Crossing Season 1

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discussion about the first season of Crossing.

Links:
Crossing @ IMDB.com: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6461824/
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League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

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This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website: http://www.ComicBookPage.com

Comics Alternative Interviews: Katriona Chapman

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:14 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:59 – Interview with Katriona Chapman
  • 01:06:41 – Wrap up
  • 01:07:15 – Contact us

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Katriona Chapman first came to our attention through her work at Avery Hill Publishing. She works in marketing there, and back in summer of 2015 she introduced Tillie Walden. Tillie’s first book, The End of Summer, had just been released, and Kat worked was instrumental in setting up an interview with the very young artist. But over the subsequent year, we’ve come to know Kat as more of an artist herself. She had done a lot of illustration work for children’s books, but it was her self-published comic, Katzine, that specifically caught our attention. In fact, we had discussed Katzine in a special episode from last year, where we looked at self-published comics. In one of the later issues of Katzine she mentions working on her first book, an autobiographical work centered on her travels in Mexico. Last month that book, Follow Me In, was released by Avery Hill. This is a fascinating travelogue about her experiences touring Mexico, it’s diverse regions, its many ruins, and its vibrant cultures. As you’ll hear in this interview, Kat doesn’t only write about her experiences touring in this new book, but she also explores her problematic relationship with her companion as well as her own efforts as an artist. As such, Follow Me In is much more than a travelogue. It’s an account of a young artist undergoing new experiences and using those to grow as a creator and to define her art.

Radio Free Asgard 333

This week we look at Neil Gaiman’s retelling of ‘The Apples of Immortality’ – In this tale we find old people, a giant eagle giant thingy, big fires, and Loki playing a very special kind of tugging game….

My Comic Shop History 4.12: Con Season with the Road Warrior (Undiscovered Realm)

Host Anthony Desiato takes one last lap around the convention floor with Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock in the Season 4 finale. Anthony asks Chris about the life of a vendor on the road at three dozen conventions a year. My Comic Shop History returns with Season 5 in 2019. Additional podcast content (including a Season 4 epilogue with Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito on 12/12/18) is available year-round exclusively on the My Comic Shop History Patreon page.

Comics Alternative, Episode 299: Reviews of Recent Comics about The Beatles

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This is a special episode of The Comics Alternative, in that Sterg and Derek focus only on recent comics about The Beatles. Both of the guys are huge Beatles fans, and you can tell how excited they are in discussing these texts. They begin with David Foenkinos, Corbeyran, and Horne’s Lennon: The New York Years (IDW Publishing), adapted from Foenkinos prose work on John Lennon. What makes this book stand out is that it’s primarily narrated in the first person through imagined therapy sessions that Lennon undergoes. In this way, the text becomes not only an insight into John Lennon’s psyche, but also a broad historical overview of The Beatles as a musical phenomenon.

After that they jump into Bill Morrison’s recent adaptation of Yellow Submarine (Titan Comics). This is a work that is as colorful and as elaborate as the 1968 animated film, and the guys are impressed by how faithful the book is to the film’s plot. The only thing you don’t get in Morrison’s text is the various musical interludes that you have in the animated film (of course), but even then Morrison does an affective job of implying the music as sort of a silent soundtrack. But all of the surreal visuals, the song references, and the many puns are there.

Next, they look at a new book just released through NBM, The Beatles in Comics. This is a collection of short essays and comics written by Michel Mabel and Gaet’s, and with illustrations by a variety of artists. Much like Lennon, this book provides a broad overview of The Beatles, and the chapters cover such topics as their time in Hamburg, Brian Epstein, when they met the queen, their playing Shea Stadium, the Ed Sullivan Show, the genesis of “Yesterday,” their decision to stop touring, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, their time in India, Yoko Ono, the Paul Is Dead phenomenon, and the breakup of the band.

Finally, they discuss a new book that really isn’t about The Beatles, but uses the Fab Four as a significant backdrop. M. Dean’s I Am Young (Fantagraphics) is a series of stories about relationships and music, and the main storyline is the one that uses The Beatles. It’s the history of a relationship between Miriam and George, two young people who meet at a Beatles concert when the band first hit it big. M. Dean takes us through the course of this relationship, doing so with The Beatles as a nexus, with the two growing older and getting together, and growing apart, as The Beatles themselves mature and evolve.

One book that the Sterg and Derek do not discuss, but one they nonetheless highly recommend, is Carol Tyler’s Fab4 Mania (Fantagraphics). This work was released earlier this year, and the reason the guys don’t include it in their comics about The Beatles coverage is that Gene and Derek interviewed Carol back in July. As such, they spent a lot of time discussing that book, so the guys already focused on that text. Still, it’s another recent graphic novel about The Beatles, and it should stand alongside the other works that Sterg and Derek discuss in this episode.

 

 

Comic News Insider Episode 906 – A Stan Lee Tribute!

Comic News Insider: Episode 906 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

We lost the legend Stan Lee 2 weeks ago. The comic book world mourned along with everyone else. The outpouring of love and support for Stan came in droves and still continues. Like many, we had a short experience with him. Back in 2006, Producer Joe and Jimmy interviewed him via phone and delved deep into his early years. An amazing conversation to be sure. And in 2012, Jimmy got to meet Stan in person and do a quick 2 minute walk and talk interview with him. While but a moment, it was an honor and privilege to be in the presence of such a genuinely kind, loving, and funny force of nature!  Jimmy gives his thoughts on those interviews and Stan himself. As does Producer Joe. Plus, we thought we’d play those interviews again so you wouldn’t have to dig them up. We hope you enjoy this fond memory that we have of him as much as we did revisiting it. Thank you, Stan. For being such an important part of the comic book world and a pop culture icon. For being Marvel’s (and comic books in general) biggest cheerleader. For always finding a way to make us laugh. And for just being you. As always…EXCELSIOR! We’ll be looking for your next awesome cameo in our dreams!

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Critiquing Comics #145: “Lords of the Cosmos” and “North Bend”

Lords of the Cosmos, by Dennis Fallon, Jason Lenox, and Jason Palmatier, presents us with a lot of standard-issue baddies who are out to destroy the peaceful planet of Aiden. But what’s the bad guys’ motivation? Who is the hero who will set things right? And, is the material mismatched to the art?

If Lords keeps the camera lens too wide, North Bend, by Ryan Ellsworth and Rob Carey, keeps it very focused on a personal level, even though it deals with a future U.S. war with Russia and a powerful drug that the CIA wants tested. The art is beautiful, but are the players in this story competent in their respective jobs?

Tim and Mulele critique.

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Mayo Report: 2018-10 Trades

John and TJ discuss the sales estimates for the top selling graphic novels and collected editions for October 2018.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=author&id=113
League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or post on our forum.

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This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website: http://www.ComicBookPage.com

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 203: DC Comics, Batman, Broken Faces and Chemical Pie

Not a ton of books, but that’s the way this crazy thing called life works, right?  If 4 hours isn’t enough Eric for you, check out our Patreon (www.patreon.com/weirdscience) and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows! This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Aquaman #42 & Justice League #12 

 

  • Also, head over to GREATS.COM and enter code Weirdscience for 15% off your first order
  • Go to beardbrand.com/weird to take the quiz and find out what beard you are

 

  • Intro (0:00), News (09:13), Batman #59 (15:58), Nightwing #53 (49:56), Mail (1:13:40), Justice League Dark #5 (1:37:09), Harley Quinn #54 (1:57:04), Lucifer #2 (2:20:28), Rant and Raves (2:37:25), Flash Reviews – Border Town #2, Border Town #3, The United States of America vs Murder Inc #2, The United States of America vs Murder Inc #3, Sideways #10 and American Carnage #1 (3:05:31), Teen Titans #24 (3:21:30), Damage #11 (3:45:17)

 

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Grawlix Cinematic Universe #17: Big & Jack

This episode we discuss Big (1988), starring Tom Hanks, and the Francis Ford Copalla directed Jack (1996), starring Robin Williams. Then we pitch our Big and Jack cinematic universes!

Show Notes

0:00 – Intro/Greetings
3:23 – Big (1988)
35:12 – Jack (1996)
1:02:26 – Big/Jack Cinematic Universe

Links Mentioned
Randy on Letterboxd
Jasper on Letterboxd
Dustin Smothers on Twitter
VIDEO: Why SNOWPIERCER is a sequel to WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Liz Prince

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:02 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:13 – Interview with Liz Prince
  • 01:16:24 – Wrap up
  • 01:18:11 – Contact us

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On this interview episode, Sterg talks with Liz Prince about her latest books, Look Back and Laugh (Top Shelf Productions) and the colorized Be Your Own Backing Band (Silver Sprocket), as well as several of her past publications. Over the course of the conversation, Sterg talks with Liz about self publishing, writing for certain age-appropriate audiences, the influences of music, her international reach, as well as many of her previous works.

X-Men Monday Ep. 76: Married with Mutants

A Mr. & Mrs. Lebeau housewarming party is in order! On both sides of the field, Ladies of comics continue to shine in the mutant world. Each comic had a ton to digest and your hosts chat it up. Ryan and Allen review every X-Men comic released last week. Thanks for listening!

Intro (0:00), Uncanny X-Men #2 (2:04), Astonishing X-Men #17 (16:13), Mr. and Mrs. X #5 (26:54), Weapon X #26 (43:45), Wrap Up (47:52)

Music: Retcon X / Zulu Dobson | Patreon | Visit us at Krazzy Comics | Email: uncannynerdverse[at]gmail.com

Weekly Comics Spotlight #588: 2018-11-14

John and James discuss ELECTRIC WARRIORS #1 by DC, UNCANNY X-MEN #1 by Marvel and FIREFLY #1 by BOOM! STUDIOS.

Time Codes:
00:00 Intro
00:44 DC: ELECTRIC WARRIORS #1
10:46 Marvel: UNCANNY X-MEN #1
26:49 Other: FIREFLY #1 [BOOM! STUDIOS]
34:58 General discussion
54:10 Next Week Promo
54:20 Wrap up
54:50 End of episode.

Links:
Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcasts.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website: http://www.ComicBookPage.com

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #356: Chris Charlton

Wayne's Comics, Wayne Hall, Chris Charlton, Alterna, Black of Heart, Binary Gray, Dolls, Open Tree, anthology, 1949, New York City, Drake Harper, detective, Alex Gray, Beverly Castle, romance

It’s great to discover a high-power storyteller when you go to a comic convention, and one of the most recent “finds” for me has been Chris Charlton, scripter of many wonderful tales including Black of Heart, Binary Gray, The Dolls, and Open Tree, just to name a few! I enjoy variety, and his writing sparkles and surprises every time I read it. I met him in person at this year’s Cincinnati Comic Expo, and I picked up the hardcover version of Black of Heart, a book I very highly recommend! We discuss that book and his other works, all of which I enjoyed tremendously! To access his stories, go to his website at this link. Don’t miss this entertaining chat with an excellent comics creator I hope we hear much more from in the days ahead!

Deconstructing Comics #613: “My Favorite Thing is Monsters”

My Favorite Thing is Monsters

My Favorite Thing is Monsters is a horror-movie-influenced graphic novel set against the tumult of the U.S. in the 1960s. What’s stunning is that it’s the first published work for Emil Ferris, but it’s very accomplished. Kumar and Emmet review.

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