CM Podcast 114 – Nocturnals: Sinister Path

We are very excited to have a special guest this week, Dan Brereton!

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Writer and artist of Nocturnals and painter on The Psycho, DC’s Batgirl and Robin ThrillKiller, and hundreds of other comics. He is a legend.

We talk with him about his career, San Diego Comics Con, and his current Kickstarter campaign…

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In The Night Studio Kickstarter by Dan Brereton

We then focus on his new comic in the continuing series of The Nocturnals called Nocturnals: Sinister Path.

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Dan gives us a a quick recap of the new comics and then Jon and I review the story. We go over story elements and compare it to other greats works of art like L A Confidential and Leon The Professional.

We both think that this book is great and deserves your attention. If you cannot get to a comic shop, you can pick it up Comixology (along with the other Nocturnal titles).

Nocturnals Comics on Comixology

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Things that I took away:

  • The correct way to pronounce his last name.
  • Dan Brereton has been going to the San Diego Comic Con for 30 years, not 29.
  • The great Frank Franzetta passed away in 2010 and for some reason, I thought he was still alive and painting.
  • I called Doc Horror by the name Doc Hammer. Doc Hammer is actually the co-creator of the Venture Bros, not one of the characters in Nocturnals.

This podcast was a blast and we had a great time with Dan Brereton. We to hope to have Dan back in the near future for other podcast projects.

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CM Podcast 111 – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Back in 1984, there was a DC comic written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by George Perez called the New Teen Titans.  The comic focused on some of the younger heroes in the DC Universe at the time: Robin, Kid Flash, Starfire, Cyborg and Changeling.  They were the core team.  It was a pretty popular book so Marv and George decided to do something that not a lot of books would do: introduce a new, likeable character to Teen Titans and then make her the teams worst enemy.  It was a pretty bold move but it worked and that is the story that is told in New Teen Titans – The Judas Contract.

This year, DC Direct release an animated movie based on the story from the 1984 comic.  Jon and I have seen the movie and we have also read the comic so now it is time to breakdown both.

Jon and I compare the 2 and let you know of the differences.  The book does somethings better than the movie but the movie also does somethings better than the comic.

We also talk about the comic and what was going on in the world in 1984.  We compare some historical events of the previous years and show you how we think these events influenced characters in the story.

Grab a Zima and enjoy the show.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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