Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 78.1 – Season 4

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Superman #50, Justice League #52, DC Universe #1, and more ………..

This episode is full of  **SPOILERS**  about the New DC Universe Rebirth #1  podcast logo 78 1

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Jeremy Sorese

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Orange Is the New Black


On this interview show, Andy W. and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Jeremy Sorese. His book, Curveball, was published by Nobrow Press in late 2015, but it’s up this year for a Lambda Literary Award in the “LGBT Graphic Novels” category. Those award winners will be announced in June, and the guys talk with Jeremy about the attention that Curveball has been receiving. This is his first long-form comic, and Jeremy describes it as a queer sci-fi romance. The story takes place in an indeterminate future, but the generic elements take a backseat to character relationships. At the same time, Jeremy talks with the guys about how science fiction is an appropriate platform to explore facets of identity. Derek and Andy also ask their guest about the series for which he’s more popularly known, Stephen Universe, and the other work he’s done for BOOM! Studios. They also discuss his interests in short narratives, the unbelievable mileage he’s gotten out of his early comic, “Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh!”, and what projects he’s working on currently.


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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #235: Talking Podcasto with Nazi Cap and DC Rebirth

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This is the podcast you get when we lose #235, then record a fake podcast talking about how we felt losing the real one. Listen in!

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Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Cigarette Girl and Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1

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Panty Scissors


For the month of May, Shea and Derek discuss two books that, at first glance, seem quite different, but whose similarities become more apparent upon closer examination. They begin with Masahiko Matsumoto’s Cigarette Girl (Top Shelf Productions), a collection of eleven short comics originally published between 1972 and 1974. This is one of the few books by Matsumoto available in English — another translation, The Man Next Door, was published by Breakdown Press in 2014 — and the guys strongly advocate for more attention on this mangaka. Shea and Derek recall their earlier discussion of Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s A Drifting Life, where the figure of Matsumoto is central to Tatsumi’s autobiographical narrative. The stories in Cigarette Girl demonstrate the artist’s style storytelling, which he referred to as “komaga” (or “panel pictures” in English), with its emphasis on a cinema-influenced panel breakdown and a more adult subject matter. CigaretteGirl-interiorAlong with this, all of the stories end ambiguously or “obscurely,” without any neat resolution or closure, underscoring the mature and real-life tone found in Matsumoto’s work. About all of the pieces in this collection have something to do with , complicated, compromised, or unrequited relationships, with Matsumoto writing from both male and female perspectives.

And it is this theme where Derek and Shea find the common ground with the other book they discuss this month, Riichi Ueshiba’s Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1 (Vertical Comics). This story has everything to do with relationships, but, as the guys point out, it has perhaps the weirdest premise they’ve encountered on the manga series so far. The narrative’s 17-year-old protagonist and focalizer, Akira Tsubaki, becomes addicted to his new love interest — literally! — after tasting some of her drool. He gets sick if he goes without a dose of her saliva every day or so. His drool-defined heartthrob, Mikoto Urabe, is a complete enigma, a mystery made all the more confounding by her hobby of scissor play. Urabe has an uncanny ability to cut quickly and precisely almost any material with her scissors, which she carries holster-like in her panties. In fact, it’s the “panty part” of this book that receives much of the guys’ attention. Shea and Derek aren’t exactly sure what to make of Ueshiba’s fascination with older teenage girls’ bodies, or the fact that he finds certain “cute” acts so alluring. As the artist summarizes at the end of this first volume, “Don’t you think a girl who drools when she falls asleep is cute? Well, this is a comic about that sort of girl.” Still, the guys never suggest that Ueshiba is any sort of creepy pedophile, and, in fact, they even see the benefits of setting his particular story within a high school milieu. Be that as it may, Mysterious Girlfriend X has to be one of the most head-scratching stories Shea and Derek have encounter in some time, and, along with Cigarette Girl, provides them with much discussion fodder for this month’s episode.

Be sure to check out Shea’s recent review of Cigarette Girl on the AV Club!



Superman Fan Podcast Episode 344 Part II: Mega Con 2016 Thursday Recap!

(Top - Bottom:) MegaCon 2016 banner, Barcycle and Batcopter (both from the 1960's Batman TV show), Steampunk car, Steampunk R2D2, R2D2, Jeremy Bulloch and Boba Fett's helmet.

(Top – Bottom:) MegaCon 2016 banner, Barcycle and Batcopter (both from the 1960’s Batman TV show), Steampunk car, Steampunk R2D2, R2D2, Jeremy Bulloch and Boba Fett’s helmet.

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This episode recaps my first day at MegaCon 2016, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Convention hours that day were from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, although with my 4-day pass I got to enter the hall  at 2:00 pm. I recorded this on Saturday morning, May 28, 2016 after I arrived early at the Orange County (Florida) Convention Center to avoid the traffic jams. The audio was recorded on my portable recorder, so please excuse the background noise you’ll hear.




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Deconstructing Comics #499: Organizing Comics Events

Comics EventsWhat goes into planning a comics event? How can organizers respond to complaints from fans and cosplayers about sexual harassment and long lines? This week we ask Emerald City Comicon founder Jim Demonakos, now Global Director of Comic Talent at ReedPOP, about these issues, as well as how to maximize profits when tabling at a con, why comics events have multiplied, and what the future holds for comics conventions.

Also, Adam Pasion of Big Ugly Robot Press gives us the scoop on Big Ugly Robot and Black Hook Press‘s new event coming to Tokyo this July, Comic Art Tokyo!

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Secret Identity Podcast Issue #730–DC Rebirth

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What’s New?
Dan Evans promoted to VP of Creative Affairs at DC
ComiXology Unlimited launches for $6 a month
ConnectiCon July 7-10 (

Justice League #50
Titans Hunt #8
Superman #52
Rebirth #1

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #458: 2016-05-18

John and Drew discuss FUTURE QUEST #1 by DC, CIVIL WAR II #0 by Marvel and GOLDIE VANCE #2 by BOOM! STUDIOS.

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00:00 Intro
16:32 Marvel: CIVIL WAR II #0
36:57 General discussion
54:59 Next Week Promo
55:12 Wrap up
55:43 End of episode.

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #230 With Lou Frontier

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It’s always great to talk with Indie comics creators, and this week I chat with Lou Frontier, creator of Wicker from Insane Comics!

Here’s the book’s description: “Wicker is an episodic historical horror series set throughout out three centuries and follows the generational woes of a cursed family as they deal with being claimed by The Wicker Witch, in Andover, MA. Terror ensues through horrific tales of creation, revenge, atonement, and the legacy of the Wicker Witch. Writer – Lou Frontier, Pencils & Inks – Jason Themm, Colors – DC Alonso, and Letters – Alex Giles.”

Lou talks about how the team came together for this book as well as the intense characters you’ll find in Wicker! He also discusses American Bison, another Insane Comics title he’s been working on, as well as other projects he’s developing.

To get your copies of these books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these excellent comics!


Crisis On Infinite Midlives Show Episode 115: Death, Taxes and Chris Hardwick

CrisisOnInfinideMidlivesPodcastLogo_300x300It’s the end of the week of May 25th, 2016: the Wednesday the Big Two drooled on themselves, shrieked “Excelsior!” into the Black Void, and keeled over. At least if you believe the Internet comments.

But before we talk about that, there was one major positive for comics fans this week: AMC debuted the pilot episode of their adaptation of Garth Ennis’s and Steve Dillon’s Preacher this past Sunday. We’re big fans of the comic, which really meant something to us… back when we were in our twenties, same as the characters back in the original 1990s comic. Both we and the comic are older now, with different lifestyles and priorities, so the question is not only whether or not Preacher is a worthy adaptation of the classic Vertigo comic, but can it have the same effect as it did when we were in our twenties?

That’s the good news. The bad news is that we also discuss:

  • Steve Rogers: Captain America #1, written by Nick Spencer with art by Jesus Saiz, and:
  • DC Universe: Rebirth #1, written by Geoff Johns with art by, well, many, many people!

And, as always, the disclaimers:

  • This show contains spoilers. So be aware: if you haven’t been spoiled on the events of either Steve Rogers: Captain America #1 or DC Universe: Rebirth #1, then you clearly haven’t had any access to the Internet and therefore can’t read this warning anyway. But rest assured: we’ll be spoiling them.
  • This show contains adult, profane language, and is therefore not safe for work. We recite Preacher’s recipe for making a homemade bazooka in this episode. You don’t want your boss to hear that any more than we want this episode entered into evidence in a Felony Menacing trial. So get some headphones.

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Raging Bullets Episode 467 : A DC Comics Fan Podcast

Episode 467: DC Universe Rebirth, Justice League 50, Superman 52, more Batman V Superman: Sean and Jim talk about Justice League 50 and Superman 52 leading in a discussion about the 80 Page kickoff to DC Rebirth. Also discussed in voicemail is Batman V Superman and the Supergirl/Flash crossover episode.

Listener emails are on this episode and voicemails from Jamie Dunst, Darrell, and a friend from Jefferson, IN.

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening,,,,,,,, show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.

Show contact info and web site:

3:50 Comic and film chat

2:06:25 Voicemails

2:39:03 Show closing

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

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Emergency Podcast: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 — Listener Picks

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It’s time for the Listeners to speak out on The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 and they do just that!  Jim, Eric and Reggie read your picks and boy, did it take a long time.  That’s okay though, we have nothing better to do for hours and hours on a Friday Night.  Actually it ran deep into Saturday Morning, but who is counting?!?!  Actually, they have a great time with it and loved the huge response. Enjoy!

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Arc Reactions – 51 – X-Men: Apocalypse (film)


Dylan and John watched Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and sat down to talk about the things it did poorly as well as a couple of things we enjoyed from the film.

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ARP – 50 – Captain America: Civil War (film)

ARP – 45 – Batman V. Superman (film)

ARP – S11 – Days of Future Past (film)

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Comic News Insider Episode 691 – PREACHER w/ Seth Rogen (Producer/Director)/Sam Catlin (Showrunner)/Garth Ennis (Co-Creator)!


Comic News Insider: Episode 691 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended the special PREACHER press day last week and sat in on the roundtables with cast and creatives along with a few other outlets. In this episode, you’ll hear from Sam Catlin (Showrunner), Garth Ennis (Co-Creator) and Seth Rogen (Producer/Director). Some minor spoilers but mostly really great character/story info on the show. Check out the previous episode with the cast: Dominic Cooper (Jesse Custer), Ruth Negga (Tulip O’Hare), Ian Colletti (Eugene/Arseface) and Joseph Gilgun (Cassidy).



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