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Special Issue: The Boys of Talking Comics | Comic Book Podcast | Talking Comics

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Batfleck, Justice League Canada, Bradley Cooper and Spider-Woman are all topics of this special issue of Talking Comics. In this episode Steve, Bob and Bobby give their thoughts on Women in Comics and chat about X-Factor, Bloodshot #0 and East of West.

Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are:

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
Steve: @dead_anchoress
And Bob’s email is

FYI: the crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd. Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures.

The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (, a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke (Misfortune Cookie) and Steve Seigh ( contributor) who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at

7 Responses

  1. Donald

    Hey Gents,

    Enjoyed the show…my three favorite titles now (Revival, Mind the Gap, and Mind MGMT) all have women as protagonist. Its surprising that once you get away from the Big Two how much easier it is to find stories not necessarily about women but that treat women like people and not just as objects or written (actions, motivations, emotions) as men, but drawn as men. Thanks again for this special week and for all the weekly content.

    Donald C.
    Chicago, IL

  2. CairCoke

    Guys, the last few minutes of this show really captured why your podcast is so great. When I started my research on comics, I listened regularly to 20 comics-related podcasts. I now do that with only one–Talking Comics. A number of the other podcasts range from rude to dismissive to totally ignoring many of the topics you took on this week (and on many weeks); they assume that all of their listeners feel the same way or don’t really care if they don’t. You are sensitive to the fact that not all comics readers look like you or have your same sensibilities, you point out what the industry is doing well and what it could do better, and you are inclusive and educational and fun and funny at the same time. Thanks for Women in Comics week, and thanks for the show in general.


    • Bob Reyer


      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

      We don’t always succeed, but we do endeavor to move our spotlight around so that we can at least try to represent the breadth of the market, and the diversity of the audience. We don’t always succeed, but it’s not for lack of trying, or of our good intentions.

      Our hopes for “Women in Comics Week” have been exceeded by a mile, and it is through the reactions of listeners such as yourself, as borne out by your humbling review, that we get our reward.

      I’ll presume to speak for all of us when I say to you Carolyn, and by extension to all our listeners and readers, a simple but heartfelt “Thanks!”, and we’ll continue to strive to give you the best, most inclusive show that we can.


  3. benjiman_1981

    What ^he^ said. This show is really one of the highlights of my week next to actually GETTING my comics.
    Also have any of you seen Hollywoodland? Another great Ben Affleck performance.

    • Bob Reyer

      Thanks, Benji–it means a lot to us to know that!

      If you read my piece on the “Adventures of Superman” TV show, you know my admiration for George Reeves, so when I say that I think that Ben Affleck is brilliant in “Hollywoodland”, it’s a 4-star rave review from the harshest of critics! It’s become one of my favorite films, and for me, his finest performance!

    • Bob Reyer


      I kind of liked that line myself!

      The truth of it is, Mw. Affleck is a fine writer/director, and one of “us” to boot! He’d more than likely deliver a respectful version of any super-hero property!


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