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.


Comic Timing – Episode 174: New York Comic Con 2015 in Review


Episode 174 of Comic Timing is now available for your earholes! As has become an unofficial tradition, our thoughts on New York Comic Con arrive about a month after the show has concluded. So, here’s all that went down at NYCC 2015! Ian is joined by Austin and Kris as they go through the best and worst of the show, awesome cosplay, LexCorp WiFi, waiting on a line to wait on a line to get con exclusives, how to budget your time appropriately in a sea of people, the introduction of Hammerstein Ballroom events to the show, swag and art obtained, and a whole lot more.

And more includes reports on panels attended, including Comic Creators Consuming Coffee: Where Food & Comics Collide, Action Lab: Five Years and BEYOND!, #BlackComicsMonth: Diversity in Comics, Adventure Time, and the Ash Vs. The Evil Dead premiere. Hope there’s enough to make you feel like you were there too!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings! And be sure to check out Kris’ Tumblr at Garak’s Clothiers for some excellent cosplay shots and geek fashion.

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko

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“Oh, me and my cousin, one Arthur McBride,
As we went a-walkin’ down by the seaside…”


The Two Guys are happy to have as their guests Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko. Their first collected volume of Invisible Republic has just recently been released, and the guys talk with the creators about the origins of this project, its initial incubation period, and their efforts in bringing the series to Image Comics. Invisible Republic is a science fiction narrative, taking place on a distant moon in the Gliese system in the twenty-eighth century, but it’s much more of a story of political intrigue set against a backdrop of journalistic investigation. The first trade collects issues #1-5 of the series, and the next narrative arc begins later this month with issue #6. Derek and Andy W. also ask Corinna and Gabriel about their collaborative relationship, their work on Invisible Republic as well as other series (including the Planet of the Apes franchise), and how it may complement — or perhaps even challenge — their personal partnership. The guys also use the opportunity to talk with the two about their other creator-owned projects, such as Kinski, Heathentown, and the upcoming The Crooked Man. The topics of beekeeping, pet ownership, and even Donald Trump (unfortunately) make their ways into their conversation, making this a well-rounded talk. There is a lot packed into this interview, and the discussion that unfolds is one of the most thought-provoking you’ll hear in any comics podcast.



The PKD Black Box – Episode #89: The Legends Edition

On this week’s show Shawn briefly discusses his future with Action Lab Entertainment, and then goes all in with a roundtable of special guests (David A. Price, Chris Campbell, Julian Lytle, and Martheus Wade) as they discuss the “Legends” mini-series from DC Comics!

And later in the show, Donny Salvo swings by to give us some interviews with top-notch creators from this year’s New York Comic Con.

Enjoy, and remember that Darkseid is a BOSS.

SFP-NOW – Planet Of The Ape’s Special


For this special episode I’m joined by comic book writer’s Gabriel Hardman and Daryl Gregory to discuss the Planet Of The Ape’s movies and give our own unique take on the popular movie series, which has been the insperation for Boom Studios Planet Of The Ape’s and Exile On The Planet Of The Ape’s.

We start from the 1968 movie and work our way through every movie discussing their social relevence to both past and present day audiences as well as discussing some of the sciency wiency aspects from the movies.

We also briefly touch on developments in the comic book series and have a few laughs along the way. So tune in to hear what these two great comics creators have to say about one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time.

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Cammy’s Comic-Con Corner – Wondercon 2012


In this special episode I interview a plethora of talent from Wondercon 2012 in Anaheim! Interviews include Anthony Del Col, Tom Pinchuk, Brian Apodaca, Benny Jordan, Gerimi Burleigh, Michael Alan Nelson, Gabriel Hardman, Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton, Kenny Keil, Sal Abbinanti, and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Cammy’s Comic-Con Corner – Drinky Talky – Episode 118


In this special episode I’m joined by Matt (Duke of Douche), Darcy (The Destroyer), and Dommy (The House Dwarf) to recap Sunday of Wondercon 2012! We gush some more over Christina Strain, I brag about the interviews I snagged, and we leave you with some final thoughts on the convention in Anaheim. EXPLICIT CONTENT & DRUNKEN DEBAUCHERY!

Cammy’s Comic-Con Corner – Drinky Talky – Episode 117


In this special episode I’m joined by Matt (Duke of Douche), Darcy (The Destroyer), Dommy (The House Dwarf) Aaron (MMA Legend), and several others to recap Saturday of Wondercon 2012! Dommy talks a lot, I give great birthday gifts, and it’s St. Patrick’s Day so we’ve been drinking all day! EXPLICIT CONTENT & DRUNKEN DEBAUCHERY!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 179 (8/21/11)

No Pick Of The Week, but we have a wonderful art-driven Fast Five! Picks include X-Men: Schism #3 (Marvel), Avengers Academy #18 (Marvel), Fables #108 (Vertigo), Daredevil #2 (Marvel), and Hulk #39 (Marvel).

Egads! Only one weekly video review show remains!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 159 (3/20/11)

No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a great Fast Five! Picks include Ultimate Avengers Vs New Ultimates #2 (Marvel), Hulk #30.1 (Marvel), R.E.B.E.L.S. #26 (DC), 5 Ronin #3 (Marvel), and Amazing Spider-Man #656 (Marvel).

Stay tuned at the end for a special WonderCon announcement!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 153 (2/6/11)

While there wasn’t a Pick Of The Week, we do have a delightful Fast Five! Picks include Secret Six #30 (DC), Hulk #29 (Marvel), Invincible #77 (Image), Amazing Spider-Man #653 (Marvel), and Sweet Tooth #18 (Vertigo).

Get your Comic-Con tickets yet?

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Best of 2010 (I.M.H.O.)

In this 2010 wrap-up, I discuss my favorite writers, artists, series, story arc, single issue, and graphic novel.

Best Writers – Robert Kirkman, Scott Snyder, Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon, Geoff Johns, Bryan Q. Miller Best

Artists – Amanda Conner, Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon, Gabriel Hardman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Series – Green Lantern (DC), Scalped (Vertigo), Strange Tales II (Marvel), CHEW (Image), Daytripper (Vertigo)

Single Issue – Hellboy in Mexico (Dark Horse)

Story Arc – The Flash #1-6 “The Dastardly Death of the Rogues”

Graphic Novel – Super F*ckers

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

Audio Best of 2010 version

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 47


In this special episode, I’m joined by Art & Freddie (The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast) to discuss the best writers, artists, series, and much much more of 2010.


Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 144 (10/24/10)

Very good week to be a comic book fan! Pick Of The Week goes to Jonathan Ross & Tommy Lee Edwards for Turf #3 (Image). Fast Five picks include Superman/Batman #77 (DC), The Walking Dead #78 (Image), Kick-Ass 2 #1 (Icon), Guarding The Globe #2 (Image), and Hulk #26 (Marvel).

Also, big announcement at the end regarding the Long Beach Comic Con!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 141 (9/26/10)

I’m back in the hosting seat this episode! Pick Of The Week goes to Geoff Johns & Francis Manapul for The Flash #5 (DC). Fast Five picks include Hulk #25 (Marvel), Fables #98 (Vertigo), Green Lantern Corps #52 (DC), Nemesis #3 (Icon), and Secret Avengers #5 (Marvel).

Yes, it’s a little longer than usual, but that just means you get even more of my ugly-mug!