The Grawlix Podcast Halloween Special 2017

The Grawlix Podcast tribute to Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson and homage to just one of their many great characters, Swamp Thing. In this special Halloween episode the G-Crew offer up a fan reading and audio production of Swamp Thing’s 1st appearance in the pages of House of Secrets #92 followed by a discussion.

This episode originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com

Show Notes
INTRO
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
FEATURE
00:02:00 – House of Secrets #92 – Swamp Thing as read by the Grawlix Podcast
DISCUSSION
00:13:27 – Swamp Thing 1st Appearance Discussion and Audio Reaction

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Top 5 Comics Podcast – Halloween Special 2017

Top 5 Comics Podcast – Halloween Special 2017 !! This Episode we have an with Interview with John Kassir the voice of the Crypt Keeper from the Colorado Spring Comic Con and a list of the best Halloween Movies that happen on Halloween.

Run Times –

Top 5 Halloween movie list of movies that happen at Halloween  – 3:28 – 19:30

Top 5 Halloween movies list for Kids – 19:30 – 22:00

 

Interview with John Kassir at Colorado Springs Comic CON 2017 – 23:30 – 41:00

 

*** If you would like to ask a question of our panel you can email at – top5podcast@hotmail.com ***

 

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Steve “CBS”

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Craig “Crage”

Mike

 

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Comics Alternative, Manga: A Discussion of Horror Manga 2017

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“There’s a lot of greasy ooze in this text”

Shea and Derek are back with their second manga episode of the month! On this show, they discuss several horror manga that will get you in the mood for Halloween tomorrow. As they did last year, the Two Manga Guys are both thrilled and chilled with by introducing listeners to a variety creepy titles, some older and some brand new. They begin with Katsuhiro Otomo’s Domu: A Child’s Dream (Dark Horse Manga), a story that is probably the least horrific of those discussed, but it’s nonetheless one of the guys’ favorites on this episode. As the guys point out, it’s a shame that Otomo’s canonical Akira tends to overshadows other impressive efforts such as Domu. After that they look at a markedly different kind of horror manga, Hideshi Hino’s Panorama of Hell (Blast Books). This is a very violent and blood-filled work, so if you have a weak reading constitution, this might be a challenge for you. After that they cover the three-volume Mail, written and drawn by Housui Yamazaki (Dark Horse Manga). As Derek describes, this is a “lighter” narrative compared to some of the others discussed, but one that nonetheless has them wanting more.

From there Shea and Derek turn to a favorite creator of theirs, Junji Ito. However, his latest graphic cycle, Dissolving Classroom (Vertical Comics) is definitely not what they have come to expect from the horror mangaka. Somewhat similar to Fragments of Horror, which the guys discussed last year, Ito relies a little too heavily on over-the-top graphics at the expense of any bedrock terror. But the guys are more impressed with Gou Tanabe’s H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories (Dark Horse Manga), an adaptation of three classic Lovecraft stories. In addition to the titular reference, Tanabe also presents manga versions of “The Temple” and “The Nameless City.” Finally, Shea and Derek discuss Neo Parasyte M (Kodansha Comics), the latest anthology inspired by Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte, which ran between 1988 and 1995. Including contributions from a wide variety of creators, this volume is similar to last year’s Neo Parasyte F, which the guys discussed on the 2016 manga horror episode. However, they enjoyed this anthology even more than last year’s.

Comics Alternative, Episode 254: Halloween Comics 2017

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Behind You!

Once again, it’s that creepy time of the year: the Wednesday before Halloween. And as the Two Guys have done for the past several years, they’re using this occasion to highlight a variety of Halloween-specific and recent horror titles. This time around, Paul joins Derek in discussing a variety of comics, ten in all, that will appeal to a diverse community of readers. There’s something for young readers, something for more mature fans, something for classic horror aficianados, something for comedy lovers, something for mainstream superhero readers, and something for those who appreciate the truly offbeat. Specifically, on this episode Paul and Derek discuss:

The Grawlix Podcast #55: More Goth, Less Ham


On this episode the Grawlix Podcast discusses The Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 1, recasting horror movie monsters with comic book characters, the annual pumpkin spicening and more! Enjoy!

This episode originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com

Show Notes and Links
INTRO
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
IN-HOUSE NEWS
00:02:31 – Halloween Special Announcement and Episode/Issue Numbering Anxieties
00:08:49 – Annual Pumpkin Spice Conversation
POLL LIST
00:13:04 – Next Poll List Pick – John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 1: Original Sins
00:17:59 – The Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story
LETTERS PAGE (Contact Us Here)
00:53:10 – Twitter Question from @SuperiorComic16: Recast horror movie villains with comic characters.
OUTRO
01:03:47 – Outro

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #254: David Carr and John Hernandez

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Tainted Love, David Carr, John Hernandez, vampire, C5 Studio, Halloween, Baltimore Comic Con,

Halloween has just passed, but the excellent Tainted Love vampire comic still has me in that holiday’s mood! This week, in Episode 254, I talk with the book’s creators David Carr and John Hernandez, who I met at the recent Baltimore Comic Con. We discuss the series and what makes it stand out from other vampire stories, who the characters are, and what this creative team has in store for us in the future! To find out more about the comic, go to this link: taintedlovecomic.com. For more about C5 Studio, where a lot of their work can be found, go here: c5studio.com.

 

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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Comic Frontline Live #128: Countdown to Spider-Woman

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Half the Frontline crew discuss comic news, take a look at Marvel Previews, and share their worst picks and Top 5!

Find more on www.comicfrontline.com and www.youtube.com/comicfrontline

Check out the weekly polls on www.comicfrontline.com

Video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/YELfGVXcfZc

Comics Alternative, On Location: At Valhalla Games and Comics for Halloween ComicFest 2016

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Derek is back at his local comic shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, for the October on-location episode. But it is also Halloween ComicFest 2016, adding even more flavor into mix. He is joined by customers of the shop, some of them in costume, to discuss horror comics, Halloween specials, as well as scary movies and games. They spend  much of their time discussing the many free comic-book offerings for this year’s Halloween ComicFest. Derek is particularly interested in the special horror manga issues, such as VIZ Media’s Tomie and Drawn and Quarterly’s Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro: Strange Fun for Everyone. But there are many other titles that the gang discusses, ranging from holiday-appropriate (e.g., Comix Tribe’s Mummy’s Always Right, American Mythology’s The Three Stooges Halloween Hullabaloo, and the BoooOOOoooM! Box Halloween Haunt 2016) to Halloween-free, such as several offerings from DC and Marvelhalloween-comicfest-2016
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Manga: Reviews of Various Horror Manga

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Weird Fireballs, Haunted Video Games, and a Naked Florence Nightingale 

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In celebration of the Halloween season, Shea and Derek devote October’s episode to a discussion of horror manga. This month they look at six — count them, six! — books, all of which embody the eerie holiday spirit in some way. That makes this a extra-long episode, clocking in at over two and a half hours, the longest manga show the Two Guys have ever produced. They begin with a classic example of horror manga, Hideshi Hino’s Hell Baby (Blast Books), and then move on to the medium’s most notable practitioner of the genre, Junji Ito and his 2014 collection Fragments of Horror (VIZ Media). They then turn up the creep factor with Usamaru Furuya’s Lychee Light Club (Vertical Comics) and Jun Abe’s Portus (VIZ Media). Finally, the guys conclude with two brand new titles from Kodansha Comics, Kazuhiro Fujita’s The Black Museum: The Ghost and the Lady, Book 1 and the shojo anthology Neo Parasyte F. The latter is a fifteen-story celebration of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s classic Parasyte series, which ran from 1988 to 1995. In their extensive discussions, Shea and Derek visit such topics as the juxtaposition of cute and gross, why the grotesque may become a writing crutch, the many uses of gender ambiguity, if video games are inherently spooky, and how Florence Nightingale can be quite sexy. That’s right, folks, it’s all here!

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Zone 4 #325: Halloween & The X-Men

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It’s time once again for the annual Zone 4 Halloween Skit!

The Zone 4 Players welcome you to another chilling adventure in… “Be Careful What You Wish For!”

Then, once the players find their way back to the show, they discuss comic television, some books they are reading, the latest with Comic Related, mourn the loss of Steve Dillon, talk other headlines, and then…

…it’s Topic Time! This episode, the crew discusses the upcoming new slate of X-Men titles, and what they would do with the X-Men franchise!

Join us on this grand adventure just days before… Halloween!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 211: Halloween Comics 2016

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It’s the Wednesday before Halloween, so it’s time once again for the Two Guys with PhDs to look at this season’s spooky, horror-filled offerings. This year, Andy and Derek discuss 10 individual titles, some of which were specifically published for Halloween 2016 and others with particular themes and release dates that nicely coincide with the holiday. They begin with four all-age anthology titles and then move on to works that, while not specifically intended as Halloween specials, capture the spirit of the season  in one form or another. In total, they discuss:

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The Grawlix Podcast #33: Rotten Tornadoes

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On this year’s Halloween episode the boys brave the airwaves alone! Randy and Jesse ponder their Suicide Squad apathy, discuss Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1, pitch their ideal horror comics, and realize Melanie is the show’s anchor. In the recently returned Recent Reads segment Jesse proclaims you’ve got to have Faith and Randy confesses his current favorite Bat-book is the Batman lite Detective Comics. Enjoy!

This episode originally appeared on http://www.grawlixpodcast.com/2016/10/grawlix33.html

Show Notes and Links

INTRO
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
IN-HOUSE NEWS/SHOUT OUTS
00:02:19 – International Podcast Day
00:05:02 – Grawlix Bytes #8, Drinking in the Park Podcast, Doctor Who Dark Journey
00:18:11 – Pete Mitchell’s Diamondhead
IT’S ALL PIZZA
00:23:30 – Suicide Squad Apathy, Good Snyder/Bad Snyder, Mel is our anchor!
POLL LIST
00:32:26 – Next Month’s Pick: Preacher Vol. 1
00:37:15 – Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Precious Little Life
RECENT READS/TV TALK
00:56:05 – Faith, Detective Comics
01:10:09 – Luke Cage, Supergirl, The Flash and CW Streaming. All Speculation!
FULL PAGE BLEED
01:18:26 – Ideal Horror Comics Pitches
OUTRO
01:52:52 – Outro


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Longbox Review Presents The Gutters: The Culling

I talk about culling my pull list from 75 titles down to 10. Plus, a ghost (?) story in honor of Halloween.

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