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Feb 13, 2015
ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG with Omar Spahi and Siike Donnelly

Special Guest Host: Chase Magnett

The OSSM Comics crew returns to the podcast and this time Omar Spahi is joined by EIC Siike Donnelly for this week's show! It's a grand ole' time, laced with condescending half-truths and backhanded compliments that only your best friends can provide!

Aside from running OSSM Comics, Omar is also writing their current title Separators, the follow up to their hit series Xenoglyphs. Siike is also the writer of the series Monomyth, also from OSSM Comics. 

We're all big fans of the relaunched Valiant Comics and we decided to discuss one of their best titles, Archer and Armstrong by Fred Van Lente, Clayton Henry, Matt Milla and Dave Lanphear. Who doesn't love an immortal bum with more holes in his memory than his underpants, his young and naive sidekick raised by zealots and trained to kill, on a crusade against an unholy union of secret societies?! (Don't say you, because that means no one likes you.)

Regular co-host Sam Morse will return next week for our in-depth discussion with Van Jensen and Jose Pimienta's beautiful, crowd-funded graphic novel, The Leg! Yell at us with the tweeters at #theBleedBC or email your thoughtful hatespeech to!

Puchase Archer and Armstrong on Comixology or Amazon
Purchase Xenoglyphs on Comixology
OSSM Comics website
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Feb 6, 2015
STARLIGHT with Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

OK, so we might have broken into song a few times this episode. Blame Flash Gordon and Beyonce (/Beyoncé? I always forget). That's what happens when you bro out, y'know. 

With that disclaimer out of the way, please WELCOME our good friends Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder to the show. They've been behind kick-ass comics like Rocket Girl and Halloween Eve for Image Comics as well as other greatwork for the Big-Two.

They've brought Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's Starlight along with them. Hence, Flash Gordon. It's a fun, beautiful book full of people getting zapped in the face with big yellow laser beams. Comics, ladies and gentlemen!

Join us again next week when we read Valiant's Archer and Armstrong with the OSSM Comics crew of Omar Spahi and Siike Donnelly. Be rude to us with your anonymous twitter handle and the hashtag #theBleedBC or email us your scanned, homemade ransom notes at (jpgs only, no PDFs)!

Listen to Amy and Brandon's podcast, PODCORN
Purchase Rocket Girl on Amazon or Comixology
Purchase Starlight on Amazon or Comixology
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 29, 2015
RAT QUEENS vol. 1 with Jimmie Robinson

Say hello to the one and only Jimmie Robinson!

Jimmie has created some great titles for Image Comics and its Shadowline inprint, including-but-not-limited-to Five WeaponsBomb Queen (parts I-VII), and, coming February 2015, The Empty. A multi-talented artist who fully scripts all of his own work, he's the perfect guest for the Bleed and talked at length about his career, the strong protagonists in his stories, diversity in comics, and the pick of the week.

Up next: RAT QUEENS, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. The Queens have taken the world by storm as evident in Tumblr feeds and Con cosplay, so we decided to see what the fuss was all about. What do we think? Listen to the show and find out!

Our following show will have the creative team of Rocket Girl and hosts of PODCORNAmy Reeder and Brandon Montclare! We'll be talking about Starlight from Mark Millar and Goran Parlov, so you really shouldn't miss it.

Yell at us on social media with #theBleedBC or email us what you saw on your vision quest at!

Jimmie Robinson's website
Purchase Bomb Queen from Amazon or Comixology
Purchase Five Weapons from Amazon or Comixology 
Purchase Rat Queens from Amazon or Comixology
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 22, 2015
PLANETARY #8 with Lawrence Marvit

We welcome Lawrence Marvit to this week's episode of the Bleed!

Lawrence is a cartoonist and educator, nominated for an Eisner Award for his work on his original graphic novel from Slave Labor Graphics, Sparks: An Urban Fairytale

Currently, he is self-publishing an ongoing story about gods and what happens when people stop believing in them. Approaching the drama and intrigue of gods through the eye of criminal noire storytelling, Myths from the Underground is one of the most innovative and creative webcomics today (and it's pretty to look at, too).

Lawrence brings with him the second entry to our reading list from creative mastermind Warren Ellis. We're reading his collaboration with John Cassady and Laura MartinPLANETARY.

Specifically, Lawrence wanted to read issue #8 from the series, titled the Day the Earth Turned Slower. An ode to the horror films produced during the Red Scare (and so much more), this single comic is a perfect amalgam of what made the entire series of Planetary so special. 

Next week we will welcome Jimmie Robinson to the program, writer and artist on such prolific titles as Bomb Queen, Five Weapons, and coming next month from Image Comics, THE EMPTY

We will be reading a fellow comic from the Shadowline imprint, RAT QUEENS! So sound off on social media with #theBleedBC! Or email us at!

Lawrence Marvit's website
Read Myths from the Underground
Purchase Sparks: An Urban Fairytale from SLG's website
Purchase Planetary #8 from Comixology
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 16, 2015
SCALPED vol. 1 with James Asmus

This week our friend James Asmus is joining the program! 

James is the writer of Valiant titles the Delinquents and Quantum and Woody MUST DIE! He's also done a bunch of Marvel stuff including an excellent run on Gambit as well as issues of Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Panel from Quantum and Woody MUST DIE!

And he's brought along an excellent comic to read as well. What's that, you ask? Well, if you must know (and you probably should if you're going to listen to us rant for 90 minutes), we are reading the excellent Scalped by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guerra!

Next week will be a slight change of pace as we discuss a single issue for once, Planetary #8 with Eisner-nomined comic creator Lawrence Marvit! So dig in your back issues for that classic from Warren Ellis and John Cassidy, and if you haven't read Lawrence's EXCELLENT webcomic, Myths from the Underground, check it out HERE! And chime in with your own thoughts with #theBleedBC!


James Asmus' tumblr
Purchase Scalped from Comixology or Amazon
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 8, 2015
MOON KNIGHT vol. 1 with Frank Barbiere

We're back from our Winter Break and BETTER THAN EVER! To help us kick off the New Year, we brought on Frank Barbiere. If you haven't heard of Frank, go back and relive the year 2014 because you were obviously doing something wrong. 

Frank writes the extremely successful Five Ghosts from Image Comics, as well as Solar, Man of the Atom for Dynamite/Gold Key, and Avengers World for Marvel among many others. We talk to Frank about his love of comics and why he does what he does, how he plans to top his amazing year in 2014, and the status of the Five Ghosts pilot over at the SyFy Network (or is it Sci-Fi?).

This week, we are discussing the excellent Marvel relaunch of Moon Knight by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire. Six issues of done-in-one fun, yet weaving a greater tapestry in the complex life of Marc Spector, Moon Knight is one of the best releases of 2014. Want to hear the guys geek out? OF COURSE YOU DO!

Next week we will be discussing Scalped with our great friend James Asmus! So join in and hear us crack jokes, that's really all we're good at. And chime in with your own thoughts with #theBleedBC!


Frank Barbiere's website
Purchase Moon Knight from Comixology or Amazon
Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Sep 3, 2014
ATOMIC ROBO vol. 1 with James Asmus and Omar Spahi

It's that time of the week. So set your pulls down for a bit and chat with the folks at the Bleed, Bleeding Cool's regular book club.

This time we're joined by James Asmus, who writes hilarious books like the Delinquents, Quantum and Woody, the End Times of Bram and Ben, and more! Also joining us is Omar Spahi, CEO of OSSM Comics and writer of Thaniel and Xenoglyphs!

The group will be discussing another veritable funny book, the first volume of Atomic Robo by Brian ClevingerScott Wegener, Ronda Pattison, and Jeff Powell!

Have a gem of wisdom you'd like to share? Insightful observation to impart? Join in on the book club with  #thebleedbc . Watch the live hangout every Wednesday or download the podcast when it goes on the air.

Aug 28, 2014
EAST OF WEST vol. 1 with Brandon Montclare

In our second episode, we are joined by Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image Comics series Rocket Girl, and Anwar Newton, a stand-up comedian and depraved viral sensation.

Unfortunately, this episode also marks the last regular appearance by Erik Grove, whose time commitments won’t permit him to join every week. We will have him on in the future, rest assured, and his contributions to getting the Bleed up and running are greatly appreciated. Thanks for everything, Erik!

Next week we will be joined by James Asmus, who writes hilarious books like The DelinquentsQuantum and Woodythe End Times of Bram and Ben, and more! Also joining us is Omar Spahi, CEO of OSSM Comics and writer of books Thaniel and  Xenoglyhs! The group will be discussing another veritable funny book, the first volume of Atomic Robo by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener

Have a gem of wisdom you’d like to share? Insightful observation to impart? Join in on the book club with #thebleedbc.

Aug 21, 2014
SECONDS with Ryan Burton and Katie Graves

It’s the first episode of The Bleed (and by “first”, we mean “this is not a test”) with author Ryan Burton and scientist Katie Graves joining in the discussion. Burton is the writer of the new Image Comics series, Dark Engine. Graves is a Histology Technician in a Pathology lab (HINT: microscopes!). It was a great time had by all. Dissenting opinions, unique observations, and critical insight into a defining piece of work; WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? Don’t answer that, please!

This week we're reading SECONDS by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Nathan FairbairnThe original graphic novel was released by Oni Press and is the first follow-up to the Scott Pilgrim series by O'Malley.

Next week we will be joined by Brandon Montclare of the hit Image Comics series Rocket Girl, and Anwar Newton, a stand-up comedian and depraved mushroom eating viral sensation. The group will be discussing the latest news, the week’s best comics, and then the meat and ‘taters: discussing East of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta.

Want to be heard? Join the New Age and use hashtags like those gosh darn Millennials that won’t get off your lawn. #thebleedbc

Aug 14, 2014
SEX CRIMINALS vol. 1 with Erik Grove and David Dissanayake

Our second test episode, discussing the Eisner award winning series SEX CRIMINALS from Image Comics.

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