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Now displaying: February, 2017

where your favorite creators come to geek out

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

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