Sinopse

Two nerds talking comics - where to get them, how to make them and, most importantly, what our favorites are.

Episódios

  • 39. Castle Waiting

    39. Castle Waiting

    25/03/2019 Duração: 01h08min

    Hi, folks! This episode is about Castle Waiting by Linda Medley, a cool comic we liked a lot. It's also the last episode we're doing for a while - Comic Adventures is going on an indefinite hiatus. Thank you so much for your support over the last two years!   Other things we talk about:   Assassination Classroom by Yūsei Matsui Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero by Kelly Sue DeConnick Barbarous by Yuko Ota & Ananth Hirsh Delver #1 by Spike Trotman, MK Reed, and Clive Hawken The “G” Word Isn’t for You: How “Gypsy” Erases Romani Women   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew)   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 38. The One With Flerkins

    38. The One With Flerkins

    11/03/2019 Duração: 01h27s

    That's right, folks! This week we discuss Andrew's favorite Marvel superhero, the one... the only... Carol Danvers, a.k.a Captain Marvel! Specifically, we're talking about the Higher, Further, Faster, More trade by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by David Lopez with colors by Lee Loughridge and letters by Joe Caramagna. Andrew specifically wanted to say this: Seriously folks, I love the character of Carol Danvers, in all of her complicated history. I feel like I didn't actually geek out enough while recording this episode. Like, I feel like I should have been more giddy with excitement. Anyway, since recording, I saw the movie and loved it, and I'm also going back and re-reading even more of Kelly Sue DeConnick's run writing this character and loving it. Carol is great because she's a feminist character without having to tell us in every panel "hey, I'm feminist" because SHE JUST IS. There was a lot of hate floating around out there ahead of the movie, particularly from a lot of men who somehow felt threate

  • 37. Superman: Red Son

    37. Superman: Red Son

    25/02/2019 Duração: 58min

    It had to happen (especially if it's rigged, Andrew) - we finally talk about a book neither of us likes. Join us for a solid hour of excited yelling about communism, conservatism, bad writing, and the role of heroes in a world of injustice.   Other things we talk about: Home After Dark by David Small Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Judas by Jeff Loveness and Jakub Rebelka Drama by Raina Telgemeier On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden Hex Vet by Sam Davies Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms by Hiromi Takashima I've read better than that   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 36. Kase-san and Morning Glories

    36. Kase-san and Morning Glories

    14/02/2019 Duração: 01h00s

    Happy Valentine's Day, folks! Join us for a discussion of the delectable Kase-san and Morning Glories by Hiromi Takashima! The air is full of love and the podcast is full of sweet romantic manga. And the long term effects of Freudian theory on queer media, because we gotta be us.    Other things we talk about: Train★Train by Eiki Eiki Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda The History of Yuri tag at Okazu Karen Hallion The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang The Substitutes by Myisha Haynes   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • Bonus! Homestuck in the Middle With You, Act 1

    Bonus! Homestuck in the Middle With You, Act 1

    04/02/2019 Duração: 22min

      Well I don't know why we came here tonight. We've got the feeling that something ain't right. We're so scared we fell off our chairs. And we're wondering how we'll get down the stairs (bro). Clowns to the left of me!  Vriska to the right! Homestuck in the middle with you.   (Covers about a third of Act 5 Act 2, through page 3192.)   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our Homestuck theme song is Sweet Success by Planet Purple.

  • 35. Nimona

    35. Nimona

    31/01/2019 Duração: 43min

    This week Andrew and Melissa discuss love, shapeshifter style as we discuss Noel Stevenson's delightful fantasy, Nimona. Andrew forgets he's not on a video game podcast, Melissa has so many reading recommendations that it requires an additional episode, and our fair friends promise that they'll do Homestuck... next time.   Other things we talk about: Saga: vol 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Monstress: vol 3 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda   and of couse... Homestuck   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 34. Minicomics with Kat Tuesday

    34. Minicomics with Kat Tuesday

    31/12/2018 Duração: 01h09min

    Happy New Year! We invited artist Kat Tuesday to help us ring in 2019 with style, and by style we mean minicomics. Kat's audio is pretty rough, but the minicomic knowledge she drops is smooooth.   Other things we talk about: Oyasumi Punpun by Asano Inio Otoyome Gatari (Bride's Story) by Mori Kaoru What Doesn’t Work by M Stenbæk Never Satisfied by Taylor Robin Saint for Rent by Ru Zu Ran and the Gray World v1 by Aki Irie Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Quimby's Sharkman by Leo Mancini CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) Chicago Zine Fest Paper Mills Have The Power….To Finally Increase Prices Paper Chase: Unexpected Price Increases Hit Pulp Market Kitty's Guide to Chicago Coffee by Patrick Cheng Low Light: Late Night Special by Tristan Wright Can You Make the Dog Sexier? by Kelly Leigh Miller and Alex Sloves Look at my Cute Cub by Lucy Kinsley Viewotron issue 2 (Mom) by Sam Sharpe Rachel Bard’s mini-minis Pancakes by Kat Leyh Radishes by Carolyn Nowak One Drink by Bruce Worden An Army of Lovers Will Be Beat

  • 33. Ranma 1/2

    33. Ranma 1/2

    21/12/2018 Duração: 50min

    This week we submerge ourselves into the wild wacky world of gender and species fluidity that is Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2! Join us as we discuss secret wish fulfillment, gaining acceptance by being a pig, and discover that dang, it feels good to be a panda.   Other things we talk about: Overlord v1 & 2 by Kugane Maruyama and Satoshi Oshio Assassination Classroom v11-16 by Yusei Matsui Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal Wonderland v1 by Yugo Ishikawa Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu v1 by Natsuya Semikawa and Virginia Nitouhei Flavor by Joseph Keatinge and Wook Clark Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Drifting Dragons v1 by Taku Kuwabara Home After Dark by David Small Shonen Jump Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures Neon Genesis Evangelion A Vision of Escaflowne   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adv

  • 32. Blue Beetle (2006)

    32. Blue Beetle (2006)

    03/12/2018 Duração: 01h02min

    Welcome to episode 32, where we start out talking about the 2006 run of Blue Beetle and end up deep in the weeds, yelling about continuity, reboots, and editorial mandates. Jaime Reyes is still the best kid, though.  (Note: the audio quality on this isn't great - we're switching to new software and still working out the kinks. Also there are baby toys going off randomly in the background. We're working on it! Our mikes will be less hot next time!)   Other things we talk about: Assassination Classroom 5-10 by Yusei Matsui Sheets by Brenna Thummler Super Late Bloomer by Julia Kaye Apple and Honey by Hideyoshico   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 31. Delicious In Dungeon

    31. Delicious In Dungeon

    19/11/2018 Duração: 57min

    This week we delve into Delicious In Dungeon, a manga by Ryōko Kui. Join us as we embark on a culinary adventure, just in time for Thanksgiving! We discuss everything ranging to problematic portrayals of orcs, to the ultimate question: is dragon red meat or white meat? Other things we talk about: MotorCrush v1 by by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime v1-6 by FUSE and Taiki Kawakami Assassination Classroom v2-4 by Yusei Matsui Yona of the Dawn v1 by Mizuho Kusanagi Sweetness & Lightning v1 by Gido Amagakure Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik   World of Warcraft Ready Player One by Ernest Cline   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song

  • 30. Elements: Fire

    30. Elements: Fire

    05/11/2018 Duração: 59min

    Welcome to episode 30! This week Andrew makes some terrible puns, Melissa forgets about the Prime Directive, and both are super enthusiastic about the Elements: Fire anthology from Beyond Press.    Other things we talk about:   Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Taproot by Keezy Young Fence! v1 by C.S. Pacat (Author) and Johanna the Mad (Illustrator) Melissa can't find that twitter thread on manga layout BallotReady   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 29. Through the Woods

    29. Through the Woods

    22/10/2018 Duração: 46min

    This week we take a turn for the spooky as we delve into the horrors of Emily Carroll's Through The Woods. Get ready to get creeped out by some 18th century French undead and creepy, creepy worm monsters with teeth. Things we talk about: Emily Carroll's agent on Graphic Novel TK Low Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini Agents of the Realm by Mildred Lewis (the characters are in college, Melissa apologizes for the mistake.) Inktober with Quinn Stephens, Patrick Cheng, and Ana Carmichael Ms. Marvel vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona Pluto vol 2 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munc

  • 28. Avas Demon

    28. Ava's Demon

    25/09/2018 Duração: 48min

    Andrew's out of town (it's his birthday, wish him a happy one!), so Melissa is joined by special guest host Quinn Stephens to talk about the beautiful and often animated Ava's Demon.   Other things we talk about:   Magic Knight Rayearth by Clamp Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men The Mutant Ages Tiger, Tiger by Petra Erika Nordlund O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti        Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) instagram.com/stephens.quinn (Quinn) And check out our Ko-fi!   Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 27. Check, Please!

    27. Check, Please!

    10/09/2018 Duração: 52min

    This episode we talk about Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu! It's a story about hockey (which we know nothing about), baking (which Andrew knows about), and finding yourself at college (we both know this one). Also romance and anxiety and non-toxic bros and... just read it, y'all.    Other things we talk about: How the Best Hunter in the Village Met Her Death by Molly Ostertag That Box We Sit On by Richie Pope SPX 2018 Ignatz Awards Nominees Check, Please!: #Hockey (First Second edition) Thieves and Kings by Mark Oakley   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   For extended show notes, visit our blog! Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 26. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

    26. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

    01/09/2018 Duração: 58min

    This week we tackle Emil Farris' brilliant work, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. This is a heavy one (and not just because the book is huge). We talk about race, sexuality, gender, and the Holocaust as we discuss the Eisner-winning, Hugo-nominated book about a young woman growing up in 1960s Chicago.

  • 25. The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

    25. The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

    13/08/2018 Duração: 52min

    The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins is finally available in sweet, sweet paperback! We laughed, we cried, we did a fantastic Magic Brian impression.    Other things we talk about: Melissa's Long Ass List is at the bottom of the notes Libby (by Overdrive) My Brother, My Brother, and Me  The Adventure Zone (the podcast) TAZ Animated TAZ Zine Tess Stone's rad comic Sluggy Freelance   We're giving away a copy of the book!  We have an extra copy of the TAZ graphic novel, so we’re doing a giveaway. If you’re in the US (because international shipping is killer) and want a chance to win, email us at [email protected] with the subject line 'TAZ Giveaway' and include a sentence or two about your favorite comic. (or your favorite TAZ character, if you don’t have a favorite comic). If you're cool with reading your recommendation on the air, let us know! The contest lasts until the end of August - we’ll draw a name on August 31st.   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (M

  • 24. Bleach

    24. Bleach

    30/07/2018 Duração: 01h16min

    Death. Grief. Family. Responsibility. Giant swords. Bunnies. For this episode we go deep into the first three volumes of Kubo Tite's Bleach.    Other things we talk about:   Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku v2 by Fujita Go For It, Nakamura! by Syundei After Hours v1 by Yuhta Nishio Inside Scanslation Chasing Amy There May Be Some Collateral Damage by metisket (Bleach+Harry Potter fanfic)  Kickstarter for Northside Comics Volume 1!!! Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi Fushigi Yūgi by Yuu Watase   Next Episode: The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by several McElroys and Carey Pietsch. Listen to The Adventure Zone, Folks!   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) And check out our Ko-fi!   For extended show notes, visit our blog! Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our the

  • 23. X-Force

    23. X-Force

    17/07/2018 Duração: 01h33min

    This week, we go back in time to the early 90s to talk about the one and only X-Force. We discuss Cable's team of young vigilantes, questionable anatomy, clothing that is literally painted on, Gideon and Cruel's troubled marriage, and gratuitous amounts of pockets. So bodyslide by one into your chair and settle in for a long one! (X-Force Epic Collection: Under the Gun is by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza)   Things we discuss Invisible Man by Ralph Eliison Connection Lost and Lost Haven by Carrie Peach X-Factor (the comic and the reality show) Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men (Melissa listened to episodes 181, 189, and 195)   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) Wanna throw a buck or two our way? Check out our Ko-Fi!   For extended show notes, visit our blog! Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew

  • 22. SuperMutant Magic Academy

    22. SuperMutant Magic Academy

    02/07/2018 Duração: 56min

    This episode we talk about the magic of teen angst, prom, and wifi hotspots in Jillian Tamaki's SuperMutant Magic Academy.     Things we mention: Pluto by Naoki Urasawa Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka Plum Dog by Emma Chichester Clark I Am A Wolf by Kelly Leigh Miller (coming 2019!) Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, v1 by Fujita Delicious in Dungeon, v5 by Ryoko Kui Golden Kamuy, v1 by Satoru Noda CAKE! Dirt Creek Runs with Blood Chapter 2 by Madeline McGrane Beyond Anthology 2 Evan Dahm Kate Beaton Next episode: X-Force Epic Collection: Under the Gun   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew) Want to drop us a couple $$? Check out our Ko-Fi!   For extended show notes, visit our blog! Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective, and produced by Andrew Larkin and Melissa Sayen. Our theme song is Adventure Music! by Munchybobo.

  • 21. Magic Knight Rayearth

    21. Magic Knight Rayearth

    18/06/2018 Duração: 50min

    Picking a CLAMP title was really, really hard, but we settled Magic Knight Rayearth. It's one of their earlier stories - a fantastic tale of three badass 14 year olds who are whisked away to another world to rescue a princess. Or at least, that's what they're told. Notes: this episode was originally recorded in March and also Andrew had a cold. Please ignore any sniffling and/or temporal abnormalities.   Things we talk about: The 27 Club by Kim Karr Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang Again!! v1 by Mitsurou Kubo Delicious in Dungeon v4 by Ryoko Kui Escaflowne Card Captor Sakura by CLAMP Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi Ono CLAMP's official website   Find us online at: twitter.com/thecomiccast twitter.com/widewildblue (Melissa) twitter.com/AndrewDLarkin (Andrew)   For extended show notes, visit our blog! Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]   Comic Adventures is a project of Let’s Make Comics, a Chicago-based comics collective

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