The Comics Noob EP 29 Flashy vs Death

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This week we wrap a couple of story arcs and start a couple of new ones. Also… Happy Holidays.

02:42 The Flash 12
12:27 Justice League vs Suicide Squad Prelude
19:15 The Punisher 06
26:47 Namesake 01

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The Comics Noob EP 28 Letters From Bats

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This week we get some deep Batman feelings/ass-kicking and our crossovers are as fun as ever. Get into them. Enjoy.

02:51 Batman 12
13:54 Big Trouble in Little China Escape From NY 03
22:21 Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Alien 03
34:39 You Should Read
37:19 Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer

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The Comics Noob EP 27 Last Stand + Wacky Beetles

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This week we get a some finality to some arcs and the Beetle starts to get good. Enjoy.

01:50 Blue Beetle 03
10:03 Wacky Raceland 06
18:57 Lucas Stand 06
31:29 You Should Read

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The Comics Noob EP 26 There Be Monsters + No Man’s Sky Update

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Another great week for comics. Tons of monster is this one, in one form or another. Plus, we breifly mention the new Foundations Update for No Man’s Sky. Is anyone still playing this game?
Enjoy.

02:28 The Flash 11
12:58 Batman Beyond 02
22:47 Kingsway West 03
33:29 You Should Read
39:17 No Man’s Sky Update

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The Comics Noob Ep 25 Sorry we’re late, it was the Turkey’s fault

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Happy Turkey Day! Apologies for the late upload.
Three great books this week, guys. Let us know what you thought.

02:00 Batman 11
12:56 Trinity 03
22:39 Kill or be Killed 04
33:02 You Should Read
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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 50: The Origin of Alan Moore’s SWAMP-THING

Pop a bottle of Champagne everybody because today you get to participate in the release of ComicsVerse’s 50th podcast! We have been through everything from Jean Grey’s role as the Dark Phoenix to Gene Luen Yang’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE to the Greatest Couples in Comic History. ComicsVerse Podcast co-hosts Justin Gilbert Alba, Kathy Wisneski and panelists Kay Honda, Nolan Bensen and yours truly, Ms. Jamie Rice, are taking on a classic work of spectacular writing and art: Alan Moore’s run on THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING.

READ: Where We Stand: A Look at Women in Comics using Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN through the lens of Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.”

Originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING is the story of Alec Holland. A scientist working in Louisiana, Holland is working on a magical formula to restore the forest when a bomb planted by his supposed friend gives him an intense chemical burn. Holland falls into the swamp and instead of dying he becomes the Swamp-Thing bent on revenge. However, while this beginning leaves a lot of room for thrilling horror stories and situations the premise was never revealed to be as meaningful as it could be until Alan Moore got his grimy hands on it. I point this out because we did not read the first 20 issues of THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING for the podcast about origin stories. Instead we read the entirety of Alan Moore’s run because the origin I have related is re-imagined in dare I say it, a more meaningful and thematically valuable way by Moore.

LISTEN: Want to listen to more podcasts about great comics? Why not travel to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s BITCH PLANET?

From psychedelic panels that depict the forbidden love shared between the Swamp-Thing and Abby to heartbreaking stories of exile to a planet far far away, Moore found a way to reinvigorate this property in ways that still resonate today. THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING is so impressive and complex that in our typical attempt to analyze characters using Susan Batson’s TRUTH, we found ourselves arguing that we may never be able to understand the Swamp-Thing’s motivation, need, public persona, and tragic flaw because we couldn’t even decide how human he was.

HEAR: Podcast Co-Host Jamie Rice loses it and cracks up during Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN podcast. What the hell is so funny, Jamie?!?

If you love tough questions that lead to more questions than answers then you’re totally gonna love this; So pop a bottle and sit bit back with your favorite swamp creature for an hour or two of debate on ComicVerse’s 50th podcast about the origin of the THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 49: Interns Take Over! — BATGIRL in “Batgirl of Burnside”

Welcome to another entry of the ComicsVerse podcast, “Interns Take Over!”  This podcast series allows members of the ComicsVerse staff and interns to dedicate episodes to storylines and collections of their choosing. For my pick, I decided to go with BATGIRL: BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (which collects issues #35 – #40 of the current BATGIRL and material from DC COMICS SECRET ORIGINS #12) series co-written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, with art by Babs Tarr over layouts by Stewart.

CLICK: Want more BATGIRL? Check out this written review of Stewart and Tarr’s BATGIRL: “Batgirl of Burnside!”

I’ve been an avowed fan of the re-launch since it began, hence why I suggested it in the first place. However the other members of the panel bring completely different perspectives to our analysis. Both Alex Katz and Josh Cui have extensive familiarity with the New 52 Bat-Verse and were wary of the new approach in BATGIRL. On the other side of the spectrum, neither Jamie Rice nor Kay Honda had previously read any Batgirl comics but had a lot of things to say!

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with BATGIRL co-writer Brenden Fletcher.

Bringing together all these various viewpoints, we were able to examine all facets of the collection including the plot, Babs Tarr’s artwork, the changes to Barbara Gordon’s characterization, the Burnside setting, the villains, the supporting cast, the book’s use of social media and hipster culture and Batgirl’s new costume. In addition, we examine several of the controversies that have erupted around the arc, including the controversial character Dagger Type and the changes made to his issue for the collection, and the idea of Barbara Gordon drinking and having a hangover. We even take a slight detour to discuss the controversy surrounding the aborted BATGIRL #42 Killing Joke variant cover controversy.

We had a great time recording this, and hope you all have a great time listening to it, whether you’re a Batgirl super-fan or a novice.

LISTEN: “Interns Take Over!” Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN

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Sidekickcast Episode #75 – 619 Review Show 2012

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With the end of the year in site the Sidekicks sit back over Christmas to discuss their 619 choices of 2012 backed up by everyone’s favourite recurring guest star, Lil Fat MIkey. There’s a rundown on some of the biggest geek news of the year as well as a special BOOYAKA edition of Secrets and Lies. C619 categories were:

  • Cover
  • Splash Page
  • Big 2 Ongoing
  • Big 2 Limited Series
  • Indy Ongoing
  • Indy Limited Series
  • Writer
  • Artist

It’s an extra long show this time as there’s so much to get through, but an extra long show means extra long out-takes too so don’t forget to listen past the outro music yo!