It’s that time of year again folks. Its award season and we would be remiss to not cram another awards show down your throats, so we present to you the 5th annual Dollar Bin Awards… Part 1. Why part one? You’ll see.
In an amazing turn of events 98% of Dollar Bin East joined forces at the Charlotte Minicon, presented by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, to round up the topics and guests floating around the venue and hog-tied them in a rather fine package. Listen for guests Sanford Greene, Bridgit Scheide, Cliff Chiang and special guest interviewer Izzy.
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/event-charlotte-minicon-2012.html
Pretty soon the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)is going to be voted on. Adam didn’t really see what the big deal was. Don’t we all want to stop online piracy? Well, after looking a little more into it he realized that stopping piracy may not be what this Bill is about. To discuss the contents of the Bill a little further Adam brings in Steve Niles, proponent of the Creator Owned “movement” and 30 Days of Night.
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/interview-steve-niles-discusses-the-stop-online-piracy-act.html
About a decade ago (maybe it was less than that) the Dollar Bin’s Joel, Tee, and Adam spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson to discuss their (along with Alex Ross) masterpiece in motion, Astro City. We offer to you here the second part featuring artist Brent Anderson.
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/interview-astro-city-brent-anderson.html
About a decade ago (maybe it was less than that) the Dollar Bin’s Joel, Tee, and Adam spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson to discuss their (along with Alex Ross) masterpiece, Astro City. We offer to you here the first part featuring writer Kurt Busiek
For those of you out there who always think to yourselves (or out loud), “these guys don’t know anything about (Marvel) comics,” here is your proof. For those of you who think, “I love listening to these guys because they are just like me,” let’s find out how true that is together. Oh, and for those who requested longer shows, how’s this for you?
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/trivia-marvel-trivia-night.html
‘Tis the season to be thankful and as usual the Dollar Bin sets aside petty disapointments to be thankful for what the comics industry has brought us in the year 2011. This year Adam, Brian, Shacka, and Shawn will break down what they are thankful for by publisher, much like Adam organizes his books.
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/discussion-thanksgiving-2011.html
In this weeks episode of the Dollar Bin we start things off with a little Dollar Bin Definitive Top 5: Chattiest Characters in Comics then Adam and Shawn talk for a while about what they’ve been reading outside of the DC and Marvel universes.
* Never do a Google Images search for the word “Spontaneous.”
Brian purchased Batman: Year One on DVD the day it was released and since he enjoyed watching All-Star Superman with Adam and Shawn so much he actually waited until Saturday to drive all the way to Greenville and watch it with them. Because of Brian’s great sacrifice we now bring you the following discussion.
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/discussion-batman-year-one-the-movie.html
Let’s face it: superheroes can be kinda dopey. For every cultural icon like Superman or Spider-Man, there’s five thousand off-beat B-listers (Bwana Beast? Sonny Sumo? Razorback?) lining up to die in the next big crossover event. For HeroesCon 2010, (Eisnor nominated) Amelia Eahart: This Broad Ocean cartoonist, Ben Towle, and Thought Balloonist blogger, Craig Fischer, host a lovingly critical look at just how bizarre the superhero genre can be.
Following the outburst of comic industry news out of Wondercon this past weekend Shawn and Adam got together to discuss the state of comics including the good, the bad, and the fantastic. Capping out the night they rap about some of the latest comics they’ve been reading lately… until they ran out of tape.