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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The Walking Dead at NYCC 2010

At the 2010 NY Comic Con, had the opportunity to sit down with the cast and creators behind AMC’s upcoming series, The Walking Dead for an exclusive and very intimate interview session. In this 30-minute documentary feature, you get to share the experience!

Executive producers, Frank Darabont and Gail Ann Hurd and series creator, Robert Kirkman along with cast members, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun, take you deep inside The Walking Dead.  Explore the inspiration, vision and incredibly talented people bringing the hit comic book series to television this fall.

Spoiler Warning: for those who have not read the comic, these conversations reveal some plot points from early in the series – proceed with caution.

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Video from the Convention Floor

Rounding out our coverage from the Baltimore Comic-Con, here’s a video montage from the convention floor featuring interviews with creators, Jonathan Hickman (The Nightly News, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Mike Choi (Uncanny X-Men, X-Force, Astonishing Thor).

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Ben & Josh will be in the Studio this week to record the next episode of the podcast.  Hopefully these video features have kept your Near Mint Comic Show cravings at bay between shows

NEAR MINTerview with Jim Rugg

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Well, it may be the unofficial last day of summer but we’re celebrating the occasion with a couple of Near Mint firsts.  This is the first installment of coverage from last week’s Baltimore Comic-Con, it’s also our first video NEAR MINTerview.  Ben had the opportunity to sit down with Afrodesiac co-creator, Jim Rugg and he dropped some science on us.  In this 16-minute interview, Jim schools us on the history of comics and the direct market, blaxploitation, and the creative process that went into his amazingly unique work on books like Afrodesiac, Street Angel and Rambo 3.5 (which you can read here for free).

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Aquatic Justice Bitches!

Assuming you have room in your life to listen to a podcast other than ours, I highly recommend the Smodcast with Filmmaker, Kevin Smith and his hetero-lifemate, Scott Mosier.  It’s a great show full of hilarity, hijinx and bathroom humor.  Smodcast is an audio show, but here’s a little video taste (featuring everyone’s favorite superhero, Aquaman) to wet your appetite until our next episode…

Our landmark 20th episode, featuring our Best of 2009 Awards will be heading your way shortly!

Jimmy Fallon visits the San Diego Comic Con

We couldn’t make the trip to San Diego ourselves this year but fortunately Late Night host, Jimmy Fallon was there to take in the sights and pitch a few people on his new superhero, the Recharger. Pretty funny stuff with some great comics industry cameos.

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Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to hear from @DMComicsScott about his San Diego trip. And we’ve got San Diego talk of our own along with plenty of comics discussion, coming later this week in Episode 16 – it’s in the can!