Comic News Insider Episode 853 – TCAF: Fantagraphics Special Pt 2 w/ Ho Che Anderson/Tommi Parrish!

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Jimmy went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) over the weeekend and got a ton of great interviews! In this episode, he talked to Ho Che Anderson and Tommi Parrish. Ho talks about his new sci-fi/action adventure book Godhead. And Jimmy brings up Ho’s older Milestone Comics work Wise Son and they even go off on Legion of Superheroes tangent! Tommi talks their new book The Lie and How We Told It as well as some of their artistic influences over the years. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 349 – More SDCC w/ Jason Momoa (Conan), Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13), Candace Bailey/Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), Joyce Brabner & Elfquest cast!

Comic News Insider: Episode 349 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews:  The Amazing Spider-Man #666, The Cape #1, The Red Wing #1, Thundercats TV show, Captain America: The First Avenger film

More San Diego Comic-Con madness! Jimmy flies solo so he can get all of the great coverage out to you as quickly as possible! He gets in a question at the Jason Momoa (Conan, Game of Thrones) press conference and sits down with Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13), Candace Bailey/Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), Elfquest cast and Joyce Brabner. News highlights include: Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner of The Walking Dead, images of Batman/Bane fight from Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. pushes back Man of Steel release date, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new comic, DC wants to hire more women, George Lucas loses Stormtrooper rights in UK, court rules in favor of Marvel against Kirby, IDW will publish Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes mash up, Marvel will publish “Season 1” comics, Vertigo to publish Fables spinoff, Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics, and Tony Lee & Becky Cloonan will bring you a Macgyver comic! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Fight For Comics – Episode #102 – In the Black

Fight For Comics 102

Sean Black dives into his pile of shame and talks about the best comics he has read out of the 80+ books he read in the last week. Black also makes a challenge to the Warriors to do the same. Sean Leslie also talks about a recent road trip where he meets an unusual comic book fan and the Warriors discuss the e-mails they have been getting from talking smack about DC’s robotic super hero Cyborg.

Books reviewed:

Sandman: Season of Mist TPB (Vertigo)
Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, Malcolm Jones III, George Pratt

Fear Itself: The Deep #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Cullen Bunn; Art by Lee Garbett & David Meikis

Fear Itself: Black Widow #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Cullen Bunn; Art by Peter Nguyen

Flashpoint: Reverse Flash #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Scott Kollins; Art by Joel Gomez

Legion of Superheroes (DC Comics)

House of M (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Olivier Coipel & Tim Townsend

Wolverine #8 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by Daniel Acuña

Next Men (IDW Publishing)
Written and drawn by John Byrne

Dungeons and Dragons #8 (IDW Publishing)
Written by John Rogers; Art by Andrea Di Vito

Trivia contest: Steve Rogers, Super Soldier #1-4 signed by Ed Brubaker, Captain America: Forever Allies #1, Captain America: White #1 signed by Tim Sale and a Captain America sketch by Tim Sale as well as a SDCC exclusive poster of Captain America movie concept art.

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Deconstructing Comics #234: Race Issues in Comics

Comics have come a long way since Milton Caniff could put a hideous Chinese stereotype in a family newspaper, or create a racist World War II guide to telling “Japs” from Chinese people — right? Well… but what about those papers today that only want one “black strip”Candorville or Curtis, but not both? The top ranks of Marvel & DC heroes are overwhelmingly white — and, thanks to “regressive storytelling” at DC, they’re becoming more so. Black heroes, Hispanic heroes, seldom have their own titles. And, oh by the way — how about some characters with roots in India? Please? Tim, Kumar, and Mulele discuss the past history of racism — intentional and not — in American comics, and the present-day reality of most comics’ racial non-diversity. Also: Why Canadian-citizen Kumar never cared about Alpha Flight!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 127 (5/23/10)

Full steam ahead! The Pick Of The Week goes to Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman for Atlas #1 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include DC Universe: Legacies #1 (DC), The Anchor #8 (BOOM! Studios), Joe The Barbarian #5 (Vertigo), Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (DC), and Atomic Robo: Revenge Of The Vampire Dimension #3 (Red 5 Comics).

Contest at the end? Perhaps 😉

Comic Timing – Episode 99

99! 99! Almost to 100! We’re back before our big she-bang (Ricky Martin not William Hung) with another Review Corner! Catch us before Turkey day for a short episode on recent animated movies, then 100! We go over:
Adventure Comics 3
Daredevil 501
Chew 5
Spider-Man: Clone Saga

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THE ATOM & HAWKMAN #46

MARVEL

AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1 (of 4)


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THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #1

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