Alternate Reality – Episode 401


Alternate Reality – Episode #401

The boys wind down the Halloween season by talking about some scary book this week…… Well, kind of.  I mean Jon’s talking about the Halloween specials Dynamite put out for both Red Sonja and Vampirella.  Charlie’s keeping things supernatural with Books of Magic.  And Jon brings it back around with his low-down on Spider-Geddon – a book featuring vampire-like bad guys called the inheritors.  (That was kind of a stretch wasn’t it)

Truth be told that’s it for the spooky stuff, but we’ve got some good old superhero action with The Terrifics, and Return of Wolverine, and if I might add a touch of space-opera in Star Wars: Dr. Aphra.  All of those books, while not horror books, do have anxious moments of intense action, scary even.  So don’t count them out till you’ve heard the reviews.

And then there’s the scariest thing of all….. Jon and Charlie.  (insert scream here)

Have a terrifyingly good time.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
The Terrifics #9
Spider-Geddon #2
Star Wars: Dr. Aphra #25
Return of Wolverine #2
Books of Magic #1
Red Sonja/Vampirella Halloween Specials

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Comics Alternative, On Location: The First September Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

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It’s time for another on-location episode recorded at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. In this first of two planned September visits, Michael and Derek talk with customers — Zyg, Brian, and Alonzo — and discuss some recent releases that strike their attention. Focusing on the mainstream, Michael highlights Fantastic Four #1. He discusses Marvel’s former flagship title’s return, and he goes on to speculate on the significance of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s creation…not only with the Marvel Universe, but for all comics. Derek focuses on a few non-superhero titles, including Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus’s House Amok #1 (IDW/Black Crown), Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos’s Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo), and the first two titles in DC’s new Sandman initiative, The Sandman Universe #1 and The Dreaming #1.

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Comic News Insider Episode 871 – SDCC: Preacher w/ Dominic Cooper/Ruth Negga/Joseph Gilgun/Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg/Sam Catlin!

Comic News Insider: Episode 871 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy sat in on the press conference for Preacher. Attending were stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin. Will Jesse and Cassidy ever make up? How does Tulip deal with Jesse’s family? Are more comic book characters on the way? Tune in to find out! Also, hear a heartfelt story from Gilgun about his mental health issues on set. No regular format show over the next few weeks. Just the awesome and massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Longbox Review 144: Breaking Late News – Late July 2018 Edition

Podcast 144: Breaking Late News – Late July 2018 Edition

 

Comic News Insider Episode 836 – Call the Kwong!

Comic News Insider: Episode 836 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Encounter #1, Eternity Girl #1, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1, Vampironica #1

By popular demand, Emmy Potter comes back 2 weeks in a row to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about that little Avengers: Infinity War trailer & the facial hair that lies within. News includes: Ava DuVernay is directing a New Gods film, Dark Horse Comics is publishing 2 Incredibles 2 comics. DC Comics will publish a bi-weekly Justice League comic starting in June and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Top 5 Comics Podcast Ep. 108 Season 6

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Action Comics #999, X-Men Blue #23, Sea of Thieves #1, Death Bed #1, New Mutants Dead Souls #1 and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 2:03 – 13:48

Action Comics #999 – 13:52 – 25:15

X-Men Blue #23 – 25:15 – 32:10

Sea of Thieves #1 – 32:10 – 41:34

Death Bed #1 – 41:34 – 51:04

New Mutants Dead Souls #1 – 51:10 – 1:05:01

 

Books to watch – 1:05:10

 

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The Grawlix Podcast #59: Spunky D Breaks Jesse

On this episode the Grawlix Podcast wraps up their John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 1 discuss and take some spectacular audio feedback from a spunky listener. Oh yeah, Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

This episode originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com

Show Notes and Links
INTRO
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
00:05:32 – Next Month’s Poll List Pick: Paper Girls Vol. 1
LETTERS PAGE (Contact Us Here)
00:06:07 – Letters and audio feedback from Mathew Downs
POLL LIST
00:19:14 – John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 1 Part 2
OUTRO
01:03:07 – Outro


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Comic News Insider Episode 746 – CNI Unleashed!

Comic News Insider: Episode 746 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Cougar And Cub #1, Curse Words #1, Dollface #1, Mighty Captain Marvel #1, Monsters Unleashed #1

Jimmy is joined in studio again by the Jon-uary co-host, Jon Hoche! The boys discuss the nerdy Oscar nominations and what of those they’ve seen/need to see. News includes: DC Comics is raising prices of select comics to $3.99, Star Wars Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi, Sony’s untitled animated Spider-Man film will feature Miles Morales, Harley Quinn will make an appearance in Gotham at the end of the current season, there will now be a Black Adam film (starring Dwayne Johnson) along with the previously announced Shazam! film, Witchblade will get a second shot at a TV series, M. Night Shyamalan has announced his next film will be a sequel to his 2000 superhero film Unbreakable and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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The Grawlix Podcast #34: Cinnamon Chicken

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This episode we discuss Preacher Vol. 1 (issues #1-7), The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere, and Jesse recounts his experiences at the recent Time Eddy II Doctor Who convention in Wichita Kansas including meeting Peter Davison. Enjoy!

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Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 84 – Season 4

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Lost Boys #1, Shipwreck #1, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1, Seven To Eternity #1, Nights Dominion #2, and more ………..

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News In Comics…. – 2:28- 12:21

Lost Boys #1 – 12:21 – 25:31

Shipwreck #1 – 25:31 – 34:09

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 – 34:30– 46:43

Seven To Eternity #1 – 46:43- 59:32

Nights Dominion #2  – 59:32- 1:12:48

Books to look for – 1:12:48

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Comics Alternative, Episode 205: Reviews of Angel Catbird, Vol. 1, Everafter #1, and Glitterbomb #1

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:30 – Introduction
  • 00:02:32 – Comics Alternative news
  • 00:05:57 – Angel Catbird, Vol. 1
  • 00:39:10 – Everafter #1
  • 00:52:07 – Glitterbomb #1
  • 01:05:39 – Wrap up
  • 01:06:41 – Contact us

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On this week’s episode, the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics look at three recent texts, each fantastical in its own way. They begin with Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas’s Angel Catbird, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Books), a unique amalgamation of Golden Age superhero comics, environmental awareness, and ailurophilia. This is the first mainstream comics foray for Atwood, a Canadian novelist, poet, and winner of the Man Booker Prize. Andy and Derek spend a good deal of time talking about the tone of this book as well as its intended, or perhaps inferred, readers. They also sense a faint whiff of “Omaha” the Cat Dancer.

Next, the guys turn their attention to the new addition to the Fables world, Everafter #1 (Vertigo Comics). Written by David Justus and Matthew Sturges, and with art by Travis Moore, this new title picks up where Bill Willingham’s long-running series left off. Several of the old Fables make their ways into this first issue, but what appears to distinguish Everafter from the original run is its emphasis on adventure, similar to Chris Roberson’s Cinderella stories.

Finally, Andy and Derek discuss the first issue in the new Image Comics series, Glitterbomb. This is Jim Zubb’s look at the exploitative nature of Hollywood culture, but with a healthy dose of horror thrown in. The guys wonder if this series will adopt a polemical tone similar to Bitch Planet. And they are especially taken by the art of newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 78: Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta

V FOR VENDETTA was a personal podcast for me. As the resident anarchist in ComicsVerse’s stable of commentators, I was both one of the people advocating for an episode about it and one of the most well-prepared on the panel to discuss its political inspiration.

LISTEN: Want more Alan Moore podcasts? ComicsVerse delves into the Origin of Alan Moore’s Swamp-Thing!

Justin jokes early on that our open discussion is “the strangest of all podcasts,” but to me, as an academic, this discussion felt familiar. V FOR VENDETTA is a sprawling, intellectually dense work that has to be engaged with from a scholarly perspective to be fully appreciated. It’s packed with allusions, political theory, and musings on human nature. We tried our best to meet it on its own terms. Therefore, what makes for one of our most heady podcasts is also one of our most interesting. Those of you who’ve got near the end of your BA or past it will probably find it similar to a seminar in which the professor has an even more dry sense of humor— Justin’s sense of humor —than professors tend to have.  Connor, as a Princeton graduate, is able to seamlessly move into our seminar-style discussion. Naturally, ComicsVerse editor Jake Grubman’s post-graduate education in law prepared him well for such a discussion, and of course, Gabby Beans’ reputation as a thinker precedes her, so her thoughtful contributions come as no surprise.

READ: Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN is under the scope of the lens of Laura Mulvey’s Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema!

Part of why I hoped that we would do a podcast on V FOR VENDETTA is simply that I love Alan Moore’s work, but I also thought that it was doubly relevant in the present US political climate. It’s relevant to a topic that’s been making the rounds in the news for years: the hacktivist organization Anonymous. And it’s relevant to a much newer topic: the accusation that Donald Trump and his rise are fascistic. Especially with some small degree of confrontation between Anonymous’ and Trumps’ organizations themselves, the questions of whether Trump is a fascist and of whence Anonymous’ inspiration comes are worth asking and discussing. We touch on these topics, and I hope the groundwork that I lay for them myself by attempting to define fascism and anarchism is helpful to listeners. In this way, we hope this podcast allows you to continue these discussions yourselves!

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Episode 191: Reviews of Dark Night: A True Batman Story, Midnight of the Soul #1, and The Experts

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Buckle up, because Andy and Derek are back behind the wheel. On this week’s trip, they’re taking you down a road that includes three very different titles. They begin with Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso’s Dark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo Comics)…and yes, you did read correctly, the guys are discussing a book with “Batman” in its title. But while the Caped Crusader is a prominent part of the story, this isn’t a standard superhero narrative, but an autobiographical account of a traumatic event in Dini’s life. The guys discuss the manner of Dini’s narration, especially as it’s represented by Risso’s art. In fact, it’s the latter that consumes much of the conversation, as they highlight Risso’s diversity of style to reflect shifts in the storytelling.

Next they look at the first in a five-issue limited series from Howard Chaykin, Midnight of the Soul (Image Comics). This is a story that Chaykin has been wanting to tell for some time, and the guys are happy to see it MidnightOfTheSoul-interiorfinally coming to fruition. It’s the tale of Joel, a wannabe writer who is emotionally scarred from the fighting in Germany during the closing days of World War II. In this first issue, Joel discovers that his wife is living a double life, and both Derek and Andy comment on the signature Chaykin elements in the story, including someone getting shot in the head in the middle of a blowjob. But there’s more than just sex and violence in this comic. As the guys reveal, they’re impressed by the tightly woven elements within the premise, the visual patterns and rhythms that Chaykin establishes at the outset, and in anticipation (they hope) of big narrative payoff.

Finally, the Two Guys wrap up with a recent publication from Retrofit/Big Planet Comics, Sophie Franz’s The Experts. This is a short one-shot that blends horror with the fantastic. In the story, a group of individuals, the experts, are studying a mysterious group of aquatic humanoids while their experiences doing so are slowly pulling them apart. This is the first time either Derek or Andy have encountered Franz’s art, but they like what they see and call it one of the most notable titles they’ve read this year. But then again, this is the kind of comic they have come to expect from Retrofit/Big Planet.

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Emergency Podcast: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 — Listener Picks

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It’s time for the Listeners to speak out on The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 and they do just that!  Jim, Eric and Reggie read your picks and boy, did it take a long time.  That’s okay though, we have nothing better to do for hours and hours on a Friday Night.  Actually it ran deep into Saturday Morning, but who is counting?!?!  Actually, they have a great time with it and loved the huge response. Enjoy!

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