Deconstructing Comics #249: Matt Kindt’s “Revolver”

RevolverWith a main character who “revolves” between a mundane world where he has a lousy job, and an alternate world where multiple terrorist attacks have thrown the average person into a bleak, violent survival mode, Revolver (by past guest Matt Kindt) explores issues from nature vs. nurture to violence in video games. Tim and Brandon review.

 

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Deconstructing Comics #245: Can we still marvel at “Marvels”?

MarvelsThe 1994 release of Marvels took comics by storm. The four-issue miniseries established the places of both hyperrealistic painter Alex Ross and continuity maven Kurt Busiek in the industry. There’s still plenty here to make it a standout story 16 years later, but has some of the shine come off? And, is making a logical narrative out of a mainstream comic companies’ disparate series really doable? Tim and Kumar discuss.

Also, Patrik W resurfaces to talk with Tim about the upcoming American Comics Exhibition in Tokyo. Tim, Patrik, and 13 other artists will be displaying their work!

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Comics on Comics Episode 13: Len Wein

Comics on Comics launches its blockbuster second season with a mind-blowing Watchmen-themed episode!

 

Coming to you from Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, host Juan-Manuel Rocha welcomes comic book legend and original Watchmen editor Len Wein along with comedians Steve Marmel (The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, Sonny With a Chance), Sax Carr (UCB’s Tournament of Nerds, Comics on Comics Radio), Graham Elwood (ComedyFilmNerds.com, The Sarah Silverman Program) and pop guru Bob Peterson (CC2K) to discuss the book’s cultural impact and social significance, the controversial movie adaptation, the Watchmen video game and the story within the story, Tales of the Black Freighter.

 

Additionally, Len Wein gives us an inside look at the making of the original comic book and offers his take on Alan Moore and the original ending…

 

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Shortly after this episode was recorded, Len Wein and his family lost their house and possessions in a fire. Insurance is covering the loss of their home and the comics community is banding together to help Len Wein replace his comic collection.

 

If you want to help Len out, please visit http://www.povonline.com/weinproject.htm