Reviews: Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #1, Batman The Shadow #1, Big Moose One Shot, Night Owl Society #1, American Gods, Superheroes Decoded
Jon Hoche joins Jimmy once again to co-host! They chat about Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day this week. News includes: Eisner nominations are in, M. Night Shyamalan announces sequel to Unbreakable, Marvel has joined Comixology Unlimited, Gene Luen Yang and Panda Express are releasing a new The Green Turtle comic and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Andy and Derek are excited to have as their guest on The Comics Alternative the man behind making Nikola Tesla even cooler than he already is: Brian Clevinger. He and his collaborator, Scott Wegener, have recently joined forces with IDW Publishing to bring us more Atomic Robo. And that’s definitely something to celebrate! The newest story arc, Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire, began last month, and on top of that, IDW has published the first of what promises to be multiple omnibus editions. Atomic Robo: The Everything Explodes Collection includes the first three story arcs — The Fighting’ Scientist of Tesladyne, The Dogs of War, and The Shadow from Beyond Time — packaged in a hefty, attractive volume. Brian talks with the guys about his and Scott’s decision earlier this year to self-publish Atomic Robo on their website, and then the unlikely and out-of-the-blue opportunity to partner with IDW to bring the title back into the direct market. Along the way, they discuss Brian’s penchant for science and history, the evolution and discovery of Atomic Robo‘s reader demographics, the abundant humor found in the title (especially with Doctor Dinosaur), the creators’ process of collaboration, and the use of historic personages within the Tesladyne universe. (Derek lobbies hard to get Mark Twain into this narrative world, complete with time-traveling goodness.) This was an interview long in coming, because the guys devoted most of an episode to Atomic Roboway back in the early days of the podcast, and catching Brian’s attention by doing so. Andy talked with him briefly at HeroesCon 2014, but this was the first time the Two Guys have talked with Brian in a sustained and thorough manner. And they had a lot of fun doing so. Check out the interview and see why Atomic Robo is one of the most consistently well-written comics being published today. Action Science!
If you aren’t reading Atomic Robo, you certainly should be! This week, I chat with the creators of this excellent comic, Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener. We discuss why it’s a great time to be a Robo fan, including a new mini-series and collected edition from IDW Publishing, a role-playing game and a high-power website that gives out great information with Robo humor! Be sure to listen to this fun interview!
Reviews: Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape #1, Holy F*ck #1, Star Wars Vol 4 #1, 12 Monkeys, The Venture Bros. (All This And Gargantua-2)
Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! They chat about the rumored Spider-Man appearances in upcoming Avengers films and all of the problems the Fantastic Four film is having. News includes: Marvel announces the end of it all with Secret Wars, Image Comics offers a subscription service, Atomic Robo converts to web comic, Chew card game coming in May, Jane Goldman is working on the Fables movie script, the live-action Powers TV series will debut March 10, Best Animated Feature Films for the Oscars and Gotham gets renewed for a 2nd season. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
While Christopher and Juan are on assignment we have Gil Colon join us to talk about James Robinson leaving DC comics, Free Comic Book Day, Valiant, DC52 vs old DC, Star Trek, and much much more We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics http://friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ Discount Comic Book Services http://www.dcbservice.com/index.aspx Instock Trades http://www.instocktrades.com/ Join us on the forums at http://www.forumforgeeks.com http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/ You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or Itunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.
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…
0:18:40 – SPARROW & CROWE: THE DEMONIAC OF LOS ANGELES #1
0:21:03 – THOR: UNKILLABLE THUNDER CHRIST
0:22:26 – BATMAN #12
0:24:01 – PUNK ROCK JESUS #2
0:25:22 – MIGHTY THOR #18
0:26:06 – CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7
0:27:40 – DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1
0:29:13 – BATMAN & ROBIN #12
0:30:37 – DANCER #4
0:31:11 – ATOMIC ROBO: FLYING SHE-DEVILS OF THE PACIFIC #2
0:31:45 – Top of The Stacks
0:32:14 – Pull Quote
Comic-Con is coming. DID YOU BRING YOUR SANITY?! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #59 (Vertigo)! Fast Five picks include Justice League: Dark #10 (DC), B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Exorcism #1 (Dark Horse), Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared (IDW), American Vampire #28 (Vertigo), and Atomic Robo: The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific #1 (Red 5). Spoilers!
Last week’s all star crew of Lorraine Cink, Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche stay on to record the Best of 2011 show! It’s a lengthy one but so much fun! Along with Jimmy, they bring their favorite picks in comic books, TV, films, videogames, podcasts, and more. They also discuss some of the biggest stories of the year including DC’s New 52 and the rise of digital comics. Plus, they briefly chat about the end of the Smallville TV show and Harry Potter films. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Review show is finally back! In this episode, Fast Five picks include Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #3 (Marvel), Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #4 (DC), Ultimate Thor #2 (Marvel), Atomic Robo: Deadly Art of Science #1 (Red 5), and Tron: Betrayal #2 (Marvel).