Comics Alternative, Episode 249: Reviews of Reich, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below #1, and Time and Vine #1

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics look at three very different titles. They begin with Elijah Brubaker’s Reich, a twelve-issue biography published by Sparkplug Comics and distributed through Alternative Comics. The series reveals the life of Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian-American psychoanalyst known for his influential work in character analysis, his advocacy of orgastic potency, and, more controversially, his theories surrounding orgonomy. After that they discuss The American Way: Those Above and Those Below #1 (Vertigo Comics). Written by John Ridley with art by George Jeanty, this is a sequel to their eight-issue Wildstorm series that came out in 2008. Then Andy and Derek wrap things up with Time and Vine #1 (IDW Publishing), Thom Zahler’s followup to his 2015 miniseries Long Distance. The guys note that this latest title bears all the markings of Zahler’s previous work, including Love and Capes: engaging art, impressive dialogue, and nuanced character interaction that is both romantic and witty.


Girls With Issues – Episode 81

This week we discuss Gotham Academy #10, Hail Hydra #2, Long Distance #4, another 8 bite the dust at DC, Mary Jane has a new (Iron)Man, Gwenpool is actually happening, and Steven Spielberg doesn’t know superheroes.

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Comic News Insider Episode 546 – Heroes Con: All-Ages Panel w/ Stephanie Gladden/Mike Maihack/Andy Runton/Chris Schweizer/Jeremy Whitley/Thom Zahler


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Jimmy moderated the All-Ages panel at Heroes Con with amazing cartoonists Stephanie Gladden (Girls of Monster Paradise), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Andy Runton (Owly), Chris Schweizer (Crogan Adventures), Jeremy Whitley (Princeless), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes). They talked about their awesome comics, why they went into this genre, the difference between “kid comics” and “all-ages comics” and more! A really great and informative discussion. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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F BombCast 87: Cthulu Fish Tacos

He’s Baaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!! Yes ladies and gentlemen, The fabulous Mike Manning is back and we learn what has been going on in his life.   While transporting the elderly, Mike has an encounters that only the Great Old Ones would call Cthulu Pussy. Tj takes a walk, and walks, and walks , and walks. Learn how much TJ can stereotype a huge group of people. Heroes Con is discussed further and in the middle are some interviews with Christos Gage (GI Joe/Cobra, Avengers Academy, Absolution) and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes). The we get into more comics then i think Mike has ever spoken of before. Zatana, Avengers Academy, Secret Avengers, Avengers #1, War of the Supermen 1-4, Return of Bruce Wayne, Batman 700, Daredevil and more are all discussed. And the Cherry on Top is the fantabulously Kitschy Batman: XXX.

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