The Comic Book Podcast | Talking Comics

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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

Comics Catch-Up and Listener Questions | Comic Book Podcast #267  

Aloha 2017!!! The gang has finally recovered from their EPIC Best of 2016 nomination episodes and are ready and raring to review everything comics from the last few weeks!!! From Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero's Hawkeye #1 to the epic (?) conclusion to Marvel's CIVIL WAR II to the surprise Supergirl: Being Super from Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones to a slew of stellar independent comics, the last few weeks of 2016 did not go quietly into the night. It's comics galore in this first episode of the new year, so tune in and kick off 2017 right!!! Also, the crew takes a few listener questions and evaluates the future of DC and Marvel in the aftermath of Rebirth and Marvel NOW (again). READCOMICS

The Best Comics of 2016 - Nominations Episode III | Comic Book Podcast Episode #266  

We've reached the end (of TIME)!!! The Talking Comics crew wraps their EPIC NOMINATION MARATHON DISCUSSION of the very best of the best in the world of comic-dom in 2016!!! This episode, the marathon takes a toll as the gang gets punchy while discussing and debating creators and comics in the following categories: BEST WEBCOMIC BEST ARTIST BEST WRITER BEST STORY ARC BEST OVERALL COMIC Also, the crew announces yet another inductee for this Spring's TALKING COMICS HALL OF FAME induction!!! Entering our Vintage Wing will be Siegel & Shuster's Action Comics/Superman, Kane, Finger & Robinson's Detective Comics/Batman, and Marston & Peter's Sensation Comics/Wonder Woman--the trinity of debuts for DC's TRINITY!!! Tune in to learn more!!! Finally, a special thank you to all of our listeners and contributors--we consider you all friends and family and a very special part of this remarkable community we've put together here at Talking Comics. It has been one crazy year in comics, and we're so glad we were able to share it with all of you. Happy holidays and a very healthy and happy New Year to all of you!!!

The Best Comics of 2016 - Nominations Episode II | Comic Book Podcast Issue #265  

The nominations keep rolling along!!! The Talking Comics crew continues to talk the very best of the best in the world of comic-dom in 2016!!! This episode, things get heated as the gang discusses and debates creators and comics in the following categories: BEST PUBLISHER BEST COVER BEST SINGLE ISSUE or ONE-SHOT BEST MINI- or LIMITED SERIES BEST ONGOING SERIES Also, the crew announces one more inductee for this Spring's TALKING COMICS HALL OF FAME induction: SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples!!! Tune in to learn more!!!

The Best Comics of 2016 - Nominations Episode I | Comic Book Podcast Issue #264  

It's that time of year again!!! The crew has gathered in the hallowed halls of Talking Comics to talk the very best of the best in the world of comic-dom in 2016!!! This episode, the gang discusses and nominates creators and comics in the following categories: BEST MEDIA ADAPTATION OF A COMICS PROPERTY BREAKTHROUGH WRITER BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST BEST NEW SERIES BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL. Also, the crew introduces the TALKING COMICS HALL OF FAME, a new concept designed to celebrate and honor those comics works that deserve even more recognition for continued excellence and cultural impact. The first inductee? This year's Special Achievement in Comics recipient, MARCH by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Tune in to learn more!!!

Ms. Marvel, No Angel, and Baby Groot | Comic Book Podcast Issue #263  

For their last regular show of 2016, the crew dives deep into some very exciting comics, including the moving and bittersweet Ms. Marvel #13, the dynamic writing debut of Adrianne Palicki in No Angel #1, and the promising stories in the DC New Talent Showcase. Also, Mara talks some DC annuals, Joey and Bob get into the collected edition of the horror series Rowan's Ruin, and Steve waxes poetical about a graphic novel about the life of Glenn Gould. And, of course, BABY GROOT!!! If you haven't seen the latest Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 trailer, get on it!!! While the gang won't be recording regular episodes for the next few weeks, keep an eye out for the annual Talking Comics Best of episodes that will be released on the normal schedule!!!

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.

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