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Now displaying: April, 2016

where your favorite creators come to geek out

Apr 25, 2016
Emmett Plant reads PAPER GIRLS

Welcome non-comics guest but all-nerd badass Emmett Plant to his first time on the Reboot Comic Book Club!

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 Emmett is a composer, producer, writer, all-around geek, and regular at Joe's comic shop, Dr. Fantasy's Comics 'N More in Glendale, AZ.

The founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Clockwork Jetpack, Emmett has experience doing audio work for Star Trek productions, video games, and much more. IN FACT, he is so nice that he is gave us our new theme music you hear on this episode! Thanks, Emmett!

He chose to read the newly collected Paper Girls from Cliff Chiang and Brian K. Vaughan. The story of a new girl to town finding a clan and a shit ton of trouble in the late Halloween hours during the Regan presidency (deep breath) involving time travel, text-speaking spaceknights, and teens saying NO to The Man. Yes, it's a fucking head trip.

Emmett on Paper Girls:
"These are kids in the suburb. No question. But it is very tied specifically to my age. These girls are my age at that time... They're on CB radios, they're talking about the Today Show with Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley... You get that sense right away but it's handled in asides. It's very clear that these aren't teenagers in 2016." 

Check out Emmett's Soundcloud account for kickass tunes!

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

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Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 2:36:48 (yeah, it's really long)

Apr 18, 2016
Tony Patrick reads BLACK PANTHER #1 (2016)

I'm stoked to welcome Tony Patrick to the Reboot club! He was nice enough to chat with us as we await the release of X'ed #3 from Black Mask.

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In X'ed, Colin McClure is an injured U.S. veteran who is given a chance to save his comatose daughter by helping the Mezign Corporation and acting as a hitman for memories in a cutting-edge procedure called "erasure therapy." He enters the clients minds and deletes traumatizing experiences and/or disappointing jerkoffs. The mindscape-scenes allow Patrick's collaborators Ayhan Hayrula (illustrations) and Doug Garbark (colors) to cut loose, as well as key contributions from Jim Campbell (letters).

Patrick also wrote the short film Black Card, now streaming exclusively on HBO platforms. Directed by friend Pete Chatmon, the film is a cultural satire with themes of identity, surveillance, and commitment to 'blackness.'

This week he chose to read the latest release of Black Panther #1 from Marvel Comics by Ta-Nehisi CoatesBrian StelfreezeLaura Martin, and Joe Sabino. This anticipated new series arrived to much fanfare and critical praise, but what did Patrick think?

Tony on Black Panther:
"[Ta-Nehisi Coates] was coming off of these home runs and then he's got a comic on his slate, and of course there's all this attention around it. But like we were saying, lets also give [Brian] Stelfreeze and Laura Martin and the rest of the team their due. Because as I'm realizing as a comic book creator is that I'm nothing without my team. Nothing. ... This is a home run book. I'm excited to get the next issue." 

Check out X'ed on Black Mask's website!

Music: "Barbara Streisand" by Duck Sauce

@woeisjoe @SirTonyPatrick

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 1:49:02 (yeah, it's long)

Apr 14, 2016
Vito Delsante reads CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS

Old friend Vito Delsante returns to the show to talk about his latest project on the eve of its release! Check out Actionverse: First Hero #1 in stores this week!

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Vito is spearheading Action Lab's first crossover among their creator-owned superhero lineup, featuring Jamal Igle's Molly Danger and Ray-Anthony Height's Midnight Tiger, as well as Vito's own collab with Sean Izaaksethe Stray. While each issue functions as a one-shot by each series creator(s), they continue the story of Actionverse for six weekly issues. Not only did Vito write the final issue and co-write issue 4 with Height, he also edited the series.

In the spirit of multiverse-threatening crossovers, Vito has chosen to read the DC Comics blueprint, Crisis on Infinite Earths. From creators Marv Wolfman and George Perez, you've probably formed your opinions about this classic already. So listen to what we have to say now! You know you want it.

Vito on Crisis on Infinite Earths:
"You could tell how much Marv Wolfman and George Perez ... loved these characters and how much reverence [they] gave to them. There are just so many great moments that make up—you know, I tell everybody that asks me for writing advice that a moment doesn't make a comic. You have to make that moment count. So when Supergirl dies, when Tula—Aqualad's girlfriend—dies, when the Flash dies, all those things matter because of the 50-something years of continuity that had come before it. All that stuff matters because you have had all that history with those characters."

 

Look at some of the comics on Vito's storefront!

Music: "Cheated Hearts" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Runtime: 01:16:31

 

Apr 5, 2016
Ulises Fariñas reads COSMIC ODYSSEY

Keeping in the grand tradition of having bad ass cartoonists on this podcast, we're proud to welcome Ulises Fariñas to the show! On this episode, find out that babies hate when Green Lanterns commit genocide!

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Fariñas has been focusing on writing more often recently, working on the new Judge Dredd ongoing with collaborator Erick Freitas while also putting out their Amazing Forest series through IDW. 

You've probably seen Fariñas art in books like Gamma (also with Freitas), Catalyst Comix, and Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two. He's also admired for his Star Wars children's book Where's the Wookie, done in the spirit of Where's Waldo books.

For this week's book club, Fariñas chose Cosmic Odyssey, a 1988 DC event comic from Jim Starlin, Mike Mignola, Carlos Garzon, Steve Oliff, and John Workman. Vibrant, kinetic, Kirby-inspired work from Mignola carries a decent par-for-the-course plot by Starlin, in which Batman and Friends team up with Darkseid and Foes for a—YOU GUESSED IT—cosmic odyssey.

Ulises on Cosmic Odyssey
“I love when I read a comic with superheroes that actually seems to be reveling in the fact that these are bright, colorful characters that have no real justification for their existence beside the fun of seeing people in skintight circus outfits do amazing stunts. That is the crux ... of why we like superhero. We love seeing musculature, and we love seeing them jumping over stuff and hitting each other. So when I saw this cover I was like, 'Oh, this has all the right ingredients.' 

Check out his Big Cartel storefront!

Music: "Money Makes The World Go Round" by Scarface, Daz, Devin the Dude, K.B.

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Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 01:12:33

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