The Podcast of Oa Episode 112 – The Quest for Hope

Co-hosts Bill Giancoli and Myron Rumsey are back with episode 112 of The Podcast of Oa.  This episode we are talking about the latest issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps and the conclusion of the “Bottled Light” storyline. Myron and Bill also discuss the first issue of the Green Lantern / Planet of the Apes crossover from BOOM! Studios.

The Podcast of Oa is the official podcast of The Blog of Oa and a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network. Share your comments and questions by calling the show’s voicemail line at 406-PODOFOA (406-763-6362) while Skype users can leave a voicemail on the show’s account, blogofoa. Send your emails to greenlantern@stny.rr.com. You can also find the Blog and Podcast of Oa on Facebook and Google+.
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.
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Show Notes
00:00:00 Intro
00:01:33 Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #12-15
00:21:52 Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern #1
00:28:39 Closing


Weird Science Spotlight Podcast: Action Comics #976

Jim and Eric are back to spotlight Action Comics #976 and the Superman Reborn story in general.  They may be confused, but they have theories and predictions galore.  Enjoy!

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Comic Book Central – Episode #166: Lexa Doig

Sci-fi and superhero sensation Lexa Doig joins me this week to talk about her latest genre role – Talia al Ghul on the CW hit series, Arrow!
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Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of Nightlights and The Best We Could Do

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:26 – Introduction
  • 00:02:47 – Setup of the reviews and interview
  • 00:05:29 – Nightlights
  • 00:26:13 – The Best We Could Do
  • 00:58:56 – Interview with Thi Bui
  • 01:42:29 – Wrap up
  • 01:43:20 – Contact us

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Conflicts, Ghosts, and Art

On this month’s episode of the Comics Alternative’s Young Readers series, Gwen and Paul discuss two new releases: Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights from Nobrow Press, geared toward younger readers, and Thi Bui’s graphic novel The Best We Could Do, from Abrams ComicArts, an all-ages comic that will be of interest to our teen and adult listeners. They also had a chance to interview Thi Bui and include that segment at the end of the review portion of the show.

Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights, a beautiful hardback, picture book-sized comic, focuses on the early years in the life of a young girl, Sandy, who clearly has artistic ambitions and an abundance of creativity. However, Sandy also experiences doubts regarding the source of her imagination and fears about what might happen if inspiration were suddenly to desert her. Gwen and Paul love how Alvarez respects the creative process of a young artist, and they appreciate how Alvarez brings her own experiences growing up in Bogotá, Columbia, into the themes and artwork for Nightlights. For more about Alvarez’s biography and work, head over to her website. Those listeners who have enjoyed Vera Brosgol’s YA graphic novel Anya’s Ghost or Neil Gaiman’s novel and graphic novel Coraline, that features the “ghost children,” Nightlights will be a treat. In all three stories, the presence of the supernatural encourages the protagonists to think critically about their various gifts and emotional burdens.

Next, Paul and Gwen discuss Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do, a graphic memoir published by Abrams Comicarts. Bui, whose family came to the US as refugees in the wake of the Vietnam War, tells her own and her family’s stories, in a narrative weaving history and reflection. Given that the book addresses issues of war and loss, Paul and Gwen emphasize that this text is probably geared more towards the upper range of the YA category. Paul praises the text for its evocative depiction of parent/children relationships, and Gwen agrees, noting that she also appreciated Bui’s focus on the refugee experience.

After their discussion, Paul and Gwen play an interview that they conducted with Thi Bui about her inspiration, her process, and her work with young people at the International School in Oakland, California. Listeners can learn even more about Bui at her website. Ms. Bui also mentions an event at Oakland International High School featuring her students’ comics work. She clarified afterwards that the event will be held April 14th, and listeners are welcomed to attend!


Secret Identity Podcast Issue #768–Magdalena and The Flintstones

What’s New?
Bernie Wrightson passes
Magnus, Robot Fighter Reimagined
CT Gamer Con 4/1-4/2
AvonCon 2017–Sat 4/22 11-4 at Avon Public Library (www.avoncitylinrary.info/avoncon.html)

Comics:
Silent Knight #1
Magdalena #1
The Flintstones #9
Gotham Academy #7

Liner Notes:
House of Lords–Saint of the Lost Souls

Send comments to sipodcast@comcast.net OR leave us a voicemail at 860-698-0468. Check out www.secretidentitypodcast.com for all things Secret Identity.


Mayo Report: 2017-02 Trades

John and TJ discuss the sales estimates for the top selling graphic novels and collected editions for February 2017.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=author&id=113
Collected Edition Release Schedule @ CCL: http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/collected-edition-release-schedule/
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/

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Critiquing Comics #108: “Good or Dead” and “Solus”

Good or Dead/Solus

Last time we looked at the first of five comics concepts on Irrational Comics’ “PITCH” page. This time, we get some answers about exactly how these 12-page teasers came to be, and critique two more of them: “Good or Dead” (about a zombie apocalypse in Singapore) by Louis Png, and “Solus” (about a monster on a rampage in a spacecraft) by Dan Amariles.

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Brian Cremins

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:35 – Setup of interview
  • 00:05:05 – Interview with Brian Cremins
  • 01:30:42 – Wrap up
  • 01:31:51 – Contact us

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Child Is Father to the Man

On this episode of the interview series, the Three Guys with PhDs — Andy, Gene, and Derek — talk with Brian Cremins about his new book from the University Press of Mississippi Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia. During their conversation Brian discusses why he chose to focus specifically on the Big Red Cheese, what the comics meant to him growing up, and the superhero’s links to nostalgia. As he points out, Captain Marvel isn’t the most popular figure for critical or scholarly discussion, but the contexts surrounding the Fawcett property make it the perfect vehicle for the kind of analysis Brian wanted to bring. Gene, Andy, and Derek also ask their guest about the research that went into his book, the kind of archival investigations he conducted, the correspondences he struck up along the way, his efforts in securing a unique cover image, and his strategies for making this, in many ways, a very personal work.

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Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 4

Happy Spring! Please join us this week for our latest compilation of Norse lore from prior episodes! This time around we have “The Lay of Grimnir”, “The Necklace of the Brisings”, and “The Lay of Thrym”!


Raging Bullets Episode 491 : Pop Culture and Whatnot Special

Episode 491: Pop Culture and Whatnot: Staunch Ambition Issue 1 : Jim and Sean discuss Staunch Ambition with Brian Lau. Please consider supporting and shouting out this Kickstarter.

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Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://cbldf.org/,http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  http://dcinfinite.com, http://www.comicspodcasts.com/, http://comicbooknoise.com/league/, show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype, and more.  

Show contact info and web site: http://www.ragingbullets.com

3:39 Brian Lau

1:40:33 Closing

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com, Twitter and our Facebook group for regular updates.

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Comic Book Savant Episode 330: TV Talk: Iron Fist

This week I am doing an spoiler filled review of season one of Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix. Also, I will discuss how the show fits into the larger picture of the Marvel Netflix universe and  how rank the shows to see how it stacks up. Enjoy!

Super Hero Speak – #194: David C. Hayes

This week the guys are joined by writer David C. Hayes. David is not just a writer, he’s also an actor and film maker. He te teaches the guys about the connection between horror and superhero comics. Plus they discuss some of their all time favorite classic horror films. All this and more, enjoy!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 232: Reviews of The Facts of Life, Black and White Diary Comics, and Anno Dracula #1

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An Edna Garrett-free Episode

For this week’s show, Andy and Derek look at two examples of life writing and one Dracula-infused alternate history. They begin with Paula Knight’s The Facts of Life, one of the latest in the Pennsylvania State University Press’ Graphic Medicine series. This is the story of Knight and her partner’s attempts to get pregnant, but more significantly, it’s a personal account of the contexts and societal expectations surrounding motherhood. After that they look at Sara Lautman’s Black and White Diary Comics, December 2016 – February 2017 (Birdcage Bottom Books), a collection of black-and-white strips that episodically chronicles the artist’s life over the past few months. Finally, the Two Guys wrap up with with Anno Dracula #1 (Titan Comics), the next installment in Kim Newman’s series of novels…this one in comics form. With art by Paul McCaffrey, this first miniseries, subtitled “1895: Seven Days in Mayhem,” could stand as a solid introduction to Newman’s vampiric storyworld.

 


Comic News Insider Episode 754 – Iron Deficiency Fist!

Comic News Insider: Episode 754 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batwoman Vol 2 #1, Coady And The Creepies #1, Vampirella Vol 7 #1, Iron Fist, Tangled Before Ever After, Beauty and the Beast

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the big lightsaber battle in Star Wars: Rebels and Jimmy is madly prepping for the upcoming MoCCA Festival. And yes, they talk way too long (some would say ad nauseum) about Iron Fist. News includes: Clueless continues in comic book from Boom!, DC Comics faces some Dark Days, Will.i.Am is bringing an alien/zombie/hip hop themed comic to Marvel, KISS and Vampirella are teaming up at Dynamite Entertainment, a Matrix reboot/relaunch/rehash/re-something is in early development at Warner Bros., a Venom film is coming out next year and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Back Issue Spotlight #036: Issue 500s

John and Drew discuss a couple of issue 500s to celebrate 500 episodes of the Weekly Comics Spotlight.

Time Codes:
0:00:00 Intro
0:00:36 Opening comments
0:03:26 DC: ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #500
0:19:57 Marvel: THOR #500
0:35:27 Other: FAIRY TAIL #500 [KODANSHA COMICS]
1:00:11 General Discussion
1:03:57 Wrap up
1:04:27 End of episode.

Links:
Adventures of Superman #500 @ Comixology.com: https://www.comixology.com/Adventures-of-Superman-1986-2006-500/digital-comic/12669
Thor #500 @ Comixology.com: https://www.comixology.com/Thor-1966-1996-500/digital-comic/405655
Fairy Tail #500 @ Comixology.com: https://www.comixology.com/Fairy-Tail-500/digital-comic/425153

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