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Produced by a group of life-long friends, Comic Geek Speak is a daily look at comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. Experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.

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    Listener Feedback

    CGS: Episode 999 (January 7, 2011)

    We put our listeners centerstage and burn through our voicemails giving us a chance to talk about villains, John Byrne, Batman's origin, historical comics, Thor movie vs Green Lantern movie, comic book fandom, Lex Luthor vs Tony Stark and more! (2:07:26)

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    Comic, Movie & TV Talk

    CGS: Episode 998 (January 6, 2011)

    Movies, TV and comic talk fill this never before released episode from March 2010. As half the crew visits Emerald City Comicon for the first time, the other half stays behind to talk about everything from comic book movies, Dr. Who, cartoons and more. (2:49:37)

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    Artifacts 04

    CGS: Episode 997 (January 5, 2011)

    The first arc of Artifacts is over! New players are on the scene and it can only lead to a confrontation between all the Bearers of the Artifacts. More discussion and speculation as we take a look at issue 4. (30:45)

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    CGS in 2011!

    CGS: Episode 996 (January 4, 2011)

    It's the first new episode of the New Year! And with the New Year comes a new Convention Tour, new episodes, new comic book movies to review and more! We talk about our plans for the upcoming year, make some predictions, pick more Super Show Early Bird Ticket winners and more! (58:28)

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    Songs in the Key of CGS 2

    CGS: Episode 995 (January 3, 2011)

    It's the Geeks' Second Album as we present more theme songs, more listener-created tunes and other musical interludes! Featuring cameo appearances by Katie Cook, David Petersen, Drunk Cap and Hugh Arse! Also a surprise appearance by music superstar... you'll have to listen to find out! Enjoy! (32:42)

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    2010: A CGS Retrospective

    CGS: Episode 994 (December 31, 2010)

    As the New Year approaches, it's a look back at CGS in 2010: the fun and silliness, reactions to events and comic news, the interviews, the rants, the lowlights and the highlights. Thank you to all our listeners! Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2011! (56:16)

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    Spotlight on DC Comics part 6

    CGS: Episode 993 (December 30, 2010)

    It's the final DC Comics Spotlight as their 75th Anniversary year wraps up. This time, it's a look at the modern years from 1998 to 2010. The titles, the events, the other media, we look back on the time period that would change DC both as a publisher and a company. (1:50:56)

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    Ten Things to Know About the Future of Comics

    CGS: Episode 992 (December 29, 2010)

    Our first ustream episode is a discussion on Shaenon K. Garrity's article Ten Things to Know About the Future of Comics. Joining in on the conversation is Mr. Phil from the Indie Spinner Rack Podcast, Chris Johnson, Freakytiki, David D., and more! (1:19:30)

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    Post-Christmas Mishmash

    CGS: Episode 991 (December 28, 2010)

    As we decompress from the holidays, we open gifts, talk Tron: Legacy, announce our next Book of the Month Club poll, talk with ILM's Tom Martinek and writer M. Zachary Sherman about the upcoming Harry Walton, Henchman for Hire gn and more including a new holiday presentation from Murd! (1:40:41)

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    Spotlight on Captain America in Other Media

    CGS: Episode 990 (December 27, 2010)

    From serials to radio dramas, cartoons to movies, listener Ralph (Atomic99) Werner guides this final Captain America spotlight taking a look at the Winged Avenger's career outside of comics. As a bonus, a certain Drunk Cap returns - with a special guest! (1:40:03)

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    Spotlight on Hawkman and Hawkgirl

    CGS: Episode 989 (December 24, 2010)

    It's our gift to the listeners this holiday season as we try and sort out the continuity landmine that is the world of Hawkman and Hawkgirl! From Egypt to the Golden Age to the far-flung planet of Thanagar, we walk through the characters' origins, retcons and more. (1:28:36)

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    Happy Holidays!

    CGS: Episode 988 (December 23, 2010)

    It's an all-holiday episode as we talk with writer Philip W. Smith II and artist Alina Urusov about the Top Cow Holiday Special 2010 in stores this week! We then re-present Murd's reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (36:42)

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    Off the Rack reviews

    CGS: Episode 987 (December 22, 2010)

    We start with a look at the Stan Lee line of books from Boom! (Soldier Zero, Traveler, and Starborn) and our reactions just might surprise you! We then talk with Barry Deutsch author of the delightful all-ages graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. (1:40:10)

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    Thor: First Thunder 4

    CGS: Episode 986 (December 21, 2010)

    It's the birth of the Radioactive Man! As tensions swirl around the globe because of the Thunder God's appearance on Earth, the superhuman arms race begins. And with Thor in the middle of it all, it's the perfect time for Loki to strike! Listen in. (34:59)

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    Looking Ahead to 2011 part 2

    CGS: Episode 985 (December 20, 2010)

    Image Addiction co-hosts Chris Partin and Mike Smith join us to tackle upcoming releases in 2011 for Image and Top Cow; we then spotlight projects from other publishers including Boom!, Twomorrows, Top Shelf, IDW, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics and more. (1:28:29)

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    Top 5 Origins

    CGS: Episode 984 (December 17, 2010)

    Every character has a beginning and in this lengthy episode we take a look at that major aspect of the comic book craft: the origin! From Rorschach to Superwoman, Nexus to Spider-Man, we list our Top Five favorite stories and types of origins. (2:36:14)

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    Spotlight on artist Mort Meskin

    CGS: Episode 983 (December 16, 2010)

    Steven Brower, author of From Shadow to Light, joins us to spotlight the Life and Art of Mort Meskin. From the Golden Age Vigilante and Johnny Quick, working at Eisner and Iger Studios, to artistic style and later works, we discuss this underrated and influential comic book artist. (49:31)

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    Looking Ahead to 2011

    CGS: Episode 982 (December 15, 2010)

    It's time for our traditional Looking Ahead episode! Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of the Raging Bullets podcast join us to talk DC in 2011. And Marvel Noise's David Price is joined by his fellow 11 O'Clock Comics co-host Jason Wood to cover Marvel. (1:30:21)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 981 (December 14, 2010)

    We start the episode by detailing all the categories in our end of year CGS Best Of list; we continue our discussion of the Role of the Comic Book Buyer with the help of listener feedback; and then we wrap it all up discussing the explosive finale of the Walking Dead tv show. (1:37:16)

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    Catching up with Mouse Guard's David Petersen

    CGS: Episode 980 (December 10, 2010)

    David Petersen returns to bring us up to date on everything Mouse Guard including Legends of the Guard and next week's Black Axe release. We also dip into world and myth building, future story plans, gaming, audiobooks and more. (1:24:38)

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    A Conversation with Amy Reeder

    CGS: Episode 979 (December 9, 2010)

    From Tokyopop to Vertigo, Supergirl to Batwoman, artist and creator Amy Reeder has made a name for herself in comics and with comic readers. We discuss her journey, her thoughts on her work both in concept and approach, bringing Batwoman to life, breaking expectations and more! (53:05)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 978 (December 8, 2010)

    It's another look at Previews, discussing comic book releases for February 2011. What are we buying, what looks interesting and what new titles are worth checking out? Also, we talk with Gerimi Burleigh to spotlight Eye of the Gods, his graphic novel in this month's catalogue. (1:29:38)

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    Shadowland 5

    CGS: Episode 977 (December 7, 2010)

    Shadowland comes to an end! Was it satisfying? Did it make sense? And what does it mean for Daredevil, Matt Murdock, Hell's Kitchen, the Kingpin and the Daredevil title itself? Find out what we thought, hear our rants and learn what's next for this part of the Marvel Universe. (37:26)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 976 (December 6, 2010)

    The Geeks try and answer the question: what is the role of the comic book buyer in the buyer-retailer-creators-publisher chain? From comic shop loyalty to finding the best deals, it's the tip of the iceberg of what will become a larger ongoing discussion. We wrap it all up with a review of Walking Dead Episode 5! (1:39:14)

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    Webcomic Spotlight: World of Hurt with Jay Potts

    CGS: Episode 975 (December 3, 2010)

    Jay Potts' World of Hurt, the Internet's #1 Blaxploitation Webcomic, kicks off a new feature spotlighting the world of webcomics! Jay fills us in on his process, his inspirations, outreach to readers, movies, music, and more! (55:54)

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    Introducing! Dr. Strange, Madame Xanadu, Spawn

    CGS: Episode 974 (December 2, 2010)

    It's a new type of episode as we read and discuss the first appearances of Dr. Strange (Strange Tales 110), Madame Xanadu (Doorway To Nightmare 1) and Spawn (Spawn 1)! What has survived, changed, and what are the comparisons? (55:13)

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    Spotlight on DC Comics part 5

    CGS: Episode 973 (December 1, 2010)

    Writer Scotty Beatty returns to the show to help us delve into the years 1986 thru 1998. This era of DC Comics gave us Vertigo, the Death of Superman, Elseworlds, prestige format comics, price increases, Milestone, Impact!, Helix, Kyle Rayner, Amalgam and more! (1:40:02)

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    Book of the Month Club: Promethea vol.1

    CGS: Episode 972 (November 30, 2010)

    It's the final BOMC of the year and, for Geek's Choice, Adam has selected Promethea vol.1 by Alan Moore, J.H.Williams III, Mick Gray, Todd Klein and co. Science hero adventure gives way to the power of the imagination in this amazing collaboration of pictures and words. Listen in! (1:17:33)

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    A Cornucopia of Comics Conversation 2010

    CGS: Episode 971 (November 29, 2010)

    It's a mish-mash of post-holiday comic talk as we figure out our 2011 Convention Tour, compare Superman III and Superman IV, review Walking Dead episode 4, go through our mailbag, give away more Super Show prizes, talk about some recent cartoons and more! (1:44:21)

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    Who is Jake Ellis? and the God Machine

    CGS: Episode 970 (November 27, 2010)

    Writer Nathan Edmondson returns to talk with us about Who is Jake Ellis?, a new project from Image with artist Tonci Zonjic. We follow that up with another look at The God Machine hardcover, recently released from Archaia, with creator Chandra Free. (1:15:15)

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    Artifacts 03

    CGS: Episode 969 (November 26, 2010)

    Aphrodite IV gathers her forces as the Artifacts bearers start to move into place on either side of the upcoming battle. Plus, a new player enters the scene and claims an Artifact for his own. Listen in! (33:24)

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    Spotlight on Captain America in the '00s

    CGS: Episode 968 (November 24, 2010)

    The 2000s may very well be the best years for Captain America as well as some of the most controversial. Listen in as we discuss the Marvel Knights run, Ultimate Cap, Truth, the return of Bucky, Civil War, Steve Rogers as the Super Soldier and more. (1:17:15)

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    Thor: First Thunder 3

    CGS: Episode 967 (November 23, 2010)

    As the Thor origin continues, this time retelling Thor's battle with the mystical Sandu, the larger Marvel Universe starts to take shape setting in motion plans to address a god walking among men. (38:44)

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    Comic Talk: News Edition

    CGS: Episode 966 (November 22, 2010)

    It's a passionate episode taking a look at recent comic news including J.Michael Straczynski leaving the Superman and Wonder Woman titles, reactions to the Green Lantern movie trailer, comic art auctions, Walking Dead Episode 3 review and more! (1:48:15)

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    Robotech: Celebrating 25 Years

    CGS: Episode 965 (November 19, 2010)

    Robotech celebrates 25 Years for its initial 1985 US release and listener Christopher Whitfield joins us to spotlight the series, the origins of Robotech, the characters, Carl Macek, protoculture, the comics, the merchandise and more. (1:16:34)

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    Comic Talk: Listener Feedback Edition

    CGS: Episode 964 (November 18, 2010)

    We dig into our voicemails and read from emails on a wide range of topics including more talk on DC and Marvel's Trinity, comic book related songs, Morning Glories, Tom de Haven's It's Superman! novel, the works of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the Spider-Man musical and more! (1:11:41)

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    Storytime with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 963 (November 17, 2010)

    Fresh from his trip to Lucca, Uncle Sal is back to catch us up on recent conventions, becoming a daddy again, traversing the independent comics field, comic book movies and even a little love advice! (1:26:22)

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    Comics Podcast Theme Event!

    CGS: Episode 962 (November 16, 2010)

    Comics Podcast Theme Event Week is here again and this time the topic at hand is the question Who would you put on your Comic Book Mount Rushmore? Listen in for our answers, our reasons, and those that didn't make the list. (1:12:08)

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    Off the Rack reviews

    CGS: Episode 961 (November 15, 2010)

    Peter, Shane and Pants discuss the various offerings in this year's Top Cow Pilot Season - which title are we voting for? And then we wrap up the episode geeking out over the second episode of the Walking Dead TV Show. (1:11:49)

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    Indie Spotlight for November 2010

    CGS: Episode 960 (November 11, 2010)

    This month we spotlight four graphic novels solicited in the current Previews: David McAdoo's Red Moon (Cossack Comics), GB Tran's Vietnamerica (Villard), 51 Delta (Arcana) with writer Sean Dulaney and Term Life (Image) with writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Nick Thornborrow. (1:43:43)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 959 (November 10, 2010)

    It's time again to look into the future and see what the new Previews has to offer for books mostly shipping in January. We then chat with artist J.K. Woodward about the new Fallen Angel Return of the Son mini-series from IDW as well as Super Show news! (1:29:49)

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    Flashback to 2000

    CGS: Episode 958 (November 9, 2010)

    Ultimate Marvel. Battle Pope. Ed McGuinness on Superman. Cross Gen Comics. Claremont returns to the X-Men. The end of Preacher. Gorilla Comics. Quesada becomes EIC. It's a fun look back to those titles, creators, publishers and comics that make up the year 2000. (1:27:21)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 957 (November 8, 2010)

    It's a packed house of Geeks discussing a number of topics including what is Marvel's Trinity? Star Wars novels. Dark Knight Rises and the Spider-Man movie reboot. Superman Earth One by Straczynski and Davis. Walking Dead. Comic conventions and cosplay. Drunk Cap. And more! (1:46:23)

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    CGS Presents: Classic Geek Speak: V for Vendetta

    CGS: (November 5, 2010)

    Remember, Remember the Fifth of November! In this Book of the Month Club episode from April 2006 we discuss both the V for Vendetta trade and the movie. Boy did some tempers flare! (1:47:10)

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    Spotlight on Captain America in the '90s

    CGS: Episode 956 (November 4, 2010)

    For the Star-Spangled Avenger, the '90s brought about everything from werewolves to photon shields. It's the end of the Gruenwald era into the Mark Waid run, a sidestep into Heroes Reborn, a much needed Heroes Return, and ending with Dan Jurgens. With a special appearance by Drunk Cap! (1:13:45)

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    Brightest Day part 2

    CGS: Episode 955 (November 3, 2010)

    DC's Brightest Day weekly saga continues! The Blackest Night resurrected characters are edging closer to learning the secrets of the White Lantern. We also riff on issues of Justice League Generation Lost, Birds of Prey, the Green Lantern books and more. (1:02:40)

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    Introducing Action Lab Entertainment

    CGS: Episode 954 (November 2, 2010)

    Shawn Pryor of PKD Media and Space-Time Condo's Dave Dwonch join us this episode to give us the scoop on the new comic book publishing venture, Action Lab Entertainment! We then review Episode 1 of the Walking Dead TV Show from AMC! (1:23:15)

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    Comic Talk: Listener Feedback Edition

    CGS: Episode 953 (November 1, 2010)

    Are you a comic book reader or collector? Or both? How do we drop titles? Are the current Avengers titles too confusing? And more Star Trek vs Star Wars! This can only be a listener feedback episode! Plus, a new fan art challenge is announced! (1:11:59)

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    BOMC: the 'Nam vol.1

    CGS: Episode 952 (October 29, 2010)

    Follow the tour of duty of Private Ed Marks in the 'Nam vol.1 by writer and Vietnam vet Doug Murray with art by Michael Golden, Wayne Vansant and others and edited by Larry Hama. Listen in as we discuss this classic Marvel title from the '80s. (57:17)

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    Indie Spotlight

    CGS: Episode 951 (October 28, 2010)

    We dip into the October Previews to spotlight Martin Flink's The Man of Glass, Magus with co-writer Jon Price and artist Rebekah Isaacs and Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal. We also talk with Emi Lenox about her collected diary comic Emitown. (2:06:19)

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    Spotlight on DC Comics part 4

    CGS: Episode 950 (October 27, 2010)

    It's the end of DC's Bronze Age as we take a look at the years 1972 thru 1985/86. Longtime comic reader and listener Lee Cameron joins us to talk about DC's new era under Jenette Kahn, the DC Implosion, Kirby's Fourth World, the approaching Crisis and more. (1:38:54)

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    Thor: First Thunder 2

    CGS: Episode 949 (October 26, 2010)

    Bryan J.L. Glass, Tan Eng Huat and company continue the origin of Thor! Remixing early issues of Journey Into Mystery, Loki resurfaces to cause trouble for Thor and this time their battleground is in the middle of Manhattan. (31:12)

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    Off the Rack reviews

    CGS: Episode 948 (October 25, 2010)

    With all but one of the Geeks missing, it's an off the cuff episode with new-to-comics listener Alec Perreault. We discuss traversing the comicbook landscape as a new reader, DoomWar, Kill Shakespeare, give some Super Show updates and more. (56:10)

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    Looking Ahead to Long Beach Comic Con

    CGS: Episode 947 (October 21, 2010)

    A convention by the beach? Freking Sweer! Learn about this LA-based con from Sales Director Phil Lawrence as well as a few of the guests including color artist Nei Ruffino, Titanium Rain's Josh Finney and Kat Rocha and the welcomed return of comic book legend Joe Rubinstein! (1:54:23)

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    Shadowland 4

    CGS: Episode 946 (October 20, 2010)

    The penultimate chapter of Daredevil's slip into madness is here by Andy Diggle, Billy Tan and company. What do we think of the issue, where does it go from here, and what does it all mean for Daredevil as a character and a title? (33:15)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 945 (October 19, 2010)

    Listener Kyle Minor joins us as we peruse the new Previews catalogue for comics mostly shipping in December. What are our picks of the month? We then talk with Matthew Petz about his War of the Woods digital release from ComiXology. It's a must see! (1:57:53)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 944 (October 18, 2010)

    Final thoughts on New York Comic Con! A new contest begins! Discussion on DC and Marvel's announcements on dropping comic book cover prices! Super Show 2011 updates and giveaways! And more! (1:29:00)

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    NYCC '10 Tapes vol.4

    CGS: Episode 943 (October 14, 2010)

    It's the final day at NYCC '10! We wrap up the show chatting with the creators of Tribes: the Dog Years from IDW, artist Rich Koslowski and JD Arnold of BB Wolf & the Three LPs from Top Shelf, FUBAR's Jeff McComsey and more. (1:10:58)

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    NYCC '10 Tapes vol.3

    CGS: Episode 942 (October 13, 2010)

    Part two of the super-busy Saturday at NYCC. In this episode are interviews with Delve Into Fantasy's Del Borovic, Thom Zahler of Love and Capes, and more including a visit by Andy Ihnatko co-host of MacBreak Weekly. (54:12)

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    NYCC '10 Tapes vol.2

    CGS: Episode 941 (October 12, 2010)

    It's Day Two of NYCC, so that means more interviews about comics and webcomics as well as a chat with some of the design team of City of Heroes: Going Rogue, comic retail talk with Christina Merkler from DCBS and more! (1:06:03)

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    NYCC '10 Tapes vol.1

    CGS: Episode 940 (October 11, 2010)

    It's the first of four eps from the floor of NYCC! Writer A.J. Lieberman talks Cowboy Ninja Viking and his new project Term Life, Jim Beard chats about Gotham City: 14 Miles and a look into the future of entertainment with Screen Future's Brian David Johnson. (52:26)

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    BOMC Encore: Walking Dead vol.6-8

    CGS: Episode 939 (October 8, 2010)

    It's been a long time since we've talked Walking Dead, so in this episode we catch up to issue #48. Kirkman, Adlard and company continue to shock and horrify and it only gets bigger and better from here. (59:25)

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    The Music of Kirby Krackle!

    CGS: Episode 938 (October 7, 2010)

    In time for their New York Comic Con plans, we talk with Jim Demonakos and Kyle Stevens of the band Kirby Krackle! Listen in to hear the stories behind the songs off their latest album E for Everyone. (1:21:51)

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    Artifacts 02

    CGS: Episode 937 (October 6, 2010)

    We continue our look at Top Cow's big event as the cast of characters start to come together in reaction to the devastating cliffhanger from issue one. Listen in to hear our thoughts on Artifacts issue two. (41:57)

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    A Conversation with Adam Withers & Comfort Love

    CGS: Episode 936 (October 5, 2010)

    The creators of the Uniques join us to talk about their new comic, Rainbow in the Dark, as well as what it takes to be full-time self publishers, the impact of digital on the industry and their own comics, the evolution of fandom and more. (1:17:37)

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    Off the Rack Reviews

    CGS: Episode 935 (October 4, 2010)

    We kick off this Comic Talk episode by reviewing Thor 615 (Marvel), Freedom Fighters 1 (DC) and Skullkickers 1 (Image). And then listen in for a Super Show '11 update, some webcomics talk, and more comic book reviews. (1:56:18)

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    Please Leave a Message...

    CGS: Episode 934 (October 1, 2010)

    Comic book unions! Gwen Stacy! Prince Valiant! Independent writers! American Flagg vs Judge Dredd! Scott Pilgrim! Pink Flamingos! Commissions! Drunk Cap! And... Yo Gaba Gaba? It can only be the return of an all-listener voice-mail episode! (56:59)

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    Book of the Month Club: Bayou vol.1

    CGS: Episode 933 (September 30, 2010)

    Set against the backdrop of the post-Civil War/pre-Civil Rights American South, Jeremy Love's Bayou is a beautiful tale about a place where fairies and monsters, both human and unreal, shape the life of a young girl and her view of the world in which she lives. (52:17)

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    Looking Ahead to NYCC 2010

    CGS: Episode 932 (September 29, 2010)

    New York Comic Con & Anime Fest '10 is next week! ReedPOP's Lance Fensterman joins us to give us the scoop on this year's larger show, we then talk with Ape Entertainment's Dave Hedgecock and artist/creator Randy Gentile about their NYCC plans. (1:34:19)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 931 (September 28, 2010)

    Seven geeks pack the roundtable to tell stories from Matt's wedding weekend! And then we discuss Bob Harras' promotion to EIC at DC, follow up on our Superman Secret Origin and Thor First Thunder eps and Drunk Cap returns! (1:22:21)

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    CGS Presents: Classic Geek Speak: Ep.184

    CGS: (September 27, 2010)

    As we recover from Matt's wedding weekend, it's a throwback to this date four years ago in our first Classic Geek Speak representation of older episodes. Listen in as we discuss the Top Five Storyarcs of Our Favorite Characters. (1:16:57)

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    Superman Secret Origin issue 6

    CGS: Episode 930 (September 23, 2010)

    We finally wrap up our look at the new retelling of Superman's origin. Johns, Frank and company have given us a tale for all eras of the character. We discuss just how well it succeeds as an origin and as a comic book story. (49:20)

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    Thor: First Thunder 1

    CGS: Episode 929 (September 22, 2010)

    In anticipation of next year's movie, we begin our ongoing look at Marvel's retelling of the classic comic book Thor origin by Bryan J.L. Glass & Tan Eng Huat. Included in this episode is also a short interview with Bryan Glass from the floor of the WildPig Con. (56:18)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 928 (September 21, 2010)

    Matt returns to wrap-up our WildPig Con chat, talk about our purchases and laugh about his bachelor party shenanigans. We then chat about the new Watchmen DVD, what it means to be Batman, the new Spider-Man movie franchise and more! (1:21:41)

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    WildPig Con Tapes

    CGS: Episode 927 (September 20, 2010)

    From the show floor of the WildPig Con we present various comic talk chats with the CGS crew, friends and listeners, as well as interviews with Erica Hesse, Bill Ellis, Charles P. Wilson III, Reilly Brown and more! (1:30:23)

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    Amazing Spider-Man: O.M.I.T. part 4

    CGS: Episode 926 (September 17, 2010)

    The final part of One Moment in Time is here and sets the stage for the rest of Peter Parker's comic book life. We discuss Amazing Spider-Man 641 to find out what works, what didn't work, and where do we all go from here? (34:04)

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    Spotlight on DC Comics part 3

    CGS: Episode 925 (September 16, 2010)

    College professor Hill Nelson joins us as we cover 1960-1972. It's one of DC's most creative eras as we look at the first appearance of the Justice League of America through the height of the Silver Age to characters such as Jonah Hex and Swamp Thing. (1:37:47)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 924 (September 15, 2010)

    Longtime listener and fellow podcaster Paul French joins in on the fun of looking through the September Previews. We then talk with writer Jim McCann and artist Janet K. Lee to learn about their new Archaia original graphic novel Return of the Dapper Men. (1:47:37)

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    Spotlight on Captain America in the '80s

    CGS: Episode 923 (September 14, 2010)

    Chris from Wild Pig joins us to discuss a major period in the comic book life of the Sentinel of Liberty: Mark Gruenwald, JM DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, Paul Neary, Rik Levins, Captain America for President, Nomad, Scourge, the Captain and more! (1:25:22)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 922 (September 13, 2010)

    After some quick hits of what we've been reading, including Tumor, recent Batman books, Fables, New Warriors and more, we discuss the results from the forum topic on Top 5 Most Recognizable Comic Book Covers. Which cover won? (1:16:24)

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    Comic Talk: Listener Feedback Edition

    CGS: Episode 921 (September 10, 2010)

    Inkers vs Color Artists! State of the comic movie industry! How to read comics! The back issue market and price guides! And much more. It's a casual comic talk inspired by emails sent in from the listeners! (1:11:18)

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    JLA/JSA: the Dark Things part 5

    CGS: Episode 920 (September 9, 2010)

    With issue 48 of the Justice League of America, the summer team-up comes to a close. We discuss the ending, talk about the JLA/JSA team books in general, and more. (42:38)

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    BOMC: Blacksad

    CGS: Episode 919 (September 8, 2010)

    It's International Month once again! This month we discuss the Dark Horse collection of Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido's first three Blacksad stories. Hard-boiled detective fiction meets anthropomorphic-animal comics to create a powerful work of art. (1:12:34)

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    Shadowland 3

    CGS: Episode 918 (September 7, 2010)

    Daredevil has crossed the line and it's up to the heroes of New York to stop him. Or can they? We take a look at feedback from issue two, discuss the events of issue three and continue to speculate on the ending.(43:58)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 917 (September 6, 2010)

    In this extra-sized Monday ep we finish out our Fan Expo chat, talk about Transformers 2, the Great Fables Crossover, commission art ownership and more. We then wrap the episode with one last Fan Expo interview with artist Neil Chenier. (2:02:49)

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    Fan Expo Canada Tapes vol.4

    CGS: Episode 916 (August 30, 2010)

    Clone Wars' Tom Hodges! Zenescope's Ralph Tedesco! Artist Marcus To! Northwest Passage's Scott Chantler! And more! It's the final day of Fan Expo as we close out an awesome show. (1:11:21)

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    Fan Expo Canada Tapes vol.3

    CGS: Episode 915 (August 29, 2010)

    Day Two of Fan Expo saw crowds, crowds and more crowds. In this episode we talk with Andy Kubert, Kill Shakespeare's Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery and more. (1:09:55)

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    Fan Expo Canada Tapes vol.2

    CGS: Episode 914 (August 28, 2010)

    Day One of Fan Expo is over! Fan Expo has blown up and the crowds seem bigger than ever. It's a quick episode giving our thoughts from the show floor. (20:47)

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    Fan Expo Canada Tapes vol.1

    CGS: Episode 913 (August 26, 2010)

    Peter and Pants travel north and along the way talk about the con, sketches and commissions, the Great Fables Crossover, pull lists, and almost get involved in an international incident. (1:09:45)

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    Amazing Spider-Man: O.M.I.T. part 3

    CGS: Episode 912 (August 25, 2010)

    As One Moment in Time moves closer to an ending, we discuss Amazing Spider-Man 640. Someone else in Peter Parker's life is being hunted and it leads to another life-changing decision for Spider-Man. (35:31)

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    JLA/JSA: the Dark Things part 4

    CGS: Episode 911 (August 24, 2010)

    It's a look at Justice Society of America 42 as the JLA and JSA come closer to their final confrontation with Alan Scott and his children Jade and Obsidian in this penultimate chapter. How will it all end? (28:21)

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    Looking Ahead to Fan Expo Canada part 2

    CGS: Episode 910 (August 23, 2010)

    Fan Expo is just a few days away! Joining us this time is artist Paolo Rivera, Boom! writer Michael Alan Nelson, Lady Mechanika's Joe Benitez, Growing Up Enchanted's Jack Briglio and Alex Serra plus coordinator Tiziano returns with a surprise guest! (2:33:44)

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    Comic Talk: Listener Feedback Edition

    CGS: Episode 909 (August 20, 2010)

    Bryan gives us the scoop from Star Wars Celebration V and then we dig into our voicemails for more digital comics discussion, Galactus vs Mogo feedback, we Iron the Pants and Drunk Captain America returns! (1:22:04)

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    X-Men: Second Coming

    CGS: Episode 908 (August 19, 2010)

    We discuss the biggest (and best?) X-Men event in several years. X-Men: Second Coming puts the entire X-Universe on the run as they protect Hope, mutantkind's potential messiah. Action, death, and drama as only the X-Universe can deliver. (54:33)

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 907 (August 18, 2010)

    Scott Pilgrim! Ramona Flowers! Knives Chau! Kim Pines! Wallace Wells! Gideon Graves! Bryan O'Malley's characters come to life thanks to director Edgar Wright and most of us are in lesbians with it. Listen in! (1:14:10)

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    Talking Jetta with Martheus Wade

    CGS: Episode 906 (August 17, 2010)

    Jetta creator Martheus Wade joins us this episode to talk about the ever-changing face of self-publishing, the world of Jetta in comics and film, his plans for this weekend's Wizard World Chicago and more! (52:46)

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    Off the Rack reviews

    CGS: Episode 905 (August 16, 2010)

    Writer/publisher/listener Rob Anderson of Panda Dog Press chats with us about Animal Control: Special Creatures Unit. We then review Avengers: the Children's Crusade 1, Wonder Woman 601, Top Cow First Look tpb, Morning Glories 1 and more. (1:41:16)

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    The Return of Chris Moreno

    CGS: Episode 904 (August 13, 2010)

    Fan-favorite artist Chris Moreno drops by to talk about his upcoming Motel Hell comic from IDW. Along the way we chat about zombie sit-com webcomics, Garage Art Studios, conventions and more. (55:46)

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    Shadowland 2

    CGS: Episode 903 (August 12, 2010)

    Daredevil's plans move forward as his friends, and even some enemies, make plans to bring him down. We discuss Shadowland 2, Daredevil 508, the history of the Hand and more. (54:48)

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    Storytime with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 902 (August 11, 2010)

    Back from San Diego with new stories and his usual unique brand of humor, Uncle Sal Abbinanti returns! What are you waiting for? Start listening! (1:45:11)

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    Amazing Spider-Man: O.M.I.T. part 2

    CGS: Episode 901 (August 10, 2010)

    More answers! New mysteries! Peter and MJ's history from the doomed wedding through to the events of One More Day are explored further as we discuss Amazing Spider-Man 639. (39:58)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 900 (August 9, 2010)

    It's a comic-talk-filled look at the August Previews as we celebrate another anniversary episode, announce the first official Super Show '11 guests, give our special picks for the month and chat with writer Dirk Manning about Nightmare World vol. 2 from Shadowline. (2:02:32)

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