Comic Nerds Unite: Comic Book Podcast

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Marc, Tim, Jeremiah, and Jared! We chat about the 2014 Harley Quinn Holiday Special and the very festive Punisher Max Xmas #1

We read: 
Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1
Punisher Max Xmas #1
Sensational She-Hulk #8

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This week we read Comeback by Ed Brisson, Michael Walsh, and Jordie Bellaire. Artist Jeremiah Lambert and podcaster Jared Gafford join Marc and Tim. 

We read: 

Swamp Thing #37- By Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben

Mr. Miracle #s 16 & 18- By Jack Kirby
Colorworld by Rachel E Kelly
Batgirl #35 by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher

Starr the Slayer #1 by Daniel Way and Richard Corben
Batman: No Man's Land by Greg Rucka
Amazing X-Men

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Marc and Tim are stuck in the Green with Swamp Thing and the dudes from 2 Dudes and a NES joined them. Hosting duties are swapped, as the 2 Dudes take over CNU and Comic Nerds Unite takes over 2 Dudes and a NES. We talked about Saga of the Swamp Thing #24 where the Justice League are helpless against Floronic Man, Captain N: The Game Master comic book (yep, they made a comic!), IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Captain Marvel #60 from way back. More Swamp Thing strangness is discussed. 

If you check out the 2 Dudes feed, you'll find us talking about the Swamp Thing NES game. Swamp Boogers. Check it out. NESdudes.com 

The 2 Dudes and a NES podcast is a great retro NES gaming podcast where Michael and Justin play the same game and then get together to talk about and review the game. Sound familiar? That's becuase it's an awesome idea. 

Topics:

Saga of the Swamp Thing #24 by Alan Moore and Stephen Bissette
Captain N: The Game Master (comic book)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, and Dan Duncan
Captain Marvel #60 by Doug Moench and Pat Broderick
Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing

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Marc joined Tim in person for a reading assignment-less podcast. We just chatted like bros about random comics. Love stories, crayon drawings, female Thors, cartoony artists on serious books, and elephant stabbings were all on tap today. 

We read: 
Queen and Country by Greg Rucka and Steve Rolston
Thor #1 by Jason Aaron and Russel Dauterman
Swamp Thing #16 by David Michelinie and Nestor Redondo
Eternal Warrior #1 by Greg Pak, Trevor Hairsine, and Brian Reber
I Love You #108 by various
The Man of Many Shades by Matt Ellis
Alex + Ada #10 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn

 

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We had such a great time at Grand Rapids Comic Con this year.  Jeremiah, Tim, and Jared got in as press and met a lot of awesome people and had some really wonderful hoverhands-style moments. 

There were quite a few really amazing artists at the con, most of them local to Grand Rapids. Here's my list of All-Stars and how to find their work on the web.

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What time is it?! Adventure Time!

The Adventure Time cartoon has blanketed the world in a full on blitz of imaginative awesome. Tim, Marc, Jeremiah, and Jared from The Joe Schmo Comic Show talk about the sensation that is Finn and Jake on TV and in the first volume of the Eisner award winning comic book. Many other books are discussed as well.

Other things we read this week:

Revival #1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
Ms. Marvel #1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Guardians of the Galaxy 14-18 by Brian Michael Bendis and Co.
Little Nemo- Return To Slumberland, written by Eric Shanower, Art by Gabriel Rodriguez, IDW
Multiversity Written by Grant Morrison, Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Nei Ruffino, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, & Ben Oliver
Buzzkill #1 - written by Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek, art - Geoff Shaw
The Humans #1 - written by Keenan Marshall Keller, art - Tom Neely

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Lumberjanes by Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke A. Allen was our reading assignment this week. Lumberjanes is the tale of spunky scouts at a camp that is surrounded by magic and monsters. It's a perfect book for kids and adults both. Check it out, you'll love it. We also had a special guest host, eight year old Paige, on to talk about the book too. Lumberjanes is published by BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! comics. 

Things we read this week:

We read and talked about lots of amazing books this week. 

Alex and Ada #1 by Jonathon Luna and Sarah Vaughn
Manifest Destiny #1 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni
Pretty Deadly #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios, and Jordie Bellaire,

Just a Pilgrim #s 1-5

Written by Garth Ennis, Art by Carlos Ezquerra & Paul Mounts & Ken Wolak, published by Black Bull Entertainment

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 #s 30-34, Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, Dan Kemp & Avalon Studios

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Written by Gail Simone, Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Marcelo Di Chiara

We also talked about Apama: The Undiscovered Animal & the success of their Kickstarter.

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I Kill Giants is an amazing comic book that rips at the heart strings and made us all have the feels. Jeremiah, Drew, Marc, and Tim talk about the Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura crafted comic book from 2008 from Image Comics. The tears almost dropped while we recorded. We also talk about the first two issues of God Hates Astronauts by Ryan Browne which is just as irreverent as the first collected volume. Love Transformers? Love G.I. Joe? Well, then you'll love our long chat about IDW's Transformers vs. G.I. Joe by John Barber and Tom Scioli. Marc pulls out another of his old underground comix, Skull #4 from 1972 to round out the comic nerd uniting for the week. 

Miscellaneous Topics:

If you live in the Peoria, IL area, be sure to check out Ezra Clayton Daniels original art for Upgrade Soul, the interactive iPad comic book that is taking the world by storm. The art is hanging at 30-30 Coffee and should not be missed. 

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http://www.ezracdaniels.com

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For the 53rd episode of Comic Nerds Unite, we play a snippet from a guest host spot Tim had on the Joe Schmo Comic Show. Jared and Lucas are awesome and funny dudes. Everyone should check out the show. We read and discuss Gotham Academy #1 published by DC Comics and Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini published by IDW. 

Books We Read This Week:

Gotham Academy by Brenden FletcherBecky Cloonan, and Karl Kerschl
Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini by Anthhony Del Col, Conor McCreery, and Carlos Furuzono

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52 | The New 52

In honor of our 52nd episode of Comic Nerds Unite, Marc and Tim do a complete retrospective of our experiences with DC's New 52. Three years in the making, this episode is beyond epic. The reading assignment was Animal Man Volume 1 by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman and we discuss half a billion more New 52 books. Was the New 52 a success? Was the New 52 a failure? Listen and find out here. 

Happy Anniversary to us! We are the best comic book podcast that ever existed. Check us out. We're a pretty big deal. 

Books We Read This Week:

Animal Man #1-6 by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman
Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales
OMAC #1 by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen
Aquaman #0 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Ries
Wonder Woman #0 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
Batgirl #0 by Gail Simone and Ed Benes
Nightwing #0 by Kyle Higgins, Tom DeFalco, and Eddy Barrows
Suicide Squad #0 by Adam Glass and Fernando Dagnino
Batman: Riddler #23.2 by Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder and Jeremy Haun
Poison Ivy #23.1 by Derek Fridolfs and Javier Pina
Future's End #1 by Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, and Patrick Zircher
Batwoman: Future's End #1 by Marc Andreyko and Jason Masters
Grayson: Future's End #1 by Tom King, Tim Seeley, and Stephen Mooney
All-Star Western #34 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Darwyn Cooke

Phwew. That was a LOT of comic books. 

Miscellaneous Topics:

We talk about DC's September events. The New 52 launch, Zero Year, Villian's Month, and the latest, Future's End. 

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