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It’s Alive!!!

October 10, 2012

With Halloween fast approaching it’s only fitting that on this weeks Comic Cast we review Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie! And speaking of bringing dead dogs back to life – we also review Dredd. In Irish comics we inspect At War with the Empire by Gerry Hunt, Ghost of Shandon by Alan Corbett and Tales from the Void by Darrin O’Toole and A. Kaviraj. Also up for review on this weeks show is Daredevil: End of Days by Brian Michael Bendis/David W. Mack/Klaus Janson. Not forgetting all the comics news that’s fit to waffle about! Enjoy!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 09/10/12

also available through iTunes


2D, or not 2D

June 1, 2010

2D, or not 2D? That is the question. Or is the question ‘Would Shakespeare be happy with the Comic Cast using a line from Hamlet as a pun on the 2D Festival?’ Who knows? What we do know though, is that on this show we talk to the 2D Festival organiser and Verbal Arts Centre artist-in-residence David Campbell about this years 2D Northern Ireland Comics Festival which takes place this Fri, Sat and Sunday in Derry.  We review Secret Avengers #1 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, Avengers #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr., The Chill by Jason Starr and Mick  Bertilorenzi and Low Moon by Jason. We also give our thoughts on the Free Irish Comic Day preview of Atomic Diners’ forthcoming comic Róisín Dubh by Rob Curley, Maura McHugh and Stephen Daly.  We also talk to Hilary Lawlor about the Point Village Comic Festival 2010 to be held at the newly opened Point Village Market on Sat 12th June.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 01/06/10

also available through itunes

*Due to technical difficulties out of our control, the audio of both the interviews on this podcast are sub-standard. We feel they are still listenable and recommend you turn up the sound while the interviews are on or listen to them using headphones for best listening quality. Apologies. Won’t happen again.


Comic Cast: Equinox

July 1, 2009


It may be summer but the Comic Cast don’t take no holidays. We’ve spent all week reading comics and drinking sangria in the park in in order to review Fred Van Lente and Dennis Calero’s X-Men Noir, Brian Michael Bendis’ Halo: Uprising, Grant Morrison’s Final Crisis, Matt Forsythe’s ojingogo. Not to mention a veritabal feast of new Irish comics including Peter Loftus and Deirdre De Barra’s Downpour, Hilary Lawlors’ Superhilbo! #1, The Longstone Comics Anthology #2 and John Robbins’ The Monkey-Head Complaint / Inside Outsiders. We also lock heads over Terminator Salvation as well as discussing the latest comics news including BOOM! Studios new comic Die Hard: Year one with art by our very own Stephen Thompson, the triumphant return of Spiderman: Clone Saga and Spidey’s arrival on the boards of Broadway no less! So put on your shades – this one is going to be bright.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 23/06/09


Of Mice and Men

March 30, 2009


If there’s one place you can be guaranteed there won’t be any naked pictures of the Taoiseach it’s right here on the Comic Cast.  But what we can guarantee you this week is an absolutely stellar show where we  review Mark Millar’s MARVEL 1985, Rich Koslowski’s Three Fingers, Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers, Geoff Johns’ Superman: Brainiac as well as a hot from the printers review of new Irish comic Mindpuss volume 1 by Ronan Kennedy. If that wasn’t enough we also speak to Bob Byrne about his new webcomic spectacular Spazzmoid and we give our verdict on the companion film to Watchmen – Tales of the Black Freighter as well as a round-up of comics news goings on!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 31/03/09

Show Links:



‘Tales of the Black Freighter’ trailer

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ trailer

‘Broken Sword’ Wii game trailer (with Dave Gibbons art)

The Abyss (new comic from Looseville man Alan Moloney)

‘Nite Owl Dark Roast’ – genius Watchmen merchandise continues

Who watches the Watchmen? Comic Cast, duh!

March 1, 2009


You know what it’s like. You’re running late for the pub and you’ve still that bloody podcast to record. So you compromise. You drink while recording. Welcome to this weeks whiskey steeped Comic Cast where we review Daredevil: Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Sempé’s Nothing is Simple, Alan Moore’s Swamp thing, Tommie Kelly’s Road Crew issue 1 and Road Crew Noir. We also review the new Irish animated filmThe Secret of Kells (in cinemas March 6th) and the DVD release of Fear[s] of the Dark  – a film written and directed by several acclaimed comic book creators and graphic artists, not to mention a big fat exclusive(ish) review of “the unfilmable” Watchmen which turned out to be filmable as we seen it on a big screen made for films.  So settle down, drink up and join us in a place where everybody knows your name – the Comic Cast!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 03/03/09

*NOTE: We cameo in this months edition of the Dystopia comic strip in Totally Dublin in shops now! Our esteemed and humbled thanks to Andrew and Chris Judge. If you’re not from Dublin, you’re Totally Galway for example, click here for the strip online.*

Show Links:

Us at The Secret of Kells premiere

Legend Mick Lally being interviewed at the premiere (3.30) Reporter: “You played Brother Aidan” Lally: “If you say so.”

Sempé’s Nothing is Simple on Amazon

Sempé’s work on the New Yorker’s ComicBank

Road Crew web comic

Fear[s] of the Dark film trailer

Dublin Comic Jam Blog

Best piece of movie merchandise ever?


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