Comic News Insider Episode 907 – Reviews R Us!

Comic News Insider: Episode 907 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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Comics: Betty & Veronica #1, Books of Magic #1/2, Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1/2, Firefly #1, Green Lantern Vol 6 #1, Hack/Slash vs Chaos #1, Livewire #1, Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #1/2/3, The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #1

TV: Arrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Riverdale, The Gifted, Nightflyers, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Star Wars: Resistance

Film: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Venom 

Since there has been so much coverage from Thought Bubble and NYCC, there hasn’t been a lot of reviewing going on lately! We’re here to remedy that for you! Some of Jimmy’s favorite CNI dogs send in audio reviews from recent comics, TV and film. Thanks to Producer Joe, Marta, Heidi, Erica, Emmy, Emily, Jon, Barry and Dave! No news or interviews this time. Just pure reviewing magic! Besides, Jimmy has to continue planning for his birthday this weekend. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts on the reviews! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 299: Reviews of Recent Comics about The Beatles

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Number 9, Number 9, Number 9…

This is a special episode of The Comics Alternative, in that Sterg and Derek focus only on recent comics about The Beatles. Both of the guys are huge Beatles fans, and you can tell how excited they are in discussing these texts. They begin with David Foenkinos, Corbeyran, and Horne’s Lennon: The New York Years (IDW Publishing), adapted from Foenkinos prose work on John Lennon. What makes this book stand out is that it’s primarily narrated in the first person through imagined therapy sessions that Lennon undergoes. In this way, the text becomes not only an insight into John Lennon’s psyche, but also a broad historical overview of The Beatles as a musical phenomenon.

After that they jump into Bill Morrison’s recent adaptation of Yellow Submarine (Titan Comics). This is a work that is as colorful and as elaborate as the 1968 animated film, and the guys are impressed by how faithful the book is to the film’s plot. The only thing you don’t get in Morrison’s text is the various musical interludes that you have in the animated film (of course), but even then Morrison does an affective job of implying the music as sort of a silent soundtrack. But all of the surreal visuals, the song references, and the many puns are there.

Next, they look at a new book just released through NBM, The Beatles in Comics. This is a collection of short essays and comics written by Michel Mabel and Gaet’s, and with illustrations by a variety of artists. Much like Lennon, this book provides a broad overview of The Beatles, and the chapters cover such topics as their time in Hamburg, Brian Epstein, when they met the queen, their playing Shea Stadium, the Ed Sullivan Show, the genesis of “Yesterday,” their decision to stop touring, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, their time in India, Yoko Ono, the Paul Is Dead phenomenon, and the breakup of the band.

Finally, they discuss a new book that really isn’t about The Beatles, but uses the Fab Four as a significant backdrop. M. Dean’s I Am Young (Fantagraphics) is a series of stories about relationships and music, and the main storyline is the one that uses The Beatles. It’s the history of a relationship between Miriam and George, two young people who meet at a Beatles concert when the band first hit it big. M. Dean takes us through the course of this relationship, doing so with The Beatles as a nexus, with the two growing older and getting together, and growing apart, as The Beatles themselves mature and evolve.

One book that the Sterg and Derek do not discuss, but one they nonetheless highly recommend, is Carol Tyler’s Fab4 Mania (Fantagraphics). This work was released earlier this year, and the reason the guys don’t include it in their comics about The Beatles coverage is that Gene and Derek interviewed Carol back in July. As such, they spent a lot of time discussing that book, so the guys already focused on that text. Still, it’s another recent graphic novel about The Beatles, and it should stand alongside the other works that Sterg and Derek discuss in this episode.

 

 

Comic News Insider Episode 897 – NYCC: Caster w/ Common, Minky Woodcock w/ Cynthia Von Buhler/Pearls Daily/Charles Ardai!

Comic News Insider: Episode 897 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired. As usual, he got lots of 1:1 interviews and covered as many press rooms as he could. Producer Joe even got in on the interviewing action! In this episode, you’ll hear the press rooms for the Webtoon’s webcomic Caster with rapper/actor Common and Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini with Cynthia Von Buhler (creator/writer/artists), Pearls Daily (Minky Woodcock in the live interactive stage production) and Charles Ardai (Hard Case Crime Founder for Titan Comics). Be here all month to hear more interviews/press rooms from NYCC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #342: SDCC 2018 Interviews – Part 3

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Alisik, Helge Vogt, Rick Remender, Deadly Class, Image Comics, Titan Comics, goth, graveyard, school,

We wrap up our coverage of San Diego Comic Con with two great chats, if you will! First up is Helge Vogt, co-writer and artist on a fascinating book called Alisik, made available in the U.S. by Titan Comics.  We talk about the main character, her situation, her friends, and where the book might go from the first two issues! For more on the series, check out the Titan Comics online store!

Then everything wraps up with a news conference with Rick Remender, creator of Deadly Class from Image Comics! A word of warning: Mr. Remender likes what we call explicit language, so be prepared! He discusses how he’s making the upcoming Syfy show as close to the successful comic as possible, among other things! For more, check out the Syfy website!

Comic News Insider Episode 865 – The Trek to San Diego Comic Con!

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Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #1, Farmhand #1, Incredibles 2 #1, Superman Vol 6 #1, X-23 #1, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters 

Jimmy leaves early Wednesday for San Diego Comic Con and is still madly organizing his schedule. Many thanks to pals Emily, Marta, Emmy, Jon and Heidi that sent in audio reviews. And big ups to old childhood friend Jessica for being this week’s newsreader. News includes: HBO picks up Joss Whedon’s sci-fi series The Nevers, Dark Horse Comics announced the release of three new titles in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy universe, DC Comics announced it’s next group of crossovers w/ Hanna-Barbera characters and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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On Location: The First July Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Happy 4th!

Michael and Derek are back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for the first of two July on-location episodes. They visit the shop on Independence Day, and they use the occasion to discuss current trends and titles in the comics industry. Mike explores recent manifestations of The Avengers and Justice League, focusing on Marvel and DC through what he calls the “classic Coke” approach. His discussion takes him across the writings of Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder, and then circling back to Tom King’s current work on Batman and the recent marriage event. Looking at the non-mainstream side of comics, Derek talks about his reaction to the first two issues of Evan Dorkin and Veronica Fish’s Blackwood and the initial offering of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, part of Titan Comics’ Hard Case Crime series. He also brings up Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys and the recent announcement of new Perfect Editions from VIZ Media. And, it being July 4th, the Two Guys also discuss comics, politics, and the current state of the country.

 

 

Comic News Insider Episode 860 – More Heroes Con w/ Bridgit Connell/Tom Akel!

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Reviews: Tank Girl All Stars #1, 2000AD Sci-Fi Special, Preacher s3 premiere, Westworld s2 finale, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jimmy is still recovering from Heroes Con and brings you more interviews! You’ll hear him talk with pal Bridgit Connell about her new book with Titan Comics called Brother Nash. Always super fun to catch up with Bridgit! And he has a great chat with Tom Akel (Head of Content at Line WebToon) about what comics they are producing, their mission statement, how to get in the webcomics game and more. Thanks to Rachael, Ashley, Karlin and Erica for their audio reviews! News includes: Sam Kieth is writing/illustrating a The Maxx/Batman mini-series, the recent rumors that the Star Wars spin-offs are cancelled may not be true, DC Comics is bringing back their Giant comics exclusively to Wal-Mart 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 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 ………..

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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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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!

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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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