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Denver Comic Con Day 1 Wrap Up

What do you mean today was our slow day!

Holy shit what a whirlwind of a day. First off, if you have to make an hour long drive don’t drink a shit load of coffee and water, because when you have to wait in line for a half hour you have to pee so bad, and it is awful. In the door and its off to the races. I didn’t really have a lot going on for the first half of the day so I walk the floor, seeing what I could see and prepping for some of the floor interviews that I wanted to do.

Made a bee line to Terry Moore, there will be more about that in the Sunday wrap up though.

First on the docket was Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert from the new documentary “Wolfman’s Got Nards” about their time making Monster Squad and it’s resurgence in popularity. It is always amazing to chat with the creators of your childhood memories.

Spent some time walking the floor talking to some of the independent creators. There is so much great stuff out there that I know you will love to hear about on our DCC episodes. Pickle Noir, new illustrators, Cartoony Apocalyptic comics, and the most amazing 3d paper cutting I have seen in my whole fucking life.

Got a chance to sit with Wendy Terrion next, writer of the Jason Lex series. What a great read these books are, and as always she is an engaging interview. I hope you all take the time to read these fun fantasy novels about cryptids and secret societies. You will not be disappointed.

Next got a chance to moderate my first panel for Con season. Talked with G. Neri, Gale Galligan, Kurt Lustgarten, and Melissa Jane Osborne about graphic novels that kids should be reading. Had a good chat with them about their books, and books that they suggest for kids.

Then it was a chance to talk with Amy Chu, Sanya Anwar, Gene Ha and Tony Medina about social consciousness in comic books. This was a great discussion that was really heart felt with a little treat. I got to watch as Gene Ha spend the panel answering questions, and taking pictures with his iPad of people that he was interested in. He would then put pencil to paper, and then using and ink brush created a portrait. In the middle of the panel he would get up, walk over to the person that he was drawing and hand them a picture of themselves. Not gonna lie, I was a little jealous that he didn’t draw me! Can’t wait to sit and interview Sanya and Gene over the next couple days.

It was a great day filled with awesome interviews, and time seeing some of my Denver friends. My day was made even better by Mike, Matt, Marika, Randy, Dylan, James, Jeremiah, Meghan, Michael, Ryan, Erik, Smurf, Tim, Dom, John, Alicia, Karissa, Jon, and a whole slew of other people that I’m sure I have forgotten because I’m exhausted. So now I’m gonna sleep, then get up early and get my ass back to Denver for my fucking busy day!

Gabe.

Denver Comic Con kickoff!!

Hello everyone! Yes, it IS almost comic con day!! We JUST finished our traditional Denver Comic Con kick-off party, thrown by Frankie Serna!!

It is ALWAYS a good time! Hanging out with friends, having apps and beers, what better way to kickoff DCC!?

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Don’t forget to stop by Frankies booth, Collect 2 Display,

Agrovated Art

And of course Hall Of Justice Comics

See you all at the show tomorrow!! Denver Comic Con, here we come!!

 

Denver Comic Con TOMORROW!

Well, our first Comic Con of our working season is tomorrow!! Denver Comic Con is FINALLY here!! With more than 100,000 people expected, it is sure to be a crazy, but amazing time!! There will be more than 200 celebrities, artists, authors, and more than 600 hours of different panels/programs. We will even be moderating 6 different panels!! With Denver Comic Con being tomorrow, here are some tips, information, etc. about the show, that you might need to know!

Ticketing 

To promote a quicker and more streamlined entry process, Denver Comic Con has implemented Flash Seats, an ID-based digital ticketing system that allows guests to enter the event with an ID, the credit card used to purchase tickets or with the Flash Seats mobile app, which also allows guests to sell, buy, and transfer tickets. For more on Flash Seats, visit: https://www.flashseats.com/FAQsDetails.aspx?ss=0&a=1#g1

Even with the new, more efficient ticketing system, guests should plan for lines, particularly for some of the more popular events, sessions and guests. Entry lines will be longest when the Con opens at 10 a.m. each day, with the longest lines of the weekend expected on Saturday.

Early badge pick-up will be available Thursday, Jun. 14 at the Colorado Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the entrance near 13th St. & Welton St.

Security

Denver Comic Con’s top priority is the welfare and safety of guests. With that in mind, DCC staff works closely with the Denver Police Department and security contractors throughout the year on a variety of measures to enhance guest safety at the event, including training, bag checks and prop checks throughout the weekend.

Please note that the 2018 cosplay guidelines have been updated, and NO prop firearms will be permitted. Guests seeking the optimal fan experience are encouraged to carry in as little as possible with them. Minimizing outside items will expedite security checks and maximize efficiency at points of entry. For details about prop and cosplay guidelines, visit:  https://denvercomiccon.com/show-info/policies/

 General Event Info

Denver Comic Con is one of Denver’s largest consumer conventions, and a program of Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based non-profit that brings education and literacy programs to classrooms throughout the Denver metro-area. Last year’s con brought in more than 110,000 attendees and reached all corners of pop culture including film, television, comic books, tabletop and video games, anime, manga, cosplay, horror and science fiction and web comics.”

Remember everyone! Denver Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, June 15th through Sunday June 17th. The doors will open at 10am and close at 7pm, except on Sunday, when the show floor closes at 6pm! All the fun is at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. This year there are TWO entrances for guests with tickets. You can enter via:

14th Street & Stout Street
13th Street & Welton Street

“The con also features more 10,000 sq. ft. of floor space dedicated to the Kid’s Lab. A space for kids and teens to explore pop culture through projects and talks from industry luminaries.” We personally have had our kids want to stay in the kid’s lab for HOURS! There are different activities and panels catered just for them, and it’s loads of fun!!

 

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $38.50 for adults and $8.25 for children. 3-day passes are sold out, and single-day tickets are moving quickly, but still availability. You can purchase your tickets here if you have not done so yet!

Follow Denver Comic Con on their social media:

www.twitter.com/denvercomiccon

www.facebook.com/DenverComicCon/

Document all of your fun using the hashtag #dcc2018

If you see us, stop us to record some content for our show! We hope to see everyone there!!

Comic Con Season has begun!

Hello everyone!! The Denver Comic Con/Breckenridge Brewery beer release party, was just a couple short days ago! For the past three years, this event has marked the beginning of the Thinking Outside the Longbox “con” season! The next few episodes will more than likely be filled with Comic Con geared content, interviews, and just all around madness!!

Next up, we will be recording the day before DCC, at a kickoff party with our buddy, Frankie Serna! Frankie does some of the coolest art out there, and this party was a great time last year!! Free beer, good food, prizes, don’t miss out!! The party will be on June 14th. Look to our social media in the coming weeks, for time, and more details!!


(work by Frakie Serna)

After that, of course we will be covering Denver Comic Con (June 15th – 17th)! We are there officially as Press once again this year. This means that we will more than likely not be stationary. We still want you all to come record with us, it may just be in different spots during the weekend haha! We’ll do our best to ensure we update everyone through our social media. We’ve already lined up at least 10 different interviews for this show! One of them so far, from a little TV show you might recognize………Stranger Things!


(2017 Denver Comic Con)

We take a couple of weeks off, THEN we attend what might be the most exciting event of our year!! This is the FIRST year that we have gotten Press badges for San Diego Comic Con!! It’s the 4th year that Jon has attended, Juan’s 3rd year, and Gabe’s FIRST year attending at all!! I will once again be making the 18 hour road trip journey to the Los Angeles/San Diego region for this comic con!! We are nervous, since it’s our first year, BUT super excited as well! Hopefully we will get to speak with some awesome creators, and some “bigger” names!! Maybe even a few round table interviews! For all the naysayers, SDCC is one of the most fun times of the year!!


(2017 San Diego Comic Con, Fanbase Press)

We round out our Comic Con season in August with Colorado Springs Comic Con! We haven’t quite heard about “official” press badges yet, but we will be there covering the show no matter what! This show has outgrown it’s location 3 years in a row! Every year the show has had to move to a different building, because it is fast becoming a very popular, end of the year show! Bringing in people from Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Deadpool, plus comic book creators; Buzz, Neal Adams, Ron Marz, etc. It’s been fun watching this show grow!!


(2017 Colorado Springs Comic Con, Tom Payne)

Once all of the official Comic Con events have ended, and the dust settles, I’ll be taking a break, and heading down to Cuba. I WILL be recording some content down there. This may or may not be what you’re used to listening to, but I want to ensure that we record it either way. A look forward to the next years’ events, and a look back at everything we have accomplished this year. This is our four year anniversary as a podcast team, and there is very little in this life that I would trade it for. It’s been a blessing being able to get together with friends every other week, and do something that we love. Hopefully this will keep growing, and we can keep bringing you fun/creative/different content. We aren’t the same old, clean, watered down, short, “for everyone,” show, but I think that is what makes us different. Hopefully you’ll spread the word about us to your friends/family, and we can defy the odds!! Thanks for all the support everyone!!

New Comics for April 11th 2018

Another big week this week with lots of new stuff for your eyeballs! Lets get right to it!
From Boom! Studios this week, RoboCop is back! Brian Wood, the visionary writer behind DMZ and Briggs Land, and Jorge Coelho ( Venom, Rocket Racoon ) present a provocative vision of a future where justice is crowdsourced and lethal. It’s been decades since the RoboCop program first began. Corporations have taken over the schools and the government.and law enforcement is the biggest private contract of all. Traditional police forces no longer exist, as all citizens are encouraged and rewarded to spy on their neighbors. There is only one authority on the streets: ROBOCOP.

From DC this week, the lead up to Action Comics #1000 begins with the Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Hardcover! This year marks the 80th anniversary of Superman’s debut in ACTION COMICS #1 – and DC is celebrating this date with the publication of the new hardcover ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring key character debuts, essays and more in a collection curated by Paul Levitz! Highlights of this collection include: A new cover by legendary artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee. A never before unpublished twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio.

Also this week, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42 hits the racks, and starts a new story arc called “Darkstars Rising” written by Robert Venditti with art by Jordi Tarragona and Rafael Sandoval. Hal Jordan is the paragon of a Green Lantern: Courageous and unrelenting. But even a hero can sometimes doubt the methods they’re known to use. And in those moments, something dark creeps in and it can create an evil the universe isn’t ready to face!

Lastly, spinning out of Metal, and fostering the New Age of Heroes, Immortal Men #1 hits this week written by James Tynion with art by Jim Lee. There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival-but will Conquest get to him first?

From Image this week, Robert Kirkman’s new sci-fi thriller Oblivion Song’s second issue drops! Nathan’s obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he’s closer than he’s ever been to finding what he’s truly looking for.

Also from Image, Gideon Falls #2 hits shelves! From superstar writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, The mysteries of the “Black Barn” heighten as the reclusive Norton begins to unravel new clues just as a murder spree breaks out in the town of Gideon Falls. But how is it all connected?! The puzzle pieces begin to fall.

From Marvel this week, Captain America hits its milestone issue with #700 and the conclusion of the “Out of Time” storyarc. Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization-and that’s to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not! PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby!

Also this week, Domino #1 lands from the glorious creative team of Gail Simone and David Baldeon! Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino… but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return!

Finally from Marvel this week, Exiles #1 hits the shelves. Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen – the man once known as Nick Fury who now can only observe Earth from a lofty post on the moon – must recruit a champion to save it. But she can’t do it alone. Who will join Blink’s new team – and can they ever go home again?

From AfterShock this week, the creative team behind Unholy Grail, Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak return with Brothers Dracul #1. The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters-Dracula-Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things-archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court…and how to stalk and slay vampires.

Here is your complete list:
Boom! Studios
Adventure Time Comics #22
Dodge City #2
Planet of the Apes Ursus #4
Robocop Citizens Arrest #1
Dark Horse
American Gods My Ainsel #2
Resident Alien #1 Alien in New York
Tomb Raider Survivors Crusade #4
DC
Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Hardcover
Batgirl & Birds of Prey #21
Detective Comics #978
Eternity Girl #2
Flash #44
Hal Jordan & Green Lantern Corps #42
Immortal Men #1
Justice League of America #28
New Superman & the Justice League of China #22
Red Hood and the Outlaws #21
Scooby Apocalypse #24
Scooby Doo Where Are You #92
Sideways #3
Suicide Squad #39
Supergirl #20
Titans #22
Trinity #21
Wonder Woman #44
Dynamite
Barbarella #5
Legendery Red Sonja #3
IDW
Back to the Future Time Train #4
Ducktales #8
Gears of War Rise of Raam #4
Goosebumps Download & Die #2
Haunted Horror #33
October Faction Supernatural Dreams #2
Rick Veitch The One #3
Rom & the Micronauts #4
Sonic the Hedgehog #2
Star Trek New Visions Enemy of my Enemy
Stretch Armstrong & Flex Fighters #3
Sword of Ages #3
TMNT Ongoing #81
Image
Beauty #21
Crude #1
Dead Hand #1
Deadly Class #33
Dry County #2
Eternal Empire #8
Gideon Falls #2
No 1 With A Bullet #6
Oblivion Song #2
Prism Stalker #2
Rose #10
Sleepless #5
Vs #3
Marvel
Avengers #688
Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #17
Captain America #700
Champions #19
Despicable Deadpool #298
Doctor Strange #388
Domino #1
Exiles #1
Falcon #7
Old Man Logan #38
Spider Man Deadpool #31
Star Wars Darth Vader #14
Star Wars Thrawn #3
Thanos #18
True Believers Infinity Gauntlet #1
True Believers Thanos Rising #1
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31
Venomized #2
X-Men Blue #25
X-Men Red #3
AC Comics
Men Of Mystery #107
Action Lab
Jack Hammer Paper Hero One Shot
Aftershock Comics
AfterShoch Shock HC
Animosity Evolution #5
Brothers Dracul #1
Cold War #3
American Mythology Productions
Eternal Thirst of Dracula #2
Pink Panther Vs Inspector #1
Antarctic Press
Adventure Finders #4
Arya #4
Gold Digger #251
Archie Comics
Archie & Me Comics Digest #6
Archies #6
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #262
Aspen MLT Inc
Charismagic Vol 03 #3
Boundless Comics
Lookers Ember #7
Devils Due/1First Comics
Larks Killer #6
Kenzer & Company
Knights of the Dinner Table #253
Lion Forge
Catalyst Prime Astonisher #6
Magnetic Collection
Ghost Money #9
Red 5 Comics
Fractured Mind #1
Rothic
Ancient Dreams #7
Southern Nightgown #6
Theory of Magic #5
Source Point Press
Dead Duck & Zombie Chick Rising Grave One Shot
Haunted High Ons One Shot
Titan Comics
Assassins Creed Origins #2
Atlas & Axis #4
Minky Woodcock #4
Sea of Thieves #2
Season of the Snake #1
Supermansion #1
United Plankton Pictures
Spongebob Comics #79
Valiant Entertainment
Bloodshot Salvation #8
Ninja-K #6
Zenescope
GFT Tales of Terror Vol 4 #1

There Are Other Podcasts? – Your Mom's House

There Are Other Podcasts?
We know you are loyal fans, that would never ever listen to another podcast. Just in case you were curious about other podcasts (which we know you aren’t), “There Are Other Podcasts?” will review some of the podcasts that we think are fun and interesting, but not as fun and interesting as our podcast of course. If you would like us to give you a listen shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Your Mom’s House with Christina P. and Tom Segura – http://www.yourmomshousepodcast.com/
 
So if you are a fan of Thinking Outside the Longbox (which if you aren’t weird, and how did you end up here), you are probably a fan of jokes about wieners and poop. You probably think that those kinds of jokes are hilarious (and if you don’t…again really weird). So if you want to hear some sex jokes about ball hogs told by two hilarious comedians that are often joined by their comedian friends than you need to start listening to Your Mom’s House.
Christina Pazsitzky (yep, that is why she goes by Christina P.) and her husband Tom Segura spend their time talking about their lives, the shows that they like to watch (current favorite seems to be Age Gap Love), and crazy videos that they find on the internet; all the while riffing brilliantly comedic. With their self proclaimed “7th Grade” brand of humor they are like listening to a couple of your asshole friends be pricks about the crap they found on YouTube.
Add into the equation interviews with other comedians and you end up with a show that is pretty much as good as ours (not quite of course) with a very similar comedic tone. This show is a blast with the kind of vulgarity that we have all come to love. Check this out, the humor here is spot on, and if you haven’t heard of these two, you will walk away fans.

Gabe.

On the Horizon – Reefer Madness

On The Horizon
Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies of all stripes. Taking those we present you with the things that we think will be the most interesting to you the listeners. If you have any news or announcements that you would like to share with Thinking Outside the Longbox shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Full Bleed Volume 2 – Various w., & a. – IDW Publishing

So way back in February IDW released a 200 page, print only anthology, full of comics, art, essays, and short stories called Full Bleed. Funded on Kickstarter and boasting a roster that includes people like Bill Fingerman and Joe Lansdale it looks like a great read that I just haven’t had the chance to pick up yet. Now I’m going to be an issue behind because IDW has Full Bleed Volume 2: Deep Cuts on Kickstarter:
“It’s been so gratifying to see the response to the first volume,” said Creative Director Dirk Wood, “but we’re just getting started here. As much as we loved how the first one turned out, this one takes it up a notch.”
Billed as a “coffee table magazine,” this volume of the quarterly will include interview with Walter Simonson and Los Brothers Hernandez, and be filled to the brim with articles on all sorts of things pop culture as well as having comics and art in them. All the while supporting a charity called Traveling Stories that is dedicated to children’s literacy, “Outsmarting poverty one book at a time.”
You can back the project on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2H6dLby), and Volume one is still available from IDW.

Elvira Mistress of the Dark #1 – David Avallone w., Dave Acosta a. – Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment is coming out with a four issue mini-series featuring one of the most iconic horror hosts of all time; Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Featuring a story where Elvira gets unstuck from time and is flung into various monster stories, it sounds like the kind of crazy romp that Elvira loves.
“I’m thrilled to partner with Dynamite! I’ve been working hand in hand with them over the past year to put together the best comic series possible. Elvira’s new dark adventures continue, starting in July!” States the Misstress of the Dark Herself – Elvira.
“I really want to capture the essence of what Cassandra Peterson created and bring it faithfully to the comics page,” explains writer David Avallone. “The story is a horror tale (or a quartet of connected horror tales) with a nightmarish villain and danger and action… but at its center is this wise-cracking, plucky, sexy, unflappable heroine. Elvira is incredibly charming and funny and delightful and she maintains that in the face of whatever happens.”
With a lot of great cover artists lined up for the debut issue there will be lots to chose from when this book releases in July. You will be able to find it in Preivews and pre-order it from Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles in May.
Reefer Madness TPB – Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster w., Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta a. – Dark Horse Comics

Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930s to the 1950s and beyond. Adventure Comics, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of Reefer Madness.  From comically misinformed to soberly concerned, these comics lament the impact of weed on youth culture.
Eisner and Harvey Award winner Craig Yoe brings us his newest collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics!

Gabe.

You Listen To What? – Follow Up Bands Pt. 2

You Listen To What? Follow Up Bands Pt. 2
Gabe listens to some weird ass kinds of music, and he would love you to hear it too. Weekly Gabe will share a playlist of some genre of music that you may or may not have heard of. Give it a listen and then give us a call. Did you love it or hate it let us know on the Michael Kurk Memorial Hotline at 970-573-6148

So as promised here is the second part of the follow up bands! This has been a really fun exercise in digging into bands that broke up and went on to be other bands (some even better than their previous incarnations). Last week I gave you five bands and the bands that splintered off of them. This time I got really deep into two bands, Inside Out and Operation Ivy. Unfortunately I ran out of time to write the whole article even though I managed to get the playlist done. So lucky you, you get to hear what came from those two bands. So lets dive in to Inside Out.
Inside Out – Shelter – Soundgarden – Rage Against the Machine – Audioslave – One Day As A Lion – Tom Morrello: The Nightwatchmen – Street Sweeper Social Club – Zach de la Rocha – Prophets of Rage
In the late 80’s two bands were being formed. Inside Out fronted by singer and lyricist Zach de la Rocha and Soundgarden fronted by Chris Cornell. Inside Out was a spiritually focused hardcore band that broke up when guitarist Vic DiCara left the band to become a Hare Krishna monk (and later went on to be in two Krishna conscious bands 108 and Shelter). Zach de la Rocha went on to form one of the biggest bands of the 90’s: Rage Against the Machine.

Soundgarden in the mean time was becoming one of the most important grunge bands. Through their time growing in Seattle until they were signed with A&M Records they were cultivating a sound that would help to define and entire genre of music and change the face of radio and indie rock at the same time. The continued to make albums all the way through 2011, but Cornell went on to be in other bands.

As Soundgarden was creating grunge, Rage Against the Machine was creating their own version of rap-metal. Hyper political and with a brand new way of approaching guitar work via Tom Morello. Much like the rapid success that Soundgarden was having Rage Against the Machine’s self titled debut album went triple platnum. After just four albums the band broke up and Morello and the other members of the band went on to form Audioslave with Chris Cornell as singer.
 
From there the track turns into several projects from Zach de la Rocha and Tom Morello. De la Rocha went on to do some singles with people like KRS-One, as well as putting out an album called One Day as a Lion. Tom Morello went on to some solo work as Tom Morello: The Nightwatchmen, as well as being in Street Sweeper Social Club. He then moved on to being in super group Prophets of Rage with original members of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill.
As you can see in the playlist there are a lot more bands but you will just have to wait until next week to read about them. You can listen to them right now though! Enjoy and see you next week with the track that came from Operation Ivy!

You Listen To What? – Follow Up Bands Pt. 2

You Listen To What? Follow Up Bands Pt. 2
Gabe listens to some weird ass kinds of music, and he would love you to hear it too. Weekly Gabe will share a playlist of some genre of music that you may or may not have heard of. Give it a listen and then give us a call. Did you love it or hate it let us know on the Michael Kurk Memorial Hotline at 970-573-6148

So as promised here is the second part of the follow up bands! This has been a really fun exercise in digging into bands that broke up and went on to be other bands (some even better than their previous incarnations). Last week I gave you five bands and the bands that splintered off of them. This time I got really deep into two bands, Inside Out and Operation Ivy. Unfortunately I ran out of time to write the whole article even though I managed to get the playlist done. So lucky you, you get to hear what came from those two bands. So lets dive in to Inside Out.
Inside Out – Shelter – Soundgarden – Rage Against the Machine – Audioslave – One Day As A Lion – Tom Morrello: The Nightwatchmen – Street Sweeper Social Club – Zach de la Rocha – Prophets of Rage
In the late 80’s two bands were being formed. Inside Out fronted by singer and lyricist Zach de la Rocha and Soundgarden fronted by Chris Cornell. Inside Out was a spiritually focused hardcore band that broke up when guitarist Vic DiCara left the band to become a Hare Krishna monk (and later went on to be in two Krishna conscious bands 108 and Shelter). Zach de la Rocha went on to form one of the biggest bands of the 90’s: Rage Against the Machine.

Soundgarden in the mean time was becoming one of the most important grunge bands. Through their time growing in Seattle until they were signed with A&M Records they were cultivating a sound that would help to define and entire genre of music and change the face of radio and indie rock at the same time. The continued to make albums all the way through 2011, but Cornell went on to be in other bands.

As Soundgarden was creating grunge, Rage Against the Machine was creating their own version of rap-metal. Hyper political and with a brand new way of approaching guitar work via Tom Morello. Much like the rapid success that Soundgarden was having Rage Against the Machine’s self titled debut album went triple platnum. After just four albums the band broke up and Morello and the other members of the band went on to form Audioslave with Chris Cornell as singer.
 
From there the track turns into several projects from Zach de la Rocha and Tom Morello. De la Rocha went on to do some singles with people like KRS-One, as well as putting out an album called One Day as a Lion. Tom Morello went on to some solo work as Tom Morello: The Nightwatchmen, as well as being in Street Sweeper Social Club. He then moved on to being in super group Prophets of Rage with original members of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill.
As you can see in the playlist there are a lot more bands but you will just have to wait until next week to read about them. You can listen to them right now though! Enjoy and see you next week with the track that came from Operation Ivy!

New Comics for April 4th 2018

April is here and man is this month HUGE with new releases! Plus we are a month away from Free Comic Book Day! Anyhow, lets jump right in and get to this weeks books!
From Dark Horse this week, Frank Miller returns to the world of 300 with Xerxes Fall of the House of Darius #1 (of 5). Persian King Xerxes sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great. Frank Miller writes and draws this long-awaited companion to his masterpiece, 300!

From DC this week, Batman #44 hits the stands with a story called “something Blue” written by Tom King with art by Mikel Janin. Follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear. Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together-but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!

Also this week, the New Age of Heroes grows with Curse of Brimstone #1. Written by Justin Jordan with art by Phillip Tan. Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?

Lastly, in Deathstroke #30 this week, the six issue story arc “Deathstroke Vs. Batman” begins! When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!

From IDW this week, Sonic the Hedgehog is back! SONIC’S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman’s latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it’s a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he’ll have some help from his best friend: Tails!

From Image this week, a new series from writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O’Sullivan hits shelves called Analog. Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men,” like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.

Also debuting this week is Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s new book Isola, a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

Lastly from Image this week, Spawn #284 hits the stands written by Todd McFarlane with art by Jason Shawn Alexander and a beautiful cover by Francesco Mattina. This issue features the re-creation of Spawn’s arch villain The VIOLATOR with a new look and new powers!

From Marvel this week, Amazing Spider Man swings in with the Marvel confirmed first appearance of the Red Goblin! Dan Slott’s final SPIDER-MAN story continues! The GREEN GOBLIN HAS RETURNED – and he’s exacting his ultimate revenge not only on SPIDER-MAN, but on everyone the wall-crawler loves! Norman Osborn’s offering NO QUARTER, an ultimatum that threatens to finish PETER PARKER once and for all!

Also from Marvel this week, Venomized #1 hits stands written by Cullen Bunn with art by Iban Coello. The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target…THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote – and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and the X-MEN still missing after the events of “Poison-X,” the planet, and its heroes, is defenseless!

Here is your complete list:
Boom! Studios
Giant Days #37
Mech Cadet Yu #8
Rugrats R is for Reptar 2018 Special #1
WWE Wrestlemania 2018 Special #1
Dark Horse
Doctor Star & Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2
Incognegro Renaissance #3
Koshchei the Deathless #4
Xerxes Fall of House of Darius #1
DC
Astro City #51
Batman #44
Batman White Knight #7
Black Lightning Cold Dead Hands #6
Bombshells United #15
Curse of Brimstone #1
Cyborg #21
Deathstroke #30
Exit Stage Left Snagglepuss Chronicles #4
Green Arrow #39
Green Lanterns #44
Harley Quinn #41
Injustice 2 #23
Jetsons #6
Justice League #42
Nightwing #42
Shade the Changing Woman #2
Superman #44
Dynamite
Agent 47 Birth of Hitman #5
Deja Thoris #3
Green Hornet #2
Killer Instinct #6
Red Sonja #14
Swashbucklers Saga Continues #1
IDW
Demi-God #1
GI Joe A Real American Hero Anniversary Edition #1
Rom Tales of Solstar Order #1
Sonic the Hedgehog #1
Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018
Image
Analog #1
Black Cloud #8
Elsewhere #6
God Complex #5
I Hate Fairyland #18
Isola #1
Motor Crush #11
Ringside #15
Scales & Scoundrels #8
Sex Criminals #23
Snotgirl #10
Spawn #284
Walking Dead #178
Wicked & Divine #35
Marvel
All New Wolverine #33
Amazing Spider Man #798
Astonishing X-Men #10
Avengers #687
Avengers Shards of Infinity #1
Black Bolt #12
Iron Fist #79
Marvel Two In One #5
Marvels Ant Man and Wasp Prelude #2
New Mutants Dead Souls #2
Punisher #223
Rise of Black Panther #4
Rogue & Gambit #4
Runaways #8
Spider Man #239
Star Wars #46
True Believers Avengers Vs Thanos #1
True Believers Thanos the First #1
Venom #164
Venomized #1
X-Men Gold #25
Action Lab
Helm #1
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #1
Vampblade Season 3 #1
Aftershock Comics
Backways #4
Betrothed #2
Brilliant Trash #5
Monstro Mechanica #5
Alterna Comics
Doppelganger #3
Go West #2
Tinseltown #1
Zero Jumper #1
American Mythology Productions
Stargate Universe Back to Destiny #4
Antarctic Press
Tremendous Trump Man Child Covfefe One Shot
Archie Comics
Archies #6
B &V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #260
Betty & Veronica Vixens #5
Aspen MLT Inc
Portal Bound #1
Heavy Metal Magazine
Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast #4
Joe Books
Disney Princess #17
Magnetic Collection
Jazz Maynard Vol 2 #3
Scout Comics
Long Lost #5
Mindbender #6
Welcome to Paradise #1
Titan Comics
Fighting American Ties That Bind #2
Zenescope
Grimm Fairy Tales #14