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!

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #169: Changing The Podcast Game in ’14… With Comic Book Reviews!

Episode #169

On this podcast we talk comics. A lot of comics. Detective Comics #27, Wolverine #13, Avengers World #1, All-New X-Factor #1 and Revolutionary War: Alpha #1. See? Then we talk some news. Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #114: Comic Book Movie Trailers vs. Comic Books XXX

Episode #114

It’s a face-off week as we review Marvel’s Punisher War Zone #1 and DC Comics’ Talon #1. Then we take a look at the trailers for Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX and Iron Man 3. Listen in!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 199 (2/19/12)

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No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a very strong female filled Fast Five. Picks include Wonder Woman #6 (DC), Glory #23 (Image), Batman #6 (DC), Daredevil #9 (Marvel), and Catwoman #6 (DC). Spoilers!

Episode 200 is next week! That’s like AroundComics-type numbers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 195 (1/22/12)

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How much do I love thee, comics? Allow me to count the ways…Pick Of The Week goes to John Layman and Rob Guillory for CHEW #23 (Image). Fast Five picks include Batman #5 (DC), Daredevil #8 (Marvel), Wonder Woman #5 (DC), Moon Knight #9 (Marvel) and Catwoman #5 (DC). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 191 (11/20/11)

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It was an extremely light week for me. Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo for Batman #3 (DC). Terrific Two picks include Avengers Academy #22 (Marvel) and Catwoman #3 (DC). Hopefully next week will be much heartier.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 187 (10/23/11)

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The New 52 titles roll-on this episode! Pick Of The Week goes to Geoff Johns & Jim Lee for Justice League #2 (DC)! Fast Five picks include Batman #2 (DC), Catwoman #2 (DC), B.P.R.D. Russia #2 (Dark Horse), Red Hood & The Outlaws #2 (DC), and Wonder Woman #2 (DC). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 183 (9/25/11)

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No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a Fantastic Fast Five! Picks include Catwoman #1 (DC), Supergirl #1 (DC), Star Trek #1 (IDW), Wonder Woman #1 (DC), and Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 (DC). All number one issues this week, with a lot of GIRL POWER! controversy sprinkled in throughout the titles. Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 150 (1/16/11)

Episode 150! Can you believe it? I’m pretty sure I can. Pick Of The Week goes to Bryan Q. Miller & Pere Perez for Batgirl #17 (DC). Fast Five picks include Heroes For Hire #2 (Marvel), Birds Of Prey #8 (DC), The Infinite Vacation #1 (Image), Black Panther #514 (Marvel), and R.E.B.E.L.S. #24 (DC).

See you all in another 150 episodes!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 112 (1/31/10)

Holy hell did a lot of comics come out this week! Pick of the Week goes to Geoff Johns & Doug Mahnke for Green Lantern #50 (DC). Fast Five picks include New Avengers #61 (Marvel), Gotham City Sirens #8 (DC), Daredevil #504 (Marvel), Detective Comics #861 (DC), and Avengers: The Initiative #32 (Marvel).

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