View from the Gutters presents The Long Run #13 — Elephantmen

The Long Run takes place outside of our normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series.

In this episode of The Long Run we talk about Elephantmen, written by Richard Starkings with various artists. Set two centuries in the future, Elephantmen is a mix of sci-fi and noir. It follows the lives of Hip Flask and Ebony—part of a group of human-animal hybrids built and bred and brainwashed for war—as they struggle to find acceptance and meaning after the war they were designed for ends.

On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading Bone, by Jeff Smith.

Our hosts on this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Kit DeForge as Tobiah Panshin.

Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler and Message to Adolf

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Another month, another healthy dose of manga! For November, Shea and Derek make it a themed episode, one whose binding tie is an unlikely and infamous historical figure. To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg Trials, the guys discuss two masters of manga and their takes on Adolf Hitler. They begin with Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler, released earlier this month from Drawn and Quarterly. Since 2011, the Canadian publisher has been introducing English-speakers to the incredible work of Mizuki, and this most recent translation is of a curious graphic biography originally published in 1971. Mizuki approaches Hitler’s life as more of a character-study than as a historical determinant. Over the course of the book’s first half, we see a very human, very pathetic — and very troubled — Adolf Hitler, a man whose failures far outweigh his triumphs. But both Shea and Derek note that as the text carries us into the 1940s, Mizuki’s narrative is more rapid-fire and historically episodic, and the man that we’re left with is the failed, unstable dictator most often depicted in popular media. Next, the Two Manga Guys turn to a more epic undertaking, Osamu Tezuka’s A Message to Adolf (Vertical). Originally serialized in Shukan Bunshun magazine between 1983 and 1985, this is a work of fiction that heavily incorporates the historical figure. In fact, the entire narrative — totaling over 1,200 pages in Vertical’s most recent edition — is driven by questions surrounding Hitler’s possible Jewish heritage. The gist of the story, however, is devoted to the lives of two other Adolfs, both living in Kobe, Japan: one a German Jew growing up in the East, and the other a half-Japanese son of a Nazi Party official. The two become fast friends, only to have history, and fascist ideology, disrupt that relationship. Another character, a newspaper reporter named Sohei Toge, functions as the binding element of these various storylines, and both Derek and Shea highlight — and marvel at — the many moving parts that make up this narrative. This is a massive work that shows Tezuka at the peak of his artistry and storytelling abilities. There may be a lot of Hitler in this month’s episode, but in the hands of both Mizuki and Tezuka, it’s the kind of Hitler that the Two Guys can definitely stomach.


NOTE: This episode is dedicated to the memory or Shigeru Mizuki, who passed away in a Tokyo hospital the day that this episode went up.


EMP Episode 100: Nothing in Moderation

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Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast!

In this episode we review Marvel Comics Avengers books books of October 2015.

0:00:00 Sponsor
0:02:05 Welcome to 100!
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2:02:55 Avengers (2015) #0
2:17:23 Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1
2:27:16 New Avengers (2015) #1-2
2:36:45 Invincible Iron Man (2015) #1
2:42:21 Sam Wilson Captain America #1-2
2:52:44 Uncanny Inhumans (2015) #1
2:58:34 Doctor Strange (2015) #1
3:00:39 Karnak #1
3:03:17 Angela Queen of Hel #1
3:06:57 Contest of Champions (2015) #1
3:07:26 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015.2) #1
3:08:40 All New All Different Marvel Now Point One
3:10:24 Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #1

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#475 International Comics Fest 2015, pt 2

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This week our coverage of Tokyo’s International Comics Festival concludes with creators from Finland, Brazil, France, Japan, Indonesia, and the U.S., including a chat with podcast co-founder Mulele on what he’s learned in the past year of convention tabling.

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #432: 2015-11-18

John Mayo and Drew discuss BATMAN EUROPA #1 by DC, MIGHTY THOR #1 by Marvel and HUCK #1 by IMAGE COMICS.

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11:04 Marvel: MIGHTY THOR #1
19:26 Other: HUCK #1 [IMAGE COMICS]
30:45 General discussion
36:46 Next Week Promo
36:56 Wrap up
37:26 End of episode.

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Crisis On Infinite Midlives Show Episode 92: …And Then There Were Skrulls

CrisisOnInfinideMidlivesPodcastLogo_300x300While we are still in the throes of The Neverending Move, and therefore somewhat distractible (Hi, Fallout 4! Let me spend hours up in you, trying to find our new Home Office!), it would take more than a month living out of boxes to keep us from noticing the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War, or as we like to call it, Avengers 2.5.

We spent a good chunk of time watching, and rewatching, and rewatching the trailer, and spend some time discussing how it not only already looks better than the comic from which it came, by dint of the fact that Tony Stark isn’t suddenly acting like an amoral fascist just to advance a plot (Hi, Mark  Millar!), but how it seems like a weird time to mess up the MCU superhero status quo given that their next Earth-level superhero flick is more than a year after Civil War. We also speculate which side everyone will land on, and discuss why, if the Russo Brothers don’t use Mike Colter’s Luke Cage the way Brian Michael Bendis used Cage in Civil War, they are Goddamned fools.

We also discuss:

  • DK III #1, written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, with pencils by Andy Kubert and inks by Klaus Janson,
  • Jacked #1, written by Eric Kripke with art by John Higgins, and:
  • Who would win in a drinking contest: Demon In A Bottle Tony Stark, or Alias‘s Jessica Jones (Yes, this was a weird show)!

And now, the disclaimers:

  • We record this show live to tape, with minimal editing. While this might mean a looser comics podcast than you are used to, it also means that anything can happen. Like learning why Starfox could outdrink Rocket Raccoon (It’s not why you think! It’s filthy!)
  • This show contains spoilers. While we try to shout out warnings ahead of time, just be aware you will learn the secret origin of Phil Coulson’s Vanity Vehicle.
  • This show contains adult, profane language, and is therefore not safe for work. Seriously: the whole Starfox / Rocket Raccoon thing is just awful. Get some headphones.

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Final Issue Podcast: Episode 33- Mistakes Creators Make

Special guest Reilly Brown is back to discuss common mistakes creators make as they get into the comic industry.

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Final Issue Podcast: Episode 32- Rage of the Aquafans

The panelists give a quick state of the show before discussing the lack of Star Wars in Joe’s life, what we think of the Supergirl TV show and whether or not you should put your ethics aside to further your career. Our final topic has us diving into the latest comic industry drama concerning Cullen Bunn and angry Aquaman fans.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 47: A Thanksgiving Cuckold



There is no rest for the wicked…or the lazy it seems as Jim and Eric bite their collective thumb at all those other podcasts who used Thanksgiving as an excuse to spend time with their friends and family. Not the Weird Science guys!  They take time out from their busy schedule to review every book that came out from DC Comics this week as well as discuss DC Comic News and read and respond to Listener Mail.  They are also joined by Reggie for his Recklessness and Jim gives his impromptu Top 5 Books DC is putting out list because certain people didn’t come through with their segment.  Enjoy!


DC Comics Comic Books Reviewed: Batman and Robin Eternal #8, Dark Knight III: Master Race #1, We are Robin #6, Grayson #14, Justice League of America #5, The Flash #46, Superman #46, Superman/Wonder Woman #23, Superman: Lois and Clark #2, The Legend of Wonder Woman #3, Omega Men #6, Robin: Son of Batman #6, Batman: Arkham Knight – Robin Special #1, Justice League 3001 #6, Batman ’66 Meets The Man from Uncle #1, Aquaman #46, Wonder Woman #46, Deathstroke #12 and Sinestro #17

DC Comic News: Supergirl to Cast Young Superman, Supergirl Flash Crossover Rumor, Constantine May or May Not Be in Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 and Aquaman Movie News

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #204 With Justin Bartz

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It’s always great to talk with independent comics creators, particularly those who are adding fresh storytelling to the industry! This week, I talk with Justin Bartz, the writer and co-creator of an excellent book titled Project Shadow Breed. Both issue zero and number one are now available, and I enjoyed them both! Together with Josh Schneider and Matt Maldonado, Justin has successfully fused superheroes with the supernatural. He talks about bringing the series together and what the future holds for the title, including their hopes to have it debut on very soon!  To buy this book today, you can order it through their website. Be sure to listen in and discover another great indie comic!


Wayne’s Comics Podcast #203 With Russell Brettholtz

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, kickstarter, Side-Kicked, Russell Brettholtz, hero, sidekick, Bongo Dazo, Miguel Mendonca, Phantasm, Mr. Marvelous, Magnetic Press, Darbypop, Inferno, dedicated, disrespected, dependable, Atlas, New York Comic Con, NYCC

This week, I talk with Russell Brettholtz, the creator of an excellent comic called Side-Kicked, which was recently released in trade paperback and in individual issues on Russell discusses how a real-life experience led him to create this title, how he brought his team together, and also how this book examines what makes a person a hero and how a sidekick compares to those who take the lead in saving the day. To buy his book, you can order it through your local comics shop,, or at the publisher’s website, Be sure to listen in and discover this terrific tale that’s worth your attention and support!


Comic Book Central – Episode #102: Diane McBain

She shared the screen with the Dynamic Duo, Green Hornet and Kato! Now, actress Diane McBain shares some time with us in the Lair to chat about her TWO tales on the classic TV series, Batman! ‪#‎ShareTheLair‬ #ComicBookCentral #DianeMcBain #Batman #Batman66 #Robin #AdamWest #BurtWard #GreenHornet #Kato #VanWilliams #BruceLee #ElvisPresley #Comics #ComicBooks Subscribe to the show in iTunes: Subscribe to the show on Blubrry: Listen to the show via Stitcher: "Like" Comic Book Central on Facebook: Follow Comic Book Central on Twitter: email:

She shared the screen with the Dynamic Duo, Green Hornet and Kato! Now, actress Diane McBain shares some time with us in the Lair to chat about her TWO tales on the classic TV series, Batman!
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The Librarians Season 1

John Mayo and Kay Kellam have a quick, belated and spoiler filled discuss about the first season of The Librarians.

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Radio Free Asgard 218


The Silent One leads Thor astray, as Odin fights Infinity in Thor #186! There is much sword unsheathing, hammer handling, and other unseemly activities! Plus, the Warriors Three are possessed by Klaus Janson! Nuff said!

Critiquing Comics #081: Reckstar

ReckstarAn alien and his human are traveling through space. What does the alien do when his boss strongly suggests he should ditch the idiot human? Tim and Mulele discuss Joey Cruz and Michelle Nguyen’s Reckstar, as well as some realizations Mulele made about podcasts and comics. Oh, and, of course, Star Wars.

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