Comic News Insider Episode 841 – Panda Expressers!

Comic News Insider: Episode 841 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Crude #1, Domino Vol 3 #1, Exiles Vol 5 #1, Robocop Citizens Arrest #1, Supermansion #1, Lost In Space, The Walking Dead s8 finale, Fear the Walking Dead s4 premiere

2 co-hosts this week! Jon Hoche returns and we welcome his good friend/recent Off-Broadway co-star Olivia Oguma! They chat about the upcoming Riverdale musical, Mike Mignola at MoCCA, Producer Joe covered DINK! and Jimmy checked out the Big Apple Con. News includes: Cathy Yan will direct the Harley Quinn film, Deadpool pop-up bars will appear in NYC & LA, Steven Spielberg is producing a Blackhawks film and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 837 – Kryptoniting!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 837 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1, Lucy Dreaming #1, Weapon H #1. Krypton 

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair after his big stint Off-Broadway! News includes: Frank Miller signs a 5 project deal with DC Comics, a Spice Girls animated film is in development, Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is coming to TV and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Uncanny Nerdverse – Comics FFO! Pilot

Welcome to Comics For Fans Of. Where each week Ryan and/or Allen will give their recommendations for jumping on points or new series under the radar. We hope you may give these books a chance. And if you do let us know what you thought. Let’s support our local comic shops and comic book creators. Thanks for listening!

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Comic News Insider Episode 836 – Call the Kwong!

Comic News Insider: Episode 836 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Encounter #1, Eternity Girl #1, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1, Vampironica #1

By popular demand, Emmy Potter comes back 2 weeks in a row to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about that little Avengers: Infinity War trailer & the facial hair that lies within. News includes: Ava DuVernay is directing a New Gods film, Dark Horse Comics is publishing 2 Incredibles 2 comics. DC Comics will publish a bi-weekly Justice League comic starting in June and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Top 5 Comics Podcast Ep. 108 Season 6

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Action Comics #999, X-Men Blue #23, Sea of Thieves #1, Death Bed #1, New Mutants Dead Souls #1 and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 2:03 – 13:48

Action Comics #999 – 13:52 – 25:15

X-Men Blue #23 – 25:15 – 32:10

Sea of Thieves #1 – 32:10 – 41:34

Death Bed #1 – 41:34 – 51:04

New Mutants Dead Souls #1 – 51:10 – 1:05:01

 

Books to watch – 1:05:10

 

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Comics Alternative, Episode 272: Reviews of Babylon Berlin, The True Death of Billy the Kid, and The Highest House #1

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Mysteries

This week Gene and Derek discuss three recent titles, all of which concern mysteries. They begin with Babylon Berlin (Titan Comics), Arne Jysch’s comics adaptation of Volker Kutscher’s noir prose novel. It takes place in 1929 Berlin and set in the Weimar Republic, with all of its historical and cultural contexts embedded within. The guys are very impressed with Jysch and Kutscher’s narrative, and they spend a lot of time not only discussing the work as an example of crime noir, but also the issues involved in adapting a text from one medium to another (including the recent Netflix series).

Next, they look at Rick Geary’s latest efforts, The True Death of Billy The Kid (NBM Graphic Novels). This began as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, and in many ways it follows the format of Geary’s true crime comics. Indeed, both Derek and Gene are big fans of Geary’s art and his handling of the history and research surrounding infamous deeds. This is not a biography of Billy the Kid, but true to the book’s title, it focuses on the days that lead up to the death of this legendary figure.

Finally, the Two Guys turn their attention to The Highest House #1 (IDW Publishing). Released in conjunction with the French publisher Glénat Editions, this brings back together Mike Carey, Peter Gross, and Yuko Shimizu, the creative team that brought us The Unwritten. This story is more of an overt fantasy than the previous series. The inaugural issue sets a solid foundation for Carey’s world building, and as both Gene and Derek observe, the larger album format allows a full display of Gross’s marvelous art.

Comic News Insider Episode 834 – The Quick and the CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 834 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Alisik #1, Lockjaw  #1, The Terrifics #1, Final Space series premiere, Star Wars Rebels series finale

Jimmy is back in NYC! Alas, due to being way behind and regular co-hosts busy, he has to do a quickie solo episode. But as usual, he rallies some of his awesome CNI correspondents to send in audio reviews. Thanks to Ashley, Heidi, Jon and Marta. You all did great jobs! News includes: DC Comics is publishing comics based in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman world, Marvel Comics is bringing a new The Sentry series, Star Wars may have time travel now and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Uncanny Nerdverse NCBD Spotlight: Fighting American #1

Happy NCBD! Ryan reviews Fighting American #1 from Titan Comics solo-style this week, while Allen is on a secret mission. This book almost deserves the second discussion to hear where the guys line up. Dive in to hear some comic book rants on a Joe Simon & Jack Kirby creation.

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Comic News Insider Episode 828 – CNI Gets Lit!

Comic News Insider: Episode 828 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Damage Vol 2 #1, Harley Quinn Vol 3 #35, Black Lightning series premiere 

Jon Hoche is back again as co-host! They talk about the genre Oscar nominations and what was snubbed. News includes: Superman gets his red trunks back, Dan Slott is leaving his Spider-Man gig, Titan Comics will publish some “lost” Jack Kirby The Prisoner comics and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 259: Reviews of Bad Mask, Evolution #1, and Doctor Radar #1

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  • 00:01:26 – Introduction
  • 00:03:48 – Post-Thanksgiving digestion
  • 00:05:07 – Bad Mask
  • 00:30:41 – Evolution #1
  • 00:46:48 – Doctor Radar #1
  • 01:03:06 – Wrap up
  • 01:04:36 – Contact us

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Mystery!

On this week’s episode Gwen and Derek discuss three recent releases that, while all being quite different, nonetheless share a common theme of mystery. They start off with Jon Chad’s Bad Mask (BOOM! Box), a multimedia project that explores perspective and interpretation. With its various components in multiple print formats — comic book, trading cards, newspaper tabloid, mainstream news magazine, business reports, etc. — it’s an intelligent exploration of how we define “hero.” Next, the Two PhDs Talking about Comics explore the first issue of Evolution (Image Comics). This is a different kind of comic in that it’s written by four authors…and the result is solid and far from fragmented. James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson contribute to the story, with Joe Infurnari providing the art. Finally, Gwen and Derek look at Noël Simsolo and Bézian’s Doctor Radar #1 (Titan Comics). This is a translation that taps into the crime noir genre, expertly done and perhaps the highlight of the week.

 

Deconstructing Comics #561: Minneapolis comics scene vignettes

Eliot Rahal interviews Kristin Tipping at New Comic Book Day at Day Block Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on July 19

Minneapolis is increasingly becoming a “comics town”. While it doesn’t have the publisher presence of Portland, it’s filled with comics creators of all stripes, from mainstream guys to indy creators to web cartoonists.

It also may be the only town in the U.S. where New Comic Book Day is a bar event every Wednesday, with comics giveaways, standup comedy, and a creator interview!

In this episode, Tim talks with:

Tim with Katy Rex

  • Katy Rex, writer of Jade Street Protection Services, from Black Mask, editor of another Black Mask title, Kim and Kim, and writer of a forthcoming Dr. Who special from Titan Comics. She also works at local retailer Hot Comics.
John Bivens and Eliot Rahal

John Bivens and Eliot Rahal

  • Eliot Rahal, writer of Bloodshot’s Day Off and other books from Valiant, and a host of the New Comic Book Day event.
  • John Bivens, artist on Image Comics’ Spread and Dark Engine.

Kristin Tipping

Also, you’ll hear Eliot interviewing Kristin Tipping, creator of Evil Witch Allie, a comic we’ve critiqued!

Become a patron and you can see video of some of the standup comedians at New Comic Book Day!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 250: Reviews of The Death of Stalin, Moonstruck #1, and Kros: Hallowed Ground

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Monsters…or Others

This week on The Comics Alternative‘s regular review show, the Two Guys discuss three recent titles, all of which involve monsters….or outsiders, depending on your perspective. They begin with The Death of Stalin, written by Fabien Nury and with art by Thierry Robin (Titan Comics). This is a translation of a French text that is soon to be released as a major motion picture in the UK, and then eventually coming to the US. It’s the semi-historical account of the death of Joseph Stalin and the unusual circumstances surrounding that event. As Andy and Derek point out, Nury’s dark sense of humor is apparent throughout, while Robin’s art captures the grittiness of the context.

Next, the guys move on to Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth’s Moonstruck #1 (Image Comics). The story takes place in an urban setting, with young people going about their daily, and sometimes wacky, lives…sort of like something out of Seinfeld or Friends. However, what marks this series is its fantastical nature: everyone is a mythical figure of some sort. While Leth provides a bit of the art, the lion’s share goes to newcomer Shae Beagle, which is a stand out. And although both guys had wondered when they read the original solicit if this series may be a bit too “cute,” they find Ellis’s story mature in a way they hadn’t expected.

Finally, Andy and Derek do something they haven’t really done before: review a title that is only available through a Kickerstarter campaign. Tom Mandrake and John Ostrander’s Kros: Hallowed Ground takes place during the horrific yet decisive Battle of Gettysburg, but it’s more than just a war story. This is a landscape populated by vampires. And what better feeding ground for bloodsuckers than this battlefield? On it’s own, this narrative leaves open a few questions, but the guys sense that this is the first in a series of Kros tales that will flesh out a larger storyworld. They hope that this, as well as other future installments, might find its way to print in the future.

Critiquing Comics #115: “Dawn of War” and “Rocket to Pluto”

Dawn of War / Rocket to Pluto

This time Tim and Mulele take on two submitted comics: Dawn of War #1, the latest Warhammer 40,000 comic from Ryan O’Sullivan and Daniel Indro, published by Titan Comics; and Snowcone City: Rocket to Pluto by Joseph Hewitt, from Polar Bear Comix.

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Comic News Insider Episode 773 – Book Expo America Adventures!

Comic News Insider: Episode 773 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Blood Bowl: More Guts More Glory #1, Cable Vol 4 #1, Judge Dredd Funko Universe One-Shot, Class S1 finale, Fear the Walking Dead S3 premiere, Wonder Woman

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy went to Book Expo America and tells all about it! He made some great new contacts, saw some amazing books and hung with old pals. BEA is always an awesome show! News includes: the creative team for the new Runaways comic is announced, SpongeBob SquarePants the musical is coming to Broadway, Tala Ashe is joining Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular, Cowboy Bebop is going to be a live action series and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Zone 4 #331: Secret Empire (8-Year Anniversary!)

The Zone 4 crew returns for a special 8-Year Anniversary episode!

First, the guys shoot the breeze about Star Wars Day, Free Comic Book Day, their 8-Year Anniversary and more.

Then Brant, Gordon and Ron discuss some media news and spotlight some comics they are reading.

For Topic Time, Brant, Gordon and Chris talk about Secret Empire #0-1 and mainstream comics in general a little bit.

Plus Facebook shout-outs, plugs and more!

Don’t forget to check out www.zone4podcast.com and www.youtube.com/comicfrontline for more!

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Celestial Falcon #1 Pre-Order:

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Brother Bones FREE 8-Page Digital Comic Available May 6th!

Go to www.luckycomics.com and download your copy!

Written by Ron Fortier, illustrated by Flavio Silva.