Episode 81: Flame-Heads with Andy Hirsch



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is "Garfield" artist, Andy Hirsch!


On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- Everyone's favorite orange cat!
- Everyone's least favorite day!
- Everyone's favorite baked pasta!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?





Andy Hirsch is the artist on Boom's "Garfield." Hirsch has done a lot of work for Boom, including work on "Peanuts," "Regular Show," "Bravest Warriors," and "Adventure Time." He also just released the incredibly cool "Station 38," a 3-D comic that really needs to be seen to be believed. Check out his website, his Tumblr, and follow him on Twitter (@ItsAndyHirsch).

As always, your hosts are:



Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” "Morning Glories Academy Study Hall" (both backmatter for the Image Comics series "Morning Glories") and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter - @chadbowers, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap - and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic - or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

Episode 80: Pug Con with Mike Norton



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is "Revival" and "Battlepug" artist Mike Norton!


On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- The mysterious world of Pug Conventions!
- Mike's (almost) total lack of memory of working with Kid Loki!
- Matt's obsession with the origin of Dex-Star!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?



Mike Norton is the artist on "Revival" for Image Comics. Some of his past work includes Dark Horse's"The Occultist," Image's "It Girl and the Atomics," DC's "Green Arrow/Black Canary" or "Trinity," and more. You can check out his great webcomic "Battlepug," buy some original art from Cadence Comic Arts, check out his website, or follow him on Twitter (@themikenorton).

As always, your hosts are:



Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” "Morning Glories Academy Study Hall" (both backmatter for the Image Comics series "Morning Glories") and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter - @chadbowers, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap - and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic - or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

Episode 79: Tiny Elvis with Andy Suriano



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is "Samurai Jack" and "Cosmic Scoundrels" artist Andy Suriano!


On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- Andy's career as a "two foot tall Elvis!"
- A potential Plastic Man soundtrack!
- How many things in your house Andy has had a hand in designing!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?



Andy Suriano is an animation veteran, having worked on properties such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Samurai Jack, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and many, many more. He recently launched "Samurai Jack" at IDW with writer Jim Zub, and is the co-creator of "Cosmic Scoundrels" alongside Matt Chapman of Homestar Runner fame. You can find him on his website or on Twitter (@wolfboy74).

As always, your hosts are:



Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” "Morning Glories Academy Study Hall" (both backmatter for the Image Comics series "Morning Glories") and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter - @chadbowers, @mattisnotarobot, and @brianneedsanap - and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic - or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

Episode 78: The Hulk Follows the Money with Dennis Hopeless



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is the writer behind "Avengers Undercover," Dennis Hopeless!


On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- Real talk about cancellation!
- The wheeling and dealing of character trades!
- The buying habits of supervillains!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?



Dennis Hopeless is a writer for Marvel Comics, currently wrapping up "Avengers Undercover" and about to launch "Spider-Woman." Dennis previously wrote "Avengers Arena," "X-Men Season One," "Legion of Monsters," and "Cable and the X-Men" for Marvel, "The Answer" for Dark Horse, and "LoveSTRUCK" and "GearHead" for Image. You can find him on his website, or follow him on Twitter (@HopelessDent).

As always, your hosts are:


Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Greg Matiasevich – Marylander, the Eastern seaboard’s most notable proponent of binding comic runs, and co-host of “Robots From Tomorrow,” a fantastic podcast on the Multiversity Podcast Network, co-hosted with our pal Mike Romeo. Greg loves his 80s Marvel and has a talent for always managing to find a Saturday press pass to New York Comic Con.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter - @chadbowers, @gregmatiasevich, and @brianneedsanap - and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic - or tweet the show directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.

Episode 77: Mr. Falcon and the Stranger in the Alps with Ryan Browne



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is the writer/artist behind "God Hates Astronauts," Ryan Browne!


On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- The joys of censorship!
- The city of Chicago!
- Sound effects!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?


Ryan Browne is a busy dude. In addition to doing a few issues of "The Manhattan Projects" to give his buddy Nick Pitarra a breather, and finishing up an arc on "Bedlam" at Image, he is never far from his webcomic "God Hates Astronauts," which launches as an ongoing series in September for Image! Plus, he has more "Blast Furnace" coming our way, and manages to do awesome sketches for us! He's also a return guest, have appeared on The Hour Cosmic before, and can be found on Tumblr, his website, and on Twitter (@RyanBrowneArt).

As always, your hosts are:


Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Vince Ostrowski – Minnesotan, Mad Men enthusiast, staff writer and social media dude for Multiversity Comics. When not not-loving season 4 of Arrested Development, Vince can be found Tweeting furiously and not eating meat.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter - @chadbowers, @VJ_Ostrowski, and @brianneedsanap - and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic - or tweet the show directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.