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Produced by a group of life-long friends, Comic Geek Speak is a daily look at comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. Experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.

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    CCL & Mayo Report #2

    CGS: Special (November 10, 2006)

    Another month, more trade numbers. Chris and John, take it away!

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 199 (November 9, 2006)

    It's Previews time again, and of course that means it's also time for a look at the numbers with the Mayo Report. And we know it's your favorite episode, so we made a doozy, clocking it at almost two hours.

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    52 Month 6

    CGS: Special (November 8, 2006)

    52 is half over. Find out what's going on. Lots of discussion. Nuff said.

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    TV Talk

    CGS: Episode 198 (November 6, 2006)

    The next con coming down the pike is Mid Ohio Con. We check in with Roger Price, the organizer for the event. Then we launch into some good discussions, including some more talk about waiting for the trade, and a whole bunch of tv talk. Just what are the geeks watching?

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    Lone Wolf & Cub

    CGS: Book of the Month (November 2, 2006)

    There's always something that was first. Find out how Lone Wolf & Cub, Japan's premiere comic, layed the foundation for so much American comic goodness. Join us as we explore the first two volumes of this ground-breaking series.

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    Ape Comics and Hellboy Animated

    CGS: Episode 197 (October 31, 2006)

    Ape Entertainment just keeps putting out great books. Greg Waller is the man responsible for Magnitude, Ape's new superhero offering. He checks in and gives us the scoop. We also talk to animation master Tad Stones again and review the new Hellboy animated film.

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    Conversation with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 196 (October 30, 2006)

    It's been a while since we checked in with Uncle Sal so we decided to call him up. Let the good times roll! We also spoke with Randy Gentile about his new webcomic Randall.

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    TwoMorrows Publishing

    CGS: Episode 195 (October 26, 2006)

    The world of fandom is so much better today than it ever has been before. TwoMorrows publishing is largely responsible for that. We spoke with John Morrow and Chris Irving from TwoMorrows. They gave us the scoop on many of the upcoming TwoMorrows products. Also, we have possibly the best Stump the Rios ever!

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    Conversation with Drew Geraci

    CGS: Episode 194 (October 25, 2006)

    Inkers don't get any love. Well, we are doing our best to disprove that theory. On today's show we welcome inker Drew Geraci. He's currently working on DC's 52 and he's quite happy. Plus he has a few convention stories to share as well.

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    Spotlight on the Hulk

    CGS: Episode 193 (October 23, 2006)

    The Hulk isn't as one-dimensional as you might think. In this episode we do a spotlight on Marvel's Incredible Hulk. From his dim-witted beginnings to his multiple personalities, we discuss it all.

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    Black Coat

    CGS: Episode 192 (October 19, 2006)

    We check in with the creative team on Black Coat, and then it's on to animation. We take a look at the upcoming Hellboy animated feature and then discuss our favorite animated movies.

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    Dialing Up Chuck

    CGS: Episode 191 (October 18, 2006)

    Chuck's back in the studio for more crazy fun. We bring back the Dialing up Chuck segment as we cold call some of Chuck's contacts in the industry. Look out for more crazy convention stories.

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    TV Talk

    CGS: Episode 190 (October 16, 2006)

    Not only do we read comics, but we also watch TV. Chuck Satterlee joins us in the studio for some TV talk. We take a look at a few of our favorite current shows and tell you what you should be watching.

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    CCL - Mayo Report

    CGS: Special (October 13, 2006)

    No one knows the business of trade paperbacks quite like Chris Marshall, host of the Collected Comics Library. This month we handed off the trade portion of the Mayo Report to Chris. Chris and John will get into all the nitty gritty details. Enjoy.

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    Brian Hibbs

    CGS: Episode 189 (October 12, 2006)

    Is the direct market healthy or ailing? Is the comics business growing or shrinking? Renowned retailer Brian Hibbs joins us for a discussion about the status of the direct market and a look at the overall industry.

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 188 (October 11, 2006)

    It's Previews time again. We go over the catalogue with a fine tooth comb and pick out all the good stuff. And along with Previews always comes a Mayo Report! Another look at the all important numbers. (1:43:51)

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    52 Month 5

    CGS: Special (October 10, 2006)

    Unlock the mysteries of 52! Once again we disect the last four issues and try to figure out what the heck is going on. Join us as we discuss 52, weeks 18-21.

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    Conversation with Rob Schwager

    CGS: Episode 187 (October 9, 2006)

    Color artist and long-time listener, Rob Schwager, joins us for the whole episode. First we check in with Rob about his career, and then we talk comics. A full house of geeks answer 10 questions posed by the forum. What shocking answers will come forth? You have to listen to find out. (2:03:48)

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    Spider-Man the Movie Commentary

    CGS: Special (October 6, 2006)

    The crew sat down and watched the first Spiderman movie and recorded a commentary track. So sit down, cue up the film and get ready to hear their take on it.

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 186 (October 4, 2006)

    She's finally here, Clara Lillian Deemer. Bryan gives the scoop on his new baby girl, plus lots of comic talk, including some Off the Racks.

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    Conversation with Mark Bagley

    CGS: Episode 185 (October 2, 2006)

    Marvel's surprise hit series has just hit 100 issues, and Ultimate Spider-man isn't stopping there. We interview Mark Bagley, artist on the series, to talk about his and Bendis's historic run on the series.

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    Understanding Comics

    CGS: Book of the Month (September 28, 2006)

    Just because you've been reading comics your whole life doesn't necessarily mean you really know how they work or why they work. Well Scott McCloud is here to help you. We delve into the behind the scenes wonders of comics and all of their artistic merits. Prepare to finally learn what comics are all about.

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    Top 5 Favorite Storylines

    CGS: Episode 184 (September 27, 2006)

    You know us well enough now to know our favorite characters and series. In this episode we each take a look at our 5 favorite storylines in our favorite series. Lots of good discussion here.

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    Indy Challenge

    CGS: Episode 183 (September 26, 2006)

    It's Indy Challenge time baby! In this episode we talk to Ron Marz, who is doing Russian Sunset and also Jonathan Hickman, the creator of Image's Nightly News. And even though he's not part of this month's challenge, we talk to Top Shelf's very own Robert Venditti about the trade release of his series The Surrogates.

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    Civil War 4

    CGS: Special (September 25, 2006)

    Civil War just keeps getting better and better. Color artist Morry Hollowell joins us again, as well as letterer Chris Eliopoulos and they give us some very important insight into the story. They also point out some very interesting clues that we would have missed.

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    Indie Spinner Rack - Dave Sim

    CGS: CGS Presents (September 22, 2006)

    Indie Spinner Rack is one of the best podcasts out there and they deserve to be heard damnit! They recently interviewed Cerebus creator Dave Sim. We thought it was a fantastic interview and you should hear it. So listen up!

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    Blade TV Special

    CGS: Special (September 21, 2006)

    Not only does he draw a mean Scooby Doo, but Scott Neely does interviews too! Scott got a chance to talk to three of the stars of Spike TV's Blade series. We are happy to release these interviews for him.

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    Conversation with Mike Perkins

    CGS: Episode 182 (September 20, 2006)

    He draws, he inks, he lures you in with Mars bars?! He's Mike Perkins, current artist on Union Jack and Captain America. Also on the show is Kevin Levy, Director of Program Planning and Scheduling for the new CW. Kevin fills us in on Smallville and the behind-the-scenes world of network television. (1:55:01)

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    Listener Questions

    CGS: Episode 181 (September 18, 2006)

    We still have unanswered questions from episode 150, so today we answer a few of those. A double shot of Stump the Rios; will anyone ever win those trades? And a conversation with Raging Bullets podcast host, Sean Whelan as his show hits Episode 25. (1:18:21)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 180 (September 15, 2006)

    Comic talk time! We give our thoughts on current comic news and upcoming releases, try to Stump the Rios, initiate a new fan art challenge, list Important Comic Dates for September and just hang out. (1:18:25)

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    Chuck Dixon and Derec Donovan

    CGS: Episode 179 (September 14, 2006)

    The post-crisis DC universe is paying more attention to the little guys. This includes Conner Hawke. In this episode we speak with the creative team on Conner's new limited series (Conner Hawke: Dragon's Blood), Chuck Dixon and Derec Donovan. Later in the show we check in with Devil's Due president Josh Blaylock. He gives us the scoop on his company's 5 year anniversary, what's coming down the pike, and a quick lesson on the various G.I. Joe series we've seen over the years and how they fit into continuity.

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    Baltimore Con 2006

    CGS: Episode 178 (September 12, 2006)

    Not another convention! In this episode we talk about our experience at this year's Baltimore Comic Con. There are some crazy stories, so be sure not to miss it. (1:25:31)

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    52 Month 4

    CGS: Special (September 11, 2006)

    Another 5 issues have come and gone and with them some mysteries were solved, but new enigmas arose. Join us as we discuss 52, weeks 13-17. (1:09:54)

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    San Diego Interviews

    CGS: Special (September 8, 2006)

    Amidst all the craziness of San Diego we did have time for a few interviews. It's been so long we don't even remember who we talked to! So be sure to listen and enjoy the surprise. (1:18:22)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 177 (September 7, 2006)

    This is one packed episode. First it's Previews time. Then there's a Mayo Report. And then we wrap up the show with an interview with the writer of Elk's Run, Joshua Hale Fialkov. Get comfy! (1:58:55)

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    Webcomics

    CGS: Episode 176 (September 6, 2006)

    Who says we never talk about webcomics? In this episode we do our best to shed some light on another great source of comic fun. Join us as we talk to members of the Webcomic Hotness group, Danielle Corsetto and James Hatton. Also on the show to talk about PixelStrips.com are Kevin Volo and forum member Stephen

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    Convention Survival Guide

    CGS: Special (September 5, 2006)

    Have you never gone to a comic con? Well you should! The question we get the most is

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    Conversation with Darick Robertson

    CGS: Episode 175 (September 4, 2006)

    Meet Darick Robertson. He was the artist on Transmetropolitan and now he's co-creator/artist on Wildstorm's The Boys. Please join us as we talk about his past career, the future of his new series and his dedication to his work. Also, a brief discussion on current comic cover prices. (1:18:51)

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    Conversation with Freddie Williams II

    CGS: Episode 174 (August 31, 2006)

    In one year he went from fanboy to Robin artist. Meet Freddie Williams II. He's one of DC's newest go-to guys and he's eager to do it. Freddie fills us in on his personal story as well as his art techniques. Can you say digital comics? Listen in for a fascinating discussion on the future of comic art production. (1:34:10)

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    Inhumans

    CGS: Book of the Month (August 30, 2006)

    It's time again for our monthly discussion. This time we're talking about Inhumans by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee. One of the first Marvel Knights titles, this series introduced a whole new generation of readers to the Inhumans. There's plenty to talk about. (1:27:14)

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    Indie Challenge

    CGS: Episode 173 (August 28, 2006)

    August might almost be over, but it's not too late to check in with one of our Indie Challenge creators. Meet Cullen Bunn, writer of the Damned. Is he a horror writer? Gross-out story teller? Or children's author? You decide. Also hear the nominees for the 2006 Harvey Awards! (1:19:11)

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    Conversation with Chuck Satterlee

    CGS: Episode 172 (August 24, 2006)

    Introducing Chuck Satterlee, Director of Operations of Markosia Comics. You met him once before, he's the writer of one of our Indie Challenge picks, Of Bitter Souls. Now he's in the studio for a discussion about Markosia and their line of comics. And later in the show, we randomly call people in Chuck's rolodex. Can you say more crazy con stories? (1:39:30)

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    Top 5 Artists Worthy of Wider Recognition

    CGS: Episode 171 (August 23, 2006)

    There are more artists out there other than the Wizard Top 10. In this episode, the geeks pick their Top Five Artists worthy of wider recognition. Plus, we have our first contestant in the Atomika: God is Red Stump the Rios contest. Will they succeed? (1:16:04)

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    Hatter M

    CGS: Episode 170 (August 21, 2006)

    Frank Beddor, author of Hatter M and The Looking Glass Wars, joins us along with members of his staff at the Hatter M Institute for Paranormal Travel and Research. There is a whole world out there that you are missing if you aren't reading Hatter M. Hop to!

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    Special Report: Civil War

    CGS: Special (August 19, 2006)

    Marvel announced that Civil War is going to be late. This news has really stirred things up. We discuss this issue, as well as get thoughts on the topic from Beau Smith, Brian Hibbs, Heidi MacDonald, David D, and John Mayo.

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    Conversation with Simon Oliver

    CGS: Episode 169 (August 18, 2006)

    Last month we spoke with The Exterminators artist Tony Moore. This month Peter got a chance to talk to the writer Simon Oliver. It's a pleasant conversation that is sure to lure you in. So pay attention and find out why you need to be reading The Exterminators.

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    Keith Giffen, Andea DiVito, and Andy Schmidt

    CGS: Episode 168 (August 17, 2006)

    We are breaking form! Normally we don't do spoilers on our regular episodes, but this time we just couldn't resist. We assembled the creative team behind Annihilation #1. Joining us are writer Keith Giffen, penciller Andrea Divito, and editor Andy Schmidt. So to hear all about Marvel's other event listen to these three guys whoop it up.

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    Uncle Sal and Cousin Buzz

    CGS: Episode 167 (August 16, 2006)

    Put your headphones on and get ready to soil your trousers. Uncle Sal returns and this time he is joined by cousin Buzz! I don't think you need any more explanation than that. Warning: this is not safe for work or for children.

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    Annihilation Prologue and 4 minis

    CGS: Special (August 14, 2006)

    Civil War isn't the only good event Marvel is putting out right now. If you're not paying attention to all things cosmic, then you should be. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the first 4 mini series of the Annihilation event. After some discussion we also spoke with Andy Schmidt, the editor of the event, in order to get his take on things.

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    Chicago Con 2006 Wrap Up

    CGS: Episode 166 (August 10, 2006)

    Our Chicago wrap-up continues with some help from Steve Bryant, Mike Norton, and Dave Wachter. But the fun doesn't stop there! Kevin has a rant all ready to go. Sometimes silver and black isn't all good. Plus a little comic discussion.

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    Chicago Con 2006

    CGS: Episode 165 (August 9, 2006)

    We all made it back from Chicago safely so now it's time to talk about it. It was our first Chicago con in 6 years so there was plenty to talk about. So tune in and hear all about our adventures in Rosemont.

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    52 Month 3

    CGS: Special (August 7, 2006)

    In this episode we go over issues 9-12 of DC's 52. So get out your microscope as we examine every detail of these 4 comics. DC has something up their sleeves and we want to get to the bottom of it.

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    Civil War 3

    CGS: Special (August 3, 2006)

    Joining us for the discussion is inker Dexter Vines and colorist Morry Hollowell. The story is really starting to heat up so there is plenty to talk about. Plus Morry gives us some great news!

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 164 (August 2, 2006)

    Check in for what's about to happen in Chicago at Wizard World. It's also Previews time again so we'll be making our selections for the month. And don't forget to stick around for the Mayo report.

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    Superman For All Seasons

    CGS: Book of the Month (July 31, 2006)

    This month Superman Returns got all the attention, but there are even better Superman stories out there. Join us as we take a detailed look at the Jeph Loeb / Tim Sale delight.

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 163 (July 28, 2006)

    Now that comic-con is over it's time to get back into the routine. And that means more comic talk. In this episode you won't find any interviews or movie reviews, just good old fashioned comic talk. Please start talking to your headphones now.

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    San Diego 2006 Wrap Up

    CGS: Episode 162 (July 26, 2006)

    We are back from San Diego so it's time to talk about the con. So settle in and hear the tales from the show floor. And while you're at it, starting booking your trip for next year.

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    San Diego Comic Con Podcasting Panel

    CGS: Special (July 25, 2006)

    We were fortunate enough to sit on a panel all about comic podcasts at the San Diego Con this year. Thanks to the guys at iFanboy.com we are able to present it here for you. The audio isn't the greatest due to some technical dificulties at the show, but it's almost as good as being there.

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    25 Must-Read Comic Stories

    CGS: Episode 161 (July 20, 2006)

    Bring your gavel, because we are about to debate! A full house of geeks sat down to figure out what are the 25 comic stories that every comic fan must read. It wasn't easy, and we're sure many of you will disagree. So listen in and then send us your lists, and become a better comic fan in the process.

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    San Diego 2006

    CGS: Episode 160 (July 19, 2006)

    San Diego is here! We spoke with the people behind Utopiates, Jetta, and the Hero Tomorrow movie. As well as our usual comic discussions.

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    Conversation with Tony Moore

    CGS: Episode 159 (July 18, 2006)

    Get the bug spray baby! We spoke with Exterminators artist Tony Moore and his fiancee Kara Fairfield. Get all the scoop on Tony's rise to the top and hear wonderful tales of San Diego past. Plus all on the usual fare on this bonus episode.

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    Shocker Toys

    CGS: Episode 158 (July 17, 2006)

    What's that? Shane's not here and we're talking toys? You bet. We spoke with Shocker Toys president Geoff Beckett about their upcoming line and what to expect from them at San Diego. We also read some emails and have a heck of discussion about the new writer on Thor. Don't miss it.

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    Conversation with Dave Dwonch

    CGS: Episode 157 (July 14, 2006)

    We speak with indy challenge creator David Dwonch about his book Special Education. We also answer some more listener questions and get up to all of the usual shenanigans.

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    52 Month 2

    CGS: Special (July 13, 2006)

    It's time to go over issues 5-8 of 52. There's a lot going on in there, so pay attention and take good notes.

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 156 (July 12, 2006)

    It's time once again for a look at the new Previews, and it's also time to break out the spreadsheets for another Mayo Report.

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    Superman Returns

    CGS: Special (July 10, 2006)

    The geeks headed down to their local Imax and witnessed the spectacle of Superman Returns in glorious 3D. After soaking in every last credit we headed home to let you know what we thought.

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    Heroes Con 2006 Wrap Up

    CGS: Episode 155 (July 7, 2006)

    The Heroes Con interviews are over and now it's time for a wrap-up discussion with Peter. And even though he's sharing great stories with us, we still try to Stump the Rios, as well as listen to some voicemails and all the usual.

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    Heroes Con 2006

    CGS: Episode 154 (July 6, 2006)

    It's part two of the Heroes Con interviews. Don't be shy, join us!

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    Heroes Con 2006

    CGS: Episode 153 (July 5, 2006)

    Peter went down to Heroes Con, and man did he do a lot of talking. Check in for our first part of the Heroes Con conversations. (2:12:23)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 152 (July 3, 2006)

    We're kickin' it old school today. Join us for a good old fashion geeky comic discussion. No topic in particular, just a lot of talk. We also pick a new fan art challenge, and we included two short interviews from the 2006 MOCCA Art Festival.

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    Indy Challenge

    CGS: Episode 151 (June 29, 2006)

    It's time for our monthly Indy Challenge interview episode. So get ready to write down four more titles you won't want to leave off of this month's order.

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    Cerebus

    CGS: Book of the Month (June 28, 2006)

    Behold the Earth Pig Born! Every comic reader has heard of Cerebus, but many have not read the book. Now you don't have any more excuses. Dive right in to the 300 issue maxi-series with volume 2 High Society. We promise you won't want to stop.

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    Listener Questions

    CGS: Episode 150 (June 26, 2006)

    Time sure does fly when you're having fun. We can't believe it's already time for our 150th episode. To honor this special event, we took questions from our listeners and took turns answering them. And to make this episode even more special, we celebrate Shane's 34th birthday.

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    Heroes Con Special

    CGS: Special (June 23, 2006)

    Heroes Con is only one week away. To help you get ready for one of the year's hottest shows, we spoke with convention organizer Shelton Drum. So listen in and whet your appetite for an amazing con.

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 149 (June 22, 2006)

    In this episode we read some emails, tell some stories, do an off the rack, go through voicemails, and talk to Kevin Volo of Pixelstrips.com fame.

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    Civil War - Episode 2

    CGS: Special (June 21, 2006)

    As we continue our look at Marvel's Civil War series, we are joined by penciller Steve McNiven and color artist Morry Hollowell. These two amazing talents help us dissect the story and conjecture with us about what is yet to come.

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    Spotlight on Malibu Comics

    CGS: Episode 148 (June 19, 2006)

    Remember Malibu comics? We sure do. In this episode we take an in-depth look at the history of Malibu comics and their universe. Learn all there is to know about these comics in this episode.

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    Conversation with Mark Andreyko

    CGS: Episode 147 (June 15, 2006)

    Just when you thought Manhunter was a goner, DC decided to keep it going for 5 more issues. We spoke with Manhunter writer Marc Andreyko about his critically acclaimed book and his career in general.

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    52 Month 1

    CGS: Special (June 14, 2006)

    The first four issues of DC's 52 have come and gone. In this episode we talk about what's happened, and what we think might happen. And of course Peter fills us in on all the little details we missed.

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    Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

    CGS: Episode 146 (June 12, 2006)

    They have become the new dynamic duo of comic writers. They are Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. These two talented writers joined us for a great discussion about comics and movies and pop culture in general. Grab your headphones and watch out for the garbage can lids.

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    Story Time with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 145 (June 8, 2006)

    Because we just can't get enough, it's time once again for Story Time With Uncle Sal! In his funiest appearance yet, Atomika creator Sal Abbinanti joins us again for more convention stories. We also take a look at this month's Previews and make all of our top picks. This episode is not safe for work, or children.

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    Conversation with Steve Bryant

    CGS: Episode 144 (June 7, 2006)

    This summer Athena Voltaire returns! To talk about her ups and downs in comics we brought back artist Steve Bryant to give us the scoop. We also announce our new contest. Writers, get your pencils ready!

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    Wizard World Philly

    CGS: Episode 143 (June 5, 2006)

    Convention time again. This weekend we hit Wizard World Philly. As always, it was a blast. Listen in for all our thoughts on the show, and a smattering of interviews.

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    X-Men 3 Movie Review

    CGS: Special (June 1, 2006)

    Let the summer of comic movies begin! Join us as we give all the ups and the downs to the third installment of the X franchise. Bryan Singer vs. Brett Ratner. Magneto vs. Sentinels. Jean Grey vs. Phoenix. It's all good baby. I'm the Juggernaut bitch!

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    Death Note

    CGS: Book of the Month (May 31, 2006)

    You thought it would never happen! Well we proved you wrong. For the first time ever, the geeks take a look at manga. This month's book, Death Note volumes 1 & 2, is a very interesting example of how manga is not just school girls and ninja. We are joined by listener Matt S. for a lively discussion.

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    Conversation with Daniel Way

    CGS: Episode 142 (May 30, 2006)

    Wolverine Origins is one of Marvel's biggest series of the year. So we had a great conversation with the writer Daniel Way. Daniel gave us all the honest details about his career in comics and his goal with the new Wolverine series. (1:36:43)

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    Trade Paperback Design

    CGS: Episode 141 (May 29, 2006)

    We start this episode off with a long overdue brief interview with Indy Challenge creator Shon Bury. Then there's trivia, May dates, voicemail, and an extensive discussion on trade paperback design.

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    Conversation with Scott Neely

    CGS: Episode 140 (May 25, 2006)

    Strawberry Shortcake? Don't worry the Peculiar Purple Pie Man is nowhere to be found. In this episode we talk with comic artist Scott Neely and discuss his journey from comic books to the world of cartoons.

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    Bryan's Birthday Roast

    CGS: Episode 139 (May 24, 2006)

    Get the kids out of the room and then get ready to laugh! It's Bryan's birthday roast and the guys don't give him any slack. Matt hosts this surprise roast. Not only is Bryan surprised, but so is the rest of the gang. It turns out Matt is quite the comedian.

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    Indy Challenge

    CGS: Episode 138 (May 22, 2006)

    Can you say Indy Challange? It's time again to talk with this month's indy challenge creators and discover more about the wonderful world of independent comics.

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    Civil War Episode 1

    CGS: Special (May 18, 2006)

    So long Infinite Crisis, hello Civil War. Marvel's cooking up something mighty good here and we just can't ignore it. We really dig deep into this one. An abundance of discussion as the Marvel Zombies get their turn in the spotlight. (1:45:00)

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    Top 5 Cover Artists

    CGS: Episode 137 (May 17, 2006)

    It's time again for a top 5. This time we pick our favorite cover artists. Also we check in with Amy, A.K.A. Little Witch and get an update on the Bristol Comic Con, and she also hooks us up with a brief interview with Geoff Johns.

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    Free Comic Book Day

    CGS: Episode 136 (May 16, 2006)

    Did somebody say free comics? That's right, in case you were living in a box, May 6th was Free Comic Book Day. Jamie, Shane, and Matt report from Golden Eagle Comics on FCBD. Hear all their exciting adventures, plus an interview with Marvel legend Dan Adkins.

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    A Conversation with Jamal Igle

    CGS: Episode 135 (May 11, 2006)

    Who draws a mean Alan Scott? Why Firestorm artist Jamal Igle of course. Jamal is a hell of a nice guy and a friend of the show and in this episode we have the pleasure of talking with him. Hear all about his love of DC and his ongoing quest for artistic perfection. (1:39:25)

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    Infinite Crisis 7

    CGS: Special (May 10, 2006)

    Well, the story has ended, but the discussion has just begun. It's our longest IC episode yet, so join us for a heapin' helpin' of DC event goodness.

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 134 (May 9, 2006)

    It's time to take a look at the new Previews again. As always there is a ton of interesting stuff coming out, and with the help of listener Mike Lewis, we help you sort through it. (1:39:06)

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    Conversation with B. Clay Moore

    CGS: Episode 133 (May 4, 2006)

    When last we spoke with B. Clay Moore, sadly we were cut off. So in true superheroic form we unflinchingly tried again, and with much success. So join us for some more discussion with Mr. Moore, and stay tuned for a few minutes with Mike George, the man who puts on the Pittsburgh Comicon. (1:28:42)

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    Second Chance 3

    CGS: Special (May 3, 2006)

    In this episode we continue the creative process in developing our character Second Chance. Using the listeners thoughts and ideas as a springboard, we add more detail and dimension to our future hero.

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    The Life and Death of Captain Marvel

    CGS: Book of the Month (May 1, 2006)

    There has to be a first of everything. The Death of Captain Marvel was the first Marvel graphic novel. Take a stroll down the old historical highway as we examine some of the roots of Marvel's cosmic world as well as one of it's best endings. (1:36:30)

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    Mayo Report

    CGS: Episode 132 (April 28, 2006)

    It's time for the Mayo Report. No, you won't be hearing about Miracle Whip vs. Hellman's, you'll be hearing about the latest news in what's selling and what's not. Also a look at the 2006 Eisner Award Nominations. (1:41:00)

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    Pittsburgh Comic Con Wrap Up

    CGS: Episode 131 (April 27, 2006)

    We're back in the studio for some more wrap up of the Pittsburgh Con. Plus we give you all the regular stuff you love so much. (1:12:42)

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    Pittsburgh Comic Con Wrap Up

    CGS: Episode 130 (April 25, 2006)

    The weekend has come and gone, and with it was the Pittsburgh Comic Con. This episode is chock full of on-site recordings from the geeks and interviews with creators, including Brian Michael Bendis. So grab your Primanti Brother's sandwhich and join the fun. (2:16:35)

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    Marvel Trivia Game

    CGS: Episode 129 (April 20, 2006)

    It's trivia time baby! In this episode we played Marvel's trivia game. Be amazed by our incredible knowledge, and be stunned by Bryan's total inability to recall even the most basic comic tidbits. It's gonna be a blast. (1:06:12)

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    Indie Challange

    CGS: Episode 128 (April 19, 2006)

    We've told you about this month's Indie Challenge, now hear all about them from the creators themselves. We spoke with members from all four creative teams. Come on and join the Indie Challenge. (1:20:26)

  • Podcast Title

    More Marvel Events

    CGS: Episode 127 (April 17, 2006)

    Is it possible that there are more Marvel events to discuss? You bet! And we aren't even done yet. Plus we give you all the regular goodness of CGS. (1:06:17)

  • Podcast Title

    Story Time with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 126 (April 13, 2006)

    Convention stories with Uncle Sal! Atomika creator Sal Abbinanti returns to share with us some recent con stories. You don't want to miss this. (1:07:42)

  • Podcast Title

    Infinite Crisis 6

    CGS: Special (April 12, 2006)

    The Crisis is almost over, but the discussion is just getting started. Join us as we continue our detailed look at issue 6 of Infinite Crisis

  • Podcast Title

    Violence in Comics

    CGS: Episode 125 (April 11, 2006)

    We continue the violence in comics discussion, as well as take a look at this summer's upcoming comic movies. (1:13:54)

  • Podcast Title

    Previews

    CGS: Episode 124 (April 6, 2006)

    Join us as we take a look at April Previews. Plus a whole bunch of geeky comic talk. And don't miss Jamie go three rounds with the rest of the geeks on the topic of Violence in Comics. (1:40:29)

  • Podcast Title

    V for Vendetta

    CGS: Book of the Month (April 5, 2006)

    Before he imagined the famous Watchmen, Alan Moore penned V for Vendetta. In this episode we look at every detail of this classic. We also compare and contrast with the recent movie release. Boy did some tempers flare! (1:47:10)

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    More Marvel Events

    CGS: Episode 123 (April 3, 2006)

    More Marvel events! The mutants have been busy over the years. Listen in as we dig into detail on some of the X crossovers from the 90s. Also Call Me, Voice Mails and more! (1:26:00)

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    Conversation with Dan Slott

    CGS: Episode 122 (March 30, 2006)

    Pull his Thing! Dan Slott joins us to talk about his book that needs your help. Get all the details on the contest and help pull Dan's Thing. Also hear about his other projects including She-Hulk.(1:31:51)

  • Podcast Title

    Conversation with Beau Smith

    CGS: Episode 121 (March 29, 2006)

    He's comics' most famous tough guy. He's Beau Smith. West Virginia seems to produce more than its share of top comics creators. Beau is a writer with much talent. Join us for a great conversation and maybe you will get to feel his bicep. (1:30:42)

  • Podcast Title

    Marvel Events

    CGS: Episode 120 (March 27, 2006)

    We check in briefly with one of the creators of Make Like a Tree comics. Jerzy Drozd and crew make online comics that appeal to all-ages. Also, Adam joins us for a good look at Marvel's Infinity Trilogy. And the great asterisk debate begins! (1:43:42)

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    NYCC 06 Interviews

    CGS: Episode 119 (March 23, 2006)

    Just when you thought the New York Comic Con was a thing of the past, we give you some interviews from the show floor. (1:04:27)

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    Catwoman Commentary

    CGS: Special (March 22, 2006)

    You asked for it, you got it. The first in a series of commentary tracks done by the CGS guys for the many comic book related movies. We started out with a bang. Watch your back Halle Berry, it's time for Catwoman.

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    Conversation with Frank Beddor

    CGS: Episode 118 (March 20, 2006)

    Alice in Wonderland isn't just for kids anymore. Join us for a conversation with Frank Beddor, writer of Desperado's Hatter M. If you aren't reading this series, you should be. We also discuss the character of Thor and give our reviews of current comics. (1:46:56)

  • Podcast Title

    Spotlight on Devil's Due

    CGS: Episode 117 (March 16, 2006)

    Spotlight on Devil's Due Publishing. You'd be surprised at the variety of things published by Devil's Due. It's not all G.I. Joe or other 80's properties. We give you the run down. Also in this episode, more Marvel events. Tap into some of the history of the Marvel U. (1:21:36)

  • Podcast Title

    NYCC Wrap Up with Greg Topalian

    CGS: Episode 116 (March 15, 2006)

    New York Comic Con wrap-up with Con Organizer Greg Topalian. Were expectations met? Were retailers and exhibitors pleased? And an inside scoop on Saturday's tremendous turnout. Also, a look at just what makes Marvel's Ultimate Universe so unique.

  • Podcast Title

    Conversation with Chris Eliopoulos

    CGS: Episode 115 (March 13, 2006)

    He's a writer. He's an artist. He's a letterer. He's a funny man. He's Chris Eliopoulos. Chris joined us for a very informative and very enjoyable interview. We also pick our Top Five X-Men and X-Men villians. (1:42:53)

  • Podcast Title

    Horrorwood

    CGS: Episode 114 (March 9, 2006)

    In this episode, we spoke with the creative team on the upcoming Ape Entertainment comic Horrorwood! Also, our first ever Stump the Rios comic and the March Indie Challenge picks are announced. (1:14:35)

  • Podcast Title

    Infinite Crisis 5

    CGS: Special (March 8, 2006)

    The multiverse is back, and along with it, endless confusion. In our in-depth analysis of Infinite Crisis #5 we try to clear up any questions you might have.

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 113 (March 6, 2006)

    Scavenger Hunt contest winner announced! We also look at March's Previews and a look at the numbers with the Mayo Report. (1:48:42)

  • Podcast Title

    NYCC 06 Wrap Up

    CGS: Episode 112 (March 2, 2006)

    New York Comic Con has come and gone. For a full report of the convention and all its ups and downs, go no further. (1:31:03)

  • Podcast Title

    Wanted

    CGS: Book of the Month (March 1, 2006)

    Most comics focus on heroes. In "e;Wanted"e; Mark Millar breaks the mold and gives the villians the center stage. Join the geeks for a discussion of this heavy-duty, often violent, and sometimes racy book. It's our first detailed look at a mature themed book. You won't be disapointed.

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    Athena Voltaire

    CGS: Episode 111 (February 27, 2006)

    Adventure! Zepplins! Nazis! Machu Picchu! It's Athena Voltaire. We spoke with writer Paul Daly and artist Steve Bryant, the creative team responsible for the best thing to happen to adventure comics since hidden treasure and swinging from vines. (1:24:53)

  • Podcast Title

    Conversation with C.B. Cebulski

    CGS: Episode 110 (February 23, 2006)

    From the foreign shores of Japan to the Marvel headquarters in NYC, C.B. Cebulski has done it all. We spoke with the writer/editor/talent handler who knows his manga. Listen in and broaden your horizons. (1:47:35)

  • Podcast Title

    Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark

    CGS: Episode 109 (February 22, 2006)

    Throughout the history of comics there have been great creative teams. Recently a new one has emerged. Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark have been making their mark on comics on Gotham Central and Captain American. The creators join us as we take a look at their newest collaboration on Daredevil. (1:32:56)

  • Podcast Title

    Story Time with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 108 (February 20, 2006)

    Convention story time with Uncle Sal! New York Comic Con reminders! More Marvel mutant events and all the usual hijinks. (1:35:22)

  • Podcast Title

    Spotlight on Fantastic Four

    CGS: Episode 107 (February 16, 2006)

    Spotlight On the Fantastic Four; a chat with Mike Oliveri, writer of Werewolves: Call if the Wild; another look at the Previews debate and more. It's gonna be a good one. (1:37:10)

  • Podcast Title

    Conversation with Andy Schmidt

    CGS: Episode 106 (February 15, 2006)

    We've learned not to overlook color artists, so let's not overlook editors either. In this episode, we had a great conversation with Marvel editor Andy Schmidt. He gives us the scoop on all the duties of the oft misunderstood editors. Also, comic news from Wondercon'06. (1:31:00)

  • Podcast Title

    Conversation with NYCC's Greg Topalian

    CGS: Episode 105 (February 13, 2006)

    Everyone knows we're going to the brand spankin' new New York Comic Con, but not everyone knows how a con like that gets off the ground. We spoke with Greg Topalian, organizer of the con, in order to get some details. (1:10:04)

  • Podcast Title

    Off the Rack

    CGS: Episode 104 (February 9, 2006)

    Back Issue hunting; Off the Rack; Marvel's Omnibus & DC's Absolute lines; and the craziest voice mails to date. Also, where do you weigh in on ordering Previews? (1:12:29)

  • Podcast Title

    Conversation with J.M. DeMatteis

    CGS: Episode 103 (February 8, 2006)

    Spider-Man, Justice League International, Abadazad. Huh? No, this isn't the beginning of another Stump the Rios segment, these are all books written by J.M. DeMatteis. In this episode we get the scoop from J.M. himself on these titles and a whole lot more. (1:27:12)

  • Podcast Title

    Scar Tissue Creative Team Interview

    CGS: Episode 102 (February 6, 2006)

    Ronin Studios is an up-and-coming publishing umbrella, and Scar Tissue is one their books. We spoke with Jim and Dave, the creative team on the book. Listen in to hear just what the famous Citizen Dave has to say about comics. (1:30:08)

  • Podcast Title

    Frag Doll Interview: Seppuku

    CGS: Episode 101 (February 2, 2006)

    The episode is a mishmash of fun stuff. We do a recap of episode 100. We talk to a Frag Doll. And we do the usual comic talk thang. So come on in and have some fun. (1:28:11)

  • Podcast Title

    Infinite Crisis 4

    CGS: Special (February 1, 2006)

    The drama continues. DC stepped it up a notch with the fourth issue of Infinite Crisis. We delve into all the juicy details.

  • Podcast Title

    Arana: The Heart of the Spider

    CGS: Book of the Month (January 30, 2006)

    She's fifteen, she's feisty, and now she's a superhero. She's Arana. We examine one of Marvel's newest heroes in Arana volume 1. We didn't think we were going to like it, but you can't judge a book by its cover. (1:28:58)

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    Our First Live Episode

    CGS: Episode 100 (January 26, 2006)

    This is it, the moment you've all been waiting for. Recorded in front of an audience of our listeners, we proudly present our 100th episode. (2:30:12)

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