On this episode Sterg and Derek check out two new anthologies, as well as a recent incarnation of Dick Tracy. They begin with Scratches #2, a comics and art anthology curated by Joost Swarte (and distributed in the Americas by Conundrum Press). They actually spend the majority of the episode discussing this collection, which includes mostly European artists. After that they eagerly jump into the latest issue of Eric Reynold’s Now. This is Fantagraphics’ exciting anthology that began last year. In this issue we see work by, among others, Walt Holcombe, Cynthia Alfonso, Roman Muradov, Tommi Parrish, Theo Ellsworth, Rebecca W. Kirby, and David Alvardo. Finally, they wrap up with Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1, the first in a four-issue limited series. Written by Lee and Michael Allred, and with art by Rich Tommaso, this is (to some degree) an updated handling of Dick Tracy in that the legendary detective is fighting crime in the current day. But although temporal setting is contemporary, the issue still has the feel of a classic comic-strip narrative, including big-presence villains, a detective with many tricks up his sleeve, and a storyline that at times seems outrageous…but in a good way. The Two Guys really hope that this Dick Tracy has a long life well after the limited series.
Over the weekend the guys discussed several new comics before heading to the movies for the 20th Anniversary 4K restoration of The Fifth Element. Join them as they talk and rank this week’s books. Thanks for listening!
Reviews: Batwoman Rebirth #1, Super Sons #1, The Wild Storm #1, Humans season 2, SuperMansion season 2 premiere, The Walking Dead mid-season 7
Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair after a week’s hiatus. The boys talk about doing a podcast cook book and the new Doctor Who rumors. News includes: The Allreds are bringing Bug!: The Adventures Of Forager as the first Young Animal mini-series, Pixar launches online storytelling course, Karen Berger and Dark Horse will launch Berger Books, Marvel and Archie Comics are releasing Marvel Comics Digests, FUNKO and IDW are joining together to start the Funko Comic Book Universe, Kevin Smith has a Sam and Twitch TV series in development at BBC America, Vertigo comic series The Kitchen is being adapted into film, Guillermo del Toro confirms there won’t be a 3rd Hellboy film and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Billy Tucci’s A Child Is Born One Shot, Fantastic Four Vol 3 #600, Kapow Guinness World Record Special #1
Jimmy is joined in studio by Kevin Conn who returns after a long absence. The boys talk turkey (literally), The Shade maxi-series, Jimmy’s upcoming birthday, Christmas time approaching, and Kevin finds a new podcast. News includes: Occupy Comics on Kickstarter, Doctor Who on Christmas Day, new Madman hardcover, Lego Batman sequel, and The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival comes this Saturday. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Live from the New York Comic-Con…Is not this show! Pick Of The Week goes to Jai Nitz & Andie Tong for Tron: Betrayal #1 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Uncanny X-Force #1 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #14 (Vertigo), Dethklok #1 (Dark Horse), iZombie #6 (Vertigo), and Ultimate Thor #1 (Marvel).
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In this episode, the Pick Of The Week goes to Mike Mignola & Richard Corben for Hellboy In Mexico (Dark Horse). Fast Five picks include iZombie #1 (Vertigo), Batman And Robin #12 (DC), DEMO 2 #4 (Vertigo), Brightest Day #1 (DC), and House Of Mystery #25 (Vertigo).
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