Comics Alternative, Episode 259: Reviews of Bad Mask, Evolution #1, and Doctor Radar #1

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Time Codes:

  • 00:01:26 – Introduction
  • 00:03:48 – Post-Thanksgiving digestion
  • 00:05:07 – Bad Mask
  • 00:30:41 – Evolution #1
  • 00:46:48 – Doctor Radar #1
  • 01:03:06 – Wrap up
  • 01:04:36 – Contact us



On this week’s episode Gwen and Derek discuss three recent releases that, while all being quite different, nonetheless share a common theme of mystery. They start off with Jon Chad’s Bad Mask (BOOM! Box), a multimedia project that explores perspective and interpretation. With its various components in multiple print formats — comic book, trading cards, newspaper tabloid, mainstream news magazine, business reports, etc. — it’s an intelligent exploration of how we define “hero.” Next, the Two PhDs Talking about Comics explore the first issue of Evolution (Image Comics). This is a different kind of comic in that it’s written by four authors…and the result is solid and far from fragmented. James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson contribute to the story, with Joe Infurnari providing the art. Finally, Gwen and Derek look at Noël Simsolo and Bézian’s Doctor Radar #1 (Titan Comics). This is a translation that taps into the crime noir genre, expertly done and perhaps the highlight of the week.


Wayne’s Comics Podcast #143 With James Asmus From ‘Quantum And Woody’

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, James Asmus, Quantum and Woody, Archer and Armstrong, Delinquents, Valiant,

If you aren’t reading The Delinquents miniseries from Valiant Comics, you should be!

This week, I chat with James Asmus, who has been scripting Quantum and Woody for the past year, and is now co-writing Delinquents, which combines the previous duo with Archer and Armstrong, another great dysfunctional pair! James talks about writing the books and what the future may hold for Quantum and Woody, including their original creators coming back to show how they’re doing in today’s world. Don’t miss it!

Next week, there’ll be another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!

Comic Timing – Episode 147: NYCC 2012 Time Travel

To continue to theme of getting things in right before the next event happens, here are a bunch of the interviews I conducted during 2012’s iteration of the New York Comic Con. Yeah, I’m aware it’s been a year, and that’s the last time that is going to happen. I’m looking to get this year’s stuff out no later than two to four weeks after the convention, so stay tuned for that. The interviews you will hear are as follows:

  • Doug BrattonPop Culture Shock Therapy and The Deranged Stalker’s Journal of Pop Culture Shock Therapy
  • David Doub – Dusk Comics
  • James Asmus (now of Quantum & Woddy) and Jim FestanteThe End Times of Bram & Ben
  • A. David LewisMuktatafaht and Caption Box
  • Matt Kelly – Annabelle Avery: Steampunk Girl
  • Julian Lytle of Ants and Ignorant Bliss
  • Ulysses E. Campbell – Fantastic Forum
  • Ken KnudtsenMy Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer
  • Alex de CampiValentine, Smoke and Ashes
  • Umar – Dafixer’s Hideout
  • As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS‘ new Comixology digital store!

    We are also sponsored by New York Comic Con! The NYCC Live Stream is back. In partnership with Twitch.TV, NYCC will be streaming live from the Main Stage, Empire Stage and Show Floor all weekend long! Be sure to check out both channels this year for the most exclusive, behind-the-scenes content from NYCC 2013, the Best Four Days of the Year.

    Be sure to check out Comic Timing in the Podcast Arena at this year’s show. Ian will be at Booth AA7 along with The Multiversity Podcast. Here’s a basic layout of where that will be:


    Ian looks forward to meeting you, and we thank New York Comic Con for their sponsorship of the podcast.

    You can e-mail the show at and be sure to Like us on Facebook at Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

    Comic Book Road Show ep 194 James Asmus

    We are joined by comic writer and award winning playwright . He has toured the country performing sketch and improv comedy, most notably with Hey You Millionaires. He is currently the writer on the Marvel comic Gambit and one of the writers on the hit comic book Thief of Thieves. We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Join us on the forums at

    Comic Timing – Episode 128: The NYCC Interviews

    It took a while but here we are: ALL the interviews that were conducted at New York Comic Con. Here’s a full list from beginning to end in order of appearance:

  • Charlie Spickler – Marie’s Zero Gravity Bar and Grill
  • John Dalliare – colorist, Age of Bronze
  • Megan Duffield – Silver Circle
  • John Hazard – creator, Frankenstein Superstar
  • Dominic Sparano and Patrick J. Reilly – Pronto Comics
  • James Asmus – writer, Generation Hope, co-writer, Captain America & Bucky
  • Merik Tadros – creator, River Jordan: A Graphic Novel
  • Elliot Pacini – writer and letterer, Temporal
  • Jim Segulin – co-host, Raging Bullets
  • Patrick Meaney – director, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts
  • Juan DeJesus – Ghost of Comic Timing Past
  • Raph Soohoo – writer, Midtown Comics Blog, sometimes a podcaster
  • Adrian Hunter – creator, Clone Platoon, podcaster, The Mean Geek
  • Kyle Stevens and Jim Demonakos – Kirby Krackle
  • Bill Walko – creator, The Hero Business
  • Brian Miller – author, How I Became a Super Villain
  • Julian Lytle – creator, Ants, Longboxes on 22s, Ignorant Bliss Podcast
  • David Price and Jason Wood – 11 O’Clock Comics
  • James Mascia – creator, High School Heroes
  • Darrell Taylor – media mogul, The Taylor Network
  • Linda Maglionico – Moxie Comics
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido – writer, Farscape Ongoing Series, novelist, podcaster, The Chronic Rift, Dead Kitchen Radio
  • Bill English, Caroline English, Jessice Gentile – Friends and a sister of one of the friends of Comic Timing
  • David Petersen – creator, Mouse Guard, covers, IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Ben Christian, Cory Smith (_corysmith_ on Twitter) – creators, The Independents (and Charlie Sheen meets Deadpool)
  • Donny Salvo – co-host, PKD Media Blackbox, Tales From The Attic
  • Brandon Christopher – Phillies fan
  • Julian Lytle – AGAIN!
  • J.K. Woodward – artist, Fallen Angel, Everlast
  • Darrell Taylor – delusions of grandeur
  • Umar – podcaster, Dafixer’s Hideout
  • Thanks to all the folks who stopped on by the booth, and here’s to a successful 2012 to all! As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS’ new Comixology digital store!

    You can e-mail the show at and be sure to Like us on Facebook at Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

    Comic News Insider Episode 363 – New York Comic Con Recap w/ James Asmus/Marc Bernardin/Nicki Clyne/Greg Pak/Veronica Taylor

    Comic News Insider: Episode 363 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

    Jimmy flies solo this week because it’s the big New York Comic Con recap! His voice is shot from shouting during the raffle all weekend and sleeping about 8 hours total in 4 days. He got tons of interviews at the show and in this episode you’ll hear from James Asmus (X-Men: Regenesis), Marc Bernardin (Alphas), Nicki Clyne (“Callie” on Battlestar Galactica), Greg Pak (Incredible Hercules, Hulk), and Veronica Taylor (voice of “Ash Ketchum” in Pokemon). Jimmy gives his lengthy (sorry!) day by day/blow by blow recap of the 4 days of NYCC. While a blast was had by all, there were a few gripes as well. Thanks to EVERYONE who came by the Comic News Insider table and said “Hi”, bought raffle tickets, dropped off stuff to review, did signings, interviews, donated for raffle or just wanted to chat. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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