Comic News Insider Episode 805 – NYCC Recap! Ben Templesmith/Alex Segura/Frank Tieri/Dan Parent/Jen Vaughn/Lauren Wilson!

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Jimmy went to New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired! He covered a bunch of press rooms and got a great amount of 1:1 interviews with some awesome cartoonists/writers/artists. No reviews or news in this episode as we wanted to bring you a bunch of the interviews. Here, you’ll hear Jimmy chat with Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse), Alex Segura (The Archies), Frank Tieri (Jughead: The Hunger), Dan Parent (Your Pal Archie), Jen Vaughn (Deadwater) and Lauren Wilson (The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide). Check out their work. You will not be disappointed. I wouldn’t have talked to them otherwise! Come back later this week for more 1:1s and the Gotham press room. Then next week, even more press rooms from The Tick, Agents of SHIELD, The Walking Dead, The Shannara Chronicles, Carmilla, SuperMansion and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Previews Spotlight #120: 2017-10

John discusses the contents of the October 2017 Previews catalog and plays clips sent in from listeners spotlighting items they picked.

We had 1 other podcast/blog represented this month:
Superman Fan Podcast

and 6 listeners:
Mo Walker
Alan Bowman
Chris Braly
Jason Kim
Todd Cassel

Items mentioned:
p.46 (Mo Walker) Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell #1
p.50 (Alan Bowman) Hellboy: Krampusnacht One-Shot
p.61 (Billy Hogan) Usagi Yojimbo #164
p.62 (Drew) Giants #1
p.64 (Billy Hogan) Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion Of Evil #3
p.65 (Chris Braly) Rebels: These Free and Independent States TP
p.79 (Mo Walker) Immortal Men #1
p.79 (John Mayo) IMMORTAL MEN #1
p.87 (Jason Kim) DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 #1
p.88 (Billy Hogan) Action Comics #993 and #994
p.89 (Todd Cassel) Aquaman #31
p.114 (Chris Braly) Kamandi Challenge #12
p.120 (Billy Hogan) Superman #36
p.121 (Billy Hogan) Superman #37
p.126 (Alan Bowman) Wildstorm: Michael Cray #3
p.131 (Jason Kim) Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33
p.131 (John Mayo) SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #33
p.143 (Billy Hogan) Astro City #50
p.143 (John Mayo) ASTRO CITY #50
p.154 (Drew) Assassanistas #1
p.196 (Drew) Bonehead #1
p.204 (Chris Braly) Divided States of Hysteria TPB
p.205 (Jason Kim) Elsewhere, Vol. 1 TP
p.222 (Billy Hogan) Invincible #143
p.228 (Alan Bowman) Redneck #8
p.237 (Mo Walker) Youngblood #7
p.M6 (John Mayo) MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1
p.M16 (Drew) Hawkeye #13
p.M20 (John Mayo) TALES OF SUSPENSE #100
p.M43 (Alan Bowman) Defenders #8
p.M76 (Chris Braly) X-Men Grand Design #1
p.M96 (Chris Braly) Vision Director’s Cut HC
p.M101 (Todd Cassel) Panther’s Quest TP
p.256 (John Mayo) CONSULTANT #1
p.278 (Jason Kim) Marvel Comics Digest #4
p.278 (John Mayo) MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1
p.296 (Drew) Judas #1
p.352 (Todd Cassel) Photo-Journal Guide to Comics
p.372 (Mo Walker) Catalyst Prime: Summit #1
p.432 (Chris Braly) X-O Manowar #10-14 Pre-Order Edition Bundle
p.888 (Jason Kim) Maui Comic Con
p.889 (Jason Kim) Shoutouts
p.890 (Jason Kim) Congratultions

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 144: DC Comics. Batman, Dawnbreaker and Mixed Up Creative Teams

It’s a tight, just under 8 hour affair this week and it has it’s ups and downs and twist and turn for sure!  The end of Jokes and Riddles and the Gotham Resistance and the beginning of Eric Shea having no idea what creative teams are on what book! Enjoy…

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #263: The Gifted! Batman White Knight! GoBots!

The Gifted Review

On this podcast we talk about some trailers, The Inhumans and GoBots. Then we review The Gifted and Batman: White Knight. It’s our “Not At NYCC Spectacular!” episode. Listen in!

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Crisis On Infinite Midlives Show Episode 162: Hey Girl, Are You An Electric Sheep?

DC has been teasing the inclusion of elements of Watchmen into DC Rebirth for nearly a year and a half now, which has made us, Rob especially, very nervous. That inclusion has been kept down to a dull roar until this past weekend, when DC released an ashcan of the first six pages of Doomsday Clock, the 12-issue mini-series that will make good on their threat – I mean, their promise.

So we read those pages, and, to be honest, we read them cold, without noticing that the date in the first panel was 1992, not 1985. So our reaction is based on the misconception that the events of these pages was taking place three weeks after the end of Alan Moore’s Watchmen… not that knowing seven years have passed really change our opinion much. And what did we think? Listen to find out, and thank God that modern digital recording can modulate Rob’s shrieking!

We also discuss Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to one of Rob’s favorite movies, and a flick that he had no intention of seeing until decent reviews started to come out. But see it we did, and we discuss it from two opposing viewpoints: one rabid about Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, and one who went into the sequel almost cold about the first movie. Once again: digital modulation is your friend.

We also discuss:

  • Batman: White Knight #1, written and drawn by Sean Murphy, and
  • Batman #32, the conclusion of The War of Jokes and Riddles arc, written by Tom King with art by Mikel Janin!

This episode was recorded live to tape, meaning that “tossing Joi onto a hard drive” could have any one of many meanings!

Deconstructing Comics #571: Minneapolis’ World Monster Headquarters

This week we double back to the beginning of Tim’s summer trip around the US, and meet three of the many creators at the World Monster Headquarters studio in Minneapolis. We’ll meet Peter Wartman, creator of the graphic novel Over the Wall and currently working on the sequel, Stonebreaker. He talks about why Over the Wall is still on his web site, even though the book is out.

Then, Sean Lynch, currently working on his graphic novel The Zoo, which asks the question, does “choice” really exist?

Finally, Lupi McGinty, creator of the web comics Lolly Poppet and Bantam Returns. She tells us about the live action Calvin and Hobbes movie she made as a kid!

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Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of Righteous, Zen and the Ephemeral, and American Barbarian

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Kirby Lives!

The Comics Alternative‘s monthly webcomics series is back, and for October Sean and Derek discuss three intriguing titles. They begin with Righteous, written by Kevin Sheller and with art by Joseba Morales and colors by Gab Contreras. This is a narrative with a curious premise: What would happen if suddenly, everyone decided to do the right thing? The story focuses on Daniel, a risk analyst who is “touched” by a mysterious entity and then realizes that his work demeans human life and decides to commit himself to helping others. And his attitude becomes infectious.

Next, the Two Guys discuss a very recent webcomic (beginning in May), Laurence Dea Dionne’s Zen and the Ephemeral. It’s the story of Moé, a young woman suffering from depression who decides to spend ten days at a meditation retreat. The narrative is in its early stages — as of this recording, we’re still in the first chapter — but it reveals the various experiences and feelings that Moé goes through as she becomes acclimated to the retreat and its other participants.

Finally, Sean and Derek wrap up with an already completed webcomic, Tom Scioli’s American Barbarian. One of the first things that grabs the guys’ attention is the heavy influence of Jack Kirby on Scioli’s art. Both the character illustration and the kinetic action in the comic bear the stamp of the legend, and not in a derivative way. Scioli utilizes this influence in a way that propels the action forward, providing a story that is reminiscent of Kamandi and Conan the Barbarian. The guys spend a lot of time discussing Scioli’s art, but they also mention other webcomics on his website, such PrincessFinal Frontier, and his brand new biography of Jack Kirby.



Weekly Comics Spotlight #529: 2017-09-27

John and Drew discuss BLUE BEETLE #13 by DC, MARVEL LEGACY #1 by Marvel and DUCKTALES #1 by IDW PUBLISHING.

Time Codes:
00:00 Intro
00:44 DC: BLUE BEETLE #13
14:38 Marvel: MARVEL LEGACY #1
48:43 General discussion
54:44 Next Week Promo
54:55 Wrap up
55:25 End of episode.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Batman #32

Jim and Eric talk about the finale of the Jokes and Riddles.  Do they like it? Listen and find out…Enjoy!

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Torchwood Series 1

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discussion about the first series the television show which spun out of Doctor Who.

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ComicsVerse’s THE GIFTED After Show Episode 1: The Gift Gets Real

Fox titled THE GIFTED recently premiered. Set in a timeline where the X-Men have disappeared, THE GIFTED follows mutant siblings Lauren and Andy Strucker as they and their family flee the government and join forces with an underground group of mutants.

In the first episode of ComicsVerse’s THE GIFTED After Show, we discuss THE GIFTED’s take on the political and poignant themes the X-Men is known for. We talk about the cast and their performances and dig into the nature of the superhero genre in TV and film. THE GIFTED also features established mutants like Polaris, Blink, and Thunderbird, who contribute to the show’s greatest strengths.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode 371 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Action Comics #314!

Action Comics 314, July 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 314, July 1964, was published on May 28, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Sheldon Moldoff and lettered by Joe Letterese.

– (6:27) THE DAY SUPERMAN BECAME THE FLASH (14 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in THE BEST OF DC 8.

– (25:22) The METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (32:30) SUPERGIRL’S TRAGIC ORDEAL (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this issue are the ads and other features in this issue.

The final episode covering DC Comic’s July 1964 Superman Family titles will feature SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78! At the end of this episode the segment, ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, where I will feature the other DC Comics titles which carried the July or July/August 1964 cover dates, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (featuring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51. At the end of this episode will be the next ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment.

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Radio Free Asgard 288

This week it’s back to the Norse Mythology, as we cover “The Master Builder” as adapted by Neil Gaiman.

The Gods need a wall, and just like that, a master builder shows up to help them with their goal…. but the builder is not what he seems…

when it’s all done, it’s up to Loki to save the day!….

Comics Alternative, Episode 251: The October Previews Catalog

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The Two Guys with PhDs have been on hiatus for a couple of months — as they explain in this episode, life matters prevented new episodes — but now the weekly review show is back…and with a vengeance. On this episode, Gene and Derek look through the October Previews catalog. There’s a lot packed into this month’s solicits, and the guys have their hands full. But Gene and Derek rise to the occasion and highlight a variety of upcoming titles from publishers such as:


Retailer Spotlight #004: Maui Comics and Collectibles

Jason interviews Alika Seki of Maui Comics and Collectibles.


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