Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 82: The May Previews Catalog

Anthology Woes, Steampunk Nos

PreviewsMay2014It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time for Andy and Derek to flip through the latest Previews catalog. In this issue, they highlight a variety of books and comic-book series that will be coming out later this year, including new titles from Dark Horse (The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #1, Red Moon, and Sally Heathcote, Suffragette), DC/Vertigo (Bodies #1 and Trillium TP), Image (Low #1, Supreme: Blue Rose #1, Black Kiss 2: XXXmas in July Special, and Murder Me Dead), Adhouse Books (Youth Is Wasted), BOOM! Studios (Black Market #1), Dynamite Entertainment (The Devilers #1), Drawn and Quarterly (Benson’s Cuckoos), Fantagraphics (The Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2DKW: Ditko, Kirby, Wood, Jim, and Luba and Her Family), First Second (The Shadow Hero), Hill and Wang (Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me TP), and Knockabout Comics (Beatles with an A: The Birth of a Band). Among the highlights from this episode, you will hear

  • Derek’s frustration at not getting his copy of Previews in time, and thus, having to rely on a crappy text file
  • Andy renewing his ongoing resistance to anything with “steam” in the title
  • Fantasies about killing clowns
  • More gripes about series numbering and the shenanigans of Marvel
  • Derek going negative on Vertigo’s new attempt at an anthology, and then Andy advising Derek to readjust his expectations on anthologies

This this a fun episode? Of course it is! And it’s the kind of good quality podcasting you’ve come to expect from The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics.

This episode’s incidental music is brought to us by
Paul McCartney and Wings’ Back to the Egg

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 61: A Publisher Spotlight on Vertigo

A “Sorta Vertigo-y” Show

This week Andy and Derek return with another special Publisher Spotlight episode, this one devoted to Vertigo. Although the Two Guys with PhDs demonstrate superhuman abilities when tackling a variety of titles, it’s obvious that they cannot cover all of Vertigo’s history and output. Instead, they have decided to focus on the most recent wave of comics coming out from the imprint. This includes the many titles that have been released VertigoNewsince the summer and in the wake of Karen Berger’s departure. Derek and Andy discuss the significance of these latest releases, what they suggest about the possible direction of the imprint, and how these comics fit within the larger history of Vertigo. The recent series that the Two Guys discuss include:

They also focus on the narrative trajectories of some of Vertigo’s more established series, including the current run of The Unwritten, Fables, and Fairest. Here, they look at The Unwritten/Fables crossover and recent original graphic novels and collections such as The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank TwiceFables: Werewolves of the Heartland, and the upcoming Fairest in All the Land. As this episode aptly shows, Vertigo is still one of the most exciting places to find cutting-edge comics!

This week’s incidental music is brought to you by
The Who’s Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition)

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Feed It Comics ep. 13 | “Munch Some Rug & Solve The Case!”

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Hey everybody, Brother Shepherd and your good Doctor are very pleased to bring you a gem of an episode, where we once again retrieve a story FROM THE ARCHIVES and riff all over it. Detective Comics #459 to be exact. That’s not all though! We gaze into the future and take a look at some upcoming comics via previews and rant a little bit about the last episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Ultron even tries to take over the show at one point, and we get a letter from a special secret admirer. You can’t miss this one, so listen to it NOW and get it out of the way! The order of caretakers loves you, mwaaa! *blows sloppy kiss*

 

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Topics we cover:

  • Comic Book Previews
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES: Detective Comics #459
  • Agents of Shit… I mean SHIELD!
  • Windows VYST
  • Lots of other fun stuff.

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 10/2/13

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Ultraman’s seat belt around his waist must keep him secured when he’s hopped up on Kryptonite dust mid-flight.

Deshawn’s New 52 article www.geekyuniverse.com/the-people-vs-the-new-52/

This week We review:
Thor: God of Thunder # 13 (1:50)
Trillium # 3 (3:10)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1 (of 5) (4:38)
Green Arrow # 24 (7:20)
Green Lantern # 24 (8:54)
The Movement # 5 (11:30)
Swamp Thing # 24 (15:00)
Batwing # 24 (18:20)
Earth-2 # 16 (20:24)
Forever Evil # 2 (23:08)

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Comic Book Pitt #135 – Hulk Hogan’s Junk

After an unplanned month off, CBP is back and we have got a LOT to talk about…

CBP at NYCC 2013
Thanos Rising
Station to Station
Bat Affleck
Iron Man 3???
Trillium
Batman Incorporated Special #1
The “new” end of The Killing Joke

Ultimate Facepalm 74: Elysium Review, Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor and Tony Abbott: Global Embarrassment

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NSFW!!!!

 

Nice to see you again! I can’t believe it’s been a week!

Well I’ll shut my digital trap and let you get on with your fix….

 

C Bomb’s been busy with the movers and shakers

We give a little love to our other podcasting friends

 

UFP CREW QUESTIONS!

–          Checking out Wolverine’s Canon…. Uh, what?

–          The Ant Man movie shall succeed

–          A little peek into the UFP library

–          Recording the show on the can

–          Hunterwalk a.k.a. utterly self-entitled asshole

–          The movie ‘Super’

–          Attila; sweet tap-dancing jesus Christ, are they ever awful!

–          We hope parents never confuse “Nick Jr” with “Nick Fury Jr”

–          Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor and we talk about the return of Breaking Bad and the horrible existence of ‘Talking Bad’

–          Marvel’s possibility of releasing a Guardians of the Galaxy omnibus

 

 

NEWS!

Tony Abbott makes the jump from NATIONAL embarrassment to GLOBAL embarrassment!

 

MOVIE REVIEW – Elysium

 

UFP MOVIE REVIEW CHALLENGE!!!!!

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–          The Purge

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NERD NEWS!

–          Neill Blomkamp’s new movie – Chappie

–          Rumor mill: WB offers Christian Bale $60mil to reprise the Batman role

–          First trailer for Frank Darabont’s L.A. Noir TV show ‘Mob City’

–          Collider already renamed “F.B.P.” after only one issue

–          Kevin Maguire joins Brian Michael Bendis on Guardians of the Galaxy

–          Trillium review 3/5

–          Sidekick review 4/5

–          Orange is the new Black

–          Christina Hendricks on Game of Thrones?

–          John Romita Jr leaving Marvel?

–          Comic Book Heroes on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company)