Collected Comics Library PodcastOn 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.
Listed below are the run in order, links to more info on their ComicBookDB page and select collected editions on that particular run or a first volume that serves a starting point.

41) Hellboy – Seed of Destruction (Dark Horse, 1994)
http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=1492
by Mike Mignola
Notes: Issue #1 in the Hellboy series.
Reprinted/Collected in:
Hellboy (1995) TPB
Hellboy Library Edition (2008) HC vol. 01
Hellboy Omnibus (2018) TPB vol. 01
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (1994) HC vol. 01

42) 100 Bullets (Vertigo, 1999-2009)
http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=576
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello Penciller(s): Eduardo Risso
Awards:
2000 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best New Series: (by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso [DC/Vertigo])
2000 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Serialized Story: (#1-3 “100 Bullets”)
2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Winner – Best Serialized Story: (#15-18 “Hang Up on the Hang Low”)
2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Winner – Best Continuing Series
2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Winner – Best Continuing Series
Reprinted/Collected in:
5 Deluxe Editions
5 Hardcovers
13 Trades

43) Batman Arkham Asylum (DC Comics, 1989)
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16104
Writer(s): Grant Morrison Penciller(s): Dave McKean
Reprinted/Collected in:
Arkham Asylum (1989) OGN HC 15th Anniversary Edition
Arkham Asylum (1989) OGN HC 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Arkham Asylum (1989) OGN SC
Batman: Arkham Asylum (1990) OGN SC (Warner Books Edition)

44) Spider-Man Death of Gwen Stacy (Marvel Comics, June 1973)
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=43926
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=1731
Writer(s): Gerry Conway Penciller(s): Gil Kane
Notes:
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) – #121 “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”
Reprinted/Collected in:
The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time (2001) #5
40 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man (2004) CD Collection
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013) TPB vol. 07
The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus (2007) HC vol. 04
Essential Spider-Man (1996) TPB vol. 06
Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition (2012) HC
Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus (2014) HC
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man (2002) HC vol. 13
Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin (1996) TPB
Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy (1999) TPB
Reprints/Collects:
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #96
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #97
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #98
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #121
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #122
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999) #1

45) X-Men – God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Comics, 1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982) – #5
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=34307
Writer(s): Chris Claremont Penciller(s): Brent Eric Anderson
Reprinted/Collected in:
Essential X-Men (1996) TPB vol. 04
Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus (2014) HC
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men (2003) HC vol. 09
Uncanny X-Men (1963) Omnibus HC vol. 03
The Uncanny X-Men (2004) TPB vol. 07
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1994) OGN HC
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1994) OGN SC
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1994) #1 (Special Edition)
X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (2014) n/a
X-Treme X-Men (2001) TPB vol. 05

46) Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon (Marvel Comics, 2004)
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=5228
by Joss Whedon and illustrated by John Cassaday. It is a continuation of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men title
24 issue run + Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men (2008) #1 (went on until #68)
Reprinted/Collected in:
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36247
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=154474

47) Punisher MAX by Garth Ennis (Marvel Comics, 2004-2009)
http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=856
Reprinted/Collected in:
6 Hardcovers
11 Trades

48) Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC Comics, 1986)
http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=47
Writer(s): Dick Giordano Marv Wolfman
Penciller(s): Nick J. Napolitano George Pérez
Reprinted/Collected in:
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) Absolute Edition
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) HC
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) TP
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) – HC “Deluxe Edition” with History of the DC Universe (1986) #1-2
https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=276721
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=453340
https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/CRISIS-ON-INFINITE-EARTHS-COMPANION-DLX-HC-VOL-01/MAY180572
https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/CRISIS-ON-INFINITE-EARTHS-COMPANION-DLX-HC-VOL-02/SEP180562

49) Amazing Spider-Man – Kraven’s Last Hunt (Marvel Comics, 1987)
by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=68847
Writer(s): John Marc ‘J.M.’ DeMatteis Penciller(s): Mike Zeck
Reprints/Collects:
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #293
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #294
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #131
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #132
Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31
Web of Spider-Man (1985) #32

50) Civil War (Marvel Comics, 2006)
http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=6705
Writer(s): Mark Millar Penciller(s): Steve McNiven
Reprinted/Collected in:
Civil War (2006) HC
Civil War (2006) TPB
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011) HC vol. 50
Civil War: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=154124

51) Ghost World (Fantagraphics, 1993)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=11579
by Daniel Clowes. It was serialized in issues 11–18 (June 1993 – March 1997) of Clowes’s comic book series Eightball and was published in book form in 1997 by Fantagraphics Books.

52) Nextwave Agents of HATE (Marvel Comics, 2006)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=3273
By Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
Reprinted/Collected in:
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (2006) HC vol. 01-2
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (2006) TPB vol. 01-2
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection TPB

53) Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Comics, 1991)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=672
Writer(s): Jim Starlin Penciller(s): George Pérez
Reprinted/Collected in:
Infinity Gauntlet (1991) HC
Infinity Gauntlet (1991) TPB
Infinity Gauntlet Box Set (2018) Book 02
Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus (2014) HC

54) The Kree-Skrull War (Marvel Comics, 1971)
by Roy Thomas, and drawn by Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, and John Buscema.
Avengers #89–97 (June 1971 – March 1972)
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Kree/Skrull War TPB
and others

55) Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse Comics, Fantagraphics, others 1984-present)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usagi_Yojimbo
by Stan Sakai
Reprinted/Collected in numerous books

56) V for Vendetta (DC Comics, 1982)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=654
by Alan Moore
Warrior (1982) #1-4
Reprinted/Collected in:
V for Vendetta (1988) Absolute Edition
V for Vendetta (1988) HC (2005 Vertigo Edition)
V for Vendetta (1988) Oversized HC
V for Vendetta (1988) TPB

57) Superman – Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow (DC Comics, 1997)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=174146
Penciller(s): Dave Gibbons, Curt Swan, Rick Veitch
Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #583
DC Comics Presents (1978) #85
Superman (1939) Annual 11
Superman (1939) #423
Reprinted/Collected in:
DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012) HC, TPB
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006) TPB
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997) HC
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997) TPB

58) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21 (Marvel Comics, 1982) – Silent issue
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=15910
by Larry Hama
Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic G.I. Joe (2009) TPB vol. 03
G.I. Joe Comics Magazine (1986) #8
G.I. Joe Silent Interlude (2014) HC
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) HC vol. 02
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) TPB vol. 03
G.I. Joe: Best of Scarlett (2010) TPB vol. 01
G.I. Joe: Best of Snake Eyes (2009) TPB vol. 01
G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama (2009) HC vol. 01

59) Starman (DC Comics, 1994)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=4
by James Robinson
80+ issues
Reprinted/Collected in:
6 HC Omnibus
The Cosmic Omnibus 1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/140129975X/?coliid=IDYSJYKDXOWMG&colid=1JEVU4O99ADAL&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

60) Superman – Red Son (DC Comics, 2003)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=656
Writer(s): Mark Millar Penciller(s): Dave Johnson
Awards:
2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Limited Series: (by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson/Andrew Robinson, and Kilian Plunkett/Walden Wong [DC])
Red Son 1-3
Reprinted/Collected in:
Superman: Red Son (2003) 2014 Edition TPB
Superman: Red Son (2003) Deluxe HC
Superman: Red Son (2003) TPB

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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...