Mayo Report: 2008-11 Comics

John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss the sales estimates for the top 300 comic books for November 2008.

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Comic Tube Episode 23: A Very X-Men X-Mas

Leroy, Brad, John and Vikkii get together on this christmas special to review X-Men Evolution : On Angels Wings

0:00 – Show Opening

05:17 – News; New Judge Dredd Movie, Wolverine Trailer Reaction, Majel Barret Passes on, Frank Miller’s Buck Rogers, Watchmen Extended DVD

29:14 – X-Men Evolution : On Angel’s Wings Review

56:45 – More Holiday Specials

1:11:43 – Show Closing

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CNI 172 – CNI’s Shiny New Year

Reviews: Angel: Smile Time #1, Mister X: Condemned #1, Dawn of the Dread Force #0

Happy New Year! The guys recount their Christmas with Joe heading out to see Mama and Jimmy barely makes it through New Jersey to see his sister and nephew. Resolutions are made…but for other people. News includes the Watchmen movie legal woes, The Spirit, Batman hates commies, Eartha Kitt, New York Comic-Con and more. Old Joe and Jimmy retire from 2008 to make room for the new 2009 CNI babies, Joe and Jimmy.

Just Another Fanboy – Episode 105

Look out! It’s Episode 105!

Topics of Discussion:

– What Michael, Craig, and Steeven got for Christmas
– A judge makes a decision regarding the Watchman movie
– China doesn’t like the Dark Knight and Ghost Rider
– Walt Disney hates Narnia
– Steeven reminisces about his youth and Escape From Witch Mountain
– Sony PS3 has a bad holiday season
– Dog powered vehicles
– Who is writing JSA after Geoff Johns leaves
– Steeven stops a cat fight
– Craig loves Peter Tomasi
– Steeven doesn’t read Nightwing
– Michael dreams of Lou Grant as Batman
– Steeven has another cigarette

Comics Reviewed:

-Vigilante #1
-Flash #247
-Army of Darkness: Ash’s Christmas Horror
-Captain America Theater of War: America First
-Atomic Robo: Dogs of War #5

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Comic Timing – Episode 79

One away from Episode 80, here comes a Comic Timing focusing on a topic previously discussed on the show! Chris Marshall of Collected Comics Library and the TwoMorrow’s Tune-In Podcast joins Brent and Ian, along with Shawn Pryor of PKD Media as we discuss the current state of Trade Paperbacks. Is the industry leaning more towards this medium than it did back in 2006 when David Price, Braxton and Ian discussed the issue on Episode 6? Is Ian thinking about going all-trades? Find out this episode! And we discuss Shawn’s disgust towards real estate schemes.

Comic Timing is sponsored by Heroes Corner. All first time Heroes Corner users can enter the promo code mentioned on this episode to receive an additional 5% off their first order with the site, and make sure to check out their deals on all the hottest comic books from the December Previews! This month’s Review Corner books are as follows:

DETECTIVE COMICS #853 – 50% off retail (HC price: $2.00 / retail: $3.99)

WAR OF KINGS DARK HAWK #1 – 50% off retail (HC price: $2.00 /retail: $3.99)

BANG! TANGO #1 – 75% off retail (HC price: $0.75 / retail: $2.99)

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We shall see you next week for Episode 80 as Brent and Ian go into the latest Review Corner! Have a Happy New Year and whatever else you celebrate to, and thanks for downloading.

Weekly Comics Spotlight #071: 2008-12-17

John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss Batgirl #6 by DC, X-Factor #38 by Marvel and Zorro #9 by Dynamite Entertainment.

Time Codes:

00:00 Intro

00:36 Opening comments

00:42 DC: BATGIRL #6

04:43 Marvel: X-FACTOR #38


19:14 General discussion

25:33 Next Week Promo

25:42 Wrap up

26:12 End of episode.


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Comic Couch Episode #30


The Year Ending-Drank-Way-Too-Much-Episode!

In this episode we discus our best of the year lists and review a few books. Just listening to Kris’ drunken degeneration throughout this episode is worth the listen alone. His rants finally end with, “Merry Christmas and now I have to puke”. We all drank so much Merry Festivus Tequila that I don’t remember which books we read and reviewed, but through the fog I can say we didn’t like them very much.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Everyone at the Comic Couch.
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Just Another Fanboy – Episode 104

Movies With The Nuge

In this Episode, we get our sound problems from last episode all worked out

Oh, plus Steeven and Michael sit down with Drew Nugent and talk about movies.

Listen or live a wasted life.


Raging Bullets Episode 145 : A DC Comics Fan Podcast

Episode 145: Happy Holidays from us to all of you. Instock Trades Rage of the Month: We finish off 2008 with Doom Patrol : the Painting That Ate Paris Part 2 of 2 with friend of the show Dave Faust.

NOTE: Voicemails return next week due to Jim being unable to record. Keep them coming. We will get to all of them.

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening,,,, our ongoing contest (, New York Comic Con, show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434,and more.

6:03 Doom Patrol: The Painting That Ate Paris Part 2 of 2

3:11:47 Show closing

3:13:34 Blooper Reel : Jim shares his crazy story

We’ll be back next week with episode 146. Check and the forum for regular updates.
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Alternate Reality – Episode 208

Alternate Reality - Episode 208

Alternate Reality – Episode #208

This is the last recorded exchange between Jon and Charlie that had yet to be put out, so without further ado, we present the Rant Episode.

Jon and Charlie during having a conversion on their live Ustream show about the problems and difficulties of running a podcast.


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Back Issue Spotlight #018: Christmas Comics 2008

John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss some more Christmas themed comics: DC Universe Holiday Special #1 by DC, Ant-Man’s Big Christmas by Marvel and Jingle Belle: Santa vs Frankenstein #1 by Image Comics.

Time Codes:

00:00 Intro

00:36 Opening comments


21:04 Marvel: ANT-MAN’S BIG CHRISTMAS #1


30:17 General discussion

32:38 One Week at the Comic Shop (by John Campbell)

35:40 Wrap up

36:10 End of episode.


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CNI 171 – Holiday Show (& Jamie Smart Pt2)

Reviews: Beanworld Holiday Special One-Shot, Impaler #1, What If? Newer Fantastic Four

It’s our Christmas special full of holiday joy! Cookies baked by Joe, eggnog, Santa, and carols! Part 2 of our Jamie Smart interview from last week. More funny stuff about Bear, Ubu Bubu, Whubble, and all of the other madness that goes on in his brain. Jimmy announces the demise of Random Souffle and they both lament the passing of Majel Barret Roddenberry. Jimmy performs the new Christmas classic rap, Christmas in Harlem, as a gift to you. News includes Pushing Daisies gets closure, K. Cho’s new series, Chow off Green Hornet, Frank Miller on Buck Rogers, and a Star Wars musical. We also share a Christmas tune by Straight No Chaser that we think you all will enjoy.

Just Another Fanboy – Episode 103

The Oath, and Other Stuff

In this episode the boys talk some comics, such as the 2008 DC Holiday Special, the Thor God Sized One Shot, The Walking Dead #56, and many more.

Plus Steeven tells the fellas about a wonderful Christmas gift he recieved from a loyal listener.