Mike and Derek are back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC, for their December show. It’s been a couple of months since their last visit to the shop — this past fall was difficult for everyone — but the guys are excited to sit down among customers and talk comics. And this being the end of 2018, they thought they’d discuss the year in review, the highlights, the news, and the notable titles that defined 2018. Among other topics, they cover the unfortunate passing of several comics legends over the past year, including Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, and Marie Severin. (They mistakenly bring up Bernie Wrightson, as well, although he died last year.) They also spend time talking about 2018 being the year that the imprints Black Crown and Berger Books really took off, the 1000th issue of Action Comics, the impact of Tom King this year, Grant Morrison’s new work on Green Lantern, and the past year in terms of the Marvel cinematic (and Netflix) universe. While Mike is free to share some of his favorite titles from the past twelve months, Derek is a little reticent because he doesn’t want to give away what he’ll discuss on next week’s year-end episode where he and Stergios reveal what each considers their favorites of 2018. Stay turned for that!
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It’s Episode 341 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, and this week we continue our series of episodes featuring interviews from this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which took place from July 19 through the 22nd! First up, you’ll hear my chat with Tom Taylor from Injustice 2, followed by my interview with Dan Jurgens, who is taking on Green Lanterns. After that is Marc Andreyko discussing his new assignment on Supergirl, followed by Nick Derington, who is doing cover work for Mister Miracle and an upcoming Batman project. Next up is creator Magdalene Visaggio discussing Eternity Girl, then Liam Sharp discussing his upcoming Green Lantern with Grant Morrison. Things wrap up with Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti talking about their upcoming Harley Quinn crossover project as well as Batman stories available in many local Walmarts, among other things! Please note that I did have some slight technical trouble, so you might hear a crackle or two, but not often! As always, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity! Next week, even more SDCC interviews! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
Tom Taylor, Injustice 2 1:34
Dan Jurgens, Green Lanterns 8:11
Marc Andreyko, Supergirl 15:34
Nick Derington, Mister Miracle 24:25
Magdalene Visaggio, Eternity Girl 33:26
Liam Sharp, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern 38:18
Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Harley Quinn 48:23
Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
DC recently launched a new Mister Miracle series, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Well and good, thought Emmet, but then he saw a certain CBR headline that set him off. “King and Gerads have redefined comics”? Hyperbolic much?
So Emmet recruited Kumar to review both Mister Miracle #1 and the hype surrounding it. Is the use of suicide in the story meaningful? Hackneyed? How accessible is this comic to readers who don’t know the character? And, why does everything in comics have to be super-hyped nowadays?
Get ready for a Zone 4 episode like you’ve never heard before! It’s the originals (more or less), Brant, Chuck K., Cary and John talking about the Top 5 Creepiest Sex Scenes in Comics. No joke, that’s what this episode is about! (It was all Chuck K.’s idea!)
So sit back and be prepared to bask in the awkwardness and hilarity that is this New Years special episode of Zone 4!
DC Entertainment and Boom! Studios artist Dave Beaty along with special guest host Darrell Taylor join Shawn as they reminisce about the Super Powers Collection by Kenner! We talk about the toys (good, great, and bad), the Super Powers mini-comics, & geek out over childhood memories.