Comics Alternative, Episode 268: Reviews of Recent Romance Comics

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Built for Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and this week the Two Guys with PhDs are doing something they’ve never done before: devote an entire episode to recent romance comics. And this year, there are quite a number of new comics devoted to love and relationships…and with curious twists. And speaking of twists, they begin their show by discussing the first two issues of the new Image Comics series, Twisted Romance. This is a four-issue anthology published weekly throughout the month of February, and in issues #1 and #2 we see comics contributions from the creators Alex de Campo, Katie Shelly, Sarah Horrocks, Alejandra Gutierrez, and Meredith McClaren, with short prose offerings from Magen Cubed and Vita Ayala. From there they go to Death of Love #1 (Image Comics), written by Justin Jordan with art by Donal Delay. Much like Twisted Romance, this is a skewed look at love — and this one includes assholes and drugs.

Following that, Gene and Derek discuss one more recent release from Image Comics, Tee Franklin and Jenn St-onge’s Bingo Love. This is a unique LGBT narrative that focuses on the relationship of older citizens. While intended for teen readers, this is a graphic novel that can be appreciated by all ages. After that they visit, once again, the wacky world of Craig Yoe and his partner Clizia Gussoni. Weird Love, Vol. 6: So This Is Love! (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books) is the latest collection of their Weird Love series, classic romance stories from the 1950s and 1960s that not only appear warped to our contemporary eyes, but were probably strange to their original audiences. And finally, the guys wrap up their special Valentine’s Day episode with an offering from DC Comics, Young Monsters in Love. Much like last October’s DC House of Horror, this is an extra-long seasonal anthology issue written and drawn by a who’s who of DC creators. Included are stories focusing on, among others, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, Raven, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Solomon Grundy, Deadman, the Creature Commandos, and (one of the guys’ favorites) Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.

Love is definitely in the air this week!

Comic News Insider Episode 367 – Even More NYCC w/ Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka” on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bruce Timm (Green Lantern, Batman), & Menton Matthews III/Kasra Ghanbari (Monocyte)!

Comic News Insider: Episode 367 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dead Man’s Run #0, Helldorado #1, The Incredible Hulk #1, Legion Secret Origin #1, Spaceman #1, Stitched #1, War of the Independents #1, Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Jimmy is joined again by Mike Cho to bring you the last of the New York Comic Con interviews! Jimmy chats with Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano” on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series), Bruce Time (Green Lantern, Batman animated series), and Monocyte creators Menton Matthews III & Kasra Ghanbari. The boys also discuss Halloween, famous tweets, Burke & Hare film, Beavis & Butt-Head and Good Vibes cartoons, Grimm, Grace Helbig wins King of the Web, 10th Doctor Who musical and other nonsense. News includes: Topps and IDW bring backMars Attacks! in a comic book series, DC Universe Online is free, Rob Liefeld returns Extreme to Image, and Trip City is here. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy with Ashley Eckstein at her booth at NYCC.

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Jimmy with Kasra Ghanbari & Menton Matthews III at the Comic News Insider booth at NYCC.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 139 (9/12/10)

Such a great week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Bryan Q. Miller & Lee Garbett for Batgirl #14 (DC)! Fast Five picks include American Vampire #6 (Vertigo), Green Lantern #57 (DC), The Thanos Imperative #4 (Marvel), Daytripper #10 (Vertigo), and Batman And Robin #14 (DC).

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Cammy’s Comic-Con Corner 2010

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Join Cammy as he invites you to the floor of Comic-Con International 2010, bringing you all sorts of comic book goodness! Interviews include Cliff Chiang, Ryan Kelly, Pat Loika, Jason Howard, Rafael Albuquerque, Frazer Irving, Rich Johnston, Ryan Benjamin, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, David Rodriguez, Patrick McEvoy, Chandra Free, John Layman, Rob Guillory, and Ben Templesmith.

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 95

Instead of discussing the new X-Men #1 and Shadowland, the gang talk about Ice-T’s wicked acting performance in the film, Surviving the Game…and a few comics.

show notes:

Intro [0:00:19]

INDIES

[01:02] Scarlet #1

[09:04] The Walking Dead #74

[13:17] Demo v2 #6

[17:47] Sweet Tooth 11

MAINSTREAM

[21:58] Batman and Robin #13

[27:34] Jonah Hex #57

[30:10] Secret Six #23

[36:43] Steve Rogers: Super Soldier

[41:42] Spider-Man/ Fantastic Four #1

[47:53] X-Force #28

Outro [54:52]