Optic Blast! - Episode 08, Nov 2013

This month on Optic Blast! 

News: 

  • Marvel Announces Sinister Six and Venom Films

  • Wonder Woman Casting

  • Comic Sales 

Sponsor: 

  • This episode is brought to you by Manga Studio! If you are an aspiring comic artist or illustrator you really should be using Manga Studio, there are a ton of great programs for creating digital art but Manga Studio is designed specifically for Comic Artists. There are tons of great tools, but I have just two words for you “perspective rulers”, these things changed my life. Please go to optic-media.com/podcasts click on the add in the shownotes and receive 30% off for a limited time! GET ON IT. 

    Link: Get Manga Studio!

     

Reviews: 

  • Zero #3

  • Walking Dead #116 and #117

  • Batman/Superman #5

 

Opening Music:

I've Got a Boner for Christmas by Nerf Herder

Alternative Press-Episode 02, Jeremy Holt

Optic Blast sits down with Jeremy Holt to talk about his new comic coming out through Monkey Brain Comics, Art Monster. We also talk digital comics in general, making comics, and Art School!

 

Click the cover to buy the book via Comixology:

You can also check out more of Jeremy Holt's Work at his website: www.clumpoftrees.wordpress.com and check out his column: Strange Love at Multiversity Comics.

Opening Music:

What Child is This? by Bad Religion 

Christmas Songs
By Bad Religion

Please support the show by checking out Manga Studio 5:

Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 06, Batman Year 100

  • This month the Optic Blast crew digs into Batman Year 100 in all of it's snaggle-toothed glory! 

  • Join us next month as we discuss Wild Children by Ales Kot and Riley Rossmo, and Flex Mentallo Man of Muscle Mystery by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly!

Join us next month as we discuss....

Wild Children GN
By Ales Kot

Opening Music:

Hark the Heralds Angels Sing by Bad Religion 

 

Christmas Songs
By Bad Religion

Optic Blast! - Episode 07, Oct 2013

This month on Optic Blast! 

News: 

  • NYCC Tweets for you, so you don't have to!

  • Dan Slott and Mike Allred rides space waves with Silver Sulfer! 

  • DC bringing back Wally West and Stephanie Brown. 

  • IDW announces new artist editions  

  • Lawsuits!  

     

     

Sponsor: 

  • This episode is brought to you by Manga Studio! If you are an aspiring comic artist or illustrator you really should be using Manga Studio, there are a ton of great programs for creating digital art but Manga Studio is designed specifically for Comic Artists. There are tons of great tools, but I have just two words for you “perspective rulers”, these things changed my life. Please go to optic-media.com/podcasts click on the add in the shownotes and receive 30% off for a limited time! GET ON IT. 

    Link: Get Manga Studio!

     

Media Minutes: 

  • We talk about stuff that isn't comics!

     

 

Reviews: 

  • Satellite Sam #4

  • Fables #134

  • Green Arrow #24

  • Star Wars #10

Trailer Review: 

  • We talk about the Winter Soldier Trailer!

Opening Music: 

Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monae

The Electric Lady
$10.00
By Janelle Monae

Closing Music: 

Summer is Gone by Slime Girls

Vacation Wasteland
$7.99
Slime Girls

Optic Blast! - Episode 06, Sept 2013

This month on Optic Blast! ...

News! 

  • DC rides Villain's Month to the top of the sales charts....In 3D!
  • Archie's gang tell Co-CEO to "STAY OUT OF RIVERDALE!"
  • Chip and Matt's wild Sex Criminals-SEX PARTY! 

Previews! 

  • Optic Blast previews "PULP" by Jeremy Holt and Chris Peterson! Get your print copies at NYCC, or online at http://gum.co/pulp 

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Reviews! 

  • Zero #1
  • Avengers Arena #14, #15
  • Rat Queens #1
  • Adventure Time #20

Listener Mail! 

    @AvidComicGuy asks us to create a contemporary version of this amazing crew! 
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    Opening Music: 

    Level 1 from Silver Surfer(NES) 

    Silver Surfer - Nintendo NES
    Virgin Interactive

    Closing Music: 

    Summer is Gone by Slime Girls

    Vacation Wasteland
    $7.99
    Slime Girls

    Optic Blast! - Episode 05, Aug 2013

    Join the Optic Blast Crew as we dive into last month's top news stories, talk about movies, and discuss some key books from August!

    News: 

    • Ben Affleck is Batman! 
    • Justice League "takes off" to the Great White North! 
    • Bryan tells us ALL about the Image Expo. 
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    Reviews: 

    • Collider #1 by Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi
    • Wake #3 by Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Matt Hollinsworth
    • Trillium #1 by Jeff Lemire
    • Hawkeye Annual #1 by Matt Fraction, Javier Pulido, and Matt Hollinsworth

    Intro Music:  

    Strawberries by Why?

    Mumps etc.
    By Why?

    Closing Music: 

    Summer is Gone by Slime Girls

    Vacation Wasteland
    Slime Girls

    Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 4, Identity Crisis

    • Welcome to the Optic Blast! Book Club, the perfect podcast for casual fans, new readers, and seasons veterans of the Comic Book Medium. Each month one of us chooses a Graphic Novel or collected edition and we have an in-depth discussion.
    • This month the Optic Blast crew gets together to discuss Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales, and Michael Bair

    Join us next month as we discuss What a Wonderful World Vol. 1 & 2

    Identity Crisis
    By Brad Meltzer

    Opening Music:  

    In My Life by The Beatles!
     

    Rubber Soul
    By The Beatles

    Closing Music: 

     Summer is Gone by Slime Girls

    Vacation Wasteland
    Slime Girls

    The Chronicle of Saga! Episode 02, Aug 2013

    • In preparation for the return of Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples, the crew gets together to discuss the first two arcs of Saga so far. This one's a little loose, but we had a great time putting it together.
    • Note: we had some issues with the audio on this episode due to a cable coming loose, we tried to fix it in editing, but this one might sound a little funky. We're very sorry.  
    Saga, Vol. 1
    By Brian K. Vaughan
    Saga, Vol. 2
    By Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

    Opening Music:  

    Suzy by Caravan Palace

    Caravan Palace
    By Caravan Palace

    Closing Music: 

     Summer is Gone by Slime Girls

    Vacation Wasteland
    Slime Girls

    Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 3, Blacksad!

    • Welcome to the Optic Blast! Book Club, the perfect podcast for casual fans, new readers, and seasons veterans of the Comic Book Medium. Each month one of us chooses a Graphic Novel or collected edition and we have an in-depth discussion. 
    • This month the Optic Blast crew gets together to talk about Blacksad!

    Join us next month as we discuss Identity Crisis! 

    Identity Crisis
    $14.12
    By Brad Meltzer
    Blacksad
    By Juan Diaz Canales

    Opening Music: 

    The Littlest Things by Streetlight Manifesto

    Closing Music:

    Summertime is Gone by Slime Girls

    Optic Blast! - Episode 04, July 2013

    Join the Optic Blast! Crew as we dive into last month's top news stories, talk about movies, and discuss some key books from last month! 

    News:

    • Archaia goes BOOM
    • Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder take on Action Comics!
    • DC's earth-shaking announcement!
    • Superman/Wonder Woman book announced!

    Reviews: 

    • Batman #21 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Mikki, and FCO Plascencia
    • Superman: Unchained #1 by Scott Snyder, Jim Lee,  Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
    • Fairest #16 by Sean E. Williams, Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez
    • Wolverine and the X-Men #31 by Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong, Laura Martin
    • Star Wars #6 Brian      Wood, Carlos D’anda, Gabe Eltaeb

     

    We also discussed this panel, which really doesn't make any sense... 

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    Also, Here is a Vine of us trying to read Superman:Unchained. YOU'RE WELCOME! 

    Intro Music: 

     "Queen of Hearts" by Fucked Up!

     

    Outro Music: 

    "Summertime is Gone" by Slime Girls

     

     

    Intermission music by Lullatone. 

    http://www.lullatone.com/

    Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 02, Marvels

    • Welcome to the Optic Blast! Book Club, the perfect podcast for casual fans, new readers, and seasons veterans of the Comic Book Medium. Each month one of us chooses a Graphic Novel or collected edition and we have an in-depth discussion. 
    • This month the Optic Blast crew gets together to talk about Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Tune in to hear us run out of things to stay and start rambling about Green Goblin's shitty mask from the Spiderman movie.... 

    Join us next time as we discuss Blacksad!

    Opening Music:

    Love Droid by Zombina and the Skeletones

    Closing Music: 

    Summertime is Gone by Slime Girls

    Optic Blast! - Episode 03, June 2013

    Welcome to Optic Blast! - Episode 03

    This month the crew opens a big old can of Super-Worms as we discuss:

    • Jack Kirby launches a KickStarter from beyond the grave.
    • S.H.E.I.L.D. and Man of Steel get shiny new trailers.
    • Catwoman and THE FRIDGE!

    In a new segment that we are calling The Dirtbin, Mig gives us the rundown on his latest dollar bin find: The Badger #17

    Just because we care, here are some lovely panels from The Badger #17 by Mike Baron and Jeffrey Butler!

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    Reviews:

    • The Victories #1 by Michael Avon Oeming, colors by Nick Filardi
    • The Dream Merchant #1 by Nathan Edmonson, art by Konstantin Novosadov
    • The Wake #1 by Scott Snyder, art by Sean Murphy, colors by Matt Hollinsworth
    • Young Avengers #5 by Kieron Gillen, art by Jamie McKelvie & Mike Norton, colors by Matthew Wilson

     

    …And finally, the crew answers some listener mail and goes on a magical journey to Tangent Land!

    Opening Music:

    The Life Equation by Akira the Don

    Closing Music:

    Summertime is Gone by  Slime Girls

    Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 01, Rocketeer Cargo of Doom!

    •  Welcome to the Optic Blast! Book Club, the perfect podcast for casual fans, new readers, and seasons veterans of the Comic Book Medium. Each month one of us chooses a Graphic Novel or collected edition and we have an in-depth discussion. 
    • This month the Optic Blast! Crew gathers to discuss Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom by Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Jeordie Bellaire. The gang pulls a Goldilocks on this episode as one of us loves it, one thinks it's pretty damn good, and one of us thinks it "OK". 
    • Opening music for this episode is "25!" by Bomb the Music Industry  http://bombthemusicindustry.tumblr.com/
    • Closing music for this episode(as per usual) is "Summertime is Gone" by Slime Girls  http://slimegirls.bandcamp.com/

    Join us next month when we will discuss Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross!

     

    Optic Blast! Episode 02, May 2013

    Optic Blast! Episode 02, May 2013

    Join us this week as we discuss:

    • Mark Waid owes us some money!
    • Is Apple homophobic or is Twitter homophobic-phobic?!
    • Marvel triple ships their way to the top of the charts!
    • What do Bioshock Infinite, Beer, Arrow, Pop’n Music, and Kavinsky have in common?!
    • To Kill a Mockingbird?

    Reviews:

    • Swamp Thing #19
    • Demon Knights #19
    • Black Beetle #3
    • Age of Ultron #6
    • Uncanny Avengers #6

    Check back next week, when the first episode of The Chronicle of SAGA drops, and in two weeks we will have the very first episode of The Optic Blast Book Club!