Host Derek Coward was asked his opinion about Amazon.com buying Comixology. So he gives it.
Hosts Derek Coward and Angela talk about a variety of subjects including the weakness that is iTunes 9, the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, last week’s guest co-host Cameron Rice, lots of comic book talk and of course, Derek blows up about something so insignificant you have to hear it to believe it and even then you probably won’t see what the big deal is.
Mike and Eric start the show with some brief comments about an “Ask the Answer Man” column in Flash # 261 from 1978, which sidetracks into another brief conversation about Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory.
Our main reviews this episode are:
Trinity 21 – 00:05:13 to 00:16:17
Trinity 22 – 00:16:17 to 00:27:23
Trinity 23 – 00:27:23 to 00:38:39
Trinity 24 – 00:38:39 to 00:48:50
Before we end the episode we address some recent negative comments on the iTunes store about the format of the show.
an un-informed host by Art Newvough
“if the host wants to discuss a topic in comics shouldn’t he actually get the facts correct before he comments?
this guys doesn’t think so. there’s too many better comic book podcasts out there , unless you just want an empty rant”
Snore by Befouled Underpantalones
“I kinda feel bad that I’m the first review here, but I’ve gotta say that this podcast is boring. To be fair, I’ve only listened to one edition; 10/21/08. The two hosts keep saying that they don’t buy comics anymore and that there are a ton of collected editions and hardcovers that they can’t afford as they leaf through a previews catalog for an hour. A lot of awkward pauses and sniffing and wheezing into the mic, but not a lot of insight info or enthusiasm”
I was poking around in the iTunes store and I saw something in the iTunes U section called ‘Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy‘. The Description is: “Exhibition dates: May 7-September 1, 2008. The symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero are explored in this compelling exhibition. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear, it reveals how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body.”
These are videos featuring such comic book luminaries as Paul Levitz, Danny Fingeroth, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Michael Uslan, Adi Granov and others. The videos are between 21 minutes and one hour. The titles include ‘E Pluribus Unitard: Notes towards a Theory of Superhero Costuming’, ‘The Boys in the Hoods: The Costumed Vigilante as Urban Dandy’ and ‘The Gods of Greece, Rome, and Egypt Still Exist-Only Today They Wear Spandex and Capes!’ I will be checking them out as soon as I can.
In honor of Angie’s new hairstyle, Apple has decided to celebrate by adding the new Indie Comic Book Noise feed to the iTunes directory. Now you can subscribe to the show and leave iTunes reviews for just Indie Comic Book Noise by accessing http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=284993922
There was a new podcast on the iTunes podcasting homepage for a “podcast” called Print is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age (link: iTunes) . This “podcast” is excerpts from a book by the same name. I am not interested in the subject, but I was interested to see why it made the front page, especially since it violates one of the rules of album art by having an iPod on it. I was amused to see that it only had one iTunes review. Not only is it the harshest review that I have read, but it is also one of the more poorly written reviews I have ever read.