The Comics Noob Podcast Ep 17- Monster Men, Holy Trinity & Gunslinging

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This week we dive right in to Night of the Monster Men parts 1 & 2. Then we sit down for dinner with the Top 3 in Trinity. Followed by some sick gunslinging in Kingsway West and finishing with a little demon hunting with our pal Lucas Stand.

 

3:25 Batman 07 / Nightwing 05 “Night of the Monster Men Parts  1 & 2”

31:24 Trinity 01

46:10 Kingsway West 02

54:46 Lucas Stand 04

 

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Comic News Insider Episode 720 – Ren Faire Dreams!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 720 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Kingsway West #1, Skybourne #1, Snotgirl #1, Supergirl #1

Emmy Potter returns to the rotating co-host chair after a short hiatus. She and Jimmy give their nerd confessions of never having been to a Renaissance Faire or Medieval Times and how they plan to remedy that in the near future. NYCC is fast approaching and Jimmy starts to form his press plans. News includes: Stan Lee’s life will be turned into an action/adventure movie, Super Mario Adventures comics are back in print, Regular Show‘s 8th and last season will be set in space, a new out of continuity Supergirl mini-series will have a “John Hughes” vibe to it,  and Gwen Stefani’s animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku will debut on Nickelodeon soon. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 203: Reviews of The Black Monday Murders #1, Kingsway West #1, Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1, and Superf*ckers Forever #1

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Genre Smorgasbord

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:35 – Introduction
  • 00:02:39 – Setup of reviews
  • 00:03:07 – Listener mail
  • 00:06:13 – The Black Monday Murders #1
  • 00:27:30 – Kingsway West #1
  • 00:39:49 – Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1
  • 00:54:04 – Superf*ckers Forever #1
  • 01:06:47 – Wrap up
  • 01:07:56 – Contact us
  • 01:09:47 – “Superf*ckers Theme Song”

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This week the Two Guys decide to mix up their routine a bit and review nothing but recent #1 issues. They begin with Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker’s The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics), a unique take on the crime genre. In this extra-long first issue, Hickman unpacks his premise via design, prose, and visuals, creating a dense narrative world filled with conspiratorial intrigue and anchored in history.

Superfckers-interiorNext, Andy and Derek discuss an even more genre-bending comic, Kingsway West (Dark Horse Comics). Written by Greg Pak and with art by Mirko Colak, the story combines fantasy with the mid-nineteenth-century American West, while at the same time hovering in the territory of alternate history.

Things get more comedic when the guys turn to Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs’s Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth (Oni Press). The eponymous hero is a textbook loser who, through an infamous bout of constipation, is chosen by alien forces to determine the future of Earth. Also, President Obama high fives his Joint Chiefs!

The guys end on a much more explicit note with their last #1 issue, James Kochalka’s Superf*ckers Forever, published by IDW. (And to make their discussion easier, Andy and Derek don’t shy away from using language that may offend more delicate ears.) This is Kochalka’s return to his whacked-out superhero series, complete with Superdan, Ultra Richard, Grotessa, and Wonder Kyle. And yes, Jack Krak is still the motherf*cker.

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