Zone 4 #326: Firebird? Really?! (Plus Doctor Strange & Daredevil!)

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The Zone 4 crew returns for a special holiday edition of the show! They share what they’re thankful for in the world of comics, talk headlines, and discuss Doctor Strange and Daredevil Season 1!

Plus, some hilarious outtakes with potential plans for a future episode!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 215: Our Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Show

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Giving Thanks in a Dark Time; Or, Steve Ditko’s Impending Death

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For this year’s Thanksgiving show, there are seven seats at the table, making this the most populated episode in the podcast’s history. Andy K. and Derek are joined by their fellow cohosts Gwen, Andy W., Gene, Sean, and Edward to discuss what they are thankful for in the world of comics. (Shea and Paul couldn’t join in on the fun, unfortunately, but they were there in spirit.) Among the various things they’re thankful for are

So pull up a chair, strap on the bib, pass the gravy, and settle into the warm, cozy goodness of The Seven People with PhDs Talking about Comics. And remember: the tryptophan will kick in later.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 47: A Thanksgiving Cuckold

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There is no rest for the wicked…or the lazy it seems as Jim and Eric bite their collective thumb at all those other podcasts who used Thanksgiving as an excuse to spend time with their friends and family. Not the Weird Science guys!  They take time out from their busy schedule to review every book that came out from DC Comics this week as well as discuss DC Comic News and read and respond to Listener Mail.  They are also joined by Reggie for his Recklessness and Jim gives his impromptu Top 5 Books DC is putting out list because certain people didn’t come through with their segment.  Enjoy!

 

DC Comics Comic Books Reviewed: Batman and Robin Eternal #8, Dark Knight III: Master Race #1, We are Robin #6, Grayson #14, Justice League of America #5, The Flash #46, Superman #46, Superman/Wonder Woman #23, Superman: Lois and Clark #2, The Legend of Wonder Woman #3, Omega Men #6, Robin: Son of Batman #6, Batman: Arkham Knight – Robin Special #1, Justice League 3001 #6, Batman ’66 Meets The Man from Uncle #1, Aquaman #46, Wonder Woman #46, Deathstroke #12 and Sinestro #17

DC Comic News: Supergirl to Cast Young Superman, Supergirl Flash Crossover Rumor, Constantine May or May Not Be in Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 and Aquaman Movie News


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Comics Alternative, Episode 163: Our Third Annual Thanksgiving Show

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Stewed and Stuffed?

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The guys are back with their third annual Thanksgiving show. This a special episode of The Comics Alternative where Andy, Derek, and other cohosts get together to discuss what they’re thankful for in the world of comics and comics culture. This year both Andy W. and Gene are able to join in, so for this special holiday week you get a special episode with extra stuff: Four Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics! Among the various things Gene, Derek, Andy, and Andy are thankful for are

  • small-press publishers (like Kilgore, Uncivilized, Youth in Decline, AdHouse, Conundrum, Koyama, etc) who provide them with material for their podcasts,
  • Chris Marshall of Collected Comics Library, who provided us with 17 years of insightful comics analysis (and whose podcast the guys will miss),
  • Fantagraphics and their Complete Peanuts series,
  • the many great projects they’re backing on Kickstarter,
  • the relatively new Librarians Assemble! podcast,
  • this year’s comics-related museum exhibits,
  • special collections, such as the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the Comic Art Collection at Michigan State, as well as the librarians who manage them,
  • Dean Mullaney, Craig Yoe, Chris Staros, and the incredibly helpful folks at IDW Publishing — Dirk, Rosalind, and Mike — who go out of their way to keep the guys informed and supplied,
  • Chicago and the comics-related opportunities it provides,
  • creators like Joe Ollmann, Tim Lane, and Seth, who have been very generous with their time this past year and participated in email interviews for the blog,
  • fun Marvel properties, such as Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and the new Jessica Jones series on Netflix,
  • Gwen, Shea, and Sean for helping on the various monthly podcast series,
  • and our Patreon supporters who have helped make 2015 a successful year!

Much like the yams with melted marshmallows served during Thanksgiving, this is an episode that you can pass around to friends and loved ones and taking a generous portion and then savoring the smooth, creamy goodness of every bite (byte?). There’s plenty to go around. And if you’re listening to this podcast in a non-US location, you can appreciate this episode knowing that Thanksgiving is more than just gratuitous Pilgrim references and obscene gluttony; it’s also middle-aged guys with advanced degrees sitting around and talking about comic books.

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Comics Alternative Episode 111: Our Annual Thanksgiving Show

“It tastes better with gravy.”

The Two Guys with PhDs are back with their annual Thanksgiving show. But this time there are three guys involved. Derek and Andy K. are joined by Andy W. — the first time all three of them have been on the same show! — and together they all share the many things they are thankful for in comics and comics culture. The topics range broadly from the International Comic Arts Forum, to the wealth of classic comics archive editions, to new translations of European comics, to critical series from non-academic publishers, to the appearance of Grant Morrison’s Multiversity (finally!!), to the Previews catalog, to the growth of graphic novels collections in libraries, to Larry Gonick’s Cartoon History of the Universe, to smaller comics publishers that get relatively little attention, to the March series and other historically minded books. In particular, though, the guys are thankful to the listeners of the podcast who chime in with opinions, join the discussion on the forum, and help support The Comics Alternative through Patreon. This show couldn’t really be done without them.

So slice an extra piece of that pumpkin pie, dollop out the whipped cream, sit back, and enjoy the warm homestyle goodness of this week’s episode.

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Zone 4 #297: Please Pass the Gravy

This week, the cast is light due to holiday festivities and illness, so Brant and Chris chat for a while.

First, they talk about Thanksgiving, and some random chit-chat.

Then, it’s on to the news, talking the Jurassic World and Star Wars VII trailers, sequel news, Convergence week 3, and more.

For Topic Time, they discuss a list of the Top 15 Lamest Superheroes in Comics (aka Biggest Turkeys), which they have some issues with.

To close out the show, they go to announcements before sidetracking into some wrestling discussion as the show comes to an end.

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Today we talk about a couple things, cheesiness in adaptations, David Bowie and The Rocketeer. We discuss the line between silly/cheesy and realistic, among other things.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

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Comic News Insider Episode 582 – The CNI Games: Mocking J & J

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Comic News Insider: Episode 582 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Intersect #1, Sinergy #1, Spider-Woman Vol 5 #1, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Jurassic World trailer, upcoming Star Wars trailer and the live action Attack on Titan film. News includes: new Howard the Duck comic series coming from Marvel, 10 new Convergence mini-series coming from DC, Michelle MacLaren to direct Wonder Woman film, Alan Moore’s From Hell coming to TV, Constantine to stop production at 13 episodes, Global Frequency gets another shot at TV and Orphan Black adds new cast members. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 64: The December Previews Catalog

“Rabbits, Pets, or Meat” or “Packaging Goes a Long Way”

PreviewsDecIt’s time again for the Two Guys with PhDs to go through the monthly Previews catalog. This time around there are a number of noteworthy solicits to mention, including Fatima: The Blood SpinnersThe White Suits #1, and Someplace Strange (from Dark Horse); The Royals #1 and Daytripper: Deluxe Edition (DC/Vertigo); Red Panda: The Mask of the Red Panda (IDW Publishing); The Fuse #1, The Revenger #1, and The Mercenary Sea #1 (Image Comics); Sanctuary (Slave Labor Graphics); A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Bloomsbury); Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1 (Dynamite Entertainment); Walt before Skeezix: 1919-1920 and the new printing of The Fixer (Drawn & Quarterly); Zero Hour and Other StoriesInsect Bath #1, and Cannon (Fantagraphics); The Bunker #1 (Oni Press); The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror (Titan Books); Tippy and the Night Parade (Toon Books); The Bojeffries Saga and Alone Forever (Top Shelf); and American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-1969 (TwoMorrows Publishing).

Also in this episode: Andy discusses the merits of buying local for his family dinner, and Derek shares a rabbit-induced trauma from his childhood.  Oh…and there’s some good general comics talk.

This week’s incidental music is brought to you by
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and Lorde’s Pure Heroine

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 63: Our Special Thanksgiving Show

“Wilt heden nu treden”

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This being the week of Thanksgiving, Andy and Derek thought that they would use this week’s show to share what they are thankful for regarding comics. And one of the first things that they are thankful for is the company of Gene Kannenberg, Jr., who joins the guys to give his own comics-inspired thanks. Together, the Three Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics reveal their thankfulness for a variety of things, including some of the comics events they have attended this year, the creators they have had the good fortunate to meet and/or interview, the publishers who consistently put out the best material, the innovators who continue to push the boundaries of the medium, the writing styles that never fail to disappoint, and the series that offer some of the most significant archival works and with the best reproduction quality available. There are no turkeys here…only the most appetizing menu you can imagine.

And Happy Hanukkah as well!

This week’s incidental music is brought to you by
The Louvin Brothers’ Close Harmony,
Kenny Ellis’s Hanukkah Swings!, and
Paul McCartney’s MoMac’s Hidden Tracks, Vol. 4

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A Two True Freaks Special Presentation: The Freaks Expose Their New Direction!

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This is a short episode where we outline our new “itinerary” of freakish attractions. This is our MASTER PLAN, man, our BIG PICTURE!

Two True Freaks! is a proud member of BOTH the Comics Podcast Network (http://www.comicspodcasts.com/) and the League of Comic Book Podcasts (http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/)!!

NOTE — The Two True Freaks! now have a phone line where you can call and leave a completely inappropriate message – We just might use it on the show! It’s 585-COP-LURE!! ( 1-585-267-5873 )

Be sure to visit our forum at ForumForGeeks – Two True Freaks Forum where you can tell us just exactly how SICK & WRONG you think we are!

E-mail us at twotruefreaks@gmail.com

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Feedback for the show can be sent to us at twotruefreaks@gmail.com

You can now follow Scott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NewFun6 and “Friend” him on Facebook!

THANK YOU for listening to Two True Freaks!! 

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A Two True Freaks Special Presentation: Listener Feedback

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Here it is, our first listener feedback show….if you wrote us about our downloading show….we’re reading it here!

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NOTE — The Two True Freaks! now have a phone line where you can call and leave a completely inappropriate message – We just might use it on the show! It’s 585-COP-LURE!! ( 1-585-267-5873 )

Be sure to visit our forum at ForumForGeeks – Two True Freaks Forum where you can tell us just exactly how SICK & WRONG you think we are!

E-mail us at twotruefreaks@gmail.com

VISIT OUR NEW FORUM

 Two True Freaks! is a proud member of BOTH the Comics Podcast Network (http://www.comicspodcasts.com/) and the League of Comic Book Podcasts (http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/)!!

Feedback for the show can be sent to us at twotruefreaks@gmail.com

You can now follow Scott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NewFun6 and “Friend” him on Facebook!

THANK YOU for listening to Two True Freaks!! 

Didja know…? YOU can sponsor an episode of this or any other of your favorite TTF affiliated shows? That’s right! Simply click the PayPal link, donate ANY amount at all, tell us which show you’re choosing and what message, if any, you’d like us to read on your behalf, and YOU will be an Official Sponsor of that show’s very next episode, with your message read in the show’s opener!!  It’s that easy!!  And there is NO MINIMUM DONATION!!  Be a show sponsor TODAY!!

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