Tag: horror

On Location: At Valhalla Games and Comics for Halloween ComicFest 2016

Listen to the podcast! Boo! Derek is back at his local comic shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, for the October on-location episode. But it is also Halloween ComicFest 2016, adding even more flavor into mix. He is joined

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Manga: Reviews of Various Horror Manga

Listen to the podcast! Weird Fireballs, Haunted Video Games, and a Naked Florence Nightingale  Time Codes: 00:00:58 – Introduction 00:03:22 – Set up of episode 00:07:25 – Hell Baby 00:33:27 – Fragments of Horror 01:08:53 – Lychee Light Club 01:31:52 – Portus 01:48:16 – Black

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Episode 211: Halloween Comics 2016

Listen to the podcast! Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi! Time Codes: 00:00:34 – Introduction 00:02:34 – Andy’s report on Cartoons Crossroads Columbus 00:15:08 – Setup of this year’s Halloween episode 00:17:24 – All-age Halloween anthologies 00:43:38 – Betty Boop #1 and Spell on

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Comics Alternative Interviews: More Mike Howlett

Listen to the podcast! The Ophidiomaniac Time Codes: 00:24 – Introduction 02:28 – Setup of interview 04:50 – Interview with Mike Howlett 56:56 – Wrap up 57:52 – Contact us Halloween is just around the corner, and what could be scarier than a

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Josh Simmons

Listen to the podcast! Creepy The second volume of Josh Simmons’s Jessica Farm was released recently from Fantagraphics, and now the artist takes the time to talk with Derek for another Comics Alternative interview. In the conversation, Josh shares his ideas behind Jessica Farm and

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Terry Moore

Listen to the podcast! Endings On May 25, the final issue of Rachel Rising will be released. This has been a landmark horror/gothic series, an intelligent and multifaceted narrative exploring the parameters of history, gender, community, morality, and the nature of violence…and

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Manga: Reviews of Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1 and I Am a Hero Omnibus 1

Listen to the podcast! “Hip and now” This month, Shea and Derek have a fun time discussing two recent manga releases. They begin with the first volume of Akiko Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish (Kodansha), a series that is new to both of

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Episode 175: Reviews of The Eltingville Club, Cry Havoc #1, and The Dark and Bloody #1

Listen to the podcast! Process and Paratext This week on The Comics Alternative Gene and Derek focus on the funny, the poignant, and the creepy. They begin with Evan Dorkin’s The Eltingville Club (Dark Horse Books), a nice hardbound edition that collects

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Tom Manning

Listen to the podcast! Dimensions On this interview episode, Derek talks with Tom Manning, whose most recent work, Runoff, was released late last year from One Peace Books. They discuss the genesis of the project — how it began as a

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Manga: Reviews of Anomal and Assassination Classroom

Listen to the podcast! Yokai and Tentacles Shea and Derek return for another month’s serving of warm, creamy manga. This one includes a heaping helping of other worldly phantoms and pedagogical cephalopods. In keeping with the spirit (literally) of the Halloween season,

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Episode 159: Halloween Comics 2015

Listen to the podcast! “A heaping helping of horror” It’s the scary season, and as they’ve done for the past couple of years, Gene and Derek talk about some of this year’s Halloween specials and seasonal horror titles. In this

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Webcomics: Reviews of Broodhollow, Wilde Life, and False Positive

Listen to the podcast! October Eeriness For the month of October, Sean and Derek have decided to focus on three supernaturally themed webcomics so as to keep in the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween. They begin with Kris Straub’s Broodhollow. This is

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