Comics Alternative Interviews: Michael Kupperman

Time Codes:

  • 00:24 – Introduction
  • 03:18 – Setup of interview
  • 05:37 – Interview with Michael Kupperman
  • 56:33 – Wrap up
  • 58:16 – Contact us

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On this interview episode, Gene and Derek are happy to have Michael Kupperman on the show to discuss his new book All the Answers, just out from Simon and Shuster’s  Gallery 13 imprint. Long-time fans of Kupperman will find a significant tonal shift from his earlier works such as Tales Designed to Thrizzle or Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret. This new book is an emotional and probing look at his father, Joel Kupperman, and his time as one of the famous Quiz Kids of the 1940s and 1950s. Throughout this memoir, Kupperman investigate his father’s history and attempts to understand how his time in the celebrity spotlight marked his life forever after…and at the same time, helped to determine his father’s future behavior and his family’s emotional trajectory. In this way, All the Answers serves not only as a way to understand his father, but as a means to grapple with Michael Kupperman’s own sense of self and how he relates to his own family. Over the course of their conversation, Gene and Derek talk with Michael about the research that went into his new book, the genesis of the project, his efforts in pursuing this extremely sensitive family history, and how All the Answers may be a stylistic turning point in his career.

Grawlix Cinematic Universe #3: Doctor Who’s the Boss? with Neil & Johnny and AM Audio Media

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A very special episode of Grawlix Cinematic Universe guest produced by Neil and Johnny Drink in the Park. Join DJ Johnny Rock, Neil Yonge, My Cousin Vinny and AM Audio Media’s Andrew Chalmers and Clayton Turner for some Timbits and talk. Doctor Who/Who’s The Boss, Thundercats/Growing Pains, Beverly Hillbillies/Beverly Hills Cop and many more cinematic universe pitches!

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Back with Box Brown

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:43 – Introduction
  • 00:03:01 – Setup of interview
  • 00:05:06 – Interview with Box Brown
  • 01:05:35 – Wrap up
  • 01:06:48 – Contact us

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Box Brown returns to The Comics Alternative, this time discussing his new book Is This Guy for Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman, just out this week from First Second. Similar to his previous Andre the Giant, this is a graphic biography of a colorful celebrity with a complicated life story…and involving wrestling. Box talks with Derek about his ideas for beginning this project, his appreciation of stand-up comedy, the challenges he faced in constructing Kaufman’s story, and how his emphases are notably different from those of Miloš Forman’s 1999 biopic Man on the Moon. And since both Box and Derek are big Andy Kaufman fans, there’s a lot of nerding out and reminiscing over the comedian’s many TV appearances, many of which can be found on YouTube. So put on your wrestling tights, slip into that sequin high-collar Elvis jacket, and get ready to engage with this friendly, friendly world.

Arc Reactions – 77 – Spider-man: Homecoming (film)

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We talk about Spider-man: Homecoming, the latest reboot of Spider-man by Sony Pictures. We talk about what we liked and what we didn’t like with the first solo film for Tom Holland as the web slinger.

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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions – 78 – Denver Comic Con 2017 on July 16th.

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Arc Reactions – 72 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (film)

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We talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from Marvel Studios with our good friend Cade Reynolds. We talk about what we liked and what we didn’t in the latest film from Marvel.

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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions – 73 – Baker Street Peculiars on May 14th.

 

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Just for the Hell of It Podcast Episode 4: Lies

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Reggie, Jim and Eric are back again with another Just for the Hell of it Podcast. This one is all about the lies they told as kids, the lies their parents told them and lying in general.  Enjoy!

Just For The Hell Of It Podcast Episode 3: Stuck and F, Marry, Kill

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This one took three attempts to record and while the second one was easily the best, we present the third and final recording of our stuck and F, Marry Kill podcast.  It starts with a little discussion of the Stuck and Fuck porn phenomenon that is sweeping the nation and then continues with our Fuck, Marry, Kill game involving ghosts, cereal mascots and the A-Team.  Enjoy!

 

Just For The Hell Of It Podcast Episode 2: Top 5 80’s Movies

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Eric, Jim and Reggie get together to discuss their Top 5 80’s Movies and while they may have struggled a bit with the more structured format, they get their picks out there.  They also manage to talk a bunch of nonsense and stretch the podcast out more than they had planned.  Enjoy and if you have any questions of comments, email the guys at  justforthehellofitpodcast@gmail.com

Arc Reactions – 43 – Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth

We cover Deadpool – Merc With A Mouth this month. This is a story where Deadpool is hired to retrieve his own zombified head and of course it doesn’t go smoothly. This 13-issue series is from 2009-2010 and involves time travel, the Savage Lands, and a blimp.

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BAD THINGS
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Depection of women (19:27)
Plot (54:53)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Humor (1:03:56)
Homage covers (1:11:20)

 

FINALE
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Deadpool (1:13:20)

 

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Episode 34 – The Wake

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I was unable to find the link to the specific article I read about the Jason Todd as the Joker theory that I mentioned in the episode.

Our next podcast will be our review of the Deadpool film on February 14th. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Joker’s Last Laugh on February 16th.

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Critiquing Comics #081: Reckstar

ReckstarAn alien and his human are traveling through space. What does the alien do when his boss strongly suggests he should ditch the idiot human? Tim and Mulele discuss Joey Cruz and Michelle Nguyen’s Reckstar, as well as some realizations Mulele made about podcasts and comics. Oh, and, of course, Star Wars.

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Super Hero Speak – #119: Fright Entertainment

The guys have a crowded house this week with Alex Banchitta, James Riccardo and Gabriel Pinto from Fright Entertainment. It’s a regular house party as the guys discuss Fright Entertainment’s up coming projects and what it means to be an independent comic book company. So sit back and enjoy our chat with Fright Entertainment!

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Comic News Insider Episode 636 – SDCC: Another Period/Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

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Comic News Insider: Episode 636 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy joined the roundtables for the new Comedy Central series ANOTHER PERIOD. Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindholme, Michael Ian Black, Armen Weitzman, Paget Brewster, Jeremy Konner were all present and hilarious! Michael Ian Black was so damn dry and sarcastic and it was brilliant! Jimmy tried not to let his crush on Natasha Leggero show too much. On the last day of Comic Con, Jimmy did the roundtables for the new FX show SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL chatting with stars Dennis Leary, Liz Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, John Corbett, Robert Kelly, John Ales. Leary and Gillies already seem to have great chemistry in person as well as on screen playing father and daughter. While these aren’t necessarily shows that fall in the nerd realm, we like to cover as a variety of stuff at Comic Con as we all have a diverse taste in entertainment. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Arc Reactions – 35.1 – Age of Ultron film review

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Demetrick joins Dylan and John to discuss the events, characters, and repercussions from the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Did we like it? Were the MCU changes from the comics done well? Give it a listen and see.

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Dialogue – 1:35

Returning Characters – 6:12

New characters – 18:24

Infinity gems – 41:15

Action – 45:32

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The Undecideables Oddcast – Average Age of 72 and a Half

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The Undecideables discuss all things pop culture this week as Jimmy finally remembers the episode number, Dan watches Wrestlemania 31 and they both enjoy the same comic series!  Read and Listen!!

The Undecideables Oddcast – Peter, Randy and Dennis Quill

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The Undecideables are here to discuss the new slate of Marvel movies, some hypothetical super hero battles and the Quaid (Quill?) Family.  Enjoy!!