We mentioned last week that we went to Boston Comic Con and we met some great people. One of the coolest, most relax creators that I met there was Jason Latour. I knew he was going to be there so I brought my trade copy of Loose Ends and the first issue of Black Cloud (which will soon be a podcast topic).
I asked if he could sign each and he was more that happy to do it. I mentioned how much I liked Loose Ends and he took some time to talk to me about it. After speaking with him, I knew that this comic would be the next podcast.
Loose Ends is a 4 part miniseries which is self described as a Southern Crime Romance. It is written by Jason Latour (writer on Spider-Gwen and Black Cloud) with art by the Chris Brunner. It was published by Image Comics.
It is a fast ride of love, loss, murder and drugs…lots and lots of drugs. I gave my copy of the trade to Jon, who has never read it, and told him to be prepared to talk about it. He devoured the trade and was very excited to talk about it.
If you are looking for a comic that is not spandex and worth a read or two, you best pick up Loose Ends.
Another San Diego Comic Con and another Eisner Awards show. Jon and I will be reviewing the 2016 nominees and winners for most of the Eisner categories.
The Eisners always have some stiff competition and this year’s contenders were some heavy hitters. I agree with most of the winners, especially Paper Girls!
We read the nominees, give our options on the lists (if we have any) and discuss the winners. Some of the titles that were nominated and won were some of our picks in previous podcast so go through our site and listen to our old podcasts. We will give you insight to future Eisner winners!
It’s the start of fall. The students are returning to school and football is being played on every level: high school, college and professional.
I thought “Why not do a podcast that focuses on comics that have a football theme?” So I went on a search high and low, far and wide to talk about football comics. It turns out… there are not that many out there.
Our talk this week is focusing on 2 that we could find:
Marvel’s New Universe – Kickers, Inc. (1986 – 1987)
Image Comics’ Southern Bastards (2014 – ongoing)
I will let you in on a little secret: one of these comics is really good and the other one isn’t. You will have to listen to the podcast to determine which one is worth reading.
We also talk briefly about a Motorcycle stun comic that Marvel put out called Team America but more on that insane comic in a future podcast.