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

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It’s time for another on-location episode recorded at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. In this first of two planned September visits, Michael and Derek talk with customers — Zyg, Brian, and Alonzo — and discuss some recent releases that strike their attention. Focusing on the mainstream, Michael highlights Fantastic Four #1. He discusses Marvel’s former flagship title’s return, and he goes on to speculate on the significance of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s creation…not only with the Marvel Universe, but for all comics. Derek focuses on a few non-superhero titles, including Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus’s House Amok #1 (IDW/Black Crown), Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos’s Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo), and the first two titles in DC’s new Sandman initiative, The Sandman Universe #1 and The Dreaming #1.

With this episode, The Comics Alternative’s on-location series joins the Queen City Podcast Network!

Super Hero Speak – #265: Big Fun, Small Package

This week the guys review Ant-Man and the Wasp with special guest host Steve Ekstrom! Was it as good as the first? What did they think of Ghost? How does it tie into Infinity War? And will Steve ever get a date with Evangeline Lilly? Plus Steve fills the guys in on what’s going on with the anthology comic Terminal. All this and more so sit back and enjoy!

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers.

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This week we talk all about Avengers: Infinity War! This episode is spoilerific, as we give all the details on corn flakes, no-name villains, a giant dwarf, and much much more! No Eternals were harmed in the making of this episode.

Super Hero Speak – #254: Brian Lau Returns

This week Brian Lau returns to the podcast. He tells the guys all about what’s going on with his book Staunch Ambition, and the kick starter he’s currently running for issue 3. Plus they discuss Dave’s new obsession Paper Clip Universe and the current state of affairs with Stan Lee. All this and so much more, so sit back and enjoy!

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Super Hero Speak – #252: Black Label Blood Pens

Stan Lee’s Blood stolen! Erik Larsen attacks Christians! And DC gives everyone trunks! All this plus tons of drama from the world of podcasting, and much more so sit back and enjoy!

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Gary Groth

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  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:22 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:43 – Interview with Gary Groth
  • 01:07:09 – Wrap up
  • 01:07:42 – Contact us

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Thoughts of a Master

On this interview episode Derek talks with Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth about his new book Sparring with Gil Kane: Debating the History and Aesthetics of Comics. It’s a collection of thirteen interviews, conversations, and panel transcripts focusing on Kane and his aesthetics. The pieces that Groth collects highlight the legendary artist’s thoughts on the potential and limitations of the medium, his relationship with other creators, and Kane’s place within the larger context of comics history. As Groth reveals, this book was long in the making, and it’s the first of several Gil Kane-related works that Fantagraphics will publish in the coming years.

 

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We interrupt your ongoing Pluto story for the end of the world! In this “5 Away From An Anniversary” episode, we cover an anniversary issue! Well, sort of… we cover The Mighty Thor #200! Yes, it’s an inventory tale… Yes, it’s a version of Ragnarok… but which version? Come listen, and find out!

Comic Book Central – Episode #199: Eric and Julia Lewald

It’s an X-citing 25th anniversary celebration of X-Men: The Animated Series with the showrunner and writer on the series – super couple Eric and Julia Lewald!
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Deconstructing Comics #567: Paul Gravett

Koom with Paul Gravett

At London Super Comicon last month, Koom got to sit down with Paul Gravett, a comics journalist and exhibition curator. Gravett is currently preparing the touring Asian comics show Mangasia, which will debut in Rome next month. This is a guy who’s read a lot of comics; do they all become a blur after a while? Koom asks him about avoiding burnout, the amount of progress comics have (or haven’t) made toward being accepted by the “art world”, and much more.

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Comic News Insider Episode 774 – Holding Out For A Heroes…Con!

Comic News Insider: Episode 774 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Iceman Vol 3 #1, Kiss/Vampirella #1, Gotham S3 finale, Orphan Black S5 premiere, Wynonna Earp S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about that Bat proposal, the Black Panther trailer and fondly remember Adam West. Jimmy is heading down to Heroes Con this weekend in Charlotte, NC. He’s got a ton of interviews to do and is moderating 3 panels. (See them listed below). Say hi if you see him whizzing by this weekend. News includes: DC’s Bombshells United is coming in August as a digital first title,  some E3 news highlights, Jhonen Vasquez will write an issue of the Invader Zim comic, Extraordinary: Stan Lee will be a “This Is Your Life” type documentary and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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HEROES CON PANELS! 

Saturday
11:00 AM
Room 207D
MOTOR CRUSH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits with MOTOR CRUSH creators BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART and BABS TARR to talk about their hit sci-fi/action/adventure series from Image Comics! How did they come together for this project? What inspired them? What’s it like working on their own creation as opposed to work for hire? When can we expect more?! Come on by this fun and laid back panel to hear them discuss all of this and more.
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3:00 PM
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear BRIDGIT CONNELL (Brother Nash), ASHLEY LANNI HOYE, (Aspire), KATA KANE (Altar Girl), and CARA MCGEE (Over the Garden Wall) talk about what inspires them to create. Thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. Come discover some new things to inspire you and maybe even share your own!
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Sunday
3:00 PM
Room 203A
Spotlight on BEN TEMPLESMITH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with BEN TEMPLESMITH to discuss his illustrious career illustrating illustrations! They’ll chat about old work, new work and upcoming work. From 30 Days of Night to Wormwood to Fell. With some Batman and Doctor Who as well! How did he develop his unique style? What inspires him? Come listen, learn and maybe even love! Hail, Squid!

Comic News Insider Episode 764 – TCAF Bound!

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Reviews: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1, Youngblood Vol 5 #1, Once Upon A Time musical episode, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy once again to co-host! They talk about Free Comic Book Day and Jimmy’s upcoming trip to Toronto for TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) this weekend. He’ll be moderating some panels and has many an interview planned! News includes: Marvel Comics apologies for Secret Empire, a new Hellboy film is coming after all with a different star/director, Manchester Black is returning too the DCU, The Trapster returns to the Marvel U, the Star Trek Cruise announces stars/events, Guy Ritchie confirms that the Aladdin movie will be a musical and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #275: Ben Penrod From Awesome Con

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It’s a special episode of my Wayne’s Comics Podcast, so I thought for #275 we’d go where this show has never gone before – to talk with the leader of a successful comics convention! I talk with Ben Penrod from Awesome Con about that high-octane event, including how it came to be, what goes on there, and what we might expect from them in the future. He even discusses how it got that name, and why he thinks it’s perfect for the years ahead! Comics conventions are a big part of the comics experience these days, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! For more about Awesome Con, including details about this year’s event, go to their website here, and for more about the other conventions Ben is part of, head to this link.

Arc Reactions – 67 – ECCC 2017 Recap

Dylan and John discuss Emerald City Comicon 2017 and share their experiences with the event. We talk about panels we saw, people we chatted with, and what Reed Pop is doing well and where we could see some improvement.

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Stan Lee honored for his military service

 

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Radio Free Asgard 258

This week we have a look at Stan Lee’s final regular issue of The Mighty Thor, issue #192! It’s Thor vs. Durok! At Mardi Gras! In a sterotypical South American dictatorship! Plus, Balder and Karnilla go to Mount Everest! Odin sleeps, and Durok gets a manicure between issues! We also have a look at what else was going on in comic-land that month! Nuff said!

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With Loki in charge of Asgard, Thor, Balder, Sif and the Warriors Three have to fight a pair of flying hands! Odin gets sent to bed (apparently) without his supper, Loki grows really big, and everyone keeps stating the obvious! (Hey, it’s a Stan Lee comic) Plus there’s a big bald guy! Nuff said!