Fantastic Four (2005)

John Mayo and Kay Kellam have a spoilers filled discussion about the Fantastic Four movie for 2005. Links: Fantastic Four @ Discount Comic Book Service: Comics Podcast Network: League of Comic Book Podcasts: Email us at Join the discussion on our forum at: This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website:

Comics Alternative, Episode 151: The September Previews Catalog

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The Tastemakers

PreviewsSept2015-1Another month is upon us, so that means it must be time for Andy and Derek to open up the latest Previews catalog and begin making out their wish lists. (Actually, Derek is the only one opening up the catalog. Andy finds himself without one for this month, having to rely only on text-only order form.) Most of solicits in the September catalog will be released in either November or December, just in time for the holidays, and the guys wondered if this would be another chock-full issue leading to another longish episode of the podcast. They got their answer fairly quickly. Among the many upcoming releases they discuss on this week's episode are titles from

And there's more that the Two Guys wanted to highlight, but there's only so much time to record the episode (plus, toward the end, the guys were getting a little tired and hungry). Also in this episode, the guys fantasize about themselves being tastemakers, discuss the challenges in teaching Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, and highlight Garth Ennis and John McCrea's memorable run on The Demon. More notably, Andy ridicules Derek on his critique of the Lumberjanes phenomenon, and Derek punches back. Do we have the beginnings of another Beyond Watchmen fracas between the Two Guys? blkfade

Radio Free Asgard 207

Thor's-Hammer This week we have not one, but TWO looks at 'The Lay of Hymir', a story where Thor goes fishing with a giant! This piece of lore also features a 900-headed granny, and the Midgard Serpent himself!

Critiquing Comics #076: Blazing Quantum

Blazing QuantumRemember that time when…. No? You weren’t there? Or maybe you were there, but the memory just isn’t that special. It’s OK to draw on your memories for your story, but is it wise to simply make your memories be the story? Tim and Mulele discuss William Keops Ibanez's Blazing Quantum. (More sample pages on Tumblr) Deconstructing Comics site

Comic Timing – Episode 173: Comic Book Video Games

MvC3 Round 173: FIGHT! This episode, Jim Efantis is called up from BKs Bullets to the main show, as Jim, Brandon Christopher, Ian and Brent talk Comic Book Video Games. We run the gambit of titles and systems, from Atari to N64 to XBox 360 to current-gen consoles and back again. The group also discusses where comic book video games have been and where they're headed, the best and the worst of the bunch, what it would take to make a successful Superman game, what characters we'd like to see games made for, and a whole lot more. This episode's been a long time coming, so savor it in all its glory! The show then concludes with some general comic talk, including Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Fun Home, Secret Wars and Batman. And who do you think Mads Mikkelsen will play in Doctor Strange? Decisions, decisions, decisions! As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings! You can e-mail the show at and be sure to Like us on Facebook at Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Book Savant Episode 265: Comics Talk: Top 100 Trades Part 1

This week will be part one of a new series of episodes I will be putting out over the next few months. I will be doing a countdown of my top 100 trades and collected editions, hopefully I will remind you of some stories you haven’t read in a while that you can go back and revisit or expose you to some new stuff that you can go out and pick up. Enjoy!

Super Hero Speak – #120: Philly Pod Fest 2015

This week we give you our live performance from Philly Pod Fest 2015! The guys had a lot of performing the podcast in front of a live audience and can't wait to do it again next year. Special thanks to our guest Mike Manley for putting up with the guys shenanigans. John definitely seemed to be in his element and did a great job of making a fool of himself at the beginning of the show to help set the tone and relax everyone. Also thanks to Facevalue Comics and Outpouring comics for donating the prizes for our first ever Stump the Geek live! Thanks again also to Tattooed Mom for hosting the event, the best bar on south Street! So sit back and enjoy our first ever live podcast! shs-ppf15 Don't forget after you listen to the episode to head on over to NYCC15giveawayartSquare150x for your chance to win 2 free passes to NYCC 2015! Don't forget to check out the Philly Pod Fest website: Mike Manley's website: Mike on Twitter: Check out Outpouring comics here: Follow them on twitter here: and on Facebook here: Follow us on Twitter: Like us and leave feedback on Facebook:

Subscription Boxlight: 2015-08

John Mayo and Kay Kellam open up and discuss the contents of some recent subscription boxes: * 2015-08 Comic Con Box * 2015-08 Marvel Collector Corps * 2015-08 LootCrate Time Codes: 00:00 Intro 00:36 Opening Comments 01:16 2015-08 Comic Con Box 12:50 2015-08 Marvel Collector Corps 21:18 2015-08 LootCrate 32:48 Wrap up 33:18 End Links: Comic Con Box: Marvel Collector Corps: LootCrate: Discount Comic Book Service: Comics Podcast Network: League of Comic Book Podcasts: Email us at Join the discussion on our forum at: This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website:

Comic News Insider Episode 639 – Too Street For Bond

ep639pic Comic News Insider: Episode 639 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews: Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra #1, Over the Garden Wall #1, Sherlock Holmes: Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1, Falling Skies series finale, Hannibal series finale Making a special guest's the return of Producer Joe! Joe comes up to the new Inwood CNI studios to make sure everything is up to snuff. They chat about that Wonder Woman lunchbox story, how Idris Elba would make a great James Bond, and remember the great Wes Craven. News includes: First Second is launching a Science Comics line, Bergen Street Comics is closing down next month, New Jersey's Comic Fusion Superhero Weekend for charity to benefit CASA-SHaW, Fear the Walking Dead 30-minute special will feature a season 2 cast member and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us! Email Facebook Comic News Insider Thanks for listening!



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We are joined by the writer of TOIL AND TROUBLE - Mairghead Scott!

TOIL AND TROUBLE #1 hits comic shelves this Wednesday (September 2). Be sure to ask for it at your local comic shop, find it online, or go by BOOM! Studios's web site ( and buy the first issue as well as pre-order the rest of the series.

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Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga and Oh My Goddess! Omnibus

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Of Yggdrasil and Batcaves


On this month's manga episode, Shea and Derek discuss two distinctly different titles. They begin with Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga (DC Comics). The second in this planned three-volume series, collecting all of Kuwata's Batman work, just came out last month, and the Two Guys look at both volumes one and two. These Batmanga stories were originally serialized in Japan between 1966 and 1967, at the height of the Adam West Batman craze, and both Derek and Shea comment on how much Kuwata's stories were informed by that TV series, as well as by the "New Look" of earlier in the decade. At the same time, this manga never comes across as intentionally campy or self-conscious of itself as a pop-cultural product. In fact, one of the guys' first topics of conversation is how much Kuwata's Batman takes from its American version and how much is unique and original to the manga. Surprisingly, there are relatively few American imports into the Batmanga stories -- Jim Gordon is prominent throughout, and both Alfred Pennyworth and Vicki Vale make brief appearances -- OhMyGoddess2and the villains in Kuwata's stories are either street-level thugs or unique to the manga. Indeed, Derek comments on the weirdness of many of Batman's nemeses in these stories -- at least, more weirdly off-beat than those in the American version --  including Lord Death Man, the Human Ball, Professor Gorilla, the Hangman, and, one of his favorites, Go-Go the Magician. (Clayface is the focus of a chapter in the second volume, but it's a different Clayface from the American version.) These are definitely stories of their time, and the guys point out that Kuwata's Batmanga is perhaps best read as a rich cultural artifact. To fully appreciate Batman, you should understand the property's many historical contexts and manifestations. Next, the guys look at the the first volume in Dark Horse Comics' new Oh My Goddess! Omnibus series. Neither Shea nor Derek knew exactly what to expect with Kosuke Fujishima legendary title, except for the fact that it was a widely popular manga series. Derek expected something along the line of josei, and Shea thought that the title might be defined by several of the stereotypes many readers may have regarding manga. But both were pleasantly surprised, especially Derek, who appreciated the episodic, TV-sitcom-like nature of this seinen manga. In fact, as the guys point out, you can gain about everything you need to now about the series' premise in the book's first chapter, "The Number You Have Dailed Is Incorrect." From there, the remaining 22 chapters of this first omnibus follow suit, occasionally introducing new characters and situations that build upon the foundation laid down in the first. Shea is less impressed by Fujishima's meandering storylines, but Derek enjoys the casual, even charming, manner in which we get to know Keiichi, Belldandy, and the rest of the Oh My Goddess! cast. The reader's comfort and enjoyment levels develop as the series unfolds, and, as Shea points out, taking in a chapter of Oh My Goddess! is like eating a favorite food or returning to a reliable friend. However, for some (such as Shea) this is a title that might be best experienced on a regular serialized basis, and not consumed all at once in omnibus form. Regardless, both of the guys are glad that they've discovered Fujishima's recently completed series -- the final chapter was published in April 2014 -- and they'll probably return for the next omnibus volume that comes out late this year.



View from the Gutters #133 — Stagger Lee

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Stagger Lee, by Shepard Hendrix and Derek McCulloch. This limited series from Image examines the history and evolution of the classic ragtime, blues, jazz, and rock 'n rock song Stagger Lee, as well as the real-life events surrounding the shooting of Billy Lyons by Lee Shelton which inspired the piece. It is a fascinating story of political corruption, murder, intrigue, and the black experience at the end of the 19th Century. In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Lackadaisy, Street Angel, Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm, and Hiphop Family Tree for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Hiphop Family Tree, Vol. 1-3. Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and special guest Kenny Wisdom, host of On the Bubble.

EMX Episode 33: Poink is the New Twip

Tune In!         Episode Page Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form EMX! In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we review X-Men books books of July 2015. Featuring guest host Eric Radcliff Sponsor Uncanny X-Men #35 Magneto #20 Secret Wars: Starlord and Kitty Pride #1 X-Tinction Agenda #2 Inferno #3 Old Man Logan #3 X-Men '92 #4-5 Years of Future Past #2-3 Giant Sized Little Marvel:AVX #2 Email: Website - Amazon - Help support us! It costs you nothing! Forums -

Deconstructing Comics #463: Bat in Time

Is this the sixties, or 2039? Batman Year 100In a time without superheroes, Batman sightings are reported. But isn’t he an urban legend? Paul Pope brings his unique, inventive style to the Batman of 2039 in Batman Year 100. While new characters stand in for Robin and Oracle, is there a reason there’s no Alfred analogue? Why do Paul Pope characters have big lips? Tim and Brandon discuss this and more. Batman '66: The Lost EpisodeFrom Batman 2039, we move to Batman 1966! When production of the Adam West Batman series was gearing up, Harlan Ellison (writer of the Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever”, and much else of note) submitted a treatment for an episode featuring Two-Face. While the treatment was accepted, it never made it to the script stage. Finally, in 2014, DC released a comics adaptation of this story, Batman '66: The Lost Episode, scripted by Len Wein and drawn by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (cover by Alex Ross). Does it feel like the show? Who might have played Two-Face? What does this book tell us about the differences between making a TV show and making a comic? Tim and Paul slide down the Batpoles for a closer look. Deconstructing Comics site

Comics in the Golden Age Podcast Episode 17: The Wondrous World’s Fair, Part 2

Comics in the Golden Age Episode 17 Chris and Mike explore the 1940 New York World's Fair Comics issue 2! The Comics in the Golden Age Podcast is available through iTunes and Stitcher, or at our website,