Episode #237 features my great interview with comics creator Dan Dougherty, the maker of such great books as Touching Evil, Volume One: The Curse Escapes, Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, and a series of funny and touching comics strips called Beardo (so named because Dan himself sports a beard, something I can relate to). First, we discuss his excellent horror story, which focuses on a female attorney and single mother who inherits a curse that will change her life forever. We discuss how Dan conceived of this story, how human the various characters are, and how he has deftly weaved only the first chapter in this three-volume tale. Then we move to Beardo and talk about how this autobiographical strip made me laugh and cry as we move through the recent stages of his life. We talk about upcoming projects as well, but to get his books, you can go to the store at his website at this link. Highly recommended, one and all!
This episode we talk briefly about the recently announced series “Black Market” from writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos. We remind everyone that Chris is still pining away for the Emerald City Comic Con variants. And then we jump into reviews!
We review The Returning #1, Dead Letters #1, Loki: Ragnorok and Roll #2, Hacktivist #3, Curse #3, and Suicide Risk #6.
We wrap up the show looking at new series launching in June and what’s hitting the shelves this week and next week.
This week Gene and Derek take a look at six new titles. They begin with a discussion of two new works from Image Comics, the first three issues of Alex + Ada (Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn) and Deadly Class#1 (Rick Remender and Wes Craig). They go into depth on both titles, especially Craig’s art in Deadly Class and the narrative pacing in Alex + Ada, which ultimately leads to a discussion on panel sequencing and story decompression. Next, they look at issues #1-3 of Letter 44, written by Charles Soule with art by Alberto Jiménez Albuquerque (Oni Press). They discuss its unique take on science fiction within the context of recent politics. From there, they turn to recent #1 issues from three other publishers: David Lapham’s Juice Squeezers (Dark Horse Comics), Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez DaVilla’s Legenderry(Dynamite Entertainment), and Curse from BOOM! Studies (written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel, with art by Riley Rossmo, Colin Lorimer). In this episode, the Two Guys with PhDs are all over the place, moving from all-age comics to Bush-era politics to licensed characters to horror titles to science fiction to steampunk to Reagan’s Morning in America. There’s a lot packed into this show…more bang for your buck!
This episode Ed and Chris are joined by Tim Daniel, one of the writers of Boom! Studios’s newest series – CURSE. Tim covers the origin of the series, what it’s like working with a team such as the one on CURSE, and he gives his opinion on how women could take over the world thanks to One Direction. All of this and more… in this episode of Boom! Addiction!
We have returning guest Michael Moreci here to talk about his new 4-issue miniseries “Curse,” along with Tim Daniel, with art by Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer and also a Robocop one shot for Boom Studios. Michael also shares some of what coming with the new arc of the now ongoing Image series Hoax Hunters. And for MonkeyBrain comics Skybreaker & also Prime -8s.
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