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Creator Corner: Alex de Campi on Full Tilt Boogie

Creator Corner: Alex de Campi on Full Tilt Boogie

April 29, 2021

Buckle up! Alex de Campi jumps into our Creator Corner to discuss her galactic gig economy magnum opus, Full Tilt Boogie! The writer behind Dracula Motherf**ker, Bad Girls, and Archie vs. Predator (1 & 2) puts her spin on the sci-fi found family, and while you'll recognize a few of the trappings, we promise that you've never experienced a tale quite like this one. How many times do we utter the word "masterpiece" during this episode? Quite a few. 

While we were reading Full Tilt Boogie, we were both overcome with "the tingles." This comic is special, and we expect it to blow up into something even grander. De Campi is already hard at work with her collaborator Eduardo Ocaña on the Full Tilt Boogie follow-up. We need it now. But first, you have to buy this comic. Full Tilt Boogie is set for release in the States on May 11th from 2000 AD.

You can find Alex de Campi on Twitter HERE and Instagram HERE. You can also tack her work through her website by clicking HERE.

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Creator Corner: Karl Stevens on Penny: A Graphic Memoir

Creator Corner: Karl Stevens on Penny: A Graphic Memoir

April 21, 2021
Give us all the cat comics! We dig them and we crave them; they’re our catnip. That’s why we were incredibly excited to learn about the new feline adventure memoir Penny by graphic novelist and painter Karl Stevens. The comic hits shelves this May the 4th from Chronicle Books, and we’re encouraging all our listeners to snatch it up.
As you will hear in this conversation, Stevens looks into the mind of his adorable house cat and discovers a mind on fire. Penny may be imprisoned within her apartment walls, but there’s no containing her imagination. The world around her is a confusing and wondrous realm, and through her, we attempt some kind of understanding for our own place in it.
Stevens explains how this comic came to be and where it’s going from here. Yes, you’ve just met Penny, but hopefully, you won’t be rid of her for quite some time. Penny, like the best comic book characters, can potentially explore numerous genres and ideas, and with one sequel already in progress, we’re demanding many more to come.
Find Penny: A Graphic Memoir wherever fine comics are sold, and learn more by clicking HERE. You can find Karl Stevens on Twitter HERE, and on Instagram HERE.
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Creator Corner: Rob Williams on Judge Dredd - End of Days

Creator Corner: Rob Williams on Judge Dredd - End of Days

April 13, 2021

Judge Dredd, the top lawman of Mega-City One, is a fascist. He's a walking nightmare and a total badass. The 2000 AD icon is both the hero and the villain of his story. Navigating that balance is tremendously tricky, and it was an absolute pleasure to have writer Rob Williams on the show to discuss how he lives within this delicious, repulsive, and intoxicating mindscape.

Williams' latest Dredd tale, End of Days, sees Dredd facing off against the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Honestly, when Revelation is raining upon your head, would you rather have anyone else backing you up? Probably not.

We chat with Williams about how he approaches every Judge Dredd tale, and how the character might relate to a certain wannabe Captain America plaguing Disney+ these days *cough cough* - John Walker!

Whether you're new to Judge Dredd or not, you will not want to miss this conversation. If you are new to 2000 AD, End of Days is an excellent place to start, and you can learn more and order your copy HERE.

You can find Rob Williams on Twitter HERE and Instagram HERE.

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CBCC 64: Sam & Bucky - Falcon and Winter Soldier

CBCC 64: Sam & Bucky - Falcon and Winter Soldier

April 8, 2021

Friendship is Magic! Well, not always. Sometimes it takes a lot of work. In this week's episode, we observe the complicated relationship between two Captain Americas, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as seen in the Marvel Comics mini-series, Falcon and Winter Soldier.

To help us hug it out, we're using Dr. Mariso G. Franco's "How to Make Friends As An Adult" (which you can read by clicking HERE). Her article offers several key tips to keep a friendship alive, and they may also help you in a few other areas in your life as well.

Issues covered in this episode: "Falcon and Winter Soldier: Cut Off One Head," issues 1 - 5, written by Derek Landy, illustrated by Federico Vincentini, colored by Matt Milla, and lettered by Joe Caramagna.

If you cannot get enough of the Sam & Bucky conversation, consider joining our Patreon, where we're currently breaking down The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ series episode by episode. Learn more HERE.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

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CBCC 63: James Howlett & Hercules - X-Treme X-Men

CBCC 63: James Howlett & Hercules - X-Treme X-Men

March 28, 2021

We're back with the X-Treme X-Men, but this ain't the universe you remember. On Earth 12025, James Howlett (who you may know as Wolverine) fell hard for Hercules, and their love conquered dragons. As X-Treme X-Men members, they aid Dazzler in the hunt for the many evil Charles Xaviers that plague the multiverse.

Howlett and Hercules conclude our most recent X-Couple series, providing a joyous discussion that challenges our latest love experts who co-authored "The Normal Bar." Is it possible to see yourself through the eyes of your lover? We think so. We hope so.

Issues covered in this episode: "X-Treme X-Men" Volume 2, issues 6 - 11. Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Stephen Segovia, Raul Valdes, André Araújo, and Paco Diax. Inked by Dennis Crisostomo, Lorenzo Ruggiero, and Walden Wong. Colored by Jessica Kholinne, Ifansyah Noor, Sotocolor, Dan Brown, and Rachelle Rosenberg. Lettered by VC's Joe Sabino. Cover art by Kalman Andrasofszky and Stephanie Hans.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

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CBCC Bonus Episode: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

CBCC Bonus Episode: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

March 22, 2021

Talking The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on our Patreon was too much damn fun. We had to share this episode with the rest of you. If you dig what we're doing here, consider supporting the pod by joining our Patreon. Later this week, we'll be back with our regularly scheduled show.

We rant and rave about the first episode for our latest Comically Reel, discuss what the future might hold, and answer your Slack questions/observations.

But first, Brad must apologize to Lisa via a 16 minute SXSW conversation. This episode was a lot of fun to record, maybe even our favorite Comically Reel ep so far. We think you'll have a good time as well.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier poster art by Salvador Anguiano.

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Creator Corner: Kevin Konrad Hanna on Drawing Monsters

Creator Corner: Kevin Konrad Hanna on Drawing Monsters

March 14, 2021
Mike Mignola forever altered our relationship with comics. We don't think we're alone in that matter. Clearly not--all one needs to do is look at the recent success of the "Drawing Monsters" Kickstarter. People love Mignola, and more importantly, they want to know more about him.
 
We return to the Creator Corner with documentarian Kevin Konrad Hanna, discussing why he and his co-director Jim Demonakos were compelled to put Mignola's saga on screen and why Kickstarter was the only means to make it happen. Full disclosure: we've already backed this film. The second we saw it hit Twitter, we were all over it. This film's success might mean more comic book documentaries of this nature, and the world needs more comic book documentaries.
 
Make sure to visit the "Drawing Monsters" Kickstarter page HERE. And you can find the doc on Twitter HERE. You can also track down Kevin on Twitter HERE, and Instagram HERE. If you want to keep that Drawing Monsters mania going, find Jim Demonakos on Twitter HERE, and Instagram HERE.
 
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CBCC 62: Nathaniel & Benjamin - Generation X

CBCC 62: Nathaniel & Benjamin - Generation X

March 6, 2021

The kids are all right! The X-Men return to their melodramatic roots with Generation X Volume 2. In this week's episode, we explore young love through the adorable fumblings between Nathaniel Carver (aka Hindsight) & Benjamin Deeds (aka Morph). Is trust possible when your powers grant you intimate, invasive access into your partner's mental interior?

To help us discuss their unique romance, we're using "The Normal Bar: Where Does Your Relationship Fall?" by Chrisanna Northrup, Pepper Schwartz, and James Witte. Does analyzing your relationship by comparing it to others work?

Issues covered in this episode: "Generation X" Volume 2 issues 1 - 87 written by Christina Strain, illustrated by Amilcar Pinna, Alberto Albuquerque, Eric Koda, and Martin Morazzo, with additional inks by Roberto Poggi, colored by Felipe Sobreiro, Jay David Ramos, Chris Sotomayor, and Nolan Woodard, and featuring covers by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

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Creator Corner: Abraham Riesman on True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Creator Corner: Abraham Riesman on True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

February 21, 2021
You don't know Stan Lee. You only think you do. Abraham Riesman's new biography, "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee" is the definitive biography on the man who "created the Marvel Comics Universe." Even if you're a die-hard comic book obsessive, this book will rock your understanding of Stan the Man. His story is also the story of comics as an industry. Anyone who adores this medium, not just Marvel Zombies, should dig into this book and open their mind to this incredibly complicated saga.
 
We're honored and delighted to have Riesman on the podcast this week. We break into the myths, the legends, and, most importantly, the passions that surround Stan Lee. We strongly encourage you to read the book, but it's not a requirement for enjoying this conversation. No doubt, however, you'll want a copy for yourself when you get done with this chat.
 
You can purchase "True Believer" from your favorite local bookstore. Learn more about it by clicking on the Random House website. Also, make sure to catch up on all of Riesman's adventures and endeavors HERE and follow him on Twitter HERE. You can read his original Stan Lee article for Vulture HERE.
 
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CBCC 61:Ororo & Callisto - X-Treme X-Men: The Arena

CBCC 61:Ororo & Callisto - X-Treme X-Men: The Arena

February 6, 2021

Ororo & Callisto - enemies turned friends turned enemies turned companions. These two warriors rage against each other time and time again, and in doing so, they discover the ties that bind them. Or are those tentacles?

X-Couple month continues as we look at these combatants as seen in the X-Treme X-Men storyline, "The Arena." To help us discuss their unique romance, we're using "The Normal Bar: Where Does Your Relationship Fall?" by Chrisanna Northrup, Pepper Schwartz, and James Witte. Does analyzing your relationship by comparing it to others work?

Those looking to explore Ororo & Callisto's relationship further should read Sara Century's excellent piece, "Storm vs. Callisto, and the Uneasy Alliance of Heroes and Villains."

Issues covered in this episode: "X-Treme X-Men" issues 36 - 39, written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Igor Kordey, and inked by Kordey, Scott Hanna, Sandy Florea, Mark McKenna, Andrew Pepoy, Norm Rapmund, and Josef Rubinstein. The colors are provided by Transparency Digital and the letters by VC’s Rus Wooten. Special shout-out to cover artist Salvador Larroca.

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