Deconstructing Comics #306: Fear Itself and other events that… happened

Fear ItselfCrossover events have become ubiquitous fare from Marvel and DC, with smaller publishers recently jumping on the bandwagon. Lots of us complain about them, and yet, buying ironically is still buying. Tim is joined by John Roberson to discuss why the past year’s main events, Fear Itself and Flashpoint, were particularly unsatisfying, what makes a (relatively) good event series, and why we read these books in spite of “event fatigue”.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 98

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In this episode I compare and contrast both comic book events that debuted this past summer; Fear Itself (Marvel) and Flashpoint (DC). Event fatigue is one helluva drug. Spoilers!

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F BombCast 141: Standby for Technical Difficulties

This episode was a labor of love. About 30 minutes of the show are gone due to my stupid thinking that i could do more than two things at once. Oh well 15 DC Comics not reviewed, can you take a guess what i said …. hint THEY WERE FUCKING AWESOME. The horror talk is on there with a discussion of the slasher genre. And more movies than you can shake a machete at are discussed int hat first hour. I am still disheartened by the part we lost so my ability to write a funny intro is not here this morning. Movies discussed Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, House of 1000 Corpses, Saw, nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Laid to Rest, Subspecies, Poltergeist 2, Beetlegeuse, Haunted Honeymoon, and more.
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Comic Book Pitt #71 – Weekend Update

Dan and Scott each had pretty memorable weekends and both were related to comics. After swapping stories, there is actual conversation about some recent comics, including Ultimate Fallout #6, Red Wing #1 & 2, Batgirl #24, Fear Itself #5, Thunderbolts #162 and Avengers #16.

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WHEN? Sunday, September 4th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE? The Toonseum, 945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 178 (8/14/11)

In this action-packed episode the Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder, Jock & Francesco Francavilla for Detective Comics #881 (DC)! Fast Five picks include Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1 (Dark Horse), Fear Itself #5 (Marvel), American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3 (Vertigo), PunisherMAX #16 (Marvel), and Hellboy: The Fury #3 (Dark Horse).

Only 2 video reviews remain until the switch to audio!

Sidekickcast Episode #57 – The Road to Civil War

Sidekickcast Episode #57 - The Road to Civil War

Dark times have descended upon the Sidekickcast, a change is coming, brutha versus brutha.

This is the road to civil war.

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

SDCC News

Stack Attack: Flashpoint #2-3, Fear Itself #3-4, Uncanny X-Force #11, Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1, X-Men: Schism #1 and Moon Knight #3

Secrets and Lies

The Devil’s Back Bones: Daredevil #82-87 and Dardevil #1

Nothing will ever be the same again…

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F BombCast 133: Wesley Crusher Rocks

Does Wesley Crusher Rock? 99.9% of humanity says no, there is a good thing TJ is around to tell them differently and explain how wrong they are. Come into Machete’s chop shop and sit a spell, as you will be regaled with stories of such geekery that you will be hard pressed to understand how these three function in normal day-to-day life. So some of you may be wrong and tell me that Wesley Crusher does not rick as the show title implies, but i will tell you that if any infer that Flashpoint is not better than the god awful exercise in triviality that is Fear itself, you can stop right now. And you will also learn why Newark NJ is the second happiest place on earth. 

 

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Fight For Comics – Episode #102 – In the Black

Fight For Comics 102

Sean Black dives into his pile of shame and talks about the best comics he has read out of the 80+ books he read in the last week. Black also makes a challenge to the Warriors to do the same. Sean Leslie also talks about a recent road trip where he meets an unusual comic book fan and the Warriors discuss the e-mails they have been getting from talking smack about DC’s robotic super hero Cyborg.

Books reviewed:

Sandman: Season of Mist TPB (Vertigo)
Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, Malcolm Jones III, George Pratt

Fear Itself: The Deep #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Cullen Bunn; Art by Lee Garbett & David Meikis

Fear Itself: Black Widow #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Cullen Bunn; Art by Peter Nguyen

Flashpoint: Reverse Flash #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Scott Kollins; Art by Joel Gomez

Legion of Superheroes (DC Comics)

House of M (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Olivier Coipel & Tim Townsend

Wolverine #8 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by Daniel Acuña

Next Men (IDW Publishing)
Written and drawn by John Byrne

Dungeons and Dragons #8 (IDW Publishing)
Written by John Rogers; Art by Andrea Di Vito

Trivia contest: Steve Rogers, Super Soldier #1-4 signed by Ed Brubaker, Captain America: Forever Allies #1, Captain America: White #1 signed by Tim Sale and a Captain America sketch by Tim Sale as well as a SDCC exclusive poster of Captain America movie concept art.

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Burnt Weiners Episode 080 Hellbound Train #2 – Fear Itself #4 – Flashpoint #3

As Summer is causing all the weiners to swelter and sweat, the comics are keeping them cool and collected (trade paperback style, yo!). Join the Weiners, for another chapter of their most ambitious project yet . . . finding and rebuilding the Anti-Monitor . . . into a world class supermodel!

Intro and Outro Music:
“That Hellbound Train” by Earth 2 Podcast
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0:00:40 – Intros & Props
0:06:33 – That Hellbound Train #2 (IDW)
0:14:40 – Elephantmen #32 (Image)
0:19:10 – Secret Six #35 (DC)
0:24:35 – Reed Gunther #2 (Image)
0:27:50 – Brimstone #2 (Zenescope)
0:33:20 – Batman Beyond #7 (DC)
0:37:34 – Fear Itself #4 – Part 1 (Marvel)
0:39:45 – Vengeance #1 (Marvel)
0:41:45 – Flashpoint Batman Knight of Vengeance #2 (DC)
0:43:08 – Flashpoint #3 (DC)
0:46:22 – Flashpoint Secret Seven #2 (DC)
0:48:58 – Fear Itself #4 – Part 2 / Spider-Island (Marvel)
0:53:50 – DC Universe Online Legends #11 (DC)
0:56:43 – Bo’s Quickies: The Boys #56, Godzilla #4, Moriarty #3
0:59:05 – Dungeons & Dragons Vol 1 Shadowplague HC (IDW)
1:02:15 – Goodbyes, Outro and a word from a sponsor
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Comic Book Pitt #66 – Get Your Kicks…

Get your kicks with Episode 66! In this long overdue review episode, we talk about Alpha Flight #1 (of 8), Avengers The Children’s Crusade #6, Batman Incorporated #7, Echo #30, Fear Itself #4, Halcyon #5, Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train #1, Rocketeer Adventures #2, Super Dinosaur #2, and Ultimate Spider-Man #160.

Upcoming Events:
Steel City Con
Monroeville Convention Center
July 29-31, 2011

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Fight For Comics – 101 – Comic Book Ketchup

Fight For Comics 101

The Warriors get rebooted! And there is no better way to start fresh than with an episode of Comic Book Ketchup! The Warriors reviews all the comics that have tickled their fancy in the last month! Huzzah!

Books reviewed are:

Fear Itself #3 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Stuart Immonen & Wade Von Grawbadger

Justice League: Subway Famous Fans #2 (DC Comics)

Superman #712 (DC Comics)
Written by Kurt Busiek; Art by Rick Leonardi & Jonathan Sibal

Ultimate Spider-Man #160 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Mark Bagley & Andy Lanning

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Adam Glass; Art by Rodney Buchemi & Jose Marzan Jr.

Batman Inc. #7 (DC Comics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Chris Burnham

Who are the Mystery Men? #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by David Liss; Art by Patrick Zircher

Hellboy: Being Human one-shot (Dark Horse Comics)
Written by Mike Mignola; Art by Richard Corben

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #1 (Vertigo)
Written by Scott Snyder; Art by Sean Murphy

The Mighty Thor #3 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Olivier Coipel & Mark Morales

Moon Knight #2 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Alex Maleev

The Tooth (Oni Press)
Written by Cullen Bunn & Shawn Lee; Art by Matt Kindt

Punisher Max #14 (MAX)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by Steve Dillon

All Nighter #1 (Image Comics)
Written and drawn by David Hahn

Criminal: Last of the Innocent #1 (Icon)
Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Sean Phillips

15 Love #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Andi Watson; Art by Tommy Ohtsuka

Undying Love #3 (Image Comics)
Written by Tomm Coker & Daniel Freedman; Art by Tomm Coker

Flashpoint: Deathstroke & The Curse of the Ravager #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Joe Bennett & John Dell III

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1 (DC Comics)
Written by J.T. Krul; Art by Mikel Janin

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Tony Bedard; Art by Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Ibraim Roberson

Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Sean Ryan; Art by Ig Guara & Ruy Jose

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning; Art by Dave Beaty & Nei Ruffino

Trivia contest: Batman Inc. #1 signed by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn.

Batman Inc. #1

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Sidekickcast Episode #55 – One Flew Over The Sidekick’s Nest

Sidekickcast Episode #55 - One Flew Over The Sidekick's Nest

Running late but playing catch up Sidekickcast regular hosts Gavin and Dan mix it up with what they’re calling the DC Situation, everyone has an opinion on the relaunch, why wouldn’t these jokers be any different?

This week the Sidekicks catch up on Age of X, Fear Itself and Flashpoint with an event filled Stack Attack, also included in the line up are Infinite Vacation #2, Green Wake #2, Moon Knight #1-2 and Uncanny X-Force #7-10.

The gap btween the Sidekicks is getting ever bigger in the ongoing feud that is Secrets and Lies, can Dan claw something back this week? The show rounds out with a chat down the pub with Peter Rogers, writer of the upcoming Markosia book; The Interactives. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual brand of out-takes.

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Sidekickcast Presents…London MCM Expo 2011

Sidekickcast Presents...London MCM Expo 2011

Last weekend we sent our front-line roaving reporter Sidekick, Joe Glass (The Pride, Stiffs) to the MCM Expo at London’s Excel centre, his mission was to enjoy the show and pick up some interviews, he accepted and came through in true Sidekick style.

On this episode of Sidekickcast Presents… we hear from Howard Hardiman (The Lengths, The Badger), Adam Cadwell (The Everyday, Blood Blokes), Marc Ellerby ( Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter, The Pride, CBGB), Becky Cloonan (Wolves, Flight, American Virgin) and Kieron Gillen ( Phonogram, Uncanny X-Men, Journey into Mystery).

Music through the episode is a track called At Home by Crystal Fighters which was used in the Thrill Electric trailer revelealed at the Expo, which you can see here.

As always our thanks to the guests for agreeing to to talk to us and a special thanks to Joe Glass for stepping up to the plate.

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Burnt Weiners Episode 075 Flashpoint #2 – Fear Itself #3 – Reed Gunther #1

DC has big news, and we practically ignore it during the show! Not because we are against it, but more due to the fact that we are all taking a wait and see approach, but Bo will kill people if Lobo doesn’t get his own title and Weed will break arms if Secret Six with Gail Simone doesn’t return. John is gonna slobber on you while you sleep no matter what happens! Plenty of comics to talk about.

 

Into and Outro music:
Vanguard – Flash Gordon (Remix)

0:02:40 – Genecy #1 (Invision Comics)
0:11:38 – Weird Worlds #6 (DC)
0:16:24 – Secret Six #34
0:22:10 – Moriarty #1 (Image)
0:26:25 – Reed Gunther (Image)
0:31:45 – DC Universe Online #7 (DC)
0:32:14 – Flashpoint Secret Seven #1 (DC)
0:36:45 – Flashpoint #2 (DC)
0:44:40 – Flashpoint Batman Knights of Vengeance #1 (DC)
0:50:40 – Criminal Last of the Innocents #1 (Icon)
0:54:05 – Daken #9.1 (Marvel)
0:54:28 – Solomon Kane #3 (Dark Horse)
0:55:40 – Fear Itself #3 (Marvel)
0:56:50 – Crossed 3D (Avatar Press)
1:03:15 – Strange Times, Tales of the Parents Basement and wrap up!

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Burnt Weiners Episode 072 Spider Man Fear Itself #1 – Witch Doctor – Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2011 has just wrapped up and the Weiners invaded 5 separate stores to check out what they were offering, and are really impressed by what some of the companies were offering!

 

Into and Outro music:
TMNT Soundtrack – T-U-R-T-L-E Power

0:02:25 – Free Comic Book Day and Thor movie talk
0:11:25 – Super Dinosaur FCBD 2011 Edition (Image)
0:17:55 – The Tick FCBD 2011 Edition (New England)
0:21:43 – Heroes For Hire #6 (Marvel)
0:27:35 – Spider-Man: Fear itself #1 (Marvel)
0:31:20 – Fear Itself #2 (Marvel)
0:37:05 – Gladstones School For World Conquerors #1 (Image)
0:42:10 – Irredeemable #25 (Boom!)
0:47:25 – Young Justice/Brave and Bold FCBD 2011 Edition (DC)
0:51:00 – MouseGuard/Dark Crystal FCBD 2011 Edition (Archaia)
0:55:28 – Witch Doctor Preview (Image)
0:59:16 – Weird Worlds #5 (DC)
1:00:40 – Magic The Gathering FCBD 2011 Edition (WOTC)
1:03:40 – Moon Knight #1 (Marvel)
1:08:24 – Annihilators #1-3 (Marvel)
1:08:16 – Spike #8 (IDW)
1:09:45 – Wrap up

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