Showing posts with label comic books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label comic books. Show all posts

Saturday, October 20, 2018

BEHIND THE BULLPEN: Howard Shapiro

In this fabulous Two-In-One team-up, our very own Maniacal Mike chats with writer Howard Shapiro about his and artist Erica Chan's new graphic novel, QUEEN OF KENOSHA!

(Nina Overstreet, a singer-songwriter hustling amidst the music scene of 1963, finds her big break comes not from a record deal, but in a chance encounter with a clandestine agency of the U.S. Government, and the secret war against an underground Fourth Reich rising just beneath the surface.)

In addition, we get into how he came to write comics after falling in love with the medium later in life, his previous work in the Young Adult arena, the financial realities of self-publishing and starting a small press unit in ANIMAL MEDIA GROUP, his love for music and how that informed both Queen of Kenosha's story and one of it's most unique features, the deep-rooted and, unfortunately, topical political themes of QoK, discovering artist Erica Chan, and much more!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Off The Panel Classic - BATMAN: YEAR ONE



In this reprint of the VERY FIRST RECORDING of OPP's original spotlight series, Aristocratic Alex Koch is joined by dork knight extraordinaire Morbid Matt Johnson to discuss the defining origin story of their favorite character, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's seminal(?) Batman: Year One. Journey back to 2013 as they go into Matt's abiding respect for Jim Gordon, and Alex's revelations about Batman's first costume, as the mystery of Graphic Novelism's hiatus deepens.

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FURTHER READING
Listen to the original episode here!
Buy Batman: Year One on Amazon
Or on Comixology

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Off The Panel Classic- BLANKETS


In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Jamie is joined by founding Off-Panelist Merce' Mueller to discuss Craig Thompson's iconic memoir, Blankets. Looking back at their own religious childhoods, they share their connections to this powerful story of childhood, faith, and first love, and Merce' talks about the time Big Bird broke her arm.

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FURTHER READING
Craig Thompson on "Blankets"
Listen to the original episode here!
Buy "Blankets" on Amazon

Sunday, June 3, 2018

ONE AND DONE - "HEARTBEAT"



In the latest One And Done, we welcome to the show comedian and podcaster Adam Avitable to talk about one of his favorite stand-alone stories, The Flash #163, "Heartbeat"! Join us as we cover how this issue dangles perilously between the two most ground-breaking runs on the character, how it embodied the end of an era for comics storytelling as we knew it, how it might just be the best introduction to The Flash you could ever offer a new reader, and how to defeat Batman using only a fire escape, an alarm clock, and some dirty rags.

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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
The Flash Theme by Blake Neely ℗ 2015 INgrooves (on behalf of WaterTower Music); ole (Publishing), Kobalt Music Publishing, and 7 Music Rights Societies Jurrasic Park Style by MasterTracks 
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Friday, April 27, 2018

ONE AND DONE - "DEVILS"



In this new edition of our series on single issues, we look at one of Frank Miller's earliest issues of his legendary Daredevil run, "Devils". Join Mike and Jamie as they discuss the state of this book before and after Miller made his stamp on the character, how this should be counted as the true first issue of his run, and how he pulled off perhaps the greatest retcon in Marvel Comics history. Plus, they revisit childhood haunted house shenanigans!


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Daredevil Season 2 End Credits by John Paesano ℗ 2016 MARVEL and ABC Studio
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BEHIND THE BULLPEN: Magdalene Visaggio



In our newest team-up episode, we talk with Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio about her work on books such as Kim & Kim and Quantum Teens Are Go, what it's like to write for licensed properties, which comics she's been getting into, and her new Young Animal series with Sonny Liew and Chris Chuckry, Eternity Girl! Come for the interview, stay for the conspiracy theories about OMAC.


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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Off The Panel Classic - PREACHER



In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Jamie is joined by his former partner-in-south Matt Johnson to discuss one of their favorite books of all time, Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon's seminal Preacher. Long before anyone thought this story could be adapted to television, Matt and Jamie waxed philosophical about the landscape of American mythology, the power and danger of hero-worship, the role of masculinity in the modern world, and all of the various things that happen to Herr Starr's penis.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
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FURTHER READING
Remembering Steve Dillon (1962-2016)
Garth Ennis on Steve Dillon
Garth Ennis on Preacher
Listen to the original episode here!
Start "Preacher" on Comixology
Or on Amazon

Saturday, January 20, 2018

#27: "OF TWO WORLDS - Marvel/DC"



or "Brand Of Science, Brand Of Faith!"

In this episode, we introduce a brand new sub-series to the show: OF TWO WORLDS, where we compare and contrast two opposing concepts from the comics medium. In our first entry, we look at the twin pillars of four-color publishing, Marvel and DC, and the symbiotic way they've challenged each other, cribbed from each other, and drove each other to be better. Why does DC lend itself so well to such a diverse pool of talent? How have Marvel's founders influenced their storytelling to this day? And what is the terrible secret of Planet X... in space?!

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Off The Panel - Superman: Secret Identity



In an all-new, all-different episode of Off The Panel (by gar, it's been a while), Alex and Jamie go deep into the greatest Superman story to ever not contain Superman. Thirteen years ago, veterans Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen took the comics world by storm when they introduced fans to an ordinary teenage boy named Clark Kent, who lived in a world identical to our own, right down to the comic book character he was named after. What happened when he discovered he was more like that other Clark Kent than he thought left readers speechless at the time, but the mini-series had faded from the spotlight until the announcement of its follow-up in 2016. Join your hosts as they discuss the power this story still holds, the ability of myth to frame our own lives, and Jamie finally becoming one with the universe.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
Thinking Music & Heart Of Nowhere by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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FURTHER READING
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

#26: "Hey Kids,COMICS!" (Ft. Jamar Nicholas)


or "What's so funny about peace, love, and diversity?"

In this special team-up episode of Graphic Novelism, the experts on nothing real welcome their very first guest, multiple award-winning writer and artist Jamar Nicholas! They talk about the importance of comic books in a child's life, the distressing decline of all-ages books in today's adult-slanted market, reclaiming that missing balance, and how Jamar is doing his own part at curbing this harmful trend with his creator-owned title, "Leon, Protector Of The Playground"! Just why is a medium designed to make children happy turning it’s back on them? How important is it for kids to see heroes that look like them? And who IS the mysterious Japanese man living in Jamar’s computer?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

#24: "Recyclables Of The Dark Knight"


Or "The Strange Secrets Of This Bane!"

In this second and final edition of Graphic Novelism's epic retrospective of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Big Bad Alex, James The Squid, and Mike 'The Wheezer' Napier embark on a Demon's Quest of their own through the latter half of production in the classic show to answer lingering questions that have plagued them and the fandom at large for years. And the answers they find? They're the stuff that dreams are made of. Illuminating revelations are given on everything from the production team's many clashes with Broadcast Standards and Practices, culminating into one of the most bizarre censor requests of the show's entire history, to the most perplexing redesign choices going into The Animated Series' spin-off, THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES. But just what did happen when the team ran out of story material for a villain they themselves redefined? Who very nearly gave the Bat-Family a fifth and perplexingly permanent member of the team? What's the story on the series spin-off that almost was? Were the actual origins behind the titular villain of the Caped Crusader's first cinematic animated outing really what we've all come to accept, or was there more to the story all along? And just what, exactly, was up with that version of the maligned villain Bane - and what hidden truths does it reveal about a key member of Batman's allies?! The Strange Secrets Of The Animated Series stand revealed at last! And as Graphic Novelism closes out this retrospective, we pay tribute to the legendary Len Wein, the man who helped give us many of The Dark Knight's greatest adventures and beyond.



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FURTHER READING

'Batman' At 25: Hirings, Firings and Other Last-Minute Changes Behind the Animated Classic
Kevin Nowlan Lifts The Cowl On His 'Batman: The Animated Series' Designs
'BTAS' Turns 25: Why It's Still The Greatest Dark Knight Adaptation Of All Time
Harley Quinn's Maddening 25 Year History

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#23: "The Strange Secrets Of Batman: The Animated Series"


Or, "I've Got Batman In My Podcast!"

In this special edition of Graphic Novelism, Big Bad Alex, James The Squid, and Mike 'The Wheezer' Napier bare their silicon souls in an effort to transport themselves to a more innovative time in comic book animation. A time where the universe momentarily aligned, the Gods of Superheroism finally looked down upon the medium of cartoons, and uttered a single command - "Let there be vengeance." From it's surprising, often overlooked origins as a footnote on the backlot of Warner Bros. Animation Studios, to it's ascension as legendary Emmy Award-winning television, the super-scholars pay homage to the 25th anniversary of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES by detailing the dreams behind the darkness. How did a 29-year-old storyboard artist turn an innocuous duck into one of the most iconic renditions of The Caped Crusader of all time? What secret benefactor both saved the show as we know it and helped guide the hands of fate towards a ghost most gray? And just why, oh why, did audiences get saddled with the one episode of the series that we all collectively decided never to talk about? Riddles from The Minotaur's Maze are revealed in the first part of a retrospective so epic that it just couldn't be contained in one installment!




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Friday, July 7, 2017

Off The Panel Classic - Ultimate Spider-Man



In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Aristo' Alex and Jam' James turn back the clock to the year 2000, when MTV's irrelevance was still relevant, America could not care less about the electoral process, and Spider-Man was being rebooted for what was certainly going to be the only time. What began as a last-ditch effort from a dying company to reach a new audience would soon become a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of comics fans, and for over 100 issues Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley crafted a run whose highs, lows, and filler issues would shape the medium for years to come. Listen as our past selves share their own experiences with the book that helped cement their love of comics, and talk about that time Gwen Stacy became Carnage.

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FURTHER READING
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Start "Ultimate Spider-Man" on Comixology
Or on Amazon

Saturday, February 18, 2017

#20: "Uncle Ben, Who Is In Hell..." (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part IV)


or "DANGER! At Mysterio's Disco Palace"

In part four of our retrospective of animated adaptations, we revisit Marvel's own personal quarter-life crisis. From the day Spider-Man made friends to how the X-Men found their pryde, we track the bizarre arc of Marvel Productions from 1981-1989, and once again make everything better with Human Torch. Who is "Sidewinder", and what does he stand to gain? Why does Aunt May have a vial of acid and murder on her mind? And which of your favorite heroes are truly better off as bears?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

#19: "To Me, Allies For Peace!" (Challenge Of The Supertoons, Part III)


or "Spider-Woman In: Twerk Off The Dark!"

In part three of our retrospective of animated adaptations, we look at the dawn of the Marvel Age Of Cartoons, from 1966 to 1979, as we ask ourselves just how loosely you can use the term "animation" before it loses all meaning.  Who are the Allies For Peace, and why do they seem so familiar? What intervention from an animation legend led to Spider-Man tripping the light fantastic? Which second-string character unexpectedly has the greatest animated series you've never heard of? And just what is the nightmare known as Fleshman, The Living Flesh?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

#18: "When Shaq Met Static" (Challenge of The Supertoons Part II)


or "Slade Wilson's Carnival of Despair!"

In part two of our retrospective of animated adaptations, we look at the modern age of DC shows, from the dawn of the Timmverse to the second coming of Beast Boy. Why doesn't Static Shock get the respect it so dearly deserves? Where does Superman: The Animated Series land within the ranks of superhero television? When will fans learn to stop judging new shows by a single piece of promo art? And what is the tragic fate of the poor, disgraced Ocean Master?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#17: "TUBERMAN" (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part I)


or "The Strange Proposal of The Trevor-Darkseid Team!"

In part one of our new, six-part series on the history of animated adaptations, we get things rolling with DC's contributions to the field from 1941-1992. From the glory of the Fleischer shorts to the utter bafflement of the Superfriends, your hosts sift through one of American animation's greatest dry spells to solve the era's greatest mysteries: Why won't Superman stop moaning? What dark secret is Gleek hiding from the Wonder Twins? And how does it all tie back to the 2002 sports comedy Juwanna Mann?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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FURTHER READING
This episode's intro music was "The All New Super Friends Hour Intro 1977 Remix" by Yevheniy Kutsenko
Kaptainkristian's excellent video on the artistry of the Fleischer Superman shorts
And then sigh heavily at the existence of The New Adventures of Superman
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure! A union that would last the test of time.
The Flash vs. Bugsy Malone: The SLOWEST melee of them all!
SEIZURE WARNING: Batman With Robin The Boy Wonder (no, seriously, seizure warning)
Make out... make out...
OH GOD HE'S HUGE
The Filmations that never were
Our only look at the Wonder Woman that almost was
The dramatic origin of B'Wana Beast, who we swear is a real character
Listen to Paul Dini talk about his sad, sad time at Filmation on his episode of The Nerdist
The time Darkseid became Steve Trevor and turned Wonder Woman into a diamond
One of the only clips from Ruby-Spears Superman we could find. Tremble before El Luthor and his senoritas!
A montage from the show's Wonder Woman episode, with some particularly George Perez-influenced visuals.
An evil live-action Plastic Man with amorous intentions. Good luck sleeping tonight, True Subscribers
Beats for "Penetrate Krypton (ft. Filmation Superman)" by DJ Hipsters
And finally, let's take a fond look back at the greatest hero of them all...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#16: "Forgotten, But Not Gone"


or "TERROR Of The Redundant-Flash!"

The medium of comics is filled with countless characters who have stood the test of time... that doesn't mean all of them should have. On this month's episode, the Unreal Experts count down the useless, the dated, the repetitive, the heroes, villains, and supporting cast who do not deserve to be hated, but simply to be forgotten-- except Steve Trevor. Which hunter should have stayed in the jungle? What is the terrifying secret of The Composite Alfred? And which one-man franchise has earned billions of dollars and the hearts of a generation... despite having no reason to exist?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#15 "Waiting For Twilight" (Dreams, Hoaxes, And Imaginary Tales Part IV)


or "A Gorilla In Lady Gotham's Court!"

In the finale of our series on the greatest comic book stories never told, we recount what may be the most influential comic event of the past thirty years... and not a single word of it was ever printed. Join The House of Mistakes as they detail what was once the most closely-guarded secret in the industry: Alan Moore's pitch for "Twilight Of The Superheroes", a company-wide crossover event that would have plunged the most unlikely hero of all into a dark future, where factions made up of DC's last remaining titans vie for control of a world passing them by. Sound familiar? You have no idea. How did this one pitch sow the seeds for Kingdom Come, Infinite Crisis, and-- somehow-- Game Of Thrones? Who was "Slipstream", and what modern form did she end up taking?  Why was Alan Moore obsessed with creating "the ultimate video game"? WHAT IS WRONG WITH DOLLMAN?!

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Sunday, July 17, 2016

#14 "Podcast Of The Soul" (Dreams, Hoaxes, And Imaginary Tales Part III)



or "The Iron Lantern's Emerald Escape!"

In part three of our four-part series on the greatest comic book stories never told, we uncover two epics that would have left DC Comics unrecognizable in their wake. Join The Unreal Experts as they trek through the heart of darkness to battle a mysterious adversary with plans to expose their favorite heroes' deepest frailties, are rescued by a cosmic soldier of fortune with a care-free attitude and unsettlingly familiar color scheme, and ponder along the way just how generic a company is willing to make a single character. What story nearly gave the DC Universe its own answer to "Watchmen"?What was the original identity of Guy Gardner? What kind of a name is Trammel Soloman?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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