Top 5 Comics Podcast – Episode 153 – E-Ratic Miskatonic Kaiju

Comic book round table. This week, we talk Sea of Sorrows #1, Children of the Grave #1, E-Ratic #1, Miskatonic #1, Kaiju Score #1  and more ………..

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News In Comics…. – 1:10 – 13:44

Sea of Sorrows #1 – 13:44 – 28:08

Children of the Grave #1 – 28:08 –40:38

E-Ratic #1 – 40:38 – 1:07:51

Miskatonic #1 – 1:07:51 – 1:22:30

Kaiju Score #1 – 1:22:30 – 1:41:35

Lessons of the Day (LOTD) – 1:41:35 – 1:43:14

Books to watch – 1:43:14

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Top 5 Comics Podcast Ep. 116 Season 6

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Multiple Man (2018) #1, Project Superpowers #0, Go Go Power Rangers #11, Lost City Explorers #1, Superman #1 (2018), Interview with Meredith Finch at DCC 2018 and more ………..

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News In Comics…. – 1:58 – 10:49

Multiple Man (2018) #1 – 11:49 – 21:11

Project Superpowers #0 – 21:11 – 29:39

Go Go Power Rangers #11 – 29:39 – 44:00

Lost City Explorers #1 – 46:552 – 55:45

Superman #1 (2018) – 55:45 – 1:07:34

Meredith Finch Interview DCC 2018 – 1:10:30 – 1:16:20


Lessons of the Day (LOTD) – 1:16:58 – 1:18:32

Books to watch – 1:18:32


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Comic Book Savant Episode 383: Countdown: DC Universe Animated Films

This is the second episode of the new series Countdown were I take one topic, subject, or theme and run it down ranking from worst to first. In this episode I Countdown Warner Bros. DC Universe Animated Films, so sit back and relax as I run these down for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Comics Alternative, Episode 280: Reviews of The New World: Comics from Mauretania, Young Frances, and A Walk through Hell #1

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On this episode of the podcast, Paul and Derek look at three new releases that, while all compelling readings, are vastly different in style and narrative approach. They begin with Chris Reynold’s The New World: Comics from Mauretania, recently released from Gallery 13. This is a collection of Reynold’s Mauretania comics published beginning in the 1980s. This volume was designed by Seth, and he also provided a brief and insightful note at the end of the text. Neither Paul nor Derek had encountered any of the Mauretania stories before, and they’re sorry that they hadn’t read Reynolds any sooner. The narratives are dreamlike and random in their coherency, and while making any sense of their meaning and action can be an exercise in frustration, they are strangely some of the most compelling comics the guys have read this year.

Next, the Two Guys turn to a creator whom they’ve read and loved before, but not by his current name. Both Paul and Derek are big fans of the series Pope Hats, authored by Ethan Rilly, an anagram of Hartley Lin. In Young Frances (AdHouse Books), Lin is now using his real name and collects issues #2, #3, and #5 of his defining series. The text presents the story of Frances Scarland, a young legal clerk whose efficiency and competency are admired by those around her, but who nonetheless wonders if she’s just drifting through life without purpose. Her best friend, Vickie, is impulse and more scattered, yet talented enough to find a lead role acting in a hit television crime drama. This is yet another example of “verite dessinée” storytelling, a favorite of Derek’s and Paul’s.

The guys conclude this episode by looking at the first issue of Garth Ennis and Goran Sudžuka’s A Walk through Hell (AfterShock Comics). A mix of horror and crime, this first issue establishes the premise of the series but does so in a way that poses a variety of questions. In fact, both Paul and Derek feel as if this first issue ended almost too quickly — a sense that they’ve gotten with other AfterShock first issues — although there is enough in this inaugural installment to have them wanting to come back to the series. In this first issue, Special Agents Shaw and McGregor work a recent race-related killing while at the same time investigating the disappearance of two fellow officers. What they stumble onto, and we never get a sense of what that is, is apparently something so horrific that even the most hardened law enforcers are unable to live with what they saw.

Longbox Review 137: Rough Riders Creative Team Chat

Podcast 137: Rough Riders Creative Team Chat

Listen to this very special episode to find out how cohost George (of the still defunct George and Tony Entertainment Show) was able to initiate a gathering of the creative team of Adam Glass, Patrick Olliffe, Gabe Eltaeb, and Sal Cipriano who are responsible for the Aftershock comic Rough Riders. Thanks to those four talented gentlemen for agreeing to be a part of the show and sharing their thoughts about making Rough Riders, working together, and more. Special thanks to Lisa Wu, Aftershock Comics Fan Relations Manager, for coordinating the whole thing–without her, this would not have been possible.

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Columbus Comics Corner Ep. 34: NCBW 5/17/17

After a busy school and work week, the guys get together over the weekend to discuss a dozen NCBD releases from several publishers. Thanks for listening!

Intro (0:00), Justice League/Power Rangers #4 (3:11), Street Fighter Vs Darkstalkers #1 (20:36), X-Men Gold #4 (38:00), Generation X #1 (54:12), Ironheart #7 (1:13:30), The Flash #22 (1:29:38), Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #8 (1:51:52), Super Sons #4 (2:06:12), Harley Quinn #20 (2:20:32), World Reader #2 (2:35:34), Rankings (2:44:37), Honorable Mentions (3:05:05), Episode 35 Preview (3:11:12)

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Comics Alternative, Episode 227: Reviews of Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure, Blood Blister #1, and The Belfry

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three very different titles. They begin with Steven Tillotson’s Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure (Avery Hill Publishing), a different kind of quest narrative that blends the anthropomorphic and the surreal. After that, they look at Phil Hester and Tony Harris’s Blood Blister #1, the latest serial offering from AfterShock Comics. And finally, Andy and Derek wrap up with The Belfry (Image Comics), a one-shot horror title from Gabriel Hardman.


Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 77 – Season 4

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Moon Knight #1, Superman American Alien #5, Jack Pot #1, Titans Hunt #5, Gwen Pool #1, and more ………..

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News In Comics…. – 4:23- 13:13

Moon Knight #1- 13:23 – 19:42

Superman American Alien #5 –19:42- 27:31

Jack Pot #1 – 27:31– 33:49

Titans Hunt #5 – 33:49- 46:28

Gwenpool #1 – 46:28- 59:18

Books to look for – 59:18

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Comics Alternative, Episode 180: A Publisher Spotlight on AfterShock Comics

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The Two Guys with PhDs are back with another publisher spotlight, and this time the focus is on AfterShock Comics. This is a new publisher that began soliciting their titles back in the fall and then releasing their initial series in December 2015. With editorial oversight by two veterans of the mainstream, Mike Marts and Joe Pruett, AfterShock has been bringing in some major-league talent to write and illustrate their comics, which is something that Andy and Derek noted when they first caught wind of the up-and-coming publisher. They begin their spotlight by speculating on the possible direction and business plan of AfterShock, observing that some of the company executives have a lot of Hollywood and TV/film experience, and that the kind of titles they’re releasing (and the creators on them) are reminiscent of what readers have historically found at Vertigo and Image. Then they jump into the titles themselves, beginning with the first three issues of Super Zero, written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti and with art by Rafael De Latorre. The guys enjoy this series, a charming and realistic (at least for now) AfterShockLogotwist on the superhero genre, although they’re hoping that the storyline will soon depart its premise. After that, they look at the first four issues of Paul Jenkins and Andy Clarke’s Replica. This is a futuristic and humorous sci-fi procedural taking place at a nexus of alien cultures. The guys note that after a slow start with the first issue, the series successfully settles into its groove. Yet after finding a lot of critical common ground with the first two series, Andy’s and Derek’s opinions diverge dramatically on several of the remaining AfterShock titles. This is most apparent with Insext, a Victorian, entomologically tinged (and erotic) thriller written by Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Ariela Kristantina. While Andy finds this one of the most compelling of AfterShock’s initial lineup, Derek feels that there are too many holes in the premise — moth-eaten, if you will — and that the first four issues lack narrative cohesion. They also disagree on Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby’s Dreaming Eagles as well as Brian Azzarello and Juan Doe’s American Monster. Derek believes these are two strong stories, although Andy feels they are just more of the same, nothing new, from Ennis and Azzarello. They do agree, however, on the promise found in the first couple of issues of Strayer, from the creative team Justin Jordan and Juan Gedeon. Finally, the guys wrap up with a discussion on AfterShock’s newest title, Second Sight, written by David Hine and with art from Alberto Ponticelli. This is one of Derek’s favorites from AfterShock, so far, although Andy is less enthusiastic and is waiting to be impressed. Before signing off of this publisher spotlight, the guys also anticipate the publisher’s next wave of new series — including Rough Riders (by Adam Glass and Patrick Ollie), Jackpot! (Ray Fawkes and Marco Failla), and Black-Eyed Kids (Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski) — and mention some of the other creators slotted for future AfterShock releases, including Mark Waid, Cullen Bunn, John Layman, Tim Seeley, and Frank Barbiere. In sum, the guys see AfterShock Comics as a new publisher worth watching.




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Welcome back to 10.0 – The Aftershock Podcast!

This episode the guys talk about meeting up SC Comicon on April 2-3 in Greenville, SC and looking forward to meeting a few of the AfterShock folks who come to the con. The guys then take a look at two completely different series – DREAMING EAGLES #1-2 and SUPER ZERO#1-2.

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #210 With Mike Marts From AfterShock Comics

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, AfterShock Comics, Mike Marts, Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Replica,  Strayer, InSEXts, American Monster, Dreaming Eagles, SuperZero, Second Sight, Brian Azzarello, Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, Marguerite Bennett, Paul Jenkins, David Hine, Alberto Ponticelli, Justin Jordan, Jimmy Palmiotti

Have you discovered AfterShock Comics yet? I think this new comics company will send shockwaves through the industry as they make some of the best comics on the stands today!

During Episode 210, the first of 2016, I talk with Mike Marts, AfterShock’s Editor in Chief who gets us all caught up on how the company came to be, what books they have available and what is coming in the months ahead! You probably recognize Mike’s name from his stints in charge of Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy and other famous franchises. He’s overseeing great new titles, including Replica, InSEXts, SuperZero, Dreaming Eagles, American Monster, Strayer and Second Sight, bringing a lot of high-quality storytelling to your local comics shop! You can find out more about this groundbreaking company at their website at this link!  He’s got a lot to say about the industry as well, so I’m sure you’re going to want to hear what he has to say!