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Teenage Wasteland Episode 59 – Best of 2009

It’s a marathon episode this week as myself and co-host Joe Aulisio rundown all that was great in comic books throughout the year of 2009. Plenty is discussed as we close out the exciting year and welcome 2010.


best comics

Amazing Spider-Man
Asterios Polyp
Batman And Robin
Beast
Chew
Criminal: The Sinners
Daredevil
Detective Comics
Echo
I Kill Giants
Incognito
Irredeemable
The Nobody
Parker: The Hunter
Phonogram: The Singles Club
Proof
Rasl
Savage Dragon
Scalped
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe
Seaguy: The Slaves Of Mickey Eye
Strange Tales
Stray Bullets “Open the Goddamned Box” in Noir
Stuffed!
Sweet Tooth
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
The Unwritten
Viking
Young Liars
best writers/artists
David Mazzucchelli
JH Williams III
Frank Quitely
Sean Phillips
Grant Morrison
Mike Carey
Ed Brubaker
best in podcast
11 O’Clock Comics
Comic Geek Speak
Crankcast
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
iFanboy
PKD Media Black Box
SModcast

The Uncanny X-Cast

Music is featured by Morrissey.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 54 – Alex Grecian of Proof

Yep, that title is no mistake. In this edition of TW, I have the pleasure of speaking to Mr. Alex Grecian (Co-Creater/Writer of Proof) about his writing process, his comic book career and all things Proof. It was an experience getting to talk to him, and as you can imagine I am very excited about this one. Do. Not. Miss.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 53 – Top 10 Comic Book Stories

This week I call for a little help. Friend and co-host Joe Aulisio stops by the “studio” and converses with me about our Top 10 favorite comic book stories. Our personal picks make the cutting room floor, and a l0t of diversity finds its way into our chat. Listen in and see if you agree with what we highlight.
Music Featured is by Faith No More

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 49 – Paranormal Activity & Comic Talk

One hour of movie & comic book reviews from your host, Alec Berry.

Items Discussed
Batman #692
Blackest Night: Batman
Criminal: The Sinners #1
Detective Comics #857
Fantastic Four #572
Following
Justice League of America #38
Paranormal Activity
Proof #23
Music featured is by PJ Harvey & Sneaker Pimps

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What I Bought 9/14/2009

This was an extremely heavy week.

Locas 2 hardcover (Fantagraphics)
Love and Rockets: The New Stories 2 (Fantagraphics)
Wednesday Comics 9 (DC Comics)
Wednesday Comics 10 (DC Comics)
Proof 23 (Image)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? 3 (BOOM! Studios)
Magog 1 (DC Comics)
Incognito 6 (Icon)
The Incredible Hulk 600 (Marvel)
The Red Circle: The Web 1 (DC Comics)
The Red Circle: The Hangman (DC Comics)
The Red Circle: Inferno (DC Comics)
The Shield (DC Comics)
Irredeemable 6 (BOOM! Studios)
Madame Xanadu 6 (Vertigo)
Madame Xanadu 7 (Vertigo)
Adventure Comics 504 (DC Comics)

Very heavy week. I bought the Locas 2 hardcover even though I already had one because it was damaged and I got it at a good price. I will be giving away the good copy on an upcoming episode of the show. I got the Madame Xanadu issues because I was missing them. Unfortunately I got Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? 3 even though I am missing #2.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 37 – Camilla Belle, Call Me

I mean that too. You should call me…. Oh, hello, faithful TW’ites! In this week’s installment I discuss and geekout at length at the awesomeness that is the recent adventures of the Amazing Spider-man. I also cover a few other recent reading experiences worth noting, a movie, an e-mail, and a random tangent. Something for everyone in this episode. Dig it.

Music Featured is By Norma Jean.

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What I Got – 8/11/2009

I will probably be going back to Detroit Comics to pick up some comic books today, but I went yesterday because I had a little bit of time and got:

Wednesday Comics #4 (DC)
Wednesday Comics #5 (DC)
Proof #22 (Image)
Dynamo5 #23 (Image)
Mysterius The Unfathomable #3 (Wildstorm)*
Groom Lake #4 (IDW)**
Atomic Robo: Shadow From Beyond Time #3 of 5 (Red 5 Comics)
Madame Xanadu #13 (Vertigo)***

Once again, nothing from Marvel or Dark Horse, but a bit more surprising to me, nothing from Dynamite Entertainment. This is the first time in a long time that I don’t remember getting anything from Dynamite.

* – I read the first issue, but can’t find the second one. I’m not sure if it is necessary in order to understand the rest of the series, but I guess I’ll find out soon.

** – I still can’t find the first two issues. I might switch this to trades.

*** – The Michael Wm. Kaluta art is starting to grow on me, but I want Amy Reeder Hadley back. I wonder if it is possible to have them alternate storylines or one do covers while the other one does interiors. Yeah, I know I’m being greedy.

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My Pull List

One of the benefits of being employed is being able to afford comic books. Here is my new pull list with Detroit Comics:

The Perhapanauts (Image Comics): Probably the most underrated book being printed by one of the big companies. On top of being underrated, it is also one of the most fun.

Proof (Image Comics): There are a few elements that are very similar to The Perhapanauts, but in a much grittier way.

The Sword (Image Comics): The Luna Brothers are “go-to”s for me. Meaning, if they put it out, I’m in it for the long haul.

Madame Xanadu (Vertigo): Oddly, this is the only thing that I will be getting on a regular basis from either of the Big Two.

Nexus – (Rude Dude Productions) [not the Dark Horse stuff]: Nothing against the reprints that DH is doing, but I have the vast majority of that stuff and want to see where the story is heading.

Dynamo 5 (Image Comics): I am chuffed that Noble Causes is no more (Thanks to Barry Nugent for introducing me to the word ‘chuffed’), but this is a good substitute.

True Story Swear To God (Image Comics): One of my favorite comic books. Period.

The X-Files (Wildstorm): I have always liked the comic book version of the show than the actual TV show itself, so why not check it out?

The Walking Dead trades (Image Comics): I started reading it in trade and I see no reason to go to single issues. And I don’t want to wait for the super deluxe hardcover editions. This is perfect for me.

Atomic Robo (Red5 Comics): I like the stuff that Red5 puts out, but I cannot afford to get it all, so I want to get the best of the best. That includes this title.

Neozoic (Red5 Comics): See Atomic Robo.

Fell (Image Comics): Even if it didn’t cost $1.99, even if I didn’t do the Fellcast, even if none of that stuff matters, I would still have this on my pull list because there is only so much ass to kick and this book has the market cornered.

Love & Rockets: The New Stories (Fantagraphics): I love Love and Rockets. I would rocket it too, if I knew what that meant.

Potter’s Field (BOOM! Studios): This is one of the books that made me a Mark Waid fan and it only took about twenty years.

The Boys (Dynamite Entertainment): One of the funniest comic books out there and I don’t necessarily like funny comic books.

Groom Lake (IDW): I have seen some of the Ben Templesmith artwork and if that wasn’t enough to sell me on the project, my buddies over at 11 O’Clock Comics sweet talked me into getting it.

This list may change depending on what DC decides to do with the Legion, what Matt Wagner decides to do with Grendel and of course, when the next part of the Mage saga comes out.

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What I Got – 2/20/2009

I stopped by a comic shop on the way home today. I asked the guy behind the counter “What have you sold the most of this week?”

He told me and I bought Dark Avengers #2.

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I also picked up:
Tangent: Superman’s Reign #7
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Tangent: Superman’s Reign #9
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Tangent: Superman’s Reign #10
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Tangent: Superman’s Reign #11
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I couldn’t find #8 and I forgot to pick up #12. (Yeah, I know, Idiocy Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Every Derek. *Very obscure reference.*)

Noble Causes #37
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Proof #15
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Proof #16
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And I hit the dollar bin:
New Avengers #43
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Mark Hazzard: Merc #1
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Powerline #7
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