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Special Edition - Gene Ha

Around Comics welcomes 4 time Eisner Award Winner and all around great guy Gene Ha for a conversation about his career and life in comics. Starting in South Bend Indiana and coming all the way to his creator owned comic Mae, Gene has spent three decades dazzling fans and creators alike as an artists artist. Gene has worked on everything from Green Lantern to The Avengers as well as Top Ten with Alan Moore and long time friend and current Mae collaborator Zander Cannon.


#308 - Lombard of Metropolis

The gang talks liked Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sal's kids are in to Dungeons & Dragons, Stranger Things, Paper Girls and teenagers in the 80's. The Immortal Hulk is weird and Sal loves it. Tom didn't remember how bleak The Infinity Gauntlet was. Who was reading Iron-Man in the 60's. Tom is going to love Jimmy Olsen, Chris digs Lois Lane, and last but not least, Sal is stuck with Steve Lombard.


#307 - Year One Crisis

Star Wars Darth Vader and why Tom doesn't like adaptations. Chris liked Clue the comic but not Battleship the movie. Sal isn't sure Frank Miller should be writing Superman: Year One. Brightburn movie talk, the Ouiji Board franchise, Wisconsin Comic-Con and more.


ACE001 - Identity Politics in Comics

AC EXTRA! - Sal returns with a solo episode. He talks about the 80's Cassette tapes, talk radio, high school reunions, and how identity politics have created a strange and difficult situation for comic book publishing.


#306 - Visions and Miracles

Action and adventure awaits in another audio onslaught of mirth and merriment. Earth’s Mightiest Mortals dig into Vision vol. 1 by Tom King and Gabrielle Walta, The Wild Storm Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt, the X-Men reboot, the H1 Universe, and more. #vision #newgods #mrmiracle #thewildstorm #warrenellis #xmen #reboot #marvel #dc #image #humonoids


#305 - Drain the Swamp

Start your summer with your three favorite geeks as Chris, Tom, and Sal talk Dungeons & Dragons, Bonding on Netflix, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Alan Moore, Good Omens, and more! #dnd #bonding #netflix #doompatrol #swampthing, #lenwein #alanmoore #dcuniverseonline #goodomens #neilgaimen #amazonprime


#304 - It's All Made Up

Chris, Tom and Sal are back at it with another April edition of Around Comics featuring more Avengers Endgame talk, asking what makes people care about characters, discovering that Lois Lane is Superman’s greatest villain, questioning is a new comic book character can ever have cultural relevance, discussing Doom Patrol, DC Universe Online, What We Do In The Shadows and more.


#303 - Bathroom Break

Chris Tom, and Sal get into Avengers: Endgame talk (no spoilers), pee breaks, spoilers study, Hip Hop Family Tree, Punk Magazine, Paper Girls, 80’s nostalgia, crappy childhoods, Neil Gaiman, Stevie Nicks, Chris’ love of One Direction, cocaine, and more.


#302 - It's Fine

Chris, Tom, and Sal reunite for another exciting adventure of podcasting heroism. Buckle up as the team blasts off into the multiverse for a thrilling tour of vinyl record collecting, used book stores, 80's music, good and bad comic book stores, retro toys, beercades, Captain Marvel, DC Universe Online, Doom Patrol, Black Hammer, and a hilarious warning from the future.


Top of the Stack 03-27-2019

Celebrating 80 years of Batman with the landmark Detective Comics #1000. Sal discusses his favorite parts of the anthology digging into the mythos of Batman, and a little bit of history.


Tales from C2E2 2019

Sal traveled to C2E2, Chicago's premier Comic Book and Entertainment Convention and reports back with tales of parking horror stories, security issues, lady arm wrestling, cosplayers, DJ Spidey and the crushing crowds.


Top of the Stack 03-08-2019

Sal feels the GRRRLL POWER of Gail Simone and David Baldeon's DOMINO: Hotshots #1 from Marvel Comics and gets meta-funky with Tom King and Jorge Fornes' Batman #66 from DC Comics. #NCBD #TopoftheStack #TOTS #NCBDCheers #AroundComics #MarvelComics #DCComics #Batman #Domino


#301 - Lean in to the Weird

GoBots with Tom Scioli and how he has evolved past being a Kirby knockoff. Alex Toth and Jack Kirby. Facetasm by Gary Panter and Charles Burns. Tom joins us after a while and talks Mr. Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerards. Umbrella Academy on Netflix as well as the comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. Doom Patrol on DC Unlimited. Marvel Netflix shows and their possible future at Disney. Weatherman by Jody Leheup and Nathan Fox, and much more.


Top of the Stack

Featuring Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Marvel Comics the Untold Story and Brian Hibbs ComicsPRO speech. For the week of Febuary 27th, 2019 #NCBD #TopoftheStack #TOTS #NCBDCheers #AroundComics


Classic Clips 268-269-270

Dive back in the Wayback Machine and take a trip to the past with this nostalgia-filled clip package. Featuring highlights from 2010 episode 268, 269, and 270, these tantalizing tidbits from back in time will give you a taste of the next three episodes put in the AC archive. Featuring conversations with Chris, Sal, John Siuntres, Jenny Frison, and Kyle Byce about Batwoman, J.H. Williams, Walt and Louise Simonson, Good vs. Evil, The Big Bang Theory and more. Clip 1: Around Comics Ep 268 - Has...


Classic Clips 271-272-273

Featuring conversation with Stevie D from the Comic Book Queers podcast. John Siuntres from the Word Balloon podcast, a road report form Tom Katers, Ande Parks and more. Clip 1: Around Comics Ep 271 - The Green Hornet's Nest (Mar 15 2010) Clip 2: Around Comics Ep 272 - The Long Goodbye Pt. 1 (Mar 23 2010) Clip 3: Around Comics Ep 273 - The Long Goodbye Pt. 2 (Mar 29 2010) Listen to the full episode on, iTunes, or wherever fine podcasts are found.


Classic Clips 274-275-276

Get in the Wayback Machine and take a trip to the past with this nostalgia-filled clip package. Featuring highlights from 2010 episode 274, 275, and 276 these tantalizing tidbits from back in time will give you a taste of the next three episodes put in the AC archive. Enjoy as the crew talks about The Walking Dead, a voicemail from Paul in Boston, and movies versus comic books. With special guests Kiel Phegley, John Siuntres and Tim Seeley. Clip 1: Around Comics Ep. 276 (Dec 2010) Clip 2:...


#300 - The Seven Year Itch

After an extended hiatus, the OG crew of Christopher Neseman, Thomas Katers and Brion "Sal" Salazar are back to save the podcasting world from the cowardly evil-doers that assail the ears of the innocent. Reuniting after seven years to talk Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire, Hey Kids ! COMICS! by Howard Chaykin, how to pronounce Conan, the Super Friends, Hoopla, Hot Ham & Rolls, and much more.


#287 - Tom Wears a Wig

Around Comics is back for February of 2012. The big news about Before Watchmen gets Tom, Chris and Sal talking about fan reaction, Alan Moore, creator contracts and more. Tom read Beanworld, Sal read X-Statix and Chris read the X-Men Omnibus Vol.2. Listen in for thoughts on all of this books plus some Oscar talk including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, Drive & The Help. At the end of the episode things get weird and Tom wears a wig.


#286 - Wonder Bread He-Man

Around Comics is back to ring in the New Year! Tim Seeley joins Chris, Tom & Sal to talk about the Holidays and some of the presents they received including… Wonderbread He-Man? Tis is starting his run on Witchblade and he talks about the challenges and rewards of working on the long running series from Top Cow. There's plenty of movie & TV talk mixed in with thoughts on comics and the comics industry. Tom loves Skyscrapers of the Midwest. Chris loves Skyrim. Sal hates the Packers. Happy New...