Comics Alternative, Episode 288: Reviews of Five Recent #1 Issues

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This is a special episode of The Comics Alternative, as it’s the guys’ sixth anniversary! The podcast began on August 1, 2012, and Paul and Derek discuss some of the things they’ve done over the past six years, the number of episodes they’ve published, the amount of interviews they’ve conducted, etc. It’s a celebratory time, and the Two Guys hope that listeners will join in on the celebration and chime in with some of their favorite moments from The Comics Alternative‘s past.

After a brief discussion of the podcast’s anniversary, Paul and Derek then leap into the episode’s core, a discussion of five recent #1 titles. They begin with Ann Nocenti and David Aja’s The Seeds, the latest in Dark Horse Comics’ Berger Books imprint. The guys are fascinated by this first issue, not only with Nocenti’s multi-layered storytelling, but also with Aja’s signature art and design. They then look at the first issue of Tini Howard and Nick Robles’s Euthanauts, part of IDW Publishing’s Black Crown imprint. While they’re intrigued by the series’ premise, they’re not entirely sure if this is a successful #1 issue. There are confusing moments and, arguably, too many unanswered questions that dampen any desire to read on before the trade.

After that, Paul and Derek discuss two recent #1 titles from Image Comics. First, they look at Aleš Kot and Tradd Moore’s The New World, an intriguing futuristic narrative that juggles contemporary socio-political concerns along with a Romeo and Juliet-inspired storyline. They also review the first issue of Mirka Andolfo’s Unnatural, an erotic — but tasteful — anthropomorphic tale that was originally published in Italian and now is available as a limited series.

Finally, the guys wrap up with the first issue of Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf’s Bone Parish (BOOM! Studios). This appears to be a horror title — after all, that’s primarily what Bunn is known for — but as Paul and Derek point out, this first issue reads more as a crime mystery than it does horror. It’s an interesting premise, one that the guys are curious to see unfold.

So enjoy this week’s episode, and celebrate The Comics Alternative‘s sixth anniversary!

Comic Frontline Live #144: I Don’t Even Know You Like That! (4,000 Subscriber Special)

Every week the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through Google Hangouts where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!

This week the Frontline Six unite to celebrate Brant’s Birthday and our 4,000 Subscriber with a Q&A, Trivia and more!

Plus Worst Pick, The Top 5 comics and Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated 3 comics for next week, let your voice be heard in our weekly poll and more!

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Airship 27 Podcast #22: Farewell, Van Williams & Rob is Santa!

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Captain Ron Fortier and Chief Engineer Rob Davis return with the final Airship 27 Podcast of 2016!

This month, they discuss the sad passing of Green Hornet actor Van Williams, several of their latest releases including Captain Hazard Vol. 5, Rob playing Santa, Ron’s 70th birthday celebration, and much more!

Come aboard the fabled Airship 27 for one last ride in 2016!

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Zone 4 #301: We’re Baaacck!

The crew returns after a winter break with a new era in the land of Zone 4!

A slight format change sees the guys talk about TV shows and comic/TV/film news, including the Fantastic Four trailer, the Teen Titans live-action series, the new animated series from DC, and much, much more! Plus why John doesn’t eat birthday cake and Ron hates powdered milk!

Click here for the New Zone 4 Programming Schedule

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 49: August Previews & Our One-Year Anniversary!

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BirthdayBalloonThis week on The Comics Alternative Andy and Derek celebrate their one-year anniversary!  The podcast began one year ago this month — August 1, 2012, was the inaugural episode — and the Two Guys with PhDs mark the event by doing what they do best: bringing you insightful commentary on upcoming titles and comics news. Most of this episode is devoted to the August Previews AugustPreviewscatalog, but Andy and Derek also discuss the significance of the podcast’s ongoing mission, their plans for future shows, the August Comics Alternative giveaway, and the various correspondences they have recently received. Regarding the latter, they respond to an email from Jackie Estrada, an administrator for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, concerning last week’s roundtable discussion on SDCC and the Eisners. The Two Guys address the administrator’s concerns, apologize for certain oversights, and place last week’s comments within a larger context (including their previous conversations on the 2013 Eisner Award nominees). There is a lot packed into this week’s episode — over two-hours worth! — and the guys hope that you join in their anniversary celebration by lifting a pint, turning on your podcast-listening device, and enjoying the warm nougaty goodness that is The Comics Alternative.

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Comic Tube Special: Vikkii’s 25th Birthday Celebration

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Leroy and John get together to host Vikkii’s B-Day celebration as we go over Vikkii’s history in comic tube and her epicness.

This is the first official comic tube clip show as we look back on what we also call “The Best of Vikkii”. This episode is so massive that every comic tube host past and present make an appearance, yes that includes Brad and Phil, as well as other friends of the show to wish Vikk a happy birthday.

Show Notes;
Email: Comictube@Gmail.com
John’s Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/Deceptijohn
Leroy’s Twitter – @ZiggoTheAlien
John’s Twitter – @Deceptijohn
Vikkii’s Twitter – @MissVanCartier

Forums – www.Forumforgeeks.com
– www.thecomicforums.com
Links –
www.wheremonstersdwell.ca
www.PKDmedia.com
www.ActionLabComics.com/
www.UltraFriendsGo.com/