Spider-Woman Spotlight with Karla Pacheco
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Spider-Woman - Writer - Karla Pacheco, Artist - Pere Perez, Color Artist - Frank D'Armata, Letterer - Travis Lanham
Jace chats with writer Karla Pacheco about her incredible series Spider-Woman. Karla gives her philosophy on constantly pushing the boundaries with the narrative, plus we learn all about her collaboration with series artist, Pere Perez. Lots of talk about the relatability of the character & pulling from the foundations that others have laid as well as bringing in family & supporting characters in her run.. To top it all off Karla gives us the explanation behind the Wham lyrics in issue #18!
Jace and Jay talk about some of the books hitting comic shops the week of January 19, 2022. The Silver Coin #8, She-Hulk #1 and Arrowsmith #1 are some of our favorites. Plus we give a run down on some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.
Thoughtscape #2 - Writer - Matt Mair Lowery, Artists - Grim Wilkins, Dave Law, Karl Slominski, Tyrell Canon, Jacob Edgar, Color Artist - Lesley Atlansky
Jace chats with writer Matt Mair Lowery about the second volume of his sci-fi anthology, Thoughtscape. This book contains a wide variety of stories all occurring in a shared universe where thoughts are currency and many things are not what they seem. Jace and Matt, discuss the format and collaboration amongst creators as well as the campaign and community built up around the first volume of Thoughtscape.
Spawn #30 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Spawn is still far form home, Not wanting to use his energy to teleport back to New York he is traveling by foot through the South when he encounters members of the KKK terrorizing local Black farmers. Spawn may have not had experience with child abuse and we can speculate on whether that led him to a poor decision last issues, but Al Simmons knows racism from personal experience. Just what until you see how justice is served in this story.
DC Spotlight January 11, 2022 Releases
Spawn #29 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Fresh off a battle with Angela (No, we haven't read that yet either), Spawn finds himself in need of a place to hide out and gets help from an unlikely ally. As it turns out though, this person may need Spawn's help more than Spawn needed his. It's an emotional story and one that broaches an uncomfortable subject.
Spawn #28 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - McFarlane & Greg Capullo, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Spawn decides to use Curse himself as a living warning sign for all the psychos who may came after him next. Meanwhile Curse has abandoned his faith and swears he will have his revenge on Spawn. While all this is happening, Wanda Blake decides to head to the alleys of New York at night, all alone to search for Spawn. It goes about as well as you'd expect, but will Spawn be there to save her?
Spawn #27 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - McFarlane & Greg Capullo, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
In this episode of Spawn Daily we meet Curse. A fanatical believer in God who has sacrificed a lot in the name of finding Peace. Don't ask us how his love & desire for peace means blowing a huge hole in Spawn's chest because we're not sure either.
Spawn #26 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - McFarlane & Greg Capullo, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
It feels like a shift back to the Heaven vs Hell narrative that we saw the series focus on in the early issues. So much of the recent storylines have focused on the mob angle and Al Simmons past. Now it's time to lean back into the supernatural.
Spawn #25 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Marc Silvestri, Inkers - Batt & Billy Tan, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin
The legendary Marc Silvestri joins Spawn for one issue during October 1994 for the Image Creator Crossover month. We wonder if the issue itself has a bit of a different narrative feel because McFarlane played to Silvestri's strength, but this is a quicker read than a lot of the early Spawn issues.
Spawn #24 - Story & Art - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
We get the conclusion of The Hunt storyline as all the thread that have been running the last three issues come together. It's a bit of an abrupt ending but ultimately it wraps up everything. We just wonder a bit about some of the decisions Spawn makes.
Jace and Jay talk about some of the books hitting comic shops the week of January 12, 2022. Stillwater, Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Woman are real highlights. Plus we give a run down on some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.
Spawn #23 - Story & Art - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
We finally see the big battle between Spawn and the new and improved Overt-kill, but it doesn't exactly go Spawn's way. Don't worry though, help comes from an expected ally and it looks like Spawn may have survived? Meanwhile, Wanda's neighbors are surprisingly vulnerable to Jason Wynn's machinations and we speculate on whether it will be her or Terry Fitzgerald who learns of Spawn's true identity first.
DC Spotlight January 11, 2022 Releases
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La Mano del Destino - Story & Art by J. Gonzo
Jace chats with Chicano creator J. Gonzo about his creator owned comic La Mano del Destino. Focusing on the vibrant world of Lucha Libre with heroes and characters that have their roots in Mexican culture, La Mano del Destino is a story we can all relate to. Jace and J. talk about the series and it's success, the ideas of identity and how important cultural origins can be when creating heroes.
All the different threads start to come together as the mob sets up terry Fitzgerald for a run in with Overt-kill, Meanwhile Sam and Twitch track down Spawn just as he learns that Overt-kill is about to murder Terry, all the pieces are in place for non-stop action!
Spawn #21 - Story & Art - Todd McFarlane Inks - Mark Pennington, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Todd McFarlane returns to both penciling and writing duties as we get a bit of a catch up issue. Sam and Twitch are still tracking to track down their red-caped mystery man, Terry Fitzgerald is still being investigated but now he knows about it and we know that Jason Wynn has returned. Plus the Mob hasn't forgotten about Spawn and have declared way, which looks to include the return of Overtkill.
Spawn #20 - Story - Tom Orzechowski & Andrew Gros, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Mark Pennington, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
We find out just what the scientist from the former USSR have planned as well as Houdini's plans. Just as fun as part one, the story really comes together in this second and final act. There may be a few conveniences, but ultimately the story works.
Spawn #19 - Story - Tom Orzechowski & Andrew Grossberg, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Mark Pennington, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Jace and Rocky talk about the first time efforts at writing for these creators. Although the narrative does have it's clumsy moments, we get some fantastic scenes with Spawn and Harry Houdini! That's right, the world's greatest escape artist joins Al Simmons and schools him on how to best use his powers, or more accurately, how to NOT use his powers. Great art from Capullo makes this a fun issue overall.
Canto - Co-Creator & Writer - David M. Booher, Co-Creator & Artist - Drew Zucker, Color Artist - Vittorio Astone, Letterer - Deron Bennett
Jace and a special co-host welcome writer David Booher to the show, they talk about the all-ages smash hit Canto. From it's earliest beginnings with the faith David & co-creator Drew Zucker had in the project to the upcoming fourth volume, there's plenty of talk about the themes & world of Canto. Plus David talks about his recently concluded Dark Horse series, Killer Queens, as well as the upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill's Rain & a Firefly series from Boom!
Spawn #18 - Story - Grant Morrison, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Art Thibert & Dan Panosian, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
The Grant Morrison arc on Spawn concludes with the end of this epic battle between Spawn and Anti-Spawn. Though Spawn may have won this battle it seems the war is far from over. Also who is the mysterious figure who tells Spawn it is possible to get out of a deal with the devil? We've got to keep reading to find out. In the meantime is it possible that Al Simmons has finally accepted that he is Spawn, how could this have happened?
Spawn #17 - Story - Grant Morrison, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Mark Pennington, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
The Grant Morrison arc on Spawn continues as the epic battle between Spawn and Anti-Spawn takes place. Al Simmons has never faced a foe this powerful. Does this mean the forces of Heaven are superior? Malebolgia doesn't seem to think so or care as he continues to torment his newest Hellspawn.
Jace and Jay talk about a few of the books hitting comic shops for the week of January 5, 2022. You especially should look our for the new AfterShock title Bylines in Blood, the One-shot set in the Nocterra universe; Blacktop Bill and the conclusion of Inferno from Marvel.
Canto Volume #1 - Writer - David M. Booher, Art - Drew Zucker, Colors - Vittorio Astone, Letters - Deron Bennett
Jace and a special guest discuss the first six issues of Canto, which comprise volume #1. This is a fantastic all ages tale with spirit, adventures and some great life lessons for younger readers.
Spawn #16 - Story - Grant Morrison, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Dan Panosian & Art Thibert, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
The legendary Grant Morrison takes over the writing duties as we are introduced to a familiar for for Al Simmons but in a different form. Just who is the Anti-Spawn?