The Escapist Comics Podcast

The Escapist Comics Podcast
Weekly comics news and reviews! Hosted by Jessica and Jesse, produced in association with The Escapist Comic Bookstore 3090 Claremont Ave. Berkeley, CA.

224: Did We Mention We Have A Patreon
Nov 25 • 34 min
This week Jacob & Jessica are stuck recording on Jacob’s laptop which reminds us to remind you about our Patreon (! Pay us any amount and we’ll be able to upgrad our stuff and get back on a regular schedule. This…
223: Discount Candy Weekend
Nov 4 • 34 min
This week Jessica & Jesse review two from DC’s Black Label plus dig into news from The Batman, HBO Max, and we watch The Witcher trailer! In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by donating to our Patreon…
It’s Disney’s World, We’re Just Living In It
Oct 28 • 61 min
This week Jacob Rubin hops back on the mic and trots alongside Jesse & Jessica as they run thru some recent entertainment news including new series on The CW, upcoming Disney+ stuff, reboots we don’t need, and more! In a giving mood? Help the Escapist…
INTERVIEW: Michel Fiffe creator of COPRA from Image Comics!
Oct 14 • 42 min
This week Jesse & Jessica get a call from Michel Fiffe (, creator of COPRA ( from Image Comics! In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by donating to our Patreon…
Porky Sandler
Oct 7 • 53 min
This week Jacob is back from the high seas and he’s been giving everyone stinky unwashed seashells. It’s gross, Jacob and it needs to stop. We’ve got a mixed bag of news and reviews so here it goes: - Bizzare Adventure 3:13 - Marvel Comics 1001 ,6:34 -…
Li’l Foam Nunchucks
Sep 30 • 44 min
This week we bring you reviews of… - SFSX #1 08:27 - Harleen #1 18:29 - House of X #5 26:55 Plus news from Spider-Man, James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, & a familiar face retuns as Superman. In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by donating to our…
INTERVIEW! Canto creators Drew Zucker & David Booher!
Sep 23 • 43 min
Drew Zucker & David Booher, creators of the new IDW series Canto, hop on the phone with Jessica and Jesse to talk about the origin of Canto and what to expect for the rest of the series. In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by donating to…
On the Floor of Crunchyroll Expo 2019
Sep 9 • 23 min
Jesse & Jessica traveled to San Jose to experience Crunchyroll Expo 2109! They’ll talk about the sights, sounds, and what’s behind that mysterious curtain. Plus hear selected questions and answers from the Junji Ito press conference. In a giving mood?…
The Late Show with Obi-Wan Kenobi
Aug 26 • 44 min
This week we play catch up and review some new comics including: - BOOM!: Once & Future #1 01:05 - MARVEL: Powers of X #3 07:28 - DARK HORSE: Strayed #1 13:22 PLUS! New stuff from Disney including The Mandalorian TV series trailer and the announced…
INTERVIEW! Frank Gogol writer of Dead End Kids from Source Point Press
Aug 12 • 25 min
Writer Frank Gogol came by the store for a chat about his new series Dead End Kids from Source Point Press! In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by donating to our Patreon (! Produced by Will Scovill &…
Jonathan Hickman X-MEN Takeover!
Aug 5 • 45 min
This week we take a juicy bite out of Jonathan Hickman’s newest reboot of the X-MEN franchise! MARVEL: House of X & Powers of X #1 3:45 Dark Horse: Manor Black #1 25:33 IMAGE: Lazarus: Risen #2 Plus Halos comes to Showtime, we review The Boys, & a visit…
We’ve Got The ComicCon News Blues
Jul 25 • 38 min
THIS WEEK! Jessica introduces us to the first issue of BANSHEES! DC - Jimmy Olsen #1 VAULT - Sera and the Royal Stars #1 Plus tons of news from ComicCon including all the new stuff from Marvel, animated movies from DC, and a host of horror trailers! In a…
The Act of Boating
Jul 15 • 42 min
This week we have a DOOZY of a show for you as we dish out the dirt on this week’s comics and news! On this episode we’re serving: BOOM Box/BOOM Studios: Ghosted In L.A. #1 1:39 MARVEL: Black Cat #2 9:41 MARVEL: Giant-Size X-Statix #1 13:20 Ahoy Comics:…
J-Team Goes Overboard w/ Jacob Rubin
Jul 8 • 67 min
Hey gang! Jacob Rubin is back from taveling the seven seas and he’s brought home some weird snacks and a collection of flip-flops that he’s purchased around the world. Unfortunately he brought neither and so we’ll talk about what been going on in the…
Default Template!
Jun 24 • 31 min
Default Template The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog Hey sorry we’re late again! It’s been too darn nice outside and we’re too darn busy to put out anything on time. But never fear, ther’s a new eppy-sode to be had. Sadly I’ve got no time to write…
Victorian Diseases Are Back In Style
Jun 17 • 19 min
It’s another hot & busy week at Escapist HQ and we only had time to run thru some news. We saw the Doctor Sleep trailer 2:22 Pennyworth TV series trailer released 6:30 Too Old To Die Young announced 11:03 Is Victorian Fantasy the new trend in TV? (A…
What’s The Deal With DC?
Jun 10 • 30 min
It’s been a busy couple of weeks and the Escapist crew is back with a week’s worth of news and review. IMAGE: Thumbs #1 5:06 MARVEL: Black Cat #1 12:06 AFTERSHOCK: Dark Red #3 15:59 Plus NEWS. New announcement from Wonder Woman: Gold, a discussion of DC’s…
America, America!
Jun 3 • 44 min
We’re back after a busy couple of weeks! We’ve got some news & reveiw for you this week including : IMAGE: Ascender #1 2:54 What’s Next for X-MEN? 3:19 VAULT: She Said Destroy #4 6:15 VAULT: Queen of Bad Dreams 11:13 DC BLACK LABEL: Batman - Last Knight…
Nunchucks Are Legal In Arizona
May 13 • 51 min
This week we got some stuff! IMAGE - Murder Falcon #8 09:18 Black Crown - Eve Stranger #1 11:02 IMAGE - Excellence #1 14:50 Marvel - New Agents of Atlas #1 22:30 Plus news you can use including a big Game of Thrones discussion (SPOILERS! 43:56). In a…
INTERVIEW: IMAGE Comics Fair Lady Creator Brian Schirmer & Editor Dani Colman
Apr 29 • 52 min
This week Jesse & Jessica sit with IMAGE Comics Fair Lady creator Brian Schirmer & editor Dani Colman to talk about their new series that they describe as “Magnum P.I. in a post-Tolkein universe.” From IMAGE Comics website: Every fantasy epic ends with a…
Hot Books
Apr 22 • 33 min
#420BLAZEIT! It’s #420 BABY! and the gangs here & slightly toasted ready for this week’s news and reviews! This week we’ve got: Marvel - Tony Stark Iron Man #10 3:00 Marvel - War of the Realms #2 4:33 Ahoy - Planet of the Nerds #1 11:05 DC - Batman #69…
Sir & Ma’am
Apr 15 • 42 min
Week of April 10, 2019 This week mom & dad aren’t home so we get entire main floor of the store to ourselves to review comics and boy do we have some good ones this week: Boom! Studios - Faithless #1 4:45 Image - Fairlady #1 14:48 Marvel - Start Wars Age…
Two Blades For Every Sword
Apr 8 • 52 min
Week of April 3, 2019 What’s up cats & dogs? We took a week off to tighten some bolts, change our fluids, and generally do what regular humans do when they have some time to themselves. In the mean time we were able to cobble together some reviews for…
2 Cloned Dogs
Mar 25 • 59 min
This week on the show: - Morning In America - Sunstone - Aftershock - Dark Red #1 - Dark Horse/Berger Books - Invisible Kingdom #1 - Image - Lazarus: Risen #1 - Marvel - Age of X-MAN: Nextgen #2 In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by…
LIVE! 200th Episode Extravaganza!
Mar 11 • 99 min
It’s finally here! Back in January we pre-recorded out live 200th episode celebration. Now you can relive the magic in all it’s audio glory. We had a ton of people on stage and aside from a few audio hang-ups it was a ton of fun. Enjoy this episode in all…
$20 Taco Bell Challenge
Mar 4 • 35 min
This week we’re late but still here! It’s a rainy Saturday and Jess & Jesse take time from their busy schedules to review a few of this week’s new releases. PLUS This week we are giving away Blu-Ray Copies of Overlord! If you’re one of the first four (4)…
Gavinor Newsom
Feb 25 • 61 min
This week reviews for Sharkey the Bounty Hunter, Naomi, High Level, & Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus new shows from DC, a Jim Henson favorite returns, & a metric ton of 🧛🏻‍♀️V A M P I R E🦇 news! Reviews Image: Sharkey The Bounty Hunter 07:07 DC: Naomi #2…
Up All Night
Feb 18 • 43 min
Valentine’s has come and gone and the stench of love is still lingering in the air. Rather than raiding the drug store for discount candy we’ve decided to bring you another bouquet of news & reviews from your secret admirers at The Escapist Comic…
Growing Up On The Farm
Feb 11 • 48 min
Welcome back all! It feels like forever since we were last heard from. We’ve recorded our 200th episode and it is waiting in the can to be released in order. In the mean time check out these reviews! Marvel: Age of X-MAN Alpha #1 01:51 Dark Horse: Wyrd #1…
Distracted By The Juice
Jan 21 • 50 min
Welcome back! We are tired from work, exhausted from the rain, sleepy from… uh lack of sleep but here we are anyway with a new batch of news and reviews for all of yous. This week! - Marvel - Daredevil: Man Without Fear 08:49 - Image - The Wicked & The…
Not Quite Episode 199
Jan 8 • 33 min
Happy Monday! We’re racing towards episode 200 with another short but sweet episode that’ll give you something to chew on til next week. Archie Comics - Blossom 666 #1 02:12 DC - Naomi #1 07:48 Marvel - Guardians of the Galaxy #1 12:42 Marvel - Uncanny…
Jacked & Tanned
Jan 7 • 48 min
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019! As the public begins to file back to work we’re here to finish off the last drips of the figurative holiday nog that we’ve been assured is safe to drink even this far past it’s expiration date. This week we cover: -…
The J-Team Returns
Dec 31, 2018 • 55 min
Jacob Rubin stops by the store to give us the low-down on ship life, the Aquaman hype, and an non-spoiler review of Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse. In a giving mood? Help the Escapist Comics Podcast by donating to our Patreon…
INTERVIEW: Ram V (Grafity’s Wall, These Savage Stories, Batman: Secret Files)
Dec 17, 2018 • 41 min
In what may be our first international call Jessica & Jesse dial up London and chat with Ram V! From Ram’s website ( Ram V, is an award winning author and creator of comics & graphic novels such as Paradiso, these Savage Shores,…
Flash Posters $7.99
Dec 10, 2018 • 63 min
Week of December 5, 2018 Ho Ho Ho! Glad tidings and all the rest of it. Jessica & Jesse meet in the attic to look at this week’s new comics (and try out Jesse’s new audio recorder!). Escapist Comics Podcast LIVE! Join us January 31, 2019 at Ghost Town…
Highly Profitable Young Adult Series
Dec 3, 2018 • 48 min
Week of November 28, 2018 This week we’ve got some HOT STUFF left over from Halloween & Thanksgiving. Reviews Jim Henson: Labyrinth-Under the Spell #1 1:53 Marvel: Iron Heart #1 4:44 Marvel: Black Panther #6 11:15 Marvel: Shuri #2 13:46 Vertigo: Hex Wives…
Food is Gross
Nov 5, 2018 • 56 min
Week of Oct. 31. 2018 We’re pooped from our Halloween parties and our post-Halloween parties, nevertheless we’re back with some lingering reviews from the post holiday season. Reviews: DC: Heroes In Crisis #2 03:26 DC: Hex-Wives #1 10:13 Marvel: Avengers…
Back From HIGH-atus
Oct 22, 2018 • 46 min
It’s the week of October 17, 2018 and it’s starting to feel like the holiday season. That’s Halloween, of course, and this week we check-in to the spooky comings and goings of the Escapist Comic Bookstore. Jesse & Jessica are here with fun size reviews…
La Croix For The Working Man
Oct 1, 2018 • 55 min
Week of September 26, 2018 DC: Heroes in Crisis #1 05:10 DC: Justice League Odyssey #3 07:56 Image: Maneaters #1 18:02 Image: Wicked & Devine 455 AD 25:21 Marvel: Spider-Geddon #0 28:48 Dark Horse: Gamma #1 32:00 Spoiler! Jesse Watches Iron Fist Season 2…
Just The News
Sep 13, 2018 • 23 min
This week Jessica & Jesse have the scoop on some hot news from Hollywood! 00:57 Quick Review of Vertigo’s Bordertown#1 01:40 Entertainment Weekly releases Captain Marvel photos 09:13 Timothy Dalton cast in Doom Patrol 12:17 New Swamp Thing series…
ANNOUNCEMENT! Too Much Coffee Man Contest Winner!
Sep 3, 2018 • 1 min
Announcing the winner of our Too Much Coffee Man Contest!
Sep 3, 2018 • 56 min
This week Marc Palm stops by the store to chat with Jessica & Jesse about his new book ‘The Fang.’ Produced by Will Scovill ( & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Find more episodes of the Escapist Comics Podcast at…
INTERVIEW: Skinner Returns!
Aug 27, 2018 • 57 min
laserblast Skinner ( stops by the apartment to offer his takes on special effects, the new Star Wars, Conventions, his…
Sunday Morning Cartoons
Aug 13, 2018 • 69 min
We’re back! Again! And we’re super busy! Not too busy to put out an episode but much too busy to write the robust show notes you all know & love. Produced by Will Scovill ( & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Find more episodes of…
“Live” at “San Diego” “Comic Con”
Jul 25, 2018 • 44 min
Okay, you got us… Jesse & Jessica are at the store this week but fear not! This week’s show is dedicated to all the cool movie & TV news comic out of San Diego. What will we cover? The answer may surprise you! Produced by Will Scovill…
Ceramic Dinosaurs
Jul 16, 2018 • 58 min
We’re Back! I know it seems like we’re getting fewer and fewer episodes these days but we’re all just so damn busy. What with this economy and jobs and so on we barely have time to maintain our Patreon ( let alone…
Sharp Little Fingernails
Jun 18, 2018 • 51 min
We’re back for another review episode! Sorry we’ve been MIA for the last few months but this spring and summer have kept us busy! So busy that even though you get an episode this week we don’t have time to write up proper show notes. So take a listen IF…
Last Siege creators Landry Walker & Justin Greenwood In-Store INTERVIEW!
Jun 13, 2018 • 34 min
lastsiege This week we talk to Landry Walker & Justing Greenwood about their brand new IMAGE title Last Siege! Landry also runs through the history of He-Man, his time…
INTERVIEW Avi Ehrlich from Silver Sprocket
May 30, 2018 • 30 min
Silver Sprocket Jesse & Jessica traveled to The Haight in San Francisco to visit Silver Sprocket (’s store and gallery and to chat…
A Wahlberg Family Dance-Off
Apr 30, 2018 • 51 min
Deep Roots We’re back after another much needed break! Now we’re real busy so let’s make this snappy. Marvel Hunt for Wolverine #1 9:00 The Mighty Thor #706 (Big Spoilers 17:08 Dark Horse Aliens: Dust to Dust #1…
Apr 16, 2018 • 64 min
Crude1 PC-MA-17 Week of April 11, 2018 Now that we’re back from spring break we get back to news & reviews from this week in comics including first issues from Brian…
INTERVIEW ‘Isola’ creators Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl
Mar 26, 2018 • 41 min
INTERVIEW ‘Isola’ creators Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl Isola1 This week we preview Isola from Image Comics with creators Brenden Fletcher…
INTERVIEW Eric Haven (Compulsive Comics, Ur, Vague Tales)
Mar 19, 2018 • 31 min
Eric Haven The J Team reunites and meets up with Compulsive Comics writer & artist Eric Haven. Produced by Will Scovill ( & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Find more episodes of the…
Emerald City Comic Con 2018
Mar 12, 2018 • 63 min
Tamra Bonvillain, Jessica, & Marissa Louise Pack your bags, we’re going to Seattle! We follow Jessica on her recent trip up the Pacific coast to Emerald City Comic Con…
INTERVIEW Liam Sharp (The Brave & The Bold - Batman & Wonder Woman)
Feb 26, 2018 • 20 min
Liam Signing Writer & Illustrator Liam Sharp stops by the store to talk about his much anticipated new series The Brave & The Bold - Batman & Wonder Woman. The Brave &…
Greetings from Monsanto Country
Feb 19, 2018 • 41 min
Grasshopper We’ve been so busy we took a three day weekend! But we’re back with a stack of stuff including Part 3 of Young Animal’s Milk Wars, Star Wars reuniting with a…
Elon Musk Presents: The Escapist Comics Podcast In Space
Feb 12, 2018 • 55 min
starmans Greetings space cadets! We’re back for another week of news and reviews plus some other recommendations that we just couldn’t cram in! AND DON’T FORGET! We’re celebrating the release of…
Secure The Bouncy House
Feb 5, 2018 • 53 min
Hungry Ghosts We’re back at it for another week of news and reviews with the Escapist Comics Podcast family! DC: JLA Doom Patrol Special #1 (Milk Wars #1) 3:17 DC: Motherlands #1 11:48 Marvel: Phoenix…
INTERVIEW Cult Classic: Return To Whisper writer Eliot Rahal
Jan 29, 2018 • 30 min
Return To Whisper #1 Writer Eliot Rahal ( joins the show this week to give us the run down on Return To Whisper,…
Escapist Comics Worldwide
Jan 20, 2018 • 54 min
Ice Cream Man #1 We’ve had a few dreary rainy days in the Bay, but the sun is back and so are we! It’s a light week so we’re taking a peek at some cool new stuff. February 24 at 3pm Artist Liam Sharp…
New Year, New Me
Jan 15, 2018 • 60 min
The Punisher 220 We got a little swamped last week and weren’t able to get an episode out. But worry not! We’re back for another week of news and reviews from the fine folks at the Escapist Comics…
Picks of 2017
Jan 1, 2018 • 51 min
Happy New Year! To celebrate we’re going to look back at Jesse and Jessica’s top picks of 2017, but not until we offer up our weekly dose of news and reviews! Skip the Spoilers, new episodes will now be chapterized on compatible podcast apps! Marvel:…
Lego Escapist Comics Podcast
Dec 22, 2017 • 46 min
This week we’re coming to you early! Listen, we all are ready for this year to be over and we all need a little break. Enjoy your holiday weekend, however you may spend it, with Jesse and Jessica as they lay out a plate of chocolate chip review and a tall…
Infinity War on X-MAS
Dec 18, 2017 • 56 min
Happy Holidays! We’re back spreading Christmas cheer with another episode of The Escapist Comics Podcast! We’ve got a heap of comics and news to get to so let’s keep this short.Jessica Saw STAR WARS (Spoiler Free!) 02:20Dark Horse: Aliens - Dead Orbit #4…
Time Travel Stinks
Dec 11, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome back! We’ve got news and reviews from this week of December 6, 2017! Reviews:Image: No. One With A Bullet #2 01:33Image: Paradiso #1 05:33Marvel: Doctor Strange #382 10:29Marvel: Astonishing X-Men #6 15:58Top Cow: Witchblade #1 21:26…
Dog Surgery
Dec 4, 2017 • 55 min
We’re back! Yes for real! Despite Will announcing that we wouldn’t! It’s the week of November 29, 2017 and if you haven’t yet please make a donation to Ramona the Dog by going to Jessica’s dog had 2 masses removed from her…
🚨SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 Ramona the Dog Medical Fundraiser
Dec 2, 2017 • 1 min
**UPDATE** We’ll be releasing a regular episode on Monday! Jessica’s dog Ramona has had 2 very large masses removed from her spleen. She is recovering but this was still a major operation that will require follow up procedures and aftercare. Please help…
Interview: Leila Del Duca & Alissa Sallah (Sleepless)
Nov 27, 2017 • 30 min
This week we welcome Leila Del Duca and Alissa Sallah, the artist and colorist & editor of Sleepless, the title from Image comics available December 6, 2017. From “Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but danger is…
Interview: Zack Kaplan, writer Port of Earth
Nov 20, 2017 • 35 min
As promised we welcome Zack Kaplan! He’s here promoting Port of Earth, his new book from Image Comics. We dive into some of the details of the book’s creation and where it will go in the coming issues. For a more in depth review of the first issue check…
Port of Earth Review +More
Nov 13, 2017 • 68 min
Week of 11-08-2017 This week of 11-08-2017 there’s a TON of stuff up top. We look back at the US presidential election one year later, Tim Allen’s show is canceled, and a Stranger Things co-star being barred from entering the US. We had our bad audio…
Interview: Jacob Semahn, writer No. 1 With A Bullet
Nov 6, 2017 • 35 min
This week we were lucky to talk to Jacob Semahn about his new book No. 1 With A Bullet from Image Comics. From Image Comics website: “Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis…
The Spooky Halloween Comic Review Show!
Oct 30, 2017 • 62 min
This week of 10-25-2017 The J Team start off by sharing some of the fun stuff they’re watching on TV and follow it up with some spooky Halloween comic reviews! Jughead: The Hunger #1 06:10 DC: House of Horror #1 16:07 Batman: The Merciless 22:04 IDW:…
An Evening with Becky Cloonan & Friends
Oct 23, 2017 • 40 min
This week Becky Cloonan (Southern Cross, Gotham Academy) came by the store for a special signing and we got to sit and chat for a bit. This is less of an interview and more of everyone hanging out for the evening but a lot of fun stuff comes up and we ate…
Let’s Talk About Joe Quesada’s House
Oct 16, 2017 • 59 min
This week of 10-11-2017 the crew are back at Jesse’s place with a sweet stack of news and reviews. Image: Family Trade #1 02:50 DC: Ragman #1 11:44 DC: Batman White Knight #1 22:12 Image: Redlands #3 28:14 News: New Storm series from Marvel 34:33 Women…
Interview: Vault Comics’ Adrian & Damian Wassel
Oct 9, 2017 • 35 min
Damian & Adrian Wassel from Vault Comics join us over the phone to talk about some exciting new titles including Reactor #1, Maxwell’s Demons #1, Deuce of Hearts #1 and the horror anthology Straight From The Casket which premiered this weekend at NY Comic…
Scott Dracula’s Stick-On Sideburns
Oct 2, 2017 • 60 min
It’s the week of 09-27-2017 and it’s a doozy, folks! We’re up to our armpits in comics! Here’s a look at just a few from this last week: Image: Southern Bastards #18 04:34 Image: Black Monday Murders #7 06:28 Marvel: Mighty Thor #23 10:37 Aftershock: Fu…
BK Broilers & Matinee Spoilers: Week of 09-20-2017
Sep 25, 2017 • 51 min
This week Jessica talks about going to the movies, Jesse describes the entire plot of Alien: Covenant, and… uh… Oh yeah, comics! AfterShock: Dark Ark #1 05:33 DC/Dark Horse: Wonder Woman/Conan #1 09:10 Star Wars: Captain Phasma #2 17:32 *New Photos from…
Fancy Rats: Week of 09-06-2017
Sep 11, 2017 • 58 min
This week Jesse talks about his new Rat Guy identity, Jessica visits SF Comic Con, plus some reviews and news including: Reviews Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1 09:00 Marvel: Generations Iron Man & Ironheart 17:13 Image: Motor Crush #6 22:11 DC: Dastardly &…
Week of 08-30-2017
Sep 4, 2017 • 45 min
This week Jesse & Jessica cover Secret Empire #10, Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu & James Bond: Moneypenny. Plus news from cons future and past, DC titles available for streaming, The Tick, New DC rides, a possible new Joker movie, and more!
Interview: Skinner
Aug 28, 2017 • 55 min
This week Oakland based artist Skinner drops by to talk to Jessica and Jesse about comics, being a professional artist, and his upcoming Necronomicon Pop Up Book. Find more from Skinner at
Week of 08-09-2017
Aug 14, 2017 • 62 min
Jessica and Jesse are back for another in-store episode! This week they’ll review:Image: Redlands #1 01:42DC: Mr. Miracle #1 10:31Marvel: Secret Empire #8 19:10Marvel: Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #1 31:25Plus movie news and other stuff Will didn’t…
Small Portions: Week of 08-02-2017
Aug 7, 2017 • 13 min
This week Jesse is out of town so Jessica serves up a mini-episode with news & reviews.
Interview: Matteo Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan & Matt Rosenberg of Black Mask Studios
Jul 31, 2017 • 21 min
This week we welcomed Matteo Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan and Matt Rosenberg from Black Mask Studios into the store to talk Calexit #1, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, and what you can expect from Black Mask .
What’s a Comic-Con? Week of 07-19-2017
Jul 24, 2017 • 61 min
This week while the inner-net is abuzz with all the Movie, TV & Video Game news coming out of San Diego we thought we’d give you a break and review some new comics. Next week we’ll be sure to squeeze every drop of news juice from the comics world’s…
Interview: David Pepose (writer Spencer and Locke)
Jul 17, 2017 • 58 min
*** One of the mics made a lot of noise during the interview and I’m apologizing in advance. If any of our listeners would like to transcribe the interview we’ll give you a shout out on the show and I’ll personally e-mail you a smooch on the cheek. -WS…
Normal Chugging: Week of 07-05-2017
Jul 10, 2017 • 60 min
This week we’re back to news and reviews but first we’ll get excited for the new Castlevania series on Netflix (spoiler free!) and we’ll tell you why you won’t find the new issue of Divided States of Hysteria at the store. This week’s reviews you can use:…
ID10T On Location w/ Babs Tarr, Rick Remender, Becky Cloonan & Justin Greenwood
Jul 3, 2017 • 26 min
Last week the Escapist crew took a field trip to the ID10T Fest, Chris Hardwick’s hybrid comics, music and comedy festival. Between checking out a little known rock & roll band called Weezer and spending too much on beer we got some great interviews with…
Interview: Tethered writer David Precht
Jun 26, 2017 • 48 min
This week we welcome writer David Precht who talks with us about his book Tethered. News: New Han Solo director 20:41 New Black Panther character announced 25:39 The Flash 28:40 The Watchmen on HBO 31:17 GoT Trailer 33:38 In Memoriam: Adam West 36:11…
Week of 06-07-2017
Jun 12, 2017 • 53 min
This week we review: Aftershock: Babyteeth #1 1:55 Boom: The Unsound #1 9:22 Image: Divided States of Hysteria #1 12:47 Lionforge: Jazz Maynard 19:01 Marvel: Darth Vader #1 24:24 Image: Reborn #6 26:03 News: Duck Tales reboot 29:36 Spider-Man visits kids…
Week of 05-31-2017
Jun 5, 2017 • 57 min
This week Jessica & Jesse are back with a fresh heap of new comics to review! Marvel: Secret Empire #3 05:40 Marvel: Cable #1 17:06 DC: Wonder Woman Annual #1 20:47 Aliens Dead Orbit #2 25:06 Namwolf #2 28:36 Saga #43 30:07
Week of 05-24-2017 w/ Writer Ryan King
May 29, 2017 • 64 min
This week we welcome writer Ryan King onto the show. You can find more from Ryan including his Nico’s Fortune Kickstarter campaign at Reviews: Marvel: Secret Empire #2 39:32 Boom: Destroyer #1 40:38 Marvel: Secret Warriors #2 44:39 The…
Interview: Jason McNamara (The Rattler, The Martian Confederacy)
May 22, 2017 • 63 min
This week we call Jason McNamara and talk with him about his career and the inspiration for his 2016 book The Rattler.
Week of 5/10/17
May 15, 2017 • 72 min
This week Jessica & Jessica are back with some reviews of this week’s comics. Plus there’s some great TV and movie news (that Blade Runner trailer). And if you missed it last week, check out our exclusive interview with Brian Wood! Image: Black Cloud #2…
Interview w/ Brian Wood (Briggs Land, Rebels, Aliens: Defiance)
May 8, 2017 • 41 min
This week we sit with Brian Wood (Rebels, Briggs Land, Aliens: Defiance) about his career, getting bogged down in research and bringing Briggs Land to TV.
Week of 04-26-2017
May 1, 2017 • 67 min
This week Jesse and Jessica prep for Free Comic Book Day by digging into this week’s sweet stack of new comics including: From DC: The Flash #21 00:02:01 Supergirl: Being Super Book 3 00:12:47 Batman/Shadow #1 From Marvel: 00:15:55 Weapon X #2 X-Men Blue…
Week of 04-19-2017
Apr 24, 2017 • 68 min
This week we’re back in the store again so once again excuse some customer interactions as we must run business! It also a big week in comics as two major events started with Batman #21 The Button & Secret Empire #0. We also review Redneck #1, Plastic #1,…
Week of 04-12-2017
Apr 17, 2017 • 59 min
This week was extra busy so Jessica and Jesse take to recording in the shop once again, there were lots of Marvel releases as we lead up to next weeks big event so we review of X-Men Blue #1, Weapon X #1, Black Panther and the Crew #1, Rose #1, John…
Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon & Greg Hinkle Black Cloud #1 Release BBQ&A Live!
Apr 12, 2017 • 48 min
This past weekend we celebrated the release of Black Cloud #1, the brand new Image title released April 5th. Creators Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon & Greg Hinkle joined Jessica, co-host and Black Cloud editor Maria Ludwig, and a live audience in store for a…
Week of 04-05-2017
Apr 10, 2017 • 61 min
This week we got: X-Men Gold #1 01:20 The Royals #1 11:08 Shade, The Changing Girl #7 16:53 Iron Fist #2 18:26 Black Cloud #1 20:40 (Check back Wednesday for an in-store Q&A with Black Cloud creators Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon & Greg Hinkle!) Extremity #2…
Week of 03-29-2017
Apr 3, 2017 • 64 min
This week Jesse and Jessica take a look at a short stack of cool comics including: -Two new titles from Marvel; Inhumans Prime/X-Men Prime #1 (01:46) -Jesse takes two from Greg Rucca; Old Guard #1 (25:26) and Lazarus #26 (30:04) -Jessica pulls two weird…
Week Of 03-22-2017
Mar 27, 2017 • 61 min
Eclipse Creator Zack Kaplan Week of 03-15-2017
Mar 20, 2017 • 65 min
We’re back from a few weeks off! This week Jesse and Jessica interview Zack Kaplan, the creator of Eclipse from Image comics! Then we’ll run through some news and reviews!
Week of 02/22/2017
Mar 1, 2017 • 56 min
We apologize for being a little late this week but Jesse and Jessica are back at the store running through this week’s comics. Marvel: Elektra #1 01:39 DC: Supergirl: Being Super #2 08:42 Image: Belfry 14:36 The Old Guard #1 17:16 Black Mask: Quantum…
Ken Garing, Interview with creator PLANETOID: PRAXIS plus reviews for Week of 02/15/2017
Feb 20, 2017 • 49 min
This week Planetoid: Praxis creator, writer, artist Ken Garing dropped by the store for a chat with staff! Listen to the interview after the reviews and news. DC: Batwoman: Rebirth #1 01:46 The Wild Storm #1 11:18 Marvel: Doctor Strange: Monsters…
Real Life Heroes, Week of 02/08/2017
Feb 13, 2017 • 64 min
BONUS INTERVIEW! “Dave Dwonch, I Think We Need To Talk…”
Feb 8, 2017 • 77 min
Dave Dwonch, Action Lab Comics president, Drops into the store to talk about his new comic Infinite7. This new series is available today so come by the store and pick up a copy!
When To Talk To Your Kids About Riverdale, Week of 02/01/2017
Feb 6, 2017 • 56 min
Cozy up, we’re in for six more weeks of winter so Jesse & Jessica are back to review a new stack of comics! Marvel: Monsters Unleased #2 01:28 Marvel: Bullseye #1 13:25 Dynamite: Vampirella #0 15:20 Dynamite: The Spirit-The Corpse Makers 20:35 Black Mask:…
Monsters, Killers & Curse Words Week of 01/18/17
Jan 24, 2017 • 65 min
This week the Escapits crew dig through a pile of new comics and news including: Marvel: Monsters Unleashed #1 01:16 US Avengers #2 08:14 Star Wars Doctor Aphra #1 14:15 DC: Batman #15 18:41 Image: The Few #1 25:21 Curse Words #1 28:49 Kill or Be Killed…
Jacob Returns Week of 01-11-2017
Jan 17, 2017 • 73 min
This week Jacob visits from NYC! He gives us an update on life in the Big Apple and eventually into Star Trek vs Star Wars, spoilers & reviews. Star Trek v Star Wars 03:20 -Rogue One 0Spoilers! Image: Motor Crush #2 10:12 God & Country #1 14:22 DC:…
Week of 01-04-2017
Jan 9, 2017 • 57 min
New Year! New Technology! New Comics! This week Jessica & Jesse take a look at some of the first releases of the new year. From DC: Batman #14 04:04 Shade The Changing Girl #4 33:21 From Marvel: US Avengers #1 11:51 Unstoppable Wasp #1 23:32 Champions #4…
BEST & WORST of 2016! Week of 12-28-2016
Jan 2, 2017 • 52 min
Goodbye 2016! Jesse & Jessica wrap up the year with reviews and some of the BEST & WORST comics of 2016 along with some new titles from this week! Marvel: Civil War #8 (Conclusion) 02:40 Hulk #1 08:37 DC: Supergirl: Being Super #1 12:04 Mother Panic #2…
Happy Holidays from The Escapist Comics Podcast!
Dec 27, 2016 • 1 min
Jessica and Jesse were busy tending the X-MAS Eve rush but found a few minutes to record a quick Holiday greeting! The gang will be back after the new year with some more news, reviews and favorites of 2016.
Week of 12-07-2016
Dec 12, 2016 • 55 min
Westworld Finale Spoilers! 47:22-50:58 This week Jessica and Jesse take a look at Motor Crush #1, The Wicked & The Divine #24, Violent Love #2, Harley Quinn #9, Shade the Changing Girl #3, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 & Nova #1. Plus news and review for…
Week of 11-30-2016
Dec 5, 2016 • 48 min
This week the Escapist new take a look at Civil War II #7, Death of X #4, IVX #0, (we dissect the whole IVX debacle so you don’t have to!) DC New Talent Showcase #1, Tales From The Crypt #1, Saga #40 plus News!
Week of 11-16-2016
Nov 21, 2016 • 64 min
This week Jesse & Jessica take a look at Kill Or Be Killed #4, Moonshine #2, Reborn #2, Slam #1, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #2 & Thanos #1! Plus Movie & TV News and finally a spoiler filled review of Doctor Strange!
Interview: Frank Barbiere (Violent Love), Week of 11-09-2016
Nov 14, 2016 • 47 min
This week we have a special interview episode with Frank Barbiere! His new book, Violent Love #1 dropped this week from Image Comics and we were so lucky to have him on the show! But before we get into the interview we have to go over a few very special…
Week of 10-26-2016
Oct 31, 2016 • 61 min
This week: Civil War #6 Vigilante: Southland #1 The Skeptics #1 Plus Spooky Movies & Comics for Halloween! And news from upcoming TV & Movies!
Week of 10-19-2016
Oct 25, 2016 • 50 min
Note: There’s an audio glitch about 30 mins into the show. It lasts about a minute. Sorry. This Week: Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1 Spell On Wheels #1 Death of X #2 Infamous Iron Man #1 Honorable Mentions New Love & Rockets Die Kitty Die #1 Black…
Week of 10-12-2016
Oct 18, 2016 • 52 min
This week we take a look at #1s from Reborn & Clone Conspiracy, #2s from Doom Patrol and Britannia, Black Monday Murders #3, Darth Vader #25 and NEWS from Star Wars Rogue One, Justice League, Miley Cyrus’s opinions of Supergirl and Incognito’s journey to…
Week of 10-05-2016
Oct 10, 2016 • 51 min
This week Jesse and Jessica take a peek at Death of X, Shade The Changing Girl, Cage, Cannibal, Black, Champions and possibly more!
INTERVIEW! Jason Novak & Adam Bessie
Oct 3, 2016 • 29 min
This week we take a break from new comics and feature an in-store interview with cartoonists Jason Novak and Adam Bessie during their live cartooning event at The Escapist Comic Bookstore!
Week of Sept. 21, 2016
Sep 21, 2016 • 52 min
Week of Sept. 14, 2016
Sep 14, 2016 • 47 min
This week Jessica and Jesse take on the task of tearing down Doom Patrol #1, The Forevers #1 from Black Mask, Lady Killer 2 #2, Scarlet Witch #10, Suicide Squad #2, Wonder Woman #6 and Animosity #2!
…We’ve Stopped Counting At This Point
Aug 29, 2016 • 54 min
This week Jessica and Jesse record another in-store episode! They’ll look at Lake of Fire #1, Snotgirl #2, Ulysses #1, Generation Zero #1, Blue Beetle #1 and Kings Way West #1. They’ll also go over some movie & TV news including info on Season 2 of…
And Five Eighths
Aug 19, 2016 • 67 min
This week Jesse and Jessica run over a heap of new stuff including recapping Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott’s visit to the Bay Area then head into reviews of the new Suicide Squad, Supergirl and Batman (SPOILERS!). Then they move on to The Wicked & The Devine,…
So It’s Come To This…
Aug 8, 2016 • 45 min
We’re saving our big 100 for a big interview so we’re calling this one 99.5! Jesse and Jessica hit a stack of comics including Kill or Be Killed, the hot new title from Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser, Suicide Squad Rebirth, Animosity…
Lemme See If I Have It…
Jul 24, 2016 • 40 min
This week the dynamic duo take on Dark Horse’s Black Hammer #1, Image’s Snotgirl #1, Betty & Veronica #1 and Batgirl & The Birds of Prey! PLUS they get heapin’ helpin’ of HOT news streaming in from SDCC!
Saw 32: Revenge of the Tricycle
Jul 16, 2016 • 56 min
Things keep chuggin’ along with another new episode! This week Jess and Jesse take on the latest in Civil War, Nightwing Rebirth, Gene Yang’s New Superman, Wonder Woman, The Revisionist and over one metric ton of piping hot news!
Return of the New Episode
Jul 13, 2016 • 54 min
Jessica & Jesse talked about stuff but I wasn’t there! So I guess you and I will have to listen to this podcast together to find out!
Look! Another New Episode!
Jul 13, 2016 • 40 min
Jesse and Jessica are back but I can’t remember what they said. It’s like my memory has been… ERASED! Good thing we have this week’s podcast ready to refresh my memory. Come listen with me, won’t you?
A New Episode
May 20, 2016 • 72 min
Hey gang! We’re back from a much needed hiatus to review some great new stuff. What you ask? Well let that be a surprise!