This week Brent goes belly up to the porcelain, Kyle still goes with the yellow tramp and Ryan makes a commitment.
I have and will continue to preach that there is a place for fun comic books in your pull pile. I love super hero books, I love gritty noir titles, I love books that make me think and feel something deep, I love comics with twists and turns but I also love unabashed fun. That is where Sabertooth Swordsman comes in.
I first saw the web strip a few months back after seeing the solicitation for the graphic novel from Dark Horse. I instantly pre-ordered the title and had been waiting ever since. The book has since been delivered to my house, then it was read, I laughed, I smiled, I looked on in amazement at the art and the action. Then I waited a day and did it all over again. In my continued effort to provide interviews for the site I reached out to Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley, the minds behind Sabertooth Swordsman. They thankfully took the time to answer some questions and provide some insight to the masterpiece that is Sabertooth Swordsman. Make sure to pick up the book (which can be bought in hardcover and digital) and check out the interview after the jump...
I got a late start to the story. By the time I decided that Infinity was something I wanted to read it was already four books in. No problem, I will just get those four and be good to go. Wrong. Hickman is not a writer you can just pick up. It was suggested to me to start at Avengers #1 and New Avengers #1, and that is just what I did. When I started them, I hated it. It reminded me of the movie Inception. I remember saying, “Just because it is an overly complicated concept doesn’t make it an interesting, good read Mr. Hickman.”
Off this week because of travelling to holiday shit. Here is a throwback that is often referenced but most of you probably didn't hear it before it went into the vaults. Enjoy, Issue #40 Sexual Cyborg.
This issue Trent explains why he is the Vic Stone of the bedroom, we do a very Macho would you rather and we talk about comic books a little.
Original Air Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2011
Ryan was the one who introduced me to Copra. Ryan had mentioned it a few times on the cast as a book people should be buying and reading. He was nice enough to pick me up the first two compendiums for me from Bergen Street Comics. I snagged them from Ryan when I was in NYC for NYCC this year. I flipped through them quickly in excitement. The first night back home from NYCC I started the first compendium and the next thing I knew I had finished both books in one sitting. I was hooked.
Copra by Michel Fiffe is a one of a kind comic. The art is stylish and simple. The action is some of the best I have ever seen in the comic medium. The story is captivating and could fit in against any of the major comics being published. When I got back from NYCC this year I knew I wanted to get more interviews up on the site and so far have made the effort to do so. One of the first people I contacted was Michel Fiffe and graciously he agreed answer a few of my questions. Make sure to check out COPRA, which can be ordered from Bergen Street Comics in the compendium format or you can grab single issues from Michel Fiffe's etsy page as well as stores in NYC. Check out the interview after the jump...
I check Kickstarter at least once a week, always in hopes I will stumble upon something new for me to spend my money on. So far Kickstarter has produced some of the my favorite books in recent years. (God Hates Astronauts, Sullivan's Sluggers, Bad Karma, Rocket Girl, and many others) and I think I found my next one. I was instantly sold on The Spider King when I first saw it. It sounds like a simple concept that lends it self perfectly to the comic book format. The art is eye catching and seems tailor made for the story. I got in contact with the team behind the book Josh Vann and Simone D'Armini to talk with them about their book, Kickstarter, and themselves. I hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as I did talking to them. A big thank you to them and this goes without saying but visit The Spider King's Kickstarter page and back it! If this does not get funded and I don't get my book I will quit the cast!!!! The interview after the jump..
This week Brent talks about the worst part of a relationship: enjoying each other company. Kyle asks an important would you rather and Ryan admits his dating faults and has fully embraced them. Thanks for listening and to the people that contributed to the site / show each week. Appreciate you guys!
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This week I was I was able to speak with Michael Moreci who for some reason has always been very friendly to us. He somehow found time to speak with us even though he is currently wrapping up the first major season of Hoax Hunters, writing a new mini series from Boom! Studios called Cursed, and launching a new digital book this week from Monekybrain comics called Prime-8's. I have enjoyed Hoax Hunters since he first let us preview it. I got to preview Prime-8's this week as well and was beyond impressed with everything about it. Check out the interview with Mr. Moreci where he talks about all his work after the jump....
If you have listened to the cast at all you are probably aware how big of fans we are of Prophet and Old City Blues. Recently I was lucky enough to speak with Giannis Milonogiannis, the mind and hand behind Old City Blues and half the amazing art talent on Prophet. Personally it was a huge honor to ask Giannis some questions, who I think is one of the top talents in the comic industry.
Giannis was born in the United States and grew up on the island of Crete, Greece. He’s been making and self-publishing comics since 2006. He graduated from the AKTO Art & Design College with a BA in Comics/Cartooning in 2009. Giannis created the web comic, later published by Archaia Old City Blues as well as providing art and content for Image's Prophet, Archaia's Spera and Brand New Nostalgia. He also draws bad ass fucking mechs and robots. Thanks again to Giannis and check out the interview after the jump...