Taking a look at last year’s list proves that there are no shortage of favorites here, in fact there were some great columns like my Man of Steel review I didn’t get to include. One thing is for sure, it really was an honor to speak with and hang out with some of my childhood heroes for DigBoston’s Earth Prime Time this year.
1. EARTH PRIME TIME: BABYLON CONFIDENTIAL WITH CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN (PARTS 1 and 2)
Babylon 5 Actress Claudia Christian talks JMS, getting Clean and Sober and her tales in Hollywood as a young actress.
2. EARTH PRIME TIME: G.I. JOE #1 WITH FRED VAN LENTE Fred Van Lente talks his run on G.I. Joe – the most important comic book being published today!
3. EARTH PRIME TIME: BOSTON COMIC CON WITH NICK KANIEFF (PARTS 1 and 2)
A major terrorist attack stuns and locks down the City of Boston. Nick and Boston Comic Con proved everything will be OK with a change in date and venue combined with an outpouring of support from creators and fans from across the country.
4. EARTH PRIME TIME: INTERVIEW WITH PETER BAGGE (PARTS 1 and 2)
Peter Bagge of Hate takes on the biography of one of history’s greatest controversial feminists. And I got to grab a burger with the guy.
5. EARTH PRIME TIME: ROBIN HOOD: OUTLAW OF THE 21ST CENTURY WITH MATT DURSIN
The bandleader of LeaguePodcast, Matt Dursin launches a Kickstarter and gets it funded. Think Sherlock (BBC) for Robin Hood. His concept predates Sherlock, so “Patent Pending!” Thanks to him!
6. EARTH PRIME TIME: PRIMATES INTERVIEW WITH MARIS WICKS & JIM OTTAVIANI
Maris Wicks and Jim Ottoviani educate, preen and eat bananas in the jungle with this great First Second book.
7. EARTH PRIME TIME: MOTH CITY INTERVIEW WITH TIM GIBSON
New Zealander Tim Gibson creates a tablet ready comic that is “genre spanning… an instinctual approach to digital-native comics”.
8. EARTH PRIME TIME: MARA INTERVIEW WITH MING DOYLE
Mara was one of the most praised mini-series of the year from Image Comics. Local comic superstar Ming Doyle gave us a preview of this strong female sports super hero.
9. EARTH PRIME TIME: MIRIAM KATIN ON ‘LETTING IT GO’ AT BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH 3.19.13
Miriam was so sweet at Brookline Booksmith, I thought I’d cry. Thanks Miriam! This is a story about New York and visiting the home country as well as relationships with your family. A great book or gift for family this year.
10. EARTH PRIME TIME: NATHAN EDMONDSON OF THE ACTIVITY AND WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?
Two great spy-fi books covered in this interview from Nathan Edmondson, writer of the upcoming Punisher and Black Widow series for Marvel.
Have a Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks again for checking in with us at EPT!
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League of Ordinary Gentlemen Podcast Episode #173 – 500 Days of Winter
All 4 Gents talk Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, Batman Karaoke, going back in time to tell our younger selves what not to do and Clay’s favorite movie!