Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

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This week Andy and Derek discuss five new titles. They start off with Michael DeForge’s latest book, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (Drawn and Quarterly). While this is an unusual story, it’s nonetheless one of DeForge’s most conventional stories, at least when compared to many of his previous works. It’s an episodic narrative about its titular character, a multi-talented 49-year-old woman who moves to a Canadian national park to escape a scandal surrounding her rich father’s finances. There she befriends a bunny named Oatmeal, a moose lawyer who goes by the name “Lisa Hanawalt,” a love-struck eel, a “marked” young woman called Girl McNally, dumb geese, proxy ants, a bear chronicler, and the park’s wannabe reporter “Michael DeForge.” Did we mention that this is one of DeForge’s more conventional stories? This title began as a webcomic on Tumblr, and while people can still find the complete comic up and available, the guys strongly recommend that listeners get the new book to fully take in the physical, tactile experience.

Next, the Two Guys with PhDs turn to the four new Hanna-Barbera one-shots from DC Comics: the Adam Strange/Future Quest Special (by Mark Andreyko, Jeff Parker, and Steve Lieber), the Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special (Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna), the Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special (James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, and Ariel Olivetti), and the Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special (Tony Bedard, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales). They both enjoy all four of the titles, although Derek has some reservations about the Suicide Squad/Banana Splits team-up, and Andy feels that the Green Lantern/Space Ghost one is a missed opportunity. But they spend about as much time discussing the short backups in these four specials, with Howard Chaykin’s Ruff ‘n’ Reddy being a standout. Is that any surprise

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #141 With Tony Bedard From ‘Supergirl’

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I hope you’re ready for a “super” interview this week because I’m chatting with Supergirl scripter Tony Bedard! We chat about how he approaches the character as well as discussing his time working with Geoff Johns on Team Green Lantern, his ability to pick up characters developed by other creators and how much he enjoys developing his own comics and the characters that live there! Don’t miss my fun chat with Mr. Bedard!

As always, next week I’ll have another great interview with a comics creator, so be sure to listen in!

 

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #155: Aquaman #23.1 and Eternal Warrior #1 Reviews

Episode #155

On this podcast we’re joined by JoshWill from Foshkos as we talk a little Villains Month with Aquaman #23.1, the Black Manta issue, and Valiant Comics’ Eternal Warrior #1. Oh yeah, plus some Justin Bieber and Grant Gustin news. Who? Listen in!

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Here’s the first look at Grant Gustin as The Flash in The CW’s Arrow from Foshkos.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 166 (5/15/11)

No Pick Of The Week, but we have a wonderful Fast Five! Picks include Daredevil: Reborn #4 (Marvel), Batman Incorporated #6 (DC), CHEW #27 (Image), FF #3 (Marvel), and R.E.B.E.L.S. #28 (DC).

This episode has been brought to you by, VALKYRIE SQUADRON!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 162 (4/17/11)

Good reads, good people, good times this week. Pick Of The Week goes to Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason for Batman & Robin #22 (DC). Fast Five picks includes Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #3 (Marvel), The Infinite Vacation #2 (Image), R.E.B.E.L.S. #27 (DC), S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity (Marvel), and PunisherMAX #12 (MAX).

How many more hours until Comic-Con in July? I wanna go nooooow!!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 159 (3/20/11)

No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a great Fast Five! Picks include Ultimate Avengers Vs New Ultimates #2 (Marvel), Hulk #30.1 (Marvel), R.E.B.E.L.S. #26 (DC), 5 Ronin #3 (Marvel), and Amazing Spider-Man #656 (Marvel).

Stay tuned at the end for a special WonderCon announcement!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 155 (2/20/11)

Action-packed week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Mike Costa, Christos Gage, Chee, and Antonio Fuso for G.I. JOE: COBRA #13 (IDW). Fast Five picks include Brightest Day #20 (DC), Darkwing Duck #9 (BOOM! Studios), Thunderbolts #153 (Marvel), Green Lantern Corps #57 (DC), and 28 Days Later #20 (BOOM! Studios).

YO JOE!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 154 (2/13/11)

Spoiler warning is definitely advised this episode. Pick Of The Week goes to Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard for The Walking Dead #81 (Image). Fast Five picks include R.E.B.E.L.S. #25 (DC), Incognito: Bad Influences #3 (Icon), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #1 (Vertigo), Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #515 (Marvel), and Batgirl #18 (DC).

I would wish you all a Happy Valentines Day, but I’m a cold-hearted bastard with no date.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 150 (1/16/11)

Episode 150! Can you believe it? I’m pretty sure I can. Pick Of The Week goes to Bryan Q. Miller & Pere Perez for Batgirl #17 (DC). Fast Five picks include Heroes For Hire #2 (Marvel), Birds Of Prey #8 (DC), The Infinite Vacation #1 (Image), Black Panther #514 (Marvel), and R.E.B.E.L.S. #24 (DC).

See you all in another 150 episodes!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 146 (11/21/10)

Holy cow DC dominated this week in comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette for Batman Inc. #1 (DC). Fast Five picks include The Flash #6 (DC), Green Lantern #59 (DC), Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil (Dark Horse), Green Lantern Corps #54 (DC), and Superman/Batman #78 (DC).

Catwoman and tentacle porn? Did God remember my birthday??

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 141 (9/26/10)

I’m back in the hosting seat this episode! Pick Of The Week goes to Geoff Johns & Francis Manapul for The Flash #5 (DC). Fast Five picks include Hulk #25 (Marvel), Fables #98 (Vertigo), Green Lantern Corps #52 (DC), Nemesis #3 (Icon), and Secret Avengers #5 (Marvel).

Yes, it’s a little longer than usual, but that just means you get even more of my ugly-mug!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 132 (6/27/10)

Hot damn what a good week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Howard & Ryan Ottley for Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include Green Lantern Corps #49 (DC), Amazing Spider-Man #635 (Marvel), 28 Days Later #12 (BOOM! Studios), Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne #3 (DC), and Fantastic Four #580 (Marvel).

This week was a good one to be a comic book fan.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 118 (3/14/10)


Longer than usual episode this week! Pick Of The Week goes to Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips for Criminal: The Sinners #5 (Icon). Fast Five picks include PunisherMAX #5 (MAX), Daytripper #4 (Vertigo), Prelude To Deadpool Corps #2 (Marvel), R.E.B.E.L.S. #14 (DC), and The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange (Marvel).

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Reminder: WonderCon this April!

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #45

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast

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The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #45

Join the Green Lantern Spotlight cast as they welcome back TONY BEDARD! The current writer of REBELS and GREAT TEN, and soon to be on GREEN LANTERN CORPS! Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/) and The Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod/).

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