Comic News Insider Episode 883 – SDCC: The 2000 AD Thrill-Hour Panel w/ Dave Gibbons/Liana Kangas/Katy Rex/Paul Cornell/Graeme McMillan/Michael Molcher/Jimmy Aquino!

Comic News Insider: Episode 883 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy was on the The 2000 AD Thrill-Hour Panel with Dave Gibbons (Rogue Trooper/Watchmen), Liana Kangas (2000 AD Sci-Fi Special), Katy Rex (2000 AD Sci-Fi Special), Paul Cornell (Wolverine/Knight & Squire), Graeme McMillan (The Hollywood Reporter), and Michael Molcher (2000 AD PR Coordinator)!! They chatted about the upcoming Rogue Trooper film, how 2000 AD can make it in the U.S., the Mega-City One TV series and more!  And this concludes all of our massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Karen Berger

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:03:01 – Setup of interview
  • 00:04:46 – Interview with Karen Berger
  • 01:15:04 – Wrap up
  • 01:17:14 – Contact us

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Back on the Edge

Paul and Derek are excited to have Karen Berger on The Comics Alternative. The first release from her new Dark Horse Comics imprint, Berger Books, occurs next week, and the guys talk with Karen on the cusp of this event. The Two Guys ask their guest about the genesis of Berger Books as well as her efforts in launching new titles — such as Hungry Ghosts, Incognegro: Rennaisance, Mata Hari, and The Seeds — and securing impressive talent. But they also talk with Karen about her time working at DC Comics and establishing the industry-defining Vertigo brand. This is a fun and informative interview, and Karen Berger is one of the most engaging and pleasant guests the Two Guys have ever had on the podcast.

Deconstructing Comics #522: “Give Me Liberty” and the 2016 U.S. Election

givemelibertyFrank Miller and Dave Gibbons’ brilliant Give Me Liberty features a surreal America in the near future that is falling apart. Their Martha Washington, a young black woman raised in a housing project, is a tough, resourceful, heartbreaking heroine who journeys through and ultimately survives this America.

Koom and Kumar reflect upon the neglected classic and its eerie ability to touch upon the spirit of America during this election season. They recorded this podcast after the third presidential debate, when Hilary Clinton seemed likely to win, and joked about the connections. Sometimes, reality has a way of outdoing fiction.

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Arc Reactions – 18 – Watchmen Part 3

We take our final look deep into the classic tale of The Watchmen from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. We had a blast researching and talking about this in depth tale. Join us for a double length episode as we try to cover the rest of our talking points.

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Talking points
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Sub-plots and did they add to the story for you (0:30)

Very much a cold war era book (25:55)

Philosophical question: Who makes the world? (Issue 4) (46:48)

Is this comic ‘adult’ for the sake of being ‘adult’? (58:40)

Watchmen is credited with starting several things (1:14:50)

 

Character study
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Orig. Silk Spectre (1:20:00)

Silk Spectre II (1:22:27)

Doctor Manhattan (1:25:20)

Night Owl (1:30:22)

Rorschach (1:34:31)

Ozymandias (1:41:05)

Fate of Hooded Justice and Cap Metro (1:51:46)

Daniel and Hollis discussing their times as Night Owl (1:54:19)

 

 

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Our next podcast will be on May 25th and we will be covering Days of Future Past.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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E-mail:  arcreactionspod@gmail.com

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blog:  arcreactionspodcast.blogspot.com

 

We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.

ARP – 17 – Watchmen Part 2

We dive into the deep end of dissecting the classic story The Watchmen by Alan Moore. Please listen to part 1 first so you get the summary of the story as we started right where we left off last time. There will not be live tweeting this week as I will be out of town and cannot guarantee that I will be near a computer.

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Talking points

 

BAD THINGS
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Gibbons on the plot of Watchmen (0:29)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Technology (3:40)

Real superheroes drove people to want Pirate comics (6:09)

Deterioration over time (7:53)

The use of cancer as a scary thing (13:39)

Non-linear storytelling (16:24)

Supplemental materials (19:37)

What happens after Watchmen? (24:20)

 

MORE DISCUSSION
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Overall (58:49)
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Our next podcast will be our review of The Amazing Spider-man 2 on May 4th.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

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We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #20

 

Freddie and Danny take a look at three #1 issues from the controversial Before Watchmen series.

SHOW NOTES: 

[00:37] Intro
[01:50] Minutemen #1
[09:00] Silk Spectre #1
[19:20] Comedian #1
[34:44] Future issues of Before Watchmen
[35:42] Crimson Corsair back-up story
[39:20] Outro

Long Box Review Episode 24: Creator vs Contract + the New Vertigo 4

Using Chris Roberson’s public exit from DC as a springboard, we discuss the ethics of corporate contracts and what’s fair to the creators (note: we are not lawyers). Then, at about the 59:30 mark, we discuss the four new Vertigo titles (Fairest, Saucer Country, Voodoo Child, & New Deadwardians).

Thanks for listening!

Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #16

 

Jesse, Art, Freddie, and Danny once again discuss three new number one issues! One is heavily influenced by J. Michael Straczynski, one is a master class in great comic book storytelling, and one is a pop culture referencing mess. Listen and find out what’s what!
SHOW NOTES:
[00:33] Intro
[02:06] America’s Got Powers #1
[15:07] Secret #1
[28:10] The Secret Service #1
[43:40] END
Intro Music: Built To Spill – “Sidewalk”

Sidekickcast Episode #68 – Cap in the Cube

Joining regular hosts Gavin and Dan in the Danger Room this episode is local comic book shop owner and fiends to the Sidekicks, Rob Fish. They all talk some bollocks about comics and movies including Avengers Assemble, Iron Man 3 and Gambit before moving on to some reviews in Stack Attack.

Reviews: AvX#1-2, The Omega Effect, Secret #1, Secret Service #1. Smoke and Mirrors #2, Red Hood and the Outlaws #8, America’s Got Powers #1, The Manhattan Projects #2 and possibly more I can’t quite remember right now.

In a twist to the usual set up, Rob tests both Sidekicks as he takes over Secrets and Lies and Smack My Pitch Up makes a dramatic return to the Sidekick final segment spot. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual brand of ridicule and disaster.

 

Comic News Insider Episode 366 – More NYCC w/ Blair Butler (G4TV’s Fresh Ink), Blair Herter (G4TV’s X-Play) & Kevin Mellon!

 

Comic News Insider: Episode 366 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Deadpool MAX 2 #1, Dead Rising Road To Fortune #1, Monocyte #1, My Greatest Adventure Vol 2 #1,  Orchid #1, Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #1, Shade Vol 2 #1, 30 Days of Night #1,  X-Men Regenesis #1. Batman: Year One DVD

Strap in! It’s another super-sized episode! Sorry for the length but we have over an hour worth of great interviews. Jimmy is joined by Aussie pal Matt Brick again to review tons of comics and chat about Speakeasy Dollhouse, Mekhi Phifer, Once Upon A TimeX-Men anime on G4, Grace Helbig co-hosting Attack of the Show, CDC zombie comic, Marvel layoffs, Dry Seasons preview, The Loxley’s and the War of 1812 preview, and Matt Smith might be leaving Doctor Who. Speaking of…more NYCC interviews with G4TV’S Blair Butler and Blair Herter. Blair Butler swung by the Comic News Insider booth to hang with Jimmy and chat her first written comic book called Heart. They also chatted the comic industry and recent comics as well. Blair Herter came by after meeting Jimmy the night before and having many drinks. They had a blast talking comics, video games and how Jimmy is stealing his fiance’, Jessica Chobot, from him. Kevin Mellon also came by to talk about Heart. You know, since he’s the artist on the comic book. News includes: Ben McCool & Nikki Cook’s Memoir heads to TV,  Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons announce their comic The Secret Service, Joss Whedon takes on Much Ado About Nothing, 2000AD fills gap in empty Barnes & Noble shelves, The Punisher heads to TV, Spider-Kids dressed up needed for Spidey column, Ed Brubaker’s Criminal heading to film, Red 2 is coming and King Con III is postponed. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Sidekickcast Presents…Kapow, A Sidekick’s Journey

Sidekickcast Presents...A Sidekick's Journey

None of the regular Sidekicks could make it to the very first Kapow Comic Con at London’s Business Design Centre on 9-10th April, so a couple of Sidekicks…no, heroes offered their services. Join Stiffs and The Pride creators PJ Montgomery and Joe Glass, accompanied by the sometimes shy Shelley Taylor on their personal experience of Kapow comic con.

We also have an interview with Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons recorded at the IGN stage and the Spider-Man panel with Steve Wacker, Nick Spencer, John Romita Jr and Nick Lowe.

Comic Timing Episode 113: Alan Moore Debate

Recently, Alan Moore made some controversial statements about the comic book industry as a whole, the way DC Entertainment works as a company, and the potential for Watchmen sequels and why he feels they shouldn’t go forward. Umar from Dafixer’s Hideout, Julian Lytle of Ants, Brent and I discuss the topic in depth, which has gained a bit more weight now that DC Entertainment has announced its plans to co “bi-coastal.”

This episode of Comic Timing is sponsored by…DCBS! That’s right, Discount Comic Book Service is the new sponsor of Comic Timing. For all first time users of the site, make sure to use the promo code CT8 at checkout to receive an additional 8% off your first order! And don’t forget, THE TRAVELER #1 is only 99 cents this month at DCBS, 75% off retail price, with NO ORDER LIMIT!!! Along with this great deal, here are our Review Corner picks for the month:

INDY (IMAGE):
UTOPIAN #1: 50% off retail (DCBS price $1.49/regular price $2.99)

DC:
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1: 75% off retail (DCBS price $0.99/regular price $3.99)

MARVEL:
THUNDERBOLTS #150: 50% off retail (DCBS price $2.49/regular price $4.99)

Also, as a quick reminder, Comic Timing will be in the Podcast Arena yet again at this year’s New York Comic Con! The Booth number is 524, and we’ll be sharing table space with none other than Rick Gordon of The Pop Cult Online! Ian will be there on Friday and Saturday only, so if you’d like to stop by and say hello or to say a few words on microphone, go ahead and do so. He’ll be happy to see you. And don’t forget that Friday at 6:30 in Panel Room 5 (subject to change, check the schedule to finalized location) will be the first ever NYCC Podcasting Panel, with the likes of Peter Rios of CGS, Jim and Johnny of Legion of Dudes, Sean and Jim of Raging Bullets, and good old Darrell from…well, everything! We can’t wait for this one, which will be recorded and released for those unable to attend.

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps! Also, make sure to check out Ian in BrokenSea Production’s latest Twilight Theatre episode, “The Cloud!

Until next time, thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 137 (8/22/10)

Alas, a Pick Of The Week AND a Fast Five all in one packed episode! Pick Of The Week goes to John Layman & Rob Guillory for Chew #13 (Image). Fast Five picks include Hulk #24 (Marvel), DC Universe: Legacies #4 (DC), G.I. Joe: Cobra #7 (IDW), Air #24 (Vertigo), and Secret Avengers #4 (Marvel).

I’d apologize for this episode being longer than normal, but I APOLOGIZE FOR NOTHING!

Comics on Comics Episode 13: Len Wein

Comics on Comics launches its blockbuster second season with a mind-blowing Watchmen-themed episode!

 

Coming to you from Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, host Juan-Manuel Rocha welcomes comic book legend and original Watchmen editor Len Wein along with comedians Steve Marmel (The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, Sonny With a Chance), Sax Carr (UCB’s Tournament of Nerds, Comics on Comics Radio), Graham Elwood (ComedyFilmNerds.com, The Sarah Silverman Program) and pop guru Bob Peterson (CC2K) to discuss the book’s cultural impact and social significance, the controversial movie adaptation, the Watchmen video game and the story within the story, Tales of the Black Freighter.

 

Additionally, Len Wein gives us an inside look at the making of the original comic book and offers his take on Alan Moore and the original ending…

 

You can watch a larger version of this episode online here.

 

Medium and high quality downloads of this episode and all of our previous episodes are available on iTunes.

 

Or you can watch all of our Video episodes online here.

 

 

Shortly after this episode was recorded, Len Wein and his family lost their house and possessions in a fire. Insurance is covering the loss of their home and the comics community is banding together to help Len Wein replace his comic collection.

 

If you want to help Len out, please visit http://www.povonline.com/weinproject.htm