Arc Reactions – 55 – Velvet 1-10

We discuss the first 10 issues of Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. This female led spy story is set in a very realistic environment and focuses on a retired agent who must use her spy skills to solve a mystery.

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Is Velvet a Ms. Male character? (11:18)

Velvet’s approach to Marina (21:51)

A More Realistic Spy Story (36:16)

The plot (42:44)

The world is very real (50:28)

Naration (55:47)

Continuation past this story (1:04:41)

Letters Pages (1:07:16)

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BBFB 142 – Bruce Wayne, Murderer?

Deadpool film

Winter Soldier film

BBFB 141 – Catwoman: Dark End of the Street

Cosplay artist who painted her body like comic book characters

Our next podcast will be our coverage of the Suicide Squad (film) on August 7th. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Gotham Central: In The Line of Duty on July 19th.

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The Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at Fan Expo Dallas 2015

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Talk from the Floor

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Fan Expo Dallas was held May 29-31, and this year Derek was there in Artists Alley talking with a variety of creators. Some of those he spoke with are famous names and individuals who have been on the show before. Others were new to him and, and Derek used the opportunity to introduce himself and Comics Alternative listeners to their fascinating works. He begins by talking with two artists who have spoken with him at various cons in the past, Robert Wilson IV and Joe Eisma. The latter shares his experiences having illustrated Bitch Planet #3, the amount of attention that has brought him, and his warm relationship with Kelly Sue DeConnick. Robert also follows up on the success of Knuckleheads, which was released as a book last summer from IDW. Joe Eisma talks not only about his most recent work on Morning Glories, now in its second “season,” but also about doing a variant cover for the relaunch of Archie. After that, Derek speaks with two teams of creators whose work he has just discovered. Through Stephen G. Totten and his friend Mike, he learns about the webcomic Angry Cuddles, and how this work (written by Stephen and illustrated by Joseph A. Valero III) has recently become a video podcast. Derek also talks with Mark Schmidt, publisher of Stratum Comics, and his partner, Vince Chuter. Their title, The Threat, is an action comic reminiscent of Heroes placed in a Judge Dredd-type universe. Next, Derek talks with Steve Epting about Velvet — the second trade has recently been released — and the kind of fan response he’s been getting at the con. Steve shares a few words about working with Ed Brubaker on this creator-owned title as well as their collaboration on Captain America and Winter Soldier. After that, Jemma Young introduces Derek to her webcomic, Children of Eldair, her collaboration with its writer, Rachel A. Oaks, the title’s dedicated fanbase, and the challenges of putting out installments on a regular basis. Derek also meets Hector Rodriguez whose El Peso Hero, published through Rio Bravo Comics, is a potent mixture of superhero stories, sociopolitical commentary, and an exploration of race relations on the Southwestern border. Finally, Derek wraps up with Ellen Natalie, whose webcomic Furry Experience provides a glimpse into young adult experiences as they relate to religion, relationships, and coming of age. This was a particularly busy convention, and The Comics Alternative thanks all of these creators for taking the time to share their thoughts and experiences with its listeners.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #161: Marvel News, Velvet and Pretty Deadly Reviews

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On this podcast we talk some Marvel news like the Ant-Man casting rumors, Daredevil #36, Avengers Anime and the Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer. Then we review the new books from IMAGE Comics: Velvet and Pretty Deadly. Listen in!

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BTW, happy early Halloween from Foshkos.

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Supanova Perth, Image Comics Expo and Captain Planet: THE MOVIE

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NSFW!!!

A short one (due to our Man Of Steel review) to keep you going until Sunday. Let’s have at it!

 

SUPANOVA wrap up

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We play our new game “G Money Guesses Groupon!!!!!”

UFP Crew Questions

–          Florida Vs George Zimmerman

–          Douchebags at Supanova

–          Jim Carrey about Kick Ass 2

 

NEWS!

“Comedian” Josh Thomas once again, pushes the boundary of the definition of “Comedian”

Fifi Box once again, pushes the boundary of “relevancy“

Texan teens Justin Carter hauled off to jail for bad taste FB comments

Will.i.am Vs Pharrell

 

NERD NEWS!

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods signed for 6 seasons on HBO

Vertigo releases

–          Hinterkind by Ian Edgington

–          The Discipline by Peter Milligan

–          Dead Boy Detectives By Toby Litt

–          Suiciders by Lee Bermejo (both writing and art)

Image Expo News!

–          MPH By Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo

–          Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

–          ODY-C by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

–          Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

–          Black Science by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White

–          Deadly Class by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig

–          Alone by J Michael Straczynski and Bill Sienkiewicz

–          Lost Souls by J Michael Straczynski and Colleen Doran

–          Dream Police by J Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato

–          The Walking Dead will be released bi-weekly

Wolverine gum that no-one should buy!

State Of Decay re-submitted to the Australian Classification Board

Ubisoft hacked!

Latest GTA V needs a little room

Mad Max will be Australian after all!

If you’re an Xbox Fanboy, be ready to be labelled a “Chikan” or “Groper/pervert” in Japan

Terminator rebooting as a new trilogy

Captain Planet: THE MOVIE!!!

Geoff Johns to write for the new Arrow series

Agents of SHIELD promos

Dark Horse to re-launch the “Aliens” franchise

Private Eye #3

 

Two True Freaks! – MEGACON 2013 Wrap-Up Special!!

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Join host Scott H. Gardner, with Special Guest Michael Bailey of the “Views From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Family Guy– er, I mean — A Superman Podcast” for an in-depth look at this year’s premiere southeastern U.S. sci-fi/anime/comic book convention — MEGACON 2013!!

Scott talks (and talks and talks) all about the con and the awesome array of comic book talent present at this year’s show, including — Bob McLeod, Alex Saviuk, Steve Epting, Chuck Dixon, Bob (Iron Man) Layton, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, Billy Tucci, Chris (Uncanny X-Men) Claremont, Jose Delbo, Paul Pelletier, Adam Hughes, Mark Bagley, and Pat Broderick!!

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Special Thanks to Christine Alger for making it all possible!!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 192 (11/27/11)

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I’m sick this week! Hopefully you won’t catch what I have from listening to this episode. Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #54 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Secret Avengers #19 (Marvel), Locke & Key: Guide To The Known Keys (IDW), Fantastic Four #600 (Marvel), Invincible #85 (Image), and Captain America & Bucky #624 (Marvel).

This episode has been brought to you by, Zombie Outlaw.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 180 (8/28/11)

Final video review show for a while! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Renato Guedes for Wolverine #14 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Superman Beyond #0 (DC), Kick-Ass 2 #3 (Icon), FF #8 (Marvel), American Vampire #18 (Vertigo), and Captain America & Bucky #621 (Marvel).

Tune-in next week to the main site for the audio format!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 166 (5/15/11)

No Pick Of The Week, but we have a wonderful Fast Five! Picks include Daredevil: Reborn #4 (Marvel), Batman Incorporated #6 (DC), CHEW #27 (Image), FF #3 (Marvel), and R.E.B.E.L.S. #28 (DC).

This episode has been brought to you by, VALKYRIE SQUADRON!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 164 (5/1/11)

Tons of comics this week, only so many slots available. Pick Of The Week goes to Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez for Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #6 (IDW)! Fast Five picks include Detective Comics #876 (DC), FF #2 (Marvel), The Walking Dead #84 (Image), Justice League: Generation Lost #24 (DC), and Avengers #12.1 (Marvel).

This episode has been brought to you by Valkyrie Squadron.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 152 (1/30/11)

Apparently you ninnies need a spoiler warning from now on, so consider yourself warned! Pick Of The Week goes to Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña for Uncanny X-Force #4 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Avengers #9 (Marvel), Scalped #45 (Vertigo), Thunderbolts #152 (Marvel), Detective Comics #873 (DC), and Fantastic Four #587 (Marvel).

Heads-up number two; I slightly rant about Marvel’s PR and the Fantastic Four this episode.