Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 434 – The Fake Out

Kevin and Phil try to fake out Andy before we continue this journey and talk some good ol’ indie comics.

What if speculation on Bob Kane

Mark Ashmore mini comic with 3 stories written by Mark Ashmore. Art by Tim Kelly, Kevin Castaniero, Jeff Stokely

Noble Causes Archive editions 18 year anniversary Jay Faerber and plenty of great artists. Check out this entire series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends Vol 1 (IDW) by Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco, Adam Guzowski, Erik Larsen, Chance Wolf, Andrew Pepoy and Mark Heike. However Phil says goes B&W

Accidentally buying dupes (Not that dupe or Madrox)

Image Firsts (all only $1): Copra #1 by Michel Fiffe; Ice Cream Man #1 by W. Maxwell Prince and Mart N Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran; and Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino

Bad Reception #1 by Juan Doe (Aftershock)

Phil gives us a wish list of hard to find books including Super, The Drive-In, The Drive-in 2, Bearmaggedon (Ethan Nicolle).

Chumble Spuzz (SLG) by Ethan Nicolle

Winnebago Graveyard Vol 1 by Steve Niles and Alison Sampson (Image)

Phil’s Pick of the Week – Rocket Salvage by Yehudi Mercado and Bachan (Lion Forge)

Clue: Candlestick #1 by Dash Shaw (IDW)

CGC talk

Speculative Relationships, A science fictions romance comics anthology with Michael Manomivibul, Tyrell Cannon, Scott Kroll, Rinko Endo, Daniel Warren Johnson, and Isabella Rotman contributing

Revenger #1 by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics)

Shout Outs
Super Steve
Spawn #300
He-Man and Super Powers Mini-Comics
Axe Cop by Malachai Nicolle and Ethan Nicolle
Comic DB
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe (IDW) Tom Scioli
X-men Grand Design (Marvel) Ed Piskor
Valiant books by Fred Van Lente
Spawn kills everybody

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Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 433 – Con Men Again but Andy is Trapped by a Fan

Andrew and Kevin prattle on about their con adventures (Long Beach and Fan Expo) as they swerve back and forth trying to continuously bring their talk back on course.

Fan Expo Canada. Discussing the show floor, high end books, tabling, deluxe tickets, exclusives (flipping), bin diving buddies, security, signings, Donny Cates, CGC, RFID badges, and more.

Long Beach Comic Con. Purchases, walking the floor, cosplay, buying old books, catching up with people and giving away books.

Out of Order #2 and #3 by Seol Young Lee and Mike Ahn (M&S Comics)
Some samples at the link.
Episode 419, issue #1 is discussed.

Errand Boys #2 by D.J. Kirkbride and Nikos Koutsis (Image)

Shout outs
Super Steve
D-23 Expo talk (more of a tease)
Bob Bretall @comicspectrum on Twitter
Harbinger Trade Vol 1 (Original Valiant)
Magic the Gathering
Jim Lee and Hush
Todd McFarlane and Spawn #300
Jonathan Hickman
Savage Dragon (Image)
Heritage Auctions

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Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 432 – We get Sidetracked by a Wizard

Those wacky ICBN guys (Andrew and Kevin) goof around doing an “unbagging” of Wizard magazine: the guide to comics #16.


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Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 431 – They Weren’t Going to Burn Those Books

Three men and a podcast as Kevin, Phil and Andy catch up after a break.

Kevin and Phil revisit Attack on Titan

Kickstarter Hek Treasury by Brian Hurtt, Matt Kindt and Marie Engers Sci-fi/Fantasy Anthology hardcover

Image Archive books (Savage Dragon, Noble Causes).

100% Biodegradable Comic Collection (Vol 1-5) Anthology with many creators by David Hailwood, Paul Birch, Jim Alexander, Dave Thomson, Stewart Moore & more

Copra by Michel Fiffe, technically Bergen Street printing with Image sticker on it. (Image)

Adventure Zone (based on a podcast) from (First Second)

The Boys TV show (Prime)

Manor Black #1 by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Tyler Crook (Dark Horse)

Dick Tracy Forever #4 by Oeming and Taki Soma SPOILER WARNING for just before the 30 minute mark (IDW)

Speculator talk – short term flipping

Sea of Stars by Dennis Hallum, Jason Aaron, Stephen Green and Rico Renzi (Image)

Princess of Venus #1 by Pat Shand and Alfret Le (American Mythology Productions)

(Apparently) Kevin’s Pick of the Week – Sera and the Royal Stars #1 by Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mock, Raúl Angulo, and Jim Campbell. (Vault Comics)

Samurai Grandpa #1 (Source Point Press) by Eastin DeVerna and Shawn Daley

Shout Outs
Super Steve
Gingerdead Man
Dark Shadows TV show
Marshal Law (Deluxe Collected Edition)
Die #6 (Image) by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
Vampirella (Dynamite)
Sleepless (Image)
Eternal Warrior (Valiant)
Mario Brothers

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Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 430 – Upbeat and Happy

Kevin and Andy are keeping it up beat and happy as they dig into a few topics and cover some comics in the patented ICBN matter.

We talk Previews? Variant covers, Artgerm

Attack on Titan – Anime and Manga by Hajime Isayama Also adaptions in general. Kevin dances around a big plot point but does not spoil it. Humble bundles. (Kodansha) (Wit Studio)

Red Xmas Parts One and Two by Clay Adams, Alexandre Phillippe, Dominike Stanton, Charles Pritchett, Emily Elmer, Fabio Ramacci, Emilio Pilliu, Frieda (Fried Comics)

Red Xmas Silent, but Deadly Night by Clay Adams, Alexandre Phillippe, Dominike Stanton, Fabio Ramacci, Emilio Pilliu, Frieda which includes back-up short by Clay Adams, Alexandre Phillippe, Ryan Kroboth and Earth-1 Frieda (Fried Comics)

Valiant talk with pick of the week. Fallen World #1 (of 5) by Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina. Kevin savages a secret DC book. Can you figure out which one? We also discuss the team of Abnett and Lanning and Hypernaturals (Boom!). Character design. Bloodshot. (Valiant)

Shout Outs
Super Steve
Agents of Shield (TV show)
Dark Shadows (TV show)
Dr. Who (Tom Baker era TV show)
Knights Of Sidonia
Digital Dreadstar Omnibus Vol. 1 and Dreadstar generally (Jim Starlin)
Tom Scioli and Gobots
War Mother (Valiant) by Fred Van Lente, Stephen Segovia, Roberto De La Torre and Andrew Dalhouse
2000 A.D. comic

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Indie Comic Book Noise Episode 429 – Phil Killed the Walking Dead


San Diego Comic Con, Phil killed the Walking Dead and controversy revisited

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will be a cartoon so we discussed the comic but there was a panel at SDCC

Canadian TV scheduling of Comic Book TV shows

Walking Dead is ending (spoiler). Who will help out Charlie Adlard? Is this good for him or bad for him?

We revisit the whole which is harder writer or drawing with Phil and I saying drawing is more physically demanding with Kevin siding with the writer (He does?). Followed up by Phil and I not liking Frank Miller but Kevin defends him (He does).

Andy, Kevin and Phil – How to be a werewolf webcomic by Shawn Lenore\

Webcomic chat in general and what happened to all those digital only publishers? Kids publishing is doing fine.

The Intrinsic #2 as an example of a very rare SDCC comic book purchase. (Arcana)

Black Hammer and Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 by Jeff Lemire and Michael Walsh. (Dark Horse)

Elvira Mistress of the Dark #50 by Kurt Busiek, Neil Vokes, Louis Lachance, Richard Howell, Kevin Cunningham. Comic Con send up from 1997. (Claypool Comics)

Sobek by James Stokoe (with a Foil Cover). (Short Box)
New Ecology by Jesse Jacobs
Metal Shark Bro #1 by Bob Frantz and Walter Ostlie. Scout Comics distribution of only the first issue as a single before the collection. (Scout Comics)

Steel Cage #1 – Book with 3 try-out stories that readers vote on. (1) Bright Boy by Stuart Moore, Peter Gross and Giulia Brusco (2) Noak Zark by Mark Waid and Lanna Souvanny and (3) True Identity by Tom Peyer, Alan Robinson and Lee Loughridge (Ahoy Comics)

Usagi Yojimbo #1 by Stan Sakai. Andy and Kevin disagree as usual. (IDW)

Amazon chit-chat, streaming, and deliveries. We stray far from comics.

Shout Out
Super Steve
Metal Hurlant TV show
Paper Girls to be adapted to TV show.
Bob Bretall Comic Spectrum

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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

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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

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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

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