Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 55: A Review of David B.’s Black Paths and Incidents in the Night, Book 1, and Jonathan Hickman and Mike Costa’s God Is Dead #1

Of Dreamscapes and Gods

IncidentsNightThis week on The Comics Alternative, Tof once again joins Derek to talk about comics, and this time they’re reviewing new books by David B. — Black Paths (SelfMadeHero) and Incidents in the Night, Book 1 (Uncivilized Books) — and issue #1 of God Is Dead by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa, and Di Amorim (Avatar). The Two Guys with PhDs begin by BlackPathsdiscussing David B.’s surreal and idiosyncratic style, and how that style manifests itself in his two most recent books. First they look at Black Paths and how David B. uses history,  the Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and the ill-fated Free State of Fiume, as a scaffolding for his story. Tof and Derek also highlight the various narrative connections between that book and Incidents in the Night, pointing out the creator’s penchant for interlinking GodIsDeadhis narratives though iconic markers. They talk in-depth about David B.’s surrealistic style, his “flat” or two-dimensional art, and the dream-like world where most of his stories take place. Next, the Two Guys turn to the first installment of Jonathan Hickman and Mike Costa’s new six-issue miniseries, God Is Dead. Although Tof is a little uncertain about Di Amorim’s art (e.g., the depiction of women), Derek is fascinated by the way that Hickman and Costa set up their storyworld, giving us several events that promise to converge in the coming issues. There’s a lot to listen to…so start listening already!

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Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #15

In this episode Freddie, Art, and Danny discuss three new comic titles!  Topics include: Zombies! Magic! And more damn zombies!

Happy Easter.

[01:28] Smoke and Mirrors #1
[13:10] The New Deadwardians #1
[28:02] Rebel Blood #1
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Intro Music: Cheap Girls – “Modern Faces”

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 155 (2/20/11)

Action-packed week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Mike Costa, Christos Gage, Chee, and Antonio Fuso for G.I. JOE: COBRA #13 (IDW). Fast Five picks include Brightest Day #20 (DC), Darkwing Duck #9 (BOOM! Studios), Thunderbolts #153 (Marvel), Green Lantern Corps #57 (DC), and 28 Days Later #20 (BOOM! Studios).

YO JOE!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 151 (1/23/11)

Independent titles rule supreme! Pick Of The Week goes to Ben McCool & Nikki Cook for Memoir #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include G.I. JOE: Cobra #12 (IDW), Hellblazer #275 (Vertigo), Doctor Who #1 (IDW), The Boys #50 (Dynamite), and Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #4 (IDW).

Also, none of the titles this week are under $3!