Producer Joe went off to DINK! (Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo) and all he brought back was a lousy t-shirt! But, he got some amazing interviews with Jeff Lemire, Joe Kelly, Jeffrey Brown and Tyrell Cannon! Always great to have Producer Joe back in the field even if it makes Jimmy jealous he got to talk to such awesome creators. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: A-Force Vol 2 #1, Last Contract #1, Lone Wolf 2100 Vol 2 #1, Obi-Wan and Anakin #1, The Shannara Chronicles
Jimmy is joined in studio by regular co-host Jon Hoche and newcomer/future foley artist Megan Bussiere! They chat some more Best of 2015 that they forgot about, Jimmy’s going to guest on another podcast and they focus on The Force before heading off to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the 3rd time (2nd for Megan)! News includes: Gene Yang named national ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Netflix will launch new Dreamworks Animation shows including Voltron, The Venture Bros. season 6 premieres January 31st, KaBoom! Studios is making Over the Garden Wall an ongoing series and the final hour long episode of Gravity Falls will air February 15. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Atomic Robo And The Ring Of Fire #1, Head Lopper #1, Journey To Star Wars Force Awakens Shattered Empire #1, Tet #1, Tyson Hesses Diesel #1, Cooties
Emmy Potter returns after a long absence to co-host! She brings all of her Whovian love with her. They chat about Doctor Who, Kit Harington, and more. News includes: DC cancels several titles, Joe Kelly’s I Kill Giants will be a movie starring Zoe Saldana, Jessica Jones will debut on Netflix on November 20th, Rachel McAdams will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in upcoming Doctor Strange film, and New York Comic Con extends panels to Hammerstein Ballroom. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
American comics fans were introduced to Ken Niimura back in 2010, when his art appeared in the Image miniseries I Kill Giants, written by Joe Kelly. Since then, Ken’s work has been seen in some short Spider-Man stories, and more recently, his book Henshin, which just came out in English from Image.
He currently lives in Tim’s stomping grounds of Tokyo, so this week it’s an in-person interview with Ken, about why I Kill Giants was in black and white, his story goals and storytelling techniques in Henshin, and much more.
Let’s go, bub! This episode of Comic Timing is dedicated entirely to the X-Men! Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of the Raging Bullets Podcast join Ian as they discuss their early introductions to the franchise, some of their favorite runs and creators, X-Men: The Animated Series, the evolution of Wolverine as a character, the X-Men movie franchise leading up to Days of Future Past, Days of Future Past the storyline, The Phoenix Saga and how it has been presented across multiple mediums, and more! Yup, the entire X-Men franchise in under two hours. Now THAT’S what I call a Memorial Day weekend!
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A very special thank you to Sophie Birdwell and Marc Bullard, who, as our press liaisons, showed us the layout of the floor, introduced us to many in Artist Alley, and literally took us behind the scenes for some special moments. And another big thank you to Joe Kelly, who gave Derek a signed copy of his wonderful book for adolescents, Douglas Fredericks and the House of They.
FLASHBACK! Chris Bachlo’s art has long had a compelling style to it, and yet it was sometimes very difficult to decipher just what was happening on some of his pages. This was perhaps particularly pronounced in his work on Steam Punk with Joe Kelly, back at the turn of the millennium. But his recent work on such Marvel titles as Amazing Spider-Man and New Avengers has been completely clear and easy to understand. What did he change to clear things up? And, by the way — will Steam Punk ever be completed?! (Originally published October 26, 2009)
Brandon’s back in Japan (and yes, we’re OK following the earthquake!), and he and Tim discuss I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura. In approaching an emotional topic through fantasy, blurring the lines between the two, is it effective or confusing?
Also, part 2 of Tim’s report on Emerald City Comicon! Notes and links below the jump.
It’s back to business for the Sidekicks with some new features for 2011. Sidekickcast hosts Gavin and Dan do their usual update of the latest comic book news including their thoughts on the most recent pictures of the upcoming Marvel movies, The Marvel Big Shots intiative and some fan made trailers. This is followed up with an interview with Stuart Tipples, grand master of the 10thology anthology book as part of the Countdown to Cardiff Con.
Reviewed in Stack Attack this week is Age of X: Alpha, Uncanny X-Force #1-4, Avengers #9 and Slaughterman’s Creed #1-5. The comic book news quiz with a twist, Secrets and Lies follows the reviews with Dan trying make up some ground before the live show at Cardiff International Comic Expo.
The first edition of a new segment, The Devil’s Back Bones is Dan’s way of reminding people just how good Dareevil can be after the disaster of Shadowland, this week; Daredevil vol.2 #71-75: Decalogue by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. The show ends with another new segment, Educatiing Dan, the latest attempt to expand Dan’s horizons, this week I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual barrage of balls ups in the out-takes.
Holy cow DC dominated this week in comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette for Batman Inc. #1 (DC). Fast Five picks include The Flash #6 (DC), Green Lantern #59 (DC), Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil (Dark Horse), Green Lantern Corps #54 (DC), and Superman/Batman #78 (DC).
Catwoman and tentacle porn? Did God remember my birthday??
With a main character who “revolves” between a mundane world where he has a lousy job, and an alternate world where multiple terrorist attacks have thrown the average person into a bleak, violent survival mode, Revolver (by past guest Matt Kindt) explores issues from nature vs. nurture to violence in video games. Tim and Brandon review.
Hot damn what a good week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Howard & Ryan Ottley for Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include Green Lantern Corps #49 (DC), Amazing Spider-Man #635 (Marvel), 28 Days Later #12 (BOOM! Studios), Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne #3 (DC), and Fantastic Four #580 (Marvel).
No Pick Of The Week, but that doesn’t stop me from having a nice little Fast Five! Picks include The Boys #43 (Dynamite), Four Eyes #4 (Image), Atlas #2 (Marvel), The Walking Dead #73 (Image), and Darkwing Duck #1 (BOOM! Studios).
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Join Cammy in this special episode as he interviews a plethora of creators from WonderCon in San Francisco! Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Andy B. (The creative team of Kill Shakespeare), Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!), Chris Giarrusso (Mini Marvels), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants), Kat Rocha & Josh Finney (Titanium Rain), Chandra Free (The God Machine), and Patrick McEvoy (Starkweather: Immortal).
Hoots & hollers, winks & nudges, and so much more fun runs abundant in this episode!
Quite the diverse week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Joe Kelly & Max Fiumara for The Amazing Spider-Man #625 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Batman #697 (DC), Doctor Who #9 (IDW), Siege #3 (Marvel), 28 Days Later #8 (BOOM! Studios), and Green Lantern Corps #46 (DC).
Rhinos, the Infected, and the Black Mask revealed are a few of what make this week awesome!