Jimmy attended New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired. As usual, he got lots of 1:1 interviews and covered as many press rooms as he could. Producer Joe even got in on the interviewing action! In this episode, you’ll hear from Anthony Del Col (Son of Hitler/Assassin’s Creed), Sarah DeLaine/Nicholas Aflleje (Little Girls) and 2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Be here all month to hear more interviews/press rooms from NYCC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
For the 1500th episode of the Comic Book Page podcast, John answers questions from some of the listeners.
0:00:36 Opening Comments
0:01:29 Questions from Maximillian
0:22:55 Questions from Nacho
0:41:54 Questions from James
0:46:37 Questions from DoctorMo
0:56:08 Questions from Trevor
1:04:45 Questions from Bralinator
1:23:53 Questions from AlienAl
1:30:02 Questions from James
1:33:10 Questions from NicksPicks
1:51:58 Questions from Jason
2:04:01 Closing Comments
2:04:57 Wrap up
2:05:27 End of episode.
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 #11, “Taking Care of Business”. The Legion Founders come full circle with their past and contemplate their future, and Bouncing Boy has a, like, c-speed adventure with Comet Queen!
(00:44) Preamble and our first listener art sent in by Charlton Hero
(12:27) Legion of Super-Heroes issue #11 synopsis, general thoughts, comparing covers, and the art of Ernie Colón
(30:35) LSH #11 main discussion on “Old Business”
(1:17:02) “New Business” back up tale discussion featuring Bouncing Boy and Comet Queen
(1:29:18) Quick thoughts on the Shvaughn Erin appearance in Action Comics #568
(1:40:26) Who’s Who issue 4 Legion entries: Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, and Chlorophyll Kid
(1:54:49) Wrap up and Outro
Jimmy attended New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired. As usual, he got lots of 1:1 interviews and covered as many press rooms as he could. Producer Joe even got in on the interviewing action! In this episode, you’ll hear from Greg Pak (The Princess Who Saved Her Friends/Mech Cadet Yu/Planet Hulk), Amy Ratcliffe (Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy), Dan Panosian (Slots), Steven Seagle/Jason Katzenstein (Camp Midnight). Be here all month to hear more interviews/press rooms from NYCC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Shea and Derek are back for their September manga episode. (Yeah, yeah. We know it’s the beginning of October, but the guys were a little late getting last month’s show recorded.) This time they discuss two intriguing titles, each quite different one from the other. They begin with the inaugural issue of Vérité, a new anthology series out of India featuring classic alternative manga as well as contributions from contemporary Indian artists that have a gekiga feel to them. The guys were glad to see work from Tadao Tsuge, Susumu Katsumata, and Youji Tsuneyama, but they were also taken by fresh Indian voices such as those of Anpu Varkey, Shaunak Samvatsar, Nandita Basu, and Bharath Murthy, Vérité‘s editor. After that, Shea and Derek discuss Cutie Honey: The Classic Collection, by Go Nagai. This is another one of Seven Seas Entertainment’s nice hardbound collections of classic 1970s manga, other titles including Captain Harlock and Devilman. The guys emphasize Cutie Honey as a representative kind of shonen manga for its time, but they spend most of the time discussing the, at times discomforting, sexual or erotic nature of Go Nagai’s creation. What was written for a particular audience back in the 1970s may come across as gratuitous or even offensive to more contemporary readers. But both Derek and Shea point out that, despite the erotic weirdness apparent at times, the story is engaging and worth revisiting.
In this episode, Tim and Mulele tackle these comics, submitted by their creators:
Craig Barstow is playing the lead in a TV show about space exploration. He faces accusations of being a drunk, and finds that the show is getting cancelled. And this is just the beginning of his precipitous fall in the first issue of The World of Tomorrow, by Giles Clarke, Kenan Halilovic, Felipe Obando, and Deron Bennett. Is this comic going in the direction its creators intended?
An overweight woman who takes photos of cats. A pair of adulterous Greek gods. A wife who is being cheated on but has secrets of her own. The cheating husband’s mistress who gets work advice from a ghost. A punk music club where… wait, why is all of this in one first issue? We have some strong words of caution for the Michael Norwitz, Enrico Carnevale, Andrea Blanco, and HdE, the creators of Possession #1.
John and James discuss MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #31 by BOOM! STUDIOS, CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #12 by LION FORGE and X-O MANOWAR #19 by VALIANT.
00:52 BOOM! Studios: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #31
18:33 Lion Forge: CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #12
29:33 Valiant: X-O MANOWAR #19
40:29 General discussion
45:08 Next Week Promo
45:20 Wrap up
45:50 End of episode.
Host Anthony Desiato pulls up a chair next to two New Jersey comic book artists, Len Danovich and Nick Justus, to talk about the convention grind from the perspective of a creator. They discuss cost-benefit analysis (in deciding which shows to attend), fan interactions, and networking at shows.