Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 428 – I in Mega-City Two Need That Vaccine!

Better late than never as a full crew is here as we say bye to Vertigo before diving into our usual antics.

Red Sonja: the Ballad of the Red Goddess OGN by Roy Thomas, Esteban Maroto, Santi Casas (2019; Dynamite Entertainment)

DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s Pulp Comics by Nicky Wheeler Nicholson Includes reprints of the comics from the 30’s and bits about Malcom Wheeler-Nicholson. (2018; Hermes Press)

PSI Lords #1 by Renato Guedes and Fred Van Lente and a bit more Valiant as always. (Valiant)

Foot Soldiers Vol 1 and Vol. 2 (AiT/PlanetLar) by Jim Krueger and Michael Oeming (Image)

Superpatriot Mini-Series by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker (Image)

Grunt: the Art & Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe (2019 Hardcover; Dark Horse)
The Art of Ploog vol. 2 (Hardcover 2019; FPGUniverse)
Illustrators #25 (2019 U.K. Magazine)

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored by John Wagner, Pat Mills, Brian Bolland and Mick McMahon but in the book the credits are often under their pen names. Progs 61-85 is where the material is excerpted from the late ’70s. Some 2000AD chatter in general. (2016; 2000AD)

Usagi Yojimbo #1 by Stan Sakai (IDW)

Shout Outs:
Mitch Gerards on the Activity (Image)
Action Figure chitchat
Jack of Fables
Wizards by Ralph Bakshi
Greg Hildebrandt
Auction site Hakes
The Mighty One by Steve McManus
Eagle Comics reprint of Judge Dredd comics (in colour)
Movie novelizations/fumetti books
Dick Tracy/Mr. A
El Deafo by Cece Bell

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 427 – 1950’s Russian Slang or Harness Some Tricks

Not the last episode or is it? (It isn’t) as Kevin, Phil and Andy are here this time to talk some comics and related media.

Deadly Class TV show (Rick Remender/Wes Craig) and general adaptions

Which Image founder would you want to be?

The Boys #1-14 in preparation for the TV. (Dynamite)
Reread of the complete Bomb Queen by Jimmie Robertson (Image)
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama and adaptions of Manga (Viz)

Road of Bones #1 by Rich Douek and Alex Cormack and the issue of setting English language comics in foreign settings. How slang to use? Footnotes? Manga translations. (IDW)

Mathematical Solutions for a Global Crises by Jesse Jacobs
Space Jellyfish by Jesse Jacobs

Double and how do you know what to buy again and buy for the first time.
Modern Nostalgia and compression

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – City at War Storyline by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter, and Ronda Pattison. Countdown to issue #100 (IDW)

Shout Outs:
Super Steve
Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #1 by Markisan Naso, Jason Muhr, and Andrei Tabacaru (Action Lab)
Walking Dead #192 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano (Image)
Xena and Hercules Complete TV series on DVD
My Little Pony (IDW)
Crossed (Avatar)
Downsizing the movie
Wonderland (Manga)
Safari Honeymoon by Jesse Jacobs
They Live in Me by Jesse Jacobs (Kevin does not mention the title but he reviewed that book in Indie Ep 406 from May 23, 2018).
Michael DeForge
Wolverine (Marvel Comics) and Giant Size X-men #1
Monster House (movie)
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero! #262 by Larry Hama, Netho Diaz, Jadgish Kumar, Brian Shearer and J. Brown. See Indie Ep 417 from 2/8/29 where the current run is brought up in a proper review. (IDW)
Usagi Yojimbo #1 by Stan Sakai new series and a bit on the old series (IDW)
Criminal Hardcover
Bob Bretall of Comic Spectrum
Go-bots by Tom Scioli (IDW)
Clue comic by Dash Shaw
Jem (IDW)
Anniversary issues – Spawn and Walking Dead
Valiant fans

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 426 – Building a Mythology

Andrew is up to his “Is this the last episode?” gimmick with a full boat of hosts (Steve, Kevin, and Phil) as the show comes out like clockwork and teases it being replaced by Manga Noise and Black Hammer Noise.

Comic Con Revolution Ontario (Mike Zeck, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Connor, first appearance of Thunderbolt characters and Spider-Ham)

TCAF – Toronto Comic Arts Festival (the Wicked + the Divine (McKelvie, Gillen), Gabriel Ba, Jason, Junji Ito, Fabio Moon, James Stokoe, Jesse Jacobs, Study Group Comics)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1-4 by Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora. Not connected to the Dark Horse comic series. (Boom!)

The Walking Dead re-reading from issue 1 (but he started originally at around #6). Phil is also watching the show. (Image)

Manga talk – The Drifting Classroom Vol 1-3 by Kazuo Umezu and Dragon Head (all volumes) by Minetaro Mochizuki. Reading backwards? Don’t Mettle with My Daughter by Nozomu Tamaki (Viz) (Seven Seas)

Dark Ark #6-15 by Cullen Bunn and Juan Doe. Series ended at #15. (See also Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 405 from May 21, 2018 for the first issues) (Aftershock)

Dick Tracy Forever #1 by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma (with some comparison to the just completed Dick Tracy series). (IDW)

Lady Frankenstien and the Mummy’s Brain #1 by Manuel Martin, Shane George and Kevin Glover. (Scary Tales Publishing)

What catches your eye in artist alley?

Black Hammer (Dark Horse)

Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #1 by Paul Allor, Adam Bryce Thomas (IDW)

Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened by Alan Grant and Jon Haward (Renegades Arts Entertainment)
New Adventures of Jesus. The Second Coming by Frank Stack (Fantagraphics)

Shout Outs:
Batman The Animated Series
Wizard World – Toronto, Los Angeles, and Kitchener
John Workman
Sullivan’s Sluggers (James Stokoe and Mark Andrew Smith)
Milo Manara
Pope Hats (Hartley Lin)
Charles Soule (Daredevil)
Black Mask
The Beguiling
Go-Bots (IDW – Tom Scioli)
Joss Whedon’s Angel #0 (Boom!)
Sweatin’ to the oldies (Exercise series)
Savage Dragon (Image)
Buying comics from the library
Animosity (Aftershock)
What is a Glacier? by Sophie Yanow (see Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 414 from December 23, 2018)
Frank Miller’s Robocop
Kaijumax (Oni Press)
Planetary/Batman crossover
Gilbert Shelton

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 425 – Like an Unfulfilled Kickstarter

Free Comic Book Day 2019 The Overstreet Guide to Collecting (Gemstone Publishing) by J.C. Vaughn, Brendon & Brian Fraim, House Imagi, Weldon Adams and Amanda Sheriff. Cover by Billy Tucci. Also discussed Overstreet Guide slightly.

All Phil has been reading is Manga for the last month. He has read probably 50 and doesn’t give an in-depth review currently. He does mention Drifting Classroom, Vigilantes (spinoff of My Hero Academia), Delicious in Dungeon, High-Rise Invasion. I mention 20th Century Boys and Pluto.

Quick the Clockwork Knight and the Pyramid of Doom from Kickstarter by Thane Benson and color art by Jeff Washenberger. We move onto Kickstarter chatter.

A Teddy Bear Tale: Awakenings Acts 2 from Kickstarter by Nick Davis and Veronica Smith.

Queen of Bad Dreams #1 (Vault) by Danny Lore, Jordi Perez and Dearblaha Kelly.
Links to other first issues available free online (does not include this comic)

Free Firsts

Shout Outs:
Kevin – Wwxkev
Super Steve
The Phil book challenge: Andy is 2 for 2
1. Ice Cream Man #11 (Image) by W. Matthew Prince, Martin Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran
2. Spencer & Locke 2 (Action Lab) by David Pepose, Jorge Santiago, R. and Jasen Smith
Free Comic Book Day – Star Wars Adventures (IDW); Year of the Villain 1 (DC); and The Avengers (Marvel). Also bought some comics of course on FCBD. Also mentioned comic book professionals were signing but no signings were achieved and the stores participating.
Teen Titans (DC)
Weekly Young Shonen
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style books and game books
Got survey for latest Rick Geary Kickstarter
Kickstarter for Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar Omnibus (Finished May 16).
Ominous Press –
Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin (Ominous Press)
Fearless Dawn kickstarters by Steve Mannion
Downsizing our collections
John Constantine
New publishers

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 424 – Monopoly Money

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The Indie Con Men talk is back with Proper Manga?! Kev explains to Andy that you can get actually money for your property instead of giving it away. So much for the socialist paradise.

Andy interviews Kevin to try to figure out what happened. Unsure how successful the end result is. Will podcasting branding help your sales? Back Issue buying comes up.

Weekly Young Jump No. 23. (Susumu Matsushita Company) 2019. Andy knows nothing and he failed to learn Japanese from reading this. Purchased at an airport in Japan, you can get buy online but all the sites found were in Japanese. The cover features a main figure of a man in blue armor wielding a sword, serializing multiple stories with credits in Japanese. Apologies for not providing specific names but can’t read Japanese.

Go-Bots #1-5 by Tom Scioli. (IDW) Of course with those two, it was inevitable. We only discuss issues 2 through 4. Episode 414 is where we discuss #1 but Kevin and Andy have been shouting it out frequently.

Shout Outs:
Super Steve
Bob Burden – Flaming Carrot
Peter Panzerfaust #1
Umbrella Academy (comic book and Netflix TV show) and adaptions of comics into TV
Sin City comic and movie adaptation
What If?
“This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA” – Exhibit that was at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. We discuss his work as well (Pluto, 20th Century Boys). Are classics good for first exposure?
Anime on Netflix
Dick Tracy (IDW) Allred and Tommaso

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 423 – Two Men Talking and Andy is Forgetful

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Abe Sapien retrospective including discussions of Hellboy and B.P.R.D. in general. Mike Mignola and others (Chris Roberson, Ben Steinbeck, Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Steven Green, Patrick Reynolds) (Dark Horse)

Trekker: The Darkstar Zephyr by Ron Randall. Kickstarter. Trekker talk and Kickstarter talk (Rick Geary and Mike Grell – previously referenced in Indie Comic Book Noise Ep. 421). Problems with single issue kickstarter accounts. Joe Pekar. Patreon talk.
Trekker comic online:

Jimmy’s Bastards #1-9 by Russ Braun and Garth Ennis – Complete Series (Aftershock)

Die (Image)
Bitter Root (Image)
Criminal (Image)

Black Hammer (Dark Horse)

Shout Outs:
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai
Dark Arc (Aftershock)
Stronghold (Aftershock)
Animosity (Aftershock)

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 422 – Talking to the Machine

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Kevin, Steve, and Andrew round up some con talk with Wonder Con and the Albany comic book show. They probably find some space for comic talk proper.

Jim Whiting:

Wonder Con. 3 day fun show. Back Issues. Original Art. Artist Alley. Small Press. Panels. Signings. More in the Shout Outs
Recent cheap back issues. Good or Bad? $15 foil variants: Deal or Steal? Variants in general.

Albany comic book show run by Excellent Adventures. Held 3 times a year. Next show is June 2. See Shout outs.

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #1-2 (IDW) by Michel Fiffe with text pieces by Chad Bowers.
Copra talk as well.

Shout Outs:

IDW Art Books (including Artist Editions)
Shazam movie and signing
DC Universe
Marvel Unlimited
Tolkien movie
Dark Phoenix movie and the other movies
DC Movies
Bob Bretall – Comic Spectrum
Back Issue hunting for Thunderbolt Characters
Derek Charm on Twitter @Derek_Charm
Paul Harding on Twitter @HardingArt
Russ Braun
Mike Spring – Podcast After the Ending
Steve Orlando
Mark McKenna
Joe Sinnott and family
Raymond Lowell
Tom Scioli including Transformers vs G.I. Joe with John Barber
Larry Hama
Black Hammer????

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 421 – Throw Your 4th Print in the Trash and Wait for the 6th Print

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It’s a two man crew and we go on far too long. The world needs a good comic book news podcast but that ain’t us. Andy tries to be a positive ray of sunshine among the general jibber jabber.

Toronto Comic Con coverage

Andy tries to sell some recent issues on ebay but fails. General sales chatter (see shout-outs).


Little Bird #1 by Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram, Matt Hollingsworth (Image)

Andy needs to learn how to manage expectations.

Morning in America #1 by Madgalene Visaggio, Claudia Aguirre, Zakk Saam (Oni Press)

Andy tries to get Kevin to pin down art v. writing and Kevin refuses.

Art comics versus capes and cowls

Andy likes crazy, unreal comics, and Super Hero Comics are not realistic

Kickstarters to Back:

The Wallace Mystery by Rick Geary – Deadline is 4/18

Mike Grell’s Maggie the Cat – Deadline is 4/21

Shout Outs:
Super Steve
Phil the Ottawa Otter
Gamma series from Dark Horse
Dark Horse Presents series from Dark Horse
Twitter use during cons
Ryan aka Gobo
Harley Yee
Back issues and single pages graded
The Die series from Image
newsstand editions and foreign editions
Deadly Class
Teen Titans (DC)
Titans (DC)
Green Lantern (DC)
Batman (DC)
We Stand on Guard (Image)
Go-bots (IDW)
Rogue One (Star Wars movie)
Luther Strode (Image)
Jonah Hex (DC)
Blankets (Top Shelf)
The Private Eye digital and print editions
Jim Zub and SkullKickers (Image)
Copra coming to Image
Boudika Comics
Jeff Lemire
Matt Kindt
Tom Scioli
Pope hats comic
Daredevil (Marvel)
True Detective TV Show (HBO)
Earth 2 Podcast

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 420 – The Fast Lane

Andrew, Phil, and Steve are in the “fast lane” as they tackle the mystery of where’s Kevin? (Maybe he went to Captain indie) and tackle some comics!

TV Show – Metal Hurlant Chronicles
Metal Hurlant (Humanoids) vs. Heavy Metal Magazine.
Europe comics company offers digital versions

Kickstarter edition of Sally the Sleuth by Adolphe Barreux and edited by Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press) – Available via other outlets

Aliens: Dust to Dust #1-4 by Gabriel Hardman (Dark Horse)Ali

Sullivan’s Sluggers by James Stokoe and Mark Andrew Smith (Dark Horse)

Kickstarter discussion

Baseball vs Football in comic book form (NFL SuperPro and Blood Bowl)

The Girl in the Bay #1 by J.M. DeMatteis, Corin Howell, and James Devlin (Dark Horse – Berger Books imprint).

Karen Berger and Vertigo

Cosmic Guard (Kid Kosmos) and Kid Kosmos: Kidnapped by Jim Starlin (Dynamite)

Vindication #1 by MD Marie, Carlos Miko, Dema Jr., and Thiago Goncalves (Image – Top Cow imprint)

Turok #2 by Ron Marz and Roberto Castro (Dynamite)
Magic Order #2-6 by Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel (Image)

iTunes or Apple Podcasts or whatever is happening
Battlestar Galactica TV show
Incredible Hulk TV show
Batman and the TMNT
Archie and Punisher
Requim Vampire Knight by Pat Mills and Olivier LeDroit
Judge Dredd and 2000 AD
Margaret Brundage
Earl Norem
Alex Chung
Ron Randall
Rick Geary
Godzilla v. Charles Barkley
Heart by Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon (Image)
Dynamite Magazine (Scholastic)
Umbrella Academy
TV – Daredevil Season 3 (Netflix)
Spider-man Video Game (Sony)
Breed by Jim Starlin (Image)
Turok Dinosaur Hunter (video game)

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn

Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 419 – My Mental Jury is Out

The full cast is here with Kevin, Phil, Steve and Andy. Giant sized episode.

Steve has never read nor seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Andy talks too much and taking too long to end. Wait…what?!

Poppy and the Lost Lagoon by Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt (Dark Horse)

Out of Order #1 by Seol Young Lee and Mike Ahn (M&S Comics)

Tales from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-6 from Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (Mirage Studios)
TMNT generally and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Authorized Training Manual #3 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Time

Criminal #1-2 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips (Image) and the other Criminal collaborations with Brubaker and Phillips ranked

Burnouts #1-5 by Dennis Culver and Geoffo (Image)

Five from Beyond Anthology – Kyle Roberts, Romeo Magat, Ilaria Fella, Steven Forbes, Dan Kern, Peyton Noel Roberts, Clay Adams, Davi Comodo, Sabina Del Crosso, Rafael Dantas, Emilio Pilliu (Copyright Kyle Roberts)

Oberon #1 by Ryan Parrott and Milos Slavkovic (Aftershock)

Stronghold #1 by Phil Hester and Ryan Kelly (Aftershock)

Wizard Beach #1-3 by Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan (Boom! Studios)

The Art of Jim Starlin Black Book by Jim Starlin (Ominous Press) and other work by Jim Starlin generally (Dreadstar and Hardcore Station Mind Games). and Black Book art book series by Omnious Press

Die #2-3 by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans (Image)
Turok #1-2 by Ron Marz and Castro (Dynamite)

Richard Sala on Twitter @RichardSala8
Violenzia and Other Deadly Amusements by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics)
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai is moving to IDW
Young Andy was cheap when buying his old comics.
Nancy In Hell by Juan Jose Ryp and El Torres
Don Newton comic book artist
Overstreet Price Guides
mycomicshop – Internet re-seller
Mile High Comics – internet re-seller
Gizmo (Mirage Studios)
Back matter in comics
Role Playing Games (D&D, Shadowrun)
Magnus Robot Hunter (Dynamite)
Tom and Jerry cartoons
Re-Coloring and Remastering older works
Thundar the Barbarian

Enjoy! Twitter: @indiecomicbookn