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.

 

 

Comics Alternative, On Location: The June Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

New Format!

It’s another on-location recording at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. But with this episode the podcast is doing something different. The on-location show will be going up twice monthly — schedules permitting — and joining Derek on these Heroes shows will be Michael Kobre, another guy with a PhD talking about comics. On their on-location shows, Mike and Derek will discuss very recent comics, those being released in the week or two before the recording, that have caught their attention. Mike will primarily focus on the DC and Marvel mainstream titles, while Derek will concentrate on non-mainstream, or alternative and indie, comics. And, of course, they will invite customers and employees of the shop to join in on the conversation.

On this episode, Mike discusses the work of Tom King, including the recent deluxe edition of The Sheriff of Babylon, his work on Marvel’s Vision, and his run on Batman. Derek comments on recent issues from Image Comics — specifically Farel Dalrymple’s Proxima Centauri #1Jody LeHeup and Nathan Fox’s The Weatherman #1, and Joseph Keatinge and Bret Blevins’s Stellar #1 — as well as the minicomics he recently discovered from Natalie Andrewson.

Stay tuned, because Mike and Derek will be back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in a couple of weeks!

Alonzo Cunningham, Zyg Furmaniuk, and Michael Kobre

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Comic News Insider Episode 846 – Training For TCAF!

Comic News Insider: Episode 846 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avengers Vol 7 #1, Coda #1, DC Nation #0, Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 

TCAF is approaching and Jimmy is madly prepping for it. Due to that, he has to fly solo but recruits friends to send in some audio reviews. Thanks to Amy aka The Frog Queen, Ashley Lanni, Erica Schultz and Rachael Smith. News includes: Gina Gagliano will serve as Publishing Director for the new Random House Graphic, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special will have an all-female creative team including Babs Tarr/Tula Lotay/Leah Moore/Emma Vieceli/ Alex De Campi/etc,  Bill & Ted 3 is happening 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 825 – The Best of 2017!

Comic News Insider: Episode 825 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 823 – A Nochebuena Christmas!

Comic News Insider: Episode 823 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie Christmas Spectacular #1, Christmas Eve #1, DC Holiday Special 2017, Die Kitty Die Christmas Special One Shot, Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special, Gold Digger Christmas Special #9, Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville, The Spirit: Christmas Spirit of 1948, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Jon Hoche returns to co-host and add to the Christmas cheer! The guys talk about keeping up the Christmas spirit and share some of their favorite movies and songs. And since it’s Christmas time, they review a whole slew of Christmas comic books. Jimmy gives a somewhat quick solo review of that little indie film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. News includes: that big Disney/Fox merger, DC Comics will hold a big event in D.C., Action Comics #1000 is pushed back to April 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 821 – Crisis on Earth CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 821 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Vol 3 Annual #2, John Wick #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 Annual #1, Star Trek Discovery #1, Agents of SHIELD s5 premiere, Crisis on Earth-X (CW crossover w/ Arrow/Supergirl/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow)

Jon Hoche returns to co-host! He and Jimmy talk about that awesome Batman Ninja trailer and Jimmy is planning the big birthday this weekend. News includes: DC is releasing a new line of comics this January, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are leaving American Gods ahead of season 2, the live-action The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to Netflix and more!   Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Deconstructing Comics #565: “Mister Miracle” and comics journalism hype

Mister Miracle

DC recently launched a new Mister Miracle series, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Well and good, thought Emmet, but then he saw a certain CBR headline that set him off. “King and Gerads have redefined comics”? Hyperbolic much?

So Emmet recruited Kumar to review both Mister Miracle #1 and the hype surrounding it. Is the use of suicide in the story meaningful? Hackneyed? How accessible is this comic to readers who don’t know the character? And, why does everything in comics have to be super-hyped nowadays?

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Trade Special: Batman “I Am Gotham” (2016)

Ryan revisits Tom King’s debut arc writing Batman, while Allen reads “I Am Gotham” arc for the first time. The guys then got together to break down the story, providing a general discussion and review on the first Batman story in DC’s Rebirth. Thanks for listening!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #292: SDCC DC 2017

Scott Snyder, Metal, Batman, Tom King, Steve Orlando, Justice League of America, Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Joshua Williamson, The Flash, Tim Seeley, Green Lanterns, Gail Simone, Wonder Woman/Conan

It’s post-San Diego Comic-Con week here in Episode 292 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! You’ll hear my interviews with many terrific DC Comics creators, all of which took place at this year’s big SDCC from July 20 through the 23rd! You’ll hear my chat with Scott Snyder from Metal and various Bat-titles followed by my interview with Batman creator Tom King. After that is Steve Orlando discussing Justice League of America and Robert Venditti, who continues his acclaimed run on Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, followed by Joshua Williamson, who talks about The Flash. Next up are two creators new to the show: Tim Seeley, who is set to take over Green Lanterns soon, and then things wrap up with Gail Simone talking about her upcoming Wonder Woman/Conan crossover! As always, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Scott Snyder, Metal                                                                      1:35
  2. Tom King, Batman                                                                        6:58
  3. Steve Orlando, Justice League of America                                15:13
  4. Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps         24:14
  5. Joshua Williamson, The Flash                                                    31:50
  6. Tim Seeley, Green Lanterns                                                       40:13
  7. Gail Simone, Wonder Woman/Conan                                        48:28

Deconstructing Comics #549: Kind of Epic Episode

Vision

This week, Gabrial and David from the Kind of Epic Show podcast join Tim to talk about their show, and various Marvel Comics highlights (and lowlights) from the past 30 years — and in particular, Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s The Vision.

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Comic News Insider Episode 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #252 With NYCC DC 2016

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, DC Comics, New York Comic Con, NYCC, Shea Fontana, DC Super Hero Girls, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Superwoman, Phil Jimenez, Tom King, Batman, Joshua Williamson, Flash, Godspeed, Barry Allen, Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan, Green Lantern, John Sember, Cyborg, John Ficarra, MAD Magazine,

This week, you’ll hear my interviews with many terrific DC Comics creators, all of which took place at this year’s New York Comic Con from October 6 through 9! You’ll hear my chat with Shea Fontana from DC Super Hero Girls followed by my interview with Superwoman creator Phil Jimenez. After that is Tom King from Batman, then Joshua Williamson returns to discuss The Flash. Next up Robert Venditti is back on this podcast, this time talking about Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corp, followed by John Semper Jr., scripter for Cyborg. Then everything concludes with my talk with MAD Magazine Editor John Ficarra, who talks about some interesting directions the magazine is doing in. Again, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Shea Fontana, DC Super Hero Girls                                              1:24
  2. Phil Jiminez, Superwoman                                                               10:08
  3. Tom King, Batman                                                                              18:45
  4. Joshua Williamson, The Flash                                                         28:19
  5. Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps         39:23
  6. John Semper, Jr., Cyborg                                                                  49:20
  7. John Ficarra, MAD Magazine                                                           59:22

 

Gotham by Geeks ep 13 Rebirth

Welcome to episode 13 of Gotham by Geeks. Join co-hosts Darrell, Russ, Mike, and Chris as they discuss the world of Batman comic books. In this episode as we discuss some of the Bat family books wrapping up such as We are Robin and Batgirl before diving into Rebirth and Batman Rebirth where we have a surprise visit by Tom King the co writer of of the book and new writer on the Batman title moving forward. Tom shares his thoughts on the book as well as on the first arc of his upcoming run.
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In light of the DC announcements on the creative teams coming out of the Rebirth event we decided to record a special episode. in the first part we have comic creator Tom King returning to talk about his upcoming run as the new writer on Batman as well as his thoughts on the other Batman Family of books. In the second part we discuss the teams more thoroughly.

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Gotham by Geeks ep 3 Beware of the Tom King

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Darrell, Chris, Russ and Mike are joined by superstar writer Tom King (Grayson, Robin War, Omega Men, Vision, and The Sheriff of Babylon ) to discuss

Batman #433-435

Action Comics #654

Batman: In Darkest Knight

Batman #417-420 (Ten Nights of the Beast)

And back again is our top 5 list, where we each rank our Top 5 Brutal/Hardcore Moments in Bat books

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