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Sequart logoSmorgasbord #8: It Came from the 1980s!

Shawn and Tom are oddly excited about the prospects of the Jem and the Holograms comic book adaptations, which leads them through a weary road of the yet untapped 1980s nostalgia market. Also, in news, the now… [more]

Colloquium #11Colloquium #11: Kill Things for a Living — Kurtis J. Wiebe on Rat Queens

Markisan interviews Kurtis J. Wiebe on Rat Queens. Kurtis talks about how the series breaks down social barriers, whether or not there will be lineup changes, goblin punk bands, and where the Rat Queens would… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #7: Rats, Ducks, and Angry Birds

In this episode, Shawn and Tom cover a rather large bunch of news including Roc Upchurch’s removal from Rat Queens, the new Howard the Duck title (and whether or not Steve Gerber is spinning in his grave),… [more]

Sequart logoSmoragsbord #6: #Doom

Crossover season is once again upon us, here Shawn and Tom try and grapple with DC’s Convergence event and Marvel’s brewing Secret Wars and come up with mostly headache and confusion. Also: the frankly bizarre declaration about… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbor​d #5: The Monster at the End of This Podcast

This podcast was recorded a bit earlier than usual, so we’ve missed the endless movie announcements from Marvel. Still, we’ve found enough stuff to discuss to fill-up a good 90 minutes of comics talk including… [more]

Colloquium #10Colloquium #10: That Kind of Western — Jay Faerber on Copperhead

Markisan interviews Jay Faerber on his Image series, Copperhead. Jay talks about writing “Deadwood in space,” working Marvel style, the industry shift to creator-owned stories and what the hell kind of animal officer Boo actually… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #4: Civil War, the Musical

It’s a busy post NYCC season as Shawn and Tom make their through a heap of news and declarations: new Marvel Comics events, the cancellation of the Fantastic Four, Vertigo’s expended line, Captain America 3 rumors, and… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #3: Sad Goat

For the third episode of Smorgasbord, Shawn and Tom try to to untangle the mess DC made with their recent bad shirt designs, tackle the end of the Kirby lawsuit, and try to be hopeful… [more]

Colloquium with CW CookeColloquium #8: Orange is the New Cape — CW Cooke on Solitary

Markisan interviews CW Cooke on Solitary, his upcoming superhero prison drama from Devil’s Due Entertainment. CW talks about the challenges of working on a creator-owned indie series, the politics of prison, what makes the mixture… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #2: The Ubiquitous Charles Soule

Welcome to the Smorgasbord Podcast, where Tom Shapira (Curing the Postmodern Blues) and Shawn Edri talk about little of everything comics related. In this episode we talk possible new live-action superhero shows, the new novel… [more]

Colloquium with Chuck DixonColloquium #9: Ice Reaching like Fingers — Chuck Dixon on Winterworld

Markisan interviews Chuck Dixon on his IDW series, Winterworld. Chuck talks about the challenges of surviving a frozen wasteland, taking Winterworld to TV, the temperament of badgers and the fortunate translation mistake that led to walrus… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #1: Secret Origins

Welcome to the Smorgasbord, a brand new comics podcast which has a little bit of everything. Join veteran Sequart writer Tom Shapira (Curing the Postmodern Blues) and newcomer Shawn Edri as they traverse the ups… [more]

Colloquium MooreColloquium #7: Psychological Damage – Terry Moore on Rachel Rising

Markisan interviews Terry Moore on Rachel Rising, his critically acclaimed, self-published horror series. Terry discusses what makes terror work, creating the creepy town of Manson and the unique characters who live there, having his heart broken over… [more]

Mike CareyColloquium #6: The Monster that Wears Our Face — Mike Carey on Suicide Risk

Markisan interviews Mike Carey on Suicide Risk, his ongoing superhero series for BOOM! Studios. They discuss the epic scope of the book, the possibility of a Careyverse, and how real people would react if they ever got… [more]

Jason AaronColloquium #5: Norse Cosmology — Jason Aaron on Thor: God of Thunder

Markisan interviews Jason Aaron on Thor: God of Thunder. They talk about the three versions of Thor, the deliciousness of Mead, coming up with elf names, Mangog, and why beards are essential for both men and Gods.… [more]

Christos GageColloquium #4: Point of No Return — Christos Gage on Absolution

Markisan interviews Christos Gage on his creator-owned superhero series, Absolution. They talk about how protagonist John Dusk becomes a killer, the effects of PTSD on police officers, the parallels between Absolution and Breaking Bad, and how to get… [more]

Wolverine MAXColloquium #3: Bad Things Happen — Jason Starr on Wolverine MAX

Markisan interviews Jason Starr on Wolverine MAX. They talk about why Wolverine is a perfect fit for crime noir stories, how the centuries of life have affected Logan, and why the amount of adamantium in… [more]

Colloquium logoColloquium #2: Blindspots — David Mack on Daredevil: End of Days

Markisan interviews David Mack on the mysteries and characters of Daredevil: End of Days. Plus, David discusses his brush and ink paintings, featured at the Century Guild Galleries in Chicago and L.A. (1:25:39)

Colloquium logoColloquium #1: Blood’s Blood — Brian Azzarello on Wonder Woman

In the debut episode, Markisan interviews Eisner-Award winning writer Brian Azzarello on how he has reinvented Wonder Woman and the Greek Gods for DC Comics’ New 52. (25:44)

World-BuildingSequart Podcast #3: World-Building

Host Cody Walker and guest Terry Bartley discuss world-building in corporate super-hero comics continuity.

Flashpoint Vol.2 #1Sequart Podcast #2: The Art of the Event

Guests Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman discuss event comics, their pitfalls, and their possibilities.

Sequart Research & Literacy OrganizationSequart Podcast #1: The Changing Format of Comics

Guests Kevin Thurman and David Balan discuss the future of the comics form, and the implications of digital comics.