27th Nov2012

Our First Drinks Sponsor Is … BrewDog!

by Chris Thompson

On the eve of recording our sixteenth episode, I’m pleased to announce that BrewDog Craft Beers have agreed to come on board as the first major drinks sponsor for the Pop Culture Hound podcast!
 
BrewDog will be supplying us with a fine selection of their unique craft beers into the new year, so each week you can look forward to some brief tasting notes alongside our regular comics commentary.
 
If you haven’t checked out BrewDog before then I highly recommend it. Aside from the obvious canine comparisons (BrewDOG and PopCultureHOUND) I like to think there’s a similar independent aesthetic behind our two enterprises.
 
You can read more about BrewDog, where you can buy it, and what they have to offer on their website: www.brewdog.com.
 
And be sure to tell ’em Chris sent you.

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21st Nov2012

Episode 15 – with Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART!

by Chris Thompson

With Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART …
 
In what proves to be the strongest week for Marvel Now! thus far, Taylor and I look at three highly-anticipated relaunch titles, including Rick Remender’s Captain America #1, Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk #1, and Kathryn Immonen’s Journey Into Mystery #646.
 
Then I chat with deviantART’s Ron Martino & Josh Wattles about the company’s new collaborative project, Odyssey II with Clive Barker. We discuss the essence of deviantART, how collaborative work is changing the community, the nature of ownership and entitlement, and where they see things going next.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
deviantART Twitter: @deviantART
deviantART website: deviantart.com
 
Ron Martino Twitter: @RonMartino
Odyssey II Project: techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Odyssey-II-with-Clive-Barker-331804956
 
 
If you want to read Ron’s article on storytelling referenced during the interview, you can find that here:
The Future Of Storytelling
 
And if you’d like to see Josh’s video looking at copyright & ownership in regard to fan art, you can find that here:
Fan Art Law

14th Nov2012

Episode 14 – with Si Spurrier plus Liam & Ben from Madefire!

by Chris Thompson

With Si Spurrier, Liam Sharp & Ben Abernathy …
 
It’s the first really big week for Marvel Now! and that means not one, not two, but FIVE new books to look at … This week we investigate Avengers Assemble #9, Fantastic Four #1, Thor: God Of Thunder #1, All-New X-Men #1, and X-Men: Legacy #1 – and present another TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, we chat with up-and-coming writer Simon Spurrier (X-Club, Crossed) about his first ongoing Marvel gig and what plans he has for X-Men: Legacy long-term. Then Taylor catches up with Liam Sharp and Ben Abernathy, two of the key creative minds behind the app that’s more than an app, Madefire.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Si Spurrier Twitter: @sispurrier
Simon’s website: simonspurrier.co.uk
 
Madefire Twitter: @madefire
Madefire’s website: madefire.com
 
And if you want an exclusive preview of Madefire’s brand-new project The Engine, you can check out their latest blog post here: The Making Of The Engine Episode 3

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07th Nov2012

Episode 13 – with Kieron Gillen, Paul Allor & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen & Paul Allor …
 
We’ve got a massive episode for you this week, folks! Aside from continuing our slow & steady investigation of Marvel Now! with Deadpool #1 and Iron Man #1, we also present not one but TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, I chat with acclaimed writer Kieron Gillen (Journey Into Mystery, Phonogram) about his new gig on Iron Man and what plans he has for the character. Then Taylor catches up with the elusive Paul Allor (who we previously discussed in Episode 11) to talk Orc Girl, Clockwork Comics, and what’s coming up next.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Kieron Gillen Twitter: @kierongillen
Kieron’s website: kierongillen.com
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul’s website: clockworkcomic.com
 
Challenger Comics’ website: readchallenger.com
 
And if you want to read a preview of Orc Girl (then buy it for yourself!) click here: readchallenger.com/2012/10/orc-girl-from-paul-allor-thomas-boatwright

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17th Oct2012

Episode 11 – with Paul Allor, Larry Tye & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Larry Tye …
 
Join Taylor & I as we have an in-depth discussion about the six new tales featured in Marvel Now! Point One – which form an introduction to the upcoming Secret Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Young Avengers, FF, and Cable & X-Force series.

From there we shift gears to throw the spotlight on up-and-coming writer Paul Allor who has made his mark on the industry with Orc Girl, various short stories at clockworkcomic.com and, more recently, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fugitoid one-shot for IDW Publishing.

Finally I present my interview with Larry Tye (author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero) from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul Allor’s webcomics: http://clockwork.govtcomics.com/comics/clockwork-volume-1/
 
Larry Tye Twitter: @LarryTye
Larry Tye’s website: http://www.larrytye.com/
 
Collusion Over Creator’s Rights: www.co2comics.com/blog/2012/10/16/collusion-over-creators-rights

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11th Oct2012

Episode 10 – with Victor Ochoa from Nobodies & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Victor Ochoa …
 
We’re baaaaaack! After a week off to catch our breath and try to regain some semblance of our lives, Taylor and I return to tackle the oncoming storm that is Marvel Now! First up we discuss Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan & Wellinton Alves’ RED SHE-HULK before diving into Rick Remender & John Cassaday’s highly-anticipated UNCANNY AVENGERS.
 
We then take a look at NOBODIES Volume 1, while Taylor discusses Volume 2 (which is wrapping up a very successful Kickstarter campaign) with series editor and founder Victor Ochoa. For those who are lucky enough to be at this weekend’s New York Comic-Con (NYCC) you can find Victor (and NOBODIES) in Artist’s Alley at Table B6. Why not stop by and tell him we sent you?
 
And if that’s not enough, this episode also features the debut of a previously unreleased track by the legendary Shaky Kane! Entitled Big Red Planet, we defy you not to let this catchy tune burrow it’s way into your brain and stay there …
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Victor Ochoa Twitter: @DRAWMOREINC
Draw More Inc. website: http://drawmoreinc.com/
 
NOBODIES Volume 2 on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/drawmoreinc/nobodies-volume-2

26th Sep2012

Episode 9 – DC’s New 52 Zero Issues Week 4!

by Chris Thompson

This is it! After four weeks of reading and discussing every single one of DC’s New 52 zero issues, Taylor and I finally reach the end of our epic voyage … We finish on a high as we cover the remaining issues in depth and give our views on the how the month has gone overall. Best of all, you can listen to it before you even hit the store!
 
This week we cover All-Star Western, Aquaman, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman Inc., The Flash, The Fury of Firestorm, I Vampire, Justice League Dark, Red Lanterns, The Savage Hawkman, Superman, Talon, Teen Titans, and Voodoo – whew!
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





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20th Sep2012

Special – Chatting with Alan Moore & Some Other N.I.C.E. Folks!

by Chris Thompson

With Alan Moore & Jeff Chahal …
 
In a very special episode of the PCH podcast, I chat with legendary creator Alan Moore ahead of this weekend’s N.I.C.E. Convention in Kettering.
 
Convention organiser Jeff Chahal from Close Encounters in Northampton also stops by to explain how the show came to be and what his purpose was in doing it.
 
Finally, we close out the episode with a track from Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade‘s band Cosmic Rays (formerly Mine Power Cosmic). It’s a rough live track that will give you an idea of what to expect when they perform at N.I.C.E. on Saturday night. Enjoy!
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





19th Sep2012

Episode 8 – DC’s New 52 Zero Issues Week 3!

by Chris Thompson

Three weeks in and there’s no signs of slowing down! That’s right – Taylor and I join forces once again to dissect every single one of DC’s New 52 zero issues as they come out … A full in-depth review of each book to help inform your comic purchases. Best of all it should be out before you even hit the store!
 
This week we cover Batwoman, Birds of Prey, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Catwoman, DC Universe Presents, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, Nightwing, Red Hood & The Outlaws, Supergirl, Sword of Sorcery, and Wonder Woman – whew!
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





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12th Sep2012

Episode 7 – DC’s New 52 Zero Issues Week 2!

by Chris Thompson

The hard slog continues as Taylor and I battle our way through every single one of DC’s New 52 zero issues as they come out! That’s right – a full in-depth review of each book to help inform your comic purchases … Best of all it should be out before you even hit the store!
 
This week we cover Batgirl, Batman, Batman & Robin, Deathstroke, Demon Knights, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Green Lantern Corps, Grifter, Legion Lost, The Ravagers, Resurrection Man, Suicide Squad, Superboy, and Team 7 – whew!
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.