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Today on Comic History Mysteries the Rambling Phoenix returns from Disneyland with tales from the house of Mouse! The boys are talking Disnification, what it is, what it means to Comics and how Disney has changed the game. Show notes: Public Domain characters thread ComixCentral forum https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ghostislandcomic

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In a brand spanking new show, The Voice and The Janitor take a leisurely stroll through ComixCentral’s bookshelves – and pull a couple off the shelf at random to flip through. This week our sophomoric spotlight falls on the fantastical anthology collection Tales of Charon Vol. 1 and the manga-style first chapter of the boxing…

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  CXC Featured Kickstarter! STAR CROSS COMICS PRESENTS THE FRONTERA: FLASH OF DAWN KICKSTARTER! Star Cross Comics, publisher of The Last Dragoon, Propaganda Press, and the Spirits of Valor are proud to present the new sci-fi western comic series, FRONTERA: FLASH OF DAWN! Frontera exists in a time where we have freed ourselves from enslavement…

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Are you a fan of Charon Comics? Interested in making your own Comics? Publishing and marketing your Comics? Starting a publishing house? Then take some time and listen to this informative, motivational and fascinating interview with Frederick Packard & Joshua Valliere, the brilliant minds behind Charon Comics.  These two also happen to be 2 parts of the creators…

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Welcome to the blog series; Daddy’s Issues, from Indie comic creator, Johnny Craft.  Come along chapter by chapter as this comic book writer explores the journey of expecting his first child and all the emotions and creative challenges that come along with it.  Jovelyn Jade & Johnny Baby names have been a hot topic around The Craft Household,…

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Today on Comic History Mysteries we are flying Phoenix-less! Yes, today The Voice and The Janitor are discussing NINJAS! We’ll be talking Ninja Turtles, Indie Comics that feature Ninjas and of course a healthy helping of puns and rambling Ninja focused conversation. The Janitor delights and informs us all with his deep knowledge of Japanese culture, Ninjas…

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Canada Bear #’s 1 & 2 S & P Comics Creator and Penciller: Paul Farris Writer and Letterer: Sean Wilson Inker: Carlos Azevedo Reviewer: Rob Wrecks After reading this, I am so, so, SO glad I saw ComixCentral on Twitter promoting this comic. I’m even gladder I reached out about potentially reviewing it as well…

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  Welcome to the very first of what we hope will be a regular series on the ComixCentral Podcast, it’s our Kickstarter Spotlight. Today we’re talking to Comic writer Casey Bacon Strips Bowker!  Casey is currently Kickstarting his Half Comic Book/Half Soundtrack/100% Adrenaline, Hollowed. We follow 2 detectives hunting down a brutal killer that hollows out its victims – A…

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Colossal Chaos from Out of the Blue I’ve outgrown most of the subgenres that I adored from my childhood. Superheroes bore me. Epic space fantasies just make me shrug and say “meh.” But for whatever reason, the ‘nostalgia tingles’ I get Kaiju genre haven’t faded for me. My nostalgia vibes were on overload with the…

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Aw Yeah! You’re Crowdfunding your Comic book! Congratulations! It’s no small feat to undertake a crowdfunding campaign! We know your pain; we ran our own once upon a time and are familiar with the stress, anxiety, and fear that accompany putting yourself out there is this way. Kudos! We know your first, or even 100th Kickstarter…

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  Stump the Phoenix It’s the April Fool’s Day episode. To be perfectly honest, this episode defies description. You just have to listen to find out what’s up. There will be so many random thoughts dropped, so much historical nonsense, and my GOD… Rambling Phoenix is a bottomless pit of information! Prepare for entertainment!    …

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RAGS: Prologue [Review] Written by: Brian Ball, Trent Luther, and Liz Finnegan  |  Art by: Luigi Tereul  |  Reviewer: Rob Wrecks The RAGS Prologue (Preview?) is something I’ve been meaning to share my thoughts on awhile now but haven’t done so. RAGS is; if you haven’t seen previews and the like from the Twitter page, along with…

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  Welcome to the blog series; Daddy’s Issues, from Indie comic creator, Johnny Craft.  Come along chapter by chapter as this comic book writer explores the journey of expecting his first child and all the emotions and creative challenges that come along with it.  It was the morning before Valentine’s Day and I woke up from a really…

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So You Think You Know Comics with Professor Donnalyn Washington Wanna learn the REAL reason indie comics are better than mainstream? Wanna know how comics and graphic novels could, should and are used in college English to teach storytelling, character development and even social psychology? Maybe you want a list of really good writers to…

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On this week’s Comic History Mysteries, The Voice, Rambling Phoenix and The Janitor have a sleep deprived conversation that starts with Puerto Rico, the Comicbook project la borinqueña, moves into cell phone power, scammy Kickstarters and goes on from there! Enjoy the delirious fun! For more history fun with the Ramblin Phoenix’s check out his history blog: www.historicalperceptions.com  

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  When I was six and fresh-faced I realized early the type of person I was. All it took was a cold November day and a tyrant on the jungle gym. I was minding my own business, slamming Pogs for keepsies like any good 90’s kid when it happened. A little kindergartner screamed out as…

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Do you have what it takes to tackle comics and animation? Do you have the skills to handle digital and print thousands and thousands of times over? Can you love what you do, even when it means leaving work just long enough to shower? Did you love 90’s and 2000’s hero cartoons? Then you’ve got…

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 On this week’s Comic History Mysteries, a heartfelt tribute to Stephen Hawking, a discussion on what makes a villain and how some can be lovable in spite of their horrible deeds, Moby Dick, of course Batman makes an appearance and eventually the boys get around to discussing how you can use your local library as a…

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  Welcome to the blog series; Daddy’s Issues, from Indie comic creator, Johnny Craft.  Come along chapter by chapter as this comic book writer explores the journey of expecting his first child and all the emotions and creative challenges that come along with it.  Daddy’s Issues – Chapter 2: The Pregnancy Gauntlet After my appearance on the solidly…

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 On this week’s Comic History Mysteries, the boys are arguing about what defines Indie in all its genres; comics, film, music and… continents? For more history fun with the Ramblin Phoenix’s check out his history blog: www.historicalperceptions.com    

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  Wanna learn how to climb the ladder using the power of art and relationships? Wanna know how to have a really cool job and maintain your indie core? Wanna learn how to use risk effectively? Wanna know how baby steps can take you from unknown artisan to VFX team member a’ la Marvel’s Black…

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  This episode the Ramblin Phoenix, The Voice and The Janitor discuss myths and folklore as influences on comics and media. Show Notes: To begin Ramblin wants to first discuss the elephant in the room when discussing myth and comics, which is Neil Gaiman, who work is so steeped and influenced by myth it is…

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  On today’s show, The Voice and the Ramblin Phoenix are joined by…a guy that just works here. Today’s discussion covers how the consumption of comics and other media has changed in the last 20 years. The Phoenix was recently playing his new Nintendo Switch and realized how many indie games are thriving on the…

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  Reviewed by Anthony Cleveland Writer/illustrator: Derek W. Lipscomb Derek W. Lipscomb (writer/illustrator) approached ComixCentral to discuss his comic book series: The Maroon. We gave it a crack and discovered a fantastic series with genre combinations that have yet to be explored in other comics. The Maroon combines Leone’s Man with No Name trilogy with the fantastic…

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  Wanna know how to navigate comic distribution? Wanna know how to juggle multiple creative plates at once? Wanna learn how to create and survive a dedicated con schedule? Look no further than the one-woman-show powerhouse behind Emerald Comics Distribution, Anne G. Bean. Anne has only been in distribution game since the tail end of…

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  Welcome to a new blog series from Indie comic creator, Johnny Craft.  Come along chapter by chapter as this comic book writer explores the journey of expecting his first child and all the emotions and creative challenges that come along with it.  Daddy’s Issues – Chapter 1: Hit by a Bomb It was Friday, January 5th. I…

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  Y’aarrrr!! On this the second episode of Comic History Mysteries, we be talking about pirates! Show Notes: The Ramblin Phoenix was struck by something said in an interview with Watchman creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.  In a world like Watchman where superheroes are real, the comics would have to turn somewhere else for “fantastical” storytelling. They…

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  On this Very First Comics History Mysteries, “The Voice” and “The Ramblin Phoenix” have a conversation about things from comics that have crossed over to mainstream culture and how often we don’t even think about or realize they are from comics. Show Notes: The show begins with introductions and what we envision for this…

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  Velthaneus: Issue 01 – A Sci-Fi Comic This is the book I’ve been the most excited for on this week’s Round-Up and I can’t wait to share it with you guys.  The art is insane and the story is a blast. The book has the look and feel of a Skottie Young fever dream…