Longbox Review Episode 107: Top 5 Magic Characters

Just in time for Halloween, Travis joins me to discuss our favorite magical comic book characters. Who will make the cut? Dr. Fate or Dr. Strange? Etrigan or Hellboy? Listen to find out! But first we briefly talk about the passing of Steve Dillon and then chat about the fantastic artist who’s coming to the 2017 Emerald City Comicon: José Luis García-López!

Who are your favorite magical characters? Let us know!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 33: “Late Night Sleepover Fun”

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ep 33: “Late Night Sleepover Fun” With not a lot of news, but plenty of Listener Mail and Comic Books, Jim and Eric get down to business and talk and talk and talk…  While they couldn’t remember the name of seminal band, Sugar Ray, they did remember Welcome Back Kotter, Guns and Roses and Third Eye Blind among other nonsense.  They are also joined by Reggie for his Recklessness and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment featuring Welcome Back #1.  All that was missing is a stuffed crust pizza and a Puppet Master movie to make this a throwback sleepover extravaganza!

 

DC Comic Books Reviewed:
Justice League #43, Superman/Wonder Woman #20. Martian Manhunter #3, Black Canary #3, Green Lantern: Lost Army #3, Doomed #3, Doctor Fate #3, Injustice: Year Four #16, Robin: Son of Batman #3, Batman ’66 #67, Bizarro #3, Batman: Arkham Knight #27, DC Comics: Bombshells #4, Harley Quinn and Power Girl #3, Secret Six #6 and Wonder Woman #43

DC Comic News:
Batgirl, Yvonne Craig, dead at 78, Gotham casts a female Firefly

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 28: Justice League, Trancers. and the Feud is Over

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Ep 28: Eric felt like someone broke his neck so it took two days to record this episode.  This week we learn that Brenden Fletcher and Peter Tomasi may actually like Jim and Eric, but Jim and Eric don’t like Grant Morrison and Jesse Eisenberg.  Of course, they talk about all the DC books and news that came out this week.

Books Reviewed: Justice League #42, Superman/Wonder Woman #18, Martian Manhunter #2, Black Canary #2, Robin: Son of Batman #2, Injustice: Year Four #11, Harley Quinn #18, Doctor Fate #2, Secret Six #4, Batman: Arkham Knight #22, Green Lantern: Lost Army #2 and Doomed #2
News: Flash and Arrow Casting, Peter Tomasi on Detective Comics, Grant Morrison hates the new Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t think SDCC was genocide
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He’s Got Issues #182: New Comics, 7/15/15

First Five:
1) Invincible #121
2) Hawkeye #22
3) Justice League #42
4) Guardians Of Knowhere #1
5) Siege #1

Top Ten:
6) Book Of Death #1 (Of 4)
7) Years Of Future Past #3
8) Ant-Man Annual #1
9) Astro City #25
10) Superman Wonder Woman #19

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Black Canary #2
  • Doomed #2
  • Dr Fate #2
  • Martian Manhunter #2
  • Robin Son Of Batman #2
  • Secret Six #4

MARVEL COMICS

  • Armor Wars #3
  • Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #1 (Of 2)
  • Hail Hydra #1
  • Planet Hulk #3
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #3 (Of 4)
  • Silver Surfer #13
  • Where Monsters Dwell #3 (Of 5)

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

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

Trades:

  • All-New X-Men Volume 7 The Utopians HC (Premiere Edition)
  • Batman Second Chances TP

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He’s Got Issues #182.2: DC Comics, 7/15/15

DC COMICS

  • Astro City #25
  • Black Canary #2
  • Doomed #2
  • Dr Fate #2
  • Green Lantern The Lost Army #2
  • Harley Quinn #18
  • Justice League #42
  • Martian Manhunter #2
  • Robin Son Of Batman #2
  • Secret Six #4
  • Superman Wonder Woman #19

Trades:

  • Batman Harley Quinn TP
  • Batman Second Chances TP
  • Green Lantern Corps Volume 6 Reckoning TP
  • Invisibles Deluxe Edition Volume 4 HC
  • New 52 Futures End Volume 2 TP
  • New Suicide Squad Volume 1 Pure Insanity TP
  • Supergirl Volume 6 Crucible TP

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 27: San Diego Comic Con, Batman and Superman

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Jim and Eric hunker down with a slew of San Diego Comic Con news and announcements, read listener mail and review most of this week’s DC Comic releases.  They also talk about Axel Rose and sucker MC’s and are joined, as usual, by Ryan Clark and Dan Stransky.

 

News from SDCC : Batman/Teenage Mtant Ninja Turtles Book, Batman & Robin Eternal, Robin War, Superman: American Alien, Coming of Supermen, Telos, Lois and Clark, Titans Hunt, Multiversity Too, Static Shock, Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life, and Batman: the Killing Joke animated movie

 

Comic Books Reviewed: Batman #42, Batman/Superman #22, Justice League of America #22, Earth 2: Society #2, Justice League United #1, Constantine: Hellblazer #2, New Suicide #10, Starfire #2, Catwoman #42, Batman: Arkham Knight #21,  All-Star Section Eight #2 and Vampirella/Army of Darkness #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 24: Justice League, Black Canary and the DC You

 

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Ep 24: Because Eric has to go away for the weekend, the boys get together on Friday to record and while it seemed different, they got the job done.  Eric talks about being a shoplifter, Jim ends his feud with Brenden Fletcher and the guys talk about all the books of the week.  They are both surprised at Black Canary, but disagree about almost everything else.  We also get Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark reviewing Southern Bastards #9.

Books Reviewed:
Justice League of America #1
Black Canary #1
Martian Manhunter #1
Doctor Fate #1
Doomed #1
Superman/Wonder Woman #18
Robin: Son of Batman #1
Secret Six #3
Flash Reviews:
Injustice: Year Four #7
Wonder Woman #41
Sinestro #12
Prez #1
Harley Quinn and Power Girl #1
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He’s Got Issues #179: New Comics, 6/17/15

First Five:
1) Old Man Logan #2
2) Justice League Of America #1
3) Alex + Ada #15
4) Runaways #1
5) Wonder Woman #41

Top Ten:
6) Robin Son Of Batman #1
7) Black Canary #1
8) Squadron Sinister #1
9) The Kitchen #8 (Of 8)
10) Superman Wonder Woman #18

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Astro City #24
  • Doomed #1
  • Dr Fate #1
  • Harley Quinn And Power Girl #1 (Of 6)
  • Mad Max Fury Road Furiosa #1
  • Martian Manhunter #1
  • Prez #1 (Of 12)
  • Secret Six #3

MARVEL COMICS

  • Armor Wars #2
  • Deathlok #9
  • Moon Knight #16
  • Ms Marvel #16
  • Thors #1

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Fiction #1 (Of 4)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Tech Jacket #10

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

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

Trades:

  • Annihilation Conquest Omnibus HC, $125.00
  • Black Canary And Zatanna Bloodspell TP, $14.99

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He’s Got Issues #179.2:DC Comics, 6/17/15

DC COMICS

  • Astro City #24
  • Black Canary #1
  • Doomed #1
  • Dr Fate #1
  • Harley Quinn And Power Girl #1 (Of 6)
  • Infinite Crisis The Fight For The Multiverse #12
  • Justice League Of America #1
  • The Kitchen #8 (Of 8)
  • Mad Max Fury Road Furiosa #1
  • Martian Manhunter #1
  • Prez #1 (Of 12)
  • Robin Son Of Batman #1
  • Secret Six #3
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #11
  • Sinestro #12
  • Superman Wonder Woman #18
  • Teen Titans Go #10
  • Wonder Woman #41

Trades:

  • Black Canary And Zatanna Bloodspell TP
  • Deathstroke Volume 1 Gods Of War TP
  • Flash Volume 6 Out Of Time HC
  • Gotham Academy Volume 1 TP
  • He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Volume 5 The Blood Of Grayskull TP
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws Volume 6 Lost And Found TP

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 5: DC Comics New June Books

Episode 5: Join Jim and Eric as they put the weekly books aside to discuss the DC Comics announcement of the 24 new books coming in June.  There may not be a lot of information yet, but that doesn’t stop them from talking way too long as usual!

 

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The PKD Black Box – Episode #89: The Legends Edition

On this week’s show Shawn briefly discusses his future with Action Lab Entertainment, and then goes all in with a roundtable of special guests (David A. Price, Chris Campbell, Julian Lytle, and Martheus Wade) as they discuss the “Legends” mini-series from DC Comics!

And later in the show, Donny Salvo swings by to give us some interviews with top-notch creators from this year’s New York Comic Con.

Enjoy, and remember that Darkseid is a BOSS.

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 86 – Jet City Comic Show 2010 Part 1

The Backroom Comics crew heads to the first annual Jet City Comic Show. In this episode they interview Brandon Jerwa (The Mighty Crusaders), Drew Pocza (Pokeweed), Agnes Garbowska (You, Me, And Zombie), and Brian Churilla (The Avengers and The Infinity Gauntlet).

Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom Comics Podcast website.

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Tales of the Justice Society of America #26

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ARE YOU READY FOR MORE JLA/JSA AWESOMENESS?

Here is the final installment of The TALES OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA‘s three-part look at the Justice League/Justice Society team-ups that took place after ALL-STAR COMICS #58!! This time, Scott and Mike are REALLY FREAKING EXCITED because BOTH of these stories feature art by the one and only GEORGE PEREZ! Not only that, but the stories are freaking amazing, too!

In the first story, the two teams of Justice come face to face with the New Gods as they fight to stop Darkseid from destroying EARTH-2! Sure, there are a few problems with the story (Scott takes issue with Superman whining about feeling like an outsider and Mike thinks that the New Gods were best left to Kirby), but there is a whole lot of fun in this tale and the art, after the first issue, kicks up to 11 because… did we mention that George Perez came on as artist during these stories? We did? Well, we’re going to say it again because GEORGE PEREZ IS COMPOSED OF 100% AWESOME!

Then, there’s what Mike believes to be the BEST JLA/JSA TEAM-UP of all freaking time (and Scott pretty much agrees)!! It’s the JLA and the JSA versus the NEW Secret Society of Super-Villains in a yarn that is damn near perfect from beginning to end! Not only do we get to see a really great team of villains being assembled, but we also get to see the Earth-2 Superman as drawn by George Perez!!

Did we mention George Perez? We did? Well, that’s because GEORGE PEREZ IS COMPOSED OF 100% AWESOME!

This is a beast of an episode, clocking in at nearly two hours, but we feel it is totally worth it! In fact, we guarantee it or your money back!!

Next week: THE RETURN OF LISTENER FEEDBACK!!

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And be sure to catch Mike and Scott every Wednesday on “Back To The Bins!”

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Tales of the Justice Society of America #25

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THE JLA/JSA CROSSOVER AWESOME SAUCE CONTINUES THIS WEEK!

Scott and Mike are back again, fresh from their escape… I mean release… yes… release from that loony bin… I mean mental health facility… yes… mental health facility… and there was no escape at all. Mike and Scott didn’t stick the pills they were given to take under their tongues and empty the contents into a napkin and then drug the night attendant and then rip the water fountain out of the floor, throw it through the window, and flee into the night. None of that happened and if anyone asks you about it you don’t know anything, all right? All right.

Um, anyway… this week, the guys continue their look at the Justice League of America /Justice Society of America crossovers that took place after ALL-STAR COMICS #58 with two stories — one that involves time travel and another that involves the Justice Society being real douche bags to a fellow hero!!

In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #s 159 and 160, heroes from the past (including one of Scott’s all time favorites, Jonah Hex!!) are used by the Lord of Time to mess with the JLA/JSA. There’s a lot of wonky in this story, and Scott has far more to say about it than Mike, but what’s new, right? RIGHT? :taps microphone: Is this thing on?

Then, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #s 171 and 172, the teams get together and, as per usual, someone dies!! For once, it’s NOT one the “escorts” that Batman brings around and that tend to end up crushed and mangled after Superman gets into the Captain Morgan. This time, it’s… well, I’d say it was a member of the JSA, but Mister Terrific, as Hawkman is so quick to point out after Terrific assumes room temperature, wasn’t “really” a part of their little clique now, was he? This is an old-fashioned, closed-door murder mystery with Batman and the Huntress trying to figure out who did the deed, leaving Scott and Mike to try to figure out why the Justice Society were being such utter dicks to a fellow super-hero. Seriously!! They cut this guy ZERO freaking slack and then, after he dies, they act like it’s no big deal!! Frankly, the guys are surprised that they put any effort into solving the murder at all!!

Lastly, be sure to join Scott and Mike next week as they look at the final two JLA/JSA crossovers that occur “before” ALL-STAR SQUADRON!! One involves Darkseid, the other involves the Secret Society of Super-Villains!! Be there (or Mike and Scott will short-sheet ya)!!

“Required Reading” for next week — JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (Vol. 1) #s 183 thru 185 and 195 thru 197!!

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Tales of the Justice Society of America #24

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And lo there came a day… a day like other Fridays… where Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey band together to discuss the adventures of the single greatest super-hero team of all time…THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA!

This week. Scott and Mike begin their look at the legendary (or maybe not-so-legendary) team-ups between the JSA and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA in their own title! This time out, the stories are… well, they don’t suck (for the most part), but they don’t exactly set Scott and Mike on fire with excitement, either (though they hear that there’s ointment for that now).

In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #s 135 thru 137, the heroes of Earth-1 and Earth-2 team up with the heroes of Earth-S and Boy, is this goofy!! I mean, for one thing, two of the characters are named Mr. Scarlet and Pinky, the Whiz Kid. You just can’t make that sort of thing up!! This story also promises the FIRST titanic meeting between Superman and Captain Marvel!! And what should have been the throw-down to end all throw-downs… sadly, wasn’t.

Then, in issues 147 and 148, the JLA and JSA team-up once again. Only this time, they are joined with the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES to battle Mordru!! Mike and Scott really don’t have a whole heck of a lot to say about this story because, frankly, it was the very definition of “meh”. Oh, sure… they talk about how Power Girl seems to have some sort of freaky, unnatural, backwoods, redneck attraction to the Earth-1 Superman, but, for the second time this episode, what should have been an EPIC storyline involving the greatest heroes of three eras… sadly, wasn’t.

Oh, and Scott meets his idol at show’s end… but it doesn’t go well…

“Required Reading” for next week — JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (Vol. 1) #s 159, 160, 171, and 172!!
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