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Great Comics for Casual Readers – Publisher Recommendation

If you’re a casual comic book reader, there are more barriers than there should be in enjoying the medium.

For the established publishers – like Marvel and DC – the continuity and sheer number of titles make it hard to know where to jump in and feel confident that you’ll get the story they are trying to tell. For the mass of other publishers, titles are not familiar and it’s even harder to know if you’ll like the book because you don’t even know the characters.

If that describes how you’re feeling when thinking about heading to the local comic shop – or looking for comics online – there’s a new(ish) publisher on the block whose books you simply have got to try out. 

Ahoy Comics has a whole slate of books that are perfect for casual fans – you don’t need to know decades of continuity or to be reading on a weekly basis to enjoy the incredible wit and amazing art in their titles. We’ve talked about a couple of their books in the past, but in our latest podcast, we’re shining a spotlight on our favorite publisher to recommend to comics readers. And I promise you – no money changed hands here – as much as I wish it had – their comics are just that dang good.

Ahoy Comics has been putting out an amazing slate of books since 2018. We first encountered them with “Captain Ginger: Dogworld” in early 2020, and we’ve been hooked ever since.

In our latest podcast, we’ve got in-depth reviews of:

The Wrong Earth: Night and Day #1

Wrong Earth: Night and Day #1
Author: Tom Peyer; Artist: Jamal Igle

My Bad #1

My Bad #1
Author: Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman; Artist: Peter Krause

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Death #1

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Death #1
Author: Mark Russell, Stuart Moore; Artist: Peter Sneibjerg, Frank Cammuso 

Plus, there’s way too much discussion about Hostess Fruit Pies and other snacks – all here for you on this episode of the Casual Comics Cast. Available below, or wherever you listen to podcasts these days.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2022-02-26T04_50_45-08_00

Cheers!

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Casual Comics Cast – Ep. 208 – Netflix’s “I am Not Okay with This”, Clue: Candlestick, and more comic reviews

This week, we review the Netflix series “I am Not Okay with This” and compare it to the comic. We also debate which hero we’d want on our team to help us with this Corona outbreak.

Plus, we review and discuss:

IDW Comics’ “Clue: Candlestick”

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Marvel Comics – “Immortal Hulk: Great Power” and “Rescue 2020”, which features Iron Man’s Pepper Potts

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In Indie Comics, we’ve got:

“Finger Guns” from Vault Comics

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“Last Stop” from Scout Comics.

 

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And, Pat finally reads a classic comic story – “Green Arrow” #85: “Snowbirds Don’t Fly” – and gives his thoughts on this comic from 1971. How does it hold up today? Tune in and find out!

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What we’re drinking this week:

Platform Beer Company’s Open Market • Nordic Style White Ale W/ Peach And Apricot

So, settle in, and enjoy…

Cheers!

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Casual Comics Cast – Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye (Ep 202)

Two episodes in two weeks? Looks like someone is making an “effort”. Let’s see how that is working out.

In this episode, the crew discuss the new comics of next week (Week of January 15, 2020), the top selling comics of 2019, and the history of Marvel Comics’ HAWKEYE.

Also, a quick beer review of New Belgium’s Trippel Ale. Spoiler Alert, it’s quite delicious and Michael is staying strong on Dry January

This time:

  • Michael actually reads a comic book (that she got for free 8 months ago)
  • Joe finds a new anti-hero to root for: Trick Shot
  • Pat searches his soul to see if he can accept – if not respect – the existence of Hawkeye the World’s Greatest Archer

Join us, won’t you? Comments are welcome in the web zone below. Or, you can reach us at casualcomicscast@gmail.com.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2020-01-10T19_29_50-08_00

Cheers!

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