Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 117 – Supergirl vs Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice...

Get ready for it! Episode #117 of the Tuesday Night Comics Podcast is here! We’ve got all the picks you need to be ready for new comic book day tomorrow! Plus, why Billy will now buy anything the team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto create from here on out! And Dave compares and contrasts CBS’s Supergirl to Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, more news on DC: Rebirth!   http://ia801501.us.archive.org/3/items/TuesdayNightComics117/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

The Quest for Sketch

Anyone who has attended a comic book convention with me in the last decade and a half knows that my favorite thing to do at conventions is get sketches from my favorite artists. The recent blank sketch cover phenomenon is the best/worst thing to happen to me. It’s the best because I love them! How cool is it to get a one-of-a-kind cover drawn just for you on a comic? It’s the worst because I have WAY TOO MANY that are still blank. Between NYCC And SE:NYC, I can get maybe 2-4 sketch covers drawn on each convention, depending on time, price and artist availability. I have well over 30 blank sketch covers sitting in my apartment. That’s years of conventions to get them all illustrated, and that’s if I stop buying new ones cold turkey (Spoiler alert: That ain’t gonna happen). Anyone who has attended NYCC with me knows that I cannot let a NYCC go by without getting a sketch from Tood Nauck. I’ve been a fan of Todd’s since I first encountered his work in the late 90s on Young Justice (which is an awesome series that you need to track down and read). When Secret Wars: Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies #1 was released with a blank sketch variant, I broke my “No More Blank Sketch Covers” rule, because I knew exactly what I wanted on that cover and who I wanted to draw it. Half Ultron/Half Zombie Ultron in full color by Todd Nauck. Spider-Man is my all-time favorite superhero. I have a Spider-Man sketchbook that is, surprise, surprise, filled with sketches of Spider-Man. I have slowly been filling in the Spider-Man sketchbook since _______. It currently has ____ drawing of Spidey in it, including the four I...

NYCC 2014 – Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Panel...

If you love Marvel superheroes, and you read your comics on a tablet, you need to join Marvel Unlimited Plus. It is awesome. When I was growing up, I would see ads for the Merry Marvel Marching Society, or M.M.M.S. for short, the Marvel fan club of the 1960s, in the pages of old comics. I was jealous that there wasn’t anything like that today. Marvel Unlimited Plus is today’s M.M.M.S. Marvel Unlimited is Marvel’s version of Netflix for comics. For a monthly or annual fee, you get unlimited access to digital Marvel comics from the start of the company to as recent as about 6 months ago. The catalog is updated every Monday, with newer comics and back issues alike. Marvel Unlimited Plus adds another layer to the subscription. Each year, you receive a box of cool stuff, including an exclusive Marvel Legends action figure (this year’s figure is Rocket Raccoon), an exclusive variant covered comic, and a membership card. Throughout the year, Marvel will also mail out fun bits of swag like a fold-out Avengers anniversary poster. But what really makes Marvel Unlimited Plus a must buy is access to the Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only panel at conventions like NYCC, SE:NYC and SDCC. This year’s panel was insane. We saw an extended trailer for next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. When Agent M asked if there were any questions after the trailer, I raised my hand and said “Can we see it again?” And then he played it again. It rocked. The panel also included exclusive preview art of upcoming books, and a star-studded line of panelists who were happy to take questions from the audience. On the way out, everyone was given a bag of exclusive swag that included another...