Rocky flies solo on this one as the Knight Terrors event comes to an end with plenty of teases for DC stories to come. Plus the heroes celebrate the impending end of summer with a Swimsuit Special full of fun stories and gorgeous art. Meanwhile, Doomsday takes center stage in a special of his own and a war in Gotham kicks off and Bruce and Selina's relationship may not survive it.
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel talk about the DC Comics titles for the week of August 22, 2023. It's the penultimate week of Knight Terrors and we can see how everything can wrap up with just one more issue, but the event isn't breaking any new ground this week though it continues to be very new reader friendly. Penguin is a stunning debut from Tom King and earns Rocky's Book of the Week now, while Jace gives acknowledgment to the tremendously enjoyable Doom Patrol which continues to delight.
Jace welcome writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson back to the show to talk about his upcoming series, Green lantern Wat Journal. Just why is John Stewart back on earth and what is the new threat that won't allow him to find peace? Plus Phillip talks about his take on John and how he compares to writing Superman. There's lot to unpack in this one, so listen in!
The Cull #1 Full Breakdown with Comic Boom!
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! do a detailed breakdown of The Cull #1 by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis from Image Comics. From a visual and narrative aspect, they discuss the story beats and plot points, plus speculation and what certain details might mean. Also Jace discuss the potential investment opportunities in the book as it has been announced the first issue has sold out.
Jace chats with writer/artist Tony Gregori about his Zoop campaign for Porkchop Robot Killer. It's just as bonkers as it sounds taking inspiration from things like TMNT and Short Circuit, but it has a ton of heart. Inspired by someone close to Tony. It pays homage both in name and characterization. See the series description below and listen in for all the details.
Isolated in a dystopic wasteland, overrun by AI-driven robots, a lone pig is on a quest to smash them all!
TMNT and Short Circuit meets Mad Max in this oil-soaked symphony of destruction, as a pugilistic porker scours the dunes of old world, defending the green from the digital overlords of our future. Join Porkchop, and his robot valet “Doug”, on a journey to rid the world of a viral menace. Or will his duty lead him to some unexpected discoveries?!
Jace is joined by editor Viktor Kerney to talk about the Zoop campaign for We Belong. An anthology by Queer Black creators telling diverse stories set in fantastical fantasy and futuristic Sci-Fi settings starring queer characters of color. Many of these creators are getting their first chance to have published work and they are pouring their all into it. Listen in for more details.
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube Channel chat about the DC Comics titles for the week of August 15, 2023. Only two more weeks of Knight Terrors after this so how is the event shaping up? Also we get a collected issue of all the Penguin back-ups that appeared in recent issue of Batman leading into his new series, World's Finest gives us a fresh take on the first meeting between Batman and Superman and The Vigil continues to be the best title DC comics is putting out.
Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! celebrate Rocky's new graphics and theme music by chatting about the DC Comics titles for the week of August 8, 2023. Knight Terrors rolls on and we get incredible character work from Kenny Porter in Robin while in Green Lantern Hal turns the tables on Insomnia. Speaking of Insomnia, we get more hints about his origin and it isn't pretty. Meanwhile in the non-event titles we have two absolutely amazing issues as our Books of the Week, with the Superman Annual and Danger Street #8 taking the top honors this week.
Jace is joined by comic creator Benjamin Morse to talk about his latest Zoop campaign. this time Ben is mining all things 80's to give us a epic space adventure with some great new characters that somehow feel familiar. Take a listen to find out how he did it, hear all about character design and find out about the rewards you can get for this campaign.
Jace is joined by two very talented creators to talk about their recently released debut issue of Magneto #1, J.M. De Matteis and Todd Nauck. The series is set during the time Magneto had taken over has headmaster of Xavier's School for Gifted Children and that time happens to coincide with one of Todd's favorite eras. How his intimate knowledge of the New Mutants is adding the story is fantastic. Meanwhile, J.M. is going what he does best in exploring questions of identity and complexity of character with Magento going back to his earliest appearances. Plus some teases for what's to come!
Jace chats with creator Joanna Starer about the upcoming DC Comics title Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville. We hear how the female heroes have been "exlied" to Smallville by Superman and talk about the tone of the series overall. Joanne also mentions her love of the classic Bwa-ha-ha era that really solidified the relationship between these two lesser known characters. Plus plenty more teases of what to expect in the series.
Jace sat down with Khary Randolph and Joanne Starer about their recently launched title from Boom Studios, Sirens of the City. Randolph is bringing a very distinctive and intentional art style with lots of blacks and splashes of color while Joanne draws on her lifetime of living in NYC to imbue the story with a very grungy 80's New York feel. The first issue is out already and Book just released a preview of issue #2 that you can see below.
Jace and Rocky from the Comic Boom! YouTube channel are here to chat about the DC Comics titles for the week of August 1. 2023. We get the final issue of the first set of Knight Terrors titles, the conclusion of Jon Kent's foray into the Injustice Universe and Peacemaker continues to try really, really hard! Plus a fantastic Thessaly One-shot that not only gives a good overview of the character for new readers, but ties into the current Sandman Universe titles very, very well.
Jace chats with Tom Akel and Ryan Benjamin about the upcoming campaign for a new board game based on the legendary Stan Lee. Hear all about the details of the game and how you can build your own characters and universe from a pool of 200 characters. Plus Ryan Benjamin takes about his Comic Pro Boot Camp and a new opportunity for aspiring creators to learn the ins and outs of the industry.