Comics Alternative, Episode 290: A Discussion of the James Bond Comics Published by Dynamite Entertainment

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  • 00:00:26 – Introduction
  • 00:02:36 – Setting a James Bond context
  • 00:04:59 – A discussion of the James Bond comics published by Dynamite Entertainment
  • 00:59:59 – Wrap up
  • 01:01:43 – Contact us

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Bond. James Bond.

This week’s episode of The Comics Alternative is special. Gwen and Derek devote their entire show to the the James Bond comics that have been coming out from Dynamite Entertainment for the past few years. They begin the show by sharing some of their own experiences with the James Bond franchise and how much it was a part of their childhoods. Then they get into the core of the show, discussing the eight James Bond trades, along with the recent six-issue The Body, that have been released since 2016. While they are unable to talk in detail about all of the works — after all, there’s a lot to cover — they nonetheless provide a broad overview of the various elements, themes, and styles that define Dynamite’s James Bond, plunging into deeper readings whenever possible. The various works they cover, along with the creators and years of trade publication, include:

  • Vargr – Warren Ellis and Jason Masters   2016
  • Eidolon – Warren Ellis and Jason Masters  2017
  • Hammerhead – Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida  2017
  • Black Box – Benjamin Percy and Ralph Lobosco. 2017
  • Felix Leiter – James Robinson and Aaron Campbell. 2017
  • Kill Chain – Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida  2018
  • Casino Royale – Van Jensen and Dennis Calero  2018
  • Case Files – Various creators (including the one-shots Service, Moneypenny, Solstice, and M)  2018
  • The Body – Ales Kot and various artists  2018

Comics Alternative, Episode 268: Reviews of Recent Romance Comics

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Built for Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and this week the Two Guys with PhDs are doing something they’ve never done before: devote an entire episode to recent romance comics. And this year, there are quite a number of new comics devoted to love and relationships…and with curious twists. And speaking of twists, they begin their show by discussing the first two issues of the new Image Comics series, Twisted Romance. This is a four-issue anthology published weekly throughout the month of February, and in issues #1 and #2 we see comics contributions from the creators Alex de Campo, Katie Shelly, Sarah Horrocks, Alejandra Gutierrez, and Meredith McClaren, with short prose offerings from Magen Cubed and Vita Ayala. From there they go to Death of Love #1 (Image Comics), written by Justin Jordan with art by Donal Delay. Much like Twisted Romance, this is a skewed look at love — and this one includes assholes and drugs.

Following that, Gene and Derek discuss one more recent release from Image Comics, Tee Franklin and Jenn St-onge’s Bingo Love. This is a unique LGBT narrative that focuses on the relationship of older citizens. While intended for teen readers, this is a graphic novel that can be appreciated by all ages. After that they visit, once again, the wacky world of Craig Yoe and his partner Clizia Gussoni. Weird Love, Vol. 6: So This Is Love! (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books) is the latest collection of their Weird Love series, classic romance stories from the 1950s and 1960s that not only appear warped to our contemporary eyes, but were probably strange to their original audiences. And finally, the guys wrap up their special Valentine’s Day episode with an offering from DC Comics, Young Monsters in Love. Much like last October’s DC House of Horror, this is an extra-long seasonal anthology issue written and drawn by a who’s who of DC creators. Included are stories focusing on, among others, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, Raven, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Solomon Grundy, Deadman, the Creature Commandos, and (one of the guys’ favorites) Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.

Love is definitely in the air this week!

Comics Alternative, Episode 214: Reviews of Recent Crime Comics, Part 2

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In the second of their two-episode look into recent crime comics, Andy and Derek turn up some truly incriminating evidence. They begin their investigations with Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me, adapted by Devin Faraci and Vic Malhotra (IDW Publications). The guys spend much of their time comparing this adaptation to the original classic noir novel, yet at the same time they try to focus on the comic on its own terms. Next, they briefly discuss Christopher Sebela and Niko Walter’s Demonic (Image Comics), a mashup of both crime and horror, and the first issue of Wolfcop (Dynamite Entertainment). The latter is Max Marks’s spinoff of the 2014 movie, and despite (or because of) its over-the-topness, it doesn’t capture much of the guys’ attention. But Derek and Andy are  much more interested in the next two #1 issues, Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos’s Violent Love (Image Comics) and James Robinson and Tom Feister’s Grand Passion (Dynamite Entertainment). These are both crime narratives with a twist of romance, stories that look to play off of the young-couple-on-a-crime-spree formula. Finally, the guys wrap up with the first volume of Goldie Vance (BOOM! Box), Hope Larson and Brittney Williams’s all-age detective series, reminiscent of Nancy Drew and Sally Lockhart stories.

And if you  haven’t already, be sure to catch last week’s episode, the first in the Two Guys’ look at recent crime comics.

The incidental music in this episode is from classic crime TV shows, and you can find these theme songs in Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1Television’s Greatest Hits Vol. 4, Television’s Greatest Hits Vol. 5and Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 6. Check out the fun!

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Deconstructing Comics #489: Tapastic’s Michael Son & The Rattler’s Jason McNamara

TapasticTapastic is one of the many places online that you could put your comic. Why put it there? This week, Tapastic Editor-in-chief Michael Son joins Tim to explain the advantages of the site, issues they’re working to solve, what kind of audience is reading the site (and how reader demands have changed), and what new features are in the pipeline.

The RattlerJason McNamara is back with us after two years, and now his book with Greg Hinkle, The Rattler, has just been published by Image! He joins us to talk about the disturbing inspiration for the book, how the 2014 Kickstarter project for the book helped it get published, and more.

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Feed It Comics #84 | Unite the Three

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The trinity has united!! Professor Ryefleur finds his way back to the order of caretakers, and is proud to once again directly be serving the master. Father Shepherd has also returned from his tedious medical studies. It can not be understated how momentous this occasion is.

This episode the boys talk about the (now obsolete) unsubstantiated rumor that Channing Tatum quit Gambit, Jena Melone’s unconfirmed role in Batman V Superman, James Robinson’s mental breakdown via Airboy, a little more about Ant-Man, Hugh Jackman seeks fan advice, a bunch of other news items and some comic talk before finally launching into the long overdue fanquisition segment where they address fan questions and comments!

To submit FANQUISITION topics for our weekly panel to address, submit via twitter with #FICquiz, comment on the episode page (recommended) or email feeditcomics@gmail.com. You will be entered to win seriously cool comics.

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Wayne’s Comics #126 With Steve Pugh From Marvel’s ‘All-New Invaders’

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With Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuting in theaters last weekend, it’s the perfect time for me to interview Steve Pugh, artist on Marvel’s All-New Invaders, featuring Cap as one of its stars! We talk about how this assignment came to be and what he enjoys about his work on this revival of one of the company’s classic teams! We also chat briefly about the recent conclusion of DC’s Animal Man ongoing series and Hotwire, how I was introduced to his writing and art.

Don’t miss my interview with writer/artist Royden Lepp, creator of the soon-to-be released third volume of Rust, next week!

 

Comic News Insider Episode 519 – CNI Expo!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 519 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All-New X-Factor #1, Avengers World #1, Lil’ Vampi #1, Revolutionary War Alpha #1, Helix, Lost Girl, Being Human, Bitten, Archer, Chozen

Jimmy gives a quickie solo episode as there is a lot of reviews and TONS of great news to cover. News includes: Image Expo announcements (new titles from such names as Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, James Robinson, Jock, Brandon Graham, etc), Marvel news includes the relaunch of the Ultimate line, Peter Parker back from the “dead”, Bill Paxton joins the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, Michael Douglas cast as Hank Pym in Ant-Man movie, DC news includes the return of Wally West, NBC has ordered a pilot for Constantine from David Goyer, upcoming Gotham series will be a Batman origin story after all, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will get an ending in comics from Dark Horse, Disney’s Frozen is coming to Broadway and San Diego Comic Con changes their badge purchasing policy. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 70: Reviews of Slayground, The Saviors #1, and The Midas Flesh #1

“It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers…but with more weed.”

Slayground1This week on The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek review three recent works. They begin with Darwyn Cooke’s Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, from IDW Publishing. This is the fourth of Cooke’s comics adaptation of the Parker crime/heist novels from acclaimed writer Donald Westlake (AKA, Richard Stark). The Two Guys compare Slayground to the three other works Cooke has previously released: The Hunter (2009), The Outfit (2010), and Slayground2The Score (2012). They note that while they like this graphic novel, and find Cooke’s artwork (as always) truly outstanding, they nonetheless feel that the book is a little slim, especially when compared to the earlier works. At the same time, the book also includes a reprint of the 11-page story “The 7eventh,” originally appearing in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (2011). What with IDW’s recent announcement that they’re going to be publishing Westlake’s original Parker novels, illustrated by Darwyn Cooke, and the promise of another Cooke adaptation of one of those novels, this is an exciting time to be reading the Parker narratives.

SaviorsNext, the Two Guys with PhDs discuss two new #1 issues: James Robinson and J. Bone’s The Saviors (Image Comics) and The Midas Flesh (BOOM! Studios), written by Ryan North with art by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline. Their discussions of these two recent comic books are complementary, and at times provide illustrations of contrast. The Saviors gets going with an Invasion of the Body Snatchers and horror kind of feel — weird creatures of some sort apparently infiltrate a small Southwestern community and pose as respected locals — MidasFleshis told from the perspective of a pothead, and ends with a cliffhanger…literally! The Midas Flesh, which will be an 8-issue miniseries, juxtaposes two different stories, one a sci-fi quest taking place in an apocalyptic (?) future and the other alluding to Greek mythology set in some distant past. What makes this title especially notable is that it’s the first for the publisher’s BOOM! Box imprint, and the guys still aren’t sure how BOOM! will be defining that imprint. Both of these new #1s leave the guys, to greater or lesser degrees, anticipating future issues and looking forward to how their stories unfold.

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Deconstructing Comics #385: The Legacy of “Starman”

starmanThe 1990s DC series Starman is one of comicdom’s most fondly remembered series. Interestingly, says series author James Robinson, it seems to be more popular now than it was when it was actually in production! James joins Tim and Ryan this week to look back on various aspects of this iconic series, including the theme of “legacy”, a sneaky crossover with another series, a story arc that never happened, the differences in how the Big Two have dealt with their Golden Age characters, and much more.

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Riddick Review, The Australian Election and Michael Shannon to play both Elvis Presley AND Richard Nixon

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NSFW!!!!

 

We may sound funny to us, but we (hopefully) sound ok to you. Let’s get it on!

 

G Money thought Robbie Williams and Robin Williams were the same person for years.

We try to explain what happened with the Australian elections and what it might mean for us and the country

 

UFP Crew Questions!

–          It’s official, Iron Man 3 is terrible

–          New 52 Vs Marvel Now

–          Best/favourite Directors

–          Explaining the Australian elections via nerd/pop culture references

–          Yeast infections

–          Crabs

–          Thor 2 posters

–          Web shows we watch

–          Female superhero movies

 

You get to hear what we talk about over the break! It’s our reaction to the new Lobo.

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Movie Review: Riddick

 

NERD NEWS! (@ 1 hour 29 mins)

–          JH Williams walks off Batwoman

–          CP Smith replaces Ben Templesmith on Ten Grand

–          All new Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh

–          Harley Quinn Zero issue art contest

–          Casting news for Amazing Spiderman 2 and 3

–          Mortal Instruments future uncertain (GOOD!)

–          Michael Shannon to play Elvis Presley

–          iPhone 5S released and no-one cares!

–          Diablo 3 for PS3/Xbox360

–          How much it would cost to make Dr Wily’s castle from Mega Man 2

Comic reviews

–          Infinity #2

–          Forever Evil

–          Battle of the Atom

Ultimate Facepalm Episode 76: Ben Affleck as Batman, Pepsi flavored Cheetos and Idris Elba screams “The Warriors shot Cyrus!”

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NSFW!!!

It’s G Money’s Birthday so don’t expect anything to make any sense (even less so than usual)

Enough faffing about, let’s get to it!

 

Miley Cyrus at the MVAs – Lose your mind or J.J. Dillon

Ben Affleck as Batman; Amazing and horrifying internet response

Give me $9.2 million and we’ll lose or gain as much weight as you’d like!

 

UFP Crew Questions

–          Riff Raff for Australian Prime Minister

–          Pepsi-flavored Cheetos: The world is officially on the decline

–          Comic book recommendations

–          Our thoughts on current Pro-wrestling promotions

–          Neil Armstrong: R.I.P.

–          You too can now SMELL like an Avenger (maybe)

 

Nerd News!

–          Bryan Cranston (more than likely) cast as Lex Luthor for a 6 movie deal

–          Justice League of America/Trinity War will make the internet explode

–          Justice League of Canada…..?

–          Lobo’s new origin/look is ‘hot garbage’

–          James Robinson on two unnamed Marvel ongoing titles

–          Mike Del Mundo on Superior Spider Man team up

–          Christopher Eccelston teases a Dr Who return in the 50th anniversary episode

–          New trailer for Jackass’ ‘Bad Grandpa’

–          Sega Australia’s attempt at re-releasing classic Sega titles

–          American Horror Story: Coven release date and new teaser trailer

–          Killer is Dead review

–          Saints Row 4 review

True Blood, worst pains ever and Charles Saatchi: Do*chebag

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NSFW!!!!!

 

A short one on deck today peeps as G Money is ever popular and needed to skedaddle early. We still managed to pack quite a bit in though…

 

Show dedications – Stacey Von Wolf and The Boxed Whine Lost Episode

 

UFP Crew Questions

Worst pains ever accidentally experienced

Evil wishes upon each other

What’s going on in Brazil

Pounds and Quids – Is there a difference?

‘Breatharianism’ a.k.a. ‘Evolutionary failure’

 

Prostitute “uglier than described”

Selma Blair leaves Anger Management and generally no f*cks given

Two faced mutant kitten

Gerard Butler? More like Gerard BUTTler!

Dublin is NOT a fan of Rhianna (but who is?)

Charles Saatchi; Do*chebag and utter piece of sh*t

Wolf on Wall street trailer

Anchorman 2 trailer

Masterchef is OFFICIALLY out of ideas!

SUPANOVA!

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NERD NEWS! (@ 52 mins)

DON’T UPDATE YOUR PLAYSTATION! (YET!)

True Blood latest series is joined by Rutger Hauer

New Neverwhere series and possible movie (with Benedict Cumberbatch) by Neil Gaiman

Tom Taylor bumped up to write current and future Earth 2

James Robinson, Mark Waid, Gabriele Dell’otto dream team to work on new Spider Man original graphic novel

Bryan Singer to possibly write an X Men original graphic novel

Bruce Timm could possibly be ‘defecting’ to Marvel

Superman/Wonder Woman by Charles Soule and Tony Daniel

Age of Ultron #10 leaks

Xbox One is 3 times, 8 times AND 10 times more powerful than the Xbox360 (?)

World War Z first reviews

Only God Forgives first reviews

King’s (Candy Crush Saga) possible IPO

Shigeru Miyamoto’s “worst” game

Game releases for the week

New Dr Who, Dominos DVDs and the band that hates ears the most: Falling in Reverse

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Another long one here…. Not quite 2 hours but it was close enough! So let’s get at it!

 

The Ultimate Facepalm Number one fan title is becoming hotly contested with some Random Fandom filmage

Ultimate Facepalm now has a youtube channel; UlitmateFacepalmUFP

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Check out Australian independent horror film maker Chris Sun at www.slaughterfx.com.au

First guest ever, John Robertson will be joining us on the next podcast

UFP Crew questions

–          Idea vacations both real and fictional

–          New Dr Who

–          The Queen and her irrelevance with Australia

–          Killing heroes to save spouses

P*ssy-licking on public transport

Dominos DVD’s deliciously delight douchebags

Grumpy Cat movie deal and accompanying sad c*nt; Ben Lashes

New challenger to take on the reigning winner of the Mexican bad-off (Trace Cyrus with “Sippin’ on Sunshine”) with “Falling in reverse”

 

NERD NEWS (@ 1 hour 7 mins)

Matt Smith to leave Dr Who

M Night desperately trying to wrangle sequels to Unbreakable

Karen Gillan, John C Reilly and Glen Close latest casting drops for Guardians Of the Galaxy

James Robinson to write Namor???

Final Fantasy 9 is the gift that keeps on giving a whole 13 years later

WWE/Flintstones mish-mash of sh*t straight-to-video movie

Watch Dogs is looking VERY good

Xbox One trounced by PS4 in latest IGN poll

New E3 announcements

Joel McHale puts his foot down to bring back Dan Harmon

Pirates if the Caribbean 5 is a go… yay……

Catch us at he Perth leg of Supanova!!!

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No Apologies ep 128 Here we go again

While Christopher and Juan are on assignment we have Gil Colon join us to talk about James Robinson leaving DC comics, Free Comic Book Day, Valiant, DC52 vs old DC, Star Trek, and much much more We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics http://friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ Discount Comic Book Services http://www.dcbservice.com/index.aspx Instock Trades http://www.instocktrades.com/ Join us on the forums at http://www.forumforgeeks.com http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/ You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or Itunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.

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Miley Cyrus is the Dr Rockso of Maxim hot 100, Deadpool buys naked Bea Arthur painting and never interview 4 year olds

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“Hello everyone. It’s been a while…”

 

C Bomb talks about what he doing that stopped them from recording a drop date ago

HUGE shout out to our friends at The Boxed Whine! Be sure to check them out.

C Bomb vents his spleen at Sunrise yet again!

4 year old mayors are not newsworthy

UFP Crew Questions

–          Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

–          People saying stupid things

–          G Money’s X Men storyline picks

–          Fave albums matched with fave films

–          Joining KISS

–          UFP: Origins

–          Why we stay in AUS

 

House swap: Belfast/Bel Air version

Lindsay Lohan? More like Lindsay Bloat-han! Am I right fellas?!?

… And the latest in “No shit news” from UWA: Kids playing active games are better than the sedentary games!

Northbridge now the “Hip and Funky” capital of WA

Miley Cyrus is the Dr Rockso of the Maxim hot 100

If someone loses your Mercedes, don’t threaten people with huge black dildos

Deadpool buys naked Bea Arthur painting

Rebel Wilson is now horrible every week!

 

NERD NEWS (@ 1 hr and 1 min)

 

4 more DC cancellations: Dial H, Demon Knights, Thresh-hold, Legion of Super Heroes

James Robinson leaves DC

Next Bond films possibly to be taken over by Christopher Nolan

Zombieland TV series “Heckeled to death”

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Toxic Avenger remake

Superman Unbound review

New Riddick trailer

Gambit and Red She-Hulk to end shortly

Boom studios putting out a new Robocop title by Frank Miller

New Warriors set to return

Doctor Who pretend leaked spoilers

EA won’t release games on WiiU

A guy uses the same Pokemon for almost a decade

Fake Nintendo phone looks great

Game releases for this week

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 3DS

Resident Evil: Revelations – PS3X360PCWIIU

Fast & Furious: Showdown – X360PS3

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – PC and Xbox 360

Sniper Elite V2 – WIIU

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – WiiU