: Arkham - Clayface Tp, Batgirl: Stephanie Brown Vol. 1 TP, Batman: Shadow Of The Bat Vol. 2 TP, Batman: Knightfall Omnibus Vol. 2: Knightquest HC, Wonder Girl: Adventures Of A Teen Titan TP, Deadman By Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection TP, Grayson: The Superspy Omnibus HC, Legends Of The Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 3 HC (DC Comics).
May 19, 2017
Chris goes over the latest reprint and collected edition news including The Other Side Deluxe HC by Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart and Wolves, Demeter and The Mire Deluxe HC by Becky Cloonan (Image), HERO-A-GO-GO with Michael Eury (TwoMorrows), Captain Easy: The Frank Santoro Edition (Fantagraphics), The Moebius Library Vol. 2: The Art of Edena and Hellboy Library 7 (Dark Horse), and Bill Mantlo & Butch Guice’s Swords of the Swashbucklers GN (Kickstarter and Dynamite). Also on the show: a look back at Free Comic Book Day 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and a look forward to the Eisner Awards.
April 29, 2017
Chris starts the show with a non-collected edition typo from Darth Maul #3 then dives head first into his time at C2E2 2017, including who he saw and what bought, then an email from Derek of the Comics Alternative Podcast about the Tales of the Batman and Legends of the Dark Knight series of hardcovers including a rundown of all of them. Also on the show is a few notable standouts from the June 2017 Solicitations that include: Astounding Wolf-Man Complete Collection HC from Image; X-O Manowar (2017) Vol. 1: Soldier TPB from Valiant; Hulk: World War Hulk Omnibus HC, Thor: Heroes Return Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Shang-Chi: Master Of Kung Fu Omnibus Vol. 4 HC, Muppet Babies Omnibus HC, and Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 16 HC from Marvel; DC Universe: Rebirth Omnibus Expanded Edition HC, Elseworlds: Justice League Vol. 2 TP, Justice League By Giffen and Dematteis Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, and Watchmen: The Annotated Edition HC from DC Comics.
April 12, 2017
Chris goes over a ton of reprint and collected edition news including Marvel’s Star Wars Slipcase, Kodansha’s Akira Slipcase, Neil The Horse from Conundrum Press, Archie’s 75th Anniversary Digest, Star Hawks, Dan Dunn and Star Wars from IDW and Library of American Comics, DC’s Jerry Lewis and Bob Hope comics, the Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster's Prince Valiant and the abrupt end of the Creepy and Eerie Archives from Dark Horse.
March 29, 2017
Today Chris catches up with select solicitations for May 2017 including Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four World's Greatest Artist's Edition HC, Walt Disney’s Treasury Of Classic Tales, Vol. 2, Spawn Vault Ed HC, DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Batman Vs. Predator TP, DC Horror: House Of Secrets Vol. 1 HC, Batman: Secrets—Sam Kieth Gallery Edition HC, Tales Of The Batman: Gerry Conway HC, The Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC and how it fits into the Legion Of The Super-Heroes Archives, Star Wars: The Marvel UK Omnibus HC and how it crosses over with Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Volume 3 Omnibus, Hulk: Planet Hulk Omnibus HC, The Mighty Thor Omnibus Vol. 3 HC, Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Two-In-One Vol. 2 HC,  Marvel Masterworks: Luke Cage, Power Man Vol. 2 HC, Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way To Dusty Death TPB, Punisher By Garth Ennis Omnibus HC (New Printing), and the long awaited Punisher: Back To The War Omnibus HC. Chris also goes over Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics: Justice League Volume 2 TPB, Marvel Masterworks Daredevil HC Vol. 11, 30 Days Of Night 15th Anniversary Edition TPB, Cosmic Odyssey and Adam Strange, listener email and his schedule of how he will approach this podcast for the foreseeable future.
March 6, 2017
Today Chris catches up with a select solicitations for April 2017 including Lost Planet, Red Range: A Wild Western Adventure and The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection, Volume 4 (1983-1984) from IDW; The EC Archives: Crime SuspenStories Volume 3 HC and Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus Plus HC from Dark Horse; Adam Strange: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Batman: Arkham – Mr. Freeze TP, Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso Deluxe Edition HC, Batman: Zero Hour TP, Batman/Wildcat TP, The DC Universe by Mike Mignola HC, and The Last Days of the Justice Society of America TP from DC Comics; Monsters Vol. 2: The Marvel Monsterbus HC, Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 17 HC, and Marvel Masterworks: The Savage She-Hulk Vol. 1 HC from Marvel. Chris also goes over Deadpool Adamantium Collection Slipcase HC, X-Factor Epic Collection TPB Genesis and Apocalypse, Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus HC Vol. 1, Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino Omnibus HC and more including Logan!
February 27, 2017
Chris goes over, not one, but two books: The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman, which is an upgrade from the 2009 hardcover Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader, and Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Volume 10, that includes the critically acclaimed Lifedeath story by Barry Windsor-Smith. Chris also covers The EC Archives: Valor HC, Cosmic Odyssey Deluxe Edition HC, Punisher and Bullseye TPB Deadliest Hits.
February 20, 2017
Chris goes over his picks for the March Solicitations that include: Star Hawks, Vol. 1, LOAC Essentials, Vol. 10: Dan Dunn, Secret Operative 48, 4001 A.D. Deluxe Edition HC, The Complete Phonogram HC, Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art HC, Marvel Masterworks: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 HC, Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Avengers Epic Collection: Masters Of Evil TP - Avengers Epic Collections #3, Batman: Legacy Vol. 1 TP, Batman/Two-Face: Face The Face Deluxe Edition HC, Doom Patrol Silver Age Omnibus HC, Justice League: Breakdowns TP, and Legionnaires Book One TP. Chris also goes over an Op-Ed from CBR.com, Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology HC, Judge Dredd Cursed Earth Saga Uncensored TP, Batman & The Outsiders HC Vol. 1, Batgirl A Celebration Of 50 Years HC, and Wolverine Prehistory TP including what should've been collected: Origin & Origin 2 and Uncanny X-Men #268.
February 13, 2017
On this episode, Chris goes over his eBay sale of all 107 Marvel Premier Classics, the best way to sell books for a fair price, the resurrection of the Twitter @DGTLcomics, Daredevil Omnibus HC Vol. 1, Ghost Rider Wolverine Punisher TPB Hearts of Darkness, X-Men Volume 10, Image’s Splitting Image, the NYT is stopping their Top 10 Graphic Novels list, Marvel To Liquidate Almost Fifty Omnibus Titles To Comic Shops, The Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus, The Inferno and Inferno Crossovers Omnibus and the Wolverine Omnibus.
January 16, 2017
Chris goes over selected books from the February 2017 Solicitations including Batman: Ego And Other Tails Deluxe Edition HC, Batman By Brian K. Vaughan TP, Teen Titans By Geoff Johns Book One TP, JSA: The Golden Age Deluxe Edition HC, Deathstroke, The Terminator Vol. 3: Nuclear Winter TP, Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 4 HC, Wonder Woman And The Justice League Of America Vol. 1 TP, Wonder Woman By George Perez Omnibus Vol. 2 HC, Zatanna By Paul Dini TP, Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 19 HC, Spider-Man By David Michelinie & Erik Larsen Omnibus HC,  Cloak And Dagger: Lost And Found TP, Iron Fist: The Book Of Changes TP, Night Raven: From The Marvel UK Vaults TP, Wolverine Vs. The Punisher TP, Wolverine Vs. The Marvel Universe TP, Fiction House: From Pulps To Panels, Jack Kirby’s Forever People Artist’s Edition HC, Velvet Deluxe Hardcover Edition HC, X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book 4 HC, Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 HC, The EC Archives: The Haunt Of Fear Volume 4 HC, Hellboy: Into The Silent Sea HC,  and many more. Also mentioned on the on the show: JLA by Grant Morrison, Flash The Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2, Marvel Masterworks Invincible Iron Man HC Vol. 10, and Adam Strange by Michael Cho T-Shirt.
January 9, 2017
Chris gets down to his annual Adopt A Character show and this year he chooses a series: Mind MGMT. You are welcome to follow all year long as he will read the entire series and perhaps even a bit more from Matt Kindt. Also on the show: Project Superpowers The Owl TPB, Monsters Unleashed Prelude TPB, Incredible Hulk Epic Collection Vol. 20 TPB Future Imperfect and his eBay listing of the complete run of Marvel Premier Classics - yes all 107 of them.
December 13, 2016
Chris goes over his huge list of personal needs and wants, including some trades and hardcovers you would never guess he’d be interested in. Also on the show Ditko Unleashed HC, Conan Omnibus Volume 1: Birth of the Legend TPB, Complete Frank Miller Robocop Omnibus TPB Vol. 1 and Kamandi #60-61 from 1978’s Cancelled Comic Cavalcade.
December 5, 2016
Chris goes over all the Star Trek (IDW) trade paperbacks and puts them into a comprehensive reading order including Starfleet Academy and Manifest Destiny which acts like a coda to the series. Chris also goes over Tomb Raider Archives Volume 1 HC, Young Avengers by Heinberg and Cheung Complete Collection TPB, Turn Loose Death Rays & Kill Them All HC Complete Fletcher Hanks (Fantagraphics), the upcoming Starstruck Artist Edition (IDW) and several books from the DC Comics Summer 2017 Amazon Fish.
November 22, 2016
Chris goes over selected books from the January 2017 Solicitations including Airboy Archives Volume 5 and Behaving Madly: Zany, Loco, Cockeyed, Rip-off, Satire Magazines (IDW), W. B. DuBay’s The Rook Archives Volume 1 HC (Dark Horse), Batman: Knightfall Omnibus (DC Comics), Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts Of Darkness (Marvel) and many more. Also mentioned on the on the show: Watchmen Noir HC, Tales Of Mr Rhee TPB Volume 3 Those Who Fight Monsters, Complete Peanuts HC Volume 26 Comics & Stories, Turn Loose Our Death Rays and Kill Them All: The Complete Works of Fletcher Hanks and Vic the Vet 70th Anniversary Edition.
November 14, 2016
Chris goes over two books on the show that couldn’t be more different: Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones Volume 1 (DC Comics) and Becoming Andy Warhol (Abrams). Chris also has a follow-up to Golden Age stories in Aquaman: A Celebration of 75 Years HC, DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics Justice League TPB Volume 1, James Bond Classic Collection HC Volume 1 Dr No 1958-1960, Marvel Masterworks Doctor Strange HC Volumes 8-7, Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus, Marvel Masterworks Spectacular Spider-Man Volume 1 and what he’s selling on eBay.
November 7, 2016
This week Chris goes over the Airboy Archives Volume 4 and even has a surprise for everyone on the Airboy Wikipedia page. Also mentioned on the show: a classic 1950 Jekyll & Hyde story from Wally Wood, Absolute Batman Year One HC, Dark Knight Returns Collector’s Edition Box Set, Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Box Set, Prince Valiant HC Vol. 14 1963-1964, Batman Silver Age Newspaper Comics HC Vol. 3 1969-1972, Marvel Masterworks Black Panther HC Vol. 2, The Complete Trashman by Spain and what Chris is selling on eBay this week.
October 31, 2016
On this special Spooky Halloween episode, Chris goes over the DC Comics Showcase Presents books of House of Mystery, House of Secrets, The Unexpected, Ghosts and The Witching Hour. Chris also goes over C2E2 2017, Aquaman A Celebration Of 75 Years HC, Moebius Library The World Of Edena HC, Vampirella Archives HC Vol. 15, Dick Tracy Colorful Cases Of The 1930s HC Vol. 1, New Editions of Star Trek and DC Comics Encyclopedia, Star Wars Newspaper and Star Hawks from LOAC, Boarder Wars by Don Simpson and Aliens.
October 17, 2016
Chris goes over the recent Complete Machine Man by Jack Kirby and Steve Dikto TPB...but is it really complete?! And did Ditko write a story that was credited to Marv Wolfman? The CCL investigative team is on the case. Chris also gives his thoughts on the Luke Cage TV show from Netflix,  DC Universe By Neil Gaiman Deluxe Ed HC (DC), Spirits Of Vengeance Rise Of Midnight Sons TPB (Marvel), Will Eisner's The Spirit Returns HC and the upcoming Swamp Thing Omnibus..will it collect the obscure issue #25? And if so what to Hawkman and The Hulk have to do with it?
October 10, 2016
Chris goes over selected December 2016 Solicitations from DC, IDW, Marvel, IDW, Valiant and Dark Horse. Titles include Superman/Batman: Saga of the Super-Sons, Checkmate by Greg Rucka Book 1, Judge Dredd: The Brendan McCarthy Collection, Jay Disbrow’s Monster Invasion, Star Wars Box Set Slipcase Set, Luke Cage, Iron Fist & The Heroes For Hire Vols 1 and 2, Ninjak Deluxe Edition Book One, The EC Archives: Valor, Eerie Archives Volume 23, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years Omnibus Volume 1, Tomb Raider Archives Volume 1, He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe: The Newspaper Comic Strips. Also on the show Marvel’s Doctor Strange Prelude, Mysterious World Of Doctor Strange, Tim Tyler’s Luck, Elseworld’s Batman Vol. 2, Prince Valiant Volume 13 and Wally Wood Jungle Adventures: Jim King and Animan. Chris also reads some CCL fan email.
October 3, 2016
In honor of the Luke Cage series on Netflix, Chris goes over Power Man’s collected editions including the Essentials, Masterworks, and other series including his team-up with Iron Fist and Heroes For Hire. Chris also goes over Tarzan: The Beckoning (Malibu) from Dark Horse, EC Archives Weird Fantasy Volume 2 HC, Wonder Woman A Celebration Of 75 Years HC and DC Universe by Mike Mignola.
September 30, 2016
In celebration of International Podcast Day 2016, I was honored to be a part of a wonderful roundtable with other comic book podcasters including Derek Royal, The Comics Alternative (http://comicsalternative.com/), John Mayo, Comic Book Page (http://www.comicbookpage.com/) and John Siuntres, Wordballoon (http://wordballoon.blogspot.com/).    Today we talk about comic book podcasting, how far it has come and perhaps where it's going and include our favorite moments and how it's never too late to get into podcasting. Please join me and my friends on this special episode of Collected Comics Library.   And for more information about International Podcast Day and how you can help promote Podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement, please visit https://internationalpodcastday.com/ and tweet using #PodcastDay.
September 26, 2016
Chris goes over the recent The Lost Art of Will Eisner by Locust Moon Press and its’ reprint of Uncle Otto and Harry Karry, two of Eisner’s oldest and rarest work. Chris was a backer for this Kickstarter funded project and is so pleased that a treasure such as this is now in print. Also on the show, Eisner’s other pre-Spirit work the Hawks Of The Seas and the pics of the week: Absolute Y The Last Man HC Volume 2, Art Of Jim Davis Garfield HC and Doctor Strange Omnibus HC Volume 1.
September 19, 2016
Chris goes over what he bought at the Great Lakes Comic Book show: The Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion (TwoMorrows) and Crawford's Encyclopedia Of Comic Books. Chris also covers the best of this past weeks release: Green Arrow TPB Vol. 6 Last Action Hero (DC Comics), Richard Matheson Master Of Terror Collection GN (IDW), Alan Moore Jerusalem HC Novel (Liveright) and also laments that the Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four HC Vol. 18 will be the last FF book we'll see for a very long time. The main topic this week is all things Batman by Mike Mignola and just would be included in a complete edition of his works including Gotham By Gaslight, The Doom That Came To Gotham and more.
September 12, 2016
Chris goes over selected November 2016 Solicitations from DC, Marvel, IDW, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and Valiant. Also on the show are the Harvey and Dragon Con Award winners, IDW Limited New Mutants HC, Eerie Archives Volume 22, Back Issue 91, Comic Book Fever by George Khoury, and an email and opinion on Marvel’s Epic line.
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