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where your favorite creators come to geek out

May 3, 2017

Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. Now that the chaos of the Janky-Magnett nuptials are behind us, we can get back to focusing on some kickass comics with this week’s guest: cartoonist Zander Cannon!

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Zander’s a friend of the show so we are more than glad to have him back on. The creator of the amazing Oni Press comic Kaijumax was more than happy to discuss his stranger influences for his prison story, aside from the monster movies and personal experiences.

He also brought along a wonderful comic to read and discuss for this week’s book club: Seth’s Wimbledon Green! Step into the high-stakes world of rare comic collectors with Mr. Green, the greatest of them all.

And then, for the Weekly Review, Joe and Chase read the best group of comics probably in the history of the show! See, they can be nice to each other!

COPRA #29
By Michel Fiffe

Alien: Dead Orbit
By James Stokoe

And in the latest edition of the Canon of Comics, Joe and Chase honor the late Darwyn Cooke with one of his most revered contributions to the medium, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score.

The countdown to our 100th episode milestone  begins here! Thank you for listening!

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—COPRA #29: 00:06:05
Weekly Review—Alien: Dead Orbit #1: 00:21:36
Zander Cannon Interview: 00:36:50
Wimbledon Green Book Club: 01:08:42
Canon of Comics—Parker: The Score: 01:36:16

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @Zander_Cannon

Total Runtime: 01:58:44

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Apr 19, 2017

Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. And it’s been a while since she’s been on, but now we’re excited to welcome J.A. Micheline back to the podcast!

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JAM has been keeping busy with school, but she’s also had a few pieces published in the Guardian: one about the legitimacy of comic books as literature in the wake of World Book Day, and the other about Marvel’s ongoing issues regarding diversity.

They’re both great reads and you should check them out, but today we are here to talk about comics!

Our book club discussion brings us back to Blacksad, which you might remember us discussing with the Junior Braves Of The Apocalypse team back in 2015. We were more than happy to revisit this amazing collection with a close friend and we think you’ll really appreciate the new episode!

And then, for the Weekly Review, Joe and Chase stop attempting to punish each other and pick comics they actually like!

XO Manowar #1
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Tomás Giorello
Colors by Diego Rodriguez
Letters by Dave Sharpe

Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf
Art by Steve Dillon
Written by Alan Grant and John Wagner
Letters by Tom Frame

And in the latest edition of the Canon of Comics, Joe and Chase honor the late Bernie Wrightson by discussing one of his classic horror shorts recommended by cartoonist Steve Lieber, the terrifying JENIFER.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Reboot Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf: 00:02:40
Weekly Review—XO Manowar #1: 00:13:45
JA Micheline Interview: 00:32:07
Blacksad Book Club: 00:50:32
Canon of Comics—Jenifer: 01:31:43

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @elevenafter

Total Runtime: 01:53:10

Presented by Comics Bulletin

 

Apr 5, 2017

Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. We’re proud to welcome longtime friend and first-time guest on the podcast, Ardo Omer!  We’re going to talking about her recent writings for Teen Vogue and Slate, as well as her regular contirobutions to Women Write About Comics and Book Riot.

Apologies in advance! We had some weird connection issues in parts in the episode. I edited out parts that I could without getting rid of key parts of the conversation. Contact us if you find some parts that are egregious, please!

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Ardo is pretty awesome. She likes us. She decided to join in on our Batman-centric episode in which we discuss the Bat, whole Bat, and nothing but the Bat. That’s right, we’re discussing the Bat-Man-And-Woman. 

While the hosts keep the regular programming in line with G.C. state of mind, Ardo is discussing the Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder Gordon-centric epic, Superheavy.

Batman
Written by Tom King
Art by David Finch
Inks by Danny Miki
Colors by Joride Bellaire

All-Star Batman
Written by Scott Snyder
Drawn by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Mark Morales
Colored by Dean White

And in the latest edition of the Canon of Comics, Joe and Chase discuss the J.H. Williams III and Greg Rucka classic Batwoman: Elegy. 

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Reboot Comic Book Club Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Batman #19: 00:02:28
Weekly Review—All-Star Batman #8: 00:14:23
Ardo Omer Interview: 00:29:08
Batman: Superheavy Book Club: 00: 55:26
Canon of Comics—Batwoman: 01:46:24

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @ArdoOmer

Total Runtime: 02:03:22

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Mar 24, 2017
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is their good friend, "King Baby" himself, Mark O. Stack. Mark, the publisher of Comics Bulletin and independent comics creator, dropped by to discuss his newest short comic Sail created with artist Jean Pe and letterer Danny Djelosevic. You can purchase it at Gumroad right now!

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Mark decided to treat us like every other comics podcast and discuss a movie based on a comics property instead. That's why this week it's a movie club featuring Logan, the new-ish film directed by James Mangold and featuring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their final outing as Wolverine and Professor X. All of the boys liked the film, but come close to taking out the claws when discussing exactly how good it really is.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

Inhuman Vs X-Men #6
Written by Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire, who claim to be different writers at Marvel Comics, but I don't believe it.
Art by Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan
Colors by David Curiel

Man-Thing #1
Written by R.L. Stine
Drawn by German Peralta
Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle another X-Men comic, the controversial "Old Man Logan" written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven. This week we also include Mark in the conversation, because why the hell not?

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Reboot Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:01:30
Weekly Review—Man-Thing #1: 00:04:57
Weekly Review—Inhumans Vs X-Men #6: 00:18:47
Mark Stack Interview: 00:37:10
Logan Movie Club: 00:53:18
Canon of Comics—Old Man Logan: 01:21:01

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @MarkOStack

Total Runtime: 01:41:23

Presented by Comics Bulletin
Mar 9, 2017
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is another recurring guest and longtime friend of the show: Tucker Stone. Tucker is back to check in on his work at Nobrow Comics, but mostly just wanted to discuss some more mean as hell Punisher comics.
 
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Tucker brought us a lost "gem" in the form of Punisher and Captain America: Blood and Glory. It's a three issue prestige format comic from 1992 in which the titular pairing beat each other up before targeting a corrupt Attorney General and his dealings with a banana republic. It's dumb and cruel, but drawn in irresistible fashion by Klaus Janson. This is one comic we all enjoyed and worth rescuing from a dollar bin if you spot it.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

Riverdale #1
Check the full info below because a lot of people made this damn comic.

All Time Comics Crime Destroyer #1
Written by Josh Bayer
Drawn by Herb Trimpe
Inked by Benjamin Marra
Colored by Alessandro Echewarria
Lettered by Rick Parker

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle New X-Men, Grant Morrison's redefining take on a classic superhero franchise accompanied by the ever-incredible Frank Quitely and an array of other artists.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS ONE. Please vote in our poll below and let us know if YOU think that New X-Men deserves to be in the Comics Canon, because as you'll hear we just couldn't agree.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Reboot Comic Book Club, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Riverdale #1: 00:02:25
Weekly Review—All Time Comics Crime Destroyer #1: 00:11:22
Tucker Stone Interview: 00:26:18 (we're talking about Dynamite Comics DEVOLUTION when the interview starts, in case you're wondering)
Punisher and Captain America: Blood and Glory Book Club: 00:37:54
Canon of Comics—New X-Men: 01:27:23

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @factualopinion

Total Runtime: 01:53:35

Presented by Comics Bulletin

 

RIVERDALE INFO: 

By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

ARCHIE STORY
WRITER: BRIAN E. PATERSON
ART: ELLIOT FERNANDEZ
COLORS: THOMAS CHU
LETTERS: JOHN WORKMAN

VERONICA STORY
WRITER: JAMES DEWILLE
ART: THOMAS PITILLI
COLORS: ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ
LETTERS: JOHN WORKMAN

BETTY STORY
WRITER: BRITTA LUNDIN
ART: JIM TOWE
COLORS: GLENN WHITMORE
LETTERS: JANICE CHIANG

JUGHEAD STORY
WRITER: WILL EWING 
PENCILS: ALITHA MARTINEZ
INKS: BOB SMITH
COLORS: SZYMANOWICZ WITH CHU
LETTERS: JANICE CHIANG 

Feb 23, 2017
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is the first recurring guest of the new format: Megan Purdy. Megan returns to discuss some of the exciting projects launched since her last visit, including the superb comics magazine The MNT, the launch of the first WWAC literary zine The Secrets of the Goat People, and to hint at some more coming soon.

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Megan brought along a Michael DeForge comic for the book club: First Year Healthy. It's only a 30 page comic that contains more thematic depth and nuance than many series do throughout 100s of pages. The conversation is great, largely thanks to Megan, and we think you'll want to check out this book and more of DeForge's work afterward. He is the true Canadian bacon. Also, please consider checking out The MNT at this link if you haven't already. Megan, along with Christian Hoffer and Steve Morris, are setting the bar for comics journalism there for only $1 per month.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

The Visitor #1
Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
Art by Paul Grist
Colors by Bill Crabtree

She Wolf #6
Created by Rich Tommaso

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle Lost Dogs, the debut of current comics superstar Jeff Lemire, although we have some mixed feelings on his career thus far.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Reboot Comic Book Club Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—The Visitor #1: 00:01:13
Weekly Review—She Wolf #6: 00:15:34
Megan Purdy Interview: 00:31:12
First Year Healthy Book Club: 00:49:34
Canon of Comics—Lost Dogs: 01:20:24

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @themeganpurdy

Total Runtime: 01:40:51

Feb 23, 2017
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is their very good friend Ray Sonne who is an expert in all things Wildstorm and preparing to make her indie comics debut.

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Ray is a returning guest and was a delight to speak with, as always. We start off on a more serious note discussing her plans for autobiographical indie comics, along with some lesbian vampire ideas. It's an excellent conversation delving into the creative process and what it means to share your own stories. Then we discuss the return of Ray's favorite section of DC Comics in The Wildstorm #1, by Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt, Ivan Plascencia, and Simon Bowland.

It was a killer debut for this new imprint and we all have a lot to say about. If you didn't pick it up last week, we hope this conversation gives you a reason to check it out. 

We also cover two one new comic in our review segment.

Super Sons #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Jorge Jiminez
Colors by Alejandro Sanchez

John Wick: Chapter 2
Definitely a movie, and not a comic book

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle The Authority, but not all of The Authority, just the parts written by Mark Millar.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Reboot Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Super Sons #1: 00:04:41
Weekly Review—John Wick: Chapter 2: 00:19:42
Ray Sonne Flores Interview: 00:38:02
The Wildstorm #1 Book Club: 00:59:45
Canon of Comics—The Authority: 01:35:44

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @RaySonne

Total Runtime: 02:01:35

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Feb 13, 2017
Chynna Clugston Flores reads LOVE AND ROCKETS
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is the creator of Blue Monday from last week's discussion, the incredible cartoonist Chynna Clugston Flores who is re-releasing her 2003 comic Scooter Girl at Image Comics, now in color.

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Chynna was a blast to have on. Her work on both Blue Monday and Scotter Girl is truly unique and well worth discovering or rediscovering in the newly colored volumes from Image. She discusses much of what Chase and Ed Luce covered last week, providing insight into their favorite aspects of her work. Rather than cover a specific comic, Chynna suggested a general conversation about Love & Rockets. The discussion was wide-ranging covering the many ways in which people first encounter the series to its unique place in American comics today. We had a great time talking with Chynna and hope you'll have just as much fun listening in.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

Blubber #4
Created by Gilbert Hernandez

Motor Crush #3
Written by Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr
Art by Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle the ever-controversial The Killing Joke created by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Comic Book Reboot Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Blubber #4: 00:01:45
Weekly Review—Motor Crush #3: 00:15:01
Chynna Clugston Flores Interview: 00:27:23
Love & Rockets Book Club: 00:46:40
Canon of Comics—The Killing Joke: 01:12:34

Check out our last episode in which we discuss Love & Rockets with Steve Lieber, as well as a review of the newest issue by Jason Sacks and Keith Silva.

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @ChynnaSyndrome

Total Runtime: 01:32:41

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Feb 7, 2017
Ed Luce reads BLUE MONDAY
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is the creator of Wuvable Oaf and super-knowledgable comics educator Ed Luce who is now accepting orders for the newest issue of his hit indie series.

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Ed is truly a delight to talk comics with and it's a shame Joe had to miss him. However, Chase managed to still have a great discussion about Blue Monday with Ed in his absence. The reissued collections of this series from Image are beautiful to look up and hold up remarkably well. Ed and Chase discuss how Blue Mondaycaptures an honest high school experience, experiments with manga-influences, and manages to blend the specific with the universal. Chynna Clugston Flores work on this series really is just as exciting to read today as when it first debuted.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

The Walking Dead #163
Written by Robert Kirkman
Drawn by Charlie Adlard
Inks by Cliff Rathburn

Karnak #6
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Gerardo Zaffino

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Comic Book Reboot Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—The Walking Dead#163: 00:02:10
Weekly Review—Karnak #6: 00:11:34
Ed Luce Interview: 00:22:25
Blue Monday Book Club: 00:42:05
Canon of Comics—Understanding Comics: 01:05:54

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @WuvableOaf

Total Runtime: 01:20:18

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Jan 30, 2017
J.A. Micheline reads THE OMEGA MEN
Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. This week’s guest on RCBC is the insanely talented storyteller and artist J.A. Micheline (a.k.a. JAM) who is editing and writing lots of great comics criticism including her monthly Patreon supported column Critical Jam


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JAM is one of our absolute favorite people to discuss comics with chose to discuss the highly acclaimed The Omega Men. For anyone who hasn't paid attention to comics in the past year, it is the story of Kyle Rayner drawn into a war in the Vega System and forced to question his conception of morality and views on violence. It was created by Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda amongst others. Our conclusions will likely surprise some readers, and we are so happy JAM made us reexamine this comic and helped lead such a fascinating conversation about it.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

The Kamandi Challenge #1
"The Rules" created by Dan Didio, Keith Giffen, and Scott Koblish
"K is for Kill" created by Dan Abnett and Dale Eaglesham
Colors by Hi-Fi

Dept. H #10
Written and Drawn by Matt Kindt
Colors by Charlene Kindt

Finally, in The Comics Canon, we take on whether a certain comic deserves to be considered a classic of the medium. This isn’t for obvious cases like Watchmen or Maus. It’s defined for well-loved or forgotten comics that might need to be reassessed. This week we tackle Captain America Comics #1 from 1941 created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.

We hope you enjoy the continuation of our newest reboot on the Comic Book Reboot Podcast, long may it last.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Kamandi Challenge #1: 00:01:45
Weekly Review—Dept. H #10: 00:11:40
J.A. Micheline interview: 00:23:25
The Omega Men Book Club: 00:41:50
Canon of Comics—Captain America Comics #1: 01:20:58

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @elevenafter

Total Runtime: 01:34:45

Presented by Comics Bulletin

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