episode 019: ghosts

in this episode joey and alec discuss rob liefeld’s spectacular exit from dc comics, take a look back at daniel clowes’ ghost world (eightball #11-18) + lament the loss of the one-man anthology, batman incorporated #3 by grant morrison and chris burnham, the sky in stereo by mardou, scalped #60 by jason aaron and rm guera, and more.

music by rival schools



episode 018: debauchery

in this episode joey and alec chat about the end of summer, the abrupt end of butcher baker the righteous maker and the slight joe casey backlash, howard chaykin’s black kiss and black kiss 2 #1, fatale #7 by ed brubaker and sean phillips, daredevil #17 by mark waid and mike allred, batwoman #12 by j.h. williams III and w. haden blackman, our recent buying habits + the current state of superhero comics (yet again), and more.

music by my bloody valentine


episode 016: con crud

in this episode joey and alec dive into both the good and bad of the recently released news out of san diego comic con 2012 including all the newly announced books from image comics and their place in the industry at the moment, the new sandman series from neil gaiman and jh williams III, michael deforge getting published by picturebox, zack soto’s study group website, the new monkeybrain digital publishing initiative, terry moore moving into novel writing, kevin eastman finally drawing the tmnt again, a series of rants (j. michael straczynski, and robert kirkman fans beware), + a look back at david lapham’s silverfish and jeff lemire’s lost dogs and much more.

music by metric


episode 015: a soft reboot

joey and alec return after a long absence and jump right into discussing the manhattan projects #1-3 by jonathan hickman and nick pitarra, secret #1-2 by jonathan hickman and ryan bodenheim, batman incorporated #1 by grant morrison and chris burnham, action comics #10 by grant morrison and rags morales, the ed brubaker comics reporter interview, the “year of the creator”, a look back at ed brubaker’s lowlife, and more.
music by jawbox

episode 014: the defining line

in this episode the boys are joined by tim callahan (of cbr, tor, splash page) for an extra long sprawling conversation that includes discussions about basil wolverton, steve ditko, the dc new 52, action comics by grant morrison with rags morales and andy kubert, rob liefeld, joe casey, steve bissette’s comics reporter interview, tundra, frank miller and the new sensitivity, batman inc: leviathan strikes by grant morrison with cameron stewart and chris burnham, the different approaches to writing about comics, ross campbell, brilliant by brian michael bendis and mark bagley, spider-man, kids and comics, tim vigil, time management, single issues and absolute editons, jeff lemire, the glyph awards, mocca, michael deforge, spawn/batman by frank miller and todd mcfarlane, savage dragon by erik larsen, stupid people, and so much more.

music by hella


episode 013: best of 2011

in this episode we do our big year end wrap-up and look back at the last year in comics and talk about some of our favorite works including lovestruck by dennis hopeless and kevin mellon, secret avengers by warren ellis and others, our love is real by sam humphries and steven sanders, li’l depressed boy by s. steven struble and sina grace, loose ends by jason latour and chris brunner, batman: knight of vengeance by brian azzarello and eduardo risso, new york five by brian wood and ryan kelly, casanova: avaritia by matt fraction and gabriel ba, punishermax by jason aaron and steve dillon, uncanny x-force by rick remender and jerome opena, holy terror by frank miller, prison pit: book three by johnny ryan, batman incorporated by grant morrison and chris burnham, scalped by jason aaron and rm guera, butcher baker, the righteous maker by joe casey and mike huddleston, love & rockets: new stories #4 by jaime hernandez, ganges #4 by kevin huizenga, lose #3 by michael deforge, criminal: the last of the innocent by ed brubaker and sean phillips, optic nerve #12 by adrian tomine, moon knight by brian michael bendis and alex maleev, spaceman by brian azzarello and eduardo risso, zegas #1 by michel fiffe, daredevil by mark waid, paolo rivera and marcos martin, vengeance by joe casey and nick dragotta, blast furnace funnies by frank santoro, and savage dragon by erik larsen. we also discuss what we are looking forward to in 2012, the holiday season, and more random stuff.

music by jay-z & kanye west