This week: Star Wars FA revisited, the Oscars, Martian by Andy Weir, Matt Damon, Patsy Walker Hellcat, Vision by Tom King, Red Wolf, Marvel's diminishing returns, Web Warriors, Squirrel Girl, Tom King, Green Lantern, DC Bat Talent (James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Genevieve Valentine, Steve Orlando, Brendan Fletcher), Gotham by Midnight, Gotham Academy, Peter David, Spider-Man 2099, Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 by Jose Molina and Simone Bianchi, Deadpool 3.1 by Gerry Dugan and Mike Hawthornw, Saga and Esperanto, Captain America, Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron, Russell Dautermann and Matt Wilson, replacement heroes, Nameless by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham, and DKIII Issue 2.
Comics Countdown for 23 Dec 2015:
10. Star-Lord #2 by Sam Humpries and Javier Garron
9. Wild's End: the Enemy Within #4 by Dan Abnett, Nik Abnett, and Ian Culbard
8. Astro City #30 by Kurt Busiek an Brent Anderson
7. Daredevil #2 by Charles Soule and Ron Garney
6. Darth Vader #14 by Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, and Salvador Larroca
5. Gotham by Midnight #11 by Ray Fawkes and Juan Ferrera
4. Art Ops #3 by Shaun Simon and Mike Allred
3. Bloodshot Reborn #8 by Jeff Lemire and Jackson Guice
2. Deadly Class #17 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig
1. DC Comics Bombshells #7 by Marguerite Bennett and Mirka Andolfo
We talk Star Wars: Force Awakens (SPOILERS), sales figures for Nov 2015, Graphic Policy, Vision and Spider-Man/Deadpool, Captain America Sam Wilson, Sad DC Sales, Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, Omega Men, Metal Men, Firestorm, Sugar and Spike, Metamorpho, Bob Harras, Gene Yang, Free Comic Book Day offerings from Marvel (Avengers and Captain America), new Marvel Launches (Star Brand & Nightmask, Weirdworld, Squadron Supreme), Amazing Spider-Man, Mephisto, Mysterio, Star Wars Legacy.
Comics Countdown for 16 Dec 2015
10. Axcend #3 by Shane Davis
9. Mighty Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
8. Batgirl #46 by Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr
7. Red Thorn #2 by David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick-Murante
6. Cognetic #3 by James Tynion and Eryk Donovan
5. Clean Room #3 by Gail Simone and Jon-Davis Hunt
4. Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #2 by Robert Venditti and Raul Allen
3. Klaus #2 by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora
2. Batman and Robin Eternal #11 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion, Ed Brisson and Fernando Blanco
1. Descender #8 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
This week: Top 10 Sales for Nov 2015 (DK3, Vader Down, Star Wars, Deadpool, Extraordinary X-Men, All New All Different Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, All-New Wolverine), Scarlet Witch by James Robinson, Vision, Civil War 2 by Bendis and David Marquez, Sam Wilson Captain America, Secret Wars, Batman vs. Superman Trailer, Civil War Trailer, X-Men Apocalypse Trailer, TMNT 2 Trailer, Supergirl, Intercompany Crossovers (Batman/TMNT by James Tynion, Star Trek/Green Lantern, Batman/Spider-Man, Superman/Spider-Man, Batman/Captain America, Batman/Grendel, Batman/Everyone!), Black Knight, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
Comics Countdown for 09 Dec 2015:
10. Symmetry #1 by Matt Hawkins and Raffaele Ienco
9. Grayson #15 by Tom King, Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin
8. The Violent #1 by Ed Brisson and Adam Gorham
7. Secret Wars #8 by Jonathon Hickman and Esad Ribic
6. Head Lopper #2 by Andrew Maclean
5. Ultimates #2 by Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort
4. Snow Blind #1 by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins
3. Spider-Gwen #3 by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez
2. Batman #47 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
1. Harrow County #8 by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook
Marvel Launches for 02 Dec 2015 (Guardians of Infinity, Red Wolf, Totally Awesome Hulk, Daredevil, Spidey, All-New Inhumans, All-New X-Men), Batman vs Superman trailer, Lex Luthor, Justice League, Man of Steel, Comic Movies in 2016, Minus 1 Flashback Issues, Teen Titans, Prez, Omega Men, Midnighter, Sales Tax, Klarion, Howard the Duck and Gwenpool, Haunted Mansion by Marvel and Joshua Williamson.
Comics Countdown for 02 Dec 2015:
10. Unfollow #2 by Rob Williams and Mike Dowling
9. Gotham Academy #12 by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, and Msassyk
8. Totally Awesome Hulk #1 by Greg Pak and Frank Cho
7. Rowan's Ruin #3 by Mike Carey and Mike Perkins
6. Robin War #1 by Tom King and Khary Randolph
5. Nailbiter #18 by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson
4. Black Science #18 by Rick Remender and Mateo Scalera
3. Vision #2 by Tom King and Gabriel Walta
2. Batman and Robin Eternal #9 by Scott Snyder, Jackson Lanzing, Roge Antonio
1. Sheriff of Babylon #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads
Geekmom and Ray, Dark Knight III: Master Race, Brian Azzarello, Batman: Year One, All-Star Batman and Robin, All-Star Superman, Loise & Clark, Supergirl, Doctor Who, Batman Eternal, Robin War, Tom King, Marvel Events, John Layman, 52, Mark Waid, Ms. Marvel, Tom King, Marguerite Bennett, Scott Snyder, new Marvel Launches (Silk, Venom Space Knight, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur), Super Dinosaur, Robert Kirkman, Invincible.
Comics Countdown for 25 Nov 2015:
10. S.H.I.E.L.D. #12 by Mark Waid and Joe Bennett
9. Fuse #15 by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood
8. Batman and Robin Eternal #8 by Genevieve Valentine and Scot Eaton
7. Groot #6 by Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger
6. Archie #4 by Mark Waid and Annie Wu
5. Ivar Timewalker #11 by Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez
4. Art Ops #2 by Shaun Simon and Mike Allred
3. Robin, Son of Batman #6 by Patrick Gleason
2. Ringside #1 by Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber
1. Fade Out #11 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
IF Anthology 2015 from Alterna, New DC Creative Teams (Aquaman - Abnett/Cifuentes, Suicide Squad - Seeley/Ferrera, Teen Titans - Pak/Rodriguez), we try to fix Teen Titans, Bloom and Dr. Death, Green Arrow, Catwoman, Forever Evil and Geoff Johns, Liz Allan, Spider-Man, Dan Slott, New Marvel Launches for 18 Nov (Uncanny Avengers Annual, Ms. Marvel, Mighty Thor, Spider-Woman, Black Knight, Star Lord), Cap Wolf!, Dark Knight IV, Before Watchmen, Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen and Jonathon Case, Jessica Jones, Marvel Netflix, Luke Cage, Cable & Deadpool Omnibus.
Comics Countdown for 18 Nov 2015:
10. I Hate Fairyland #2 by Skottie Young
9. Vader Down #1 by Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, and Mike Deodato
8. Deadpool #2 by Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne
7. Martian Manhunter #6 by Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows
6. Huck #1 by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque
5. Secret Six #8 by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham
4. Clean Room #2 by Gail Simone and John-Davis Hunt
3. Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 by Robert Venditti and Raul Allen
2. Batman and Robin Eternal #7 by Genevieve Valentine and Alvaro Martinez
1. Mighty Thor #1 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
Full sales charts for October 2015 (Invincible Iron Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Karnak, Captain America Sam Wilson, Batman/Robin Eternal, Superman: Lois and Clark, Titans Hunt, Telos, Paper Girls, Black Magick, Grumpy Cat, Vertigo), Earth One Graphic Novels, Jason Aaron, Scott Snyder, DC Woes, Marvel Launches for 11 Nov (Web Warriors, All-New Wolverine, All-New Hawkeye, Illuminati, Ultimates, All-New All-Different Avengers, Carnage), Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Spoilers!), Spider-Man 2099.
And the Comics Countdown for 11 Nov 2015:
10. Web Warriors #1 by Mike Costa and David Baldeon
9. Batman and Robin Eternal #6 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion and Tony Daniel
8. Harrow County #7 by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook
7. Secret Wars #7 by Jonathon Hickman and Esad Ribic
6. All-New Wolverine #1 by Tom Taylor and David Lopez
5. Descender #7 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
4. Batman #46 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
3. Goddamned #1 by Jason Aaron and RM Guerra
2. Constantine: the Hellblazer #6 by James Tynion, Ming Doyle and Riley Rossmo
1. Justice League: Darkseid War - Green Lantern by Tom King and Evan Shaner
Top 10 in sales for October 2015 (Marvel Sweep, Spider-Gwen > Secret Wars, Doctor Strange, Invincible Iron Man), Aquaman: Rise of the Seven Seas, Green Arrow, Howard the Duck, new Super-Girl comic series, Bob Harras, Axel Alonso, Monstress from Image, Extraordinary X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, new Marvel Launches (Hercules, Nova, Drax, Vision), Dan Abnett, arch-nemeses for Flash, Superman, and Spider-Man, Severed and Ghosted from Joshua Williamson, James Bond by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters, EI8HT by Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson, Rick Remender, Black Science, Tokyo Ghost, Deadly Ghost.
And the Comics Countdown for 04 November 2015
The Supergirl TV premiere, Arrow, Flask, the lack of a Supergirl comic series, Matt Fraction, Aquaman, Cullen Bunn, Peter David, Jeff Parker, Gail Simone, our favorite horror comics (Batman Endgame and Court of Owls, Severed, Death Note, Eerie/Creepy, Purple Man, Harrow County, Nailbiter, Ghosted, Locke & Key), Political controversy in recent comics (Captain America Sam Wilson, Prez), Runaways, Young Avengers, Jessica Jones.
The Comics Countdown for 28 October 2015:
10. Robin, Son of Batman #5 by Patrick Gleason
9. Batgirl #45 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr
8. Justice League: Darkseid War - Batman #1 by Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin
7. They're Not Like Us #9 by Eric Stephenson and Simon Gane
6. Wild's End: Enemy Within #2 by Dan Abnett, Nik Abnett, and Ian Culbard
5. Rumble #8 by John Arcudi and James Harren
4. Book of Death #4 by Robert Venditi and Doug Braithwaite
3. We Are Robin #5 by Lee Bermejo and Jorge Corona
2. Black Magic #1 by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
1. Art Ops #1 by Shaun Simon and Mike Allred
More Marvel launch announcements (International Iron Man by Bendis and Maleev, Punisher by Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon, Hyperion, Nighthawk, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever), Learning to Crawl by Dan Slott, Marvel Double Shipping, Empress by Millar and Immonen, various Star Wars titles, Green River Killer, Jessica Jones, Alias, Mattie Franklin Spider-Woman, Spider-Man/Deadpool by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness, Miracleman/Marvelman, DC Dark, DC Edge, Young DC, Titans Hunt, Kaijumax, A-Force, Totally Awesome Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Omniboo and Absolutes. A special return of the Red Alert this week! Two titles earn the distinction: Wonder Woman and Teen Titans. And, of course, the Comics Countdown for 21 Oct 2015
Sales Figures for September 2015 (Star Wars, recent DC launches, Image #1s, Midnighter), Predictions for Oct 2015 sales, Dr. Strange #1, Invincible Iron Man #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Superman: Lois & Clark by Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks, Injection TPB 1 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, Captain America controversy, Mary Jane, Paper Doll, Jackpot, Phil Urich, Roderick Kingsley, Axis: Hobgoblin, Deadpool, Joe Kelly, Batman & Robin Eternal, Spider-Gwen and the Comics Countdown for 14 Oct 2015.
Show Notes! New York Comic-Con 2015 Recap: creative changes for Batman, Cup of Joe, Romita Jr on Dark Knight III, Seth Green and TMNT, DC Superhero Girls, Avengers event 'Standoff', Dark Horse's How to Train Your Dragon and Avatar, Ant-Man and the Wasp movie. Other topics: Bad ideas that made great comics, Netflix, Marvel TV vs. Marvel Movies, the X-Men movies, new Marvel launches Amazing Spider-Man, Invincible Iron Man, and Dr. Strange, Secret Wars 6, DC launches Telos and Batman & Robin Eternal, creator-owned launches, market flooding, Sparks, Living with Death.
Be sure to check out the recent Glenn collaboration: http://www.jennygormanart.com/#!Mini-Crossover-Comic-with-Glenn-Matchett-and-Jenny-Gorman/cxq3/561817290cf2c6c6436c85c8
And the Comics Countdown for 07 October 2015.
Show notes for this week: the new Black Widow series, Game of Thrones, Song of Ice and Fire, the Direct book market, Robert Kirkman, Diamond distribution, Fill-ins, Grant Morrison, Earth One, geekmom, graphic policy, Aquaman and Aquarape, Spider-Man, Hugh Laurie, Fantastic Four, Comedy Books (Squirrel Girl, Howard the Duck, Harley Quinn), Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon, Marvel/DC gearing more projects towards children, DC Superhero Girls. And the Comics Countdown for 30 Sep (SHIELD, Sons of the Devil, Zodiac Star Force, Revival, They're Not Like Us, Batman Annual, American Vampire: Second Cycle, Archie, Book of Death: Fall of Harbinger, Sandman: Overture).
Show Notes for this week:
We celebrate Batman Day with a look at our favorite Batman writers and artists (along with some key storylines). Writers include: Scott Snyder, Jeph Loeb, Paul Dini, Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Bill Finger, Chuck Dixon, Ed Brubaker, Frank Miller. Artists include: Tim Sale, Greg Capullo, Jim Aparo, Bruce Timm, Dustin Nguyen, David Mazzuchelli, Gary Frank, Norm Breyfogle, Brian Bolland, Lee Bermejo.
We also ramble a bit about Dark Knight III: Master Race, the price point of All New All Different Marvel, Image prices, Invincible, Southern Bastards, Shutter, Nailbiter, Brian Michael Bendis, and Jessica Jones.
And, of course, the Comics Countdown for 23 Sep 2015.
August 2015 Sales Figures; Secret Wars Tie-Ins; Flashpoint; Star Wars; DC Bombshells; Grim DC Sales and Cancellations; Green Lantern; Legion of Super-Heroes; Jonathon Hickman; Vandal Savage; Batman Beyond; DC Weeklies; Earth Two; Omega Men; Martian Manhunter; Midnighter; Steve Orlando; LGBT Characters; Hellblazer; Doctor Who; Star Trek/Green Lantern; Lumberjanes; I Kill Giants
And the Comics Countdown for 16 Sep 2015
Gwenpool; Harley Quinn; Spider-man 2099; All New All Different (?) Marvel; Mary Jane and Tony Stark; Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows; Black Cat; Catwoman; Mary Jane (again!); Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral by Gerry Conway; Scarlet Spider (Kaine); Carrie Kelley; Batman #44 by Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello and Jock; 8house #3 by Brandon Graham and Xurxo Penalta; COWL TP 2 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis, and Troy Peteri; Ghosted by Joshua Williamson; Bryan Hitch's Justice League; and the sad sales for DC Comics.
And the Comics Countdown for 09 September 2015
Plutona, Jeff Lemire, Image Comics, Invincible, Walking Dead, Lawsuits, Len Wein, Lucius Fox, X-23, Tom Taylor, Gail Simone, Secret Six, Editorial Mandates, Gotham Academy, Harley Quinn, Genres in Comics, Garth Ennis' Punisher, Geoff Johns' Flash, Justie League, New Gods, Kingdom Come, Mark Waid, Daredevil, Ron Garney, She-Hulk, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Inhumans, Miles Morales, Kamala Kahn Ms. Marvel.
And the Comics Countdown for 02 September 2015.
Episode One Show Notes:
Avengers by Kurt Busiek and George Perez, Fantastic Four, current state of the Marvel Universe, lamentation of editor's notes, Secret Wars, One Year Later, Hush, Heart of Hush, House of Hush, Batman Eternal, Sean McKeever, Daniel Way, Scott Snyder, Superman, Detective Comics, Wytches, Captain America White, Captain America Sam Wilson, Teen Titans, Grayson, more Batman Eternal, animated Killing Joke.
And the Comics Countdown for 26 August 2015.