Reviews: The Archies One Shot, I Am Groot #1, Samaritan Veritas #1, Archer S8 finale, Arrow S5 finale, The Flash S3 finale, Lucifer S2 finale
Jon Hoche returns after a week away to the rotating co-host chair! Jimmy talks about a possible 1:1 interview with a Gotham star or 2. News includes: DC Comics will do some Metal midnight launches, Battle Angel Alita is now on Comixology, Dynamite Entertainment is publishing new Turok and Sheena comics, Neil Gaiman will read The Cheesecake Factory menu if $500k is raised for charity, an Animaniacs reboot may be in development and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
It’s becoming a yearly tradition during Chicago’s C2E2 convention that I get to talk with Valiant’s excellent creators. This year was no exception, and Episode 279 kicks off with my interview with Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer. We delve into all the fascinating happenings with X-0 Manowar, Harbingers and the upcoming digital presentation Ninjak Versus the Valiant Universe, among other things!
Then everything wraps up with my talk with Daniel Kibblesmith, who’s scripting the upcoming return of Quantum and Woody. He’s also writing the Valiant Digital Firsts miniseries Valiant Highnow available on Comixology, so we discuss both projects as well as a certain night job he has writing comedy for a well-known late-night TV show you might recognize! Don’t miss these fun conversations!
Reviews: Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #1, Batman The Shadow #1, Big Moose One Shot, Night Owl Society #1, American Gods, Superheroes Decoded
Jon Hoche joins Jimmy once again to co-host! They chat about Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day this week. News includes: Eisner nominations are in, M. Night Shyamalan announces sequel to Unbreakable, Marvel has joined Comixology Unlimited, Gene Luen Yang and Panda Express are releasing a new The Green Turtle comic and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
On this, the second episode of the new Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss two recent publications that involve journeys, but in vastly different ways. They begin with the latest translation from IDW’s EuroComics imprint, The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen. Written by Jorge Zentner and with art by Rubén Pellejero (and translated by Carlos Guzman and Dean Mullaney), this volume collects all of the Dieter Lumpen stories the two originally published between 1985 and 1994. The eleven tales contained within are standalone adventures of the titular protagonist. And his travels take him all over the globe. In fact, the guys spend a good deal of time discussing the adventure genre and how The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen taps into the rich tradition of this kind of comic by Franco-Belgian creators. But what distinguishes these stories from those of Hergé’s Tintin — and even from the kind of American adventures found in the Indiana Jones movies — is the inadvertent, reluctant, and even unheroic nature of Dieter Lumpen’s encounters. The Two Guys first talk about the eight narratives that open the book, all short stories and tightly interconnected, and then turn to the three longer pieces that close out the volume. Edward particularly appreciates the more complicating or less-than-heroic tales of Lumpen found in “Games of Chance” and “The Bad Guy,” and Derek is drawn to the fantastical and even surreal quality of “Caribbean” and especially the final story, “The Reaper’s Price.” Indeed, both believe that the latter is Zentner and Pellejero most ambitious collaboration.
After that, the guys turn to Come Prima, recently translated into English by the Delcourt (and offered through ComiXology). Written and drawn by Alfred (the pen name of Lionel Papagalli), the book won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Best Album in 2013. It’s the story of two brothers, Fabio and Giovanni, as they journey from France to their childhood home in Italy. The older Fabio is estranged from his family and has a bad track record with relationships, and Giovanni arrives unexpectedly to help suture the emotional wounds his brother may have caused. The travel they undergo in their Fiat 500 is just an outward manifestation of the much deeper inner journeys both brothers make both separately and together. This is a powerful narrative showcased, first and foremost, by Alfred’s art, although Edward finds the translation of this album, by Studio Charon, to be uneven in places. Nonetheless, this is an award-winning book that should be on the reading list of anyone interested in contemporary European comics.
Reviews: Archangel #1, Future Quest #1, Lumberjanes 2016 Special Dont Axe Dont Tale #1, Mae #1, Preacher on AMC
Emmy Potter returns to he rotating co-host chair. Jimmy briefly mentions the Gotham and Agents of SHIELD finales, the Preacher press day he attended and they both swoon over the much viewed Beauty and the Beast trailer. News includes: ComiXology introduces new subscription service ComiXology Unlimited, Afterlife With Archie returns after a year long hiatus, the Riverdale live action TV show will be dramatic and very CW according to the recently released synopsis, and the CW powers that be promise a 4 part crossover between newly acquired Supergirl with Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
The digital comics universe continues to expand. This week, Tim looks at two different platforms.
If you’re into American comics at all, you no doubt know of Comixology. Since we last talked to company co-founder John Roberts, Comixology has joined the Amazon family, and their integration is starting to become visible on both companies’ sites. John talks about this, the penetration of digital in the market, how to get your comics into Comixology, and more.
South Korean Web giant Naver started Webtoon in that country back in 2004, and since then its reach has grown in Asia and around the world — the English version is called Line Webtoon. We meet Webtoon content manager David Lee and New Mexico-based creator Stephen McCranie (whose Space Boy is available through Webtoon) to discuss the site’s reach and business model, the differences between making a comic for print and making one that the reader scrolls through, and how to get your comics into Webtoon.
It’s time for the 195th episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast! This week I have a fun interview with Daniel Corey, who has just released Bloodworth, his newest FutureCrime series, now out on comixology.com! This title explores what the future may hold for crime solving, especially when it comes to using social networking and mind-reading technology! We discuss how Daniel created the comic as well as who the characters are and what certain images on the cool cover may hold for future issues!
Daniel is probably best known as the scripter for the Moriarty comic from Image, based on the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle foe of Sherlock Holmes! He discusses the latest news on this franchise as well as Red City, another great mystery comic he has available in collected edition! Don’t miss it!
A ribald, drug-using, bi-sexual Jesus who hangs out with Satan and a gun-toting nun — together they’re out to save Earth from the apocalypse! If this sentence titillates rather than offends you, Tim and Mulele have good news — the execution is as good as the concept in Nick Marino and Daniel Arruda Massa’s “Holy F*ck“!
Reviews: 8House: Arclight #1, Barb Wire Vol 2 #1, Spire #1, We Stand On Guard #1
Due to some last minute cancellations, Jimmy has to do a solo episode for you. He’s madly prepping for San Diego Comic Con and it’s all down to the wire. You’ll hear his lovely friend Milana Vayntrub in this episode too! She was visiting NYC and they had a drink and chatted about her sci-fi comedy Other Space, being “Lily” on the AT&T commercials, her directing ambitions and more. News includes: Image Expo announces massive slew of new comics, DC announces 8 new mini-series, Marvel annouces 45 titles for the post-Battleworld Marvel lineup, Dynamite announces new projects from Garth Ennis (A Train Called Love) & Warren Ellis (James Bond) plus collaborations with Atari and Fleischer Studios, JK Rowling is developing a Harry Potter stage play and Elodie Young has been cast as “Elektra” in Netflix’s Daredevil series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Reviews: Black Canary Vol 4 #1, Justice League Of America Vol 4 #1,Prez Vol 2 #1, Robin Son Of Batman #1, Runaways Vol 4 #1, Thors #1, Orphan Black finale, Inside Out
Jimmy’s down in his hometown of Jacksonville post-Heroes Con! As usual, he recruits old pal Ted and Superhero Beach Comic Shop Mgr Ashley Lanni-Hoye. Jimmy and Ashley give their Heroes Con recaps (GREATEST CON ON EARTH). Jimmy got 13 interviews and moderated 2 panels at Heroes Con. You’ll hear 4 of those interviews here! You’ll love the chats with Francesco Francavilla, Robbi Rodriguez, Angelina (ALB) and Bridgit Connell. News includes: Dark Horse Comics comes to Comixology, NBC cancels Hannibal, Kelly Sue DeConnick is leaving Captain Marvel but Tara Butters/Michelle Fazekas are taking it over, Doctor Strange will get a new ongoing series for the first time in 20 years, David Tennant joins the voice cast of the animated film Chew, Image hit comic Southern Bastards gets optioned by FX, Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
This episode features a great interview with comics creator Kevin Joseph, who discusses his terrific independent comic Tart. Kevin talks about how the comic came to be, the industry now that Kickstarter.com is an important part of it, and the lead character of his book, including some tantalizing tidbits about who she is and what we might see her encounter in the future! You can find out how to get your copy of Tart during our chat, so don’t miss it!
The key art for this episode will only make sense to those of you who listen to the episode all the way through the credits, just so ya know. The show starts off with Ian solo talking Snowpiercer, both the movie and the comic, and Captain America, and then transitions into Ian, Brent, Brandon and Raph discussing some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. casting news, further thoughts on The Flash pilot, and then there is a lengthy discussion on digital comics and Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited platform and how ti might effect numbers on titles that are available in the marketplace. Check it all out!
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This week I want to talk in-depth about Comixology since it’s purchase from Amazon and the changes that have taken place. What are the advantages or disadvantages to this changes and is it still a viable option to getting you digital comics.