Travis talks about when Marvel and DC advertised their comics on TV by giving local comic shops a piece of video to work from and add their own info!
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.
Travis celebrates a notable comic book hoarder anniversary as he explains how he became a full time comic book geek 25 years ago today.
The usual AJS lineup shifted a bit this week, because Travis still wasn’t done with his look at our pal Nick Marino’s new comic Cougar and Cub. It worked out, though, because issue 1 is out next Wednesday!
Travis discusses how he reads a friend’s comics before his own, leading to his horrible hoarding problem. Sorta. He-Man/Thundercats and Infamous Iron Man are discussed.
Travis takes a look at the new Image book Motor Crush from the Batgirl of Burnside team of Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr.
Travis talks with Drew Ford of It’s Alive! comics about his Kickstarter for Sam Glanzman’s Voyage to the Deep!