Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 42...

Hey Tuesday Night Comics podcast listeners! In this episode, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out October, 22, 2014, including Amazing Spider-Man #8, All-New Invaders #11, Arkham Manor #1 and Multiversity – The Just. The guys also review some recent comics (and Dave reaches way back in the Marvel Unlimited app to review Mark Waid’s run on Deadpool. Plus, Dave and Billy talk about Jeff Lemire taking over Hawkeye, and the slate of comic book movies coming our way from Marvel and DC the next few years.   Give it a...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 30...

Billy and Dave are back from not being at San Diego Comic Con! The guys preview new comic books coming out Wednesday, 7/30/14. Billy talks about all the MonkeyBrain books he’s been reading lately (Are you reading Edison Rex. You need to read Edison Rex). Dave talks about series he’s fell off of and series that have fell off him. And are you excited for DC’s Multiversity? Because we are, thanks in no small part to this map of the DC multiverse by Grant Morrison. http://ia902302.us.archive.org/30/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode30/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2030.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Comics Podcast #10

Are you heading to the comic book store this Wednesday? Check out the newest episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast. In this episode, Billy and Dave preview the must read comic books coming out on Wednesday, March 12 and highlight some great comics from last week that you might have missed. The guys also weigh in on how they feel about DC’s 3D covers, now that the 2nd printings of the 3D cover Villains Month books are hitting the stands this week. And Dave reads Charles Soule and Javier Pulido’s She-Hulk! Does he love it as much as Billy does? Listen to the show and find out! Plus, at promised in the episode, here is Billy’s favorite panel from Misunderstanding Comics! http://ia700704.us.archive.org/34/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode10/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Comics Podcast #9

Welcome to the 9th episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast. In this episode, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out the week of Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and review comics from the previous week. Reviewed comics include Hawkeye #15, The Walking Dead #122, Fantastic Four #1 and Batman/Superman #8, among others. The guys also discuss DC’s recent announcement for their 3D covered, 5 years in the future happening comics in September, and their thoughts on variant covers in general.   http://ia601407.us.archive.org/28/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode9/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

The Best Comics of 2013!...

2013 has come to an end, and it was a great year for comics! Here are our picks at Tuesday Night Movies for the best comics of 2013! Billy says: 1. Copra: I hopped on the Copra train late. I picked up the first Copra Compendium when issue #7 was on the stands. I devoured the first three issues and quickly ordered the rest of the series, rereading that first compendium over and over again until the issues arrived. It is a gorgeous comic, with sublime art and a great story. If you’re a fan of the Suicide Squad, forget the series that DC has on the stands right now and read Michel Fiffe’s Copra instead! 2. Hawkeye: If it wasn’t for Copra, my #1 comic of 2012 would have repeated in 2013. Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye remains the best comic being published at Marvel. Heck, it’s the best comic produced anywhere but inside Michel Fiffe’s apartment. I wouldn’t be surprised to find this comic at the top of my Best Comics of 2014 list. 3. Battling Boy: I had never heard of Battling Boy before Nick told me about it just before NYCC. I’m glad he recommended it to me, because it is awesomesauce. This and Copra are superhero comics for those who want more from what they’re finding on the stands. Pope’s art is insanely kinetic. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter in the Battling Boy saga. 4. Young Avengers: I’m typing up this list the day before Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s excellent Young Avengers series comes to an end. It’s been a glorious 14 issues thus far. This comic has such a unique voice, and I’m very sorry to see it come to an end.  McKelvie’s line work is so beautiful and Gillen captures...

My Time at HeroesCon

Written by Nicholas Doyle. A few weeks ago, Charlotte, NC played host to the 31st annual HeroesCon, put on by Shelton Drum’s fantastic comic shop, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. The convention is among the best in the country, and is beloved by both fans and professionals alike – mostly due to the fact that its focus is completely on comics, which is a welcome change as the bigger conventions are including more TV/Film/Video Game content and pushing the comic stuff off to the side. I’ve been going to the convention for a few years now, but this time was going to be different; for one, I was going to be there all three days, which I’ve never done. Also, my wife Brooke was going to join me the entire time – while she’s not super interested in comics, she’s been to the convention in the past and had a good time – another great thing about HeroesCon is that it is very family friendly, and doesn’t include some of the creepier aspects that you might find at other conventions. Her being there meant that we would spend a good majority of our time in various panels – which was also new to me; in the past, I’ve usually gone to conventions to have books signed, and not gone to many panels. Our author, now with kung fu grip!    The con started on Friday, and after walking around the floor for a few hours, we made our way to the Sports in Comics panel. I don’t care that much about sports, but my friend Rob Ullman (http://rkullman.blogspot.com) was going to be there talking about his hockey comics, so I wanted to check that out. In addition to Rob, the panel also included Kevin...

The Best of Marvel’s 700 #1s...

Last month, Marvel and Comixology announced they would be giving away the #1 issue of 700 Marvel titles through their joint digital comics service. This quickly crashed the Comixology servers and the program was suspended. The program is reopening today for readers who signed up on Comixology’s website earlier in the week (check your inbox today for an email from Comixology if you signed up). The different #1 issues available to download span decades; you can download the Avengers first appearance as well as the first issue of a new Avengers series that debuted earlier this year. 700 comics can be a little daunting. Here are what Tuesday Night Movies feels are your best choices: Hawkeye #1 – You might recognize this from our Best Comics of 2012 post. Hawkeye is the best series that Marvel currently produces. The creative team of Matt Fraction and David Aja are working magic on the page. When I recommend this series to people, their reaction is usually, “Hawkeye? The guy from the Avengers? With the arrows?” Yes, yes and yes. This series is so much more than that though. It focuses on what Hawkeye does when he’s not with the Avengers. It’s very street level. His main antagonist is the Russian mob. After you download the first issue for free, you may want to buy the just released Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon, which collects the first five issues of the series. Avengers Arena #1 – If you like The Hunger Games or Battle Royale, I highly recommend checking out this series. 16 heroes have been captured by murderous villain Arcade and taken to an island where they’re told they have to battle it out to the death. I won’t lie, when this series was first announced I thought...

Best Comic Books of 2012...

Tuesday Night Movies presents a look back at the best comic books of 2012. These are the books that reminded us in the past year why we’re comics fans.  Billy says… Hawkeye– If you are not reading Hawkeye, then you are missing out on Marvel’s best series. Matt Fraction and David Aja show what Purple Arrow does when he’s not on missions with the Avengers. Fraction’s scripts are thrilling and witty. Aja’s artwork is amazing. The way he breaks down the page story-wise is unlike anything being published today. I defy anyone to read issue #1 and not become a fan. I love this series so much that I want a pair of purple Chuck Taylors.   The Walking Dead– 2012 was the year where I went from reading The Walking Dead in the collected softcover books to buying the individual issues. The build-up to issue #100 was just too much for me. I used to be able to wait. I can’t anymore. When part 1 of Something to Fear was released in issue #97, I had to read it immediately. Issue #100 was a punch to gut. I love this series so much.   Spider-Men– The Spider-Man from the Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, meets his Ultimate Comics counterpart, Miles Morales, in this awesome adventure. Which was the better scene? Peter interacting with Ultimate Gwen Stacey or Ultimate Aunt May getting some more time with Peter? Uncanny X-Force– Rick Remender, you magnificent bastard. What an end-cap to an amazing series. This series will make you a fan of Deadpool and Fantomex if you aren’t already. Remender’s Uncanny X-Force is an instant classic, and is easily the best X-Men comic to be released in years. When’s the omnibus for this series coming out? Batman– Scott...