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Interview: Fabian Rangel Jr. Interview: Six
FABIAN RANGEL JR. INTERVIEW: SIX
Fabian Rangel Jr. recently launched his third (successful) comic book Kickstarter. This time around his project collects five previously published short horror comic stories, along with a brand new one, into a single 64+ page anthology.
FAVORITE COMIC BOOK COVERS OF THE WEEK 09/24/14
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!
“Welcome, boys and girls, to the latest little corner of Talking Comics that I’m claiming for my own: Musings of a Missfit. This is where I will answer all of your questions. Well, most of them. I may have to leave one or two out because some of you are just insane. I will do my best to answer as many as possible and I will be enlisting the help of all the amazing Talking Comics contributors to satisfy your every answery need. You can submit your queries to me in the TC forum, on twitter or to this email. You can ask about anything and everything; you may get a super informative and helpful response or you may receive a goody bag of nonsense and snark from yours truly. All depends on what kind of mood I’m in and how much fun your question is!”
BUNDLES + ARCS: THE SHAZAM PROBLEM
” Can you do a story about a nice superhero, who also happens to be a nice boy? Something not infused with the easy irony or cynicism demanded by 2014?”
“It certainly is a fresh and interesting take on the franchise, but I do wonder if it strays too far from what long-time Joe fans (and really, who else would be seeking this book out) might expect…”
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE # 3 REVIEW
“This world (book) serves its purpose as a one shot and isn’t something that you’ll really miss if you skip this issue.”
“Moreci and Malhotra have a very clear notion of not only the mystery of their story, but also the meaning of their story, and that thematic core permeates every element of the debut issue.”
ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4) REVIEW
“The script, by Chris Roberson, reads well (thanks in part to letterer Nate Piekos), and keeps the story moving along with the action.”
“Armor Hunters was a comic book event done right.”
“Tonally, Butterfly owes much to the recent iterations of Black Widow under Marjorie Liu or Richard K. Morgan. The one distinction is that at no point does Bennett or artist Antonio Fuso emphasize or fetishize sexuality; the emphasis is not only on Rebecca’s skills, but on the tension and distress of her situation.”
“It offers so much more than many four dollar books on the shelf.”
“Remender is killing it with his creator owned with this and Black Science taking up residence in my wallet.”
READING WITH PICTURES: COMICS THAT MAKE KIDS SMARTER REVIEW
“The Teacher’s Guide is just as entertaining and informative as the student’s textbook. Lesson plans for each comic is provided as well as rationale for using comics and graphic novels in the classroom.”
“The art is top-notch, the concept as described in the ads for Sirens is interesting, but the first issue is hard to follow. I want to know more about these characters and why they are forced together.”
“The slow burn that Hickman is known for has ended, and the story is in full swing now. “
FUTURES END: RED LANTERNS #1 REVIEW
“Think of this issue as candy. It’s a fun, quick, read with some cool moments.”
Talking Comics Podcast
ISSUE #152: GOTHAM REVIEW, FORUM QUESTIONS AND MORE
Issue #152: Gotham Review, Forum Questions and More
On this week’s show, the regular gang are joined in the second half of the show by Courtney Key who discusses the first episode of Gotham. Thoughts are non-spoilery for anyone who hasn’t watched the show yet, so tune in and see what they think of that.
After that, Courtney leaves and then some listener questions from the forums are answered.
Lightning Round: Original Sin, Storm #2, Daredevil #8, The Returning, Cloaks #1, Low, Sirens #1, All-New X-Factor #14, Wonder Woman #140-141, Batman & Robin: Future’s End, Uncanny X-Men #26, All-New X-Men #32.
Books of the Week: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1, Thor God of Thunder #25, Copperhead #1, Hexed #1, Edge of Spider-Verse #1-2, Superior Spider-Man #33, Multiversity, Sensation Comics #2.
Talking Games Podcast
EPISODE #27: FOR THE LOVE OF MULTI-PLAYER
Talking Games Episode #27: For The Love Of Multi-Player
Awwwww yeah! Another episode of the Talking Games podcast is coming at cha, and this week it’s all for the love of multi-player. Join Steve, Justin, Rob, and Jacqui as they reminisce about some of the greatest multi-player titles ever made, share with you their latest tales of Destiny, Diablo 3, The Sims 4, and much, much more! Hold up a minute, what’s that? You want more, huh? You always want more. Every week. What do we look like to you, some sort of entertainment podcast? Well … okay, you’re right about that. How about we also spice things up by reading some of your listener emails and answering a slew of your listener questions? Would that get the monkey off your back until next week? Who’s good to you? Who makes the magic happen? We do! Game on, suckas!
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!
Talking Movies Podcast
EPISODE 37: JOSH ZETUMER, WRITER OF ROBOCOP
Talking Movies Episode 37: Josh Zetumer, Writer of Robocop
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Brian and Chris welcome a very special guest in Josh Zetumer, the scribe behind the 2014 reboot of “Robocop.” The trio discuss the ins and outs of the film industry and wax poetic on everything from Baby’s Day Out to the David Lynchian nature of Los Angeles and what it truly means to walk out of a movie.
As always, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at us at @MoviesTalking
Talking Valiant Podcast
EPISODE 10: A “WHERE TO START” GUIDE FOR NEW READERS
This is our 10th episode, so we thought we would do a guide for new readers looking to get into Valiant. With Valiant putting up a ton books up on Humble Bundle, you can get a lot of comics for cheap. It also benefits Doctors Without Borders! Martin from Valiant Central joins us again for this episode!
We also have a contest going on to win the first two trades of Archer & Armstrong from Brett’s collection.
At the end of the episode we talk news and new releases.
SUNDAY NIGHT HORROR: LET’S PLAY SILENT HILL PART 3
Sunday Night Horror w/ Bobby, Karen and Tom continues its trek through the Playstation One classic Silent Hill. In this third part Bobby,Karen and Tom fight a giant mouth, meet a fellow traveler, and visit the hospital.
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This week’s track is entitled “What’s He Building In There?” and it hails from the album “Mule Variations” by the legendary Tom Waits.
See you next week!