Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 100 – Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Metal #3, Marvel Legacy #1, Gotham City Garage #1, Slots #1, Iron Man #593, Interview with Ash Maczko and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 6:20 – 25:56

Metal #3 – 25:56 – 39:37

Marvel Legacy #1 – 39:37 – 55:15

Gotham City Garage #1 – 55:15 – 1:07:22

Slots #1 – 1:07:22 – 1:17:23

Invincible Iron Man #593 – 1:17:23 – 1:29:34

 

Interview with Ash Maczko CSCC 2017 – 1:29:34 – 1:34:50

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Books to look for – 1:36:52

 

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Comics Alternative, Episode 253: Reviews of Lighter Than My Shadow, Now #1, and The Family Trade #1

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Hungry for Art

This week Paul and Derek take on three exciting new titles. They begin with a moving memoir from UK creator Katie Green, Lighter Than My Shadow (Roar-Lion Forge). In this work, Green reveals the eating disorders she struggled with as a young girl and into adulthood. Growing up obsessive-compulsive, Green chronicles how this condition contributed to her anorexic behavior, later evolving into problems with binging. Green also narrates her many attempts to address these problems with various doctors and therapists, the most notorious of whom ends up sexually abusing her…providing even more obstacles to her recovery. The guys are impressed by Green’s honesty and storytelling abilities — particularly taken by her art and the visual metaphors she employs throughout — although toward the end of their conversation about this title, they wonder if perhaps the memoir could have been streamlined just a little. This is a 500+ page text, after all.

Next, the Two Guys look at a brand new anthology from Fantagraphics, Now #1. Edited by Eric Reynolds, this collection of diverse and experimental comic art brings to mind Fantagraphics previous anthology, Mome (which both Derek and Paul dearly miss). In fact, the guys begin their discussion of Now by referencing the earlier anthology, with Paul feeling that the latest efforts are more experimental than Mome, while Derek see it as more similar to the previous series. The only difference is number of new and/or unfamiliar creators in Now (and, Derek argues, such was also the case several years ago with Mome). Some of the standouts in this first issue of Now are Dash Shaw’s “Scorpio,” Gabrielle Bell’s “Dear Naked Guy…,” Sammy Harkham’s “I, Marlon,” Malachi Ward and Matt Sheean’s “Widening Horizon,” and especially Noah Van Sciver’s “Wall of Shame” (for Derek, the best of the collection). But the guys are also impressed, and at times curiously confused, by the contributions from creators that are new to them, such as Sara Corbett, J.C. Menu, Antoine Cossé, and Kaela Graham. But as Paul and Derek argue, the entire issue of Now is compelling and works successfully as an anthology. They can’t wait until the second issue, due for release in January.

Finally, the Two Guys wrap up with a discussion of Justin Jordan, Nikki Ryan, and Morgan Beem’s The Family Trade #1 (Image Comics). This is another example of the kind of world-building often found at Image, and it’s the story of a neutral territory in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Float, ruled by the descendants of the ship captains that originally founded the realm — called the Clans — and the Family, descendants of the hands who had worked for the captains. This first issue opens with the protagonist, Jessa Wynn, attempting to assassinate Stagger Berghardt, a Trump-like charismatic demagogue who appeals to the base instincts of the citizens of the Float. She bungles the assassination, but her efforts put into motion a series of encounters that will propel the narrative into the next issues. Both Derek and Paul are impressed by this first issue, especially Beem’s art, and both plan on remaining on board for the rest of the series.

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

Show Notes and Links

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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Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 98 – Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Inhumans Once and Future King #2, Retcon #1, #1, Teen Titans #12, Action Comics #987, and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 2:54 – 10:14

Inhumans Once and Future King #2 – 10:14 – 22:06

–22:06 – 29:34

Teen Titans #12 – 29:35 – 43:22

Action Comics #987 – 43:22 – 54:57

Interview with Rags Morales at the Colorado Springs Comic Con 2017 – 54:57 – 1:23:05

 

Books to look for – 1:25:48

 

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Comic Frontline Live #160: SDCC 2017 – A Step Up!

The Frontline crew comes together weekly to discuss their Top 5 comics, news and more LIVE on YouTube, and then in audio format via iTunes.

This week, the full crew is back for a different kind of show as they cover a TON of news from San Diego Comic-Con, including DC TV trailers, movie trailers, Waid & Samnee on Captain America, Jeff Lemire’s Terrifics, the return of Young Justice, Sonic heading to IDW, a TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover, Marvel Legacy, Skrulls in the MCU, and so much more!

Plus, this time they just quickly list their Top 5 picks and then focus on spotlight issues that came out last week, including Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Totally Awesome Hulk, Archie, Batman, Superman, Secret Empire and more.

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

Video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/F5_ni-SzraE

Final Issue Podcast- Episode 67: Short Order Crooks and writing advice with Christopher Sebela

1st Issue- Guest introduction and kickstarter

2nd Issue- Marvel’s Secret Empire press release

3rd Issue- Favorite obscure X-Man

Final Issue – Tips for writers

Super Hero Speak – #205: Atomic Rex Entertainment

This week the guys sit down with the creative minds behind Atomic Rex Entertainment, Gene Selassie and Marco Lopez. Together they talk about how they got started in comics and how Atomic Rex was born. Plus they also talk about the current state of Marvel and DC comics and how social justice in comics is both a good and bad thing. So sit back, relax and enjoy this fun ride.

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #280: Zack Kaplan

This week, in Episode 280, I talk with Zack Kaplan, the creator/scripter of a gripping series  called Eclipse from Top Cow/Image Comics. I met Zack at this year’s C2E2 convention, and I read Volume One of this fascinating mashup of sci-fi and murder mystery storyline. We discuss how he made this book happen, including teaming up with high-octane artist Giovanni Timpano. We discuss the second story arc, which I hadn’t yet picked up, so Zack gives some teasers for what we’ll see in those issues, including #7, which is due in local shops on Wednesday, May 17! I highly recommend this powerful book! For more about Zack, go to this link. Also, to keep up with Giovanni, be sure to check out his website here!

Comic Frontline Live #151: Making Captain America Trump Again!

Every week the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through YouTube Live Stream where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!

This week there’s no news due to the Cullen Bunn E-Panel conducted prior to the show. So join us for a brief discussion on Free Comic book Day, plus this week’s Worst Pick, Top 5, Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated and more!

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

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rot6u17VSHU

Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 94 – Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – X-Men Blue #1, Nightwing #19, Rose #1, Secret Empire #0, Batman #21, and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 2:23 – 15:46

X-Men Blue #1 – 14:30 – 24:30

Nightwing #19  – 24:30 – 34:55

Rose #1 – 34:55 – 47:04

Secret Empire #0 – 47:04 – 57:40

Batman #21 – 57:40 – 1:10:50

 

Books to look for – 1:12:12

 

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Super Hero Speak – #192.6: FLCC Walker Stalker

The Walking Dead invades Finger Lakes Comic Con! This episode Dave hosts the Walking Dead panel at the Finger Lakes Comic Con featuring Chris Weite, Gregory French, Jeremy Ambler, and Rusty Gilligan. Sit back and enjoy!

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Arc Reactions 66 – Spawn

Arc Reactions Podcast goes back to 1992 to cover Spawn, issues 1-5. We take a look at one of the iconic characters from the 1990s comic boom. We talk about the comic, the animated series, and a little bit about the movie.

Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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The Violator (2:10)
Story (4:22)

GOOD THINGS
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Spawn’s Family storyline (10:18)
Devil (Malebolgia) (12:33)
The two cops (14:47)

NEUTRAL THINGS
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Spawn (17:56)
Animated Show (27:23)
Movie (30:14)

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Arc Reactions 28 – Chew 1-5
Arc Reactions 57 – Chew 6-10
Arc Reactions 53 – Ghost Rider: Road To Damnation

 

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Comics Alternative, Episode 228: Reviews of Scooter Girl and My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

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On this week’s episode the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics do deep dives into two recent, and very different, publications. They begin with Chynna Clugston Flores’s Scooter Girl, just released from Image Comics. This is a brand new color edition of a six-issue black-and-white series originally published by Oni Press is 2003-2004, and then collected as a trade in 2004. Derek describes this it as an adult Archie, and throughout their discussion the guys make reference to the series that Chynna Clugston Flores is perhaps best known for, Blue Monday. As is evident in the recent publication, her writing is heavily infused with music and pop references — specifically, mod culture and the mod revival during the 1970s and early 1980s — and her art has a manga flair. As Andy and Derek point out, much of the appeal of Scooter Girl is the author’s ability to take a milieu out of time and set it in a time and place where in never really existed.

Next, the Two Guys spend a lot of time discussing Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 (Fantagraphics). This is a phenomenal new work from an artist that neither Andy nor Derek knew about until the release of Resist!, to which Ferris contributed a story. The range and depth of this narrative is truly impressive, and as the guys make clear, it’s a text that requires serious research and sustained analysis. The storytelling is ambitious and multilayered, its engagement with identity and marginalized cultures is sophisticated, its art style is unlike any other, and its treatment of late 1960s horror culture is thematically resonant. In short, this is one of the most astounding works that Derek and Andy have encountered so far this year. However, as much as the guys agree on this book’s significance, they disagree on what constitutes the narrative’s turning point. On one occasion in their discussion, Derek describes a particular illustration that Andy feels is a spoiler and could potentially diminish the emotional impact of the story. Derek disagrees, and the guys go back and forth over role of Ferris’s art in establishing the text’s climax (or climaxes). As their debate demonstrates, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is a richly textured work that should generate future analysis. And the guys eagerly await the second volume, which is due out in the fall.

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Longbox Review 112: Top 5 Independent Comics

Damian, of the world-renowned sleepyreader666 YouTube channel, joins me to discuss our top 5 current favorite independent comics (plus a few more).

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Comics Alternative, Episode 227: Reviews of Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure, Blood Blister #1, and The Belfry

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Bark-Free

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three very different titles. They begin with Steven Tillotson’s Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure (Avery Hill Publishing), a different kind of quest narrative that blends the anthropomorphic and the surreal. After that, they look at Phil Hester and Tony Harris’s Blood Blister #1, the latest serial offering from AfterShock Comics. And finally, Andy and Derek wrap up with The Belfry (Image Comics), a one-shot horror title from Gabriel Hardman.

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