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.

In episode #56 of the Why I Love Comics podcast, I am joined by Executive Produder and writer on Leverage, John Rogers. We discuss Jackie Chan Adventures, his first draft of the Transformers movie, the 3 years he worked on Catwoman for (the movie) his run on Blue Beetle with Keith Giffen, How awesome Whil Wheaton and Mark Shepard are and just so much more!

http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/ - John's blog!

http://twitter.com/#!/jonrog1 - John on twitter

http://www.tnt.tv/series/leverage/?SR=sr3_353175_go - Official Leverage website!

As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don't forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!

Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

And stop by our new home, www.theouthousers.com

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In this edition of the podcast we go to a convention...New York Comic Con to be exact. This is a favorite convention of mine every year and this is a packed supershow. On the episode I talk with Eddi Mcclintock (Pete on Warehouse 13) Peter David, Tim Seeley, Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Sanchez, Fred Van Lente, The Kirby Krackle, Jeremy Haun and David Hine, Keith R.A. Decandido

http://twitter.com/#!/EddieMcClintock - Eddie on twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/chonnye - Chonnye on twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/claudioPsanchez - Claudio on twitter

http://www.everythingevilink.com/ - Evil Ink comics!

http://www.peterdavid.net/ - Peter David's officially website

http://www.fredvanlente.com/ - Fred's official website
http://twitter.com/#!/fredvanlente - Fred's twitter!

http://sff.net/people/krad/ - Keith's website!

http://timseeleyart.blogspot.com/ - Tim's blog
http://coltnoble.deviantart.com/ - Tim's deviant art
http://twitter.com/#!/HackinTimSeeley - Tim on twitter

http://www.jeremyhaun.com/ - Jeremy's website
http://twitter.com/#!/jerhaun - Jeremy on twitter!

http://www.strangeembrace.com/ - Dave's only website on the internet pretty much and his best book :)

As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don't forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!

Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

And stop by our new home, www.theouthousers.com

Next week....John Rogers of Leverage and Blue Beetle fame!

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In this episode of the podcast I'm joined by canadian jack of all trades Kelly Tindall! We discuss his career, current projects and much much more!

http://www.kellytindall.com/root2/ - that's so kraven!

http://www.kellytindall.com/home/

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

As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don't forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!

Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

And stop by our new home, www.theouthousers.com

Next week is NYCC so the show will be a little late.

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Yeah I know the title is a really lame pun, but I was having fun with it. This week I was joined by the very awesome Kurtis Wiebe, writer of Green Wake/the intrepids and much more! We talk about his inspirations, get an exclusive about a new book he's working on and even talk about his podcast. All this and much more in the latest Why I love Comics podcast!

http://dailydead.com/exclusive-free-digital-version-of-green-wake-1/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Wake/142819195775902?ref=ts&sk=wall#!/pages/Green-Wake/142819195775902?sk=wall

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Process/147353675342657

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

As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don't forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!

Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

And stop by our new home, www.theouthousers.com

Next week...I'm joined by friend and jack of all trades Kelly Tindall!

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Our host with the most returns for the 52nd episode of the podcast and is joined by Jeremy Wiggins and Russell Burlingame as they discuss the first 2 weeks of books from the relaunch as well as the start of the fall tv series and what they are checking out!

As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don't forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!

Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

And stop by our new home, www.theouthousers.com

Next week, Eric sits down with the current writer of Grifter Nathan Edmonson!

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Episode #51 has our hero joined by friend and web series creator/comic book retailer Richard Neal of the Variants. They talk about the shows production, what it's like shooting at a comic shop, how the new 52 has effected Richard's shop, celebrity guests, how to develop a web series and they even manage to just get into a long conversation talking about comics. All this and more in this episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast!

http://www.thevariants.com/ - Official website of the web series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_xMNj7NEU - Trailer to the purple people eater (listen to the show to find out why I'm including it.)

http://twitter.com/#!/variants - Official twitter of the series

Shout outs to Joe Eisma (Morning glories super artist) and Ben Templesmith (Basically the real life Doctor and artist of many awesome things)

As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don't forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!

Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

And stop by our new home, www.theouthousers.com

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In this edition of the Why I Love Comics podcast, Eric is joined by good friend Jason Burns to talk about his new web series Adults Only. They talk about some of his upcoming comic work, what it's like to work on a webseries and much more!

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/3c37e17b5a/adults-only-trailer

After winning a pair of gold medals at the 1988 Olympics, gymnast Chance Rioux became America’s Sweetheart, but times change and even the shiniest of medals eventually give way to rust. Now America’s Forgotten, Chance must accept a job managing his brother-in-law’s adult video/novelty store in order to make ends meet, all while trying to conceal his identity from the public, particularly a new love interest who serves as the trigger in his reinvention of self.

Starring: Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Danny Nucci (Titanic, The Rock), Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210, The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Sebastian Bach (lead singer Skid Row), Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Showtime’s upcoming Homeland), Ronnie Marmo (General Hospital, West of Brooklyn), Adrienne LaValley (best known for being the National Floors Direct spokesperson), and Todd Poudrier.

http://www.jasonmburns.com/content.asp?contentno=1

As always, follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and rate/subscribe on iTunes!

Also don't forget to check out New Comic Day! My awesome webcomic! (www.newcomicday.net)

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In this episode of the podcast, Justice League #1 hit the stands and the guys almost go over like the JFK Zapruder film. They also guess as to who the mystery woman making her appearance in the 52 issues is and Eric gets distracted by things in the background for a few awkward silences!

Joining Eric this episode:

Russell Burlingame 
Jeremy Wiggins

Next week...Eric is joined by Jason Burns to talk his new web series, as well as Ken and Richard of The Variants to talk the second season. It's an all web series episode of the podcast!

Check out my awesome webcomic New Comic Day! www.newcomicday.net

Add me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) subscribe and review the show on iTunes and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics

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This week, your host who only knows what he's doing about half the time, Eric Ratcliffe originally recorded a Doctor Who specific episode with Gordon Dymowski and Jeremy Wiggins where it was a 90 minute spectacular of nerd knowledge. Sadly, in the middle of editing that episode, the computer died and I was unable to retrieve it from the computer.

So this episode, we are on a new laptop (graciously given to our hero by his mother) while h's joined by Jeremy and Russell Burlingame for a late night edition of the podcast as the guys talk an insane amount of topics (We seriously cover a lot of ground). Everything from Christo Gage's Wildstorm to our most anticipated books for the new DCU!

So pull up a chair, put in your headphones or just hit play, and join us for another edition of the WILC podcast!!!

As usual, check out my awesome webcomic, New Comic Day! www.newcomicday.net

Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) or "like" us on Facebook www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics.

And as usual, don't forget to rate/subscribe/review on iTunes!

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Eric sits down to talk with good friends and house band of the podcast, Kirby Krackle. They talk everything from the Australian tour, the collaborations on Super Powered Love (their latest album) and much, much more!

http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/- official site!

Nerd Money, the single on Super Powered Love

All the Kirby Krackle albums are available on iTunes (as is this podcast) 

Kirby Krackle Page on Facebook

The band's official Twitter

As usual, check out my awesome webcomic 

www.newcomicday.net

Follow me on Twitter

And check out our Facebook fanpage

Join us for next week's show!

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Why I Love Comics podcast where Eric and Jeremy discuss Squirrel Girl, the recurring madness that happens when Deadpool meets up with the GLI and much, much more!

People on the show:

Eric Ratcliffe, the host who barely knows the topic at hand!
Jeremy Wiggins, the man not related to any Simpsons characters!

Topics discussed:

-The Revengers/Dark Avengers
-Squirrel Girl
-GLI/Deadpool 
-Eureka cancelled?!
-Liefeld art
-The awesomeness of Avengers Academy
-Tendency of books to have the -same voice if they are written by the same writer 
-Eric's unhealthy love of Jason Aaron as a writer
-Scott Snyder!
-Jeff Parker
-Spider-Man Noir
-Bendis saying that the Ultimate Universe is not an alternate universe
-Mike Carey writing action material
-Miles the new Spidey!
-Lots of Vertigo

Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe), check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net), subscribe and review us on iTunes, like the fanpage (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics ) and check out the Kirby Krackle's brand new album (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)

Some big guests coming on very soon, so stay tuned!

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In episode #45 of the Why I Love Comics podcast, Eric is joined by occasional co-host and mega Transformers fan Jeremy Wiggins as they welcome good friend Darren Mueller who joins them to discuss the Thundercats reboot. The conversation jumps into visual effects in movies, a Transformers debate and much more! So pull up a chair and join us on the latest edition of the Why I Love Comics podcast!

Show open - The Kirby Krackle "Another New Crisis" available on Itunes (www.kirbykracklemusic.com)

Host - Eric Ratcliffe

Co-host - Jeremy Wiggins (zodarzone.livejournal.com)
guest - Darren Mueller (ringtailcafe.com)

Topics discussed: 

Thundercats! - http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/thundercats/index.html?SR=sr3_661365_go (official Cartoon network site) 
http://www.thundercatslair.org/ - Fansite

Beast Wars - http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Beast_Wars_%28cartoon%29 (Transformers wiki)

Jim Henson - http://henson.com/

There Will Be Brawl - http://therewillbebrawl.com/ (so awesome, easily my favorite fan film series ever)

Dark Crystal 

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Brave and the Bold 

Young Justice 

Labrynth 

Samurai Jack 

Reboots, lots of them!

Check out my awesome webcomic New Comic Day! www.newcomicday.net

Add me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) subscribe and review the show on itunes and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics 

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In this episode of the podcast, Eric and Andre talk all things San Diego Comic-Con, go off on a good rant about our thoughts on Captain America and even talk about some cosplay from SDCC. It's all here to tantalize your listening holes. So pull up a chair, blast your speakers or just plug your ears buds in for another episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast!

On this week's episode:

Your extremely hyper host Eric Ratcliffe!
Our DC comics expert Andre Beshta!

Things discussed this episode:

Darabont stepping down as Walking Dead showrunner

Andrew Garfield showing up in costume to his panel at Comic-Con

Knights of Baddassdome

Entourage premiere

Avengers poster

Captain America/Avengers trailer

Grant Morrison documentary available on Hulu

The Flaming C coming to the big screen?

Jurassic Park 4 happening?

Ryan Choi is the Atom in Justice League

Defenders by Fraction/Dodson

Fables spin off/Telltale games

Cable Reborn 

BKV finally returns to comics with a creator-owned book

Relaunch protest shows just how much of a minority the internet is

As always, friend me on Facebook (facebook.com.doombug) follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) and subscribe to us on iTunes!

Also check out my awesome webcomic New Comic Day (www.newcomicday.net)

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On this edition of the Why I Love Comics podcast, we recorded right before San Diego Comic Con and talk about the teaser trailers for next year's big movie releases. We also discuss why Russ thinks he's a bad nerd/geek and just so much more! It's another random episode of the WILC's podcast!

On this episode: 

Our intrepid host, Eric Ratcliffe
Rantmaster Supreme, Russell Burlingame

Topics discussed:

The Amazing Spider-Man
Lois and Clark no longer being married
The Avengers
Dark Knight rises
San Diego Comic Con 
Walking Dead DVD
Lego licenses
DC/Marvel crossover omnibus
The work of Ron Marz
Current events in Green Lantern
The end of Harry Potter

And that's just the first half of the show!

As always, friend me on Facebook (facebook.com.doombug) follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) and subscribe to us on iTunes!

Also check out my awesome webcomic New Comic Day (www.newcomicday.net)

Also head to the Kirby Krackle's website to order their brand new album!

Next week, we'll probably be talking the Captain America movie, the news out of San Diego Comic Con and who knows what else?! 

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iPhones Can Do What?

Where the heck is my towel? - Our heroes discuss Andre's time at Connecticon, our favorite gadgets in pop culture and much, much more!

In this episode:

Your host who knows what he's doing MOST of the time, Eric Ratcliffe!
Constant Juggernaut survivor, Jeremy Wiggins!
A man lost in time, Andre Beshta!

Topics discussed:

What kind of car would you own if you had the money (pop culture wise)
New Mutants
Secret Six #35
Many tech issues
Tyler Lima's awesome Lex Luthor battle armor
And just so much more!

Andre and our good friend Tyler Lima

Also as usual follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like our Facebook fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and subscribe on iTunes!

And check out New Comic Day, my awesome webcomic: www.newcomicday.net! <

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In this edition of the podcast, our heroes are taking a tour through the coolest places in pop culture from  Marvel New York to Angel Grove. We also discuss the worst places to live and end up somehow talking about music. It's another packed episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast so pull up a chair and listen in on the fun!

This episode: 

Your host who sometimes knows what he's talking about: Eric Ratcliffe
Rant master supreme: Russell Burlingame!
The return of Halo expert Jeremy Wiggins!

www.roosterteeth.com/home.php- Roosterteeth home of red vs blue, achievement hunter and much more!

Super powered love the new single from the Kirby Krackle! Album available for Pre-order now!

www.kirbykracklemusic.com- Official website (Order the new album now!!)

Official music video for Wizard love by Meekakitty and heyhihello (available on itunes)

And as usual, follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and subscribe to us on iTunes for all the latest episodes!

And check out New Comic Day, my awesome webcomic: www.newcomicday.net!

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Story Time!

In this dynamic episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast, I, Eric Ratcliffe, am joined once again by none other than Russell Burlingame! As we discuss what makes a good story and many other things. Also, my phone rings and I have a one sided conversation with New Comic Day artist extraordinaire Chad strohl!

In this episode: 

Eric
Russ

Things discussed: 

Mutant X
The Mary Sue
Blue Beetle
Russ's 4 point discussion of what makes a good story
The city being a character itself (lots of Gotham discussion)
conflict/plot
All-Star Superman

Next week, we may have a guest but if not...what fictional city would you live in and why? 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/doombug

Subscribe on Itunes!

And check out New Comic Day, my awesome webcomic: www.newcomicday.net!

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Welcome to another episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast. In this episode, Eric and Andre give their candid thoughts on the Green Lantern movie and battle with technical difficulties as they discuss some of their favorite cult TV, comics and things in pop culture. 

Joining Eric on this episode: 

Andre!

Next week...What makes a good story? 

As usual, follow me on Twitter, friend me on Facebook and subscribe to this very podcast on itunes!

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Welcome to another episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast. This week, we take a break from our panel of insanity to talk one on one with the very talented Bryan Q Miller. On a personal note, Bryan has been writing one of my favorite books at DC for the last 2 years and he is a very awesome guest. 

Things discussed: 

DC reboot, when he found out it would be happening
His start as a Smallville intern (with some very amusing smallville discussion)
Collaborating with artists and fellow writers
His work with Stephanie and Oracle as characters (from the start to the end, inspirations and all that)
Social networking! (Wikipedia and Twitter)
His early days as a nerdy kid 

Next week...we discuss cult characters and the books they inhabited and how they might have succeeded or failed as well as Andre and I's thoughts of the green lantern movie. 

As always, you can follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) or friend me on Facebook (facebook.com/doombug) and send me feedback, show suggestions or really anything via my email (eric@comicrelated.com) or the boards at comicrelated.com!

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WIIIIUUUU!

In this edition of Why I Love Comics, our intrepid heroes return to discuss the announcements of E3, their favorite collections, more of the DC reboot and much, much more. The show that uses the kid putter at mini golf hits another 6 with another fun episode!

Joining Eric on this week's show:

Jeremy Wiggins
Andre Beshta
And Tom Denault
also...the background Resident Evil players!

Links:

kotaku.com
gametrailers.com
joystiq.com

The 3 best gaming sites on the web!

Episode #38 I am joined by Bryan Q Miller to discuss Batgirl, writing for TV and much more!

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Welcome to a double header episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast. Where I, Eric Ratcliffe am joined by Andre Beshta and Tom Deneault as we talk our favorite buddy teams in comics among many other things. And then I am joined by the very cool Chris Roberson to talk everything about his career!

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Wait...episode 29? Maybe we should go back to original numbering and we'd be over 50. Anyways, welcome to yet another edition of the Why I Love Comics podcast. As you'll hear me in the episode, my partners in crime were elsewhere this week and I have gained some newer music recently, so I decided to do another nerdy music episode! Prepare yourselves, listeners, as we jump across the musical multiverse from Electronic (Allcaps) to Rap (Childish Gambino) to acoustic (Amanda Palmer)! It's all here in this very special episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast!

Also, a warning to our more sensitive listeners, there is adult language in this episode.

Song #1 - The Kirby Krackle "Another New Crisis"

2:47 - Intro into the show by me

Song #2 - Childish Gambino "Be Alone"

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

Song #3 - Patrick Stump "Porcelain"

http://www.patrickstump.com/

(His solo album called Soul Punk comes out later this year. Information on the EP can be found on the site as well as Itunes)

Song #4 - All Caps "Don't Unplug Me"

http://allcapsband.com/

The fanmade music video that got me into the band by youtuber Meekakitty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck-z4-B8_5k

And her song Star Trek Girl that I forgot to put into the episode:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryo-GtOgi7s (Sorry about that, Tessa!)

Song #5 - Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day "My Eyes" from Dr. Horrible's sing along blog

(really, internet, fail for you!) http://drhorrible.com/

19:06 - Intermission #1

Song #6 - MC Chris "QT"

http://www.mcchris.com/

Song #7 - Childish Gambino "Lights Turn On"

Also found on the EP with Be alone. Last minute of the song is incredibly epic, feels like a Rocky montage.

Song #8 - Beefy "I'm Not Superman"

http://beefyness.com/

Song #9 - All Caps "World of Warcraft Ruined My Life"

Another song from the same album. Easy to love it if you've ever played a video game.

36:17 - Intermission #2

Song #10 - Team Unicorn "G33K & G4M3R G1RL$"

http://www.facebook.com/TeamUnicornFTW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eJmYKN_1QE - There's a directors cut out there somewhere. I just have no idea where.

Song #11 - Amanda F'ing Palmer "In My Mind"

http://www.amandapalmer.net/

Song #12 - YT Cracker "Surgerunner"

http://www.ytcracker.com/v2011/

Those who don't remember Surge will not understand the awesomeness of this song.

Song #13 - All Caps "Saved"

53:40 - Last intermission

Song #14 - Patrick Stump "Spotlight (New Regrets)"

Sadly this one isn't on the EP but you can find it on his youtube page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCegYgpgYXI&feature=related

Finally, as I mention on the show and will be mentioning all month, I will be at Boston Comic Con April 30th and May 1st at the Hynes Convention center in Boston.

http://bostoncomiccon.com/ - Stop by the table, say hello and get a copy of NCD vol 1!

See you next Sunday when we might have a guest. If not, we are talking comedy in comics!

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Welcome to a very special edition of the podcast as we mix things up a bit. I'm joined by longtime friend and returning CR writer Russell Burlingame, freelance artist and part of the Feeding Ground crew Michael Lapinski and joker cosplayer extraordinaire Andre Beshta.

Now for those that don't listen regularly we had two recent shows with the Nerd Girls Eye View and the Feeding Ground crew where I determined that it's fun to have a crew on the show so I decided to let this madness occur. Think of us as a tough crowd/chelsea handler type of podcast. (I'll still be doing the interview episodes as well, I promise!)

In this very episode we discuss our celebrity look alike, the death of Wizard magazine (Russ was once an intern at Wizard and his insights are a great listen), upcoming comic movies and we're also talking about death in comics (Johnny Storm, the Dibny's) and we even cover a bit of Identity Crisis (and our general like of Brad Meltzer). Oh and Russ gives us a little more insight into the Sentry controversy that Wizard helped set up.

Also of note: Future shows will probably just focus on one topic but for this first one we jumped around a lot. Join us on the forums to discuss what we talked about, and definitely give us your thoughts!

Next time the crew gets together, we talk event books and the effects on the average comic reader!

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Jason Burns

 

Episode #19: In this week's Why I Love Comics, I talk with writer and current Editor and Chief of Ape Entertainment, Jason M. Burns. Jay is the first friend I ever made in the industry and we run the gamut of his career in this episode. So pull up a chair as we talk upcoming projects, geek out over the community and even talk about the Muppets!

http://www.jasonmburns.com/

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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

Direct download: lovecomics016.mp3
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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

Direct download: lovecomics015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

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!

Direct download: lovecomics014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

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

Direct download: lovecomics013.mp3
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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

Direct download: lovecomics012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: lovecomics011.mp3
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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.

Direct download: lovecomics010.mp3
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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

Direct download: lovecomics009.mp3
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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!

Direct download: lovecomics008.mp3
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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.

Direct download: lovecomics007.mp3
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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.

Direct download: lovecomics006.mp3
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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

Direct download: lovecomics005.mp3
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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/

Direct download: lovecomics004.mp3
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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!

Direct download: lovecomics003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

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

Direct download: lovecomics002.mp3
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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)

Direct download: lovecomics001.mp3
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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

Direct download: whyilovecomics29.mp3
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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.

Direct download: whyilovecomics27b.mp3
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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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EST

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!

Direct download: whyilovecomics26.mp3
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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)

 

Direct download: whyilovecomics25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

A brief note on the history of this show.  Long story short... Coming Soon!

Direct download: whereisthehistory.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43pm EST