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Loikamania 249.2 – Parting Words Part 8

Episode 249-2

The end is near, and Pat starts to make his way out of the world of podcasting. As he leaves that world behind, he encounters familiar voices, including former guests, friends and others. You’ll never know who Pat runs into as he makes his way out!

Cover designed and illustrated by Chris Maze.

Featuring Howard Han (@TheHowardHan), Michael Walsh (@Mister_Walsh), Tony Fleecs (@TonyFleecs), Dennis Culver (@DennisCulver), Simon Hausner (@SimonHausner), Adam Witt (@AdamWitt) and Matt Fraction

Loikamania 140: David Aja


This week, Pat welcomes Hawkeye artist David Aja to the show! We discuss his work on the highly acclaimed book with Matt Fraction, and go over some of  his early career, his process, and so much more! A fun and revealing chat with one of the most talented folks in the business today. Enjoy!

Music by the Revengineers and the Sonics. Cover design by Chris Maze and art by David Aja.

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Loikamania 126: Comic Chatter


This week, Pat and Adam talk about ALL the books they’ve been reading. We go over some of our favorites, and make some recommendations. We talk Young Avengers, The End Times of Bram and Ben, Fantastic Four, FF, New Avengers, Comeback, Chew, Wonder Woman, Indestructible Hulk, One Trick Rip-Off, All-New X-Men, Sweet Tooth, Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth, Northlanders, DMZ, Mara, Walking Dead, Star Wars, Uncanny X-Force, Woodwork and Dial H! Lots of great comics out there! Enjoy!

Cover art by Dave Marquez and Marte Gracia, design by Chris Maze.

Music by The Revengineers and Tegan and Sara!

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Loikamania Bonus Show: Matt and Hawkguy.

As a special bonus this week, we have the return of Matt Fraction to talk about all things Hawkeye (or Hawkguy if you like)! We go over some writing process, and what makes Clint Barton such a great character in the Marvel Universe. We also talk about issue 7, that’s due out in January. Issue 7 is a special issue that deals with the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Also, be sure to listen all the way to the end for a special giveaway…

Here’s a message from Matt: “So we blew up our schedule on HAWKGUY just a little bit to work a special issue into our schedule — #7, January, is now a book told in halves, each about Hurricane Sandy and our intrepid Hawkguys (or Lady Hawkguy if you prefer) dealing with Things. Clint finds himself helping an evacuation in Far Rockaway; Kate is in a fancy dress stuck in a hotel on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

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STEVE LIEBER handles the Clint half; JESSE HAMM, the Kate half. They are geniuses and are perfect partners for this endeavor.

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Here’s the thing: at Marvel I am paid performance-based incentives. The better my books sell, the nicer the check is, when the nice check comes.

I’m donating all of my incentives from the sales of HAWKGUY #7 to the Red Cross.

The better the sales on the issue, the bigger the check I write.

Team HAWKGUY? You guys have been amazing — vocal and visible and amazing in your support of our book. I hate to ask you for anything more, but maybe this one, maybe issue 7, tell your comic shop to hold you *two* copies? Give one to somebody not reading the book maybe, I dunno. It’ll only help HAWKEYE and you’ll be making the check bigger.

And if you hate HAWKGUY, or the character, or me or my books? Tell your shop to hold you TEN for all I care. Make the check hurt to write!

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The order code is NOV120725. Give that to your comic shop, tell them how many you want, and they’ll take care of you.

I’m gonna be as loud and as visible as I can with this. Thanks for your patience with me in advance.”

Once again, the order code is NOV120725, and the final order cut-off date is December 17. Order a copy, order five, do what you can to help the Red Cross.

Cover art by David Aja, design by Chris Maze.
Music by Steve Earnhart and Bruce Springsteen.

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Loikamania 112: End of an Era

As the final issues of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America, Matt Fraction’s Iron Man, Jonathan Hickman’s FF, and Kieron Gillen’s Uncanny X-Men and Journey Into Mystery hits the stands, Pat and Antonio talk about their favorite moments from this amazing era of Marvel Comics history. We delve into the aforementioned runs, as well as Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, Brian Bendis’ Avengers and so much more. We discuss what makes these runs so special, and we even go through some listener comments. Be warned: there are HEAVY SPOILERS.

Plus, we take a quick look at what’s coming next in Marvel NOW, and get into which books excite us the most!

Music by Steve Earnhart and The Mountain Goats.

Cover art by Ed McGuinness, design by Chris Maze.

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Loikamania 104: Comics, Bro.

This week, Pat is joined by Antonio and Bryan to talk about some recent comics! Lots of good stuff out there, and we’re here to spotlight some of the books we’ve been enjoying. We talk about Transformers: Regeneration 1, New Avengers, Walking Dead, Revival, Bloodshot, Incredible Hulk, Batman, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Men, and of course, our favorite: HAWKEYE by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth. Lots of fun discussion and quite a few spoilers. You’ve been warned!

Music by Steve Earnhart and the XX. Cover art by David Aja, cover design by Chris Maze.

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Loikamania 095: The AVX Special

This week, Pat is joined by Travis Holyfield as we talk about Marvel’s big summer event, Avengers vs. X-Men. We start off with a debate on which side of the fight is truly right, with Pat representing the X-Men, and Travis rooting for those gaudily clad fascists known as the Avengers. We follow it up by discussing the entirety of act 1 of the event, talking about the plot, our favorite bits, and some tie-in talk as well. A very fun and spirited debate, so check it out!

Music by Alan Silvestri and Henry Jackman. Cover illustration by Jimmy Cheung, Mark Morales and Justin Ponsor, design by Chris Maze.

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Loikamania Bonus Show: Matt Fraction

On this special episode of Loikamania, writer Matt Fraction chats with Pat and guest co-host Travis Holyfield about the fallout of Fear Itself, and how it affects his books, including The Mighty Thor and Invincible Iron Man. We also talk about the genesis of his new Defenders book, and talk about the first two issues of Casanova: Avaritia! Music by Steve Earnhart and College featuring Electric Youth!

Also included in this episode is a message from writer Dave Accampo about his kickstarter campaign. Please give it a listen and check out his link below!

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Loikamania Bonus Show: Matt Fraction

Loikamania 034 – A Chat with Matt Fraction

This week, Pat and guest co-host Adam Witt talk with Matt Fraction. They go through various topics, from his favorite font to his many collaborators, and the inevitable Howard Chaykin lovefest. Plus, Matt fields listener questions! Features music by Steve Earnhart and Mike Doughty!

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Loikamania Episode 11: An Airing of Grievances

This week, Pat earns the explicit tag as he and guest Adam Witt talk about comics in general. We talk about Scarlet and Casanova, the direction of DC Comics, show Paul Cornell, Matt Fraction and Jeph Loeb some love, and talk a little bit about some of the TV and music we’re into. Music for this episode by The XX. Oh, and Pat lets the hate out of his system.

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