Maybe comics need a good shake up.
So you've heard that your favorite comic book creator is joining Substack - but what does that even mean? Substack is a newsletter publishing site that's recently courted some of the bigger names in comics. Does this spell the end for the print medium? Probably not, but we get into the nitty gritty of what this could mean for the industry and how it could affect your pull list.
Not with a bang, but with a mumble of no consequence.
Cover B is on summer break, but we'll be back with brand new episodes in August. In the meantime, were sharing some segments from way back when that you may have missed. This week, it's one of our early Key Issues, all about cross over events and how little they seem to matter in comics nowadays. It's all happening now on Cover B.
We're a community, and we'll stand strong.
The comic industry is going to be a weird, scary and unstable place for the foreseeable time-being thanks to COVID-19. Diamond Comic Distributors, the primary distribution source for comics, has had to stop sending new books to retailers, so no new comics are hitting stores any time soon. For that reason, we wanted to share 5 ways you can help the industry - both your local store and the smaller publishing companies - during this time of great turmoil and uncertainty. We'll get through it together, fam.
Believe it or not, not everything on the internet is true.
[Post-recording update included!]
The internet is a huge web of information (world wide web... I get it now!), but that doesn't mean it's all true. The recent speculation about the departure of Dan DiDio, AT&T and the future of DC Comics is just that - speculation. We know it can be hard to sift through what's real and what's rumor (especially with some nefarious characters stirring the pot), so we thought we'd break down this recent news story and help guide you through what's confirmed, what's conjecture, and what's straight up malarkey.
Some tropes have out-stayed their welcome.
Weekly Pull Highlights: August 7, 2019
Boy, is Tee mad about the brain archetype in media! After a significant rant (a mini key issue?), we get to some juicy X-Men spoilers in our review of House of X #2. We round out with a handful of new indie titles, including the spectacular Coffin Bound #1.
(SPOILER ALERT! House of X Spoilers from 16:54-28:41)
If you like it, you should put a ring on it, Marvel.
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 29, 2019
This week, DC comes in with a 4-hit combo of awesome stories and leaves Chris broken and abused. Luckily, Tee is there to discuss some other comics while he gets up and ices his bruised readin' eyes.
In the news, we got more Tom King, more Deadpool, more Sonic the Hedgehog.... Wow, things tend to repeat, huh? Also info on the Avengers game coming out of Square Enix and we briefly talk E3!
Finally, Tee raises a key issue about Marvel and their lack of commitment. Seriously, guys, we just want to know what we are to you. We want a label, we don't just want to be some podcasters you know. This is real, we can feel it!
....wait, that's not what she meant by commitment? Haha, yeah.... I knew that all along..... totally....
When being a fan isn't all fun and games.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 20, 2019
More new number ones flood in this week, and we go on to discuss CEO scandals, media acquisitions, creator-driven comics and more! We end this episode discussing our Key Issues with toxic fandom and the ripples Nerd-Rage can cause.
Key Issues: Not with a bang, but with a crossover whimper.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 16, 2019
Whether they're Far From Home, stealing someone's intellectual property, getting cancelled by EA, or coming back from the dead, you'll hear about it first (more likely last) from us!
This week we introduce a new segment called Key Issues where we whine about stuff to unwind all that built up millennial angst. We're laying out the issues we have about events and crossovers in DC and Marvel and how they just tend to fall flat.
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.