Wayne’s Comics Podcast #261: Izik Bell

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Happy Holidays! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, with a great interview and my yearly holiday tradition!

First up is Izik Bell, a high-octane artist who creates terrific art and has a comic in the works named Reverse Dark! Izik talks about how he got started as an artist and a storyteller, why he moved to Denver, and what we can expect from him in the coming year! Check out his website at this link, his Etsy page here, and his Facebook page here! I highly recommend looking at his art while listening to this interview!

Then everything wraps up when I share my annual holiday tradition, playing the audio from ‘Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas! You can see the video at this link!

 

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #358 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1963: Giant Lois Lane Annual #2!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 2, Summer 1963 (July 1963)!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 2, Summer 1963 (July 1963)!

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GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2, Summer 1963, was published on June 6, 1963 along with the DC Comics cover dated July 1963. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter.Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.


– LOIS LANE’S KISS OF DEATH (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, released on December 24, 1958. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I. The issue was covered in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013.


– THE MAN WHO MARRIED LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 136, April 1960, released on February 4, 1960. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. III. The issue was originally covered in Episode 210 for the week of December 11, 2011.


– LOIS LANE IN HOLLYWOOD (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 2, May/June 1958, released on March 18, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I. This story was originally covered in Episode 241 for the week of October 10, 2012.


– THE GIRL ATLAS (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12, October 1959, released on August 11, 1959. The issue was originally covered in Episode 285 Part I for the week of October 16, 2013.


– LOIS LANE’S SECRET ROMANCE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement with the writer credit we won’t count this toward Siegel’s silver age production. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14, January 1960, released on November 12, 1959. The issue was originally covered in Episode 292 Part I for the week of January 22, 2014.


– THE KRYPTONITE GIRL (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement over the writer credit, we won’t count this towards Jerry’s silver age production.Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16, April 1960, relea sed on February 9, 1960. The story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III and LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS. It was originally covered back in Episode 299 Part I, for the week of June 18, 2014.


– THE WEDDING OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 21, June 1957, released around April 16, 1957. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I. The issue was originally covered in Episode 219 for the week of March 14, 2012.


– THE 10 FEATS OF ELASTIC LASS (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23, February 1961, released around December 22, 1960. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV. The issue was originally covered in Episode 225 for the week of May 9, 2012.


– THE MYSTERY OF SKULL ISLAND (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won’t count this toward his silver age production. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16, April 1960, released on February 9, 1960. The issue was originally covered in Episode 299 Part I for the week of June 18, 2014. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 97, November 1969, released on September 23, 1960.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the article titled, MEET TV’S LOIS LANE, about the Lois Lane actress, the late Noel Neill, which was originally printed in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, released around December 25, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013. The LETTERS TO LOIS column reprints the best letters published in Lois’ series to this point.


The final episode of 2016 will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135!


We begin 2017 with: 


– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


– SUPERMAN: 2016: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Flash #13

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Spotlight is on…The Flash #13.  Eric and Jim both love the Flash so much and can’t get enough of the comedy relief that is kidnapping.  They also talk a bit of movies and detail the upcoming live awards show.  If you like what you hear, check out the big podcast that comes out every single Sunday Night where they review every DC Comic book worth reviewing…all of them!

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MwaP Episode 69: Sixty Nine

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“The boys are back with a brand new episode. In this episode Scott talks about the lewd acts that bakers do to your doughnuts, and how Emila got his whole family into Erased this Chrismukkah season. Meanwhile, Corwin gets swindled by Santa with the bill this Christmas, then talks about how he doesn’t understand how two characters can be called Ellie. The books for November 2016 are finally reviewed after the non-stop positive Deadpool news. In Merc Files we learn the history and facts of Foolkiller. Finally in Past-O-Vision they wrap up the Taskmaster mini from 2002. And as always Robot Chicken Hulk wraps the show up with a PSA.

But wait we have more to announce!! Scott must be crazy because he bought more trades for the contest. You can now also win Night of the Living Deadpool TPB, Deadpool & Cable Ulitmate Collection Vol. 1, The Unbelivable Gwenpool Vol. 1 TPB, and Uncanny X-Force vol. 1 TPB too!! Send us a picture of yourself wearing or holding your Deadpool swag as well as a poster saying “”Merc with a Podcast””, and post it on our Facebook page or tweet it at us (@mercwapodcast) with the #mercwapodcastgiveaway . Or e-mail us a drawing of Donkey Kong as Wolverine. You have till Jan. 31st, 2017 to send your entries in..”

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Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition and Blame! Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

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It’s the final manga episode of the year, and to close out 2016 Shea and Derek discuss a couple of fascinating new editions of older manga. But first they talk about their holiday activities with one another and then go on to share the listener mail they received about their November manga episode. After that, it’s manga time! They begin with Junji Ito’s Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition (VIZ Media). This volume brings together all of the previous Tomie stories, initially released in three separate books. As listeners of the podcast may know, Shea and Derek are big fans of Junji Ito, but this is the first time either of the guys have read this series. They point out both the similarities and the differences between this text (especially the early stories) and later Ito works such as Uzumaki and Gyo. Shea is particularly taken by Ito’s early, looser illustration style, while Derek focuses on the, at times, goofy scenarios surrounding Tomie. They’re weirder than even the most unusual premises you’ll find in Junji Ito.

After that, the guys turn to Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! This series has also been previously published, but now Vertical Comics is releasing it in new master editions. The second volume was just published this month, and volume 3 is due out in March. So Shea and Derek limit their discussion to the story contained within these first two book. This is an action-heavy manga, and while this kind of graphic storytelling isn’t one of Derek’s favorites, it’s something that Shea absolutely loves. But both guys appreciate the incremental world building and especially Nihei’s astounding ability in representing The City, the vast post-apocalyptic landscape in which the story takes place. The bottom line is that both guys love the storyworld and plan to continue reading this series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

John and Kay have a spoilers filled discussion about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie.

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Longbox Review Episode 109: Going Boldy–50 Years of Star Trek!

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2016 marked the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, so I celebrate that milestone by discussing my history with the franchise, thoughts about the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series, listing my favorite episodes (TOS only)/series/movies/ships, and talking about the Star Trek comic series I’ve read over the years. Here’s to the next 50 years of Star Trek!

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, chat with me @longboxreview on Twitter, or visit longboxreview.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show via iTunes.

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Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Vol. 3

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At long last, it’s the third installment of our mythology complilation! I promise it won’t be another whole year before Part 4!

This time around, we look at “The Theft of Idunn’s Apples”, “The Marriage of Njord and Skadi”, “The Treasures of the Gods”, and finally “Skirnir’s Journey”

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Comic News Insider Episode 742 – RIP Carrie Fisher: Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Own Bra

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Comic News Insider: Episode 742 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Hookjaw #1, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1, Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 Sweet Christmas Annual #1, Doctor Who Christmas Special

Jimmy has to fly solo this week since everyone is still away for Christmas! But he got the December co-host Jon Hoche and frequent co-host Emmy Potter to send in some audio reviews. No news as it was one of those slow news weeks due to the holidays. It was also a sad week in our world with the loss of pop icon Carrie Fisher. Many friends/listeners sent in their tributes/thoughts on it all. Thanks to Carrie, Kerri, Rachel, Emily, Emmy, Adam/Comfort, Rebecca, Qui, Shena, Erica, Katelan, Sina, Vera and Marta! I know many others wanted to as well and I thank you. Carrie Fisher was a legend and we all miss her. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 220: Our Favorite Comics of 2016

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  • 00:01:50 – Introduction
  • 00:03:37 – Setting up our favorites
  • 00:07:16 – Year-end statistics
  • 00:15:54 – Our favorites of 2016
  • 01:43:22 – Wrapping up our favorites, and honorable mentions
  • 01:48:55 – Contact us

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This is the last regular review episode of 2016, and as the Two Guys with PhDs do annually, they use their final show of the year to share their favorite comics from the past twelve months. Both Andy and Derek have each chosen what he considers the 10 best of 2016 — and in no particular order — but neither has shared his list with the other until the recording of this episode. So there are some surprises along the way. There is not much overlap between the guys’ lists, and only two titles are mentioned by both. Taken together, this is a wide-ranging selection that includes everything from mainstream superhero comics to small-press selections, from webcomics to manga, from comics in translation to works that are sure to become part of many readers’ canon.

However, before they plunge into their lists the guys share some year-end statistics. By the end of 2016 The Comics Alternative will have produced 162 episodes (including this episode and the December manga review). Among those shows, 278 print titles will have been discussed along with 36 webcomics. Derek also crunched the numbers in terms of the most reviewed publishers. The one whose titles were discussed most frequently was Image Comics, with the guys focusing on 25 of their titles. Next is Fantagraphics and Dark Horse Comics with 21 reviewed titles each. After that it’s IDW with 19, DC/Vertigo with 17, First Second with 13, and BOOM! Studios with 11. Other publishers whose titles have been reviewed at least 5 times over the past year include Kilgore Books (9), Kodansha Comics (8), Alternative Comics (7), Aftershock (7), Floating World (6), Drawn and Quarterly (5), Retrofit/Big Planet (5), and Avery Hill Publishing (5).

After that numerical rundown, the Two Guys get into their 10 favorite titles of 2016:

Andy’s Top 10 of 2016

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Derek’s Top 10 of 2016

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The Honorable Mentions…These Titles Almost, but Just Didn’t Quite, Make It onto Each Guy’s List

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2016 Fall Television Ratings

John and Sam discuss the fall 2016 television ratings.

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Zone 4 #327: It’s Christmas Time in the Zone!

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Welcome to Chrispoint! The universe in which Chris Ventura was never born! It’s a Wonderful Life meets Flashpoint in our holiday skit to end the year!

After that, we discuss our most wanted presents, what we loved about comics in 2016, what we’re most looking forward to in 2017, news, and more!

Then, we discuss those properties that are drastically changed for various reasons, and whether this is a good or bad thing.

It’s all about the holiday spirit… and a little classic Zone 4 “discussion”… in this, the final episode of Zone 4 in 2016!

See you next year!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 103: DC Rebirth Week 27, Christmas and Toilet Jesus

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The Gang’s all here and it’s the Holiday Season…which means over ten hours of podcast under the tree.  Yep, no Holiday break for these guys and the books may have been up and down, but the spirits are a bit low this week.  Maybe the New Year will bring better times…maybe we should all pray to Toilet Jesus for that!

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Deconstructing Comics #528: Lenny Schwartz: Comics and the Theatre, Act III

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While we’ve talked before with Austin Tichenor and John Roberson about adapting comics to the stage, we’ve never talked about (or even thought about!) adapting the lives of comics creators to that stage! But Lenny Schwartz has done it, and more than once, writing and directing “Co-Creator” (about Bill Finger and his claim to the Batman legacy) and “The Man Who Saw Snoopy” (about Charles Schulz, of course!). And he has another in the works on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.

This week Lenny tells Tim about writing these plays, just how much credit Bob Kane and Stan Lee may actually deserve, how Schulz used Peanuts as his diary, and much more.

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