Comics Alternative Interviews: Jeff Lemire

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  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:40 – Setup of interview
  • 00:06:49 – Interview with Jeff Lemire
  • 01:33:07 – Wrap up
  • 01:34:37 – Contact us

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On this interview episode Derek and Andy are excited to have Jeff Lemire as their guest. His new graphic novel, Roughneck, has just been released by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery 13 imprint, and he has a new ongoing series through Image Comics, Royal City. The guys talk with Jeff about those works, particularly their place within Lemire’s growing body of writing, but they also ask him about his other current ongoing series, such as Descender (with Dustin Nguyen on art), Black Hammer (along with Dean Ormston), and the miniseries A.D.: After Death (written by Scott Snyder). A lot of ground is covered in this interview, including revelations on the early origins of Roughneck, the long-range plans for Royal City, the themes and characters that seem to be woven throughout Jeff’s oeuvre, the curious links between Descender and Adam Strange, and Jeff’s thoughts on “slice of life” stories and their reception within the comics-reading community.

And here’s a fun fact! Jeff Lemire was actually the focus of the Two Guys’ very first creator spotlight way back in Episode 6 of The Comics Alternative, and at the time Andy and Derek thought there was almost too much to talk about in terms of Jeff’s output. But now almost five years later, and with so many more titles under Jeff’s belt, those assumptions seem amusing in hindsight.

It’s important to note that Andy and Derek recorded their interview with Jeff the day before this year’s Eisner Award nominations were announced, where he has landed in the Best New Series and Best Writer categories (both for Black Hammer). This is why no one brings up the Eisners at any time in the conversation. But a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff for this well-deserved attention!

Longbox Review 112: Top 5 Independent Comics

Damian, of the world-renowned sleepyreader666 YouTube channel, joins me to discuss our top 5 current favorite independent comics (plus a few more).

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Comic News Insider Episode 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 721 – Garden State-ing!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 721 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doom Patrol Vol 6 #1, Forevers #1, Mycroft Holmes #1 & 2. Legends of Chamberlain Heights, Gotham S3 premiere, Lucifer S2 premiere

Jimmy journeys out to the Garden State (New Jersey) to find the podcast wife Erica Schultz! She returns after a long absence and they record in the remote CNI studios chatting about Jimmy’s first Ren Faire, Batman Day and a big nerd win at The Emmys. News includes: Margot Robbie will produce and star in a Harley Quinn spinoff film, Valiant Comics will have cat cosplay variant covers, Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon are the creators behind an upcoming new Hulk series focusing on Jennifer Walters, Todd MacFarlane confirms a new Spawn movie, Simon Bisley is returning to Lobo, a new Kate Bishop Hawkeye series is on the way and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, On Location: The August Visit to Collected Comics and Games

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This month for the on-location recording at Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, the discussion table is rather crowded. Derek is joined by many of the regular Collected customers — Craig, Matt, and Nick — but joining the conversation for the first time are Tristan, Chris, and Carrie, as well as Brian, the shop’s newest associate. The talk begins with Craig’s recounting of his own experiences at this year’s San Diego Comic-Com, but then it segues into a discussion of recent comics that folks have been reading. Some of those titles include Grant Morrison’s KlausDivinity IIBlack HammerBackstagersGiant Days, Voltron Legendary DefenderFight Club 2Black PantherWonder Woman, and various Brian K. Vaughan titles.  They also discuss several comics-related Netflix shows, DC’s upcoming Young Animal series, and writers in other media who have tried their hands in comics. Needless to say, this is a packed episode with a full table of participants and plenty of topics to go around.

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Comic News Insider Episode 673 – Hometown Funk!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 673 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1, Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 #1, Snowfall #1, Tomb Raider Vol 3 #1

Jimmy is in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL so he gets his friends Ted Carruba and Ashley Lanni Hoye to co-host. Ashley is manager at the awesome comic book shop Superhero Beach where we record this episode. Superhero Beach is located at 1124 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Thanks to owner Neil Sindicich for letting us record in the shop! After catching up a bit, the trio chats about the recent Retrorama toy show that Ted was a part of, some favorite comics/TV and lament over the possibility of Agent Carter getting canceled.  News includes: DC announces full title line-up for Rebirth event, Dark Horse announces new titles including Black Hammer and Wonderfall, Marvel is doing a comic adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Image Comics will launch a monthly magazine called Image+, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are doing a Tales From the Darkside comic, the Nintendo World store has re-opened in NYC, Julianne Moore has been cast as the big bad in the Kingsman 2 sequel and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 adds new cast members including Kurt Russell. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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