Comic News Insider Episode 620 – Heroes Con Panel: Image Comics w/ Mike Norton/Toby Cypress/Matt Roberts/Nate Simpson/Jake Wyatt


Comic News Insider: Episode 620 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews because it’s a Heroes Con panel special!

Jimmy moderated the Image Comics panel down at Heroes Con recently with Mike Norton, Toby Cypress, Matt Roberts, Nate Simpson and Jake Wyatt. Hear all about their work at Image and elsewhere, their start in comics, their favorite superhero catchphrase and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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No Apologies ep 218 The Hateful Three

Christopher Keszycki, Rafael Sanz and Gil Colon nuff said! This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Leave us email by putting the show you are commenting on in the heading Follow us on twitter: @taylornetwork You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or ITunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.


Mayo Report: 2015-05 Comics

John Mayo and Sam discuss the sales estimates for the top selling comic books for May 2015.

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Comics Alternative Episode 142: The July Previews Catalog

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Andy Learns a Lesson?

PreviewsJuly2015It’s the first of the month, so that must mean it’s time for another look through the Previews catalog. In this episode, Andy and Derek flip through the July solicits, highlighting the various titles they’re looking forward to and feel that are worth mentioning. But before they plunge into their recommendations, they give a few shout-outs. First, they share with listeners the various emails and messages they’ve received this past week, all kind and complimentary, with some even being from new fans the guys met at HeroesCon the other week. After that they give a big, proud Comics Alternative salute to one of their own: Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Over the past several months Gene has been creating, as he describes it, “one abstract-ish comic a day,” and now that work has been released in Comics Machine #1. Derek and Andy briefly discuss this first issue of Comics Machine, congratulate Gene, recommend that everyone check out his work, and then thank him for sending them each a copy! Then, it’s onto the nitty gritty of this week’s show, a discussion of the July Previews catalog. Among the various solicitations they discuss are upcoming title from

In the course of this episode, the guys celebrate the recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges — “Scalia and Alito: bite me!” — Derek explains how he’s fed up with the endless marketing shenanigans of the Big Two (especially Marvel), and Andy eats his own words about the length of the Previews podcast episodes while he was away. Yes, this is another long episode of The Comics Alternative, so sit back, listen up, and enjoy the ride as the Two Guys guide you through the wondrous world of comics solicitations!


Comics Alternative Manga: Reviews of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Trash Market

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“Embrace the weird”

This month on their manga episode, Shea and Derek discuss two very different works. They begin with Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, which is now being reissued in new editions from VIZ Media. The title has been published in smaller paperback form for quite a while, but this year VIZ began collecting Araki’s world-famous — and still ongoing — series in larger hardcover editions, beginning with the first JoJo1two volumes in the series’ first narrative arc, Phantom Blood. (The third volume will be released this August.) Shea points out that one the distinguishing features of these new collections is Araki’s more contemporary artwork that can be found on the cover of the volumes. This is markedly different, he mentions, from Araki’s original style from the mid- to late 1980s, when the series first came out in Japan. In fact, the guys discuss how JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is very much influenced by — or at least participated in — the kind of over-the-top, extreme action narrative that defined that decade. As such, you can see these early JoJo stories as a cross between Sylvester Stallone, the Die Hard movies, and Rob Liefeld’s art. What happens in the first two volumes is definitely melodramatic and strange. As Derek suggests, if elements of the story just don’t make sense, if you feel that Araki is just getting a little too weird, just accept that and enjoy the ride. What else can you say about a series involving a Jane Austin-style setting, a sensei training premise, breathing techniques that can make your arm extend, and TrashMarketan Incan mask that creates vampiric zombies? Next, Derek and Shea look at a new release from Drawn and Quarterly, Tadao Tsuge’s Trash Market. This may be the first English translation of Tsuge’s work — the guys are unsure about this — and this book collects six stories that Tsuge had originally published in Garo and Yagyō between 1968 and 1972. One of Shea’s favorites is “A Tale of Absolute and Utter Nonsense,” perhaps the most political (intentionally or otherwise) piece in the collection, and one that he feels highlights Tsuge’s defining art style. Derek is partial to “Song of Showa,” a semi-autobiographical, unromantic tale of Tsuge’s working-class roots, and especially the titular story, perhaps the collection’s most sophisticated and complex when it comes to character development. But all of the stories here are outstanding: “Manhunt,” about journalists investigating the phenomenon of “vanishing men,” “Gently Goes the Night,” about a psychologically atrophied father and husband still struggling with his experiences during the Second World War, and “Up on the Hilltop, Vincent Van Gogh…,” another semi-autobiographical piece revisiting Tsuge’s early years as an artist. Tsuge’s grim, stark realism contrasts sharply with Araki’s decompressed soap opera approach, but that’s what makes these manga episodes so much fun, a study in differences.



Comics Alternative On Location: Teaching Comics through a Historical Context Panel at HeroesCon 2015

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Historic Talk


This panel recording originally appeared on the Dollar Bin podcast. A big THANK YOU goes to Adam and Shawn Daughhetee and the rest of the Dollar Bin crew for making this recording at the con and for allowing The Comics Alternative to share it with its listeners.


Comics Alternative On Location: Talking with Creators at HeroesCon 2015, Pt. 2

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More Talk from the Floor


A big THANK YOU to all of the creators attending HeroesCon who took the time to talk with us. We couldn’t do these shows without you!

Comics Alternative On Location: Talking with Creators at HeroesCon 2015, Pt. 1

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Making the Creative Rounds


While Derek and Andy W. were at HeroesCon last weekend, they were able to meet a variety of artists and writers tabling in Artists Alley. Many of these creators took time from their busy schedules — talking with fans, signing books, and working on commissions — to talk with the guys for a few minutes, discussing their works and sharing their experiences at the con. This episode of the podcast includes brief conversations with ten different artists and that, taken together, demonstrate the creative diversity to be found at this year’s HeroesCon. First, Derek talks with Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan about their webcomic-turned-book, 

This is the first of two interview shows conducted at this year’s HeroesCon. The second episode will go up tomorrow.


Secret Identity Podcast Issue #673–Black Canary and CT Horror Fest

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Black Canary #1
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Brian spoke with the Senior Editor of the horror News Network and the Lead organizer of Connecticut Horror Fest about this year’s upcoming show. You can see the full guest list and get tickets at

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Feed It Comics #81 | Flows Is Tight


Awwwwww yeah, that’s right, Doc Fluxx and Juan Daeho of Super Podcasto Magnifico in the house!! Bringing it to you old school and taking it to a higher level. Word to your moms, these fellas drop bombs and comic book and pop culture related opinions for the Feed It Comics minions. Smooth like butter, hot like a solar flare all up in your grill, sons.

Today these jokers honor the master with some minor newsy bits after Doc shares his experience at a comic swap and a gathering of PDX Indy comic-creators. Shia Lebeouf, Kanye and Diddy somehow become part of the conversation. Lots of back and forth and jiggery pokery, you know how it is, just listen.

To submit FANQUISITION topics for our weekly panel to address, submit via twitter with #FICquiz, comment on the episode page (recommended) or email You will be entered to win seriously cool comics.

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Comic Book Savant Episode 213: Comics Talk: Cutting My Stack


A new month a new Cutting My Stack episode! If you are a new listener this is a new format to the podcast where I do a full show and review all the comics I read the previous month. This episode I will be discussing The Walking Dead and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Enjoy!

Radio Free Asgard 199


This week brings us Part 2 of “The Eighth Day” as we cover Iron Man #22! Stark and his intrepid crew of misfits find their way to Farallah’s temple… and Kalibak!!.er…Carnivore!!

EJDAC Ep. 31: Bask in Robins


Disagreetings! Erik & James once again convene to discuss a few comic books and try some new beers. This week they get into M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #2, Where Monsters Dwell #2, Infinity Gauntlet #2, Silver Surfer #12, Howard the Duck #4, Uncanny Avengers #5, and Erik jumps in on We Are Robin #1. Daredevil #16 got cut for time (Kingpin showed up & Ikari is back; it was decent). Erik also didn’t have time to talk about The Auteur: Sister Bambi #2, but, boy is that book fun, and well worth your dollars. Trust! Follow us on Twitter at @EJDAC, email us at erikandjamesdisagree at gmail dot com. Recorded on 6.28.15.

Longbox Review ANN: 5th Podcastiversary

July 1, 2015, is my 5th year of podcasting, so I wanted to talk about some highlights and tell you all THANK YOU for listening and supporting the big show.

Thanks to the Comics Podcast Network for letting me join the group!

He’s Got Issues #181: Top Ten New Comics, 7/1/15

Top Ten:
1) Secret Wars #4 (Of 8)
2) Darth Vader #7
3) Ultimate End #3 (Of 5)
4) Action Comics #42
5) Detective Comics #42
6) Broken World #2 (Of 4)
7) Future Imperfect #2
8) Princess Leia #5 (Of 5)
9) Amazing Spider-Man #19.1
10) Years Of Future Past #2

This week’s new comics:


  • Arcadia #3
  • Big Trouble In Little China #12
  • Broken World #2 (Of 4)
  • Cluster #5
  • Giant Days Orientation Edition #1
  • Help Us Great Warrior #5 (Of 6)
  • Regular Show #25
  • Spire #1 (Of 8)
  • Woods #14


  • Age Of Reptiles Ancient Egyptians #2 (Of 4)
  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #16
  • Archie Archives Volume 11 HC
  • Baltimore The Cult Of The Red King #3 (Of 5)
  • Barb Wire #1
  • Lone Wolf And Cub Omnibus Volume 9 TP
  • Neverboy #5 (Of 6)
  • Usagi Yojimbo Volume 29 Two Hundred Jizo HC
  • Witcher Fox Children #4 (Of 5)


  • Absolute Y The Last Man Volume 1 HC
  • Action Comics #42
  • American Vampire Second Cycle #8
  • Aquaman Volume 5 Sea Of Storms TP
  • Aquaman Volume 6 Maelstrom HC
  • Batman Arkham Knight #6
  • Batman Arkham Origins TP
  • Batman Beyond #2
  • Bat-Mite #2 (Of 6)
  • Bizarro #2 (Of 6)
  • Detective Comics #42
  • DMZ Deluxe Edition Volume 4 HC
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #22
  • Flash Season Zero #10
  • Green Arrow #42
  • Green Lantern #42
  • He-Man The Eternity War #7
  • Lobo #8
  • Midnighter #2
  • Mortal Kombat X #8
  • Omega Men #2
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11
  • Vertigo Quarterly SFX #2


  • Bob’s Burgers #1
  • Justice Inc The Avenger #2
  • Looking For Group #4
  • Masks 2 #4 (Of 8)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Dejah Thoris Irene Adler #2 (Of 3)
  • Uncanny Season 2 #4 (Of 6)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1


  • Corto Maltese Beyond The Windy Isles GN
  • Haunted Horror #17
  • Miami Vice Remix #5 (Of 5)
  • Mickey Mouse #1
  • Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist’s Edition HC
  • Monster Motors TP
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #18
  • Onyx #1 (Of 4)
  • Saved By The Bell Volume 1 TP
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #47
  • Transformers Drift Empire Of Stone TP
  • X-Files Season 10 #25
  • Zombies Vs Robots #7


  • 8House #1
  • Airboy #2 (Of 4)
  • Athena IX #1 (One Shot)
  • Autumnlands Volume 1 Tooth And Claw TP
  • Chew #50
  • Chew The Smorgasbord Edition Volume 2 HC
  • Criminal Volume 6 The Last Of The Innocent TP
  • Deadly Class #14
  • Humans #6
  • Impaler Two Volume TP Set
  • Jupiter’s Circle #4
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #3 (Of 6)
  • Nailbiter #14
  • No Mercy #4
  • Oddly Normal #8
  • Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #10
  • Punks The Comic CBLDF Special
  • Satellite Sam #15
  • Supreme Blue Rose TP
  • Tithe #1 (Of 4)
  • We Stand On Guard #1
  • Wicked + The Divine #12
  • Wicked + The Divine Volume 2 Fandemonium TP
  • Zero #18


  • A-Force #2
  • All-New Different Marvel Previews
  • Amazing Spider-Man #19.1
  • Avengers Volume 6 Infinite Avengers TP
  • Darth Vader #7
  • Future Imperfect #2
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #2
  • Groot #2
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy And X-Men The Black Vortex HC
  • Guardians Team-Up #7
  • Princess Leia #5 (Of 5)
  • Red Skull #1 (Of 3)
  • Runaways The Complete Collection Volume 4 TP
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 1 Perfect Bullets TP
  • Secret Wars #4 (Of 8)
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #1 (Of 4)
  • Secret Wars Journal #3 (Of 5)
  • Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Volume 1 The Old Republic TP
  • Thor God Of Thunder Volume 2 HC
  • Ultimate End #3 (Of 5)
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
  • X-Tinction Agenda #2
  • Years Of Future Past #2


  • Eternal Warrior Days Of Steel TP
  • Imperium #6
  • X-O Manowar #38 (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)