February 15th, 2012
In the second scintillating episode, The Beast broadcasts live from Alan Moore’s beard, while Lactus continues his lonely (yet chatty) vigil orbiting above the South Coast of England in his galactic treehouse… Topics include the many Jason Aaron’s (or at least the ones who write Wolverine and The X-Men and PunisherMaxExtremeZero), Prophet (in which Lactus does a very horrid alien vagina impression) Casey & Fox’s lurid Haunt, superhero comics ‘ending’, Adventure Time, and the possibility of forcing children to review comics. And it all gets very romantic at the end, in this pulse-pounding Valentines episode…
December 15th, 2010
…And by this point in our recording session that’s what we’ve done. I for one was pretty drunk by this point. Amy Poodle brought along Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher for us all to talk about. I can’t remember much more than that other than we digressed heavily into Mark Millar and other stuff. Why not listen with me as I refresh my memory.
And that’s it for our 2010 podcasts. Thanks for listening and hopefully we’ll all get together in the new year for more of the same.
February 23rd, 2010
Dark Avengers #14 by Brian Bendis, Mike Deodato & Rain Beredo
The characters demonstrate the expected dialogue ticks, the speech balloons are bloated fit to burst, and the most powerful people on the planet don’t kick anyone in the face or blow up any universes, but instead sit around having Important Conversations About Themselves. If you asked someone who didn’t like Bendis’s work to describe one of his comics this is exactly the sort of thing they would come up with. A move away from what the genre supposedly does best – ideas, iconography, adventure, action, scale – towards character psychology, character motivation, and character relationships. Read the rest of this entry »