Two Dimension | Episode 194

Doctor Strange And Books With No Plan To Read

Marvel Executive Says Diversity May Have Alienated Readers.
And Here Is What The Beat Says About It.

Al started the episode off with a rant about the Marvel executive who says diversity may have alienated readers, which led into a discussion on the price of comics today, trade paperbacks and the culture of comics. Unfortunately, all of that is gone, because Don trashed the first half of the episode before it was produced. Sorry about that.

The surviving half discusses books that we didn’t plan on reading, but ended up liking anyway. And Doctor Strange, there was a lot about him.


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Comic Book Savant Episode 332: Movie Talk: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

This week I review the most recent  DC Animated release Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. I will talk in-depth about movie, what is coming up next from DC Animated as well. Enjoy!

Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

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This week Andy and Derek discuss five new titles. They start off with Michael DeForge’s latest book, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (Drawn and Quarterly). While this is an unusual story, it’s nonetheless one of DeForge’s most conventional stories, at least when compared to many of his previous works. It’s an episodic narrative about its titular character, a multi-talented 49-year-old woman who moves to a Canadian national park to escape a scandal surrounding her rich father’s finances. There she befriends a bunny named Oatmeal, a moose lawyer who goes by the name “Lisa Hanawalt,” a love-struck eel, a “marked” young woman called Girl McNally, dumb geese, proxy ants, a bear chronicler, and the park’s wannabe reporter “Michael DeForge.” Did we mention that this is one of DeForge’s more conventional stories? This title began as a webcomic on Tumblr, and while people can still find the complete comic up and available, the guys strongly recommend that listeners get the new book to fully take in the physical, tactile experience.

Next, the Two Guys with PhDs turn to the four new Hanna-Barbera one-shots from DC Comics: the Adam Strange/Future Quest Special (by Mark Andreyko, Jeff Parker, and Steve Lieber), the Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special (Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna), the Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special (James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, and Ariel Olivetti), and the Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special (Tony Bedard, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales). They both enjoy all four of the titles, although Derek has some reservations about the Suicide Squad/Banana Splits team-up, and Andy feels that the Green Lantern/Space Ghost one is a missed opportunity. But they spend about as much time discussing the short backups in these four specials, with Howard Chaykin’s Ruff ‘n’ Reddy being a standout. Is that any surprise

Longbox Review 115: Superman Reborn!

Superman is reborn! I talk about the events in the Superman Reborn crossover in Superman #18 & 19 and Action Comics #975 & 976. What do I like and don’t like about this change of the status quo? Listen and find out.

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Super Hero Speak – #198: @phlcc Ricola and Cookies

This week the guys visit The Great Philadelphia Comic Con and return with a ton of great interviews. This episode features Peter David (Spider-Man, Young Justice, Star Trek),  Dawn Griffin (Rise, Abby’s Adventures), Joseph Cillo (Blind Prophet) and Bob Salley (Salvagers). And there are more to come soon, enjoy!

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Comic News Insider Episode 758 – More MoCCA w/ Falynn Koch!

Comic News Insider: Episode 758 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who: Ghost Stories #1, Riverdale #1, Rock Candy Mountain #1, X-Men Gold #1, Archer S8 premiere, iZombie S3 premiere, Legends of Tomorrow S2 finale, Rick and Morty S3 premiere

Emmy Potter returns to the rotating co-host chair! She and Jimmy discuss the Comic News Insider 12th year anniversary and that awesome Thor: Ragnarok trailer. News includes: New Warriors/Squirrel Girl is heading to Freeform for a 10 episode series, George Takei/IDW Publishing will produce a comic about his firsthand experience in Japanese internment camps during WW2, NYCC is cutting Artist Alley in half, Disney seeks a patent for a humanoid robot, DC Comics has redefined Superman/Lois Lane in their recent Superman: Rebirth storyline and more!  And it’s the last of the MoCCA interviews with the awesome Falynn Koch! We discuss her upcoming Science Comics release from First Second that’s all about plagues. And, of course, we get some incredible mac and cheese talk in. You’ll see! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Previews Spotlight #114: 2017-04

John discusses the contents of the April 2017 Previews catalog and plays clips sent in from listeners spotlighting items they picked.

and 9 listeners:
Todd Cassel
Michael Lamm
Billy Hogan
Alan Bowman
Jason Kim
Don Fehner
Chris Braly

Items mentioned:
p.29 (Todd Cassel) Previews Catalogue
p.44 (Michael Lamm) Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1
p.46 (Billy Hogan) Rebels: These Free And Independent States #4/8
p.47 (Drew) Blankshot #1
p.49 (Alan Bowman) Shaolin Cowboy #3
p.51 (Billy Hogan) Black Hammer #10
p.80 (Jason Kim) Dark Days: The Forge #1
p.80 (John Mayo) DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1 DCBS 50%
p.81 (Billy Hogan) Action Comics #981 and #982
p.83 (John Mayo) AQUAMAN #25 DCBS 50%
p.92 (Alan Bowman) Detective # 958 and #959
p.106 (Billy Hogan) Superman #24 and #25
p.114 (Don Fehner) Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny #1
p.123 (Drew) SuperGirl Being Super #4
p.124 (Jason Kim) Flintstones #12
p.126 (Jerry) Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #82
p.143 (Billy Hogan) Astro City #45
p.144 (Michael Lamm) Clean Room v3
p.168 (Drew) Clue #1
p.183 (Don Fehner) Surfside Girls v1
p.200 (Michael Lamm) Kill The Minotaur #1
p.202 (Michael Lamm) Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1
p.206 (Chris Braly) Astounding Wolf-Man Complete Collection HC
p.223 (Billy Hogan) Invincible #137
p.233 (Drew) Royal City #4
p.M17 (Michael Lamm) Edge of Venomverse #1
p.M31 (Alan Bowman) Champions #9
p.M46 (John Mayo) DAREDEVIL #21 DCBS 50%
p.M52 (Jason Kim) Kingpin #5
p.M55 (Jerry) Nick Fury #3
p.M58 (Drew) Vision #1 Director’s Cut
p.M61 (Jerry) Punisher #13
p.M78 (Jason Kim) Old Man Logan #25
p.M81 (Jerry) Cable #2
p.M102 (Chris Braly) Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu Omnibus v4 HC
p.261 (Drew) Babyteeth #1
p.262 (Michael Lamm) Pestilence #2
p.266 (Alan Bowman) Chair #1
p.272 (John Mayo) AMERICA #4 DCBS 45% (Not to be confused with America #4 from Marvel)
p.278 (Chris Braly) Marvel Comics Digest #1 Amazing Spider-Man (Archie Comics)
p.290 (Michael Lamm) Beautiful Canvas #1
p.296 (Michael Lamm) Unsound #1
p.297 (John Mayo) BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #1 DCBS 50%
p.299 (Drew) Slam #7
p.303 (Chris Braly) Planet of the Apes Archive v1 HC
p.317 (Jerry) Legendlore The Realm Chronicles v1
p.338 (John Mayo) MAGNUS #1 DCBS 50%
p.388 (Drew) Jazz Maynard #1
p.407 (Don Fehner) Dreamin Sun v2
p.407 (Don Fehner) Generation Witch v1
p.422 (Drew) Normandy Gold #1
p.447 (John Mayo) SECRET WEAPONS #1 DCBS 50%
p.457 (Don Fehner) Flying Witch v2
p.459 (Don Fehner) Golden Kamuy v1
p.488 (Billy Hogan) Vintage DC Comics Superman 2018 12-Month Wall Calendar
p.888 (Jason Kim) Dragon’s Lair 3rd Anniversary
p.889 (Jason Kim) Shoutouts

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