The Comic Source is the title of a group of podcasts focusing on comic books. It includes The Comic Source Podcast, The Top Cow Chronology Project, Creator Interviews, Convention Coverage and so much more. Grab your headphones and join us today!
Eniac #2 | Bad Idea Takeover
Jace and Rocky battle through another Bad Idea takeover to chat about Eniac #2. The story is still superb, but the guys wonder what twists may be on the way. The action is non-stop just like the first issue, but the second issue didn't feel quite as weighty as the first issue. Not to say there isn't a lot here, because it is still top notch storytelling. Is it the emotional beats that Eniac seems to have? Is it that we haven't had a chance to catch our breath as the two super spies, Olivia Fletcher and Allison Falk are seemingly three steps behind Eniac despite their best efforts? Hard to say, but we do love where the story is going and try to predict where things might be heading. Plus we get a B-Side that is truly engaging, compelling and mysterious. Can't wait to see more of it!
We Are Scarlet Twilight Kickstarter Spotlight
Jace chats with comic creator Benjamin Morse about his current Kickstarter campaign for We Are Scarlet Twilight. This golden age comic inspired title is about Captain Lancet who is inspired by many classic comic superheroes as well as characters like Buck Rogers & Flash Gordon. Jace and Ben talk about the creative process that Ben uses in his work goign from script to visuals and especially the challenge of matching color with the right story beats. Plus lots of talk about story design, Kickstarter logistics and even aprons! This a a really fun conversation about a highly-anticipated project that is already fully funded.
New Comic Wednesday April 16, 2021
Jace and Jay take about a ton of books hitting comic shops this week. Black Cat from Marvel continues to bring Felicia Hardy back to her roots, likewise Iron Man is doing the same not only for Tony Stark, but also for Patsy Walker. Fantastic Four is a King in Black Tie-In, but it doesn't seem like the creative team likes that fact, though they do seem to plant some seeds for some future family drama. Wolverine is an action paced issue continuing the vampire story running throughout the x-titles, plus ... have you ever wondered what would happen if a mosquito bit Wolverine? Daredevil is another stellar issue as this creative team feels like they are building to something really big. Maestro War & Pax #4 is a bit predictable, but the action, although expected, still pays off. Meanwhile both Iron Fist & Children of the Atom show the heroism of their respective characters in different ways, but some upcoming revelations in both titles threaten to throw everything into chaos. Scumbag feels like it has lost its way in recent issues on this week's issue is no exception, but the ending gives a glimmer of hope that the humorous debauchery may be about to return. The next to last issue of American Vampire ever, reminds us of the flexibility of the world Snyder and Albuquerque have built. Finally we have three excellent titles from AfterShock, Maniac of New York #3 has an incredibly impactful moment at the end but also has us wondering if our two female protagonists have what it takes to stop Harry. Undone By Blood #2 hasn't quite pulled us in yet because we just don't know Silvie well enough. Scout's Honor #4 set up the final issue for what we expect will be more tightly paced all out action, just as this title has delivered with every issue so far. All this plus Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you may want to be on the lookout for.
Silver City Preview with Olivia Cuartero-Briggs | AfterShock Monday
Jace chats with Olivia Cuartero-Briggs about her upcoming title from AfterShock, Silver City. When a young woman dies and finds herself in the afterlife it seems remarkably like, life ... kidnappings, bars, dogs ... it's all there! So what is this world Olivia has created and how did she come up with the idea? We also chat about the idea of us all wanting our lives to have meaning and taking it one step further to the idea that each of us individually wants to believe our lives have a "grand purpose". Additionally, Olivia gives us some insight into her collaboration with artist Luca Merli and how well that has gone. Also tons of talk about character and how Silver City is a character in and of itself. This is a fascinating concept and one that Olivia has been working on for a long time. So listen in for all the details and remember, Final Order Cut-Off is 4-19 so be sure to let your retailer know to order you a copy!
DC Spotlight April 13, 2021 Releases
Jace and Rocky are back with another week of DC titles. After a few weeks where the guys were not impressed, DC comes roaring back. Joker #2 is a particular highlight as the relationship between Jim Gordon and Batman is explored. Going even further than that is the revelation of what Jim knows about Barbara and how their relationship is explored, great stuff. Sticking with Batman titles the second issue if the Batman Urban Legends anthology picks up right were #1 left off and we enjoyed it just as much. The Red Hood & Grifter stories are just tone perfect with solid art. Tom Taylor's first Batman: The Detective issue was just as great as we expected though the guys disagreed a bit on the Andy Kubert artwork. Superman was the one disappointing book this week, it's not working for either Jace or Rocky at this point. Wonder Woman continues to delight as other ideas and myths beyond Greek mythology are woven into the story. Finally, Rorschach #7 caused a bit of a stir between the guys as they didn't see eye to eye on the big appearance in the book. Be sure to listen in to see whose side you are on!
Bad Idea Take Over with Robert Venditti | Talking Tankers
Jace chats with writer Robert Venditti. They go into detail about the wild over-the-top first issue of Bad Idea's Tankers. A non-stop action-filled time travel story with dinosaurs? Yep you bet! Rob talks about how different the story is from anything he has done before. He also discuss working with Juan Jose Ryp and Andrew Dalhouse. They guys also talk about Rob returning home, so to speak, by reuniting with many of the people he worked with at Valiant when that publisher relaunched in 2012. There's some talk about the B-Side story in Tankers #1 also, plus Rob's got a lot of other ideas in development at Bad Ideas as well. Finally, Jace asks about Rob's current DC project, Superman '78, coming in July. We know it is a passion project for Rob and he talks a bit about he didn't dare to dream about telling Superman stories in this setting. All this and more so join us as Bad Idea takes us over again!