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Generation X, Luke Cage, and Harriet Tubman | Comic Book Podcast Issue #287  

It's a week of big debuts and an epic conclusion on Talking Comics as Bob, Steve, and Joey take a look at first issues for GENERATION X and LUKE CAGE over at Marvel and the final issue of "THE BUTTON" storyline over in THE FLASH #22!!! Also, conversations on Batman, Batwoman, and a little book called HARRIET TUBMAN, DEMON SLAYER (oh yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!). Also, the boys take some listener questions on crossovers versus events and their best strategies for keeping up-to-date on their books during the long weeks and months between publication. READCOMICS

Doomsday Clock, Secret Warriors, and On Beauty | Comic Book Podcast Issue #286  

This week on the TALKING COMICS podcast, the boys take a deep dive into a wide variety of comics, including brand new series like BUG from the DC Young Animals imprint, Misfit City from BOOM! Studios, and Regression from Image Comics!!! Over in Marvel land, Steve discusses Secret Warriors #1 and tries to reconcile it with the Hickman/Caselli run from 2009, Bob jumps to Fantastic Four #54 (Vol. 3) for a bit of a Mother's Day #tbt, and Joey talks about Black Panther And The Crew and its recent cancellation. Also, the gang talks about the just-announced "DOOMSDAY CLOCK" mini-event that will finally bring the Watchmen into the DC Rebirth universe!!! Also also, Eisner-nominated webcomic On Beauty, as recommended by friend of the show, Professor Carolyn Cocca!!! READCOMICS

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Review and SECRET EMPIRE | Comic Book Podcast Issue #285  

"I'M MARY POPPINS Y'ALL!!!" The GUARDIANS OF THE FREAKING GALAXY ARE BACK and the Talking Comics crew has gathered to share their thoughts on the second volume in the breakout sci-fi franchise blowing up the space corner of the MCU!!! Bob, Steve, and Joey are joined by Bronwyn Kelly-Seigh as they review James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which sees the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Rooker and adds Kurt Russell, Pom Klementieff, and Sylvester Stallone to Marvel's crazy roster of crazy actors! But first, the boys talk tons of comics, including the third chapter in DC's mini-crossover "THE BUTTON" and the official first issue of Marvel's SECRET EMPIRE!!!!!!! Other first issues covered include Jean Grey #1, Black Bolt #1, and Eternal Empire #1. READCOMICS

Goodbye, PWAKAH! and Listener Questions | Comic Book Podcast Issue #284  

Cheese and Crackers!!! Kate Leth and Brittney K. Williams' Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! (PWAKAH!) reached its bittersweet conclusion this week, and the gang's all here to say goodbye to one of Talking Comics best on-going series of 2016. This week, the boys are joined by Sarah Miles (all the way from across the pond!) to talk some of the biggest and best comics from the last week, including the follow up to "The Button" over in The Flash #21 and There's Nothing There #1, a new series from Black Mask Studios!

The Button, Secret Empire, and Generations | Comic Book Podcast Issue #283  

This week, the fourth seat is filled by Jessica Garris-Shaeffer, the effervescent comics guru and Valkyrie from Androids Amazing Comics!!! As a comics retailer, Jessica brings a unique perspective to the conversation as the gang gets into two of the biggest issues from last week: Batman #21's "THE BUTTON, Part 1" and Secret Empire #0. Other comics discussed include the final issue of Silk, follow-ups on Batwoman, and the first issues of two new Image series, Plastic and Redneck. Steve also talks about ROUGHNECK, the latest graphic novel from Jeff Lemire. In addition to comics, the Talking Comics crew gets into the recent announcements regarding Marvel's NEXT big storyline: GENERATIONS (and Legacy). READCOMICS

Power Man & Iron Fist Finale and Godshaper #1 | Comic Book Podcast Issue #282  

This week, the boys are joined by a very special guest: Melissa Megan, aka host of the Sirens of Scream podcast, co-host of the Top Shelf book club, editor-in-chief of Mega Nerd Media, and sometimes-contributor to Talking Comics!!! After catching up with the uber-awesome Melissa for a bit, the gang gets down and dirty with some of the biggest comics from the last few weeks, including (but not limited to) Wonder Woman, The Unstoppable Wasp, Harrow County, My Little Pony: Legends of Magic, and Moonshine. Also, Bob and Joey say goodbye to Power Man & Iron Fist and the whole crew says hello to Godshaper, a new series from BOOM! Studios!!!

Indie Comics Galore and the Thor: Ragnarok Trailer | Comic Book Podcast Issue #281  

The Bifrost has opened and the gods have rained down the first teaser for THOR: RAGNAROK unto us... and just in time for this week's show!!! The gang shows their "apprethiation" for the trailer footage, remarking on the new characters, the new look, the new vibe for our Asgardian hero(es?). Also, it's independent comics galore as Steve, Bob, and Joey take a deep dive into a gaggle of comics from IDW, Titan, and Image (BLACK CLOUD #1!!! Paper Girls #13!!!), as well as several graphic novels, including Nameless City and Newsprints.

On Marvel Comics and the Market; On DC Films and Batgirl | Comic Book Podcast Issue #280  

This week, the gang dives deep into two of the biggest comics-related news stories of the week: the now-infamous comments from some Marvel execs on diversity, creative teams, and events and the blockbuster announcement that Joss Whedon would be directing and writing an upcoming Batgirl film. Words are exchanged, thoughts are shared, and the conversation gets critical. (~1:45:30) But before all that, Bob, Steve, and Joey talk some of the best comic books from last week's stands, including the grand finales to Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's run on Black Widow, Dennis Hopeless' Spider-Woman, and James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh's Backstagers. Check it!

That Supergirl/Flash Musical Episode and Listener Questions!!! | Comic Book Podcast Issue #279  

Issue #279: That Supergirl/Flash Musical Episode and Listener Questions! Download Directly From iTunes Remember that time Supergirl and The Flash teamed up for a musical? Well, the Talking Comics crew does and they talk at length about the latest superhero crossover in the CW-DC-TV-verse (?). Also, lots of comics talk, including thoughts on brand new issues of Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Action Comics, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl, as well as debuting series like Iron Fist and Helena Crash. Throughout the episode, Bob, Steve, and Joey answer as many listener questions as possible, too!!! READCOMICS

Issue #278: GIANT-SIZED EDITION: Iron Fist, PWakaH, and Rian Sygh  

SPECIAL GIANT-SIZED ISSUE!!! Steve is in the Captain's Chair!!! The Talking Comics crew sits down with Rian Sygh, one of 2016's break-out artists who is currently wrapping up Backstagers with James Tynion IV for BOOM! Studios. Rian and the crew talk comics (obvi), influences, anime, manga, Zelda, and upcoming projects. Also, Steve and Joey share their thoughts on the latest addition to the Netflix Marvel Universe, IRON FIST, which dropped last weekend. 'Nuff said... Also also, Bob regales the gang with his adventures during the returning ICON 2017!!! And, of course, tons of talk about last week's comics, including some tear-jerking scenes in Ms. Marvel and Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!

Superman Reborn, Wonder Woman Trailer, and Mara's Goodbye | Comic Book Podcast Issue #277  

The gang gathers to discuss the week in comics, including Gotham Academy, Action Comics, All-New Wolverine, Squirrel Girl, Grass Kingdom, and more. We hash out our apprehensions and excited feelings over the second Wonder Woman trailer released and talk some important Thor 3 news. Finally, Mara says goodbye as Steve prepares to take the reigns and lead the Talking Comics crew into a new era!

America, Royal City, and LOGAN | Comic Book Podcast Issue #276  

The gang's all here and dives deep into some really dynamic, really exciting new comics!!! Talking points on this week's Talking Comics include (but are not limited to): The punching-stars-in-the-multiverse former-young-avenger America Chavez gets her own ongoing series...How was Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones' debut issue of America??? Jeff Lemire dropped a new Jeff-Lemire-y book called Royal City... There's been a lot of Arthurian re-imaginings over the last few years, but what if "Arthur" was a chess-playing teenage girl named Rani??? And much comics!!! Also, there was this little movie called LOGAN that hit the cinemas last week. Mara and Joey drop their HOT TAKES on the "end" of the Wolverine film era in this episode!!! READCOMICS

Mighty Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl: Being Super | Comic Book Podcast Issues #275  

This week, the gang is joined by Professor Carolyn Cocca to catch up with the ongoing adventures of some of our favorite superheroines. The crew covers continuing issues in Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Mighty Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Wonder Woman , and Supergirl: Being Super. #WhoRunTheWorld? Also, Carolyn and Joey unpack the conclusion to "Nation Under Our Feet" in Black Panther #11 while Mara and Bob dive headlong into Hulk #3. Also, tons of first issues from tons of different publishers make for a long list of comics to talk about this week on Talking Comics!!! READCOMICS

Batwoman: Rebirth and Marvel May Solicits | Comic Book Podcast #274  

Happy After-Presidents-Day!!! The Talking Comics crew has gathered to talk all that's new and exciting in the world of comics. After starting with a digression into falling asleep at the movies and The Lego Batman, Mara, Bob, Steve, and Joey get into it with Batwoman: Rebirth, The Wild Storm, Super Sons, Ultimates2, Spell on Wheels, and the return of Sex Criminals (!!!)!!! Also, the gang talks about the surprises, shocks, and left-field stuff in Marvel's May solicits!!! Spoilers: Like, where the heck is PWAKAH!?!?!??!?!

Steve's Triumphant Return & Graphic Novels Galore | Comic Book Podcast Issue #273  

Steve's back and the gang's all here to talk through TONS of comics!!! This week's selections include, but are not limited to: WONDER WOMAN #16, in which Bilquis Evely takes over on art dutes!!! SUPERWOMAN #7, in which we finally (?) reach the end of the first arc!!! MS. MARVEL #15, in which G. Willow Wilson reminds us why this comic is well-deserving of its Best Series accolades!!! EMPOWERED: SOLDIER OF LOVE #1, in which Bob "fleshes" out our memory on this quirky universe of supraheroes!!! And many more!!! Also, perhaps spurred by Steve's return, Mara, Joey, and Steve all delve into a gaggle of graphic novels to help expand your libraries at home!!! Keep an ear out for discussion on Reindeer Boy, Lucille, Blank Slate, A Land Called Tarot, and ANGEL CATBIRD, Vol. 2!!!

An Interview with Blake Northcott | Comic Book Podcast #272  

This week, the gang sits down with novelist, journalist, and comic book writer Blake Northcott (@ComicBookGrrl) to talk about her role in launching ALL-NEW FATHOM for Aspen Comics. Tune in for some super secret scoops about her other upcoming projects from Chapterhouse comics and perhaps a new novel down the road!!! You can find out more at Also, a relatively light week for comics leads to some interesting conversation about stand-outs like Unstoppable Wasp, Hawkeye, The Walking Dead, and Planetoid Praxis and a quick review of the just-released final trailer for Netflix's IRON FIST. Please be sure to continue sending well wishes and good vibes to co-host Steve Seigh, who is super close to being back at 100% and podcast-ready!!!

Wonder Woman Spin-Offs and Civil War II: THE OATH | Comic Book Podcast Issue #271  

With Steve out on medical (send him good vibes at @dead_anchoress!!!), the gang is joined by Professor Carolyn Cocca to take their weekly deep dive into the world of comics!!! From the final finale epilogue conclusion to Civil War II in "THE OATH" to the several tie-ins/spin-offs to DC's Wonder Woman franchise to new issues of Hulk and Saga, last week was one heck of a week for comics. Topics this week include politics in comics, satirical cannibalism, Riverdale, and obscure Star Wars/Wonder Woman characters. Check it!!! READCOMICS

The Mighty Captain Marvel and Logan Trailer | Comic Book Podcast Issue #270  

Carol Danvers (a Talking Comics favorite) returns in THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 from Margaret Stohl and Ramon Rosanas!!! The gang gathers round the podcasting table to discuss the official debut for the new series and checks in on the status of Earth's Mightiest Hero in the aftermath of the divisive Civil War II. Also, Bob talks Batman (!), Mara talks Doctor Aphra (!!), and Joey takes us to the indie-scene for some new number ones from Image and BOOM! (!!!). Also also, a listener question takes the crew down the Saddest Comics Ever rabbit-hole. Get the kleenex ready.

An Interview with the Sejics | Comic Book Podcast #269  

This week, the Talking Comics crew transcends timezones and interview the splendid Stjepan and Linda Sejic!!! In addition to chatting about podcast favorites like Sunstone, Death Vigil, and Bloodstain, the Sejic's talk about the challenges of the comics industry, anime, healthcare, potential collaborations, and their favorite video games!!!

BEST COMICS OF 2016 Awards Spectacular | Comic Book Podcast Issue #268  

It's here--THE BEST OF 2016 AWARDS SPECTACULAR!!! Mara, Bob, Steve, and Joey gather round the (internet) table to deliberate painstakingly over the best in comics from last year. With such an astoundingly diverse and stellar list of nominees, picking a winner ain't easy!!! Tune in and see how it all shakes down!!! Also, the gang discusses the recent press release out of Marvel regarding changes to their digital code policy... 'Nuff said. READCOMICS

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