Hello and welcome to the Talking Comics Weekly Round Up! Every week our family of contributors strive to bring you the very best in comic book-related content, and just in case you missed any of it, it’s all posted right here! We’ve got everything from comic book and television episode reviews to featured columns, podcasts and more! So check out the lists below and be sure not to miss any of the exciting articles, broadcasts, and impassioned posts created by the fine folks here at Talking Comics!
“Buckle up everyone. We’re about to dive into one of my favorite manga and anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist. This series is widely acclaimed as an example of incredible storytelling and world building.”
Every week Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer share with you their favorite comic book covers of the week! Click the link and check them out!
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 — PHANTOM BLOOD VOL. 1
” If you are a fan of classic manga and are interested in how Araki makes this story play out over 100 years, buy it.”
“The Scribbler is one of those bizarre, difficult-to-define films that rest on an extraordinary cast and a general weirdness. I’m sure it is destined for cult-status alongside Donnie Darko and like all of the ‘90s.”
“S.M. Vidaurri’s Witches #1 will grab at that bit of your soul that craves a good story and lavish it with a spirit and richness unlike anything else on the stands.”
“The lead up to Spider-Verse hasn’t missed a step yet, in fact each issue has been really good. “
“Daredevil #8 is a great example of their combined talents and is also a great jumping on issue for new readers.”
“If you are craving something out of that company that feels a little different, tear into these pages.”
“One issue of this took me from intrigued of a Gwen lead book to absolutely needing more of this.”
“The humor and absurdity offers a fun twist to superhero team-up stories.”
Talking Comics Podcast
ISSUE #151: DEATH IN COMICS
Death of Wolverine is in full swing so, the Talking Comics crew is breaking down what they think of death in comics. Does it work in superhero books? What about independent titles? What are some of the worst? The best? Their answers and yours are chatted about on the show.
Of course we also find time to talk about the books we’ve been loving. This week Bobby, Steve and Bob chat about Annihilator, Stumptown, Death of Wolverine, Superman Unchained, Metal Men 100 Page Spectacular, Batgirl: Future’s End, Pop, Inhuman, Hawkeye, Uncanny X-Men, Wild’s End and more.
The Missfits Podcast
EPISODE 12: TOP 5 FAVOURITE COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS
It’s the first episode of September and things are a little different for this episode. Stephanie had to step out due to a lack of podcasting equipment while on the road so Mara takes over hosting duties. She is joined by regular Missfit Melissa Megan and the third seat is occupied by the lovely Katy Rex. Other than our girl gang switch-up, it’s business as usual.
Recommendations for this week include Ant Colony by Michael DeForge, Kate LaCour’s body horror artwork, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Comics That Make Kids Smarter and the Rachel and Miles XPlain the X-Men podcast.
The second half of the show is dedicated to a list of favourite comic book characters. The Missfits made a list of who has made the biggest impression on them over the years and discuss, so make sure to tune in for that and if you haven’t shared YOUR favourites yet, head over to the forums or leave us a message in the comments section below.
Talking Games Podcast
EPISODE #26: COMMUNITY BUILDING WITH DESTINY
We’ve got a full house for this week’s Talking Games podcast! This episode: Steve, Justin, Rob, and Jacqui are ready to give you their in-depth thoughts on Bungie’s latest space epic, Destiny! Additionally, Steve and Rob voice their concerns over the staying power and playability of the new Super Smash Bros, we discuss the awseomeness of the ever-growing Talking Games community, and read a whole bunch of your listener comments and questions. It’s very much a grab bag of topics and discussion this week, folks. So, like the great Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
There you have it, folks! It’s been another exciting week in the world of comics and there’s no telling what tomorrow might bring! Thank you for stopping by, and thank you to all who make Talking Comics an incredible and entertaining resource for all things comics and so much more!
Weekly Roundup Soundtrack
This week’s track is “Moonage Daydream” by the legendary David Bowie! This song was most recently featured on the stellar soundtrack for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
To be continued …