Jace chats with writer Scott Bryan Wilson and artist Max Fuchs about their recently released debut issue of Kill More from IDW. Set in a city that is literally falling apart with anyone and everyone relocating if they can, it attracts exactly the wrong kinds of people, namely serial killers. This procedural explores the lives of the cops who stick it out to try and solve these crimes as well as the eclectic and numerous serial killers who are attracted to the chaos and entropy in the city of Colonia as it collapses. Sharp dialogue, impactful art and moody colors make this a must-read.
Jace is joined by veteran comic superstar Sean Chen and actor, producer, director Daniel Wu to talk about the current 24/7 Comic Kickstarter campaign for their project Evermind. Set in the near future and exploring ideas of technology run amok and blurring the lines between morality, exploitation of technology and the very things that make us human, Evermind is set at a breakneck pace with action-oriented art and thought-provoking ideas. Sean, Daniel and Jace talk about exploring those ideas while connecting with the readers and the unique process 24/7 used by generating early feedback for the title. Join us for this fun and intriguing conversation.
Jace and Rocky breakdown the DC titles for the week of September 19, 2023 starting with the third part of Gotham War, Cyborg, Superman and Green Lantern War Journal are all excellent while Wonder Woman #1 is the big debut and does not disappoint. The book of the week for both guys is Vigil once again as it continues to dominate every week it is released.
Jace and Rocky break down Wonder Woman #1 from Tom King and Daniel Sampere. It's a new status quo for the Amazon Princess and the Amazons themselves as they are branded terrorists. King leans into the idea of Winder Woman as a rebel and the Sampere art is absolutely stunning. Plus a new villain is introduced with origins linked to the very beginnings of America.
Jace is joined by artist David Nakayama to talk about his current Kickstarter Campaign for a gorgeous hardcover celebrating his work and career. David talk a bit about his process and decision to focus on covers and how important color is to his composition. The guys also chat about David's early days of falling in love with comics! Listen in and join in the fun.
Jace welcomes cartoonist Andrew Howell to the show to talk about his current Sci-Fi project as well as Beyond!. The full-length graphic novel in the spirit of Beetlejuice is a mix of zaniness and dark humor as it explores the afterlife. Listen in for all the details.
Jace chats with writer Paul Allor about the first issue of his self-published anthology series, Pink Midnight: Barber Psychic, the second installment covers 85 years in the life of a barber who can see the future as he cuts people hair, this psychological horror story is beautifully illustrated in black and white by Juan Romera.
Rocky from Comic Boom! and Jace break down the DC Comics titles for the week of September 12, 2023. In anticipation of Batman day on the 16th we have Batman and Robin #1 and Batman Gargoyle of Gotham. Plus Batman Inc comes to a series conclusion. Also the latest issue of Danger Street is a bit of a departure from what has come before, while Superman Lost is much more predictable but no less enjoyable because of that.
Jace is joined by writer Trevor Fernandes Lenkiewicz and artist Ryan Best for an exclusive announcement about the latest project for Pocket Watch Press, Rise. A superhero story but with a twist, it will explore so very meta themes of masculinity in modern times through the lens of a character who derives his powers very much based on self-perception and his inherent maleness. If its anything like Trevor's previous work, we are expecting great things. Plus with artist Ryan Best pushing himself beyond the traditional look for superhero comics, we are in for one heck of a visual story. There's tons of information about the upcoming campaign, such as expected tiers and a general time frame for the launch of the campaign so listen in.
Writer Jeremy Adams returns to the show to talk about Green Lantern #3. Coming out of Knight Terrors, he tells us why it is the perfect time to jump on Green Lantern as some of the mysteries surrounding Hal's return to earth are about to be solved. Plus we'll learn why Sinestro is trapped on earth as well and how does that tie into the recent Knight Terrors Sinestro story. There's a lot to unpack for all GL fans, so listen in!
Jace is back after missing last weeks and the guys do not see eye to eye on the end of Knight Terrors and especially, Gotham War. A 45-minute pre-show discussion spills over into the episode as Rocky feels the Bat-Family has totally dropped the ball and are siding with Selina and he is definitely Team Bruce. Jace is more willing to consider that the proteges of Bruce weren't aware, perhaps purposefully, of what Selina was up to not wanting to confront her without Bruce's approval. Not that Jace is Team Selina, he is actually Team No One as he feels they are both wrong. With that out of the way the attention turns to Book of the Week for both guys as they do agree that Birds of Prey from Kelly Thompson is superb! An honorable mention goes to Blue Beetle as it picks up where the last series left off, while capturing the fun of the recent film as well. Peacemaker Tries Hard, Steelworks and JSA also continue to be great reads! So listen if for more details on these as well as the other DC titles this week.
Jace is joined by writer Kenny Porter to talk about Spawn. Kenny is on an epic re-read of the first 100 issues to be followed by diving into the next 200 which he hasn't read before. It's a fantastic conversation with interesting mix of perspectives. Kenny brings both a sense of nostalgia and context from a writer who is actively working in comics right now. Plus the guys chat about Kenny's current Superboy run and his series, The Schlub, which just kicked off. Listen in!
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.