From the deep, depraved and murky depths of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, hope returns (somewhat) in X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine.
The crew returns to to talk news, news, and more news!
This week, it’s Brant, John, Chris & Mike Ventura.
We discuss several headlines, including Graphicly closing, the New 52 Helena Bertinelli, Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man and much more.
For Topic Time, we talk about Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2, Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1, and Trees #1.
Finally, we wrap things up with some announcements and closing.
This Week’s Links and Topics
This week it is all about movies I have dedicated the episode to movies reviews. I continue to work through my ever growing stack of unwatched movies to bring you review and recommendations of the following movies Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, In The Blood, 3 Days To Kill, and X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Enjoy!
“You can’t go wrong with booty”
For this interview show, Andy and Derek go down the rabbit hole in another conversation with the ever-talented, ever-entertaining Craig Yoe. They primarily discuss Craig’s latest projects, Alice in Comicland and the new Weird Love series (both from IDW Publishing), but they also bring up his other books (such as Comics about Cartoonists, Haunted Horror, The Best of Sexology, and Little Penis: Oh, the Places You’ll Grow!). They spend a lot of time talking about the various comics in the new Alice book, highlighting the more straight-laced adaptations, such as Chad Grothkoph’s “Alice Through the Looking-Glass,” classic parodies like Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis’s “Alice in Wonderland!”, as well as the truly bizarre and borderline-disturbing translations, e.g., Warren Kremer’s “Little Max Meets Alice in Wonderland” and Serge S. Sabarsky and George O. Muhlfield’s “Alice on Monkey Island.” After that things get a bit weird…with Weird Love! Craig discusses his new bimonthly series, compiled with his wife, Clizia Gussoni, and the inherently strange nature of classic romance comics. With titles such as “I Fell for a Commie,” “Love of a Lunatic,” and “You Also Snore Darling,” the guys have no problem in generating — and degenerating — offbeat and irreverent conversation. The several Golden and Silver Age stories collected in this first issue of Weird Love cover such topics as sexual politics, misogyny, the women’s liberation movement, Joe Gill’s cultural conservatism, bald creepy guys, and spanking. So get ready to step through the podcasting looking-glass with this sick, kinky, and bizarro conversation with one of comics’ inimitable figures.
And remember: Just say “Yo!” to Yoe!
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Creator Spotlight: Gary Erskine
Brian spoke with the renowned artist (Dan Dare, Army @ love, Grindhouse: DOM) about Roller Grrrls and the history of roller derby at NYCC 2013. For more info on Roller Grrrls, head to rollergrrrls.tumblr.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Roller-Grrrls/132062103543401
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SUPERMAN 159, February 1963, was published around December 20, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. According to the Statement Of Ownership which was printed in this issue, the monthly circulation of this title at this time was 740,000 copies. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein,the same art team who drew this issue’s three part imaginary novel, as it was described on the cover.
LOIS LANE: THE SUPER-MAID OF KRYPTON (26 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.
– Part I: LOIS LANE’S FLIGHT FROM EARTH (9 pgs.)
– Part II: THE FEMALE LUTHOR FROM KRYPTON (9 pgs.)
– Part III: THE DOOM OF SUPER-MAID (8 pgs.) (SPOILER ALERT!)
Also highlighted in this episode are this issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!
In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16!
In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 44!
In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1963: ACTION COMICS 298!
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Battle of the Century! Get your tickets! In the first corner… the King of Atlantis, and in the other… the Avatar of the Green!
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This week we review:
Iron Man # 26
Winter Soldier: The Bitter March # 4 (of 5)
Futures End # 4
Deadpool # 29
The Flash # 31
Aquaman # 31
Batman: Eternal # 8
Batman # 31
A slimy gambler goes up against the Devil, betting his soul vs. half the money in the world. Score! He’s then approached by some people who promise him a great reward if he funds their plans. He joins them, going up against (and beating) the hapless Devil repeatedly. It’s hard not to have some sympathy for the Devil when he keeps getting trounced by a slimeball. Tim and Mulele take on Ross May and Brett Wood’s Devil Dealers.
Superman goes up against the evil Kobra, with the lives of Jonathan and Martha Kent hanging in the balance!
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