Comic Books Are Burning In Hell

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

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Time to talk about Sandman! Aieeeeeggghghghhghgghghhgg

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

In this episode, Joseph McCulloch, Matthew Seneca and Christopher Mautner discuss the Ultraverse, Neal Adams, superheroes as modern mythology, DC's cartoon movies, Olivier Schwrauuewoeens, Phoebe Gloeckner and Amish people. Where's Tucker Stone? He passed away!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, Chris Mautner, Matt Seneca, Joe McCulloch and Tucker Stone get all twisted and torn up. First they talk about Manga Sagawa-San, then they talk about Shonen Jump. Then they talk about Humanoids new one, Eros Gone Wild. (This is a weird episode.) Then they talk about Lone Wolf and Cub for a minute or two. Then Chris pitches the Picturebox manga line to everybody. Then the episode goes off the rails completely. Please accept our strongest apologies!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

On this episode, Joe McCulloch leads a discussion on Faust, the David Quinn/Tim Vigil series that reached its decades-in-the-making conclusion in the final months of 2012.

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:55am EST

In this episode, the team--that's Matt Seneca, Joe McCulloch, Chris Mautner and Tucker Stone--talk about Basil Wolverton's Spacehawk, Marvel Comics' Hawkeye and then they talk about Thor, which maybe has a hawk in it, or a falcon, or at least probably should. ENJOY!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 1:05am EST

Opening with a brief discussion of Tolkien in the classroom, the boys settle in for a conversation about Marti's Calvario Hills, one of the finest installments in Fantagraphics sorely missed Ignatz line. Then they talk Heavy Metal, their own experiences with Heavy Metal, and what its like, being a young man. Then it gets all Gasoline Alley: Frank King, Drawn and Quarterly and how we deal with feelings: we feel 'em! It's a hoss, and you're the hossman. Bring your own stool, friend!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Joe McCulloch, Chris Mautner and Tucker Stone talk about various comics by Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima, Grandville Bete Noir, iPads, David Lloyd comics, The Phoenix and...well, life and stuff. Comics though, mostly. Matt Seneca will return in our next episode, and the word on the street is that Matthew will bring the thunder. Eli's coming!

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Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

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