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Episode 415 – The Van Lenteverse f/ Fred Van Lente

This week we’re so pleased to be talking with our pal Fred Van Lente about his new novel, The Con Artist, as well as real-life con experiences (his and others’) that inspired the book, peppering the real and the fictional into the story, comics history, pitching the idea for a Comic-Con murder mystery, writing a book with an unusual structure, future comics work, and much more! Plus, we take a casting-based listener question!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Fred on Twitter!
  • Chris’ check and rec: Birthday, leaving Wizard World Winston-Salem
  • Matt’s check and rec: The From the Ashes Indiegogo, Sorry to Bother You
  • Music used: Spaceman Toby, “Mystery”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Superman #2
  • Fantastic Four #1
  • Black Badge #1

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Episode 414 – From Wizard World Winston-Salem 2018

We were at another convention this past weekend, talking about the goings on and taking some listener questions!

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Every Story Ever Special: July 2018

It’s summertime and we’re ranking stories for two full hours once again!

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Episode 413 – Sensitive Thug Bane f/ Ramon Villalobos

What a get this week! Mr. Vertigo Comics himself, Ramon Villalobos, artist of the upcoming series Border Town, joins us this week to talk about designing monsters, his con apparel, corresponding from San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros., the best shoes in comics, the culture at the U.S./Mexico border and a whole lot more! Plus, we take a long time to rank some sidekicks in our Panel President segment.

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Justice League Dark #1
  • Mr. and Mrs. X #1
  • Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1

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Episode 412 – The 2018 Not-at-San-Diego Questions Special

We didn’t go to Comic-Con this year, but almost everyone else in comics was there, so instead of interviewing a guest, we answered your listener questions about the news coming out of Comic-Con and more!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Batman #51
  • Jessica Jones #1
  • Avengers #5

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Episode 411 – No Half Measures f/ Joshua Williamson

We’re so very pleased to welcome Joshua Williamson, writer of The Flash and the upcoming Justice League Odyssey, back to the show! We talk with him about the Rogues, writing a Flash family, collaborating on Justice League: No Justice, scheduling all his many projects and, of course, tattoos. Plus, we take a patriotic listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Superman #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1
  • Die! Die! Die! #1

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Episode 410 – They’re All Pretty Good f/ Ted Anderson

Friend of the show Ted Anderson returns this week to talk about his work on Adventure Time: Beginning of the End and his new creator-owned series Moth and Whisper! Plus, a lot of discussion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mountain Dew, My Little Pony parodies, writing an ending, researching a show that’s been on for nearly a decade, and a whole lot more!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Batman #50
  • Catwoman #1
  • Man of Steel #6

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Every Story Ever Special: June 2018

We’re a little late, but we took our US holiday to rank some stories for you!

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Episode 409 – Summer Snowflame (Panel President Special)

Chris took a much-deserved vacation last week, so we took the opportunity to record early and rank all the characters we could fit into an episode. There’s some wild ones in this one, y’all.

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Episode 408 – Cardboard Gets Real f/ Katie Schenkel

Our pal Katie Schenkel returns to the show this week to talk about her contribution to the new graphic novel/anthology The Cardboard Kingdom, how to pronounce “Knopf,” working with a group of 10 writers, keeping the book funny while tackling tough issues, the Herculean effort of artist Chad Sell, werewolf vampires, making stuff out of cardboard, and a whole lot more! Plus, we take a Superman-focused listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Man of Steel #4
  • Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #1

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