This week Koom wraps up London Super Comicon with more interviews.
First, TPub Comics’ Neil Gibson talks about the publisher’s ongoing series Twisted Dark (a series discussed in Critiquing Comics episodes 59 and 85!).
Then, Amrit Birdi (at left in above photo) and Ram V talk about the attraction of comics, the relative merits of various books on the medium, and how (or whether) being from India affects their comics work.
Allen got married this weekend! So the guys got together early in the week to record the books with Rob. The X-Men titles last week, were a reminder that Marvel Legacy is right around the corner and the issues show. While Allen is away boarding a plane, Rob joins Ryan to read this week’s Fastball Tweets. Thanks for listening!
Intro (0:00), Jean Grey #7 (1:55), X-Men Gold #12 (31:22), Fastball Tweets (52:29), General Discussion (1:06:40)
Ryan and Allen get together to pay their respects to Len Wein, go over recent comic book news and review Iron Heart #11 from Marvel comics. After reading this issue, the guy bring up their concerns about the future of Riri Williams. Thanks for listening!
This week the guys talk about the upcoming superhero TV season. Also they discuss what to do with a washed up comedic actor who once played the Riddler. And finally can Marvel get the rights to Fantastic four back, and if so make a descent movie out of it? All this and so much more, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
Reviews: Runaways Vol 5 #1, Secret Empire Omega #1, Sheena Vol 4 #1, The Orville series premiere, Preacher S2 finale, South Park S21 premiere, The Strain series finale
We’re back to normal shows! And Jon Hoche returns to co-host! The boys talk about the new Tomb Raider and Black Widow…I mean Red Sparrow trailers and Jimmy thanks everyone for the awesome 800th episode recording. Producer Joe sat down with author Dan Poblocki to chat about the release of his 3rd book in his Shadow House trilogy. News includes: Ed Piskor is creating X-Men: Grand Design remixing years of X-Men continuity, Daniel Dae Kim replaces Ed Skrein in Hellboy, Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise is coming to the big screen, DC’s Ragman is getting an upgrade, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
With everything that’s been going on at the Crisis On Infinite Midlives Home Office (goodbye flood, hello nine-foot curtain hanging!), we’ve been a little late to the party on Marvel’s latest Netflix series, The Defenders. Again, this is purely because of unrelated life events, and is in no way related to the fact that the final count for Rob falling asleep through Iron Fist, Marvel’s last Netflix series, stands at six. And that’s not a final count, because it includes the final episode. But we digress.
This past weekend, we finally caught Marvel’s second attempt at putting together a filmed superhero team, and we discuss the effort. Including what worked, what was fun and interesting and surprising, why Netflix can’t seem to create a superhero series of ANY length that doesn’t feel like it’s dragging in the middle, and why Iron Fist is the Poochie of filmed superhero drama.
We also discuss:
Action Comics #987, written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Viktor Bogdanovic, and
Mr. Miracle #2, written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads!
This show was recorded live to tape. Which is why you will learn the etymology of the phrase “Kneel before Zuck!”
Derf Backderf, author of My Friend Dahmer and a onetime garbage man, is back with Trashed, a book that defies pigeonholing. Part history, part awareness-raiser, part fictionalized reminiscence, part gross-out humor fest (and a few other “parts” as well), Trashed seems like a book that shouldn’t work, but does. In this episode, Tim interviews Derf about Trashed, the Dahmer movie, and more; plus, Tim and Kumar review Trashed!