House to Astonish Episode 167

Been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you without a dope… comics podcast to step to? NYCC was last weekend, and there’s a whole ton of news just waiting to be chewed over, so it would be rude of us not to do that, frankly. On the new House to Astonish, Paul and I remember Norm Breyfogle and Carlos Ezquerra, and talk about all the news out of New York Comic Con.

House to Astonish Episode 162

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for comics news, and Paul and I are back with a brand new podcast to fill you in on everything that’s been going on, from the Image Expo to the Sandman Universe, from Marvel’s Fresh Start to Bendis’s Super-Books, and from IDW’s Transformers reboot to Boom! and Dynamite stepping up to the Eloi section of Previews.

House to Astonish Episode 155

There’s plenty of comics news to catch up on in this hour-and-a-quarter podcast gabfest with Paul O’Brien and Al Kennedy. We kick off by discussing the sad death of Rich Buckler, then talk a little about the extra issue recently granted to Secret Empire (as well as the execution of the story so far) and the upcoming “Doomsday Clock” story (as well as “The Button” and Watchmen more generally). But wait! There’s more!

House to Astonish Episode 153

Paul and I are back with your irregularly-scheduled comic book podcast, and this time round we’re discussing Astonishing X-Men, Darth Vader, Edge of Venomverse and Marvel’s current creative and sales position generally; the return of Zodiac Starforce; new creator-owned imprints led by Karen Berger and Shelly Bond, Image’s announcements from ECCC; and DC’s Looney Tunes crossovers. We’ve also got reviews of Grass Kings and Redline and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook deserves a big hand. All this plus the Champions pinball table, the YouTube Robber and quite a lot of bears wearing shirts.

House to Astonish Episode 151 – the Homies Awards 2016

As it’s the start of a brand new year, and as is traditional on the House to Astonish podcast, we’re running through the comics of 2016 and handing out our annual gongs. This episode features the results of the Homies awards, with Paul’s picks, my picks, and the winners of the listener vote. We’re taking a look back at new series, old stalwarts, our favourite writers, artists and colourists, and the moments in comics that made us sit up and take notice this year. We’ve got unexpectedly good books, predictably good creators, astonishingly close votes, and shambolically tabulated results. Come hear what we enjoyed this year, and what the voting Housemates plumped for. All this plus a wooden piece of wood, a beautiful leather briefcase, and a perfunctory log fire.