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Episode #173 “No One Wants To Be Mistaken for Peter David”

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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We start with a capsule review of NYCC SE, show of shows. After a solid 20 minutes of that, we start with Batman Eternal 1-3. The Roman and more are here to make som really good Bats stories. Secret Origins 1, ok stories that no one really comes across amazing.  Detective 30, Drug dealers and Crusaders as Bruce joins the rebuilding of the east side.  Sinestro 1, a very promising book. Batman 30 which STILL. ISN’T. OVER. American Vampire 2 showing us a new, disgusting vampire. Unwritten 4 rounds us out, Tommy can’t stop arguing with Wilson.

 

Episode #173



Episode #172-”Jim Gordon is not a Buffy fan-He likes Lee Marvin and Scotch Whiskey”

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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There’s a little video game recrimination at The Mean Geek. We have a lot of padding here cause it’s DC Week, Starting with the now-cancelled Superman Unchained 6. Dark Knight 29, with the you have no evidence cliche from The Evil Guy That’s Evil guy. We diverge into 80s Secret Origins topics. Hit Detective 29 where he was all fakin and stuff. Diverge some more into Tick comparisons to The Tick. We then detour into the debate of money making versus quality. We finally get to the drawn out, over convoluted Batman 29. As that’s enough DCU, we go and integrate the Vertigo books from here out. We start with THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR. The Wake 6. Brother Lono. Unwritten: Apocalypse 2-The group gets Tommy back and talks their way out of murder by Renaissance Rakes. Astro City 9, cameo-ing Confessor and an inspirational character that bolsters Winged Victory’s resolve.

 

Episode #172



Episode #171-”This Book Has Taken A Turn For The Chaykin”

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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We’re super late so we go through a quick recap of our FCBD stuff. A lot of pointless rambling, followed by these books:

Sovereign 1, a fantasy with zombie monster fish, burial details, and classes of corpse..maintainers? Bad Ass 3, which TJ was unending happy to be past; SkullKickers 25, with the amusing concept of Dwarven Snow Swimmers (rilly). Satellite Sam treats us to a ruined tv episode run by drunks. Astro City 10, A MeanGeek Favorite giving us the stunning conclusion to Winged Victory’s story! Veil 1, Rucka’s new limited joint with mysterious naked women; Sandman Overture 2, with the council of Morphei;

Captain Midnight 9, detailing the final showdown with Fury Shark, big violence, and death. The Wake 7 where we’re suddenly in the future with semi truck dirigibles and a strange signal that may save the world. Revival 18 has Possessed dogs, puking blood, grieving widows, and the Shmoo Demon. Starlight 1, a nice piece, uncharacteristically calm and heartfelt for Millar. Tales of Honor 1, a long and text driven adaptation of the Honor Harrington series. StarSlammers Remastered 1, giving us a new look at classic Simonson comic. Afterlife with Archie, 4, in which Arch finally gets to his now zombie parents and his faithful mutt.

Uber Special 1 gets us some nice back story to the Battleships. Uber 10 then, gives us the formula for Scotch-fueled superhumans; Sieglinde gets dropped into London by VENGEANCE ROCKET. Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster 2 with police mad at vigilantes and Nazi dirigibles giving rides to Devil Midget Wrestlers. Unwritten Apocalypse 3  has London filling up with fictional armies and we’re taking bets on who wins out. Curse 3 is reaching a nadir rather than a peak. Serenity 3 gives us 5 pages of dreamscape and renegades and out of character mechanics. Doc Savage 4 is about oil rigs and old pals you’ve pissed off. Star Wars 15 has a long winded argument for royal weddings and Luke screws things up cause he’s jealous. THE STAR WARS 6 has a tense battle but little more. Ending with American Vampire Second Cycle 1 revisits Pearl as she runs a refuge for vamp kids.

Episode #171

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New York Comic Con-SPECIAL EDITION 2014!

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Wow, this is what I’m looking for in a con. Comics, Comics, Comics. room to breath, a complete lack of GIANT ASSED WEAPONS that barely pubescent doofuses drag around waiting to hit you in the head. The entire Javits North Wing was dedicated to comic books-no movies. No crappy vampire novels. Just Kurt Busiek, Mike Norton, Mike McKone, Howard Chaykin, Francesco Francavilla, god, so many creators! COMICS CREATORS!

It’s was a curious thing though-the following pictures cover probably 70% of the noteworthy cosplay there-it’s strange to me the limited number of people that showed up willing to dress.  As you can see from our con pictures pages, we’ve seen our share of conventions and cosplay. It is a terribly unpopular opinion, but it does seem to me that the number of comics cosplayers that actually want to meet artists, read comics, and talk about comics is actually a severely limited percentage of the nerd populace. I make no judgements as to their *actual* motivations in dressing up, but it appears to not be comics. At any rate, NYCC SE is a great show to buy at and a great show to pal around at and a great show to talk to the cretors that work so hard to give us our awesome hobby.



Episode 170 – Are Those Like, Evil Wizardy-Oompa Loompas?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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We failed completely trying to watch 70s Marvel flicks, with Captain America and Dr Strange. We talk a few random treasures found out in the wild, IE, Goodwill stores; Finally get through the pile of trades that came from ECCC. Talk Balder the Brave and Loaded Bible. We note the difficulty in consuming other media because of the volume of comics. Discuss storage methods.We finally get to books with Origin 2 #4; where the theme is the failure to buy sausages; Hulk #20, hangin out in the Beehive. See All New X-Men #24 and the Shi’Ars’ being dumb about the guilt of time traveling adolescents; She Hulk #2, with interview and Drunk Patsy Walker. Ms Marvel 2, in which Kamala start manifesting powers. Winter Soldier-The Bitter March #2, SHIELD and Nazis on a train. Awesome. Amazing X-Men #5, the final fight. Silver Surfer #1, with that Great Slott Science we’ve come to know and love; Thor #20 which seemed a little ham-handed to us with the whole evil-corporation-is-evil routine. Uncanny 1 or 19, I dunno. shopwing just how creepy Mystique can get. Captain Marvel # 1, SO much stronger than the last volume. Hawkeye #s 17-18 old grizzled crime writers and bad tv specials. Superior Spidey 29-30 Pete’s back. ‘Nuff said. Black Widow 4 where she admits to being a spy, but not a hit-woman. Iron Man3 22-23 with more Mandarins than you can shake a circuit board at, and we end books with Captain America 18, with LSD as a weapon murdering Dr Mindbubble. About an hour 10 into the show my mic does some weird stuff and im sorry about that. i have NO idea what happened.

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Episode #169-”I’m Sorry, You Give Me A Lightsabre, Something’s Gonna Go Badly”

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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It’s Indie week, and that means huge. We start with Satellite Sam, show of shows and mysteries of mysteries; The Rev piles through WalMart for Batroc figures; argue the precedence of Cap Villains. Slog through teen time cops in Rocket Girl 1; Hit all the Rev’s sweet spots with Manifest Destiny and the terrors from beyond the Western Territories. Adj paraphrases Lovecraft. We hit Lazarus 6, showing us training and fallout from the ranch being lost. Curse 2 has seen us see enough with this book; Doc Savage 3, barely scraping the ethics of immortality; BadAss remains unberated by the Rev, although TJ hates it; that’s all we got till Extinction Parade 5, where the battle finally joins, and we get extensive with the variety of vampire in this book; look through our last issues of God is Dead, Zeus looking for artificial gods. Moriarty Lives 3 give us a hero who doesn’t like his sidekick; Captain Midnight gives us the fate of his sidekick Chuck-whom has gone off with Fury Shark; We’re not sure, frankly, why we even read Serenity: Leaves on the Wind; still 100 percent confused about THE STAR WARS which amuses us with Swamp Solo and floppy disk id cards; finally hit Star Wars with Vader’s Black Ops which was pretty damn cool. Lastly, we hit LOBSTER JOHNSON and demonically possessed professional wrestlers. that’s all we have to say.

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Episode #169



Episode # 168 “Javier Pulido Is Discount Mike Allred Junior”

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Tech Jedi recants the disaster that was technology at Emerald City Con, and then talked about the show in general. TJ recants the tale of his first CGC disaster. We finally launch into Marvel Week for you. We start with the Anti-Agents of SHIELD, Winter Soldier, The Bitter March 1. We follow the events of Amazing X-MEN, and take a divergence into issue 205 of Uncanny vol 1. Superior Spider-Man 28 and 28, with hologram Ock, All Knowing Osborn, and MONSTER. We talk Thor and Roxxon and Roz.  We got to Ms. Marvel, where I initially have one concept of the book but but find another. We hit on Iron Man 21,  in Trot with Tony and Arno, flirting with Red Peril. Review Hulk with Jessup and the emotional vampirism he carries; We finally get to read SHe Hulk #1, with broken tables and lost jobs and new lives. Encapsulate Iron Man Annual; Look at how pissy the Shi Ar um, are, in All New X-MEN 23 with their legal gun-jumping. There’s Uncanny,  There’s Cap 16 point Go Fuck Yourself, Origin 2 again, Hawkeye, 2 issues of Punisher, Black Widow, and so much more.

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Dedicated to the Memory of Jamie D.

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Episode #167 “If You Eat Interchangeable Prisoners, You Have Alien 3″

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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We watch several episodes of JONNY SOKKO AND HIS FLYING ROBOT, which is all the kaiju you ever need. Go through some memories and how bootlegs work at small shows.We waste a lot of time cause it’s DC week. We look at HARLEY QUINN 2+3; covering the bizarre adventures in land-lordship, psychoactive plant based love potions, and various hitmen. We compare French-Canadians with Batroc the Leaper. Talk about the tragedy that is Batman_Superman 7 and 8; that of course devolves into a Dr. T.O. Morrow Science Moment. We move to Dark Knight 26-27, where we have confirmation that Penguin is behind everything. Move to the giant Detective 27 issue, including a Neal Adams drug trip, a joker origin, and a retired Bats. 28 has the setup for Gothtopia, which seems to have fizzled completely. The boredom makes us switch to Walking Dead tv for a while. We Generally like Batman: Black and White, which has proven a decent series but ended just in time, really. In Batman 27 and 28 we see that Gordon uses the grift to keep himself straight, which is kinda pushing it. Gothtopia comes back for a second, wearying me. Nearly done with Green Lantern 27, with the reconstruction of HQ on Mogo, which seems smart, although ST. Walker loses his-gasp-hope. We finally read Joker’s daughter without the gimmick, and it was surprisingly good, but thoroughly creepy. Lois Lane 1 has Lucy taking drugs for precisely NO reason and turning all bloodlines on us.

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Episode #167