Grawlix Bytes #10: Sock Monkeys and Valentines

On this Valentine’s Day special Randy and Melanie listen and react to audio feedback from Sammie the Sockmonkey. Bad gangster impressions, more childhood fears and listener love on this surprisingly sweet Bytes. Enjoy!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 268: Reviews of Recent Romance Comics

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Built for Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and this week the Two Guys with PhDs are doing something they’ve never done before: devote an entire episode to recent romance comics. And this year, there are quite a number of new comics devoted to love and relationships…and with curious twists. And speaking of twists, they begin their show by discussing the first two issues of the new Image Comics series, Twisted Romance. This is a four-issue anthology published weekly throughout the month of February, and in issues #1 and #2 we see comics contributions from the creators Alex de Campo, Katie Shelly, Sarah Horrocks, Alejandra Gutierrez, and Meredith McClaren, with short prose offerings from Magen Cubed and Vita Ayala. From there they go to Death of Love #1 (Image Comics), written by Justin Jordan with art by Donal Delay. Much like Twisted Romance, this is a skewed look at love — and this one includes assholes and drugs.

Following that, Gene and Derek discuss one more recent release from Image Comics, Tee Franklin and Jenn St-onge’s Bingo Love. This is a unique LGBT narrative that focuses on the relationship of older citizens. While intended for teen readers, this is a graphic novel that can be appreciated by all ages. After that they visit, once again, the wacky world of Craig Yoe and his partner Clizia Gussoni. Weird Love, Vol. 6: So This Is Love! (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books) is the latest collection of their Weird Love series, classic romance stories from the 1950s and 1960s that not only appear warped to our contemporary eyes, but were probably strange to their original audiences. And finally, the guys wrap up their special Valentine’s Day episode with an offering from DC Comics, Young Monsters in Love. Much like last October’s DC House of Horror, this is an extra-long seasonal anthology issue written and drawn by a who’s who of DC creators. Included are stories focusing on, among others, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, Raven, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Solomon Grundy, Deadman, the Creature Commandos, and (one of the guys’ favorites) Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.

Love is definitely in the air this week!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #314: Justin Jordan and Donal DeLay

Wayne's Comics, Wayne Hall, Justin Jordan, Image Comics, Donal Delay, Valentine’s Day, Death of Love, cupid, cupidae, Philo Harris, Omar Estevez,

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Well, besides being a day of gift-giving and expressions of affection, it’ll be the release of an excellent new Image comic, Death of Love. During Episode 314, I interview creators Justin Jordan and Donal DeLay about the book, including who the characters are, where the concept came from, and what kinds of things we can expect to read in this miniseries. Don’t miss this fun conversation about a comic that’s not to be missed!

 

Longbox Review Episode 79: Valentine’s Special!

It’s all about relationships in this episode. Before I talk about my Top 10 favorite comic book couples, I talk about the merging of the Marvel Universes and the new bundles of joy coming to DC Comics.

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, leave voicemail at 208-953-1841, or send me a voice message via Speakpipe (or just go to longboxreview.com/feedback/). Please subscribe, rate, and review the show via iTunes.

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Zone 4 #256: My Bloody, Funny Valentine

Chuck Moore makes his re-debut on the show, with John, Brant and guest Bill Gladman, for a special Valentine’s Day episode!

We dive into some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. talk, followed by a few headlines and Game of Thrones discussion, before we take on the topic of the week: Love in Comics!

We discuss everything from favorite and least favorite couples, to secret comic book crushes, to how comics have affected our own personal romantic lives!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu

Valiant Firsts

John Wesley Shipp Cast on The Flash

@JohnWComicsGuy for Weekly Live-Tweeting during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

River City Comics Expo

Independent Creators Expo (I.C.E.)

Derby City Comic Con

Assailant Comics

New Comic Day

Singularity: The Rise of the Posthumans

New Babel Books

Comic Frontline

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of February 5, 2014

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V for Vertigo, Episode 93: Valentine’s Day Blues

Another year, another Valentine’s Day by myself. Oddly enough, I understand women more because of the very insightful book I’m reading, The Female Brain. For my Valentine’s gift, I may give myself Netflix.

I talk about the rather violent and tough to read book yet insightful, Unknown Soldier (Joshua Dysart, Alberto Ponticelli). Where do Americans go when we want to leave our country?

If you’d like to support the show, go buy my cheap comics and movies!

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