Comics Alternative, Episode 214: Reviews of Recent Crime Comics, Part 2

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In the second of their two-episode look into recent crime comics, Andy and Derek turn up some truly incriminating evidence. They begin their investigations with Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me, adapted by Devin Faraci and Vic Malhotra (IDW Publications). The guys spend much of their time comparing this adaptation to the original classic noir novel, yet at the same time they try to focus on the comic on its own terms. Next, they briefly discuss Christopher Sebela and Niko Walter’s Demonic (Image Comics), a mashup of both crime and horror, and the first issue of Wolfcop (Dynamite Entertainment). The latter is Max Marks’s spinoff of the 2014 movie, and despite (or because of) its over-the-topness, it doesn’t capture much of the guys’ attention. But Derek and Andy are  much more interested in the next two #1 issues, Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos’s Violent Love (Image Comics) and James Robinson and Tom Feister’s Grand Passion (Dynamite Entertainment). These are both crime narratives with a twist of romance, stories that look to play off of the young-couple-on-a-crime-spree formula. Finally, the guys wrap up with the first volume of Goldie Vance (BOOM! Box), Hope Larson and Brittney Williams’s all-age detective series, reminiscent of Nancy Drew and Sally Lockhart stories.

And if you  haven’t already, be sure to catch last week’s episode, the first in the Two Guys’ look at recent crime comics.

The incidental music in this episode is from classic crime TV shows, and you can find these theme songs in Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1Television’s Greatest Hits Vol. 4, Television’s Greatest Hits Vol. 5and Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 6. Check out the fun!

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Comic News Insider Episode 465 – Dinner w/ Spidey & Gwen

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Comic News Insider: Episode 465 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Constantine #1, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1, GI Joe: Special Missions Vol 2 #1, Judge Dredd Year One #1, Star Wars Legacy Prisoner Of The Floating World #1, X-Termination #1

Jimmy does it solo…wait, no…he records solo! He chats about the new Vampire Cowboys Theater show, briefly  mentions a non-spoilery bit about the new Doctor Who episode he got to see in advance, he’s back in the web comic Devil Inside, salutes Kelly Sue DeConnick on her troll ownage on Tumblr, and gives some love to the Elysia Kickstarter He also mentions his dinner with fellow podcaster Dave Monteith (Geek Syndicate) whom was in town visiting from the UK for one night. And yes, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) were sitting one table away! News includes: Neil Gaiman’s Angela joins the Marvel Universe, DC brings the Batman TV show to digital comics, Green Lantern John Stewart will live, Quantum and Woody returns and KISS Kids will rock and roll until nap time at IDW. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 63 – What’s Up With Ethan Van Sciver?

This week on Teenage Wasteland…

Ethan Van Sciver had a lot to say on his recent Word Balloon interview. Health issues and the lateness of Flash: Rebirth seemed to grab the most attention, but there was something else that he said that really stuck out to me. Also, a few quick reviews and another installment of The Sandbox!

Books Discussed
Filthy Rich
The Leading Man #1-5
Sicko
Orc Stain #1

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