Where Monsters Dwell 229 with Ben McCool

WMD 229

This week on the LIVE comics radio show you don’t talk about at parties, we welcome writer Ben McCool to the Monster Cave. You know Ben’s work from Pigs and Choker from Image and Lookouts from Cryptozoic. He joins us tonight to chat about all his work and to take your questions. So, if you have a question for Ben, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.

Also; ‘Shit Comics Reviewers Say’; Last week we picked up Star Wars #1 from Strange Adventures and we’ll tell you what we thought about it.

Comic News Insider Episode 434 – The Zero Episode

Comic News Insider: Episode 434 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Detective Comics Vol 2 #0, Earth 2 #0, Fashion Beast #1, Green Lantern Vol 5 #0, Lookouts Riddle Vol 1 #1, New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #1, Stormwatch Vol 3 #0, Worlds Finest Vol 3 #0, Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special

Jimmy is joined in studio by the official CNI photographer Kasha Minenko! She brings her Japanophile love to wax on about anime, manga and some of her fave Japanese authors. They give some love to the Harvey Awards winners and discuss plans for the upcoming New York Comic Con. News includes: The 2012 New Jersey Superhero Weekend and Wonder Woman Day to benefit SAFE, new JJ Abrams sci-fi series from FOX on the way, maybe a new Wonder Woman series coming from the CW, G4TV to rebrand in 2013, Remender leaving Uncanny X-Force, and Billy the vampire slayer to debut in Buffy comics. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 400! Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan, Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios & “Alan Moore”!

Comic News Insider: Episode 400 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Airboy Deadeye #1, Merciless Rise Of Ming #1, Popeye Vol 3 #1

It’s the epic 400th episode recording! Recorded live at Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan. Jimmy is joined by frequent co-hosts Kevin Conn, Grace Helbig and Jon Hoche! Producer Joe is on the mixer/tech and made sure everything ran smoothly. So many great guests joined in the fun including Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan,  Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios and “Alan Moore” even showed up. There was news, reviews, songs and all sorts of silliness. And oh yes…we drank! Thanks to Kasha  for photography, Brad for video, Producer Joe for producing, and to Beth and Josh at Hourglass for putting up with us. Also, a big thanks to show sponsors Heidi MacDonald of The Beat and Ryan Swearingen of Stated Magazine for chatting with us for  a few minutes as well. CNI and The Beat had a big announcement too! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Pictures! Thanks to Kasha Minenko for being the official CNI Photographer of the night! You can see the entire set at Jimmy’s Flickr account.

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The CNI 400 crew! Co-hosts Kevin Conn, Jon Hoche, Producer Joe Gonzalez, host Jimmy Aquino, co-host Grace Helbig!

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Dr. Vasilis Pozios of Broadcast Thought

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Emma Hayley of Self Made Hero

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Roommates Ben Templesmith, Jimmy vs. Roommates Melissa Dowell, Katelan Foisy. Better known as the famous Aquinosmith/Fowell rivalry.

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Comic News Insider Episode 378 – Best of 2011!

Comic News Insider: Episode 378 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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!

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Comic News Insider Episode 366 – More NYCC w/ Blair Butler (G4TV’s Fresh Ink), Blair Herter (G4TV’s X-Play) & Kevin Mellon!

 

Comic News Insider: Episode 366 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Deadpool MAX 2 #1, Dead Rising Road To Fortune #1, Monocyte #1, My Greatest Adventure Vol 2 #1,  Orchid #1, Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #1, Shade Vol 2 #1, 30 Days of Night #1,  X-Men Regenesis #1. Batman: Year One DVD

Strap in! It’s another super-sized episode! Sorry for the length but we have over an hour worth of great interviews. Jimmy is joined by Aussie pal Matt Brick again to review tons of comics and chat about Speakeasy Dollhouse, Mekhi Phifer, Once Upon A TimeX-Men anime on G4, Grace Helbig co-hosting Attack of the Show, CDC zombie comic, Marvel layoffs, Dry Seasons preview, The Loxley’s and the War of 1812 preview, and Matt Smith might be leaving Doctor Who. Speaking of…more NYCC interviews with G4TV’S Blair Butler and Blair Herter. Blair Butler swung by the Comic News Insider booth to hang with Jimmy and chat her first written comic book called Heart. They also chatted the comic industry and recent comics as well. Blair Herter came by after meeting Jimmy the night before and having many drinks. They had a blast talking comics, video games and how Jimmy is stealing his fiance’, Jessica Chobot, from him. Kevin Mellon also came by to talk about Heart. You know, since he’s the artist on the comic book. News includes: Ben McCool & Nikki Cook’s Memoir heads to TV,  Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons announce their comic The Secret Service, Joss Whedon takes on Much Ado About Nothing, 2000AD fills gap in empty Barnes & Noble shelves, The Punisher heads to TV, Spider-Kids dressed up needed for Spidey column, Ed Brubaker’s Criminal heading to film, Red 2 is coming and King Con III is postponed. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 363 – New York Comic Con Recap w/ James Asmus/Marc Bernardin/Nicki Clyne/Greg Pak/Veronica Taylor

Comic News Insider: Episode 363 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy flies solo this week because it’s the big New York Comic Con recap! His voice is shot from shouting during the raffle all weekend and sleeping about 8 hours total in 4 days. He got tons of interviews at the show and in this episode you’ll hear from James Asmus (X-Men: Regenesis), Marc Bernardin (Alphas), Nicki Clyne (“Callie” on Battlestar Galactica), Greg Pak (Incredible Hercules, Hulk), and Veronica Taylor (voice of “Ash Ketchum” in Pokemon). Jimmy gives his lengthy (sorry!) day by day/blow by blow recap of the 4 days of NYCC. While a blast was had by all, there were a few gripes as well. Thanks to EVERYONE who came by the Comic News Insider table and said “Hi”, bought raffle tickets, dropped off stuff to review, did signings, interviews, donated for raffle or just wanted to chat. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 362 – Pre-New York Comic Con Madness!

Comic News Insider: Episode 362 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avengers 1959 #1, Blood Red Dragon #0, Chopper #1, Huntress Vol 3 #1, Last Of The Greats #1, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1, Frank Miller’s Holy Terror

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Jimmy is joined by yet another Aussie sitting in the guest co-host chair, Jen Timms. She works in the gaming industry and is in town for New York Comic Con (NYCC) staying at the Aquino/Templesmith palace. She is also Jimmy’s right hand at the CNI booth (D18) in Podcast Arena located in Artist’s Alley. They give some love/reverance to the late Steve Jobs, Jimmy talks about the Warehouse 13 and Breaking Bad finales and tells of his love for Karine Vanasse in Pan Am. They also nerd out over the new Avengers trailerNews includes James Robinson back on Starman, Barnes & Noble yanks DC books, Locke & Key screening at NYCC, Archie Comics brings back superheroes, and Stieg Larson’s trilogy comes to comic books. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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NYCC is this weekend (October 13-16) and CNI has lots of great stuff lined up at their table D18. Signings at the booth (CHECK BACK AT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO SOON) with the likes of Greg Pak, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Colden, Becky Cloonan, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Veronica Taylor, and Jeremy Bastian. Tentative guests include Paul Pope, Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. The annual raffle will be held this year as well! It’s a fundraiser for CNI so we can get some new equipment/pay for trips/etc. Great prizes in the raffle as per usual with donations from Garth Ennis, Bryan Fuller, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Kayanan, Paul Pope, John Cassaday, DC comics, IDW publishing. Dark Horse comics, Smith Micro, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, Dan Panosian, Dynamite Entertainment, 2000AD and more! Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. The more you buy, the better chance to win! We’ll do the raffle once on Thursday and twice a day from Friday-Sunday. Swing on by D18 in Artist Alley to see all of the exciting events happening with Comic News Insider at NYCC!

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 137 – Farewell Electron Boy

The Backroom team discuss the new Ultimate Spider-Man, try to understand Spooky Buddies, and say farewell to Electron Boy.

Questions? Comments? Stop by The Backroom website.

This episode can be played online via the flash player below or it can be downloaded from here. It is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #6

The boys dip their toes into some intellectual waters this episode.

Topics of discussion: revisionist history in regards to Cold War aggressors; Television, Comic Books, and the difference between utilizing the strengths of one medium in regards to another and just straight up copying one medium to another and not respecting how one audience experiences it opposed to the other; and that age old debate between Diversity and Xenophobia in the comics medium.

Going deep this week.

[00:00] Start
[00:32] Intro
[00:49] Pigs #1
[11:57] Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #1
[30:04] Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1
[49:30] End

Comic News Insider Episode 324 – WonderConning!

Comic News Insider: Episode 324 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews:  Captain America and the Secret Avengers One-Shot, Dollhouse: Epitaphs One-Shot, Elephantmen: Man and Elephantman #1

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Yet another new sound this week! Jimmy is joined by Jon Hoche (back by popular demand) in the maybe new CNI studio known as Jimmy’s apartment. And Jon recorded the show on his computer and will edit via Garage Band. Woo hoo! Next week we’ll record through a megaphone! CNI west coast correspondent Maria Bernal-Silva attended WonderCon in her hometown of San Francisco and has a recap and an interview with Ben McCool and Nate Cosby. The boys talk about the Green Lantern extended trailer, the Thundercats trailer, a big thank you rap to last week’s co-hosts Grace and Michelle, Paul Pope and Frank Miller on the Spider-Man musical and the current Vampire Cowboys show The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G. Lots of WonderCon news including: DC comics goes retro, Family Guy coming to comics, IDW reprints Thor and brings back TMNTThe Governator is back, Dark Horse brings the Whedon & the return of the real Captain America(Steve Rogers).  Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

 

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 118

“Jennifer Blood #1 was Killer Milf, son! The Big of the Book was definitely the epic O-face panel on the final page!”

No, the previous sentence does not contain typos. We have simply created new ways to review comics. Listen and learn.

MAINSTREAM

  1. [01:41] S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
  2. [17:55] Amazing Spider-Man #654.1
  3. [26:53] Wolverine #6 – Wolverine vs. The X-Men
  4. [31:51] Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5 (OF 5)
  5. INDIE

  6. [41:06] The Suicide Forest #3 (OF 4)
  7. [46:04] Jennifer Blood #1
  8. [53:45] Memoir #2 (OF 6)

Image Addiction Episode 31

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Show Notes

Welcome back to the show!  This episode we take a look back to 1994 and discuss Spawn #16-18 written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Greg Capullo and have a good ol’ time discussing the insanity.

We then move to some more recent releases and discuss Savage Dragon #168, Who Is Jake Ellis? #1, Infinite Vacation #1, Morning Glories #6, and Memoir #1.

Enjoy!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 114

In which Freddie gushes about this week’s big book, Locke and Key, Jesse puts to bed Season Eight of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Art hates on precocious kids in yet another issue about a Superman amalgam.

SHOW NOTES:

ALL INDIES, ALL THE TIME

[00:31] Intro
[01:08] Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #4
[09:07] Memoir #1
[15:42] Buffy The Vampire Slayer #40
[21:58] Northlanders #36
[29:53] Superior #4
[37:14] Morning Glories #6
[49:29] Scarlet #4
[54:56] Outro

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 151 (1/23/11)

Independent titles rule supreme! Pick Of The Week goes to Ben McCool & Nikki Cook for Memoir #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include G.I. JOE: Cobra #12 (IDW), Hellblazer #275 (Vertigo), Doctor Who #1 (IDW), The Boys #50 (Dynamite), and Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #4 (IDW).

Also, none of the titles this week are under $3!

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 113

In which, Sweet Tooth is praised to high heaven, Choker makes
Freddie confused as hell, and Art admits his love for Mr. Ian Churchill.

SHOW NOTES:

INDIE

[01:22] Sweet Tooth #17
[04:53] Walking Dead #80
[09:16] Suicide Forest #2
[15:04] 27 #2
[19:57] Marineman #2
[26:26] Choker #5

MAINSTREAM

[30:17] Ultimate Captain America #1
[39:49] Generation Hope #3
[44:07] Avengers Prime #5
[54:36] Wolverine: Best There Is #2