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The Hangout ft. Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl: February 23, 2015

The Hangout ft. Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl: February 23, 2015

For the 100th Episode, Karen, Alison and Jessica welcome back the creative team of Gotham Academy: Karl Kerschl, Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. They talk about the latest issue of Gotham Academy #5 hitting stands later in the week as well as music, inspirations, comic giveaways and … the three musketeers? Check out the 100th


THE HANGOUT featuring Frank Barbiere: February 16, 2015

The writer of Five Ghosts, Avengers World, and Solar, Frank Barbiere joins Alison and Jessica to talk about genre mash-ups, how generations of writers are using combinations of old to create completely new products and just nerd out over a love of reading comics. So, bring up your pull pile and dive on into The Hangout.


THE HANGOUT featuring Kelly Thompson: February 9, 2015

It’s “Showtime, Synergy!” with the writer of the new IDW comic Jem and the Holograms, Kelly Thompson. Kelly talks about bursting onto the main comics scene with Jem, the smart female characters she’d loved to write one day, her favorite genre’s and the comic series she thinks everyone should be reading (besides Jem.) You can still add Jem and the


THE HANGOUT featuring Jeremy Holt: February 2, 2015

Jeremy Holt joins Alison, Jessica, and Karen for a second time on The Hangout.  We discuss Southern Dog (Vol. 1 released 02/04/15), racism, identity, and music tastes (80’s hip hop vs. 90’s grunge). We also play Rate the Genre (erotica, road trip, Christmas horror), share our comic picks from this past week, and what we’re looking forward


THE HANGOUT: January 26, 2015

Jessica, Alison, and Karen spend the night talking about the comics they loved from this past week.  Discussions include The Wicked + The Divine, October Faction, Goners, and Loki: Agents of Asgard.  They also give a special sneak peak of Gotham Academy #4! Follow The Hangout on Twitter: @TheComicHangout Follow Jessica: @charmingred Follow Alison: @VaGentlenerd Follow Karen: @karend_


THE HANGOUT featuring Brian Visaggio: January 19, 2015

The creator of Stronghold and Andrew Jackson in Space joins the girls of The Hangout to talk about his latest Kickstarter, alternative presidential history and of course Star Trek! Kickstarter: Follow Brian on Twitter: @BrianVisaggio Follow The Hangout: @TheComicHangout Follow Jessica: @charmingred Follow Alison: @VaGentlenerd Follow Karen: @karend_


THE HANGOUT featuring Kurtis Wiebe: January 12, 2015

Jessica, Alison, and Karen start off the new year with Kurtis Wiebe, writer of Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust.  Kurtis discusses the Rat Queens Braga Special, gives some teasers for his new book coming out later this year, and answers questions from viewers. And as always, we play Rate the Genre and share our Picks of the Week.

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THE HANGOUT: December 22, 2014

Alison, Jessica, and Karen answer questions submitted from Twitter.  Topics range from how our reading habits have changed over the year, which books surprised us, who we want in solo series, which Parks & Rec characters would read which books, and so many more.  Really, we answer a lot of questions. Follow The Hangout on


THE HANGOUT featuring Kelly Sue DeConnick: December 8, 2014

KELLY SUE DECONNICK IS BACK! KSD sits down with Alison, Jessica, and Karen to talk about her latest creator-owned book, BITCH PLANET, out December 10 from Image comics. Throw up your middle finger and get non-compliant! Also on the docket: Captain Marvel! Race in America’s prisons! A hypothetical story involving Groot and Spider-Woman! Pretty Deadly


THE HANGOUT featuring Sean Murphy: November 30, 2014

Alison and Karen are joined tonight with Eisner-winning artist and writer Sean Murphy to discuss his new projects with Christopher Nolan and Mark Millar.  He also talks about his Kickstarter and new book Cafe Racer, has a long chat about erotica during Rate the Genre, and shares his opinions on horses. Check out Cafe Racer and original