Wayne’s Comics Podcast #341: SDCC 2018 – 2

Tom Taylor, Injustice 2, Dan Jurgens, Green Lanterns, Marc Andreyko, Supergirl, Nick Derington, Mister Miracle, Magdalene Visaggio, Eternity Girl, Liam Sharp, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Harley Quinn

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:

  1. Tom Taylor, Injustice 2                                                             1:34
  2. Dan Jurgens, Green Lanterns                                                 8:11
  3. Marc Andreyko, Supergirl                                                      15:34
  4. Nick Derington, Mister Miracle                                               24:25
  5. Magdalene Visaggio, Eternity Girl                                         33:26
  6. Liam Sharp, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern                                38:18
  7. Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Harley Quinn               48:23

Episode 264: Our Favorite Comics of 2017

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  • 00:00:27 – Introduction
  • 00:03:14 – Contexts and caveats
  • 00:11:32 – Our favorite comics of 2017
  • 02:09:06 – Wrapping up our favorites, and honorable mentions
  • 02:13:52 – Contact us

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And the Winner Is…

Paul and Derek are back with The Comics Alternative‘s annual “Favorites” episode. This is where the Two Guys share what they consider to be the best comics of the past year. Usually this year-end show is released as the very last regular review episode of each year, but this time around the guys had to postpone the recording due to family issues. But we’re not far from the end of 2017, and Paul and Derek wanted to get the show out in as timely a manner as possible. So here you have it, the Two Guys’ 10 favorite titles of 2017:

Paul’s Top 10 of 2017

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Derek’s Top 10 of 2017

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The Honorable Mentions…These Titles Almost, but Just Didn’t Quite, Make It onto Each Guy’s List

For Paul

For Derek

Comics Alternative, Episode 222: A Discussion of DC’s Young Animal Line

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Animal House

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics discuss DC’s Young Animal titles. They begin with Gerard Way and Nick Derington’s Doom Patrol, the maiden voyage of the new imprint. There have been three issues released so far, and the guys really like what they’ve seen. Way definitely takes a cue from Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the title, referencing many of Morrison’s original additions to the Silver Age series — most notably Danny the Street and Flex Mentallo — yet at the same time making Doom Patrol uniquely his own.

After that, Andy and Derek discuss the first four issues of Shade the Changing Girl. This is Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone’s revamping of the old Steve Ditko creation (and best popularized in the early 1990s by Peter Milligan and Chris Bachelor), Shade the Changing Man. Their emphasis on the lives of young high school women promises to be a curious spin on the property.

Next, the guys turn to what Andy calls his favorite of the Young Animal line, Jonathan Rivera, Gerard Way, and Michael Avon Oeming’s Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye. As they point out, Cave Carson is a character from the early 1960s appearing in both Brave and the Bold and Showcase, but unlike his contemporary Rip Hunter, he never received a title of his own. Way, Rivera, and Oeming are now giving him that opportunity.

The Two Guys conclude their episode with a very different kind of Young Animal title, Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards’s Mother Panic. This is the only one of the four series not to be based on Silver Age properties, and it’s the only one to be deeply enmeshed into the DC Universe. For that reason, Derek is less enamored with Mother Panic — at least in terms of the first two issues so far — feeling that it takes itself too seriously and wonders why this wasn’t a regular DC title. Andy has no problem with this Gotham-drenched series.

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