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5 minutes | Mar 5, 2014
38: Going Creator-Owned
We bid farewell to 5by5 in anticipation of Giant Size's move to ESN.fm. The show isn't ending, we've just gone "creator-owned".
114 minutes | Dec 31, 2013
37: Hero Initiative
Moisés and John look back at 2013 in comics, highlighting work they believe deserves more attention. We close the year with the great Dennis O'Neil, a writer, editor, and staunch supporter of The Hero Initiative.
84 minutes | Dec 31, 2013
36: Joker at the Front Door (Reprint)
In the first of a series centering on Batman, Moisés and John go over some of the best stories to read if you want to get into Batman...aka NOT The Dark Knight Returns. Variant Second Printing of Comic Shack #27. Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27.
65 minutes | Dec 3, 2013
35: Neal Adams on The Shallow Seas
Neal Adams has a lengthy career in writing and drawing loads of great comics and crusading for creators' rights. Moisés and John give a short introduction to his work, leading into a recent Dallas Comic Con interview where Adams offers theories about the universe that redefine "world building".
92 minutes | Nov 22, 2013
34: Soft Gooey Center
Moisés and John look back at assorted things they're thankful for in 2013 comics, from rapidly released, low-cost trade paperbacks to the emergence of outstanding indie voices. Penciler Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan the Barbarian, Mutant X) talks about sculpting the look and feel of a story.
125 minutes | Nov 4, 2013
33: Cigar-Smoking Baby
Antony Johnston (Umbral, Wasteland) returns and joins Geoff Barrall (CEO of Drobo) to give Moisés a truly Giant-Size primer on Judge Dredd and 2000AD. Colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser (Image's Velvet) talks about the intricacies of her very important and precise job (interview begins at 01:44:52).
93 minutes | Oct 21, 2013
32: No Better Than Boomerang
It's high time for a Villains show! We dig into Forever Evil/Villains Month from DC, the Thanos Rising/Infinity/Hunger trio and Nick Spencer's outstanding work on both Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Bedlam. We close with a look at DC classic Underworld Unleashed. Interview: Antony Johnston talks about his upcoming Image book Umbral, the soon-ending Wasteland, and working across the comics and video game worlds as a writer.
99 minutes | Sep 18, 2013
31: Lying Cat is My Spirit Animal (Reprint)
Variant Second Printing of Comic Shack #23: Merlin Mann joins Moisés to talk about Saga while Dan screens live calls. They inevitably talk a little bit about X-Men, "comics that never end", and the precise/exact/nebulous/opaque thing/things that they love about Saga Vol.1, and why you should read it. Sometimes it's a great thing when things just...end.
89 minutes | Sep 9, 2013
30: Not the Saga Episode
Moisés and John discuss and recommend a wide swath of books from Image Comics, covering everything from launch titles to brand-new series only a couple of issues in. We also touch on John's now-viral DC Timeline article.
98 minutes | Sep 2, 2013
29: 20-30 Minutes of Pleasure
Moisés and John discuss announcements and followups from this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Are there any comics at this "Comic Con"? Is it worth going anymore? This week's interview is writer Gerry Duggan, our first-ever return guest.
79 minutes | Aug 2, 2013
28: Heavy Metal Album Cover (Jim Cheung)
This second part of our Marvel NOW! 6-months-in retrospective we touch on many of our picks for the best of the best. Superstar artist Jim Cheung (AvX, Avengers: Children's Crusade) gives us his first-ever interview.
91 minutes | Jun 30, 2013
27: Marvel NOW!: Unraveling Craziness (Phil Noto)
Moisés and John are joined by Bionic's Matt Alexander to look back at the first six months of Marvel's NOW! initiative. In this first of two parts, they cover most of the X-books and Avengers titles. This week's interview: superstar artist Phil Noto, on the floor of Dallas Comic-Con.
102 minutes | Jun 24, 2013
26: Magical and Transcendent (J.M. DeMatteis)
Moisés is joined by co-host John Gholson and Justin Korthof (BlueTights.net) to discuss Superman origin story retellings, from Birthright to Man of Steel to Speeding Bullets and Red Son. This week's interview with J.M. DeMatteis looks at origin stories from another angle, and contemplates the "music on paper" that is comics writing. Don't miss After Dark #391, where by the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, Moisés and DeMatteis talk about their mutual favorite, Doctor Strange! This is the "all-new, all-different" Giant Size.
50 minutes | Jun 4, 2013
25: Real Original Things (Terry Moore)
Terry Moore has been making and self-publishing his creator-owned comics for 20 years, including Strangers in Paradise, Echo, and his currently-running Rachel Rising. At the recent Dallas Comic-Con, he talks about his art, music, musicals, comedy, and race car driving.
81 minutes | May 20, 2013
24: Respecting Judge Dredd (Chris Ryall)
Chris Ryall is both Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer at IDW. He discusses the challenges of balancing a very diverse line of comics, from licensed to creator-owned to a different and compelling kind of crossover.
56 minutes | May 9, 2013
23: Godzilla Contains Multitudes (Matt Frank)
Matt Frank has recently been announced as the artist for IDW's new ongoing series Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. He talks about previous "Gojira" credits on his résumé, working alongside the giant monster's guardians at Toho, and all of his other work.
63 minutes | May 6, 2013
22: Mahnke Mentoring (Tom Nguyen)
Tom Nguyen's drawing in ink over the pencils of others (most notably Doug Mahnke) has appeared in major DC Comics books, from Geoff Johns' Blackest Night and Brightest Day to the current run on Green Lantern, which introduces Muslim GL Simon Baz. Tom talks about the importance of passion, collaborators, and above all, a great mentor you can call a friend.
32 minutes | Apr 20, 2013
21: Classic Evil Genius (Greg Pak & Jonathan Coulton)
The co-creators of Code Monkey Save World each have a litany of credits to their names separately, from Planet Hulk to the songbook of the modern thinking geek. They join Moisés to talk creator-owned satisfaction and their new project.
83 minutes | Apr 15, 2013
20: Traffic Spike Syndrome (Ron Richards)
Ron Richards co-founded iFanboy.com among other credits in a very diverse career. He joined Image Comics as their Director of Business Development earlier this year. We talk about fandom, controversies (especially SAGA #12), and the comics he loves.
39 minutes | Apr 2, 2013
19: Signed Peter Laird (Kevin Munroe)
The creator of comics Olympus Heights and El Zombo also directed 2007's TMNT, worked in the videogame industry, and is a huge comic geek himself. In this second part of a discussion that began in Screen Time 32, we find out what it means "to be a Reggie".
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