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  • 01:49

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks the Best Comics of 2015

    in Pop Culture

    It's a new year and that means "best of" lists are flooding the internet as folks say what they think topped 2015. The Graphic Policy Radio team of Brett and Elana this Monday discuss what they think are the best comics and graphic novels of 2015!


    Didn't get to read a lot of comics? Wondering what you might have missed? Thinking about where to start in 2016? This is the show for you to get ideas as to some of the comics that topped last year.


    We of course want to hear from you too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 00:30

    Today's Graphic Novels

    in Movies

    Look at all the wonderful movies out there just waiting to be watched! Seems these days, many of the highly coveted films are those derived from comic books. The most popular are those being delivered by superhero comic book giants like Marvel (The Avengers) and DC (Batman). What you may not know is that there are many graphic novels that have been made into movies, who's characters don't have super human strength, nor do they have the physical ability to fly. In this weeks conversation, my co-host, Internet movie critic Larry Domkowski of Must See Movie, and I, Greg Morgan, the Reel Movie Guy, will do our best to stay away from superheroes and gravitate more toward the heroes from other graphic novels that were made into movies. 

    Our show will be broadcast live on Blog Talk Radio and from 11:00 pm until 11:30 pm EDT, then continuing our conversation on Google Hangouts On Air from 11:30 pm-ish until 12:00 am-ish EDT...

  • 00:59

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio. With no guest this week, we have a much overdue potluck where we'll discuss some of the latest comic news and reviews.



    Batman #44 is an interesting change for the character. We'll discuss the issue taking on some relevant societal issues

    More news of creators being bad broke out. We discuss the persistent harassment in the comic industry, the protection of these individuals, and what can be done.

    This past weekend was Small Press Expo. We talk about one of the best independent and small press comic conventions out there.


    We'll discuss the above and more! We want to hear from you. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 01:34

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio the show that mixes comic and politics. It's a potluck Monday, and we'll be discussing a wide ranging amount of news and reviews in the comic industry.


    After a few weeks of awesome guests, we'll be catching up to discuss some of our favorite, and not so favorite, releases over the past month!


    Some of the comics we'll be discussing is the newest volume of Phonogram, and the latest issue of Constantine!


    But, that's not all that's on tap. Just tune in and find out what else is on the agenda.


    We also want to hear from you! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:24

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    Recently, some conservatives have taken issue with Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 and the political content within. The issue has Sam Wilson heading to the Southern border to deal with the Sons of Serpents who have taken it upon themselves to capture undocumented immigrants crossing the border.


    From Fox & Friends to Townhall, conservatives and Republicans have taken up the charge against the issue claiming it's unAmerican and liberal propaganda.


    We take up the issue and discuss the history of politics in comic books, especially Captain America.


    Listen in and weigh in with your thoughts by Tweeting them to us @graphicpolicy

  • 01:26

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news.


    On this episode, we're discussing:



    DC Comics' Convergence has ended and a new focus on diversity has begun. We'll talk some of their new series and new directions including Midnighter, Batgirl, Batman, Green Lantern: The Lost Army, and more!
    Marvel's universe is in ruins and embroiled in Secret Wars. We discuss this massive event that will result in a whole new Marvel Universe when it's over. We already know some new series such as Invincible Iron Man, A-Force, Squadron Supreme, and Miles Morales headlining Spider-Man! We'll talk the event and what comes after.
    San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, we'll talk a bit about the convention, the announced panels, and some of the exclusives!


    We'll discuss all that and more! We of course want to hear from you too. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:03

    Jody Houser Talks Faith with Graphic Policy Radio

    in Pop Culture

    Faith is the first comic to star a plus-sized superhero! Graphic Policy Radio welcomes special guest, writer Jody Houser who is part of the team at Valiant Comics bringing Faith to life in one of the year's most anticipated comics.


    Jody Houser earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston, where she completed her master's thesis in screenwriting and was a winner of the Rod Parker Fellowship for Playwriting.


    She began experimenting with webcomics in 2006 and is the creator behind the webcomic Cupcake POW!, which has updated weekly since 2010 and is currently available on comiXology Submit.


    Jody has been a contributing writer to numerous comic anthologies including Womanthology: Heroic and Womanthology: Space from IDW, CMYK: Magenta from Vertigo, and Avengers: No More Bullying from Marvel, as well as Dead Roots and Rise: Comics Against Bullying. Recently, Jody has written Orphan Black for IDW and Agent May for Marvel.


    Faith was the break out star of Valiant's Harbinger. A psionically gifted “psiot” she has always aspired to greatness. Now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws her into harm’s way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr! But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought.


    Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:15

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news.


    On this episode, we're discussing:



    All-New X-Men made waves this past week when founding X-Man Bobby Drake aka Iceman was revealed to be gay. The writing though was controversial concerning statements around bisexuality. We talk about what happened, what we like vs what is still really troubling.
    DC Comics revealed that Frank Miller will be penning Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller will be joined by Brian Azzarello on writing duties. We discuss the unfortunate name for the new series.
    DC Comics' Convergence is wrapping up its first month this week. The two month event consists of a main series and a bunch of tie-in series. We discuss what we think so far. and what we hope to see in the second month.


    We'll discuss all of that and more! We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy or call in to let us know what you think.

  • 01:13

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    It's Monday night, and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show thay mixes politics and comics. It's been a bit since we discussed recent releases and general news in the comic industry, so it's potluck Monday!


    On this episode:



    We talk what we've been reading and discuss hot comics and graphic novels you should check out, and what you should skip, and what we're looking forward to!
    Emerald City Comicon was this past weekend with lots of announcements and hints as to what's coming up. We round up the news and talk about what you need to know.
    Geekdom and politics clashed this past week and the largest game convention in North American Gen Con spoke out about Indiana's SB 101, and threatened to leave the state if passed. We lay it out there as to what you need to know.
    The past few weeks also saw controversy. We discuss the recent round of harassment as well as the controversy over DC Comics variant cover to Batgirl #41.


    We discuss all of that and more this Monday! We want to hear from you. Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 00:50

    50 years of Zippy the Pinhead readied cartoonist for graphic novels! INTERVIEW

    in Pop Culture

    Today's Guest: "Zippy the Pinhead" cartoonist Bill Griffith, who reveals his late mother's sordid history in Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist!!, a graphic novel.


    (Tech Note from Mr. Media: For some stupid reason, my audio during this interview is engulfed in static; I don't know why. The good news is that my guest, Bill Griffith, sounds and looks great. I apologize for the sound difficulties in advance.)


    BILL GRIFFITH podcast excerpt: "My mother read my work from the very beginning. It caused her quite a bit of discomfort."


    Key interview moments:


    • 8:15 Ever wonder how an adult-oriented artist such as Bill Griffith explained their work to Mom? Or how Mom, full of pride, explains it to the neighbors?;


    • 25:00 Griffith explains a bit about what his mother's lover, artist Lawrence Lariar contributed to the early days of comic books, comic strips, commercial art and mystery novels, and how he inadvertently had an impact on Griffith himself;


    • 38:50 Griffith reveals the future of his 50-yearold daily comic strip, "Zippy the Pinhead."


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  • Graphic Policy Radio: Year in Comics 2014

    in Pop Culture

    It's a new year, and the first episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. For the first episode of the year we're looking back at 2014 and looking forward to 2015.


    On this episode we're discussing:



    Our favorite comics and graphic novels of 2014,
    What we think were the top stories of 2014,
    What changes in the comic market place happened over the past year,
    What we're looking forward to in 2015,
    Predictions for 2015!


    We're doing all of that LIVE, and we want to hear from you! What stood out to you about 2014, and what are you looking forward to in 2015? Call in and let us know, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.