He’s Got Issues #178.3: Independents, 6/10/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #6 (Of 6)
  • Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4 (Of 6)
  • Clarence #1 (Of 4)
  • Hit 1957 #3 (Of 4)
  • Lantern City #2 (Of 12)
  • Mouse Guard Legends Of Guard Volume 3 #4 (Of 4)
  • Palmiotti And Brady’s The Big Con Job #4 (Of 4)
  • Regular Show #24
  • Robocop #12

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Harrow County #2
  • Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #4 (Of 4)
  • Midnight Society The Black Lake #1 (Of 4)
  • Rebels #3

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #3 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Vampirella #5 (Of 5)
  • Looking For Group #3
  • Reanimator #3 (Of 4)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #2 (Of 4)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Angry Birds Comics #12
  • Drones #3 (Of 5)
  • Insufferable #2
  • Long Distance #1 (Of 4)
  • Miami Vice Remix #4 (Of 5)
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #31
  • Popeye Classics #35
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 3 #6
  • Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #3
  • Uncle Scrooge #3
  • Zombies Vs Robots #6

IMAGE COMICS

  • Birthright #8
  • Black Science #15
  • Chrononauts #4 (Of 4)
  • Copperhead #8
  • Descender #4
  • Injection #2
  • Li’l Depressed Boy Supposed To Be There Too #5
  • Mantle #2
  • Nameless #4
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #2
  • Saga #29
  • Savage Dragon #204
  • Savior #3
  • Starve #1
  • The Walking Dead #142

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Unity #19
  • X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special #1

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He’s Got Issues #163.3: Independents, 3/4/15


BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Amazing World Of Gumball #8
  • Cluster #2
  • Day Men #6
  • Feathers #3 (Of 6)
  • Fiction Squad #6 (Of 6)
  • Garfield #35
  • HaloGen #1 (Of 4)
  • Palmiotti And Brady’s The Big Con Job #1 (Of 4)
  • Robocop #9
  • Steven Universe #8
  • The Woods #11

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #12
  • Hellboy And The B.P.R.D. 1952 #4 (Of 5)
  • Lady Killer #3 (Of 5)
  • Neverboy #1 (Of 6)
  • Rat God #2 (Of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Altered States Vampirella #1 (One Shot)
  • Army Of Darkness Volume 4 #4
  • Battlestar Galactica Death Of Apollo #4 (Of 6)
  • Blackcross #1 (Of 6)
  • Blood Queen Vs Dracula #1 (Of 4)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • G.I. JOE #6
  • Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #21
  • Monster Motors The Curse Of Minivan Helsing #1 (Of 2)
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #14
  • Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #2 (Of 6)
  • Robert Heinlein’s Citizen Of The Galaxy #1 (Of 3)
  • Shadow Show #4 (Of 5)
  • Star Trek New Visions Volume 5 A Scent Of Ghosts
  • Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #3 (Of 5)
  • Transformers #38
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #38
  • Winterworld #0

IMAGE COMICS

  • 68 Jungle Jim Guts N Glory #1 (One Shot)
  • Big Man Plans #1 (Of 4)
  • Black Science #12
  • Dark Engine #5
  • Descender #1
  • Egos #6
  • God Hates Astronauts #6
  • Nailbiter Hack Slash Hack Slash Nailbiter #1 (One Shot)
  • Nameless #2
  • Rat Queens #9
  • Revival #28
  • Saga #26
  • Supreme Blue Rose #7

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Imperium #2
  • X-O Manowar #34

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  • Alex + Ada Volume 2 TP

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Comics Alternative Episode 123: Reviews of March: Book Two, Copra: Round One, and Nameless #1

Same As It Ever Was

March2This week on the podcast, Derek and Andy discuss three new titles. They begin by looking at the second book in John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s March trilogy. Although the first volume from fall 2013 was a powerful debut, March: Book Two (Top Shelf Productions) is a decidedly more gripping work. There is more action and drama in this book — and not only conflict between the protesters and the Southern white community, but perhaps more pointedly, conflict within the nonviolent movement’s ranks —  than there was in the initial one. What’s more, this is a much more emotionally charged work, in that readers are taken to the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement and Lewis’s encounters with senseless beatings, attack dogs, fire hoses, and bombings. The guys note that for younger readers, or those unfamiliar with mid-century American history, this book may be a bit of a shock — or a wake-up call — in that it paints a very different, starker picture of race relations in this country than experienced today…even given the realities of Ferguson, Missouri, and the shooting of Trayvon Martin. At the same time, March is a complement to these contemporary tragedies and a much-needed reminder that racial equality in this country is a yet unfinished project. CopraPageNext, Andy and Derek turn to Michel Fiffe’s Copra: Round One (Bergen Street Press). They begin by discussing the subtle popularity of the self-published Copra series, and title that has gained attention primarily though word of mouth. Andy had been telling Derek about this series for several months, and now the guys finally get to talk about its impact. Andy is particularly interested in Fiffe’s take on John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad. And while Derek voices his uncertainly of the collection’s initial pacing, he acknowledges the artist’s unique style that requires more reader engagement with completing the narrative. Finally, the Two Guys with PhDs look at the new title from Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham, Nameless #1 (Image Comics). As they point out, any new Grant Morrison Nameless1title is a cause for notice — and most times, for celebration. There are times when his stories don’t resonate as well as the guys would like, but there are others when his unique brand of storytelling recalls the groundbreaking Doom Patrol and The Invisibles. This first issue of Nameless appears to hold a lot of promise, but the guys are keen to see how Morrison’s narrative plays out. While they think it will resonate more than his last series with Image, Happy!, Derek and Andy wonder how it might compare to what Morrison has currently been doing in the DC University with Multiversity or his creator-owned miniseries over at Legendary, Annihilator. Regardless, both guys on on for the ride, and as with any Morrison tale, who knows where that ride may lead?

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RBDHB Chris Burnham Interview BCC 2014

Frank was lucky enough to get to interview Chris Burnham at Boston Comic Con 2014. We talk about his work on Batman, his new series Nameless & Jack Kirby.

Check out the audio version of this interview here –

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