Comics Alternative, On Location: The April Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Secret Identities

It’s the April on-location visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. As he usually does, Derek is at the shop talking with customers about comics-related matters. But his time at Heroes also corresponds with the visit of Queens University Prof. Michael Kobre’s class, “Secret Identities, Diversity, and Popular Culture.”



Longbox Review 124: Secret Identities #1-7

Peter Rios (of The Daily Rios podcast) joins me to discuss the Image Comics series Secret Identities. We discuss in depth this wonderful superhero series by Brian Joines, Jay Faerber, and Ilias Kyriazis, et al.

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He’s Got Issues #182.3: Independents, 7/15/15


  • Adventure Time Fionna And Cake Card Wars #1 (Of 6)
  • Big Trouble In Little China #13
  • Fiction #2 (Of 4)
  • Giant Days #5 (Of 12)
  • Long Walk To Valhalla Original GN
  • Lumberjanes #16
  • Oh Killstrike #3 (Of 4)


  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #133
  • Dark Horse Presents #12
  • Death Head #1 (Of 6)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #7
  • Plants Vs Zombies #2
  • Shaper #5 (Of 5)
  • Strain The Night Eternal #11
  • Usagi Yojimbo #147


  • King Prince Valiant #3 (Of 4)
  • King The Phantom #4 (Of 4)
  • Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #4 (Of 4)
  • Reanimator #4 (Of 4)
  • Red Sonja #1973
  • Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #3 (Of 4)


  • Godzilla In Hell #1 (Of 5)


  • Astronauts In Trouble #2
  • Drifter #6
  • Elephantmen #65
  • Empty #5
  • Empty Zone #2
  • Invincible #121
  • Island #1
  • Mantle #3
  • Postal #5
  • Revival #31
  • Reyn #6
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #3
  • Secret Identities #6
  • Skullkickers #33
  • Trees #11


  • Book Of Death #1 (Of 4)
  • Book Of Death Legends Of Geomancer #1 (Of 4)
  • Dead Drop #3 (Of 4) (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #179.3: Independents, 6/17/15


  • Burning Fields #5 (Of 8)
  • Escape From New York #7
  • Fiction #1 (Of 4)
  • Giant Days #4 (Of 12)
  • Hexed #11
  • Lumberjanes #15
  • Munchkin #6
  • Oh Killstrike #2 (Of 4)
  • Sons Of Anarchy #22


  • Archie Vs Predator #3 (Of 4)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #132
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16
  • Dark Horse Presents #11
  • EI8HT #5 (Of 5)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #6
  • Mind MGMT #34
  • Plants Vs Zombies Bully For You #1 (Of 3)
  • Shaper #4 (Of 5)
  • The Strain The Night Eternal #10
  • Usagi Yojimbo #146


  • Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Down Town #5 (Of 6)
  • King Jungle Jim #4 (Of 4)
  • King Mandrake The Magician #2 (Of 4)
  • Pathfinder Origins #5 (Of 6)
  • Project Superpowers Blackcross #4 (Of 6)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Dejah Thoris Irene Adler #1 (Of 3)


  • Edward Scissorhands #9
  • Ghostbusters Get Real #1 (Of 4)
  • Infinite Loop #3 (Of 6)
  • Joe Frankenstein #4 (Of 4)
  • The October Faction #8
  • Star Trek #46
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey And April #1 (Of 4)
  • Transformers #42


  • Alex + Ada #15
  • Astronauts In Trouble #1
  • Empty Zone #1
  • God Hates Astronauts #9
  • Lazarus #17
  • Low #7
  • Manifest Destiny #15
  • Revival #30
  • RunLoveKill #3
  • Secret Identities #5
  • Southern Bastards #9
  • Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #5
  • Surface #3
  • Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #1
  • Tech Jacket #10
  • Trees #10
  • Valhalla Mad #2


  • Bloodshot Reborn #3
  • Ivar Timewalker #6
  • X-O Manowar #37 (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



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Comics Alternative Episode 124: Reviews of 10 Different Number One Issues

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On this week’s podcast, the Two Guys with PhDs take on a gargantuan task: they review ten different #1 issues from a variety of publishers. First they look at several debuts from Image Comics, including Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, and Isaac Goodhart’s Postal; Jimmie Robinson’s The Empty; Brian Joines, Jay Faerber, and Ilias Kyriazis’s Secret Identities; and Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and J. Bone’s Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars. After those they discuss three new titles from Dark Horse Comics, such as Richard Corben’s Rat God, Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson’s Ei8ht, and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Razed. And then they wrap up with two #1 issues from BOOM! Studios/Archaia — Swifty Lang and Skuds McKinley’s Plunder, and Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro’s Cluster — and finally Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon’s D4ve from IDW Publishing. Almost all of these new titles are worth checking out, with enthusiastic recommendations going to Cluster, Secret Identities, and especially the clever and comedic D4ve (perhaps the best of the bunch). And while Derek and Andy W. try to focus on the positive, they aren’t overly enamored of Sparks Nevada, a miniseries based off of a Thrilling Adventure Hour performance. In fact, some of the comedy in this first issue seems to rely — and, at times, confusingly so — on sounds, a strategy that doesn’t translate as effectively in comics. But outside of this little bump, this episode presents a smooth and enjoyable trip down the road of recent comicsdom. There’s a lot to digest in the extra-long podcast, so just sit back, relax, listen up, and let the Two Guys do the driving.


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Zone 4 #296: Exploding with Dynamite!

This week, the regular cast of Brant, John, Gordon and Ron return with some explosive new #1 issues from Dynamite Entertainment!

First up, they talk a little about Flash, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Then, it’s on to the news as they discuss TV, film, and comic happening.s

Finally, in Topic Time, they review two new #1 issues from Dynamite with The Lone Ranger: Vindicated #1 and John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1!

And then they close out the show with announcements.

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Alien on Agents of SHIELD Finally Revealed

Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” Series Down to Four Actresses

Secret Identities Series Unmasked

Guardians Team-Up Series Announced (too much Guardians?)

How Guardians of the Galaxy Should Have Ended

Chris Pratt to Play Lead in Cowboy Ninja Viking

Dynamite Buys Atlas Comics Trademark


Chicago Tardis

Sinbad, The New Voyages Vol. 4


Dave Arhar

Cavalcade of Comics

Assailant Comics

Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans