As San Diego Comic Con (at Home Edition) comes to an end, we recap the highs and lows of the final two days.
In addition, we’re joined by Thom Zahler, creator of the acclaimed comic series “Love and Capes” for an interview regarding his SDCC experiences, his comics inspirations, and what’s next for him in the world of comics.
You can find more about Thom at his website: https://thomzahler.squarespace.com/
You can hear the podcast at the link below (or on your favorite podcast app)!
On part two of our SDCC At Home coverage, we talk about the highlights from Thursday and Friday. There were some pretty great panels, and you can still check them out online.
Plus, we are super-happy to be joined by Dan Davis, creator of All Luck Comics!
Dan talks to us about the creation of the book, his inspirations, and the status of the upcoming second issue of All Luck Comics. He’s in the middle of an indiegogo fundraiser for the second issue of All Luck Comics. You can finally get a print version of issue #1 and help support the publication of issue #2. Plus, in true indiegogo fashion, there are a ton of goodies available based on your level of support, including some beautiful variant covers.
Listen to the podcast here:
And Support Dan’s Indiegogo campaign below:
Day 1 (and a half) of San Diego Comic Con 2020 is in the bag, and it’s a real treat to have these panels available for a virtual con experience.
On the latest podcast, Michael and I talk about the “must have” surrounding experiences for an honest-to-goodness virtual convention. You’ll never be able to replicate the experience of standing in line for three hours to hope for a glimpse of Don Cheadle in Hall H, but there are some things you definitely can do to enhance your own “at home” Comic Con experience.
In addition, we talk about some of the panels we’ve already seen, including the sure to be hilarious upcoming comedy series “Truth Seekers”, starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg – debuting on Amazon Prime Video this fall. \
We hope you’ll join us this weekend. With only about 100k passes issued this year, SDCC is one of the hardest tickets to get, so to be real, this is the closest some people will ever get to experience the glory of SDCC.
All panels are available for viewing on YouTube after they air, so if there’s something you missed, there’s still time for you to grab a pretzel dog, camp out on your carpet, and enjoy the fun!
Plus, as promised, here’s another flashback cosplay from an SDCC from years gone by.
This year, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) is hosting an “At Home” edition. For all of you who have never been able to attend in the past, here’s your chance to participate virtually from July 22-26, 2020.
On this episode, Joe and Michael look at the schedule of events and cover each day’s highlights while Joe reminisces about the best of prior Comic Con’s that he’s attended.
Details for attending SDCC At Home are at: https://www.comic-con.org/cci
Watch the panels along with us, and we’ll be recording multiple recaps of what we’re attending and updating you throughout the weekend!
Or look for “Casual Comics Cast” on Apple, Google Play, Spotify, or wherever you normally listen to podcasts!
I’ll also be posting some “Best Comic Con Cosplay” photos throughout the weekend, so check back soon.
On this episode, Michael and I are joined by our resident DC Comics “expert”, Ryan as we try and get our arms around Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey.
- We’re covering TV, comics, and movies with discussions on:
- The most recent DC Comic “Birds of Prey” one-shot, written by Brian Azzarello
- The confusingly (re-)named movie “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”
- And, “Joker’s Favor”, the first appearance of Harley Quinn, which happened on the TV show, “Batman: The Animated Series”
We’re discussing all these and more, so settle in and enjoy the show.
Hoo-boy! I can’t believe we made it. Marvel’s Secret Wars was a seminal mini-series in the 80s that shaped comics (and comic book culture) for years to come. In this episode, we finish up our coverage of the comic with a review of issues #10-12 of the classic story.
With a double-sized final issue and a recap of “Who’s Who”, “What’s Next”, and the series MVP (including a fantasy football-style draft of our own Secret Wars lineups), this episode is jam-packed with Marvel Comics goodness.
So sit back, and we hope you’ll enjoy our final recap of SECRET WARS!
I’ve got to say, this was one of the more fun assignments we have taken on. The Teen Titans have undergone so many transformations across so much different media, that it was cool to share that with some comics rookies, like Pat and Michael. (And – yes – for you Pat fans, he’s back for this episode)
This episode, we’re hitting on:
Titans, Episode 1 – The deadly serious, all grown up version of the super team – available on the DC app and Amazon Streaming
New Teen Titans #1 – The “new” team (which is much closer to the team you know) introduced in November 1980, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Published by DC Comics
Teen Titans Go!, season 1, episode 1 – The silly, super-immature version of the team from Cartoon Network.
You can listen to the whole show at the link, which is right here:
I want to pause for a minute and thank our listeners. It’s been a weird world lately, and this hobby has kept us sane throughout an odd time. We’re looking forward to recording in the same room again, someday soon.
But, until then, CHEERS comics people!
Casual Comics Cast 216 – More Secret Wars, plus Web of Spiderman and a Classic Wonder Woman / Cheetah comic
In our continuing quest to bring you some comics to catch up on while you’re in quarantine and waiting for new comics, we’re continuing our discussion of Marvel’s Secret Wars.
On this episode, we chat about issues #7-9 – including the introduction of a new Spider-Woman and Spiderman’s now famous “black suit”.
As part of the “Joe’s Got Issues” series, we’ve got Web of Spiderman #1 – continuing the alien symbiote saga from Marvel’s Secret Wars.
Plus, Wonder Woman vol. 2, #7 – Featuring the first appearance of Barbara Minerva – the Cheetah from the upcoming DC blockbuster “Wonder Woman 84”.
All of these are available digitally, from Comixology / Amazon, so we hope you’ll read along and enjoy!
Hey, friends –
If you’re wondering what comics to read during quarantine, we’re here for you. Until there are new comics, we’re going back through the Comixology library to find comics to read while you’ve got free time.
Listen to the podcast here –
This week, we’re discussing two awesome titles:
Love and Capes – By Thomas Zahler, published by IDW.
The “Heroically Super Situation Comedy” that was nominated for two Harvey awards.
And, Marvel’s Secret Wars – the game-changing 1985 superhero/supervillain crossover that re-invigorated superhero comics in the 80’s. This is the first part of a four-part series where we will be covering the entire Marvel epic that includes Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel (no, not that one), the X-men, the Fantastic 4, and pretty much every Marvel hero or villain worth discussing in the 80s.
(And in Casual Comics Theater, you will hear this panel through the magic of audio engineering from Jeff)
Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
On the Easter edition, we discuss the most famous Rabbit Super Heroes in comics history.
That’s right. Rabbits who are also super heroes. That’s a thing that happened in comics.
Plus, while we’re all on lockdown, it seems like a good time to dig into the back issues, finally reading the trade paperbacks we’ve had on our shelves, meaning to read (or re-read), but have never had the time. We’re discussing:
- Fables – DC Comics. Written by Bill Willingham
- Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon – Marvel Comics. Written by Matt Fraction
And, with Ryan sitting in, you’re going to get more actual, real DC Comics knowledge than usual on this time around.
Settle in, have a beverage, and enjoy the show!