Comics Alternative Interviews: Peter Hogan

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:28 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:38 – Interview with Peter Hogan
  • 00:45:36 – Wrap up
  • 00:46:10 – Contact us

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Peter Hogan is the guest on this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews. His new miniseries in the Resident Alien line, The Man with No Name, begins next week with the release of issue #1. Derek talks with Peter about this ongoing Dark Horse series and what we can expect in this new narrative arc. They also spend a good deal of time resident-alien-the-man-with-no-name-1-cvrdiscussing the genesis of Resident Alien, possible inspirations for the title, its episodic publishing model, and the working relationship between Peter and the artist of the series, Steve Parkhouse. Derek asks Peter about the stand-alone nature of each storyline, and how, at the same time, he’s able to weave a larger ongoing narrative that binds everything together and develops incrementally with each issue. In this way, and to use American television comparisons, Resident Alien reads like episodes of Cannon or Quincy (which involves another medical professional), with a larger unfolding saga akin to The Fugitive…and, of course, a good bit of My Favorite Martian thrown in for that extraterrestrial touch. And, without giving anything away, Peter also hints about the direction of The Man with No Name and what we might see over the next two narrative arcs.
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Deconstructing Comics #503: “Concrete”

Concrete

Paul Chadwick’s Concrete first appeared in Dark Horse Presents #1 in 1986. While its hero is a human whose brain is transplanted to a huge stone body by aliens, the stories are otherwise very realistic and emotional, and often center on real-world problems. While the series had some success, and theoretically the next volume should still be on its way, Concrete does not seem to be so widely remembered.

This week, Kumar and Koom take a look at a couple of their favorite Concrete stories: Think Like a Mountain, which focuses on environmental issues; and The Human Dilemma, about overpopulation.

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He’s Got Issues #182.3: Independents, 7/15/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Adventure Time Fionna And Cake Card Wars #1 (Of 6)
  • Big Trouble In Little China #13
  • Fiction #2 (Of 4)
  • Giant Days #5 (Of 12)
  • Long Walk To Valhalla Original GN
  • Lumberjanes #16
  • Oh Killstrike #3 (Of 4)

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #133
  • Dark Horse Presents #12
  • Death Head #1 (Of 6)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #7
  • Plants Vs Zombies #2
  • Shaper #5 (Of 5)
  • Strain The Night Eternal #11
  • Usagi Yojimbo #147

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • King Prince Valiant #3 (Of 4)
  • King The Phantom #4 (Of 4)
  • Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #4 (Of 4)
  • Reanimator #4 (Of 4)
  • Red Sonja #1973
  • Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #3 (Of 4)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Godzilla In Hell #1 (Of 5)

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  • Astronauts In Trouble #2
  • Drifter #6
  • Elephantmen #65
  • Empty #5
  • Empty Zone #2
  • Invincible #121
  • Island #1
  • Mantle #3
  • Postal #5
  • Revival #31
  • Reyn #6
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #3
  • Secret Identities #6
  • Skullkickers #33
  • Trees #11

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Book Of Death #1 (Of 4)
  • Book Of Death Legends Of Geomancer #1 (Of 4)
  • Dead Drop #3 (Of 4)

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He’s Got Issues #179.3: Independents, 6/17/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Burning Fields #5 (Of 8)
  • Escape From New York #7
  • Fiction #1 (Of 4)
  • Giant Days #4 (Of 12)
  • Hexed #11
  • Lumberjanes #15
  • Munchkin #6
  • Oh Killstrike #2 (Of 4)
  • Sons Of Anarchy #22

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Archie Vs Predator #3 (Of 4)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #132
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16
  • Dark Horse Presents #11
  • EI8HT #5 (Of 5)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #6
  • Mind MGMT #34
  • Plants Vs Zombies Bully For You #1 (Of 3)
  • Shaper #4 (Of 5)
  • The Strain The Night Eternal #10
  • Usagi Yojimbo #146

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Down Town #5 (Of 6)
  • King Jungle Jim #4 (Of 4)
  • King Mandrake The Magician #2 (Of 4)
  • Pathfinder Origins #5 (Of 6)
  • Project Superpowers Blackcross #4 (Of 6)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Dejah Thoris Irene Adler #1 (Of 3)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Edward Scissorhands #9
  • Ghostbusters Get Real #1 (Of 4)
  • Infinite Loop #3 (Of 6)
  • Joe Frankenstein #4 (Of 4)
  • The October Faction #8
  • Star Trek #46
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey And April #1 (Of 4)
  • Transformers #42

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  • Alex + Ada #15
  • Astronauts In Trouble #1
  • Empty Zone #1
  • God Hates Astronauts #9
  • Lazarus #17
  • Low #7
  • Manifest Destiny #15
  • Revival #30
  • RunLoveKill #3
  • Secret Identities #5
  • Southern Bastards #9
  • Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #5
  • Surface #3
  • Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #1
  • Tech Jacket #10
  • Trees #10
  • Valhalla Mad #2

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Bloodshot Reborn #3
  • Ivar Timewalker #6
  • X-O Manowar #37

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He’s Got Issues #175.3: Independents, 5/20/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Hexed #10
  • Lumberjanes #14
  • Oh Killstrike #1 (Of 4)
  • Peanuts #28
  • Sons Of Anarchy #21
  • UFOlogy #2

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Archie Vs Predator #2 (Of 4)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #131
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #15
  • Dark Horse Presents #10
  • EI8HT #4 (Of 5)
  • Goon Once Upon A Hard Time #3 (Of 4)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #5
  • Mind MGMT #33
  • Resident Alien The Sam Hain Mystery #1 (Of 3)
  • Shaper #3 (Of 5)
  • The Strain The Night Eternal #9
  • Usagi Yojimbo #145

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Battlestar Galactica Six #5 (Of 5)
  • Django Zorro #7 (Of 7)
  • Jungle Girl Season 3 #2 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Vampirella #4 (Of 5)
  • Shaft #6
  • Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #1 (Of 4)
  • Vampirella #12

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Angry Birds Comics #11
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1 (Of 5)
  • Donald Duck #1
  • Drones #2 (Of 5)
  • Empire Uprising #2
  • Insufferable #1
  • Jem And The Holograms #3
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #30
  • Popeye Classics #34
  • Skylanders #9
  • Transformers #41
  • WEIRD Love #7
  • Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1 (Of 3)
  • X-Files Season 10 #24

IMAGE COMICS

  • The Fade Out #6
  • Ghosted #20
  • Kaptara #2
  • Oddly Normal #7
  • Satellite Sam #14
  • Secret Identities #4
  • Shutter #12
  • Spawn #252
  • Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #4
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada Marshal On Mars #3 (Of 4)
  • The Tithe #2 (Of 4)
  • Trees #9
  • Valhalla Mad #1
  • Wytches #6

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Bloodshot Reborn #2
  • Ninjak #3

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 66: A Review of The Best American Comics 2013

Best. Best! or Best?

best-american-comics-2013This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics take their annual look at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Best American Comics collection (including material published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012), this year edited by Jeff Smith. They begin by noting that this volume is significant for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that this is the last to be overseen by series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. Andy and Derek marvel at the work the two have been doing since they began with the 2008 volume, and they wish Abel and Madden well in their future endeavors…and they look forward to seeing what the new series editor, Bill Kartalopoulos, will bring to the table.

The guys highlight what they consider to be their favorite contributions to the 2013 volume, specifically commenting on the sheer number of entries that originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents. They also discuss the need for a book such as this to introduce readers to new material, ConcreteParkthe pros and cons of excerpting from longer works — Derek noted the potential pitfalls of the practice, although Andy was more accepting — how the 2013 volume differs from  previous years’ collections, the kind of trends they see in this year’s volume, the fact that Evan Dorkin has two different kinds of contributions in the book, the growing representation of webcomics in these yearly volumes, and the dominance of comics anthologies in Smith’s collection as well as the relatively little attention this year given to serialized titles. (Were there just not that many “good” serialized comics between September 2011 and August 2012?) The Two Guys also get into a larger discussion of the very idea of publishing a “best of” anthology of this type. The “best” according to whom? Might there be certain biases involved? What’s the role of editorial predilection? Who is included as part of the “best,” who is excluded, and why? They don’t attempt to second guess this year’s volume editor, Jeff Smith, but they do think it’s important to keep these questions in mind. Well…Derek does. He had a problem with the “Best” part of the title and would feel more comfortable with a different name. Andy thought that Derek was being too critical in addressing the series name. Derek said that maybe Andy should change his name, as well.

But once again, the Two Guys with PhDs hearty recommendation the annual Best American Comics collection, marvel at the gargantuan task undertaken by the editor, and thoroughly enjoy the many contributions collected between the covers!

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Comic Book Road Show Frank J Barbiere

 

We are joined by Frank J. Barbiere . Barbiere has published a number of comic titles independently via his Atlas Incognita brand, as well as Divine Intervention from Arcana Studio, and has been featured in Dark Horse Presents. He is currently developing The White Suits at Dark Horse Comics as well as the hit Image miniseries Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray . You can follow Frank on twitter @atlasincognita and his website http://atlasincognita.com/ We are now on Stitcher Radio 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 http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/ You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or Itunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.

 

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The Pull List podcast #229: MIND MGMT #1 / BATMAN INC #1 / THE LIVING AND THE DEAD GN

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0:18:54 – HERO COMICS 2012
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0:24:36 – I, VAMPIRE #9
0:25:56 – PROPHET #25
0:28:34 – MIGHTY THOR #13
0:29:24 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9
0:30:07 – Top of The Stacks
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0:33:20 – Trade Offs: THE LIVING OF THE DEAD GN from Fantagraphics

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #83: The Best Independent Comic Books. Ever.

Episode #83This week on Super Podcasto Magnifico!

With the return of Valiant Comics and the slew of upcoming comics from Image, we decided to each pick five of the best independent comic books ever. Surprisingly, there are a lot to choose from. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 327 – CNI Who?

Comic News Insider: Episode 327 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews:  Danger Girl and The Army of Darkness #1, Dark Horse Presents #1, Super Dinosaur #1, Doctor Who Season 6, Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut

Jon Hoche jumps in to the co-host seat again. Jimmy remembers his dear friend Kirk Torigoe and shares some stories about him. News includes: Hero Initiative to benefit Josh Medors, Greg Rucka/Rick Burchett’s new comic, Sony Playstation Network crashes, Batman: Year One animated and a Game of Thrones fight. Also, is Jimmy a Russian spy? As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!