Episode 346 – Riverdale Murder Rate f/ Alex Segura

Alex Segura isn’t just the head of PR for Archie and writer of the new Archies one-shot. He’s also the author of the Pete Fernandez series of crime novels, so we talk to him this week about comics vs. prose, murder fiction vs. idyllic Riverdale, Archie vs. noir protagonists, crossovers, portraying music in comics, and much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

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Comics Reviewed:

  • Valiant High #2
  • WWE #3
  • Magdalena #1

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Episode 345 – Tree Fallin’ f/ Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton

This week, we’re more than pleased to welcome returning guest Leila Del Duca and new pal Kit Seaton to the show to talk about their new Image Comics graphic novel Afar! We talk with them about fairy tales and myths, creating humanoid (and not so humanoid) animal creatures, the transition from art to writing, whether Steve Austin is a wrestler, the publishing format of all-ages comics and a whole lot more! Plus, we answer a probing listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • All-Star Batman #8
  • Batman #19
  • Batwoman #1

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Episode 344 – Ol’ Quilty (Panel President Special)

We’re back from Seattle and ranking characters on this week’s show! We take on some Superior Foes of Spider-Man, famous LLs and more!

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Comics Reviewed:

  • Action Comics #975
  • Moonlighters #1
  • Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew: The Big Lie #1

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Episode 343 – Live from Emerald City Comic-Con f/ Charles Soule and Ryan Browne

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Chris and Matt were at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle this weekend, where they recorded a live podcast with Charles Soule and Ryan Browne, co-creators of the Image Comics series Curse Words! We talk with them about wizards, the name Wizord, how their styles came together, cutting loose in a comic, coloring and much more! Plus, some surprisements!

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Every Story Ever Special: February 2017

You demanded it, so we’re ranking Holy Terror in this month’s story-ranking special! And eventually we get to some other stories.

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Episode 342 – Laser Season f/ Cap Blackard, Doug Banks and Tony Baldini

A handful of personalities behind The Nerdy Show and the creative team of the maybe soon-to-be animated series Lightning Dogs join us this week! We talk to Cap, Doug and Tony about stumbling into the idea for the show, why animation is preferable in this case to comics, documenting the entire creative process, cartoon series from the ’90s, David Bowie, animation distribution and so much more! Plus, we add a few new characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Astro City #41
  • Transformers: Lost Light #3
  • Amazing Spider-Man #24

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Episode 341 – Hella Arbitrary f/ Daniel Kibblesmith

Daniel Kibblesmith is a good friend of the show and writer of the upcoming Valiant High digital-first series from Valiant and ComiXology, so we’re more than happy to have him back this week! We talk with him about high-school AUs in general, making the Valiant characters fit in a high-school setting, whether there’s a world outside the school, and, of course, the Garfield convention we’re all planning to attend later this year. Plus, we answer an oddly relevant listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Super Sons #1
  • Batwoman: Rebirth #1
  • The Wild Storm #1

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Episode 340 – Name that Comic f/ Gregg Schigiel

We’re happy to welcome back Gregg Schigiel, writer of the Image Comics all-ages series Pix, to come on the show and talk about that series, but we’re also very interested to ask him to recreate a trivia contest he did with Chris at a con a few years ago! We also discuss the market for all-ages comics, pitching comics to kids vs. adults, the inspiration for a superhero/Disney princess combo, and much more! Plus, we add a few grizzled characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Justice League of America #1
  • Supergirl #16
  • Action Comics #973

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Episode 339 – Gross Muscle Baby f/ Einar Masson and Matt Harding

On this week’s episode, we’re welcoming the two editors–one from San Francisco, one from Iceland–of the new Not Forgotten anthology, which features public doman, Golden Age superheroes! We talk about the weirdest, most obscure characters from that period; working with creators all over the globe; being confused for people with the same (or similar names); Iceland’s love of licorice, and much more! Plus, we take a pair of TV-focused listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Faith #8
  • Batman #16
  • Transformers: Last Light #1

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Every Story Ever Special: January 2017

It’s a new year, and we’re adding as many new stories as we can to the Ever Story Ever list as we can in two hours!

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