On this podcast we’re joined by Doc Fluxx from Feed It Comics as we discuss the possible disappearance of the Fantastic Four. Then it’s on to comics with reviews of The Star Wars series, Trees #1 and C.O.W.L. #1. That’s how we do. Listen in!
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for your weekly visit from the doctors! This week on the show the Two Guys with PhDs review two new titles. First, they look at the latest in Titan Books’ Simon and Kirby Library series, Simon and Kirby: Horror! This beautiful volume collects all of the Black Magicand The Strange World of Your Dreams (Prize Comics) stories that Joe Simon and Jack Kirby had a hand in, in one form or another, published between 1950 and 1954. Many of these comics have been collected before — for example, DC’s brief reissuing of Black Magic between 1973-1975 and Craig Yoe’s The Strange World of Your Dreams collection that came out last year — but this is the first time all of the Simon and Kirby contributions have been brought all together and in chronological order. As Andy and Derek point out, there’s some wonderful stuff in this collection, macabre stories in the vein of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone and the creepiest of Hitchcock. Next, the Two Guys turn their attention to issue #1 of Trees, written by Warren Ellis with art by Jason Howard. This is an intriguing first issue, one that teases…but in a good way. The guys are particularly pleased with this latest effort from Ellis, in that they’ve been wanting more original and ambitious (and non-mainstream) stories from him, as demonstrated in Transmetropolitan, The Authority, Planetary, and Desolation Jones. They feel that Trees promises to follow in this tradition.
Reviews: 24 #1, 7th Sword #1, Danger Girl: Mayday #1, Original Sin #0
Jimmy is joined in studio by nerdy pal Lauren Galliart! They chat about the recent article about Martin Freeman in EW, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer and Free Comic Book Day. Jimmy also gets some good advice from a listener about sound. News includes: Amazon changes Comixology app, Justice League movie will happen, Gun Machine by Warren Ellis is heading to XBox, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot return, Greg Pak will tackle a new Storm ongoing series, The Legendary Star Lord ongoing series will be out in time for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film, Marvel will release 100th anniversary futuristic comics, Vertigo announces Suiciders, Bodies and CYMK, Boom! announces The Woods from James Tynion IV, and Batman scribe Scott Snyder teases the return of The Joker. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Reviews: Solar Man of the Atom Vol 2 #1, Star Mage #1, Orphan Black S2:E1, The Real History of Science Fiction
Big Thunder Productions’ Dana Aber joins her pal Jimmy in studio to chat about her upcoming nerdy musical theater production called Un-Ironically Enthusiastic (Nerds on Parade). In tribute, Jimmy sings a little ditty for her. Apologies to you all especially to My Chemical Romance. News includes: DC’s 3rd weekly comic announced, Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite heroes, Dark Horse to publish Venture Bros. art book, autistic teen starts comic book vending machine business, Templesmith’s Wormwood gets animated, Fox and Sony team up in Amazing Spider-Man 2 stinger, and man sues ex over Snoopy plush doll. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Strike up the band and sound the alarms, because Comic Timing has reached its sesquicentennial! To commemorate the occasion, Brent and Ian are joined by the Patrons of Comic Book Podcasting, the Sultans of Speaking Geek…Comic Geek Speak! That’s right, Shane Kelly, Adam Murdough and Jamie D are on the show as we all discuss Team Books. Team Books were last covered on the show waaaaaaaay back in Episode 10A (two co-hosts ago!). The varying voices lend a lot to the topic at hand, and we all had a terrific time talking comics together. Hopefully you’ll agree after giving this one a listen! And for those of you who regularly listen to CGS, enjoy the segment included within this episode, music and all.
Speaking of listening, Brent and I want to put a huge thanks out to the listeners that have stuck by us over the years. Although we might not be the regular with our releases, we both aabsolutely love doing this show, and could not do it without your continuing support. Here’s to 150 more!
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On this podcast we review the blockbuster: Iron Man 3. Did Tony Stark meet his match with The Mandarin? Was a Guardians of the Galaxy easter egg in front of us the whole time? Fans are divided about this one. Where do we stand? Listen in!
To finish off Superman’s Birthday, Micheal and Andrew look at CBR’s top 75 Superman stories, then delve into reader feedback before two more comics that don’t have super heroes in them. Well, kind of. ALIENS: EARTH ANGEL and PLANETARY #3. I’m pretty sure PLANETARY has a super hero in it…
Reviews: Comics: Before Watchmen Dollar Bill #1, Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #1, Emily And The Strangers #1, Masters Of The Universe Origin Of He-Man #1
Oscar short films: Head Over Heels, Paperman
Jimmy is joined in studio by the most amazingly talented and awesome Katelan Foisy. Writer, artist, model, actress, Tarot reader, and so much more. Jimmy continues his new found love for Adventure Time (yeah, yeah…you all were ahead of the game) with the comics. Also, he and Katelan chat about a couple of Kickstarter projects they’d like to see come to fruition. News includes: DC Comics says WTF, Tomb Raider returns to comics, Marvel unleashes massive Wolverine collection, Warner Bros. releases Superman collection, Emily VanCamp cast as female lead in Captain America sequel and Chris Pratt will be the lead in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Superman. Iron Man. Lobo. Dredd. The JL. There are a lot of comic book movies coming soon, but where are the other heroes’ flicks? This episode, we pick the comics we want to see on the big screen. Listen in!
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I’m sick this week! Hopefully you won’t catch what I have from listening to this episode. Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #54 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Secret Avengers #19 (Marvel), Locke & Key: Guide To The Known Keys (IDW), Fantastic Four #600 (Marvel), Invincible #85 (Image), and Captain America & Bucky #624 (Marvel).
The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. Lobster Johnson hijacks my show as I nurse the hangover from hell. His Pick Of The Week goes to Mark Waid & Marcos Martin for Daredevil #5 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel), Journey Into Mystery #630 (Marvel), Captain Swing & The Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #4 (Avatar), Secret Avengers #18 (Marvel), and Wolverine & The X-Men #1 (Marvel). Spoilers!