The Comic Book Podcast | Talking Comics

The Comic Book Podcast | Talking Comics

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AD: After Death and Detective Comics Theories | Comic Book Podcast Issue #262  

This week, the Talking Comics crew covers a slew of HUGE events in comics from last week ranging from the end of "LIES" in Wonder Woman #11 to an apparent major character death in CIVIL WAR II #7 (and the obvious death in Death of X #4...) to the debut of a new (?) team in Ultimates 2 #1. Also, Mara takes us to Star Wars land, Joey talks Super Powers #1 from the iconic team of Art Baltazar and Franco, and Steve and Bob have some theories about the new squad of villains wreaking havoc over in Detective Comics!!! Also, things get deep as the gang considers AD: AFTER DEATH Book One, the long-awaited team-up between Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. Also also, reactions to the newly announced rosters and creative teams for X-MEN: BLUE and X-MEN: GOLD books coming out of the upcoming Inhumans vs. X-Men and ResurreXion event. READCOMICS

Talking Comics, Giving Thanks, and AMERICA | Comic Book Podcast Issue #261  

The Talking Comics Crew changes things up this week and tries out a new format for talking comics! As the conversation carries on, the crew covers everything from the ups and downs of Marvel NOW! (Again), surprising new series from several independent publishers, and a strangely intriguing graphic novel about a magical dismembered leg! Also, the gang reacts to the announcement of the creative team for AMERICA, Marvel's upcoming solo series starring the fan favorite America Chavez. Check out the announcement interview with writer Gabby Rivera and editor Will Moss here!!! Finally, Mara, Bob, Joey, and Steve take a moment to say what they're thankful for in comics this Thanksgiving season. HINT: One of those things is you, our wonderful audience. Thank you for your support and all you do to help foster this supportive, engaged, brilliant community. Happy Thanksgiving! READCOMICS

The Inhumans & an Interview with Jeremy Whitley | Comic Book Podcast Issue #260  

This week, the Talking Comics crew interviews Jeremy Whitley (@jrome58), the Eisner-nominated writer of Princeless the upcoming Unstoppable Wasp!!! Jeremy gives some scoops on that upcoming series and looks back on some of his memorable anthology stories from the last year.

Doctor Strange Review | Comic Book Podcast Issue #259  

"BY THE HOARY HOSTS OF HOGGOTH!!!" This week, the Talking Comics crew is joined by Editor-In-Chief Bobby Shortle to review DOCTOR STRANGE, the latest addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. The gang gets into the story, the visuals, the casting, and the future of the mystical side of the MCU in a lengthy conversation on the film.

We Stand with Chelsea Cain | Comics Podcast Issue #258  

In addition to the plethora of comics (double the Wonder Woman, double the fun!), the gang discusses the recent harassment of Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain. Bobby steps in at the beginning of the episode to highlight the Talking Comics stance when it comes to harassment: as a site and a group of fans, we celebrate and respect all comics fans and do not tolerate people who are hateful about the things we make or enjoy. Please remember to be respectful to all fans and realize that every comic is someone's favorite comic.

Special Edition: Talking Comics Invades Android's Amazing Comics  

n our quest to seek out entertaining and engaging comic book sources, Bob and Steve set up shop to record a special podcast within the walls of Android’s Amazing Comics in Sayville, New York. While there, your friendly neighborhood podcasters enthusiastically chin-wagged about their new comic book day selections. Additionally, Bob sat down for some real talk with key members of the store’s delightful staff. Throughout the laughs and outpouring of information, we’re reminded of just how important it is to have kind and inclusive individuals managing these endangered establishments. We hope you enjoy this special presentation, and we hope to bring you more like it in the near future!

Supergirl, Young Animal, and ResurreXion | Comic Book Podcast Issue #257  

This week, the Talking Comics crew talks comics (obviously), but also pops over to the TV side to talk Supergirl on the CW!!! Steve and Bob leads the conversation on the (positive) changes to the show, including its new stable of characters and emotional core. Staying on the TV side, Joey talks about the devastating Walking Dead Season 7 premiere. (#RIP[SPOILERS]).

Star Wars and Comics, Comics, Comics | Comic Book Podcast Issue #256  

This week, the gang talks comics upon comics upon comics upon comics forever!!! Steve's out rockin' out with FAILURE, so it's just the trio of Mara, Bob, and Joey chillaxin' all cool in the studio. Topics this week range from Rogue One trailer thoughts and Star Wars comics to the longevity of DC Rebirth to the consequences of the Civil War II delays on some of the Marvel NOW! launches. Also, Wonder Woman. Obviously.

NYCC 2016 Highlights | Comic Book Podcast Issue #255  

This week, the gang recounts all their New York Comic-Con escapades and adventures!!! From Mara's mega awesome Star Wars panel to Bob's favorite encounters down Artist Alley to Steve's non-stop tour of pretty much every single thing that happened, the Talking Comics crew has got NYCC on the brain. Even Joey (who missed the actual convention this year, despite literally living within swimming distance of Manhattan...) gets in on the fun and recounts the epic super amazing Talking Comics meet-up that happened Saturday night!!!

LUKE CAGE, Origin Stories, and DOOMED! | Comic Book Podcast Issue #254  

This week, the Talking Comics crew welcomes Marty Langford back to the podcast for an update on his upcoming documentary, DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's THE FANTASTIC FOUR. Bob leads the lively conversation through the World's Greatest Unreleased Cult Film!!! DOOMED! will be released VOD on 10/11/2016 and on DVD 12/20/2016!!!

DC's Monster Men and Marvel's Civil War II | Comic Book Podcast Issue #253  

It's all comics all the time in this week's episode of Talking Comics!!! Mara and Steve break down the first two parts of "NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN" (the first crossover of the Rebirth era), Joey gets real about the current state of Marvel's CIVIL WAR II event, and Steve reaches back into the archives for Jill Thompson's classic Scary Godmother.

Doom Patrol, Ghosts, and (She-)HULK | Comic Book Podcast Issue #252  

This week, the Talking Comics crew gets right down to it with some of the most dazzling books from last week, including the tragic Detective Comics #940 and DOOM PATROL #1, the debut series for DC's new Young Animals imprint. Also, Steve and Joey talk at length about Raina Telgemeier's latest graphic novel, Ghosts.

"We're gonna MARCH." | Comic Book Podcast Issue #251  

"To the past and future children of the movement" The Talking Comics crew delves deep into the critically-acclaimed graphic novel trilogy, MARCH, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell. The three-volume collection captures the vital, complex history of the Civil Rights Movement from the Lewis' perspective on-the-ground at the time. Brilliantly executed and authentic, MARCH stimulates an emotional, evocative conversation from the crew. Also, Mara and Bob rave about the latest issue of Paper Girls, Steve gets dazzled by Glitterbomb #1, and Joey tries to navigate the quagmire that is Alters #1.

Giant-Sized Call-In Anniversary Edition! | Comic Book Podcast Issue #250  

Guests galore as Talking Comics celebrates 250 episodes with a specail over-sized issue!!! Super spectacular listeners, contributors, and patrons of the site call in with questions, comics talk, and salutes to the flagship podcast that started it all!!! The crew talks comics crushes, maligned story lines, tattoos, and She-Hulk. Meanwhile, Bob talks the Start Trek convention in NYC, Mara breaks down the small moments from Civil War II tie-ins Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man, Steve dives headlong into Kim & Kim, and Joey loses his mind over Angel Catbird!!!

Stigma, Shunning, and the Comic Book Fandom | Comic Book Podcast Issue # 249  

The gang gathers to share in Steve's joy as he recounts his recent proposal (congratulations, Steve!). Bob, Mara, and guest Carolyn Cocca spearhead the conversation on shunning in the geek community. We explore why we do it, personal fallacies, and what we could do to be more open with new fans. Fear not, comics are discussed as well, including Joyride, Wonder Woman #5, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, and Emma.

Mary Jane Rumors, November Solicits and Runaways  | Comic Book Podcast #248  

This week, the crew digs deep into the November Solicits from DC, Marvel, and Image Comics and considers the rumors surrounding the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Steve gets real about the just-announced Runaways TV show, Bob chats nerd cruises and Mockingbird, Mara talks up Terry Moore and Echo, and Joey waxes poetical about his inner-theatre nerd with Backstagers.

Skrulls, Squirrels, and Sales Figures | Comic Book Podcast Issue #247  

The Talking Comics crew crunches the numbers (statistics!) and delves into the June marketshare report and the representation of women and people of color on the creative side at Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Then, Bob, Mara, Steve, and Joey do what they do best and talk tons of comics, including Scott Snyder's passion project, All-Star Batman #1, and Phil Jimenez' dynamic first issue to the new Superwoman series. Also, the crew talks cows, squirrels, skrulls, and much, much more!

Suicide Squad Review | Comic Book Podcast Issue #246  

This week, the Talking Comics crew reviews SUICIDE SQUAD, the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe film franchise. From the cast to the music to the writing to the editing, Mara, Steve, and Joey break down all the good, the bad, and the "meh" of Director/Writer David Ayer's rendition of Task Force X. Also, Bob recaps his super-stellar symposium entitled "Taking the Long Way: The Superheroine's Struggle for Respect."

Special Edition: Dungeons and Dragons Podcast  

Goblins on the road to Phandalin? What is this world coming to! Every Dungeons and Dragons game has to start somewhere and what better place than on the road from Neverwinter! Our merry band of adventures choose their names and leap into action. Where will the campaign take them? Roll a d20 and find out! Time for Adventure! Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast hosted by Bobby Shortle, Jacqui Turner, Brian Verderosa and Bob Reyer from Talking Comics. Go on thrilling and ridiculous adventurers with first time D & D players.

The Power of Marvel's Youth | Comic Book Podcast Issue #245  

The gang gathers to discuss the week's comics, including the new Batgirl series, a return to Wonder Woman's Lies arc, upcoming comic Belzebubs, and Civil War II and it's impact on Captain Marvel and Ms Marvel. The status of Lunella Lafayette as the smartest person in the Marvel Universe is brought up, and we give our stamp of approval on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. We answer questions regarding the "perfect" comic we've read as well as the characters that are important to the advancement of women, POCs, and LGBTQ characters (hint: many of them are in the Marvel Universe).

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