Episode 2.19: Best of the Rack 2010

January 30, 2011 under Podcasts

It’s that time once again… time to see what comics managed to stay on Just Bill’s Favorite Comics Rack throughout 2010!  Which publisher leads the pack?  What previous Rack-worthy series have returned?  What new titles have graced the rack in 2010?  Listen in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

[Note: Some issues of Detective Comics featuring Batwoman also made the rack this year, but due to the fact that this episode was done TWICE, it was accidentally skipped and omitted during the actual recording.]

Episode 2.14 – Baltimore Comic Con 2010 and other Musings

September 9, 2010 under Podcasts

Part 1 – The Baltimore Comic Con has come and gone for another year and in the first part of this episode I share my thoughts on this year’s con.

Part 2 – Ramblings and musings on THE UNIQUES, GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY, THE LOSERS (comics and film), RED ROBIN, BATGIRL (including a response to WFTT podcast in which I ramble on incessantly about the history of Stephanie Brown and why Batman is (was?) a dick), FABLES, QUEEN & COUNTRY, and the finale to WORLD WAR HULK.

Episode 2.5: Awesome Collected Editions

November 8, 2009 under Podcasts

This episode is mainly a RECENT READS/RANDOM THOUGHTS segment, comprised mostly of hardcover collected editions, and then Just Bill turns Schizophrenic in trying to decide to cut back, wait for trade, or succumb to the call of $3.99 comics as he goes through the DCBS spreadsheet for items shipping in January.

This episode’s Recent Reads are:

  • CAPTAIN BRITAIN OMNIBUS
  • LOCKE & KEY Vol. 2 HEAD GAMES
  • HULK Vol. 3 HULK NO MORE
  • WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN
  • BLACKEST NIGHT #4
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #572
  • MIGHTY AVENGERS #30

Episode 2.4: Blame it on Farrell

November 2, 2009 under Podcasts

In this episode brought to you prematurely by the encouragement of Farrell, Just Bill rambles and fumbles in his attempt to talk about SPX 2009 and Baltimore Comic Con 2009, and then an insane number of Recent Reads:

  • Marvels Project #1 & 2
  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #1
  • Incredible Hercules #132 – 135
  • Archie #600
  • Dominic Fortune #1
  • Superman Secret Origin #1
  • Action Comics #879 and others
  • Supergirl #35
  • Secret Six
  • Planetary #27
  • Black Panther #40, 41
  • Star Trek: Assignment Earth #1
  • Teen Titans #72
  • Last Days of Animal Man #1
  • War of Kings: Who Will Rule?
  • Fantastic Four #571
  • Mighty Avengers #29
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #18
  • Nova #29
  • Incredible Hulk #602
  • Booster Gold #24
  • Batman and Robin #4,5
  • Haunt #1
  • Dark Reign: The List – Avengers
  • Avengers the Initiative #28
  • Adventure Comics #2
  • Captain America: Reborn #3
  • Blackest Night #3
  • Spider-Man: Clone Saga #1
  • New Mutants #5
  • Sicko
  • Wasteland #21-25
  • Brave and the Bold #27
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #8 and Annual 1
  • X-Factor #48,49
  • Essex County Trilogy
  • Sweet Tooth #1

Episode 2.3: Asterios Polyp and the Nobody

September 26, 2009 under Podcasts

In this episode the main focus is on David Mazzuccheli’s Asterios Polyp and also a second look at Jeff Lemire’s The Nobody.

Then in the Recent Reads segment, a look at:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #600
  • Captain America Reborn #2
  • Flash Rebirth #4
  • Batman and Robin #2 & 3
  • Fantastic Four #570
  • Incredible Hulk #601
  • Batgirl #1
  • Adventure Comics #
  • GoTG #17
  • Nova 28
  • War of Kings #6
  • Blackest Night #2
  • Green Lantern #45
  • Blackest Night Batman #1
  • Green Lantern Corps #39
  • Blackest Night Superman #1

Episode 2.2: Summer Vacation Reading

September 7, 2009 under Podcasts

Episode 2.2 “Summer Vacation Reading”

Another long delayed, and entirely too long episode! The long break leads to lots of material to discuss… as in 92 comics and 12 trades and hardcovers, not to mention movies and TV! If you think you can stand it, download and listen to Just Bill wax on (and on) about:

Deer Assassinations! Hardware Woes! Comic Shops! G.I. Joe! The Time Traveler’s Wife! True Blood! Being Human! Defying Gravity! Star Trek on DVD!

And then we finally get to comics, with Recent Reads including:

Captain Britain and MI:13

Batman and Robin

Legion of 3 Worlds

Power Girl

New Mutants

Red Robin

Spock: Reflections

Star Trek: Mission’s End

Secret Six

Avengers the Initiative

Dark Reign Young Avengers

New Avengers

Mighty Avengers

Immortal Iron Fist

IMMORTAL WEAPONS

Captain America

Nova

Guardians of the Galaxy

War of Kings

X-Factor

Incredible Hercules

Flash Rebirth

Booster Gold

Brave and the Bold

BLACKEST NIGHT

Green Lantern

TALES of the CORP

GREEN LANTERN CORP

Wednesday’s Comics

REBELS

Warlord

Incredible Hulk

Justice Society of America

The UnWritten

Savage Dragon

Batman

THE NOBODY

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE

DMZ volume 5

TERRY MOORE’S ECHO

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN the ULTIMATE COLLECTION Vol 1

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT

THE SWORD

STAR TREK YEAR FOUR: THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT

Star Trek is MIRROR IMAGES

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL 4

Episode 98: Does Format Effect the Reading Experience?

March 3, 2009 under Podcasts

The main topic of the episode is whether or not the format in which you read a comic effects your enjoyment of the material.  Do you prefer singles, trades, Absolutes, or digital comics?  How did the creators believe the work would be consumed?  More questions than answers in this one.  Listen and then give your two cents on the talkback thread at thecomicforums.com.

Next, some more TV Talk…. Doctor Who, Quantum Leap,  Hulk Versus, and more.

And this episode’s Recent Reads and Random Thoughts:

  • Doctor Who the Forgotten #6
  • Locke and Key Head Games #1 & 2
  • Hack/Slash #12, 13, 14
  • Incognito #1
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1
  • War Heroes #1
  • Thor God-Size #1

Episode 97: DCBS Order for February

February 23, 2009 under Podcasts

Better late than never, right?  This episode has been sitting on my laptop for over a week now and I just never got around to posting it.  First up, a look at the DCBS spreadsheet for February and what I plan to pick up. Then in Rcent Reads/Random Thoughts:

  • Thor #12
  • X-Factor #38 & 39
  • Green Arrow/Black Canary #15
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #8 & 9
  • Nova #21
  • Captain America #46
  • New Avengers #49
  • Mighty Avengers #49
  • Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1
  • Justice Society of America #23
  • Skaar, Son of Hulk #3
  • Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys #3
  • Hack/Slash #10 & 11
  • Young Avengers Presents #2-5
  • Witchblade #100
  • Incredible Hercules #125

Mini Comics:

  • The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • There Once Was a Girl
  • Tupperware

Episode 96: Stream of Consciousness Rambling

February 8, 2009 under Podcasts

Preamble to the Ramble (An explanation): 01:12

With nothing planned at all, the main topic of this episode is no topic at all as Just Bill hits record and just starts talking about whatever crosses his mind, which leads to:

The Ramble: 3:40

  • · Conner inherits Action Figures
  • · Diamond’s New Criteria
  • · The Enlightened Self Interest of Pre-Ordering
  • · The Self Interest of Comic Creators
  • · An Opportunity in Disguise
  • · The Uniques – A unique Distribution Method
  • · Comic Previews on the Internet

Recent Reads and Random Thoughts: 37:56

  • · Ghost Rider #20
  • · Nova #20
  • · Immortal Iron Fist #20 & 21
  • · Booster Gold #15 & 16
  • · Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #12-15
  • · Incredible Hercules #124
  • · Witchblade TPB Volume 1
  • · Captain America #45
  • · Captain Britain & MI:13 #8 & 9
  • · Doctor Who the Forgotten: 4 & 5
  • · Green Lantern #36
  • · Justice League of America #27
  • · Hulk #9

Enter the Drawerbox: 1:17:25

X-O Manowar #44-50

Episode 87: Strangers in Paradise Wrap Up and The Trek to Wild Pig

November 2, 2008 under Podcasts

Ooooh, the spooky Halloween weekend episode… ooooooh!

This week contains talk on:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 – Monthly or Wait for Trade?
  • The Hulk #6 and 7
  • Strangers in Paradise Wrap Up – I’ve finished reading the series and share my overall impressions with you.

In the second part of the episode, I travel to the Wild Pig Comic shop in New Jersey for the annual sale.  I carpool with Shagodoyle (Brian) from thecomicforums.com and his wife Emily.

  • 26:50: The Drive to Jersey: Discussions on the Baltimore Comic Con and the CGS Super Show
  • 47:30: The Drive Home: Discussing the Wild Pig Sale loot
  • 56:50: Back in the Basement: Final thoughts on the day

Episode 83: Let’s Do Lunch!

September 26, 2008 under Podcasts

It is an experimental episode recorded during my lunch break from my desk!

Baltimore Comic Con is upon us.  No time to record a podcast this weekend, so I decided to invite you into my office for lunch to talk about Solar, Man of the Atom, Steve Dillon sketches, more fun with the latest version of Collectorz.com’s Comic Collector, and finally my Recent Reads!

Recent Reads:

  • Y the Last Man TPB #9 & 10
  • Patsy Walker Hellcat #2
  • Astonishing X-Men #26
  • Superman #679
  • Skaar, Son of Hulk #2
  • Air #1
  • Justice League of America #24
  • Final Crisis: Revelations #1
  • Kick Ass #1
  • American Dream #1 & 2
  • Galaxy Quest #1
  • And brief mentions of M.I.M.E.S, Tyrannosaurus Beth, and Titanium Rain #1

The sound levels are a bit wonky in this episode, so apologies for that… but it was weird recording at work with people walking by my office!  No time for sound checks!

Episode 77: Random Stuff

August 3, 2008 under Podcasts

Show Opening: Bruce Rosenberger, Derek Coward and comics podcasting in general.

(5:05) Enter the Drawerbox with DANGER UNLIMITED, JOHN BYRNE’S NEXT MEN, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY, AMERICAN FLAGG!, NEXUS, STRANGE ATTRACTORS, WEAPON ZERO,  and more…

(21:34) A look at comicbookdb.com

(29:34) Stuff leaving the Drawerbox

(37:35) Recent Reads with SECRET INVASION #4, AVENGERS INITIATIVE #15, BLACK PANTHER #39, CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI13 #3, HULK #4, CALIBER #2 & 3, TRINITY #1-4, and more

Episode 74: Comics OCD and What Comics Are Worth

July 5, 2008 under Podcasts

I’m back in the saddle again after a lengthy hiatus from podcasting.  Tune in for a lot of rambling as to why, but also some talk about the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon, the Justice League New Frontier DVD, the Incredible Hulk Movie, and a lot of other random stuff.  Somewhere in all of that I talk about some of the symptoms of my Comics OCD habits and how I’m trying to break them, and then mull over who decides why back issues cost what they do.

And in a segment now deemed “Not So Recent Reads” recorded about a month ago, I chime in on the following comics:

  • Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula
  • Detective Comics #843
  • You’ve Got To Have a Gimmick Today
  • DMZ Vol. 4: Friendly Fire
  • Final Crisis #1
  • Ms. Marvel #27
  • Secret Invasion #2
  • Captain Britain and MI13 #1
  • Incredible Hercules #117
  • Mighty Avengers #13
  • New Avengers #41
  • Secret Invasion Fantastic Four #1
  • Might Avengers #14
  • Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1
  • Avengers/Invaders #1
  • Thor #9

Episode 65: Wolverine Enters the Drawerbox

March 16, 2008 under Blogroll

In the Drawerbox segment, we reach the end of the first volume of Excalibur and transition into our next series, Wolverine Volume One. It is a surprising look back at the series of the nineties because it is not what I expect or remember. Excalibur #108- 125 and scattered issued of Wolverine from issue #21 to 79 enter the drawerbox.

In the Recent Reads segment, I look at:

  • · Booster Gold #0
  • · Justice Society of America #12 and 13
  • · Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death
  • · Kick Ass #1
  • · Thor #6
  • · Nova Annual #1
  • · Green Arrow and Black Canary #5
  • · X-Factor #28
  • · X-Force #1
  • · Hulk #2
  • · Hercules #114
  • · Mighty Avengers #9
  • · New Avengers #38
  • · Justice League of America #18

Episode 60: Doctor Who in the USA

February 9, 2008 under Podcasts

Great Doctor Who news to start off this week, followed by a new Doctor Who segment called, “The Doctor Visit” then Recent Reads and Enter the Drawerbox.

The Doctor Visit: Series 061 The Curse of Peladon and Series 062 The Sea Devils

Recent Reads and Random Thoughts: Nova #10, Hulk #1, Birds of Prey #113, Tales of the Green Lantern Corp Ion #1, Incredible Hercules #113, Justice League of America #17

Enter the Drawerbox: Excalibur: XX Crossing, Excalibur Vol 1 63-75