Michael and Derek are back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, in Charlotte, NC, for the first of their planned August on-location episodes. And as the Two Guys have been doing with their new format, Michael highlights recent mainstream publications and Derek focuses on more indie or non-DC and Marvel titles. Michael starts the ball rolling by discussing the recent work of Ta-Nehisi Coates, specifically his current writing on Captain America(Marvel Comics). He specifically focuses on the politics embedded in the narratives — and not only with Cap, but in his Black Panther work, as well — and how Coates is learning the form and growing as a comic-book writer. Derek discusses three recent #1 issues, including Rob Guillory’s Farmhandand John Layman and Nick Pitarra’s Leviathan (both from Image Comics), as well as She Could Fly, written by Christopher Cantrell and with art by Martin Morazzo (Dark Horse Comics). He links the comedy, and the outrageousness, of Guillory’s and Layman’s new titles, because the two made their big splash with Chew. The guys also talk about She Could Fly, not only on its own story terms, but as the latest contribution from Berger Books.
Reviews: Adventure Time Beginning Of The End #1, Black Panther Vol 7 #1. Delta 13 #1, The Flash s4 finale, iZombie s4 finale, Krypton s1 finale, Lost in Space, Lucifer, Solo: A Star Wars Story
Emily Edwards returns for this big multiple review show. Jimmy talks about Book Expo America and some interviews he has lined up this week. News includes: A Boba Fett spin-off is in the works, Jamie Foxx will be Spawn in the new movie, The Venture Bros. returns for its 7th season this summer and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Coming off our discussion of God Loves, Man Kills. It’s going to take a lot to match that skill. This time around Ryan and Allen go back to the days of T’challa & Ororo post marriage. When the bitterness was freshly sour. While there’s a great cast of characters and sounds like the greatest crossover ever. The story suffers from many flaws, making it hard to enjoy. Thanks for listening!
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Marvel Fresh Start continues with some Venom talk. You may know him from his beginnings with Spider-Man or you may be jumping on to Marvel and Venom for the first time. Don’t worry, we have you covered! Keywords: Marvel, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy
We’re back with Black Panther review! And Comics talk! Ian, Brent, Brandon, and Donovan return! Listen to how Brent and Brandon take on Donovan in an epic clash over how T’challa has nothing to do! Did T’challa lose both waterfall fights? Find out, on Comic Timing!
For the March on-location recording at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC, the topic of discussion is comics adapted into movies and television series (especially superhero properties), and if we’re about to reach the point of oversaturation. Joining Derek in the conversation are shop customers Zyg, Jack, Jesse, Erica, and Christian. All of them are fans of superhero film and TV, and each brings a unique perspective to the discussion. And, as expected, everyone varies in their opinions on how much is too much when it comes to superhero adaptations. Among the various movies and series they discuss are Black Panther, the Iron Man series, Watchmen, The Crow, JusticeLeague,Tim Burton’s Batman, Gotham,the various Netflix series, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They also talk about non-superhero comics adaptations such as Lucifer, iZombie,Ghost World, and, of course, The Walking Dead. And toward the end of their conversation, everyone expresses her or his own wish list of other properties that could be adapted into television series or films.
Reviews: Alisik #1, Lockjaw #1, The Terrifics #1, Final Space series premiere, Star Wars Rebels series finale
Jimmy is back in NYC! Alas, due to being way behind and regular co-hosts busy, he has to do a quickie solo episode. But as usual, he rallies some of his awesome CNI correspondents to send in audio reviews. Thanks to Ashley, Heidi, Jon and Marta. You all did great jobs! News includes: DC Comics is publishing comics based in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman world, Marvel Comics is bringing a new The Sentry series, Star Wars may have time travel now and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Derek is back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for the February on-location episode. As he usually does, he set up his mics on a Wednesday evening while customers were coming into the shop to pick up the weekly releases. And during this time a couple of Wednesday Warriors sat down with Derek to talk about what they were reading, what they were looking forward to in the coming months, and what about comics culture they currently find exciting. Both Zyg and Fadi shared the week’s titles that they had come to pick up, but the conversation went well beyond that. Among the various topics they discussed were current happenings in the Marvel Universe, favorite artists, eagerly awaited upcoming releases, the new Black Panther movie, Riverdale and other non-superhero comics adaptations, and (believe it or not) Hughes and Whitney’s Herbie. Yep, they talked about the Fat Fury.
This week the guys review the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther. A movie so epic that they invited Mark from the So Wizard podcast to join in and help with the heavy lifting. Black Panther is the 18th film in the 10 year reign of the MCU and yet there is no sign of Marvel slowing down. So listen to what we have to say then let us know what you thought of Black Panther. Enjoy!
Reviews: Death of Love #1, Kick-Ass Vol 4 #1, Sideways #1, Black Panther film
Emily Edwards returns to co-hosting! Jimmy talks about meeting 2 of the 3 hosts of one of his favorite podcasts, My Dad Wrote A Porno and how dark Star Wars: Rebels has gotten. News includes: Marvel is having a “fresh start”, Abrams Books is publishing Congressman John Lewis’s new graphic novel called Run, Frank Miller is writing/drawing a new comic series based on his previous series 300 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!