At last month’s Toronto Comicon, Koom got a chance to sit down with Gerhard, most famous for drawing backgrounds and environments for (and NOT inking!) Dave Sim’s Cerebus. Koom talks with him about working with Dave Sim and navigating some of Sim’s more controversial moments; the ergonomics of comics creation; working with Grant Morrison on “Smile of the Absent Cat” in Heavy Metal; and more.
Reviews: Action Man #1, Lucas Stand #1, She Wolf #1, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1, Game of Thrones S6 finale
The last of the Heroes Con interviews are upon us! Jimmy sat down with Brenden Fletcher for a long overdue interview about his work on Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Black Canary and more. Jimmy’s old friend Rebecca joins him in studio in the rotating co-host chair and they have a lengthy (sorry) discussion about that Game of Thrones finale. They discuss a PR email and Jimmy is ecstatic over a Steranko tweet to him. News includes: Cerebus returns, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl also return in comic book form, IDW is bringing us a new Star Trek anthology, the new Mortal Kombat film has cast 12 major roles, the second volume of the music of DC comics is coming, the 2016 NJ Superhero weekend at Comic Fusion is again holding their annual event in August. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
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Dave Sim’s massive “Cerebus” series creates a dilemma for a comics reviewer. It contains some fantastic cartooning, hilarious scenes, and spot-on dialog. And yet… other parts feature highly misogynistic views and out-of-whack text-to-pictures ratios, both of which make it “hard to read” in different ways. Dana and Kumar re-read the second arc, “High Society,” and consider the good and the bad of the entire series, the mixing of satire and parody, and more.
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With the return of Valiant Comics and the slew of upcoming comics from Image, we decided to each pick five of the best independent comic books ever. Surprisingly, there are a lot to choose from. Listen in!
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Here is the second half of ‘A Brief History of Comics’ by Wayne Wise. Stop by and visit Wayne at Phantom of the Attic Comics in Oakland and check out some of the great books that he talked about in his lecture.
Special thanks to Colin Newby and the CMU Graphic Novel Club for organizing the lecture and for allowing us to record.
This episode’s music is by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine.
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