Deconstructing Comics #469: Fred Van Lente, timewalker

Ivar, TimewalkerTime travel is a fascinating topic to many, and Fred Van Lente‘s current Ivar, Timewalker series from Valiant is timesurfing at both its most fun, and most scientific, with nods to Stephen Hawking’s writings on the subject. Van Lente did his own time jump to the past a couple years ago in The Comic Book History of Comics. This week Tim discusses both these works with him, along with Spider-Man, Archer & Armstrong, reassessing Frederic Wertham, and more.

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Valiant Effort 022: Sect Civil War

Will the Sect Civil War lead to internal conflict between Nick and Josh? Why can’t Archer just get along with Armstrong? How do the emoticons change of the Black Bloc’s faces? Has Nick ever been drunk before? Why do I keep asking questions? … Well, how come you don’t know? Are you ready to listen to our take on the fourth Archer & Armstrong trade? …Well then how come you haven’t pressed play yet?

(Cover art by Clayton Henry.)

Valiant Effort Episode 16: Far Faraway

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from a secret place
After a tiny slip.

The immortal was a drinking man,
The young one brave and sure.
Four travelers entered the Faraway
One was eaten by a dinosaur.

A great adventure then took place,
But what would be the cost,
After what Archer saw that day
His innocence would be lost, his innocence would be lost.

All lost things set ground on the shores of this place
With Archer
& Armstrong too,
The General and his aliens,
The time traveler
The pilot and Mary-Maria,
Here in the Faraway.

far faraway

(Cover art by Pere Perez.)

Comic News Insider Episode 552 – SDCC Bound!


Comic News Insider: Episode 552 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1, Life With Archie #36, Squidder #1, Snowpiercer

Producer Joe joins Jimmy before he heads off to San Diego Comic Con! They chat about what Jimmy will be covering in the show and the madness that will ensue all week. News includes: Thor will be female, Sam Wilson aka Falcon will be Captain America, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Powers and The Flash TV shows get casting, Duane “The Rock” Johnson may have let slip that he’s playing Shazam, Dynamite gets The Spirit, Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong heading to big screen, Archie’s Dark Circle Comics annunces first titles, Geoff Johns confirms that the DC film and TV universes will remains separate, and the Harvey Awards nominations are out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Zone 4 #278: Avengers NOW!

The crew returns to discuss the latest shake-ups in the Avengers.

This week, it’s Brant, John, Gordon & Ron

First up, we pause for the audio spot from Comic Geek Speak about a special run they are doing to raise money for Livestrong in honor of one of their own.

Then we jump into some headlines, covering film, cartoons, Netflix, comics and more, with the final two leading into our main topic.

For Topic Time, we discuss the ramifications of the newly announced members of the new Avengers team coming in November with Avengers NOW!, lead by all-new versions of Cap, Iron Man and Thor.

And we close out the show with announcements.

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Wayne’s Comics #110 With Fred Van Lente And Cullen Bunn

Wayne's Comics, The Sixth Gun, Fred Van Lente, Archer & Armstrong, Brain Boy, Hellheim, Cullen Bunn, Oni Press, Valiant

It’s another special episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast, with two more great interviews!

First up is Fred Van Lente, scripter for Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong as well as Dark Horse’s Brain Boy. We talk about the history of Archer & Armstrong, including how it came to be and how unique this book and its characters are compared to other comics available today. If you aren’t reading it, this is the week to pick up issue #16 so you can get on board with this terrific comic! And Brain Boy is worth your money and attention as well!

I interview Cullen Bunn next, and we chat about The Sixth Gun, a successful book available from Oni Press! Cullen discusses the series and what we can expect in the coming months. He also updates us on how possible moves of this story to television is currently doing! Be sure you buy the 36th issue, out this Wednesday! Oh, and you’ll learn a lot about Hellheim as well during our chat, so don’t miss it!

More terrific interviews coming next week here at!


Breaking the 4th Wall – Episode 28

bt4w600x600logoThis week we have lots of ComicCon news and we review a few comics. Blood Brothers, Watson and Holmes, Wonder Woman, Star Wars Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin, Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong, Red Sonja, Day Men, Batman 66, and Avengers.



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Breaking the 4th Wall – Episode 18

In loving memory of Tim Sharp, Forever 18.
This week we talk DC Cancellations, and discuss Constantine, Archer & Armstrong, Justice League of America, Thor God of Thunder, Harbinger, Deadpool, Uncanny Avengers, Suicide Squad, Avengers, Über, Storm Dogs, Chin Music, Twelve Reasons to Die, Batman, Star Wars, Bravest Warriors, and Hinges. We also talk about our favorite Marvel books, like Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, Young Avengers, Indestructible Hulk, Hawkeye, Daredevil, FF, All New X-Men, Fearless Defenders, New Avengers, X-Factor, X-Men Legacy, Captain Marvel, and the Ultimate Universe
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The Pull List podcast #242: GODZILLA #4 / GUARDING THE GLOBE #1 / Previews

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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning
Theme: “Blunts & Robots” – The Crystal Method

Featured Reviews:
0:02:18 – GODZILLA #4 from IDW
0:14:12 – GUARDING THE GLOBE #1 from Image

The Stacks:
0:25:05 – PROPHET #28
0:27:09 – ADVENTURE TIME #7
0:28:58 – SIXTH GUN #24
0:30:11 – ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
0:31:06 – X-FACTOR #243

0:32:15 – Previews of Things to Come: Sept. 2012

The Pull List podcast #239: GODZILLA: HALF-CENTURY WAR #1 / ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 / IRON MAN #237

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Follow us on Twitter:
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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning
Theme: “Blunts & Robots” – The Crystal Method

Featured Reviews:
0:01:43 – GODZILLA: HALF-CENTURY WAR #1 from IDW – Stokoe’s take on the start of one man’s obsession with Godzilla. I sense a restraining order in somone’s future…
0:09:51 – ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 from Valiant – A homeschooled martial arts expert and a drunken immortal in the face of a massive conspiracy. I smell a budding buddy cop movie…

The Stacks:
0:22:26 – BATMAN #12
0:24:01 – PUNK ROCK JESUS #2
0:25:22 – MIGHTY THOR #18
0:29:13 – BATMAN & ROBIN #12
0:30:37 – DANCER #4
0:31:45 – Top of The Stacks
0:32:14 – Pull Quote

0:33:22 – Longbox: IRON MAN #237

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #83: The Best Independent Comic Books. Ever.

Episode #83This week on Super Podcasto Magnifico!

With the return of Valiant Comics and the slew of upcoming comics from Image, we decided to each pick five of the best independent comic books ever. Surprisingly, there are a lot to choose from. Listen in!

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