Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: The Hellblazer #1 and Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1

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Spotlight on! Jim, Eric and Reggie get together to talk two of Reggie’s books…The Hellblazer #1 and Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1.  It’s all good fun, luv!  If you like what you heard here, come check out our weekly podcast where we review every single DC Comic book that came out this week as well as news, listener mail and nonsense.  See you there!

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Comic Frontline Live #119: No White After Labor Day!

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The Comic Frontline Crew is back at 67% capacity with another week of comic news, Top 5 picks, and much more! Join us for a fun, fluid episode of Comic Frontline Live!

Find more at www.comicfrontline.com and www.youtube.com/comicfrontline

The Patreon Page for Last Ember Press: www.patreon.com/lastemberpress

Video Version of the Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1-zPcZd7U


Longbox Review Episode 103: Marvel, Now

I talk about the Marvel comics that are on my pull list, including:

  • All-New, All-Different Avengers
  • Dr. Strange
  • Spider-Man
  • The Mighty Thor
  • The Ultimates
  • The Vision
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Daredevil

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, chat with me@longboxreview on Twitter, or visit longboxreview.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show via iTunes.

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin

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The Pen and Government Man

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:42 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:56 – Interview with Nate Powell
  • 01:10:11 – Interview with Andrew Aydin
  • 02:12:26 – Wrap up
  • 02:13:57 – Contact us

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On this interview show, Andy and Derek do something different. They talk with both Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, the artist and coauthor of the recently completed March trilogy (Top Shelf Productions), but instead of interviewing both creators together, the guys talk with them separately and then combine the two recordings into one long episode. So in this show, over two hours and fifteen minutes long, you’ll hear about the genesis and the creative turns that went into the March books from both the artist’s and the writer’s perspectives. Nate and Andrew also discuss their time working with Congressman John Lewis, his wealth of experiences from the Civil Rights Movement, and the creative choices that each of them had to make when representing those events. For example, Nate explains the challenges that faced him when illustrating the unspeakable violence, and Andrew describes his strategies for scripting the chronology of the congressman’s young life. Both guests also share a few words about current projects they have underway and what we can expect from them post-March.

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12 Monkeys Season 2

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discuss about the second season of the 12 Monkeys television series.

Links:
12 Monkeys @ IMDB.com: http://www.imdb.com/title/xyz/
Discount Comic Book Service: http://www.DCBService.com
Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcast.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website: http://www.ComicBookPage.com


Longbox Review Episode 102: DC Rebirth with sleepyreader666

I chat a bit with Damian, sleepyreader666, about the wonderful comic books shops we visited in Portland, OR, before we dive into the first offerings of DC’s Rebirth.

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, chat with me @longboxreview on Twitter, or visit longboxreview.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show via iTunes.

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Radio Free Asgard 237

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This week we’re shifting gears, and looking at the first issue of Thor: Son of Asgard! It’s Thor…as a kid! Along with pigeon gods, giant spiders, and some truly ugly buildings, we follow Thor, Sif, and Balder on some early adventures! Woot!


Deconstructing Comics #120: “Pyongyang”, “New Frontier”, and more

New FrontierFLASHBACK! Tim and Brandon give their thoughts on Guy Delisle’s Pyongyang, DVD movie Justice League: The New Frontier, Spider-Man One More Day, and Writing for Comics with Peter David!

Originally published March 24, 2008

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We watch “Mexicano Barabaro”. It’s about as it sounds. Eventually it’s up to the DCs-but the Whovians and the DWEEKS, which seriously, is the single worst fandom name ever. We discuss new characters and legacy characters.  Kicking off the show proper is JL 3001 #12-frankly, not the best work from this team ever, and wow, it doesn’t end any better than it ran to begin with. SINESTRO 23 is largely Wrath of Khan with power rings, due to the teraforming weapon the Red Lanterns want. LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN 5 and 6-and it’s Diana’s awakening as a political and superheroic being from newsreels-and also sexism in the early forties. She confronts the Duke, and it’s pretty damned good. BATMAN 52 is the heartfelt end we didn’t get last time, and Alfred is a human being of supreme caliber. POISON IVY 5 has teen plant babies. And monsters. And The Green. And strip bars. Nuff said. STARFIRE 12 It’s a month of bittersweet endings, as Kori loses her job, her house, and must move on from her now-close friends, since there’s no such universe anymore. SWAMP THING 5 has The Spectre. you don’t need anymore than that. DETECTIVE 52 Jim Gordon flambes a god. That is sufficient enough description for you. ASTRO CITY 35 is Ike’s journey through the history of Jack in the Box-the kind of Legacy character DC only wishes the could fuckin’ do. We end it all with the event of the century-DC REBIRTH 1. Just listen to it-I don’t have the energy to retype that shit.

Come check us out on Facebook, twitter @TMG_Cast, leave us voicemail at 275 533 4910 and mail us at themeanergeek@gmail.com, and occasionally see what we have to say textually at www.TMGcast.com


Comics Alternative, Episode 202: Reviews of Smoke Signal #25, Fool’s Gold, and Briggs Land #1

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Not Too Mainstream-y

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:30 – Introduction
  • 00:02:33 – Listener mail
  • 00:11:07 – Smoke Signal #25
  • 00:33:54 – Fool’s Gold
  • 00:44:49 – Briggs Land #1
  • 01:00:28 – Wrap up
  • 01:01:26 – Contact us

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On this week’s review episode, the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three recent titles, a couple of which are probably not on most listeners’ radar. They begin with one of these, the latest issue of Smoke Signal, a quarterly tabloid comics anthology published by Desert Island Comics (a shop in Brooklyn, NY) and edited by Gabe Fowler. Andy and Derek focus mainly on the summer 2016 issue, #25, although they also mention several comics in the previous spring issue. Some of the standouts in the latest include Tim Lane’s contributions — the Steve McQueen-inspired “Barnstormer” and the tabloid’s center spread, “The Assassination of Billy Lyons by that Bad Man Stagger Lee” — a new “Cosplayers” story from Dash Shaw, another in Al Columbia’s “Pim and Francie” series, Siobhan Gallagher’s experimental “Apartment to Be,” the portfolio of Jay Rummel art, and a cover by the great Will Elder, a painting that was intended for the third issue of Harvey Kurtzman’s Trump (the magazine was canceled after the second issue).

Next, the guys turn to Andy Warner’s self-published Fool’s Gold: The True Story of the Greates Lost Treasure in American History and the Man Who Had the Bad Luck to Find It. This a twenty-four-page story of the SS Central America‘s sinking off the Carolina coast in 1857 and Tommy Thompson’s efforts at salvaging its lost gold in the 1980s. As the long subtitle suggests, things do not go well for Thompson after his success, leading some to believe that the treasure is cursed. Derek tells how he was already familiar with Andy Warner’s comics, and that this is the kind of reality-based and journalistic story you’ll find in many of his other self-published comics and in the work he does in for such outlets as The Nib and KQED. Learn more about Andy Warner’s work at  his website.

Andy and Derek then wrap up with a look at the first issue of Briggs Land (Dark Horse Comics), the much-anticipated series from Brian Wood and Mack Chater and under development for AMC. In fact, the guys start off by discussing the written-with-television-in-mind phenomenon in comics and what it might mean for storytelling practices in the medium. Neither of the guys fault Wood and Chater — or Dark Horse — for the transmedia nature of Briggs Land, although they had different reactions to the title’s potential. Derek was more taken by the story, seeing it as a return to the kind of narrative Wood created in DMZ, while Andy thought the premise less original and too close to the family crime-related television series Sons of Anarchy and Justified. Still, it’s a title with great promise, whether you follow it eagerly in the monthly comics or more casually wait for the trade.

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My Comic Shop History 2.9: In Defense of Batman v Superman / Other Side of the Table (DOUBLE EPISODE)

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Host Anthony Desiato presents a special double-sized installment of My Comic Shop History: two episodes in one! First up is “In Defense of Batman v Superman,” in which Anthony sits down with Doug Doescher, Ralph Puma, and Damien Torres to discuss the film and try to find some redemption for it. The second half, “Other Side of the Table,” features cartoonist (X-Babies, Pix: One Weirdest Weekend) and podcaster (Stuff Said, Cruisin’ Together) Gregg Schigiel. In an informative one-on-one chat, Anthony and Gregg discuss the creator perspective on comic conventions and store signings and deliver a crash course on self-publishing a comic book project.


Super Hero Speak – #170:Philly Pod Fest 2016

This week the guys give you their live performance from Philly Pod Fest 2016! Recorded in front of a live audience at Amalgam Comics in Philly. The guys are joined by the owner of Amalgam Comics Ariel Johnson who tell them all about the inspiration for the shop and what it’s like running a community oriented business. Plus they all play Marvel Trivia! Big Thanks to Philly Pod Fest for having us back this year! So sit back and Enjoy, and when you are done listening if you are in the Philly are go check out Amalgam Comics on Frankford Ave.170-ppf16

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Subscription Boxlight: 2016-07

John and Kay open up and discuss the contents of some recent subscription boxes.

Time Codes:
0:00:00 Intro
0:00:36 2016-06 zBox: Threads
0:05:40 2016-07 Legion of Collectors
0:10:34 SuperHeroStuff: Star Trek Gold
0:25:56 2016-07 Comic Con Box
0:36:52 2016-07 Smuggler’s Bounty
0:48:35 2016-07 Arctify
0:52:32 Marvel Collector Corps: Year One
1:11:39 Wrap up
1:12:11 End

Links:
zBox: http://www.zavvi.com/offers/zbox.list
Legion of Collectors: http://legionofcollectors.com
SuperHeroStuff: http://www.superherostuff.com
Comic Con Box: https://comicconbox.com/
Smuggler’s Bounty: http://www.smugglersbounty.com
Arctify: http://arctify.com/
Marvel Collector Corps: https://www.collectorcorps.com/
Discount Comic Book Service: http://www.DCBService.com
Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcast.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website: http://www.ComicBookPage.com


Comic News Insider Episode 715 – SDCC: Steven Universe w/ Zach Callison/DeeDee Magno Hall/Michaela Dietz/Rebecca Sugar/Estelle, We Bare Bears w/ Daniel Chong/Bobby Moynihan/Eric Edelstein/Demetri Martin, The Powerpuff Girls w/ Amanda Leighton/etc!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 715 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

At San Diego Comic Con, Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls. Among the cast/creative participants were Zach Callison, DeeDee Magno Hall, Michaela Dietz, Rebecca Sugar, Estelle, We Bare Bears, Daniel Chong, Bobby Moynihan, Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, The Powerpuff Girls, Amanda Leighton, Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, Nick Jennings, Bob Boyle. You’ll hear about all of their upcoming seasons. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #240: The Tick! Suicide Squad! Demonic!

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We’re joined by comic book expert and soon-to-be rap sensation Doc Fluxx this episode as we review Amazon’s Tick pilot, Suicide Squad #1 and Demonic #1. We spit hot fire. Listen in!

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