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Comic Timing

Comic Timing is a podcast devoted to the average comic book fan. We discuss everything from DC to Marvel to Vertigo to Wildstorm to Image, and everywhere in between. Whatever topics you fans want us to discuss on the show, we are open to discussing. Comic Timing is hosted by Ian Levenstein, and has been co-hosted by Tobey Cook, David Price, Matt Sommer, and Brent Kossina. Brent currently is a regular contributor to the show, and will be for the foreseeable future. Guests of the show include the likes of Jennie Breeden, Evan Dorkin, John Mayo, Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of Raging Bullets, Jamal Igle, and a whole lot more.

Comic Timing is released at least once a month, with Extra Point and BK’s Bullets episodes put out to fill the gaps as well. Episodes are available on iTunes, from this very web site, Google Play, Stitcher and many other podcasting listings. So give us a try, and please let us know what you think. And as always, there’s always time for comics!

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  1. I just listened to Episode 32 (the Wizard critique) and had to throw something in. You were mentioning Wizard’s tendancy to propagate the stereotype of comic geeks being freaky, basement dwelling, losers with no girlfriends. Something that really offended me at Wizard World Texas was the fact that Suicidegirls.com had a booth full of softcore porn and scantily clad girls. I’d like to know John Mayo’s thoughts on this as well. I mean, since when did we start allowing our comic conventions to be associated with porn sites?

    As for the magazine, I liked most of the points that were made. I like the current format well enough, but I would love to see more creator interviews and less actor interviews. Maybe give an indie title like Wasteland the same amount of copy space as the Heroes article. Basically have more comic content. I did like the Civil War recap articles and the Countown article in the latest issue. I also find it amusing that in the price guide you can only look up the most valuable comics AND the Wizard exclusive comics and variant covers. It does seem Wizard has gotten a little too shameless over the years.

    And I also miss the good old days with Spidey or Batman wearing a Wizard hat. Ah, those were the days…

    Keep on ‘casting. Great show, Ian.

    Ike(nheimer).

  2. I just attempted to listen to your episodes regarding “52” and I have to say that the level of nitpicking and complaining makes them impossible to get through. I listened to someone complain for 5 minutes that the story lines didn’t tie together at the end of the series. That same person then goes on to say that if they had all tied in, he would have thought it was forced! Which one is it? It just goes to show that writers can never win these days. Everyone thinks they have better ideas and throw them around like it’s the easiest thing in the world to write a comic. But its the writers who have to come up with new ideas and write full length scripts that work.

    All of the so called “problems” get so much airtime on your show, that it literally starts to sound like you guys are whining. I’m not saying this to be mean, I’m just saying that you might want to figure out what your opinions are, and be more succinct when you record. The long sections of circuitous complaining makes one wonder if you like to read comics at all.

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