He’s Got Issues #178: New Comics, 6/10/15

First Five:
1) The Walking Dead #142
2) Saga #29
3) Batman #41
4) Detective Comics #41
5) Ultimate End #2 (Of 5)

Top Ten:
6) Secret Wars 2099 #2 (Of 5)
7) Inferno #2
8) Chrononauts #4 (Of 4)
9) Spider-Gwen #5
10) Spider-Verse #2

Best of the Rest:

  • All-Star Section 8 #1 (Of 6)
  • Catwoman #41
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #1
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #21
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • New Suicide Squad #9
  • Red Hood Arsenal #1
  • Starfire #1


  • 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #9
  • Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #1
  • Inhumans Attilan Rising #2
  • Marvel Zombies #1
  • Secret Wars Journal #2 (Of 5)
  • Silk #5
  • Silver Surfer #12
  • Weirdworld #1


  • Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4 (Of 6)


  • Rebels #3


  • Savage Dragon #204
  • Starve #1


  • Unity #19
  • X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special #1


  • The Wake TP
  • Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2 Revelations TP

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He’s Got Issues #178.2: DC Comics, 6/10/15


  • All-Star Section 8 #1 (Of 6)
  • Arrow Season 2.5 #9
  • Batman #41
  • Batman Superman #21
  • Catwoman #41
  • Coffin Hill #19
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #1
  • Detective Comics #41
  • Earth 2 Society #1
  • Fables The Wolf Among Us #6
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #21
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • Harley Quinn #17
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #3
  • New Suicide Squad #9
  • Red Hood Arsenal #1
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You #58
  • Starfire #1
  • Strange Sports Stories #4 (Of 4)


  • Absolute Transmetropolitan Volume 1 HC
  • Batgirl Volume 1 The Batgirl Of Burnside HC
  • Batman Cataclysm TP (New Edition)
  • Bodies TP
  • Nightwing Volume 2 Rough Justice TP
  • Superman Action Comics Volume 5 What Lies Beneath TP
  • Superman Action Comics Volume 6 Superdoom HC
  • The Wake TP

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Arc Reactions – 34 – The Wake

The Wake gives us a nautical based story with strong characters and an intriguing mysterious creature that is terrorizing mankind. We look deeply at the ending of the story and do our best to explain some of the unclear elements and discuss the characters, science and mythology woven into this tale.

Talking Points
The Ending (28:31)
The Governess (48:35)
Storytelling style (52:22)
Strong female characters (1:04:46)
Good use of science (1:09:50)
Good use of mythology (1:13:32)

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Comics Alternative Episode 113: Reviews of The Wake, True Stories, Vol. 1, and ODY-C #1

Is Double Ending Dirty?

WakeDeluxeThis week the Two Guys with PhDs (talking about comics) are back for another review episode, and this one is jam-packed with nougaty comics goodness. They begin with Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s deluxe edition of The Wake (DC/Vertigo). They had discussed the first couple installments of the ten-issue series on last year’s publisher spotlight on recent Vertigo titles, but now they are able to plunge into the the complete story…and they do so with relish. Both Andy and Derek love the way the narrative unfolds — it’s the kind of work they have come to expect from both Snyder and Murphy — although they do have their quibbles, e.g., unexpected/unlikely surprises in character development and occasional ambiguous transitions. But overall, the guys feel this is an outstanding story, an example of what Vertigo does best. TrueStories1Next, they turn to Derf Backderf’s True Stories, Vol. 1 (Alternative Comics), the first of four — or is it five? — collections of the “True Stories” pieces culled from Backderf’s comic strip, The City, between 1990 and 2014. While there are a few vignettes in this title that verge on belittlement, the collection as a whole is a discerning, satirical, and hilarious look at the state of our contemporary culture. Finally, Derek and Andy look at one of the new #1s coming out of Image Comics this month, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C. This is an inverted retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, where genders are switched and the ODYC1high seas become the far reaches of space. This is a dense, immersive narrative that requires multiple readings. Knowledge of The Odyssey isn’t necessary, but it wouldn’t hurt for readers to have their copies of Edith Hamilton’s Mythology (or perhaps have Wikipedia) readily at hand when turning through Fraction’s narrative. And Ward’s art is what makes this first issue truly stand out, visually stunning and almost surreal, a nice pairing with one of the guys’ favorite comics storytellers. All in all, this was a fun week of reading!

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 7/30/14

Real Books Don’t Have Batman 7/30/14

Forget Alex Kurtzman, let’s get Scott Snyder on that Universal Monsters Universe.

This week we review:
100th Anniversary Special Guardians of the Galaxy # 1
All-New Ghost Rider # 5
Harley Quinn # 8
Aquaman Annual # 2
Batman Eternal # 17
Justice League # 32
The Sandman: Overture # 3
The Wake # 10 (of 10)

Short Stacks for this week
The Sandman Overture # 3

Aquaman Annual # 2

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Comic News Insider Episode 541 – Sina Grace Burns the Orphanage!


Comic News Insider: Episode 541 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: MPH #1, Nailbiter #1, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jimmy is joined in studio by cartoonist Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed). They haven’t seen one another since NYCC in October and had A LOT to catch up on! It’s a lengthy episode but chock full of informative and fun Sina Grace goodness. They chat about the Hannibal Season 2 finale and serendipitously meeting famous folks. In the official interview section with Sina, they talk about Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag, Self-Obsessed, Li’l Depressed Boy, his time working in a comic shop, when he was a Top Cow intern, their mutual love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. News includes: Edgar Wright departs Ant-Man, bone marrow drive for Seth Kushner and the Hang Dai Studios signing, March: Book One becomes the first graphic novel to win the RFK Book Award, Battle Royale continues in manga one-shot and a man sues a stripper for his Harry Potter DVDs. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 3/26/14


URGENT: We messed up and forgot to pick up The Sandman: Overture # 2, but we’ll be sure to pick it up next week and talk about it. This week, though… is filled with sorrow. Good-bye Superior Spider-Man…

This week we review:
World’s Finest # 21 (1:00)
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind # 3 (3:00)
Iron Patriot # 1 (4:10)
Silver Surfer # 1 (5:55)
All-New Ghost Rider # 1 (8:30)
Justice League Dark # 29 (12:30)
Talon # 17 (18:28)
Deadpool # 26 (23:10)
The Flash # 29 (25:35)
Aquaman # 29 (28:10)
The Superior Spider-Man # 30 (31:48)
The Wake # 7 (of 10) (39:50)

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 2/26/14



It’s a tragedy no one’s pitched a “Punchin’ Sharks” animated series to Warner Bros. Between Batman, Aquaman and Calvin Rose, it could write itself.

This week we review:
Lois Lane (One-Shot) (1:30)
Batman/Superman # 8 (3:50)
World’s Finest # 28 (5:00)
Fantastic Four # 1 (8:30)
Punchin’ Sharks: Talon # 16 (13:35)
Punchin’ Sharks Part II: Aquaman # 28 (16:55)
The Flash # 28 (19:40)
Justice League Dark # 28 (22:18)
Deadpool # 24 (26:40)
The Superior Spider-Man # 28 (29:00)
The Wake # 6 (out of 10) (32:48)

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Sidekickcast Episode #87 – The Lost Tapes


After another monumental tech-fail, your favourite poscast hosts, Dan and Bones, roll out like transformer for another informative and business like episode.

In the news,there’s a one-sentence review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer, update of Sex Criminals being banned by Apple.  We then move on to a brief update on the lost episode before getting some proper news about Netflix new Marvel Series and touch on some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dan has a new love for Arrow.  Bones get behind one of our fave artists Kickstarter project too.

In Stack Attack the guys hit up Batman #25, The Wake #5 and X-Men Gold.

Secrets & Lies edges ever closer to the ultimate 50th point and the threats are abound.

Before sign-off Dan tries to figure out the trailer for Day of the Doctor.

Real Books Don’t Have Batman 11/20/13


Clearly, “One More Day” is a direction that Animal Man needs to go. I mean, c’mon.

This week we review:
Red Hood and the Outlaws # 25 (1:20)
Batman & Two-Face # 25 (3:30)
Wonder Woman # 25 (7:36)
Animal Man # 25 (10:48)
Harley Quinn # 0 (13:28)
The Wake # 5 (out of 10) (16:38)


Real Books Don’t Have Batman 9/25/13


Hal… what are you doing there? You jiving? Stretching? What’s wrong with you?

This week we review:
DoomsDay # 1(Batman/Superman # 3.1)(1:56)
Deadpool # 17 (3:54)
Ultimate Comics: All-New Spider-Man # 27 (5:42)
Bane # 1 (Batman # 23.4) (7:20)
Killer Croc # 1 (Batman & Robin # 23.4) (10:02)
Sinestro # 1 (Green Lantern # 23.4) (12:34)
Black Adam # 1 (Justice League of America # 7.4) (12:48)
Ocean Master # 1 (Aquaman # 23.2) (18:20)
Secret Society # 1 (Justice League # 23.4)(20:44)
First Born # 1 (Wonder Woman # 23.2)(25:12)
The Wake # 4 out of 10 (28:00)


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EMP Presents: B.Y.O.B. Episode 1

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Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast!

Bring Your Own Book! Alex, Corwin and Viet are joined by the Chris Partin from Comic Addiction.Net to talk about what we’ve been reading (Non Avengers and X-Men that is…).

Books covered:

Love and Rockets- Fantagraphics Books
Sheltered- Valiant Entertainment
Archer and Armstrong- Valiant Entertainment
East of West- Image Comics
Hellboy- Dark Horse Comics
Private Eye – panelsyndicate.com
Ghosted- Image Comics
Lazarus- Image Comics
Infinite Kung Fu- Top Shelf
Artifacts- Image Comics
Fatale- Image Comics
The Wake- Vertigo Comics
Jupiter’s Legacy- Image Comics

Kirkman’s Manifest

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 7/31/13

Picturing The Little Mermaid with the creatures from The Wake makes the entire thing hilarious. Still better than the mermaids from Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

This week We review:
What If?: AVX # 4 (1:42)
The Wake # 3 (5:15)
The Flash Annual # 2 (9:40)
Animal Man Annual # 2 (16:00)
Batman Annual # 2 (21:40)
Batman Incorporated # 13 (Final issue.) (28:35)




Six Gun Gorilla, Reef Doctors officially sucks and Howard Sattler: Clod of the Highest Order



Turning Japanese perhaps? I really think so. At least no-one can say we don’t cater to international markets!

Now on with the retardedness!




“What do you think of The Hoff being here?”

1 like = 1 respect…. What the f*ck are you talking about?

We shed a pink eye on the latest Japanese trend; Worming

We are three times more optimal than the average podcast


UFP Crew Questions and Talk Topics!

In-game walkthroughs

Jimi Hendrix Vs Stevie Ray Vaughn

Rupert Murdoch: P*ssy Hunter

Jaden Smith’s Eyebrows

Insulting a Podblocked host (upon their request!)

Basking Sharks….. We aren’t sure why the f*ck

The Digital Comic Revolution

Hi Alison Grad Jones! You made us talk about Man of Steel

We would rather see Taylor Swift than Fear Factory

Complimenting a Podblocked host (upon another podcast’s request)

Beating off to your daughter that you didn’t know was yours (stick with us on this one!)



It’s official! Reef Doctors is a bona-fide piece of shit! (Amongst many other shows we have touted as garbage)

Celebrities being slacktivist blowhards…. Plus the Robocop statues!

UFP of the Week runner up: Worst car thief ever!

UFP of the Week: Howard Sattler, f*cking clod of the highest order



Comic reviews!

–          Superman Unchained

–          Batman #21

–          The American Vampire Anthology

–          The Wake

–          The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

–          Six Gun Gorilla

Sons of Anarchy comic via Boom studios

Astonishing Captain America

New Defenders of the Earth comic

Jonathan Hickman’s God is Dead via Avatar Press

Journey into Mystery ending???

Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminals (a MUST for pre-orders as they WILL sell out!)

Zero by Ales Kot

Reality Check from Image

300: Rise of an Empire trailer

Man of Tai Chi trailer

Alpha Papa (Alan Partridge Movie) trailer

Iain Banks RIP

Yes, we are getting a 65 year old Terminator

IGN people’s choice for E3 goes to: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Final Fantasy XV looks incredible!

Xbox One/Microsoft response for “always online” and used games

PS4 will be region free and a removable/upgradable 500GB hard drive

Ouya sh*t fight

Alternate Reality – Episode 366

Alternate Reality – Episode #366

He’s here and he gone, he’s here and he’s gone. Every week on Alternate Reality it’s just a gamble, a role of the dice if you will, as to whether Chris Partin will be able to join us. Unfortunately he was not able to join us this week. So Jon and Charlie had to forge on alone, but it was okay because they had some great issues to talk about. This week saw a whole slew on new #1’s being released. Jon and Charlie talk about these new issues, most of which they really liked. Rounding out the review was a few old time favorites that made the cut. All in a great show.


00:00:00 – Cold Open

Comic Reviews

00:02:14 – Earth 2 Annual #1
00:08:53 – Adventures of Superman #1
00:18:25 – X-Men #1
00:24:09 – The Wake #1
00:37:05 – Fury Max #12
00:41:41 – Justice League of America #4

00:55:24 – Close Out

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