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Comic Timing – Episode 180: Hydra’s Civil Rebirth

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Just like DC Comics’ worst kept spoiler in a while, we’re back! On today’s episode, Brent and Ian are joined by the Raph himself, Raphael Soohoo to discuss Captain America: Civil War, Bendis’ Civil War II, Free Comic Book Day and what comics were grabbed at said Free Comic Book Day, DC Comics: Rebirth #1, DC Rebirth in general, the whole Captain America Hydra kerfuffle, Comixology Unlimited, and more! More includes how comics have changed in the past ten years since the show started, by the way. That was fun!

Ian also meant to talk about X-Men Apocalypse but didn’t, but there’s two minutes or so of talk in the after show, and there might be an Extra Point soon talking more about it. So do stay tuned for more on that and other topics, loyal listeners.

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Brent is on Twitter too @kossinab, and Raph is @RaphReadsComics. And finally, if you want to read Raph’s Nerds of Color article that was mentioned in this episode, you can do so here.

Thanks again for listening, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 176: A Raging Review of 2015

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Just like that, 2015 has shrunk in between the atoms, never to be seen again! In its place stands 2016, which also happens to be the 10th year of Comic Timing. And what better way to start off this milestone year than with two of Brent and Ian’s mos regular guests: Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of the Raging Bullets podcast! The crew of four go over Secret Wars and Convergence, some of their favorite comics and comic related media of this past year, and some things that are older than that but were discovered in 2015. There’s also a decent amount of Star Wars talk to be had, including everyone’s (except for Jim who hasn’t seen it yet) overall impressions of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Plus, random segues into talking about meatloaf the food, Meatloaf the singer, and Fuller House. And, shock of shocks, we mention Fant4stic. It’s a grand old time, I tells ya! WHATISH!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for information on our Patreon, which should be launching right at the begnning of February. If you want to support Comic Timing and help keep it going for years to come, that’s one of the many ways you can do so. You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. You can follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Brent is on Twitter too @kossinab.

Thanks to all you listeners out there, and here’s to one heck of a 2016!

Comic Timing – Episode 154

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Let’s go, bub! This episode of Comic Timing is dedicated entirely to the X-Men! Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of the Raging Bullets Podcast join Ian as they discuss their early introductions to the franchise, some of their favorite runs and creators, X-Men: The Animated Series, the evolution of Wolverine as a character, the X-Men movie franchise leading up to Days of Future Past, Days of Future Past the storyline, The Phoenix Saga and how it has been presented across multiple mediums, and more! Yup, the entire X-Men franchise in under two hours. Now THAT’S what I call a Memorial Day weekend!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 150!!!

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Strike up the band and sound the alarms, because Comic Timing has reached its sesquicentennial! To commemorate the occasion, Brent and Ian are joined by the Patrons of Comic Book Podcasting, the Sultans of Speaking Geek…Comic Geek Speak! That’s right, Shane Kelly, Adam Murdough and Jamie D are on the show as we all discuss Team Books. Team Books were last covered on the show waaaaaaaay back in Episode 10A (two co-hosts ago!). The varying voices lend a lot to the topic at hand, and we all had a terrific time talking comics together. Hopefully you’ll agree after giving this one a listen! And for those of you who regularly listen to CGS, enjoy the segment included within this episode, music and all.

Speaking of listening, Brent and I want to put a huge thanks out to the listeners that have stuck by us over the years. Although we might not be the regular with our releases, we both aabsolutely love doing this show, and could not do it without your continuing support. Here’s to 150 more!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before, you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 149

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Episode 149 of Comic Timing is now out to close out 2013 with a bang! Ian and Brent are joined by Comfort Love and Adam Withers, creators of Rainbow in the Dark (now available in “Complete Saga” form on Amazon, Instock Trades, DCBS, and hopefully at your local comic shop), The Uniques, and a couple of other projects that still to come. They discuss what it’s like having Rainbow available via Diamond, how much work is to create a hype machine for yourself both digitally and in person, how collected edition can sell to existing fans of a work, and a whole lot more. We also talk comic news and casual conversation, including Terry Moore’s troubles with Rachel Rising, Ian’s love of X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Brent’s experience with the new Batman: Arkham Origins digital comic, a review of Justice League 300 #1, and some of the cool stuff Ian found overseas during his trip to Tokyo.

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS‘ Comixology digital store for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing Extra Point – Episode 1

It’s time for Ian to kick off the Extra Point! These are in-between episodes where the premise is simple: Ian, a topic or two, and a microphone. This episode is all about both Anime and comic book conventions, and the panels that take place at them. Ian also goes into the latest issues of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, from issue 16.1 until 19. Listen in, and do tell us what you think!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS‘ new Comixology digital store!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 110

It’s time for another Review Corner, as Brent and Ian catch up on a bunch of books that have been released in the last month or two (or three). We cover New Avengers Finale, Avengers #1, The Tick FCBD, Secret Avengers #1, Batman Beyond #1, X-Men #1, and Birds of Prey #1

This episode of Comic Timing is sponsored by…DCBS! That’s right, Discount Comic Book Service is the new sponsor of Comic Timing. For all first time users of the site, make sure to use the promo code CT8 at checkout to receive an additional 8% off your first order!

Rant Timing #6: The Invasion Becomes Not So Secret

Rant Timing #6: The Invasion Becomes Not So Secret

Today, I made a mad rush to the comic book shop the minute I left work. I needed something in particular, before I could get spoiled. I needed a book that will change the face of the Marvel Universe for years to come. Even though I am getting it FOR FREE in two weeks, I still spent $3.99 on Secret Invasion #1. Am I in Marvel’s pocket now? Probably, but you know what? I could care less. Spoilers to come after an image of The New Avengers as Skrulls, from one of the 12 different Secret Invasion #1 covers.


This comes from a post I made on the forums, but I figured it was good and long enough to warrant posting it here on the web site as well. Once again, spoilers ahead, so you have been warned.

Call me crazy, but do you think “He loves you” is a trigger phrase? Maybe it is indeed simply a variation on a Beatles lyric, which would also lead nicely into being explained by John the Skrull in the upcoming MI:13 series? A battle cry of sorts, stemming from when Earth music was first beamed into space, which might have been what called Skrull attention to our planet in the first place. Crazy, but I love coming up with crazy explanations.

Now, as for the heroes that just returned to Earth, I say some will be Skrulls, while some will be originals. If I am correct about there being sleeper Skrulls, there will be some heroes that do not even know they are aliens. During the Skrull-Kree War, some heroes were captures and brought to a cell with other heroes that were already “captured.” I believe that the Scarlet Witch that came to Earth is our Scarlet Witch. This explains why there is no Chaos Magic quite well, as it was created by a Skrull to explain away increased powers. The Beast of the group is ours, with the feline Beast being a Skrull; the secondary mutation was simply shape manipulation. Our White Queen is real, but so is the Phoenix that just came back. Best explanation for the multiple Jean Greys anyone can have: there was always just one; the rest were Skrulls. Now Scott will have to choose once more between two women who have his mind in the palm of their hands, and his heart too.

Up in the air is Hawkeye and Wonder Man, I highly doubt Ms. Marvel is a Skrull, and it would be evil to have Jewel be the real Jessica Jones after all the character building Bendis has done for her over the years. Luke Cake, the Luke Jessica married, is a Skrull. Hence the baby is half Skrull, half human.

The Vision will be the easiest to debunk, since he is an android. If this one is not an Android, it is a Skrull. Spider-Man is not a Skrull, since that would be too damn easy.

Mar-Vell is Kree, attacking the enemy. One of the Thunderbolts is a Skrull, and my money is indeed on Norman Osborn. Although if it is Penance, that would be fun too.

Mockingbird is human, meaning that if our Clint is the real Clint, he’ll have to choose between Maya and a women he thought he saved from hell to get to heaven where she belongs.

Iron Man and Captain America from space are Skrulls, and are part of the group of heroes I mentioned were in holding from the start. They are the leaders, so of course they would be the ones to copy.

Sue Richards? Tough one. No matter which way you slice it, there are problems.

Finally, we have Wolverine from space. Skrull. No way will they get rid of thirty years of Wolverine’s history like that. He will cause problems however, as it is likely his “senses” will “smell” Skrulls, while our Wolverine will still have no ability to pick up the scent.

There, I think that’s all of it. Once again, I spent $3.99 on a book I’m getting free from Heroes Corner this month because I couldn’t wait to read it. $3.99 well spent I must say.

Keep it coming, Bendis, you’ve got me hook, line and sinker! Again. I am a junkie, coming back for more Bendis multiple times a month. Anybody got a spare hit?