Comics Alternative Interviews: Jeff Lemire

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  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:40 – Setup of interview
  • 00:06:49 – Interview with Jeff Lemire
  • 01:33:07 – Wrap up
  • 01:34:37 – Contact us

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On this interview episode Derek and Andy are excited to have Jeff Lemire as their guest. His new graphic novel, Roughneck, has just been released by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery 13 imprint, and he has a new ongoing series through Image Comics, Royal City. The guys talk with Jeff about those works, particularly their place within Lemire’s growing body of writing, but they also ask him about his other current ongoing series, such as Descender (with Dustin Nguyen on art), Black Hammer (along with Dean Ormston), and the miniseries A.D.: After Death (written by Scott Snyder). A lot of ground is covered in this interview, including revelations on the early origins of Roughneck, the long-range plans for Royal City, the themes and characters that seem to be woven throughout Jeff’s oeuvre, the curious links between Descender and Adam Strange, and Jeff’s thoughts on “slice of life” stories and their reception within the comics-reading community.

And here’s a fun fact! Jeff Lemire was actually the focus of the Two Guys’ very first creator spotlight way back in Episode 6 of The Comics Alternative, and at the time Andy and Derek thought there was almost too much to talk about in terms of Jeff’s output. But now almost five years later, and with so many more titles under Jeff’s belt, those assumptions seem amusing in hindsight.

It’s important to note that Andy and Derek recorded their interview with Jeff the day before this year’s Eisner Award nominations were announced, where he has landed in the Best New Series and Best Writer categories (both for Black Hammer). This is why no one brings up the Eisners at any time in the conversation. But a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff for this well-deserved attention!

W.I.P. # 164 – Motherlode

On this episode I talk new books, review 50/50 and discuss my book sale finds.

Comic News Insider Episode 335 – Heroes Con w/ Jonathan Hickman, Mike Maihack, Curt Franklin/Chris Haley, Rob Anderson, Enrica Jang!

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Jimmy attended Heroes Con and got a ton of great interviews for your listening pleasure! Enough to spread out over 4 or 5 episodes! In this episode, Jimmy chats with Jonathan Hickman, Mike Maihack, Curt Franklin/Chris Haley, Rob Anderson, and Enrica Jang. Good pal Mike Cho returns to guest c0-host. They briefly talk about some of the games coming out of E3 and Jimmy gives his massive Heroes Con recap. News includes: DC starts announcing new titles for relaunch, Batman Inc. will return, Eliza Dushku gets Torched, Valiant Comics returns and Jeff Lemire’s Essex County makes the jump to film. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Holiday Gift Suggestions 2010

In this special episode, Cammy the elf helps you with some gift suggestions for that special geek in your life.

Wednesday Warriors – Episode #76 – Thanks Bro

Episode 75

Its that time of the year! The warriors discuss what they are thankful for in comics this year. Jonas finally reads Essex county and gives his two cents, just one week too late for the Jeff Lemire spotlight.

Books Reviewed:

Essex County (Top Shelf)
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Jeff Lemire

Fantastic Four #585(Marvel Comics)
Written by Jonathan Hickman; Art by Steve Epting, Paul Mounts

Ultimate Spiderman #150 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by David Lafuente, Sara Pichelli, Joëlle Jones, Skottie Young, Jamie McKelvie, Justin Ponsor

Uncanny X-Force #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Rick Remender; Art by Jerome Opena

Batman Inc #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Yanick Paquette, Michael Lacombe

Trivia Contest: Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1 (2010) signed by William Harms

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Wednesday Warriors – Episode #75 – Jeff Lemire Spotlight

Episode 75

The Warriors take a look at indie favorite Jeff Lemire, but some stand divided on his grandeur.

Books Reviewed:

The Warriors Three Hard Cover (Marvel Comics)
Written by Len Wein, Alan Zelenetz; Art by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Charles Vess

Superman : Earth One (DC Comics)
Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Art by Shane Davis (Illustrator)

Batman: The Return (DC Comics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art by David Finch, Ryan Winn

Batman Inc #1
(DC Comics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Yanick Paquette, Michael Lacombe

Superman/Batman #78
(DC Comics)
Written by Joe Kelly, Mandy McMurray; Art by Brett Booth, Ed Benes

Lady Mechanika #0 (Aspen Comics)
Written by Joe Benitez; Art by Joe Benitez

Dungeons & Dragons #1 (IDW)
Written by John Rogers; Art by Andrea Divito

Superboy #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Pier Nicola Gallo, Rafael Albuquerque

Sweet Tooth (Vertigo)
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Jeff Lemire

The Nobody (Vertigo)
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Jeff Lemire

Essex County (Top Shelf)
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Jeff Lemire

Trivia Contest: Supergirl #50 signed by Jake Black

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Discuss this episode on our forum at lets.fightforcomics.com!

**Wednesday Warriors is a podcast for everyone counting down the days every week until Wednesday when the new comics hit the stands. With discussions about what’s going on in the industry, reviews of current and older comics, and a wide variety of opinions from well-read fans. More information can be found @ fightforcomics.com