Comic News Insider Episode 781 – Even More Heroes Con w/ Megan Levens/Chris Sheridan!

Comic News Insider: Episode 781 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Elmer Fudd Special #1, Beautiful Canvas #1, Clue #1, Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1, Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1, Doctor Who S10 finale, iZombie S3 finale

Jon Hoche and Megan Bussiere join Jimmy on Independence Day for a rip-roaring America fueled firework of a podcast! Well, something like that. They give their thoughts on the trailers for Inhumans, Death Note and Jumanji.  They also give love to Harry Potter on its 20th anniversary which prompts Megan to get sorted in a house while we podcast. Which house? Listen to find out! Jimmy also closes out the awesome Heroes Con interviews he got with 2 great ones with Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein) and Chris Sheridan (Motorcycle Samurai). Both just fantastic cartoonists and all around lovely folks. Great interviews so do give a listen! News includes: Marvel Legacy happenings, Rick & Morty returns, Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman 2, a Sense8 special, Nimona film gets a release date, a live action The Jetsons, Game of Thrones Season 8 could be epic and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 781 – Even More Heroes Con w/ Megan Levens/Chris Sheridan!

Comic News Insider: Episode 781 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Elmer Fudd Special #1, Beautiful Canvas #1, Clue #1, Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1, Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1, Doctor Who S10 finale, iZombie S3 finale

Jon Hoche and Megan Bussiere join Jimmy on Independence Day for a rip-roaring America fueled firework of a podcast! Well, something like that. They give their thoughts on the trailers for Inhumans, Death Note and Jumanji.  They also give love to Harry Potter on its 20th anniversary which prompts Megan to get sorted in a house while we podcast. Which house? Listen to find out! Jimmy also closes out the awesome Heroes Con interviews he got with 2 great ones with Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein) and Chris Sheridan (Motorcycle Samurai). Both just fantastic cartoonists and all around lovely folks. Great interviews so do give a listen! News includes: Marvel Legacy happenings, Rick & Morty returns, Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman 2, a Sense8 special, Nimona film gets a release date, a live action The Jetsons, Game of Thrones Season 8 could be epic and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Platinum End

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This month on The Comics Alternative‘s manga series, Shea and Derek check out two very different titles. They begin with Kazuto Tatsuta’s Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (Kodansha Comics). This is a 500+ page account of the reconstruction and cleanup in the wake of 2011’s disaster in Fukushima. As the guys discuss, the text does two things at once: provides objective reportage of the situation surrounding Fukushima and reveals the author’s very personal experiences  in securing and maintaining his role in the cleanup efforts. While both guys enjoyed the book, perhaps Derek more than Shea, they nonetheless wondered about Tatsuta’s background as a mangaka — “Kazuto Tatsuta” is a nom de plume, so it’s difficult to determine any bibliography — and any potential agenda (if any) underlying this work.

After their focus on real-world disaster, the guys move into the realm of fantasy. Platinum End (VIZ Media) is a current shōnen series from Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the same team behind Bakuman and Death Note. The second English-language volume was just released this month, so the guys have enough story under their belts to get a secure feel for the art and narrative. As Derek explains, the premise appears a little on the hokey side, at least at first, but as things develop the story begins to take on a life of its own, one that soon hooks you. Much of this is because of Obata’s style, but there are also larger thematic issues that make this title worth exploring. The guys discourse over the text’s theological import, its engagement with gender identity, and its satiric commentary on contemporary popular culture. This is definitely a series that both Shea and Derek will continue reading.

Comic News Insider Episode 659 – Always Free/No Discounts!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 659 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All-New All-Different Avengers #1, The Goddamned #1, Last Sons Of America #1, Limbo #1, Superman American Alien #1, Ultimates Vol 4 #1, Into the Badlands

Emily Edwards returns once again to co-host! They chat about her directorial debut, getting Star Wars keys and some sound issues (surprise!). News includes: Amazon picks top graphic novels/comic books, The British Comics Awards are announced at Thought Bubble Festival, the Doctor Who Christmas Special comes to the big screen, Margaret Qualley cast as female lead in Warner Bros. live action Death Note movie and Agent Carter season 2 gets a premiere date. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 643 – CNI Reborn!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 643 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Power Cubed #1, Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1, Heroes Reborn, Once Upon A Time S5 premiere, The Simpsons S27 premiere

It’s a new podcast one day early! Jimmy is heading out to visit family so decided to record/release the podcast early. Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair and hey chat about their plans for the upcoming New York Comic Con. And boy howdy, are there plans. PLANS I SAY! News includes: Titan Comics to publish Independence Day comics based on the movie,  Death Note creators announced new manga, The Court rules that DC owns the rights to The Batmobile and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 117

INDIE
1. [02:09] The Walking Dead #81
2. [10:00] Spongebob Comics #1
3. [15:09] Lil Depressed Boy #1
4. [22:01] Hotwire: Deep Cut #3 (OF 3)
5. [30:44] Northlanders #37
6. [37:37] 27 #3 (OF 4)

MAINSTREAM

7. [41:39] Osborn #3 (OF 5)
8. [51:39] New Avengers #9
9. [56:41] Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1 (OF 6)
10. [1:05:52] Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #153
11. [1:09:51] Wolverine #5.1
12. [1:15:09] Punisher Max #10

MANGA SPOTLIGHT
13. [1:22:44] Bakuman TP Vol 03

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Alternate Reality – Episode #92

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