Thwipping Boys – Game of Thrones Catch Up: Episodes 2-6

In which Simon comes up with a theory about Daario which we’ve yet to hear elsewhere, might be wrong but we think you might have heard it here first.

And as the changes from the source material continue to get crazier and crazier, Jon’s references to the book even start to piss him off. Unfortunately, it also seems that the further the show is getting from the original, the stupider it’s getting too.


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Comic News Insider Episode 610 – TCAF: Jonathan Baylis/Willow Dawson/Conor McCreery!


Comic News Insider: Episode 610 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

At TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Jimmy sat down with Jonathan Baylis to discuss his So Buttons collection and his appearance on Comic Book Men. He also chatted with Willow Dawson about her work on Avis Dolphin. And then chatted with Conor McCreery about the Kill Shakespeare hardcover and board game. Great interviews all! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Thwipping Boys – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Finale: Scars and S.O.S. Parts 1 & 2

We check out how Season 2 ends, while trying to digest the insane news that somehow, this show is still losing viewers.



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Avengers: Age of Ultron

John Mayo and Kay Kellam have a spoilers filled discussion about the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie and the surrounding episodes of Agents of SHIELD.

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00:36 Spoiler filled discussion
54:25 Wrap up
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Raging Bullets Episode 432 : A DC Comics Fan Podcast

Episode 432: Convergence 7, General chat Convergence tie ins weeks 5-6: Sean and Jim chat about the most recent issue of Convergence. This also includes casual conversation about Convergence Tie ins: Justice League 2, Question 2, Titans 2, Speed Force 2, Atom 2, Batgirl 2, Nightwing/Oracle 2, Superboy 2, Green Lantern Parallax 2, Shadow of the Bat 2, and JLI 2.

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1:55:15 Closing

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 19: Technical Difficulties, Bad Words and Puppet Master

Ep 19:  I don’t really think this episode was meant to be.  After Jim’s mic broke, the guys are forced to record later than usual and that’s when Eric’s internet connection struck back.  They also deal with 3XL demanding more money and hope Dan doesn’t jump off a ledge after hearing this weeks mail.  They eventually get to this week’s books but the Zero Hour week doesn’t cheer them up at all.


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Welcome (back) to the podcast! Comic Addiction, The Podcast has been away for 3-4 years, but it is back! You’re excited aren’t you? We sure are. Who are we? The show is hosted by Chris Partin (@ChrisPartin) who will be joined by a friends, fellow podcasters, comic professionals, and anyone else Chris can convince to spend a couple of hours on a Tuesday evening with him talking comics, television, movies, and everything else.

This episode Chris is joined by long-time friend and podcast co-host, Ed Moore (@TealProductions) talk the DC Television universe, The Flash, iZombie, Gotham, the Supergirl trailer, the cancelled Archie Comics Kickstarter, Convergence, Secret Wars, Lady Mechanika, Scooby Doo, Copperhead, Mystic, and other topics that come up.

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Radio Free Asgard 194


This week we cover Thor Vol. 2 #18! More slugfest action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Jake gets to be a hero, The Scarlet Witch guest-stars, and Odin gets to be a bad-ass! Nuff said!

Comics Alternative, On Location: General Comics Talk at Collected Comics and Games

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Derek is back at his local shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, and this month the topic is open and general comics talk. Anything goes, and over the coarse of the conversation, Derek discovers that anything does go in talking with the shop’s customers. Joining him for this free-flowing exchange are regulars Shea, Craig, Matt, and Chris, and the discussion topics are wide-ranging. They begin with a conversation on the relative disappearance of westerns and war comics as a popular genre. Sgt. Rock comes up a lot, of course, as well as Garth Ennis’s recent revival of his War Stories series coming out from Avatar Press. And Craig reminds everyone about a title he brought up in the February episode, Max Brooks and Caanan White’s The Harlem Hellfighters. Via a reference to one of Derek’s favorites, Weird War SgtRockTales, the talk shifts to horror and mystery comics and then takes an abrupt shift into Kickstarter territory. This leads to a discussion of the recent shenanigans of Archie Comics in their Kickstarter campaign, and then a brief digression into the concept of variant covers. Webcomics is another topic that comes up, with everyone chiming in on whether or not they read them, as well as the pros and cons of digital delivery. There is a brief conversational tributary into mainstream superhero comics, specifically what’s going on with Convergence and Secret Wars, and then they wrap up with a discussion of some of comics everyone has recently read for the very first time (not necessarily brand new titles). These titles include Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart’s Fight Club 2, Cullen Bunn and Taylor Crook’s Harrow County, Kelly Thompson and Ross Campbell’s Jem and the Holograms, P. Craig Russell and Neil Gaiman’s Elric: Stormbringer, Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeodand’s Kaptara, and various books from Hans Rickheit (the latter are Derek’s picks). The chat ends abruptly when the recorder is accidentally shut off (unbeknownst to the guys), but that doesn’t happen until the tail end of the conversation. But while the mic is still on, there’s a lot of great comics talk, as there usually is at these on-location episodes.


Comics Alternative, Episode 135: Reviews of Exquisite Corpse, Operation Nemesis, and Palookaville 22

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This week on the their weekly review show, Derek and Andy W. discuss three new books that are definitely worth checking out. They begin with Pénélope Bagieu’s Exquisite Corpse from First Second. This may be the first English-language publication for Bagieu (the guys aren’t ExquisiteCorpsecertain about this), and it’s a great introduction from one of France’s current popular creators. It’s a romantic comedy with a sophisticated premise and an unexpected twist at the end. In fact, it’s the narrative’s quick wrap-up that puzzles the Two Guys. While they both enjoyed the story, they nonetheless read the ending as an undermining — perhaps a betrayal? — of character cohesiveness that was established in the first 4/5 of the book. It’s almost as if Begieu changed her mind in the final pages of her narrative and wanted to rewrite the way  we should interpret a major character. Still, her art is infectious and works hand-in-hand with the humorous, yet incisive, events that unfold. Next, the guys look at Operation Nemesis: A Story of Genocide and Revenge (Devil’s Due), written by Josh Blaylock and with art by Hoyt Silva. This is a historical narrative focusing on the trial of Soghomon Tehlirian, the Armenian expatriate who assassinated Taalat Pasha, the former Minister of the Interior of the Ottoman Empire, in Berlin during the early days of the Weimar Republic. OperationNemesis18But the trial is merely a scaffolding on which Blaylock constructs his story of the horrific Armenian Genocide of 1915, a slaughter that the Turkish government to this day will not acknowledge. As Andy and Derek point out, the art is a little confusing in places, but the message comes through loud and clear. This true story is an uncomfortable read, and purposefully so, and it brings much-needed attention to a twentieth-century holocaust that is woefully overlooked. Finally, the Two Guys with PhDs turn to the latest volume of Seth’s Palookaville (Drawn and Quarterly). Derek has been looking forward to #22 since the last installment in October 2013, but as it always is with Seth’s comics, it’s well worth the wait. This is Andy’s first exposure to Palookaville, and the guys play off of this difference of reading experience: Andy as a Seth novice and Derek as a diehard fan. As with the two previous book versions of Palookaville — issues #1-#19 of the title was published in comic-book form — this one is divided into three sections. The first is a continuation of Seth’s ongoing narrative, Clyde Fans, which began in Palookaville #10 from 1997. We’re well into the fourth part of this story, set in 1975 and focusing Palookaville22on retired salesman Abraham Matchcard, his reclusive brother Simon, and his encounter with his former lover, Alice. But Abe’s real relationship is with his past, and Seth is expert at teasing out character through memory, scenic transitions, and inner dialogue. The middle section of the book is a composite of photoessay and comics, focusing on the Crown Barber Shop in Guelph, Ontario, and owned by Seth’s wife Tania Van Spyk. Derek is particularly taken with this contribution since his father was a barber, and he grew up working as a shoeshine boy in a similar kind of shop. The third section of Palookaville is the second part of “Nothing Lasts,” one of Seth’s sketchbook stories that began in the previous volume. This is an autobiographic narrative that carries us through the author’s teenage years. As with the previous installment, the comic is profoundly moving with a rich mixture of understanding, melancholy, and wistfulness. As with all of Seth’s works, this volume of Palookaville will make you long for the kind of Canadian landscape and atmosphere that only he can deliver.



Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of The Fox Sister, Derelict, and The Situation

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It’s time for another episode in The Comics Alternative‘s monthly webcomics series, and for May the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three must-read titles. They begin as they usually do by looking at two current and ongoing webcomics, and this time they’re Christina Strain and Jayd DerelictAït-Kaci’s The Fox Sister and Ben Fleuter’s Derelict. Both of these began in 2011, and even though the intentions were to update them weekly, the creators of these titles have had to pause occasionally or slow down the frequencies of their narrative installments. So with each, we are still in the middle of the story four years into things. But that’s OK, because both are engaging narratives that are worth the wait. The Fox Sister revolves around Yun Hee, a young South Korean woman who’s family has been the victim of a kumiho, the legendary nine-tailed fox who assumes the shape of a beautiful woman — in this case, Yun Hee’s older sister — to seduce and murder young men. While hunting down the kumiho,  the protagonist befriends a young American missionary, and in this way Strain injects both romance and culture-clash twists into her tale of horror. Yet while The Fox Sister is set in 1960s Korea, Fleuter’s Derelict is Situationa post-apocalytic — or at least some kind of post-tragedy — narrative where the world we may recognize is infused by gargoyle creatures and fantastic technology. As the guys point out, it’s not that easy to describe Derelict, in that the story can be confusing at times, and there are several segments where it’s difficult to tease out the action. Derek highlights one of those points in “Book One: Deluge” where it’s unclear if there’s a flashback, a series of flashbacks, a psychological alter-state, or what. Andy agrees, but he firmly believes that the story’s momentum, along with Fleuter’s compelling art, more than compensates for the momentary confusion. It’s the kind of webcomic that, while ambiguous at times, drives you forward because you want to be immersed deeper into its storyworld. Finally, the Two Guys turn to their already completed webcomic for the month, Jeff VanderMeer and Eric Orchard’s The Situation. Released on the website of Tor Books, it’s a fantastical story about interpersonal relations in the workplace. Yet it’s more like something you’d find from Terry Gilliam than you would from watching The Office. Andy is a big fan of VanderMeer’s prose fiction, and he points out that this is great demonstration of the author’s skills at world-building. This is a short narrative, yet one that packs a big punch in its ability to literalize the metaphoric. And with Orchard’s art, it’s certainly the most visually striking webcomic of this month’s selections.



He’s Got Issues #175: New Comics, 5/20/15

First Five:
1) Uncanny X-Men #34
2) Star Wars #5
3) Guardians Of The Galaxy #27
4) Daredevil #15.1
5) Ultimate End #1 (Of 5)

Top Ten:
6) Powers #3
7) Secret Wars Battleworld #1 (Of 4)
8) Spider-Verse #1
9) Planet Hulk #1
10) Convergence #7 (Of 8)

Best of the Rest:

  • Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Batman And The Outsiders #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Hawkman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Justice League America #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence New Teen Titans #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Swamp Thing #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence The Flash #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Wonder Woman #2 (Of 2)
  • The Kitchen #7 (Of 8)
  • Mad Max Fury Road Nux And Immortan Joe #1


  • A-Force #1
  • Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (Of 4)
  • Deathlok #8
  • Master Of Kung Fu #1 (Of 4)
  • Moon Knight #15


  • The Fade Out #6
  • Kaptara #2


  • Bloodshot Reborn #2
  • Ninjak #3


  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 4 Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. TP
  • Ex Machina Volume 5 TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #175.1: Marvel Comics, 5/20/15


  • A-Force #1
  • Avengers World #21
  • Daredevil #15.1
  • Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (Of 4)
  • Deathlok #8
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #27
  • Loki Agent Of Asgard #14
  • Master Of Kung Fu #1 (Of 4)
  • Moon Knight #15
  • Planet Hulk #1
  • Powers #3
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #1 (Of 4)
  • Spider-Verse #1
  • Star Wars #5
  • Ultimate End #1 (Of 5)
  • Uncanny X-Men #34
  • Wolverines #19


  • All-New Ghost Rider Volume 2 Legend TP
  • Axis Revolutions TP
  • Civil War Ms. Marvel TP
  • Fantastic Four Epic Collection Volume 25 Strange Days TP
  • Secret Warriors The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP
  • Uncanny Avengers Volume 4 Avenge The Earth TP
  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 4 Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #175.2: DC Comics, 5/20/15


  • Convergence #7 (Of 8)
  • Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Batman And The Outsiders #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Hawkman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Justice League America #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence New Teen Titans #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Swamp Thing #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence The Flash #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Wonder Woman #2 (Of 2)
  • Infinite Crisis The Fight For The Multiverse #11
  • The Kitchen #7 (Of 8)
  • Mad Max Fury Road Nux And Immortan Joe #1
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #10


  • Batman Detective Comics Volume 5 Gothopia TP
  • Batman Detective Comics Volume 6 Icarus HC
  • Ex Machina Volume 5 TP
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics Volume 3 Standing On Shoulders TP
  • JLA Volume 7 TP
  • Unwritten Volume 11 Apocalypse TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #175.3: Independents, 5/20/15


  • Hexed #10
  • Lumberjanes #14
  • Oh Killstrike #1 (Of 4)
  • Peanuts #28
  • Sons Of Anarchy #21
  • UFOlogy #2


  • Archie Vs Predator #2 (Of 4)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #131
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #15
  • Dark Horse Presents #10
  • EI8HT #4 (Of 5)
  • Goon Once Upon A Hard Time #3 (Of 4)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #5
  • Mind MGMT #33
  • Resident Alien The Sam Hain Mystery #1 (Of 3)
  • Shaper #3 (Of 5)
  • The Strain The Night Eternal #9
  • Usagi Yojimbo #145


  • Battlestar Galactica Six #5 (Of 5)
  • Django Zorro #7 (Of 7)
  • Jungle Girl Season 3 #2 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Vampirella #4 (Of 5)
  • Shaft #6
  • Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #1 (Of 4)
  • Vampirella #12


  • Angry Birds Comics #11
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1 (Of 5)
  • Donald Duck #1
  • Drones #2 (Of 5)
  • Empire Uprising #2
  • Insufferable #1
  • Jem And The Holograms #3
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #30
  • Popeye Classics #34
  • Skylanders #9
  • Transformers #41
  • WEIRD Love #7
  • Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1 (Of 3)
  • X-Files Season 10 #24


  • The Fade Out #6
  • Ghosted #20
  • Kaptara #2
  • Oddly Normal #7
  • Satellite Sam #14
  • Secret Identities #4
  • Shutter #12
  • Spawn #252
  • Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #4
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada Marshal On Mars #3 (Of 4)
  • The Tithe #2 (Of 4)
  • Trees #9
  • Valhalla Mad #1
  • Wytches #6


  • Bloodshot Reborn #2
  • Ninjak #3 (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)