Comic News Insider Episode 866 – SDCC: Recap w/ Pia Guerra/Tillie Walden!

Comic News Insider: Episode 866 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is in LA recovering from the madness of San Diego Comic Con! Boy howdy did he get a lot of coverage. Some amazing 1:1s and awesome press rooms. And he was even on one of the awesome 2000AD panels! Over the next few weeks, you will hear his coverage for Adventure Time, Better Call Saul, Misfits and Monsters, Cloak & Dagger, DC Superhero Girls, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Lego DC Super Villains, Preacher, Riverdale, The Walking Dead, Wynonna Earp, and Young Justice: Outsiders. You’ll also get some great 1:1s with Lights, Dr. Andrea Letamendi, Felicia D. Henderson, Mairghread Scott, Michael Molcher, Shannon Wheeler, Sandeep Parikh and maybe a few other surprises! In THIS episode, you’ll hear his 1:1s with Eisner award winners Pia Guerra (Me the People, Y: The Last Man) and Tillie Walden (Spinning). Also, Jimmy gets his fortune told by The Seer from History Channel’s Vikings! No regular format show over the next few weeks. Just the awesome and massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 27: Comics for New & Returning Readers – Y, THE LAST MAN

The gang at ComicsVerse, in part four of five in a series for comics for new readers, delves into the entire series of Y, THE LAST MAN by Vertigo Comics, written by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

Podcast co-hosts and panelists include Justin Alba, Anatole Ashraf, Jo Chiang, Josh Cui, Max Simone, Travis Czap, and Brandon Lewis.

V for Vertigo, Episode 96: Inverted Commas

I recently signed up for Netflix, and spend a few minutes talking about it and all the movies I’ve watched—namely, romantic comedies.

There’s a little bit of news from Emerald Comic-Con. It’s nothing exciting but it is “news.” I go over Y: The Last Man—Whys and Wherefores (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra). I talk about the little good, the mostly bad, and the very ugly of the entire series.

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Episode 94: The Champ Is Here!

I celebrate my recent victory in my local Northern California League for L5R despite tanking the last two tournaments. I’m that good. I then talk about the NBA Dunk Contest and the homecooking Blake Griffin got.

There’s a minor bit of news this week before I go over Y: The Last Man—Motherland (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra). One more trade before I done covering how bad Y is. What more is there to say about it? Really?

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V for Vertigo, Episode 92: That’s What She Said

Football season’s finally over, but there must be one last show about it. I talk about the Superbowl, but I spend more time going over the horrible halftime, the all right commercials, and the awesome movie trailers they showed.

I’m tired of talking about Y: The Last Man, but I’m also amazed about how I can find something new and terrible each trade. This week I go over the talking and sitting or standing that Y does so well in Y: The Last Man—Kimono Dragon (Bryan K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra).

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Episode 90: Conveniently Down

I’m a bit grumpy this week, more so than normal. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m old. I spend a few minutes talking about my card tournament and while I scrubbed out, I got to play the new Back to the Future card game. Now that’s good. Go get it.

There’s actually some news this week. Surprise, surprise. I then go on yet another rant about Y: The Last Man—Paper Dolls (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra). Even I’m getting tired of talking about how bad it is.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 88: Love Stories

I’m back for the new year! Did you miss me? Don’t answer that. To kick things off for 2011, I start things off a little differently and definitely weirder. To begin the new year, you should watch RedLetterMedia finish its analysis of the overrated Episode III.

There’s actually news this week or maybe it’s because it’s been awhile since I last recorded. Sadly, I begin the first show of this year by going over the rather repetitive Y: The Last Man—Girl on Girl (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra).

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V for Vertigo, Episode 86: Role Reversal

It’s a bit of an oddity this week. I hate something I normally love and I love something I normally hate. I kick things off talking about the rubbish that is Transformers Prime. Listen to me break it down on how bad it is from the CGI, characters, voice acting, plot, etc.

I then move on to Y: The Last Man–Ring of Truth (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra). Things are a bit dicey as I try to talk about it. I really shouldn’t have taken an unexpected week off. Plot holes aside, I do enjoy the book.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 84: Why Oh Y?

Things start off normally enough. I talk about the unofficial sponsor of my show, Instocktrades, and their new and improved but not exactly bug free, website. It’s just one long commercial. Also, the first trade of Kill Shakespeare is out. Go buy it at

I reach a low point on the show when I talk about Y. Why am I reading this? Why do people like it? Y does get me to do something I haven’t done in awhile–rant. Warning: this episode contains S&M, abuse, drugs, bullying, and everything else people whine about.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 82: Musical Madness!

If you hate hearing me sing, this episode ISN’T for you. I’m more loopy than normal and all over the place. I blame Daylight Savings. I talk poker, Halloween, sports and of course The Walking Dead because everybody else is.

There’s a bit of sad news this week in yet another Vertigo cancellation. It’s actually a bit of a surprised in which title it is. Lastly, I do a bad job of covering Y: The Last Man–One Small Step (Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra).

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V for Vertigo, Episode 79: Big Business

Not that any of you care or will understand, but I talk about my previous day of gaming. I may not have won but I did win a lot of cool prizes, including my first raffle ever! I also spend some time talking about big business and how it makes no sense.

There’s news this week. Well, one rumor, one sad bit of info and one eh piece. I continue a debate by myself when I discuss Y: The Last Man–Cycles (Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra).

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Backroom Comics Podcast – Emerald City ComiCon 2010 Part 4

Part four of our Emerald City ComiCon series: Greg interviews Pia Guerra from Y: The Last Man and Mike Allred from Madman. If you have comments, please stop by our site and share them with us.

This episode is also available on iTunes.

Dollar Bin Podcast #153: Interview With Pia Guerra

     Adam and Joel “sit down” with Pia Guerra to discuss her work in the comics industry.  Maybe you are familiar with her as the artist on Y: The Last Man, or Doctor Who:  The Forgotten.  Maybe you aren’t familiar with her at all, but you should be.  Careful, there are some serious Y: The Last Man spoilers, but its pure fun beginning to end.

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Deconstructing Comics #217: Comics scripts analyzed

A recent Comics Reporter article by Ng Suat Tong on “Writing, Collaboration, and Superheroes” (and a rebuttal to it from Chris Allen Online) got us to thinking: Do modern writers give sufficient instruction to artists? How much of what you see on the page came from the writer, and how much from the artist? Are some artists not carrying out the writer’s suggestions, and is that because the artist had a better idea, because the writer’s instructions were impractical, or because the artist is simply, um, not that good?

To explore these questions, Kumar, Mulele, and Tim chose four scripts from the Comicbook Script Archive site, and read them alongside the finished comics that resulted from them: Punisher Max #39, by Garth Ennis and Leandro Fernandez; Y: the Last Man #18, by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra; Daredevil 28, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev; and (the ringer of the lot) Batman: the Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Here’s the resulting discussion!