Columbus Comics Corner: NCBW #38

The weekend is finally here, Allen and Ryan can finally dive into some comic book discussion. What’s all the hype about the Forge? Should we be excited for Venomverse? Join the guys as they discuss and rank this week’s books. Thanks for listening!

Intro (0:00), Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #11 (3:00), Action Comics #981 (10:31), Dark Days: The Forge #1 (28:50), Planet of the Apes/Green Lanterns #5 (1:07:06), Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #8 (1:17:05), Rankings! (1:25:20), Honorable Mentions (1:34:13), Episode 39 Preview (1:46:32)

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Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

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This week Andy and Derek discuss five new titles. They start off with Michael DeForge’s latest book, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (Drawn and Quarterly). While this is an unusual story, it’s nonetheless one of DeForge’s most conventional stories, at least when compared to many of his previous works. It’s an episodic narrative about its titular character, a multi-talented 49-year-old woman who moves to a Canadian national park to escape a scandal surrounding her rich father’s finances. There she befriends a bunny named Oatmeal, a moose lawyer who goes by the name “Lisa Hanawalt,” a love-struck eel, a “marked” young woman called Girl McNally, dumb geese, proxy ants, a bear chronicler, and the park’s wannabe reporter “Michael DeForge.” Did we mention that this is one of DeForge’s more conventional stories? This title began as a webcomic on Tumblr, and while people can still find the complete comic up and available, the guys strongly recommend that listeners get the new book to fully take in the physical, tactile experience.

Next, the Two Guys with PhDs turn to the four new Hanna-Barbera one-shots from DC Comics: the Adam Strange/Future Quest Special (by Mark Andreyko, Jeff Parker, and Steve Lieber), the Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special (Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna), the Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special (James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, and Ariel Olivetti), and the Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special (Tony Bedard, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales). They both enjoy all four of the titles, although Derek has some reservations about the Suicide Squad/Banana Splits team-up, and Andy feels that the Green Lantern/Space Ghost one is a missed opportunity. But they spend about as much time discussing the short backups in these four specials, with Howard Chaykin’s Ruff ‘n’ Reddy being a standout. Is that any surprise

Comic News Insider Episode 754 – Iron Deficiency Fist!

Comic News Insider: Episode 754 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batwoman Vol 2 #1, Coady And The Creepies #1, Vampirella Vol 7 #1, Iron Fist, Tangled Before Ever After, Beauty and the Beast

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the big lightsaber battle in Star Wars: Rebels and Jimmy is madly prepping for the upcoming MoCCA Festival. And yes, they talk way too long (some would say ad nauseum) about Iron Fist. News includes: Clueless continues in comic book from Boom!, DC Comics faces some Dark Days, Will.i.Am is bringing an alien/zombie/hip hop themed comic to Marvel, KISS and Vampirella are teaming up at Dynamite Entertainment, a Matrix reboot/relaunch/rehash/re-something is in early development at Warner Bros., a Venom film is coming out next year and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of The Backstagers #1 and Snow White

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  • 00:27 – Introduction
  • 03:22 – Context for listeners
  • 06:02 – The controversy surrounding Ghosts
  • 30:26 – The Backstagers #1
  • 40:12 – Show White
  • 59:04 – Wrap up
  • 59:28 – Contact us

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This episode of the Young Readers show begins with a special feature: Andy and Gwen return to a comic that they reviewed for the August YR show, Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts. They present a revised review of that comic, based upon a number of issues that have been raised in the last month by scholars and librarians regarding cultural appropriation and Telgemeier’s status as an outsider writing about the California missions and about the Dia de los Muertos celebrations that are a common feature of Mexican and Mexican American cultural life. Although the two PhDs typically try to avoid spoilers in their reviews, in this case, they mention specific events in the comic, so if you would like to wait until you have read Ghosts to listen to this segment, know that it occurs between the time codes 6:02 and 30:26.

As part of revisiting their discussion of Ghosts, Gwen and Andy bring up a number of resources that readers may wish to consult regarding issues of cultural appropriation, including Dr. Debbie Reese’s blog, American Indians in Children’s Literature; Dr. Laura Jiménez’s blog, Booktoss; and the Reading While White blog that is the creation of a number of librarians who are “allies for racial diversity and inclusion in books for children and teens.”

During the regular review portion of the podcast, Andy and Gwen discuss The Backstagers #1, written by James Tynion IV, drawn by Rian Sygh, with color by Walter Baiamonte, and lettering by Jim Campbell. This exciting, fast-paced comic, published by BOOM! Studios, has a lot in common with another BOOM! Studio’s hit series, Lumberjanes, so whether one is a veteran of theater productions or just likes ensemble comics that feature an eclectic cast of characters, then The Backstagers will fill the bill. For his part, Andy applauds Tynion and Sygh’s depiction of the people who do all of the hard work behind the scenes of a theater production, often without acclaim, and Gwen gives the series praise for its inclusion of a number of gay characters who are part of the stage crew. The Backstagers also includes supernatural elements that would appeal to young readers who have an interest in science fiction characters and settings.

Next, the two PhDs discuss Matt Phelan’s graphic novel, Snow White (Candlewick Press), an adaptation that is steeped in elements of film noir, and even silent film, while managing to comment on contemporary debates about the ethics of the pursuit of wealth. Set during the Great Depression, the evil queen becomes the Queen of Ziegfield Follies, and all of the energy and emotion of the era is expressed in Phelan’s exceptional watercolor panels that are intricately shaded and carefully colored. Andy discusses Phelan’s impressive career as an award-winning creator of such texts as The Storm in the Barn, which won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and he praises Phelan’s decision to allow the often sinister and gritty aspects that characterized eighteenth- and nineteenth-century folktale and fairytale variants to emerge in this version of Snow White. Although readers would not need to be familiar with the origin text, both Andy and Gwen agree that much of the power of the narrative comes from the way that Phelan translates familiar tropes such as the talking mirror into a Depression-era setting.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #214: SDCC News and Leaks! Bloodstrike! Transference!

Episode #214

On this podcast we talk about some SDCC news. Everything leaks. Then it’s on to comics with reviews of Bloodstrike #1 and Transference #1. *Insert ankle, pouch or giant gun joke here* Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep: #202: Fantastic Four Trailer, Uncanny Avengers and Batman

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On this podcast, Doctor Fluxx from Feed it Comics sits in as we talk about the Fantastic Four trailer, A.K.A. Jessica Jones casting news, Terry Crews and the new Jimmy Olsen. Then we review Uncanny Avengers #1 and Batman #38 (sorta). Listen in!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #147 With James Tynion IV

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When you get to your local comics shop this Wednesday, be sure to pick up The Woods #6 from James Tynion IV. You should also be able to pick up that series’ first trade paperback and the fifth issue, which came out from BOOM! Studios not long ago! That way, you’ll be able to be caught up on this great story!

During this week’s 147th podcast episode, James returns to my podcast to talk about The Woods as well as Memetic, his next BOOM! project coming out on October 22! You’ll hear him discuss both excellent books during this fun chat!

Also, we delve into Batman Eternal, a wonderful weekly title from DC Comics he has a lot to do with! We talk about the series some, including some strange Internet comments about the book. James even tells me what else he has going and as well as what he thought of this past week’s pilot episode of Gotham from Fox! You won’t want to miss what he was to say about it all!

Next week, there’ll be yet another fun chat with a great comics creator as we get closer and closer to episode #150!

 

Comic Book Road Show James Tynion IV

We have returning guest writer James Tynion IV to talk about the latest twist and turns of DC2019s Talon series and the latest crossover story with Birds of Prey. We also talk about his taking over the reins of Red Hood and the Outlaws and his continued back up stories in the Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Batman book which is now starting the new Year Zero storyline. James has also spread his wings with the horror weekly web comic series from Thrillbent THE EIGHTH SEAL drawn by Jeremy Rock. http://jamesthefourth.tumblr.com/ @JamesTheFourth http://thrillbent.com/comics/the-eighth-seal/#1 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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Wayne’s Comics #80 With James Tynion IV From ‘Talon’

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Don’t miss Episode 80 of the Wayne’s Comics podcast!

I have a great conversation with James Tynion IV, the Bat-creator who works with Scott Snyder on the back-up in Batman and on the successful Talon, and who is taking over Red Hood and the Outlaws in the very near future! We discuss Batman #16 and his favorite DCU characters, and he gives a hint or two about what we can expect in Talon and Red Hood in the future! It’s always extra-special when I get to talk with someone who works on the Dark Knight, so don’t miss it!

Then I review this week’s comics, and everything wraps up with Steve Davis joining me to talk about the latest ‘News & Previews!’

 

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #116: Comics x3 = Batman! All-New X-Men! Fantastic Four!

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This week, we review the continuation of “Death of the Family” in Batman #14. Then we head over to Marvel NOW! and review All-New X-Men #1 and Fantastic Four #1. Time travel arguments ensue. Listen in!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #114: Comic Book Movie Trailers vs. Comic Books XXX

Episode #114

It’s a face-off week as we review Marvel’s Punisher War Zone #1 and DC Comics’ Talon #1. Then we take a look at the trailers for Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX and Iron Man 3. Listen in!

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Comic Book Road Show 188 James Tynion IV

In this episode we have returning guest JAMES TYNION IV to discuss his recent back up stories in Detective 0 & Batman 0 as well as his new ongoing title at DC TALON. We discuss how he and Scott Snyder collaborate on the Batman stories and the importance of writing characters you can relate to. We also get into some of the controversy with the DC52 version of Mr Freeze and with Jason Todd. 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 You can now listen to Comic Book Road show on Stitcher Radio

 

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 208 (6/3/12)

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Another week, another Fast Five! Picks include Animal Man Annual #1 (DC), Wolverine and the X-Men #11 (Marvel), American Vampire #27 (Vertigo), B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Transformation of J.H. O’Donnell #1 (Dark Horse), and Batman Annual #1 (DC). Spoilers!