The Hour Cosmic: Special Announcement: The Hour Cosmic LIVE at Emerald City Comicon!

The fine folks at Emerald City Comicon have given us an hour on Sunday afternoon to bring the internet’s #1 comics game show podcast to life! We couldn’t be more thrilled with the guests for our first ever live show:

Jason Aaron

Jason Latour

Chris Sebela

Tim Seeley

So, make sure to include us on your schedule for Sunday, March 30th. See you in Seattle! Listen to Brian prattle on about it below, and make sure to follow us on Twitter, @TheHourCosmic, for all the up to the minute news on your favorite hour of your week!:

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 49: A Corgi Who Plays Football with James Robinson

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is artist and writer James Robinson!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

– What to expect from “The Saviors,” “Fantastic Four,” and “The Saviors!”

– Ferro Lad!

– The cinematic classic that is the Roger Corman produced Fantastic Four!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

James Dale Robinson is writer of comics and a filmmaker living in San Francsico, California. The writer of Brian’s favorite comic ever, “Starman” for DC Comics, James is currently working on three ongoings (“The Saviors” for Image, “All-New Invaders” and “Fantastic Four” for Marvel), a graphic novel (“Spider-Man: Family Business”), and a miniseries (“Grand Passion” for Dynamite). He is one of the funniest tweeters on the internet (@JamesDRobinson), but be warned kids, it’s frequently R (or X) rated.

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 48: Body Lines

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Hour Cosmic broadcast to bring you this very special transmission!

This week, The Hour Cosmic deviates from its regular formatting bring you a night of mostly terrible improvisational comedy. That said, you’ll want to listen, if only for Chad’s “Black Knight” impression.

The Hour Cosmic will return to its regularly scheduled broadcast series next week.

As always, your hosts are:

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 46: A Mixed Bag of Shame with Christopher Sebela


Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is writer of many comics, Christopher Sebela!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

– Aliens, Predators, Ghost, and Crime!

– The perks of being a co-writer!

– The Japanese film Versus!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Christopher Sebela is the umpteenth Portlandian that we’ve had on the show, but we won’t hold that against him. Seemingly writing all the comics right now, he is currently the co-writer of “Ghost” for Dark Horse Comics (with friend of the show Kelly Sue DeConnick), the writer of “High Crimes” for Monkeybrain, as well as getting ready to launch “Alien Vs. Predator” for Dark Horse. He has also co-written “Fantastic Four” and “Captain Marvel” for Marvel Comics (with Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, respectively), and wrote “Screamland” for Image Comics. He can be found on Twitter (@xtop) and Tumblr.

As always, your hosts are:

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Greg Matiasevich – Marylander, the Eastern seaboard’s most notable proponent of binding comic runs, and co-host of “Robots From Tomorrow,” a fantastic podcast on the Multiversity Podcast Network, co-hosted with our pal Mike Romeo. Greg loves his 80s Marvel and has a talent for always managing to find a Saturday press pass to New York Comic Con.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @gregmatiasevich, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 45: Sexy Robotnik with Sanford Greene

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Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is artist, and fellow South Carolinian, Sanford Greene!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

– The influence of animation upon a generation of artists!

– Our favorite comic of all time, “Batman Odyssey!”

– Northerners vs. Southerners!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Sanford Greene is an artist who has worked for some of the biggest comic companies in the world – Archie (“Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Mega Man”), DC (“Wonder Girl,” “Legion of Super-Heroes”), Marvel (“Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man,” “Deadpool Team Up”), Dark Horse (“Dark Horse Presents”) and Image (“Wildguard: Fool’s Gold”). He recently funded a successful Kickstarter for an art book, “Deadlines Vol. 4.” He is also a major part of Cola Con, a comics/music/culture convention, happening this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina. He can be found on Twitter, on Facebook, on deviantArt, and at his website.

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 44: In Your Face, Brian! with Mark Waid

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is one of the all-time greats, Mr. Mark Waid!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-Matt’s con crud!

-Brian’s lack of any knowledge whatsoever!

-How great NYCC was (except for Chad)!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Mark Waid is a writer who has done just about everything that a man of words can do in comics – he’s created a successful digital imprint, Thrillbent, written for DC and Marvel, even serving as Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer for Boom! Studios. Currently, Waid is writing “Daredevil” and “Indestructible Hulk” for Marvel, “The Fox” for Archie, “The Green Hornet” and the just announced “The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor” for Dynamite Entertainment. As we were recording, he was appearing on television as part of the new PBS documentary, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle. Oh, and now he’s a comic shop owner, too. You can find him on Twitter (@MarkWaid), and make sure to check out the totally free comics available as part of Thrillbent.

As always, your hosts are:

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Matthew Meylikhov is sick. Boo, Matt.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

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The Hour Cosmic, Episode 43: A Modest Pantsuit with Darryl Banks

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is artist, and co-creator of Kyle Rayner, Darryl Banks!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-Wardrobe choices of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!

-What “Emerald Twilight” might have been!

-Superhero/villain unions!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Darryl Banks has been a professional artist for over 20 years, but is best known for his work at DC Comics – first on “Legion of Super-Heroes,” but most famously, on “Green Lantern.” When on “Green Lantern,” he and Ron Marz co-created Kyle Rayner, and kicked off the revitalization of the Green Lantern character that continues until today. Check out his gallery on ComicArtFans.com, check out Filsinger Games (where Darryl does a lot of work nowadays), follow him on Twitter (@RealBankster) and Facebook!

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 42: Hours of C.O.S.M.I.C.

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show!

On this week’s show, we discuss Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Vince Ostrowski – Minnesotan, Mad Men enthusiast, staff writer and social media dude for Multiversity Comics. When not not-loving season 4 of Arrested Development, Vince can be found Tweeting furiously and not eating meat.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @vj_ostrowski – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 41: Hollywood is Easy with Ben Blacker

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is Ben Blacker, co-creator of “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” and sometimes writer for Marvel Comics!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

– Describing Green Lantern constructs aloud!

– The never-aired Roald Dahl-penned episode of The Incredible Hulk!

– Why Hawkman loves Baby Ruths!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Ben Blacker is a Hollywood big shot, currently living in Los Angeles, California. One half of the creative team behind the stage show, podcast, and graphic novel “The Thrilling Adventure Hour,” Ben also writes a bit for Marvel, including the “Wolverine: Season One” graphic novel, and upcoming annuals for “Deadpool” and “Thunderbolts.” He can be found on Twitter (@BenBlacker), and please check out the “Thrilling Adventure Hour” podcast, as well as the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast. And make sure to get the “Thrilling Adventure Hour” graphic novel from Archaia!

As always, your hosts are:

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 40: My First Beer with Joshua Williamson

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is writer of “Captain Midnight” and “Ghosted,” Joshua Williamson!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-Why romance and crime comics should have comic babies!

-Brian’s talent at creating superhero names!

Superman Lives!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Joshua Williamson is yet another Oregonian guest and, in addition to living in Comicstown, USA (aka Portland), he is currently writing “Captain Midnight” for Dark Horse, “Ghosted” for Image, and “Masks and Mobsters” for Monkeybrain. He previously wrote “Voodoo” for DC, the Krang Microseries for the IDW “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series, as well as “Dear Dracula,” which was adapted as a special for Cartoon Network. You can find him on Twitter (@Williamson_Josh), on Tumblr, and on his website.

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 39: Stuck in a Transformation with John Barber

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is Brandon Jerwa, writer of “Frost” and “Vampirella!”

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-What an editor does day to day!

-This cover by Phil Jimenez:

-Plus, we welcome guest host Mike Romeo!

-Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

John Barber is a senior editor at IDW, and writer of “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” for the company. Previously, he was an editor at Marvel, where he worked on both regular 616 books as well as Ultimate universe books. He also tweeted maybe the most perfect thing of all time: My 2-year-old repeats the same thing and over-explains simple actions so much, we should’ve named her “The Newsroom.” For that reason alone, you should follow him on Twitter (@TheJohnBarber), and check out the ‘Dark Cybertron’ crossover, starting in November.

As always, your hosts are:

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Mike Romeo – Philadelphian, Sam Kieth enthusiast, co-host of The Next Issue podcast. He does a great Stan Lee impression, and is just a sweetheart of a guy.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 38: The Breakfast Club with Dan Vebber

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is Dan Vebber, writer for Futurama!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-The science of Futurama!

-The level of superfan Dan is for “Morning Glories” (hint: the highest level)!

-The middle name “Jay!”

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Dan Vebber is a co-executive producer and writer on the soon to be ending Futurama on Comedy Central. Dan has also written episodes of “The Simpsons” and “American Dad,” as well editing The Onion and having a story in Things I’ve Learned From Women Who Dumped Me, a hilarious book, published in 2009, that at least two of our hosts have on their bookshelves. He is working on a secret new project that we hope will be on the air soon!

As always, your hosts are:

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 37: A Thousand Talents with Brandon Jerwa

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is Brandon Jerwa, writer of “Frost” and “Vampirella!”

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-The Albert Brooks-esque voice of our guest!

-Grant Morrison re-contextualizing “The Killing Joke!”

-Matt and Brian debating the saddest songs of all time!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Brandon Jerwa is a writer, living in Seattle, Washington. Brandon has written a ton of licensed books, from “G.I. Joe,” to “Battlestar Galactica” to “Stargate!” He has also written for DC ( including “Inferno” backups in “The Shield,” and a story in “JSA 80-Page Giant 2010”), done an original graphic novel for Vertigo (“Shooters”), and Ronin (“Hope: New Orelans”). He is currently writing “Vampirella” for Dynamite Comics and “Frost” for Monkeybrain Comics. He is also part of the “BJ Shea’s Geek Nation” podcast, and can be found being hilarious on Twitter (@jerwa).

As always, your hosts are:

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 36: Floating Potato with Mike Allred

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is the legendary Mike “Doc” Allred!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-Optimism!

-The Lesser Fantastic Four(s)!

-The (real) Josie and the Pussycats album!

-Being a minted Legend before publishing a major comic!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Mike Allred is a comics legend, having created and drawn Manman for nearly 25 years now! He has also done incredible work for just about every publisher under the sun, including but certainly not limited to “I, Zombie” for Vertigo, “Red Rocket 7” for Image, pieces in “Dark Horse Presents,” and is currently doing covers for DC’s “Batman ’66” and interiors and covers for Marvel’s “FF.” Mike can be found on his website, on Twitter (@AllredMD), on Facebook, and biking around Eugene, OR!

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

The Hour Cosmic, Episode 35: Vibe’s Collar with Joshua Hale Fialkov

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is writer extraordinaire Joshua Hale Fialkov!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

-The devouring of burgers!

-Ice cream!

-The most original Spider-Man pitch ever!

-A special contest!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Joshua Hale Fialkov is a 12-year veteran of working in the sequential arts, currently writing the “Hunger” miniseries for Marvel Comics. He is launching a new digital book right now – literally, right now – called “The Bunker,” illustrated by the great Joe Infurnari. If you go to the website and sign up for the newsletter, you can read it right now, ahead of the Monday ComiXology release date. Check it out here. In the past, Josh has written “I, Vampire” for DC, “Alpha: Big Time” for Marvel, “Last of the Greats” for Image, as well as the Eisner nominated “Tumor” for Archaia and the Harvey nominated “Echoes” for Top Cow and “Elk’s Run” for Villard. He has a website, a Facebook fan page, and can be followed on Twitter (@JoshFialkov).

As always, your hosts are:

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter – @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot – and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic – or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.