Comics Alternative, Episode 268: Reviews of Recent Romance Comics

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Built for Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and this week the Two Guys with PhDs are doing something they’ve never done before: devote an entire episode to recent romance comics. And this year, there are quite a number of new comics devoted to love and relationships…and with curious twists. And speaking of twists, they begin their show by discussing the first two issues of the new Image Comics series, Twisted Romance. This is a four-issue anthology published weekly throughout the month of February, and in issues #1 and #2 we see comics contributions from the creators Alex de Campo, Katie Shelly, Sarah Horrocks, Alejandra Gutierrez, and Meredith McClaren, with short prose offerings from Magen Cubed and Vita Ayala. From there they go to Death of Love #1 (Image Comics), written by Justin Jordan with art by Donal Delay. Much like Twisted Romance, this is a skewed look at love — and this one includes assholes and drugs.

Following that, Gene and Derek discuss one more recent release from Image Comics, Tee Franklin and Jenn St-onge’s Bingo Love. This is a unique LGBT narrative that focuses on the relationship of older citizens. While intended for teen readers, this is a graphic novel that can be appreciated by all ages. After that they visit, once again, the wacky world of Craig Yoe and his partner Clizia Gussoni. Weird Love, Vol. 6: So This Is Love! (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books) is the latest collection of their Weird Love series, classic romance stories from the 1950s and 1960s that not only appear warped to our contemporary eyes, but were probably strange to their original audiences. And finally, the guys wrap up their special Valentine’s Day episode with an offering from DC Comics, Young Monsters in Love. Much like last October’s DC House of Horror, this is an extra-long seasonal anthology issue written and drawn by a who’s who of DC creators. Included are stories focusing on, among others, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, Raven, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Solomon Grundy, Deadman, the Creature Commandos, and (one of the guys’ favorites) Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.

Love is definitely in the air this week!

Comic News Insider Episode 753 – Hothcasting!

Comic News Insider: Episode 753 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Superman #18, Action Comics Vol 2 #975, Man-Thing Vol 5 #1, Grass Kings #1 

The winter storm has come and CNI is still standing. Recording from the remote Hoth studio, Jimmy commends co-host Emily Edwards for trekking through the slush to make it. Alas, she did lose her taun taun. They celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jimmy gushes over the new Wonder Woman trailer. News includes: Marvel will start adverting comics in front of TV/films, Netflix has announced that it will be creating an 8 episode Korean zombie television series called Kingdom, Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino in Deadpool 2, the classic Cybermen and Missy are returning to Doctor Who season 10, Gareth Edwards got the name for a planet in Rogue One from a coffee cup, South Korean zombie film Train to Busan will get an animated prequel called Seoul Station and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 719 – Star Trek: Mission CNI!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 719 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All-Star Batman #1, Backstagers #1, Betty and Veronica #1, Evil Heroes #1, The Hellblazer #1, Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1. Stranger Things, Penny Dreadful (series finale), Preacher (finale), The Tick (pilot), Fear the Walking Dead. Suicide Squad

We’re back! After a 6 week hiatus filled with San Diego Comic Con coverage goodness, Jimmy and Emily return with an episode full of reviews (like, lots of them!)) and news and all sorts of nerdy stuff. Jimmy attended Star Trek Misson New York and gives his recap. News includes: multiple new heroes will be appearing in various superhero shows, the Nimona audiobook gets a full cast, Brie Larson is Captain Marvel, Zendaya is Mary Jane Watson, Rob Liefeld is bringing back Youngblood to Image Comics, Riri Williams will be Ironheart, the Invincible comic will end with issue #144, Supergirl and The Flash will crossover in a 2 episode musical event, a new animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader will feature the voices of Adam West/Burt Ward/Julie Newmar, and much more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #178: Ultron’s Head, The TMNT Trailer and Comic Book Reviews!

Episode #178

On this podcast we talk Avengers: Age of Ultron filming and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer. Then we review Real Heroes #1, All-New Ghost Rider #1 and Blackout #1. Three comics, three different companies. Variety is the spice of life. Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #169: Changing The Podcast Game in ’14… With Comic Book Reviews!

Episode #169

On this podcast we talk comics. A lot of comics. Detective Comics #27, Wolverine #13, Avengers World #1, All-New X-Factor #1 and Revolutionary War: Alpha #1. See? Then we talk some news. Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #144: Age of Ultron. The Whole Thing.

Episode #144

On this podcast we review the finale to Marvel’s latest event: Age of Ultron. You knew this was coming, right? Then we try to end on a positive note with some news from last week. Well, we try, anyway. Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #135: Age of Ultron, Guardians of The Galaxy and The Wolverine

Episode #135

Two podcasts in one week!

On this episode we take a look at the mind-numbing events of Age of Ultron #3, and try to come to terms with the passing of the Black Panther. Then we review Guardians of The Galaxy #1, and try to figure out if the trailer for The Wolverine got us excited for the film or not. Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #131: Age of Ultron #1, Sex #1 and Superman Unchained

Episode #131

This week on the podcast we review the start of Marvel’s latest event: Age of Ultron. Then we take a look at the controversial Sex #1 from IMAGE Comics, and talk about the upcoming Superman Unchained title. Listen in!

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Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #16

 

Jesse, Art, Freddie, and Danny once again discuss three new number one issues! One is heavily influenced by J. Michael Straczynski, one is a master class in great comic book storytelling, and one is a pop culture referencing mess. Listen and find out what’s what!
SHOW NOTES:
[00:33] Intro
[02:06] America’s Got Powers #1
[15:07] Secret #1
[28:10] The Secret Service #1
[43:40] END
Intro Music: Built To Spill – “Sidewalk”

Comic News Insider Episode 389 – Comic Book Clubbers

Comic News Insider: Episode 389 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Beyond: Unlimited #1, Darkness #100, Ralph Wiggum Comics #1, Awake, DC Nation

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent guest co-host and all around good pal Jon Hoche! Jimmy talks about his friend Michelle Vargas and her e-book Free Your Awesome while Jon recovers from closing the hit Off Broadway production of Agent G. The boys were also a bit rushed because Jimmy got asked at the last minute to be a guest on the awesome Comic Book Club live show down at The PIT. He dragged Jon along for the ride and they had a super fun time. You can hear them here! (Of course, listen to them in this CNI episode first!). News includes: Shazam gets a makeover, Jonathan Hickman leaving Fantastic Four and FFBloodshot film in the works, Jonathan Ross & Bryan Hitch new comic will be bigger and stay at $2.99, BioShock Infinite gets a release date, Archie Comics continues to tackle social issues and new Avengers Alliance game on Facebook. 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 377 – Happy New Year!

Comic News Insider: Episode 377 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Brody’s Ghost #1, DC Comics Presents Elseworlds 100-Page Spectacular One-Shot, DMZ #72 (Final issue), The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1, Too Much Coffee Man #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by old CNI stalwarts Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche as well as first timer Lorraine Cink. She’s a hilarious, nerdy and adorable lady who does improv with our palGrace Helbig. The drinks flow heavy (yet again) and the show goes off the rails early just like you like it! Jimmy and Lorraine sing about their new year’s eve, they all discuss the Russian Avengers and the Upside Down trailers and try to figure out what the big deal is with Wonder Woman onHarry’s Law. News includes: DC finally reveals their mystery woman, Bryan Hitch and Jonathan Ross announce their new series, St. Trinian’s creator Ronald Searle dies, Marvel lawyers claim mutants are NOT humans, and a sci-fi brothel is beaming into Nevada. Plus, the CNI Hotline is very busy with calls of (what we thought were congratulations and wishes of a happy new year) confusion and outright annoyance. Calling in are pals “Arlene Fowler” (True Blood), Michael Emerson (Person of Interest),  Jonathan Ross (UK chat show host), Sara Cox (BBC Radio 1 DJ/personality), Blair Herter (G4TV’s X-Play), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Osborn, Castle: Deadly Storm) & Matt Fraction (Casanova, Iron Man). As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in this FRIDAY for the BEST OF 2011 show where the same crew in this episode (and seen below) break down their favorite comics, TV shows, and films. It’s a fun discussion of our year’s best! And yes, even more drinking happened. 

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 164 (5/1/11)

Tons of comics this week, only so many slots available. Pick Of The Week goes to Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez for Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #6 (IDW)! Fast Five picks include Detective Comics #876 (DC), FF #2 (Marvel), The Walking Dead #84 (Image), Justice League: Generation Lost #24 (DC), and Avengers #12.1 (Marvel).

This episode has been brought to you by Valkyrie Squadron.

Cammys Comic Corner Episode 126 (5/16/10)

Gigantic week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna for The Sword #24 (Image). Fast Five picks include Siege #4 (Marvel), The Flash #2 (DC), New Avengers: Finale (Marvel), Daytripper #6 (Vertigo), and PunisherMAX #7 (MAX).

With Siege over with, now onwards to the MILLIONS of upcoming Avengers titles!