A long time ago (This Wednesday at 8:30 EST), in a galaxy far, far away (wheremonstersdwell.ca) on your favourite comics radio show and podcast, we welcome Brian Wood to the Monster Cave. You know Brian’s writing work from such critically acclaimed creator owned series as DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, and Loca. Recently he has also been tackling some licensed properties like Conan, Star Wars and X-Men. He joins us to chat about all this and so much more so, if you have a question for Brian Wood, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.
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Sensation Spectacular – Episode 12
Special Guest: Brian Wood
The twelfth episode of The Process where current creators are brought into the mix to discuss their work and act as a sounding board for the crew.
This episode Jeremy and Kurtis chat with the one and only Brian Wood – creator of such critically acclaimed series as DMZ, Northlanders, Conan, The Massive, and Demo. Brian discusses his start in comics as well as his work process, and the challenges of working as a freelance writer on five monthly titles.
(Note: Brian’s audio occasionally stutters/skips which is purely an audio glitch. Apologies for this malfunction.)
Logo Design: Kevin Dazet
Intro/Outtro music: Blue Blood Blues by The Dead WeatherEnjoy
The Wednesday Warriors spotlight Marvel’s Uncanny X-Force series by Rick Remender. They debate if the series lives up to the hype or if the constant moral question of, “Is killing wrong?”, making the book too heavy handed. Wesley Warren guests on this episode to weigh in on the debate. Both Sean’s share their experience at the ever popular renaissance festival that includes exciting tales of jousting, mead and theories on how the renaissance festival might be the safest place to be during a zombie apocalypse. Bryton and Sean Leslie agree Northlanders #40 is a strong contender for best issue of the year. Sean L. also finds a welcome surprise in his closet that puts him a little closer into completing a foreign toy collection when he finds a Superman that looks like…Ronald Regan!?
Uncanny X-Force (Marvel Comics)
Written by Rick Remender; Art by Jerome Opeña, Esad Ribic, Rafael Albuquerque, Billy Tan and Richard Elson
Undying Love #2 (Image Comics)
Written and drawn by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman
Drums #1 (Image Comics)
Written by El Torres; Art by Abe Hernando and Kwaichang Kraneo
Northlanders #40 (Vertigo)
Written by Brian Wood; Art by Matt Woodson
Moon Knight #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Alex Maleev
X-Force: Sex & Violence (Marvel Comics)
Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost; Art by Gabriele Dell’Otto
Trivia Contest: Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos TPB signed by Ron Lim, X-Force #1 (2nd print, 2008 series) signed by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost and Clayton Crain, X-Force #19 (2008 series) signed by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Mike Choi and Sonia Oback and finally an X-Force poster of the original team by X-Force creator Rob Liefeld.
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**Wednesday Warriors is a podcast for everyone counting down the days every week until Wednesday when the new comics hit the stands. With discussions about what’s going on in the industry, reviews of current and older comics, and a wide variety of opinions from well-read fans. More information can be found @ fightforcomics.com
The Backroom team review some comics, discuss the complexity of the DC Universe timeline, and give an update on the latest happenings from the Justice League.
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Get ready ladies and gentlemen, for the next hour and five minutes, it’s business time.
Sexy tentacles, Batman’s shiny, new, metal codpiece, and Lindsey Lohan are discussed.
[01:04] Batman Incorporated #1
[09:43] Batman: The Return #1
[18:53] Flash #6
[24:25] Osborn #1 (OF 4)
[34:14] Sixth Gun #6
[41:04] Superior #2 (OF 6)
[56:00] Northlanders #34
The Backroom Comics crew analyze everything related to reading comics: how they read them, what they have been reading, and discuss the review process.
Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom Comics Podcast website.
After surviving Comic Con, Jesse, Art, and Freddie gush over American Vampire, argue about Wonder Woman, and have a blast ridiculing Batman: The Widening Gyre.
[01:13] American Vampire #5
[08:52] Northlanders #30
[13:40] Hotwire: Deep Cuts #1 (of 4)
[18:31] Time Bomb #1
[20:32] Abe Sapien: Abyssal Plain #2
[24:17] Yours Truly Jack The Ripper #2
[28:02] Pilot Season: Stellar
[32:16] Punisher: Max #9
[36:41] Wolverine: Weapon X #15
[39:29] Uncanny X-Men #526
[44:54] Secret Avengers #3
[49:40] Thor #612
[52:23] Thor: The Mighty Avenger 1&2
[55:58] Roundtable Discussion: Thor SDCC ’10 Trailer
[59:02] Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #4 (OF 6)
[1:03:15] Flash #4
[1:05:56] Wonder Woman #601
[1:16:44] Batman:Widening Gyre #6 (of 6)
Another big week! Pick Of The Week this time around goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #38 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Justice League: Generation Lost #2 (DC), Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel), Northlanders #28 (Vertigo), Chimichanga #2 (Albatross Exploding Funny Books), and Power Girl #12 (DC).
Jason Aaron telling more Vietnam stories? Yes please!
Fresh off the one year anniversary of the podcast we get right back into action. Pete and Jason share what they have been reading lately, and Greg and Kevin discuss the latest offerings from Milestone. If you would like to share your thoughts on this episode please stop by our website.
This episode is also available on iTunes.
And as we sort through the hours of interviews we have from Emerald City ComiCon, we thought you might enjoy this…unique…interview we filmed along the way.
[0:04:56] Viking #5
[0:11:46] The Crazies #1-4
[0:18:11] Scalped #35
[0:21:35] The Walking Dead #70
[0:27:03] Existence 3.0 #1
[0:30:23] Northlanders #25
[0:33:34] We Will Bury You 01 (of 4)
[0:37:50] Captain Swing #1
[0:41:52] New Avengers #62
[0:47:27] Avengers: The Initiative #33
[0:50:53] Ms. Marvel #50
[0:58:59] Thor #607
[1:02:39] Ultimate Enemy #2 (of 4)
[1:05:20] Blackest Night #7
[1:13:55] Batman and Robin #9
Holy guacamole what a big week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Warren Ellis and Raulo Caceres for Captain Swing And The Electrical Pirates Of Cindery Island #1 (Avatar). Fast Five picks include The Walking Dead #70 (Image), Blackest Night #7 (DC), Irredeemable #11 (BOOM! Studios), Black Lantern Green Arrow #30 (DC), and Northlanders #25 (Vertigo).
It’s 11:11 am. Do you know where your children are?
Reminder: WonderCon this April!
The milestone! This week I take a look back on TW thus far and give thanks to all those who have supported and followed. Also, an e-mail, audio comments and a plethora of comic book reviews. Fifty in the can, ladies & gents, but I’m sure not done.
Items Discussed: The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2, Deadman: Exorcism, The Factor #0, Northlanders Vol. 1, Sleeper: Season 2, Superboy (1994) #60-64, Unwritten #6, Young Liars Vol. 1
Music featured is by The Deftones.
A great week for variety! Pick of the Week goes to Garth Ennis & Carlos Ezquerra for The Boys #34 (Dynamite). Fast Five picks include Incognito #6 (Icon), Irredeemable #6 (BOOM! Studios), Northlanders #20 (Vertigo), Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder #3 (Dark Horse), and Immortal Weapons #2 (Disney).
Remember, if you haven’t checked it out yet, the Cammy’s Comic-Con Corner 2009 video is finally up!
After an exciting last week, I return with picks aplenty! Pick of the Week goes to Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III for Detective Comics #855 (DC). Fast Five picks include Blackest Night: Tales Of The Corps #3 (DC), Fantastic Four #869 (Marvel), Northlanders #19 (Vertigo), Ignition City #4 (Avatar), and Justice League of America #35 (DC).
Not to worry, the Comic-Con 2009 video will be up in the next few weeks!