Comics Alternative Interviews: More with Rich Tommaso

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  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:03:07 – Setup of interview
  • 00:04:43 – Interview with Rich Tommaso
  • 01:01:40 – Wrap up
  • 01:03:42 – Contact us

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Anthropomorphic Espionage

Derek is pleased to have Rich Tommaso back on The Comics Alternative. He appeared on the show last year to discuss his new series at the time, She Wolf, but this time he talks about Spy Seal, his intriguing new anthropomorphic espionage series from Image Comics. They begin by chronicling the genesis of the story, a comic that Rich began as a thirteen-year-old, and then discuss the development of the premise and the various choices Rich made in situating his narrative. One way that Rich describes his new series is by paying homage to Hergé’s Tintin, the globetrotting young investigator who always found himself immersed in adventure and intrigue. He also discloses many of the lessons he learned with his previous Image series, both She Wolf and Dark Corridors, his love of genre, and his need to move on — at least momentarily — from psychological horror and crime stories. Derek also asks Rich about his plans for future Spy Seal narrative arcs, the temporal settings of these plots, and the ways in which the uncertainty of creator-0wned series impacts a writer’s storytelling choices.

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It’s a filler episode! Obviously I got busy with something or another, so this week you get to hear me cover the first issue of Valhalla Mad from Image Comics! Some very familiar seeming godly types come to Earth to par-tay! Is it awesome, or just derivative? Find out this week!

Comics Alternative, Episode 252: Reviews of Spinning, Love and Rockets, Vol. 4 #3, and Slots #1

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On the Ice, in the Casino

On this week’s episode of The Comics Alternative, Paul joins Derek in discussing three exciting new titles. They begin with Spinning, Tillie Walden’s new book and her initial release for First Second. What makes this work stand out from her previous comics, such as The End of Summer and I Love This Part, is that it is an outright memoir. This is a coming-of-age narrative, and Walden uses her history of competitive ice skating as a scaffolding for her life story. There’s a lot in this memoir about her chosen sport, but Spinning is much more than a book about skating. In it, we see Walden’s key relationships, her search for a mother figure, and her coming out to family and friends.

Next, the guys check out the latest issue of Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics). In this issue, the third in the magazine-sized fourth volume, both Jaime and Gilbert continue the storylines they had begun in the earlier New Stories annuals. Gilbert gives us the further adventures of Fritz, her daughters, and the Fritz wannabes, while Jaime returns to his Princess Anima story and the Hoppers punk reunion. What most strikes both Derek and Paul, however, are the two short pieces early in the issue where Jaime visits the young Maggie and Hopey in 1979. The guys hope there is more on the teenage locas in future issues.

Finally, the Two Guys wrap up by discussing the first issue of a new series from Image Comics, Dan Panosian’s Slots. This is the story of Stanley Dance, a former boxer and antihero who does what he can to get by. It takes place in Las Vegas, and both Paul and Derek are struck by how Panosian’s art, as well as his storytelling style, captures the loose and freewheeling feel of the gambling capital. They’re impressed by this first issue and plan to continue with this series.

Comic News Insider Episode 802 – Getting Germy with Falynn Koch!

Comic News Insider: Episode 802 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Angelic #1, Batman: The Red Death #1,  Gasolina #1, Gotham S4 premiere, Star Trek: Discovery series premiere, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Jimmy is joined in studio by special guest Falynn Koch and frequent co-host Jon Hoche! Jimmy talks about his quick jaunt to Baltimore Comic Con on Saturday and the interviews to expect later this week. He talks to Falynn about her new book from First Second, Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield.  Jimmy also talks about her past and present days as a chef and about the national park road trip that she and her husband have embarked upon. News includes: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to TV, Linda Hamilton is returning to her Terminator role, a Teen Titans Go! feature film is in the works, Wolverine will return in Marvel’s Legacy, the new Milestone Comics will be unveiled at NYCC and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Come back later this week for our Baltimore Comic Con recap/interview special! 

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #262: Star Wars! Curio! The Realm!

Star Wars Episode IX J. J. Abrams

On this podcast we talk about the new, old Star Wars director. What about Sam Raimi? Then we review The Realm #1 and plug Curio: The Anti-Thematic Anthology. Listen in!

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The Grawlix Podcast #53: Terminator She-Hogan

This episode Randy and Jesse discuss Invincible #1-13 as well as answer Twitter questions about Marvel Legacy, gender swapped superheroes and more! Enjoy!

This episode originally appeared on: http://www.grawlixpodcast.com/2017/09/grawlix53.html

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INTRO
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
00:01:16 – Tedious Video Game Tasks
POLL LIST
00:04:32 – This episode and what is the Poll List?
00:07:48 – Next Episode: The Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 1
00:09:57 – Invincible #1-13
LETTERS PAGE (Contact Us Here)
01:06:57 – Twitter Question from @secra_xp and @d_m_elms.
01:09:33 – What will we get out of Marvel Generations?
01:20:34 – How can Hollywood Hulk Hogan’s skin look so shiny and smooth and still look like leather?
01:22:29 – With all the gender swapped mainstream superheroes, do you agree with that and who would you like to see it tried on?
OUTRO
01:36:32 – Outro

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Comic News Insider Episode 799 – A CNI Catch-Up!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 799 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Secret Empire #10, Elsewhere #1, Mech Cadet Yu #1, The Defenders, DuckTales, Game of Thrones S7 finale, Orphan Black series finale, The Tick, Wynonna Earp S2 finale, Death Note

We finally got through all of that awesome SDCC coverage! Did you miss us? We’re back with a somewhat regular format show as Jimmy flies solo. He recruits several friends to do some audio reviews of comic, TV and film. Thanks to Marta, Heidi, Corey, Barry, Emily, Jon, Emmy and Ashley! It’s just a little catch-up episode since we haven’t covered anything new for over a month. Jimmy talks about going to Flame Con and how it’s a great show. He also talks about what’s coming this Sunday for the live recording of our 800th episode! Sunday, September 10th. 7:30pm. Hourglass Tavern on 373 w. 46th St. Come on by if you’re around! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Longbox Review 124: Secret Identities #1-7

Peter Rios (of The Daily Rios podcast) joins me to discuss the Image Comics series Secret Identities. We discuss in depth this wonderful superhero series by Brian Joines, Jay Faerber, and Ilias Kyriazis, et al.

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, chat with me @longboxreview on Twitter, or visit longboxreview.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show via Apple podcasts.

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Deconstructing Comics #561: Minneapolis comics scene vignettes

Eliot Rahal interviews Kristin Tipping at New Comic Book Day at Day Block Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on July 19

Minneapolis is increasingly becoming a “comics town”. While it doesn’t have the publisher presence of Portland, it’s filled with comics creators of all stripes, from mainstream guys to indy creators to web cartoonists.

It also may be the only town in the U.S. where New Comic Book Day is a bar event every Wednesday, with comics giveaways, standup comedy, and a creator interview!

In this episode, Tim talks with:

Tim with Katy Rex

  • Katy Rex, writer of Jade Street Protection Services, from Black Mask, editor of another Black Mask title, Kim and Kim, and writer of a forthcoming Dr. Who special from Titan Comics. She also works at local retailer Hot Comics.
John Bivens and Eliot Rahal

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  • Eliot Rahal, writer of Bloodshot’s Day Off and other books from Valiant, and a host of the New Comic Book Day event.
  • John Bivens, artist on Image Comics’ Spread and Dark Engine.

Kristin Tipping

Also, you’ll hear Eliot interviewing Kristin Tipping, creator of Evil Witch Allie, a comic we’ve critiqued!

Become a patron and you can see video of some of the standup comedians at New Comic Book Day!

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Columbus Comics Corner Episode 46: Crisis on Reboot Earth + Last Week’s Comics

Raw and somewhat uncut, the guys catch up on last week’s books and give some insight into the future of the show. Thanks for listening!

General Discussion (0:00), Harley Quinn #25 (4:34), New Super-Man #14 (12:58), Venom #153 (19:57), The Defenders #4 (26:43), Redlands #1 (34:52), Rankings (41:15), Honorable Mentions (46:30), Closing Thoughts (49:52)

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #293: Rich Tomasso, Sam Johnson

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Spy Seal, Image Comics, Rich Tomasso, Sam Johnson, Geek-Girl, Kickstarter, spy, Cabra Cini, Ruby Kaye, glasses, Summer,

Once again, it’s a double-header episode again this week, as #293 focuses on two great comics creators! First up is Rich Tomasso, THE creator behind Spy Seal, a fanciful yet realistic spy story that follows the adventures of a seal character who becomes a spy! We discuss how he’s bringing this imaginative title to life with Image Comics, who the characters are in this spy franchise, and what we can expect from him in Spy Seal in the future! For more on this graphic novel series and about Rich, go to this website.

Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! His Kickstarter for the Geek-Girl collected edition has successfully concludedt! Sam also discusses what’s in the future for this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!

Comics Alternative, Episode 250: Reviews of The Death of Stalin, Moonstruck #1, and Kros: Hallowed Ground

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Monsters…or Others

This week on The Comics Alternative‘s regular review show, the Two Guys discuss three recent titles, all of which involve monsters….or outsiders, depending on your perspective. They begin with The Death of Stalin, written by Fabien Nury and with art by Thierry Robin (Titan Comics). This is a translation of a French text that is soon to be released as a major motion picture in the UK, and then eventually coming to the US. It’s the semi-historical account of the death of Joseph Stalin and the unusual circumstances surrounding that event. As Andy and Derek point out, Nury’s dark sense of humor is apparent throughout, while Robin’s art captures the grittiness of the context.

Next, the guys move on to Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth’s Moonstruck #1 (Image Comics). The story takes place in an urban setting, with young people going about their daily, and sometimes wacky, lives…sort of like something out of Seinfeld or Friends. However, what marks this series is its fantastical nature: everyone is a mythical figure of some sort. While Leth provides a bit of the art, the lion’s share goes to newcomer Shae Beagle, which is a stand out. And although both guys had wondered when they read the original solicit if this series may be a bit too “cute,” they find Ellis’s story mature in a way they hadn’t expected.

Finally, Andy and Derek do something they haven’t really done before: review a title that is only available through a Kickerstarter campaign. Tom Mandrake and John Ostrander’s Kros: Hallowed Ground takes place during the horrific yet decisive Battle of Gettysburg, but it’s more than just a war story. This is a landscape populated by vampires. And what better feeding ground for bloodsuckers than this battlefield? On it’s own, this narrative leaves open a few questions, but the guys sense that this is the first in a series of Kros tales that will flesh out a larger storyworld. They hope that this, as well as other future installments, might find its way to print in the future.

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #259: San Diego Comic-Con News From Pennsylvania!

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Leaks

On this podcast we talk about all the cool San Diego Comic-Con International news from our comfy chairs in PA. It’s what podcasters do. Listen in!

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Final Issue Podcast: Episode 69- Chaykin Cover Controversy w/ @RosieMarx

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For The Love of Indie #32

It’s a convention weekend and Drew is recording alone about a doctor with an impossible task… BUT NOT FOR LONG! Robin Furth, co-author of the Dark Tower comics and author of Concordance stops in to talk about her experience with the property. Listen in to discover:

Plague Doktor
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower: Concordance
Skin & Earth
Calexit
S**t & P**s
Alone

Notes: www.fortheloveofindie.com
Email: ftlindie@gmail.com
Twitter/Instagram: @ftlindie/@ftloveofindie
Drew’s Instagram: @justdrewvg

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