Arc Reactions – 94 – Dark Night: A True Batman Story

We cover Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso. This story covers the true story of Paul Dini’s mugging and how he used Batman and his associated characters to help him recover from that tragic event.

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Comics Alternative, Episode 268: Reviews of Recent Romance Comics

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and this week the Two Guys with PhDs are doing something they’ve never done before: devote an entire episode to recent romance comics. And this year, there are quite a number of new comics devoted to love and relationships…and with curious twists. And speaking of twists, they begin their show by discussing the first two issues of the new Image Comics series, Twisted Romance. This is a four-issue anthology published weekly throughout the month of February, and in issues #1 and #2 we see comics contributions from the creators Alex de Campo, Katie Shelly, Sarah Horrocks, Alejandra Gutierrez, and Meredith McClaren, with short prose offerings from Magen Cubed and Vita Ayala. From there they go to Death of Love #1 (Image Comics), written by Justin Jordan with art by Donal Delay. Much like Twisted Romance, this is a skewed look at love — and this one includes assholes and drugs.

Following that, Gene and Derek discuss one more recent release from Image Comics, Tee Franklin and Jenn St-onge’s Bingo Love. This is a unique LGBT narrative that focuses on the relationship of older citizens. While intended for teen readers, this is a graphic novel that can be appreciated by all ages. After that they visit, once again, the wacky world of Craig Yoe and his partner Clizia Gussoni. Weird Love, Vol. 6: So This Is Love! (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books) is the latest collection of their Weird Love series, classic romance stories from the 1950s and 1960s that not only appear warped to our contemporary eyes, but were probably strange to their original audiences. And finally, the guys wrap up their special Valentine’s Day episode with an offering from DC Comics, Young Monsters in Love. Much like last October’s DC House of Horror, this is an extra-long seasonal anthology issue written and drawn by a who’s who of DC creators. Included are stories focusing on, among others, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, Raven, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Solomon Grundy, Deadman, the Creature Commandos, and (one of the guys’ favorites) Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.

Love is definitely in the air this week!

Comic News Insider Episode 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 698 – Still More Heroes Con w/ Brenden Fletcher!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 698 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Action Man #1, Lucas Stand #1, She Wolf #1, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1, Game of Thrones S6 finale

The last of the Heroes Con interviews are upon us! Jimmy sat down with Brenden Fletcher for a long overdue interview about his work on Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Black Canary and more. Jimmy’s old friend Rebecca joins him in studio in the rotating co-host chair and they have a lengthy (sorry) discussion about that Game of Thrones finale. They discuss a PR email and Jimmy is ecstatic over a Steranko tweet to him. News includes: Cerebus returns, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl also return in comic book form, IDW is bringing us a new Star Trek anthology, the new Mortal Kombat film has cast 12 major roles, the second volume of the music of DC comics is coming, the 2016 NJ Superhero weekend at Comic Fusion is again holding their annual event in August. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Episode 191: Reviews of Dark Night: A True Batman Story, Midnight of the Soul #1, and The Experts

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Buckle up, because Andy and Derek are back behind the wheel. On this week’s trip, they’re taking you down a road that includes three very different titles. They begin with Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso’s Dark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo Comics)…and yes, you did read correctly, the guys are discussing a book with “Batman” in its title. But while the Caped Crusader is a prominent part of the story, this isn’t a standard superhero narrative, but an autobiographical account of a traumatic event in Dini’s life. The guys discuss the manner of Dini’s narration, especially as it’s represented by Risso’s art. In fact, it’s the latter that consumes much of the conversation, as they highlight Risso’s diversity of style to reflect shifts in the storytelling.

Next they look at the first in a five-issue limited series from Howard Chaykin, Midnight of the Soul (Image Comics). This is a story that Chaykin has been wanting to tell for some time, and the guys are happy to see it MidnightOfTheSoul-interiorfinally coming to fruition. It’s the tale of Joel, a wannabe writer who is emotionally scarred from the fighting in Germany during the closing days of World War II. In this first issue, Joel discovers that his wife is living a double life, and both Derek and Andy comment on the signature Chaykin elements in the story, including someone getting shot in the head in the middle of a blowjob. But there’s more than just sex and violence in this comic. As the guys reveal, they’re impressed by the tightly woven elements within the premise, the visual patterns and rhythms that Chaykin establishes at the outset, and in anticipation (they hope) of big narrative payoff.

Finally, the Two Guys wrap up with a recent publication from Retrofit/Big Planet Comics, Sophie Franz’s The Experts. This is a short one-shot that blends horror with the fantastic. In the story, a group of individuals, the experts, are studying a mysterious group of aquatic humanoids while their experiences doing so are slowly pulling them apart. This is the first time either Derek or Andy have encountered Franz’s art, but they like what they see and call it one of the most notable titles they’ve read this year. But then again, this is the kind of comic they have come to expect from Retrofit/Big Planet.

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Comic News Insider Episode 661 – Team Cap!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 661 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1, Ringside #1

Emmy Potter returns to co-hosting duties! So of course, she and Jimmy have to chat Doctor Who and their love of Peter Capaldi. They also chat about the Peter Jackson/Doctor Who video tease as well as the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War (#TeamCaptainAmerica). News includes: Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso will be the creative forces behind a new 121 page graphic novel called Dark Night: A True Batman Story from DC/Vertigo, CBS picks up Supergirl for a full season and R2-KT may appear in the upcoming Star Wars film. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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RBDHB – Batman: Mad Love

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Today we go from shift from Joker to his hard-working, unappreciated (from him) sweetheart, Harley Quinn right from the source. Paul Dini and Bruce Timm’s Mad Love.

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Super Hero Speak – #37: Wonder Me-en!

So once again we had to call on the west coast speaker, Johnny Fournier, to sit in for the absent John. Together Johnny, Ben and Dave sat down and talked about the rumors that Wonder Woman will be  a Kyptonian in the Man of Steel sequel. And the news that Peter Parker is returning in the Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April. And finally we talk about a piece of news we heard where Paul Dini exposed the WB animation has stated that they don’t want to appeal to girls because boys buy toys. What do you think? Sit back and enjoy

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #169: Changing The Podcast Game in ’14… With Comic Book Reviews!

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On this podcast we talk comics. A lot of comics. Detective Comics #27, Wolverine #13, Avengers World #1, All-New X-Factor #1 and Revolutionary War: Alpha #1. See? Then we talk some news. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 514 – Birthday Suit

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Reviews: Inhumanity #1, Rover Red Charlie #1

It’s Jimmy’s birthday so Producer Joe joins in at the last minute for a special festive episode. They chat about the birthday bash…well, what Jimmy could remember. News includes: Mike Carey will write an X-Men OGN, Gal Gadot is cast as Wonder Woman  in Man of Steel sequel, Veronica Mars movie gets a release date, a new X-Men film called X-Men: Apocalypse is coming and a new Terminator TV series that ties into the upcoming film is on the way. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 205 (4/22/12)

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Quite the mind-blowing selection of comics this week! Pick Of The Week goes to Brandon Graham & Farel Dalrymple for Prophet #24 (Image). Fast Five picks include Batman #8 (DC), Rocketeer Adventures 2 #2 (IDW), Amazing Spider-Man #684 (Marvel), The Manhattan Projects #2 (Image), and Wonder Woman #8 (DC). Spoilers!

The Next Issue 59: Missed the Rapture but we still may go straight to Hell!!

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Is nothing sacred?? Aitch, Greg, Mike and guest co hostess Makeda take potshots the Macho Man, Ahhhnuld and a few other items before turning their attention to the show. We discuss how Wonder Woman was mercifully put out of its misery before it got out of the gate, McFarlane rebooting the Flintstone franchise and other newsworthy items. In 1st Impressions we discuss the Smallville finale, 13 Assassins and LA Noire. What are we watching? Aitch is watching Shadowboxer with Cuba Gooding…should you? And in Comic Reviews we look at Fear Itself 2, Flashpont 1, The Gladstone School for World Conquerers and more. We round out the show with Mike telling us his top 5 upcoming picks and there is a contest afoot! If you want to win some comics, listen in and find out what it is!!

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The Back To The Bins Halloween Crossover Special!!

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Join Scott H. Gardner and guests Chris Johnson and Chris Honeywell for this very exciting Halloween Crossover Special Edition of Back To The Bins!

This show continues the discussion which began in Episode 78 of The Two True Freaks Podcast and examines the comic book sequel to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm!!

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Two True Freaks! Episode 78 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – The Animated Movie Halloween Special

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Join Freaks Chris Honeywell and Scott Gardner, along with their Special Guest Chris Johnson of the Quantum Blunderbuss Podcast for an exciting review of the Greatest Batman Film of All Time — Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – The Animated Movie!!

Along the way, the fellas discuss the fantastic score by Shirley Walker, the incredible voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, and Mark Hamill, and…the Scooby-Doo Meets Batman and Robin cartoon??! WTF??

EXACTLY! Enjoy and Happy Halloween!!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 98 (10/2/09)

No pick this week, but that doesn’t stop me from having a Fast Five! Picks include Amazing Spider-Man #607 (Marvel), Gotham City Sirens #4 (DC), Punisher Annual #1 (Marvel), Green Lantern #46 (DC), and Secret Warriors #8 (Marvel).

Black Reigns and Darkest Nights make this week action-packed and enjoyable!