Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 55.1: Talking with Creators at the October Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days

Fun Times at the Dallas Comic Con

NealAdamsAnother Dallas Comic Con was held this past weekend, October 4-6, at the Irving Convention Center. Derek was there looking through comics, taking in the sights, and talking with a variety of creators and publishers. He recorded his conversations, and you’ll find the fruits of his labor in this new episode. This con was filled wtih celebrities, cosplayers, and comics sellers, but Derek headed straight for the people who are actually the heart and soul of the event: the writers, artists, and publishers of comics. While on the floor JoeEismaDerek was able to get brief interviews with Joe Eisma, Cary Nord, Robert Wilson IV, Josh Howard, Andy Hirsch, Richard Dominguez, Michael Golden, Steve Niles, and comics legend Neal Adams. He also took the time to engage with folks at several independent publishers such as Terror Comics (where you can find Life Is Brutal and Thought Nog), Overground Comics (home of Absent SteveNilesCaptain and Graduate), Space Gun Studios (publishers of The Old Ones and Dash Bradley), Comic Book Divas (with Miss Misery’s A Haunting Desire and Penny Dreadful’s Cauldron of Terror), and the local distributors of Vamplets. There’s lots of fun talk and interesting insights, so listen along as Derek meanders the convention floor.

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Hey Kids Comics Episode 2

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In this rerun of an episode originally released January 13th 2011, Micheal and Andrew discuss 2 Bat Classics – THE PLAYER ON THE OTHER SIDE from BATMAN SPECIAL #1 and LAST RITES from 2008. Oh and Micheal falls off a chair. He did that a lot in the early days!

 

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #171 Part VII: MegaCon 2011 The Art Of The Cover Panel!

Episode #171 Part VII: MegaCon 2011 The Art Of The Cover Panel!

Clockwise from top left: Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, J. Scott Campbell & Dave Johnson. Not pictured: Frank Cho, Tim Sale & Amanda Conner.

This was the final panel I attended on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The panelists shared their views and experiences about what goes into creating a great comic book cover.

Next episode: The final panel I have to present is SPOTLIGHT ON AMANDA CONNER! It was the third panel I attended on the final day of the convention, Sunday, March 27, 2011.

After that episode will be one final MegaCon episode: MEGACON 2011 WRAP UP!

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Tales of the Justice Society of America #29

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THE TREK THROUGH THE SIDELINE JSA EARTH-2 STORIES CONTINUES THIS WEEK ON “TALES OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA”!

Yes, indeed, cats and kittens!! Scott and Mike are back this week — slightly late because Mike has HORRENDOUS time management skills! Never fear, though. Scott hired some big guy who’s middle name is “The” to… explain… yeah, explain, that’s the best way to put it… “explain” to Mike that the listeners NEED their TALES OF THE JSA!!

Hopefully Mike will recover in time to record the next episode…

In any case — this time out, the guys turn their attention once again to The Huntress and look at The Dark Knight’s Daughter’s butt… er, I mean, appearances! Her appearances! …in BATMAN FAMILY!!

Starting with BATMAN FAMILY #17, The Huntress meets the Earth-1 Batman and Robin for the First Time (where she promptly knocks the Teen Wonder on his ass)!! Seems the Huntress wants some advice from the Caped Crusader on how to deal with this whole double-life thing. And so, the kindly Batman promptly passes her off to somebody else! Specifically, the Earth-1 Batwoman! Then proceeds to take on a bad guy with SERIOUS body image issues.

In the next story, we flash back to a sixties-style adventure in which bad girls Madame Zodiac, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy team-up and only the heroic trio of the Huntress, Batwoman, and Batgirl can handle them!! Your intrepid hosts have problems galore with this particular story, mostly because it’s goofy as hell, but also because Helena Wayne discovers the truism that — if an Earth-2 character goes to Earth-1, they will surely be as mistreated as a red-headed step-child!! For example… remember how Batman dumped Huntress off on Batwoman? Well, Batwoman immediately turns around and pawns Huntress off on Batgirl!! And Batgirl, also the daughter of a Gotham City Police Commissioner, is SO freakin’ condescending to the Huntress!! Seriously! What the HELL is THAT all about?!!

So then, the guys turn their attention lastly to BATMAN FAMILY issues 18 through 20, in which Helena graduates to her own feature for the last three issues of the series. And boy, is it a really good story!! Seriously! Sure it kinda feels like a television super-hero pilot from the late ’70s, but that actually makes it all the more awesome. In this one, The Huntress takes on an arsonist setting fires in a Gotham neighborhood, all while having to put up with a co-worker that deserves the ass-kicking to end all ass-kickings. Scott and Mike really dig into this one and even end up talking about vigilantism and speculating about just how many people the Golden-Age Batman and Superman may’ve let die during their early days. The guys also debate The Huntress’ fate post “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS”. Those “fascinating” conversations are followed by some ads and…

We are VERY pleased to announce… THE RETURN OF THE HOSTESS AD!!

Yes, indeed!! The ads hawking high calorie, low nutrition snacks are back, baby!! And this time, it is Aquaman and Aqualad in an adventure that once again, stunningly, makes a good deal of sense — much to Scott and Mike’s chagrin.

Believe it or not, the five stories (and two panels) covered this episode equal only about two regular issues, so this episode comes in at a normal running time for a change (well, at least as normal as these blabbermouths can manage anyway)!!

Next Week — The guys cover some adventures of Alan Scott, The Earth-2 Green Lantern, in both GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH! See you then!!

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Two True Freaks! Episode 94 – Star Wars Monthly Monday #15

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In a spasm of post-holiday ecstasy, The Freaks describe all the Star Wars presents they got for Christmas!! Then, fellow podcaster Ken Morgan joins Scott for an absolutely humongous Orca’s Book Club for a discussion of Matthew Stover’s novelization of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith!! And the whole thing concludes with three more awesome issues of Marvel’s Star Wars Comics, including one with amazing Michael Golden artwork! (Which you can’t see on a podcast, of course, so you’ll just have to take their word for it!!) It’s a winner!!


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Two True Freaks! Episode 86 – The World Of Indiana Jones

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In this MASSIVE episode, the freaks are joined by Josh Baker and Michael Bailey as they talk about all things Indy! All four movies, video games, comics, music, toys, books it’s all crammed in here! This podcast simulates the Indiana Jones experience so well that you will swear you are being dragged on your belly behind a speeding truck!

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Back To The Bins! #29

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!

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Two True Freaks! Episode 71 – DragonCon Wrap-Up Show!!

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For the first time in nearly 20 Years, Chris and Scott are together again! Sure you hear ’em together all the time, but now hear them as they sit side-by-side in the Scottcave and tell of their awesome experiences at DragonCon
!! Who did they meet? Who were they most impressed with? Who was cool? And who was a dick? Find out in this exciting “live” episode!!

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Back To The Bins! #22

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!