Friday, December 30, 2011

#82 - End of Year Podcast Party


This is it, the last CBP episode of 2011. It's been a great year of comic book conversation and we're excited for what's in store for the show in 2012. In this episode, a great panel of guests help Dan and Duke bring 2011 to a close; Nick Marino (Audioshocker), Shawn Atkins (Explorers of the Unknown/Gello Apocalypse) and Link & Caitlyn Millward (Yamagato Industries Business Report).

Thanks for listening and we hope you have a safe and happy New Year!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #24 - Digital Comics


Dan was fortunate enough to get a barely-used Barnes and Noble color Nook from a family member and one of the first things he did was download some comics. Take 5 minutes and listen to his thoughts on the digital reading experience.

Friday, December 16, 2011

#81 - Grinding Gears


It truly is the season of Festivus, as both Dan and the Duke air some grievances. Duke takes umbrage with Marvel's current polybagging of the Ultimate titles while Dan realizes that going back and rereading The Walking Dead from the beginning isn't as easy as he thought.

Of course there is some comic talk, as D & D review Defenders #1, Mouse Guard The Black Axe #3, Valen the Outcast #1 and Irredeemable #32. There's also some books reviewed from the recent past; 100 Bullets Vol. 5: The Counterfifth Detective and Captain Britain and MI:13.

NEWS!

Comic Book Pitt episodes will now be featured on Old Game Reviewer, a blog focused on geek culture. If you're into comics, games, music, movies, TV, tech, toys, etc, there's a very good chance you'll find something of interest at OGR, so go check 'em out and tell them CBP sent you.

NON-CONTEST!

We had some fun talking about the cheesiest gimmick covers that we could think of, but we want to find more. Send us the worst gimmick covers you can find, either ones that you might have stashed in your own collection or if you remember one from years ago, try to find the image online. Send all pictures to comicbookpitt@gmail.com.

The music in this episode is "Vigilante Christmas" by Kirby Krackle.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Comic Book Pitt: #80 - Three Year Anniversary

Comic Book Pitt: #80 - Three Year Anniversary: Three years ago last week we put the first episode of CBP online. That first episode was hilarious, it took us twice as long to figure out ...

#80 - Three Year Anniversary


Three years ago last week we put the first episode of CBP online. That first episode was hilarious, it took us twice as long to figure out how to record, edit and upload the episode than the actual length of the episode itself.

In this 80th episode Duke gives his two cents on The Walking Dead (SPOILERS!) and of course there's some comic talk. We discuss Fantastic Four #600, FF #12, I, Vampire #3, and the Mystery Men mini-series.

The intro for this episode was provided by Nick Marino, creator of the webcomic Stick Cats.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#79 - Walking Dead Mid-Season Wrap Up!


MANY, MANY SPOILERS AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD!

Okay, you've been warned, but just in case you didn't get the hint, if you haven't watched episode 7 of The Walking Dead, you may not want to listen to this show. Dan, Jazzy Jeff and guests Link (from Yamagato Industries Business Report) and his wife Caitlyn talk about MAJOR plot points from the mid-season finale, discuss our thoughts of the season up to this point, and we each give our predictions for the rest of season 2 and beyond.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

#78 - Make Mine...Cancelled?!?


We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore! Okay, maybe not 'mad as hell', but we have a bone to pick with Marvel and the number of books showing up on the chopping block recently.

On the other side of the street, we have nothing but continuing love for a lot of DC books, including Zatanna, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Green Lantern, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and more.

By the way, Luther Strode is a bad mother-shut your mouth! But I'm talkin' 'bout Luther Strode! Can you dig it? Seriously though, go get The Strange Talent of Luther Strode ASAP.

This episode's intro is provided by Nick Marino from the AudioShocker family of podcasts. If you like talking about comic books, movies, video games, creating independent comics or just about any kind of pop culture topic, you're bound to find something of interest in one or more of his shows...


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

#77 - It's Science, People.


Spreadsheets, trends, tracking numbers...what the heck is going on?!? Don't worry, it's just the Duke taking a look at his buying habits and crunching the numbers.

This episode Dan and Duke discuss the Punisher television show in development at FOX and end up talking about more comics than we anticipated. Titles include Aquaman 2, Justice League 2, Wonder Woman 2, Demon Knights 2, Birds of Prey 2, Voodoo 2, Nightwing 2, Supergirl 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws 2, I,Vampire 2, Spaceman 1, Wolverine and the X-Men 1 and Uncanny X-Men 1.

The intro for this episode was provided by Marcel Walker of M.L. Walker's Hero Corp.


Upcoming Events:

November 12
World Zombie Wrestling Association book signing
Pittsburgh Comics

November 26
Genghis Con
Cleveland, OH



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Sunday, October 30, 2011

#76 - Run For Your Lives!


Happy Halloween! Dan's longtime friend Allan Clifton joins him to talk about his experience running in Run For Your Lives, the 5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race that took place in Darlington, Maryland on October, 22, 2011.

Run For Your Lives is coming to Pittsburgh on September 1, 2012.

The intro for this episode was provided by Nick Marino, creator of the webcomic, Super Haters.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

#75 - A Bouquet of Nick


Welcome to episode #75. Duke was recently deported to his home country of Greenland, so Dang pushes on with guest host Nick Marino from Audioshocker. The two have an interesting conversation ranging from digital comics to the recent announcement of the return of Extreme Studios.

This episode's intro is courtesy of Joe Wos, Executive Director of The Toonseum.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pimpin' ain't easy, so CBP is here to help!




Do you have a business, blog, podcast, website, comic, band or other project that you want to promote?

Record an intro for Comic Book Pitt and we'll put it on the show. Send an image to comicbookpitt@gmail.com and we'll link it on the site as well!

It's easy! Just call 412-450-0CBP (0227) and leave the following message:

"This is (Your Name) from (Your Project) and you are listening to Comic Book Pitt, your stop for comic book news, reviews and conversation."

Naturally you can embellish as you wish and have fun with it. You can also record as many intros as you like, provided they are different from previous recordings.

Monday, October 17, 2011

#74 - State of Flux


Listen up CBPeeps, we are issuing SPOILER WARNINGS right away because there is a lot of talk about the second season premier of The Walking Dead in the beginning of this episode. If you haven't yet watched the first episode of season two, then skip ahead to 23:45.

Comics discussed in this episode include Terry Moore's Rachel Rising, Justice League Dark #1, I, Vampire #1, Batwoman #2, Green Lantern #2, Batman and Robin #2, New Avengers #17, Ultimate Comics All New Spider-Man #3 and X-Men: Regenisis #1.

Also, check out the great review that CBP got from Kristen on GeekQuest.org.

EVENTS:

Genghis Con 2011
November 26th
Cleveland, OH

Steel City Con
December 2-4
Monroeville Convention Center

Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross

Exhibit open until January 8, 2012
The Andy Warhol Museum

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #22 - Batman: Year One


DC Comics has done it again with their newest animated movie, Batman: Year One.

CBP AudioBoo #22 - Batman: Year One (mp3)

The Toonseum, a Pittsburgh original


Pittsburgh is fortunate to have a great community of comic book stores, creators and organizations that support that community. One of those exemplary organizations is The Toonseum, one of three museums in the United States solely devoted to the art and history of comics and animation.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #21 - New 52, Week 4, Part 2


Well it's four weeks and fifty-two new comic books later. For better or for worse, we have a lot of new reading material on the shelves. The interesting next step is to sift through all 52 books and decide what stays, what goes, and what's on the bubble.


CBP AudioBoo #21 - New 52, Week 4, Part 2 (mp3)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #20 - New 52, Week 4, Part 1


The last week of New 52 releases are here and it's been a fun ride thus far. This first part of Week 4 we have All Star Western, Aquaman, Batman the Dark Knight, Blackhawks, The Flash, and The Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Men.

CBP AudioBoo #20 - New 52, Week 4, Part 1 (mp3)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

#73 - Clothing Optional


Dang and Duke tackle the most controversial subject on the internet: Catwoman and Starfire knockin' boots in their respective titles. Turns out they're all for it!

As expected, there's a lot of New 52 conversation, but D & D manage to squeeze in some Marvel talk as well.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

October 1-2
24 Hour Comic Day
Hosted by The Toonseum

October 2, 2011 to January 8, 2012
Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross
The Andy Warhol Museum

October 8-9
Pittsburgh Independent Comics Expo (PIX)



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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #17 - New 52, Week 2, Part 2


The second half of the Week 2 books didn't feel as strong as the first half, but they were still mostly enjoyable. We pick up with Grifter, Legion Lost, Mister Terrific, Red Lanterns, Resurrection Man, Suicide Squad and Superboy.

CBP AudioBoo #17 - New 52, Week 2, Part 2 (mp3)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #16 - New 52, Week 2, Part 1


The New 52 got off to somewhat of a lackluster and lukewarm start in Week 1, but DC Comics has stepped up their game with Week 2. There are definitely a few keepers in this second wave of New 52 comics. First up: Batman and Robin, Batwoman, Deathstroke, Demon Knights, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Green Lantern.

CBP AudioBoo #16 - New 52, Week 2, Part 1 (mp3)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

#72 - 52 Pick-Up


This is it, the beginning of the new era for DC Comics: The New 52. Unless you've been living under a rock all summer, you know that this is one of the biggest events to rock the comics landscape in many years. Dang and Duke are on the front line to talk about some of the books in the first wave of releases from this week.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

24 Hour Comic Day

October 1

PIX (Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo)
October 8-9

New York Comic Con
October 13-16


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CBP AudioBoo #14 - New 52, Week 1, Part 1


And so it begins! The first wave of DC Comics' new titles came out this week and for better or worse, Dan got them all. Here are some initial thoughts about the first batch of books he read.


CBP AudioBoo #14 - New 52, Week 1, Part 1 (mp3)

Monday, September 5, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #13 - Comic Book Swap


It's that time of the year, the 2nd Annual Comic Book Swap. We had a great time trading comics, hanging out at the Toonseum and meeting new people.

CBP AudioBoo #13 - Comic Book Swap (mp3)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Baltimore Comicon 2011: Interview with Kelly Yates



Our good friends over at Sorgatron Media attended the Baltimore Comic Con 2011 and had the pleasure of talking with Kelly Yates, illustrator for the Doctor Who comic from IDW. They talk about how he got into comics, how the comics handle canon, and what characters he would like to tackle.

Big thanks to Sorgatron Media for letting us share this video. Enjoy!







Thursday, August 25, 2011

#71 - Weekend Update


Dan and Scott each had pretty memorable weekends and both were related to comics. After swapping stories, there is actual conversation about some recent comics, including Ultimate Fallout #6, Red Wing #1 & 2, Batgirl #24, Fear Itself #5, Thunderbolts #162 and Avengers #16.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

WHAT? 2nd Annual Comic Book Swap!
WHEN? Sunday, September 4th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE? The Toonseum, 945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222

INFO? Email comicbookpitt@gmail.com or visit the Comic Book Swap Facebook page.


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Pittsburgh Comicon 2011: Interview with Loran Skinkis and Gary Morgan


You thought we were done with the Pittsburgh Comicon interviews? Nope, we had one more, this time talking with Loran Skinkis and Gary Morgan from Films and Comics

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary


STRIPPED is a project that is way past due. Webcomic creator Dave Kellett (Sheldon, Drive) and filmmaker Fred Schroeder have put together a documentary interviewing 60 comic creators, from both print and web, about cartooning as an industry, an art form and a passion, including thoughts on the past, present and future of their chosen profession.

Now the project is ready for the post-production phase, which is where their Kickstarter campaign comes in. Dave and Fred need help to take this film the rest of the way, so check out the trailer and visit their page to learn more about how you can help.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Walking Dead Season 2: New Teaser Videos


Despite all the recent behind-the-scenes drama swirling around this show, I still think it's safe to say that the second season of TWD is going to be twice as amazing as the first season.











Sunday, August 21, 2011

CBP Special #15 - Emily McGuiness



Dan and Jeff recently had the pleasure of talking to Emily McGuiness. Emily is the writer/artist of the full length graphic novel Ties: A Chronicle of Letters and Scotch. Emily talks about her time at SCAD, her experiences creating Ties, her successful Kickstarter campaign, San Diego Comic Con, and more.

Check out Emily's blog or pick up a copy of Ties from Lulu.com.

(For some reason, Dan's volume is a lot lower that of Jeff's and Emily's, so apologies for variation in sound quality.)

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

#70 - Mixed Bag


Dan and Jeff talk about the new Blade Runner movie news, the comic book movies filming concurrently in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, cool t-shirts from Rusty Bridge, and the relationship between comic books, professional wrestling and soap operas. Oh and there's a review of Detective Comics #881 and Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2nd Annual Comic Book Swap!

The ToonSeum
945 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sunday, September 4th
2:00pm - 4:00pm




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CBP AudioBoo #10 - Batman One-Shots



As Pittsburgh embraces the filming of The Dark Knight Rises, Dang embraces the back issue bin and digs up some little-known or forgotten Batman stories from a few years ago.

CBP AudioBoo #10 - Batman One-Shots (mp3)





Thursday, August 4, 2011

#69 - Nerd Centipede


After a brief and disturbing conversation about The Human Centipede, Dan, Jeff and Scott talk about the pop culture carnival known as Steel City Con and recap the past weekend. Also, the guys get new nicknames as the winner of the Nickname Contest is announced. Tune in to find out who it is.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2nd Annual Comic Book Swap!
Sunday, September 4th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Email comicbookpitt@gmail.com for location information.


Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik's music on iTunes.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Incredible Hulk comic trailer




Marvel Architect Jason Aaron joins forces with legendary artist Marc Silvestri to redefine the Hulk in an all new ongoing series. After the events of Fear Itself, the Hulk has gone into hiding, seemingly safe from a world that hates and fears him. But when government agents come knocking at his door, the Hulk has no choice but to return to war against the one man whose existence threatens the safety of every living creature on the Earth. The one man who’s existence could doom the Hulk himself. And that man is Bruce Banner. Now separated into two men, the Hulk and Banner exist worlds apart but one climactic battle will bring them face to face again—and leave the Marvel Universe shaking in its wake.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CBP AudioBoo #9 - Captain America: The First Avenger


It's the last big comic book movie of the summer, Captain America: The First Avenger. There was a lot riding on this movie because it's the final piece of the puzzle, connecting the Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor films and all leading to The Avengers, which will be the big Marvel movie in 2012.


CBP AudioBoo #9 - Captain America: The First Avenger (mp3)

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Walking Dead Season 2 Trailer

I'd say this is probably one of the most anticipated trailers to come out of SDCC. I think it's safe to say that Season 2 is going to be pretty incredible.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

#68 - Marvelized!


There is a lot of summer movie conversation and a heavy concentration of Marvel titles are discussed.

NEW CONTEST!

Our new host needs a nickname, but to make things more fun, we all want new nicknames. The twist is, they have to be in the style of the old Marvel Bullpen as perfected by Stan 'The Man' Lee. He annointed creators with such names as Merry Gerry Conway, Gentleman Gene Colan (or Gene 'the Dean' Colan), Sturdy Steve Ditko, Rascally Roy Thomas, Jazzy John Romita and of course, Jack 'King' Kirby.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the best nicknames for Dan, Scott and Jeff.

The deadline is 12:00am, July 31st, 2011. Email your submissions to comicbookpitt@gmail.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Steel City Con
Monroeville Convention Center
July 29-31, 2011


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Teaser Trailer


It's been a great time to be a fanboy. First, we had the teaser for The Dark Knight Rises, then we got our first look at Season 2 of The Walking Dead, then the post-credit scene from Captain America was leaked online featuring our first look at The Avengers and now the official teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man has hit the internet.

I'll be the first to admit, despite the sheer star power in this movie, I wasn't thrilled about a reboot, but I'll also admit that this teaser has me a little excited.

I still hate the new costume though.