Host Derek Coward kicks off the weekend show by thanking the donors to the show, then talks about Spawn after Erik Larsen left the book, gives his impressions of the first four issues of Civil War II, then answers the question “If Marvel is dumping their omnibuses so often, is it a successful format?”
This week on Teenage Wasteland…
If you know your history, then you understand that I was a hardcore Invincible fan at one point in time. So, how does the book hold up when I return to reading after a ten issue hiatus? Have my thoughts changed?! Also, some opinions on DC Entertainment, a congrats to iFanboy, comic reviews and Jeff Sandquist stops by to share his thoughts on Mesmo Delivery (which I now want to read). Enjoy!
Nexus: The Origin
Hate #5 and 6
Spider-woman #5 and 6
I wasn’t that fond of the main story and I can’t really pinpoint a reason why. The art was fine, the story itself seemed like a prequel to an event and the colors were fine. For some reason, I didn’t come away from reading it with “joy in my heart”.
I really liked the backup story ‘Image Untied’. It was one of those “superheroes drawn in a cartoony style like they are little children” type stories, but unlike most stories of that ilk, I thought this one was funny.
The debut episode of Comic Book Noise Presents 2 People Talking features your hosts Derek Coward and Angela Paman talking about name changes, fake sick kids, Brian Wood trades, college basketball tournament finals, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Battlestar Galactica’s series finale, comic book price increases, anger and hatred, Robert Kirkman, not knowing and loving it, Comic Impact, the F-Bombcast, Angie’s upcoming birthday, CREATE South and Amigofish.
This episode features the song “Cut In Half” by the band Cavedoll.
No review this week but Angie and Derek talk about The death and return of Angie’s laptop, keeping appointments at the Genius Bar, laptop woes, comicsaddiction.com, Stephen’s birthday, The Kirkman Manifesto and The Bendis Response, Angela loves totebags, Supermarket Sweep with Derek and Patti, International Shipping for $7, cakespy.com, Meat Is Murder (but delicious), Review of Dock Walloper from Virgin Comics, Review of The Boy Who Made Silence from Markosia Comics, face punching, A Review of Screamland from Image Comics, Angie’s YouTube Channel, foldable totes and Unbeatable from Razor Wolf Entertainment.
I talk about some recent controversies surrounding opposing manifestos, debates about creators and critics and I admit that I was wrong about something pretty big.
Kirkman Manifesto video
Wordballoon with the Bendis response
Ron’s great post on ifanboy.com
Marvel Noise forum
Geek Brunch forum
Comics Playground forum
With all of the hubbub that the so-called Kirkman Manifesto has started in the comic blogo–podo–forumso-sphere, I found this YouTube clip of Ralph Bakshi (originally found on Kyle Baker’s blog) to be even funnier than I otherwise would have thought:
Now he is talking about animation, but he might as well have been talking about creating comic books or almost any other modern creative endeavor.
Now I haven’t watched all of the original Kirkman video, but I have read the accompanying text piece. I have heard that Kirkman has backpedaled a little in some subsequent interviews, but I also haven’t heard or read them. I hope not because there was a lot of good stuff in what he said (or I should say, from what I read of what he said.)
One last thing, Bakshi rules.
TOP – Justice League Of America 13
BOP – Astounding Wolf-Man 3
ROW – The Joker Origin backup story from Countdown 31