Tuesday Night Comics 96 – Supergirl TV Pilot Reviewed!...

Billy and Dave review the first episode of Supergirl and recommend some most likely overlooked comics that are coming out this Wednesday. Want to find out what comic you missed? Listen to the new episode! http://ia601505.us.archive.org/31/items/TuesdayNightComics96/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%2096.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

NYCC 2015 Thursday Panels – Our Picks!...

Written by Sarv Kreindler. There are SO MANY panels and screenings at NYCC each year, and this year it seems like they’ve grown in number once again. These show guides will help you make the most of your time at NYCC. Here are our team’s picks for the best panels and screenings for Thursday at NYCC 2015! 88 MPH: A Celebration of Back to the Future – 11:00 – 12:00 – 1A06 Back to the Future turns 30 this year! Join the filmmakers behind “Back in Time,” the Steven Spielberg approved documentary about Back to the Future. “But wait, didn’t Robert Zemekis direct Back to the Future? Who cares if Steven Spielberg approved this documentary?” True, but Spielberg is the Executive Producer of Back to the Future. I’m setting the over/under of Marty McFly cosplayers in this room at 4. Are you taking the over or the under? Hasbro Star Wars – 11:15 – 12:15 – 1A24 We haven’t seen any sort of announcement from Hasbro regarding NYCC exclusives at the time of this writing, but I’m hoping with the upcoming licensing monster that is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, we’re going to get something. Whether or not we get any NYCC exclusives from Hasbro this NYCC, if you’re a Star Wars fan, this is a must-attend panel. With the new movie coming out this December, Hasbro has a lot of new product hitting the shelves soon. See your first look at it here. Toddfather Talks Toys, Comics, Spawn and Insight Into Being an Independent Creator – 12:15 – 1:15 – 1A06 In all my years of attending conventions, I don’t think I’ve ever heard Todd McFarlane speak at a panel. I was able to get his autograph at two different New York Comic...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 44...

Billy and Dave are back with another episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast. They preview new comics coming out the week of Wednesday, November 5, 2014, including the official start of Spider-Verse. The guys also review recent comics, including James Robinson and Leonard Kirk’s Fantastic Four #12, Scott Snyder and Greg Cappullo’s Batman #35 and Geoff Johns and company’s Justice League #35. Plus, they talk about Marvel’s latest movie announcements. It’s another fun episode. Listen to it now!                   http://ia902606.us.archive.org/2/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode44/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2044.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 34...

In the latest episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave go deep into The Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. We breakdown who’s who and what’s what, as well as point out references to other companies’ heroes, and try to figure out how this fits in with Grant Morrison’s previous DC story, Final Crisis. If you read The Multiversity, then LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!   http://ia601401.us.archive.org/9/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode34/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 21...

The final issue of Forever Evil is here and Dave has caught up to the series just in time. Listen to Dave and Billy compare Forever Evil to the Justice League Forever Evil tie-in issues, as well as other recently released comic books, including Spider-Man #2 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos and Original Sin #2 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato. Billy and Dave also preview this Wednesday’s (5/28/14) new comics. What Image comic is Billy’s absolute top pick of the week? Listen to the podcast and find out! http://ia902501.us.archive.org/21/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode21/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Justice League #26 On Sale Now at Barnes and Noble!...

I was in the TriBeCa Barnes and Noble last night and spotted Justice League #26 on the shelf. I was surprised that I missed it being released on Wednesday, and figured I’d buy it off Comixology when I returned home. But when I arrived home, I saw that the most recent issue available on Comixology was #25. Justice League #26 isn’t supposed to go on sale until this Tuesday, December 24 aka Christmas Eve. Comic book stores received their shipment of it, along with other comics, with last week’s books, and are embargoed from selling it until this Tuesday. Apparently, Barnes and Noble missed that memo, as it is not only the TriBeCa Barnes and Noble at 97 Warren St that is selling it, but also the Barnes and Noble at 106 Court St in Brooklyn. I couldn’t resist the appeal of reading a comic before its official release. Justice League #26 is a great comic, showing the origins of most of the Crime Syndicate. We get origins for Power Ring, Deathstorm, Johnny Quick and Atomica, a look into the mind of The Grid, more in the mystery about the Crime Syndicate’s hooded captive, and a new mystery involving Superwoman.  Ivan Reis’s art is gorgeous, as usual, though whoever inked the pages with the Outsider seems to given the Outsider a shave, as his mustache was nowhere to be found. If you’d like to read Justice League #26 before it’s official release date on Tuesday, you head to your local...

Brazilian Breakfast Club...

This past summer, Bleeding Cool ran a story with the headline Get a Brazilian Breakfast With Ivan Reis and Joe Prado at NYCC. The article talked about an art book called Ícones dos Quadrinhos (Comic Book Icons) being crowdfunded on Catarse. Catarse is like a Brailian Kickstarter. The book sounded cool. It had illustrations by 100 different artists. Each of the artists drew one of their favorite characters from their childhood. One of the support levels included a “Brazilian breakfast” with Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, a hardcover copy of Ícones dos Quadrinhos and sketches from Ivan and Joe in the book. Needless to say, I was intrigued. Not only are Ivan and Joe two of my favorite artists in the comics industry, but at NYCC 2012 I helped thwart a big art theft at their tables.  Also, for years I’ve wanted a Hal Jordan sketch by Ivan, but have never been able to get one. Here was my chance! I jumped to support the project. The Brazilian Breakfast option was limited to 6 people, and I figured that with Bleeding Cool running this story, it would sell out quickly. The price looked steep initially at R$500, but thanks to the magic of exchange rates, R$500 at the time turned out to be only about US$210. I was the first person go for the breakfast option. When Bleeding Cool posted about the project, it was in its final day of crowdfunding. I figured the breakfast (and sketches!) at NYCC would be too hard to pass up and the other five spots would sell out quickly. Because of this, I was very surprised when I checked back on Catarse throughout the day and saw that no one else had gotten in on what to me was a...

The Outsider Revealed! – Justice League #23 Review...

5/5 – Perfection from Johns, Reis & Prado First off, I would like to welcome all the new readers who discovered our site from Bleeding Cool and New Earth 2 linking to our Who Is The Outsider? post. I woke up early like a kid on Christmas morning and rushed to my iPad to buy Justice League #23. After putting out my Outsider/Alfred post, the suspense of waiting to have my suspicions confirmed was killing me. I had the feeling we’d be getting answers this issue and did we! Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis knock the art in this issue out of the park. I think this is best I’ve ever seen out of this art team. Every panel on every page is expertly rendered. If there’s any complaint about the art here, it’s that not enough comics from Marvel and DC look this good. I’d like to warn you all that I am going SPOILER CRAZY from here on out, so if you haven’t read Justice League #23 yet, perhaps now would be a good time to close this window and come back when you have. Cool? The Spoiler is giving you a warning! Justice League #23 reveals The Outsider’s identity as the Alfred Pennyworth of Earth-3. I had the feeling that we would get that reveal either in this issue or in Forever Evil #1. Needless to say, I was very excited to read confirmation for my theory on The Outsider’s identity. Alfred works for Owlman, the evil Batman counterpart from Earth-3. Some people have speculated that Earth-3 Owlman and the Owlman that appeared in Scott Snyder’s Court of Owls are one and the same, but that does not appear to be the case. While they do have costumes very...

That Time I Stopped an Art Theft at Ivan Reis’s Table at NYCC...

It was Saturday at New York Comic Con. I turned to my friend and said, “We should head over to Ivan Reis’s table in Artist’s Alley. He has the original art to the cover of Earth 2 #1 at his table. It’s $3,000, so I don’t think either of us are buying it. But it’s cool to see it in person.” My friend, like me, is a fan of Earth 2, so I knew he’d want to check this out. Ivan had two tables that he shared with his brother Rod and Joe Prado. Books of original art lined the table, along with a stack of sketchbooks for sale and a bin of covers and splash pages. It was in this bin where I had seen the cover to Earth 2 #1. Everything in that bin was at least $2,500. As we approached the table, there were two guys leafing through the original art. They looked almost identical: same height, same build, same jeans, and same Yankees cap. The only difference between them was the color of their hoodies. One of them had the cover art for Earth 2 #1 on the table and another page from the bin in his hands. “Wow, that guy’s buying the Earth 2 #1 cover.” I said to my buddy. I’ve never seen $6,000 in cash trade hands before, so I wanted to hang out and watch the exchange take place. There’s usually a bunch of people at this table: Ivan, Joe, Rod, various friends. Right now, it was empty except for a woman I took to be Ivan or Joe’s wife or sister. The guy with the Earth 2 #1 cover and other cover in his hand walked away from the table. “Did I just see what...

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Green Lantern (On The Couch 2012 #9)...

As summer 2011 was approaching, with its hoard of superhero movies, I was excited for Green Lantern most of all. I am a huge fan of what Geoff Johns has done with Green Lantern since he started writing the character in 2004. When I found out that he was on set during the production of the movie, I had a feeling that we were in store for something amazing.Unfortunately, my enthusiasm for the Green Lantern movie puttered out before I saw it in the theater. It got so many bad reviews from critics and people on the street that I figured this would be DC’s version of Daredevil. The only people I know who like this movie are the guys who work at my local comic book store, one of whom has worn a Green Lantern ring since before I met him AND has a Green Lantern tatoo. So maybe he’s a little biased. Basically, I missed it last summer and wasn’t that upset about it.Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are two of the writers on the Green Lantern screenplay, and Berlanti produced the movie, so I’m shocked how flat and boring the whole thing felt. Usually at the end of a Greg Berlanti production, the response in my house is “Damn you, Berlanti,” but it’s meant as a compliment for his uncanny ability at tugging on our heartstrings and manipulating our emotions. Here, any exclamations of “Damn you, Berlanti,” would just be about delivering a disappointing movie.I think they should not have had Parallax be the main villain. Parallax bogged down the movie with cuts that had to be made to what it was doing in space, which was usually making an angry face. We could have done without all the exposition as to...