Comics Alternative, Episode 222: A Discussion of DC’s Young Animal Line

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics discuss DC’s Young Animal titles. They begin with Gerard Way and Nick Derington’s Doom Patrol, the maiden voyage of the new imprint. There have been three issues released so far, and the guys really like what they’ve seen. Way definitely takes a cue from Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the title, referencing many of Morrison’s original additions to the Silver Age series — most notably Danny the Street and Flex Mentallo — yet at the same time making Doom Patrol uniquely his own.

After that, Andy and Derek discuss the first four issues of Shade the Changing Girl. This is Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone’s revamping of the old Steve Ditko creation (and best popularized in the early 1990s by Peter Milligan and Chris Bachelor), Shade the Changing Man. Their emphasis on the lives of young high school women promises to be a curious spin on the property.

Next, the guys turn to what Andy calls his favorite of the Young Animal line, Jonathan Rivera, Gerard Way, and Michael Avon Oeming’s Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye. As they point out, Cave Carson is a character from the early 1960s appearing in both Brave and the Bold and Showcase, but unlike his contemporary Rip Hunter, he never received a title of his own. Way, Rivera, and Oeming are now giving him that opportunity.

The Two Guys conclude their episode with a very different kind of Young Animal title, Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards’s Mother Panic. This is the only one of the four series not to be based on Silver Age properties, and it’s the only one to be deeply enmeshed into the DC Universe. For that reason, Derek is less enamored with Mother Panic — at least in terms of the first two issues so far — feeling that it takes itself too seriously and wonders why this wasn’t a regular DC title. Andy has no problem with this Gotham-drenched series.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #185: Wizard World Philadelphia, Stealing The Flash, Vandroid and Outcast

Episode #185

On this podcast we’re joined by JoshWill from Foshkos again and we talk about The Flash leak, Wizard World Philadelphia and we review Vandroid #5 and Outcast #1. Listen in!

This year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) sold out in record time and scalpers hit the scene almost immediately. So, if you go to the show be on the look out for scalpers cosplaying and cosplayers as scalpers. Did you get your NYCC tickets? Thanks to Foshkos for the art.

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Wayne’s Comics #58 With Tommy Lee Edwards And Gregg Hurwitz

Excellent comics artist Tommy Lee Edwards is here, discussing The Random Adventures Of Brandon Generator, an online comic you can read at brandongenerator.com! He talks with me about creating Turf with Jonathan Ross, and shares his views on digital comics, among other things! You’ll enjoy what he has to say during our interview!

Next I give a quick review of the latest books, followed by ’News & Previews’ with Gianluca Glazer. Then everything wraps up with my re-airing the interesting conversation I had a couple of months back with novelist Gregg Hurwitz, who now is writing Batman: The Dark Knight. He gives a lot of insight into his writing and what he hopes to accomplish on the DC title with artist David Finch.

And send your comments or questions to waynescomics@gmail.com. Don’t miss my weekly comics columns Comics Portal and DC Comics And Beyond on my Wayne’s Worlds blog!

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Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #16

 

Jesse, Art, Freddie, and Danny once again discuss three new number one issues! One is heavily influenced by J. Michael Straczynski, one is a master class in great comic book storytelling, and one is a pop culture referencing mess. Listen and find out what’s what!
SHOW NOTES:
[00:33] Intro
[02:06] America’s Got Powers #1
[15:07] Secret #1
[28:10] The Secret Service #1
[43:40] END
Intro Music: Built To Spill – “Sidewalk”

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Best of 2010 (I.M.H.O.)

In this 2010 wrap-up, I discuss my favorite writers, artists, series, story arc, single issue, and graphic novel.

Best Writers – Robert Kirkman, Scott Snyder, Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon, Geoff Johns, Bryan Q. Miller Best

Artists – Amanda Conner, Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon, Gabriel Hardman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Series – Green Lantern (DC), Scalped (Vertigo), Strange Tales II (Marvel), CHEW (Image), Daytripper (Vertigo)

Single Issue – Hellboy in Mexico (Dark Horse)

Story Arc – The Flash #1-6 “The Dastardly Death of the Rogues”

Graphic Novel – Super F*ckers

Don’t agree with my picks? Complain about how wrong I am on the forum!

Audio Best of 2010 version

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 47

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In this special episode, I’m joined by Art & Freddie (The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast) to discuss the best writers, artists, series, and much much more of 2010.

Spoilers?

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 144 (10/24/10)

Very good week to be a comic book fan! Pick Of The Week goes to Jonathan Ross & Tommy Lee Edwards for Turf #3 (Image). Fast Five picks include Superman/Batman #77 (DC), The Walking Dead #78 (Image), Kick-Ass 2 #1 (Icon), Guarding The Globe #2 (Image), and Hulk #26 (Marvel).

Also, big announcement at the end regarding the Long Beach Comic Con!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 121 (4/11/10)

In this Fast Five episode, I talk about Deadpool Corps #1 (Marvel), DEMO 2 #3 (Vertigo), Turf #1 (Image), Jonah Hex #54 (DC), and S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (Marvel).

Pretty tame week, but still enjoyable!