Comic News Insider Episode 863 – CNI Sizzler!

Comic News Insider: Episode 863 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Charlies Angels #1, Modern Fantasy #1, Multiple Man #1, Luke Cage s2

It’s a sizzling heatwave in NYC so everyone is staying home in their air conditioning. Jimmy gets friends Marta, Erica, Ashley and Emmy to send in their audio reviews. And frequent co-host Emily serves as news reader. Thanks to all! News includes: DC Universe will be a subscription streaming service that will include original content, A Halo TV series has gotten a 10 episode order at Showtime, CBS is releasing an official Star Trek-branded straight bourbon and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comic Frontline Live #151: Making Captain America Trump Again!

Every week the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through YouTube Live Stream where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!

This week there’s no news due to the Cullen Bunn E-Panel conducted prior to the show. So join us for a brief discussion on Free Comic book Day, plus this week’s Worst Pick, Top 5, Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated and more!

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The Grawlix Podcast #33: Rotten Tornadoes

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On this year’s Halloween episode the boys brave the airwaves alone! Randy and Jesse ponder their Suicide Squad apathy, discuss Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1, pitch their ideal horror comics, and realize Melanie is the show’s anchor. In the recently returned Recent Reads segment Jesse proclaims you’ve got to have Faith and Randy confesses his current favorite Bat-book is the Batman lite Detective Comics. Enjoy!

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00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
00:02:19 – International Podcast Day
00:05:02 – Grawlix Bytes #8, Drinking in the Park Podcast, Doctor Who Dark Journey
00:18:11 – Pete Mitchell’s Diamondhead
00:23:30 – Suicide Squad Apathy, Good Snyder/Bad Snyder, Mel is our anchor!
00:32:26 – Next Month’s Pick: Preacher Vol. 1
00:37:15 – Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Precious Little Life
00:56:05 – Faith, Detective Comics
01:10:09 – Luke Cage, Supergirl, The Flash and CW Streaming. All Speculation!
01:18:26 – Ideal Horror Comics Pitches
01:52:52 – Outro

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #222 With Warren Simons, Richard Rivera

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Valiant Entertainment, Archer, Armstrong, A&A, Faith, Wild Bull, Chipper, Stabbity Bunny, coloring book, 4001, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Grace, stuffed rabbit, Richard Rivera, Warren Simons, editor,

This week is a C2E2 double-header! First up is Warren Simons, editor-in-chief at Valiant Entertainment! I got the chance to interview him at this year’s C2E2, which was the perfect opportunity to catch up on what this excellent comics company has going on these days! We discussed A&A: Archer and Armstrong, the Faith miniseries, and other great books including 4001 A.D. and others! He also talks about what impact if any the recent movie deal Valiant signed will have on their books, so don’t miss it!

Then everything wraps up with the return of Richard Rivera, creator of the great indie comic Stabbity Bunny! He introduces us to his new projects, including Wild Bull & Chipper and a coloring book that was a hit at the aforementioned C2E2 convention! Oh, and he also updates us on how the next issue of Stabbity Bunny is coming along, so you’ll want to hear what he has to say, then check out his stabbity website!


Comic News Insider Episode 670 – CNI: The 11th Wizardry School!


Comic News Insider: Episode 670 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Cry Havoc #1, Faith #1, Victorie City #1, The Venture Bros. S6 premiere

Jimmy is joined in studio for the 2nd week in a row by regular guest co-host Emily Edwards! They chat about the DC Comics Rebirth rumors out there and whether they would drop their friends if they got famous. (Emily claims no and you can probably guess what Jimmy claims). News includes: DC announces new slate of Hanna Barbera comics, the CW has picked up the pilot episode for the live action Riverdale series, Barbie gets a makeover, Pottermore announces more wizardry schools, and Fish Mooney returns to Gotham! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Religion and Comics

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On this special episode of the podcast, Derek moderates a roundtable discussion on religion and comics. Joining him on the panel are Elizabeth Coody (teaching at the Iliff School of Theology), Jeff Brackett (Ball State University), and A. David Lewis (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), all of whom are comics scholars focusing on representations of religious belief and faith. They begin their discussion by sharing their backgrounds in comics and how they have found the medium a useful means to approaching religious studies. In addition to describing the specifics of their scholarship, the panelists also discuss the various strategies they’ve employed when using comics in the classroom, along with the challenges that come when using comics to teach issues of faith. The subjects that come up during the discussion range from superheroes and myths, manifestations of the afterlife, adaptations of religious texts, biographies of religious leaders, expressions of heaven and hell, the crossroads of faith and ethnicity, and parodic (even heretical) representations of religious figures, doctrines, and practices.


At times on the panel the discussants clash or come at books from different angles — for example, Jeff and David disagree on the usefulness of Craig Thompson’s Habibi and Derek pushes back on the “religiousness” of such comics as MausA Contract with God, and Persepolis — but the talk is always lively and insightful. Among the many texts they reference are Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, Mike Carey’s Lucifer, Justin Green’s Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary, Robert Crumb’s The Book of Genesis Illustrated, Sean Murphy’s Punk Rock Jesus, Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come, Mark Millar’s American Jesus, and Craig Thompson’s Blankets. They even discuss comics as religious propaganda, such as what you’ll find in the Spire comics published by Archie during the 1970s and the ever-present Chick tracts. The panelists covered a lot of ground, but there was so much more that was left unspoken…enough to warrant a future follow-up roundtable on the same topic.


A. David Lewis, Elizabeth Coody, and Jeff Brackett