100 episodes

Thinking Critical Comic Book Podcast delivers the most accurate news and opinions from the comic book industry. Each week Wes interviews guests from around the industry including; creators, retailers and critics. Wes and the Comics Aficionados discuss the latest news and rumors, debate the hottest issues and dig into the history of the comic industry and its characters. And Wes is known to go on a rant here and there.

Tuesday - Character Deep-Dive or Creator Interview
Friday - The Comic Wrap
Sunday - Comics Aficionados

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/ThinkingCritical

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Thinking Critical Comic Book Podcast delivers the most accurate news and opinions from the comic book industry. Each week Wes interviews guests from around the industry including; creators, retailers and critics. Wes and the Comics Aficionados discuss the latest news and rumors, debate the hottest issues and dig into the history of the comic industry and its characters. And Wes is known to go on a rant here and there.

Tuesday - Character Deep-Dive or Creator Interview
Friday - The Comic Wrap
Sunday - Comics Aficionados

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/ThinkingCritical

    Comics Elite Present Best and Worst Comics of the Week 08/04

    Comics Elite Present Best and Worst Comics of the Week 08/04

    Shawn and Drew from Comics Elite comic shop preview the best and worst comic book releases of the week.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Slabbed & Raw Ep 9: Comic Con Buying Do’s and Don’ts, 60s & 80s Horror Comics & More

    Slabbed & Raw Ep 9: Comic Con Buying Do’s and Don’ts, 60s & 80s Horror Comics & More

    Wes and comic book retailers Pele and Uel Carter discuss the latest developments in comic book collecting. Large Comic Conventions are starting up for first time since the pandemic shutdowns. There are great deals to be had for collectors with a keen eye. Pele, Uel and Dok give their do’s and don’ts Shen buying comic books at conventions and share a few horror stories as well. Speaking of horror, Marvel and Sony are finally tapping into Marvel’s array of horror-based comic heroes and villains. 60s and 80s era Marvel have several titles that collectors should keep an eye on for strategic value. Finally, the comic book collectors market is cynical. It has its up and downs. How can collectors “crash-proof” their collections and comic buying habits.


     


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    • 58 min
    Comic Book Editing with Writers Roland Mann and Aaron Sparrow

    Comic Book Editing with Writers Roland Mann and Aaron Sparrow

    Comic book editors Roland Mann and Aaron Sparrow join Wes to talk about the comic book editorial process.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Comics Aficionados: Thought Bubble Cancels Frank Miller, Dr. Who Shakeup, New Superman, More

    Comics Aficionados: Thought Bubble Cancels Frank Miller, Dr. Who Shakeup, New Superman, More

    The Comics Aficionados break down all the latest comic book industry news and rumors.

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Denny O’Neil & Mike Sekowsky’s Wonder Woman Comic Book Retrospective

    Denny O’Neil & Mike Sekowsky’s Wonder Woman Comic Book Retrospective

    Wes is joined by award-winning comic book editor Joe Corallo and life-long reader Eric Breen to discuss a new era of Wonder Woman. Legendary writer Denny O’Neil redefined the Wonder Woman character, removing her powers to allow her to step to the forefront as a new feminist icon. Mike Sekowsky delivers some of the best illustrations of his life in Wonder Woman #179-#182 and #187-#188. O’Neil shook-up the stars quo by not only depowering her, but killing off love interest Steve Trevor and having her train in the martial arts. Denny O’Neil and Mike Sekowsky end of delivering an action packed story of love and betrayal that stands the test of time. If you’re a Wonder Woman fan, you won’t want to miss this comic book retrospective.


     


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    • 45 min
    Frank Miller Cancelled, Fans to Blame For Failure, Dismal State of Artist Pay and More

    Frank Miller Cancelled, Fans to Blame For Failure, Dismal State of Artist Pay and More

    Comic book luminary Frank Miller was scheduled to be the guest of honor at the upcoming Thought Bubble Comic Con. Unfortunately, Mr. Miller will no longer be attending after Thought Bubble coordinators were put on blast by Zainab Akhtar for his work on Hill Terror over a decade ago. Another feather in the cap of the woke mob. (00:00:00) Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation was blasted by long time He-Man fans. Paramount Pictures Snake Eyes bombed at the box office after not honoring the character origins. Hollywood is already making excuses and blaming fans rather than owning up to their own mistakes. (00:23:13) Not surprising, since Hollywood is incapable of delivering anything of substance or original. Wes and Mark Pellegrini discuss the depressing state of comics and entertainment. (00:44:31) Mark and Wes then discuss Vertigo Comics original editor Karen Berger gaslighting longtime comic book fans at Comic Con@Home 2021. (01:05:15) Mark Millar shined a light on the depressing state of comic book artist pay in 2021. Wes and Dok break down all the details. (01:28:24) Speaking of Comic Con@Home 2021, Jordan White and the X-Men creators spoke at length regarding the upcoming late of X-Men comics. (01:51:25) Tom Taylor’s Superman: Son of Kal El debuted this week. Wes breaks down why he takes exception with the portrayal of the new Superman. (02:14:31) Finally, viewers asked Wes and Aaron Sparrow to watch and discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They hold nothing back with a scathing review. (02:34:17)


     


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    • 3 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

lightsout122 ,

Excellent Podcast

Love hearing Wes and the crew discuss the latest in Comic Book news. It’s also refreshing to hear the guys call out the various publishers for the current SJW propaganda and the other issues plaguing the industry.

Charles-McStuffins ,

Naw

Tried a couple episodes and from what I heard it’s just complaining about too many females in comics etc. Hard pass.

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