Host Derek Coward explains why being disenfranchisement and disappointment is not the same as hate. To make his point, he mentions Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel, Prime, dating a female bodybuilder, Batman: Prodigal, Az-bats, Batman: RIP, dead Steve Rogers, dead Superman, blonde Wonder Woman, black Iron Man, gray Hulk, puzzle pieces, taking the audience for granted, podcast recipes, scripted material and stilted dialog versus satisfying spontaneity, referencing the hidden past, real competition, what are you buying this week, expanding pull lists, Andrew Kreisberg and Helen Killer, a sixty percent failure rate, Invasion, Animal Man, Doom Patrol and why lean does not mean sickly.
Tangents abound and Mike and Eric are completely unapologetic. It’s a good thing we always give you these time stamps for what we discuss. And it’s all about DC Comics anyway so we’re cool, right?
Final Crisis: Resist – 00:01:19 to 00:21:20
Superman 681 – 00:21:20 to 00:35:07
We then get into a nearly 20 minute conversation where we speculate about the future of Action Comics (this was recorded before the recent official news about Action Comics) as well as the future of the Batman family of comics. We also talk about some of the things we would like to do if we were a part of DC editiorial before we bring it back to another review of:
Adventure Comics Special: The Guardian – 00:52:35 to 01:02:50
Host Jasper Borgman takes a look at the 2007 miniseries Gotham Underground from Frank Tieri, Jim Calafiore and Jack Purcell.
I had time and a little bit of money so I picked up some comic books. I wanted to buy the new Flash Gordon (Ardden Entertainment?) and the new Thor special written by Matt Fraction, but the comic book shop didn’t have either of them. They were sold out. They had a lot of Final Crisis/Secret Invasion stuff.
My list of purchases (*-starred items were bought in the dollar bin)
Gotham Central 23*
The Mighty Avengers 16*
Project Superpowers 4*
Madame Xanadu 4
Madame Xanadu 5
The Secret Society of Super Villains 3*
The Secret Society of Super Villains 6*
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips 2
The Sword 12
Bruce Rosenberger returns with a look at the work of Jeremy Massie, Angie and Derek talk about apologies, Angie’s Stuff It Sale haul, “Really? Why? Really? Where?”, Nexus history, Burn Notice recommendation, Bubba Ho-Tep, Rick Remender, BTVS and Joss Whedon, Are the waits for late comics ever really worth it?, Angela ruins diets, Angela hates blondes, The return of Milestone, Musical Interlude, Batman: Joker’s Asylum recommendation, The Boy Who Made Silence trade?, Young Liars recommendation, Gerry Alanguilan history, No Madman Atomic Comics for Angela, The Perhapanauts Vol 1 recommendation, What Derek is loving, Greatest American Hero, Freakangels recommendation, Love and Capes recommendation, Spy School, The Odd Squad, AmericaJr.net, Black Terror, God The Dyslexic Dog, Rick Remender, What Angie Wanted To Talk About and Asobi Seksu.
PRA for Josh Medors by Damian Smith.
Quick note from CBRS to show support for this effort.
Hosts: Lorrie Thomas and Mark Coleman
Show Title: It’s not easy being geek!
I believe this is a bad movie: Review of X-Files: I want to believe.
I ate way to much garlic and I just about died and oh we saved our friends life: The turkey bone that just won’t go down or up.
Mark and I are foodies and wanted to share some of our wine tasting adventures with the listeners today.
Almond Champagane by Fortino Winery..Not bad, had a great nose and some tannins that rocked.
Pomegranate by Casa De Fruta…Great flavor and lots of ideas on how to serve.. Sangria came to mind.
Ruby Zinfadel by Hecker Pass Winery..Wow, what a great head and some amazing cherry and blackberry undertones.
Chateau de Garlic by Rapazzini Winery…Uh, NO! This tasted like pure garlic in truest form. Never again.
Palate Cleanser: Pinot Grigio by Guglielmo Winery..Stuff tasted link flat soda but it did the trick.
Batman: The Dark Knight review.
1. What we liked.
2. What we thought was not good.
3. What could be the next villain.
4. What could be the next superhero movie and how should it be done.
Comics that I got this week.
Ok..Book that came out last week and before that I could not get until now:
Action Comic #862
Ms. Marvel #27, a Secret Invasion crossover..good stuff.
Wonder Woman #21 and #22…Still on board but I do have questions.
Huntress #5 of 6…Wow! Great story so far.
Gotham Underground #7 of 9…Boy oh by is this a corker!
Batman: Detective Comics #846…Um..did I miss something here guys?
Comics that I got this week:
Trinity#8..The ride is on!
Legion of Super-Heros#44…Score!
The Immortal Iron Fist#17 (BOOK OF THE WEEK)
The New Avengers#43..Can you say SI#1 redo?
The Brave and The Bold#15..Meh! Nothing special move along now quietly.
Robin#175…Nothing to see here folks, just Tim trying to fill his daddy’s shoes.
Green Lantern Corps#26..Do not mess with the corp, they will beat you and have Guy leading the GL march all on your behind. I mean it is really good and I liked the pretty colors to.
Tarot#50..Wow, wiccian witches rock and then some.
Main Topic: Best geek moments in your life.
Before getting into the reviews, Mike and Eric discuss and give mild spoilers for The Dark Knight and the Batman: Gotham Knights DVD. We also talk about the Wonder Woman DVD preview found on the Gotham Knight DVD. Our review lineup this time out is Trinity 5 through 7 (starting at 12:25 and ending at 57:50), Final Crisis: Requiem (starting at 57:51 and ending at 1:15:29) and Final Crisis: Rogue’s Revenge #1 (starting at 1:15:31 and ending at 1:30:50). A brief sidetrack chat about the new DC Universe: Infinite Heroes toy line takes place somewhere toward the end of the Rogue’s Revenge discussion.
Intro episode already in progress.
City of Crime is the book we’re referencing.
Touch on Batman: Gotham Knight.
List of Killing Joke recolored sites:
Bolland hasn’t drawn a sequential story WRITTEN by anyone else since this.
Spider-Man segment is a little more animated. I suppose the heat was getting to us.
Talked about Gwen, how corny and weak Spider-Man is (in his pajamas), how much cooler Batman is, and Renee’s dislike of One More Day.
Other topics touched on are my perception of myself and how others see me and the type of guy Renee is attracted to.
This was recorded while driving north on Route 9 and 9D through Putnam County and into Dutchess County. The Spider-Man segment was recorded driving south on Route 9, east on 301, south on Dennytown Road, and in our driveway. Naturally, attention was directed toward the road, so pauses or errant thoughts are due to my driving. All on Friday, July 4th, 2008.
Music by Darrius Willrich (The Waiting Is Over), Andreas Weise (Now She’s Gone), and Yamasaki (A New Day)
No Bruce this week means no Small Press Spotlight this week. So Derek and Angie make up for it by talking a lot:
David’s NYComicon plans
REVIEW: Eye Of The Storm
A CHUD-Free place
5 minute comics
Something new that bugs me
Evaluating lazy artwork
The origin of The Number One Comic Book Show
REVIEW: Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1
Cameo by Stephen
“Is Naruto an anime”
Looking for Locke and Key
Michael Turner is dead
A kiss is blown
Hypocrisy when dealing with death
Cranky old 30
Wuthering Heights is a love story?
Why does a Californian need an umbrella?
The End of The End League
Hardcovers are not trades
The solicitation for Vinyl Underground 12
Teen Titans: Year One and the connection to podcasting
No Question For Derek
Inappropriate Batman sighting
“Comics that came out four times a year?”
The Ethan Van Sciver Is A Nice Guy Society
Derek earns another punch in the throat
40 pages for 2.50
The W word
Random people earn punches in the throat
Madame Xanadu has beautiful arwork
Page 132 is Back To Brooklyn
My favorite Youngblood
Explaining Rob Liefeld
My all-time favorite artists
Angie is speechless and mind-blown
“Rob Liefeld is the Jack Kirby of our age”
Art or story?
Guess which of us is a big fan of Heroes
Jim Lee more rare than Alex Ross
I still don’t like wacky
Another plug for The Perhapanauts
Three of the best books in comics today
A reference to an unheard conversation about Charles Schultz
Derek wants The Stand while Angie wants Marvel Previews
Dark Tower Crap
Two stories that I will pick up in any format
Age of Bronze is better than Marvel’s The Iliad
What’s the difference between a bobblehead and a headknocker?
Halloween costumes should be lethal
Another reason why I thank God I was born a man
We talk about shoes (I’m not kidding)
Angie’s busy schedule
Chip Mates are not exactly Chips Ahoy but they still taste good