Comic Book Outsiders Bristol Special: Transmedia Panel

July 20, 2012

Remember our current Book Club selection is ‘The Once and Future King’ and that we’re quickly approaching our finale episode 150 live extravaganza!

This is a recording of the Transmedia panel from the Bristol Comic Convention back in May 2012.  On the panel Scott, Stephen Downey, Barry Nugent and Corey Brotherson talk about the challenges and opportunities presented by telling stories across different media.

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 147

July 2, 2012

Remember our current book club selection is ‘The Once and Future King’ by T. H. White.  It’s a big book, but an easy read, so there’s still time to tell us what you think.  Comic Book Outsiders will be ending in it’s current form at episode 150 with our live extravaganza, listen to the start of the episode for dates!

Scott and Steve start with the usual news and reviews before moving on to discuss a couple of their own ‘Room 101’s.  What geek and genre things would they choose to consign to oblivion forever?  Be prepared for some surprises and a good old CBO style rant or two!

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Comic Book Outsiders Special: Bristol White Knuckle Panel

June 13, 2012

Welcome to the first of three special episodes of Comic Book Outsiders.  These were all recorded at the Bristol Comic Book Convention in May 2012.  In this episode we talk about White Knuckle, the Markosia published graphic novel written by Cy Dethan, with art by Vallia Kapadai and letters by Nic Wilkinson.

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The Book Club – Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear

June 6, 2012

Scott and Steve discuss Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear, the hard sci-fi novel that narrowly missed out on this year’s Clarke Award.  They both find the book a bit of a struggle but touch upon some of the highs and lows they experienced when reading it.

In stark contrast is the next book club selection, ‘The Once and Future King’ by T. H. White.  A retelling of the Arthurian myth which has been referenced many times in pop culture including The X-Men, Babylon 5 and Merlin.  This is quite a lot book, but a very light read.  Because of it’s length were giving you extra time to get reading and we’ll talk about the book on Monday 6th August 2012.  Contact details are at the end of the show.

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 142!

May 18, 2012

Remember our current book club selection is Hull Zero 3 by Greg Bear.  We’ll be talking about this on Monday 4th June so there’s still plenty of time to get reading!

A light new week this episode but Scott talks about his busy Bristol Comic Convention and nobody seems particularly devastated about the list of recently cancelled shows.

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For their main feature Scott and Steve talk about 'Y: The Last Man', written by Brian K Vaughn the amazing 60 issue epic about the last human male on Earth.  There are some spoilers towards the end of the episode but plenty of warning!
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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 141

May 1, 2012

In this rather special episode Scott and Steve kick off with some news about CBO before moving on to some comic book, movie and TV news. Don’t forget our current book club selection which is Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear. We will be discussing the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Shortlisted novel on week commencing Monday 4th June, which gives you roughly 5 weeks to read it and send in your thoughts and feedback via twitter, facebook or email. Contact details are at the end of the episode.

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For our Main Feature we have the return of Challenge Scott. Steve pitches three comics and tries to get Scott interested enough to pick up at least one of them. We are planning to have a return to this segment in a few weeks time to see which books Scott picked up from this episode and what he thought of them.

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The Book Club – Rendevous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke

April 22, 2012

In this episode of the Book Club we talk about Rendevous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke.  Scott starts with an apology because despite suggesting it he mistook it for a different one!  We talk about the innovation and great ideas in the book but despite being a classic it certainly has it’s flaws.

Our next book club selection is the Clarke Award nominated Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear  We’ll be talking about it in 6-8 weeks so get reading and let us know what you think!

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