Comic Couch 54

After a week off we are back to bring you spoiler-rific reviews and some interesting nerd conversations.

This week we review Dark X-Men The Beginnings #1, Chew #1, and Wednesday Comics #1. The conversation goes all over the place, even some places it shouldn’t. What else would you expect from your friends at the Comic Couch?

Hint: we talk about Red Skull’s Penis.

Music By: The Dropkick Murphys, Graphic Audio Crisis On Infinite Earths, and Cake.

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Comic Couch Episode #53

Better later than never?

Sorry everyone. As the person who has to edit and post the shows, I have the least amount of time to do so. Comic Books are a harsh mistress

In this week’s episode we, as usual, change our format again. Now we are planning to review a Marvel a DC, and an indy book every week. This week we chose Detective Comics #854, Dark Avengers/X-men Utopia 1-shot, and Predator #1. Let us know what you think of the change.

Music by: The Real Mckenzies, Down of War II Soundtrack, and Daft Punk

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 19

Bringing you some of the very best hidden gems from the world of independent comics, movies and TV.

In this episode:

Our Main Feature is an interview with Alex Grecian, the creator of Proof from Image comics. We talk about how he was introduced to comics and his influences, which comics he’s currently reading, how Proof came about and his experience with Image comics. There are no major spoilers so it won’t spoil your pleasure of the comic if you listen and want to pick it up after.

In Challenge Scott I pitch 3 new books but before that we talk about an infamous comic I pitched to Scott a while back and he picked up recently – The Dark Knight Returns.

It’s my turn to reveal a Guilty Pleasure, one from my youth, and it’s one that breaks the mould. It’s a very guilty pleasure.

Rounding off this episode, our Hidden Gem is a fairly new TV series that came out last year in the US, it’s the comedy-spy drama, Chuck.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 18

Bringing you some of the hidden gems in independent comics, movies and TV.

In this episode:

Our Main Feature is a discussion about vigilantes in comics and TV. Are they a bad thing or a good thing? We wrangle with this difficult issue and go over related issue in recent comics history.

In Challenge Scott I pitch 3 new books and break new ground for this segment as one of them is a Manga comic.

It’s Scott’s turn to reveal a Guilty Pleasure, one from his youth that I’m not too familiar with as it turns out.

Rounding off this episode, our Hidden Gem is perhaps second guilty pleasure for Scott, it’s one of his favourite movies of all time, the independent movie – Primer.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 17

Bringing you some of the very best hidden gems from the world of independent comics, movies and TV.

In this episode:

Our Main Feature is our Bristol Convention discussion, looking back over everything that happened at the Bristol Expo comic convention last weekend in the UK.

In Challenge Scott we don’t have any new comics, but Scott has built up quite a back log, so we discuss, Kick-Ass, The Darkness, Criminal and RASL.

It’s my turn for a Guilty Pleasure, and this time I have something that I don’t think should be guilty at all, but someone who was actually involved in the film disagreed.

This episode’s Hidden Gem is where we talk about the fantastic film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang starring flavour of the moment Robery Downey Junior.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 16

Welcome to a special episode, due mainly to our love of Babylon 5 and time constraints just before the Bristol Expo this weekend.

This episode we throw away all the usual format, and it is an extended Hidden Gem where we talk about the characters, the species, the plot for series 1 and how it all adds up to one fantastic first series of one of the best sci-fi shows of all time.

Our special guest is another Steve, someone whose knowledge of Babylon 5 is comparable to that of Scott and myself.

Apologies for the sound problems this episode, we should have them fixed for next episode after the Bristol Comic convention.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 15

Bringing you some of the hidden gems in independent comics, movies and TV.

In this episode:

Our Main Feature is an interview with Pete Rogers, co-founder of Orang Utan Comics. We talk about how he got started in comics, 11th Hour – the new comics anthology and their connection with Markosia.

For more information visit their website

In Challenge Scott we start by talking about Hellboy, a previous book from last episode’s Challenge Scott. He lets us know what he really thinks of it and we talk about some other classic comics that everyone should read at least once.

Slightly differently in this episode, we look ahead to upcoming comics, in Top Cow’s Pilot Season 2. This is where they put out first issue of six or seven new series, and readers vote on MySpace for the ones they want to see turn into an ongoing series, and the top two or three with the most votes make it.

For more information, check out Top Cow Comic website

Or read about it on CBR or Newsarama

It’s Scott turn to reveal a Guilty Pleasure, and this time he thinks it is one that shouldn’t be guilt free and it’s something we should all be watching.

We wrap up the show with a Hidden Gem and this episode its the TV series Twin Peaks by David Lynch.

There is a small prize for anyone who can identify the music used in all the intervals. Answers to comicbookoutsiders@hotmail.com. If we get several entries the winner will be drawn from a hat.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 12

Bringing you some of the hidden gems in independent comics, movies and TV

In this episode:

We start with a bit of news and gossip about something exciting in TV that’s related to comics.

Our main feature is fan made films, based on TV and comic characters. We look at some awesome trailers for movies we would love to see but will never happen.

In this episode’s Challenge Scott we have an all Image line up with:-

Dynamo 5

76

Fearless

We also have a discussion about Pride of Baghdad and what we think it’s really all about.

It’s my turn to reveal a Guilty Pleasure and find out if anyone else out there shares my secret passion.

Rounding things up is our Hidden Gem which the TV Space: Above and Beyond

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 14

Bringing you some of the hidden gems in independent comics, movies and TV.

In this episode:

Our Main Feature is a look at spin-off TV shows and what we like and don’t like about them, plus we explore some of the good, and some of the really awful.

In Challenge Scott we start with some previous books Scott has picked up which are Ex-Machina  from Wildstorm and 76 from Image comics.

This episode’s 3 comics are:-

– Hawaiian Dick – Byrd of Paradise 1st trade from Image comics
– The Darkness #1 from Top Cow comics
– Hellboy – Seed of Destruction from Dark Horse comics

Then it’s my turn to reveal a Guilty Pleasure that we suspect lots of other people share, but they too are puzzled as to why it was so enjoyable.

As always we wrap up the show with a Hidden Gem and this episode its the TV series American Gothic starring Gary Cole.

Music for this show was provided by the podsafe music network.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 13 with Terry Moore

Bringing you some of the hidden gems in independent comics, movies and TV

In this episode:

Our Main Feature is an interview with the creator of Strangers in Paradise Terry Moore. We talk ab out his brand new independent series Echo as well as his upcoming work for Marvel with Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane and Runaways.

In this episode’s Challenge Scott we have a mixed bag with:-

* Locke and Key Issue 1

* RASL Issue 1

* Criminal Issue 1 Vol2

There is also a bonus fourth comic on Challenge Scott which is Kick Ass Issue 1 from Icon.

It’s Scott’s turn to reveal a Guilty Pleasure and we find out if I or anyone else out has heard of it, and if they share his secret passion.

Rounding things up is our Hidden Gem which the TV series from the 1990s – Dark Skies.

Music for this episode provided by the podsafe music network.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 11

This episode we are joined by Barry Nugent, one of the co-hosts of the Geek Syndicate UK podcast.

Main Feature – Character adaptations from comic and books to TV and film.

The return of Challenge Scott with:-

Ex Machina

The Pride of Baghdad

Y: The Last Man

Guilty Pleasures – one from Scott this episode

Hidden Gem – Dark City

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 10

Main Feature – Review of 2007 – films, comics and TV.

Challenge Steve – a one off special with:-

Palestine

Black Hole

Legend

Guilty Pleasures – a new segment that replaces Writer of the Episode

Hidden Gem – Bubba Ho Tep

Music in this episode is from Seasick Steve from the album Dog House Music.

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 9

Episode 9 – The last episode of 2007!

Main Feature – Why We Love Old People

Challenge Scott

· Queen and Country from Oni Press

· Northlanders from Vertigo comics

· The End League from Dark Horse Comics

Writer of the Episode is Joss Whedon

Hidden Gem – The Equalizer

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 8

Challenge Scott

The Man With No Name – from Dynamite
Resurrection – from Oni press.
The Spectre – from DC Comics

OK comics website

Music by Jimmie Bratcher and provided by the podsafe music network. Visit www.music.podshow.com

Comic Book Outsiders Episode 7

Tards comic – by Jake Harold

http://www.capspac.co.uk/

Nick Bertozzi – Preview of Houdini the Handcuff King

http://www.nickbertozzi.com/comics/houdini/houdini.htm

The Strangers in Paradise Website – by Terry Moore

http://www.strangersinparadise.com/sipindex.html

Potter’s Field – Boom Studios

http://www.boom-studios.com/node/1153

Writer of the Episode – Kevin Smith

Wiki Entry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Smith

Green Arrow – Quiver – with Phil Hester and Ande Parks

Children of Dune DVD