Deconstructing Comics #467: Sophie Goldstein and “The Oven”

The Oven

On a world with two suns, a young couple leave their city in a bubble and go to live in a small rural community. Is it the freedom they’ve been looking for? That’s the premise of Sophie Goldstein’s graphic novel “The Oven”. This week Sophie talks with Tim about “The Oven”, readers who have varying interpretations of her work, her warning for budding comics creators, and more.

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Comic Book Pitt #114 – Marvel Guys

Dan and Jared are joined by DJ Lunchbox, co-host of Pittsburgh’s Wrestling Mayhem Show, writer of the blog, Thoughtful Riot, and co-creator of Monster Haiku, an illustrated book of monsters and haikus.

The conversation varies, but it basically focuses around Marvel Comics, our history with them, what books we’re reading, which ones we love and which ones we’re not really that into.

Also, thanks to our friends at Random Distribution and AudioShocker for showing CBP love on their latest podcasts. Much appreciated!

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Comic Book Pitt #111 – No Consequences!

On this unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, Dan and Duke are in the Pitt talking comics, both new and old. Aside from Duke’s awesome haul of back issues recently procured from Pittsburgh Comics, they talk about All New X-Men #5, New Avengers #1, Star Wars #1, Deathmatch #1, Superior Spider-Man #1 (SPOILERS AT 1:00:30), and I, Vampire #15.

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Comic Book Pitt #101 – Suck It Up!

We’re both a little under a weather, but that won’t stop us from talking comics and such. In fact, we talk about four specific topics: The Walking Dead, Arrow, Uncanny Avengers #1, and Batman #13.

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Comic Book Pitt #95 – Spoilers and Sphincters

There is no way we could record a new episode and not talk about the big 100th issue of The Walking Dead. To avoid MAJOR SPOILERS, skip ahead to 27:45.

After that, we catch up on the issues of Before Watchmen that have come out so far (Minutemen, Silk Spectre, Comedian, Nite Owl, Ozymandias) and our feelings are mixed.

The Bag and Burn feature returns!

Earth 2 #3
Prophet #26
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1
Spider-Men #1 and #2
The Hypernaturals #1
Hit Girl #1
Hardcore #1
Planetoid #1
Hero Worship #1
The Cape: 1969 #1

The DARK KNIGHT RISES poster contest deadline has been extended to July 22nd so there’s even more time to get your entry in. One winner gets BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT on Blu-ray!

Don’t forget to check out our new video feature, KILL YOUR COMIC. Have a comic you’d like to kill or can you think of a unique way to dispose of a comic? Let us know what you think! Email us at comicbookpitt@gmail.com.

 

Comic Book Pitt: Kill Your Comic #1

Sometimes, a comic book is so terrible, that it’s not enough to throw it
away or give it away; you may need to get your hands dirty and kill
your comic.

In our first installment of KYC, we deep-fry the craptactular Youngblood #71.

Comic Book Pitt does not endorse deep-frying comic books and takes no
responsibility for any injuries or damage that may occur in the process.

Comic Book Pitt #83 – Let’s Get Rob!

IT’S A BOLD NEW DIRECTION!

IT ALL STARTS HERE!

EVERYTHING CHANGES!

THE ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT COMIC BOOK PITT!

Okay, well maybe we’re exaggerating a little with those cliched comic book sayings. It’s still Dan and the Duke, but it’s a brand new year and we have a lot to talk about. We’ve been gone for three weeks, but the comic book industry stops for no one. We talk about the recent New 52 cancellations/replacements, Rob “I Have More Lives Than a Cat” Liefeld’s New 52 assignments, Walt Simonson on Avengers, Gene Ha on Justice League, DC Comics’ new logo and, of course, we manage to squeeze in a few reviews.

We’ve also issued one challenge to ourselves: to interview Rob Liefeld. Love him or hate him, Rob is one of the most well known personalities in comics and has had an incredible (and some might say, infamous) career.

EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come join CBP’s first Twitter chat, the Comic Book Cocktail Hour, on Sunday January 22nd at 10:00pm. There’s no specific topic or agenda for this first chat, just an opportunity for fans, readers, and/or creators to gather and talk shop.

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Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

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Email us at comicbookpitt@gmail.com or call our voice mail line at (412)450-0CBP (0227).

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Comic Book Pitt #72 – 52 Pick-Up

This is it, the beginning of the new era for DC Comics: The New 52. Unless you’ve been living under a rock all summer, you know that this is one of the biggest events to rock the comics landscape in many years. Dang and Duke are on the front line to talk about some of the books in the first wave of releases from this week.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

24 Hour Comic Day

October 1

PIX (Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo)
October 8-9

New York Comic Con
October 13-16

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Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

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Comic Book Pitt #71 – Weekend Update

Dan and Scott each had pretty memorable weekends and both were related to comics. After swapping stories, there is actual conversation about some recent comics, including Ultimate Fallout #6, Red Wing #1 & 2, Batgirl #24, Fear Itself #5, Thunderbolts #162 and Avengers #16.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

WHAT? 2nd Annual Comic Book Swap!
WHEN? Sunday, September 4th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE? The Toonseum, 945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222

INFO? Email comicbookpitt@gmail.com or visit the Comic Book Swap Facebook page.

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music on iTunes.

Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

Comic Book Pitt can be found on iTunes, on Facebook, on Twitter and is a proud member of the Comics Podcast  Network.

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Comic Book Pitt #70 – Mixed Bag

Dan and Jeff talk about the new Blade Runner movie news, the comic book movies filming concurrently in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, cool t-shirts from Rusty Bridge, and the relationship between comic books, professional wrestling and soap operas. Oh and there’s a review of Detective Comics #881 and Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2nd Annual Comic Book Swap!

The ToonSeum
945 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sunday, September 4th
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music on iTunes.

Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

Comic Book Pitt can be found on iTunes, on Facebook, on Twitter and is a proud member of the Comics Podcast  Network.

Email us at comicbookpitt@gmail.com or call our voice mail line at (412)450-0CBP (0227).

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Comic Book Pitt #69 – Nerd Centipede

After a brief and disturbing conversation about The Human Centipede, Dan, Jeff and Scott talk about the pop culture carnival known as Steel City Con and recap the past weekend. Also, the guys get new nicknames as the winner of the Nickname Contest is announced. Tune in to find out who it is.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2nd Annual Comic Book Swap!
Sunday, September 4th
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Email comicbookpitt@gmail.com for location information.

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music on iTunes.

Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

Comic Book Pitt can be found on iTunes, on Facebook, on Twitter and is a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network.

Email us at comicbookpitt@gmail.com or call our voice mail line at (412)450-0CBP (0227).

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Comic Book Pitt #67 – The New Guy


WHO IS NERDY ENOUGH TO JOIN OUR RANKS?

One man took up the challenge to become the first new member of Comic Book Pitt since it’s inception. One of our first listeners and good friend, Jeff Moreci, is our new co-host and he’ll be alternating weeks with the Duke.

In this episode, Jeff and Dang have one long conversation, first catching Jeff up on DC’s “The New 52” project and then talking about digital comics, independent comics, selling off comics, repurchasing comics we sold, and seller’s remorse.

NEW CONTEST!

Our new co-host needs a nickname, but to make things more fun, we all want new nicknames. The twist is, they have to be in the style of the old Marvel Bullpen as perfected by Stan ‘The Man’ Lee. He anointed creators with such names as Merry Gerry Conway, Gentleman Gene Colan (or Gene ‘the Dean’ Colan), Sturdy Steve Ditko, Rascally Roy Thomas, Jazzy John Romita and of course, Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the nicknames for Dan, Scott and Jeff in the style of the old Marvel Bullpen. The prize will be announced on next week’s show.

The deadline is 12:00am, July 31st, 2011. Email your submissions to comicbookpitt@gmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Steel City Con
Monroeville Convention Center
July 29-31, 2011

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music on iTunes.

Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

Comic Book Pitt can be found on iTunes, on Facebook, on Twitter and is a proud member of the Comics Podcast  Network.

Email us at comicbookpitt@gmail.com or call our voice mail line at (412)450-0CBP (0227).
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Deconstructing Comics #285: Comics Cooperatives (pt 1)

Comics CooperativesAre you in a comics cooperative? Would you like to be? What are the various things a group might offer its members?

This week we take a look at three different groups of comics creators in the US:

  • Dale Wilson and Vince Moore talk about The Antidote Trust in Los Angeles
  • Natalie Nourigat in Portland, Oregon, describes how Periscope Studio has helped her launch her comics career
  • Curt Gettman explains why he chose Pittsburgh to start Unicorn Mountain, a collective with a number of anthology books under its belt. Their latest is The Black Forest.

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Comic Book Pitt Special #14 – Mike Deodato, Jr.

secret avengers #8

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Veteran artist Mike Deodato, Jr. appeared at Pittsburgh Comics on Wednesday, courtesy of Glass House Graphics. Mike signed comics, drew some quick sketches for fans and gave a few minutes of his time to talk to Dang.

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Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

Comic Book Pitt can be found on iTunes, on Facebook, on Twitter and is a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network.

Join the CBP Discussion Group and join in on even more comic book conversation.

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