Episode 171 of Comic Timing is now out! This time, it’s time for a bit of a convention catch-up. Kris and Ian attended Special Edition: NYC at Pier 94 in Manhattan, and AnimeNEXT, which just had its final year in Somerset before moving to Atlantic City in 2016. They go over what worked, what didn’t, what needs improvement, whether or not New York Comic Con is a place to converse with your fellow fan, disappearing dollar bins, the ever-decreasing age of Anime convention attendees, and more.
The episode then transitions into the complete American Comics for Manga Fans panel that Ian and Kris conducted Friday night at AnimeNEXT. If you would like to match audio with slides, here’s a link to a PDF of the presentation. It was a lot of fun to do, and I hope you guys enjoy it too!
As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!
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Jimmy is joined in studio by Producer Joe! Finally, someone to keep Jimmy in check. They chat about Special Edition: NYC and give their recap. Jimmy got some great interviews with friends Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle and Miss Lasko-Gross. News includes: Marvel’s all-new/all-different universe is coming with 60 new titles coming including Invincible Iron Man by Bendis/Marquez, Justice League: Gods & Monsters Chronicles on Machinima prior to film release, a new Tangled TV series based on Disney movie of same name is coming, Constantine the TV series is officially canceled, Jon Bernthal cast as The Punisher in Netflix’s Daredevil series and the Nate Cosby/Chris Eliopoulus comic Cow Boy gets optioned by DreamWorks Animation. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
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Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! Jimmy gives his recap of Book Expo America and shares the interview he did with author Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane: Fallout). News includes: The Wicked and the Divine gets a TV adaptation, Lumberjanes to be adapted to film, Hip Hop Family Tree will be Fantagraphics first monthly series, DC Comics kicks off huge digital sale with over 1200 titles for $.99, Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Capcom announces new Mega Man series, and more! Also, Erica and Jimmy give a big preview of this weekend’s Special Edition: NYC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Due to the over-hyped storm and transportation cancellations, Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to fill in the rotating co-host chair. They chat about the new Fantastic Four trailer and how Jimmy’s buddy John Cassaday finally joins the world of Twitter. News includes: Milestone Media is back, racist bus ads get improved by Ms. Marvel art, Scooby gets LEGO-ed, Special Edition: NYC and MoCCA get new venues, and tons of casting news! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
This past Saturday and Sunday was the first annual Special Edition: NYC comic convention! Put together by Reed Exhibitions, the show is essentially an extension of New York Comic Con that is entirely comic focused. Ian, Kris and Raph were there, and give their thoughts on this initial offering. After that, you’ll find interviews conducted by Raph and Ian throughout Saturday. Here’s who they talked to:
As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!
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Producer Joe steps in to co-host and join Jimmy in recapping Special Edition NYC. Jimmy sat down with Will Sliney (Spider-Man 2099), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Matt Miner (Liberator) at the show to chat about their work. It was a great show full of comic booky goodness. The guys talk about Allison Glock-Cooper’s book Changers, Han Solo’s broken ankle, give congrats to friend Jill Pantozzi and The Mary Sue on their new direction and Jimmy finally started playing BioShock Infinite and digs it. News includes: lots of E3 highlights, Powers TV show coming to Playstation network, Disney developing new Lion King series, NYCC introduces New York Super Week, Jason Momoa is Aquaman in the Superman/Batman film and zombie comics help kids learn geography. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!