Arc Reactions – 90 – Stumptown

This episode covers Stumptown by Greg Rucka. We talk about the characters, the cases, and setting this story in Portland, OR. A wonderful example of the private eye story from a masterful writer.


Talking points

Stories (10:13)

Dex (24:52)

Ansel (41:20)

Other characters (47:05)

Marencos (50:20)

Diversity (52:55)

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Arc Reactions 72 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Our next podcast will be our review of  Black Panther (film) on February 18th.

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Comic Frontline #148: Tevya Was Right?!

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

This week the crew is joined by Brant on the road and discusses: Spider-Men gets a sequel, Star-Lord comes to an end, New Gods are teased by Tom King, New Warriors comes to Freeform, Josh Brolin is Cable, SyFy goes to Krypton, and more!

Plus Worst Pick, The Top 5 Comics and Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated 3 comics for next week, let your voice be heard in our weekly poll and more!

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Deconstructing Comics #523: Who is Wonder Woman?

Wonder Woman: Earth OneOf course she’s been around for decades, but when it comes to how the character’s been presented, there’s always been a tension between her feminist qualities and the pinup-y ones. Is she here to empower women or excite men? Can it be both?

This week Emmet and John are here to talk about the genesis of a DC marquee character and how she’s been presented by various creators, with an emphasis on Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Wonder Woman: Earth One, and a useful comparison of Wonder Woman comics and the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Comic Frontline Live #125: #InformationVomit


The crew returns for another week of comic and media news, and discussion of the week’s Top 5!

This week was a week of tangents and sidetracks, and some interesting choices for the Top 5. Hilarity did, in fact, ensue.

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Episode 59: Interview with LAZARUS’s Greg Rucka

The latest episode of the ComicsVerse podcast is here! This time, we’re joined by a bonafide legend in the comic book industry — Greg Rucka!

Few comic book creators have a career as prolific as Greg Rucka’s career. He’s written nearly every major character that exists between Marvel and DC Comics, has created some of the best creator-owned series to date (LAZARUS, BLACK MAGICK, QUEEN & COUNTRY), has won numerous awards for these works, and most recently wrote the very first in-continuity post RETURN OF THE JEDI STAR WARS comic book for Marvel Comics in STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE!

HEAR: Want more ComicsVerse Podcast interviews? The gang sits down with current SUPERMAN writer — Gene Luen Yang!

Comicsverse Editor-In-Chief Travis Czap, Matthew Murphy, Kevin (from Kevin’s Comics on Youtube) and Chief Operating Officer, Sean Bartley (that’s me!), had an in-depth conversation with Greg about some of his classic works, but the bulk of the conversation stemmed far beyond the content of the comics he has created.

During this candid conversation, Greg Rucka discussed the challenges of publishing LAZARUS, as well as some of the terrifying real-world inspirations behind the story of the hit comic book series. He also talked at length about his ten years as a writer for DC where he wrote highly praised series’ such as GOTHAM CENTRAL and DETECTIVE COMICS starring Batwoman.

As long and as deep as this conversation was, it felt as though we’d never run out of things to talk about and, time permitting, could have spoken all night about not only Rucka’s stellar career, but the deep sociopolitical issues that are so deeply relevant right now and serve as major inspirations for LAZARUS.

LISTEN: Want to break into the comics industry? INJECTION and MOON KNIGHT artist — Declan Shalvey, tells you how in this podcast!

If you haven’t yet given LAZARUS or Greg’s new series BLACK MAGICK a chance, do yourself a favor and pick them up. Greg Rucka has been telling stories through novels, video games and comic books for almost twenty years, and he’s putting out some of his best work today.

Thank you to Mr. Rucka for chatting with us, and be sure to check out our incredible conversation with Greg, and stay tuned to ComicsVerse for more amazing podcast guests and in-depth analysis of the best comic books past and present!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 27: San Diego Comic Con, Batman and Superman

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Jim and Eric hunker down with a slew of San Diego Comic Con news and announcements, read listener mail and review most of this week’s DC Comic releases.  They also talk about Axel Rose and sucker MC’s and are joined, as usual, by Ryan Clark and Dan Stransky.


News from SDCC : Batman/Teenage Mtant Ninja Turtles Book, Batman & Robin Eternal, Robin War, Superman: American Alien, Coming of Supermen, Telos, Lois and Clark, Titans Hunt, Multiversity Too, Static Shock, Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life, and Batman: the Killing Joke animated movie


Comic Books Reviewed: Batman #42, Batman/Superman #22, Justice League of America #22, Earth 2: Society #2, Justice League United #1, Constantine: Hellblazer #2, New Suicide #10, Starfire #2, Catwoman #42, Batman: Arkham Knight #21,  All-Star Section Eight #2 and Vampirella/Army of Darkness #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 22: Justice League, DC You and The Truth


Ep 22: This week the boys try to tighten things up, but they still get involved in nonsense.  They also talk about all the books released this week including Justice League, Action Comics, Bizarro, Batman Beyond and more.  There is also Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment featuring Spiderman: Renew Your Vows #1. The DC You is upon us and Jim and Eric have very mixed feelings about it!

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Books Reviewed: Justice League #41, Action Comics #41, Green Lantern #41, Midnighter #1, Batman Beyond #1, Omega Men #1, Bizarro #1 and Bat-Mite #1
Flash Forward Reviews: Injustice: Year Four #5, Batman: Arkham Knight #16, Green Arrow #41, Lobo #7 and Wonder Woman Annual #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 20: Convergence, Mae West and The Duke of Wellington

DukeofWellingtonbyLawrenceEp 20: The Weird Science Podcast is almost drinking age and Eric celebrates by buying a new microphone while Jim channels his inner Mae West.  They finally get to the comics and talk about Donna Troy’s dance moves, the plight of the Justice League Detroit and the Duke of Wellington.  We also get Dan’s Geek News and Ryan Clark’s Other Side segment so all is not lost.  Enjoy.


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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 6: Sunday the 15th

Episode 6: Due to technical difficulties, we had to record on Sunday 2-15-15 which threw Eric off his game, but we talk Friday the 13th, Valentines Day and some Comic Books as well,  Jim tries out some sound effects and Eric gets annoyed.


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Zone 4 #283: Movies Based on Comics

The crew returns to discuss 20 movies that you might not know were based on comics.

This week, it’s Brant, John, Gordon, Ron.

To kick things off, Gordon and Ron share their thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Then, we discuss Don Pardo and various headlines ranging from film, to TV, to comics.

For Topic Time, we talk about 40 movies (but we only get to 20) that you may or may not know were based on comic books, with some added stories and discussion on the movies themselves.

And we close out the show with announcements.

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 76: Reviews of The Park, Veil #1, and Sovereign #1

Parks, Fantasy, and Naked Women from the Subway

ParkThis week on The Comics Alternative, Andy Wolverton joins Derek to discuss three new titles. First, they sift through Oscar Zarate’s new graphic novel, The Park (SelfMadeHero). The Two Guys focus on Zarate’s handling of character development, making The Park an Veil1engaging case study in family expectations and disappointments. They also comment on the lush art and how it sets the tone for the entire narrative. Next, they look at two #1 issues, beginning with the new series from Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula’s Veil (Dark Horse Comics). Derek and Andy W. point out the various mysteries embedded in this first issue and how it propels the reader into the issues that will follow. Along with that, they discuss Fejzula’s artwork and how his pallet is the perfect match for Rucka’s dark and ambiguous narrative. From there they turn to SovereignSovereign, the new series by Chris Roberson and Paul Maybury (Image Comics). While both guys had some initial reservations — there is a lot packed into this first installment, perhaps more than a single issue can adequately contain and maintain coherency — they nonetheless feel that this issue requires multiple readings to be adequately appreciated. They admire Roberson’s ambitious world-building, and both guys trust the writer to carry through and flesh out this world in subsequent issues. All in all, Derek and Andy W. have a fun time discussing these three new titles that they highly recommend to all listeners.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #176: Batman: Arkham Knight Theories & Comic Reviews!

Episode #176

On this podcast we throw out some Batman: Arkham Knight theories. Then we talk some comics with Starlight #1, Moon Knight #1 and Veil #1. Good times. Listen in!

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Could Rocksteady strike gold again with Aquaman. Foshkos thinks so.

Zone 4 #259: Starlight, The Veil & More

The crew returns with another episode of your favorite Friday Night Delight!

First up, the guys discuss the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Then, as they go into headlines, they talk about Image Publisher Eric Stephenson’s speech at the ComicsPro Retailer gathering, which sidetracks into a great discussion on gimmicks and the industry as a whole.

From there, it’s more headlines, including castings, trailers and other comic news.

For Topic Time, the guys review two new #1 issues in Mark Millar’s Starlight from Image Comics, and Greg Rucka’s The Veil from Dark Horse.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Paul Levitz Joins BOOM! Board of Directors/ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Named CCO of Archie Comics

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson’s Speech Causes a Stir

The Full Eric Stephenson Speech

Full Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer

First Look at The Flash in Costume

Zach Snyder Defends Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Zack Snyder on Watchmen, 300 and More

More 3D Covers and a Third Weekly Series from DC

New Pulp Awards – Ron & Gordon Nominated!

Airship 27 Interview by DRG TV


River City Comics Expo

Assailant Comics

Jack Hammer

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of February 26, 2014