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Sep 23, 2020

Jace and Manny chat with friend of the show Jesse Mesa Toves about his current Kickstarter campaign Encoding Bushido. It starts with the question, could an A.I. robot be honorable when programed with the code of the Samurai? From that seemingly simple concept an entire world of possibility and a thorough examination of what samurai means and how it ties into what it means to be human begins. Plus the guys reminisce and art, the convention scene and Jesse's beginnings as a creator.

Sep 23, 2020

Jace runs down a TON of books that come out today, All spoiler-free thoughts about books from Marvel, DC and a few independents. Just what makes Christopher Cantwell's take on Doctor Doom so perfect? What was the final issue of Joshua Williamson's run on Flash all about and what does it have in common with this week's Speed Metal One-Shot also written by Williamson? Why is Canto such a great bedtime story for kids? Does the second issue of Maestro live up tot he promise of the first? How does the first issue of Juggernaut portray Cain Marko, as a hero or a villain? We've been waiting a long time for X of Swords, so does it live up to the hype? Immortal She-Hulk is a must-read for all fans of Immortal Hulk. Daredevil artist Francesco Mobili is a star in the making. Karla Pacheco continues to add the the history of SpiderWoman in the best way possible. Plus Jace covers issues from Image and Aftershock as well. Also he runs down some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for, especially Unkindness of Ravens.

Sep 16, 2020

Jace and Manny talk about some books that are hitting comic shops today. What does the future hold for the Catwoman title under writer Ram V and why does it have them both so excited? Why does Jace think this is the perfect time for Milestone to return? What stories from the SUPER-sized Detective Comics #1027 dd the guys like best and do they agree? You;ll have to listen in to find out the answers to all these questions. Also a quick discussion on who will be the face of DC moving forward. Plus Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.

Sep 9, 2020

Jace talks with writer Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz about his current Kickstarter Campaign Area 51: The Helix Project. 

Sep 9, 2020

Jace and Manny give some thoughts about some of  today's comics they have already read, plus a run down of some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for. Just what is Jace's Book of the Week and why is it so surprising? How does the debut of Ultraman from Marvel come across? What are Wraith's ties to the symbiotes? Why is Wonder Woman working with Maxwell Lord? What about the new Superman "villain" Synmar, what is he all about? These are just a few of the questions we will answer as we go over some titles and discuss them WITHOUT spoilers!

Sep 2, 2020

Jace and Manny give you some insight into some of the new comics that are hitting stands this week that they have already read. Falling in love with your phone's A.I. in Lonely Receiver #1, a new take on Black Widow where a fun, classic villain shows up and a third generation comic creator, Emma Kubert, launches an Image series. The Batman story in Justice League has fascinating ramifications for Bruce Wayne's future that likely will go unrealized, as will the potential for what might have been with the Shazam title which is ending in this week's issue #14. Also we get an interesting take on Hellblazer, where it's all about what we can actually see versus what is implied. Finally Jace gives a rundown on some other titles hitting comic shops today you might want to be on the lookout for.

 

Sep 2, 2020

Jace chats with comic writer David Pepose about his current Kickstarter campaign for his series The O.Z. Described as The Hurt Locker taking place in the Land of OZ, there's so much nuance here. Pepose talks with Jace about the importance of examining trauma in storytelling as well as the impact that real world events have on us that can also be examined in that way. Plus we have incredible artwork by Ruben Rojas as well as great color work and lettering by Whitney Cogar and DC Hopkins, respectively.

Sep 2, 2020

Jace takes a look at three X-Men titles. We see what it means to be imprisoned in the world of the Age of X-Man as Bishop enters a high security facility designed to rehabilitate repeat offenders who won't follow the fascist policies of the world X-Man has created. What do the flashbacks Bishop is having that feel like memories really mean? What about the feelings that he knows some of these fellow prisoners even though he has never met them? All this and some characters that will be familiar to X-fans, like Dani Moonstar, Beast and Polaris! In the first issue of Domino Hotshots Gail Simone and David Baldeon throw in some super spy James Bond vibes, classic super heroines who kick butt and wonderful character interactions, then they shake it all up and what comes out is a fast-paced and fun comic. Plus a surprise guest star appearance on the last page which will have many X-Men fans smiling from ear to ear. Finally, in Uncanny X-Men #13, Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larocca and company are developing an instant classic. The book excels in the same way the classic era of Clarment and Byrne did, with spectacular art that serves to enhance a story built on characters and their relationships to each other. Rosenberg's love and passion for the X-Men shines through with every bit of dialogue as does Larocca's with each panel.

Aug 30, 2020

Jace breaks down the final issue of the epic cosmic story that introduced the Marvel Universe to Thanos. Jim Starlin wraps up the story with Captain Marvel victorious, but not in the way you might think. Also why does Captain Marvel mourn even though he won the battle? Jace also talks about the level of respect Captain Marvel gained and how he grew throughout this initial story by Starlin. The art by Starlin is also classic and bombastic with the flair for detail that has become synonymous with the artist over the years. How might this tremendous work look with today's production values? We can only speculate. Thanos, as you might expect won't stay vanquished for long and we will continue with the reading order soon as we find out just how Thanos will return!

Jace breaks down the final issue of the epic cosmic story that introduced the Marvel Universe to Thanos. Jim Starlin wraps up the story with Captain Marvel victorious, but not in the way you might think. Also why does Captain Marvel mourn even though he won the battle? Jace also talks about the level of respect Captain Marvel gained and how he grew throughout this initial story by Starlin. The art by Starlin is also classic and bombastic with the flair for detail that has become synonymous with the artist over the years. How might this tremendous work look with today's production values? We can only speculate. Thanos, as you might expect won't stay vanquished for long and we will continue with the reading order soon as we find out just how Thanos will return!

 

Aug 29, 2020

Jace continues his examination of the first cosmos spanning Thanos story from legendary creator Jim Starlin.  Today's episode breakdown Avengers #125 as the fleet Thanos sent to Earth is about to attack and only the Avengers stand between them and the earth downfall. This is the penultimate issue of the story Starlin has been crafting since Iron Man #55, but we have the incredible Steve Englehart writing this one. Why does Thanos refuse to help his fleet when they are confronted by Earth's Mightiest Heroes? What scheme is Thanos up to now? How will it impact his godhood going forward? Will this choice lead to a victory for the Avengers and Captain Marvel or will Thanos's plans finally bear fruit? Great bronze age epic & heroic storytelling from Englehart as he sets up the finale from Starlin in Captain Marvel #33

 

Also this issue has classic John Buscema & Dave Cockrum art and an incredibly striking cover.

Aug 26, 2020

Jace chats with writer T.E. Marshall about his current Kickstarter campaign for In Teddy We Trust.  What happens when an evil demon legion returns? You turn to the man who defeated them the first time, even if that man is a teddy bear. Even if that man is the resurrected Theodore Roosevelt in the body of a robotic teddy bear. Learn more about the story and the campaign from the creator of this awesome upcoming title.

Aug 26, 2020

Jace and Manny give a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today that they have already read. We talk more in depth about Three Jokers and what we think the impact of the long lead time for this series may be. Also some speculation on the current state of Detective Comics with writer Peter J. Tomasi and where will Joshua Williamson go next now that his Flash run is literally heading to its Finish Line? Why did Mikel Janin seemingly leave the Wonder Woman title already? Plus what makes Canto such a great bedtime story for kids of all ages. Finally, Jace gives a rundown of other issues you may want to be on the lookout for hitting your comic racks today.

Aug 22, 2020

Jace chats with Jimmy Palmiotti in a wide ranging interview. They finally discuss the 2002 Wildstorm series 21 Down, how Jimmy and Justin Gray initially envisioned the series, what might have been, chances of getting the rights back and even some dream casting for a movie. Also the guys talk about the current Kickstarter campaign for issue #2 of Jimmy and Dave Johnson's Pop Kill series. The recent changes at DC prompt a conversation of what Jimmy's first year as DC publisher would look like and a little Puchline compared to Harley talk. Then finally they finish up with some fan talk about conventions, back issues, original art and the comic community in general. This one really has it all.

Aug 21, 2020

Jace does a quick recap of the classic Rom Spaceknight series from Marvel. This was the series written by Bill Mantlo with the majority of the interior art done by Sal Buscema. The comic was based on the license Marvel obtained from Parker Bros. to create a comic based on the action figure that was the first ever such product from a company that was mostly known as a creator of board games at that time. Although the toy was mostly a failure based on some poor production decisions, Mantlo's approach, which involved fleshing out a tragic tale of the eponymous hero against the backdrop of a centuries old space war against vile enemies. created an iconic series that lasted for 75 issues and four annuals. Additionally Rom made many guest appearances in other Marvel comics throughout the 80's. Rom's never-ending war against his sworn enemy, the Dire Wraiths, had it's roots in classic science fiction, but it was Mantlo's reluctant hero, Rom, who really made the series shine. The mourning for his lost humanity, the price Rom had paid for his centuries old battle brought emotion and consequence to the series and its characters. As the threat of this surreptitious alien invasion grew, we saw other heroes from the Marvel universe pulled into the conflict which culminated in a fight for the very survival of the Earth itself. Guest appearances include among others, the Uncanny X-Men, Alpha Flight, Nick Fury and SHIELD as well as the Avengers. Filled with incredible visuals of many spaceknights beyond Rom himself, this is a great example of a classic bronze age title. For the comic fans of a certain generation, Rom remains a beloved character. The series stands the test of time and remains a wonderful read even now.

 

This spotlight was originally created for The Comic Source YouTube channel and we encourage you to go check it out on YouTube so you can see some of the amazing artwork that was done in this series.

Aug 21, 2020

Jace and Manny go over all the panel for the DC Fandome happening on August 22, 2020.

Watch the YouTube video of the episode HERE

Aug 19, 2020

Jace takes a deep dive back into the world of Age of X-Man with a look at Apocalypse and the X-tracts #1 and Marvelous X-Men #2. What is the peace, love and harmony message that Apocalypse is teaching? Is it genuine coming from someone who has always wanted to conquer? Meanwhile over in the Marvelous X-Men issue, we see cracks start to form in the supposed Utopia X-Man has created. The desire for connection as well as past memories seem to be putting everything X-Man has built at risk. Plus the battle with the Transnian government comes to a conclusion in X-Force #4 as we discover just who is on the other side of the time portal. We'll give you a hint, it is someone we suspected and named when we talked about the first issue.

Aug 19, 2020

Jace gives a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today. As well as rundown of some other issues you may want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 15, 2020

Jace joins DarkKnightNation & Comic Boom on the DKN Let's Talk Comics YouTube Live for a GIANT-Sized discussion about the recent news of layoffs at DC Comics editorial. What actually happened? What are some of the reasons behind it and what do we expect to happen going forward?

Aug 14, 2020

Jace has a good, long chat with comic artist John McCrea about his Kickstarter project The Mighty World of McCrea. Plus some Hero Initiative talk as well as a mention of John's next project with Gerry Duggan, Rocket Station Charlie.

Aug 14, 2020

Jace and Manny break down issue #18 of Justice League focusing on the history of the totality and how it ties into the past of Vandal Savage and Lex Luthor. Also an in depth look at Heroes in Crisis #5, with lots of Harley talk & much praise for the work of Clay Mann. Plus the talk ranges far and wide discussing Punchline, running out of room for physical comics, Wonder Woman fanny packs and a whole lot more. Don't miss this episode!

Aug 12, 2020

Jace and Manny give a spoiler free look at some of the titles hitting stands today. We talk some DC News and a rundown of some other issues you may want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 11, 2020

Jace breaks down the first two issues of Tim Seeley & Corin Howell's Dark Red from AfterShock comics. A blend of horror and crime set in rural America, this creative is examining the politics of today through the lens of vampires which makes for a fascinating narrative.

Aug 9, 2020

Jace takes a deep dive into part 3 of Leviathan Rising. We see Lois's reaction to Amanda Waller's revelation about Superman's secret identity, as well as a silver age type ending that you have to see to believe.

Aug 9, 2020

Jace breaks down the classic Captain Marvel #32 from 1974 as Jim Starlin crafts his epic tale of Thanos. This is the cosmic story that started it all and introduced the world to the villain who would become one of the Marvel universe’s most popular antagonists.

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