In this specially-themed episode, we pick the single issue or miniseries that perfectly encapsulates the style/tone/trends of the era/decade in which it was published (Silver, Bronze, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s), seasoned with snappy commentary from the EOC Live Tweets!
Mario Muscar and Darrell “No Apologies” Taylor join us to speak loud and long on Matt Wagner, the Baltimore Comic Con, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, The Death of Wolverine by Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, and Justin Ponsor, Annihilator #1 by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving from Legendary, Vampirella cosplay, Grayson: Futures End #1 by Tim Seeley, Tom King, Stephen Mooney, and Jeromy Cox, Legion, Genius #1 by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, and Afua Richardson from Top Cow, Cyberforce, Alejandro Jodorowski and Georges Bess’ The White Lama from Humanoids, Alan Moore, Sundowners #1 by Tim Seeley, Jim Terry, and Sean Dove from Dark Horse, Trees by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard out of Image, Saga #22 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples, Godzilla: Cataclysm #1 by Cullen Bunn and Dave Wachter from IDW, Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay by David and Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward, and Juan Ortiz, DK2: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, PLUS an extensive interview with Victor Cayro, the undisputed outlaw god of the underground anthology!
The Last Ship, The Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Nei Ruffino, Captain America #23 from Rick Remender, Carlos Pacheco, Mariano Taibo, and Dean White, Avengers Forever, Time Runs Out, God Is Dead: The Book of Acts Alpha and Omega (Mike Costa, Si Spurrier, Alan Moore, Justin Jordan, Kieron Gillen, Rafael Ortiz, Hernan Cabrera, German Nobile, and more), Safari Honeymoon by Jesse Jacobs from Koyama Press, more pre-200 Amazing Spider-Man, Beautiful Darkness from Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët from Drawn and Quarterly, The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 animated feature, more Dark Horse Presents #1, Nightworld #1 by Adam McGovern, Paolo Leandri, and Dominic Regan from Image, The Delinquents #1 by James Asmus, Fred Van Lente, and Kano from Valiant, Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko, Piotr Kowalski, and Juan Manuel Tumburus’ Nightbreed from BOOM!, Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1 from Chuck Dixon, Larry Stroman, Carl Potts, and Thomas Mason from Titan Comics, Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1 by Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas, and Brad Simpson from Dynamite!, X-Men First Class and Days of Future Past, Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Outcast from Image, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Seed of Destruction from Dark Horse, The Strain, and a whole mess more!
The dynamic duo of Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko join us to discuss a multitude of things, including The Hulk, Jeff Parker, Kinski, Star Wars: Legacy, Dark Horse Presents, Invisible Republic and Image Comics, the Kirkman Manifesto, Heathentown, Planet of the Apes, Marc Laming, Lord of the Rings, Lovecraft, Richard Corben, The Strain, Twin Peaks and David Lynch, Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët from Drawn and Quarterly, Aaron Conley and Sabertooth Swordsman, Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto, Mark Millar, Icon, Moonhead and the Music Machine by Andrew Rae from Nobrow Press, Neonomicon, Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard’s run on Amazing Spider-Man, Hellboy, The Multiversity #1, Self-Made Hero, All-New Ghost Rider by Felipe Smith, Tradd Moore, and Val Staples, Grayson by Tim Seeley, Tom King, and Mikel Janin, Wonder Woman, Petty Theft by Pasca Girard from Drawn and Quarterly, dumb bunnies, and a whole mess more!
Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy from Dark Horse, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Fables: Super Team (#102-108) by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, and Lee Loughridge from Vertigo, Superior Spider-Man #32 by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Adam Kubert, Antonio Fabela, and Rain Beredo, Spider-Verse, Trillium by Jeff Lemire and Jose Villarrubia for Vertigo, The Strain, ComicBase, Abe Sapien #14-15 by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Max Fiumara, Dave Stewart, Juan Ferreyra, and Sebastian Fiumara from Dark Horse, Afterlife with Archie #6 and Andrew Pepoy, Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever - The Original Teleplay by Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and J. K. Woodward from IDW, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez from IDW, Dark Horse Presents #1, and a whole mess more!
Jim Rugg joins us to expound on Street Angel from AdHouse Books, Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, Rob Liefeld, Brian Maruca, Gary Groth, Comics Comics (Frank Santoro, Dan Nadel, Tim Hodler, and more), PictureBox, Chris Pitzer, Supermag, Boulet, Mike Mignola and the Hellboy Goes to Hell Artist’s Edition from IDW, Afrodisiac, Usamu Tezuka’s Book of Human Insects from Vertical, Cable: Blood and Metal, Brian Lee O’Malley’s Seconds, Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault from Groundwood Books, Josh Bayer, Jason Karns and FUKITOR, Organ fanzine, SDCC, Tom Scioli, Fort Thunder, Copacetic Comics, Paul Pope, Pittsburgh Comic Con, Robin Williams, Wally Wood, social media, artistic influences, CAB, Howtoons [Re]ignition by Fred Van Lente, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire from Image, Magnus: Robot Fighter from Fred Van Lente and Cory Smith from Dynamite!, the Annihilation Omnibus and Guardians of the Galaxy, Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies from :01 First Second, and a whole mess more!
Mighty Skottie Young joins us to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket Raccoon, Adventure Time, Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever by Tom Neely and Friends (Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Ben Marra, Josh Bayer, Matthew Allison, and more!), Jason Howard, Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm’s Spread from Image, Jim Mahfood and Los Angeles Ink Stains, Bendis’ Guardians, and a whole mess more!
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Skottie Young’s Daily Grind, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, A Dame to Kill For and Frank Miller, Bill Mantlo, a long look at the New Universe: Star Brand (Jim Shooter, Romita Jr, Al Williamson, John Byrne, D.P.7, The Pitt, Nightmask, and more), Byrne’s Superman, Bloodlines, Grayson #1 by Tim Seeley, Tom King, Mikel Janin, and Jeromy Cox, the Lightning Saga, Legion, Malibu and the Ultraverse, Chuck Rozanski, Dark Engine #1 by Ryan Burton and John Bivens from Image, David Lapham’s Stray Bullets: Killers, Low #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, Image’s Black Science #7 by Remender and Matteo Scalera, SDCC News-O-Rama: Todd McFarlane and Spawn, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive from Boom!/IDW, and more, Sharknado 2, Lane Milburn’s Twelve Gems from Fantagraphics, Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, Aaron Conley, Steve Bryant’s Athena Voltaire, Nailbiter, and a whole mess more!
Kicking it old school on Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Amazing Heroes, Marvel Comics Presents, Tom Sutton, Steve Gerber and Man-Thing, Doug Moench, Tom Grindberg, the Image Expo and Eric Stephenson, Frankenstein: Alive, Alive! by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson from IDW, Orphan Black, Thor: God of Thunder, Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s Silver Surfer, Black Kiss XXXmas Special in July by Howard Chaykin from Image, Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett, Conan the Reaver and John and Marie Severin, the Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 by Rick Remender, Paul Renaud, and Art Adams, Warrant Publishing’s The Creeps #1 (Frank Brunner, Rich Buckler, Ken Kelly, Joe Rubinstein and more), Mad About Superheroes, Legendary Star-Lord #1 by Sam Humphries, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, and David Curiel, Image-O-Rama: Supreme: Blue Rose #1 by Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay, Low #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, The Wicked and the Divine #2 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, and more, Teen Titans #1 by Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort, and a whole mess more!
David’s dream comes true as the mighty Matt Wagner stops by to talk to us about his upcoming Grendel/Shadow book from Dynamite!, Mage, Zorro, the Shadow: Year One, Django and Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, and more! Plus, in the second hour, we get into some Wonton Soup by James Stokoe from Oni, Jodorowsky’s DUNE, Remender’s Captain America, the Thor controversy, Punisher, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Fred Perry’s Gold Digger, the Harvey Awards, and a whole mess more!