Yes, there is!  We talk about Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library # 20, also known as Lint.

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Then there’s some rambling chat about Mark Millar, Marvel Ultimate stuff, The Authority, Bryan Hitch, Warren Ellis, Freak Angels, The Boys, Garth Ennis, Unknown Soldier, Jesse Custer’s hair and white jeans,  Peter Milligan and Hellblazer. Then the battery ran out and we all went home to bed and it was all a dream.  Or was it?  Of course it wasn’t, you can hear it here:

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9 Responses to “2011 Mindless Podcast #6 Any other business?”

  1. Thrills Says:

    This reminded me how far behind DC are just now with the Hellblazer trades (Shade hasnae even appeared yet, and the next one’s not out until June), and how much of a prick I am for buying them in that format.

    I remember liking self-pitying, poetry-making early Milligan Shade, and being a bit dissapointed when he turned into a black-wearing mentally-ill psycopath. A recent reread showed me that I was WRONG and that early Shade is silly and latter-day Shade is hilarious while still dealing with ‘deep’ ‘emotional’ stuff. I fucking love the Milligan Shade comic, so I do.

    ANYWAY. One day I’ll finally get to read the recent Shade/Constantine stuff. ONE DAY.

    Also, Authority-era Hitch really was the good stuff.

  2. Zom Says:

    Completely agree with TBMD re getting some epic back into Hellblazer. Also, I’m with Amy on the desirableness of Constantine wowing the reader

  3. werdsmiffery Says:

    Question: are there other comics podcasts around that do what you guys do? Rambling, free-reign, discursive, clever, funny, knowledgeable, going to less mainstream corners of comicsdom – something different from the usual “I read a dozen identikit Big Two comics this week and liked them all!” podcast model.

  4. Thrills Says:

    I’d say it’s definitely the best comics podcast I’ve heard, but then the only other one I can stomach is the House To Astonish one, so I may be damning it with faint praise…

    It is good, though!

    I am slimy.

  5. Zom Says:

    I’m a fan of the funnybook babylon podcasts. They’re more structured than ours, and much less rambling, and on the whole they do restrict their criticism to recent books put out by the big two. But. They’re thoughtful and funny and genuinely critical and they’re all good chaps.

  6. Gary Lactus Says:

    I like the the 11 O’clock Comics guys. They’re pretty freeform and cover plenty of left field stuff alongside the mainstream. At over two hours of podcast a week I suppose it’s inevitable that they’re going to talk about something you may be interested in. It’s not all killer but spending over 2 hours with them a week, as I do, well… I kinda love those guys now. They’ve turned me onto Jim Rugg’s work and Duncan The Wonderdog amongst other things.

  7. werdsmiffery Says:

    Thanks. I’ll have a listen to those

  8. Quadrivium Says:

    “are there other comics podcasts around that do what you guys do? Rambling, free-reign, discursive, clever, funny, knowledgeable, going to less mainstream corners of comicsdom – something different from the usual “I read a dozen identikit Big Two comics this week and liked them all!” podcast model.”

    I like the Splash Page podcast with Tim Callahan and Chad Nevett. Two extremely knowledgeable guys, great writers/critics, who aren’t afraid to subject comics to intense criticism (positive or negative).

    But: “I read a dozen identikit Big Two comics this week and liked them all!” That’s a good way to put it. I’m all for trying to be positive and constructive as a rule, but so many comics podcasts are too afraid of offending anyone. Or else they simply don’t have the cogitative skills to be able to describe any negative thoughts in an interesting way, so they just forgo negative criticism for super-annoying “this comic–it just isn’t for me”-type escape clauses. Sometimes I seriously have to wonder if some of these comics podcasters are on anti-depressant medication or something. I don’t say that as an insult–I’m seriously trying to understand why is it that they’re always so pleased with almost EVERYTHING and are always so enthusiastic about getting their audience to BUYBUYBUY every and all comics.

    I still try to listen to some of the old standby comics podcasts when I’m bored, but it’s tough. Last night I listened to a new one, and the hosts were taking the most recent issue of Brubaker’s Captain America to task. After being in blind-optimist denial for a year, they were FINALLY able to admit that the series has been going downhill. They voiced some pretty weighty (for them) complaints. But then I went to check out their personal reviews, and the guys still gave the issue 2 and 3 stars, and by their rating system 2 is supposed to be “average”.

    Anyway. Sorry for the bit of a rant there. Great show, guys.

  9. Quadrivium Says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention, here’s a link to the Splash Page podcast:

    http://splashpage.podomatic.com/

    I haven’t had a chance to listen to the last few episodes, but the ones I listened to from last year were GREAT. The interview with Joe Casey was especially good.

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