This week we are going to discuss the just announced Nightwing movie! For those that are not that familiar with the long standing history of the show are in for a treat being I am a huge Nightwing fan. So kick back relax as geek out and discuss what I would like to see from this project. Enjoy!
Reviews: Elektra Vol 4 #1, Highlander American Dream #1, Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 #1, Agents of SHIELD
Jimmy returns to his home town of Jacksonville, FL and reunites the Jax Beach posse of Ashley Lanni and Ted Carruba. They chat about the nerd wins at The Oscars and Jimmy and Ashley go on about their love for both Zootopia and Moana. News includes: IDW is publishing a Jack Kirby artist edition book, Matt Reeves WILL direct the solo Batman film, Chris McKay is in talks to direct a solo Nightwing movie, Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood returns to Image Comics in May, American Gods will debut on Starz in late April, Siri will pretend to be the Batcomputer from Lego Batman, and Logan will be the last hurrah for both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their respective roles. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Another gem from Finger Lakes Comic Con, the guys sit down with Mark McKenna (Combat Jacks) and Bob Mcleod (New Mutants). They both talk about their time at Marvel, and what they are up to now. They offer some great advice for people wanting to break into the comic book business today. So sit back and enjoy!
As we move slowly into convention season, there is kind of a dearth of interesting comics news to work through some weeks. Oh sure, we could weigh in on Marvel’s comments at ComicsPRO that the reason their sales are down is because of DC shipping cheaper books, but that’s a little inside baseball even for us. And besides: we all know that the people at Marvel will say absolutely anything if it means Issac Perlmutter turns his Sauron doom-eye back toward Kevin Feige.
So this week, we stick with talking this weeks’ comics, including:
Justice League of America #1, written by Steve Orlando with art by Ivan Reis,
Darkness Visible #1, written by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David with art by Brendan Cahill,
The Old Guard #1, written by Greg Rucka with art by Leandro Fernandez
Hulk #3, written by Mariko Tamaki with art by Nico Leon, and:
The Amazing Spider-Man #24, written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli!
However, the disclaimers:
This show contains spoilers. If you don’t want to know how many of this week’s comic books actually feature The Hulk (hint: it’s one fewer than you’d think!), then consider yourself forewarned.
This show contains adult, profane language, and is therefore not safe for work. Let’s just say that Rob curses enough about The Clone Conspiracy this week to make the phrase “Ben Reilly” an obscenity by association. So consider using earbuds.
Since we often don’t see the people who make the comics we read, we may not realize just how many African-American comics creators there are. Craig Rippon is gathering their thoughts and opinions in a documentary film called Black Ink. This week, Tim gets the scoop from Craig on who has been interviewed so far and the plan going forward, the pros and cons of publishing a “multicultural” line of comics, the state of black heroes at Marvel, his motivation to keep going on the film, and more.
John and Drew discuss WILD STORM #1 by DC, CLONE CONSPIRACY #5 by Marvel and FOREVER WAR #1 by TITAN COMICS.
00:45 DC: WILD STORM #1
11:05 Marvel: CLONE CONSPIRACY #5
26:41 Other: FOREVER WAR #1 [TITAN COMICS]
38:20 General discussion
53:18 Next Week Promo
53:28 Wrap up
53:58 End of episode.
Jim, Eric, Reggie and the rest of the Weird Science Crew are back this week to bring the pain…I mean this week’s DC Comic books. They also hand out life lessons, spin yarns about the good old days when bread was made of slate and generally mess around and spit rhymes and nonsense. Enjoy!
It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #269 features my interview with writer Charles Soule and artist Alberto Alburqueque, who are bringing their excellent Oni Press series Letter 44 to a conclusion soon! We go behind the scenes to talk about how this book came to be, how they’ve been bringing individual issues our way, and what we can expect as the comic comes to what I’m sure will be a shocking ending in the next couple of months ahead. For more on this book, go to this link. To follow Charles, go here on Twitter, and to keep up with Alberto, here’s the place to go!
Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! The third issue is now available, and we talk about how this is the perfect time to jump on board because Sam’s included a recap for new fans! We also preview the upcoming fourth and concluding issue in this miniseries as well as what the future holds for Sam and this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!
Spotlight is on…Detective Comics#951 and Action Comics #974. The League of Shadows enters Gotham City and Clark Kent goes crazy! Jim and Eric have plenty of theories and talk and talk…and talk. If you like what you hear, check out the big weekly podcast for reviews of all of this week’s DC Comics releases plus listener mail, news and rant and rave. Enjoy!
In this episode of Zone 4, Brant’s written out, Dollar Bin Christian Bale is in, and be vewy vewy quiet… it’s Bat Hunting Season!
The crew returns to discuss a very light week of news that spirals out of control. The Facebook Shout-Outs return in full effect. Then, just as the main topic (Comic Relaunches: Good or Bad for the Industry?) gets started, Brant gets booted out!