- 00:00:31 – Introduction
- 00:02:52 – Catching up with Paul, AKA, “Dissertation Boy”
- 00:04:24 – More listener mail!
- 00:15:50 – Milk Wars
- 00:49:42 – Motor Girl Omnibus
- 01:08:52 – Strangers in Paradise XXV #1 & #2
- 01:24:13 – Wrap up
- 01:25:47 – Contact us
Paul is back on the podcast, fresh from working on his dissertation. On this episode, he updates Derek on his dissertating progress, and then the Two Guys plunge into the show proper. They begin by looking at the five issues that make up the DC Universe/Young Animal crossover Milk Wars (DC Comics). Both Paul and Derek share their experiences reading JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1, Mother Panic/Batman Special #1, Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1, and Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1. A significant difference between the guys’ appreciation of the Milk War crossover is linked to each of their post reading history with both the Young Animal titles and DC’s current superhero happenings.
After that, they celebrate the recent work of Terry Moore. The Two Guys discus in detail Motor Girl Omnibus, released just last month from Moore’s Abstract Studios. This is a limited series that originally came out in 2017, but both Derek and Paul wanted to revisit the title now that the entire run is available in one volume. From there, they jump into the first two issues of Moore’s latest efforts, Strangers in Paradise XXV. Both are excited to be back in the world of Katchoo and Francine, and even more compelling is the fact that Moore is crossing over his narrative worlds. There are elements of both Rachel Rising and Echo in this new SiP. And while those familiar with Moore’s previous comics will bring an enhanced appreciation to the latest series, first-time readers of Moore will nonetheless get a lot out of Strangers in Paradise XXV without feeling lost. Both Paul and Derek love the work of Terry Moore, and their discussion of these new releases demonstrate this fact.
It’s time for my annual tradition of looking back at the previous year of comic books and talking about my favorites. I talk about my following favorites:
- Independent comics (2:53)
- Image comics (18:43)
- Marvel comics (37:46)
- DC comics (51:49)
- Most Disappointing (1:06:47)
- Covers (1:11:11)
- Most Anticipated for 2018 (1:17:13)
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- 00:00:27 – Introduction
- 00:02:10 – Setup of Dallas Fan Expo
- 00:03:54 – Robert Wilson IV
- 00:11:10 – Terry Moore
- 00:28:02 – Raechel Alexis Gasparac and Dusk Publishing
- 00:35:25 – Ed Brisson
- 00:44:49 – Joe Eisma
- 00:50:02 – Matt Hawkins
- 01:00:06 – Wrap up
- 01:02:51 – Contact us
Our Man in Dallas
This past weekend Derek attended Dallas Fan Expo 2017, and there he was able to talk with several creators and publishers for the podcast. Some of his guests are individuals who have been on the podcast before — either while at conventions or on regular interview episodes — although some are appearing on The Comics Alternative for the first time. Those talking with Derek on this on-location show include Robert Wilson IV, Terry Moore, Raechel Alexis Gasparac, Ed Brisson, Joe Eisma, and Matt Hawkins. Enjoy, won’t you?
Be sure to check out today’s companion on-location episode where Andy talks with a few creators at the Sumter Comic Arts Symposium!