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Pop Culture Squad’s Another Smart Marc Wrestling Podcast Episode #001: The 2023 Royal Rumble.

Pop Culture Squad’s Another Smart Marc Wrestling Podcast Episode #001: The 2023 Royal Rumble.

Another Smart Marc Wrestling Podcast is Pop Culture Squad’s corner in the squared circle. Join Marc Alan Fishman and his special guests as they discuss the best of WWE and AEW. From gauntlets down to squash matches, Marc and his friends who leave no holds barred.

Episode #001: The 2023 Royal Rumble

Join Marc Alan Fishman and his special guest Kayfabe Brewing’s Ed Bove for an in depth analysis of the 2023 Royal Rumble!

Marc brings his hot takes on WWE — proclaiming the show to be a bit “homogenous” for his taste. Ed, a longtime WWE fan, comes to run the milk truck hose to Marc’s spice. Be sure to keep both feet off the floor for this first episode of Pop Culture Squad’s “Another Smart Marc” Wrestling Podcast!

Advanced Preview – Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot coming in March

Advanced Preview – Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot coming in March

Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot, the third book in the Glork Patrol series from the creator of the Eisner-Award-winning series Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher James Kochalka, is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2023. The graphic novel published by Top Shelf Productions imprint of IDW Publishing introduces a new member to the Glork Patrol, Glorkbot. We have obtained an exclusive preview to share with you.

GLORK PATROL (BOOK THREE): GLORK PATROL AND THE MAGIC ROBOT
Top Shelf Productions
Written by James Kochalka
Art by James Kochalka
Cover Art by Kochalka
Diamond Order Number: NOV221582
Release Date: March 15, 2023

A mysterious package arrives with a tiny robot inside, named Glorkbot. Say hello to the newest member of the Glork Patrol! But when Gonk and Baby Quackaboodle quickly deplete its batteries by making it do too many funny dance moves, there’s only one entity they can turn to for help: the giant floating head known throughout the galaxy as the Magic Robot. Will the Magic Robot heed their plea for help… or blast them with his laser eyes? This action-packed laugh-fest from Eisner award-winner James Kochalka is the goofiest sci-fi comic in the entire universe!

 

Happy Colorist Appreciation Day – Live SquadCast

It is January 24th. This is officially Colorist Appreciation Day. Today we celebrate the artist who give life to the black and white images that are drawn for comic books. Colorists add texture to the storytelling and set the temperature for the scenes that take place. They are often left out of the discussion but they are a vital part of the art team that makes modern comic books.

On our Facebook and YouTube Channels we will be broadcasting a live round-table discussion with a great group of colorists. Bob Harrison will have Chris Sotomayor as his guest co-host, and Tamra Bonvillain, Marissa Louise, Paul Mounts, and Anthony Tollin will be their special guests. You can see the feed below:

 

Upcoming Release: Boom! Studios Announces New Book From Dan Watters and Sebastian Cabrol – The Seasons Have Teeth

Upcoming Release: Boom! Studios Announces New Book From Dan Watters and Sebastian Cabrol – The Seasons Have Teeth

Boom! Studios has had a really good run of publishing excellent creator owned original series over the past few years, and we are hopeful that this new series from Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol will join that list.


Press Release:

BOOM! Studios Announces Brand New Series THE SEASONS HAVE TEETH

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 19, 2023) – BOOM! Studios is thrilled to announce THE SEASONS HAVE TEETH, a brand new 4-issue horror series from Home Sick Pilots writer Dan Watters, Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts artist Sebastián Cabrol, coming to a comic shop near you this April. Continue reading “Upcoming Release: Boom! Studios Announces New Book From Dan Watters and Sebastian Cabrol – The Seasons Have Teeth”

Mid Year Reminder

Mid Year Reminder

As a lot of people in America are off from work today, we wanted to take the time to remind our readers and squad members what Pop Culture Squad stands for. We are so proud to have all of you with us and enjoying our content and look for it to continue into our 5th year of existence. We hope everyone will be safe today and have fun with friends and family.

So, without further ado, here is a repost of the credo of PCS from our fearless leader:

 

We Believe Women.

Black Lives Matter.

Love is Love is Love is Love.

AR-15s are weapons of war not personal protection.

We are sex positive.

We do not slut-shame.

Women’s rights are Human Rights.

Trans-women are women.

We do not body-shame.

Han shot first.

Abortion Care is Health Care.

No quarter for creeps.

No human is “illegal”

Climate change is real.

Vaccines save lives.

Bobby Drake’s being gay did not “ruin” your childhood.

Representation matters.

Inclusion is important.

Diversity is everything.

Science is real.

The United States is a secular nation.

Her body, her choice.

The Earth is over 4 billion years old

Evans, Hemsworth, Pine, Pratt!

Cosplay Recap from FAN EXPO Philadelphia!!

Cosplay Recap from FAN EXPO Philadelphia!!

Pop Culture Squad was in the house this past weekend at FAN EXPO Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.. It was the first show in the City of Brotherly Love since FAN EXPO HQ acquired the former Wizard World show in that town. The mood of the show was super upbeat, and there was quite a bit of excitement among the attendees.

As spring in the Northeast desperately tries to climb out of frigid clutches of this past winter, the people at the show were proudly flying their geek flags and putting on quite a varied assortment of cosplay. We caught up with a bunch of folks asked them to allow their picture to be taken. Here is the result of some of what we saw:

 

Superheroes Deal With the Pandemic in “Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid.”

Superheroes Deal With the Pandemic in “Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid.”

Press Release:

1/5/2021 – Timberlake, OH

The Harvey-nominated superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes is taking on an unlikely foe: the coronavirus. In the recently-released free online comic, the heroes and their families take a light-hearted look at lockdown, masks, social distancing and all the other hardships of the last year.

“I was living through the lockdown like everyone else and have been keeping it out of the comics I was writing hoping it’d be over before it was an issue,” says series creator Thom Zahler. “Obviously, that didn’t happen. And then I got to thinking about how my Love and Capes characters would deal with the world today… and before I knew it, I had twenty pages of ideas.”

Zahler used this latest chapter of Love and Capes to launch a Patreon campaign. It quickly found an audience, and a new page appears every Thursday. For the New Year, Zahler has decided to make the older pages available for free on his website. Each Monday, a new page will be released to the public.

“Writing and drawing this story has helped me deal with the way things are right now. I think, even separated, we have a lot of shared experiences and there’s a lot of humor to be found in them. I hope it becomes a little moment of respite for everyone who reads it.”

The Patreon continues to provide members-only content, too, including weekly sketches voted on by Patrons, “Lost Tales” of pitches than never became comics, and more.

This is not the first pandemic-related Love and Capes venture. In the early days of March when comic companies and distribution centers were shut down, Zahler created a direct-to-shops version of the six-issue series Love and Capes: The Family Way and got those to local stores, even including local store branding on each cover. The books were printed with the assistance of Jones Printing in Eastlake, Ohio.

 


Thom Zahler lives in Northeast Ohio and has been creating comics for over fifteen years. Love and Capes launched as a hybrid print and web comic in 2005. Since then, the series has been self-published by Zahler’s imprint, Maerkle Press, and by IDW who also publishes the collections. The latest, Love and Capes: The Family Way, came out in November of last year. He also created the Webtoon series Warning Label and Cupid’s Arrows, and writes for IDW’s My Little Pony series.

Link to webpage: https://thomzahler.squarespace.com/love-and-capes-in-the-time-of-covid

Link to Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/thomzahler

Press Release: “A SPOILERVERSE CHRISTMAS CAROL” LAUNCHES IN SUPPORT OF GIVE COMICS HOPE

Press Release: “A SPOILERVERSE CHRISTMAS CAROL” LAUNCHES IN SUPPORT OF GIVE COMICS HOPE

Press Release:

Wednesday December 23. 2020, Seattle –

Spoilerverse.com, the universe of pop culture podcasts based in Seattle (home of the Spoiler Country, Misery Point Radio, Narrative Gunslingers & Hard Agree podcasts – and many more) announce the launch of their annual “A Spoilerverse Christmas Carol” podcast, this year in support of Give Comics Hope.

“A Spoilerverse Christmas Carol” is the first of Spoilerverse.com’s annual yuletide charity podcasts and features regular Spoilerverse commentator/podcaster (and EVP of London’s Titan Entertainment) Andrew Sumner performing Charles Dickens’ one-man public performance version of Dickens’ Yuletide classic A Christmas Carol.

http://scpod.net/a-spoilerverse-christmas-carol/

Sumner commented: “we’re coming to the end of a wildly-turbulent & damaging pandemic year, which has left the comics industry’s all-important network of individually-owned comic book stores – the temples of pop culture in which we all worship – hard hit & struggling to survive. William Schanes’ team at GiveComicsHope.org have dedicated themselves to supporting our comic book shops until we can get to the other side of the pandemic. Their mission of community support reminded myself and Spoilerverse show-runners John Horsley & Kenric Regan of Dickens’ own seasonal message of empathy & civic responsibility, so we thought “what better way to underline & amplify Bill’s mission than to return to the words of Charles Dickens himself, the great believer in human society pulling together?”

“A Spoilerverse Christmas Carol” is live now:
http://scpod.net/a-spoilerverse-christmas-carol/