Comic Books

Collected Edition: Episode 12: Thor Vol. 1

Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, Thor by Walter Simonson Vol. 1. Rarely in comic book history does a creator leave their unique and influential mark on a character quite as profoundly as Walter [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 11: Gotham Central Vol. 1

Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, Gotham Central the fantastic (spoilers?) procedural series set in Gotham City of Batman fame.  Released by DC Comics this seminal work was written by Ed Brubaker and [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2

Happy Halloween everyone! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, in honor of the greatest holiday invented by man, we discuss the classic 70s Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula. Volume 2 to be precise. [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 9: Terminal City

Hello everyone and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Terminal City - the acclaimed Eisner winning comic written by Dean Motter and illustrated by Michael Lark. Originally published by Vertigo in 1996/1997 in two limited [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 8: Blade Runner & Do Androids Dream…

Hello everyone and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we have a theme! Yes, its our first themed episode in anticipation of the upcoming release Blade Runner 2049 we have a Blade Runner-centric episode. Starting off [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 7: Teen Titans – The Judas Contract

The long lost episode is here! Hello everyone and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss the iconic story arc The Judas Contract from Tales of the New Teen Titans. This is the beloved story written [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 6: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Vol2: Scorpion

Hello everyone and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss the acclaimed series Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2: Scorpion written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Chris Samee and Sara Pichelli. This is the first time Brian has read [...]

Things I Like: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World

This post was originally published on February 25, 2015  If you’re reading this and you are wondering who Jack Kirby is you obviously don’t read comics. Kirby is one of the most influential artists and creators in the genre, ever. In fact I would go so far as to say a huge swath of the [...]

Review: Man-Thing #2 (2017)

In the previous review on issue #1 I wrote about how I didn’t really enjoy how Stein was approaching the character of Man-Thing – I said the humor just a bit off and just the characterization of Man-Thing was … interesting, but not to my liking. I did however note that I expressed a hope that it could get better and head in a different direction. That has in fact happened. Issue #2 is in fact better and it is in fact headed in a different direction…but only slightly.