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The best way to get to know someone is through the things that they love. Each episode Matt Lune will be talking with guests about the comic books that are important to them; could be the first they read or the first they loved; the one they always go back to or the one that makes them laugh, or cry – or all of the above! For whatever reason, if that issue is important to them, That’s The Issue we'll talk about!

The best way to get to know someone is through the things that they love. Each episode Matt Lune will be talking with guests about the comic books that are important to them; could be the first they read or the first they loved; the one they always go back to or the one that makes them laugh, or cry – or all of the above! For whatever reason, if that issue is important to them, That’s The Issue we'll talk about!
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The best way to get to know someone is through the things that they love. Each episode Matt Lune will be talking with guests about the comic books that are important to them; could be the first they read or the first they loved; the one they always go back to or the one that makes them laugh, or cry – or all of the above! For whatever reason, if that issue is important to them, That’s The Issue we'll talk about!

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Formative Comic Book Memories, with Claire Napier and Al Kennedy

5/14/2019
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On this episode, I'm joined by Claire Napier (Women Write About Comics, Comics MNT, Shelfdust) and Al Kennedy (House to Astonish podcast) to talk about the comics they loved as children. For Al, it's Chris Claremont and Jim Lee's "X-Men" #2, and for Claire, it's the British comics magazine "Bunty." Support That's The Issue by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/thatstheissue Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:42:11

Taking the Joke Seriously, with Steve Morris and John Allison

4/30/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined by Steve Morris (Comics MNT, Shelfdust) and John Allison (“Giant Days,” “By Night”) to talk about two mini-series that take a pure, simple concept and embrace it whole-heartedly. Support That's The Issue by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/thatstheissue Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:26:37

Origins And Endings, with Kate Kosturski and Christa Harader

4/16/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined by two fellow Multiversity staffers: Social Media Manager Kate Kosturski and writer Christa Harader! We discuss the origins of both Kate and Christa as comic book fans by looking at their favorite comic book endings. Support That's The Issue by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/thatstheissue Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:04:24

Season 1 Finale - Thought Bubble Special!

9/24/2018
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This month is a shorter than usual episode in which Matt discusses his experience at this past weekend's Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, UK. Expect a breakdown of the panels, the people and (most importantly) the mountain of books that Matt bought! If you went or if you just wanted to go, then listen along to Matt's thoughts.

Duration:00:49:18

"The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins" & "Fantastic Four" #1 Reviews!

8/15/2018
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This month, Matt flies solo! Listen as he deep dives into "The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins" graphic novel! Then, Matt launches the first of his monthly series of "Fantastic Four" annotations this week on MultiversityComics.com, and to celebrate that (and the relaunch of the "Fantastic Four" series from Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli) Matt expands on the article, diving into his own history with the 'World's Greatest Comics Magazine' and looking at the convoluted numbering of Marvel...

Duration:01:03:33

The Best Conventions, Exhibitions, And Shows, with Kate Kosturski

7/20/2018
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Welcome to That’s The Issue, the comic book podcast that gets to know you through the issues that you love! This month, Matt and Wes are joined by Multiversity writer and Social Media Manager Kate Kosturski, to answer the question: What's the best Exhibition, Convention, or Show you've ever been to, and why? Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:12:31

The Weirdest Comic Book in your Collection

6/14/2018
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On this episode, we ask the question: What's the Weirdest Comic Book in Your Collection? Before we dive into all of the responses, however, Wes gets an education from Matt on the mid-'90s UK sensation that is Mr. Blobby, as well as the importance and seemingly arbitrary nature of the illustrious Christmas Number 1. Join us! Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:18:25

Mother Box! A New Gods Podcast Pilot Episode Part 2

5/14/2018
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This week Matt is joined by Paul Lai to continue the conversation started on last week’s Comics Syllabus, about their upcoming new podcast series, Mother Box: A Jack Kirby New Gods Podcast! Whether you’re a new fan or an avid fan, if you want to read the Fourth World Saga along with us, on this, the second part of our pilot episode, we’ll be discussing the issues where it all began, “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen” #133-135. Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:09:34

Ram V Returns to Break Down Volume 1 of Paradiso!

4/16/2018
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This week Ram V returns to That's The Issue for a post-game discussion on his Image Comics series Paradiso, now that the first arc is complete. The first four issues are collected in Volume 1: Essential Singularity, which is released on May 16th, so we talk about what it's like to get the first arc under the belt, expectations moving forward and much much more. Join us! Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:06:57

Comic Shops, Diversity, Movie Adaptations and More With Kate Kosturski

4/2/2018
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This week Multiversity writer and Social Media Editor Kate Kosturski joins Matt and Wes on many, many tangents through the world of comics! We start by continuing the discussion from the last episode about the changing landscape of comic shops and the comics market, before moving into other topics that include the importance of diversity in media, comic book movies, how comics have adapted other media and vice versa, how American remakes of British TV shows are generally a bad idea, Star...

Duration:01:44:46

Comic Shops Vs Digital Sales, The Changing Landscape of Comics and More!

3/19/2018
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This week, Matt and Wes are back together again! There’s a lot to catch up on, so the boys cover all the big news from the world of comics and pop culture, such as the closure of Toys R Us and the state of comic shops going into 2018, digital sales and their impact on print, The upcoming New Gods movie from Ava Duvernay, the new Harper Collins imprint from Mags Visaggio and Jenn St Onge, all of the latest creator moves across Marvel and DC, and so much more! Matt also details his trip to the...

Duration:01:34:45

Marvel Fresh Start, ECCC, Image Expo and more

3/5/2018
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This week Wes is off sick, but Matt is here to catch you up on all the latest comic book news from the industry, including a discussion of Marvel's Fresh Start announcements, ECCC 2018, Image Expo, DC's Black Label and the newly announced Sandman Universe imprint. Matt also reviews Marvel Studios's latest movie Black Panther, as well as "Terrifics" #1 and "Doom Patrol JLA" #1 from DC Comics, as well as "Is This Guy For Real?" from Box Brown and First Second. Finally, Matt discusses his...

Duration:01:33:10

WWE, Kyle Raynor and Earliest Comic Memories with Lan Pitts

2/19/2018
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This week Wes and Matt are joined by Lan Pitts, Newsarama contributor and one of the writers of the WWE Comics from Boom! Studios. Lan and Wes begin Matt's education of all things wrestling, talking about their earliest experiences with the sport and their fondest memories. Lan also talks about his experiences writing for the official WWE comic and what classic wrestlers and matches he's been writing about. There's also talk about earliest comic book memories, Kyle Raynor's Green Lantern and...

Duration:01:25:12

Blankets with Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

2/6/2018
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Welcome to That's The Issue, the comic book podcast that gets to know you through the issues that you love! This week Wes and Matt are joined by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, host of Strip Panel Naked on Youtube, editor and writer for digital comics magazine PanelxPanel and podcast co-host of Under The Hood! As well as talking about all of his awesome work, he brings with him Blankets by Craig Thompson, one of Hass's favorite graphic novels! Wes and Matt also open the show with a big discussion...

Duration:02:01:29

That’s The Issue Rebirth Episode 2

1/22/2018
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Welcome to That's The Issue, the comic book podcast that gets to know you through the issues that you love!On this week's show, Wes is back! After both Wes and Matt being various levels of ill, they return to catch each other up on all the comics, TV shows and books that they've been enjoying lately, as well as the stuff they've not been enjoying (looking at you Inhumans and Doomsday Clock!) Then, in the second half of the show, Matt and Paul Lai continue their chat from last week's Comics...

Duration:01:35:51

That's The Issue Rebirth Episode 1

1/8/2018
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Welcome to That's The Issue! This is the very first episode of a brand new era for the show, as it's the first one for Multiversity Comics! This first episode is a little bit of a zero episode if you will. Wes was unable to join me for this inaugural show due to sickness, and my voice has a unique raspiness to it that only comes from some sickness that's plagued me these past few weeks. So instead of diving right into the show proper, this is an episode that brings you up to speed on That's...

Duration:01:08:45

Episode 13: Ram V Talks Living Cities in Paradiso #1!

12/4/2017
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Welcome to That's The Issue! This Week on the show Wes and Matt sit down with Ram V, writer of the new Image Comics series Paradiso! The book is a dystopian fantasy set in and around a living, newborn city. We chat with Ram about the first issue, the imagery and the influences, as well as discuss at length the concept of a living city and how we all have a reciprocal connection with the places where we live. Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:11:54

Episode 12: Halloween Special 2017!

10/29/2017
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It's our 2017 Halloween special! Yes, the most spooktacular time of the year is upon us, and to celebrate, we're opening up the doors to That's The Issue Towers, and inviting all our friends to a massive Halloween bash! On the show this week: Wes and Matt invite Nikki Sherman on to talk about the best (and spookiest!) horror comics! along the way the gang are joined by writer Deniz Camp to talk about how horror works in comics, and friend of the show Paul Lai pops in to share his favorite...

Duration:01:32:22

The Week In Comics October 25th 2017

10/25/2017
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Welcome to The Week In Comics for October 25th 2017! If you want to know which single issues and trade paperbacks are coming out this week, then listen to me cover the biggest and best new releases for October 25th 2017! In the show I'll be covering my top 5 DC/Marvel releases, my top 5 Indie releases, and then looking at all the best trade/omnibus and collected editions! Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:00:18:50

Episode 11: Void Trip #1, with Ryan O’Sullivan & Plaid Klaus

10/23/2017
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Welcome to That's The Issue! This week, Matt is joined by Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus to discuss their new Image Comics series, Void Trip! Along the way, we'll chat about the importance of characters as windows into a new universe, creating a new sci-fi world, as well as dive into the lives and creative influences of both creators! Find out more on the That's The Issue website.

Duration:01:05:51