Ep. 187 – Len Kody & Jenny Frison


Around Comics steps back in time to 1968 with writer Len Kody and artist Jenny Frison to talk about their new project Chicago 1968. It’s an episode filled with interesting historical facts and explanations on how those facts are used in a true fiction series. Len also lets us know about his other upcoming project CISCO KID vs. WYATT EARP with Eric J. John Siuntres drops by halfway through to takeover for Tom and we wrap up with discussions about internet reviewers, Wonder Woman and Genre Comics.

Check out Len’s work including Chicago 1968 at www.lenkody.com

We’ll be back again next week with an all new Around Comics, but in the meantime you can also check out Tom Vs. JLA at tomvsjla.libsyn.com Chris on 11 O’Clock Comics at bullpenbulletins.libsyn.com and Skottie is back with The Devil and Me at http://devilandme.com

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Around Comics Ep. 186 – A Damned Good Time


This week Chris and Tom are joined on the panel by Len Cody and Hank! Top of the Stack recommendations include Action Comics, 1985, Batman: Nine Lives and Kick Ass. We check in with writer Cullen Bunn and find out about The Damned hitting the big screen and the future of one of our favorite books. Tom wants to know what your best Bigfoot story is, and Hank talks about being a new comics fan.

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Around Comics Ep. 185 – W.W.T.S.D.


Around Comics returns to the friendly confines of Chicago and gets right back in the groove with Top of the Stack recommendations including Young Liars, Glamourpuss, Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman Confidential. Join Sal, Chris and Tom as we welcome Eric Houston to the panel and find out how he started writing for Back Issue magazine. Athena Voltair’s artist and writer Steve Bryant checks in and talks about the great summer movie schedule and all things pulp.

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Around Comics Ep. 184 – Emerald City ComiCon pt. III


It’s a special double sized episode from Seattle’s Emerald City ComiCon! The gang finishes up their coverage of the convention. Listen in for conversations with Greg Rucka, Shane White, Chris Moreno, Jeffery Brown, Adriana Ferguson, Mark Sable and more!

Check back next Monday as we return to Chicago and Dark Tower Comics.

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Around Comics Ep. 182 – EMCC pt. I


This week we’re coming to you from the floor of the Emerald City ComiCon! Join Chris, Sal, Tom and a cast of thousands as they cover all of the happenings of the premier comic convention of the Pacific Northwest. Top of the Stack is back with recommendations on 100 Bullets, Rann Thanagar: Holy War, Miracle Man, Action Comics, Countdown to Mystery, Pretty Baby Machine, House of Mystery and more. The iFanboys sit in and talk about their con experience before we’re invaded by the local 501st Seattle Regiment. Who knew that Stormtroopers were so nice?

Check back this week for more interviews, con stories and general comics goodness from The Emerald City!

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Around Comics Ep. 181 – Con Men


Join in as we continue the conversation from last week’s return episode. Tom, Chris, John Siuntres and Chris Burnham talk about the recent New York Comic Convention and the build up to Iron Man. Chris caught up with comics legend Neal Adams to chat about the developments in the Superman case and the perils of creator owned work. The panel discusses his thoughts as well as the future of Krypton’s last son. As Final Crisis approaches, the panel gives their thoughts on Countdown and why Trinity may be getting off on the right foot. Tom wraps things up by putting a bounty on The Sentry’s head.

Remember to come back next week for Emerald City Comicon highlights and interviews!

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Around Comics Ep. 180 – The Return


Around Comics returns with an all new episode from Chicago. Join Tom, Chris, Mark and Nixon’s Pals artist Chris Burnham. Top of the Stack reviews include Fun Home, Nixon’s Pals, She-Hulk and JSA Classified. After being attacked by the Dark Tower guard dog, John Siuntres drops by to reflect on the New York Con and talk Showcases.

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Around Comics Ep. 179 – James Kochalka


Join Professor Jeremy Mullins and some of his graduate students from the Savannah College of Art & Design as they talk to indie and journal comics legend James Kochalka! The crew gets Kochalka to talk about his process and his views on comics in addition to writing and singing a brand new song, live, right on on the spot! Make sure to download this their final, yet epic, fill-in feature.

Remember to check back at the end of April for all new episodes of Around Comics from the Chicago crew. Thanks to everyone at SCAD for keeping the podways filled with comic talk!

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Kryptographik : Episode 22

Kryptographik Podcast Episode 22

Kryptographik is a trans-continental podcast featuring Brian (in the U.S.) and Damian (in Australia), providing news, reviews, and commentary regarding science-fiction, dark fantasy and horror, in and out of comics.

In our 22nd podcast, we respond some voice messages, review Warren Ellis’ Freak Angels and Gravel, and finally give away those copies of Utopiates by Kat Rocha & Josh Finney.

We also discuss Marvel Comics treatment of their horror properties, The films Hatchet, Turistas, Behind The Mask, 300, Watchmen and The Spirit, and what may be the most misunderstood film of the decade.

77 Minutes of Kryptography in only 35 MB

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Around Comics Ep. 176 – S.C.A.D. Scabs


On this special-guest episode, join Professor Jeremy Mullins and some of his graduate students from the Savannah College of Art & Design as they break it down old-school to give us a very Bizarro-world rendition of Around Comics. Listen in as the roundtable takes us in the wayback machine and does their best AC impression. First they check in with Wire2Wire Comic Book News for the recent comic headlines. Then the panel goes over their Top of the Stack picks. Finally they wrap things up with a few listener emails.

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Around Comics Ep. 174 – Old & Busted


On another ad-hoc episode, our heroes Tom, Skottie and Sal have no idea what they are going to talk about, yet somehow they do it for over an hour anyway, First up, we discuss Top of the Stack picks including Northlanders #3, Popgun Vol. 1, Josh Howard’s Sasquatch Anthology, and Skottie talks about Jumpers and Tunnels (big boy books). Meanwhile…we turn Brian Wood gay, Skottie announces his return to the Southern Hotness, we bitch about the horrible winter conditions in Chicago, we finally admit to the world that Skottie has been controlling us with his mind. We also read some emails that bring up various topics including british accents, Lost, Oz, New X-Men, Messiah Complex, Canadian Cuisine, One More Day fallout, we get confused by math, and a reappearance of the Wisconsin Werewolves.

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Around Comics Ep. 173 – Spillover


On this spillover episode Sal cuts together some clips from previous recording sessions. First up, the crew gets hungry as Sal invents the next great redneck snack food, Skottie introduces us to Cowboy Cool-Beans, we discuss Chicago’s utter lack of good seafood, we insult Canada…again, especially the pizza, Chris grosses us out with his favorite sandwich and other culinary delights. Later, Skottie spews forth his hatred of comic book trailers, we watch the Doomsday trailer and try and determine if it’s supposed to be a joke, Tom gets even more disappointed with the History Channel, we talk about Cloverfield, we talk about Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse and other celebrities, and finish up with Chris’ Direct TV nightmare.

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Around Comics Ep. 172 – Rick Remender Returns


Around Comics welcomes Rick Remender. The multi-talented creator of Fear Agent, Strange Girl, Sea of Red, Sorrow, The End League and more talks about his past and ongoing projects. The Quiet! Panelologists At Work continue their A to Z of British comics and Jeremy Mullins returns with a new web comics recommendation. Tom Katers take a call from a listener about sidekicks in this week’s Answer Man segment, and we get you ready for the week ahead with new collected and single issue releases.

Timestamp:

03:26 – Rick Remender
44:42 – A to Z British Comics – http://panelologists.com/

52:10 – Answer Man
01:00:44 – Web Comics
52:19 – Gerry Duggan
01:03:55 – New Collected Releases – http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/

01:10:36 – New Single Issue Releases

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Around Comics Ep. 171 – Cat Bites Dog


This week, on another roundtable, our heroes Chris, Tom, Sal and Skottie, jump the Rio Grande and get in some trouble. On Part I of this extra-long roundtable, the panel discusses their top of the stack picks including Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot, Fell Vol. 1, Punisher Max Vol. 1, Nextwave: Agents of HATE Vol. 1, and Superman Confidential #11. Meanwhile…we talk a little bit about Skottie’s X-Men project, driving and fighting bobcats, why we own pitbulls, if Absinthe without mercury is worth drinking, how Wendy’s makes no sense, why Chris loves Manga, punching Akira with a fistful of liberty, the history of the McDonald’s characters, and we finish up with some emails. Don’t forget to check back next week to hear part II of this episode.

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Around Comics Ep. 170 – Eric Powell, Gerry Duggan & more.


Around Comics welcomes Eric Powell, the creator of The Goon. Join us for a conversation about his new graphic novel, dog attacks and knives to the eye. Later in the program we catch up with Gerry Duggan to talk about the WGA strike and his new project with Phil Noto called The Infinite Horizon. The Quiet! Panelologists At Work lads continue their A to Z of British comics and Jeremy Mullins fights through a cold to tell us about a new web comic find. Tom Katers takes calls from listeners and explains some of the long history of The Legion. Will Pfeifer talks DVDs and we get you ready for the week ahead with new collected and single issue releases.

Timestamp:

02:07 – Eric Powell
28:24 – A to Z British Comics – http://panelologists.com/

33:23 – Web Comics – http://www.lucid-tv.com/
37:45 – Answer Man with Tom Katers
49:04 – Will Pfeifer on DVDs

52:19 – Gerry Duggan

1:22:29 – New Collected Releases – http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/

1:27:08 – New Single Issue Releases

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