Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 61: A Publisher Spotlight on Vertigo

A “Sorta Vertigo-y” Show

This week Andy and Derek return with another special Publisher Spotlight episode, this one devoted to Vertigo. Although the Two Guys with PhDs demonstrate superhuman abilities when tackling a variety of titles, it’s obvious that they cannot cover all of Vertigo’s history and output. Instead, they have decided to focus on the most recent wave of comics coming out from the imprint. This includes the many titles that have been released VertigoNewsince the summer and in the wake of Karen Berger’s departure. Derek and Andy discuss the significance of these latest releases, what they suggest about the possible direction of the imprint, and how these comics fit within the larger history of Vertigo. The recent series that the Two Guys discuss include:

They also focus on the narrative trajectories of some of Vertigo’s more established series, including the current run of The Unwritten, Fables, and Fairest. Here, they look at The Unwritten/Fables crossover and recent original graphic novels and collections such as The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank TwiceFables: Werewolves of the Heartland, and the upcoming Fairest in All the Land. As this episode aptly shows, Vertigo is still one of the most exciting places to find cutting-edge comics!

This week’s incidental music is brought to you by
The Who’s Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition)

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V for Vertigo, Episode 103: Summer Movies

I recently watched both Thor and Fast Five so you know I have to talk about them. Don’t worry, I don’t spoil them, but if you haven’t seen them, you should. And stay past the credits, this includes Fast Five.

There’s one sad, but unsurprising news this week as I say goodbye to FOX’s Human Target. I then move on talking about the imaginative, inventive, and something else that starts with ‘i’ in The Unwritten: Dead Man’s Knock (Mike Carey, Peter Gross). It’s Vertigo’s best ongoing series.

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Episode 81: East Coast Bias


This week I talk about how the Gigantes didn’t win but how the Phillies lost, at least according to the talking heads on various sports networks. I also go over how different people are from me and how they suck.

Lastly, I talk about Vertigo’s only on-going series that’s not written by people starting with the letter ‘W’ in The Unwritten: Inside Man (Mike Carey, Peter Gross). I struggle talking about it as I wasn’t expecting to talk about it alone.

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 103

In which the boys ask an important question to their listening audience: “Who buys this stuff?

THE FOURTH WALL FIVE

  • [01:37] The Unwritten #17
  • [10:03] Morning Glories #2
  • [19:05] Joe The Barbarian #7 (OF 8)
  • [27:38] Halo: Fall Of Reach: Boot Camp #1 (OF 4)
  • [35:27] Astonishing Spider-Man Wolverine #3 (OF 5)

Teenage Wasteland Episode 80 – The Flash, The Unwritten, Batman and More

This time on Teenage Wasteland…

A traditional episode. Four comic books with four reviews.

Books Mentioned
Batman: The Widening Gyre #1
The Executor
The Flash #4
The Unwritten #15

Teenage Wasteland Episode 62 – Sweet on Sweet Tooth

This week on Teenage Wasteland…

A new release from Zenescope, some old favorites with The Unwritten and Batman & Robin and Sweet Tooth quickly rises up the ranks. Plus, what has happened to Captain America? And if that wasn’t enough, the first ever installment of The Sandbox from Mr. Jeff Sandquist.

Books Discussed
The Waking #1
Captain America: Reborn, Who Will Wield the Shield, and #602
Batman and Robin #7
The Unwritten #9
Sweet Tooth #1-5 “Out of the Deep Woods”

Music featured is by GZA.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 57 – Comic Talk

So, how do I kick off the new year? By talking about comic books, of course. Happy 2010, everyone.

                                                   

Books Discussed: The Unwritten #7, Stumptown #1, Punisher Max #1, Spider-man 2099, Amazing Spider-man #612-616

Music featured is by Social Distortion.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 50 – Comic Talk & A Look Back

The milestone! This week I take a look back on TW thus far and give thanks to all those who have supported and followed. Also, an e-mail, audio comments and a plethora of comic book reviews. Fifty in the can, ladies & gents, but I’m sure not done.

Items Discussed: The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2, Deadman: Exorcism, The Factor #0, Northlanders Vol. 1, Sleeper: Season 2, Superboy (1994) #60-64, Unwritten #6, Young Liars Vol. 1

Music featured is by The Deftones.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 45 – Vengeance!

Moon Knight, baby!! This week I bring the marathon attitude. Reviews & The Question of the Week.

Items Discussed: Chinatown, Unknown Soldier Vol. 1, The Unwritten #5, Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1

Music Featured is by Minor Threat.

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