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Collected Comics Library is only podcast solely dedicated to comic book collected editions news and reviews of Marvel, DC and independent TPBs and HCs.

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Collected Comics Library is only podcast solely dedicated to comic book collected editions news and reviews of Marvel, DC and independent TPBs and HCs.

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Goof stuff

By tjr1212 - Oct 30 2017
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Niche topic (collected comic editions, dug), but good info on what's going on.

Best Collected Comics Podcast!!

By Avengersfan70 - Aug 15 2016
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Great to have one of my favorite podcasts back after a brief hiatus!

iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
Average Ratings
82
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2
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2

Goof stuff

By tjr1212 - Oct 30 2017
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Niche topic (collected comic editions, dug), but good info on what's going on.

Best Collected Comics Podcast!!

By Avengersfan70 - Aug 15 2016
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Great to have one of my favorite podcasts back after a brief hiatus!
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Collected Comics Library

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Collected Comics Library is only podcast solely dedicated to comic book collected editions news and reviews of Marvel, DC and independent TPBs and HCs.

Rank #1: CCL #429 - Trading Luke Cage

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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.

Oct 03 2016

27mins

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Rank #2: CCL #457 - November 2017 Solicitations

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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.

Sep 13 2017

43mins

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Rank #3: CCL #461 - 'Nuff Said 1

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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.

Oct 30 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #4: CCL Podcast Special - International Podcast Day 2016

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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 (), John Mayo, Comic Book Page () and John Siuntres, Wordballoon ().    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  and tweet using #PodcastDay.

Sep 30 2016

1hr 38mins

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Rank #5: Spotlight on Frank Miller

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Chris and Andy try to take a much-needed break from talking comic book distribution modeling and spotlight one of their favorite creators of all time: Frank Miller. Just about his entire body of work if discussed including some hidden gems and behind the scene notes.

Apr 20 2020

1hr 43mins

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Rank #6: Winners and Losers: Batman Metal, The Boys, Aubrey Sitterson

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Winner: Batman and Metal Comics; Winner: Dynamite Comics, The Boys, and Amazon; Winner or Loser or Both: Aubrey Sitterson and IDW.

Sep 15 2017

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Rank #7: CCL #463 - 'Nuff Said #3

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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.

Nov 13 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #8: CCL #507 - Top 100 Runs of All Time - Part 4 - Too Much Alan Moore

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On today’s show, Chris and Andy discuss , , and . 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.

Nov 13 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #9: CCL #464 - January 2018 Solicitations

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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).

Nov 15 2017

28mins

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Rank #10: CCL #508 - February 2020 Solicitations - with Mike Myers

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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.

Nov 25 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #11: CCL #456 - DC Comics Collected Editions 2018

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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.

Aug 27 2017

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Rank #12: Punisher MAX - Born

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Chirs and Andy debut a new ongoing segment discussing the complete Punisher MAX run by Garth Ennis. They start with Punisher MAX Born from 2003 and cover the run issue by issue including the writing, art, extras that may be included in the trade paperback (or hardcover) and the overall continuity. This show will also be run on the Epic Marvel Podcast.  Collected editions discussed: (Punisher) Born, Punisher MAX From First To Last, Punisher Invades The ‘Nam, Fury (2001), Fury: Peacemaker (2006), Fury: My War Gone By (2012), Get Fury (TBD), Punisher: Soviet (2020).

Apr 06 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: CCL #509 - Top 100 Runs of All Time - Part 5 - Kingdom Gone

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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.

Dec 16 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #14: CCL #485 - How Much?!?!

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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.

Dec 10 2018

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Rank #15: Winners and Losers: Harley Quinn, Bloodshot, Comic Con, The New Yorker

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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.

Sep 22 2017

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Rank #16: CCL #501 - Top 100 Runs of All Time - Part 1

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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.

Aug 13 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #17: CCL #493 - Are DC’s Black Label Editions Worth The Hype?

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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.

Apr 08 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #18: CCL #458 - Bleeding My Wallet Dry

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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).

Sep 29 2017

38mins

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Rank #19: CCL #503 - Top 100 Runs of All Time - Part 2 - Maximilian!

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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.

Sep 10 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #20: CCL #492 - June 2019 Solicitations

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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

Mar 25 2019

1hr 32mins

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October 2020 Solicitations - Brand New on VHS

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Chris and Andy get right into October 2020 solicits and there are some very far out picks. They guys also have a long list of what they are reading including Legends Of The Dark Knight: Matt Wagner, Batman By Azzarello & Risso, Batman Vol. 13: The City Of Bane Part 2, Batman Arkham: Scarecrow, Batman: Kings Of Fear, Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer Of Justice!, Rebirth: Action Comics, Superman & Detective Comics, House of X/Powers of X, After Houdini, and Sullivan's Sluggers.

Aug 04 2020

1hr 30mins

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Currently Consuming

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Chris and Andy catch up on the news about Aliens and Predator moving from Dark Horse to Marvel and what that means not only for the comics but also the future of the movie franchises...and is RoboCop ripe for the pickings? There’s a juicy rumor that the next big MCU/Avengers event will be Secret Wars! How will the Russo Bros. pull it off and will the Fantastic Four and X-Men be involved? Chris goes over the timeline for the release of Star Wars: The HIgh Republic and Andy may get on board with this new sans-Skywalker series. The guys next go into reading and reviews of a ton of books including Doomsday Clock, Wonder Woman/Conan by Gail Simone and several more.

Jul 20 2020

1hr 4mins

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September 2020 Solicitations - The Worst Solicitation Of All Time

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Chris and Andy get right into the September 2020 solicits and some of them may be a bit familiar. The guys also get an email from Billy Hogan of the Superman Fan Podcast, discuss Batman: Devils Advocate, Marvel Masterworks: Howard The Duck Volume 1 (Variant #300, March 2021), why Pippin and Merry had it worse than Frodo and Sam, and what may be the worst solicitation of all time.

Jun 29 2020

1hr 19mins

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Remembering Denny O’Neil

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In this special episode, Chris and Andy talk about the life of Denny O'Neil, who passed away on June 11 at the age of 81. He was responsible for creating some of the most memorable characters of all time including Ra's al Ghul and storylines of all time including "Hard Traveling Heroes" with Green Lantern and Green Arrow, "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" in Batman #251 (Sept. 1973), and introducing Jim Rhodes as Iron Man in Iron Man #170. He is, without question, one of the greatest comic book writers of all time. The guys also talk about EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons, Frankenstein Alive, Alive! HC by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Extended Edition movies, Supergirl: Being Super, Harleen, Wonder Woman/Conan, Wonder Woman Diana Prince Celebrating The 60s Omnibus HC, and Comicbook Confidential.

Jun 23 2020

58mins

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Punisher MAX - Kitchen Irish

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Chris and Andy are back with the third installment of the complete Punisher MAX run by Garth Ennis. Tonight the guys get into Kitchen Irish, #7-12 (2004), and go issue by issue including the writing, art, and extras that may be included in the trade paperback (or hardcover), and the overall continuity plus Andy finds out that he has a misprint copy! This show will also be run on the Epic Marvel Podcast.

Jun 15 2020

1hr 17mins

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DC/Diamond and Live Eisner Voting

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Chris and Andy get down to the topic du jour that is DC and Diamond. What’s it all about and what does this mean for the industry moving forward? The guys also dow through every category for the Eisners and since Chris is a voting member they get to cast a real live ballot.

Jun 08 2020

1hr 16mins

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Zack Kruse on the Ideology of Steve Ditko

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Chris and Andy are joined by comic book historian and author Zack Kruse, Pictures Within Pictures podcast. In his book, Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity (University Press of Mississippi, February 2021) Zack takes a fresh new look at the work of Ditko unlike ever before by focusing on the philosophical and thoughts of arguably the most misunderstood and brilliant minds in comic book history.

Jun 01 2020

1hr 35mins

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July/August 2020 Solicitations - Back to the New Normal

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Chris and Andy catch up on some semblance of solicits by taking a look at some July and August. We are eager to see these release dates will stick. The guys also discuss , Nightwing: The Gray Son Legacy, Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson GN, Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka, Batman/TMNT, Batman by Gene Colon Volume 2, Jojo Rabbit, The Beastmaster, and finally .

May 27 2020

1hr 17mins

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Punisher MAX - In The Beginning

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Chris and Andy are back with the second installment of the complete Punisher MAX run by Garth Ennis. Tonight the series kicks off with In The Beginning, #1-6 (2004). The guys go issue by issue including the writing, art, and extras that may be included in the trade paperback (or hardcover), and the overall continuity. This show will also be run on the Epic Marvel Podcast.

May 18 2020

1hr 38mins

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Spotlight on Mike Grell

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Chris and Andy are back this to talk about one of their favorite creators of all time: Mike Grell. Just about his entire body of work if discussed including some hidden gems and behind the scene notes. The guys also touch on the passing of Marty Pasko and just when Marvel and DC will resume distributing comics.

May 12 2020

1hr 33mins

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Artist Editions with Scott VanderPloeg

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Chris and Andy talk with Scott VanderPloeg, who is considered the foremost authority on Artist Editions; special kinds of comic book collected edition are printed pages of scanned original comic art at full size. Scott runs the wonderful and comprehensive fansite Artist's Edition Index which covers all things "AE", including his podcast. They guys talk about what makes up an Artist Edition, how many there are, who publishes them, the most popular and rare ones, and even talk about upcoming projects that are in the works.

Apr 27 2020

59mins

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Spotlight on Frank Miller

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Chris and Andy try to take a much-needed break from talking comic book distribution modeling and spotlight one of their favorite creators of all time: Frank Miller. Just about his entire body of work if discussed including some hidden gems and behind the scene notes.

Apr 20 2020

1hr 43mins

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Distribution Disruption

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Time to pull out the whiskey and talk comics COVID with Chris & Andy. This week the guys try to guess how comics will be distributed....is it time to go back to the subscription model? It may not be so far fetched. They also talk Event Leviathan by Brian Michael Bendis, Detective Comics by Pete Tomasi, Batman by Tom King, Swamp Thing by Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson and Sinestro.

Apr 15 2020

1hr 15mins

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Punisher MAX - Born

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Chirs and Andy debut a new ongoing segment discussing the complete Punisher MAX run by Garth Ennis. They start with Punisher MAX Born from 2003 and cover the run issue by issue including the writing, art, extras that may be included in the trade paperback (or hardcover) and the overall continuity. This show will also be run on the Epic Marvel Podcast.  Collected editions discussed: (Punisher) Born, Punisher MAX From First To Last, Punisher Invades The ‘Nam, Fury (2001), Fury: Peacemaker (2006), Fury: My War Gone By (2012), Get Fury (TBD), Punisher: Soviet (2020).

Apr 06 2020

1hr 7mins

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Comic Book Distribution During Corona

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Chris and Andy continue to talk about how comic book publishers are dealing with the coronavirus...but will it even matter if comic book stores close down? And just how important are digital comics now? We also dive into some of what we are reading including Guardians of the Galaxy by Donnie Cates and Action Comics/Superman by Brian Michale Bendis and Andy has a copy of Nightwing #70 - but not for long.

Apr 01 2020

1hr 8mins

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Christina Merkler, DCBS, on Diamond Ceasing Distribution Due To COVID-19

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Chris and Andy chat with Christina Merkler, Discount Comic Book Service, regarding the important news from Steve Geppi that due to the COVID-19 pandemic Diamond has announced that they are ceasing the distribution of any new weekly products. Christina also talks about how this is affecting her overall business at DCBS and their sister company In-Stock Trades, the closure of physical comic book stores, how this may shape publishing to come and the rise of more digital comics. We'd like to thank Christina Merkler for coming on the show with very short notice to share her views.

Mar 25 2020

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June 2020 Solicitations - Our Own Ragnarok

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Chris and Andy catch up on being at home thanks to COVID-19 and talk "free" giveaways from and as well as the “draft” selections from the June 2020 solicits.

Mar 23 2020

1hr 36mins

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Virtual Virus Meet-Up

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In the midst of a crappy week, and more crappy weeks to come Chris and Andy held a virtual meet-up with five other members of the CCL Slack community. COVID-19 was a major topic, but so was our favorite artists and what we are all reading these days and just how will the Coronavirus affect the entertainment industry. Our thanks to Gordon, Tim, Sam, Chris B and Jason!   Here’s the YouTube link if you want to see our smiling faces

Mar 16 2020

1hr 48mins

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May 2020 Solicitations - The Martini Edition

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Chris and Andy talk about , , Kickstarters (UGH!), the upcoming The new Eternals Omnibus, as well as the Neil Gaiman Eternals hardcover as part of the “draft” selections from the May 2020 solicits.

Mar 03 2020

1hr 26mins

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CCL #514 - Thoughts on the Dan Didio Situation

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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.

Feb 24 2020

1hr 17mins

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iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
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Goof stuff

By tjr1212 - Oct 30 2017
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Niche topic (collected comic editions, dug), but good info on what's going on.

Best Collected Comics Podcast!!

By Avengersfan70 - Aug 15 2016
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Great to have one of my favorite podcasts back after a brief hiatus!