Welcome back to the Talking Comics podcast. Steve steps out for the week to hang out with his sweet patootie and Stephanie returns post-ECCC. The main topic of conversation will revolve around our Shared Book of the Week aka Convergence #0. That’s all in the second half of the show. In the first half: talks about Emerald City Comicon and COMICS!
Avengers #43, Spider-Gwen #3, Harley Quinn #16, Operation S.I.N. #4, Gotham Academy: Endgame, Empire of the Dead: Act 3 #1, Jem and the Holograms #1, Black Hood #2, House of M, Coffin Hill, Uncanny Avengers #3, Amazing Spider-Man, Batman and Robin Annual, Dying and the Dead #2.
Book of the Week
Lady Killer #4, Catwoman #35-40, Daredevil: Man Without Fear.
Shared Book of the Week
Convergence #0 by Jeff King, Dan Jurgens, and Ethan Van Sciver.
Next week’s Shared Book of the Week is Kaijumax #1 by Zander Cannon from ONI Press.
I haven't finished the podcast yet, but I did some of that 'ol Googling and it seems the trade paperback for Lady Killer is coming out on September 15. I'll be picking it up for sure based on Bob's recommendations.
Also, I think that with Convergence putting all of DC's regular books on hold for two months, the trades might be able to catch up from their normal 6-8 month release window. I know that the Justice League trade that goes all the way through issue #40 (which hasn't even come out yet) is coming out ALMOST in time for the next arc to begin. Same thing with Batgirl and Gotham Academy. But then of course there's something like Batman: Endgame that isn't being released until October, so who knows what DC's plans for trades is going to be post-Convergence.
Post by ThatOneMFer on Apr 14, 2015 11:04:50 GMT -5
Even though I don't agree with most of your reviews, I enjoy hearing them. The podcast is so much more pleasant to listen to when you guys aren't complaining or outraged about something. You guys really shine when you talk about comic book related subjects in a positive way. To be honest the constant complaining about Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Man of Steel or other (mostly DC related) topics really gets tiring and just isn't fun to listen to. I've been listening since almost the beginning and you guys are a part of my week, I always look forward to so I'll listen either way but it's so nice to have positive topics covered.
On a different subject, after listening to Stephanie's haul I'm confused about how conventions work and how that whole system operates. I've only been to one con (it was local and pretty small) and to be honest I was kind of lost. When you talk to artists they sometimes assume you know the jargon and I felt a little out of place. I wanted to get commission work done but it was intimidating and with so many people waiting in line I felt rushed and well... like a noob. On a podcast can you guys just give us a quick Con 101 guide on what kind of artwork you can get, how it works, how long it should take ect? This would really help me and I'm sure a few others out there that don't get a chance to go to the big cons.