Comic Timing – Episode 183: Comfort, Kris, Conventions, Actors and Adam

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Episode 183 is now available for your ear holes! This is the last piece that was recorded during New York Comic Con weekend, only not at the con itself. Back at the old apartment, Ian sat down with Kris, Comfort Love and Adam Withers to discuss the growing trend of actors and actresses demanding more money from conventions in order to attend a show. How will this in turn affect attendees, artists and writers at the con, and how the show itself is run? What is the ceiling for how much people are willing to pay to hit a convention, and will it take a show saying, “No way,” to an actor to make that ceiling happen?

The group also delve into Comfort and Adam’s history attending shows as independent creators, and a few of the difficulties they faced getting their feet in the door as indie superhero creators, and Kris and Ian briefly get into Flame Con, what made it work so well, and why it is immediately one of the better small cons around. It’s a laid back, flowing conversation, and I hope you guys dig it as much as we all did recording it! For more on DashCon, follow this here link; in return, you get an extra hour in the ball pit. And Adi Fitri IS Malaysian!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, Instagram at i_am_scifi or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Kris is on Twitter @lampbane, Instagram at lampbane, Tumblr at both lampbane.tumblr.com and Garak’s Clothiers, and check out her articles on Engadget. Finally, you can find Comfort and Adam on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr as well. And get The Uniques on Comixology while you’re at it, why don’tcha?

Thanks again for listening, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 174: New York Comic Con 2015 in Review

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Episode 174 of Comic Timing is now available for your earholes! As has become an unofficial tradition, our thoughts on New York Comic Con arrive about a month after the show has concluded. So, here’s all that went down at NYCC 2015! Ian is joined by Austin and Kris as they go through the best and worst of the show, awesome cosplay, LexCorp WiFi, waiting on a line to wait on a line to get con exclusives, how to budget your time appropriately in a sea of people, the introduction of Hammerstein Ballroom events to the show, swag and art obtained, and a whole lot more.

And more includes reports on panels attended, including Comic Creators Consuming Coffee: Where Food & Comics Collide, Action Lab: Five Years and BEYOND!, #BlackComicsMonth: Diversity in Comics, Adventure Time, and the Ash Vs. The Evil Dead premiere. Hope there’s enough to make you feel like you were there too!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings! And be sure to check out Kris’ Tumblr at Garak’s Clothiers for some excellent cosplay shots and geek fashion.

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 171: Conventions and American Comics for Manga Fans

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Episode 171 of Comic Timing is now out! This time, it’s time for a bit of a convention catch-up. Kris and Ian attended Special Edition: NYC at Pier 94 in Manhattan, and AnimeNEXT, which just had its final year in Somerset before moving to Atlantic City in 2016. They go over what worked, what didn’t, what needs improvement, whether or not New York Comic Con is a place to converse with your fellow fan, disappearing dollar bins, the ever-decreasing age of Anime convention attendees, and more.

The episode then transitions into the complete American Comics for Manga Fans panel that Ian and Kris conducted Friday night at AnimeNEXT. If you would like to match audio with slides, here’s a link to a PDF of the presentation. It was a lot of fun to do, and I hope you guys enjoy it too!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing Episode 167 – Powers: Episodes 1-4

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A new challenger has entered the original streaming content arena! The first four episodes of Sony’s Powers, based on the Brian Michael Bendis comic of the same name, have been released, and we’re here to talk about them! The first episode is available for free on YouTube for those of you who are interested, but either don’t own a Playstation or don’t have Playstation Plus, by the way.

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Ian is joined this episode by returning guests, Austin Cantrell and Kris, to discuss the show in depth. Does it hit the mark, or leave us wanting more? Does the show need a new lighting guy? And how does it compare to the comic, anyway? We also meander into conversation on Kingsman: The Secret Service, Constantine, and superhero shows in general. Are we approaching a glut of content, or can television and streaming handle all of these capes? Listen in to find out!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing Episode 155 – Special Edition: NYC

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This past Saturday and Sunday was the first annual Special Edition: NYC comic convention! Put together by Reed Exhibitions, the show is essentially an extension of New York Comic Con that is entirely comic focused. Ian, Kris and Raph were there, and give their thoughts on this initial offering. After that, you’ll find interviews conducted by Raph and Ian throughout Saturday. Here’s who they talked to:

  • Victor DandridgeVantage: Inhouse ProductionsAndrew ChariparMisfit Corner Press
  • Andrew again, talking about Man of Steel. With Raph. Because we haven’t talked about this movie enough on this show!
  • “The Franchize” Jerry Gaylord of Identity Comics StudiosFanboys Vs. Zombies, Loki: Ragnarock And Roll
  • Wesley Sun of Sun Bros StudiosChinatown, Apocalypse Man, Monkey Fist
  • Sam EllisRobot Cowbow Samurai, Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors comics, Character Designer for Archer Season One.
  • Grant Ellis – The Old Rusty Gamer
  • Bryan J.L. GlassMice Templar, Furious
  • As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

    You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

    Comic Timing – Episode 114: Big Apple Con

    Here we go people, the lead-up to New York Comic Con! Here, Gabe from Strangers With Comics and Kris pipe in on this previous weekend’s Big Apple Comic Con. Raw, uncut, we are brutally honest about the weekend and its shortcomings. Listen in, and I hope to see you at NYCC!

    This episode of Comic Timing is sponsored by…DCBS! That’s right, Discount Comic Book Service is the new sponsor of Comic Timing. For all first time users of the site, make sure to use the promo code CT8 at checkout to receive an additional 8% off your first order! Here are our Review Corner picks for the month:

    INDY (IDW):
    DOC MACABRE #1 (OF 3): 50% off retail (DCBS price $1.99/regular price $3.99)

    DC:
    GREEN LANTERN LARFLEEZE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1: 50% off retail (DCBS price $1.99/regular price $3.99)

    MARVEL:
    HEROES FOR HIRE: 50% off retail (DCBS price $1.99/regular price $3.99)

    Also, as a quick reminder, Comic Timing will be in the Podcast Arena yet again at this year’s New York Comic Con! The Booth number is 524, and we’ll be sharing table space with none other than Rick Gordon of The Pop Cult Online! Ian will be there on Friday and Saturday only, so if you’d like to stop by and say hello or to say a few words on microphone, go ahead and do so. He’ll be happy to see you. And don’t forget that Friday at 6:30 in Panel Room 1A17 (subject to change, check the schedule to finalized location) will be the first ever NYCC Podcasting Panel, with the likes of Peter Rios of CGS, Johnny of Legion of Dudes, Sean and Jim of Raging Bullets, and good old Darrell from…well, everything! We can’t wait for this one, which will be recorded and released for those unable to attend.

    You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps! Also, make sure to check out Ian in BrokenSea Production’s latest Twilight Theatre episode, “The Cloud!

    Until next time, thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!

    Comic Timing – Episode 97

    Big Apple Comic-Con left a sour taste in a lot of people’s mouths last weekend. It wasn’t all because of that particular convention, either. Instead, some of it was because of NEXT YEAR’s convention! We dissect the weekend as a whole and the big announcement that came last Friday, all in this episode.

    Comic Timing is sponsored by Heroes Corner. Make sure to check out their deals on all the hottest comic books from the September Previews, and make sure to use the promo code CTROCKS on your first order with Heroes Corner to save an additional 5% off. For first time users of the site only. And please make sure to check out PKD Media’s Wasted Wonderland Vol 1, which is available for only $2.50! This month’s Review Corner books are as follows:

    DC

    JSA ALL-STARS #1 – 75% off retail

    MARVEL

    SECRET WARRIORS #11- 50% off retail

    DARK HORSE

    CONAN THE CIMMERIAN: THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWN – 50% off retail

    You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps!

    Until next time, thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!

    Comic Couch 57

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    On this weeks very exciting show we do something altogether new for us. We review a book the week before it ships. It is not just any book either, it is one of the hottest independent titles in the country right now! This book, of course, is Chew #3. We also review JSA #29, this is the one where Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges and Jesus Morino take over as the new creative team. Last but not least we take a look at The Sinister Spider-Man from Brian Reed and Chris Bachalo. There is much discussion about the happenings at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.

    Music by The Dropkick Murphys, Wall of Voodoo, and Mushroomhead.

    Follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/ComicCouch

    You can email us at carterkris@yahoo.com

    Comic Timing – Episode 92: Part 1

    Part 1 of Episode 92 is here, and it packs a punch! In the span of one episode, Raph of Geeks Unite!, Gabe of Strangers With Comics and I discuss CNI 200, Brandon Christopher, Darrel, Leroy from Comic Tube and I talk Wizard World Philly, and Kris and I go over Anime Boston, AnimeNEXT, and even do some quick previews on Otakon and San Diego Comic-Con. And finally, an interview with Rich Bernatovech, co-creator of Sentinels. Jam packed full of content, so give it a go!

    Comic Timing is sponsored by Heroes Corner. Make sure to check out their deals on all the hottest comic books from the July Previews, and enjoy an additional 2% off each title to celebrate two years of Heroes Corner! And make sure to use the promo code CTROCKS on your first order with Heroes Corner to save an additional 5% off. For first time users of the site only. This month’s Review Corner books are as follows:

    DC
    BATMAN AND ROBIN #4 – 52% off retail (HC price: $1.44 / retail: $2.99)

    MARVEL
    SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #1 (OF 6) – 52% off retail (HC price: $1.92 / retail: $3.99)

    INDY (DARK HORSE COMICS)
    BEASTS OF BURDEN #1 (OF 4) – 77% off retail (HC price: $0.69 / retail: $2.99)

    You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps!

    We will be back next week for a wrap-up of Heroes Con and the Superman Celebration with the help of Jon Carroll, Shawn Pryor, and Martheus Wade. Until then, thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!

    Comic Couch Episode 48

    Arrrrrrggggghhhhh!

    I had the worst time editing this episode! I am currently using Audacity to edit the podcast and it crashed on me 13 times. If any of the listeners know of any free audio editing software that is more stable please let me know.

    On this week’s show our main topic revolved around the Captain America Reborn Teaser Solicitation that Marvel is keeping hush-hush about. We speculate wildly about what it might mean. We also review a few books and have a dramatic reading from Herogasm #1

    Music by The Dropkick Murphy’s and the Grampian Police Pipe Band.

    You can email us at carterkris@yahoo.com

    Comic Couch Episode #47

    What a fun episode to record, and it is on time as well….what the heck is going on?

    In this week’s funtacular we review The Unwritten #1 and Atomic Robo: Shadow From Beyond Time #1. Both are stellar examples of why comics are the greatest storytelling medium, listen and find out why. There is also SOME discussion of the Star Trek Movie and Emails!

    You can email us at carterkris@yahoo.com

    Comic Couch Episode 46

    Wow, I really have no idea what went on this episode…the inmates were running the asylum.

    I do know that we review New Mutants #1 and Power Girl #1. Both were highly anticipated series, listen to find out how they fared with our panel of fanboys.

    I think we also talked about some movies.

    You can email us at carterkris@yahoo.com

    Comic Couch Episode #39

    WARNING!
    WE ARE A SPOILER HEAVY SHOW!



    Big Ol’ Change in Format this week.

    It was time for a change in how we do what we do. We are trying a more free form style with a little less hard reviews. We do review a few books this week. Gotham Gazette #1, and War of Kings #1 were this weeks selection. We also talk at great length about Watchmen and its relevance to the comic book medium…….for an hour………. So as you can guess we bloviate on something that is almost pure speculation and conjecture.

    You can email us at carterkris@yahoo.com

    We love the community feedback, and appreciate all of the emails, keep them coming!

    Comic Couch Episode #30

    WARNING!
    WE ARE A SPOILER HEAVY SHOW!

    The Year Ending-Drank-Way-Too-Much-Episode!

    In this episode we discus our best of the year lists and review a few books. Just listening to Kris’ drunken degeneration throughout this episode is worth the listen alone. His rants finally end with, “Merry Christmas and now I have to puke”. We all drank so much Merry Festivus Tequila that I don’t remember which books we read and reviewed, but through the fog I can say we didn’t like them very much.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Everyone at the Comic Couch.
    You can email us at carterkris@yahoo.com

    We love the community feedback, and appreciate all of the emails, keep’em coming!