Comics Alternative, Episode 276: Reviews of Milk Wars, Motor Girl Omnibus, and Strangers in Paradise XXV #1 & #2

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Paul is back on the podcast, fresh from working on his dissertation. On this episode, he updates Derek on his dissertating progress, and then the Two Guys plunge into the show proper. They begin by looking at the five issues that make up the DC Universe/Young Animal crossover Milk Wars (DC Comics). Both Paul and Derek share their experiences reading JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1Mother Panic/Batman Special #1Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1, and Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1. A significant difference between the guys’ appreciation of the Milk War crossover is linked to each of their post reading history with both the Young Animal titles and DC’s current superhero happenings.

After that, they celebrate the recent work of Terry Moore. The Two Guys discus in detail Motor Girl Omnibus, released just last month from Moore’s Abstract Studios. This is a limited series that originally came out in 2017, but both Derek and Paul wanted to revisit the title now that the entire run is available in one volume. From there, they jump into the first two issues of Moore’s latest efforts, Strangers in Paradise XXV. Both are excited to be back in the world of Katchoo and Francine, and even more compelling is the fact that Moore is crossing over his narrative worlds. There are elements of both Rachel Rising and Echo in this new SiP. And while those familiar with Moore’s previous comics will bring an enhanced appreciation to the latest series, first-time readers of Moore will nonetheless get a lot out of Strangers in Paradise XXV without feeling lost. Both Paul and Derek love the work of Terry Moore, and their discussion of these new releases demonstrate this fact.

Comics Alternative Interviews: Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew

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  • 00:26 – Introduction
  • 02:57 – Setup of interview
  • 05:11 – Interview with Magdalene Visaggio
  • 29:37 – Interview with Sonny Liew
  • 58:43 – Wrap up
  • 59:20 – Contact us

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A couple of weeks ago the first issue of Eternity Girl, the latest title in DC’s Young Animal line, was released. Written by Magdalene Visaggio and with art by Sonny Liew, this is a title that combines parts of Element Girl with a dash of Kid Eternity, and mixes things up in an offbeat way that fits perfectly in the Young Animal world. On this interview episode, Derek talks with both Mags and Sonny about this new series, and both kindly agreed to be on the podcast.

Listeners of The Comics Alternative will know that both creators have been on the show before. Derek spoke with Mags briefly at HeroesCon a couple of years ago, and then he along with Gwen interviewed Sonny around the publication of his landmark book, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a work that went on to win three Eisner Awards last year: Best Writer/Artist, Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia, and Best Publication Design.

Since Sonny lives halfway around the world, in Singapore, there was a challenge in trying to find a common occasion when everyone could be online and all talk together. So they decided to break up the interview where Derek would talk with both creators separately, asking both similar questions, while at the same time focusing on each one’s unique contribution to the series. This show begins with Mags Visaggio, with Derek asking her about the genesis of Eternity Girl as well as the differences between creating for Black Mask Comics and now working at DC. After that, you’ll hear a conversation with Sonny Liew. He talks about his visual approach to this unstable, composite character and how his art style is particularly suited to the title. Derek also asks Sonny what it’s like to be a multiple Eisner Award-winning artist and how his professional life has changed since last year’s accolades.

 

Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 109 – Season 6

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Weapon H #1, Ballad of Sang #1, The Spider King #1, Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #1, Cave Carson Interstellar Eye #1 and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 2:21 – 17:48

Weapon H #1 – 17:52 – 25:15

Ballad of Sang #1– 31:22 – 35:48

The Spider King #1 – 32:10 – 41:34

Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost
Tomorrows #1 – 43:04 – 52:47

Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1 – 52:47 – 1:05:22

Books to watch – 1:06:31

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Episode 264: Our Favorite Comics of 2017

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  • 00:00:27 – Introduction
  • 00:03:14 – Contexts and caveats
  • 00:11:32 – Our favorite comics of 2017
  • 02:09:06 – Wrapping up our favorites, and honorable mentions
  • 02:13:52 – Contact us

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Paul and Derek are back with The Comics Alternative‘s annual “Favorites” episode. This is where the Two Guys share what they consider to be the best comics of the past year. Usually this year-end show is released as the very last regular review episode of each year, but this time around the guys had to postpone the recording due to family issues. But we’re not far from the end of 2017, and Paul and Derek wanted to get the show out in as timely a manner as possible. So here you have it, the Two Guys’ 10 favorite titles of 2017:

Paul’s Top 10 of 2017

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Derek’s Top 10 of 2017

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The Honorable Mentions…These Titles Almost, but Just Didn’t Quite, Make It onto Each Guy’s List

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Comic News Insider Episode 750 – The CNI Storm!

Comic News Insider: Episode 750 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batwoman Rebirth #1, Super Sons #1, The Wild Storm #1, Humans season 2, SuperMansion season 2 premiere, The Walking Dead mid-season 7 

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair after a week’s hiatus. The boys talk about doing a podcast cook book and the new Doctor Who rumors. News includes: The Allreds are bringing Bug!: The Adventures Of Forager as the first Young Animal mini-series, Pixar launches online storytelling course, Karen Berger and Dark Horse will launch Berger Books, Marvel and Archie Comics are releasing Marvel Comics Digests, FUNKO and IDW are joining together to start the Funko Comic Book Universe, Kevin Smith has a Sam and Twitch TV series in development at BBC America, Vertigo comic series The Kitchen is being adapted into film, Guillermo del Toro confirms there won’t be a 3rd Hellboy film and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Longbox Review 111: DC’s Young Animal Imprint, part 2

Long-time Vertigo Comics fan and my good friend Travis joins me again for a lively discussion about DC Comic’s and Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint. This episode, we discuss Shade, the Changing Girl (1-3) and Mother Panic (1-2), plus the backup features. If you haven’t already, please listen to episode 110 where we discussed Doom Patrol and Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye.

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Longbox Review 110: DC’s Young Animal Imprint, part 1

Long-time Doom Patrol fanatic and my good friend Travis joins me in a lively discussion about DC’s and Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint. This episode, we discuss Doom Patrol (1-3) and Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye (1-3 and the backup strips). Join us next episode when we discuss Shade, the Changing Girl and Mother Panic.

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Comics Alternative, Episode 222: A Discussion of DC’s Young Animal Line

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics discuss DC’s Young Animal titles. They begin with Gerard Way and Nick Derington’s Doom Patrol, the maiden voyage of the new imprint. There have been three issues released so far, and the guys really like what they’ve seen. Way definitely takes a cue from Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the title, referencing many of Morrison’s original additions to the Silver Age series — most notably Danny the Street and Flex Mentallo — yet at the same time making Doom Patrol uniquely his own.

After that, Andy and Derek discuss the first four issues of Shade the Changing Girl. This is Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone’s revamping of the old Steve Ditko creation (and best popularized in the early 1990s by Peter Milligan and Chris Bachelor), Shade the Changing Man. Their emphasis on the lives of young high school women promises to be a curious spin on the property.

Next, the guys turn to what Andy calls his favorite of the Young Animal line, Jonathan Rivera, Gerard Way, and Michael Avon Oeming’s Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye. As they point out, Cave Carson is a character from the early 1960s appearing in both Brave and the Bold and Showcase, but unlike his contemporary Rip Hunter, he never received a title of his own. Way, Rivera, and Oeming are now giving him that opportunity.

The Two Guys conclude their episode with a very different kind of Young Animal title, Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards’s Mother Panic. This is the only one of the four series not to be based on Silver Age properties, and it’s the only one to be deeply enmeshed into the DC Universe. For that reason, Derek is less enamored with Mother Panic — at least in terms of the first two issues so far — feeling that it takes itself too seriously and wonders why this wasn’t a regular DC title. Andy has no problem with this Gotham-drenched series.

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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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Comic News Insider Episode 721 – Garden State-ing!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 721 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doom Patrol Vol 6 #1, Forevers #1, Mycroft Holmes #1 & 2. Legends of Chamberlain Heights, Gotham S3 premiere, Lucifer S2 premiere

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!

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Comic News Insider Episode 682 – Raising the Batt Signal!

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Reviews: Black Panther Vol 6 #1, Empress #1, The Fix #1, Grizzly Shark #1, Fear the Walking Dead

Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal/animator Jim Batt. They discuss his awesome Kickstarter project with Neil Gaiman. They also chat about the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer as well as the new Suicide Squad one. Jimmy talks about a couple of deaths on big TV shows last week but stays mostly spoiler-free. News includes: Gerard Way gets new comic imprint at DC called Young Animal, Image Expo announces a slew of new comic projects, Dark Horse is bringing Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, Image announces Creators for Creators initiative, Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson’s The Boys is becoming a live action show on Cinemax, Freeform is developing a Cloak and Dagger series, Archie is publishing a new Betty and Veronica series along with a new Kevin Keller series, and Animaniacs is finally on Netflix! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 76 – Season 4

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Justice League Darkseid Special #1, Black Panther #1, Empress #1, Superman #51, Poe Dameron #1, Interview with Scott Koblish and more ………..

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News In Comics…. – 6:07- 21:22

Justice League Darkseid Special #1 – 21:22 – 21:49

Black Panther #1 –40:32- 50:01

Empress #1 – 50:01– 1:00:01

Superman #51– 1:00:15- 1:13:22

Poe Dameron #1 – 1:13:22- 1:25:43

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Interview with Scott Koblish at SVCC 2016 – 1:25:43- 1:39:01

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Books to look for – 1:39:59

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