Thursday, 15 August 2013

2Dcast Episode 31.1 : Irish Comics Panel from 2D Festival





Please enjoy this special edition of the 2dcast, the Irish comic scene discussion from this years 2d Festival. Our republic of Ireland correspondent Ciaran Marcantonio talks the Irish scene with a cavalcade of guests including:

Robert Curley ( Atomic Diner)
Hilary Lawler ( Super Hilbo!!!)
Darrin O Toole ( Earthruler)
Kevin Logue ( Uproar Comics)

plus a special guest appearance from Declan Shalvey ( Venom, Deadpool ).

This was recorded live so the technical issues were live too, but clear up after the 8 minute mark or so.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

2D Festival 2013 Day 1



With the first days workshops over we had an opportunity to have a chat with podcaster, academic, comics creator and all round nice guy Dan Berry about his work We also had a talk with perennial Irish scene favourite Alan Nolan about today’s workshops, his forthcoming work and most importantly SANCHO~! Tune in tomorrow for further festival fun.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

2D Festival 2013 Podcast Alpha

2D Festival 2013 Alpha



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Enclosure
IT ALL STARTS HERE!!!!!! Well actually it all starts tomorrow, but nonetheless the 2dcast team are here to give you a short preamble to this year’s 2d Festival with the first of FIVE podcast this week.  Nothing in particular here just a bit of festival info and ting. Its only ten minutes so give it a whirl.




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Saturday, 18 May 2013

2Dcast Episode 28: With Special Guests Gar Shanley, Nathan Donnell and Niall Kavanagh.










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As the last minute panic grows ever stronger we chat with newly announced 2d Festival guest Gar Shanley who tells us about the brand new Courageous Mayhem anthology. We  have a spoiler ( and rant) filled review of the fantastic Star Trek Into Darkness. We also talk To Nathan Donnell and Niall Kavanagh about The (now fully funded) who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. The audio for the three way conversation was a bit dodgy; we apologise and won’t be trying that again.


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Reviewed in this episode:



Green Lantern Corps issue 20 by Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

 All New X-Men issue 11: Brian Michael BendisCover Artist: Stuart Immonen



Links mentioned within:


2d Festival Website






Buy Courageous Mayhem







Buy who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigbadwolf/whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-wolf-printing


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Monday, 13 May 2013

Review : He Man and The Masters of the Universe issue 1


 He Man and The Masters of the Universe issue 1


THE MOST POWERFUL BOB IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!
Written by Keith Giffen

Art by: Pop Mahn

HERE BE SPOILERS.

 

Ahhh, Masters of the Universe. Golden memories of summer mornings spent watching the poorly animated treat from Filmation,  followed by going outside to kick a ball around for nineteen hours before bed time. Great days. Great Days. Even as a child I realised (like most people have ) that  MOTU was a shite ,and although  the 2002 reboot was a lot better it didn’t exactly have a lot of staying power did it. I thought we had seen the last of the most powerful man in the universe.

A re-launch of the Masters of the Universe franchise seems like an especially unlikely candidate for a DC book in 2013 given how “New 52” centric the company has become over the last 18 months, and yet clearly the Minis and one-shots must have sold enough to make it seem viable as He-Man and the Masters of The Universe is now an on-going. It’s not so much the choice of licensed property, more the fact that it’s a licenced property at all. I know that DC had the rights to MOTU back in the day and all that, but if you squint hard enough at it you would swear this was an IDW title. Oh well.

Picking up where the six issue mini leaves off (I’m assuming this as I didn’t read it) the people of Eternia are preparing to celebrate the life and mourn the death of the Sorceress, when they fall under attack by the forces of the Horde. The rest of the issue is just a big battle leading to the shocking reveal. The Horde, by the way are  being led by a weirdly sexy Hordak kind of female type thing which left me in a strange place where I found myself finding Hordak kind of hot, and asking myself serious questions about my sanity. Fortunately the final page which reveals that it’s actually She Ra wearing a mask took care of that issue but also raised a second set of different questions about my sanity.
The battle for Eternias' huge....tracts of land.

In tone this finds itself somewhere mid-way between a loving homage to both the original Filmation series and the 2002 re launch, and an Ultimate’s style reboot. It takes the elements of the cartoons that are acceptable to a modern audience and ramps them up. The elements that are unacceptable? Well they get kept too, but made fun of. It’s not exactly reverential to the source material, but there’s certainly enough here to keep the nostalgia crowd happy without out it being a turn off to non-fans.

 

The writing is nothing earth shattering, but Giffen is a favourite of mine and he manages to work in enough of his trademark witty dialogue to keep things moving along at a sharpish pace, and The Jim Lee influenced art by Pop Mahn (awesome name) is super solid, so the whole thing is entirely decent enough that I would be interested to see more. A decent first issue that will hopefully lead to better things down the line.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

2dcast Episode 27.1: 2d Festival 2012 Panel discussion




As a preview to this year’s festival we present a recording of one of last year’s panel discussions looking at cultural differences and how they relate to comics properties. Chair Chris Thompson hosts a line-up that includes Chris Ryall (Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing , Emma Vieceli (THE AVALON CHRONICLES) and Cam Kennedy (living bloody legend). Due to the late night nature of this panel this podcast is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Meanwhile back at the ranch Ciaran and Bobby have a spoilerific mini review of IRON MAN 3.

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Monday, 22 April 2013

2Dcast Episode 27: Dare to be stupid with Nick Roche!!!!!



In a break from the norm we devote the entire episode to a candid chat with long-time friend of the 2dCast and Transformers main man Nick Roche. This episode is mostly Bobby, Nick, and myself fawning over comics about a range of Japanese toys, so if you’re not into that possibly give this a miss. If you are into that we talk about every facet of the Transformers G1 mythos .We will return with a “normal” episode at the end of this week. Of course it never really ends though, does it? A great episode so check it out.
Only 5 Weeks till 2D!!!! #2dcomicsfest.
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Friday, 12 April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013

2Dcast Episode 26: With Special Guest MR TONY LEE!!!!!!



2Dcast Episode 26: With Special Guest MR TONY LEE!!!!!!!



Recorded pre Wrestlemania by an open fire and ironically hot on the heels of the finally released 2dfestival website and guest list it’s the 26th episode of Irelands Number 4 comic’s podcast. As well as discussions on Andy Diggles walkabout, Marvels artist rotation and the sad deaths of the last week, we are joined over the phone by (the now confirmed 2dfestival guest) MR TONY LEE who  takes time out of his hectic schedule discuss his work on Superboy , Dr Who and THE GLOOM!!!We also chat about our mutual love of Booster Gold and TNA wrestling, his hatred of Will Sliney, his upcoming work and a whole bunch more. A great episode so check it out.

Only 6 Weeks till the 2DFestival so please share this episode using your social medias.


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Reviewed in this episode:


Superior Spiderman (Age of Ultron) Issue 6 by Christos Gage and Dexter Soy

Superior Spiderman Issue 7 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos

Godzilla: The Half Century War Issue 5 by James Stokoe

Black Star Issue 1 by Mike Lynch, Dwayne Moloney and Trystan Mitchell.

Venom Issue 31 by Cullen Bunn and Declan Shalvey


Links mentioned within:

2d Festival Website


The Website of the Fantastic Tony Lee.


Buy Black Star

Buy Zombies Hi


The 2dcast on Facebook


Ciaran’s Blog of failure







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Thursday, 4 April 2013

2Dcast Episode 25

2Dcast Episode 25

It's a short 2dcast this week as we prepare ourselves for a guest heavy 8 week buildup to the festival. We discuss Will Sliney vs WWE Superstar , Walking Dead finale , Winter soldier casting and we review Lightning Strike , and Earth Ruler .


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Friday, 29 March 2013

2Dcast Episode 24 : All Filler No Killer with HALF PAST DANGER REVIEW!!!!!!!



Why not make your Good Friday a great Friday, by listening to this unedited and uncut 2dcast ?
Happy Easter and enjoy
the final weekend of Irish Comic Book Month



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Reviewed in this Episode :

Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney.
Captian Marvel Issue 11
X-Termination Alpha Issue 1
Avengers Arena Issue 6
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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

2Dcast Episode 23.1: Star Trek The Next Generation writer Dennis Bailey



Please enjoy this special extended interview with Dennis Bailey,who has tons to teach young writers about the process of moving from fan to pro and Star Trek in general.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

London Super Comic Con Photos




Was lucky enough to get my hands on the convention special edition Lightning Strike Issue 2





There were a lot of great Indie and small  press types, selling all kinds of cool shit.
Team Lightening Strike Plying their wares





Simon Furman at the signing position as David Hind hovvers like some vast predatory bird.


Easily the best Cosplay of the Weekend : Rocket Racoon!!!!

Cosplay Runner up.
 
 
 

Somtimes you cant help but photo bomb these things.

2D Festival endorsed by Deadshot!!!
 

Sometimes you have to admire the creativity involved in theses costumes. Someone dressed as The Punisher, dressed as Captian America. This is from the post Civil War period when the Punisher was trying to take Caps place. Didnt last long.

A really nice Generation X period Husk.

Nuff Said.

Nick Roche was a Sketching Machine at LSCC.

Believe it or not i was actually forced into this pose.
Dec is such a great guy, that he just kinda turned up to hang out and talk comics.

This is as close as i could get to Dan Slott. The que imediately to his left was HUNDREDS  of people long. From what i could hear he was an amazingly gregarious and likeable guy.


Nick Roche , remaining amazingly tight lipped about forthcoming Transformers plots. The Bastard.
 
 

Nice effort with the Colonial Marine costume.
 
 
 
The fans versus creators panel with Roy Thomas, Simon Furman , The lead singer of Green Day , and Ian Hislop.
 
 
 


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

2DCAST EPISODE 23: Star Trek The Next Generation writer Dennis Bailey


Greetings Space Cadets. Despite the world having changed in many historic ways since the last episode , we continue to pump out the same old gubbins. We discuss Marvels recent folly, the brand new Pope, Kick Ass 2 trailer, recent comics sales figures and plenty more besides. We are also very lucky to have as our guest Sci Fi writer Dennis Bailey , who takes time from his vacation ( or as we in Europe call it “holiday”) to tell about how his history as a fan led to him writing for Star Trek The Next Generation. This is an awesome interview folks that I had to cut to shreds because of time constraints . Dennis had a lot of interesting things to say , therefore, we will have an unedited version of this interview on Irish Comics News later this week.
Reviewed in this episode:
Fearless Defenders Issue 2 by Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney
Alpha : Big Time Issue 1 by
More Than Meets The Eye issue 14
The Savage Dragon by Erik Larsen
Links Mentioned
Polaris :
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Starship Exeter:
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Monday, 4 March 2013

2Dcast Episode 22: LONDON SUPER COMIC CON SPECIAL


2Dcast Episode 22: LONDON SUPER COMIC CON SPECIAL

Greetings Space Cadets. Welcome to the 2dCasts London Super Comic Con special from the Excel Centre in the London Docklands. As well as the usual news , reviews plugs and bollocks, we speak with the cream of the Irish comic producing crop. We catch up with Darrin O’Toole and Declan Shelvey, we have the pleasure of talking with Nick Roche about Transformers. We had a chance to pick up loads of comicy goodness, and we have some choice signed goodies to give away.
Excelsior!!!!!




Reviewed in this episode:


Holy Numbers Vol 1 by Tommie Kelly
Justice League of America Issue 1
Uncanny Xmen 1 and 2
Guardians Of The Galaxy Issue 0.1
Transformers : Robots in Disguise Issue 14
Nova Issue 1


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