Longbox Review 112: Top 5 Independent Comics

Damian, of the world-renowned sleepyreader666 YouTube channel, joins me to discuss our top 5 current favorite independent comics (plus a few more).

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #218 With Kelly Bender

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Kelly Bender, Insane Comics, Sadistic, Aqueous, Starburn, Nights Templar, Convoy of Corpses, Hang Low Aim High, Death-Rattler, independent comics, Indie Comics,

This week’s episode features the return of Indie comics creator extraordinaire Kelly Bender! He’s the scripter of several books we talk about, including Starburn, Sadistic, Aqueous, Death-Rattler and Hang Low Aim High. That includes everything from sci-fi to horror to a combination of several genres. We delve into several of this titles in depth, including what the books are about and which characters we find in each one. Kelly and I discuss the creative process, including what it takes to make a comic and how best to work with your collaborators! Don’t miss all the great information Kelly has to share in episode #218! To access many of his excellent comics, you can go to InsaneComics.com, at comixology at this link or at drivethrucomics.com here. If you want to read something new and different, don’t miss his comics! Highly recommended!


Wayne’s Comics Podcast #185 With Bob Salley And Kelly Bender

Wayne's Comics, Wayne Hall, Salvagers, Starburn, Bob Salley, Kelly Bender, sci-fi, panel discussion, George Acevedo, Markosia Enterprises, Think Alike Productions, Brian Balondo, independent comics,

This week, it’s the return of Salvagers creator Bob Salley, who brings with him Kelly Bender from Starburn. We get the latest news from both creators about their sci-fi books, then we dive into an extended discussion about independent comics, including how each came up with their book concepts, how they were produced and what we might see from them in the future. If you didn’t get to attend the recent San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to tune in and listen to this dynamic panel discussion. I learned a lot, and I’m sure you will, too!


Arc Reactions – 35 – Billy Loves Nibbles

Travis Bundy, the creator of Billy Loves Nibbles, joins us for an interview about his latest graphic novel. In the novel Billy, a mentally handicapped man, falls in love with a pug named Nibbles and inadvertently takes on the mob when his dog gets hit by a car. Join us as we dive into this great independent comic that you can get by visiting the Indiegogo campagin.

Talking points


Bad things

Questionable content (7:57)


Good things

The Setting (9:47)

Momma (13:36)

Billy (25:29)

Helping characters (31:28)

Mob (36:35)

The story (42:18)

Art style (45:15)


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As mentioned in the episode:

Billy Loves Nibbles Indiegogo campaign
Creator’s Edge Press
Spokane Comiccon


Please check out our Age of Ultron movie review which is also releasing today.

Our next episodes will be Bat Books For Beginners – Episode 130: Batman Evolution on May 19th.

And come back May 26th for our Denver Comiccon review.

We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 37: Memoir in the City (part 1) — MY NEW YORK DIARY

After some super podcast superheroing, the gang at ComicsVerse decides to give you the scoop on some non-superhero comics in our podcast series “Memoir in the City: New York Stories by those who Lived Them.”

In this episode of the ComicsVerse Podcast, we delve into MY NEW YORK DIARY by Julie Doucet.

Podcast co-hosts and panelists include: Justin Gilbert Alba, Kathleen Wisneski, Josh Cui, Keanu Ross-Cabrera and Steve DiMaria.

Longbox Review Episode 54: Chicken Little

I ramble on about the state of comics in general and my love of the medium.

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, or leave voicemail at 208-953-1841. Please rate and review on iTunes.

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Long Box Review Episode 45: April Previews

There were enough cool things in this month’s Previews to talk about, so I did! Listen along as I point out those items that you might consider buying.

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Long Box Review Episode 38: December Previews!

It’s the final episode of 2012 with a look through Previews, just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping, but I start off with a real-time reaction to the firing of Gail Simone off of Batgirl.


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The PKD Black Box-Episode #50: Jetta Meets Billy Ocean & John Cena.

Martheus and Janet Wade are interviewed about their latest Original Graphic Novel, Jetta: Tales of The Toshigawa – Full Circle, then Jon Carroll swings by as he and Shawn discuss the iPad 2 and Race In Comics, and later on Donny Salvo stops by as Shawn tells him about the strangest dream he’s ever had, which then lead to a slew of tangents to later finding out what John Cena and Donny have in common!

This episode has everything you could possibly need! Enjoy.

The PKD Black Box-Episode #40: The Shawn & Donny Show!

In Episode 40 Shawn and Donny answer questions from the listeners and podcaster Darrell Taylor, discuss comics, Big Daddy Kane, Shaft, Iron Man on roller skates, Secret Wars I and II omnibus, Jolt Cola, Rambo vs. Chuck Norris, Jim Kelly, tangents, and tell the world that Chocolate Skittles are nasty. Enjoy, and have a great Thanksgiving!

(The PKD Black Box is a explicit podcast because at times we cuss.)


Action Lab Entertainment Presents: Fracture http://kck.st/cfWoJE

Action Lab Entertainment – http://www.actionlabcomics.com

PKD Media – http://pkdmedia.com

Nothings On Podcast – http://nothingson.wordpress.com/episodes/

Reality Wasted: http://realitywasted.libsyn.com

Killyrcomics Episode 55

Killyrcomics Podcast Episode 55

Episode 55 is in the can.  We start the episode off with some Walking Dead premiere episode talk.  Reviews include Superman: Earth One, Amazing Spider-man, Savage Dragon, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Superman, and many more.  Don finally reads Smile and his reaction is mixed, much to my disappointment.  Deciphering the DCU continues with a haphazard review of Death of the New Gods #3 and #4.  Flashback reviews are Darkewood and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Blog: www.killyrcomics.com

Podcast:  Episode 55

The PKD Black Box – Episode #38: The Warrock-M.A.S.K.-Eliopolous Super Show!

This weeks “massive edition” of The PKD Black Box starts off with Shawn having a conversation with MC Adam Warrock (aka Eugene Ahn) about his new album “The War For Infinity,” the “West Coast Avengers Mixtape,” hip-hop & geekdom and even rappers that can communicate with dolphins. Then Jason Wood from the 11 O’ Clock Comics podcast stops by to talk about college life, Busta Rhymes, and everything you need to know about M.A.S.K. as he and Shawn go all nostaligic. Last, but definitely not least co-host Jon Carroll stops by as he and Shawn have a solid interview with talented creator Chris Eliopolous (Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers) as we discuss all-ages comics, the art of lettering, why having talent at times can be overrated, and the hard work that’s necessary to make comics.

This episode is so massive that the next PKD Black Box will not air until November 10th. In it’s place for the next two weeks will be the Tales From The Attic podcast.

Shout-outs to DJ Ruckus Roboticus, Cookiehead Jenkins & the Pontiac Fiero.

Enjoy! (The PKD Black Box is a explicit podcast because at times we cuss, FYI.)


Adam Warrock http://www.adamwarrock.com/

The War For Infinityhttp://adamwarrock.bandcamp.com/


11 O’ Clock Comicshttp://bullpenbulletins.libsyn.com/

Chris Eliopoloushttp://www.miserylovessherman.com

Oceanverse https://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=oceanverse

Wonder Woman Dayhttp://amberunmasked.com/?p=3205

The PKD Black Box – Episode #37: Oceanverse and Evil Money Comics.

This week Shawn talks with artist/webcomic creator Michael Schwartz of Oceanverse as they discuss his comic, some comic strip inspirations & history, attempting to reach audiences on the web, Seaquest, and the power of the Centurions cartoon. Later in the show Shawn has a conversation with Mike Pampinella & Monnie Aleahmad of Evil Money Comics as they talk about the road to indie comic creation, their first Anthology Comic Book, building books from the ground up, and old school arcade games.

Enjoy, and always know that Pit-Fighter is an awful video game.




Evil Money Comicshttp://www.facebook.com/aka.monnie?ref=ts#!/pages/Evil-Money-Comics/121383146882

Evil Money Comics Anthologyhttp://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3638

The PKD Black Box – Episode #30: Loikamania and the lost tapes…

Shawn and Jon have a convo with artist/creator/podcaster Pat Loika as they discuss his book “The Villain” and the San Diego Comic-Con. Then from a lost recording, Donny talks about his flea market comic book finds, then he and Shawn review some comics. As always, prepare for tangents that include a bland pop-artist and Betamax.



Everything Pat Loika http://patloika.tumblr.com/

Dial R Studioshttp://www.dialrstudios.com/

A preview of “The Villian”http://www.hardbulliedcomics.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=88a32909995f85b7ff206f3012337941&topic=301.msg384#msg384

PKD Mediahttp://pkdmedia.com

Free Comics From PKD Mediahttp://pkdmedia.com/pkd-media-announces-%E2%80%9Cdownloadable-free-comics%E2%80%9D-promotion-with-mydigitalcomics-com/

Reality Wastedhttp://realitywasted.libsyn.com