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New Comics for October 3rd 2018

Welcome to October! It’s the first week of the month and man is it a doozey! Lots of great books this week so lets hop right in and get to our new book rundown! PLUS DC FOILS!!!

From Boom! Studios this week, Sparrowhawk #1 (of 5) lands on shelves and is touted as “Teen Victorian Fairy Fight Club”! As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemesia has never fit in with her fatherfs family, nor the high class world to which they belong. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm, she has no choice but to try and save the world that has always hated her.

From Dark Horse this week, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s Umbrella Academy is BACK! Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to face off with his own wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution …Now, just a few years after Hargreeves’s death, his Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head-and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2.

From DC this week, Green Arrow #45 flies onto shelves and is a Heroes in Crisis Tie In! Oliver Queen is forced to take a hard look at himself and evaluate his methods after he fails one too many times trying to do the right thing. It’s a dark, depressing stroll down memory lane for the Emerald Archer, as Oliver must come to grips with how he’s hurt the people around him. This issue guest-stars members of the Justice League and the Titans, but are they there to console Ollie…or condemn him?

Also from DC this week, Nightwing #50! “Knight Terrors” begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you’ve never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.

Lastly from DC this week, Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark Witching Hour #1 is just in time for Halloween, it’s “The Witching Hour,” a five-part weekly event that will rewrite the future of DC’s magical heroes! Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew a day would come when the monsters she stole her magic from would return. Now she must activate the Witchmarked, humans within whom she secreted vast stores of power. And the most powerful of the Witchmarked? Wonder Woman!

From IDW this week, Batman the Maxx #1 (of 5) makes its debut! Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics’ strangest and most bizarre hero… THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time! A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham’s newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It’s up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable-the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!

Also from IDW this week, Star Wars Tales from Vaders Castle #1 squeezes onto shelves! Tales from Vader’s Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away…This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all under the shadow of Vader’s Castle! Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

Lastly from IDW this week, the first of a series of one-shots spotlighting each of the individual Turtles crawls up from the sewers and onto shelves. TMNT returns to its roots with new spotlights on individual Turtles, but this time they’re extra-large! Donatello understands that more is at stake than his brothers realize. In order to prepare for the coming conflict, Don will aim to repair his relationship with his mentor Harold… and his malicious robotic counterpart Metalhead! The new “Macros” will set up each individual Turtle for the climactic storyline leading to TMNT #100!

From Image this week, a new title called Blackbird #1 by Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel. In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she’s crazy. The bigger problem: she’s not crazy – she’s right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?

Also from Image this week, Dead Rabbit #1 by Gerry Duggan and John McCrea! Back in the ’90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he’s back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he’s out of retirement.

It’s a big week for Image new series, and add to that Errand Boys #1 (of 5). In the future, if you can’t find a decent job, you run errands-the dangerous, often illegal kind. 30-year-old Jace Lopaz is a hard-worn scoundrel and a lifelong solo act-until he’s saddled with his 13-year-old half-brother Tawnk full-time. Now Jace has two mouths to feed while evading the law, running from aliens, and jumping off skyscrapers. The only thing weirder than the vastness of space is family.

Lastly from Image this week, new series Jook Joint #1 (of 5 ) hits the racks. Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping… and the women? The women are to die for. There’s only one rule: “Keep your hands to yourself.” But some men think rules don’t apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.

It’s a big week for Marvel too! First off, The Shatterstar Mini-series debuts with issue #1 (of 5). A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.

Doc Ock makes his return in Superior Octopus #1 as part of the Spider-Geddon tie in! Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco’s protector, but you won’t believe his methods. Some of Otto Octavius’s new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he’s the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS!

Another one-shot kicks off some new What If’s this week with What If Spider Man #1! What if Peter Parker wasn’t the one bitten by the radioactive spider? What if the person who got bit was someone who didn’t live by the mantra of “with great power comes great responsibility”? What if that person was an egotistical bully who was only interested in taking care of himself? What if…FLASH THOMPSON became Spider-Man?

Lastly from Marvel this week, X-Men Black begins with Magneto #1! MAGNETO IS BACK! …and so is Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? PLUS: Includes Part 1 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE the back up story by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Geraldo Borge.

From AfterShock this week a new horror series debuts called Lollipop Kids #1! When immigrants came to the new world they didn’t only bring their hopes and dreams, they also brought their MONSTERS. Years ago, early settlers locked these monsters away in a secret prison deep in the woods of New Amsterdam so that they would never return to the Old World again. Those woods have since become Central Park and now the monsters have escaped! Nick, a 14-year-old Harlem resident, finds out that he is a “legacy” to a secret society that for the last 400 years has kept monsters in check. Now Nick and a ragtag group of kids just like him have to put the monsters back before they get out of the park and destroy the city.

Here is your complete list:

Boom! Studios

Giant Days #43

Jim Henson Beneath Dark Crystal #3

Sparrowhawk #1

Steven Universe Harmony #3

WWE #21

Dark Horse

Death Orb #1

Tomb Raider Inferno #4

Umbrella Academy Hotel Oblivion #1

War Bears #2

DC

Adventures of the Super Sons #3

Batman #56

Batman Blank Comic #1

Border Town #2

Curse of Brimstone #7

Deathstroke #36

Dreaming #2

Green Arrow #45

Green Lanterns #56

Harley Quinn #51

Injustice 2 #35

Justice League #9

Nightwing #50

Superman Blank Comic #1

Unexpected #5

United States Vs Murder Inc #2

Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark #1

Wonder Woman Blank Comic #1

Dynamite

Barbarella #10

Battlestar Galactica Classic #0

James Bond Origin #2

Lone Ranger Vol 3 #1

Rainbow Brite #1

IDW

Batman The Maxx #1

Black Crown Quarterly #4

Ducktales #13

House Amok #2

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #71

Star Wars Tales from Vaders Castle #1

TMNT Macroseries #1

Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel #4

Image

Blackbird #1

Dead Rabbit #1

Die Die Die #3

Eclipse #11

Errand Boys #1

Jook Joint #1

Last Seige #5

Magic Order #4

New Lieutenants of Metal #4

Paper Girls #25

Paradiso #8

Redlands #7

Spawn #290

Thief of Thieves #41

Walking Dead #184

Marvel

Asgardians of the Galaxy #2

Champions #25

Cosmic Ghost Rider #4

Deadpool #5

Death of Inhumans #4

Doctor Strange #6

Infinity Wars Sleepwalker #1

Shatterstar #1

Star Wars #55

Superior Octopus #1

Tony Stark Iron Man #4

Typhoid Fever Spider Man #1

Weapon H #8

What If? Spider Man #1

X-Men Black Magneto #1

AfterShock Comics

Lollipop Kids #1

Walk Through Hell #5

Albatross Funnybooks

Spookhouse 2 #1

American Mythology Productions

Pellucidar #1

Zorro Swords of Hell #1

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Marshvilles Beauties #1

Antarctic Press

Barack Panther #1

Gold Digger Halloween Super Special 2018

Mobster Graveyard #1

William the Last #1

Archie Comics

Archie #699

Archie and Me Comics Digest #11

Avatar Press

Uber Invasion #16

Boundless Comics

Belladonna Fire Fury #9

Full Moon Features

Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe #3

Heavy Metal Magazine

Taarna #3

Lion Forge

Catalyst Prime Noble #12

Cellies #5

Oni Press

Kim Reaper Vampire Island #2

Rothic

Ancient Dreams #8

Southern Nightgown #7

Scout Comics

Obliv18N #2

Titan Comics

Dark Souls Age of Fire #4

Raid #3

Tank Girls All Stars #4

Vault Comics

Deep Roots #4

These Savage Shores #1

Waxwork Comics

Poser #2

Zenescope

Ripley’s Believe it or Not #1

Nickelodeon San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVES

What’s up everyone!! We know that you all love to shop for EXCLUSIVES!! Nickelodeon is bringing a good amount of them to San Diego Comic Con!! Are you looking for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle gear, or Invader Zim? They have those and MORE!! Check some of the awesome things that they’re going to have at the Nickelodeon booth:

Playmates SDCC Exclusive Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures $30 each

Based on the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series debuting this fall, Playmates is unveiling four SDCC exclusive figures featuring Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey.

  • Each figure is individually sculpted and styled based on the TV series with heights ranging from 4.25” (Mikey) to 4.75” (Raph, both Donnie and Leo’s heights are 4.5” tall). Each figure has 13 points of articulation and comes with their new core weapon accessories.
  • All the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures will feature exclusive, additional decoration and details on the figures and accessories.
  • Each figure comes in a highly collectible and personal fifth panel window box.  All fifth panel window boxes will be placed in a protective 2018 San Diego Comic-Con corrugate inner noting the name of the Turtle included.

Lisa Frank x SpongeBob Pouch $10

‘90s icons SpongeBob SquarePants and Lisa Frank unite for the first time to deliver a collaboration that nostalgic dreams are made of. This pastel rainbow cosmetic bag features SpongeBob and Patrick in the colorful and imaginative Lisa Frank universe and is available exclusively for SDCC.

Action Vinyls x The Loyal Subjects exclusive Rocko $15

The ’90s called and they want their shirt back!  Rocko is making an Action Vinyls debut at SDCC with a Neon ’90s exclusive throwback fit.  Each articulated collectible known widely as Action Vinyls figure stands at 3″ tall and Rocko even comes equipped with his loving pooch Spunky.  Quantities are limited, so be sure to pick up yours today!

Action Vinyls x The Loyal Subjects exclusive Tommy $15

Hang on to your ‘diapies babies, we’re going to Comic Con!  Everyone’s favorite Rugrats hero, Tommy Pickles is making an Action Vinyls SDCC debut this year with a splash.  A splash of chocolate milk that is, with this exclusive Chocolate Milk Stained Tee color variant.  Each articulated collectible known widely as Action Vinyls stands at 3.25″ tall, and Tommy even comes equipped with his signature baby bottle filled to the brim with that tasty chocolate milk.  Be sure to nab yours today!

Kidrobot Purple Reptar $50

“I am Reptar, hear me ROAR!” It’s time to take home Tommy Pickle’s favorite T. Rex with the Reptar medium figure from Kidrobot. This lean, mean, cereal-eating machine stands at approximately 7” and is ready to dominate your collection today, with a bowl of cereal in hand and enough in the cereal box for seconds!

FOCO Eekeez Zim and Gir Figurines $15 each

Enjoy some Earth-conquering fun with Invader Zim Eekeez Figurines from FOCO! Each poly resin figurine stands 4 inches tall and comes in window packaging, making them a must-have for fans and collectors alike. This series includes figurines of Zim and GIR.

Nickelodeon Enamel Pins $10 each

Designed by members of the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, these six pins are the result of a studio-wide design contest to deliver original, hand-crafted designs exclusive to SDCC. Featuring Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSpongeBob SquarePantsDouble DareINVADER ZIMThe Loud House and Rugrats, only 250 of each pin will be sold, making them a collectible you won’t want to miss.

The Nick Box $50

Grab your bathing suits and get ready to make some popsicle stick crafts because the Nick Box is back for the summer with an all new theme–Camp Nick Box!  Each Nick Box comes filled with exclusive collectibles, apparel, accessories, home goods and so much more, featuring all your favorite classic Nickelodeon shows.  The Nick Box is a quarterly, subscription service that brings your most memorable Nickelodeon experiences right to your front door, but the Camp Nick Box at SDCC features a SDCC exclusive.  This installment features these items and more:

  • Camping Rocko Vinyl Figure – Grab your Fish-O-Matic and join Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt on a camping trip.  This vinyl features Rocko as seen in the episode Hut Sut Raw.
  • Hey ArnoldHelga Bobblehead – Whether you’re building a shrine or secretly writing love poems about your summer crush, Helga will be there to lend her expertise.
  • Camp Anawanna Water Bottle – It’s important to stay hydrated when you salute your shorts!
  • Pasture Puffies Reusable Lunch Bag – Now you can enjoy Heffer’s favorite snack! Well, kinda…  Just pack this SDCC exclusive insulated bag with your favorite snacks and get ready for that Hall H line.

Limited quantities of the Camp Nick Box will be available at the Nickelodeon booth (Booth #4113) each day during the convention.

Customized T-Shirt and Tote Station Tote $15; T-Shirt $20; Baseball Tee $25

Fans can purchase a t-shirt and tote from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSpongeBob SquarePantsThe Loud HouseDouble DareINVADER ZIMHey Arnold! and Rugrats.

 

TOTLB 090 Denver Comic Con Part 2

Part 2 of the Denver Comic Con 2018 coverage is ready!! As always, for interview driven episodes, the following interviews are featured, with our press conference with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator, Kevin Eastman, featured at the end!

1:20 – Wendy Terrien
14:49 – Brett Weldele
20:10 – Beanie Cap Prints
24:13 – Paper Fauna
28:14 – Marvel Comics Creators (Arthur Adams, Chris Stevens, Todd Dezago, Ron Wilson)
1:17:52 – Langdon Foss
1:5:34 – Art of the Comics Cover (Joyce Chin, Arthur Adams, Chris Stevens, Joe Eisma, Chrissie Zullo, Craig Rousseau)
2:10:40 – Joe Eisma
2:23:56 – Chrissie Zullo
2:34:09 – Kevin Eastman

Part 2 was great!! Go check out all of these interviewee’s, maybe you’ll find something new that you fall in love with!!

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!

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Artist Spotlight: Kevin Eastman

Artist Spotlight: Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman grew up in a small town in Maine and discovered comics at a young age on a spinner rack in his local drugstore. Kevin’s biggest influence as a kid was Jack Kirby, and his parents were both artistic. In the summer of 1983, Kevin was renting a room from Peter Laird and his wife, drawing comics in what would later become Mirage Studios. One night out of an annoyance to Peter, Kevin thought “If Bruce Lee was an animal, what would be the stupidest animal? Slow moving turtle, fast moving martial artist.” A few sketches later and the Turtles were born.

Kevin and Peter decided to go the indy route after months of being turned down by the big publishing companies. “We were lucky that there was this wonderful movement of self-publishers, Dave Simms was doing a book called Cerebus, Wendy and Richard Pini doing Elfquest,” said Kevin. The first issue dropped in May of 1984 with 3000 copies after being “crowd funded” by Eastman’s relatives.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always designed to be a parody, with a little New Mutants, Daredevil, and Jack Kirby mixed in. “I loved more grounded super heroes, Batman, Daredevil, (and) Captain America. Daredevil for me was one of my all-time favorites,” said Kevin. “I still remember Daredevil 158 when they brought in this new penciler named Frank Miller. (I thought) this guy’s pretty good!” The origin of the Turtles followed the Daredevil origin very closely, but focused on what happened to the radioactive canister after it fell into the sewer. “Marvel probably could’ve sued our butts off,” Kevin exclaimed.

In one of his most asked about stories, Kevin went on to tell the origin of the Turtles’ arch nemesis, Shredder. “Pete’s wife is an amazing cook, she’d cook us dinner and we’d do dishes. And on this particular night Pete was washing and I was drying, and there was one of those metal cheese graters. I slipped my hand inside to dry the inside, and I was holding the handle of the cheese grater (and said) can you imagine a bad guy with one of these?”

In the early 2000’s, both Kevin and Peter sold their rights to the Turtles to Viacom. The Turtles gained resurgence when Nickelodeon obtained the rights to the cartoon. IDW acquired the rights to the comic book, and asked Kevin if he would consult on the writing with Tom Waltz. It was a fresh idea after nearly 25 years, and they had planned on a 12 issue run. At issue 73, the IDW run became the longest running TMNT series, surpassing the Archie series. “Tom Waltz deserves 100% of the credit for what’s become the IDW universe,” said Kevin, as he also credited the tremendous response from the fans as a reason why this run became so popular.   

As TMNT marches towards its historic 100th issue, Kevin said that this is “kinda my tribute to the last run of Mirage comics that Pete and I did called City of War. Starting in issue 89, 90 (it) will run through issue 100 which will be double sized. (This is the) closest thing that I think we’ll ever get to the original Mirage series. Nothing will ever replace that, but the fact that tonally, attitude, edge, it was really written for the original fan base.” And all I can say to that is thank you.

Kevin Eastman appeared at Denver Comic Con on June 16th -17th 2018.

Written By Keith Shimabukuro

Denver Comic Con General Thoughts

My initial sentiments of it all…….WOW, Denver Comic Con 2018 surpassed ALL of my expectations!! Every year for us, I feel is a small step forward, and this year did not disappoint!

First things first. We got the Convention Center back to what it was like two years ago. No more being confused (I’m ALWAYS at least a little directionally confused), as the floor was not backwards. We had our entrance back, which was only a little bit of a wait on the first day, as a lot of the smaller exhibitors hadn’t setup the day before. But overall, I felt like Denver Comic Con was running on all cylinders, as far as the lines, entrances, bag checks, and all of that is concerned, and we were in, in a flash the other two days!!

The first day is ALWAYS the daunting one!! Not because of the amount of items on the agenda, as I typically keep the first day light, but because of my nerves about the event, as a whole. Coming into the show, we had about 20 total interviews, and panels, scheduled through the whole weekend. Plus any interviews that would come on the showroom floor, as we walked through. For me, Comic Cons are work, and that is what makes me nervous. Work I don’t get paid for, but is always judged. Mostly by us, but judged none the less, and I want to make sure we put the best product that we can, out for the listeners!

So, getting the first interview out of the way, is always a way to get those nerves out, and just move forward!! That first interview was actually our first surprise of the weekend. About two years ago, we did a #popcultureclassic segment on the movie, Monster Squad. Much to our surprise, we were contacted for an opportunity to interview Andre Gower, and Ryan Lambert, from that movie. We spoke to them about their new documentary, “Wolfmans’ Got Nards.” “A feature film exploring The Monster Squad’s 30-year impact on film and its fan base from script to cult classic” is the tagline for the movie. They were fun, and could have spoken for a LONG time about the documentary! Their screening was well received a the comic con that evening!


With that first interview done, my nerves were gone, and it was full force moving forward!! For all those friends who tried to stop me through the weekend, I’m sorry to have given you the “hi/bye” at the same time! We always tell ourselves that we are going to catch up with everyone, but the nature of the show sometimes gets in the way! Friday seemed pretty standard for a comic con. It was busy, but you could definitely tell that people were probably still at work, maybe still commuting to the show, etc. The actual busy day, both for the con, and for us, was Saturday!

Saturday was going well, and then something happened at about 10:30am that morning. We were walking into our interview room, to speak with Matty Cardarople, and who was standing in front of us, finishing an interview of his own? None other than legendary “KING of Rock,” DMC, Darryl McDaniels. Audibly, Gabe says, “holy shit, that’s DMC!” To which our press director laughed, and replied, “do you want to interview him?” (surprise number 2) I mean…..what do you say to that, aside from YES! So we arranged that, excited as could be, for later that day.

And then Matty Cardarople walked in. He is honestly, probably like 6 foot 3, or so. But he is soft spoken, and an absolutely hilarious human being. As Gabe is not always the best when it comes to names, he asked Matty how to pronounce his last name. Matty instead, declined to answer, saying that it would “be a thing” for the show, and laughs didn’t stop from there!! You might remember him from, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Selfie, or Dumb and Dumber To, but you’ll never forget his roles in Jurassic World and Stranger Things. He is an actor that, no matter how small his part is, it’s usually one of the funniest parts of the show/movie.

We did awesome interview, after awesome interview on Saturday. From Pamela Ribon, to Gene Ha, Mairghread Scott, Sanya Anwar, and the list goes on and on! Wow, did we get some amazing interviews for our listeners! I got an email during the day, that our DMC interview was moved to a different spot. This would be the third room, that we would interview people inside of. Getting to see the people walking around downstairs on the showroom floor was very different from being on the floor itself. Watching all the people go, getting their autographs, or taking a break, it’s just a different feel, as a spectator. A few minutes before the interview starts, the nerves start to come back! Gabe even says that he might throw up. BUT, the moment DMC sits down on the couch, and the interview begins, instead of being the nervous “camera guy” I become the intrigued, fan. He was hyped, he was full of energy, and most of all, you could FEEL the great vibes coming off of him, and in his words! It truly was one of the best interviews we have EVER done!!

At the end of the day we finished with a panel, which brings me to probably one of our only “complaints” about Denver Comic Con. The panel itself was about Roller Derby, and being someone who knows nothing about the sport, and is not the biggest fan, I wasn’t sure how many people would or wouldn’t show up. BUT, even with a more well known panel going on, we happened to be going on AT THE SAME TIME as John Barrowman. Come on, what panel goer, wouldn’t want to go see the amazing John Barrowman? One of our other panels was situated DIRECTLY across from a Ron Perlman panel. Now, I don’t know what the answer to problems like these are, because I feel like it makes the panelists who are attending panels, opposite MAJOR stars, feel bad, or like the panel shouldn’t even be going on? Maybe less panels all going on at the same time? Maybe not have panels on the same topic, like five times throughout the weekend? I KNOW that the volunteers “grade” each panel as it is happening. The panels are “graded” on how many people attended, did the moderator start/end on time, were there any problems, etc. I assume they have the data to show what we are seeing, but I’m not sure. I hope all who attended panels had much fun though!

Now, onto Sunday’s adventure, which brings us into Surprise number 3! In order to tell this story, I have to tell you two things. One, Gabe took the morning off from the con on Sunday, in order to spend some much needed time with his family at their traditional pride fest celebration!

Now for the second thing, I have to backtrack to a moment of worry of mine, on Saturday morning. Saturday morning, before we leave for the Con, we get the opportunity to sit in on a press conference with co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman! Now, I know that Gabe is going to be gone in the morning when the press conference will take place, but I’m not going to miss out on the awesome opportunity! So we reach out to Kevin Eastman superfan, and friend of the show, Keith Shimabukuro!

So, Sunday morning is here, and it’s time to meet with the famed artist! We are the first of the press corp to show up, so we get seats front and center! This is not a normal event for Keith so, much like Gabe and I yesterday, he is very nervous. But, he does great. He got to ask a question, and hangout with a hero for a while that morning! Many thanks to Keith for stepping up, and helping out some friends. Especially because he volunteers for Denver Comic Con, and could have easily been too busy to help!

Now, it was time to go have my fun, while Gabe was finishing the last few things of the day/con. Because of the Matt Smith cancellation, my schedule had to be messed with, in order to figure out the substitute photo ops. YES, I go to a “comic con” for photos with celebrities, it’s one of my favorite parts, sorry die hards! For the most part, all of my photo ops were on Sunday. On Saturday I did have the opportunity to take a picture with David Harbour, of Stranger Things fame, and the new Hellboy. Early Sunday I got to meet another actor who sometimes has small parts in movies or TV shows, but they’re show stealers, Sean Gunn. He was super quiet, but it was awesome! My last two photos were Doctor Who heavy!! Originally I had a Matt Smith/David Tennant “team up” photo op! With Matt gone, I still HAD to meet David Tennant. I mean, who the F doesn’t want to meet a Doctor? His face is priceless! Immediately after that, I nailed one down, that was 3 years in the making. The few times I’ve had the opportunity to see/meet/get an autograph from John Barrowman, the stars never aligned! But I got the picture with him AND Billie Piper (Rose)!!!! It was a perfect ending to a damn near perfect comic con!!

With that, Denver Comic Con is over. It’s crazy to believe that we are almost on our 4th year as a team, our 2nd year as Denver Comic Con Press, and we have been accepted as press to other comic cons as well. Our insane little team has accomplished so much in those 4 years, it’s insane. I’m so very proud of us all. While Jonthan wasn’t with us during the festivities, he was there manning the booth for his very successful comic book store! He’s a great friend, and deserves all his success!! It’s crazy to think that we will be officially covering San Diego Comic Con in one month. The emails for different opportunities have already started to pile up……………….here come the nerves again!

Juan Muro

 

 

New Comics for October 25th 2017

New Comics Release for 10/25/17

Halloween Comic Fest is this weekend! Be sure
to stop by your LCS to check out all the fun stuff planned, and while you are
at it, pick up some FREE comics! Now, lets jump in to the new books coming out
this week!
From DC this week, an extra special spooky
offering with DC House of Horror #1. An all-new,
all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe-just in time for Halloween! Martha
Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in
front of her farmhouse. A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous
Amazon warrior. The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a
horror beyond imagining. All these and more are what happens when the most
exciting new voices in contemporary horror fiction are paired with the talents
of some of the greatest artists in the DC firmament!

From IDW this week, Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles hits #75! The oversized
conclusion to the Turtles’ greatest extra-dimensional story arc is here! Both
the prosecution and the defense have tricks up their sleeves as testimony gets
emotional. Meanwhile, a war rages outside the courtroom as the Malignoid swarm
engulfs Planet Neutrino!

From Image this week, a favorite is back! Hack
Slash Resurrection #1 hits shelves this week written by Tini Howard with art by
Celor. Cassie Hack has been
living off the grid, but when a new monstrous threat arises to torment
promiscuous teens, it’s time for Cassie to pick up the baseball bat once again! Gory,
sexy, twisted, and funny…HACK IS BACK!

From Marvel, we are at the close of the first
month of Legacy, and this week doesn’t disappoint with new offerings by Captain
Marvel, Black Panther, and lots more!
Captain Marvel #125 is out this week, and starts “Dark Origin” Part 1. As Captain Marvel,
CAROL DANVERS has traveled to almost every inch of the planet – and beyond! Now
she’s heading to somewhere uncharted, where there’s no familiar face to be seen
except for…her own! Join Carol on her new cosmic journey through the past and
future as Captain Marvel takes flight in an adventure you won’t want to miss.
The earth-shattering secrets of her Dark Origin are finally revealed, and the
Marvel Universe will be forever changed.

From Archie this
week, spinning out of the wildly popular one-shot starts a new ongoing series
with Jughead: The Hunger! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has
fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter
along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. Written by Frank
Tieri with art by Pat and Tim Kennedy.

Here is your complete list:
Dark
Horse

Angel
Season 11 #10
BPRD
Devil You Know #3
Buffy
Season 11 #12
Elfquest
Final Quest #22
Mass
Effect Discovery #4
Rebels
#8
DC
Action
Comics #990
Batgirl
#16
Batman
Beyond #13
Batman
The Merciless #1
Blue
Beetle #14
DC
House of Horror #1
Detective
Comics #967
Flash
#33
Gotham
City Garage #2
Hal
Jordan & GLC #31
Hellblazer
#15
Justice
League of America #17
Kamandi
Challenge #10
Mother
Panic #12
Nightwing
the New Order #3
Ruff
& Reddy Show #1
Scooby
Doo Team Up #31
Suicide
Squad #28
Teen
Titans #13
Wonder
Woman #33
IDW
Back to
the Future #24
Black
Crown Quarterly #1
First
Strike #6
Ghostbusters
Answer the Call #1
Goosebumps
Monsters at Midnight #1
Haunted
Horror #30
Popeye
Classics Ongoing #63
Samurai
Jack Quantum Jack #2
Star
Trek Boldly Go #13
TMNT
Ongoing #75
X-Files
JFK Disclosure #1
Image
Angelic
#2
Copperhead
#15
Deadly
Class #31
Glitterbomb
Fame Game #2
Hack
Slash Resurrection #1
Hard
Place #3
Outcast
#31
Renato
Jones Season Two #4
Saga
#48
Southern
Cross #13
Spawn
#279
Underwinter
Field of Feathers #1
Violent
Love #9
Wayward
#24
Marvel
All New
Wolverine #26
Amazing
Spider Man #790
America
#8
Ben
Reilly Scarlet Spider #9
Black
Panther #166
Captain
Marvel #125
Daredevil
#28
Despicable
Deadpool #288
Guardians
of the Galaxy Telltale Series #4
Jean
Grey #8
Moon
Girl & Devil Dinosaur #24
Punisher
#17
Punisher
Platoon #2
Silver
Surfer #14
Star
Wars Jedi Republic Mace Windu #3
Thanos
#12
Thor
Where Walk the Frost Giants #1
US
Avengers #11
Weapon
X #10
X-Men
Blue #14
Aardvark Vanaheim
Strange
Cerebus #1
Action Lab
Vampblade
Season Two #8
Zombie
Tramp Ongoing #40
Zombie
Tramp Origins #4
Aftershock
Dark
Ark #2
Fu
Jitsu #2
Amryl Entertainment
Cavewoman
Carries Oasis Diary #1
Antarctic Press
Gold
Digger #247
Archie Comics
Archie
Comics Annual Digest #283
Jughead
the Hunger #1
Aspen MLT
All New
Soulfire #8
Lola
XOXO Vol 2 #4
Benitez Productions
Lady
Mechanika Clockwork Assassin #3
Black Mask
Kim and
Kim Love is a Battlefield #4
Boom Studios
Big
Trouble in Little China Old Man Jack #2
Hi Fi
Fight Club #3
Jim
Henson Power of the Dark Crystal #8
Mighty
Morphin Power Rangers #20
Over
Garden Wall Ongoing #19
Sisters
of Sorrow #4
Steven
Universe Ongoing #9
Unsound
#5
Victor
Lavalle Destroyer #6
WWE #10
Boundless Comics
Lookers
Ember #3
Dynamite Entertainment
Ash Vs
AOD #4
Pierce
Brown Red Rising #6
Shadow
#3
Turok
#3
Devils Due/1First
Black
Flame #7
Larks
Killer #3
Keenspot Entertainment
No Room
for Magic #1
Lion Forge
Catalyst
Prime Incidentals #3
Oni Press
Damned
#5
Kaijumax
Season 3 #4
Nights
Dominion Season 2 #3
Rick
& Morty #31
Storm King Productions
John
Carpenter Tales of Sci Fi Vortex #1
Titan Comics
Captain
Kronos #2
Doctor
Who 11
th Year Three #11
The
Beautiful Death #2
Udon Entertainment
Street
Fighter Vs Darkstalkers #6
Valiant Entertainment
Bloodshot
Salvation #2
Eternity
#1
X-O
Manowar #8
Zenescope
Black
Sable #2
GFT
2017 Halloween Ed

TOTLB 012 Live Long & Prosper

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Shacha to all of our great listeners!! This week we bring in Jon on Skype, as there was a “giant” blizzard going on outside, and wel…………..we didn’t want to risk it! Still a great episode to fill up those ears!!
The snow’pacalypse brings us many hot topics, AND we get the privilege of speaking with Carl, from the Monday Night Carlo Podcast!! He joins us for one whole segment, and we FINALLY get to talk a little wrestling ;-). Make sure you go and listen to his podcast EVERY Monday, he’s got some amazing guests! We are still rolling along with out social media contest! The winner will receive a “loot crate” type of prize. You will receive different prints, comic books, etc. The ONLY thing you have to do is take a picture of your nerd room that shows off all of your glorious nerd items; comic books, posters, pictures, paintings, etc. Take a picture, tag us and hash tag #outsidelongbox and #mynerdroom. It’s that easy! The winner will be announced at the LIVE recording on March 29th, at the Kress Cinema and Lounge.
Jon’s old shit takes us back the time of Saturday Morning Cartoons! He tells us what his favorites were(Thundercats, He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc.), and a lot of memories that he will be able to share with his son in the future. Gabe’s old shit is old Kung Fu comic books! He specifically tells us about Hands of Shang-Chi!
Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page.
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