Critiquing Comics #143: “Radio Silence” and “1000 Nightmares”

"Radio Silence" and "1000 Nighmares"

In this episode, Tim and Mulele discuss these comics, submitted by their creators:

  • The members of a rock band in the UK cope with interpersonal issues and the problems of fame in Vanessa Stefaniuk’s Radio Silence.
  • Horror, from the fantastical, and maybe even a little humorous, to the totally factual, in writer Bill Richardson’s 1000 Nightmares (with various artists).

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Airship 27 Podcast #44: Sun Kho

Captain Ron Fortier and Chief Engineer Rob Davis take you aboard the Airship 27 once more for another fun-filled adventure into the world of New Pulp!

This episode, they discuss The Dead Sheriff, a pitch for The Challenger Chronicles, an upcoming work based on German pulp hero Sun Kho, and more!

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #583: 2018-10-10


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00:00 Intro
00:52 Aftershock Comics: LAST SPACE RACE #1
09:35 Image Comics: MURDER FALCON #1
30:56 General discussion
40:23 Next Week Promo
40:32 Wrap up
41:02 End of episode.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 198: DC Comics, Batman, Sick Again and #Fishpeopleproblems

It’s a shorter podcast as we only had a handful of books to talk about.  Of course, if you need more, check out our Patreon ( and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows! This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Justice League #10 & Nightwing #51

  • Intro (0:00), News (08:18), Batman #57 (22:38), Green Lanterns #57 (45:56), Mail #1 (1:01:53), Justice League Dark #4 (1:13:59), Aquaman #41 (1:33:38), Harley Quinn #52 (1:45:42), Mail #2 (1:57:11), Lucifer #1 (2:18:54), Teen Titans #23 (2:35:47), Rant and Raves (2:53:01), New Challengers #6 (3:06:20), Damage #10 (3:16:13), Sideways #9 (3:24:55)


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Arc Reactions – 110 – Iron Fist S2

We discuss Iron Fist Season 2 and the wonderful character interactions in the show. WE also talk about possibilities of a Season 3.

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Episode 296: Reviews of Scratches #2, Now #4, and Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1

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Anthologies and a Classic Cop

On this episode Sterg and Derek check out two new anthologies, as well as a recent incarnation of Dick Tracy. They begin with Scratches #2, a comics and art anthology curated by Joost Swarte (and distributed in the Americas by Conundrum Press). They actually spend the majority of the episode discussing this collection, which includes mostly European artists. After that they eagerly jump into the latest issue of Eric Reynold’s Now. This is Fantagraphics’ exciting anthology that began last year. In this issue we see work by, among others, Walt Holcombe, Cynthia Alfonso, Roman Muradov, Tommi Parrish, Theo Ellsworth, Rebecca W. Kirby, and David Alvardo. Finally, they wrap up with Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1, the first in a four-issue limited series. Written by Lee and Michael Allred, and with art by Rich Tommaso, this is (to some degree) an updated handling of Dick Tracy in that the legendary detective is fighting crime in the current day. But although temporal setting is contemporary, the issue still has the feel of a classic comic-strip narrative, including big-presence villains, a detective with many tricks up his sleeve, and a storyline that at times seems outrageous…but in a good way. The Two Guys really hope that this Dick Tracy has a long life well after the limited series.

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #351: NYCC 2018

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, New York Comic-Con, NYCC, George Mann, Titan Comics, Zindan, Joseph Illidge, Valiant Entertainment, Newbury and Hobbes

This year’s New York Comic-Con was a little different from recent NYCC’s! Since DC Comics only had a few great talented folks the press could chat with, that meant I didn’t get the chance to speak with them! Instead, I took the opportunity to interview other creators at the con. First up was George Mann from the excellent Titan Comics mystery book Newbury and Hobbes, which recently released their second issue! Then came Omar Mirza from the great Indie book Zindan, a great comic that was diverse as well as professionally done! Then everything wrapped up with my discussion with Joseph Illidge, executive editor at Valiant Entertainment, as he talks about the exciting upcoming plans for this high-power comics company! Don’t miss a single minute of these great interviews!

Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of 3×4, The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall, and Sheets

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On this episode of the Comics Alternative’s Young Readers show, Gwen is joined by her new co-host, Dr. Krystal Howard, an assistant professor in the Liberal Studies and English departments at California State University, Northridge. Krystal has been reading, writing about, and teaching children’s and YA comics for a number of years and has a particular interest in gender and comics studies. In 2017, Krystal’s essay “Gothic Excess and the Body in Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost” appeared in Gwen’s co-edited volume (with Michelle Ann Abate), Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults, and she has another comics-related essay, “Comics Grammar in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Picture Book Collaborations” that is forthcoming in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows. Regular listeners to the Young Readers show will already know Krystal from her spot as a panelist last summer on a special roundtable that Gwen and Paul Lai hosted on the future of children’s and YA comics.

Before they begin discussing the books for this month’s show, Gwen and Krystal mention the wonderful contributions of Paul Lai, who has recently graduated with his doctorate from the School of Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of California, Berkeley, and who has begun a new position as Director of UC Berkeley’s prestigious BE3 program, which stands for Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence. Paul intends to return to the Comics Alternative family from time to time as a podcaster, and Gwen and Krystal wish him the very best in his new role.

During the main portion of the show, Gwen and Krystal discuss three new releases: Ivan Brunetti’s 3 x 4, published last month by TOON Books and geared towards early elementary readers, and two Halloween-oriented middle grade graphic novels: Drew Weing’s The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall, which is the second in the Margo Maloo series from First Second books, and Brenna Thummler’s debut, Sheets, put out by Lion Forge’s Cubhouse imprint.

Both Krystal and Gwen found Brunetti’s 3 x 4 to be a great addition to the plethora of STEM-focused comics that have been published in the last five years, including First Second’s Science Comics series and Mike Holmes and Gene Luen Yang’s Secret Coders. Krystal praises Brunetti for his inclusion of a diverse and eclectic group of young people, and Gwen notes that for the detail-oriented child, every page offers up an opportunity to discover the many ways that the number 12 can be divided into sets!

Next, the two PhDs consider Drew Weing’s follow up to his highly successful first volume of the Margo Maloos series: The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall. Gwen appreciates Weing’s decision to continue focusing on the costs of gentrification, while Krystal notes that the inclusion of teenage characters adds a new dimension to the series.

Finally, Gwen and Krystal discuss the amazing debut by Brenna Thummler, Sheets (Lion Forge), which takes place in a lake resort town and focuses on the struggles of a young woman who has become the proprietor of her family’s laundromat, all while trying to fit in at middle school. Her interactions with Wendell, the ghost of an eleven-year-old boy, end up making life a lot better for both of them. Krystal points out Thummler’s attention to figural placement and atmospherics, and Gwen suggests that while some of the plot points might seem a little far-fetched, the novel holds together well and deals with class conflict in a manner that is also present in Weing’s Margo Maloo series.

In November, Gwen and Krystal will be back with another set of books to review, as well as 2018 best-of-list recommendations for our listener’s winter holiday celebrations.

The Podcast of Oa Episode 129 – Breaking Up Isn’t So Hard to Do

Co-hosts Phil Bova and Myron Rumsey are back with the 129th episode of the Podcast of Oa.  This time around the guys talk about the final two issues of the Green Lanterns series as well as their thoughts about the upcoming Grant Morrison / Liam Sharp series, The Green Lantern.  Myron takes listeners back to the late 1980’s with this episode’s Retro Review, Green Lantern Corps #222-224.

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Show Notes
00:00:00 Intro
00:02:31 Green Lanterns #56, 57
00:24:40 Retro Review: Green Lantern Corps #222-224
00:40:50 Our thoughts on Morrison and The Green Lantern
00:58:16 Closing

Comic Book Central #248: Best-selling author J. W. Rinzler on Star Wars, Indy & Planet of the Apes

What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Planet of the Apes have in common? My guest this week – J. W. Rinzler! The best-selling author joins me in the Lair to talk about his incredible behind-the-scenes books about our favorite film franchises!
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Alternate Reality – Episode 400

Alternate Reality – Episode #400

There’s a party going on right here, and it’s Jon and Charlie celebrating their 400th episode.  We’ve got special music, we’ve got good friends, and there’s the sexy ladies over there dancing on the…. Well you can’t see that so there’s no point in getting into it.

Suffice it to say that there’s a lot of fun going on here but Jon and Charlie don’t let that get in their way.  They’ve got comics to review, and by Jiminy nothing’s going to stop them.  Jon continues to be challenged by the Immortal Hulk, while Charlie walks us through Spider-Geddon.  Several DC comics then make the list, Supergirl, Hawkman, and Detective Comics respectively, and Charlie finishes talking about an Image book (of all things) about an STD that improves your looks??? Yep, you heard me.

Lastly Jon and Charlie get some love from a couple longtime listeners who sent in voicemails to help us celebrate the 400th episode.  There’s too much fun for your tiny mind to process on this episode of Alternate Reality!!!


The Immortal Hulk #7
Spider-Geddon #1
Supergirl #23
Hawkman #5
Detective Comics #990
Beauty #24

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Zone 4 #435: SPOILERS: Titans & Doctor Who!

The crew of Zone 4 returns for another exciting episode of the podcast!

This time, they go FULL SPOILER on the season 11 premiere of Doctor Who and the series premiere of Titans!

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MwaP Episode 93: Browsette

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“The boys are back and not delayed!! In this episode Scott admits to never have seen The Princess Bride, and then makes the argument that Elsa Jean has what it takes to join the Deadpool Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile Corwin states Friday is a Cinematic Classic and gushes over Kelly Thompson. The Deadpool books for August 2018 are reviewed and they guaranteed you can skip the middle portions of the books they talk about. For Past-O-Vision they travel back to 2004 to go over more of the Burnt Offering in Cable & Deadpool. Finally in Hit List the boys list off their Top Five Actresses they Would Cast as Gwenpool. And as always Robot Chicken Hulk wraps the show up with a PSA.

P.S. Keep e-mail/messaging us what anime series we should cover in episode 100..”

0:01:42 News
0:15:45 Deadpool (2018) #3
0:21:28 Spider-Man Deadpool (2016) #37
0:26:18 Deadpool Assassin (2018) #5
0:29:43 Deadpool Assassin (2018) #6
0:31:56 Cable & Deadpool Annual (2018) #1
0:42:31 West Coast Avengers (2018) #1
0:55:37 Cable & Deadpool (2004) #9
1:10:32 Hit List: Casting Gwenpool

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Longbox Review: October 2018 Previews

October 2018 Previews

George and I go over the October 2018 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in December.

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Jessica Jones Season 2

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discuss about the second season of Jessica Jones.

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