Episode 264: Our Favorite Comics of 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:27 – Introduction
  • 00:03:14 – Contexts and caveats
  • 00:11:32 – Our favorite comics of 2017
  • 02:09:06 – Wrapping up our favorites, and honorable mentions
  • 02:13:52 – Contact us

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And the Winner Is…

Paul and Derek are back with The Comics Alternative‘s annual “Favorites” episode. This is where the Two Guys share what they consider to be the best comics of the past year. Usually this year-end show is released as the very last regular review episode of each year, but this time around the guys had to postpone the recording due to family issues. But we’re not far from the end of 2017, and Paul and Derek wanted to get the show out in as timely a manner as possible. So here you have it, the Two Guys’ 10 favorite titles of 2017:

Paul’s Top 10 of 2017

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Derek’s Top 10 of 2017

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The Honorable Mentions…These Titles Almost, but Just Didn’t Quite, Make It onto Each Guy’s List

For Paul

For Derek

Comics Alternative Interviews: Julia Wertz

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:39 – Setup of interview
  • 00:04:29 – Interview with Julia Wertz
  • 01:10:16 – Wrap up
  • 01:12:40 – Contact us

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On this interview episode, Paul and Derek are pleased to have Julia Wertz on the podcast. Her new book, Tenements, Towers and Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, came out earlier this month from Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers. As the subtitle suggests, this is a different kind of history, a guide to the Big Apple’s present as well as its past, investigating its architecture, its businesses, its facades, its entertainment venues, and the many colorful figures who have populated its boroughs. The guys talk with Julia about how different this book is from her previous works — e.g., Drinking at the MoviesThe Infinite Wait and Other StoriesFart Party — which are primarily autobiographical. For this project, the author considered herself an urban explorer, forgoing the inward gaze and focusing instead on the city that she called home between 2007 and 2016. Tenements, Towers and Trash includes a variety of stories that compose its past, and punctuating the text is a series of before-and-after illustrations of storefronts and city blocks that underscore New York’s ever-changing nature. This isn’t a nostalgic look back at what once had been, but a chronicle of a dynamic urban space in the process of becoming. And of course, the book has more than its share of Julia’s poignant, even laugh-out-loud, humor.

Comic News Insider Episode 666 – Best of 2015!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 666 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2015! Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2015 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 661 – Team Cap!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 661 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1, Ringside #1

Emmy Potter returns to co-hosting duties! So of course, she and Jimmy have to chat Doctor Who and their love of Peter Capaldi. They also chat about the Peter Jackson/Doctor Who video tease as well as the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War (#TeamCaptainAmerica). News includes: Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso will be the creative forces behind a new 121 page graphic novel called Dark Night: A True Batman Story from DC/Vertigo, CBS picks up Supergirl for a full season and R2-KT may appear in the upcoming Star Wars film. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 530 – Pre-MoCCA Mania!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 530 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Real Heroes #1, Rocky & Bullwinkle #1, Star Slammers Remastered #1, Survive #1  

Producer Joe comes back to chat about what we’re going to cover at the upcoming MoCCA Festival! A lot of great guests, exhibitors, panels and more. Listen in for what to expect. The guys chat about April Fool’s pranks (the good and bad), Jimmy was a guest on the awesome Everything Comes Back to 2000AD (Episode 161 now available), say Happy 75th birthday to Batman and hear Hugh Jackman sing as Wolverine. We also get our special April 1st correspondent La-me Jocare to gather the news bits for us which include: Stan Lee is not Stan Lee, Superman/Batman movie will have every DC character ever in it and all Marvel comics will be labeled as #1 every week. We didn’t vet La-me’s stories due to a time crunch so take them with a grain truckload of salt. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 520 – Polar Vortexing

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Comic News Insider: Episode 520 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews: Black Dynamite #1, Disney Kingdom’s Seekers of the Weird #1, Egos #1, Lil’ Battlestar Galactica #1, Night of the Living Deadpool #1, X-Files Conspiracy #1, The Powerpuff Girls Jimmy is joined in studio by Emily Edwards who trudged through the winter wonderland of NYC to make it. Thanks Emily! They chat about the Sleepy Hollow season finale and the Jon Hamm as Dr. Strange rumor floating around. News includes: Doctor Who teams up Titan Comics, Angry Birds coming to comics at IDW, 60’s Batman TV finally getting home video release, Superman/Batman movie pushed to 2016, Agent Carter series gets showrunners, and Sif will get S.H.I.E.L.D.ed. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 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 454 – Best of 2012 w/ Marvel’s The Watcher Lorraine Cink!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 454 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Mars Attacks Popeye One Shot, Morbius The Living Vampire Vol 2 #1, New Avengers Vol 3 #1, The Red Ten #1

It’s the super huge and long BEST OF 2012 show! Jimmy is joined by Marvel’s The Watcher host Lorraine Cink and good pal Mike Cho. Both are CNI vets and bring their nerdy knowledge to the podcast once again. Jimmy saw Django Unchained and Attack of the 50 Ft Cheerleader. One had lotsa violence and another had lotsa boobs. Guess which one he REALLY liked? News bits include:Axe Cop will debut on Fox’s late night animation domination in July, Guillermo del Toro is heading up a  DC comics based “Dark Universe” film, XX coming from Marvel, Adventure Time graphic novel on the way, Joseph Gordon Levitt cast in Sin City 2, Disney’s Aladdin coming to Broadway, and Disney Junior’s “A Poem is…” series recruits Doctor Who and Lady Mary Crawley. And the feature segment is our lengthy, informative and fun BEST OF 2012 picks…that we read! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 453 – Les Spiderables!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 453 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #700, Aquaman #15, Deathmatch #1, Justice League #15, Mara #1

Returning to the studio to co-host is The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald! Always nice to have a real journalist to class up the joint. They chat about Christmas, New Year’s, and send Peter David well wishes.  Jimmy saw Les Miserables and goes on too much about it. He also sings a special  belated birthday song to Stan Lee! And because there can’t be enough music ever, there is also a special song from Doctor Octopus himself following the Amazing Spider-Man #700 review. News includes: Dying Star Trek fan gets wish, NBC passes on Bryan Fuller’s The Munsters reboot, upcoming Disney Infinity game is to be open world, and Animaniacs joins The Hub’s lineup. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 447 – Pickled CNI

Comic News Insider: Episode 447 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All New X-Men #1, Fantastic Four Vol 4 #1, Great Pacific #1, Tarzan: The Once And Future Tarzan One Shot, Thor God Of Thunder #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Gretchen Souerwine in the rotating co-host chair. They chat aboutArrowLincoln, Twinkies and Jimmy meeting the awesome Judy Greer. News includes: Marvel announces Age of Ultron, more Uncanny Avengers, Paul Cornell/Alan Davis on the new Wolverine, Max Fleischer Superman on YouTube, Batman/Judge Dredd finally collected and The British Comic Awards. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 372 – The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

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Reviews: Archie #627, Kirby Genesis: Captain Victory #1, Theory Of Everything Pilot Season #1, THUNDER Agents Vol 4 #1

Jimmy is again joined in studio by Kevin Conn in an attempt to do a better and less rushed show than last week. Jimmy went to The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and reports on what he saw/found. The boys talk about 2 recent online Star Wars themed videos (Elf Sabers and Cello Wars),  The Cabin in the Woods trailer, and Russell T. Davies temporary retirement, NASA finds Earth 2 and it’s Jimmy’s birthday on Friday, December 9th. News includes: X-Men vs. Avengers, Bendis leaving Avengers, Emily Carroll goes to print, Free Comic Book Day books announced, Red Cross concerned video games violate Geneva Conventions, Khan returns in Star Trek sequel, and Turf goes to film. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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