Comics Alternative, Episode 205: Reviews of Angel Catbird, Vol. 1, Everafter #1, and Glitterbomb #1

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:30 – Introduction
  • 00:02:32 – Comics Alternative news
  • 00:05:57 – Angel Catbird, Vol. 1
  • 00:39:10 – Everafter #1
  • 00:52:07 – Glitterbomb #1
  • 01:05:39 – Wrap up
  • 01:06:41 – Contact us

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On this week’s episode, the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics look at three recent texts, each fantastical in its own way. They begin with Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas’s Angel Catbird, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Books), a unique amalgamation of Golden Age superhero comics, environmental awareness, and ailurophilia. This is the first mainstream comics foray for Atwood, a Canadian novelist, poet, and winner of the Man Booker Prize. Andy and Derek spend a good deal of time talking about the tone of this book as well as its intended, or perhaps inferred, readers. They also sense a faint whiff of “Omaha” the Cat Dancer.

Next, the guys turn their attention to the new addition to the Fables world, Everafter #1 (Vertigo Comics). Written by David Justus and Matthew Sturges, and with art by Travis Moore, this new title picks up where Bill Willingham’s long-running series left off. Several of the old Fables make their ways into this first issue, but what appears to distinguish Everafter from the original run is its emphasis on adventure, similar to Chris Roberson’s Cinderella stories.

Finally, Andy and Derek discuss the first issue in the new Image Comics series, Glitterbomb. This is Jim Zubb’s look at the exploitative nature of Hollywood culture, but with a healthy dose of horror thrown in. The guys wonder if this series will adopt a polemical tone similar to Bitch Planet. And they are especially taken by the art of newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 91: Throat of Mystery

I know I normally say, “It’s going to be a short show,” but this time it actually is. My throat’s sore from lack of sleep and playing Def Jam Rapstar. That means less bad singing and impersonations. I do manage to squeeze in a few minutes talking about my new favorite game, Game Dev Story.

Since I’m a fair man, I do give the House of Mystery series another chance. I cover House of Mystery: Love Stories for Dead People (Matthew Sturges, Luca Rossi). If only House of Mystery was two separate books, I would thoroughly enjoy one.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 143 (10/17/10)

Huzzah, comic fans, huzzah! Pick Of The Week goes to Bryan Q. Miller & Pere Perez for Bruce Wayne: The Return Home – Batgirl #1 (DC)! Fast Five picks include Amazing Spider-Man #645 (Marvel), Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #3 (DC), House of Mystery Halloween Annual #2 (Vertigo), Executive Assistant Iris #6 (Aspen), and Knight and Squire #1 (DC).

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 87

MAINSTREAM
[01:23] Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine #1
[10:21] Uncanny X-MEN #524
[15:25] Brightest Day #1
[23:03] Batman and Robin #12
[29:39] Jonah Hex #55

INDIES
[34:33] Demo #4 (of 6)
[37:32] I. Zombie #1
[42:38] Hellboy In Mexico (Oneshot)
[46:33] House of Mystery #25
[49:49] Sweet Tooth #9

Outro / end: [56:26]

Tales of the Justice Society of America – Episode 2

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In this episode, hosts Michael Bailey and Scott H. Gardner take an in-depth look at the 1976 return of the Justice Society of America in the pages of their original title — All-Star Comics!! Specifically, they review issue #58, also deliver a bit of JSA news, character spotlight Power Girl, and wrap the whole thing up with a hilarious discussion of the classic comic book ads found in this issue — such as Hostess Fruit Pies, The Six Million Dollar Man Action Figure, and the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle!!

Comic Book Nostalgia Galore!!

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Two True Freaks! Episode 84 – Comics Monthly Monday #13

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It’s another 4 COLOR SPECTACULAR as The Freaks are joined for comics talk by Michael Bailey of the Views From The Long Box Podcast! He and Scott get into an energetic conversation about the current direction of the Justice Society Of America and much, much more! Also, a very cheesy issue of The Saga Of The Swamp Thing, followed up by the always awesome Walking Dead by Kirkman and Adlard! 90+ minutes of mint-condition, bagged and boarded comic book goodness!

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