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Episode #157 – Bugle Bites

Posted on 30 August 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #157 - Bugle Bites

The Wednesday Warriors talk about everyone’s favorite snack food, Bugle Bites. The New 52 is looked at now that it has been one year. The Warriors discuss Rob Liefeld’s twitter rampage and Sean L. has a field day with cheap tpbs at Hastings as well as a rather awkward encounter at Arby’s.

Books reviewed include:

Scalped #60 (Vertigo)

Written by Jason Aaron; Art by R. M. Guera

Batman: Earth One (DC Comics)

Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Gary Frank

The Cape: 1969 #1 (IDW Publishing)

Written by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella; Art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (Dark Horse Comics)

Written by Jeff Jensen; Art by Jonathan Case

Venom #1-22 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender and Cullen Bunn; Art by Tony Moore and Tom Fowler

The Underwater Welder (Top Shelf Comics)

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire

Revival #2 (Image Comics)

Written by Tim Seeley; Art by Mike Norton

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1 (DC Comics)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski ; Art by Adam Hughes

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

Scalped #1 signed by cover artist Jock, The Cape: 1969 #1 Convention Exclusive Edition signed by writer Joe Hill and artist Zach Howard, and Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology signed by David Peterson, Ted Naifeh, Jim McCann, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp, and Jeremy Bastian.

Scalped #1 The Cape: 1969 #1 Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology

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Episode #156 – Comic Book Ketchup

Posted on 22 August 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #156 - Comic Book Ketchup

It’s that time folks. Time for another astonishing edition of Comic Book Ketchup. A heaping pile of books are reviewed for your listening pleasure. Wes fills in an absent Sean B. and Jonas. Sean L. wishes a Breaking Bad comic existed. Bryton looks for love in all the wrong places and the art of comic book lettering is discovered in this spine tingling episode.

Books reviewed include:

The Activity #7 (Image Comics)

Written by Nate Edmonson; Art by Mitch Gerads

Daredevil #17 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Mark Waid; Art by Michael Allred

Comic Book Lettering the “Comicraft” Way! (Image Comics)

Written and designed by Richard Starkings

Dancer #4 (Image Comics)

Written by Nate Edmonson; Art by Nic Klein

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1 (DC Comics)

Written by Brian Azzarelo; Art by Lee Bermejo

Reed Gunther Vol. 2: Monsters and Mustaches TPB (Image Comics)

Written by Shane Houghton; Art by Chris Houghton

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life HC (Oni Press)

Written and drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Fairest #6 (Vertigo)

Written by Bill Willingham; Art by Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning and Andrew J. Pepoy

Saga #6 (Image Comics)

Written by Brian K. Vaughn; Art by Fiona Staples

Debris #1 (Image Comics)

Written by Kurts Wiebe; Art by Riley Rossmo

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #1 signed by writer Chris Roberson and cover artist Chrissie Zullo, Reed Gunther #7 signed by writer Shane Houghton and artist Chris Houghton, and Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology signed by David Peterson, Ted Naifeh, Jim McCann, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp, and Jeremy Bastian.

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #1 Reed Gunther #7 Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology

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Episode #155 – Olympics Special

Posted on 15 August 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #155 - Olympics Special

The Wednesday Warriors go for the gold but test positive for bath salts in this post Olympics special. They pay their respect to the legendary Joe Kubert whose influence in comics is more than legendary. Becky Cloonan’s art also gets Bryton excited as she came out with not one, but two full issues this month.
Megan Hutchinson
‘s art is also praised as Bryton talks about his commission he received from her at the SDCC this year. What are “OMFG toys“? The Wednesday Warriors also check in with Godzilla, some Marvel Annuals, a familiar face named Gambit, and much, much more in this post Olympics special.

Books reviewed include:

Dong Xoai: Vietnam 1965 (DC Comics)

Written and drawn by Joe Kubert

Godzilla: Half Century War #1 (IDW Publishing)

Written and drawn by James Stokoe

Conan the Barbarian #7 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written by Brian Wood; Art by Becky Cloonan

Batman #12 (DC Comics)

Written by Scott Snyder; Art by Becky Cloonan

Legion Lost #12 (DC Comics)

Written by Tom DeFalco; Art by Pete Woods

Daredevil Annual #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Alan Davis; Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer

Fantastic Four Annual #33 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Alan Davis; Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer

The Creep #0 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written by John Arcudi; Art by Jonathan Case

Gambit #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by James Asmus; Art by Clay Mann and Seth Mann

Venom #22 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by Declan Shalvey

The Massive #3 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written by Brian Wood; Art by Kristian Donaldson

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker #1 signed by writer Joe Casey.

Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker #1

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Why would George RR Martin sign a copy of Fantastic Four?

Posted on 09 August 2012 by bryton

Bryton here. I talked about this on the podcast, but in case you missed it, here’s the story. I love the “A Song of Ice and Fire” (Game of Thrones) book series more than just about any other geeky entertainment thing. I knew that author George RR Martin was going to be at SDCC 2012 and wanted to meet him but also try to get something unique signed by him (not a book, and certainly not a boob). Turns out George RR Martin was a big fan of Marvel comics back during the Silver Age and had several letters published. As far as I can tell, his first published work is a letter printed in Fantastic Four issue #20, when he would have been 13 or 14. I tracked down a dilapidated copy and brought it to San Diego, where I spent a lot of time at searching Twitter and other internettings to try to pinpoint his location. I finally figured out that he was at the Hard Rock Hotel along with cast members from the show doing an interview with Entertainment Weekly before the big Game of Thrones panel at the con. I raced over and waited by the limousine queueing area, pen and comic in hand.

Success!

So I got George RR Martin to sign my comic, and a nice fellow said “I have video of the whole thing.” Thanks to the wonders of technology he was able to e-mail me the video right then and there. Here we go!

Funny is that while I was so busy focusing on the old man that the Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Emelia Clarke (Daenyrys) snuck right past. Rose is the redhead in green, and Emilia is wearing a black sleeveless number and has dark brunette hair.

You also see my giant head pass in front of the camera, like Jaws, and then you get a good view of the angry, agressive autograph hounds that like to yell mean things at the stars they are supposedly fans of. Autograph hounds are… an interesting bunch.

Pretty cool moment for me, and that comic is certainly one of the prizes of my collection!

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Episode #154 – Short-Stacked

Posted on 08 August 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #154 - Short-Stacked

Listen to this week’s episode Short-Stacked to hear the Warriors interview the creators of Short-Stack: Tales of a Super-Human, Jay and Drew Sternitzky. Jay and Drew talk about their indie superhero comic as well as what it is like in the self-publishing world. Jonas also spills his hate for the new Total Recall movie as well as going on and on about his deck yet again. Sean L. briefly talks about his 10-year wedding anniversary and all the Warriors review what they’ve been reading. Also was does David Aja’s name cause Bryton so much pain?

Books reviewed include:

Hawkeye #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by David Aja

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2 (DC Comics)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Art by Andy Kubert & Joe Kubert

Batman Incorporated #3 (DC Comics)

Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Chris Burnham

The Red Diary/The Re[a]d Diary (Image Comics)

Written by Teddy Kristiansen & Steven T. Seagle; Art by Teddy Kristiansen

A History of Violence (Vertigo)

Written by John Wagner; Art by Vince Locke

Punk Rock Jesus #1 (Vertigo)

Written and drawn by Sean Murphy

Earth 2 #4 (DC Comics)

Written by James Robinson; Art by Nicola Scott, Eduardo Pansica, & Trevor Scott

RASL Vol. 4: The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla (Cartoon Books)

Written and drawn by Jeff Smith

Short-Stack: Tales of a Super-Human Plumber #1-4 (Paper Dream Productions)

Written by Jay Sternitzky; Art by Drew Sternitzky

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

Short Stack: Tales of a Super-Human Plumber #1-4 signed by writer Jay Sternitzky and Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology signed by David Peterson, Ted Naifeh, Jim McCann, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp, and Jeremy Bastian.

Short Stack: Tales of a Super-Human Plumber #1 Short Stack: Tales of a Super-Human Plumber #2 Short Stack: Tales of a Super-Human Plumber #3 Short Stack: Tales of a Super-Human Plumber #4 Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology

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Episode #153 – The Amazing Dark Spider-Knight Rises

Posted on 01 August 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #153 - The Amazing Dark Spider-Knight Rises

The Wednesday Warriors put the latest two superhero movies up together in the latest episode called The Amazing Dark Spider-Knight Rises. Batman vs. Spider-Man. Who will win the title for best summer movie? Listen and find out. Jonas shares his multiple encounters with violence this week while visiting the great city of Chicago.

Books reviewed include:

Planetoid #1 & 2 (Image Comics)

Written and drawn by Ken Garing

The Underwater Welder OGN (Top Sehlf Productions)

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire

The Infernal Man Thing #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Steve Gerber; Art by Kevin Nolan

The Goon #40 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written and drawn by Eric Powell

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie

The Dark Knight Rises Movie

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

The Amazing Spider-Man #657 & 658 signed by writer Dan Slott and Batman #1 (Third Printing) signed by writer Scott Snyer.

The Amazing Spider-Man #657The Amazing Spider-Man #658Batman #1

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