Comics Alternative, Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

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Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit

Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current episode Andy and Derek have decided to discuss the many uses of The Spirit since Will Eisner’s passing on January 3, 2005. And there are a lot more manifestations of The Spirit than you might think. The guys compare and contrast the various uses of this seminal crimefighter, highlighting those examples that attempt to capture the original tone of The Spirit, that deviate from the original in curious ways, and that cross over into other narrative worlds. The many titles and creators they discuss include:

  • the one-shot Batman/The Spirit, by Joef Loeb and Darwyn Cooke in 2007 (DC Comics)
  • the 32-issue run of The Spirit between 2007 and 2009, by Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, and many others (DC Comics)
  • Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales’s 6-issue miniseries First Wave, published between 2010 and 2011 (DC Comics)
  • the concurrent-running The Spirit: First Wave series by Mark Schultz, David Hine, and others, going for 17 issues from 2010-2011 (DC Comics)
  • Mark Waid’s 4-issue miniseries Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction, illustrated by various artists and released in 2013 (IDW Publishing)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade, running for 12 issues between 2015 and 2016 (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • the recent first issue of Francesco Francavilla’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • and Joe Staton and Mike Curtis’s current Dick Tracy strip and its team-up with The Spirit (Tribune Company).

There is a lot packed into this episode — you’ll hear plenty about Ebony White, Commissioner and Ellen Dolan, Silk Satin, Mister Carrion, Sand Serif, The Octopus, and, of course, P’Gell — but, thankfully, almost no mention of the disastrous 2008 film. It’s all about the comics.

Check out the various The Spirit titles discussed in this special episode:

 

Zone 4 #316: You CAN See Us (aka, Spawn 2… Really?!?!)

Ron, Gordon and Brant talk Comic TV and Film related news, discuss Series and Season Premieres, and take a look at some comic movie sequels that almost happened!

Later on today, you can find the audio version with all the bells and whistles via iTunes.

www.Zone4Podcast.com

Things Gordon Discussed:
http://www.chicagonow.com/one-cause-at-a-time/2015/09/open-letter-last-week-tonight/

http://chicagotardis.com/traken/?page_id=31

http://www.amazon.com/Dreamers-Syndrome-New-World-Navigation-ebook/dp/B00XYXXFIY

Things Ron Discussed:
http://www.amazon.com/Jezebel-Johnston-Devils-Handmaid-1/dp/0692524037/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443200896&sr=1-1&keywords=Jezebel+Johnston+Devil%27s+Handmaid
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Boy-Two-Terry-Alexander/dp/0692536671/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1442536785&sr=1-1&keywords=Ghost+Boy+Volume+Two

Things Brant Discussed:
http://www.lastemberpress.com
http://www.toursoftyler.com/tyler_rose_city_comic_con
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLkLSHEJk6c

 

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Comics in the Golden Age Podcast Episode 8: The High​-​Flying Entanglements of the Intrepid Rocketeer!

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Episode 8: The High​-​Flying Entanglements of the Intrepid Rocketeer!

Chris and Mike discuss Dave Stevens’ hero based in the Golden Age, The Rocketeer! Other topics include relationships and the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation.

The Comics in the Golden Age Podcast is available through iTunes and Stitcher, or at our website, comicsinthegoldenage.com.

Comics Alternative Interviews: Steve Bryant

Adventures with Steve and Athena

BryantOn this latest episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek talks with Steve Bryant, the creator of Athena Voltaire. His latest collection, Athena Voltaire Compendium, was just released from Dark Horse Books and Sequential Pulp Comics. They begin their conversation by discussing the evolution of Athena Voltaire, how it began as a collaborative webcomic, eventually finding its way into a brief print run (via Speakeasy Comics and Ape Entertainment), compendium01.inddturning into a successful Kickstarter campaign, ultimately resulting in a nice hardbound collection of five stories. Derek asks Steve about the ideas behind the character of Athena Voltaire, and he learns that not only did Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark serve as part of the titles’s inspiration, but so did Dave Steven’s Rocketeer as well as a broader, deep love for 1930s/1940s era pulp fiction. Steve shares the process behind the creation of the new Compendium, his passion for world building, work on the promised followup Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess, and his desires to turn Athena Voltaire into more extensive ongoing series. If you love adventure and if you love pulp, this is a collection — and an interview — you don’t want to miss!

This episode’s music is brought to you by
Raiders of the Lost Ark – Original Soundtrack

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RBDHB: Cheesy

RBDHB: Cheesy

https://soundcloud.com/yupfrank/rbdhb-cheesy

Today we talk about a couple things, cheesiness in adaptations, David Bowie and The Rocketeer. We discuss the line between silly/cheesy and realistic, among other things.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 51: Discussing Rocketeer Comics

Betty!

RocketeerThis week on The Comics Alternative the Two Guys with PhDs discuss Rocketeer comics. In fact, it’s an all-Rocketeer episode, from the Dave Stevens material to the most recent manifestation with The Spirit. So come put on your jodhpurs, strap on your jet pack, and get ready to take off as Andy and Derek try their best to cover the full range of Rocketeer titles – a formidable task, indeed – RocketeerBettybeginning at the beginning with Dave Steven’s groundbreaking Rocketeer stories, the mulit-creator collections Rocketeer Adventures vol. 1 and Rocketeer Adventures vol. 2, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Roger Langridge and J. Bone’s The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, and Mark Waid and Paul Smith’s most recent Rocketeer story, The Rocketeer and The Spirit: Pulp Friction (all published by IDW). This episode it chocked full of that nougaty goodness we have come to know as Cliff Secord and his posse. Plus, lots of Betty talk. What’s not to like?

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The Pull List podcast #262: YOUNG AVENGERS #2 / AMALA’S BLADE #0 / Previews

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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning
Theme: “Blunts and Robots” by The Crystal Method

0:02:24 – YOUNG AVENGERS #2 from Marvel
0:08:05 – AMALA’S BLADE #0 from Dark Horse

The Stacks:
0:15:41 – UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1
0:16:59 – HAWKEYE #8
0:18:39 – ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1
0:20:01 – DEATHMATCH #3
0:21:06 – BATMAN INCORPORATED #8
0:22:33 – TMNT: HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN #3
0:23:25 – FF #4
0:24:57 – LEGEND OF LUTHOR STRODE #3
0:26:08 – AVENGERS ARENA #5
0:27:08 – Top of The Stacks
0:28:44 – Pull Quote

0:30:01 – Previews of Things to Come: Mar. 2013

Comic Book Pitt #103 – Three’s Company

Alright CBPeeps, get ready to have your minds blown.

– This month marks CBP’s 4 year anniversary.
– Starting this week, CBP is going back to a weekly schedule.
– Last, but certainly not least, our friend Jared Catherine officially joins us in this episode as a co-host.

We’re glad to have another voice on the show because we had a lot of stuff to talk about, like…

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012
Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #3
Aquaman #13
Revival #4
Deadpool #1
Animal Man #14
Swamp Thing #14
Uncanny X-Force #33
Ultimate Spider-Man #16.1
Iron Man #1
Shadowman #1

We also devote a few minutes at the end of the show to mention Tony Harris’ recent online rant. It’s a doozy.

Also, if you’re in the Pittsburgh area next Saturday, check out the one-day only steampunk show, Airship Pirate Days

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music at NikFurious.com.

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

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Thanks for listening!

The Pull List podcast #243: BATMAN & ROBIN #0 / TEAM 7 #0 / Catching up

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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning
Theme: “Blunts & Robots” – The Crystal Method

Featured Reviews:
0:01:42 – BATMAN & ROBIN #0 from DC
0:11:03 – TEAM 7 #0 from DC

The Stacks:
0:18:46 – MANHATTAN PROJECTS #6
0:21:37 – AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #12
0:23:10 – FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE #0
0:23:56 – CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8
0:25:29 – WINTER SOLDIER #10
0:26:35 – MASSIVE #4
0:28:01 – ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #2
0:30:12 – X-MEN #35
0:31:50 – SAUCER COUNTRY #7
0:33:39 – PUNK ROCK JESUS #3
0:35:45 – JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #643
0:36:39 – Top of The Stacks
0:37:30 – Pull Quote

0:39:02 – Catching up

The Pull List podcast #241: LOBSTER JOHNSON / TMNT #13 / ALIENS: SALVATION

Email us at thepulllist@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter:
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Matt – @MattchuPeechu
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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning
Theme: “Blunts & Robots” – The Crystal Method

Featured Reviews:
0:04:14 – LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE PRAYER OF NEFERU from Dark Horse
0:12:56 – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #13 from IDW

The Stacks:
0:20:10 – AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692
0:21:46 – HERO WORSHIP #2
0:23:40 – BATMAN INCORPORATED #3
0:24:45 – DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #4
0:26:04 – PUNISHER #14
0:26:45 – ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1
0:27:50 – SCALPED #60
0:29:19 – INVINCIBLE #94
0:31:25 – Top of The Stacks
0:31:52 – Pull Quote

0:33:20 – The Longbox: ALIENS: SALVATION from Dark Horse

A “Two True Freaks!” Holiday Special – Independence Day 2012

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It’s Independence Day

It’s Two True Freaks

It’s a mystery episode

It’s awesome

It’s about time you downloaded it already

Enjoy

 

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Back To The Bins! – Episode #89

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Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Paul Spataro, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (of “View From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!!  Journey with them now…back…Back To The Bins!!

 

THIS WEEK — The guys each bring a random comic (one Marvel, one DC, one Indie) to the table for discussion.  Which ones were awesome?  Which ones sucked?  Listen to find out!

PLUS — SPECIAL BONUS!! — That “Avengers” thing gets talked about.

Speaking of which — be sure to check out the Two True Freaks, Chris Honeywell and Scott H. Gardner, as well as a whole buncha other great podcasters, guesting on the TWO latest episodes of the “Definitive Geek” podcast talking Avengers!! Special thanks to Peregrin and D-Man for inviting us to come piss in their pool. At least, that’s how we read the invitation anyway 😉

http://definitivegeek.com/2012/05/23/definitive-geek-84—avengers-movie-review.aspx

http://definitivegeek.com/2012/05/23/definitive-geek-off-air.aspx

Direct Download (Avengers review) — http://media.podcastingmanager.com/0/4/9/1/9/300329-291940/Media/Definitive%20Geek%2084%20-%20Avengers%20Movie%20Review.mp3

Direct Download (after-party) — http://media.podcastingmanager.com/0/4/9/1/9/300329-291940/Media/Definitive%20Geek%20Off%20The%20Air.mp3

 

“…this show is too good not to listen to.” — Luke Jaconetti, Being Carter Hall and El Jacone’s Comic Book Bunker

 

VISIT OUR FORUM

Two True Freaks! is a proud member of BOTH the Comics Podcast Network (http://www.comicspodcasts.com/) and the League of Comic Book Podcasts (http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/)!!

Feedback for the show can be sent to us at twotruefreaks@gmail.com

You can now follow Scott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NewFun6 and “Friend” him on Facebook!

THANK YOU for listening to Two True Freaks!! 

 

Didja know…? YOU can sponsor an episode of this or any other of your favorite TTF affiliated shows? That’s right! Simply click the PayPal link, donate ANY amount at all, tell us which show you’re choosing and what message, if any, you’d like us to read on your behalf, and YOU will be an Official Sponsor of that show’s very next episode, with your message read in the show’s opener!!  It’s that easy!!  And there is NO MINIMUM DONATION!!  Be a show sponsor TODAY!!

 

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Comic Book Pitt #66 – Get Your Kicks…

Get your kicks with Episode 66! In this long overdue review episode, we talk about Alpha Flight #1 (of 8), Avengers The Children’s Crusade #6, Batman Incorporated #7, Echo #30, Fear Itself #4, Halcyon #5, Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train #1, Rocketeer Adventures #2, Super Dinosaur #2, and Ultimate Spider-Man #160.

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

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Gutter Trash – Episode 61: The Rocketeer

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We review Dave Steven’s The Rocketeer Complete Collection. Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight and Marcy Playground.

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