I’ve been interested in the Dark Circle Comics line ever since I first heard about it! After all, I’ve been a fan of the Black Hood, The Shield and The Fox for years now!
This week, I get to chat with Alex Segura, editor for those upcoming books, about the characters and the creators who will make these books worth your attention! We discuss what Alex sought out when looking for talent to bring these characters to life, what we might expect and not expect to see when the comics hit the stands, and what the future holds for this ambitious line of books! We even chat a little about Mark Waid coming to script Archie! Look for The Black Hood #1 to arrive on Wednesday, February 25, and to learn more, go to their website at DarkCircleComics.com!
We kick off the new 2014 year with a look at how things are going on the front lines of the comics industry – in a popular local comics shop in the U.S.!
You’ll enjoy my chat with Pete Casazza from the Big Planet Comics store in College Park, Maryland. Pete is both a fan and a businessman in the industry, so he notices trends and interesting developments in his shop. He talks about what went up and what went down in 2013, and discusses digital comics as well as how he feels many of the comics companies are doing. We both had to say how well Archie/Red Circle is doing with Afterlife with Archie and The Fox. He surprises me with many of his insights, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening! You can find out more about his excellent store at this link!
Be back next week so we can continue to enjoy our comics in 2014!
It’s a special episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast, with two great interviews!
First up is Dean Haspiel, one of the creative forces behind The Fox at Red Circle/Archie Comics. We talk about this successful series, including how it came to be and how unique this title is compared to other comics available today. If you aren’t reading it, now’s the time to get on board with this excellent title!
I interview Dennis Culver next, and we chat about Edison Rex, a great book available through Monkeybraincomics.com, one of my favorite producers of comics! Dennis chats with me about the upcoming 12th issue in the series, and what that milestone means to the creators! He also points out some fun Easter eggs for fans you can find in the book, which I highly recommend!
Both The Fox #2 and Edison Rex #12 were released on Wednesday, December 4, so don’t miss them!
It’s great fun to talk with comic artist/writer Michael Oeming, and he chats with me this week about many of his creations, including The Victories, Powers and Mice Templar. Mike updates us about the upcoming Powers major motion picture, and talks about the state of the industry as well. He shares a lot of important information, so be sure to listen in! And be sure to buy The Victories #6, now at your local comics shops!
I review The Fox #1 from Red Circle Comics, and I think it’s a book you should be picking up!
Then everything wraps up with the latest “News & Previews!” Don’t miss it!
“Not the Comics to Read to Ukelele Music in the Background”
This week the Two Guys with PhDs review Seth’s Palookaville #21 (Drawn and Quarterly) and The Fox #1, by Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid (Red Circle Comics). They begin by providing a primer on Palookaville and the 16-year run (so far) of the serialized Clyde Fans. They spend a good amount of time talking about the latest installment of Clyde Fans, part four, and then move on to the two overtly autobiographical sections of this issue of Palookaville: “Rubber Stamp Diary” and “Nothing Lasts, Part One.” Both Gene and Derek are fascinated with the very concept of the former, using specially designed rubber stamps to keep an illustrated diary. And they are bowled over by “Nothing Lasts,” a section from one of Seth’s sketchbooks and a better story than most people’s finished comics. Next they turn their critical eyes to Haspiel and Waid’s The Fox, a new superhero title for Archie Comic’s Red Circle imprint. (Yes, we know that The Comics Alternative doesn’t focus on superhero comics, but this first issue is a notable and justifiable exception, especially since Dean Haspiel is a friend of Gene’s.) They comment on the history of The Fox, beginning back in the 1940s, and then discuss how Haspiel and Waid revive the character for current times. What the Two Guys discover inadvertently are the thematic similarities between The Fox — Haspiel’s critique of social and digital media — and Seth’s emphasis on the past and older printed materials. All in all, it is a fun review show for Derek and Gene, and they both wholeheartedly recommend Palookaville #21 and The Fox #1 to everyone.
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Jimmy is joined by suprise guest co-host and good pal Brea Grant! Big thanks to Brea as she was in town for a few days shooting a music video and made time to to do a little podcasting. They chat about the 75th anniversary of Superman and Lois Lane, Jimmy’s segment on Jay & Jack’s Podcast for Autism is available, their mutual love for the old Pamela Anderson show VIP, and Patton Oswalt’s brilliant Star Wars pitch he did on NBC’s Parks & Recreations. News includes: Dredd 3D gets a comic book sequel, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel will take on Archie Comics The Fox, Will.i.Am brings the boom boom pow to comics and Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction get demonic with Da Vinci. Jimmy chats with Brea about her massive amount of work lately including her own film, Best Friends Forever. Brea also gives some great advice to those who want to get into acting and even ones like me who want to return to the game. They chat movies, TV, comics, video games and so much more. And Jimmy drops a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the podcast while chatting with Brea. Is it the end? Will it go on forever? Download to find out! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!