Reviews: Adventure Time BMO Bonanza #1, Crow Memento Mori #1, Cyberforce Vol 5 #1, Goosebumps: Download and Die! #1, Shadowman Vol 5 #1
Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair once again. Jimmy attending MoCCA Festival this weekend and talks about what he hopes to cover. News includes: The Fantastic Four are returning to Marvel Comics, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill are retiring after their next LOEG comic series, Z2 Comics is publishing a comic based on the Japanese band BabyMetal and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
On this podcast we talk about some comic book movie casting news. Big things. Then we review the 100th episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Spoilers ahead. Listen in!
Eliot Rahal interviews Kristin Tipping at New Comic Book Day at Day Block Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on July 19
Minneapolis is increasingly becoming a “comics town”. While it doesn’t have the publisher presence of Portland, it’s filled with comics creators of all stripes, from mainstream guys to indy creators to web cartoonists.
It also may be the only town in the U.S. where New Comic Book Day is a bar event every Wednesday, with comics giveaways, standup comedy, and a creator interview!
In this episode, Tim talks with:
Katy Rex, writer of Jade Street Protection Services, from Black Mask, editor of another Black Mask title, Kim and Kim, and writer of a forthcoming Dr. Who special from Titan Comics. She also works at local retailer Hot Comics.
John Bivens and Eliot Rahal
Eliot Rahal, writer of Bloodshot’s Day Off and other books from Valiant, and a host of the New Comic Book Day event.
John Bivens, artist on Image Comics’ Spread and Dark Engine.
It’s becoming a yearly tradition during Chicago’s C2E2 convention that I get to talk with Valiant’s excellent creators. This year was no exception, and Episode 279 kicks off with my interview with Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer. We delve into all the fascinating happenings with X-0 Manowar, Harbingers and the upcoming digital presentation Ninjak Versus the Valiant Universe, among other things!
Then everything wraps up with my talk with Daniel Kibblesmith, who’s scripting the upcoming return of Quantum and Woody. He’s also writing the Valiant Digital Firsts miniseries Valiant Highnow available on Comixology, so we discuss both projects as well as a certain night job he has writing comedy for a well-known late-night TV show you might recognize! Don’t miss these fun conversations!
Andy and Derek welcome Matt Kindt to the podcast to discuss Grass Kings, published through BOOM! Studios, his two current ongoing series from Dark Horse Comics, Dept. H and Ether, and his voluminous work for Valiant Comics. The guys have been wanting to get Matt on the show for years, so this interview is a long time in coming. And the conversation is quite substantive. Among other topics, they discuss the geneses of these recent series; Matt’s strategies for juggling multiple storylines at once; his collaborations with Tyler Jenkins (on Grass Kings), David Rubín (Ether), and Brian Hurtt (Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon); the many titles he has written for Valiant Comics; his love of genre storytelling; the unique way he “signs” certain books at cons; and his creative direction after the groundbreaking Mind MGMT. This has to be one of the most prolific creators the guys have ever had on The Comics Alternative, and they come nowhere near covering all of the topics they wanted to discuss with Matt. But this is all the more reason to have him back on the show in the not-too-distant future.
Welcome back! We’re on Episode #2 of the Weekly Comics News Show — an (obviously) weekly program that brings you the latest in comic book news, releases, and more. Host Patrick Aloia and his guest hosts (this week — Kay Honda) will scour through releases and news stories every week to get you exactly what you need to be up to date in the world of comics.
This week we’re featuring stories on STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE comic release, the app HOOPLA, and Marvel’s MONSTERS UNLEASHED. The ROGUE ONE comic is set to add more to the ROGUE ONE story, the HOOPLA app is going to have DC REBIRTH comics available for reading, and the highly anticipated Marvel event MONSTERS UNLEASHED is finally coming out.
For DC, we’re also talking about RAVEN #5, which is just as excellent as the rest of Marv Wolfman’s series has been, BATMAN #15 which will continue to explore the relationship between Batman and Cat Woman. For Marvel, we have IRON MAN #3 and the final issue of Genndy Tartakovsky’s CAGE. For Image, Sean Lewis’ THE FEW has us very excited, along with Ed Brubaker’s KILL OR BE KILLED, THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #13, and more. We’ll also talk about Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADES #3, and IDW’s REVOLUTIONARIES.
Stay tuned for new episodes of the Weekly Comics News Show, and on all of ComicsVerse’s video content. Check out our Facebook Live and Instagram Live videos while we produce the show to meet the hosts, the crew, and get a peek at what it takes to get a weekly show running.
Reviews: Batman Vol 3 Annual #1, Ghost Rider Vol 7 #1, No Angel #1, Savage #1, Westworld S1 finale
Jimmy is joined in studio again by co-host, Jon Hoche! It’s Jimmy’s birthday on Friday so expect some nonsense to be discussed about that. News includes: Spider-Man will have web wings in the new movie, Aquaman movie gets an October release date, another ResurreXion comic from Marvel is announced, Billy Dee Williams is Two-Face, George R.R. Martin teases some more darkness in upcoming The Winds of Winter novel, The Death Star is coming to Epcot Center, Mister Mxyzptlk is coming to Supergirl, a heartwarming tale from a comic shop about a new reader and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Jimmy journeys out to the Garden State (New Jersey) to find the podcast wife Erica Schultz! She returns after a long absence and they record in the remote CNI studios chatting about Jimmy’s first Ren Faire, Batman Day and a big nerd win at The Emmys. News includes: Margot Robbie will produce and star in a Harley Quinn spinoff film, Valiant Comics will have cat cosplay variant covers, Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon are the creators behind an upcoming new Hulk series focusing on Jennifer Walters, Todd MacFarlane confirms a new Spawn movie, Simon Bisley is returning to Lobo, a new Kate Bishop Hawkeye series is on the way and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Cry Havoc #1, Faith #1, Victorie City #1, The Venture Bros. S6 premiere
Jimmy is joined in studio for the 2nd week in a row by regular guest co-host Emily Edwards! They chat about the DC Comics Rebirth rumors out there and whether they would drop their friends if they got famous. (Emily claims no and you can probably guess what Jimmy claims). News includes: DC announces new slate of Hanna Barbera comics, the CW has picked up the pilot episode for the live action Riverdale series, Barbie gets a makeover, Pottermore announces more wizardry schools, and Fish Mooney returns to Gotham! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Time travel is a fascinating topic to many, and Fred Van Lente‘s current Ivar, Timewalker series from Valiant is timesurfing at both its most fun, and most scientific, with nods to Stephen Hawking’s writings on the subject. Van Lente did his own time jump to the past a couple years ago in The Comic Book History of Comics. This week Tim discusses both these works with him, along with Spider-Man, Archer & Armstrong, reassessing Frederic Wertham, and more.
Our panelist discuss the ramifications of the Valiant Movie deal, new costume designs for the DC heroes, the new Batman video game getting a MA rating and the #comicsforward backlash. Our final issue this week is a discussion about the over sexualization of under aged characters.