Here is a bonus episode of the Comic News Podcast I do over at our PATREON account. If you like what you hear and want to hear this and over 100 more exclusive shows, head on over and check it out. This week’s Patreon Exclusive Spotlight will be Batman: Creature of the Night #1 and Justice League of America Annual #1.
On this week’s episode Gwen and Derek discuss three recent releases that, while all being quite different, nonetheless share a common theme of mystery. They start off with Jon Chad’s Bad Mask (BOOM! Box), a multimedia project that explores perspective and interpretation. With its various components in multiple print formats — comic book, trading cards, newspaper tabloid, mainstream news magazine, business reports, etc. — it’s an intelligent exploration of how we define “hero.” Next, the Two PhDs Talking about Comics explore the first issue of Evolution (Image Comics). This is a different kind of comic in that it’s written by four authors…and the result is solid and far from fragmented. James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson contribute to the story, with Joe Infurnari providing the art. Finally, Gwen and Derek look at Noël Simsolo and Bézian’s Doctor Radar #1 (Titan Comics). This is a translation that taps into the crime noir genre, expertly done and perhaps the highlight of the week.
Check out our Patreon Account for more shows!. For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast! This week’s Patreon Spotlight: The Batman Who Laughs #1 & Super Sons. This week everyone is Justice League Crazy so we decided to spotlight Justice League #33 – the finale to the Bats Out of Hell Metal tie-in.
Once again, it’s that creepy time of the year: the Wednesday before Halloween. And as the Two Guys have done for the past several years, they’re using this occasion to highlight a variety of Halloween-specific and recent horror titles. This time around, Paul joins Derek in discussing a variety of comics, ten in all, that will appeal to a diverse community of readers. There’s something for young readers, something for more mature fans, something for classic horror aficianados, something for comedy lovers, something for mainstream superhero readers, and something for those who appreciate the truly offbeat. Specifically, on this episode Paul and Derek discuss:
So you think nothing more can be done with superheroes? Well, Indie comics creator Jon Santana is here during episode 299 to change your mind on that one! Jon’s writing shines in his creations Jaded, Wordsmith, Everhounds and Bejaded, a webcomic based loosely on Jaded. We talk about his realistic take on superheroes in Jaded, and some of what we can expect as this high-octane miniseries concludes with the final two of six issues. You’ll also want to learn about the other projects he has coming, so don’t miss it! To access these books, be sure to go to Jon’s website at this link or check out Drive Thru Comics or at this link at comixology! Jon can write everything from serious drama to comedy, so you’ll enjoy what he has to say! Next time, landmark episode 300!
It’s a tight, just under 8 hour affair this week and it has it’s ups and downs and twist and turn for sure! The end of Jokes and Riddles and the Gotham Resistance and the beginning of Eric Shea having no idea what creative teams are on what book! Enjoy…
We cover Longbow Hunters, a pivotal Green Arrow story as our final installment of Follow-Up Fall for 2017. We talk about the depiction of a superhero who is getting older and experiencing a possible midlife crisis as well as the art and the multiple storylines within this tale.
Multiple Storylines (18:38)
Superhero midlife crisis (29:29)
Oliver Queen’s dichotomy of not wanting to kill, but using a deadly weapon (35:08)
Ties to real world issues of the day (43:15)
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