Tales from the Gutter #4 — Slashers and Splatter

Welcome to our Halloween bonus series, Tales from the Gutter. For the month of October we will be focusing each week on a different genre of horror/spooky comic.

This week, we discuss Slasher and Splatter comics. To kick off this conversation, we each read Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson with art by Mike Henderson and colors by Adam Guzoski; Hack/Slash: My First Maniac by Tim Seeley with art by Daniel Leister and The Abandoned by Ross Campbell (Sophie Campbell).

**Warning: by their nature, splatter and slasher comics heavily feature gore and the fragility of human bodies.**

Our hosts for this episode were Kayleigh Fleeman, Kirbotron 2000, Kit Deforge, and Cade Reynolds.

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #200 – NYCC DC Bat-Tacular!

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, DC Comics, Gotham Academy, Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Harley Quinn: Jimmy Palmiotti, Batgirl, Babs Tarr, We Are Robin, Khary Randolph, Batman, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, NYCC, New York Comic Con

It’s a special week here at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, as we celebrate the landmark 200th episode! With special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity, you’ll enjoy five special interviews with Bat-family creators that were all recorded at this year’s New York Comic Con! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Gotham Academy: Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl 1:19
  2. Harley Quinn: Jimmy Palmiotti 10:34
  3. Batgirl: Babs Tarr, Brendon Fletcher 19:26
  4. We Are Robin: Khary Randolph 24:11
  5. Batman: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo 33:08

More interviews from NYCC next week and another special chat, so be sure to listen in!


Longbox Review Presents The Gutters: The Culling

I talk about culling my pull list from 75 titles down to 10. Plus, a ghost (?) story in honor of Halloween.

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Raging Bullets Episode 449 : A DC Comics Fan Podcast

Episode 449: Justice League Darkseid War, Batman and Robin Eternal, Vertigo #1s and more! Sean and Jim talk Justice League 45, Darkseid War Batman #1, Clean Room 1, Twilight Children 1, Batman and Robin Eternal 4.

Listener voicemails return next week due to an audio error that has been fixed.

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3:12 Comic chat

1:57:50 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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My Favorite Martian (Television Series)

John Mayo and Kay Kellam have a spoilers filled discussion about the My Favorite Martian television series that ran from 1963 to 1966.

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Comic News Insider Episode 652 – NYCC: Star Wars Rebels w/ Sarah Michelle Gellar/Ashley Eckstein/Taylor Gray/EP Dave Filoni!


Comic News Insider: Episode 652 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended the press conference for Star Wars: Rebels at New York Comic Con! You’ll hear from Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ashley Eckstein, Taylor Gray and EP Dave Filoni. The CNI mic is pointed directly at the talent so you’ll hear them the best (and that’s more important!) so apologies if the media questions are a bit muddled. They talk about the new season and tease some of the story and characters to appear. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 54: The Origins of X-Men’s Emma Frost

Emma Frost is arguably one of the most polarizing female characters in X-Men for men and women alike. After reading the 18 issues that make up the origin story — EMMA FROST by Karl Bollers, as well as FIRESTAR, GENERATION X, and UNCANNY X-MEN, we found that not everybody thoroughly enjoys her for the same reasons. The CEO of ComicsVerse, Justin Gilbert Alba, is joined by fantastic editor and contributor Jamie Rice, along with Kay Honda, Malia Knight, Brian Delpozo, and Nolan Bensen for her character analysis based on her origin story. We have an in-depth discussion that delves into her history, characterization and why she allows — and seemingly embraces — the heavily sexualized permutation of her identity. I, personally, don’t believe it can just be dismissed as “daddy-issues,” although her tenuous relationship with her father contributes to why she presents herself as the icy White Queen that can play both villainess and heroine. In fact, it is arguable that she can fulfill any role that a person desires. Although her diamond shape-shifting ability is not discussed in the origin story, it is clear that the power and control she gains over her mutation very cleverly reflect her defense mechanisms in emotional situations. She keeps what’s “hers” deep inside, while reflecting what people want of her off her appearance.

LISTEN: Want more Emma Frost? We discussed the beginning of her relationship with Cyclops at length in Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN podcast.

We also use excerpts from Susan Batson’s Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in The Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters as a reference when analyzing Emma. These excerpts including discussing the three specific facets of her identity: The “Public Persona”(the identity she presents to everyone around her), the “Need” (the identity most authentic to the self but most vulnerable to the world), and the “Tragic Flaw” (the result of the conflict between the “Public Persona” and the “Need”).

Despite the various silly digressions, we go into analyzing her familial relationships, but also how her interactions with peers and other authority figures shape her attitudes toward trust, intimacy, and control. As a personal favorite of Justin’s, as well as various other contributors, Emma Frost is given a shot in this podcast to prove that there’s a true and personable identity and reasoning beneath all the skin, legs, and breasts. It’s easy enough to discount a female character in any medium as being a sexual play-thing at the mercy of the men around her. Fortunately, Emma is not at all such a submissive character, unless that’s what she desires at the time.

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Justin Gilbert Alba, Kay Honda, Jamie Rice, Brian Delpozo, Nolan Bensen and Malia Knight.

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Singles Club #7 — AdSVENtures

Welcome to Singles Club, our short-format show where every so often one of our hosts will take a little time to talk about a small-press, indie, or webcomic. If you have an independent work you’d like to share with us, send us a link or digital copy at review@viewfromthegutters.com.

This week Tobiah reviews AdSVENtures, by Chris Peckford, a children’s comic series featuring the adventures of Sven, an adorable little cartoon bear who gets into a series of adventures of various sorts. It’s a fun series aimed at young readers, and in addition you can watch Chris draw live on Twitch. Continue reading

Radio Free Asgard 214


What do Dr. Blake pretending to be a mole, a greedy Frenchman, and Dr. Doom all have in common? They’re all in Thor #183, of course, which we cover this week!

Comics Alternative, Episode 159: Halloween Comics 2015

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“A heaping helping of horror”


It’s the scary season, and as they’ve done for the past couple of years, Gene and Derek talk about some of this year’s Halloween specials and seasonal horror titles. In this episode you’ll hear the Two Guys with PhDs discuss:

Derek and Gene spend much of their time discussing their favorite book of the week, the latest volume of Haunted Horror. There are a lot of spooky and just plain weird titles in this collection — case in point: “Ghost from Mars” — and the guys could have easily spent the entire episode talking about Craig Yoe’s latest effort. But they have a lot of ground to cover, so they move on from there to the other offerings. Titles such as Upside DownMonsterjunkiesAdventure Time 2015 Spoooktacular, and Spongebob Comics are perfect for those younger readers getting ready to go trick or treating…or, in the case of Spongebob, even for those older readers staying in and giving out the candy. The guys also discuss the pros and cons of seasonal titles that are part of an ongoing storyline — for example, this Halloween’s Adventure Time and Grimm Fairy Tales — and the attraction of certain issues, such as The Goon: Theatre Bizarre and All Hallows’ Eve, that easily stand on their own outside of any series continuity. And then there are seasonal titles such as Zombies vs. Cheerleaders and Gold Digger, for which Gene and Derek feel at a total lost. Still, the guys have a good time talking about this year’s Halloween comics, even if they don’t understand them all.



Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Religion and Comics

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Like a Prayer


On this special episode of the podcast, Derek moderates a roundtable discussion on religion and comics. Joining him on the panel are Elizabeth Coody (teaching at the Iliff School of Theology), Jeff Brackett (Ball State University), and A. David Lewis (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), all of whom are comics scholars focusing on representations of religious belief and faith. They begin their discussion by sharing their backgrounds in comics and how they have found the medium a useful means to approaching religious studies. In addition to describing the specifics of their scholarship, the panelists also discuss the various strategies they’ve employed when using comics in the classroom, along with the challenges that come when using comics to teach issues of faith. The subjects that come up during the discussion range from superheroes and myths, manifestations of the afterlife, adaptations of religious texts, biographies of religious leaders, expressions of heaven and hell, the crossroads of faith and ethnicity, and parodic (even heretical) representations of religious figures, doctrines, and practices.


At times on the panel the discussants clash or come at books from different angles — for example, Jeff and David disagree on the usefulness of Craig Thompson’s Habibi and Derek pushes back on the “religiousness” of such comics as MausA Contract with God, and Persepolis — but the talk is always lively and insightful. Among the many texts they reference are Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, Mike Carey’s Lucifer, Justin Green’s Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary, Robert Crumb’s The Book of Genesis Illustrated, Sean Murphy’s Punk Rock Jesus, Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come, Mark Millar’s American Jesus, and Craig Thompson’s Blankets. They even discuss comics as religious propaganda, such as what you’ll find in the Spire comics published by Archie during the 1970s and the ever-present Chick tracts. The panelists covered a lot of ground, but there was so much more that was left unspoken…enough to warrant a future follow-up roundtable on the same topic.


A. David Lewis, Elizabeth Coody, and Jeff Brackett


Comic Book Savant Episode 273: Comics Talk: Top 10 Creative Teams


Was feeling nostalgic so I decided to talk about some of my favorite creative teams that I have experienced in comics. I will count down my top ten, it is something at times we don’t think about a lot and the importance that it could have on us and even trying or staying committed to a series. Enjoy!

TMG-CAST-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode # 218-“Bunny-Bat-Bot Is Bugging Me”


This week we run through DCs! Which means it’s all a disaster. maybe. We don’t know. After introducing MARVIN THE PODCAST CHIPMUNK MASCOT,  we jump straight into the 42 series DCs as I consider them, with BATMAN 42; there’s bat locomotives-there’s Triad Magnetos; city gov has misgivings about Jim-Bats just the same as Jim-bats does. Radioactive seeds are being dispersed as Bruce is a soup kitchen volunteer. Moving rapidly to DETECTIVE 42, a reticent Jim-Bats fights 3 doofuses in Day of the Dead makeup. The PD hates Bats, Montoya might be IA, and the bat suit is comically disabled. BIZARRO 2 amuses us to no end-super hypnotism, ChickenTut, vengeance plots, ghost towns, it’s just fun. BLACK CANARY 2 gives us Canary teaching musicians weaponry, which seems a terrible idea, bandmates from the past appear with resentments roiling, Dinah’s husband, and attempted abductions-but not enough to really grip you. STARFIRE 2 continues on in a straight up rescue adventure during a hurricane. Monsters come out of sinkholes, and that gives Kori something else to do. CONSTANTINE 2 finally feels like Hellblazer, and not a book *trying to feel* like Hellblazer-John wanders town trying to find a place to trap a demon, failing miserably.  BATMITE 2 continues to disappoint, with brain swapping and hench orderlies complaining, and panels wasted on ridiculous costume changes. SINESTRO 13 is a dense issue, giving us the reason Soranik went yellow; Thaal releases Parallax to power Warworld, and executes some prisoners-to cover up another “traitor” WONDER WOMAN 42 is off to me, I’m sure Diana has a good night out but we don’t see her clubbing. Aegeus attacks while Diana tries to help someone, but of course he fails in his attempt; he goes back to strife and bitches like a kid. Donna is released-but to what end? SUPERMAN 42 felt to me, really, as straight out of 1995-and frankly, I can’t believe supes has to go up against a dippy script kiddie. BATGIRL 42 was a pretty good issue-Jim releases Babs from last issue’s almost arrest, and the have a nice team up to take down Livewire. JL 3001 #2 Injustice Lois Ariel spills her guts on tv, there’s millions of Starros, Supergirl, Starro Prime, and at last we have peace. Fun Book. We finally finish up with ASTRO CITY 25. Busiek gives us the involving,m engaging story of the Hammacher women-known as HUMMINGBIRD! Rewards come with curses, as the good dogs give powers but the bad gods turn Hummingbird 2 into an actual bird. No one does character like Busiek.

Final Issue Podcast: Episode 30- Horror Special w/ Dirk Manning

Horror writer Dirk Manning sits down with DeWayne and Sam to trade ghost stories, pick their favorite horror comic characters and debate the values of both psychological and gore in horror.

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