TMG_Cast-Comics Irrelevancy On The Edge of Civility-Episode 249-“ALL MY KAMALAS”

TMG1_VINAL_BANNER_BLACK           It's the April Marvels, and they're HUGE. TechJedi saw X-Men Apocalypse-and we have to kinda start with a sigh. The he launches into 15 minutes on the flick. Anyway, we jump in eventually starting with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 10 and 11. The fight with Scorpio commences, Spidey beibng saved by Parisians till Anna Maria rescues his ass. Which is fun. Spidey attacks and Scorpio escapes. Peter determines Scorpios position vis-a-vis Parker Industries. All this time Fury's on a a satellite and that's funny. Eventually Spidey finds a way through it all and we kinda dig it. DR STRANGE 7 Regales us with the Empirikuls' origin, which unfortunately is kinda thin. There's Lovecraftian elements, deaths, and assault on the sanctum, and it's all great. HAWKEYE 6 has the standard 2 plot element so prevalent and tiring, and Bart's island figures into it. CAPTAIN MARVEL 4 has Carol consulting T'Challa, Coulson, and Rocket, about finding the saboteur. Cap's powers are back and she can breathe in space now. Prisoners are taken, and the plot thickens. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 8 Ninja lightsabres. You'll have to read the rest yourself, cause that's enough for me. INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN 2 Tony has taken a bullet for Cassie and recuperates at her faminly manse; Howard picks him up and is taking no shit. Mandroid fight. Go read it. It's fun. CAPTAIN AMERICA 7 is a huge book with many stories.Pleasant Hill, Kobik, The Amerigun. Ugh. Tim Sale and Baseball. It's well worth getting. CAPTAIN AMERICA 8 continues Pleasant Hill, there's a tea party, and it's tight and fun. DAREDEVIL 5 and 6 It's the culmination of the 10 Fingers arc, with the release of a Fist, embodiment of  The Hand's mystic power. 10 turns on his congregation, attempting to kill them to save face. 10 fingers meets his doom, and Blindspot saves the day. In 6, Elektra is back, demanding to know-where's her child!? Ms Marvel 6 is the conclusion of All My Kamalas as giant Kamala-Golem crashes the engagement party and kamala has to call in Carol-who has the satellite pull and Enterprise, taking care of things from orbit. Carol and Tony and Kamala's convo alone is worth the price of the book. Come check us out on Facebook, twitter @TMG_Cast, leave us voicemail at 275 533 4910 and mail us at, and occasionally see what we have to say textually at, see the magic of TechJedi’s Star Wars Action figure photography and Vader’s P.A. TROOPER JOHNSON at

The Podcast of Oa Episode 104 – Back from the Edge of Oblivion

Co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey are back with episode 104 of the Podcast of Oa.  In this episode Myron shares Green Lantern related news coming out of the recent San Diego Comic Con and then he and Bill dive into conversation about the conclusion of Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion.  The duo also share observations and opinions about the first three issues of Green Lanterns before Bill provides Myron with a new Kilowog Challenge.
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The Podcast of Oa is sponsored by Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop. Green Lantern and other related characters are the copyrighted property of DC Comics Inc. and are used without permission. The Blog of Oa and The Podcast of Oa are fan productions and do not claim any ownership over the Green Lantern or any other copyrighted properties.
Show Links: Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comics ( Blog of Oa YouTube Channel ( The Podcast of Oa Soundcloud Page ( The Podcast of Oa on Google Play Music ( The Podcast of Oa on Tunein ( The Podcast of Oa on Iheartradio ( Show Notes 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:18 Green Lantern News 00:07:07 Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #6 00:15:29 Green Lanterns #1-3 00:38:18 Kilowog Challenge 00:40:32 Closing  

Comic News Insider Episode 702 – SDCC Recap w/ Raina Telgemeier/John Layman/Jeffrey Brown/Dr. Andrea Letamendi!

ep702pic Comic News Insider: Episode 702 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Jimmy was at San Diego Comic Con and all we got was this lousy t-shirt! It was a crazy busy time and he covered a ton of press rooms from Orphan Black to Supergirl to The Walking Dead. He also had a chance to do some 1:1s. You'll hear him chat with the awesome Raina Telgemeier about her upcoming graphic novel, Ghosts, as well as her past work. Jimmy talked to Jeffrey Brown about the first book in his new series Lucy and Andy Neanderthal. He also talked to old buddy John Layman about the Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens comic he's writing as well as wrapping up his big hit Chew. And finally, you can sit in on Jimmy's annual therapy session...uh...interview with psychologist friend Dr. Andrea Letamendi. They talk about the psychology of some recent superhero films and more! No news or reviews or Top 3 in this episode as he's still recovering from it all. But you get a quick recap with some highlights! Over the next few weeks, there wont be a regular format show. You'll get a lot of special episodes covering the press rooms for Arrow, Animaniacs, Agents of SHIELD, The, Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, The Walking Dead, iZombie, Justice League: Action, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go, Legends of Tomorrow, Orphan Black, Rick and Morty, Riverdale, Steven Universe, and Wynonna Earp. Special thanks to Kelly Bedard of My Entertainment World for partnering up and covering some of the rooms that Jimmy couldn't cover. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us! Email Facebook Comic News Insider Thanks for listening!

Comic Book Central – Episode #136: Phil Morris

[caption id="attachment_48828" align="alignnone" width="300"]From rural Kansas to the final frontier and everywhere in between! Actor Phil Morris has brought heroes (Martian Manhunter) and villains (Vandal Savage) to life and has soared with the crew of the Enterprise. Today, he's hangin' out in the Lair and talkin' about comics! #PhilMorris #Smallville #JohnJones #JonnJonzz #MartianManhunter #TomWelling #Superman #VandalSavage #JusticeLeague #GreenLantern #SaintWalker #StarTrek #Voyager #DeepSpaceNine #MissionImpossible #GregMorris #PeterGraves #Seinfeld #JackieChiles #EddieMurphy #PJs #DC #ComicBookCentral #Comics #ComicBooks Subscribe to the show in iTunes: Subscribe to the show on Blubrry: Listen to the show via Stitcher: "Like" Comic Book Central on Facebook: Follow Comic Book Central on Twitter: email: From rural Kansas to the final frontier and everywhere in between! Actor Phil Morris has brought heroes (Martian Manhunter) and villains (Vandal Savage) to life and has soared with the crew of the Enterprise. Today, he's hangin' out in the Lair and talkin' about comics!
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Comics Alternative, Episode 198: Reviews of The Blue Dahlia, Kill or Be Killed #1, and Sombra #1

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Moral Black Holes


This week the Two Guys with PhDs turn their attention to three recent noir titles. But before they jump into their reviews, they talk about comics news and recent awards.

First, they congratulate Sonny Liew on receiving this year's Singapore Literature Prize for English fiction for his best-selling work The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. This comes on the heels of him getting the Book of the Year accolade at the Singapore Book Awards, held in May.

Next, Andy and Derek say a few words about the results of this year's Eisner Awards, announced at SDCC last Friday. The guys note that there are really no surprises in the winners, and that with perhaps one or two exceptions, those coming out on top in their categories make perfect sense. They are particularly pleased that so many of the titles and creators that they've discussed on the podcast received this recognition, and they are especially excited that so many friends of the show -- such as Craig Yoe and Tom Heintjes -- received the coveted Eisner.

After all of the awards talk, the guys get into the nitty gritty of this week's episode. They start off with an adaptation of James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia (BOOM! Studios/Archaia), the first in the novelist's L.A. Quartet. Adapted by Matz and David Fincher, and with art by Miles Hyman, the story springs from the real-life murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947. As with the original book, this graphic novel reveals the dark underside of Los Angeles and the post-war days of its entertainment industry. And it contains all of the icons and tropes that define noir narrative.

From there the guys turn to the latest collaboration from the superb crime-writing team of Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser, Kill or Be Killed #1 (Image Comics). This first issue has all of the trappings of the kind of stories we've come to expect from Brubaker and Phillips (e.g., The Fade OutCriminalSleeper), but there's a particular twist to the plot that recalls the supernatural tinges of Fatale. In fact, Derek and Andy aren't sure if what happens in the story is because of other-worldly forces or just the result of psychological imbalance.

Finally, the guys wrap up with yet another crime comic, Justin Jordan and Raul Trevino's Sombra #1 (BOOM! Studios). This story revolves around a young DEA agent, Danielle, and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father, also an agent. This first issue takes the narrative into some dark places, and the guys focus on this comic as a retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. In fact, the missing DEA agent is name Conrad Marlowe. How appropriate!



Super Hero Speak – #166: Connect Thor

This week the guys discuss all the amazing news and previews that came out of San Diego Comic Con 2016. Like the confirmation of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, the very promising teaser for Justice League and the mind blowing trailer for Wonder Woman. Plus we learn what Thor was up to during Civil War. This and so much, much more on this week's Super Hero Speak, so sit back and enjoy! 166-connect [powerpress_subscribe] Follow us on Twitter: Like us and leave feedback on Facebook:

Publisher Spotlight #013: Overground Comics

John reads and discusses most of the title from Overground Comics. Time Codes: 00:00 Intro 00:36 What is Overground Comics? 09:33 Absent Captain #1-5 14:48 Graduate #1-5 23:24 Herocorp Knights #1-4 29:30 Plus Ultra #1-4 34:12 Tinker #1-2 38:00 America #1 40:00 The Art of Overground Comics/Official Handbook of the Overground Universe Deluxe Edition 46:41 Closing comments 49:39 Wrap up 50:09 End of episode. Links: Overground Comics: 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 for Young Readers: Reviews of Compass South, Secret Coders: Paths and Portals, and Level Up

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This month, Andy and Gwen discuss a three graphic novels for young readers that are written by pairs of comics creators. Compass South (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) brings together Hope Larson (Chiggers; A Wrinkle in Time) with Rebecca Mock, a New York-based freelance illustrator, while the other two titles are written by Gene Luen Yang in collaboration with Mike Holmes on Secret Coders 2: Paths and Portals (First Second) and with Thien Pham on Level Up (Square Fish).

To begin the show, Gwen introduces readers to the premise of Larson and Mock’s exciting middle-grade graphic novel Compass South. Set in 1860, this fast-paced, colorful text follows the adventures of a pair of twelve-year-old redheaded twins, Alexander and Cleopatra Dodge. Orphaned as infants upon the death of their mother, the twins are transported to New York City to be raised by the kindly Mr. Dodge, a working class immigrant from Ireland who had once been in love with the twins’ mother. The children have received as an inheritance a pocket watch and a knife, and it turns out that these objects hold secret information that a corrupt pirate and his gang hope to uncover. When the twins’ father mysteriously disappears, Alex suggests that they travel to San Francisco and pose as the long lost children of a wealthy industrialist. In order to participate in the ruse, Cleopatra cuts her hair, dons boys’ clothes, and escapes with Alex to New Orleans. There, things become very complicated when they run into another set of redheaded twins, Silas and Edwin, who also plan to sail to San Francisco and present themselves to the industrialist. Chaos descends as the two pairs of twins are split up, and everyone from a street gang leader in New York and a SecretCoders2-interiorviolent, blood-thirsty pirate chase the children across the globe. Andy praises the novel for its character development and technical brilliance, and Gwen notes that the use of cross dressing allows Larson and Mock the ability to comment upon gendered expectations, both in the nineteenth century and today. Compass South ends on a cliffhanger that will be addressed in the second volume of the series, Knife’s Edge, coming out in 2017.

Next, Andy introduced Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’s second volume in their Secret Coders series, a set of STEM-oriented graphic novel for middle grade readers. Set in the austere Stately Academy, Secret Coders 2: Paths and Portals takes up immediately where the initial volume ends, with friends Hopper, Eni, and Josh using the principles of coding to solve mysteries. Andy notes that readers will want to be sure to have read the first book before moving on to this second, but he explains that the effort will be rewarding. Secret Coders 2 is action-packed, filled with humor, and encourages young readers to learn more about coding. Gwen agrees, pointing out that even though a lot of instruction goes on in the text, Yang and Holmes present coding lessons as part of a well-integrated plot that follows the experiences of three highly developed protagonists. Gwen also encourages listeners to check out the Secret Coders blog for more information on coding for kids.

For their final review, Andy and Gwen discusses Gene Luen Yang’s collaboration with illustrator Thien Pham on Level Up, a coming-of-age graphic novel that was first published in 2011. The reissued volume is printed on a heavy, glossy paper stock that serves as an excellent medium for Pham’s masterful watercolor illustrations. The story follows Dennis Ouyang, the child of Chinese immigrants, who struggles to reconcile his love of video games with his desire to fulfill his parents’ wishes that he become a gastroenterologist. Given that the comic takes Dennis from grade school through to medical school, Level Up will be of interest to a wide audience, from middle school readers up to adults. After Gwen provides young listeners with an enthralling description of gastroenterology, the two PhDs consider how Level Up incorporates Yang’s interest in faith and magical realism, as well as his interest in describing the immigrant experience.



Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 81: DC Comics Rebirth Week 7, Door Slams and Hobbit Holes

Aquaman #3 (2016) - Page 1 DC Rebirth is in full bloom and Jim and Eric are here to talk (nitpick) about all the books that came out this week.  From Batman #3 all the way down to Justice League #1, they give you their honest (negative) opinions on it all.  There is also DC Comics news out of San Diego Comic Con, listener mail and Reggie and Chris' Cosmic Treadmill.  Enjoy!
DC Comic Books Reviewed: Batman #3, Superman #3, Justice League #1, The Hellblazer: Rebirth #1, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1, Aquaman #3, New Suicide Squad #22, Legends of Tomorrow #5, Green Lanterns #3 and Green Arrow #3

The Cosmic Treadmill: World of Krypton #1

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View from the Gutters #175 — Monstress

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Story by . . . . . . Marjorie Liu Art by . . . . . . . . Sana Takeda From
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.
Our hosts for this episode are Brant Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin. Our next episode will be a bonus episode featuring never before released content cut from our first 50 episodes. In two weeks we will be reading Brass Sun. A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

Comics Alternative for Young Readers: A Special Look at the 2016 Eisner Awards

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And the Winners Are...


On this special episode of the Young Readers edition of The Comics Alternative, Gwen and Andy take a look at the 2016 Eisner Awards, both the nominees and the winners, in each of the three young readers categories. The Two People with PhDs discuss not only the books and their creators, but also the categories themselves, the changes they’ve seen in those categories over the years, and changes they’d like to see in the future. Gwen and Andy know you’ll find some great books here and hope you’ll share your thoughts with them once you’ve read them. (You can find a complete list of all the Eisner Award winners here as well as the complete list of nominees here.)

In the lists below, the winner of the category is in bold face type.

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion, by Dominque Roques and Alexis Dormal (First Second)

Little Robot, by Ben Hatke (First Second)

The Only Child, by Guojing (Schwartz & Wade)

SheHeWe, by Lee Nordling and Meritxell Bosch (Lerner Graphic Universe)

Written and Drawn by Henrietta, by Liniers (Ricardo Siri Linders, an Argentine creator) (TOON Books)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)

Baba Yaga’s Assistant, by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll (Candlewick)

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War, by Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine, and Claudia Devila (Kids Can Press)

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor, by Nathan Hale (Abrams Amulet)

Over the Garden Wall, by Pat McHale, Amalia Levari, and Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!)

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson (Dial Books)

Sunny Side Up, by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

Awkward, by Svetlana Chmakova (Yen Press)

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

March: Book Two, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW)

Moose, by Max de Radiguès (Conundrum)

Oyster War, by Ben Towle (Oni)

SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)



Secret Identity podcast Issue #739–Spider-Woman and Flintstones

Secret Identity Podcast What’s New? Betty and Veronica Upcoming Cons Comics: Spider-Woman #8 Flintstones #1 Dungeons & Dragons #2 Punisher #3 Boob Tube: Stranger Things Ghostbusters Send comments to OR leave us a voicemail at 860-698-0468. Check out for all things Secret Identity.

#507 Excel Saga

Excel Saga A fantastically undermanned operation is laying the groundwork to take over the world -- starting with Fukuoka, Japan! That's the premise of Rikdo Koshi's Excel Saga, which ran in Japan from 1996 to 2011, and started in North America in 2003, where three volumes made it into the top 50 graphic novels chart. But now, with the manga boom long past, it seems to have faded to obscurity. Tim and Kumar take a look at the first three volumes to decide whether its current obscurity is fully deserved. Deconstructing Comics site

Comics in the Golden Age Episode 39: Calling Dick Tracy!

Comics in the Golden Age Episode 39

Chris and Mike go back before the Golden Age to trace the origin of Dick Tracy!

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #466: 2016-07-13

John and Drew discuss HORIZON by DARK HORSE, CONAN THE SLAYER #1 by IMAGE COMICS and SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: FALL OF MAN #1 by DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT. Time Codes: 00:00 Intro 00:56 DARK HORSE: CONAN THE SLAYER #1 09:35 IMAGE COMICS: HORIZON #1 20:14 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT: SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: FALL OF MAN #1 37:34 General discussion 39:28 Next Week Promo 39:39 Wrap up 40:10 End of episode. Links: 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: