Host Derek Coward talks about the pros and cons of comic book stories being told in other media.
Host Derek Coward returns to talk about the new Cyclops series by Greg Rucka, Letter 44 from Oni Press and how it compares to The Comet Clement, Jessica Jones casting news, and his first impressions of the new Fantastic Four movie teaser trailer.
Spell Checkers GN (Oni Press) – I ordered this after seeing Joelle Jones’ artwork on Madame Xanadu. Or to be more precise, I ordered this after seeing the second issue of Joelle Jones’ artwork on Madame Xanadu. I was a bit ticked off because it wasn’t Amy Reeder Hadley doing the artwork on that first issue and my view of the artwork was admittedly biased against her. When the second issue came around I was able to appreciate it for what it was, pretty damn good. Add on top of that, I have never heard anything but good things about the writing of Jamie S Rich, so this was pretty much a no brainer for me. I am looking forward to reading it and I will definitely be talking about it on a future episode of Indie Comic Book Noise.
Codebreakers #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I was leaning towards picking this up based on the preview pages in the back of Irredeemable and Incorruptable, but the recent review done by JM Campbell cinched the deal for me.
Fantastic Four 578 (Marvel) – Last week I dropped Daredevil to go to trades. That leaves Fantastic Four as the only Marvel title I currently have on my pull list.
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #3 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I am getting all of the Green Hornet books and so far they have all delivered.
Madame Xanadu #22 (Vertigo) – Amy Reeder Hadley is back for a few issues, so I am going to savor it while I can. I think I heard she may be leaving the title altogether. That sucks but I am ready to follow her to her next assignment.
Stumptown #3 (Oni Press) – I don’t know if this is a mini or an ongoing and I really don’t care, it is Greg Rucka writing a kick ass female detective.
Philip K Dick’s Electric Ant #1 (Marvel) – I am enjoying what BOOM! is doing with Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep (a story I am nominally familiar with) so I am curious to see what Marvel can do with a PKD story I have never heard of.
Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk 4 of 4 (Marvel) – I picked this off the rack like I have done with every other Hulk related book I have gotten since World War Hulk. I am enjoying this miniseries so far and I doubt if Jeff Parker will let me down now.
I read the second issue before this one and although I liked it, I didn’t see what the big deal was. After reading this issue, I can see what the big deal is. This is a well written and well illustrated book. I feel like reading #2 again just to see if I like it more.
Host Derek Coward finishes his look at the best of 2008 by talking about the titles that he has heard good things about but has never checked out yet, best miniseries that didn’t finish in 2008, best #1 comics of 2008 and the best graphic novels.
Related links (*-Amazon link, so help a brother out):
* Rasl Volume 1: The Drift
The Boy Who Made Silence
* House of Mystery
* Young Liars
* Captain Britain and MI:13
* Tangent: Superman’s Reign
The Infinite Horizon
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips
* The Twelve
* Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
* Madame Xanadu #1
Comic Book Comics
* Locke & Key
* Man With No Name
* Queen and Country Definitive Edition
* Noble Causes Archives
* The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer
* Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician
No Bruce this episode.
What we’ve been up to.
The Facebook Conversation.
Queen and Country
Oni Press Sale
Top Shelf Sale
Comics Foundry RIP
Minx Line RIP
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – According To Plan
Queen and Country redux
Marvel and DC’s lack of compelling titles
Low sales figures can still be a success
Pushing Daisies RIP and some TV talk
I have been reading The Definitive Queen and Country trades from Oni Press. I tore through the first two volumes and was in the middle of the third one when it got to the part of the story where the prose novels fit. So even though I was in the groove, I stopped and immediately ordered the two books from the Amazon Marketplace.
While I was waiting, I decided to re-read the first two volumes again. During the re-read, I decided to do a ReaderFeed podcast about Q&C.
This means that in addition to The FellCast (which I have not forgot), I will also be doing two with David A Price (Milestone Comics and Quantum & Woody, as soon as our schedules mesh), a Love & Rockets one (I’m still working out a format for it) and now a Queen and Country one (I’m taking notes and thinking up a name as we speak).
My comic buying is currently on hiatus and this affects all of my other podcasts (CBNoise, ICBN, #1, etc), but with the ReaderFeed shows, I am talking about older comics that I already own, so there won’t be much an impact. (Love the structure of that last sentence?)