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 anthologies, the evolution of the punk rock scene over the years and more!
A new week means a new installment of Top Of The Pile on Comic Talk Today. This week, Martin talks about some of his favorite reads from last new comic book day including Pestilence: A Story of Satan #2, Shadow Roads #1, Harbinger Wars 2 #2, The Sentry #1, Blackwood #2, Multiple Man #1, Bedtime Games #1, Detective Comics #983 and The Man of Steel #5.
On an all new episode of Comic Talk Today, Martin premieres a new series entitled Secret Origins, in which he looks at some iconic comic book characters and dives into how their origin stories have changed over the years. In this first installment, Martin tackles Catwoman and goes through Batman (1940) #62-65, The Brave and The Bold (Vol 1) #197, Batman: Dark Victory, Catwoman (2011) #0 and #35-40 before tying it all back to the current Batman run with special attention to Batman (2016) Annual #2. Plus, the winners of the CulDeSac giveaway!
It's Thursday and that means it's time for a little comic book therapy on Comic Talk Today! This week, Martin is joined by Portland-based writer and artist Colin Lawler to discuss his book Spirits: The Soul Collector, currently running as a Kickstarter and also available on Webtoons. Colin and Martin dive into what the story is about, being inspired by Jeff Smith and Hayao Miyazaki, crafting an original story, the differences between print and digital publishing, working with Kickstarter, and more!
Get ready for a jam packed episode of Comic Talk Today as Martin dives deep into some really fantastic listener questions! In this episode: why can’t comic book sales come anywhere close to what they used to be? Will we see a streamlining of comic publishers like we're seeing in other types of media? What are some books or arcs that really kicked Martin in the gut? If Martin could set a comic book in any horror movie universe, why would it be Constantine in Nightmare On Elm Street? ...and so many more! Thanks for listening!
It's Tuesday which means it's time for...the news! On this episode of Comic Talk Today, Martin talks about the Amazon exclusive Invincible in development, some follow up on the Walmart/DC deal and why it's a great thing for the industry, Disney dropping buckets of money to ensure their acquisition of Fox and why the Young Avengers is the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, a jam packed Comic Predictor with a ton of new comic book day recommendations including a few series finals, the return of some familiar faces in Multiple Man and the Sentry, a great selection of horror books, and why you should pick up Mike Hammer from Titan Comics!