It is the middle of Labor Day weekend, which means that things are slow in the world of comics news, and fast in the world of drinking whiskey to forget you still have a job to go to on Tuesday.
So Amanda and I use this lull to idly speculate who might be a good casting choice for Doctor Strange in the upcoming Phase 3 Marvel movie. And not only that, but we got ourselves out to see the currently-in-theaters Sin City: A Dame To Kill For adaptation of Frank Miller’s hard boiled crime comics… and we had remarkably different reactions to the flick. Specifically regarding Eva Green’s casting as Ava Lord, Eva Green’s ability to portray Ava Lord, and Eva Green’s qualifications as an actress beyond the ability of some of her bodily appendages to defy constant gravitational forces. We also talk about the other parts of the movie.
We also discuss:
All-Star Western #34, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, with art by Darwyn Cooke, and
Silver Surfer #5, written by Dan Slott with pencils by Mike Allred!
And now the disclaimers:
We record this show live to tape. While this might mean a somewhat looser comics podcast than you are used to, it also means anything can happen. Like discussions about new supervillain Whistle Pig.
This show contains spoilers. While we try to shout out warnings before spilling secrets, be on notice that spoilers can happen at any time.
Amanda and I use explicit, adult language, and therefore this show is not safe for work. Before listening without headphones, please see the earlier note about the discussion vis a vis Eva Green’s bodily appendages. Get some headphones.
If you haven’t guessed yet, we at Where Monsters Dwell like us some STAR WARS.
There have been a few small bits of news announced in the last few weeks, and a mountain of rumors over the last year. So we’re gonna wade through it, discuss what we like, don’t like and what we hope to see when Episode VII hits theaters in December 2015.
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Dylan and John tackle another Kevin Smith story, this time from DC comics. Green Arrow – Quiver is the relaunch of the title and this story does a good job of restarting the story while still tying it to the history of the character. Dylan and I had a great time discussing the elements of this story both good and bad. Enjoy our thoughts on this story.
Stanley’s monster (30:36)
Questionable content (34:14)
Olliver Queen (44:20)
Put downs (45:49)
Arrow’s arrows (50:21)
Comparison to Arrow (Tv show) (53:49)
How will Black Canary react to the newly resurrected Ollie (59:35)
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Let’s read the first volume of Quantum and Woody and explore some of Valiant’s lighter fare. Or is it? We argue that this is some of the deepest work Valiant has put out to date, just with jokes. So get your headphones and listen to us laugh our way through some serious conversation. Meh!
Reviews Flash Vol 4 Akira Vol 2 Elephantmen Vol 3 Batman #29-#34 Wednesday Comics #1 365 Samurai and a Few Bowls of Rice She Hulk #1 Fantastic Four #1 Superior Spider-man #28 Nova #13 The Hunt for Damian Nightcrawler #1-5
This week, it’s Brant, John, Chuck Kennedy and Dirk Manning!
This week is all Topic Time as Dirk Manning stops by to talk about his latest book, The Tales of Mr. Rhee: Karmageddon, which releases in a couple of weeks! There are many tangents and sidetracks, a calling out of Victor Dandridge, and more fun in this packed episode! So hide your faces and get ready!
And we close out the show with announcements.
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It’s a very special episode this week, featuring my interview with comics writer/artist Dan Jurgens! He’s a busy guy these days, working on DC’s weekly Futures End as well as Aquaman and the Others. We talk about how he works with other creators to make these excellent titles happen, and even discuss a favorite character he developed that’s making an appearance in The Multiversity #1! Don’t miss it!
Next week, there’ll be another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!
Time to get high on a feeling with us! Brent and Ian are joined by Brandon Christopher and Raph Soohoo (for the last few minutes) as we review Guardians of the Galaxy! We go over what worked, what didn’t, what almost worked, what blew our minds, and what might be coming soon for the sequel. Part 2 will be out next week, and features conversation on Marvel and DC TV shows, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, Comixology and more.
I AM GROOT.
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