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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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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He’s Got Issues #179.3: Independents, 6/17/15


  • Burning Fields #5 (Of 8)
  • Escape From New York #7
  • Fiction #1 (Of 4)
  • Giant Days #4 (Of 12)
  • Hexed #11
  • Lumberjanes #15
  • Munchkin #6
  • Oh Killstrike #2 (Of 4)
  • Sons Of Anarchy #22


  • Archie Vs Predator #3 (Of 4)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #132
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16
  • Dark Horse Presents #11
  • EI8HT #5 (Of 5)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #6
  • Mind MGMT #34
  • Plants Vs Zombies Bully For You #1 (Of 3)
  • Shaper #4 (Of 5)
  • The Strain The Night Eternal #10
  • Usagi Yojimbo #146


  • Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Down Town #5 (Of 6)
  • King Jungle Jim #4 (Of 4)
  • King Mandrake The Magician #2 (Of 4)
  • Pathfinder Origins #5 (Of 6)
  • Project Superpowers Blackcross #4 (Of 6)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Dejah Thoris Irene Adler #1 (Of 3)


  • Edward Scissorhands #9
  • Ghostbusters Get Real #1 (Of 4)
  • Infinite Loop #3 (Of 6)
  • Joe Frankenstein #4 (Of 4)
  • The October Faction #8
  • Star Trek #46
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey And April #1 (Of 4)
  • Transformers #42


  • Alex + Ada #15
  • Astronauts In Trouble #1
  • Empty Zone #1
  • God Hates Astronauts #9
  • Lazarus #17
  • Low #7
  • Manifest Destiny #15
  • Revival #30
  • RunLoveKill #3
  • Secret Identities #5
  • Southern Bastards #9
  • Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #5
  • Surface #3
  • Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #1
  • Tech Jacket #10
  • Trees #10
  • Valhalla Mad #2


  • Bloodshot Reborn #3
  • Ivar Timewalker #6
  • X-O Manowar #37

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He’s Got Issues #170.3: Independents, 4/22/15


  • Adventure Time #39
  • Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #12
  • Curb Stomp #3 (Of 4)
  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes #6 (Of 6)
  • Suicide Risk #24


  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #14
  • Creepy Comics #20
  • Frankenstein Underground #2 (Of 5)
  • Grindhouse Drive In Bleed Out #4 (Of 8)
  • Halo Escalation #17
  • Mind MGMT #32
  • Mister X Razed #3 (Of 4)
  • Tomb Raider #15


  • King Flash Gordon #3 (Of 4)
  • Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #2 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Red Sonja #3 (Of 5)
  • Sherlock Holmes Vs Harry Houdini #5 (Of 5)
  • Solar Man Of The Atom #11


  • Angry Birds Comics #10
  • Borderlands #8
  • Creeple Peeple #3 (Of 3)
  • Drones #1 (Of 5)
  • Edward Scissorhands #7
  • Empire Uprising #1
  • Fly Outbreak #2 (Of 5)
  • G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #213
  • Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #4 (Of 4)
  • Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #23
  • Infinite Loop #1 (Of 6)
  • Littlest Pet Shop Spring Cleaning #1 (One Shot)
  • Maxx Maxximized #18
  • Miami Vice Remix #2 (Of 5)
  • My Little Pony Fiendship Is Magic #4 (Of 5)(Nightmare Moon)
  • Popeye Classics #33
  • Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #4 (Of 6)
  • Robert Heinlein’s Citizen Of The Galaxy #3 (Of 3)
  • Samurai Jack #18
  • Skylanders #8
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 3 #4
  • Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #2
  • Uncle Scrooge #1
  • Zombies Vs Robots #4


  • Chew #48
  • Deadly Class #12
  • Empty #3
  • Intersect #6
  • Invisible Republic #2
  • Kaptara #1
  • Lazarus #16
  • Manifest Destiny #14
  • Postal #3
  • Satellite Sam #13
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Beyond Belief #1 (Of 4)
  • Velvet #10


  • Divinity #3 (Of 4)
  • Ivar Timewalker #4
  • Ninjak #2

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He’s Got Issues #156: New Comics, 1/14/15

First Five:
1) Walking Dead #136
2) Star Wars #1
3) Spider-Verse #2 (Of 2)
4) Batman Eternal #41
5) New Suicide Squad #6

Top Ten:
6) Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #9
7) Avengers #40
8) Daredevil #12
9) Cyclops #9
10) Avengers #34.2

Best of the Rest:

  • Astro City #19
  • Batgirl #38
  • Fables The Wolf Among Us #1
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #17
  • Grayson #6


  • All-New Ultimates #12
  • Amazing X-Men #15
  • Deathlok #4
  • Guardians 3000 #4
  • Nightcrawler #10
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #2
  • Silver Surfer #8
  • Thanos Vs Hulk #2 (Of 4)
  • Wolverines #2


  • Twilight Zone #11


  • Jupiter’s Legacy #5
  • Lazarus #14
  • Savage Dragon #201


  • Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #5 (Of 5)
  • Rai #6


  • Star Wars The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 HC
  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 3 The Good The Bad The Inhuman TP

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He’s Got Issues #156.3: Independents, 1/14/15


  • Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #1 (Of 6)
  • BOOM Box 2014 Mix Tape #1
  • Bravest Warriors #28
  • Deep State #3
  • Fraggle Rock Journey To The Everspring #4 (Of 4)
  • Hexed #6
  • Regular Show #19
  • Steven Universe #6
  • Teen Dog #5
  • Thomas Alsop #8 (Of 8)
  • Wild’s End #5 (Of 6)


  • Abe Sapien #19
  • Alien Vs Predator Fire And Stone #4 (Of 4)
  • Conan Red Sonja #1 (Of 4)
  • Itty Bitty Comics The Mask #3
  • Resurrectionists #3
  • X #21


  • Alice Cooper #5
  • Battlestar Galactica Death Of Apollo #2 (Of 6)
  • Doodle Jump Comics #5
  • Evil Ernie #3
  • Ex-Con #5 (Of 5)
  • Lone Ranger Vindicated #3 (Of 4)
  • Mercy Thompson #4 (Of 6)
  • Sherlock Holmes Vs Harry Houdini #3 (Of 5)
  • Twilight Zone #11
  • Vampirella #100


  • Star Trek #40


  • A Voice In The Dark Barrel Of A Gun #2 (Of 5)
  • Copperhead #5
  • Fuse #9
  • Ghosted #16
  • Jupiter’s Legacy #5
  • Lazarus #14
  • Rat Queens Special Braga #1
  • Savage Dragon #201
  • Shutter #8
  • Superannuated Man #5 (Of 6)
  • Supreme Blue Rose #6
  • Ten Grand #12
  • Walking Dead #136


  • Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #5 (Of 5)
  • Q2 The Return Of Quantum And Woody #4 (Of 5)
  • Rai #6

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Zone 4 #287: Deadpool, Titans & Machinima, Oh My!

This week, Brant, John, Gordon and Ron take to the news and do a headlines-centric episode, mostly focusing on TV and Film. A Deadpool film? A Titans drama? JLA goes to Machinima? And much more!

Then Ron and Brant discuss the pilot of new Ioan Gruffudd vehicle, Forever, that debuts on Monday and Tuesday.

After that, Gordon, Ron and Brant discuss which comics they are enjoying these days.

And we close out the show with announcements.

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Longbox Review Episode 62: Lazarus with Peter Rios

After too long an absence, Peter Rios returns to catch up on things Rios, and to discuss the great series Lazarus by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, and Santi Arcas.

Stay tuned for an upcoming episode where Peter and I discuss the entire run (through #22) of Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising.

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Feed It Comics #17 – “The Finest Mediocrity”


This episode sees the return of the three senior members of the Order, and because Doc was only firing on half of his available cylinders the show may reflect as much. We talk about Marvel’s new tryst with Netflix, DC moving to Burbank, and we do comic reviews for a good stretch, so ready your audio delivery devices and lets make this quick. Today we feed the master.

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Topics we cover:

  • Marvel & Netflix
  • DC Travels West
  • Solicits
  • Sandman Overture
  • Velvet #1
  • Lazarus #4
  • Long shot Saves the Marvel Universe #1
  • The Double Life of Miranda Turner
  • Amazing X-Men #1
  • The Star Wars
  • Sex Criminals #2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • I don’t know…

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Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast!

Bring Your Own Book! Alex, Corwin and Viet are joined by the Chris Partin from Comic Addiction.Net to talk about what we’ve been reading (Non Avengers and X-Men that is…).

Books covered:

Love and Rockets- Fantagraphics Books
Sheltered- Valiant Entertainment
Archer and Armstrong- Valiant Entertainment
East of West- Image Comics
Hellboy- Dark Horse Comics
Private Eye – panelsyndicate.com
Ghosted- Image Comics
Lazarus- Image Comics
Infinite Kung Fu- Top Shelf
Artifacts- Image Comics
Fatale- Image Comics
The Wake- Vertigo Comics
Jupiter’s Legacy- Image Comics

Kirkman’s Manifest

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Sidekickcast Episode #83 – A word from our sponsor


This week it all goes wrong from the get-go!
We have special guest and stack Attack sponsor Rob Fish from @fish4comics hell bent on derailing the podcast.

In the intro there’s talk of Comicon-Basketball-Assault, Naked Thundercats and Pacific Rim(jobs). There’s much shout outs and we find out why the comic OG’s hang out in Christchurch!

In the news we discuss X-force rumors and Dr Strange casting.

The chaos ensues with Stack Attack. Reviews include: Satellite Sam #1, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1, Hawkeye #11 & #12 and Lazarus #1.

Rob has to go home, but a special guest makes an appearance for Secrets and Lies! Will it be enough to keep Dan’s winning streak?

Hellboy 3, Holly Willoughby Vs Katie Hopkins and Luigi’s Mansion 2: More popular than Reef Doctors





Back to our usual bloated near 2-hour format. Hope you enjoy the feast of bollocks talking!


Hipster news: Jim Kelly’s Passing

Bane is now a judge on So you think you can dance

C Bomb’s hate for MasterChef knows no bounds!

Official Statistic: Luigi’s Mansion 2 is more popular than Reef Doctors

Do people from Memphis hate Elvis?


UFP Crew questions

Movie review undertakings

Reminding people what a piece of sh*t Iron Man 3 was

New Perth comic store thoughts

When Pikachu isn’t Pikachu

Holly Willoughby loses her cool with Katie Hopkins in ANOTHER class row on ‘This Morning’



News.com.au COMPLETELY sh*ts the bed on a story about a local surfer who got detained in the Congo


NERD NEWS @ 1hr and 1 min

DC’s Damian: Son of Batman

Rafael Albuquerque on art for Animal Man

Possible Disney Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon

Guillermo Del Toro pushing for another Hellboy movie or even an Abe Sapien or BRPD TV Series

Both Hideo Kojima and Kayne West endorsements for Pacific Rim

The Goon sequel in the works

The Last of Us devs answer dumb questions

G Money’s Comic Reviews!

–          Lazarus 4/5

–          Uncanny 4.5/5

–          Batman Superman Art: 5/5 Writing: 3.5/5

–          Superior Foes of Spiderman 4/5

–          What if? 2.5/5

Alternate Reality – Episode 371


Alternate Reality – Episode #371

We’re celebrating Independence Day here at Alternate Reality and that means three things; cookouts, fireworks, and comics. And while we partake of the first two privately with our families we share our love of comics with all you here on Alternate Reality. This week Chris actually gets to talk about a Marvel book as he discusses Hawkeye, per his contractual obligation. Jon is a little disappointed in the new Batman/Superman team-up book. And lastly, Charlie talks about sex with cadavers in his review of Fury Max. It’s a star spangled good time and you don’t want to miss it. And remember, in the words of Optimus Prime, “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.” We couldn’t agree more. Also remember the words of Abraham Lincoln when he said, “Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes!!!”


00:00:00 – Cold Open

Comic Reviews

00:02:49 – X-O Manowar #14
00:10:12 – Batman/Superman #1
00:23:14 – Lazarus #1
00:27:09 – Hawkeye #11
00:33:12 – Adventures of Superman #2
00:41:36 – Fury Max #13
00:45:50 – Invincible Universe #4
00:51:48 – Nova #5
00:59:16 – Regular Show #2

01:03:26 – Close Out

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Comic News Insider Episode 481 – Heroes Con Panel: From Indie to Mainstream and Back w/ Becky Cloonan/Kelly Sue DeConnick/Robbi Rodriguez!


Comic News Insider: Episode 481 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Age of Ultron #10AI, Batman/Superman #1, Lazarus, Uncanny #1

Jimmy flies solo again due to time constraints and briefly chats about his SDCC press woes being solved, attending his friend Kim Boekbinder’s album release party and trying to get Suicide Girl Soya on the podcast while at SDCC. News includes: DC Comics Vertigo imprint is bringing 6 new titles this fall, Comixology offers subscriptions and bundles and Starz announces 2 new series in Outlander and Black Sails. And, it’s the third and final of three panels that Jimmy moderated at Heroes Con a few weeks ago. This one dealt with going from indie comics to mainstream and back. It featured Becky Cloonan, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robbi Rodriguez. Jimmy was a bit under the weather so isn’t his normal chatty moderating self. Thankfully, he had smart, entertaining and talkative panelists! Great discussion about how they got started and where they are now.  Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Breaking the 4th Wall – Episode 25

bt4w600x600logoThis week, we talk about some news, tell you a little about our new podcast site CobbleCast.net, and discuss a mix of books from last week and this week, including Private Eye, Batman Superman, X-Files, Wild Blue Yonder, Uncanny, Jupiter’s  Legacy,  Extinction Parade, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Lazarus, Hawkeye, Five Ghosts, Think Tank, Moriarty, and Clockwerx

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