This episode Shawn is in his hometown of Chicago – the greater Chicagoland area and his all-time favorite Chicago comic shop Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics, where local co-hosts John Bickness, Joe Kohler, and shop runner Mike Shinabargar talk about the books that made them! Also, Shin runs down his favorite three books of the year and one of them is THANOS!
This issue our guest is Kristen Renee Gorlitz, creator, and writer of Independent Horror Comic The Empties! We love this book and will tell you all about why it’s awesome and why you should click on over to Kickstarter and support its next phase of development! Also, this issue, the expansion of Neil Gaiman and DC Vertigo’s Sandman Universe with Lucifer #1, Sam Keith’s big purple hero The Maxx returns in a crossover with Batman, and there’s a handful of really great new releases on Image – Blackbird and Dead Rabbit!
For issue forty-four, we took the show on the road. Teaming up with the delightful Armageddon Trivia at El Cuervo Art Gallery in downtown El Segundo! Special guest studio owner Ralph Villalobos talks about the end of an era as he closes El Cuervo and moves on to a career teaching Graphic Illustration and storytelling! Current books we’ll talk about include but are not limited to Bendis and Mack’s Cover, Infinite Dark, Cold Spots, and Warrren Ellis/Jason Howard’s new title Cemetery Beach! Plus – more!
Special Guest Dusty Grave from Bat! and Stellar Corpses! We talk about the shared space that music and comics occupy for many of us, Dusty’s bands Bat! and Stellar Corpses, his love of Dylan Dog and Cemetery Man, DC’s new Sandman Universe, Rockabilly Legends The Delta Bomber’s Real Road Stories comic, and Cullen Bunn’s take on Arthurian Legend with Unholy Grail! Plus, A LOT more!
DwC goes international! Welcome Karen Kunawicz, pop culture columnist for the Manilla Times, Comic book writer/editor and herald of good things to come from the Philippines! We talk her work with Mango Jam! Comics, The Walking Dead, the new, surprise Robert Kirkman/Chris Burnham/Scott Gimple book Die! Die! Die!, as well as Imaginary Fiends, Her Infernal Descent and the second issue of Holly Interlandi and Sally Cantirino’s The Last Song! Plus, all kinds of other awesome stuff!