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Just two guys doing a comics podcast. We're talking independent and big time publishers and love exploring new books. Segments include comics news, a book swap where we recommend new stuff to each other, and discussion on comics TV and Movies.
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On this evidence-driven debate show, panelists argue controversial theories behind hit songs—from rap to rock to showtunes—exploring three grand themes that weave through all of pop music: Heroin, Buttsex, and Lord of the Rings.But what is “Eye of the Tiger” ACTUALLY about?For that matter, what is Sade’s 1985 hit “Sweetest Taboo” really about? -- Heroin? Buttsex? Either seems credible. Perhaps it’s written from the perspective of the wizard Saruman, exulting in the power gained from his secr ...
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Robert J Sawyer has been called the Dean of Canadian Science Fiction. He has won the Hugo Award, the Nebula award, the John W, Campbell award, the Robert A. Heinlein award and more Aurora Awards than anyone else in history. He is a member of the Order of Canada as well as a member of the Order of Ontario. Robert J Sawyer talks about his 25th publis…
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G. W. Thomas and M. D. Jackson talk with Oliver Brackenbury, the publisher of New Edge Sword and Sorcery magazine. We talk about the ongoing funding campaign, how he managed to convince Michael Moorcock to write a tale for the first issue and what exciting new developments there will be as the magazine continues. --- Send in a voice message: https:…
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Welcome to the season finale episode where we're finally getting around to a book we've talked about almost since we started the show. It's The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowski and Moebius, a beautiful and bonkers sci-fi tale about a down-on-his-luck Class "R" detective named John Difool and his whacky misadventures. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up …
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It's another Tom King special! This week we're discussing the absolutely beautiful Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow miniseries with art by Bilquis Evely and colors by Matt Lopes. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!…
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We've got something a little different for you this week. First we talk about the experience of seeinfseeing Rage Against the Machine live at Madison Square Garden! Next we're each trying to convince the other (with VERY mixed results) to read or watch some new stuff. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! Ful…
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Steve finally convinced Joe to read Understanding Comics and it's safe to say it was a hit! The guys chat about the finer points of this work, which, when it came out in the 90s completely changed the face of how comics were viewed. If you're a comics fan and you've never read it before, you've got homework. Give it a read, then load up this cast a…
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Ah, it's the old some-writer-schlub-gets-cosmic-powers-and-the-cosmic-people-don't-like-that bit, tale as old as time. Joe and Steve are talking the beginning of the hot new Image series Radiant Black this week, so have a listen. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast …
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The guys are back talking comics and reviewing the first volume of the critically acclaimed Tom Taylor & Bruno Redundo run on Nightwing: Leaping Into The Light! With similar overtures to the Fraction/Aja run on Hawkeye, we breakdown what works and what doesn't in this series opening volley. Find more : https://podcast.bubblinguppod.com/ Full comic …
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And we're on to comic adjacent TV, this week talking about the recently completed third season of Amazon's hit, The Boys. It's gory, it's raunchy, and it's sweeping the nation, come on in and hear what we think of Hughie, Butcher, MM, Frenchie, Kimiko and the supes they're sworn to take down. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on I…
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Hey space cadets, jump into this week's episode with us as we talk about Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's space-race-through-the-eyes-of-the-first-animals-to-leave-Earth mini series, Primordial! Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebo…
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Welcome to the Nice House on the Lake. Part horror and part mystery, we delve into vol. 1 of the book that's burning up the charts. Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comments to bubblinguppod@gmail.com. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!…
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We're back with more delightful (mis)adventures of Edison Hark on this week's episode, we're following up our discussion of volume one from a few months ago with volume two of The Good Asian from Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi. Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comment…
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(0:01) Opening banter on if we even like Thor and are we interested at all in upcoming release of the fourth Thor film - Thor: Love + Thunder from Taika Waititi. Then we do a little Jason Aaron discussion (13:15). When someone is killing the gods, Thor grabs his magnifying glass and deerstalker hat and starts rustling up clues. This week, Joe and S…
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Contemplate the meaning of life with us as we chat about the highly touted Daytripper from twins Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comments to bubblinguppod@gmail.com. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!…
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We go back to the well with another delightful noir tale from Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' Reckless series, The Ghost in You! Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comments to bubblinguppod@gmail.com. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!…
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To celebrate the release of the new Bandlestine Crambushatch film, The Multiverse of Madness, we decided to do some Doctor Strange archaeology and dig up BKV and Marcos Martin's famed run called The Oath. So set your protection spells and sit a while as we get Strange. Plus we decide if we like anything involving Doctor Strange at all? Full episode…
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This week we get a wanderin' with the OG Yojimbo, we're talking about the 1987 start of it all, Usagi Yojimbo vol. 1 The Ronin. It's Steve's first time reading and a second delve for Joe, so we had all kinds of thoughts. Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comments to bubblinguppod@…
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Everyone's favorite Cedric Diggory is back, this time with more eyeliner! That's right it's our take on The Batman, out on HBO Max on April 23rd for those waiting on the free show. He's Dark. He's Gritty. He's Batman. Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comments to bubblinguppod@gma…
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And we're alllllll the way back to the prehistoric basics. That's right, Joe and Steve are talking about volume one of the modern stone age family from that place right out of history, it's Mark Russell and Steve Pugh's The Flintstones. Full episode archive: Bubblinguppod.com/ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! E-mail your questions and comments t…
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To celebrate the long-awaited return of everyone's favorite space epic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Joe and Steve were joined by Dennis Marrero and we got into the nitty gritty on Saga, including how vol. 1 affected us as comics readers and as people, and our choices for casting if they were ever to make the unmakeable movie/show. Dennis'…
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Bring your pistols, Steve and Joe are going down south for the Texas crime noir book, Write It In Blood. Written by Rory McConville, illustrated by Joe Palmer with colors by Chris O'Halloran, this self contained story has definite Coen brothers vibes so give it a read, then listen in to our thoughts and, as always, watch out who you insult. Full ep…
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Like Ser Gawain, we took a hard left turn this week, into the world of filmdom to talk about the 2021 Arthurian epic The Green Knight from A24 starring Dev Patel, written and directed by David Lowery. Joined by our friend and yours, Scott Thurlow of The Lost Signals fame. It's actually his birthday this week so wish him a happy one and then listen …
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...And we'rreee back. It's season 2 of Bubbling Up so we jumped right back into the comics with one of the best books on the shelves today, Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi's The Good Asian! It's a gritty historical noir set in 1930s Chinatown and, as we agreed, it's a can't miss. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Ins…
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Join us as we start the hype train for things to excite in 2022! We list comics, movies, & TV shows that are really revving our engines and boy are there some doozies! Plus a dash of our soon to be trademarked banter! This is our last episode of 2021 and S1 of Bubblin Up. We're going on hiatus for a bit while Joe travels and Steve shelters in his r…
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It's the holiday edition of What's on the Stack? Just an episode for us to blab on about all the stuff we're reading, watching, listening to, and otherwise taking in with our senses. Listen, I'd love to give you a list of all the stuff we talk about, but we list off like 50 things, so just take a listen and maybe you'll get some decent suggestions.…
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Happy Thanksgiving, or whatever it is you're celebrating today! Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, the tracksuit mafia, Pizza Dog; they're all back for more and so are we with a chat about volume two of the Fraction/Aja run on Hawkeye. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!…
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Over the next couple of weeks leading up to the Disney+ show releasing, we decided to do an in depth breakdown of the first two trades of Matt Fraction and David Aja's run on Hawkeye, starting as per standard counting standards with volume 1, My Life as a Weapon. Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!…
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After mentioning Scott Snyder several times over the course of the podcast, we finally get around to talking about some of his works. This October, Snyder released three first issues on Comixology and we decided to check them out and talk about each. We Have Demons (art: Greg Capullo) is an epic story about the eternal conflict between good and evi…
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Howdy, gang! We're back this week following up on our review of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man vol. 1 with our review of the first half of season one of the television show based on it! We get into what we like about it so far, what we don't like so far, and why it's so hard to keep that damn Capuchin from getting into trouble. C…
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We're back! And this week we're starting off with some updates about previous topics: The Sandman audio drama Act II just released on Audible Jeff Lemire is plugging along on his substack with his new comic Fishflies being three parts in. Scott Snyder is continuing his Comics 101 class on substack. In the most recent lecture he talked about finding…
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We're just talking about one of the greatest and most influential animes ever this week. No big deal. Just kidding, it's a huge deal! Listen in immediately for our thoughts on Akira directed by Katsuhiro Otomo! Full episode archive: Bubbling Up Podcast Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!By Bubbling Up
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This week we had a bunch to talk about including a couple of new projects by some cool creators. Scott Snyder has a Substack where he's teaching a comics class. You can still sign up for it if you're interested by subscribing (https://bestjackettpress.substack.com/). Also, Jeff Lemire has begun a Substack where he is going to display art, launch ne…
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Welcome back to the new, new format where today we're talking about the supernatural/psychological horror book The Low, Low Woods. From writer Carmen Maria Machado, illustrator Dani, colorist Tamra Bonvillan, and letterer Steve Wands, two teenage girls set out to solve the mysteries of their town, Shudder-to-Think. Along the way they run into their…
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We're doing some experimenting with slimming down the format over here on Bubbling Up, so let us know what you think! This week we've got a discussion on the 2019-2020 Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber book, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? We talk characters! We talk art! We talk voluminous writing! So, come on and tag along with u…
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Today we're talking all about one of the biggest creators in comics today, that's right, it's a deep dive into Jeff Lemire's works. But first, we gotta drop the news and in sticking with the theme, it's all Lemire related. The Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino project I reported as “Classified” is actually called Primordial and is slated to start d…
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In this episode: Sweet Tooth (comic and Netflix show) Gideon Falls It's a Jeff Lemire warm up to our first creator deep dive episode, we're talking about a couple of books today before we go into the whole Lemiralog (that's uh...the Lemire catalog) next ep. First, we're roaming the hybrid-pocalypse with a comparison of the new Netflix show Sweet To…
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