Comic News Insider Episode 848 – TCAF: First Second Special Pt 1 w/ Vera Brosgol/Jen Wang!

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Jimmy went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) over the weeekend and got a ton of great interviews! In this episode, he talked to Vera Brosgol and Jen Wang. Vera talks about her current semi-autobiographical book Be Prepared and they even go off on a tangent about cooking. Jen talks about The Prince and the Dressmaker and Jimmy wonders if she could have a second career as a fashion designer. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Zone 4 #283: Movies Based on Comics

The crew returns to discuss 20 movies that you might not know were based on comics.

This week, it’s Brant, John, Gordon, Ron.

To kick things off, Gordon and Ron share their thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Then, we discuss Don Pardo and various headlines ranging from film, to TV, to comics.

For Topic Time, we talk about 40 movies (but we only get to 20) that you may or may not know were based on comic books, with some added stories and discussion on the movies themselves.

And we close out the show with announcements.

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ARP – 10 – Knightfall part 3

We have a treat for you today. This is a double issue. Enjoy a 100-minute spectacular for the conclusion of the Knightfall story arc from DC Comics. In this story we see the return of Bruce Wayne as Batman, but not all is back to normal in Gotham City.


Talking points

  • Notes section
  • Possible racial slur (32:25)
  • Bad things
  • Catwoman portrayal (43:04)
  • Different art styles in the same book (45:43)
  • Story inconsistencies (49:19)
  •  Good things
  • Bat family working together (1:02:09)
  • Nightwing (1:04:40)
  • Faster Pacing Than Part 2 (1:12:34)
  • Fallout from Azrael as Batman (1:15:04)
  • Miscelaneous
  • Azrael (1:18:18)
  • Bruce Wayne’s new costume (1:39:12)
  • The setting (1:42:17)

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ARP – 10 – Knightfall part 3.mp3


We will be taking a break for the holidays. We know that everyone is busy during this time of year and so are we. We will be back in the beginning of 2014 with more great stories for you to experience with us.

Our next podcast will be  January 5th and it will be Age of Ultron.


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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 196 (1/29/12)


In this intoxicating episode we have no Pick Of The Week, however we do have a Fast Five selection. Picks include All-Star Western #5 (DC), B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth – Russia #5 (Dark Horse), American Vampire #23 (Vertigo), Fantastic Four #602 (Marvel), and The Walking Dead #93 (Image). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 187 (10/23/11)


The New 52 titles roll-on this episode! Pick Of The Week goes to Geoff Johns & Jim Lee for Justice League #2 (DC)! Fast Five picks include Batman #2 (DC), Catwoman #2 (DC), B.P.R.D. Russia #2 (Dark Horse), Red Hood & The Outlaws #2 (DC), and Wonder Woman #2 (DC). Spoilers!

Deconstructing Comics #238: Laika

In 1957, the Russians were winning the space race. After the successful launch of Sputnik, the Russian space program was under pressure to further embarrass the U.S. by launching a living thing — a dog — into orbit. This is the story of Laika, who made a historical splash big enough to get a vague mention in Peanuts. Nick Abadzis’ graphic novel on the topic reaches even higher thematically, and delivers. Tim and Brandon review.

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