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    Tuesday
    Apr252017

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 25, 2017

     

     

    COMICS

    The Shadow knows who lies behind the cowl! Batman/The Shadow #1 from Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando puts two pulp heroes together for the first time! … Yo, Joe! Cobra unleashes sinister plans in G.I.Joe #239! … Boop Bip, Boop, Bip! 24 Legacy #1 celebrating the new series is drawn by G.I.Joe Cobra’s Antonio Fuso. Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

     

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    Wednesday
    Apr192017

    FOG! Chats With J.T. Krul, Writer of ‘Sand+Bone’ - at Forces of Geek

    Comics writer J.T. Krul is best known for his work recently on Green Arrow and Teen Titans, but cut his chops at Aspen with Fathom and Soulfire. His latest book, Sand + Bone, from Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s Adaptive Books, J.T. and artist Andrea Mutti tackle PTSD and an unexplained supernatural phenomenon.

    Sean Hitcher has just returned from war. He didn’t die in Iraq, but part of him wishes that he did. He’s home now, back in the small Midwestern town he grew up in. But he is haunted by nightmarish visions of killing and carnage that seem to be the result of severe PTSD. But are they? Is there something he’s missing. …

    As mysterious acts of violence spread throughout the town, Sean begins to wonder if there’s more going on than he originally thought. What terror did he experience on the battlefield, and what horrifying secret did he bring back with him?

    J.T. took some time to discuss Sand + Bone, PTSD and working with Adaptive Books.

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    FOG!: Thanks for joining us to discuss Sand + Bone! First off, we can’t ignore the art on this book. How did you hook up with Andrea Mutti?

    J.T. Krul: That was actually thanks to Jimmy and Justin. They’ve been working with Adaptive to develop their graphic novels, and as we started putting the project together, they recommended Andrea. His style works great with the tone and vibe of the story we are telling. It’s dark and brooding, with a lot of the mystery and the drama hidden in the shadows. And, Vladimir Popov really complements Andrea’s art perfectly, adding a sense of texture and grit in his colors.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCE OF GEEK]

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    Wednesday
    Apr192017

    ‘Teen Titans: The Judas Contract’ (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    The classic Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans story, The Judas Contract has been updated and fit into the current DCAU by director Sam Liu. While there are some key elements to the story and an overall respect for the source material throughout, this is very much a 2017 DC Comics Animated movie.

    The team differs from the original Titans, an additional time frame and a sinister vibe and double-cross from the movie’s villains Brother Blood (Gregg Henry) and Deathstroke (played by the late, great Miguel Ferrer) add another layer to the dense story of betrayal from inside the team. Our animated Titans are led by Starfire (Kari Wahlgren) and the red-Bat New 52 Nightwing (Sean Maher).Beast Boy (Brandon Soo Hoo) returns as a major star in this one as he faces off against his crush and newly initiated team member Terra / Tara Markov (Christina Ricci).

    Noticeably absent, likely for Justice League reasons is Cyborg, but Raven (Taissa Farmiga) and Blue Beetle / Jamie Reyes (Jake T. Austin) round out the roster.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Tuesday
    Apr182017

    FOG! Previews Jonathan Coulton’s Upcoming Album and Graphic Novel, ‘Solid State’ AT FORCES OF GEEK

    The music business has changed so much in the past few years that there is a huge gap between what was thought of as the studio album being replaced by lyric videos and viral sensations. What happens when you’re a former programmer that wants to create music instead of being a cubical code monkey in this environment?

    You get the uncanny Jonathan Coulton, a man who’s career was quite literally forged by riding the crest of the internet wave like oh-so-many primates on the cover of the original T&C Surf Designs NES cartridge.

    JoCo infamously indulged in a year long quest to make a “Thing a Week” in 2005, creating memorable geek singalong numbers “Shop Vac”, “Chiron Beta Prime”, “Tom Cruise Crazy” and of course “Mr. Fancy Pants”. Alright, you might not know these songs yet, but you can listen to them for free on his site along with the unofficial “Ikea” theme song (‘plywood, brushed steel; meatballs, tasty’).

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

     

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    Tuesday
    Apr182017

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 19, 2017

     

    COMICS

    If you are getting ready for this summer’s Wonder Woman movie, the Wonder Woman: Earth One trade from Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette is the best way to twirl into a new Wonder Woman age! … Jazmine St. Cocaine returns in Sex Criminals #18! … Trouble in Rockwood in a brand new story arc for Black Hammer #8 from Jeff Lemire. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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