Episode 479 – SDCC 2023 Part 1 With Lee Bermejo, Loungefly & Mondo Interviews & More

SDCC 2023 Part 1 With Lee Bermejo, Loungefly & Mondo Interviews & More

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Quick Rundown (Time are approximate due to potential ad placement.):

  • Lee Bermejo – A Vicious Circle Interview at 7:38
  • Activation Reviews: Paramount+ The Lodge, The Immortal Universe, Hulu’s Animayhem & More at 21:39
  • Loungefly Interview at 34:35
  • Mondo Interview at 43:41
  • The Loyal Subjects TMNT Interview at 55:48
  • DC Comics Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong News at 59:36
  • Nickelodeon TMNT News at 1:02:35
  • Crunchyroll One Piece News at 1:04:46
  • What is Project K News at 1:06:56


It’s Comic-Con time! This is our first of two shows from San Diego for SDCC 2023 and we’re ready to share our early impressions of the con. What’s been packed? What seems less crowded? Where is the excitement? We cover all of that to start things off. Then, it’s interview time!
We talk to artist Lee Bermejo about his amazing new story, A Vicious Circle, from Boom! Studios! He’ll talk about working with a writer who is also a screenwriter, how he worked with different art styles in the book, give you great character breakdowns and much more. Plus, we’ll talk about dinosaurs! GET THE FIRST TWO ISSUES OF A VICIOUS CIRCLE FROM BOOM! STUDIOS AT YOUR LOCAL COMIC BOOK SHOPS AND DIGITAL RETAILERS!
You know we also made a stop off at Funkoville, right? We ran into Liz DeSilva and Derrick Baca from Loungefly, so we talked to them about some of the great exclusives that they have this year. Plus, maybe a tease at what’s coming next? Then, it was off to Mondo to talk to Peter Santa Maria and Hector Arce about those GREAT 1:6 scale figures, the massive posters they have this year and a lot more collectibles. STOP BY FUNKOVILLE AT COMIC-CON TO SEE WHAT’S NEW AND EXCLUSIVE!
We also had to stop by The Loyal Subjects (Booth 2544) to see all of their great new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exclusives. While we were there, we got to chat with TMNT artist Mateus Santolouco, who’s work inspired this years figures. He’ll talk about some of the detail work and excitement that went into making these Turtles and why the fans should be hyped for it. Stop by and take a look for yourself!
You can also hear about some of the great experiences and activations we were a part of this year. Find out what we thought of The Lodge from Paramount+, The Immortal Universe Experience from AMC, Hulu’s 2nd Dimension Animayhem experience, Super7’s Cobra Operations Center, The Lanford Days Roseanne experience and so much more. Let’s just say there’s plenty to do outside of the convention floor!
There wasn’t a ton of nerd news, but we did manage to find out what Project K is! We also look at a big comic crossover coming from DC and Legendary, Crunchyroll making some big anime announcements that should make One Piece fans happy and some big TMNT news from Nickelodeon. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show for Part 2 of our coverage next week!