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Everything Old Is New Again

6/19/2018
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On this episode of Comic Talk Today, Martin takes a look at the past and discusses some comic book news before taking a peak into the future to talk about some book recommendations for this week's new comic book day. In the news segment, DC Black Label launch dates announced, plus an interesting reprint strategy from DC, the Maxx returns! (maybe), Heroes In Crisis gets announced and Martin's not sure what to think, Ahoy Comics wants to make comics great again, and Marvel wants to mash up all...

Duration:00:32:54

Top Of The Pile For June 18, 2018

6/18/2018
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It is a new week which means it's time for Top Of The Pile, the episode in which Martin discusses some of his favorite reads from last new comic book day. On this episode, Martin dives deep into Venom #2, Port of Earth #6, Nancy Drew #1, Stellar #1, Babyteeth #11, Hawkman #1, Plastic Man #1, The Weatherman #1, and Netflix's first foray into comics with The Magic Order #1. Thanks for listening! If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:45:53

Rhymes With Kal-El With Bridgit Connell

6/14/2018
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Thursday means it's time for a little comic book therapy and this week, Martin is joined by writer and artist Bridgit Connell to discuss her new book from Titan Comics, Brother Nash. Martin and Bridgit dive deep into the move from web comic to published work, the inspiration for the book, creating such a deep mythology in her series, and of course, what it's like to break into the industry. If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:30:35

Hollywood Doesn't Get It And Listener Questions

6/13/2018
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Inspired by a recent article Martin read with a quote from a Fox executive, Martin goes on a rant about why Hollywood should double down on comic books as an inspiration for future ideas instead of bashing on studios that rely on comics for a large source of their revenue The numbers don't lie, comic book movies are a hit. Then, Martin takes some listener questions about sequential art, print vs digital and finding the time to get through reading your pull list. If you have a second and...

Duration:00:42:28

The Times, They Are A Changing

6/12/2018
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It's Tuesday which means it's time for the news on a new episode of Comic Talk Today! In this episode, Martin goes over the seven new launch titles for yet another Vertigo reboot and whether it may be too little too late (or maybe just awesome), plus, Geoff Johns steps down from the Chief Creative Office position at DC and what that means for the movie properties and his writing work. Spoiler, it's really great news! Plus, stick around to the end for another installment of the Comic...

Duration:00:37:46

Top Of The Pile For June 11, 2018

6/11/2018
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A new week means a new Top Of The Pile on Comic Talk Today! On this episode, Martin discusses some of his favorite reads from last new comic book day including Man of Steel #2, The Unexpected #1, Justice League #1, The Immortal Hulk #1, Doctor Strange #1, Cellies #1, and Sword Daughter #1. But first, a couple of announcements as Martin talks about a couple of new segments he'll be premiering on the podcast including Top 5 starting this Friday. If you have a second and want to help out the...

Duration:00:31:21

Let's Get Valiant With D'Juan Hammonds

6/9/2018
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On a special weekend edition of Comic Talk Today, Martin is joined by D'Juan Hammonds from the Collecting Valiant podcast to discuss the latest batch of announcements from Valiant Comics including four new books which may give us an indication of the direction Valiant is taking over the next year or so. Not only do we have new titles but also fresh new talent joining the company including Vita Ayala, Zac Thompson, and Lonnie Nadler so we discuss the importance of that to Valiant's...

Duration:01:01:24

We Come From The Future With Andrew Shaw and Will Pleydon

6/7/2018
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It's Thursday which means it's time for a little comic book therapy, and on this episode of Comic Talk Today, Martin is joined by the creative duo behind the incredible Australian horror anthology book Culdesac! The trio talks about their love of horror comics, the Australian comic book market, being star struck at conventions, working with Comixology, and of course, the book itself! If you want to grab a print copy, check out Shawmill Comics' Etsy store. If you have a second and want to...

Duration:00:41:43

Gamestop Gets Into Comics, Cliffhanger Returns and The Comic Predictor!

6/6/2018
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Welcome to another jam-packed episode of Comic Talk Today! In this episode, Martin talks about some of his favorite bits of comic book news including the fact that video game retailer Gamestop is getting into the comic book distribution game and what that could mean for the future of print comics, rumors of the return of Cliffhanger!, a creator-owned imprint of Wildstorm, being resurrected over at DC and whether that means the Vertigo name no longer means anything, and of course, the comic...

Duration:00:31:01

Top Of The Pile For June 4, 2018

6/4/2018
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A new week means a new Top Of The Pile on Comic Talk Today! On this episode, Martin talks about some of the standout books from last new comic book and even though it was a fifth week, there were some strong releases including The Last Siege #1, Hillbilly #10, The Prison #2, Pestilence: A Story of Satan #1, Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1, Harbinger Wars 2 #1, and the pick of the week, Blackwood #1. Where's the Man of Steel talk you ask? Tune in and find out why Martin won't be talking about...

Duration:00:47:52

Reviewing The Comixology Originals Launch Titles

6/3/2018
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On a special episode of Comic Talk Today, returning guest and cohost of a million podcasts, Ronnie Barron, joins Martin to dive deep into the four Comixology Originals launch titles - Superfreaks, Elephantmen 2261, Ask For Mercy and Savage Game. Will these books be worth your time? Listen in and find out! If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:59:51

Comixology Originals Is A Game Changer

6/1/2018
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On this special episode of Comic Talk Today, Martin goes in depth into the newly announced line of Comixology Originals titles. All new books will be free to Prime subscribers and that is a game changer. Learn more about Comixology's strategy and about these new books and be sure to leave Martin feedback on Twitter, @geekvine. If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:24:08

My Pouches Have Pouches With Aaron Bell

5/31/2018
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On this episode of Comic Talk Today, the man that started this weekly segment, Aaron Bell, from the Absolute DC Podcast joins Martin on a special episode of Therapy Thursday. Aaron and Martin bounce around the world of comics to discuss the end of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, why the CW Arrow could use a hard reboot next season with the introduction of the Longbow Hunters, #NotMyJoker, Batman Ninja to be turned into a manga, Liefeld's pouches have pouches and we love it and so...

Duration:01:11:23

No One Is Killing Your Childhood

5/30/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of Comic Talk Today and this time, Martin has a special episode of The Rant with a topic near and dear to his heart lately - no one is killing your childhood. From TV, to movies, books, and of course, comics, any time a property is rebooted we often feel the need to automatically dismiss it...but should we? Listen in and let us know what you think! If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:17:32

My Pull List Is Overflowing

5/29/2018
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Welcome back to jam-packed episode of Comic Talk Today in which Martin discusses the news and of course, highlights some great books to check out this week on the Comic Predictor. First up, the Bloodshot movie gets some casting news, HBO's Watchmen will be nothing like the source material and why that's great, and finally, that Swamp Thing TV show sounds great! If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:29:04

Top Of The Pile For May 28, 2018

5/28/2018
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Welcome back to Comic Talk Today! It may be a holiday in the US, but that doesn't stop Martin from talking about some of the books he read from last week's new comic book day. On the agenda for today ii is Delta 13, Shadowman #3, The Flash #47, Hit-Girl #4, The Dead Hand #2, Animosity #14, Skyward #2, TMNT Urban Legends #1, Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1, and Star Wars...I mean Black Panther #1...in space! If you have a second and want to help out the show, please leave us an iTunes review.

Duration:00:46:32

Show Me Those Heavenly Blues With Ben Kahn

5/24/2018
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It is time for another installment of therapy Thursday on Comic Talk Today so this week, Ben Kahn, creator and writer of Shaman and Heavenly Blues joins Martin to talk comics and the awesomeness that is the Justice League movie (come at us!). We dive deep into Heavenly Blues, his latest work from Scout Comics and discuss inspirations, character development, growing as a writer, religious themes and so much more! Plus, the ultimate Justice League trivia challenge! If you have a second and...

Duration:01:01:28

I Love The Smell Of Comics With My Coffee

5/22/2018
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On this episode of Comic Talk Today, it's the news! Martin talks about the resurrection of Supergirl and her spiffy new costume, the cancellation of Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps and why it will have lasting repercussions for the DC universe, Comixology's Twitch announcement teaser, and of course, Mark Millar's announcement that Magic Order will receive no second printings and whether or not that's a good thing. Plus, the comic predictor! If you have a second and want to help out...

Duration:00:28:54

Top Of The Pile For May 21, 2018

5/21/2018
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A new week means it's time for a new Top of the Pile on Comic Talk Today! On this episode, Martin talks about some of his favorite reads from last week's new comic book day including A Walk Through Hell #1, Ether: Copper Golems #1, Flavor #1, New Challengers #1, The Wild Storm #13, and Cable #157. Plus, Martin dives into a listener recommendation and discusses Cul De Sac, a horror anthology book from Australia that he instantly fell in love with. You can pick that up right here. If you have...

Duration:00:44:14

The CW Has A Batwoman Problem

5/18/2018
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Unless you completely avoid all comic book news you may have already heard that Batwoman will be coming to the CW Arrowverse this fall on the next crossover event and Martin has some thoughts on this episode of Comic Talk Today! How will current Arrowverse continuity affect the introduction of Gotham City and Batwoman? Is there a way to fit a whole new segment of the DC universe into an already established timeline? The answer may be simpler than you think. Thanks for listening! If you have...

Duration:00:21:42