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Now displaying: January, 2017

where your favorite creators come to geek out

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

Jan 23, 2017
Gabriel Hardman reads HELLBLAZER #27

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 Gabriel Hardman who is publishing a new one-shot at Image Comics in February called The Belfry

Gabriel is renowned both as a comics storyteller and Hollywood storyboard artist. In addition to the horrifying The Belfry, he is currently creating Invisible Republic with his wife Corrina Bechko. In movies he has worked on films like Interstellar, The Dark KnightInception, and most recently Logan. It's an impressive resume and he offers plenty of great insight in this interview. 

He chose to discuss Hellblazer #27, another standalone horror story created by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. It's a chilling ghost tale titled "Hold Me" that examines the nature of human connection and warmth. We were both blown away by this gem of a comic and hope listeners seek it out after listening to our discussion with Gabriel.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment.

Ultimates2 #3
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Travel Foreman
Colors by Ron Brown

X'ed #4
Written by Tony Patrick
Art by Ayhan Hayrula Brian Level
Colors by Doug Garbark

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 I Kill Giants created by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura.

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—Ultimates 2 #3: 00:04:43
Weekly Review—X'ed #4: 00:20:30
Gabriel Hardman interview: 00:31:20
Hellblazer Book Club: 00:54:20
Canon of Comics—I Kill Giants: 01:15:59

Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @gabrielhardman

Total Runtime: 01:31:12

 

Jan 16, 2017
Megan Purdy reads WUVABLE OAF

The Reboot Comic Book Club is back in action with a reboot of our own. This week Chase Magnett joins Joe Schmidt as co-host. Together they will be offering new segments and expanded coverage. Don't worry though, the heart of this show isn't changing and they'll continue to host guest from throughout the comics industry to discuss projects and join in a book club. The very first guest of the all-new, all-better RCBC is none other than Megan Purdy who is here to discuss her work on Women Write About Comics and Ed Luce's Wuvable Oaf!

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Megan has been the editor-in-chief of Women Write About Comics from its inception and has developed the site into one of the absolute best being published today. Her staff of editors and writers contribute a smart collection of pop culture criticism, interviews, and discussion from a wide variety of perspectives. She also has some mystery projects in the works that we try to get some details on.

She chose to discuss the delightful Ed Luce's just as delightful comic Wuvable Oaf: Blood and Metal. This second collection details the adventures of Oaf as he wrestles in his alter-ego, revels in heavy metal, and goes through a variety of other adventures. It is absolutely charming and we hope our discussion brings that across.

We also cover two new comics in our review segment. 

God Country #1
Written by Donny Cates
Art by Geoff Shaw
Colored by Jason Wordie

Deathstroke #10
Written by Christopher Priest
Art by Cary Nord
Colors by Jeromy Cox

Finally, in The Comics Canon, the other new segment, these two 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. In the very first installment Kingdom Come, created by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, is up for discussion.

We hope you enjoy the new segments and format, and tolerate the new co-host. This reboot, rebirth, and restart ought to provide the best version of this comics podcast yet.

TIMESTAMPS
Introduction: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—God Country #1: 00:04:00
Weekly Review—Deathstroke #10 Review: 00:15:00
Megan Purdy Interview: 00:27:18
Wuvable Oaf Book Club: 00:45:50
Canon of Comics—Kingdom Come: 01:13:10

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

@RebootComics @woeisjoe @ChaseMagnett @themeganpurdy

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Total Runtime: 01:23:07

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