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This week the panel members welcome Scott Johnson from Extra Life (www.myextralife.com) to the show to talk about webcomics, review Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warefare, Secret Invasion #1, Neozoic, Marvel Adventures Hulk, The Dark Tower, and the Foundation #4.

Note: This week we had a weird error occur in the recording. We kept the show, because we felt the content and information far outweighed any minor issues.

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Rodrigo reviews NeoZoic from Red 5 Comics
Stephen thinks Marvel’s Secret Invasion #1 rocks
Bryan likes Marvel Adventures Hulk
Scott raves about Marvel’s The Dark Tower series
Stephen and Bryan are less than trilled with the direction The Foundation has taken in the latest issue

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Stephen interviews Scott Johnson about his webcomic career and the two touch on such topics as monetizing webcomics, some of Scott’s major projects, his background and more in this engaging segment.

The show wraps up with the panel reviewing Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare by Ricardo Delgado and published by Dark Horse Comics.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. April 9, 2008 at 9:20 am — Reply

    I was shocked that during the review of Neozoic #1, no one mentioned that atrocious cover. For Pete’s sake, the lead character has two right hands! Unless that was a plot point…

  2. Rodrigo
    April 9, 2008 at 10:33 am — Reply

    well we only have so much time to bash a comic. The Darkness was ok though, you guys should go check that out.

  3. Jack
    April 9, 2008 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    Great interview Scott.

    If you loved Mad checkout the Daily Giz Wiz.

  4. April 9, 2008 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    Is the Hulk’s pet monkey named Asterisk?

    Personally I love the Marvel Adventures Spider-Man series. I think it’s great that Marvel does these kid-friendly titles and the artwork (at least in the Spider-Man one) is fantastic.

    You guys have really done a valuable service in this podcast in your discussion of webcomics. Interviewing Scott about what works and what doesn’t work in terms of monetizing a webcomic is extremely valuable. For so many of us cartoonists the idea of making money off of what we do is a scary, nebulous blob of a task that is impossible to wrap our brains around. Cartoonists with a good head for business have a great advantage. Speaking as one of those who don’t fit that category, I find Scott’s ideas very inspiring and hopeful. When you can apply your creativity to not only the comic but also to making some scratch off of it, then I think that’s when you see success. As opposed to the tired and unsuccessful subscription model. At least that seems to be the lesson for us from Scott Johnson.

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