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Top Of The Pile For October 16, 2018

It's time to talk about books from this past new comic book day on an episode we like to call, the top of the pile. In this episode, Martin discusses These Savage Shores #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws #27, Animosity #16, Domino #7, Infinite Dark #1, Albert Einstein: Time Mason #1, The Wrong Earth #2, and the pick of the week, Murder Falcon #1. Plus, the comic predictor! Looking forward to checking out the following books this week on October 17, 2018. You can support this show by visiting...


What The Chuck Wendig Controversy Says About The Future Of Comics

Chuck Wendig has been pulled off an upcoming Star Wars title by Marvel and it got Martin thinking...what does it say about the current state of the comic book industry and what does it mean going forward. NOTE: The viewpoints expressed in this episode are Martin's alone and do not reflect the points of view of anyone else on the Nerdy Legion Podcast Network. Feel free to contact Martin on Twitter @geekvine or email to continue the discussion. You can support this show...


Catching Up On Comics

At long last Martin catches up on his comics pulls from the last few weeks of September and into the first week of October with a discussion of ten books that really caught his attention. Books discussed on this episode include: You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through Patreon, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.


Titans First Impressions With Joey Galvez

The Titans show is finally live on DC Universe and Martin had to talk about it, but he couldn't do it alone. Joining Martin on this episode is Joey Galvez from The Bat-Pod and the two discuss all aspects of the show from story to execution and whether the show is good enough to warrant subscribing to the fledgling service. Before you listen, beware, there will be spoilers. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through Patreon, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts...


So James Gunn On Suicide Squad...Let's Talk About That

It has been confirmed that James Gunn' has been tapped by Warner Brothers to write the Suicide Squad 2 film following the exit of the previous creative team due to creative differences involving a plot similar to the Birds of Prey film so of course Martin dives into the news and discusses what direction Gunn could take the franchise in, and more. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through Patreon, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.


A Thursday Spooktacular With Ronnie Barron and Cullen Bunn

Martin had to take the day off so Ronnie Barron from the Absolute DC podcast takes over the show and brings comic book writer and podcaster extraordinaire Cullen Bunn along to get their spooky on. Ronnie and Cullen discuss Cullen's latest books including A Passage In Black, a black and white horror anthology inspired by classic horror magazines that Martin is very excited to read, and other awesome horror books on the horizon including the original graphic novel Witch Hammer from Aftershock,...


All These Imprints, And Still No Milestone

It's a brand new week and a brand new episode of Comic Talk Today! On this episode, Martin picks out some of the most interesting bits of news to come out of New York Comic Con 2018. To kick things off, he discusses Brian Michael Bendis' new teen-focused imprint at DC set within regular continuity and just who these books are for. Then, some interesting follow up on the Batman: Damned discussion from last week, before wrapping up with a discussion on Humanoids' new H1 shared universe...


Let's Fix The DC Extended Movie Universe

Welcome back to Comic Talk Today and on this episode, Martin floats around some ideas on what went wrong with DC's cinematic universe and how DC and Warner Bros. can right the ship. The answer is obvious...and it's already proven successful in another one of their entertainment lines. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through Patreon, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.


Now That's Some Brilliant Marketing

It's a jam packed episode of Comic Talk Today as Martin talks about DC changing their mind on Batman: Damned reprints, Sean Murphy's new White Knight book will place Azrael center stage, why the Gambit film being a romantic comedy kind of makes sense (if they ever make it), October Faction is coming to Netflix, Legion M is launching a new comic book universe with Tula Lotay, why Unknown 9 by John Rieber and Jae Lee may end up being Martin's book of 2019, and more. Plus, a look at some books...


Say Hello To My Little Friend

After a short vacation Martin is back to talk about the latest happenings in the world of comics! This episode was prerecorded last week so some of the information may be a little out of date but Martin dives deep into the Captain Marvel trailer, before discussing why you may be wrong about the Joaquin Phoenix Joker film, then wraps up by talking about the elephant in the room (no pun intended), Batman: Damned #1 and the Lil' Wayne controversy. We promise, no more Dick (Grayson) puns. You...


This Means Gwar! With Matt Miner

Can you believe it's been 100 episodes? Me neither! Joining Martin on this momentous occasion is writer and editor Matt Miner whom you may know from such projects as This Nightmare Kills Fascists, and All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World. Matt has a new book out from Waxwork Comics called Poser, a slasher horror story set within the punk rock scene of California that Martin really loved. The two talk about all these projects plus, the merits of Kickstarter, their shared love of...


Some Thoughts On The DC Universe Streaming Service On Launch Day

DC Universe has finally launched and Martin takes a look at the available movies, tv shows and comics on the service. Plus some thoughts on what's great, and what could be improved. We recommend you watch the video version of this episode, available on YouTube, to get the full picture of what's being discussed. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through Patreon, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.


The News For September 11, 2018

On this episode of Comic Talk Today, it's time to talk about the news! In this episode, Martin discusses some new information on Grant Morrison's The Green Lantern, Kenneth Rocafort's creepy redesigns of Silver Age Superman characters coming to Sideway, why did DC hire a psychoanalyst to diagnose their characters?, DC is expanding their Walmart line with a Swamp Thing special and some more regular books incoming, the latest from the Comixology sales charts, some corrections and follow-up,...


Top Of The Pile For September 10, 2018

It's a new week which means it's time for a new Top Of The Pile on Comic Talk Today. On this episode, Martin discusses some of his favorite reads from last week including Asgardians of the Galaxy #1, Death of the Inhumans #3, Bordertown #1, The Dreaming #1, Cover #1 and United States Vs Murder Inc #1. Stay tuned to the end for some great recommendations for this week's new comic book day! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through Patreon, or by leaving us an...


The Bait And Switch With Dinesh Shamdasani

Welcome to a very special episode of Comic Talk Today! Joining Martin today is Hivemind movie producer Dinesh Shamdasani, whom you will all remember as the CEO and COO of Valiant Entertainment from 2012 until earlier this year, and the two spend a good deal of time catching up! Dinesh talks about his role in the Bloodshot movie, which is currently filming, his state of mind after his departure from the publisher, all the exciting things he's currently working on including the TV adaptation...


Nightwing's New Direction, Diamond's Pullbox Delayed, Young Justice: Outsiders Teaser and More!

It's time to talk about the news and on this episode of Comic Talk Today, there's quite a bit of news to discuss. first up, Henry Cavill signs up to star in Netflix's Witcher series and why that may be important to comic fans, Doom Patrol gets its villain, Nightwing is going in a completely new direction, the Young Justice: Outsiders teaser video has Martin pretty excited, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw are relaunching the Guardians of the Galaxy in January, some follow-up on the Alterna...


Top Of The Pile For September 3, 2018

It's a new week and a new edition of top of the pile on Comic Talk Today! On this episode, Martin talks about some of his favorite books from last week including Beyonders #1, The Joker/Daffy Duck Special #1, Lex Luthor/Porky Pig Special #1, Scarlet #1, Web of Ve'Nam #1, Scarlet #1, Extermination #2, Bone Parish #2, and House Amok #1. Plus, stay tuned to the end for some recommendations for books coming out this week! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, directly through...


Sorry Mr. Cebulski, Comics Should Be About Fun Over Profit

Welcome to a special episode of Comic Talk Today in which Martin tackles some statements made by Marvel Editor-in-Chief, C.B. Cebulski, recently about the role of politics in comics and how it ties into the recently updated social media policy from Alterna. Should creators be able to tackle whatever story they want at the expense of alienating some readers and ultimately choosing not to target their stories to the largest demographic policy? Tune in and find out. Plus, chime in and get in...


The Defenders, Conan and Batman And The Outsiders Return, And More!

Martin is back! On this episode of Comic Talk Today, Martin catches up on all the news from the past week including the return of original Defenders, Jason Aaron relaunching Conan The Barbarian, Bryan Edward Hill on Batman And The Outsiders, and maybe the return of Clairemont and Byrne to the X-Men. It's not all good news as Moon Knight and Sentry get canceled and Martin talks about that. Plus, Disney's streaming service has a name, DC Universe launches a daily news and interview show, Tom...


The Ups and Downs of Kickstarting Comics With Joseph Duis

It's time for another installment of Therapy Thursday as Martin is joined by writer Joseph Duis to talk about the ups and downs of kickstarting comics and of course, Joseph's latest project, Doctor Orange, a Halloween themed psychological thriller with a horrifying twist. Martin and Joseph talk about the creative process, what makes a good horror story, how Kickstarter can be both a great and sometimes not so great platform for marketing comic book projects, and more! You can support this...