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By Klaus' cousin - Mar 05 2016
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Wow this is great! It's a perfect companion to to the regular Ifanboy podcast. Interviews with the creators of upcoming comics. I love it! I hope this get's updated with more recent interviews.

Great podcast--occasionally fawning

By Ajrcmrwcj - Sep 10 2012
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I really like this podcast. I get to hear about new comics from interviews with the people who create them. The interviewer is generally good, and we all get to learn the basics of the comic. Sometimes I don't think the interviewer is willing to ask critical questions, but overall I like this podcast a great deal and think it is worth listening to.

iTunes Ratings

105 Ratings
Average Ratings
81
3
10
7
4

Holy!

By Klaus' cousin - Mar 05 2016
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Wow this is great! It's a perfect companion to to the regular Ifanboy podcast. Interviews with the creators of upcoming comics. I love it! I hope this get's updated with more recent interviews.

Great podcast--occasionally fawning

By Ajrcmrwcj - Sep 10 2012
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I really like this podcast. I get to hear about new comics from interviews with the people who create them. The interviewer is generally good, and we all get to learn the basics of the comic. Sometimes I don't think the interviewer is willing to ask critical questions, but overall I like this podcast a great deal and think it is worth listening to.

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #107 - A Once Crowded Sky with Tom King

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Tom King didn’t write a comic book. He wrote a book. But it’s not a book about comic books. It’s a book that’s about what a lot of comic books are about: superheroes. In that book, he does have comics, drawn by none other than Tom Fowler, one of the resident geniuses in comics.

Before being an author, King held the following positions: intern for Vertigo Comics, assistant to Chris Claremont, CIA counterterrorism officer. Yes, those are all true. And yet now, he’s written the story of a world where the superheroes have all given up their powers, and become less magnificent, and more mundane. Clearly the skies are no longer crowded.

It’s a novel unlike any you’ve ever read before, but it’s not just a comic book story converted to prose. It’s also a much more beautiful package than a lot of novels you’ll see on the shelves.

A Once Crowded Sky
Written by Tom King
Art by Tom Fowler
326 pages/$26.00
Touchstone/Simon and Shuster

Music:
The Sky is Falling
Queens of the Stone Age

Jul 09 2012

19mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #116 - Batman #13 with Scott Snyder

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GSend in the Clown Prince of Crime! A year after losing face in the pages of Detective Comics #1, the Joker returns to Gotham with grim new purpose in Batman #13. Writer Scott Snyder drops by to psychoanalyze Arkham’s favorite son, delving deep into the Joker’s twisted relationship with the Dark Knight. What stories inspired Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s vision of the iconic villain? What is Joker’s true endgame as he plots the “Death of the Family?” Crank up the nitrous oxide, kick back, and listen to the madness.

Batman #13
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo, Janathan Glapion, FCO
Backup story by James Tynion IV

DC Comics – $3.99

Music:
“Send in the Clowns”
Barbara Streisand

Oct 08 2012

36mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #114- Happy! #1 with Grant Morrison

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One of 2012′s most anticipated comics, Happy! #1, combines the writing of Grant Morrison with the art of Darick Robertson to bring us a modern Christmas story in a way that only Morrison and Robertson could dream up. Meet Nick Sax, a down on his luck ex-cop who, after a hit goes wrong, finds out his fate is tied in with a flying blue horse named Happy! If that isn’t enough to get you on board, than I don’t know what you’d need. We chat with Grant Morrison about the origins of Happy! and what his thoughts on creator owned work and Christmas movies.

Happy! #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Darick Robertson

Image Comics – $2.99

Music:
“Happy”
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Sep 24 2012

18mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #103 - Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1

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One of the most controversial comic events starts this week with the release of Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 by Darwyn Cooke. In an extended interview, we spoke with Darwyn Cooke, cartoonist on Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 about what it was like to take on one of the biggest projects of the year and what we can expect from this first chapter in the event. We also talk about his collaboration with Amanda Conner on Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre and what we can look forward to from the next graphic novel in the Parker series, The Score.

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1
By Darwyn Cooke
$3.99
DC Comics

Music:
“This Ain’t No Picnic”
Minutemen

Jun 04 2012

34mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #108 - Daredevil #17 with Mike Allred

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As if the story of Daredevil from Marvel Comics couldn’t get any better, editor Steve Wacker blows everyone away with just one artist. After bringing Mark Waid on to write the relaunched title, and pairing him with artistic talents such as Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Chris Samnee. And now with Daredevil #17, the king of pop comics art, Mike Allred joins the fray. We catch up with the artist to hear how a simple letter lead to bringing him not only to Daredevil, but to return back to Marvel with ongoing work.

Music:
Dare
The Wedding Present

Aug 13 2012

19mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #105- Get Jiro! with Joel Rose

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Anthony Bourdain is well known in the food world, first for his years a chef in New York City, then as an author of books like Kitchen Confidential, and then as a TV host on the show No Reservations, but now Bourdain joins Joel Rose in writing the graphic novel Get Jiro! with art by Langdon Foss. Set in the near future in Los Angeles, the world has we know it is shot to hell. Everything is broken down, save for one thing: Food. The new economy and celebrity is built around food and warring factions of corporate dining vs. vegans wage war while a sole hero and sushi chef stands in the middle.

We chat with co-writer Joel Rose about the origins of the graphic novel and what it was like to bring it all together as Bourdain and Rose craft an amazing world that comes to life thanks to Langdon Foss. It will have you forever questioning ordering that California Roll.

Get Jiro!
Written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose
Art by Langdon Foss
160 pages/$24.99
Vertigo/DC Comics

Music:
“With or Without U2″
Jawbreaker

Jun 25 2012

16mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #109 - Untold Tales of Punisher MAX #3 with Megan Abbott

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The Marvel MAX iteration of Frank Castle may have met his maker earlier this year, but a guy like that is bound to leave behind a lockbox or two, right? This week faithful readers inherit a lost case file from our dearly departed Punisher. Untold Tales of Punisher MAX #3 is a one-and-done story from crime writer Megan Abbott and artist Matteo Baffagni. Paul talks to the author about making the jump to comics and coaxing Frank Castle’s long shadow to the tranquil suburbs. What film noir masterworks inspired Abbott’s vision, and what other seedy comic locales would she like to visit in the future? All this, plus Abbott’s woefully unpublished debut for the defunct Vertigo Crime line and the prospect of Punisher vs….high school cheerleaders?

And don’t miss Megan Abbott’s new prose novel Dare Me, in stores now.

Music:
“Is That Clear”
Nick Waterhouse

Aug 20 2012

18mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #111 - Paul Allor on TMNT Micro Series #8 Fugitoid

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IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mythos has grown incredibly rich and inventive over a very short amount of time. With their recent Micro Series of dedicated character studies, that depth has increased exponentially. But with the turtles, Master Splinter, Casey Jones and April O'Neil all accounted for, who's next in line? This week, writer Paul Allor introduces the tragic and adorable rogue robot Fugitoid into the mix for his IDW debut. Whose mind resides within the complex matrices of that android chassis, and why is he constantly on the run? Grab a slice and settle in for one radical ride!

Music:
"Ninja Rap"
Vanilla Ice

Sep 04 2012

16mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #118 - Great Pacific #1 with Joe Harris

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Continuing the parade of new series from Image Comics, Great Pacific #1 is this week’s entry into the world of new comics that you should be checking out. Writer Joe Harris joins us to talk about the inspiration for Great Pacific, an enormous ecological phenomenon currently happening in the Pacific Ocean, which launches this tale that combines science fiction, adventure and a little political intrigue. Fans of near present sci-fi will definitely want to give Great Pacific #1 a read.

Great Pacific #1
Written by Joe Harris
Art by Martin Morazzo

Image Comics $2.99

Music:
“Between Pacific Coasts”
The Promise Ring

Nov 12 2012

17mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #112 - The Judas Coin with Walt Simonson

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Walter Simonson is an actual living and working legend in comics, and the good news is that he doesn’t seem like he’s close to done. The man draws and writes this original graphic novel, The Judas Coin, which works a bit like an anthology that spans distant corners of the DC Universe, following the cursed payment for the betrayal of Christ, but also featuring Batman. Simonson is still very much pushing and challenging himself with comics at a point in his career where many would just sit back and put it on cruise control, and it’s incredibly inspiring.

The Judas Coin HC
Written and Drawn by Walter Simonson
Color/96 Pages/$22.99

DC Comics

Music:
Boy With a Coin
Iron and Wine

Sep 10 2012

22mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #113 - Doctor Who #1 with Andy Diggle

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Geronimo! Paul thumbs a ride on the TARDIS with Andy Diggle, lead writer of IDW's all new Doctor Who ongoing! With which of the time lord's many incarnations did Diggle first venture into the vast reaches of time and space? What does he think about the 11th and current Doctor portrayed on television by Matt Smith? Will the timey be wibbly-wobbly? Hold on to your fez and find out in the latest Don't Miss podcast!

DOCTOR WHO #1
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and Cover by Mark Buckingham

The Doctor is back! Welcome to a new, exciting era for everyone’s favorite Time Lord, as New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle (The Losers) pilots the TARDIS as the ongoing series architect. Joining him for this first arc is Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham (Fables), who also will provide covers for the series. Geronimo!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing

Music:
"Doctor Who XI"
"I am the Doctor"
Murray Gold and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Sep 17 2012

17mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #117 - Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1 with Joshua Hale Fialkov

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We turn now to old Eternia in the wake of bloody civil war. Who is the cloaked terror who stalks the kingdom, hellbent on reclaiming the throne of his birthright, thirsty for righteous vengeance against his own kin? How did he earn his gruesome death’s mask? What sinister motivations roil within the grim skull of Skeletor? Just in time for Halloween, we sit down with Joshua Hale Fialkov to unveil the secret history of your toy chest’s most twisted despot. Why is Frank Langella so angry? What does it all have to do with Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries? The answers just might rock your skull.

Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Frazer Irving
Cover by Frazer Irving
Color/32 pages/$2.99

DC Comics

Music:
“The Veil of Isis”
The Sword

Oct 29 2012

23mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #115 - Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #2 with Gabriel Hardman

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Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko have been showing readers new sides of the Planet of the Apes for quite a few issues now. In Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #2, an ongoing series, they get to really explore the Ape society in depth and it feels like they're just starting to scratch the surface of this property, which hasn't even begun to wear out. You don't need to have read that which came before, or even seen the movies to dig this story of strife among the apes, and what can only be some kind of forthcoming... cataclysm.

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #2
Written by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko
Art by Damien Couceiro

BOOM! Studios - $3.99

Music:
Main Title - Planet of the Apes Original Soundtrack
Jerry Goldsmith

Oct 01 2012

14mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #110 - National Comics: Looker #1 with Ian Edginton

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DC Comics’ line of one-shots re-imagining some of its more obscure heroes for modern readers continues this week with National Comics: Looker #1. Paul sits down with writer Ian Edginton to discuss Emily Briggs, an undead supermodel who puts the “vamp” in vampire. Eternal youth might seem like a major boon for a glamourous pinup, but what if that gift also comes with the inability to cast a reflection or show up in photographs? How does the stunning Ms. Briggs explain her sudden reluctance to prance and pose on the catwalk? And will she ultimately use her newfound powers for good or ill?

Music:
“The Girl Can’t Help it”
Little Richard

Aug 27 2012

11mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #104 - Planetoid #1 with Ken Garing and The Massive #1 with Brian Wood

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This week we’re looking at a science-fiction double feature with two new #1 issues set on some very dangerous planets!

First up, Paul Montgomery catches up with writer and artist Ken Garing, whose Graphicly exclusive Planetoid #1 is about to relaunch in print at Image Comics. Who is Silas and how did he end up on an inhospitable rock lorded over by giant mechanical despots? What new perils await the rugged space pirate on the mysterious Planetoid?

Planetoid #1
Written by Ken Garing
Art by Ken Garing
32 pages/$2.50
Image Comics

Later, Paul hits the high seas of the near future with writer Brian Wood. In a “post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world” only Callum Israel and his intrepid Ninth Wave crew of eco adventurers can track and rescue their missing sister ship The Massive. How steeped in reality is this spiritual successor to Wood’s DMZ? Where will their search take the Kapital and her crew in this strange new dystopia?

The Massive #1
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Kristian Donaldson
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Brian Wood, Kristian Donaldson
32 pages/$3.50

Dark Horse Comics

Music:
“DLZ”
TV on the Radio

Jun 04 2012

35mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #102 - Grim Leaper #1 with Kurtis J. Wiebe

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If he’d first seen Ella at any other point in his history, Lou’s pulse would’ve been racing. Unfortunately, Lou doesn’t really have one of those anymore. Not one of his own, anyway. See, Lou’s dead. But that doesn’t mean he’s not kicking. That’s because our intrepid hero is playing a game of Scott Bakula with the mortal coil. Lou Collins is a Grim Leaper. This week, we sit down with the writer of Green Wake and Peter Panzerfaust to learn more about romance and rigor mortis in his latest mini-series from Image Comics.

Grim Leaper #1
By Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art by Aluis Santos
$3.50
Image Comics

Music:
“I Want to Be Buried in Your Backyard”
Nightmare of You

May 28 2012

21mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #101 - Justice League Dark #9 with Jeff Lemire

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This week Animal Man scribe Jeff Lemire delves even deeper into the shadows of DC Comics’ dark mythos as he takes up the reins of Justice League Dark. What does he have in store for team mainstays like John Constantine, Zatanna and Deadman? What new characters from elsewhere in the New 52 (as well as comics’ past) will join the roster to stave off the advance of even greater horrors?

Justice League Dark #9
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Mikel Janin
$2.99
DC Comics

Music:
“My Delirium”
Ladyhawke

May 21 2012

19mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #99 - Exiled #1 with Kieron Gillen

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Kicking off the May crossover event between New Mutants and Journey into Mystery, we catch up with writer Kieron Gillen who lets us know what you need to know to follow along on this fun romp through San Francisco filled with Asgardians, mutants and demons. Gillen is teaming up with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning of New Mutants to write this tale and gives us some insight on what that process has been like.

BONUS: We discuss Colossus of the X-Men and the mystery to his baldness is SOLVED.

Exiled #1
Written by Kieron Gillen, Dan Abnett and Any Lanning
Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico
$2.99
Marvel Comics

Music:
50ft Queenie
P.J. Harvey

Apr 30 2012

18mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #98 - Wolverine #305 with Cullen Bunn

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Cullen Bunn drops by to talk about his new run on Wolverine. Marvel’s favorite mutant has been through a lot, but Cullen plans to up the ante on Logan and anyone around him. Teamed with artist Paul Pelletier, this jumping on point is a perfect stand alone place to get reacquainted with one of Marvel’s busiest characters. Mixing horror with other genres is nothing new for Cullen Bunn, and now he’s bringing a cringe worthy tale that you don’t want to miss in Wolverine #305.

Wolverine #305
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Paul Pelletier, David Meikis
$3.99
Marvel Comics

Music:
Horror Hayride
Webb Wilder

Apr 23 2012

14mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #93 - Hell Yeah #1 with Joe Keatinge

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Coming off the heels of Glory #23, writer Joe Keatinge continues to make 2012 his year, which the launch of his creator owned series, Hell Yeah. The first issue hits stands this Wednesday, and fans of modern takes on the super hero genre should take note as he and artist Andre Szymanowicz launch what has the makings of being a vast epic set in the world of comic books, super heroes and the unpredictability that comes along with it. Already a hit amongst collectors after the limited edition Ashcan that premiered at Image Expo, Hell Yeah #1 is definitely book you want to jump on to with this first issue.

Hell Yeah #1
written by Joe Keatinge
art by Andre Szymanowicz
$2.99 - Image Comics

Music:
Yeah, It’s Beautiful Here Too
Superchunk

Mar 05 2012

21mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #123 - X-O Manowar #9 with Robert Venditti

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Aric of Dacia readies to meet the Vine at its very root on the planet Loam. But before taking on Planet Death, this man out of time, must defend a world far removed from his own Visigoth heritage. Aric is the first man to wield the armor of the X-O Manowar, and he’s Earth’s last line of defense against an alien invasion force who desperately want that weapon back. This week we speak to writer Robert Venditti about capturing the voice of a displaced Visigoth and leading Valiant’s vanguard into the modern day.

X-O Manowar #9
Writer Robert Venditti
Art by Trevor Hairsine
32 pages/Color/$3.99

Music:
“Primitive Notion”
New Order

Jan 21 2013

21mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #122 - Captain Marvel #9 with Kelly Sue DeConnick

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The female super hero of the Marvel Universe takes to the skies for this first issue of a new story arc and a perfect jumping on point for new readers with Captain Marvel #9. Writer Kelly Sue Deconnick comes to talk about the ride with this ongoing solo character series so far, her take on the character and what readers can expect from this issue. We also get into the visual look of Captain Marvel and Kelly Sue’s thoughts on her various artistic collaborates, as well as just what is going on with her hair…you know, the important issues.

Captain Marvel #9
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Felipe Andrade
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Jamie McKelvie

Music:
The Mother We Share
CHVRCHES

Jan 14 2013

27mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #121 - Star Wars #1 with Brian Wood

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Punch it, Chewie! We kick off 2013 with a big Don't Miss dedicated to a very big book. Writer Brian Wood takes us back to a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars #1, an all new story set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back! The Death Star is in pieces, but the Rebel Alliance is still holding itself together with duct tape. Darth Vader gets demoted! Leia hops into an X-Wing! And the family tree is still a little shady. Join us as we talk to Wood about his larger-than-life 2012, the decision to take this iconic licensed property adjectiveless, Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm, and the bounty of Wookiepedia.

STAR WARS #1
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Carlos D'Anda
Colors by Gabe Eltaeb
Cover by Alex Ross

Music:
"Star Wars Main Title Medley/Rebel Blockade Runner"
John Williams

Jan 07 2013

42mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #120 - The Legend of Luther Strode #1 with Justin Jordan

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Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore absolutely demolished expectations with the loser-to-bruiser mini-series The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. Now they and their masked juggernaut are back for the next chapter with this week’s The Legend of Luther Strode #1. The lanky teenager we met a year ago has more than mastered the training techniques from that mail order fitness program. He bulked up and lost nearly everything he cared about in the process. Five years on, the legend of his abilities–and just how he’s putting them to violent use–has spread. Who’s taken an active interest in our troubled hero, and what is their endgame?

We spoke to writer Justin Jordan about the method to the mayhem. What does he hope to say about the ubiquity of violence in comics and about power fantasies in general? What does tomorrow hold for Luther and those he loves? Hold a bag of frozen peas to your noggin and press play.

The Legend of Luther Strode #1 (of 6)
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Tradd Moore
Color by Felipe Sobreiro
Letters by FONOGRAFIKS

32 pages/Color/$3.50

Image Comics
Music:
“Spoilin’ for a Fight”
AC/DC

Dec 03 2012

19mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #119 - Harbinger #6 with Joshua Dysart

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Jim Shooter chronicled the psionic tug-of-war between Peter "Sting" Stanchek and the enigmatic Toyo Harada for over 40 issues in the early 90s. Nearly 20 years later, Valiant Entertainment is back, and with it, an all new interpretation of Harbinger. We spoke to series writer Joshua Dysart about his new vision for the iconic struggle between two impossibly powerful men equipped with the full range of telekinetic abilities.

In each new issue of the "Renegade" arc, starting with this week's Harbinger #6, latent fans will meet Peter's allies in the war against Harada's ubiquitous corporation and its legion of psionic warriors. We'll also see the Valiant universe as its never been seen before, rendered by a new artist each chapter. And, geez, what a sensational list of artists it is.

Things are about to get mental.
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Penciler: Phil Briones
Cover Artist: Mico Suayan, Matthew Clark

$3.99/32 pages

ALL-NEW ARC! From out of the ashes – RENEGADES!

After a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stanchek lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most – his childhood love Kris Hathaway. As Harada’s Eggbreaker strike force closes in, the helpless Peter wonders if he is going to find forgiveness at Kris’s door – or unbridled vengeance. But when Faith returns as the superhero she’s always dreamed of being, the game is going to change for everyone involved…

Music:
"The Hive"
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Original Soundtrack)
Michael McCann

Nov 19 2012

31mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #118 - Great Pacific #1 with Joe Harris

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Continuing the parade of new series from Image Comics, Great Pacific #1 is this week’s entry into the world of new comics that you should be checking out. Writer Joe Harris joins us to talk about the inspiration for Great Pacific, an enormous ecological phenomenon currently happening in the Pacific Ocean, which launches this tale that combines science fiction, adventure and a little political intrigue. Fans of near present sci-fi will definitely want to give Great Pacific #1 a read.

Great Pacific #1
Written by Joe Harris
Art by Martin Morazzo

Image Comics $2.99

Music:
“Between Pacific Coasts”
The Promise Ring

Nov 12 2012

17mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #117 - Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1 with Joshua Hale Fialkov

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We turn now to old Eternia in the wake of bloody civil war. Who is the cloaked terror who stalks the kingdom, hellbent on reclaiming the throne of his birthright, thirsty for righteous vengeance against his own kin? How did he earn his gruesome death’s mask? What sinister motivations roil within the grim skull of Skeletor? Just in time for Halloween, we sit down with Joshua Hale Fialkov to unveil the secret history of your toy chest’s most twisted despot. Why is Frank Langella so angry? What does it all have to do with Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries? The answers just might rock your skull.

Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Frazer Irving
Cover by Frazer Irving
Color/32 pages/$2.99

DC Comics

Music:
“The Veil of Isis”
The Sword

Oct 29 2012

23mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #116 - Batman #13 with Scott Snyder

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GSend in the Clown Prince of Crime! A year after losing face in the pages of Detective Comics #1, the Joker returns to Gotham with grim new purpose in Batman #13. Writer Scott Snyder drops by to psychoanalyze Arkham’s favorite son, delving deep into the Joker’s twisted relationship with the Dark Knight. What stories inspired Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s vision of the iconic villain? What is Joker’s true endgame as he plots the “Death of the Family?” Crank up the nitrous oxide, kick back, and listen to the madness.

Batman #13
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo, Janathan Glapion, FCO
Backup story by James Tynion IV

DC Comics – $3.99

Music:
“Send in the Clowns”
Barbara Streisand

Oct 08 2012

36mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #115 - Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #2 with Gabriel Hardman

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Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko have been showing readers new sides of the Planet of the Apes for quite a few issues now. In Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #2, an ongoing series, they get to really explore the Ape society in depth and it feels like they're just starting to scratch the surface of this property, which hasn't even begun to wear out. You don't need to have read that which came before, or even seen the movies to dig this story of strife among the apes, and what can only be some kind of forthcoming... cataclysm.

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #2
Written by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko
Art by Damien Couceiro

BOOM! Studios - $3.99

Music:
Main Title - Planet of the Apes Original Soundtrack
Jerry Goldsmith

Oct 01 2012

14mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #114- Happy! #1 with Grant Morrison

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One of 2012′s most anticipated comics, Happy! #1, combines the writing of Grant Morrison with the art of Darick Robertson to bring us a modern Christmas story in a way that only Morrison and Robertson could dream up. Meet Nick Sax, a down on his luck ex-cop who, after a hit goes wrong, finds out his fate is tied in with a flying blue horse named Happy! If that isn’t enough to get you on board, than I don’t know what you’d need. We chat with Grant Morrison about the origins of Happy! and what his thoughts on creator owned work and Christmas movies.

Happy! #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Darick Robertson

Image Comics – $2.99

Music:
“Happy”
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Sep 24 2012

18mins

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #113 - Doctor Who #1 with Andy Diggle

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Geronimo! Paul thumbs a ride on the TARDIS with Andy Diggle, lead writer of IDW's all new Doctor Who ongoing! With which of the time lord's many incarnations did Diggle first venture into the vast reaches of time and space? What does he think about the 11th and current Doctor portrayed on television by Matt Smith? Will the timey be wibbly-wobbly? Hold on to your fez and find out in the latest Don't Miss podcast!

DOCTOR WHO #1
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and Cover by Mark Buckingham

The Doctor is back! Welcome to a new, exciting era for everyone’s favorite Time Lord, as New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle (The Losers) pilots the TARDIS as the ongoing series architect. Joining him for this first arc is Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham (Fables), who also will provide covers for the series. Geronimo!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing

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"Doctor Who XI"
"I am the Doctor"
Murray Gold and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Sep 17 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #112 - The Judas Coin with Walt Simonson

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Walter Simonson is an actual living and working legend in comics, and the good news is that he doesn’t seem like he’s close to done. The man draws and writes this original graphic novel, The Judas Coin, which works a bit like an anthology that spans distant corners of the DC Universe, following the cursed payment for the betrayal of Christ, but also featuring Batman. Simonson is still very much pushing and challenging himself with comics at a point in his career where many would just sit back and put it on cruise control, and it’s incredibly inspiring.

The Judas Coin HC
Written and Drawn by Walter Simonson
Color/96 Pages/$22.99

DC Comics

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Boy With a Coin
Iron and Wine

Sep 10 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #111 - Paul Allor on TMNT Micro Series #8 Fugitoid

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IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mythos has grown incredibly rich and inventive over a very short amount of time. With their recent Micro Series of dedicated character studies, that depth has increased exponentially. But with the turtles, Master Splinter, Casey Jones and April O'Neil all accounted for, who's next in line? This week, writer Paul Allor introduces the tragic and adorable rogue robot Fugitoid into the mix for his IDW debut. Whose mind resides within the complex matrices of that android chassis, and why is he constantly on the run? Grab a slice and settle in for one radical ride!

Music:
"Ninja Rap"
Vanilla Ice

Sep 04 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #110 - National Comics: Looker #1 with Ian Edginton

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DC Comics’ line of one-shots re-imagining some of its more obscure heroes for modern readers continues this week with National Comics: Looker #1. Paul sits down with writer Ian Edginton to discuss Emily Briggs, an undead supermodel who puts the “vamp” in vampire. Eternal youth might seem like a major boon for a glamourous pinup, but what if that gift also comes with the inability to cast a reflection or show up in photographs? How does the stunning Ms. Briggs explain her sudden reluctance to prance and pose on the catwalk? And will she ultimately use her newfound powers for good or ill?

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“The Girl Can’t Help it”
Little Richard

Aug 27 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #109 - Untold Tales of Punisher MAX #3 with Megan Abbott

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The Marvel MAX iteration of Frank Castle may have met his maker earlier this year, but a guy like that is bound to leave behind a lockbox or two, right? This week faithful readers inherit a lost case file from our dearly departed Punisher. Untold Tales of Punisher MAX #3 is a one-and-done story from crime writer Megan Abbott and artist Matteo Baffagni. Paul talks to the author about making the jump to comics and coaxing Frank Castle’s long shadow to the tranquil suburbs. What film noir masterworks inspired Abbott’s vision, and what other seedy comic locales would she like to visit in the future? All this, plus Abbott’s woefully unpublished debut for the defunct Vertigo Crime line and the prospect of Punisher vs….high school cheerleaders?

And don’t miss Megan Abbott’s new prose novel Dare Me, in stores now.

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“Is That Clear”
Nick Waterhouse

Aug 20 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #108 - Daredevil #17 with Mike Allred

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As if the story of Daredevil from Marvel Comics couldn’t get any better, editor Steve Wacker blows everyone away with just one artist. After bringing Mark Waid on to write the relaunched title, and pairing him with artistic talents such as Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Chris Samnee. And now with Daredevil #17, the king of pop comics art, Mike Allred joins the fray. We catch up with the artist to hear how a simple letter lead to bringing him not only to Daredevil, but to return back to Marvel with ongoing work.

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Dare
The Wedding Present

Aug 13 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #107 - A Once Crowded Sky with Tom King

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Tom King didn’t write a comic book. He wrote a book. But it’s not a book about comic books. It’s a book that’s about what a lot of comic books are about: superheroes. In that book, he does have comics, drawn by none other than Tom Fowler, one of the resident geniuses in comics.

Before being an author, King held the following positions: intern for Vertigo Comics, assistant to Chris Claremont, CIA counterterrorism officer. Yes, those are all true. And yet now, he’s written the story of a world where the superheroes have all given up their powers, and become less magnificent, and more mundane. Clearly the skies are no longer crowded.

It’s a novel unlike any you’ve ever read before, but it’s not just a comic book story converted to prose. It’s also a much more beautiful package than a lot of novels you’ll see on the shelves.

A Once Crowded Sky
Written by Tom King
Art by Tom Fowler
326 pages/$26.00
Touchstone/Simon and Shuster

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The Sky is Falling
Queens of the Stone Age

Jul 09 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #106 - Battlepug with Mike Norton

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What started as a cool concept for a T-Shirt evolved into a web comics sensation, and is now hitting the bookshelves in it’s first collected edition. Battlepug creator Mike Norton walks us through the brief history of his epic “Pet Project” and let’s us know what to expect in this extras packed print edition.

Battlepug Vol 1
By Mike Norton
$14.99
– Dark Horse

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Jonny Quest / Stop That Pigeon
Reverend Horton Heat

Jul 02 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #105- Get Jiro! with Joel Rose

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Anthony Bourdain is well known in the food world, first for his years a chef in New York City, then as an author of books like Kitchen Confidential, and then as a TV host on the show No Reservations, but now Bourdain joins Joel Rose in writing the graphic novel Get Jiro! with art by Langdon Foss. Set in the near future in Los Angeles, the world has we know it is shot to hell. Everything is broken down, save for one thing: Food. The new economy and celebrity is built around food and warring factions of corporate dining vs. vegans wage war while a sole hero and sushi chef stands in the middle.

We chat with co-writer Joel Rose about the origins of the graphic novel and what it was like to bring it all together as Bourdain and Rose craft an amazing world that comes to life thanks to Langdon Foss. It will have you forever questioning ordering that California Roll.

Get Jiro!
Written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose
Art by Langdon Foss
160 pages/$24.99
Vertigo/DC Comics

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“With or Without U2″
Jawbreaker

Jun 25 2012

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iFanboy: Don't Miss #104 - Planetoid #1 with Ken Garing and The Massive #1 with Brian Wood

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This week we’re looking at a science-fiction double feature with two new #1 issues set on some very dangerous planets!

First up, Paul Montgomery catches up with writer and artist Ken Garing, whose Graphicly exclusive Planetoid #1 is about to relaunch in print at Image Comics. Who is Silas and how did he end up on an inhospitable rock lorded over by giant mechanical despots? What new perils await the rugged space pirate on the mysterious Planetoid?

Planetoid #1
Written by Ken Garing
Art by Ken Garing
32 pages/$2.50
Image Comics

Later, Paul hits the high seas of the near future with writer Brian Wood. In a “post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world” only Callum Israel and his intrepid Ninth Wave crew of eco adventurers can track and rescue their missing sister ship The Massive. How steeped in reality is this spiritual successor to Wood’s DMZ? Where will their search take the Kapital and her crew in this strange new dystopia?

The Massive #1
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Kristian Donaldson
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Brian Wood, Kristian Donaldson
32 pages/$3.50

Dark Horse Comics

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“DLZ”
TV on the Radio

Jun 04 2012

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