Why I Love Comics: The Audio Edition
Eric Ratcliffe and friends discuss all things pop culture, from comics, to movies, to video games, to music and more each week.
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Phil Hester

This episode I had the pleasure to talk with good friend, amazing artist and very talented writer: Phil Hester! We talk about Phil coming on to Wonder Woman and his thoughts on the character's popularity, the firebreather movie, his run on the darkness and much much more!




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John Layman

This week I am joined by the very awesome John Layman, writer and half of the creative force behind Eisner Award winning series Chew. We talk about his thoughts on the digital side of things, how the tv series is developing, the all important letters page and much much more.




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On episode #14, I give you listeners a sneak peak into the nerdy and some non nerdy music that finds it's way to my ears everyday. Inspired be Hipsterplease.com and Z's fantastic nerdy music podcast Radio Free hipster! We go musical for this episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast!

http://www.hipsterplease.com/ - Home to all of your nerdcore/nerdy music needs as Z guides you through the coolest in nerd music!

http://feeds.feedburner.com/RadioFreeHipster (also subscribable on Itunes!)

Track #1 - Another new crisis by the Kirby Krackle


Also known as the house band of the podcast, Another New Crisis became the themesong to the podcast as I thought it was incredibly fitting while we were a review podcast. This wont be the only song you here by the guys on todays episode.


Track #2 - Going through the Motions from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical "once more with feeling"

Track #3 - K Flay "So Fast, So Maybe"


Track #4 - Tegan and Sara "Hell"


Track #5 - Beefy "Internet Celebrity"


Track #5 - Blink 182 "The Rock Show"

Track #6 - Mc Lars and YT Cracker "Guinevere" (featuring K flay)



Track #7 - Childish Gambino "For the Fans (Warm Heart of Africa)"


Track #8 - Lauren Fairweather "I'm going to Hogwarts"


Track #9 - Dr. Horrible's sing along blog "my eyes" (Felicia Day and Neil Patrick Harris)


Track #10 - mc chris "older crowd"


Track #11 - The Guild "Game On" (feat. Sandeep Parikh & Felicia Day)


Track #12 - The Grammar Club "Code Monkey"


Track #13 - mc chris "Geek"

Track #14 - k flay "2 weak"

Track #15 - Beefy "Play with me" (featuring bethzilla)

Track #16 - The Prize Fighter Inferno "The Margretville Dance"

http://www.myspace.com/theprizefighterinferno (also known as Claudio Sanchez's side project)

Track #17 - Childish Gambino "hero"

Track #18 - mc chris "Fett's vette"

Track #19 - Mc Lars "hey there ophelia"

Track #20 - Repo the genetic opera "at the opera tonight"


Track #21 - Amanda Palmer "creep"


Track #22 - The Kirby Krackle "Ring Capacity"

Well that's it for this weeks show folks, I hope you enjoyed it and dug the music. Join us next episode when we return to our regularly scheduled broadcast!

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In the second and final post con edition of the podcast I had the pleasure of being joined by the creative team of Return of the Dapper Men, Jim McCann and Janet Lee as well as Kill Audio, Coheed and Cambria and The Amory Wars Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Sanchez. Both are not only my favorite interviews of the con but easily in my opinion the best I've done in my career so far. So sit back, pull up a chair and enjoy the chaos of NYCC this final time as we talk art, discover what is going on with Kill Audio and why Staves and Arrows isn't going anywhere anytime soon!


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New York Comic Con Interviews Begin!
(Podcast 1 of 2)

In this special post con edition of the show, I share with you listeners interviews with The Kirby Krackle, Ben Templesmith, James Robinson, Phil Hester and Andy Khun and then am joined just 2 days after the con by Theangrypenguin.com's Tony Esteves to talk about how the con went for them. It's a packed NYCC edition of the podcast!


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Welcome to a very special pre New York Comic Con edition of the Why I love Comics podcast. This edition we sit down with rising DC superstar Jeff Lemire of Sweet tooth, the atom back up and soon to be ongoing Superboy. We are also joined by the godfather of Nerdcore, MC Frontalot! Join us as Jeff teases his run on Superboy (including his supporting cast) and Front talks about his new tour and what it means to be an "ambassador" of nerd culture.

http://comicrelated.com/news/1970/why-i-live-nerdcore-rising - A review of the documentary that focuses on Frontalot's first tour.

http://frontalot.com/index.php/ - Frontalot's official site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG-XNrUqyzo - the spoiler alert music video!


http://www.jefflemire.com/ - Jeff's official site


http://jefflemire.blogspot.com/ - Jeff's blog.

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Welcome to episode #10 as I am joined by Voice actor, huge comic fan and all around fellow fanboy Dan Milano of Greg the Bunny/Warren the ape and Robot Chicken. We talk about everything from Dan being friends with Geoff Johns, Dan's amazing Ringtone, the status of Titan Maximus and much much more!

http://www.gtheb.com/ (Officially site packed with many things that are well worth looking into. Some great production blogs among other things.)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001236255751&ref=ts (Cecil's facebook page.)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/warrentheape?ref=ts (Warren's page on facebook)

Recording note: We literally recorded this right before San Diego comic con, so there is a tiny bit of discussion of San Diego.

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This episode I am joined by the very awesome creators of the iphone app, Pocket Gods. We talk everything from the comic, to E3, how it is working on a game for the iphone and convention season. This was recorded back in june so it may seem a tiny bit out of the loop but it's a fun listen with plenty of information packed in!

pocketgod.blogspot.com -  The game is available on itunes for just .99 cents

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Alright so welcome to episode #8! As you can see this clocks in at about 2 hours, the reason being that I combined 2 shows into 1 due to the Christos Gage interview only being a half hour. So in this episode you get:

Christos Gage at a signing with a very fun interview for the first half hour of the show! We talk everything from working with Slott/Ross and his wife to what we can expect from the academy in the future!

Next we have 90 minutes with the NCD creative team as we talk about Champion city, the first collection, wrestling and the dreaded D word as I'm joined by Bill Gladman, Chad Strohl, Brant Fowler and Lisa Moore!

Next show I introduce you listeners to the creators of pocket god! and what their connections to comics are!

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