Wayne’s Comics Podcast #354: John McCrea

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Time for a great crime noir comic, and that’s Dead Rabbit from Image Comics! During Episode 354, I talk with artist John McCrea from this gripping book, including his role in bringing series to life. Working with Gerry Duggan, he breathes life into a criminal who has completed a big heist, then vanished, only to reappear again! Why? That’s part of the mystery, so this series is highly recommended! We talk about how the book comes together and what the future holds for this great comic!

Comics Alternative – Episode 128: Reviews of Tex the Lonesome Rider, Sweatshop, and Criminal Special Edition

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Genre Smorgasbord

TexThis week, Derek and Andy W. discuss recent titles that span the genre spectrum. First they look at the new release from Dark Horse, the English-language release of Claudio Nizzi and Joe Kubert’s Tex the Lonesome Rider. Based on the famous American Western character created in 1948 by Giovanni Luigi Bonelli, this book was originally released in Italian and is now being published in the states in a beautiful hardbound volume. (Dark Horse had released the first part of this story in 2005 as Four Killers, Vol. 1: The Bartlett Brothers, and that same year SAF Comics published the entire story in English, but those books are long out of print.) The guys approach Nizzi’s treatment of Tex Willer as a classic Western, but one that isn’t afraid to delve into the darker, violent side of the genre. In fact, Andy argues that much of the story, underscored by Kubert’s art, owes a debt to noir narrative, and that one could arguably read this as Western noir. Although Tex is a famous figure in Italian comics, he is much less known in the United States, and indeed, both Derek and Andy admit that before this new release, they didn’t know much of anything about Tex and his history. SweatshopInsideBut Tex the Lonesome Rider is the prefect introduction to the character, meticulously rendered by the legendary Kubert, and the guys hope that there will be more translated Tex stories to come. Next, they review the new collection from Peter Bagge, Sweatshop (Fantagraphics). Although this book was just released, Sweatshop isn’t a new comic. It was first serialized by DC Comics during the last half of 2003, but it was canceled after only six issues. Now, the short-lived series is finally collected in a trade paperback, and if you’re not familiar with the work of Peter Bagge, then this would be the prefect place to start. Reminiscent of Bagge’s classic Hate, the story revolves around a self-centered and crotchety newspaper cartoonist and the young people he has working for him on the strip. Illustrated not only by CriminalSpecialEditionBagge, but also by Stephen DeStafano, Johnny Ryan, Stephanie Gladden, and Bill Wray, Sweatshop is a humorous, and at times sarcastically biting, look at the comics industry and the personalities that strut across its stage. Finally, Andy and Derek leap into Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Criminal Special Edition (Image), a one-shot oversized comic that takes us back into the creators’ seminal world of noir. Released to help draw attention to the new editions of Criminal published through Image — the original series came out through Marvel’s Icon imprint between 2006 and 2011 — this special edition is also an homage to the kind of sword-and-sorcery magazine-sized comics that appeared in the 1970s. The result is not only a curious pairing of genres, but more significantly, a narratively sophisticated return to a noir world that would eventually lead to such titles as Fatale and The Fade Out. If you’re a fan of crime comics, Criminal Special Edition is essential reading.

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Comic News Insider Episode 378 – Best of 2011!

Comic News Insider: Episode 378 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Last week’s all star crew of Lorraine Cink, Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche stay on to record the Best of 2011 show! It’s a lengthy one but so much fun! Along with Jimmy, they bring their favorite picks in comic books, TV, films, videogames, podcasts, and more. They also discuss some of the biggest stories of the year including DC’s New 52 and the rise of digital comics. Plus, they briefly chat about the end of the Smallville TV show and Harry Potter films. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Wrapped In Plastic # 147 – Crimewave

On this one I talk crime comics, Ocean’s 11-13 and Kane & Lynch.

Fight For Comics – Episode #112 – Power Outage

Fight For Comics 112

The Wednesday Warriors experience their first power outage while recording. Mayhem ensues.

Books reviewed:

Wolverine #15 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by Goran Sudzuka

Batgirl #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Gail Simone; Art by Adrian Syaf

Hawk & Dove #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Sterling Gates; Art by Rob Liefeld

Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #4 (Icon)
Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Sean Phillips

Green Lantern #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Geoff Johns ; Art by Doug Mahnke

The Sixth Gun #14 (Oni Press)
Written by Cullen Bunn; Art by Tyler Crook

Claws II #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jimmy Palmatti; Art by Joe Lisner

Trivia Contest: Last Mortal #1 signed by Filip Sablik and John Mahoney.

Last Mortal #1

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Fight For Comics – Episode #108 – Comic Book Ketchup

Fight For Comics 108

It’s that time folks. Time for another uncanny edition of Comic Book Ketchup. The Warriors review many books that left them scratching their heads. Constantine an inmate? Jimmy Jupiter? Spider people with bizarre twists? People with their manhood for a nose? What is going on here!? Listen and find out.

Comic Book Ketchup

Books reviewed:

John Constantine, Hellblazer #282 (Vertigo)
Written by Peter Milligan; Art by Simon Bisley

Daredevil #2 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Mark Waid; Art by Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera

Captain America #2 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten & Dexter Vines

Hellboy: The Fury #3 (Dark Horse Comics)
Written by Mike Mignola; Art by Duncan Fergredo

Snarked! #0 (Boom! Studios)
Written and drawn by Roger Langridge

Amazing Spider-Man #667 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Dan Slott; Art by Humberto Ramos & Carlos Lobo Cuevas

The Cape #1 (IDW Publishing)
Written by Jason Ciaramella; Art by Zach Howard

Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #3 (Icon)
Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Sean Phillips

Flashpoint #4 (DC Comics)
Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang

Chronicles of Wormwood TPB (Avatar Press)
Written by Garth Ennis; Art by Jacen Burrows

New Avengers #15 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Mike Deodato Jr.

Severed #1 (Image Comics)
Written by Scott Snyder & Scott Tuft; Art by Attila Futaki

Jonah Hex #70 (DC Comics)
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Diego Olmos, Ryan Sook, Mick Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Carbon Grey #2 & 3 (Image Comics)
Written by Khari Evans, Paul Gardner, Mike Kennedy & Hoang Nguyen; Art by Khari Evans, Kinsun Loh & Hoang Nguyen

X-Men: Schism #2 & 3 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by Frank Cho & Daniel Acuña

Trivia Contest: B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess #1 signed by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis and Dave Stewart plus Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker #1-3.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 176 (7/31/11)

Back from Comic-Con, and I grace you all with a Fast Five! Picks include X-Men: Schism #2 (Marvel), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Century: 1969 (Top Shelf), Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icon), Detective Comics #880 (DC), and Amazing Spider-Man #666 (Marvel).

It’s good to be back!

Burnt Weiners Episode 075 Flashpoint #2 – Fear Itself #3 – Reed Gunther #1

DC has big news, and we practically ignore it during the show! Not because we are against it, but more due to the fact that we are all taking a wait and see approach, but Bo will kill people if Lobo doesn’t get his own title and Weed will break arms if Secret Six with Gail Simone doesn’t return. John is gonna slobber on you while you sleep no matter what happens! Plenty of comics to talk about.

 

Into and Outro music:
Vanguard – Flash Gordon (Remix)

0:02:40 – Genecy #1 (Invision Comics)
0:11:38 – Weird Worlds #6 (DC)
0:16:24 – Secret Six #34
0:22:10 – Moriarty #1 (Image)
0:26:25 – Reed Gunther (Image)
0:31:45 – DC Universe Online #7 (DC)
0:32:14 – Flashpoint Secret Seven #1 (DC)
0:36:45 – Flashpoint #2 (DC)
0:44:40 – Flashpoint Batman Knights of Vengeance #1 (DC)
0:50:40 – Criminal Last of the Innocents #1 (Icon)
0:54:05 – Daken #9.1 (Marvel)
0:54:28 – Solomon Kane #3 (Dark Horse)
0:55:40 – Fear Itself #3 (Marvel)
0:56:50 – Crossed 3D (Avatar Press)
1:03:15 – Strange Times, Tales of the Parents Basement and wrap up!

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Wednesday Warriors – Episode #78 – The Great Christmas Debate

Episode 78

You asked the questions and we have the answers.  In this weeks exciting episode the Warriors debate a variety of topics sent to us by listeners. They answer questions such as who would win between Superman/Sentry? Who is the hottest superhero? Who are the essential X-Men? All these questions and more are answered in the great christmas wednesday warrior debate.

Books Reviewed:

Detective Comics#871 (DC Comics)
Written by Scott Snyder; Art by Jock (Mark Simpson)

Avengers – The Children’s Crusade #3(Marvel Comics)
Written by Allan Heinberg; Art by Jim Cheung

Batwoman #0 (DC Comics)
Written by J H Williams III; Art by J H Williams III,Amy Reeder

Amazing Spiderman (Marvel Comics)
Written by Joe Kelly; Art by Michael Lark,Stefano Gaudiano

Unknown Soldier (Vertigo Comics)
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Alberto Ponticelli

Batman & Robin (Fantagraphics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art byFrank Quitely

All Star Superman(Marvel Comics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Frank Quitely, Frazer Irving, Andy Clarke, Cameron Stewart

Pounded(Oni Press)
Written by Brian Wood ; Art by Steve Rolston

The Sixth Gun(Oni Press)
Written by Cullen Bunn; Art by Brian Hurtt

Trivia Contest: Criminal – The sinners #1- #5 signed by Ed Brubaker

An Iron man Skimask

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Gutter Trash – Episode 94: Noir

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Noir. Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight, and Archers of Loaf

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Burnt Weiners Episode 018 Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers Unleashed

The guys check out the latest offering from Marvels ever expanding all ages titles, this one being Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed! Then TRAVIS SLAPS JOHN IN THE FACE! No really, check it out, it has a pretty sweet sound to it. The shows gets slightly raunchier to countract the family friendly comic they are reveiwing. The Weiners then talk about Pride of Baghdad, 100 Bullets, Unwritten, Criminal Sinners, Star Trek TNG, Bozo The Clown, Iron West, Jonah Hex, and Andy Griffith. And then some listener mail about how unprofessional some of the guests of the show are!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 118 (3/14/10)


Longer than usual episode this week! Pick Of The Week goes to Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips for Criminal: The Sinners #5 (Icon). Fast Five picks include PunisherMAX #5 (MAX), Daytripper #4 (Vertigo), Prelude To Deadpool Corps #2 (Marvel), R.E.B.E.L.S. #14 (DC), and The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange (Marvel).

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 46 – One For The Underdogs

 

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 46 – One For the Underdogs.

Kevin and Pete discuss some of their favorite underrated characters, Greg and Kevin talk about the Showcase line of books from DC, and Pete and Greg share what they have been reading lately.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 59 – Best of 2009

It’s a marathon episode this week as myself and co-host Joe Aulisio rundown all that was great in comic books throughout the year of 2009. Plenty is discussed as we close out the exciting year and welcome 2010.

best comics

Amazing Spider-Man
Asterios Polyp
Batman And Robin
Beast
Chew
Criminal: The Sinners
Daredevil
Detective Comics
Echo
I Kill Giants
Incognito
Irredeemable
The Nobody
Parker: The Hunter
Phonogram: The Singles Club
Proof
Rasl
Savage Dragon
Scalped
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe
Seaguy: The Slaves Of Mickey Eye
Strange Tales
Stray Bullets “Open the Goddamned Box” in Noir
Stuffed!
Sweet Tooth
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
The Unwritten
Viking
Young Liars
best writers/artists
David Mazzucchelli
JH Williams III
Frank Quitely
Sean Phillips
Grant Morrison
Mike Carey
Ed Brubaker
best in podcast
11 O’Clock Comics
Comic Geek Speak
Crankcast
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
iFanboy
PKD Media Black Box
SModcast
The Uncanny X-Cast

Music is featured by Morrisey.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 58 – Brubaker This, Brubaker That

More comics. More talk. More Brubaker love. You guys get the picture by now. Enjoy.

Books Discussed
Criminal: The Sinners #3
Teen Titans Lost Annual
The Contingent #4
Daytripper #1
Incognito TPB

Music featured is by The Foo Fighters.

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