Comic News Insider Episode 879 – SDCC: Lego DC Super Villains w/ Kevin Conroy/Julie Nathanson/Fred Tatasciore & More!

Comic News Insider: Episode 879 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended the press room for Lego DC Super Villains and chatted with Arthur Parsons (Head of Design, TT Games), Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman), Julie Nathanson (voice Silver Banshee), Fred Tatasciore (voice of Solomon Grundy, Clayface, Black Adam, Killer Croc), Ames Kirshen (VP, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Justin Ramsden (Designer, Super Heroes, The LEGO Group). What villains are in the game? Any surprise appearances? How did the game come about? Tune in the find out! 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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RBDHB: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader

RBDHB: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader

The Year of the Bat Specials make a triumphant return with Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert’s “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?”, Gaiman’s swan-song for the mythos.

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RBDHB – Batman: Hush

RBDHB – Batman: Hush

After a nice period of distance from Jeph Loeb, following the unrelenting Batman: The Cult, we revisit his return to the mythos partnered with Jim Lee in Batman: Hush.

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Everything Blows with Ross and Nick #15 – Cheese Bird

Everything Blows with Ross and Nick
Listen to Everything Blows #15 right now:

Ross Campbell and Nick Marino

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Show Notes:

Announcing the Everything Blows Iron Man Fanart Contest! Ross and Nick are giving away 40 issues starring the Armored Avenger… Iron Man #281-318 and annuals. Enter the contest by designing your own Iron Man armor and posting a link to it here in the comments. Entry deadline is Monday, January 20th. The winner will be announced on the next episode.

We begin the episode with a review of last summer’s Iron Man 3. Kelly and Ross dig the film, finding it surprisingly strong compared to Iron Man 2. But Nick is indifferent to it and decides that he’s done watching new big budget action movies.

However, Nick is not indifferent to the depiction of District 11 in The Hunger Games, which inspires a passionate debate regarding Suzanne Collins’s use of African-American culture and history to establish thematic touchstones and metaphors in the book. Kelly offers a compelling defense of the depiction, Nick gets hyperbolic with his attack, and Ross agrees with everybody.

The conversation shifts to Kelly’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign for her new novel, Storykiller. We discuss a conundrum she’s facing with her incentive levels — the book is going to be a hardcover that’ll require a pledge of around $35 bucks to get it. Are there people who’ll demand a softcover version? Will this price leave more frugal backers out in the cold? Or will those people be fine with a digital version of the book and some small schwag?

After the end theme, it’s time for comic news and we discover that we only wanna laugh at ridiculous action figure news. Plus, we discuss Kelly’s recent review of Catwoman #26 and we analyze a few pages from the issue.

Next Episode:
We name the prestigious winner of our Everything Blows Iron Man Fanfart Contest and talk about some other stuff.

ARP – 09 – Knightfall part 2

DC comics published Knightfall in 1993 in Batman and Detective Comics. This story is one of the most famous Batman stories and we were excited to read and discuss this. In this episode, we talk about the key players (Batman, Bane, Robin, and Azrael) as well as the choices the writers made in telling the story.


Talking points

  • Bad Things
    • Malevolent Maniaxe (17:15)
    • Filler issues (20:20)
    • Bat-vehicle designs (22:15)
    • exotic car art (24:50)
  • Good Things
    •  Clayface story (27:01)
    • Batman attracts insane criminals (30:10)
    • Abbatoir’s Death (36:19)
  • Neutral points
    •  Corrosive Man (44:10)
    • Dr. Kinsolving (51:15)
    • Tim Drake (56:33)

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ARP – 09 – Knightfall part 2.mp3


Our next podcast will be  November 17th and it will be part 3 of Knightfall.


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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 94

In which 3 dudes kick back and talk about comics, video games, and teabagging. Enjoy.

Show Notes:

[01:03] The Flash #3
[09:14] Jokers Asylum: Clayface #1
[17:01] Batman Beyond #1
[23:24] Wonder Woman #600
[33:52] Astonishing X-Men #34
[38:06] Thor #611
[41:03] Secret Avengers #2

[49:02] Abe Sapien: Abyssal Plain #1
[53:19] Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper #1
[58:49] Powers v3 #5
[1:01:58] Invincible #73
[1:05:57] The Last Zombie #1