On this latest episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek talks with Steve Bryant, the creator of Athena Voltaire. His latest collection, Athena Voltaire Compendium, was just released from Dark Horse Books and Sequential Pulp Comics. They begin their conversation by discussing the evolution of Athena Voltaire, how it began as a collaborative webcomic, eventually finding its way into a brief print run (via Speakeasy Comics and Ape Entertainment), turning into a successful Kickstarter campaign, ultimately resulting in a nice hardbound collection of five stories. Derek asks Steve about the ideas behind the character of Athena Voltaire, and he learns that not only did Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Arkserve as part of the titles’s inspiration, but so did Dave Steven’s Rocketeer as well as a broader, deep love for 1930s/1940s era pulp fiction. Steve shares the process behind the creation of the new Compendium, his passion for world building, work on the promised followup Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess, and his desires to turn Athena Voltaire into more extensive ongoing series. If you love adventure and if you love pulp, this is a collection — and an interview — you don’t want to miss!
Jasen Lex joins us for the podcast and drops all sorts of knowledge on us. Covers such diverse topics as old 60’s comics, making comics, design, podcasting, and more!
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You’ve heard Weird Crime Theater, the comic by our own Mulele and Kumar, mentioned a million times on Deconstructing Comics, dating back to the early shows nearly a decade ago (when the comic was known as “Rack ‘em Smack ‘em”!). But that’s all been discussions of collaboration and business; what’s actually IN the comic?
In this episode, Tim and Dana (together on Skype for the first time!) attempt objectivity and do their best to give their friends’ comic an honest critique!
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 113, November 1960, was published around September 1, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.
The 13 page Superman / Batman story was titled, BAT-MITE MEETS MR. MXYZPTLK, which was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database. comicbookdb.com only lists the inker, which it credits as Charles Paris. This story has been reprinted in BATMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS; WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.
- Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the 6 page story titled, THE AMAZING MISS ARROWETTE, written by Dave Wood and drawn by lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.
– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, JOURNEY TO 1960, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.
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This week on the podcast, Derek and Andy W. review three new titles guaranteed to make you hyperventilate with excitement…so breathe deep and take in the good, comicy vapors. And speaking of which, they begin by discussing the new book by Spanish creator Max, Vapor(Fantagraphics). They start with a brief context on Max, whose past books include The Extended Dream of Mr. D. andBardín the Superrealist. His latest work is just as surreal and dreamlike as the earlier ones, and the guys have a good time exploring the possible meanings embedded in the narrative. Next they turn to the new miniseries written and drawn by Jorge Corona, Feathers (Archaia/BOOM! Studios). In this inaugural issue we have a perfect mix of setup, teaser, and substantive storytelling. Andy and Derek focus on the detailed groundwork that Corona lays out in his story, one that is clearly intended for an all-age readership. Finally, the guys turn their attention to the latest creator-owned property from the ever-prolific Jonathan Hickman, The Dying and the Dead #1 (Image). On this title he reunites with Ryan Bodenheim — whose early collaborations include A Red Mass for Mars and Secret — and works with colorist Michael Garland. In fact, the guys spend a lot of time discussing Garland’s use of color, which adds significantly to the art and especially to Hickman’s storytelling. As with Corona’s Feathers, this is definitely a series Derek and Andy plan to continue with, and when you throw in Vapor, you have this week’s trifecta of Comics Alternative goodness.
For this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek and Andy W. talk with Ian Edginton, the creator (along with D’Israeli) behind the recently re-released Kingdom of the Wicked(Titan Comics). The guys talk with Ian about the contexts surrounding this new edition of the book, his working relationship with D’Israeli (AKA Matt Brooker), and the various changes that the Titan edition brings. They go on to ask Ian about his penchant for world building, clearly evident in Kingdom of the Wicked, but even more prominent in two of his most recent projects, the Vertigo series Hinterkind (along with Francesco Trifogli) and his 2000 AD saga with I.N.J. Culbard, Brass Sun. Ian also discusses the story behind his adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds and his original “sequels” to that classic, Scarlet Tracesand The Great Game; his Sherlock Holmes adaptations with I.N.J. Culbard; and his work on a variety of other titles including Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, and Terminator. There’s a lot packed into this interview, and the guys find Ian an extremely kind and forthcoming guest.
Badly aging action stars. Eww. TechJedi mourns his one Christmas present; talk about some Emerald City preparations with some obscure books. Mention Ant-Man trailer. Honestly, it was not much of much. Talk some DC TV stuff, mention Agent Carter. Lambaste Dr Who for a little while. Eventually we get to the Indies. We start with THE FADE OUT 3, giving us pagan orgies and and ex husbands. ODY-C 1, mispell some names equals indy greatness. OUTCAST 5, Kyle and Pastor interview the possessed criminal. WYTCHES 2 Sailor seems to meet a friend, but hallucinates. MEN OF WRATH 2 We get some Rath backstory which is just out and out brutal. REVIVAL 25 brings out the wakco fundies for self crucifixion; BIG TROUBLE IN LITTE CHINA 6 has fish people gettting their slimy asses handed to them by Miao Yin. I hate BODIES 5. THE HUMANS 1 is crude and just completely unfucking funny. VELVET 8 treats us to Velvet pulling a flying nick fury squirrel routine. HOLMES AND HOUDINI 2Holmes demonstrates how Houdini could not be responsible for the murder the pevious issue. GRENDEL SHADOW 3 has betrayals and auto gyros, which we love.
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Is Marvel trying to copy the success of DC’s New 52 with their Secret Wars event this summer? Is Marvel trying to align the comic books with the movie universe? Is Marvel just really out of ideas so they are just rehashing some of their biggest events? Well this week Dave, Ben and John joined by 2 very special co-hosts, Frank Duran of Real Books Don’t Have Batman and Johnny Fournier of Sumptin – Sumptin, explore these very questions. We may not find the answers, but the journey is always fun, enjoy!
Due to the over-hyped storm and transportation cancellations, Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to fill in the rotating co-host chair. They chat about the new Fantastic Four trailer and how Jimmy’s buddy John Cassaday finally joins the world of Twitter. News includes: Milestone Media is back, racist bus ads get improved by Ms. Marvel art, Scooby gets LEGO-ed, Special Edition: NYC and MoCCA get new venues, and tons of casting news! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!