Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel finish the year off with a HUGE spotlight for DC Comics titles dropping the week of December 26, 2022. A full slate with 17 issue to chat about. We get the end of the epic run on Action Comics form Phillip Kennedy Johnson, while Beast World and Amazon Attacks keep the action going for DC's two current big events. Cyborg and Batman Beyond both come to satisfying conclusions and Alan Scott Green Lantern is trending in that direction as well. Penguin, this week, spotlights a lesser known DC antagonist that appears to have a big role upcoming in the title and we can't wait. Join us to hear about these books and more.
Writer - Christos Gage, Artist - Tomas Giorello, Color Artist - Diego Rodriguez, Letterer - Dave Sharpe
Jace and Rocky celebrate Christmas with what may be the best Bad Idea comic of all. Non-stop action, a nuanced villain and so much potential for the story to continue. Add to that some next level line and color work and you have yourself something very, very special. HIGHEST possible recommendation.
Writer - Peter Milligan, Artist - Juan Jose Ryp, Color Artist - Andrew Dalhouse, Letterer - Dave Sharpe
Jace and Rocky are back on Christmas Eve to chat about Burning Man. This story has all the classic beats from a deal with the devil you would expect, but there are plenty of fresh ideas to make it unpredictable and the line and color work bring the action together to make for a real page-turner. Once again showing that Bad Idea and it's creator know how to create one hell of a comic it the cliffhanger ending than can lea to many paths forward that is most memorable. We can't wait to see how it all turns out in the end.
Writer - Matt Kindt, Artist - David Laptham, Letterer - Troy Peteri
Jace and Rocky continue the 12 Days of The Comic Source Presents: Bad Idea by diving into the world of Hero Trade. We get another interesting marketing and distribution aspect to a Bad Idea book as there are actually two versions of this book. One takes a look at the story through the eyes of the aggressive protagonist, while the other focus on the more passive of the two lead characters. It makes for a very interesting and unique way to look at events. Seen through the eyes of different characters, the same events can be seen so differently.
Pyrate Queen #'s 1-4
Writer - Peter Milligan, Artist - Adam Pollina, Color Artist - Tamra Bonvillain, Letterer - Dave Sharpe
Jace and Rocky chat about Pyrate Queen and the well loved plot points of any great pirate comics, action, high seas adventure and revenge! This is a superb story with a surprise twist towards the end brought to life brilliantly by fantastic line and color work.
Jace and Rocky chat about Monster Kill Squad on the latest 12 Days of the Comic Source Podcast. As the guys continue to explore the Bad Idea catalog, Rocky once again has his favorite series from the publisher. The most traditional feeling story so far with incredible art and fantastic character work.
Writer - Matt Kindt, Art & Colors - Marguerite Sauvage, Letterer - Dave Lanphear
Writer - Mark Russell, Artist - Adam Pollina, Color Artist - Ulises Arreola, Letterer - Dave Lanphear
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel chat about the Bad Idea one-shot Refuse X Last Resorts. The first story is a nearly silent tale with hugely emotional impact. Gorgeous line and color work shows the possibilities of sequential art as a powerful storytelling medium. The second story is darkly humorous and satirical as we have come to expect from Mark Russell. Quirky Adam Pollina art brings this tale to life in a wonderful way that perfectly balances out the cynical nature of the story.
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel talk about the DC Comics titles for the week of December 19, 2023. Nightwing brings Dick's swashbuckling adventures to a close with a shocking reminder from his past. World's Finest and Justice League Vs. Godzilla Vs Kong continue to ratchet up the action. Wonder Woman has a very heartfelt experience while the political fallout of the Sovereign's actions against the Amazons keeps building. Plus Green Lantern War Journal and Batman Off-World give us all-out cosmic action!
Jace and Rocky celebrate the holiday season with 12 Days Of The Comic Source Presents Bad Idea. This episode we are chatting about Escape From Wyoming. A wild idea for a prison break from a secret alien super-max prison on Earth. There's a definite buddy cop feel and the Jorge Monlongo art has the perfect animated feel.
The Lot #1-4
Writer - Marguerite Bennett, Artist - Renato Guedes, Letterer - Dave Sharpe
Jace and Rocky chat about the Bad Idea horror title The Lot, plenty to unpack in this one with great relevant themes of gender, the importance of story and the Old Hollywood way of doing things. Plus the Renato Guedes art is gorgeous with grayscale adding just the right mood for this macabre tale.
Jace and Rocky talk about the tongue in cheek seriousness of Hank Howard Pizza Detective and the unique way Bad Idea distributed the title. Plus the first look at Save Now, the property that is the story currently being Kickstarted by Bad Idea.
Jace and Rocky return as the 12 Days of The Comic Source presents Bad Idea marches on. This episode focuses on the one-shot Whalesville X Rocks and Minerals. It's two stores that are both suited for all-ages and are full of adventure and imagination. Add in incredible art and Bad Idea is showcasing the true power of the medium and sequential storytelling. An absolute must-read that should be shared with younger readers.
Slay Bells #1
Writer - Zeb Wells, Artist - David Lafuente, Color Artist - Ulises Arreola, Letterer - Dave Sharpe
Jace and Rocky break down the wildest Santa Story ever. This may truly bad idea but there is no doubt the art is awesome and the story ramps up the action to a big finish. Join as we celebrate Day 3 of The 12 Days of The Comic Source.
Tankers #'s 1-3
Writer - Robert Venditti, Artist - Juan Jose Ryp, Color Artist - Andrew Dalhouse, Letterer - Dave Sharpe
Jace and Rocky celebrate the 12 Days of The Comic Source Day 2 with Tankers. This is a wild, over the top action-packed comic that has a unique blend of dark humor and characters that take themselves very seriously. The Juan Jose Ryp art is perfectly suited to the non-stop battles, amazing mechs and amazing dinosaurs that share the spotlight in this book. It is pure fun from start to finish.
Jace and Rocky chat about the 2021 debut series from Bad Idea, ENIAC. Drawing from real world events and history, Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite craft a thrilling story of sentient technology balanced with intimate emotion from relevant characters. Join the guys as they break the story down issues by issue and talk about the compelling and meta-relevant themes of AI and political tensions.
Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! break down a massive week of DC titles. We finally get the end of Waller vs Wildstorm, the battle rages on in Titans: Beast World, there's a big surprise from Damian's past in Batman and Robin and Superman turns to Constantine for help with his magic problem. Plus both guys give their Book of the Week nod to the series finale of Danger Street. Listen for all the details about these books and more.
Jace chats with writer Joshua Williamson and artist Tom Reilly about the upcoming Duke #1 from Skybound. This kicks off a brand new origin for G.I. Joe and how that team forms and connects to the larger Energon Universe including Transformers and Void Rivals. It's a big universe full of wild adventure and stories already, so be sure you don't miss this latest addition. Duke starts out as a bit of a spy thriller type story and Josh talks about how it compares to his Cobra Commander book coming in January. We get some great insights from Tom as well, about character design, how he approaches realism and the upcoming challenges of drawing so many characters. Listen in for all the fun.
Jace and Rocky talk about the DC Comics titles for the week of December 5, 2023. We get a fantastic Batman/Santa Claus Team-Up in the DC weekly holiday series, the Birds of Prey face some serious consequences for their invasion of Paradise Island and Billy Batson shows just what an incredible hero he is as he stands up to the gods. Hear about all these books and more!
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel chat about the DC books for the week of November 28, 2023. Steelworks, Static, Green Arrow and City Boy all come to a close with varying degrees of success in terms of giving a satisfying conclusion. Meanwhile Action Comics, Cyborg, Power Girl and Alan Scott Green Lantern all continue to be excellent. Also the debut of Titans Beast World and Batman '89 Echoes earn our Book of the Week selections. You'll have to listen in to see who picked which title and hear our thoughts on this monstrous week with 17 DC books.
Jace and Rocky talk about the DC Comics for the week of November 21, 2023. It's a big week with some great titles headlined by Batman Off-World which is action-packed and a wild-ride right from the start. The continued exploration of the early days of Magog in World's Finest is also an instant classic and Wonder Woman's combination of action and politics is also extremely well-balanced. Catwoman starts on some new adventures, the action ramps up in JL Vs Godzilla Vs Kong and how is defeating The Chained actually a bad thing for Superman. Listen in for all the details.
Jace chats about the comic creators and celebrity guests you can expect to see at LACC this weekend, Plus he chats about the show overall.
Jace and Rocky from ComicBoom! talk about the DC titles for the week of November 14, 2023. We reach the end of the road for WildC.A.T.s which sets up a new status quo for the team moving forward, but when we might see them again, it is too soon to say. We also have the end of The Vigil, which gives some Planetary vibes, so some Wildstorm inspired storytelling there as well and we can't wait to read more of that story. Speaking of Planetary, throw in some Authority overlap and you have the debut issue of the latest iteration of The Outsiders, plus Green Lantern continues to be action-packed, Danger Street mantains its excellence as does Detective Comics. Plus the world and character building in Sandman is top-notch. Join us to hear about these books and more!
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel discuss the DC titles for the week of November 7, 2023. We return to the world of Christopher Reeves' Superman, the Birds of Prey strike team lands on Themyscira and Batman has a mind bomb. What is a Mind Bomb? Yeah we don't know either! Listen in for our thoughts on these titles and more.
Jace chats with writers Cullen Bunn and Shannon Eric Denton about their wildly fun Horror Host themed comic that they've brought to Zoop. With art by Rob Zombie artist David Hartman, and featuring the creations of David Dastmalchian (Count Crowley), Eisner-nominated Rodney Barnes (Nita Hawes), Vamp (Vamp), Cullen Bunn (Shock Shop), and Chynna Clugston Flores (Ms. Halloween), you have to join this campaign on Zoop to get this prestige hardcover original graphic novel.