Comics Alternative, Episode 249: Reviews of Reich, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below #1, and Time and Vine #1

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Sexual Healing

This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics look at three very different titles. They begin with Elijah Brubaker’s Reich, a twelve-issue biography published by Sparkplug Comics and distributed through Alternative Comics. The series reveals the life of Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian-American psychoanalyst known for his influential work in character analysis, his advocacy of orgastic potency, and, more controversially, his theories surrounding orgonomy. After that they discuss The American Way: Those Above and Those Below #1 (Vertigo Comics). Written by John Ridley with art by George Jeanty, this is a sequel to their eight-issue Wildstorm series that came out in 2008. Then Andy and Derek wrap things up with Time and Vine #1 (IDW Publishing), Thom Zahler’s followup to his 2015 miniseries Long Distance. The guys note that this latest title bears all the markings of Zahler’s previous work, including Love and Capes: engaging art, impressive dialogue, and nuanced character interaction that is both romantic and witty.

 

Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at HeroesCon 2017, Pt. 1

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In the first of two on-location interview episodes recorded at this year’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, Derek talks with a variety of artists, writers, and editors. Some of these are creators with whom Derek was already familiar, some have even talked on the podcast before, and some are are new discoveries. In this show you’ll hear brief discussions with Ben Sears (author of Volcano Trash), Abby Howard (The Last Halloween), Jody Leheup and Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear Fighter), Andy Hirsch (Science Comics: Dogs), Matthew David Smith and Jeremy Massie (Amazing Age), Tyler Chin-Tanner (Broken Frontier), Sam Costello (Split Lip Comics), and Thom Zahler (Time and Vine).

Stay tuned over the next week for other episodes generated at this year’s HeroesCon!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #319 Part XII: MegaCon 2015 Wrap Up!

(L to R:) Katie Cook, Thom Zahler, Christian Slade and Derrick Fish!

(L to R:) Katie Cook, Thom Zahler, Christian Slade and Derrick Fish!

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In this final episode on MegaCon 2015 I review my weekend at the Orange County Convention Center from April 10 – 12, 2015. At the end of the episode are four brief interviews I did at MegaCon, with a time stamp where each interview begins, and links to these creators’ websites:

Katie Cook (37:23) gronkcomic.com

Thom Zahler (42:31) Love And Capes

Christian Slade (47:04) Korgi at Top Shelf Comics

Derrick Fish (55:43) The Wellkeeper and Dandy & Company

MegaCon 2016: May 26 – 29, 2016!

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER  DECEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 308!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 115!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8!

In 6 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

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Comic News Insider Episode 546 – Heroes Con: All-Ages Panel w/ Stephanie Gladden/Mike Maihack/Andy Runton/Chris Schweizer/Jeremy Whitley/Thom Zahler

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Comic News Insider: Episode 546 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy moderated the All-Ages panel at Heroes Con with amazing cartoonists Stephanie Gladden (Girls of Monster Paradise), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Andy Runton (Owly), Chris Schweizer (Crogan Adventures), Jeremy Whitley (Princeless), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes). They talked about their awesome comics, why they went into this genre, the difference between “kid comics” and “all-ages comics” and more! A really great and informative discussion. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 545 – Heroes Con w/ Ben Templesmith/Stephane Roux/Emi Lenox/Michael Cho/Amy Chu/Matthew Smith!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 545 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doodle Jump #1, Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever Original Teleplay #1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1, The Wicked & The Divine #1

Jimmy snuck down to his hometown Jacksonville, FL post-Heroes Con with pal Ashley Lanni whom had to deal with his road trip confessions. They are joined by old pal Ted to record the Heroes Con recap with interviews galore! Jimmy sat down at Heroes with Ben Templesmith (The Squidder), Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out) and Matthew Smith (Bee Sting). Ashley and Jimmy give their recaps of the most amazing comic convention Heroes Con and encourage all to attend. No news this week so we could fit in more interview goodness. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 544 – Special Editioning w/ Will Sliney/Enrica Jang/Matt Miner & Heroes Con Preview!

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Reviews: Angry Birds Comics #1, That’s Because You’re A Robot One-Shot, Game of Thrones season finale, The Last Ship premiere

Producer Joe steps in to co-host and join Jimmy in recapping Special Edition NYC. Jimmy sat down with Will Sliney (Spider-Man 2099), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Matt Miner (Liberator) at the show to chat about their work. It was a great show full of comic booky goodness. The guys talk about Allison Glock-Cooper’s book Changers, Han Solo’s broken ankle, give congrats to friend Jill Pantozzi and The Mary Sue on their new direction and Jimmy finally started playing BioShock Infinite and digs it. News includes: lots of E3 highlights, Powers TV show coming to Playstation network, Disney developing new Lion King series, NYCC introduces New York Super Week, Jason Momoa is Aquaman in the Superman/Batman film and zombie comics help kids learn geography. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #171 Part I: MegaCon 2011 Interviews!

Episode #171 Part I: MegaCon 2011 Interviews!

(Pictured clockwise from top left: Derrick Fish, Allen Bellman, Terry Moore, Renee Witterstaetter. Not pictured: Thom Zahler.)

The comic book professionals I interviewed at MegaCon 2011 were:

– Derrick Fish, creator, writer and artist who self publishes his title THE WELLKEEPER. http://www.thewellkeeper.com . I interviewed him on Friday.

– On Saturday I interviewed Thom Zahler, creator, writer, artist, letterer and colorist of his comic book LOVE AND CAPES, now published by IDW. http://www.loveandcapes.com .

On Sunday I interviewed three comic book professionals:

– Allen Bellman, golden age comic book artist for Marvel/Timely during the 1940’s and 1950’s. http://allenbellman.com .

– Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Publishing http://www.evainkpublishing.com, http://www.evainkartistgroup.com/ and http://witterstaetterwrites.blogspot.com/ .

– Terry Moore, creator, writer, artist and letterer of STRANGERS IN PARADISE, ECHO and, beginning in July, RACHEL RISING. http://strangersinparadise.com .

Follow up episodes on MegaCon 2011 will feature the panels I covered. While they don’t feature Superman, I want to share some of my convention experience. I enjoy panels about the craft of comic book creation, and spotlight various creators whose work I enjoy, so the panels I’ll feature will reflect that.

Next Episode: COMICS NOIR PANEL, which was the first panel I attended.

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F BombCast 87: Cthulu Fish Tacos

He’s Baaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!! Yes ladies and gentlemen, The fabulous Mike Manning is back and we learn what has been going on in his life.   While transporting the elderly, Mike has an encounters that only the Great Old Ones would call Cthulu Pussy. Tj takes a walk, and walks, and walks , and walks. Learn how much TJ can stereotype a huge group of people. Heroes Con is discussed further and in the middle are some interviews with Christos Gage (GI Joe/Cobra, Avengers Academy, Absolution) and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes). The we get into more comics then i think Mike has ever spoken of before. Zatana, Avengers Academy, Secret Avengers, Avengers #1, War of the Supermen 1-4, Return of Bruce Wayne, Batman 700, Daredevil and more are all discussed. And the Cherry on Top is the fantabulously Kitschy Batman: XXX.

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Reach Thom Zahler Through his website: www.loveandcapes.com

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