Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 6 – Hawkeye

In this episode of the Comics Obscura Podcast, the boys talk Matt Fraction and David Aja’s infamous Hawkeye series. While Jesse and Tim spend much of the cast talking about the serious themes of isolation, family, and belonging; they still managed to talk some pizza dog and the sheer fun of this outstanding series. Tune

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Comic Reviews – April 4

Sex Criminals #23 by Writer Matt Fraction and Artist Chip Zdarsky This issue of Sex Crimz continues to build on the seemingly apathetic state of the central characters as they try to figure out their place in the world romantically and sexually. Since Suzie and Jon’s separation in the previous arc, each issue has been

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Comic Reviews – March 28th

Doomsday Clock #4 by Writer Geoff Johns and Artist Gary Frank Taking readers back to the immediate fallout of the great “alien invasion” of the original Watchmen series, Doomsday Clock #4 explores the background and origin of the current Rorschach running around Gotham City. While this issue does little to push the central narrative forward,

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Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 5 – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man

On this week’s podcast, Jesse and Tim talk Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s on-going Marvel series, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. The guys talk about the book’s theme of confronting one’s past and finding ways to move toward the future, and discuss these themes’ implications for the book going forward.

Comic Reviews – March 22

The Mighty Thor #705 by Writer Jason Aaron and Artist Russell Dauterman As the penultimate issue to one of my favorite marvel stories, I couldn’t help feeling a pang of frustration when I picked up this issue, knowing that the series was driving steadily toward its end. Not the end of The Mighty Thor, of

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Comic Reviews – March 14

Mister Miracle #7 by Writer Tom King and Artist Mitch Gerads Picking up nine months after the conclusion to the series’ first arc, Mister Miracle #7 finds Scott and Barda as they arrive at the hospital to deliver a little bundle of New God joy. Surprisingly, Tom King and Mitch Gerads bypass the immediate fallout

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Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 4 – We Stand On Guard

In this issue of Comics Obscura, Jesse and Tim go to the vault for an old, unpublished issue from the their early days of the podcast. They talk about Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce’s We Stand On Guard, a 6-part miniseries focused on a future war between Canada and the Great U S of

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Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 3 – Bingo Love

In this episode of Comics Obscura, Tim and Jesse talk about Tee Franklin and Jenn St-Onge’s Bingo Love, a kickstarter project turned comic sensation. Less about bingo and more about love, our guys navigate the decades-long romance of two women of color ostracized and separated by their families only to be reunited later in life.

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One Shot: Marvel’s Black Panther

Jesse and Tim did the thing! Last night we went out and saw Marvel’s Black Panther, and boy do we have words…so we recorded them! Spoiler Warning! We talk about a movie we just saw that you maybe didn’t see. If you haven’t seen this amazing movie yet, check out the opening bit to hear

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Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 2 – Paper Girls

In this week’s episode, Tim and Jesse discuss the time traveling shenanigans of Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls. Focusing on issues #1-10 included in Book 1 of the on-going series, Jesse and Tim discuss the recurrent theme of death in the series and the power of Matt Wilson’s beautiful colorscape. ENJOY!