Comics Alternative, Episode 200: Reviews of Hillbilly #1 and #2, Satan’s Sodomy Baby #2, and Time Clock

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Donald Trump’s Small Hands


On this episode of The Comics Alternative, Derek and Andy celebrate their 200th regular review episode! They begin by sharing some of the messages and well wishes they’ve received from listeners in the past couple of weeks.

After that, they get into a discussion of this week’s review titles. They begin with Eric Powell’s new series, Hillbilly (Albatross Funnybooks), the second issue of which was just released last week. The guys focus on Powell’s use of folktale tropes and storytelling techniques, pointing out that this title reads more somberly than does The Goon and Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities (at least so far), although it does have its humorous moments. Albeit subtle.

Much more in-your-face is Satan’s Sodomy Baby #2 — branded as SSBII for “safer” consumption — Powell’s other Albatross Funnybooks publication. This is a follow up to the 2007 one-shot Satan’s Sodomy Baby, and like the earlier issue this comic book will not be reprinted nor will it be released SSB2-TrumpTinyHandsdigitally. And, appropriately enough, it comes in a sealed bag and parental advisory warning, so as to avoid any immature hands. While this issue of Satan’s Sodomy Baby isn’t as scatological as the first, it’s over-the-top in an entirely different way. Current politics is what drives this story, and Donald J. Trump is the butt (pun intended) of Powell’s scathing satire, small hands and all.

The Two Guys wrap up this week’s episode with a look at Leslie Stein’s Time Clock: An Eye of the Majestic Creature Book (Fantagraphics). Very different from last year’s Bright-Eyed at Midnight, this book is a follow up to Stein’s other Eye of the Majestic Creature releases from 2011 and 2013. Andy and Derek discuss the the phantasmagorical stories that make up the text, wondering if the protagonist’s life events — e.g., her sand counting and the relationship with her anthropomorphic guitar friend, Marshmallow — may have any allegorical connections to Stein’s own life. But what drives the narrative is Stein’s seemingly mundane observations, clothed in the fantastic, and especially her art style, a curious mixture of cartoon and creepy.



Comic News Insider Episode 666 – Best of 2015!


Comic News Insider: Episode 666 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2015! Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2015 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comic News Insider Episode 651 – NYCC: Archie Comics Special w/ Chip Zdarsky/Erica Henderson/Frank Tieri/Alex Segura!


Comic News Insider: Episode 651 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Astonishing Ant-Man #1, Back To The Future Vol 2 #1, Cognetic #1, Shield Vol 3 #1, Titans Hunt #1, Uncanny Inhumans #1

After a long absence, the podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to co-host! They chat about Halloween, the Jessica Jones trailer, and the Pride & Prejudice & Zombies trailer. Even more New York Comic Con interviews in this Archie Comics special. Jimmy interviewed the new Jughead creative team of Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson, Hangman writer Frank Tieri and Archie SVP/Dark Circle Line Editor Alex Segura. News includes Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon to take on The Punisher,  the first Preacher trailer will air this Sunday during The Walking Dead, Bryan Fuller is bringing back Amazing Stories to NBC, Edgar Wright and Johnny Depp are teaming up to bring Neil Gaiman’s children’s book Fortunately, the Milk to the big screen, David Tennant will be returning as the Tenth Doctor, and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, in a series of three audio dramas, and Russian sculptor turns Lenin statue into Darth Vader. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comic News Insider Episode 597 – CNI-busters!


Comic News Insider: Episode 597 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All-New Hawkeye #1, Big Man Plans #1, Con Job #1, Descender #1, Princess Leia #1, Powers, The Returned, Chappie

The podcast mistress Emily Edwards returns! She and Jimmy chat about the Melissa Benoist as Supergirl promo picture, the Chris Pine as new Green Lantern rumor, the new Daredevil trailer and James Gunn’s claim that Marvel wont be attending San Diego Comic Con. News includes: Yet another Ghostbusters movie is on the way along with branding opportunities, Jada Pinkett-Smith is leaving Gotham, Star Trek concert tour launches, Valiant to bring their comics to the big screen and the as yet untitled The Walking Dead spinoff gets a 2 season order. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 173 (7/3/11)

What a great week it was for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham for Batman Incorporated #7 (DC)! Fast Five picks include American Vampire #16 (Vertigo), Witch Doctor #1 (Image), Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #6 (Marvel), Scalped #50 (Vertigo), and The Goon #34 (Dark Horse).

F BombCast 120: Keeping Up with the Cardassians

This episode proves that the more F Bombers = the more better F Bombers. Come enjoy as we relive the shit that was the halftime show of not only this year but of past super bowls. Kevin Dreams of a day where a chinese mistress will make him an eggroll as he bangs Natalie Portman in the next room. Our fan Denise offers her take on the enterprise crew with what can only be called an inspired trek e-mail (or extremely geeky, but if you think that you are listening to the wrong show. Eric Powell is a douchebag who like to generalize and doesn’t truly understand satire, or if he does he likes to use it as an excuse if too many are offended by what he has to say. Dark Shadows is fully discussed and Comics are spoken of. What comics you may ask? Well let me tell you some. Rat Catcher, Weird Worlds of DC, Mystery Society, Superboy, Grimms Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends, Spawn 201, among many more (holy shit i have a horrible memory) Enjoy!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 142 (10/10/10)

Live from the New York Comic-Con…Is not this show! Pick Of The Week goes to Jai Nitz & Andie Tong for Tron: Betrayal #1 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Uncanny X-Force #1 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #14 (Vertigo), Dethklok #1 (Dark Horse), iZombie #6 (Vertigo), and Ultimate Thor #1 (Marvel).

Stay in San Diego like me, and you’ll remain bed bug free!

Exploring The Multiverse – Ep35 – Baltimore Comic Con ’10 Part 1

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Episode 35 of Exploring The Multiverse is part 1 of a 2 part Baltimore Comic Con 2010 exclusive. We got the chance to interview Eric Powell, Bryan JL Glass, and the guys and gal from Brainfood Comics. Plus, thanks to Robert Zeman (check out his youtube page), we have footage of the costume contest! Make sure to check back next week for part 2!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 99

Is the 22 page story told within the ninth issue of Daytripper better than the 148 minute long story told in the film Inception? Listen and find out.


  • [00:50] Daytripper #9 (of 10)
  • [06:21] Northlanders #31
  • [10:12] The Walking Dead #76
  • [15:02] Buzzard #3 (of 3)
  • [18:11] Morning Glories #1


  • [23:21] Superman #702
  • [26:36] Thor: Mighty Avenger #3
  • [29:07] Incredible Hulk #611
  • [33:42] Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #13

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 92


Indie Comics

[02:17] Daytripper #7
[06:14] Meta 4 #1 (of 5)
[11:50] Buzzard #1 (of 3)
[15:28] Nemesis #2 (of 4)

Mainstream Comics

[24:38]Batman #700
[30:28] Roundtable Discussion: The Order In Which We Read Our Books
[33:40] Jonah Hex #56
[39:47] Secret Six #22
[42:00] Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #2 (of 5)
[45:16] Avengers Academy #1
[51:02] PunisherMAX #8
[56:24] S.H.I.E.L.D. #2
[1:03:52] Uncanny X-Men #525
[1:07:29] IronMan: Noir #3 (OF 4)
[1:10:48] Ultimate Comics Avengers #3
[1:16:09] Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11

Outro [1:19:215]

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 90

Show Notes:

INTRO [00:22]


  • [0:01:19] Secret Avengers #1
    • In which the boys explain why Ed Brubaker is like a puppy.
  • [0:10:54] Thor #610
  • [0:15:56] X-Force #27
  • [0:22:22] X-Men: Blind Science
  • [0:29:49] Thunderbolts #144
  • [0:34:42] Wolverine: Weapon X #13
  • [0:39:08] The Thanos Imperative: Ignition
  • [0:44:35] Ultimate Enemy #4 (of 4)
  • [0:48:27] Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2
  • [0:57:45] Power Girl #12
  • [1:03:44] Green Lantern #54
  • * [1:09:06] Green Lantern Corps #48


  • [1:12:28] 7 Psychopaths #1
  • [1:14:25] Chimichanga #2 (of 3)
  • [1:16:04] Choker #3
  • [1:17:51] Mystery Society #1 (of 6)
  • [1:22:47] Green Hornet #4

trades [1:25:58]

  • Fortune & Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book HC
  • Wednesday Comics HC

OUTRO [1:34:27]

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 128 (5/30/10)

Another big week! Pick Of The Week this time around goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #38 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Justice League: Generation Lost #2 (DC), Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel), Northlanders #28 (Vertigo), Chimichanga #2 (Albatross Exploding Funny Books), and Power Girl #12 (DC).

Jason Aaron telling more Vietnam stories? Yes please!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Best of 2009 (I.M.H.O.)

In this 2009 wrap-up, I discuss my favorite Writers, Artists, Series, Story Arc, Single Issue, and Hardcover.

Best Writers – Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Peter Tomasi, Mark Waid, Geoff Johns

Best Artists – J.H. Williams III, Tony Daniel, Sean Phillips, Eric Powell, Gabriel Ba

Best Series – Detective Comics (DC), Scalped (Vertigo), Green Lantern Corps (DC), Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel), Green Lantern (DC)

Story Arc – Detective Comics #854-857 “Elegy”

Single Issue – Jonah Hex #50

Don’t agree with my picks? Complain about how wrong I am on the forum!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 108 (12/20/09)

Last review episode EVER…or just of the year. No Pick of the Week, so it’s a Fast Five episode instead! Picks include Green Lantern Corps #43 (DC), Thunderbolts #139 (Marvel), Chimichanga #1 (Albatross Exploding Funnybooks), Fables #91 (Vertigo), and The Marvelous Land of OZ #2 (Marvel).

While there won’t be a review show next week, there will be a special episode as my present to you all, followed by another Indie Comics Episode next Sunday.

Comic Timing – Episode 96

We’re back! Did you miss us? We are back with another REVIEW CORNER! This time featuring 8 books! 8! We cover, not in this order:









So Sit back, grab a beverage, and maybe a snack, and enjoy!

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JSA ALL-STARS #1 – 75% off retail


SECRET WARRIORS #11- 50% off retail



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