Comic Timing – Episode 139

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Welcome to the worrrrrrld of tomorrow! Or welcome to 2013. Either way! To ring in this fancy New Year, Brent and Ian are joined by Chad Burdette of the soon to be newly minted podcast, Comic Book Laundry, as well as Jim Dietz of Legion of Dudes and Nothing’s On for our annual Year-End wrap-up episode! This year’s questions to be answered by the panel are as follows:

  1. If you would have told me in 2011 I’d be reading ________ in 2012, I would have called you a liar.
  2. I had such high hopes for _________, but now my dreams have been shattered by how bad it was. Seriously, I’m in tears.
  3. Of all the Marvel NOW! titles, _________ blew me away. It’s a shame ________ couldn’t have been this good.
  4. Thank you 2012 for giving me _______. Best new title around, period.
  5. When they canceled __________, I was incredibly annoyed. When they canceled ___________, I danced for joy.
  6. The team of __________ and __________ were the writer/artist team of 2012, without a doubt.
  7.  __________ was a miniseries/maxiseries that told a complete story even though it only had a few issues to do it with.
  8. Penciler of the year has to be __________. Those pages were so damn pretty.
  9. Gotta give the independent comics some love! I do so here, as I name ____________ my indie pick of 2012.
  10. The collected edition (or OGN) of ___________ was completely worth the price. ____________, not so much.
  11. Continuing from last year, __________ was the New 52 title of 2012. However, I did drop _________ as it couldn’t keep my interest enough to be saved.
  12. I wish I had the writing talent of _________. 2012 was his/her year.
  13. Out of all the events in 2012, ___________ was the one that hooked me, line and sinker.
  14. If I had to choose a publisher of the year, the honor goes to ____________.
  15. When I read the news about ___________, my jaw dropped.
  16. Man, _________ was a story arc that completely delivered on its promises.
  17. Out of all the creators out there, artist or writer, you could say that ___________ had the best year.
  18. _____________ was the character of 2012. Who knew?
  19. Going into 2013, I am looking forward to _____________ the most out of Marvel.
  20. DC’s ________ has me pumped for 2013!

Thanks for a terrific 2012 and for your continued support of the show, and here’s to one heck of a 2013!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS‘ new Comixology digital store!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 129: The Best And Worst of 2011

Now that 2011 has come and gone, it’s time for Comic Timing’s annual best and worst of 2011 episode! Ian and Brent are joined by Brandon Christopher (TheDabbaDon) and Chad Burdette (caburdet78) as we ramble off everything that 2011 did for us as readers of comics and watchers of comic movies. We also ramble and meander, as always when it’s this particular grouping of individuals on a call. The questions asked to all participants on the call were as follows:

1) If you would have told me in 2010 I’d be reading ________ in 2011, I would have called you a liar.
2) My life is better since I dropped ___________.
3) Of all the NuDCU titles, _________ blew me away. It’s a shame ________ couldn’t have been this good.
4) Thank you 2011 for giving me _______. Best new title around, period.
5) When they canceled __________, I was incredibly annoyed. When they canceled ___________, I danced for joy.
6) The team of __________ and __________ were the writer/artist team of 2011 bar none.
7) __________ was a miniseries/maxiseries that told a complete story even though it only had a few issues to do it with.
8 ) Some of the prettiest pages of 2011 came from ____________’s pencils.
9) The cover to _____________ got me to buy the book.
10) The collected edition for ___________ was completely worth the price.
11) I had such high hopes for _________ until I actually sat down and read it.
12) Best writer of 2011? Had to be ________.
13) Although there weren’t many crossovers or events in 2011, ___________ was the hit of the year.
14) If I had to choose a publisher of the year, the honor goes to ____________.
15) When I read the news about ___________, 2011 changed for me.
16) Man, _________ was a story arc that completely delivered on its promises.
17) Out of all the creators out there, you could say that ___________ had the best year.
18) _____________ was the character of 2012. Who knew?
19) Going into 2012, I am looking forward to _____________ the most out of Marvel.
20) DC’s ________ has me juiced for 2012!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS’ new Comixology digital store! This month’s Review Corner picks are as follows:

MARVEL:
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 (OF 12): 50% off (DCBS at $1.99/regular price $3.99)

DC:
FAIREST #1: 50% off (DCBS at $1.49/regular price $2.99) or get it in the VERTIGO #1’s BUNDLE! 4 first issue comics for 75% off a piece! That’s only $2.99 for four issues!

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HELL YEAH #1: 50% off (DCBS at $1.99/regular price $3.99)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 123: The NuDCU

Before the end of the month there’s more Comic Timing to be had! This one has Brent Kossina and Ian Levenstein joined by Angela from 2 People Talking and Invisible Jetcast, Chris Johnson now of Dying in the Gutters and Umar of Dafixer’s Hideout as we talk all about the DC Relaunch before all 52 titles were announced. We decided to hold this one back until everything was finalized out of DC just so you could see what we got right and what we got wrong. This one is plenty of fun so I hope everyone enjoys it!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! This month you can get the entire DCnU for 50% off when you buy all of them – otherwise they are at an astonishing 42% off! And for those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Here are our Review Corner picks for the month:

Marvel:
Ultimate Comics Spider-man #1: 50% off (DCBS at $1.99/regular price $3.99)

DC:
Justice League International #1: 42% off (DCBS at $1.73/regular price $2.99)

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27: Second Set #1 : 50% off (DCBS at $1.99/regular price $3.99)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!