CM Podcast 169 – Boston Comic Con 2018

This year, the Boston Comic Con officially changed it’s name to Fan Expo Boston 2018 but I will always call it Boston Comic Con.

It was was held at the South Boston Convention Center (SBCC) for the 2nd year in a row and I hope it stays there going forward.

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This is a picture of the outside of the SBCC

Fan Expo was going big on the celebrities this year with features like: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Billy Dee Williams, Evangeline Lilly and many more.

I was not interested in those celebrities.  Our main draw were the comic creators.  They had John Byrne, Jim Lee, Tom King, J. Scott Campell and many more.

Jon and I spent last Sunday there.  We let you know who we met and what we saw…

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 115 – New Comics Review

Another new comics review is here.  There are new comics and new series that start each week and it is our duty to inform you on what series are worth your time and money.

This week Jon and I have 4 comics that we will be reviewing and the podcast follows this order:

Comic 1 – Jon Review

Robotech # 1 – Titan Books

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Writer: Brian Woods

Artist: Marco Turini

A British publishing company is producing a comic based on an American anime that originated in Japan.  Jon gives the details on the update on a fan favorite series.

Comics 2 and 3 – Jim Review

Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting – DC

Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV

Artists: Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr.

These 2 books are the prelude to the Dark Multiverse series: The Metal.  Jim reviews them and lets you know why they are must reads for new and long time DC fans.

The final review is…

Comic 4 – Jon review

Felix Leiter – Dynamite

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Writer: James Robinson

Artist: Aaron Campbell

Ian Fleming’s American take on the super spy.  Jon reviews the first issue of this new series from Dynamite.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 92 – Controversial Stories

Welcome back, CM Podcast fans.  Jon and I both have this cold that’s been going around so we apologize in advance for the coughs and hope to be back to 100% next week.

I have been reading Nick Spencer’s Steve Rogers: Captain America and really have been enjoying it.  It is a controversial story because it has Cap as an Agent of Hydra instead of the Sentinel of Liberty.  Time will tell if this will go down as a great story or terrible idea in the annals of history.

This gave me the idea to talk about 3 other controversial stories and how people reacted to them.  In this podcast, we review the following:

  1. Identity Crisis (2004)
  2. Ed Brubaker’s Captain America (2005)
  3. The new 52 Launch (2011)

Also, In the podcast Jon speaks to the criticism that DC received on their female characters in the new universe.  To give you a visual on how women were portrayed in the new 52 here are 3 examples (left to right): Catwoman, Starfire and Voodoo.

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As always, thanks for listening.

You comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 71 – New Comics Review

There are new titles coming out every month so we grab a few and read them and then opine on if they are worth your money or not.

The titles we are reviewing this week are (including the time code):

  • 2:27 – Skybourne
  • 13:58 – 7 to Eternity
  • 27:25 – Rebith: Suicide Squad
  • 41:50 – Britannia

These are 4 different types of comics – 1 is an action adventure title, another is an epic magical western story of revenge, another is a superhero (psychotic) buddy comedy and the last is a horror detective story.  We break them down and let you know which ones to pick up.  Also, you will find out that I cannot say the word “Etruscans” (Ee-Trus-Cans).

Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 4 – The Image Years

Welcome to the 4th podcast.  This week Jon and myself focus on the founding of the Image Comic publisher.  We start with the past history of the founding members: Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Eric Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio.  When then focus on their image launch titles: Youngblood, Spawn, WildC.A.T.s, Savage Dragon, CyberForce, ShadowHawk and Wetworks respectively.

We riff on these books for a few minutes and then play a few rounds of the Rob Liefeld Name Creator game (see previous post for rules).  We finally touch on the present state of Image comics and how it has changed over their 20+ years of publishing.  It is our longest podcast to date but we had a great time recording it and reliving our memories.

– Jim

Here is the direct link to the podcast

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