Longbox Review Podcast: November 2018 Previews

November 2018 Previews

George and I go over the November 2018 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in January.

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Longbox Review Podcast: October 2018 Previews

October 2018 Previews

George and I go over the October 2018 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in December.

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November ’18 Comic Preview Picks

November solicits are out and there’s a lot to comb through. Ryan takes a few moments to touch on several titles he’s excited for and shares them with you. Everything from Marvel to IDW is touched on in this brand new show. Thanks for stopping by!

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Comics Alternative, On Location: The First September Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Legacies

It’s time for another on-location episode recorded at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. In this first of two planned September visits, Michael and Derek talk with customers — Zyg, Brian, and Alonzo — and discuss some recent releases that strike their attention. Focusing on the mainstream, Michael highlights Fantastic Four #1. He discusses Marvel’s former flagship title’s return, and he goes on to speculate on the significance of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s creation…not only with the Marvel Universe, but for all comics. Derek focuses on a few non-superhero titles, including Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus’s House Amok #1 (IDW/Black Crown), Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos’s Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo), and the first two titles in DC’s new Sandman initiative, The Sandman Universe #1 and The Dreaming #1.

With this episode, The Comics Alternative’s on-location series joins the Queen City Podcast Network!

Zone 4 #428: Summer Events

The crew returns for a lengthy discussion on Summer Events in comics.

We discuss the currently running events, and talk about changing our mentality concerning events.

Then, in the closing plugs of the show, we make a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT concerning the future of Zone 4!

Don’t forget to check out the Patreon-exclusive Pre-Show as well!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #340: SDCC 2018 – 1

Paul Dini, Beach Blanket Bad Guys, Sam Humphries, Image’s Blackbird, Cecil Castellucci, Marly Zarcone, Shade the Changing Girl, John Barber, Transformers, Star Trek, Steve Orlando, The Unexpected, John Timms, Harley Quinn, DC, Image, IDWIt’s Episode 340 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, and this week we begin a series of episodes featuring interviews from this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which took place from July 19 through the 22nd! First up, you’ll hear my chat with Paul Dini from DC, followed by my interview with Image Comics’ Blackbird co-creator Sam Humphries. After that is Cecil Castellucci and Marly Zarcone discussing DC’s Shade the Changing Girl, followed by IDW’s John Barber, who talks about the recent news about Marvel and IDW teaming up to reach more younger readers. Next up is legendary creator Steve Orlando discussing DC’s The Unexpected. Things wrap up with Sam Humphries (back again), this time with artist John Timms talking about their upcoming run on DC’s Harley Quinn, among other things! Please note that I did have some slight technical trouble, so you might hear a crackle or two, but not often! As always, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity as well as the people from IDW and Image! Next week, even more SDCC interviews! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Paul Dini, DC’s Beach Blanket Bad Guys                                              2:00
  2. Sam Humphries, Image’s Blackbird                                                       8:11
  3. Cecil Castellucci & Marly Zarcone, DC’s Shade the Changing Girl      18:22
  4. John Barber, IDW’s Transformers/Star Trek                                         28:44
  5. Steve Orlando, DC’s The Unexpected                                                 38:46
  6. Sam Humphries & John Timms, Harley Quinn                                    44:38

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #334: Doug Moench

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Drew Ford, Doug Moench, Master of Kung Fu, Batman, Aztec Ace, IDW, It’s Alive, Kickstarter, Bane

Episode #334 features one of my all-time favorite comics writers, Doug Moench! We have a candid, fun and enlightening conversation about everything from how he started writing to Batman to Bane to Master of Kung Fu to the current Kickstarter project for Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection, 500+ pages of comics greatness! Thanks so much to Drew Ford and IDW’s It’s Alive imprint for making this interview possible! Be sure to support this great Kickstarter even though they’ve already passed their initial goal – here come high-power stretch goals! The project concludes on Friday, June 29, at 1:41 p.m. ET, so be sure to pledge your support now!

 

Comic News Insider Episode 856 – Hankering For Heroes Con!

Comic News Insider: Episode 856 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dazzler X Song #1, Immortal Hulk #1, Justice League #1, Cloak and Dagger s1 premiere, Humans s3 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to co-host once again and even tries to take over as the main host! Does she succeed in ousting Jimmy? Listen in to find out! Jimmy chats about his upcoming trip to Heroes Con this weekend. He’ll be moderating 3 panels (info below) and has tons of interviews lined up. He also talks about that Fear the Walking Dead mid-season finale. Damn! They are stepping their game up! News includes: Geoff Johns steps down from executive role at DC to get back to creating w/ formation of Mad Ghost Productions, MTV is developing a live-action Aeon Flux TV series, DC Comics relaunches/rebrands Vertigo and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Here are the 3 panels that Jimmy will be moderating at Heroes Con this weekend. Swing on by!

FRIDAY
5:30 pm
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear MONICA GALLAGHER (Assassin Roommate, Ghost Friends Forever), TINI HOWARD (Assassinistas, Rick and Morty, Hack/Slash), MEGAN LEVENS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Star Trek: Boldly Go), and KATIE SKELLY (My Pretty Vampire, Nurse Nurse) talk about what inspires them to create. Thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. Come discover some new things to inspire you and maybe even share your own!
Saturday
11:30 AM
Room 208B
1:1 With Jim Steranko!
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with the legendary JIM STERANKO for a fun and frank 1:1. They will discuss Steranko’s groundbreaking comics, working with other legends, film work, magic, influences, fandom and more! Come hear about the fascinating life of one of the most enigmatic people in comics! This will be a scintillating session, indeed!
Sunday
12:00pm
Room 209
BEHIND THE COVER:  A LOOK AT THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITH EISNER WINNER COVER ARTIST FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA. 
Join Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) and Eisner winning artist Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Afterlife With Archie) for a fun hour of illustration and chat! Francavilla will design a cover based on YOUR suggestions! Have you ever wondered how many of your favorite cover artists come up with their designs? Francavilla will break down that process for you during this entertaining panel!

Comics Alternative, Episode 272: Reviews of Babylon Berlin, The True Death of Billy the Kid, and The Highest House #1

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Mysteries

This week Gene and Derek discuss three recent titles, all of which concern mysteries. They begin with Babylon Berlin (Titan Comics), Arne Jysch’s comics adaptation of Volker Kutscher’s noir prose novel. It takes place in 1929 Berlin and set in the Weimar Republic, with all of its historical and cultural contexts embedded within. The guys are very impressed with Jysch and Kutscher’s narrative, and they spend a lot of time not only discussing the work as an example of crime noir, but also the issues involved in adapting a text from one medium to another (including the recent Netflix series).

Next, they look at Rick Geary’s latest efforts, The True Death of Billy The Kid (NBM Graphic Novels). This began as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, and in many ways it follows the format of Geary’s true crime comics. Indeed, both Derek and Gene are big fans of Geary’s art and his handling of the history and research surrounding infamous deeds. This is not a biography of Billy the Kid, but true to the book’s title, it focuses on the days that lead up to the death of this legendary figure.

Finally, the Two Guys turn their attention to The Highest House #1 (IDW Publishing). Released in conjunction with the French publisher Glénat Editions, this brings back together Mike Carey, Peter Gross, and Yuko Shimizu, the creative team that brought us The Unwritten. This story is more of an overt fantasy than the previous series. The inaugural issue sets a solid foundation for Carey’s world building, and as both Gene and Derek observe, the larger album format allows a full display of Gross’s marvelous art.

Longbox Review 130: Favorites of 2017

It’s time for my annual tradition of looking back at the previous year of comic books and talking about my favorites. I talk about my following favorites:

  • Independent comics (2:53)
  • Image comics (18:43)
  • Marvel comics (37:46)
  • DC comics (51:49)
  • Most Disappointing (1:06:47)
  • Covers (1:11:11)
  • Most Anticipated for 2018 (1:17:13)

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Radio Free Asgard 305

This week we continue our run of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok with issue #8! Thor and Regn fight the trouble startin’, punkin’ instigating hordes of Surt! It’s fear addicted danger illustrated!

Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 106 – Season 6

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Detective Comics #974, Infinity Countdown Adam Warlock #1, Legenderry Red Sonja #1, Marvel Two in One #3, Sideways #1, Interview with Ian Flynn and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 1:53 – 16:30

Detective Comics #974 – 17:32 – 25:03

Infinity Countdown Adam Warlock #1 – 25:03 – 29:46

Legenderry Red Sonja #1– 29:46 – 38:24

Marvel Two-In-One #3 – 38:24 – 51:19

Sideways #1 – 51:19 – 1:04:34

 

Interview with Ian Flynn at Denver Comic Con 2017 – 1:04:35 – 1:13:20

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Books to look for – 1:17:34

 

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Comics Alternative, Episode 256: Reviews of Kid Lobotomy #1 and #2, Carnival of Contagion, and Monograph

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Trying Too Hard

This week Paul and Derek review three new titles that are all quite different in content and audience. They begin with the first two issues of Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler’s Kid Lobotomy, the first series in IDW’s new Black Crown imprint. The guys start their discussion by referencing Shelly Bond and her stated intentions behind the new creator-owned line. But while they’re certainly amenable to the edgy or punk mentality that had once defined Vertigo, the guys feel that in her commentary in these first two issues, Bond is trying a little too hard to be hip and get us on board. And while both Derek and Paul are fans of Milligan’s storytelling, there’s something a little too much, something too crowded or unwieldy, about the premise of Kid Lobotomy. Nonetheless, given the creative team on this title, and its place in the new Black Crown line, the guys are going to give this series a lot of rope in hopes of being won over.

Next, the guys discuss Carnival of Contagion, a new educational comic from the University of Nebraska Press that’s all about vaccination awareness. Illustrated by Bob Hall, and written by him as well (along with John West and Judy Diamond), this is a title that’s apparently intended for classroom use. As Paul and Derek reveal, the story may be a little dry — and even didactic in places — but it effectively drives home the importance of vaccination not only for individuals, but for our communities as well.

Finally, the Two Guys turn to a behemoth of a text, Chris Ware’s Monograph (Rizolli). Both Derek and Paul are big fans of Ware’s creativity, and they’re mesmerized by the sheer beauty and ingenuity contained within this work (which is much more of an art book, and one with autobiographical impulses, than a comic). However, they’re a little put off at times by the apologetic tone of the author. Granted, Chris Ware is known for his self-deprecation, where he feels he has to apologize for his comics efforts as an artist. But such a stance can also take on a more self-aggrandizing quality, highlighting the uniqueness — and the “seriousness” or the high-brow-ness — of the project and contrasting it to more “common” or mainstream comics. This can also be seen in Art Spiegelman’s introduction and his emphasis on “comix.” But despite these minor annoyances, the guys are completely taken by this volume and strongly recommend it to not only Chris Ware fans, but to serious comics readers as a whole.

Deconstructing Comics #560: Ted Anderson and “My Little Pony”

My Little Pony - Ted Anderson

My Little Pony is a toy line that initially had success in the ’80s (including TV and film appearances) but then stumbled until the 21st century. Its fourth iteration debuted in 2010, with a hit TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and more world building and continuity than before.

IDW has the license to make My Little Pony comics, and Ted Anderson is one of the writers on the book. Tim recently talked with him in Minneapolis about his approach to writing for kids, how he gets from a story concept to an actual story, the stumbling blocks in writing for a multimedia franchise, and more.

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