Comic News Insider Episode 751 – CNI Jax Beach!

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Reviews: Elektra Vol 4 #1, Highlander American Dream #1, Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 #1, Agents of SHIELD

Jimmy returns to his home town of Jacksonville, FL and reunites the Jax Beach posse of Ashley Lanni and Ted Carruba. They chat about the nerd wins at The Oscars and Jimmy and Ashley go on about their love for both Zootopia and Moana.  News includes: IDW is publishing a Jack Kirby artist edition book, Matt Reeves WILL direct the solo Batman film, Chris McKay is in talks to direct a solo Nightwing movie, Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood returns to Image Comics in May, American Gods will debut on Starz in late April, Siri will pretend to be the Batcomputer from Lego Batman, and Logan will be the last hurrah for both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their respective roles. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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BOOM! ADDICTION VOL.2 – EPISODE 5

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This episode we discuss the upcoming JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES and the new comiXology digital exclusive series – EXPANSE from BOOM! Studios.

Diving in to new books, we discuss two great crossovers – PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERNS #1, and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5. Plus we get caught up on THE WOODS with issue #29.

Looking back, Ed talks about COVER GIRL #1-5.

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Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Equinoxes and Clear Blue Tomorrows

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  • 00:00:27 – Introduction
  • 00:03:17 – Setting up Pedrosa and Vehlmann
  • 00:08:08 – Equinoxes and other Pedrosa titles
  • 00:51:14 – Clear Blue Tomorrows and other Vehlmann titles
  • 01:26:01 – Wrap up
  • 01:29:12 – Contact us

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It’s the first Euro Comics episode of the new year, and Edward and Derek use the occasion to focus on the work of two contemporary French creators, using their latest books as springboards into their larger bodies of work. They begin with Cyril Pedrosa’s Equinoxes (NBM Publishing), a novelistic examination of life purpose and the uses we make of art in creating meaning. The text comprises four alternating storylines that become more enmeshed as the narrative progresses, combining comics with prose passages in establishing its contemplative tone. But Edward and Derek also bring in discussions of Pedrosa’s earlier works in translation, including Three Shadows (First Second), Hearts at Sea (Dupuis/Europe Comics) and Portugal (Dupuis/Europe Comics).

Next, the Two Guys examine Clear Blue Tomorrows, written by Fabien Vehlmann with art by Ralph Meyer and Bruno Gazzotti (Cinebook). This book is basically a series of science-fiction or fantastic stories brought together by a broader narrative frame: a time traveler from a dystopian future tasked with ghost writing stories for the would-be tyrant in hopes of changing the man’s occupational trajectory. It’s a curious spin on the “killing Hitler” sci-fi trope, though narratively reminiscent of One Thousand and One Nights. The guys also discuss several of Vehlmann’s other works, including Last Days of an Immortal (Archaia), Beautiful Darkness (Drawn and Quarterly), and the all-age series Alone (Cinebook). There’s a lot packed into this episode…and so many reading ideas!

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Comic News Insider Episode 737 – Talkin’ Turkey w/ Rebecca Soler!

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Reviews: Comic Book History of Comics #1, Ether #1, Slam #1, Yakuza Demon Killers, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Finally! Jimmy is joined in studio with a co-host! Returning to the rotating co-host chair is the always awesome Emily Edwards, beatboxer extraordinaire! You’ll also hear a great interview that Jimmy did with super talented voice over actress/all around amazing lady Rebecca Soler. She talks about her voice over work in audio books, animation, video games and more. News includes: March Book 3 wins a National Book Award, Archaia is publishing a Dark Crystal sequel comic, an animated feature based on Jeff Smith’s Bone comic is coming, the Archie Comics live action adaptation Riverdale will debut on January 26th, Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo film, Angela Bassett has been cast in the Black Panther film, the Justice League Action animated series will debut on December 16th and more! Everyone go be thankful and love and have a Happy Turkey Time! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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BOOM! ADDICTION – EPISODE 33

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Welcome back to the show!

This episode I do a quick rundown of everything out this week from BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! I hope everyone manages to pick up a few of these greats books this week. I briefly go over some of the new series starting in January while looking over the new Previews catalog solicitations, and a real quick look at next week’s upcoming WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER #1 one-shot from BOOM! Studios and WWE. I will definitely be going more in depth on this issue in the next episode.

You can check out preview pages of all of the books talked about in this episode here on the site, too, by checking out THIS PAGE.

As always, be a part of the show by leaving comments below or hitting me up on Twitter.

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Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of Rust: The Boy Soldier, Sweaterweather and Other Short Stories, and Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

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This month, both Gwen and Andy are battling colds, so it’s “Two sick people with PhDs talking about comics for young readers!” But there’s nothing unhealthy about the three comics Gwen and Andy discuss on this month’s show: Royden Lepp’s Rust: The Boy Soldier (Archaia/BOOM! Studios), Sara Varon’s Sweaterweather and Other Short Stories (First Second), and MK Reed and Joe Flood’s non-fiction book, Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers (First Second). They begin with Rust: The Boy Soldier, and they found it to be both an exciting adventure story set after a world war and an effective reflection on power, responsibility, and humanity. Jet is a young boy with a jetpack who saves a farm from a killer robot left over from a destructive world war, but the Taylor family — whose farm Jet saved — isn’t sure whether Jet is a friend or a foe. The book’s sepia-toned art recalls photographs from the early twentieth century, but its story is one that transcends time. Although an action/adventure book, Rust: The Boy Soldier also reflects on the concepts of war, responsibility, power, and humanity. The book Dinos_pageactually serves as a prelude to the entire Rust series which currently includes Rust: A Visitor in the Field, Rust: Secrets of the Cell, Rust: Death of the Rocket Boy, and a yet-to-be-published fourth and final volume. Next, Gwen and Andy discuss how Sara Varon’s simple, approachable animal characters in Sweaterweather and Other Short Stories explore friendship, diversity, food, fun and more, all with a good-natured sense of humor and sophistication. While readers may be familiar with some of Varon’s other works, including Odd Duck, Robot Dreams, and Bake Sale, this time Varon gives some background on the creative process and her development as an artist. Gwen and Andy both think this book will not only entertain young readers, but may also inspire them to create their own comics. Finally, both of the folks with PhDs are very excited to discuss Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers, by MK Reed and Joe Flood. This is another book in First Second’s Get To Know Your Universe: Science Comics series. C’mon, everyone loves dinosaurs, and so will anyone who picks up this book. Gwen and Andy agree that Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers is a great non-fiction graphic novel that entertains and instructs. It can also be enjoyed by a wide range of ages, giving younger readers a great, fun look at dinosaurs, and providing older readers with the history of dinosaur research and discovery. This is a book that is bound to be explored many times by young readers, so maybe you’ll want to get two copies?

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BOOM! Addiction – Episode 31: Bring It On!

 

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Welcome back to the show!

Chris goes solo with this episode and when he’s left to his own devices things can get… scary.

This episode Chris goes over a little bit of news, covers KLAUS #1, UFOLOGY #6, ROWANS RUIN #2, THE WOODS #17, and briefly touches on JOHN FLOOD #4, TOIL AND TROUBLE #3, and mentions HACKTIVIST #4 by name! Yeah. That happened.

We’re always looking for your thoughts on the books we read and the books you’re reading. So, be sure to comment below and let’s talk about it!

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BOOM! ADDICTION – EPISODE 28: TALKING “TOIL AND TROUBLE” WITH MAIRGHREAD SCOTT

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Welcome back to the show!

We are joined by the writer of TOIL AND TROUBLE – Mairghead Scott!

TOIL AND TROUBLE #1 hits comic shelves this Wednesday (September 2). Be sure to ask for it at your local comic shop, find it online, or go by BOOM! Studios’s web site (boom-studios.com) and buy the first issue as well as pre-order the rest of the series.

You can find Mairghead all over the Internet from the following links:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MairghreadScott
Website: http://www.mscottwriter.com/
Tumblr: http://mscottwrites.tumblr.com/

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BOOM! ADDICTION – EPISODE 27: TALKING DESIGN WITH SCOTT NEWMAN

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In previous episodes of the show Ed and Chris have wondered what exactly a designer does at BOOM! Studios. Well, we wonder no more as we’re joined by one of BOOM! Studios’ own Production Design Manager – Scott Newman. Scott takes us through what exactly he and the rest of the design staff do when working through the creative process of designing for the comics BOOM! publishes as well as gives listeners a better understanding of the growth and changes design is making on the comics we see on the shelves every week.

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BOOM! ADDICTION – EPISODE 26: TALKING WITH ROSS RICHIE

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Welcome back to the show!

This episode we are joined by BOOM! Studios’ Founder and CEO – Ross Richie. We talk about comics, BOOM! Studios’ ten years, and Push Comics Forward. Ross also shares his holy grail of comics – can you guess what it is?

If you’re interested in finding out more about Push Comics Forward be sure to follow #comicsforward on social media.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #182: All-New SPM 52.NOW! Dawn of Future Past!

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And we’re back. On this podcast we’re joined by JoshWill from Foshkos and we review SAGA #19, The Last Broadcast #1 and the incredibly late Forever Evil #7. Listen in!

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Wayne’s Comics #127 With ‘Rust’s’ Royden Lepp

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If you aren’t reading Archaia’s  Rust from Royden Lepp, you really should be! It’s a series packed with emotion and adventure, and the third volume will be out in early May! In fact, you need to pick up the first two books  so you can get as much as you can out of the third volume! You’ll meet Jet and the family he’s been taken in by, learn about his origin and know more about the challenges the Robot Boy faces. It’s one of the best books out on the stands today!

Next week, be sure to catch my interview with writer Joey Esposito, co-creator of Captain Ultimate, next week! His newest book, Pawn Shop, is one you’ll want to find out more about!

 

Boom! Addiction – Episode 17: Comic Reviews

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Welcome back to the show!

This episode we talk briefly about the recently announced series “Black Market” from writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos. We remind everyone that Chris is still pining away for the Emerald City Comic Con variants. And then we jump into reviews!

We review The Returning #1, Dead Letters #1, Loki: Ragnorok and Roll #2, Hacktivist #3, Curse #3, and Suicide Risk #6.

We wrap up the show looking at new series launching in June and what’s hitting the shelves this week and next week.

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Boom! Addiction – Episode 12: Talking HACKTIVIST with Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly

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Welcome back to the show!

This episode Ed and Chris are joined by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, the writers of Archaia’s brand new monthly miniseries – HACKTIVIST.

You can find more about Jackson and Collin by following them on Twitter @JacksonLanzing and @cpkelly.

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