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 25...

Dave is back! Billy and Dave make their picks for new comic books coming out on Wednesday, 6/25/14, and discuss the craziness that has been Marvel’s Original Sin thus far! If you’re loving Original Sin, listen to this episode! http://ia902509.us.archive.org/27/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode25/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2025.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast – Episode 24...

Billy records alone! It’s just Billy on the week on the Tuesday Night Comics podcast. He gives you his picks for the new comics he’s most excited about for the week of June 18, 2014, talks about Miracle Man: A Dream of Flying and Brian Woods’s Star Wars, and recaps this weekend’s big comic book convention in New York City, Special Edition: NYC. Speaking of Special Edition: NYC, check out this awesome Spider-Man sketch I bought from Marcio Takara! Don’t worry, Dave fans. Dave will be back next week. http://ia902509.us.archive.org/15/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode24/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2024.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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...