It’s the April on-location visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. As he usually does, Derek is at the shop talking with customers about comics-related matters. But his time at Heroes also corresponds with the visit of Queens University Prof. Michael Kobre’s class, “Secret Identities, Diversity, and Popular Culture.”
This week the guys sit down with the creative minds behind Atomic Rex Entertainment, Gene Selassie and Marco Lopez. Together they talk about how they got started in comics and how Atomic Rex was born. Plus they also talk about the current state of Marvel and DC comics and how social justice in comics is both a good and bad thing. So sit back, relax and enjoy this fun ride.
We cover the Power Rangers reboot by Haim Saban on this episode. We take a nostalgia trip back to our childhoods when we watched the show. Does the movie live up to the hype? What did we like about it? What did we dislike? Check out the episode and see what we think.
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In this episode the guys sit down with Eric Cooper and talk about his new book Star Enforcers. This is the first of the panels the guys hosted at the Finger Lakes Comic Con 2017. There is lots more to come, so sit back and enjoy!
You’ll enjoy a great conversation when you listen to Episode 249 this week! I have an excellent time talking with Sebastian A. Jones, the founder of Stranger Comics, the home for many diverse books that you can dive into and enjoy, as well as learn a lot from! We discuss the comics universe he and his team have built around a strong female character, Niobe. I loved the first two issues of her series so much I wrote a review about them, which you can find here at MajorSpoilers.com at this link. We delve into his upcoming appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con as well as the many great offerings Stranger Comics has made and are looking forward to releasing soon. I highly recommended their books, so don’t miss this fun interview as well as their terrific comics!
Brant and Chris go it alone as they discuss some of the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International 2016!
First up, they talk about a couple of DC/IDW crossovers. Then they talk some general Marvel stuff from a few panels. After that, it’s into four DC panels from Thursday and Friday. Finally, they discuss IDW’s Revolution.
Coming up, Coming Out and Going On closes out the show as they talk the return of TWO Zone 4 podcasts!
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Not only is Eric Cooper a very talented author, he’s also a very vocal equal rights advocate. So this week Dave and Ben sit down with Eric and talk about his Change.org petition to demand all the different comic book conventions feature more diversity. The audience is growing and becoming more diverse. The industry is slowly doing the same, it’s time for the cons to reflect that. So sit back and listen to Eric’s message, and when you are done, stand up and help make a difference. Enjoy!
It’s a very special episode this week, featuring my interview with comics writer/artist Dan Jurgens! He’s a busy guy these days, working on DC’s weekly Futures End as well as Aquaman and the Others. We talk about how he works with other creators to make these excellent titles happen, and even discuss a favorite character he developed that’s making an appearance in The Multiversity #1! Don’t miss it!
Next week, there’ll be another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!
Tim Across America pt 3! Visiting Chicago, Tim links up with some local comics people, including a couple we’ve heard from before, for a wide-ranging discussion. Topics include: Public perception of comics and comics readers in the US; interactions between US comics and manga; reasons not to use comics as a stepping stone to getting your movie made; living with the creative impulse; the relative lack of diverse voices in American comics; and more.
Ed Siemienkowicz, creator of the comic Chrome and Dust, and also of the Voice of the Republic podcast (and Deconstructing Comicsepisode 227);
Dale Lazarov, writer of gay erotic comics such as Nightlife and Manly (and previously heard in Deconstructing Comicsepisode 202);
I hope you’re ready for some diversity in comics, because in the 108th episode, I have a great interview with Sohaib Awan from Jinnrise, a terrific comic made available in the U.S. by IDW Publishing! We chat about the series and the importance of comics being educational as well as entertaining, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing what he has to say.
Then everything wraps up with the latest “News & Previews!” Don’t miss it!
It’s a madhouse in here as the podcast turns August into the month of the simian. But first TJ speaks about a waste of two hours of his life, yep Insidious bites a big dick. Captain America leads us out of the doldrums of the Further and re introduces us to awesome that will eventually lead us to the ultimate awesome. That’s right folks, Planet of the Apes is here and there is no going back. Sci-Fi prior to Star Wars and it was actually awesome. What more could you ask for in a movie that lets you see Chuck Heston’s beautiful schlong. Dan Didio goes ape-shit (pun intended) and ultimate spiderman goes black, and you know what they say about that. Lastly, Mr. Terrific is stupid, no not the premise of the character but his ability within his comic book . Listen, Learn, Enjoy!