Comic News Insider Episode 676 – Vanishing Sons!


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Reviews: Baker Street Peculiars #1, Mars Attacks Occupation #1, Samurai #1

Jon Hoche returns to co-host after a short absence. They discuss the latest Spider-Man…I mean…Captain America trailer, Ian McShane’s thoughts on spoiling Game of Thrones and whom Jena Malone is playing in Batman v Superman. News includes: there will be a 5th Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg attached, a few actors have been shortlisted to play the lead in the young Han Solo movie, Amazon has ordered a pilot for a new The Tick series, Preacher will premiere on AMC on May 22, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will return as Batman and The Joker in the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature, the Xena reboot may explore Xena and Gabrielle’s more intimate relationship, the Riverdale TV series casts Reggie, Dilton and Moose, and the all new The Powerpuff Girls will debut on April 4th on Cartoon Network. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 49: Interns Take Over! — BATGIRL in “Batgirl of Burnside”

Welcome to another entry of the ComicsVerse podcast, “Interns Take Over!”  This podcast series allows members of the ComicsVerse staff and interns to dedicate episodes to storylines and collections of their choosing. For my pick, I decided to go with BATGIRL: BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (which collects issues #35 – #40 of the current BATGIRL and material from DC COMICS SECRET ORIGINS #12) series co-written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, with art by Babs Tarr over layouts by Stewart.

CLICK: Want more BATGIRL? Check out this written review of Stewart and Tarr’s BATGIRL: “Batgirl of Burnside!”

I’ve been an avowed fan of the re-launch since it began, hence why I suggested it in the first place. However the other members of the panel bring completely different perspectives to our analysis. Both Alex Katz and Josh Cui have extensive familiarity with the New 52 Bat-Verse and were wary of the new approach in BATGIRL. On the other side of the spectrum, neither Jamie Rice nor Kay Honda had previously read any Batgirl comics but had a lot of things to say!

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with BATGIRL co-writer Brenden Fletcher.

Bringing together all these various viewpoints, we were able to examine all facets of the collection including the plot, Babs Tarr’s artwork, the changes to Barbara Gordon’s characterization, the Burnside setting, the villains, the supporting cast, the book’s use of social media and hipster culture and Batgirl’s new costume. In addition, we examine several of the controversies that have erupted around the arc, including the controversial character Dagger Type and the changes made to his issue for the collection, and the idea of Barbara Gordon drinking and having a hangover. We even take a slight detour to discuss the controversy surrounding the aborted BATGIRL #42 Killing Joke variant cover controversy.

We had a great time recording this, and hope you all have a great time listening to it, whether you’re a Batgirl super-fan or a novice.

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The following members of the ComicsVerse team make up the panel of this podcast:

Alex Katz (host), Brian Delpozo (co-host), Josh Cui, Jamie Rice and Kay Honda.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 31


Episode 31: With fewer books to talk about, Jim and Eric keep it under three hours.  Eric shows his excitement that Charles Band follows him on Twitter and Jim gets upset at a listener mail making fun of his voice.  They also talk about all the DC Comics that came out this week, discuss the news, read listener mail and bitch and moan.  Reggie’s Recklessness features his opinions on the Killing Joke and Ryan reviews This Damned Band #1.  Dan got food poisoning so there is no Geek News this week, but Jim threatens to do it himself…as Dan.

DC Comic Books Reviewed:

Detective Comics #43, Green Lantern #43, Midnighter #3, This Damned Band #1, Batman Beyond #3, Omega Men #3, Injustice: Year Four #14, DC Comics: Bombshells #3, Batman: Arkham Knight #24, Bat-Mite #3 and Lobo #9

DC Comic News:

Wally West cast in Flash, Hawkman cast in Arrow/Flash, Scooty McNairy is Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl casts Lucy Lane, Legends of Tomorrow casts Vandal Savage, Stephen Amell will wrestle Stardust, July Top Ten Comic Book Sales, Charles Band loves Eric

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 30: Superman, Batgirl and the Killing Joke


ep 30: This episode is a Frankenstein melding of two nights worth of material, so please give the editing a break.  Jim and Eric review every book released by DC Comics this week as well as talk about the news, read listener mail and recall their dealings with the Amish and Orangutans. It’s long as usual, but hey, everyone needs thing, right?  Enjoy.

DC Comic Books Reviewed this epsiode: Superman #42, The Flash Annual #4, Batgirl #42, Batgirl Annual #3, Injustice: Year Four #13, He-Man the Eternity War #8, Batman: Arkham Knight #24, DC Comics: Bombshells #2, Lobo Annual #1, Gotham by Midnight Annual #1 and Deathstroke Annual #1

DC Comic News: Mark Hamill returns for the Killing Joke, Jenna Malone is Batgirl?, Girl meets World using Dark Knight Returns, Arrow casting news, Chris Pine is Steve Trevor, Reactron coming to Supergirl, Stephen Amell hates Cody “Stardust” Rhodes, and Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 27: San Diego Comic Con, Batman and Superman

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Jim and Eric hunker down with a slew of San Diego Comic Con news and announcements, read listener mail and review most of this week’s DC Comic releases.  They also talk about Axel Rose and sucker MC’s and are joined, as usual, by Ryan Clark and Dan Stransky.


News from SDCC : Batman/Teenage Mtant Ninja Turtles Book, Batman & Robin Eternal, Robin War, Superman: American Alien, Coming of Supermen, Telos, Lois and Clark, Titans Hunt, Multiversity Too, Static Shock, Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life, and Batman: the Killing Joke animated movie


Comic Books Reviewed: Batman #42, Batman/Superman #22, Justice League of America #22, Earth 2: Society #2, Justice League United #1, Constantine: Hellblazer #2, New Suicide #10, Starfire #2, Catwoman #42, Batman: Arkham Knight #21,  All-Star Section Eight #2 and Vampirella/Army of Darkness #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 25: News, Reviews and Quato



Ep 25: This episode is intended to be more on the DC Comic tip.  Jim and Eric discuss television news, the supergirl trailer and a little Batman: Arkham Knight.  Then they jump into this week’s books and while Eric had a downer week, it’s Jim’s turn to shine.  They also talk ghosts, Quato from Total Recall and tell a bunch of Dick jokes.  Ryan Clark joins in with his Other Side review of the WYtches Trade Paperback and Dan gives us a spoiler edition of Geek News.


Books Reviewed:
Superman #41, Grayson #9, Green Lantern: Lost Army #1, Justice League 3001 #1, We are Robin #1, The Flash #41, Injustice: Year Four #8, Gotham by Midnight #6, Deathstroke #7, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #40, Batman: Arkham Knight #19, Aquaman #41, Batgirl #41 and Teen Titans #9
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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 24: Justice League, Black Canary and the DC You


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Ep 24: Because Eric has to go away for the weekend, the boys get together on Friday to record and while it seemed different, they got the job done.  Eric talks about being a shoplifter, Jim ends his feud with Brenden Fletcher and the guys talk about all the books of the week.  They are both surprised at Black Canary, but disagree about almost everything else.  We also get Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark reviewing Southern Bastards #9.

Books Reviewed:
Justice League of America #1
Black Canary #1
Martian Manhunter #1
Doctor Fate #1
Doomed #1
Superman/Wonder Woman #18
Robin: Son of Batman #1
Secret Six #3
Flash Reviews:
Injustice: Year Four #7
Wonder Woman #41
Sinestro #12
Prez #1
Harley Quinn and Power Girl #1
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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 23: Batman, The Truth and the DC YOU


Ep 23:

While Jim and Eric tried to tighten things up last week, they are back to their old ways.  This podcast took three tries and two days to record and is a long one indeed!  The longer format gives them a chance to talk about the new Robo Batman, The Truth and every other book this week.  We also learn that Jim’s laptop may or may not have porn on it and that Eric’s 7-eleven is closing soon.  Thankfully, Dan’s Geek News and Ryan’s Other side segment break up the nonsense.
Books Reviewed:
Batman #41
Batman/Superman #21
Earth 2 Society #1
New Suicide Squad #9
Constantine: The Hellblazer #1
All-Star Section Eight #1
Injustice: Year Four #6
Batman: Arkham Knight #17
Harley Quinn #17
Red Hood/Arsenal #1
Gotham Academy #7
Detective Comics #41
Starfire #1
Catwoman #41
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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 22: Justice League, DC You and The Truth


Ep 22: This week the boys try to tighten things up, but they still get involved in nonsense.  They also talk about all the books released this week including Justice League, Action Comics, Bizarro, Batman Beyond and more.  There is also Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment featuring Spiderman: Renew Your Vows #1. The DC You is upon us and Jim and Eric have very mixed feelings about it!

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Books Reviewed: Justice League #41, Action Comics #41, Green Lantern #41, Midnighter #1, Batman Beyond #1, Omega Men #1, Bizarro #1 and Bat-Mite #1
Flash Forward Reviews: Injustice: Year Four #5, Batman: Arkham Knight #16, Green Arrow #41, Lobo #7 and Wonder Woman Annual #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 21: Small Wonder, Convergence and Kung Fury

nKEsNWKvEp 21: After Eric sabotages the intro, the two get down to brass tacks and that involves talking about Kung Fury and why Eric is a jerk, but he’s Jim’s jerk.  Of course, they talk about the Convergence finale and all the tie-ins that came out this week as well.  Dan adds his Geek News and Ryan talk about Fight Club 2 #1 (Electric Boogaloo). Come and enjoy the madness and check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, BeyondPod and all those podcast downloading thingees.  Also: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Superboy, Power Girl, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Flash

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 20: Convergence, Mae West and The Duke of Wellington

DukeofWellingtonbyLawrenceEp 20: The Weird Science Podcast is almost drinking age and Eric celebrates by buying a new microphone while Jim channels his inner Mae West.  They finally get to the comics and talk about Donna Troy’s dance moves, the plight of the Justice League Detroit and the Duke of Wellington.  We also get Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment so all is not lost.  Enjoy.


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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #168 With Babs Tarr

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Now at a comics shop near you – Batgirl #40, the last issue before DC begins their Convergence event!  Here’s the description: “A decision Barbara made during her darkest days in Gotham City returns to haunt her! What was it? And how does it tie into the evil impostor Batgirl? Find out here!”

To celebrate, I have a very special interview with Babs Tarr, artist and collaborator on Batgirl! We chat about what process she went through to be chosen for this gig, what it’s like to be a woman comics creator and also a woman comics reader, and how much she enjoys working with the other folks on this tremendously popular title!

Thanks so much to Pamela Horvath and Steven Solomon from DC Comics for making this interview happen!


Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 6: Sunday the 15th

Episode 6: Due to technical difficulties, we had to record on Sunday 2-15-15 which threw Eric off his game, but we talk Friday the 13th, Valentines Day and some Comic Books as well,  Jim tries out some sound effects and Eric gets annoyed.


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Tales of the Justice Society of America #29



Yes, indeed, cats and kittens!! Scott and Mike are back this week — slightly late because Mike has HORRENDOUS time management skills! Never fear, though. Scott hired some big guy who’s middle name is “The” to… explain… yeah, explain, that’s the best way to put it… “explain” to Mike that the listeners NEED their TALES OF THE JSA!!

Hopefully Mike will recover in time to record the next episode…

In any case — this time out, the guys turn their attention once again to The Huntress and look at The Dark Knight’s Daughter’s butt… er, I mean, appearances! Her appearances! …in BATMAN FAMILY!!

Starting with BATMAN FAMILY #17, The Huntress meets the Earth-1 Batman and Robin for the First Time (where she promptly knocks the Teen Wonder on his ass)!! Seems the Huntress wants some advice from the Caped Crusader on how to deal with this whole double-life thing. And so, the kindly Batman promptly passes her off to somebody else! Specifically, the Earth-1 Batwoman! Then proceeds to take on a bad guy with SERIOUS body image issues.

In the next story, we flash back to a sixties-style adventure in which bad girls Madame Zodiac, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy team-up and only the heroic trio of the Huntress, Batwoman, and Batgirl can handle them!! Your intrepid hosts have problems galore with this particular story, mostly because it’s goofy as hell, but also because Helena Wayne discovers the truism that — if an Earth-2 character goes to Earth-1, they will surely be as mistreated as a red-headed step-child!! For example… remember how Batman dumped Huntress off on Batwoman? Well, Batwoman immediately turns around and pawns Huntress off on Batgirl!! And Batgirl, also the daughter of a Gotham City Police Commissioner, is SO freakin’ condescending to the Huntress!! Seriously! What the HELL is THAT all about?!!

So then, the guys turn their attention lastly to BATMAN FAMILY issues 18 through 20, in which Helena graduates to her own feature for the last three issues of the series. And boy, is it a really good story!! Seriously! Sure it kinda feels like a television super-hero pilot from the late ’70s, but that actually makes it all the more awesome. In this one, The Huntress takes on an arsonist setting fires in a Gotham neighborhood, all while having to put up with a co-worker that deserves the ass-kicking to end all ass-kickings. Scott and Mike really dig into this one and even end up talking about vigilantism and speculating about just how many people the Golden-Age Batman and Superman may’ve let die during their early days. The guys also debate The Huntress’ fate post “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS”. Those “fascinating” conversations are followed by some ads and…

We are VERY pleased to announce… THE RETURN OF THE HOSTESS AD!!

Yes, indeed!! The ads hawking high calorie, low nutrition snacks are back, baby!! And this time, it is Aquaman and Aqualad in an adventure that once again, stunningly, makes a good deal of sense — much to Scott and Mike’s chagrin.

Believe it or not, the five stories (and two panels) covered this episode equal only about two regular issues, so this episode comes in at a normal running time for a change (well, at least as normal as these blabbermouths can manage anyway)!!

Next Week — The guys cover some adventures of Alan Scott, The Earth-2 Green Lantern, in both GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH! See you then!!


Best.Show.Ever.” — listener Jaak Purres

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Comics on Comics Radio # 4: Jason Aaron

Host Sax Carr and the CoC panelists Asterios Kokkinos (Cracked Magazine, NPR’s Marketplace), Steven Saunders (Secret Cross) and Blair Marnell (Wizard Magazine) welcome Jason Aaron (Scalped, Ghost Rider, Wolverine: Weapon X) for a hell raising hour of comics and comedy!


This week, our panel examines the true origins of Elton John’s Pride & Predator movie, Dark Avengers # 2, “Dark Wolverine”, Ms. Marvel, the latest issues of Iron Man, Birds of Prey # 127, DC’s “After Watchmen” marketing program and the various projects of Jason Aaron, including his upcoming Wolverine: Weapon X ongoing series…


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