Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of I Am Legion and Tyler Cross: Black Rock

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For the October Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek look at two works written by Fabien Nury. They begin with I Am Legion, recently out from Humanoids and featuring the art of John Cassaday. The story takes place in 1942, and the Nazis are experimenting with a force that could spell the quick end of the war. But this isn’t just any military operation. It’s one infused with vampiric lore. The guys explore this supernatural, gothic take on the Second World War, discussing along the way the faint presence of the Holocaust as well as the continued fertile ground of Nazi Germany as a narrative bedrock for European albums.

Next, they look at another work by Nury, this one illustrated by Brüno. Tyler Cross: Black Rock was originally published by Dargaud in 2013 but offered last year digitally in an English translation from Europe Comics. In terms of of both genre and art, this book is strikingly different from the first one Edward and Derek discuss. Tyler Cross is a gritty crime noir narrative set in the American Southwest, with Brüno’s stylized illustrations bringing out its bleak and violent tone. Set alongside Cassaday’s realistic art, the book demonstrates the versatility of Nury’s collaborative storytelling abilities. The guys also allude to the second book in this series, Tyler Cross: Angola, and speculate on future installments.

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Comic News Insider Episode 679 – MoCCA Mirth w/ Rebecca Sugar!

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Reviews: The Powerpuff Girls, The Walking Dead S6 finale, Wynonna Earp S1 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the awesomeness of Benedict Cumberbatch dressed as Doctor Strange buying Doctor Strange comics and talk at length/give theories about the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. Over the weekend, Jimmy (and Producer Joe) attended MoCCA Festival. A great small press/indie comics show right here in NYC. Jimmy gives a quick recap of it all. On the Sunday of the show, Jimmy and Producer Joe sat down with Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe creator) for a lovely chat about the show, her time on Adventure Time, her musical work and much more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 648 – NYCC: Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie/Darryl Cunningham!

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Reviews: Assassin’s Creed #1, Chewbacca #1, I Hate Fairyland #1, The Twilight Children, Star Wars Rebels S2 premiere

Jimmy is joined in studio by Melissa Dowell. They chat/gush about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and when they plan on seeing it. At NYCC, Jimmy sat down with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to discuss The Wicked and the Divine, Phonogram, Young Avengers, and more! He also chatted with cartoonist Darryl Cunningham about his works Age of Selfishness, How to Fake a Moon Landing and Psychiatric Tales. News includes: Star Wars: Battlefront video game will allow you to play as familiar characters, the Art of John Cassaday will be on display at the Metropolis Gallery in NYC, FX is bringing a Legion TV series based on the X-Men character, FX is also working on a Y: The Last Man series based on the popular comic book series, Fox is producing an X-Men related series as well called The Hellfire Club, Entertainment Weekly is holding their first EW Fest in NYC this weekend and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 591 – Snowmageddon Canceled

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Reviews: Creeple Peeple #1, Galaxy Quest Journey Continues #1, Powers Vol 4 #1, Reyn #1

Due to the over-hyped storm and transportation cancellations, Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to fill in the rotating co-host chair. They chat about the new Fantastic Four trailer and how Jimmy’s buddy John Cassaday finally joins the world of Twitter. News includes: Milestone Media is back, racist bus ads get improved by Ms. Marvel art, Scooby gets LEGO-ed, Special Edition: NYC and MoCCA get new venues, and tons of casting news! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 590 – CNI Incursion!

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Reviews: Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape #1, Holy F*ck #1, Star Wars Vol 4 #1, 12 Monkeys, The Venture Bros. (All This And Gargantua-2)

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! They chat about the rumored Spider-Man appearances in upcoming Avengers films and all of the problems the Fantastic Four film is having. News includes: Marvel announces the end of it all with Secret Wars, Image Comics offers a subscription service, Atomic Robo converts to web comic, Chew card game coming in May, Jane Goldman is working on the Fables movie script, the live-action Powers TV series will debut March 10, Best Animated Feature Films for the Oscars and Gotham gets renewed for a 2nd season. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep: #201: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and Star Wars Reviews

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Review

The all-new, all-different… actually it’s the same. The Professor from Rhymes With Geek sits in this podcast as we talk news, and review Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and Marvel’s Star Wars #1. See, nothing new here. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 565 – CNI is Not a Cat!

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Reviews: Bob’s Burgers #1, Pop #1, Sundowners #1, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz who brings the awesome and cookies! They discuss the DC “no jokes” policy in movies rumor, Jimmy has done the ALS Ice Bucket challenge,  he also kind of had lunch with Joss Whedon (not really…or really?), and mourns the passing of legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg. Also, Erica will be tabling at Baltimore Comic Con but Jimmy had to cancel his Sunday attendance. So go tell her how much you miss seeing Jimmy! News includes: Hello Kitty is possibly maybe not really or could be a cat, a live action The Tick series may return courtesy of Amazon streaming, San Diego convention center expansion may be dead, more Arrow casting news, and Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox. your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 553 – San Diego Comic Con Madness w/ Bryan Fuller/Susan Eisenberg/Key & Peele!

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Jimmy is in L.A. post-Comic Con so he flies solo to bring you some awesome San Diego Comic Con coverage! He chatted with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman) and the hilarious comedians Kegean-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele. Jimmy gives his brief recap of the week (well, as brief as he can keep it!) with some cool moments thrown in for your listening pleasure. We also get a quick bit from Sina Grace (Jimmy’s host in L.A.) about his upcoming return to Li’l Depressed Boy in October. And a quickie mp3 from Kat Rocha/Josh Finney about their awesome World War Kaiju comic. No reviews or Top 3 due to the all the coverage! News includes:  Marvel announces Star Wars comics from Jason Aaron/John Cassaday, Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larocca, Mark Waid/Terry Dodson, Spider-Woman gets her own ongoing, the Agents of SHIELD TV series gets adapted to comics, a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is coming, DC announces two animated features (Batman vs Robin & Justice League: Gods & Monsters), IDW will bring Orphan Black, Edward Scissorhands and Galaxy Quest comics, Image announces massive slate of new comics, Dark Horse will have a new Hellboy title, Gal Gadot is revealed in her Wonder Woman outfit at Comic Con, exclusive Avengers 2 trailer shows Ultron and resulting destruction, Avengers 3 will feature Thanos, Ant-Man film announces new casting, Batman: The Complete Television Series is available November 11, Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is coming to Cinemax, and congrats to all the Eisner winners! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 525 – Save Denver Comic Con!

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Reviews: Loki Ragnarok & Roll #1, New Warriors Vol 5 #1, Undertow #1, Star-Crossed (on the CW)

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! Jimmy hung in an ice bar with pal Grace Helbig and new bestie Chester See and he tells of the frozen goodness. They chat about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, rumors of Peter Capaldi only doing one series of Doctor Who, that rumored Black Widow solo movie, some casting bits about Doctor Who and Constantine and pay homage to the late Harold Ramis. News includes: Denver Comic Con suffers internal woes with ousting of founder Charlie LaGreca who then starts Save Denver Comic Con, Fox casts reboot of Fantastic Four movie, Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies may revive as a musical or movie, Archie’s Kevin Keller is The Equalizer, and Heroes returns to television. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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ComicsVerse Episode 10: Comics We’re Thankful For (Part 3 of 4): Astonishing X-Men

ComicsVerse delves into ASTONISHING X-MEN arcs “Gifted” and “Unstoppable.” Topics discussed include the Astonishing X-Men team line-up, Kitty Pryde seeing a very alive Colossus after thinking he had died, and the return of the debate about Scott Summers and Emma Frost or Scott Summers and Jean Grey. ComicsVerse also discusses the metaphor of the cure as well as what Joss Whedon may be trying to say about American culture through the Breakworld. Special guests include: Derek Yang, Josh Cui, Karen Hernandez, Arthur Cheng, and Julien Hawthorne.

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To finish off Superman’s Birthday, Micheal and Andrew look at CBR’s top 75 Superman stories, then delve into reader feedback before two more comics that don’t have super heroes in them. Well, kind of. ALIENS: EARTH ANGEL and PLANETARY #3. I’m pretty sure PLANETARY has a super hero in it…

 

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Comic News Insider Episode 439 – New York Comic Con w/ Cliff Chiang/JM DeMatteis/Greg Pak/Ben Templesmith/Dan Parent/Michelle Mozes

Comic News Insider: Episode 439 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Ame-Comic Girls Featuring Wonder Woman #1, Evil Ernie #1, Uncanny Avengers #1

Jimmy flies solo to bring you this massive NYCC special! Tons of interviews from amazing creators like Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), JM DeMatteis (The Adventures of Augusta Wind), Greg Pak (X-Treme X-Men), Ben Templesmith (Lust), Dan Parent (Archie) and Michelle Mozes (BlueStreak). Jimmy gives us blow by blow recap full of whom he saw, interviewed, drank with and more. Expect lots of name dropping and friend worship. News includes: Cartoon Network pulls DC Nation block, DC cancels titles, David S. Goyer to write a DC series, Scott Snyder will write The Wake, Jeff Lemire will write/paint Trillium: The Last Love Story Ever Told, Dynamite Entertainment brings big creators (Rick Remender, Mark Waid, Fred Van Lente) to their fold, Image announces multiple titles with big creators, Super Spider-Man to replace Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel gets cosmic with Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Coulson lives in The SHIELD TV series and in comic book form, Scott Snyder teams wth Jim Lee for new Superman title Man of Steel, and The Goon film seeks your help. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back on Thursday for a NYCC interview special with Caleb Monroe (Steed and Mrs. Peel), David Phillips/Sarah Braly (Hi-Fructose Zombies), JT Petty (Bloody Chester), Josh O’Neil/Andrew Carl (Once Upon A Time Machine), Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces), Peter Tomassi (Red Bubble Chief Community Officer). And then again on Saturday for a NYCC movie special featuring roundtable interviews with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Julianne Moore (Carrie) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie). 

Comic News Insider Episode 362 – Pre-New York Comic Con Madness!

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Reviews: Avengers 1959 #1, Blood Red Dragon #0, Chopper #1, Huntress Vol 3 #1, Last Of The Greats #1, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1, Frank Miller’s Holy Terror

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Jimmy is joined by yet another Aussie sitting in the guest co-host chair, Jen Timms. She works in the gaming industry and is in town for New York Comic Con (NYCC) staying at the Aquino/Templesmith palace. She is also Jimmy’s right hand at the CNI booth (D18) in Podcast Arena located in Artist’s Alley. They give some love/reverance to the late Steve Jobs, Jimmy talks about the Warehouse 13 and Breaking Bad finales and tells of his love for Karine Vanasse in Pan Am. They also nerd out over the new Avengers trailerNews includes James Robinson back on Starman, Barnes & Noble yanks DC books, Locke & Key screening at NYCC, Archie Comics brings back superheroes, and Stieg Larson’s trilogy comes to comic books. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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NYCC is this weekend (October 13-16) and CNI has lots of great stuff lined up at their table D18. Signings at the booth (CHECK BACK AT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO SOON) with the likes of Greg Pak, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Colden, Becky Cloonan, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Veronica Taylor, and Jeremy Bastian. Tentative guests include Paul Pope, Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. The annual raffle will be held this year as well! It’s a fundraiser for CNI so we can get some new equipment/pay for trips/etc. Great prizes in the raffle as per usual with donations from Garth Ennis, Bryan Fuller, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Kayanan, Paul Pope, John Cassaday, DC comics, IDW publishing. Dark Horse comics, Smith Micro, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, Dan Panosian, Dynamite Entertainment, 2000AD and more! Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. The more you buy, the better chance to win! We’ll do the raffle once on Thursday and twice a day from Friday-Sunday. Swing on by D18 in Artist Alley to see all of the exciting events happening with Comic News Insider at NYCC!

Comic News Insider Episode 333 – From East Harlem to Pontypridd

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Reviews:  Alpha Flight Vol 4 #0.1, Rocketeer Adventures #1, Star Wars Jedi The Dark Side #1

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Old pal Richard McAuliffe joins Jimmy from sunny Wales to co-host. The boys chat about the recent Big Apple Con, the current Book Expo, Bristol Expo, TV Wonder Woman’s booty shorts, Grace Helbig’s sketch show and more. News includes: Jim Lee and Geoff Johns at Hero Complex Fest, BBC America postpones Doctor Who, Immortals movie will send you to San Diego Comic-Con, Napoloen Dynamite gets animated, The Walking Dead board game, Chris Hardwick takesThe Nerdist to BBC America, Joe Hill’s The Cape returns, and Todd Klein’s new print features Steve Rude. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

 

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Holiday Gift Suggestions 2010

In this special episode, Cammy the elf helps you with some gift suggestions for that special geek in your life.