Posts Tagged ‘comics’


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.

The Avengers delivers

New Marvel movies from Fox

Fringe Season 5

China Miéville writes for DC Comics

Sat 5th May – Free Comic Book Day

Free Serenity comic – Free Comic Book Day

Looper – New SF movie – trailer

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.

The Manhattan Projects from Image by Jonathan Hickman

Peter Panzerfaust from Image by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Saga from Image by Brian K. Vaughan


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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 139

April 3, 2012

In this episode Steve is flying solo as Scott is off exploring the galaxy. This episode kicks off with a bit of news and reviews, including some forthcoming comics from Image, news about the BattleStar Galactics prequel series, Blood and Chrome, and news of a new TV series based on a comic.

OCT comes to TV

Chris Staros to teach at SCAD

SyFy Channel – BSG: Blood and Chrome

Revival – New series from Image comics – Seeley and Norton

Sunset – OGN from Minataur Press – Top Cow – Christos Gage

New Atomic Robo series from Red 5 Comics

For our main feature Steve spoke with Tom Hunter the award Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. This year there has been some controversy over the 2012 shortlist. Last year we asked our listeners to vote on their favourite from the 2011 shortlist and they chose Zoo City which then went on to win the Clarke. We also managed to speak to Lauren Beukes about Zoo City. This year we’re doing something similar with the Book Club. Click on the following link to vote on which of the 2012 Clarke Shortlist you would like the Book Club to read. Whichever book gets the most votes will be the next choice after the current one. The winner will be announced in two weeks time.

Click here to vote for the next Book Club selection

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 110

May 3, 2011

In this episode we begin with a variety of news and reviews, but also a reminder about the current book club selection – Zoo City by Lauren Beukes from Angry Robot books. Zoo City recently won the 25th Arthur C. Clarke Award and we will be speaking to Lauren in a few weeks time, around the start of June, about the book. So there is still plenty of time to pick up a copy of the book and send in any questions you have, plus your general comments for the discussion part of the show.

For our main feature there is the return of an old favourite, the Guilty Pleasure. In this episode Scott steps into the confessional and gets something off his chest, something he loves but perhaps shouldnt. Let us know if you share his passion for this guilty pleasure or if he needs to keep it to himself in future.

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 104

March 2, 2011

In this episode we have a mixed news and review section covering comics, web series, the oscars and novels. There’s also been some sad news in the comics industry and a tragic loss which we discuss. For our main feature we interview Cy Dethan, a comic book writer whose current book, Slaughterman’s Creed, was just released on the Sony PSP by Markosia. We discuss his previous work and what has changed since we last spoke, what he is working on at present and his creative process.

Don’t forget our current book club selection is Dune by Frank Herbert, which we will be talking about in roughly six weeks time. So send us your thoughts, comments and feedback on the book via email, the forums, Twitter, Facebook, you can even send in an audio file of yourself if you want.

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 102

February 8, 2011

This episode sees the return of Scott after his epic adventure in the Badlands bringing justice to the lawless. There’s a lot of news and reviews to discuss and Scott and Steve dig into the latest movie trailers that were shown at the Superbowl, new TV shows that look interesting and also the return of some old favourites.

For the main feature there is an interview with Adrian Tchaikovsky, the author of the Shadows of the Apt epic fantasy series. Adrian discusses the recently released 6th book in the series, The Sea Watch, and he answers some questions sent in by listeners.

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 99

December 7, 2010

In the last episode of 2010 Scott and Steve battle through the snow and ice to bring you some of the latest comics and TV news, as well as some hints about the future Batman movie. They discuss MMORPGs and a new TV show coming next year that looks incredible.

After that it’s our second part of Dexter discussion. We get into series 3 and 4, Scott drops some vague clues about season 5, and we discuss what might happen next as Dexter was recently picked up for a sixth year.

Don’t forget our Book Club Selection is the Masked Anthology edited by Lou Anders from the Gallery Imprint of Simon and Schuster. We’ll be discussing this around the middle of January so there is still plenty of time to pick up a copy and send us your thoughts and comments.

We’ll be back in Episode 100 in the new year with something a bit fun and special.

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Comic Book Outsiders Episode 91

September 8, 2010

In this episode Scott is away so Steve is joined by Gavin Jones, one half of The Sidekick Cast, a fantastic UK comics podcast. Before they get into the news, there is a quick reminder about the book club and current selection which is Eastern Standard Tribe by Corey Doctorow. We’ll be recording the next episode in two weeks and will be discussing the book, so there is still time to pick up a copy of the book for free from Corey’s website in various document formats, or you can download it as an audio book, read by Corey Doctorow. Email your comments to Scott or Steve or post your feedback on the book on our forum. Also send us your suggestions for the next book club selection.

Steve and Gavin start the News and Reviews section talking about the upcoming UK comics convention, the British International Comics Show in Birmingham, this October 16-17th and the one day Thought Bubble comic convention in Leeds on Saturday November 20th. They discuss upcoming comics which are being made into TV shows and the recent trend, as well as all of the forthcoming movies that are based on comic book characters. Other topics include file sharing, controversial creators, the new Superman graphic novels, and Brian Bendis’ latest creator owned title from Icon comics.

For our main we have a Challenge Gavin section where Steve pitches three books and tries to get Gavin interested in at least one of them to pick it up, and talk about it in a future episode. In honour of the Secrets and Lies section from the Sidekickcast, this Challenge section has a twist.

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