Comics Alternative Interviews: Miss Lasko-Gross and Kevin Colden

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While Andy and Derek were at HeroesCon last weekend, they talked briefly with a variety of creators in Artists Alley — see last Tuesday’s show for those conversations — but they also had the chance to sit down for longer, more substantive interviews. And they made it a point to do so with Miss Lasko-Gross and Kevin Colden, the creators behind the new series from Z2 Comics, The Sweetness. The first issue has just been released, so the guys had the opportunity, thanks to Miss and Kevin, to read it and ask LaskoGross-Colden at HeroesContheir guests about this unique title. Miss and Kevin describe The Sweetness as a mix between Star Wars and Breaking Bad, where a group of ex-cons and low-level criminals work for a UPS-like delivery service in space…but with a focus on badass women smugglers. Derek and Andy ask specifically about the two unlikely paired female protagonists, Nelly and Scout, but they also discuss their inept male companion Bachmaan, a curious character who Miss admits to not being able to kill off, especially given the way that Kevin has drawn him. The two guests also discuss their working relationship, the benefits and challenges of being married and working on the same title. In fact, Miss and Kevin work so productively together that many times during the interview, the Two Guys just sit back and let their guests carry the back-and-forth. The result is an engaging conversation about this promising new series, one that the guys hope will be shuttling illegal cargo for a long time.

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Comic News Insider Episode 695 – Heroes Con w/ Gabriel Ba/Fabio Moon/Francesco Francavilla/Ben Templesmith/Bridgit Connell!

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Jimmy attended Heroes Con over the weekend and boy howdy did he get a lot done! He moderated 2 panels and got 11 interviews. He flew solo and gave a nice Heroes Con recap for you to enjoy. Including info about the panels he moderated, interviews, people he met (including Jim Steranko!) and more. In this episode, you’ll hear him chat with the Wonder Twins Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Francesco Francavilla, Ben Templesmith and Bridgit Connell. Later this week, you can listen to the panel he moderated called Introverts vs Extroverts with Monica Gallagher, Bridgit Connell, Kata Kane and Erica Henderson. And even later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week’s podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 693 – Rebirthing!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 693 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Rebirth #1, Bolts #1, Civil War II #1, Control #1, Green Arrow Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the rumors involving Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Tom Hiddleston as James Bond. News includes: Superman will make an appearance in the first 2 episodes of Season 2 of Supergirl, Millarworld announced Reborn from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, and Gillian Anderson will play “Media” in the upcoming TV adaptation of American Gods. Jimmy is leaving for Heroes Con in North Carolina next week and you shouldn’t definitely go if you are in Charlotte from June 17-19! One of the best comic conventions around. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 692 – The Sweetness of Kevin Colden!

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Reviews: Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, DC Universe Rebirth Special  #1, Scooby Apocalypse #1, X-Men: Apocalypse

Kevin Colden comes all the way up to the CNI studios to co-host and talk about The Sweetness, the new comic by his wife Miss Lasko Gross and himself. He chats with Jimmy about the collaboration on the comic with Miss, what comics he’s reading and raising a genius kid. News includes: Disney acquires the feature film rights to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Pikachu’s name changes in Hong Kong, Dwayne The Rock Johnson will be Doc Savage in an upcoming Shane Black directed film, Disney is reportedly not happy with Rogue One and has scheduled reshoots, and Miles Morales may be the star in the next animated Spider-Man film coming out in 2018. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 593 – CNI in the MCU

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Reviews: Imperium #1, Postal #1, Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #1, Superman Vol 4 #38, The Walking Dead

The podcast mistress Emily Edwards makes a comeback! They chat about the Daredevil trailer and the rumor of Constantine possibly moving to the SyFy network.  Besides the regular comic book reviews, they talk in length about the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead. News includes: DC Comics announces 24 new titles for a summer release, all-female Avengers to assemble in A-Force, Sony and Marvel Studios agree to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Scribd jumps on the scene to stream comics. 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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Comic News Insider Episode 363 – New York Comic Con Recap w/ James Asmus/Marc Bernardin/Nicki Clyne/Greg Pak/Veronica Taylor

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Jimmy flies solo this week because it’s the big New York Comic Con recap! His voice is shot from shouting during the raffle all weekend and sleeping about 8 hours total in 4 days. He got tons of interviews at the show and in this episode you’ll hear from James Asmus (X-Men: Regenesis), Marc Bernardin (Alphas), Nicki Clyne (“Callie” on Battlestar Galactica), Greg Pak (Incredible Hercules, Hulk), and Veronica Taylor (voice of “Ash Ketchum” in Pokemon). Jimmy gives his lengthy (sorry!) day by day/blow by blow recap of the 4 days of NYCC. While a blast was had by all, there were a few gripes as well. Thanks to EVERYONE who came by the Comic News Insider table and said “Hi”, bought raffle tickets, dropped off stuff to review, did signings, interviews, donated for raffle or just wanted to chat. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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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!

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 97

After surviving Comic Con, Jesse, Art, and Freddie gush over American Vampire, argue about Wonder Woman, and have a blast ridiculing Batman: The Widening Gyre.

THE LIST

Intro [0:00:19]

INDIES

[01:13] American Vampire #5
[08:52] Northlanders #30
[13:40] Hotwire: Deep Cuts #1 (of 4)
[18:31] Time Bomb #1
[20:32] Abe Sapien: Abyssal Plain #2
[24:17] Yours Truly Jack The Ripper #2
[28:02] Pilot Season: Stellar

MAINSTREAM

[32:16] Punisher: Max #9
[36:41] Wolverine: Weapon X #15
[39:29] Uncanny X-Men #526
[44:54] Secret Avengers #3
[49:40] Thor #612
[52:23] Thor: The Mighty Avenger 1&2
[55:58] Roundtable Discussion: Thor SDCC ’10 Trailer
[59:02] Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #4 (OF 6)
[1:03:15] Flash #4
[1:05:56] Wonder Woman #601
[1:16:44] Batman:Widening Gyre #6 (of 6)

Outro [1:28:19]

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 94

In which 3 dudes kick back and talk about comics, video games, and teabagging. Enjoy.

Show Notes:

MAINSTREAM
[01:03] The Flash #3
[09:14] Jokers Asylum: Clayface #1
[17:01] Batman Beyond #1
[23:24] Wonder Woman #600
[33:52] Astonishing X-Men #34
[38:06] Thor #611
[41:03] Secret Avengers #2

INDIES
[49:02] Abe Sapien: Abyssal Plain #1
[53:19] Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper #1
[58:49] Powers v3 #5
[1:01:58] Invincible #73
[1:05:57] The Last Zombie #1