01 – The Constant Reboot

Welcome to our first episode! Scott Scott Marc and Stephen tackle Avengers vs X-Men and what is about to happen to professor X. Liefeld and his blowup on twitter. DC and what they’ll do now that all the new 52 dust has settled, some Kickstarter comics talk. The Sixth Gun, The Grogan, Walking Dead 100, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Transformers Autocracy, The Last Man, Harvest, Fatale, Atomic Robo, and TMNT on the reading list. A look at MODOK, and MORE!

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31 thoughts on “01 – The Constant Reboot

  1. I am a huge fan of PVP and to hear Scott was a part of this I was very excited to come over here and hear the broadcast. I was very amazed by it and enjoyed listening to it! This is so going to go far I can’t wait for the next one. Congrates guys!

  2. brethren and bitches.
    Way to reach out to women cartoonist. Just took pvp off my bookmarked list of comics to read.

    • ..Uhm seriously? Thats the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. You are just going to miss out than! More PVP for me. OH! And btw. I am a woman~ Peace out.

      • I’m guessing that at some point Kurtz referred to male and female cartoonists as “bretheren and bitches,” and dlm didn’t appreciate it. You might not agree, but that doesn’t make it idiotic.

  3. Fantastic debut, guys! Just great all around. I love how we hear from not only hardcore fans like Marc and Stephen, but also veteran creators like the two Scotts. Scott Kurtz was especially excellent on here. He was damned funny and I appreciated his frankness during the larger discussion about the state of the mainstream industry. It was supremely refreshing. As a big fan of his PVP comic, I couldn’t be happier that he’s on the show.

    All five of you were excellent really. My only two gripes are that: a) waiting a month for the next episode is going to suck and b) my wallet is a tad lighter this morning because of the recommendations section (The Sixth Gun and Fatale are on their way from Amazon).

    Anyways, thanks for the top notch show. Already super eager for more.

  4. ok this has shot up as one of my favorite podcasts…I was wondering how it would be in comparison to something like Major Spoilers (which I listen to religiously and love) but this is different and just as great. I love the perspectives from various different viewpoints. awesomesauce *applause*

  5. Loved this show, guys. It’s a great mix of viewpoints, and I especially enjoyed getting Kurtz’s perspective. Looking forward to more!

  6. At about the 36 minute mark, ya’ll talked about stores may close with a domino effect, and someone said that it won’t really happen. I submit to you Atomic Comics, in Phoenix. Several locations, all closed all at once.

  7. I am not a huge fan of the show name but am a huge fan of the content! A really interesting 2 hours (a potential replacement for my monthly Phileas Club fix).
    If you are interested in comics that take their continuity seriously, Judge Dredd (I am a massive Dredd fan and have a big collection of trades). Everything happens in the same universe/continuity and the comic world advances in real time which makes for such a refreshing change from Marvel/DC’s “Which universe is this? Who is dead in this one? Are any of these changes going to stick?”.

    Jake – South Australia

    • How do I delete that. My niece should not appear in that post. My sister will kill me….

  8. Thanks for a cool podcast! Is there a tweeter to tell me when to tune in so I don’t forget?

    Man for at least Batman (adjectivless) one guy went to tell you what to get. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4DglxBMr7V6wlKalvKcmEg7xaeAAKb09&feature=plcp

    I think renumbering was done best already in the late 00′s in Marvel. You have a darker number for the run, then a grayed out number for the title’s history, have you cake, eat it too and EVERYONE WINS, and you can have you’re 500s, your 1075s, and new number ones every 2 years.

    Yup digital needs to be cheaper. Also video game digital copies mostly are 10 dollars cheaper, Like Borderlands 2 was. There’s some digital stuff that could be cheaper today and it wouldn’t kill the local shops. Avengers 38XXXX or whatever from the early 90′s that’s mostly uncollected doesn’t need to be 1.99 for the issue, it should be. 0.25 at this point for a DIGITAL COPY.

    I love the new TMNT but Andy Khun’s art kills me. There’s been way better artists and he’s only been on the last two issues, the worst for art.

    Yes! Atomic ROBO, this is relevant to my love for ATOMIC ROBO!

  9. Hey Guys,

    Great show. I wasn’t sure what to expect but loved the mix of perspectives. A month is a long time to wait, but I’d rather have a high quality 2 hours than a mediocre 4 hours. If you can fill 4 as easily as you have filled 2 then go for it, but don’t do it just to increase the episode count. Keep up the good work!

    You guys should check out the “Double Barrel” comic by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon. It’s essentially two full length comics each issue for only 99 cent Plus, you get all the letters to the writers, additional “shorts” (e.g., “True Tales of Jin, Age 4″, and “Master of Feng Shui”), sketches, and a “How To” section for aspiring cartoonists. All told it amounts to 100+ pages per issue for a buck. They did it this way to specifically help reduce the “waiting for the trade” attitude that a lot of people have (e.g., shelling out $3-$4 for a 24 page issue).

  10. Great show, guys! Good to hear the linting tones of Kurtz’ voice across another podcast. I miss WW so much. It will be a long damn month between episodes. Keep it up. Can’t wait.

  11. Wow, I really loved this podcast.

    The only thing that caught my attention was this: Scott Mentioned that no-one is trying publishing long form comics on the web comics model. This isn’t entirely true. There actually have been a few experiments with this from certain publishers. For example Avatar Press published Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield’s “FreakAngels” in six page chunks every Friday and then collected the entire thing in four or five standard trade-paperbacks. It seems like that model worked very well for them.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that the webcomics model (free with monetization later) is viable for all kinds of comics. Not only daily newspaper-style humour comics.

  12. You should have named the show Triple S & M. Great listen. Thanks for putting this podcast together.

  13. More than once a month, please. This was an epic, epic first episode. Make it a Kickstarter if you have to. I’d love this to be a weekly podcast along with AutoPilot! I know you said it could change – but wow, it’s just too little to get 12 podcasts a year. I loved how raw the conversation was – it also shed some light into the sausage-making of comics and revenue – would love for that to be further explored. Keep it up man – if you need that extra money to get this sucker once a week I’ll definitely back it on Kickstarter like your other projects.

  14. Loved the first episode thought maybe you could talk about Groo the Wanderer or Locke & Key

  15. Absolutely love the show. Frogpants consumes 5 or 6 hours of my life every week and this show is definitely going be added to my regular listening schedule.

    I am one of those people who would love to get into comics but have absolutely no clue where to start. There are too many variants of one character to know where to start. There are lots of people out there like me on who have this problem and would love some guidance. On the Final Score there is a segment called Old School where they talk about old video games. It would be great if this show could have a similar segment such as :

    Comic Lore – where a character came from and the major issues people should read to understand the character.

    Profile of Comicist – talk about a writer or artist and what makes them famous or important in the comic world.

    Thanks for a great show.

  16. Fantastic show – I haven’t read a comic book in 20 years but this might bring me back to it. I really appreciate the frank discussion of the business and the fact that this was interesting and accessible to someone who doesn’t read comic books regularly. I’ve been a fan of Kurtz and PVP for a long time and enjoyed hearing some about his days with Image.

    As far as a “long form” comic online, the only one I can think of is Looking For Group by Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza. They publish comic book sized pages twice a week, then once they hit a comic book sized amount, they publish a volume.

  17. Scott, I just wanted to tell you that I really really really really liked the podcast. I haven’t read a comic in a long time and decided to listen to the podcast not only because I love TMS and Filmsack but everyone on TMS who has mentioned Comic Dorks lately has been all, “wow, it was so good!”. I checked it out and holy crap, what a great episode! I really liked the one guy who does PvP. Scott Kurtz i think? He’s awesome.

    Also, great recommendations. I started reading The Walking Dead because of you and I am totally hooked.

    Keep them coming, more than once a month please!

  18. I loved this show so much that I went on Instacast to check out Scott Kurtz. Boy is he a big man – and that’s no understatement. His PVPonline is a great cartoon strip. I recommend that comic/cartoon enthusiasts listen to Webcomics Weekly with Kurtz et al. Kurtz, buddy, you need to hire a personal trainer – now that you’re a millionaire from PennyArcade and PVP you really need to watch your weight.

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