Comics Alternative Interviews: Youssef Daoudi

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  • 00:24 – Introduction
  • 02:22 – Setup of interview
  • 04:01 – Interview with Youssef Daoudi
  • 52:10 – Wrap up
  • 52:47 – Contact us


Hey, pop! Re-bop! Mop! Y-e-a-h!

Youssef Daoudi is a French creator whose previous albums include La Trilogie Noire, published by Casterman, and several works released by Glénat, including Mayday, Ring, and Tripoli. Unfortunately, these books aren’t yet available in English, but you can discover the art and storytelling of Daoudi through his brand new book from First Second, Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship behind a Musical Revolution. Indeed, as Youssef discusses with me in this interview you’re about to here, Monk! is his first work to be written originally in English, and later to be translated into French. This isn’t a graphic biography of the jazz legend, often called “The Mad Monk” or “The High Priest of Bop,” but a portrait of his relationship with Kathleen Annie Pannoica de Koenigswarter, a free-spirted and jazz-impassioned baroness who was a member of the Rothschild family. Daoudi meticulously lays out the contours of that relationship and how each sustained the other. In our conversation Derek talks with Youssef about the genesis of this project, his love of jazz, and what it was about mid-century bebop culture — and in particular, the lives of Monk and Pannonica — that so captured his imagination.

12 Monkeys Season 4

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discussion about the fourth season of 12 Monkeys.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #393 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1965: World’s Finest Comics #150!

World’s Finest Comics 150, June 1965!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 150, June 1965, was published on April 29, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (5:49) THE SUPER-GAMBLE OF DOOM (17 pgs., Part I is 8 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.


– (34:38) Congorilla starred in THE ONE-APE CIRCUS, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Howard Sherman. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959, published on October 29, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. We covered this issue on Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011.

– (38:26) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

– (48:32) ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 30 titles carried the June or June/July 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

Also highlighted on this episode are the ads and other features in this issue.


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My Comic Shop History 4.7: Con Season with the Dealer (Metropolis Collectibles)

Host Anthony Desiato kicks off the second half of “Con Season” with industry veteran Vincent Zurzolo, COO of the famed Metropolis Collectibles. Anthony and Vincent view decades’ worth of convention history through the lens of Vincent’s extensive experience on the con floor.

Longbox Review Podcast: Rose City Comic Con 2018 Diaries

Podcast Episode 150: Rose City Comic Con 2018 Diaries


For Rose City Comic Con 2018, I invited my granddaughters Gabby and Madison to discuss each day with me. Also, Damian and Matt join me for a lively discussion about the con and other things. And I wrap up the episode with my thoughts about the con. Please enjoy!

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Radio Free Asgard 328

This week we cover The Mighty Thor #10! As Roxxon Island prepares to pulverize New York, Thor and Bobblehead Roz Solomon face off against Oubliette Midas, the Silver Samurai, the B.E.R.Z.E.R.K.E.R.S., not to mention Dario Agger himself! Nuff said!

Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2018, Pt. 2

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More Good Smallness


Last weekend Derek attended the Small Press Expo, which is held every September in North Bethesda, MD. At the event, he talked with a variety of artists who tabled there. This is the second of two on-location shows featuring these brief interviews, the first being released earlier this week. These short conversations range from around 6 minutes to 23 minutes in length, and while most were recorded on the floor of the convention, some were conducted outside on the hotel’s patio. The creators Derek talked with on this episode include Jennifer Hayden; Fernando De Peña, Rodrigo Vargas, and Coni Yovaniniz; Ellen Forney; Miss Lasko-Gross; Michael DeForge; Evan Dahm; Ben Costa and James Parks; Ivy Atoms; M.S.  Harkness; Maritsa Patrinos; and Maransa Harmon and Eric Taylor.

MwaP Episode 92: Goodbye Green

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The boys are back with TWO MONTHS worth’s of books…oh boy!! In this episode Corwin actually watches ahead of Attack on Titan Season 3 on Scott, and then brings shame to the show for never watching Jackass or any of its spin offs. Meanwhile, Scott tries to help Nic Klien discover more that three colors, and then starts preparing an Indiegogo page so he and Corwin can play the hit 2004 DVD Board Game AtmosFear. All the Deadpool books of June and July 2018 are covered. In Past-O-Vision they travel to 2004 for some more of The Burnt Offering, in Cable & Deadpool. Finally, by no demand, the return of Booty by the Bay, were Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut and its special features are returned. And speaking of returns segue, Robot Chicken Hulk returns for a new PSA..

0:04:27 News
0:31:37 Spider-Man Deadpool (2016) #34
0:34:08 Spider-Man Deadpool (2016) #35
0:36:58 Spider-Man Deadpool (2016) #36
0:41:28 Deadpool (2018) #1
0:49:12 Deadpool (2018) #2
0:56:25 Deadpool Assassin (2018) #1
1:01:30 Deadpool Assassin (2018) #2
1:04:16 Deadpool Assassin (2018) #3
1:06:24 Deadpool Assassin (2018) #4
1:11:43 Cable & Deadpool (2004) #8
Booty By the Bay
1:25:25 Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut

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The Legion Project 10: Election Day

The Legion Project 10: Election Day

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #10, “Election Day”. Earth must decide on a new President, but the Khunds have no time for collusion, they only want to kill! Plus, Legion Who’s Who begins here!


(00:42) Preamble and feedback
(14:12) LSH issue #10 synopsis, general thoughts, and the covers
(28:09) LSH #10 main discussion
(1:12:46) The Founders subplot, Legion outfits, and letter column responses
(1:26:53) A new segment featuring Legion entries in Who’s Who issue 3: Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, and Brainiac.
(1:44:38) Wrap up and outro

Listener Chris (@Charlton_Hero on Twitter) sent us very cool episode 10 promo art, and we wanted to share it with everyone. Thanks Chris!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 293: Reviews of A Contract with God: Curator’s Collection, Egg Cream #1, and Hey Kids! Comics! #1 and #2

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Welcome Sterg!

This week The Comics Alternative gets a new cohost: Stergios Botzakis! And on his maiden voyage, Sterg becomes an integral part in discussions of three unique titles. He and Derek begin with A Contract with God: Curator’s Collection (Dark Horse Books-Kitchen Sink Books). This classic of Will Eisner’s is reproduced in two beautiful volumes, one with the original pencils and another with the inks. This slipcased edition is a first for the podcast, as the Two Guys have never discussed anything like an Artist’s Edition or a Legacy Edition. As such, Sterg and Derek not only go through the specifics of Eisner’s four stories, but they spend a lot of time talking about process, Eisner’s original intentions, and the various insightful essays included in this two-volume set.

After that the Two Guys with PhDs turn to Liz Suburbia’s Egg Cream #1. The digital version of this was just made available to those who supported Czap Books’ Kickstarter campaign last year (and the print version will debut at MoCCA next spring). The core of this issue is the first installment of Suburbia’s Sacred Heart, Vol. 2 – Livin’ in the Future, a follow-up to her 2015 work, Sacred Heart. Sterg and Derek set a context by discussing the earlier book, then they explore the contours of the new work and how it expands upon the initial presentation of Suburbia’s broader narrative.

The guys wrap up with the first two issues of Howard Chaykin’s Hey Kids! Comics! (Image Comics). Both Sterg and Derek are fans of Chaykin’s work, although it’s been a long time since his comics were discussed on the show. This is a satiric look at the history of the American comic-book history, and the guys spend some time looking at Chaykin’s analogs to DC and Marvel as well as to such figures as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Matt Baker, among many others. They also focus on the ways in which Chaykin structures his story, skipping around in time and representing a broad temporal overview, and they speculate on what Chaykin may be up to in his most recent project.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

John and Kay have a spoilers filled discussion about the Avengers: Infinity War movie.

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Comic News Insider Episode 885 – London Calling CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 885 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie 1941 #1, House of Whispers #1, Newbury & Hobbes #1, The Wrong Earth #1

Jimmy is in London before heading off to the Thought Bubble Festival this weekend in Leeds! He recruits good pal and fellow podcaster David Monteith (Geek Syndicate) to co-host! Dave gives his recap of the International Comic Expo in Birmingham that he attended over the weekend. Jimmy teases his coverage for Thought Bubble including a massive amount of interviews and 2 panels that he’s moderating. And they both chat about the UK comics scene, London comic shops, UK creators and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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EMP Episode 144: Infinity Crisis

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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…Your Boys of Summer (comics!) hit you with all the news that matters! And some of the teams feeling the heat are the ones named on the title page! The Champions get real and try to face their fears. But fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch, will the team get BBQ’d? THEN.. All eyes are on the Giant-Sized Avengers as they the Final Host of Celestials and discover the untold origin of every hero! The team looks good on paper (literally!) but will this book keep us assembled? A smattering of secret messages may seal the deal. Out there!…INFINITY WARS rages on, Requiem is unmasked. Will Gamora write her own story? Or is the Mad Titan’s daughter destined for the sins of the Father? Plus..who are the Infinity Warps? AND! Over in WEST COAST AVENGERS #1’s Hawkeye and Hawkeye! America Chavez and Gwenpool! And an Omega level mutant vs… Land Sharks??? It’s 100 degrees outside but we’ve got everything you need right the latest episode of EARTH’S MIGHTIEST PODCAST!…nuff said!  

0:25:40 Champions (2016) #23
0:37:39 Infinity Wars (2018) #2
0:58:20 Avengers (2018) #6
1:09:54 West Coast Avengers (2018) #1
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1:22:51 Fantastic Four (2018) #1

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Longbox Review 149: Breaking Late News – August 2018

Podcast 149: Breaking Late News – August 2018

Travis ( and joins me to discuss all the comic book news from the last month that caught our attention. Plus, the Harvey Awards and remembering some great artists that we lost.

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Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2018, Pt. 1

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Small Is Good!


This past weekend, Derek attended Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD. While there, he interviewed a variety of creators, some of whom he didn’t even know, about their recent releases and their upcoming projects. In this, the first of two on-location shows recorded at SPX, Derek talks with 15 different creators, with each brief interview lasting anywhere from 4 to about 17 minutes. Among the writers/artists/editors Derek talks with are Mike Freiheit, Madeline McGrane, Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman, Karl Christian Krumpholz, Max de Radiguès, Ryan Holmberg, Scott Roberts, Nathan Gelgud, M. Dean, Emi Gennis, Alex Nall, Ash Thomas and Sara Guzman, and Ellen Lindner.