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Emmy Potter makes it a magical 2 weeks in a row as guest co-host! They chat about the new Ghostbusters trailer (both the U.S. and Ukranian ones) while Jimmy keeps trying to steal Emmy’s beer. News includes: Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy will crossover, Sina Grace brings his memoir Self-Obsessed to web series, Big Hero 6 is getting the animated series treatment, Joseph Gordon-Levitt exits the Sandman film, Ian McShane joins the cast of American Gods, JK Simmons is the new Commissioner Gordon, Boomerang will air a DC Superhero Girls special, Scalped gets a pilot order, Zendaya joins the Spider-Man reboot and Peter Capaldi may stay on Doctor Who after showrunner Steven Moffat’s departure. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
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Mike and Chris discuss one of their favorite comic characters, the Sandman. They explore both of the Sandman’s first appearances, in New York World’s Fair Comics AND Adventure Comics, as well as a story from Kirby’s run on the character, post-redesign. Sandman Mystery Theatre and the Legends of the Superheroes roast also make their way into the discussion…
This week, Brant, John, Chris and Ron tackle some news and a couple of comic reviews.
First up, the guys catch up on some comic related TV with Gotham, Flash, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and talk about some news surrounding those shows.
Then it’s on to some other film, TV and comic headlines, including Vertigo, the Age of Ultron trailer, Attilan Rising, and more.
For Topic Time, the guys cover two new #1 issues in Sleepy Hollow #1 from BOOM! Studios and Birthright #1 from Image Comics.
And then theyclose out the show with announcements as usual.
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Here, have an Extra Point! I felt the urge to record a quickie while at the office on a Saturday. Expect some existential conversation on life, Comic Timing as a show, what the future may hold and more. I also give some quick thoughts on Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes.
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ComicsVerse delves into the origins of two anti-heroes. From Vertigo Comics, SANDMAN is discussed in-depth including his origin of being held captive for years and trying to find his tools to regain his rightful throne as the master of dreams. The discussion then turns to Image Comics’ SPAWN including the “Armageddon” story arc that explains not only the origins of Spawn but of the universe that Spawn inhabits.
ComicsVerse Co-Hosts: Justin Alba, Anatole Ashraf, Travis Czap, Andrew Benson, Josh Cui, and Alex Daniels.