Wayne’s Comics Podcast #256: Braiden Cox, Classic Peter Hogan

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It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #256 features my latest interview with Braiden Cox, who has a Kickstarter project going on right now for Pet Squadron: Defenders of Humanity at this link! I highly recommend this creative Indie comic, and it truly deserves your support before it concludes on Thursday, December 1, at 9:02 p.m. ET. It’s a great title that combines our love for our pets with action and adventure, so be sure to listen to what Braiden has to say!

Then everything concludes with a classic interview I conducted a few years back with Peter Hogan, writer for Resident Alien from Dark Horse Comics. This story is told in a series of miniseries’, and one is going on right now called “The Man With No Name.” I talk with Peter about what the comic is about, including an alien who passes for a human doctor in rural America. We discuss how the title and the characters came to be, and important things you should know to get the most out of this excellent comic! Also highly recommended!

 

Ep 23 It’s Strange in here + Doctor Strange Movie Review

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Welcome back, guys! This week we escape with Batman and Jack Burton, fight for the honor of Hydra, and see a movie. Doctor Strange was awesome so we talk about it. Enjoy.

01:52 Batman 10
12:00 SR: Captain America 06
20:25 Big Trouble/Escape NY 02
Doctor Strange Review: Spoiler-free 27:25
Doctor Strange Review: Spoilers 33:56

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The Comics Noob Ep 21- Getting the Band Back Together & Movie Trailers

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We have story arc setups and more in this weeks episode. We also review a couple of the newest movie trailers and a long awaited game trailer. Thanks for giving it a listen.

 

02:59 Batman 09

15:01 Trinty 02

23:52 Wacky Raceland 05

33:47 Logan Trailer

44:38 Assassin’s Creed Trailer

55:25 Red Redemption 2 Trailer

 

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Comics Alternative, Episode 185: A Publisher Spotlight on Alternative Comics and Its Small Press Co-op

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs focus a critical spotlight on the spring releases coming out from Alternative Comics and the other small presses that are part of its distribution co-operative, Floating World Comics, Hic + Hoc Productions, Study Group Comics, and Press Gang. This is a jam-packed episode and longer than usual, a discussion that covers eighteen different titles among the five indie presses. Before they jump directly into the comics, though, Derek has a brief conversation with Marc Arsenault, the publisher of Alternative Comics and one of the ringleaders of the co-operative. He asks Marc about the origins of the press, its relaunch in 2012, its distribution agreement with the other indie publishers, and what readers could anticipate coming out of Alternative Comics in the months to come. After that introductory interview, Andy W. and Derek begin discussing the individual titles some out this spring, and organizing their conversation by publisher. These books include:

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Alternative Comics

Floating World Comics

Hic + Hoc Productions

Study Group Comics

  • Titan #1, #2, #3, by François Vigneault
  • Vile #1, Tyler Landry

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As Andy and Derek mention in the show, this has been a spotlight episode they’ve been wanting to do for some time. The guys are truly excited to talk about the new releases coming out from Alternative Comics (and its co-op partners)…and not just this publisher’s name is an inversion of the podcast title.

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Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of The Secret Voice, Titan, and Black Is the Color

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On the July webcomics show, Andy W. and Derek do something different. Not only do they look at two current and ongoing series, along with one already completed title — as is their usual format — but they do so by focusing on just one specific webcomics outlet: Study Group Comics. The guys begin, appropriately enough, by looking at current work from Zack Soto, the publisher of Study Group. His comic, The Secret Voice, is a mashup of various genres, part adventure, part science fiction, part superhero, and (at least in the beginning) part Jules Verne-inspired fantasy. So far there are five Titan2completed chapters of The Secret Voice, and as the narrative unfolds, Soto is creating an ever-expanding and complex world centered around the enigmatic Dr. Galapagos. Next, the guys discuss François Vigneault’s Titan, a futuristic sci-fi drama set in an hydrocarbon processing refinery on Saturn’s satellite, Titan. Vigneault’s story is perhaps the most socially charged of this month’s bunch, touching upon class and ethnic conflicts, and even venturing at times into scientific ethics. Titan is in its fourth chapter, with Vigneault currently posting updates. Finally, Derek and Andy look at a Study Group webcomic that was completed back in 2012, Julia Gfrörer’s Black Is the Color. Her story is relatively simple and straightforward — a sailor is cast adrift from his ship and encounters a fabled mermaid — but Gfrörer’s art and pacing add a sophistication that give depth to this relatively short narrative. Black Is the Color is driven by subtleties and innuendo, ultimately embracing an ambiguity that opens up text in unexpected ways. This story was published in hardcopy by Fantagraphics in 2013, and in fact, the other webcomics discussed this month have seen printed form, and through Study Group Comics. There are two comic-book issues of The Secret Voice published so far, and one of Titan.

Listeners of the monthly webcomics series will be saddened to learn that this will be the last episode in which Andy Wolverton will serve as regular cohost. Andy will still be a big part of The Comics Alternative family of podcasts — he’s not going anywhere soon — but he’s decided to hand over his webcomic-analyzing duties to another so that he can pursue another project for The Comics Alternative. So keep your eyes open for more exciting stuff from Andy W.! Beginning in August, Derek’s cohost for the webcomics series will be Sean Kleefeld, an incisive critic and webcomics maven who is sure to inject some gravitas into the show.

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