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130 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep.152 Face Huggers and Sandworms: A Mandalorian Story
*SPOILER* This week the spotlight is on The Mandalorian, Ep. 1-4, Sea of Sorrow #1, The Demon Annual #2, Punchline #1, Nightwing #76, Faithless II #6, Scarenthood #1, Immortal Hulk #40, X of Swords #19, Captain America #25, Barbalien Red Planet #1. NCBD Picks: The Complete Peanuts Vol. 14, X of Swords Destruction #1, The Plot #7 Happy Turkey Day. Wear a mask.
114 minutes | 12 days ago
Ep.151 Wortham Was Right (sarcasm font)
*spoilers* Craig is taking the week off so Matt and Caleb dive into Crossover, the new Cates/Shaw/Cunniffee joint from Image Comics. We catch up on Marvel's X of Swords, Wolverine: Red, White, & Blood; and the new ONI PRESS graphic novel Odessa by Jonathon Hill. Get your #NCBD game right with X-Force #14, Barbalien #1, and more. Missing Jerry & Sean? Check out their new Manga & Anime centered show "Yokai Delinquents" on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2dEunj1dro7iFtZyJbPgaA
103 minutes | 19 days ago
Ep.150 Everybody Needs a Pizza Sidekick
*Spoiler Warning* Lets talk comics: USAgent #1 Priest/Jeanty/Story/Milla (27:00); Pretty Violent #11 Hunter/Young/Holt (52:30); Daytripper Moon/Ba (1:05:00); Doctor Sleepless (1:20:30). NCBD Picks: Punchline #1; Getting It Together #2; Taskmaster #1; Power Rangers #1
109 minutes | a month ago
Ep.149 He's Weird, Colonel Weird
*Spoilers* Colonel Weird #1 from Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook, Dark Horse Comics (24:00); Batman Three Jokers #3, DC (50:00); Werewolf By Night #1, Marvel (1:05:00); Giga #1, Vault (1:15:00). NCBD Picks: Wolverine Black, White, and Blood; Sweet Tooth the Return #1; Transformers/My Little Pony #4. *Last week, while discussing Scumbag, Caleb mentioned the artist on issue two was a reason he wasn't inclined to pick up the second issue. However, he said "James Robinson" when he should have said "Andrew Robinson."
117 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 148 The Ballad of Ernie Ray
*Comics Spoilers* We serve up some Scumbag to you this week. The new series by Remender will feature a different artist on each issue, but the first issue is well handled by Lerosa and Dinisio. As all good art does, it spurred some good conversation, including us running down some other notable scumbags in comics and pop-culture. NCBD Pre-Picks: Colonel Weird Cosmagog #1, That Texas Blood #5, and Sex Criminals #1
121 minutes | a month ago
Ep.147 Helstrom and Dracula, Motherf**ker!
*Comics Spoilers* With Matt away, Craig & Caleb play. The dynamic duo run through a short-stack of recent reads like American Vampire, Firepower, Thor, Adventureman, and more (6:00) before leaning into the first episode of Helstrom, the new tv series streaming on Hulu, inspired by the Marvel Comics character (34:00); Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex di Campi & Erica Henderson (57:00), EA Poe's Snifter of Blood (1:25:00); Son of Satan #1 (1:34:00) and next weeks NCBD picks: Scumbag #1; Dune: House Atreides #1; Electric Black Presents #1; and Papaya Salad OGN.
102 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.146 Halloween Vibes with Swamp Thing
We run through a little bit of what we've read this week (6:00) and then dig into The Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular Anthology (22:00) from a wealth of talented creators. Craig goes old school with the Tales of Suspense #39 Facsimile Edition from Marvel, Matt talks about Marauders #13 and the X Of Swords event/crossover at large (56:00), and Caleb breaks out another anthology with Eduardo Risso's Tales of Terror circa 2007 (1:11:00) NCBD: Dracula Mother Fucker #1; Batman's Grave #11; Rorschach #1; Immortal Hulk #38
106 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.145 Landing Punches with Shang-Chi
*Comics Spoilers* Comics: Shang-Chi (23:00) and the deadliest hands in Kung Fu are back with a new solo series by Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan, Philip Tan, and Sebastian Cheng; Rich Woodall's Sgt. Werewolf (56:30)(www.projectpandoraentertainment.com); The Department of Truth #1 (1:07:15); The Possessed 1-2 (1:22:30)(Clover Press). Next week, look out for American Ronin #1; Wolverine #6; Kill a Man ogn.
111 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.144 Is She-Hulk Immortal? Perhapanauts...
*Comic Spoilers* We throw Immortal She-Hulk up on the roundtable for the week, and while Jen's mortality may be in question, our love for Al Ewing, Jon Davis-Hunt, and Marcio Menyz is not! Then, we've got a special treat for y'all. We are joined by Todd Dezago, Craig Rosseau, and Rich Woodall to talk about the Perhapanauts! Todd and Craig have put 20 years of love into this series which has previously found homes at other publishers, but is about to be repackaged and finalized at Black Caravan and Scout Comics. It's the best team comic you've never heard of. NCBD pics: Dept. of Truth #1; Wonder Woman 1984; Shang Chi #1; and the Ludacrats finale!
125 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.143 Wrong Turn in Stillwater
*Comic Spoilers* We take a look at Stillwater (23:00), the new series from Chip Zdarshy, Ramon K Perez, and Mike Spicer. Then, with Craig away, Matt and Caleb play around by discussing comics that are so bad they end up being so good. The conversation jumps from Frank Miller to Space Mice to...GWAR? NCBD Picks: Unkindness of Ravens #1, Juggernaut #1, Fault Lines in Our Constitution GN.
95 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.142 Ultraman Rising
*comic spoilers When it comes to Ultraman, the current cast of the show are total noobs, but that's not gonna stop us from exploring "The Rise of Ultraman" #1 and dip our toes into the deep well of this famous and renowned character that gave birth to so many iconic elements of modern pop-culture. Other comics: Bullseye-The Colombian Connection (2017); Hillbilly (2020 NCBD issue), and Avengers/FF EMPYRE 1-6. NCBD picks: Stillwater #1 (Image); Royal City HC; Woods (Birdcage Books) The world is heavy right now. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please the prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255. You are not alone. You are not lost.
102 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep.141 God Meat--Tastes Like Pork
*Comics Spoilers* Roundtable: We Only Find Them When They're Dead by Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo, Mariasara Miotti, and AndWorld Design. Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft; Hellblazer: Rise and Fall #1; JLA (2006) 1-6: The Tornado's Path. NCBD Picks: Star Wars Adventures Annual (2020); Reaver #11; Ash & Thorn #5 Wanna tell us the 3 comics you think everyone should read? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
119 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep.140 How Many Jokers Does It Take To Screw in a Lightbulb?
*Comics Spoilers* We have to start this week off by sending our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of the late Chadwick Boseman. As much as we're going to miss him on screen, his absence in the world is the true loss. Are there any indie comics you think would make great films or television series? We have a few in mind, and that topic takes center stage on this weeks episode...but first you get to listen to us chat up Batman: The Three Jokers from DC Comics. NCBD Picks: Grendel Kentucky; We Only Find Them When...; Be Gay Do Comics; Inkblot
121 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep.140 How Many Jokers Does It Take to Adapt an Indie Comic Into Film?
*Comic Spoilers* This week, we start out by discussing the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman and the impact he had on pop-culture and the world. Then we discuss Batman: Three Jokers by Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson. The book leads to an interesting discussion over nostalgia, it's use as a literary tool, and whether its use is a benefit or detriment to Superhero Comics. Then we cap off the episode by discussing what indie comics we would like to see adapted to film.
127 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep.139 Thoughts from the Dome
*Comics Spoilers* We chat up the DC Fandome event, talk about Maestro #1, The Comic Book History or Profession Wrestling, The Chosen #I, and the Last of the Independents. For more Chris Compana and to check out books like The Chosen, check out his website: www.chriscampana.art NCBD Picks: Batman: 3 Jokers #1, Canto II #1, Mars Attacks/Red Sonja #1, and more. Don't forget, you can jump into the conversation by joining our FB group and following us on insta and twitter: @sfgpodcast
125 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep.138 One Issue, Seven Secrets
*comics spoilers* We bring the new Boom Studios comic, "Seven Secrets" to the round-table for some fun discussion today. The book opened the door to some really great discussion on how stories are delivered, organized, edited, and eventually distributed. Other Comics: Happiness Will Follow (Archia) , Vampire the Masquerade no.1 (Vault), and 2015's Dr. Strange #1 (Marvel). NCBD Fresh Picks: Maestro #1 (Marvel), A Man Among Ye #2 (Image), Shadow Service #1, and more.
121 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep.137 Lil Ponies...Roll Out
*Comic Spoilers* This week, we round-table the incredible Hedra by Jesse Lonergan(21:00). Its a silent comic with a loud story and lots of wonderful literary allusions. Matt talks up Pulp--the new OGN from Brubaker/Phillips (54:30), Craig goes all the way back to X-Men #1 (1:12:00), and Caleb dives headfirst into the joyous experience that is Transformers/My Little Pony: Friendship in Disguise (1:24:00). NCBD Pics: Seven Secrets #1, Daughters of Ys OGN, & Something is Killing the Children #9
83 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep.136 Crafting the Descent into Dread
This week, we're chatting with Dalton Shannon and Wells Thompson about their new anthology series, "Descent Into Dread." Published by Caliber Comics, this collection of 12 stories takes 21st Century anxieties and runs them through a filter of early 20th century pulp-style horror storytelling. This black and white feast of terror features incredible art by Serg Acuna, Kath Lobo, Leonardo Grassi, Fish Lee, and more. It's available on Amazon, it'll be in shops soon, and you will know shame if you don't have it on your shelf. NCBD Picks: Vampire the Masquerade #1, Bad Mother, #1, Judge Dread: False Witness #2, Far Sector #7, Coffin Bound #5
128 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep.135 Chu on this!
Enjoy the bad audio and a trip into the Comic Book Time Machine. This episode features some AMAZING audio issues, we chat up John layman and Dan Boultwood's "Chu" #1, and jump into the comic book time machine and talk about events in comics history we would like to witness, prevent, or influence. Enjoy, and sorry Caleb sounds like a ransom note.
104 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep.134 Q: How Do You Go From Wolverine to Gay Youth? A: Brian Pulido and Lady Death
*Comics Spoilers* We start off this episode by talking about a return to Madripoor and Larry Hama's writing in 2020 iWolverine (7:30), then we revisit Wolverine's roots in Wolverine #1 by Clairmont and Miller (40:30). Lady Death teams up with Wizard Magazine for a 1/2 issue (58:00) and we talk about Brian Pulido's impact on self-publishing. Lastly we visit the world of Heartstopper (1:12:00) and look at how writer Alice Oseman has taken this YA queer story from webcomics to graphic novels. NCBD Picks: Bliss #1, Chu #1, and Blacksad: The Collected Stories TPB.
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