On this podcast we talk about The Last Jedi, Logan and some X-Men TV news. Then we review Saga #42 and the new Justice League Dark animated feature. Can’t have something dark without Batman. Listen in!
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Every week, the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through Google Hangouts where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!
This week the crew is down by one and discuss: ResurrXion books! Aquaman release date & new power? Luke Cage! Negan! Firehawk? Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite! Mister Mxyzptlk! How to read Kryptonian!
Plus Worst Picks, the Top 5 Comics of this week, Most Anticipated 3 comics for next week, and more tangents than you can throw a stick at!
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Five hundred episodes?! Where’d the time go? As has been typical of recent “landmark” episodes, a topic discussion is in order, this time among Tim, Paul, and famed artist, writer, and comics educator Stephen Bissette.
Steve talks about favorite film versions of comics; Mario Bava’s Diabolik; and what would have been a better way to make a Dick Tracy movie? How have certain films utilized “comics” language — even if they weren’t based on actual comics stories? What were some of our most traumatic moments in childhood TV viewing/comics reading?
Then we move on to the struggles that creators of Marvel and DC characters and storylines have had in getting proper credit for the film versions of their stories — especially focusing on Frank Miller and Daredevil. And, why do some fans have so much vitriol for Miller?
Artist Stephen Bissette is best-known for his work on Swamp Thing in the ’80s with Alan Moore and John Totleben, as well as 1963 and his solo project Tyrant. Currently he’s teaching at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and this week he joins Tim and Kumar for a wide-ranging discussion, including:
- The difference between comics schools in the ‘70s vs today
- What it was like growing up as the first Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics were hitting the stands and why he liked the new FF movie
- Is the current state of Image Comics a new paradigm in creator rights, or is it more of the same?
- Making things scary in comics vs. media that include movement and sound
- His original plan for “Tyrant”, which ceased with the ‘90s comics industry implosion. Will we ever see more of Tyrant?
- Time management for comics creators
Steve’s list of artists who have taught at CCS below
Reviews: Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra #1, Over the Garden Wall #1, Sherlock Holmes: Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1, Falling Skies series finale, Hannibal series finale
Making a special guest appearance…it’s the return of Producer Joe! Joe comes up to the new Inwood CNI studios to make sure everything is up to snuff. They chat about that Wonder Woman lunchbox story, how Idris Elba would make a great James Bond, and remember the great Wes Craven. News includes: First Second is launching a Science Comics line, Bergen Street Comics is closing down next month, New Jersey’s Comic Fusion Superhero Weekend for charity to benefit CASA-SHaW, Fear the Walking Dead 30-minute special will feature a season 2 cast member and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
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Pop a bottle of Champagne everybody because today you get to participate in the release of ComicsVerse’s 50th podcast! We have been through everything from Jean Grey’s role as the Dark Phoenix to Gene Luen Yang’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE to the Greatest Couples in Comic History. ComicsVerse Podcast co-hosts Justin Gilbert Alba, Kathy Wisneski and panelists Kay Honda, Nolan Bensen and yours truly, Ms. Jamie Rice, are taking on a classic work of spectacular writing and art: Alan Moore’s run on THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING.
Originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING is the story of Alec Holland. A scientist working in Louisiana, Holland is working on a magical formula to restore the forest when a bomb planted by his supposed friend gives him an intense chemical burn. Holland falls into the swamp and instead of dying he becomes the Swamp-Thing bent on revenge. However, while this beginning leaves a lot of room for thrilling horror stories and situations the premise was never revealed to be as meaningful as it could be until Alan Moore got his grimy hands on it. I point this out because we did not read the first 20 issues of THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING for the podcast about origin stories. Instead we read the entirety of Alan Moore’s run because the origin I have related is re-imagined in dare I say it, a more meaningful and thematically valuable way by Moore.
From psychedelic panels that depict the forbidden love shared between the Swamp-Thing and Abby to heartbreaking stories of exile to a planet far far away, Moore found a way to reinvigorate this property in ways that still resonate today. THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING is so impressive and complex that in our typical attempt to analyze characters using Susan Batson’s TRUTH, we found ourselves arguing that we may never be able to understand the Swamp-Thing’s motivation, need, public persona, and tragic flaw because we couldn’t even decide how human he was.
If you love tough questions that lead to more questions than answers then you’re totally gonna love this; So pop a bottle and sit bit back with your favorite swamp creature for an hour or two of debate on ComicVerse’s 50th podcast about the origin of the THE SAGA OF SWAMP-THING.
The following members of the ComicsVerse family were a part of the panel for this podcast:
Justin Gilbert Alba, Kathy Wisneski, Jamie Rice, Kay Honda, Brian Delpozo and Nolan Bensen
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Ep 25: This episode is intended to be more on the DC Comic tip. Jim and Eric discuss television news, the supergirl trailer and a little Batman: Arkham Knight. Then they jump into this week’s books and while Eric had a downer week, it’s Jim’s turn to shine. They also talk ghosts, Quato from Total Recall and tell a bunch of Dick jokes. Ryan Clark joins in with his Other Side review of the WYtches Trade Paperback and Dan gives us a spoiler edition of Geek News.
Ep 24: Because Eric has to go away for the weekend, the boys get together on Friday to record and while it seemed different, they got the job done. Eric talks about being a shoplifter, Jim ends his feud with Brenden Fletcher and the guys talk about all the books of the week. They are both surprised at Black Canary, but disagree about almost everything else. We also get Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark reviewing Southern Bastards #9.
Ep 22: This week the boys try to tighten things up, but they still get involved in nonsense. They also talk about all the books released this week including Justice League, Action Comics, Bizarro, Batman Beyond and more. There is also Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment featuring Spiderman: Renew Your Vows #1. The DC You is upon us and Jim and Eric have very mixed feelings about it!
- Action Comics #41
- Batman Arkham Knight #5
- Batman Beyond #1
- Bat-Mite #1 (Of 6)
- Bizarro #1 (Of 6)
- Flash Season Zero #9
- Green Arrow #41
- Green Lantern #41
- Justice League #41
- Lobo #7
- Looney Tunes #225
- Midnighter #1
- Mortal Kombat X #7
- Omega Men #1
- Wonder Woman Annual #1
- Batman Noir The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition HC
- Grayson Volume 1 Agents Of Spyral HC
- Green Arrow Volume 3 The Trial Of Oliver Queen TP
- Swamp Thing Volume 6 The Sureen TP
- Worlds Finest Volume 5 Homeward Bound TP
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Ep 21: After Eric sabotages the intro, the two get down to brass tacks and that involves talking about Kung Fury and why Eric is a jerk, but he’s Jim’s jerk. Of course, they talk about the Convergence finale and all the tie-ins that came out this week as well. Dan adds his Geek News and Ryan talk about Fight Club 2 #1 (Electric Boogaloo). Come and enjoy the madness and check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, BeyondPod and all those podcast downloading thingees. Also: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Superboy, Power Girl, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Flash
Kung Fury: https://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg
Small Wonder Series Finale: https://youtu.be/-vHJGvaQ-Us
Ep 20: The Weird Science Podcast is almost drinking age and Eric celebrates by buying a new microphone while Jim channels his inner Mae West. They finally get to the comics and talk about Donna Troy’s dance moves, the plight of the Justice League Detroit and the Duke of Wellington. We also get Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment so all is not lost. Enjoy.
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