Comic News Insider Episode 750 – The CNI Storm!

Comic News Insider: Episode 750 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batwoman Rebirth #1, Super Sons #1, The Wild Storm #1, Humans season 2, SuperMansion season 2 premiere, The Walking Dead mid-season 7 

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair after a week’s hiatus. The boys talk about doing a podcast cook book and the new Doctor Who rumors. News includes: The Allreds are bringing Bug!: The Adventures Of Forager as the first Young Animal mini-series, Pixar launches online storytelling course, Karen Berger and Dark Horse will launch Berger Books, Marvel and Archie Comics are releasing Marvel Comics Digests, FUNKO and IDW are joining together to start the Funko Comic Book Universe, Kevin Smith has a Sam and Twitch TV series in development at BBC America, Vertigo comic series The Kitchen is being adapted into film, Guillermo del Toro confirms there won’t be a 3rd Hellboy film and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comics AlternativeEuro Comics: Reviews of Spanish Fever, The Longest Day of the Future, and Growing Up in Public

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:28 – Introduction
  • 00:02:45 – Setup of reviews
  • 00:04:37 – Spanish Fever
  • 00:46:27 – The Longest Day of the Future
  • 01:00:45 – Growing Up in Public
  • 01:28:04 – Wrap up
  • 01:29:12 – Contact us


This month on the Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss three works translated from Spanish, and all published by Fantagraphics. They begin with the anthology Spanish Fever: Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists, edited by Santiago García. This is a collection of contemporary comics coming out of Spain, bringing together works by over thirty creators including Paco Roca, Max, Miguel Gallardo, David Rubín and Miguel Ángel Martín, as well as newcomers such as José Domingo, Anna Galvañ, Álvaro Ortiz and Sergi Puyol. As the guys point out, the styles, genres, and themes are diverse, making this not only a valuable introduction to new Spanish artists, but a well-rounded comics collection by any standard.

Next, the Two Guys turn to two creators from Argentina. The first is Lucas Varela and his The Longest Day of the Future. This is a mostly wordless narrative satirizing hegemonic corporate culture. There’s an almost cinematic quality to Varela’s storytelling, and Derek and Edward liken it to a Pixar film infused with a darker Cohen brothers’ sensibility.

Finally, the two wrap up with Ezequiel Garcia’s Growing Up in Public. His is a memoir, but one that wanders loosely without any discernible endpoint…and with a curious injection of Moby-Dick thrown in, to boot. Indeed, both Edward and Derek appreciate Garcia’s different take on graphic autobiography, and they look forward to more from this Argentine artist.



Comics Alternative Episode 120: Reviews of Vapor, Feathers #1, and The Dying and the Dead #1

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VaporThis week on the podcast, Derek and Andy W. review three new titles guaranteed to make you hyperventilate with excitement…so breathe deep and take in the good, comicy vapors. And speaking of which, they begin by discussing the new book by Spanish creator Max, Vapor (Fantagraphics). They start with a brief context on Max, whose past books include The Extended Dream of Mr. D. and Bardín the Superrealist. His latest work is just as surreal and dreamlike as the earlier ones, and the guys have a good time exploring the possible meanings embedded in the narrative. Next they turn to the new miniseries written and drawn by Jorge Corona, Feathers (Archaia/BOOM! Studios). In this inaugural issue we have a perfect mix of setup, teaser, and Featherssubstantive storytelling. Andy and Derek focus on the detailed groundwork that Corona lays out in his story, one that is clearly intended for an all-age readership. Finally, the guys turn their attention to the latest creator-owned property from the ever-prolific Jonathan HickmanThe Dying and the Dead #1 (Image). On this title he reunites with Ryan Bodenheim — whose early collaborations include A Red Mass for Mars and Secret — and works with colorist Michael Garland. In fact, the guys spend a lot of time discussing Garland’s use of color, which adds significantly to the art and especially to Hickman’s storytelling. As with Corona’s Feathers, this is definitely a series Derek and Andy plan to continue with, and when you throw in Vapor, you have this week’s trifecta of Comics Alternative goodness.


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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 198 (2/12/12)


And IIIIIIII-EEE-IIIIIIIII-EEEE-IIIIIIIII, will always love COMICS! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon for PunisherMAX #22 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Batwoman #6 (DC), Conan The Barbarian #1 (Dark Horse), Severed #7 (Image), Wolverine & The X-Men #5 (Marvel), and Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #6 (DC). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 186 (10/17/11)


A day late due to technical difficulties (*cough LIBSYN cough*), but I still have plenty to review for you! Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy for American Vampire: Survival Of The Fittest #5 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Orchid #1 (Dark Horse), Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E. #2 (DC), PunisherMAX #18 (Marvel), Deathstroke #2 (DC), and Who Is Jake Ellis? #5 (Image). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 178 (8/14/11)

In this action-packed episode the Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder, Jock & Francesco Francavilla for Detective Comics #881 (DC)! Fast Five picks include Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1 (Dark Horse), Fear Itself #5 (Marvel), American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3 (Vertigo), PunisherMAX #16 (Marvel), and Hellboy: The Fury #3 (Dark Horse).

Only 2 video reviews remain until the switch to audio!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 170 (6/12/11)

Quite the impressive week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #49 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Deathstroke: The Curse of the Ravager #1 (DC), Journey Into Mystery #624 (Marvel), American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #1 (Vertigo), PunisherMAX #14 (Marvel), and Citizen Cold #1 (DC).

This episode of Cammy’s Comic Corner has been brought to you by, THE SQUEEG!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 162 (4/17/11)

Good reads, good people, good times this week. Pick Of The Week goes to Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason for Batman & Robin #22 (DC). Fast Five picks includes Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #3 (Marvel), The Infinite Vacation #2 (Image), R.E.B.E.L.S. #27 (DC), S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity (Marvel), and PunisherMAX #12 (MAX).

How many more hours until Comic-Con in July? I wanna go nooooow!!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 158 (3/13/11)

Lots of Bat-books this week! However, Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon for Punisher MAX #11 (MAX). Fast Five picks include Batman and Robin #21 (DC), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2 (Vertigo), Batgirl #19 (DC), B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Gods #3 (Dark Horse), and Batman Incorporated #3 (DC).

WonderCon news at the end!

Cammy’s Comic-Con Corner – Long Beach 2010

I interview the artist Buzz at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Tales of Atomika, Ground Creeper, and more.

I interview creator Jules Rivera at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Marsh Rocket, Valkyrie Squadron, and hand sanitizer.

I interview artist Tim Bradstreet at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Raw Studios, Bad Planet, and more.

I interview creator Rebecca Hicks at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about her comic Little Vampires.

I interview creators Josh Finney and Kat Rocha at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Titanium Rain 2, Transcend, and more.

I interview writer Michael Colbert at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Crazy Mary, Tales of the Supernatural, and more.

I interview the creative team of Darkwing Duck from BOOM! Studios at Long Beach Comic Con 2010. Joining me is James Silvani, Ian Brill, and Tad Stones.

I interview writer Joshua Williamson at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Superman / Batman, Mirror, Mirror, and more.

I interview writer Richard Starkings at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Elephantmen and more.

Long Beach Comic Con 2010 wrap-up!

Cammys Comic Corner Episode 126 (5/16/10)

Gigantic week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna for The Sword #24 (Image). Fast Five picks include Siege #4 (Marvel), The Flash #2 (DC), New Avengers: Finale (Marvel), Daytripper #6 (Vertigo), and PunisherMAX #7 (MAX).

With Siege over with, now onwards to the MILLIONS of upcoming Avengers titles!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 122 (4/18/10)

Quite the gigantic week of comics! The Pick Of The Week goes to Geoff Johns & Francis Manapul for The Flash #1 (DC). Fast Five picks include Siege: Loki #1 (Marvel), Fables #94 (Vertigo), Black Widow #1 (Marvel), Brightest Day #0 (DC), and PunisherMAX #6 (MAX).

I was pretty exhausted after all that reading!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 118 (3/14/10)

Longer than usual episode this week! Pick Of The Week goes to Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips for Criminal: The Sinners #5 (Icon). Fast Five picks include PunisherMAX #5 (MAX), Daytripper #4 (Vertigo), Prelude To Deadpool Corps #2 (Marvel), R.E.B.E.L.S. #14 (DC), and The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange (Marvel).

Remember, you’re only eligible for the AWESOME WonderCon prize pack if you donate to the show!

Reminder: WonderCon this April!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 110 (1/17/10)

I live! Pick of the Week goes to Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul for Adventure Comics #6 (DC). Fast Five picks include Conan: The Weight of the Crown #1 (Dark Horse), Amazing Spider-Man #617 (Marvel), Absolution #6 (Avatar), PunisherMAX #3 (MAX), and The Anchor #4 (BOOM! Studios).

And yes, I realize that I do eat crow in the closing remarks.

Comics on Comics Radio # 10: Scott Allie

Comics on Comics Radio returns with our titanic tenth episode! Host Sax Carr along with Asterios Kokkinos (Cracked Magazine, NPR’s Marketplace), Steven Saunders (Secret Cross) and Blair Marnell (MTV Splash Page) welcome Dark Horse Comics’ senior managing editor Scott Allie (Solomon Kane, Exurbia) for another round of comics & comedy!


In the first part of this blockbuster episode, our panel looks back at J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek revival and Robert Kirkman’s Destroyer MAX miniseries before looking ahead at Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes movie and getting a behind the scenes look at Dark Horse’s hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Hellboy/ B.P.R.D. comics from Scott Allie!



And in the second part of this episode below, Scott Allie and the panel take a no-holds-bar look back at Solomon Kane and the works of Robert E. Howard, Rex Mundi and Exurbia before Allie gives us an inside look at how to pitch a comic book series!



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