Comic Books Are Burning In Hell

When Joe was 14 he thought watching anime was the next evolutionary step from reading comics. Now he and Chris are living in the future, as they discuss a bunch of Japanese cartoons they watched, all of them based on comics by the thoroughly franchised enfant terrible Go Nagai! I’m told the word “Devilman” will improve our metrics!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

It's January 2018--what better time to look back on 2017? On this extra long episode of the only comic book podcast, you'll find Matt Seneca, Chris Mautner, Joe "Jog" McCulloch and Tucker Stone powering down the comics that kept them going. What's on their list? You'll have to listen to find out!

Direct download: comic_books_2017.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

On this brief episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Joe McCulloch and Tucker Stone welcome a four year old girl named Piper on to talk about three new comic books--Captain America, Thor & Disney Princesses. Then they touch upon Comics Arts Brooklyn 2017, which Joe attended.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Matt, Joe, Chris and Tucker sit down and deliver the public service of easing the world into a land where there is no new weekly column by Joe McCulloch lining up the various comics and graphic novels that will be released this coming Wednesday. If you've spent the last 13 plus years reading Joe on Tuesday mornings and are now wondering where you are to turn, well, so are Chris, Tucker and Matt. So here it is: your weekly dose of Joe, in podcast form. We tried our best to stay out of his way!

Subjects Discussed in this Episode:

The Work of Yuichi Yokoyama--you can read Matt's interview with Yokoyama here,. His new book is called Iceland, and you can track it down from Retrofit if it isn't at your local store.

Poppies of Iraq, by Brigitte Findakly--you can find more information about this graphic memoir at the publisher's site.

Pope Hats #5, by Ethan Rilly--you can find more info over at the publisher's site.

What is a Glacier, by Sophie Yanow--you can grab a copy at Retrofit's site if this is hard to come by.

Beirut Won't Cry, by Mazen Kerbaj--this is an FU book, you can find out more information at the Fantagraphics site. This book is 264 pages!

Quazars Vs. The Jealous Machines--Shabazz Palaces stuff. Read about it at Fantagraphics.

Nightcat #1--This is a piece of shit that Marvel put out.

Break the Chain--Kyle Baker made this, it's great.

All Star Batman Volume 1: My Own Worst Enemy--if you can't find this on your own, you have problems that extend beyond being annoyed i'm not helping you track it down.

Bane Conquest #5--Chuck Dixon, Nolan--what else do you need? Nothing. You need nothing else.

Dastardly and Muttley #1--Ennis stuff. I haven't read it yet. I'm sure it's garbage, can't wait.

Jimmy's Bastards--More Ennis shit. Hot garbage, i've been digging it.

LaCroix Sparkling Water.

Usagi Yojimbo Saga Books. Dark Horse has them, but so does Lone Star.

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #5--This is a Black Mask comic. Pretty sure i've never read a single issue of a Black Mask comic.

Amory Wars Comics, who knows. Rags Morales!

Death Note, all in one box. Huh

Marvel's Graphic Novel Program. Again: you can square this circle.

Direct download: JOE_GETS_IT.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Mike Mignola's Hellboy and related titles continue to be some of the more popular comics seeing release today. They have movies and everything. But are they any good? One podcast is ready to find out.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Tucker Stone, Matt Seneca, Joe McCulloch and Chris Mautner gather round to discuss the Ganges series by Kevin Huizenga, one of the most important comic book releases of the last decade. Check out The Factual Opinion for links to articles that we've written about Kevin's work!

Direct download: Ganges_6.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

On this very special episode, Matt Seneca, Tucker Stone & Chris Mautner talk about the latest issue of Sammy Harkham's tremendous Crickets series up until Matt turns back the pages for a look at the Mike Zeck classic of old, Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt!

Direct download: crickets_and_kraven.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

IT'S THE SEASON PREMIERE OF COMIC BOOKS ARE BURNING IN HELL!! A mysterious doppelgänger of Chris Mautner terrorizes America's $10-and-under blu-ray shelves while Alan Moore aims to destroy the world... again! Will the boys solve the mystery of "Gouffre", the book that doesn't exist?! THE CONCLUSION TO "PROVIDENCE"! FRENCH ART COMICS! A FAKE DOCTOR STRANGE! Can you believe this shit is free? I feel glad whenever it comes out. What a precious gift to our world.

 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

It’s a podcast crossover as Trash Twins co-host Katie Skelly shows up to talk about Moyoco Anno’s Insufficient Direction. Then Joe and Chris talk about Dominique Goblet’s Pretending Is Lying. It’s a short episode but we actually got decent audio recording equipment for once. Don’t expect that to ever happen again. 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Three boys, one toy: JIRO JIRO JIRO. I don't care about some sushi movie, for me, there is only one Jiro: His name is Taniguchi. Come and dive into a lurid pool of love for a gentle soul who knew his way around a famous gunshot. Joe, Chris and Tucker talk about their affection for one of Japan's heartiest souls.

Direct download: jiro_jiro_jiro.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

The title says it all: these are the best comics of 2016, courtesy of Matt Seneca, Chris Mautner and Joe McCulloch. Tucker is here too, but he refused to do a best of thing. 

Well, not completely.

Direct download: Comics_of_2016.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Hey there pardners. Saddle up and join us at the saloon for a rootin, tootin’ … OK, enough of that. In this episode Joe McCulloch, Matt Seneca and Chris Mautner are talking about Western comics, with a lengthy discussion of Garrett Price’s White Boy. Yee-haw. Or some such exclamation.

 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

Every year, a festival takes place in Brooklyn, and every year, Joe comes out to visit Tucker and go through his rituals. This time around, Joe and Tucker are joined by Tim Hodler to recap:

  • CAB
  • NINTENDO
  • OPERA
  • MANGA
  • TRANSIT
  • COMICS
Direct download: Joe_Stole_A_CAB.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Chris and Joe went to second annual CXC festival in Columbus, Ohio, and decided to record a podcast about their trip on the car ride home. That’s a great idea, right? In between they talk about Winsor McCay, Charles Burns, Garry Trudeau and just how cool that Billy Ireland museum is (it’s pretty cool).

Direct download: highwaycast.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

There’s a new comics publisher in town (any town, just pick one), New York Review of Comics. In this episode, Joe McCulloch and Chris Mautner examine two of their latest offerings, Peplum by Blutch and a new edition of Pushwagner’s Soft City. Merriment is had Fun fact: I hate writing blurbs.

Direct download: peplum.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, Chris, Tucker and Joe talk about what might be the worst Garth Ennis comic ever made, one that is fine, and the history of Queen Emeraldas. Get in where you fit in, young demon!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

Matt Seneca and Joe McCulloch couldn't find any comics, so they went to the movies! What movie, you ask? Why THE NEON DEMON of course!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Joe McCulloch and Matt Seneca get together to talk about Tim Hensley's 2016 comic Sir Alfred, the final publication of Alvin Buenaventura's Pigeon Press. NOTE: difficulties with recording make this episode hard to hear at times, and for that we apologize. 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

COMMUNITY. That's our message this week. MATT SENECA visits TCAF and reports on the scene.  JOE MCCULLOCH buys a stack of 1997 Avatar Press comics and gazes across the tides of history. CHRIS MAUTNER reads a Junji Ito's Fragments of Horror and ponders the nature of art and authorship. COMMUNITY. I don't need to explain this metaphor. TOGETHER WE CANNOT BE BROKEN.  Please consult the comments for factual corrections. 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

On this episode, Joe, Tucker, Matt and Chris debate the latest graphic novel from Daniel Clowes, Patience. Recently published by Fantagraphics, it's a pretty big deal.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

  • On this episode, Tucker, Sean, Matt and Joe take on the Seneca Challenge: Barry Windsor Smith, Roy Thomas and Conan! Subjects include:
  • Conan: Red Nails
  • Egon Schiele
  • Miracleman: The Golden Age
  • Mercury Rising, Kiefer Sutherland's career and Mark Hamill's choices

 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

On this episode of the podcast, Matt, Joe and Tucker sit down to talk about the following topics!

  • Drive by shitting on Garth Ennis collaborators
  • Unearthing by Alan Moore
  • Hercules, starring the Rock
  • Axel Pressbutton from Eclipse Comics and Steve Moore
  • Puke Force, If N Oof, Ninja, Battlestack Galacticrap, Maggots by Brian Chippendale
  • Tim O’Neil’s review of Puke Force
  • The Incredible Hulk: What's the deal?
  • Super Hero Movies and the collapse of culture
  • Mark Millar, the last traditionalist
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Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

New Comics? You know who cares about new comics? Losers, that’s who. Which is why this week Matt, Joe and Chris pulled some old comics out of their longboxes to talk about — old, obscure comics you probably haven’t heard of before. ‘Cause you’re so uncool.

I wish i was dead all the time

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

On this special, no-Joe episode, Tucker, Matt and Chris sit down and hammer out the books that caught ahold of them in the middle of a tumultuous year. The books discussed in this episode are all deserving of some attention:

The Story of My Tits, by Jennifer Hayden

Band For Life, by Anya Davidson

The Terror Assaulter: One Man War On Terror, by Benjamin Marra

Demon, by Jason Shiga

Blubber, by Gilbert Hernandez

Pope Hats, by 

Crickets, by Sammy Harkham

Optic Nerve, by Adrian Tomine

Sky In Stereo, by Mardou

Men's Feelings, by Ted May

Copra, by Michel Fiffe

Providence, by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows

Eat Eat Eat,  by Tom Van Deusen

Invisible Ink, by Bill Griffith

Fante Bukowski, by Noah Van Sciver

Generous Bosom, by Conor Stechschulte

Inner City Romance, by Guy Colwell

SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jill Tamaki

Volcan, by Various Artists

If you'd like to know what sort of order they ended up in--well, you'll have to listen to find out!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

The wrecking crew (Joseph McCulloch, Matthew Seneca and Christopher Mautner) does battle with two titans of the past, both of whom have returned to the killing floor: Alan "Revenge of the Overfiend Moore" and Frank "Does A Body Good" Miller! Don't miss this battle royale!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Chris, Joe and Tucker are joined by Tim Hodler, editor of the Comics Journal, to discuss Comics Arts Brooklyn, which they all attended in some capacity.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

Tom Spurgeon – The Narrator

Chris Mautner – The Recorder

Joe McCulloch – A Peeping Tom

 

 

AND FEATURING, IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE...

 

 

Various works by Wallace Wood (ex. “Cannon”, “Malice in Wonderland”, “Pipsqueak Papers”)

 

Various works by Frank Thorne (ex. “LANN”, “The Iron Devil”, “The Complete Ghita”)

 

“Birdland” by Gilbert Hernandez

 

Various works by Don Simpson ('Anton Drek') (ex. “Wendy Whitebread: Undercover Slut”, “Dracula's Daughter”, “Forbidden Frankenstein”)

 

“Ironwood” by Bill Willingham

 

“Id” by Robert Crumb

 

Various works by Tom Sutton ('Dementia') (ex. “Buffy”, “Crypt of Cum”, “Savage Sewer Sluts”)

 

“Box” by Brian Sendelbach

 

“Hump Crazy!” by Jeremy Eaton

 

“Cannibal Porn” by Rich Tommaso

 

“I Want to Be Your Dog” by Ho Che Anderson

 

“Cynthia Petal's Really Fantastic Alien Sex Frenzy!” by Dave Cooper

 

“Sheedeva” by Sandra Chang

 

Various works by Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr (ex. “Femosaur World”, “Spore Whores”, “Kill of the Spyderwoman”)

 

“Leatherboy” by Craig Maynard

 

“Coley Running Wild” by John Blackburn

 

“Ramba” by Rossano Rossi & Marco Delizia

 

Various works by Ron Wilber (ex. “Revelry in Hell”, “Domino Lady”, “The Ocelot”)

 

“The Young Witches” by Francisco Solano López, Ricardo Barreiro & Pablo Maiztegui ('Pol')

 

“Super Taboo” by Wolf Ogami

 

“Bondage Fairies” by Kondom

 

“Silky Whip” by Oh! Great

 

“Tart!” by Howie Dard

 

“Elizabeth Bathory” by Raulo Cáceres

 

“Talk Dirty” by Matthias Schultheiss

 

“Dirty Stories” anthologies, Eric Reynolds ed.

 

Various works by Tony Libido (ex. “Here Come the Lovejoys”, “Boffy the Vampire Layer”, “The Matrixxx”)

 

“Blowjob” anthologies, Michael Dowers ed.

 

“Crack Whore” by Dean Williams & Gunther von Wegen

 

“Submissive Suzanne” by Gunther von Wegen

 

“Diary of a Dominatrix” by Molly Kiely

 

“Small Favors” by Colleen Coover

 

“Eros Forum” anthologies, Ryder T. Windham ed.

 

“Housewives at Play” by Rebecca

 

“The Blonde” by Franco Saudelli

 

“Baby, You're Really Something!” by Frank Frazetta

 

“Liz & Beth” by Georges Lévis

 

“Real Smut!” by Dennis P. Eichhorn & various artists

 

“Butterscotch” by Milo Manara

 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Chris Mautner, Joe McCulloch and a special guest sit down to talk about Bethesda's own SPX Festival. Matt and Tucker didn't go so they aren't here yakking about it. What books did they buy? What did they miss? What did the younger generation have to say?

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

On this episode, Joe, Chris and Tucker get together to recap the last few months of comics they have read (which is less than you would think). Alan Moore, Garth Ennis and AVATAR are all brought to the table. YES MA'AM.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

In this morsel of a pickle, Chris Mautner and Joe McCulloch sit down to gab about Blubber, the latest (greatest) release from Gilbert Hernandez and Fantagraphics Books, alongside Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine, a blistering piece of work. Two of the best single issues you'll see this year, being talked about by a couple of crackerjacks. Check 'em out!

Direct download: mautney.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

The whole team sits down to talk about Sammy Harkham's Crickets--the fourth issue, specifically. That's Joe McCulloch, Chris Mautner, Tucker Stone and Matt Seneca on the same podcast. Drink in the noise!

Direct download: cricket_nation.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

On this episode, Chris Mautner and Joe McCulloch discuss contemporary manga that Joe picked up on his way to MoCCA, which he attended with Chris Mautner. Good times? Good times indeed.

Direct download: mocca2015.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT

On this episode, Joe McCulloch, Chris Mautner and Tucker Stone dedicate themselves to speaking to one another about the recently deceased Yoshihiro Tatsumi--why they like him, what others thought of him, and the nature of studying the history of another culture's art form when you don't know the language of that culture.

The books talked about on this episode are published for the most part by Drawn and Quarterly. They are:

  • Black Blizzard
  • The Push Man and Other Stories
  • Abandon The Old In Tokyo
  • Good-Bye
  • Fallen Words
  • A Drifting Life
Direct download: tatsumicast.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

On this extra long episode, the boys go old school and talk exclusively about a book that none of them liked: The Sculptor.

Direct download: The_Sculptor.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

On this episode, you can hear the boys discuss the following NEW comics available for purchase now at your friendly comic book store.

  • Multiversity
  • Nameless
  • Stray Bullets
  • Rat God
  • Casanova
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Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT

On this echo heavy episode--we're really sorry about that--the boys talk about Julio's Day, Charlie Hebdo's final issue and Thomas the Tank Engine.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

It's time for the four of these jokers to get busy with a timer and there personal top ten released of the year. Which Image book makes the cut?

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

On this episode, Joe, Matt and Tucker talk about the following comics and comic related things:

  • Who in comics is a 9/11 truther?
  • How many different times in American history has the Savage Dragon comic been masturbation fodder?
  • What's going on with Crossed Plus One Hundred, written by Alan Moore?
  • Was there a manga called 20th Century Boys?
  • Is there a manga called Master Keaton?
  • How good was Grandville: Noel?
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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

Jim Balent's Tarot, otherwise known as "the one where they used the phrase 'haunted vagina'" gets put under the microscope at CBABIH central. Get into it!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

On this episode, Joe, Chris and Matt discuss their feelings about CAB, the recently completed arts festival that took place in Brooklyn.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

On this episode, Joe, Chris and Tucker discuss:

  • Dalgoda
  • Don Rosa's work on Donald Duck
  • Usagi Yojimbo
  • And Junji Ito!
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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

On this episode, Tucker, Joe and Chris discuss the following:

  • A video game called NES Remix
  • Joe Sacco's book BUMPF! from Fantagraphics
  • The history of Declarative Alternative Comics
  • The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins from Picador
  • Billy Idol's Cradle of Love video
  • Billy Idol's Cyberpunk album
  • Descant 164 Cartooning Degree Zero
Direct download: Joe_Sacco_Meet_Canada.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Welcome to the first episode of the Matt and Joe Show, which will jumpstart a whole new direction for the Comic Books Are Burning In Hell mothership. Bow down to the row!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Chris, Joe and Tucker discuss the following topics:

  • Taking vacations from comics: the pros and cons!
  • The Hospital Suite, by John Porcellino and published by Drawn & Quarterly
  • Bumperhead, by Gilbert Hernandez and published by Drawn & Quarterly
  • Sally Heathcote: Suffrage by Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot and published by Dark Horse 
Direct download: bumperhead.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, Chris and Joe and Matt sit down to talk about Logan, the Wolverine.

Direct download: Wolveriney.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

On this episode, the gang's all here! You can listen and be surprised by their choices, but if you want to do that you better stop reading immediately because I'm about to list this episode's points of interest:

  • Emily Carroll's Through The Woods
  • Julia Gfrorer's Palm Ash
  • Junjo Ito's "The Bully", published in Museum of Terror Volume 3
  • Kazuo Umezu's Drifting Classroom
  • Marbles in my Underpants by Renee French
  • Schizo by Ivan Brunetti
  • Tom Spurgeon's Grit Bath story
  • Pim & Francie by Al Columbia
  • Comics by Josh Simmons
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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Sandman Overture, Prince Valiant and some food manga go into a bar, which is to say they get talked about in this episode, because we’re very bad at making analogies. And telling jokes.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:51am EDT

Following up on our historic Harvey nomination, here's the team (sans Joe) talking about Franklin Miller and Gareys Panter. They make comic books!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

On this episode, Chris and Tucker discuss newspaper strips, like The Far Side, and they talk about comics, and then they talk about webcomics, and they talk about populism, and they run out of time before they can have their Big Argument.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this special episode of the comic book podcast, Joe McCulloch and Chris Mautner discuss Japanese animation and contemporary events.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

On this episode, Tucker explains the connections between Chuck Dixon's Wall Street Journal piece, how right wing lunatic slimebuckets are the same as people who think giving the Dark Knight anything less than 100% on Rotten Tomatoes is tantamount to treason, to something something YA novels and gun control and NRA and you know, nobody cares about your FEELINGS dude, nobody wants to hear about your FEELINGS anymore, let's just talk about BARNABY and his magic conman fairy godfather.

Direct download: Conservatism.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

On this episode, the boys talk about Eric Stanton, Mark Millar's MPH, Lobo, and some comic that Chris read? It's the first thing we talk about. I can't remember what it was though!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

On this episode, there are many comics discussed, and one of them is the new one by Chris Blain, Weapons of Mass Diplomacy.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

There is a day where they give away free comic books. It is a day like many others, but it is bloody and apocalyptic and there are free comics involved.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Jack Kirby. Wally Wood. Dave Sim. Jesse Jacobs. Brian Bendis. Kathe Kollwitz. One of these things is not like the other.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, they are three, and they discuss the recent MoCCA festival.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Ah, the films of Miyazaki. Are they comics? Are you? Ask Joe, Matt and Chris. They will tell you no lies. NO LIES.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

On this episode, Tucker, Chris and Joe discuss a comic by Garth Ennis (surprise!), the 90's comic Animal Man, everything else they've been reading, how much they miss Matt, whether or not feelings have a place in American discussion, depression, being a bad father and husband, not caring anymore about anything, just feeling adrift in a sea of malaise and future shock, 2000AD, and this science fiction comic by Frederik Peeters.

Direct download: animalman.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

In this episode, Chris Mautner, Joe McCulloch and Matt Seneca discuss Steve Ditko, Mark Millar, Japan Inc. and Zap Comix. Alternate topics ensue.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Chris and Joe kick off this episode by talking about the Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short, which was really timely and topical when they recorded it but is old news now since Chris couldn’t be bothered to edit and upload this thing in time. Thankfully, lots of comics are discussed afterwards, including Snowpiercer, Celebrated Summer, Judge Dredd, Cannon (briefly) and Satellite Sam. So it’s not a total loss.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

On this episode, Tucker and Chris talk about the following topics:

  • The Lego Movie
  • Sonic The Hedghog & Night Trap
  • White Cube
  • On Loving Women & Kaspar
  • Pyongyang & Non-Fiction comics
  • Flocks
  • Judge Dredd Case Files 21
  • Mould Map 3 & narrative comics
  • Box Brown
  • CF's Powr Mastrs 1
  • Cannon
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Golden Age Dr. Fate
  • "Put in the plugs to not hear her screaming at you."
Direct download: My_Father_My_King.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

On this somewhat unusual episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Chris, Joe & Tucker discuss the graphic novel Slaine, written by Pat Mills and illustrated by Simon Bisley, published as a stand alone volume by 2000AD. After that, Chris takes his leave and Joe & Tucker have a long talk about movies they've recently, the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and comic book criticism. 

Direct download: Weirdocast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Joe McCulloch, Chris Mautner and Matt Seneca discuss the Rube Goldberg collection coming from Abrams and Mould Map 3, recently released after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Is that all? Oh no, that's not all. There's a lot of talking here. 

Direct download: rubemouldmap.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, the boys embrace the controversy, by talking about Alan Moore, Miracleman, and then Batman, becuase whateva, Batman4LIFE

Direct download: League_of_Extraordinary_Batman_Scholars.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Continuing our discussion from last week (sorta), Tucker, Joe and Chris delve into a discussion of books that lots of other people liked a whole but they were kind of meh about. Or at least not as enthused as all these alleged other people, whomever they might be. At some point they also start talking about the Star Wars novels and Chris is rather shocked to learn that Chewbacca is dead. This is how we like to spend our leisure time, people.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Prior to the conclusion of the year, Tucker, Joe and Chris got together so that Tucker could bitch and moan and Chris could point out that he's a real jerk and Joe kept just unleashing pure comic gold. Then they listened to Chris talk about Boxers and Saints for like 30 full years.

Direct download: Boxers__Saints.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Everybody got in the boat for this one, a needlessly overstructured barking of The Best In Comics, circa 2013. Come one, come all!

Direct download: A_Box_of_2013_For_You.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Jack Thomas Chick is the writer and/or artist of several thousands of pages of comics. Of course, it is a product of extraordinary privilege to address, with such capriciousness, works that have contributed so much to the disruption and rancor haunting the burdens of so many lives. It is 5 o’clock in the morning. Nobody listened to this episode in full before it was posted.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

On this episode, Chris, Joe and Matt salute Picturebox, one of the show's longtime favorite topics, in a bittersweet celebration of that soon-to-be-shuttered house.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Joe, Chris and Matt talk about their purchases from the recent Comic Arts Brooklyn show.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

Time to talk about Sandman! Aieeeeeggghghghhghgghghhgg

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

On this episode,the crew likes Pretty Deadly (except for Chris) and dislikes Battling Boy (except for Chris). Sort of!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

In this episode Joe McCulloch and Chris Mautner discuss the career of on Jim Woodring, with an extra-special focus on his latest graphic novel, Fran. Lots of references are made to Halloween also, because apparently it's October already as if you needed another reminder that time is constantly slipping away. Then at the end Chris tries to make a silly, spooky voice which is really just embarrassing and we all feel shame for him about it.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this delayed episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, you can hear Joe, Tucker and Matt discuss Sex Criminals and Judge Dredd's Day of Chaos. Until the audio goes out, and then you can hear Tucker talk to his wife, and then there's a monologue by Matt. It's the best thing ever, basically.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

It's sequential cartooning, comics, words and lines. But is manga comics? Let Joe, Chris and Matt handle the big question of what to do with these imported excitements.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

All four of your hosts went to SPX and they sort of had an okay time you know hey guys what's up

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

On this issue, Joe and Chris talk about Kosaku Shima, Kodansha Bilingual Comics and how to deal with burnout.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

On this unusal episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Matt Seneca and Tucker Stone discuss the main problem facing comics today. Hint: It's not the art!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

On this unusal episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Matt Seneca and Tucker Stone discuss the main problem facing comics today. Hint: It's not the art!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

On this episode, Joe, Matt and Chris talk about comics from Japan and the new issue of Optic Nerve.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

On this episode, Tucker, Joe and Matt talk about Crossed, but first, Tucker talks about San Diego Comic Con. Timely!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

On this episode, Chris, Joe and Matt discuss a multitude of books, the usefulness of interviews, Star Trek and Uncivilized Books.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

On this episode the boys talk Batman, and why DC Comics are better than all the other comics, including Love and Rockets and Hawkeye.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

On this episode of the comic book podcast, three Americans talk about Jupiter's Legacy, one American compliments Archie comics, and then the floor is turned over to the silent individual, who explains the Before Watchmen books. This episode has the worst intro of any episode thus far.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Tucker, Joe, Chris and Matt end up spending the whole episode arguing about whether they should be discussing Hawkeye 11 at all. And then they run out of time.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

On this episode, Joe McCulloch, Matt Seneca and Chris Mautner talk about Ultra Gash Inferno and the Strange Case of Panorama Island, among other comics by Suehiro Mauro.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, Joe, Matt & Tucker talk about:

Doonesbury
The Getalong Gang
Heathcliff
Chuck Dixon
Marcos Martin
Family members
Jademan
Russ Manning's Tarzan
Noah Van Sciver
Warren Ellis
Stephen King
and
Sonic The Hedgehog 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

THREE MEN. THREE LIVES. Join us for POWERFUL ART AND STORIES with C.F. (“Mere”) and SCOTT SNYDER (“Batman”) and STEVE DITKO (“Captain Universe”), as we EXPLORE OUR FEELINGS (“Yes”) and LEARN ABOUT CUTURE (“roller skates”). “ENJOY.”

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

On this episode, Joseph Success McCulloch and Christopher Joy Mautner discuss Taiyo Matsumoto while Tucker and Matt take a breather. Can one man's manga fill an episode? Only you can discover the answer.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

On this episode, the boys discuss Good Riddance, a comic book about divorce.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

Comic Books Are Burning In Hell is pleased to offer the latest in its top-ranked continuing education seminars.

Our main session concerns FRONTIER, HOTT NEW PUBLISHER NEW NEW COMIC collecting **UNO MORALEZ**

Breakout sessions follow.

JOE discusses BENNY BREAKIRON, nEEEw release from SMURFS CREATOR PEYO!!!

MATT discusses COSMOSHIP YAMATO, 1,000% AUTHENTIC (i.e. untranslated) MANGA from LEIJI MATSUMOTO --not a Daft Punk tie-in --

CHRIS discusses RASL, ALL JEFF SMITH, SOON IN COLOR.

This combined program counts for 4 continuing education credits and 0 ethics credits. Please turn in two copies of your carbon forms as you exit. "We love you!"

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Joe, Chris and Tucker yak it up about Gengora Tagame, the latest from Michael Deforge, ABC Warriors and...so much more. Fatty Arbuckle's murderous liasons! A dog that climbs ladders! Free comics! It's a veritable thrill ride.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

WHAT'S THE BIG COMIC OF THE WEEK? Gilbert Hernandez's Marble Season. WE GOT IT HERE. PLUS, the world-famous DECADENCE COMICS from the British Isles and BEYOND. A PODCAST SO HOT IT BURNED DOWN ITS VERY MEDIUM OF EXPRESSION. That means the recording just breaks at the end! WE DROPPED THE MIC.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

On this episode, Chris Mautner, Matt Seneca, Joe McCulloch and Tucker Stone talk about Hair Shirt by Patrick McEwon and Blutch's So Long Silver Screen. There's something else too, but I can't remember what it was right now.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Joe and Chris didn't go to this year's MoCCA Fest in New York, but Matt Seneca did! Not only that he was an exhibitor, selling his own darn comics at the show! So the Pennsylvania pair decide to use this opportunity to grill Matt like a swordfish and find out what it's like being on the other side of the table for once. Sadly, we had to cut this one a tad short, as we were having really awful technical difficulties. Truly it was redonkulous. 

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

On this episode, Matt, Joe and Chris discuss the term "funnybooks"--is it time to put it to bed? Preferably, the kind of bed where you shoot things with a gun?

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

What is Homestuck? And what was it doing in the bucolic landscape of Lancaster County? Chris Mautner can only rely on the sage and deep wisdom of Joe Mculloch  -- as so many of us do — mainly because Tucker Stone and Matt Seneca were off gallivanting about God's green Earth engaging in super-secret activities far too important to even hint at here. But the Homestuck discussion turns out to be merely the appetizer for a heady in-depth examination of the Cities Obscures series by Francois Schuiten and Benoit Peeters. Are you up to listening to two grown men talk about semi-obscure (at least in the U.S.) Belgian comics? Frankly, we don't think you are.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

On this episode of the Comic Book Podcast, three people talk about Cryptic Wit, The Shadow, the Comics Journal and various mangas. Please be to satisfaction, excellence.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Alan Moore. Grant Morrison. Truly the only writers to have ever mattered in all the history of comic books. Now they have NEW SHIT out, full of CHILD ENDANGERMENT and DUBIOUS GENDER POLITICS and H.P. LOVECRAFT and LAMESTREAM MEDIA TIE-INS, aka the only themes in the entire world. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Batman Inc. Join us, little flower. Join us, in funnayz.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

HOT, PRICKLY TOPICS: Mark Millar - threat or menace? Steve McNiven - evergreen classics? INSIDE the studio of Katsuhiro Otomo with **Genga**! Say, do any of us really like Orson Scott Card? EVERY ANSWER YOU'RE EXPECTING, THIS WEEK, NOW.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT