Welcome back to Critically Comics! We are launching Season 2 of the podcast and our first episode will focus on the Eisner winning Mister Miracle series by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. The DC Comics series uses Jack Kirby’s Fourth World characters to examine PTSD, depression, parenthood, nihilism, war, divinity, the comic medium, and about every other topic under the sun. Does this book live up to the hype or is it to early to tell if this 2017 series should be considered canon worthy? Steven and Tara tackle the series and try to determine if it deserves a place on your shelf with other literary greats.
We are almost back with Season 2 of Critically Comics! To celebrate and prepare for the upcoming season, we have an interview with one of the Eisner award winning creators of our first book selection of our second second — Mitch Gerds artist of Mister Miracle! We talked to Mitch about his love of Wally West, his interpretation of Mister Miracle, his artistic process and his former glory days of staring in homemade Robin Hood films. Stick around to the end of the episode where we reveal the full line up of books we have in line for Season 2 and then return next month for our episode on Mister Miracle!
Join us for our second mini-episode of the Critically Comics podcast! We had the opportunity to comic creator David Finch. Finch has been an instrumental part of several landmark comic book runs of the past twenty years. He has worked for both DC and Marvel providing art for books such as Batman, New Avengers, Moon Knight, Forever Evil and Wonder Woman. We talked to Finch about what it is like working for such a wide variety of writers, which of his work he’s most proud of, and what he would like to see go into the canon of all time great comic books and graphic novels.
It’s the final episode of the first season of Critically Comics! This month we discuss Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and try determine if it should go into the canon of all time great graphic novels. Will the young adult LGTBQ fantasy novel make the cut? Or will this former webcomic fail to live up to the hype? Listen to us battle it out and then cast your vote! Let us know what you think of Nimona and if it is indeed canon worthy!
On the fifth episode of the Critically Comics podcast, Steven and Tara discuss the Marvel comics event Secret Empire by Nick Spencer! This episode covers the event series that focused on an evil Hydra controlled Steve Rogers taking over the Marvel Universe. Now that two years have passed since the series ended, did the event live up to hype? Is making Steve Rogers a nazi a step too far or is it an incident where life imitates art? Listen and let us know your thoughts on whether or not Secret Empire goes into the canon of all time greats!
On the fourth episode of the Critically Comics podcast, Tara and Steven discuss Greg Rucka’s first run on Wonder Woman from 2003 to 2006! This episode covers Rucka’s Wonder Woman: Hiketia one-shot, the infamous Eyes of the Gorgan story arc and the controversial neck snap heard around the world. Is Greg Rucka’s first tenure on Wonder Woman the best Wonder Woman run of all time or is corrupted by the forced tie-ins to Infinite Crisis? Join the debate and let us know what you think!
Join us for our first episode of the Critically Comics podcast! This past weekend we had the opportunity to comic creator Rico Renzi. Renzi is best known for his work on Image Comics’s Loose Ends, Vertigo Comic’s Goddess Mode, and Marvel’s Spider-Gwen and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. We talk to Renzi about his process, what it means to include people of color in his work, how he felt seeing Spider-Gwen on screen, and what books he would include in the comic book / graphic novel canon.