Comics Alternative Kickstarter: Sock: The Comic Book

Footwear Crimefighter!

For this week’s Kickstarter show, Derek talks Rickman about his current campaign Sock: The Comic Book. It’s the (largely) wordless story of an unlikely hero displaced from his companion in the laundromat, and going at it on his own as a crimefighter.

Sock will be a 32-page black-and-white comic book, one that will be appropriate for all ages. Rickman describes the origins of Sock this way:

The idea came to me during the 1999 San Diego Comic Con while at the pool with friends after a day at the show. The conversation turned toward the weirdest comic characters we knew. Flaming Carrot, The Tick, Ed the Happy Clown, Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman, Sam and Max: Freelance Police, were all tossed about. The question was asked: what would be the wackiest thing to make into a comic? As my feet dangled in the water I glanced toward my shoes and saw my socks. I reached for my sketchbook (always next to me) and “SOCK” was born.

Offbeat, wacky, wordless, all-ages, lost laundry…what’s not to like? Be sure to check out Sock: The Comic Book, and see exactly what happens when your socks go missing.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 175: DC Comics, Justice League No Justice and Tickle Fights

Check out our Patreon and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows!  This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Batman White Knight #8 & Sideways #4

  • Intro (0:00), Books – See List Below (12:01), Mail #1 (1:18:18), Mail #2 (2:33:26), Marvel Minute – Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1 (3:13:42), Rant and Raves (4:47:43), Vermillion’s Vision – Shadowman Vol 1 (5:31:21)
  • DC Comics Reviewed: Justice League: No Justice #1 (19:58), Detective Comics #980 (49:30), Wonder Woman #46 (1:50:32), Flash #46 (2:06:38), Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44 (3:40:50), Suicide Squad #41 (4:08:02), New Superman and the Justice League of China #23 (4:25:53), Eternity Girl #3 (5:12:24),  Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22 (5:51:40), The Immortal Men #2 (6:13:28)

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

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Comics Alternative, Episode 278: Reviews of Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus, Death or Glory #1, and Black [AF]: Widows and Orphans #1

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This week Paul and Derek focus on three titles that are strikingly different in nature. They begin with Maximilian Uriarte’s Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus: The World’s Most Popular Military Comic Strip (Little Brown and Company). This is a hardbound volume of the entries included on Uriarte’s webcomic, and it collects strips published between January 2010 and December 2016, most of what you’ll find on the site. Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus also include the strips published in the Marine Corps Times. Although the guys know next to nothing about military (specifically Marine) life, they approach this text on its own terms and with a full awareness of its intended audience.

Next, they look at Rick Remender and Bengal’s Death or Glory #1 (Image Comics). Both of the guys marvel over Bengal’s art, pointing out that the visuals are what largely drive the narrative in this first issue. But both are also fans of Remender’s work, and as Paul points out, this new title bears many of his stylistic stamps. This is a title that has a lot of promise, and it’s yet another Remender series for the guys to keep up with.

Finally, Paul and Derek discuss something never before covered on The Comics Alternative: a title from Black Mask Studios. The first issue in Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3’s Black [AF]: Widows and Orphans has recently been released, and the guys speculate on this ancillary tale in the Black storyworld. Although Paul is familiar with this universe, this is Derek’s first foray into Black. As the guys discuss, this is an action-packed first issue, although at times a bit chaotic. Some of this confusion, in fact, may be due to the visuals. Nonetheless, it’s a title worth checking out.

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 173: DC Comics, Brother Eye, Puppets and Drinking Soda Like a Badass

Check out our Patreon and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows!  This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Batman and the Signal #3 & Raven: Daughter of Darkness #4

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 172: DC Comics, Action Comics #1000, Batman, Booster and the Phantom Reviewer

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Wonder Woman #44 & Trinity #21

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 167: DC Comics, Batman’s Poor Timing, Cliches and Coma Time Travel

Check out our Patreon.  For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast!  This week’s Patreon Spotlight: Action Comics #999 & Sideways #2,  Also, check out the regular feed to listen to us review Mister Miracle #7 on this week’s regular spotlight!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Mister Miracle #7

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Critiquing Comics #129: “The Goodes” and “Undergrown”

The Goodes - UndergrownTim and Mulele finish up their look at Irrational Comics’ 2018 PITCH page with L.J. Bell’s The Goodes (a superhero/kid-dealing-with-parents’-divorce tale) and Julian Dominguez’ Undergrown (exploring the idea of an earth with no humans on its surface). Irrational Comics gives each writer eight pages to rope readers into his or her tale; did these writers make the best use of the eight pages? Who won this year’s contest?

Also, Mulele fills us in on his new Kickstarter project!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 165: DC Comics, Life Reassessment and Pills

Check out our Patreon.  For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast! This week’s Patreon Spotlight: Terrifics #1 and The Hellblazer #19

  • Intro (0:00), Books – See List Below (10:48), Mail #1 (1:33:28), Marvel Minute – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 (1:54:09), Mail #2 (3:26:06), Mail #3 (4:46:14), Rant and Raves (6:44:41), Vermillion’s Visions – Wayward Vol 1 (7:42:39), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Ruff & Reddy Show #5 (7:59:37)

 

  • DC Books Reviewed: Detective Comics #975 (13:15), Action Comics #998 (1:00:03), Blue Beetle #18 (1:20:04), Wonder Woman #41 (2:17:19), Flash #41 (2:33:21), Justice League of America #25 (3:01:26), Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39 (3:56:43), Suicide Squad #36 (4:10:47), Batgirl #20 (4:24:40), The Demon: Hell is Earth #4 (5:17:59), Teen Titans #17 (5:40:15), Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2 (6:00:35), Milk Wars: Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1 (6:19:39), Batman Beyond #17 (8:25:32), The Silencer #2 (8:48:16)

 

 

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 162: DC Comics, Batman and Eric’s Chatterbate Rules

Check out our Patreon. For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast! This week’s Patreon Spotlight: Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 & Young Monsters in Love #1

  • Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves (11:10), Mail #1 (43:29), Books – See List Below (55:51), Mail #2 (2:11:19), Marvel Minute – X-Men Red #1 (2:21:07), Mail #3 (3:41:07), Mail #4 (4:48:53), Vermillion’s Visions – Rock Candy Mountain Vol 1 (5:00:07), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Shadow/Batman #5, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2 & Dastardly And Muttley #6 (5:14:53), Mail #5 (6:13:16)

 

  • DC Books Reviewed: Batman #40 (58:02), Batman: White Knight #5 (1:22:20), Nightwing #38 (1:46:15), Green Lanterns #40 (2:34:57), Green Arrow #37 (2:54:50), Justice League #38 (3:18:56), Harley Quinn #37 (3:48:12), Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4 (4:06:27), Milk Wars: Mother Panic/Batman Special #1 (4:30:31), Deathstroke #28 (6:21:19), Bane: Conquest #9 (7:00:37)

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 161: DC Comics, Annuals Week and Joaquin Phoenix – Man or Monster?

Check out our Patreon.  For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast! This week’s Patreon Spotlight: The Silencer #1 & Mystik U #2

  • Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves (10:41), Mail #1 (1:01:12), Books – See List Below (1:36:46), Mail #2 (4:02:35), Marvel Minute – Punisher: The Platoon #5 (4:47:27), Mail #3 (6:15:32), Vermillion’s Visions – Autumnlands Vol #1 (6:49:44), Mail #4 – Extra Edition (7:05:06)

 

  • DC Comics Reviewed: Dark Nights: Metal #5 (1:45:33), Flash Annual #1 (2:39:43), Deathstroke Annual #1 (3:26:00), Harley Quinn #36 (5:22:44), Milk Wars: JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1 (5:48:08)

 

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 160: DC Comics, Batman, Superman & Wrong Turn Alexa

Check out our Patreon.  For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast! This week’s Patreon Spotlight: Doomsday Clock #3 & Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1

  • Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves #1 (9:13), Mail #1 (46:52), Books – See List Below (1:08:30), Mail #2 (2:17:57), Marvel Minute – Marvel Two-In-One #2 (2:32:34), Mail #3 (4:12:01), Mail #4 (5:48:57), Rant and Raves #2 (7:16:20), Vermillion’s Visions – Welcome Back Vol 1 (7:52:37), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Ruff & Reddy Show #4 & Wild Storm #11 (8:07:05), Mail #5 (8:47:18)
  • DC Books Reviewed: Detective Comics #973 (1:13:07), Action Comics #996 (1:40:16), Nightwing: The New Order #6 (1:55:02), Wonder Woman #39 (2:57:52), Flash #39 (3:18:28), Justice League of America #23 (3:38:58),  Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37 (4:42:14), Suicide Squad #34 (4:58:30), Batgirl #19 (5:17:42), Hellblazer #18 (6:09:59), The Demon: Hell is Earth #3 (6:31:18), Doom Patrol #10 (6:53:11), Batman Beyond #16 (9:03:25), Blue Beetle #17 (9:20:26)
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