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!

http://twitter.com/#!/philhester

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/.../firebreather/index.html

http://www.imagecomics.com/...d83c648

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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.

http://themightylayman.blogspot.com/

http://chewcomic.blogspot.com/

http://www.imagecomics.com/messageboard/viewforum.php?f=48&sid=78408755138221f355b92b09b5e8be77

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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

http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/

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.

Opening

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"

http://www.kflay.com/

Track #4 - Tegan and Sara "Hell"

http://teganandsara.com/

Track #5 - Beefy "Internet Celebrity"

http://www.beefyness.com/

Track #5 - Blink 182 "The Rock Show"

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

http://www.mclars.com/site/

http://www.ytcracker.com/

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

http://www.childishgambino.blogspot.com/

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

http://www.laurenfairweather.com/

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

http://drhorrible.com/

Track #10 - mc chris "older crowd"

http://www.mcchris.com/

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

http://www.watchtheguild.com/

Track #12 - The Grammar Club "Code Monkey"

http://thegrammarclub.com/old.html

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"

http://www.repo-opera.com/

Track #21 - Amanda Palmer "creep"

http://www.amandapalmer.net/

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!

http://twitter.com/#!/JimMcCann
http://www.jimmccannonline.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/Janet_K_Lee
http://twitter.com/#!/chonnye
www.kill-audio.com

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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!

http://theangrypenguin.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/Templesmith
http://bentemplesmith.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/philhester
http://twitter.com/#!/JamesDRobinson

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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://twitter.com/mc_frontalot

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

http://twitter.com/jefflemire

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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What happens when you get David Hine and Shaky Kane together for an interview before their big 3 comic shop tour? Well insanity and hilarity ensued as we talk all about Bulletproof coffin, Doctor Who, how many users are on skype and how many projects Dave is working on right now.

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Episode #6 I am joined by good friend, writer and all around great guy Jim McCann. We talk about the early reactions to Hawkeye/Mockingbird, Return of the Dapper Men, what his thoughts are on becoming a freelancer and much much more!

www.jimmccannonline.com

Editing note: This was recorded at the very end of May so there are a few things that may seem like old bits in the conversation.

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Talking to Fred Van Lente !

Welcome to episode #5 where there would have been a cold open with yours truly but... still trying to work out the show bugs. Hopefully for shows #7 and #8, we'll see if I can fix the program i'm using.

This week we were joined by the very awesome Fred Van Lente as we talk about Amadeus Cho, working with Greg pak and Jeff Parker, his twittring, his thoughts on Justified and Red Dead Redemption as well as the tease to the project that has since been announced!

Two things I wanted to point out: Mike Galusick was supposed to join me for this episode but sadly Skype seemingly hated both of us and we didn't appear online for each other. I've promised to make it up to him.

Also the teased project has been revealed as a Taskmaster mini! Which definitely has my attention. Also announced was the mini bringing back Hercules and a new incarnation of the god squad starting, I believe, in September! We will certainly be following up with Fred and he may bring someone along. Tune in for that future show.

http://twitter.com/amadeuscho
http://twitter.com/fredvanlente
http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption/agegate/ref=/
http://g4tv.com/.../Exclusive-Marvel-News--iPad-Comic-Book-Apps.html

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We return with a new Why I Love Comics podcast!

In this episode I am joined by new friend and very cool fan film creator, Mike Galusik. Mike is the writer, director, producer and originator of the popular Deadpool series of fan film's on YouTube. We talk about his thoughts on Wade's overexposure, the reaction of people to the fan films, what he thinks of Colin Ferrel and just much, much more. Also, as a disclaimer, this is the Deadpool show basically but honestly it's a really strong episode that is worth a listen and Mike is a very talented and opinionated comic fan who makes for a great guest!

Mike's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/mgalusic

The beautiful, awesome and REAL Lady Deadpool Tallest Silver:
http://www.youtube.com/user/
TallestSilver

Oh and if I forget Nate from deadpoolandfriends I'm sure I wouldn't hear the end of it because without him I wouldn't have found any of these other awesome peoples channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/DeadpoolAndFriends

Oh and of course for those of you who don't know where to find your deadpool information on the net: http://www.deadpoolbugle.com/

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We return with a new Why I Love Comics podcast!

In tonight's episode I catch up with good friend and talented artist Joe Eisma! We talk about digital comics, Lost, a few convention stories, the upcoming ongoing Morning Glories series and his love of the Bendis board (the board where Joe and I post regularly can be found here)!

We also speak on joe's previous works including Dummies Guide to Danger: Lost at Sea, Serpo and We the People.

www.supajoe.com Joe's official site!

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Mike Carey writer of X-men Legacy and The Unwritten joins me for this episode as we talk over his favorite charactrs, some of the relationships he's wrote in the series, the original pitch for the Unwritten and a little Doctor Who Discussion to end the show.

mikeandpeter.com

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Welcome to the new Why I Love Comics podcast!

Joining us for the first episode of the Why I love comics podcast is good friend Tyler James. We discuss digital comics, the ipad, his web graphic novel Over, the success of the Boston Comic Con, the television show Glee and whats happening with the Zuda contest.

www.tylerjamescomics.com www.overcomic.com twitter.com/TylerJamesComic (Listen for a blooper at the end. Hint: It involves technical difficulties)

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We're back with our latest episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast but this week EVERYTHING CHANGES!

Assembling a round table of four, Chuck Moore, Eric Ratcliffe, Brant Fowler and John Wilson now vote on the top 10 comics they want to talk about each week and then we come to the table loaded to discuss the issues. Some will love a story, some will hate it and we serve it all up for your listening pleasure as we cover 20 titles from two weeks of books. Add to that a new "lighting round" where each individual gets a chance to chat up a couple extra titles they recently discovered or enjoyed and you have a mix of comic reviews in one podcast package.

Chuck, Brant, John and Eric's Comic Shops www.comics2games.com | www.tjcollect.com | www.zonecomicshop.com

Eric's Books of the Week Green Lantern Corps #46 American Vampire #1 Amazing Spider-Man #625 The Guild #1

Brant's Books of the Week Captain America #604 Guardians of the Galaxy #24 Superman #698

John's Books of the Week Green Lantern #52 The Guild #1 Seige #3

Chuck's Book of the Week Amazing Spider-Man #625 American Vampire #1

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We're back with our latest episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast! Every two weeks, Chuck Moore, Eric Ratcliffe, Brant Fowler and John Wilson grab a stack of comics and go over what's good, what's not so good and what should be avoided all together. Celebrating a mix of recent titles, Why I Love Comics is once again served up for your enjoyment! This week Chuck couldn't make it, so John steps in!

Direct download: whyilovecomics28.mp3
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Episode #27 ... Part 2 of 2

We're back with part two of our latest episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast! Every two weeks, Chuck Moore, Brant Fowler, Eric Ratcliffe and sometimes John Wilson grab a stack of comics and go over what's good, what's not so good and what should be avoided alltogether. Celebrating a mix of recent titles, Why I Love Comics is once again served up for your enjoyment!

Chuck, Brant, John and Eric's Comic Shops www.comics2games.com | www.tjcollect.com | www.zonecomicshop.com

Eric's Marvel Books of the Week Doomwar Hercules Ms. Marvel X-Factor

Brant's Marvel Books of the Week Hercules Ultimate Enemy Avengers Initiative

John's Marvel Book of the Week Thor

Enhanced show notes containing a full list of the books discussed in order pushed back one episode. That will return with episode #28.

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Episode #27 ... Part 1 of 2

We're back with our latest episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast! Every two weeks, Chuck Moore, Brant Fowler, Eric Ratcliffe and sometimes John Wilson grab a stack of comics and go over what's good, what's not so good and what should be avoided alltogether. Celebrating a mix of recent titles, Why I Love Comics is once again served up for your enjoyment!

Chuck, Brant, John and Eric's Comic Shops www.comics2games.com | www.tjcollect.com | www.zonecomicshop.com

Eric's Books of the Week Choker Broken Trinity Blackest Night

Brant's Book of the Week Joe The Barbarian Green Lantern

John's Book of the Week Flash: Rebirth

Enhanced show notes containing a full list of the books discussed in order pushed back one episode. That will return with episode #28.

Direct download: whyilovecomics27.mp3
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Episode #26

We're back with our latest episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast! Every two weeks, Chuck Moore, Brant Fowler and Eric Ratcliffe grab a stack of comics and go over what's good, what's not so good and what should be avoided alltogether. Celebrating a mix of recent titles, Why I Love Comics is once again served up for your enjoyment!

Chuck, Brant and Eric's Comic Shops www.comics2games.com | www.tjcollect.com

Eric's Books of the Week JSA All-Stars #3 (DC) Strange #4 (Marvel) Seige #2 (Marvel)

Brant's Book of the Week Batgirl #7 (DC) Ultimate Spider-Man #7 (Marvel) Unwritten #10 (Vertigo)

Chuck's Books of the Week Batgirl #7 (DC) Siege: The Embedded #2 (Marvel) Sweet Tooth #6 (Vertigo)

We're pleased to announce that next week, we'll once again begin detailing all the books discussed in the order they are discussed here in the show notes.

Enhanced show notes... Returning with Episode #27!

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Episode #25

A new episode, a new RSS feed (lovecomics.libsyn.com/rss) and one of THE ABSOLUTE BESTepisodes of the Why I Love Comics podcasts to date. Yes friends, we're back with our latest installment of the acclaimed Comic Related review show and we think you are going to like what you hear!

Every two weeks, Chuck Moore, Brant Fowler and Eric Ratcliffe grab a stack of comics and go over what's good, what's not so good and what should be avoided alltogether. Celebrating a mountain of recent titles from the last two weeks (weeks 1/27/10 and 1/20/10), the Why I Love Comics podcast is once again served up for your enjoyment. We're 25 episodes in and this time we do it all in just over 90 minutes!

Chuck, Brant and Eric's Comic Shops comics2games.com | tjcollect.com

Eric's Books of the Week Kick-Ass #8 (Marvel / Icon) Weapon X #9 (Marvel) Ultimate Comics - Enemy #1 (Marvel) Starman #81 (DC) Power Girl #8 (DC)

Brant's Book of the Week Supernatural: Beginning's End #1 (DC Wildstorm) Dark Avengers #13 (Marvel) Thor #606 (Marvel) Justice Society of America #35 (DC)

Chuck's Books of the Week Joe the Barbarian #1 (DC Vertigo) Daredevil #504 (Marvel)  X-Men Legacy #232 (Marvel)  Power Girl #8 (DC)

 

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