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Author: Chris Marshall

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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Spotlight on Mike Grell

Spotlight on Mike Grell

2020-05-1201:33:22

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.
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.
Spotlight on Frank Miller

Spotlight on Frank Miller

2020-04-2001:43:29

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.
Distribution Disruption

Distribution Disruption

2020-04-1501:15:34

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.
Punisher MAX - Born

Punisher MAX - Born

2020-04-0601:07:36

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).
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.
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.
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.
Virtual Virus Meet-Up

Virtual Virus Meet-Up

2020-03-1601:48:34

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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