Comics Alternative Kickstarter: Slang Pictorial

Beehives and Quiffs

On this week’s Kickstarter show, Derek talks with Nick Prolix about his campaign for Slang Pictorial #3. This will be a 24-page black-and-white comic, following up on on the already published first two hardcopy issues. Nick is using his first-ever Kickstarter in order to cover the comic’s printing and shipping. Plus, he has a really cool promotional video:

Slang Pictorial is Nick’s one-person anthology comic, and it includes his serialized retro comedy-drama The Sheep And The Wolves. This story actually began as a webcomic, and it’s a light-hearted look at the broken dreams and busted schemes of the many residents of a fictional London neighborhood at the start of the Swinging Sixties. Slang Pictorial also includes an assortment of other stories set in the same world.

Backers can also get reprints of the first two issues of the anthology, and there are exclusive prints and art cards, as well. If you’re a fan of PalookavilleEightball, and Optic Nerve, then this is definitely a comic for you. Be sure to back Nick’s Slang Pictorial!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #376 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1964: Superman #173!

Superman 173, November 1963!

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SUPERMAN 173, November 1963, was published on September 17, 1964. 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story, all of which were eight pages long.

– (12:30) THE UNTOUCHABLE CLARK KENT, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (30:21) TALES OF GREEN KRYPTONITE NO. 1, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (43:14) THE TRIUMPH OF LUTHOR AND BRAINIAC, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was the  49th Siegel silver age Superman story, and the 126th overall for the era.

The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the March 2018 cover dated comic books I ordered from Discount Comic Book Service.



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Comics Alternative, On Location: The March Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

How Much Is Too Much?

For the March on-location recording at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC, the topic of discussion is comics adapted into movies and television series (especially superhero properties), and if we’re about to reach the point of oversaturation. Joining Derek in the conversation are shop customers Zyg, Jack, Jesse, Erica, and Christian. All of them are fans of superhero film and TV, and each brings a unique perspective to the discussion. And, as expected, everyone varies in their opinions on how much is too much when it comes to superhero adaptations. Among the various movies and series they discuss are Black Panther, the Iron Man seriesWatchmen, The CrowJustice League, Tim Burton’s Batman, Gotham, the various Netflix series, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They also talk about non-superhero comics adaptations such as LuciferiZombie, Ghost World, and, of course, The Walking Dead. And toward the end of their conversation, everyone expresses her or his own wish list of other properties that could be adapted into television series or films.

Justice League (2017)

John and Kay have a spoilers filled discussion about the Justice League movie.

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Radio Free Asgard 309

This time around, we continue our coverage of Ragnarok by Walt Simonson with issue #11! Thor and Regn invade the kingdom of the dead! Lizard/Horse/Dog/Goat things eat grass! Drifa meditates! And more!

Comics Alternative, Episode 273: Reviews of Bizarre Romance, The Ballad of Sang #1, and Gideon Falls #1

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“Good squishy sounds”

On this week’s review episode, Gene and Derek discuss three recent, and very different, titles. They begin with Bizarre Romance (Abrams ComicArt), an unusual “graphic novel” written by Audrey Niffenegger and with art from Eddie Campbell. The various stories that compose this collection are both comics and prose-centric pieces, and all of the selections have something to do with relationships in an off-kilter manner. Next, they look at Ed Brisson and Alessandro Micelli’s The Ballad of Sang #1 (Oni Press). Inspired by 1970s and 1980s kung fu and action films, this first issue in the series introduces us to a young mute street fighter who becomes a fugitive and must fend for himself. Finally, Gene and Derek wrap up with the latest comic from Jeff Lemire, Gideon Falls #1. With art by Lemire’s stalwart collaborator, Andrea Sorrentino — they had previously worked together on Green Arrow and Old Man Logan — this is a dark and moody narrative that points to what will become a fascinating monthly series. As Lemire writes in the brief essay that closes out this first issue, Gideon Falls is the realization of a couple of story ideas that the writer has contemplated since his days as a film student.

Also, as the Two Guys share during their “listener mail” segment, English professor and dedicated listener Meghan Sweeney has set up a GoFundMe campaign that aspires, in the aftermath of the Parkland massacre, to get copies of John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s March trilogy into the hands of teens who might not otherwise have access to them. Please go fund this idea, and help spread the word!

Airship 27 Podcast #37: Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Captain Ron Fortier and Chief Engineer Rob Davis take to the air once more aboard the Airship 27!

This time, they talk about the Pulp Factory Awards, the upcoming 18th annual Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention, share the Joke of the Month, and more!

Mayo Report: 2018-02 Comics

John and Sam discuss the sales estimates for the top selling comic books for February 2018.

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Comic News Insider Episode 836 – Call the Kwong!

Comic News Insider: Episode 836 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Encounter #1, Eternity Girl #1, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1, Vampironica #1

By popular demand, Emmy Potter comes back 2 weeks in a row to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about that little Avengers: Infinity War trailer & the facial hair that lies within. News includes: Ava DuVernay is directing a New Gods film, Dark Horse Comics is publishing 2 Incredibles 2 comics. DC Comics will publish a bi-weekly Justice League comic starting in June and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comic Book Savant Extra Episode 1: Tomb Raider – Movie Review

This episode I review the first of many highly anticipated movies this year Tomb Raider. I will discuss the film in full detail so this is a spoiler review, for a non spoiler review check out Enjoy!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 167: DC Comics, Batman’s Poor Timing, Cliches and Coma Time Travel

Check out our Patreon.  For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast!  This week’s Patreon Spotlight: Action Comics #999 & Sideways #2,  Also, check out the regular feed to listen to us review Mister Miracle #7 on this week’s regular spotlight!

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Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of The Initiates and Satania

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For the March episode of the Euro Comics series, Pascal Hamon joins Derek to discuss two recent books from NBM Graphic Novels. They begin with Étienne Davodeau’s The Initiates: A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs, an autobiographical account of the artist and his friend’s mutual education on what the other does. As Pascal points out, the majority of this narrative concerns Davodeau learning about winemaking and literally getting his hands dirty during the process. Not as much space is given to his friend, Richard Leroy, as he is initiated into the comics industry in France, but this makes sense, given the fact that Davodeau is the author of this account and spends a lot of time revealing what he has learned.

After that, Pascal and Derek discuss Satania, the most recent collaboration between Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët. Their earlier book, Beautiful Darkness, was actually something discussed on the Euro Comics episode in January of last year. This is a similarly fantastical narrative and is, in fact, quite a bit wilder than the earlier book. On the literal level, this is a journey underground, but the guys read this text as more of a psychological narrative. Its young protagonist, Charlotte, while searching for her lost older brother is nonetheless coming to terms with her own issues as she becomes a grown woman. And, of course, Kerascoët’s art is mesmerizing.

This marks the debut of Pascal as the new cohost for the Euro Comics series, taking over from Edward while he is on hiatus. Please be sure to contact the Two Guys and welcome Pascal to the podcast!

Deconstructing Comics #588: We love “HATE”


Peter Bagge’s HATE was an amazing hit for a ’90s indy comic, outselling some Big Two titles. Tim, Kumar, and Tom Spurgeon talk about some of the amazing aspects of this strip, and discuss whether it’s accurate to classify it as a comic about slackers.

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #552: 2018-03-07

John and James discuss SUPERMAN #42 by DC, INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 by Marvel and OBLIVION SONG #1 by IMAGE COMICS.

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0:00:00 Intro
0:00:43 DC: SUPERMAN #42
0:14:58 Marvel: INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1
0:48:37 General discussion
1:02:28 Next Week Promo
1:02:49 Wrap up
1:03:20 End of episode.

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