This week on The Comics Alternative, Andy Wolverton joins Derek to discuss three new titles. First, they sift through Oscar Zarate’s new graphic novel, The Park(SelfMadeHero). The Two Guys focus on Zarate’s handling of character development, making The Park an engaging case study in family expectations and disappointments. They also comment on the lush art and how it sets the tone for the entire narrative. Next, they look at two #1 issues, beginning with the new series from Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula’s Veil (Dark Horse Comics). Derek and Andy W. point out the various mysteries embedded in this first issue and how it propels the reader into the issues that will follow. Along with that, they discuss Fejzula’s artwork and how his pallet is the perfect match for Rucka’s dark and ambiguous narrative. From there they turn to Sovereign, the new series by Chris Roberson and Paul Maybury (Image Comics). While both guys had some initial reservations — there is a lot packed into this first installment, perhaps more than a single issue can adequately contain and maintain coherency — they nonetheless feel that this issue requires multiple readings to be adequately appreciated. They admire Roberson’s ambitious world-building, and both guys trust the writer to carry through and flesh out this world in subsequent issues. All in all, Derek and Andy W. have a fun time discussing these three new titles that they highly recommend to all listeners.
It’s a special episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast, with two great interviews!
First up is Dean Haspiel, one of the creative forces behind The Fox at Red Circle/Archie Comics. We talk about this successful series, including how it came to be and how unique this title is compared to other comics available today. If you aren’t reading it, now’s the time to get on board with this excellent title!
I interview Dennis Culver next, and we chat about Edison Rex, a great book available through Monkeybraincomics.com, one of my favorite producers of comics! Dennis chats with me about the upcoming 12th issue in the series, and what that milestone means to the creators! He also points out some fun Easter eggs for fans you can find in the book, which I highly recommend!
Both The Fox #2 and Edison Rex #12 were released on Wednesday, December 4, so don’t miss them!
In this episode, Ryan K Lindsay chats with the duo behind MonkeyBrain Comics and grills them on decades of process, staying strong before being published, how magnanimous you need to be to run a company, and which way is the right way to present your toilet paper. Oh, and Ryan coins the company’s new tagline.
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Intro/Outro music: “North Side Gal” by JD McPherson
We have returning guest comic writer and author Chris Roberson to talk about the end of his Vertigo run IZombie,the creation of his comic company MonkeyBrain comics as well as his comic Edison Rex. We also talk about his upcoming work on the Dynamite Pulp comic “Masks” drawn by Alex Ross and more. http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/ This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics http://friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ Discount Comic Book Services http://www.dcbservice.com/index.aspx Instock Trades http://www.instocktrades.com/ Join us on the forums at http://www.forumforgeeks.com
Using Chris Roberson’s public exit from DC as a springboard, we discuss the ethics of corporate contracts and what’s fair to the creators (note: we are not lawyers). Then, at about the 59:30 mark, we discuss the four new Vertigo titles (Fairest, Saucer Country, Voodoo Child, & New Deadwardians).
Music is the theme, and kevin is in misery. Despite his best effort to mourn Jonathan Frid, Mike and TJ just want to discuss some awesome tunes. Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule take center stage, and then the discussion turns to Mike and TJ’s musical instruments of choice, and Kevin’s prowess on the skin flute. We start to talk Chris Roberson and DC Comics but that leads us right back to music. Enjoy!
This week we’re joined by iZombie and Memorial writer, who talks about the artistic and financial state of the comics industry in the wake of the Walking Dead and Ghost Rider lawsuits and the Before Watchmen controversy.
Happy Father’s Day! Pick Of The Week goes to Rob Williams, Matteo Buffagni & Riley Rossmo for Daken: Dark Wolverine #10 (Marvel)! Fast Five picks include 28 Days Later #24 (BOOM! Studios), Invincible #80 (Image), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #5 (Vertigo), Batgirl #22 (DC), and Darkwing Duck #13 (Kaboom!).
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Lots of Bat-books this week! However, Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon for Punisher MAX #11 (MAX). Fast Five picks include Batman and Robin #21 (DC), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2 (Vertigo), Batgirl #19 (DC), B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Gods #3 (Dark Horse), and Batman Incorporated #3 (DC).
Spoiler warning is definitely advised this episode. Pick Of The Week goes to Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard for The Walking Dead #81 (Image). Fast Five picks include R.E.B.E.L.S. #25 (DC), Incognito: Bad Influences #3 (Icon), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #1 (Vertigo), Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #515 (Marvel), and Batgirl #18 (DC).
I would wish you all a Happy Valentines Day, but I’m a cold-hearted bastard with no date.
Live from the New York Comic-Con…Is not this show! Pick Of The Week goes to Jai Nitz & Andie Tong for Tron: Betrayal #1 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Uncanny X-Force #1 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #14 (Vertigo), Dethklok #1 (Dark Horse), iZombie #6 (Vertigo), and Ultimate Thor #1 (Marvel).
Stay in San Diego like me, and you’ll remain bed bug free!