Secret Identity Podcast Issue #777–Secret Empire and Battle Classics

What’s New?
A new Hellboy movie in the works
Gotham Academy ending
Marvel Sales

Comics:
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5
Secret Empire #1
Misfit City #1

Out of the Longbox:
Battle Classics #1

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Mayo Report: 2017-04 Trades

John and TJ discuss the sales estimates for the top selling graphic novels and collected editions for April 2017.

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Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=author&id=113
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Comic News Insider Episode 770 – TCAF: Motor Crush/Isola w/ Cameron Stewart/Babs Tarr/Brenden Fletcher/Karl Kerschl!

Comic News Insider: Episode 770 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy was at TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) over the weekend and got a ton of great interviews and moderated 2 panels! He moderated the Motor Crush/Isola panel with Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl. Hear them chat about both stories, the creative process, how they came together, their favorite comics, working independently and more! Super fun and informative. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Deathstroke #19 (Lazarus Contract Part 3)

Jim and Eric talk all about Deathstroke and the Lazarus Contract…is it good, is it new reader friendly, can you crap lightning?  Believe me, you will find out all that and probably more than you really want to.  If you like what you hear, listen to our big podcast that comes out every Sunday night.

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Critiquing Comics #112: “Squarriors”

Squarriors

Humanity has died out, and other animals — notably, squirrels — have become more intelligent, banding into factions and battling each other with primitive weapons. Why did this happen? And, now what? Tim and Mulele discuss Ashley Witter and Ash Maczko’s Squarriors.

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Radio Free Asgard 273

This week we have the conclusion of our Hunter Blood story in Hercules Unbound #5! This story involves a cockney gorilla taking Hercules to see a movie while Big Ben is on the verge of collapsing outside! Plus one of our party gets squished! (sorry, it wasn’t the writer…)

Comics Alternative, Episode 241: Reviews of Boundless and User

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Time Codes:

  • 00:01:23 – Introduction
  • 00:05:11 – Welcome new Patreon supporters!
  • 00:08:34 – Boundless
  • 00:44:55 – User
  • 01:16:41 – Wrap up
  • 01:17:43 – Contact us

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Reality Askew

This week on the review show Paul joins Derek in discussing two new recent releases. They begin with Jillian Tamaki’s Boundless, published by Drawn and Quarterly. This is a collection of nine short stories, most of which have been previously published in FrontierNobrow, and Hazlitt.net. The guys begin by discussing how Tamaki structures the contents, along with including new pieces, in order to give the collection visual and thematic coherency. Unlike her longer narratives Skim and This One Summer, both with her cousin Mariko, Tamaki tends to use the shorter storytelling forms to create pieces that are slightly askew and bend the reality that we know.

Next, Paul and Derek turn to Devin Grayson, John Bolton, and Sean Phillips’s User (Image Comics). This was originally published as a three-issue prestige-format miniseries through Vertigo Comics in 2001, but until now has never been collected in a single volume. User is the tale of a young woman finding refuge in a MUD, escaping the chaos that surrounds her real-life work and family. What makes the narrative notable is its handling of online interaction and gender identification, quite provocative at the time of its original publication. And while the guys appreciate what Grayson and company are doing, they note the slightly dated nature of this comic. As they point out, understanding the temporal context puts everything into perspective.

Comic News Insider Episode 769 – More TCAF w/ Sandrine Revel/Jamie Tanner & Five Points Fest Fun!

Comic News Insider: Episode 769 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Generation X Vol 2 #1, Eternal Empire #1, Luke Cage #1, X-Files Funko Universe #1, Agents of SHIELD S4 finale, Supergirl S2 finale

Emily Edwards returns to co-host after a brief hiatus! The Five Points Fest was this weekend and Jimmy attended. Check out his thoughts on the comics/toy show. They also discuss the Into the Badlands finale along with Dutch cartoonist Aimee de Jongh’s TCAF diary comics. Speaking of TCAF, It’s the last of the TCAF interviews that Jimmy got when he was in Toronto. You’ll hear him talk to Sandrine Revel (Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo) with special assist from translator Charlotte. He also chatted to old pal Jamie Tanner (The Consumptive 3). News includes: Netflix announces a Dark Crystal prequel, Supernatural will do an animated Scooby-Doo episode, Once Upon A Time will lose cast members & reboot next season, Tom Hardy will be Eddie Brock in the Venom film, Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is here, The Runaways is returning to comics, DC Comics will explore the Dark Multiverse and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Amazing Comic Cons 2017

Jason (from Hawaii) talks with Jimmy Jay about the upcoming Amazing Comic-Cons in Las Vegas and Hawaii.

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Crisis On Infinite Midlives Show Episode 150: My Pine Weasel Is Out

Look: we’re talking about Twin Peaks: The Return.

We know, this might not seem like the topic for a comics podcast, but hear us out. Twin Peaks is one of the main inspirations for The X-Files which is clearly turf for genre shows. It features a shared universe of different genre stories like any good comics universe. It has characters with super strength. But most importantly, Rob is a giant Twin Peaks fanboy, and he can’t pass up an opportunity to talk about the return of the first television program that showed him the promise of a shared genre universe the way that comic books did when he was 18 years old.

So we discuss what made the original Twin Peaks great, why there’s still excitement about it 27 years after it ended with little fanfare, and whether it was worth the wait to a person who owned every Twin Peaks property available between 1990 and 2016, or if it is even remotely compelling to someone like Amanda, who watched every episode of Twin Peaks that Rob rammed down her watchholes last week.

We also discuss:

  • The Flash #22, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Howard Porter, and:
  • Secret Empire #2, written by Nick Spencer with art by Andrea Sorrentino!

Ah, disclaimers:

  • This episode was recorded live to tape, meaning that there might be more than the usual number of pauses, verbal tics and weird inside jokes. But we figure if you’re willing to listen to a show about Twin Peaks, then pauses, verbal tics and inside jokes are maybe your jam.
  • This show contains spoilers. Laura Palmer’s killer was revealed on November 10, 1990. Rob found a way to find out who killed Laura Palmer despite not having hindsight, the Internet, or a working ABC television station in reasonable broadcast range on November 10, 1990. Rob has no pity for you when it comes to this subject.
  • This show contains adult, profane language, and is therefore not safe for work. We talk about Secret Empire. That means there is cursing. You are forewarned.

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Comic Book Savant Episode 338: Comics Discussion: State Of The Comics Industry

This episode is a good one I discuss something near and dear to us all the comic industry itself. I will cover many aspects affecting it for good or bad and what needs to be done to improve it. Enjoy!

Comic Frontline Live #152: BUUURN!!!!

Every week the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through Google Hangouts where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!

This week the crew is in full force and in rare form as they discuss: Inhumans, Snyder leaving Justice League (prior to the sad news about his daughter), Injustice 2, The Gifted, and much more!

Plus ragging on each other, Worst Pick, The Top 5 Comics and Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated 3 comics for next week, let your voice be heard in our weekly poll https://goo.gl/wBDXuc and more!

Video version: https://youtu.be/91WgyXJAfMU

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Dave Chisholm

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  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:31 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:48 – Interview with Dave Chisholm
  • 01:03:55 – Wrap up
  • 01:05:04- Contact us

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With Great Talent Comes…

On this interview episode, Derek talks with Dave Chisholm, whose new book Instrumental comes out soon from Z2 Comics. This is the story of a musician who comes upon a trumpet with unique powers, allowing him to transform the lives around him, including those of his fellow bandmates. Dave’s background — a professional trumpet player, songwriter, composer, bandleader, and educator — becomes the wellspring from which he pulls his narrative, so much of his conversation with Derek is devoted to the power of music and its translation into visual form. The graphic novel also comes with a soundtrack, seven songs composed and performed by Dave. Over the course of the interview the two discuss the genesis of this project, the fantastical nature of the story, the unique links between audio and visual representations, and Dave’s work as an artist on this and other projects, including the Study Group webcomic, The Tyranny of the Muse.

Deconstructing Comics #548: Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez

Love and Rockets continues to impress, and in this episode Koom asks creator Jaime Hernandez some burning questions. Hernandez talks about writing Maggie and Hopey, the dynamics of working on something with your brother, why he gravitates toward female characters, his influences and art style, and more.

Also, Tim and Mulele discuss the current state of the US comics market and Marvel’s recent problems.

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #509: 2017-05-10

John and Drew discuss ALL STAR BATMAN #10 by DC, AVENGERS #7 by Marvel and MEDISIN #1 by Action Labs Entertainment.

Time Codes:
00:00 Intro
00:43 DC: ALL STAR BATMAN #10
12:48 Marvel: AVENGERS #7
27:58 Other: MEDISIN #1 [Action Labs Entertainment]
38:50 General discussion
53:13 Next Week Promo
53:23 Wrap up
53:53 End of episode.

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