Giant Size Retired

Giant Size

A show that helps new, long-time, and lapsed comic book fans alike discover characters, stories, and creators worth reading. It's part panel discussion, part creator interview, all-new, and all-different each week.

Hosted by Moisés Chiullan.


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#38: Going Creator-Owned

March 5, 2014 at 9:00PM • 5 minutes

We bid farewell to 5by5 in anticipation of Giant Size's move to ESN.fm. The show isn't ending, we've just gone "creator-owned".


#37: Hero Initiative

December 31, 2013 at 10:30PM • 1 hour 54 minutes

Moisés and John look back at 2013 in comics, highlighting work they believe deserves more attention. We close the year with the great Dennis O'Neil, a writer, editor, and staunch supporter of The Hero Initiative.


#36: Joker at the Front Door (Reprint)

December 31, 2013 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

In the first of a series centering on Batman, Moisés and John go over some of the best stories to read if you want to get into Batman...aka NOT The Dark Knight Returns.

Variant Second Printing of Comic Shack #27. Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27.


#35: Neal Adams on The Shallow Seas

December 3, 2013 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Neal Adams has a lengthy career in writing and drawing loads of great comics and crusading for creators' rights. Moisés and John give a short introduction to his work, leading into a recent Dallas Comic Con interview where Adams offers theories about the universe that redefine "world building".


#34: Soft Gooey Center

November 22, 2013 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

Moisés and John look back at assorted things they're thankful for in 2013 comics, from rapidly released, low-cost trade paperbacks to the emergence of outstanding indie voices. Penciler Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan the Barbarian, Mutant X) talks about sculpting the look and feel of a story.


#33: Cigar-Smoking Baby

November 4, 2013 at 12:00PM • 2 hours 5 minutes

Antony Johnston (Umbral, Wasteland) returns and joins Geoff Barrall (CEO of Drobo) to give Moisés a truly Giant-Size primer on Judge Dredd and 2000AD. Colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser (Image's Velvet) talks about the intricacies of her very important and precise job (interview begins at 01:44:52).


#32: No Better Than Boomerang

October 21, 2013 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

It's high time for a Villains show! We dig into Forever Evil/Villains Month from DC, the Thanos Rising/Infinity/Hunger trio and Nick Spencer's outstanding work on both Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Bedlam. We close with a look at DC classic Underworld Unleashed.

Interview: Antony Johnston talks about his upcoming Image book Umbral, the soon-ending Wasteland, and working across the comics and video game worlds as a writer.


#31: Lying Cat is My Spirit Animal (Reprint)

September 18, 2013 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Variant Second Printing of Comic Shack #23: Merlin Mann joins Moisés to talk about Saga while Dan screens live calls. They inevitably talk a little bit about X-Men, "comics that never end", and the precise/exact/nebulous/opaque thing/things that they love about Saga Vol.1, and why you should read it. Sometimes it's a great thing when things just...end.


#30: Not the Saga Episode

September 9, 2013 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Moisés and John discuss and recommend a wide swath of books from Image Comics, covering everything from launch titles to brand-new series only a couple of issues in. We also touch on John's now-viral DC Timeline article.


#29: 20-30 Minutes of Pleasure

September 2, 2013 at 9:30PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Moisés and John discuss announcements and followups from this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Are there any comics at this "Comic Con"? Is it worth going anymore? This week's interview is writer Gerry Duggan, our first-ever return guest.