This month Sean and Derek offer a genre buffet of webcomics goodness. They begin with Jay D’Ici and Matt G. Gagnon’s Conceptual Heist, a heist narrative with a unique science fiction twist. As the guys reveal, the story is solid, and the black-and-white art, accentuated with a monochromatic blue, suggests a noir tone. After that they discuss a highly popular webcomic that has been around since 2008, Gisele Lagace and David Lumsdon’s Ménage à 3. Derek and Sean describe this as a cross among Strangers in Paradise, Archie, and the TV series Three’s Company…but more suggestive and explicit than the latter. While the guys can see the appeal of this thrice-weekly strip, they nonetheless feel that reading its various narrative arcs over a more concentrated time period — as opposed to experiencing this story as its pages are released — doesn’t necessarily work in the webcomic’s favor. Finally, the guys wrap up with fun completed webcomic from Chris A. Bolton and Kyle Bolton, Monstrous. This is a mini-story within their Smash world, one that the Bolton brothers completed between their earlier work, Smash: Trial by Fire, and the next Smash book that will be published through Candlewick Press.
Jim was really sick and sipping Robitussin all night and he brought Eric and Reggie along for the ride. Some may say they took a sick day since the podcast is “only” 7 hours, but at least everyone can catch up. Enjoy!
This week we cross over with Shortbox Showcase, of the Relatively Geeky podcast network! Professor Alan and daughter Emily join Tim to fill us in on their comics-reading and podcast-making background, and then to discuss Power Man and Iron Fist v.1 by David Walker, Sanford Greene, and Flaviano — with digressions into differences between Marvel and DC, how society surely must work in the Marvel Universe, and more!
John and Drew discuss BOOSTER GOLD/FLINTSTONES SPECIAL #1 by DC, X-MEN: PRIME #1 by Marvel and JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1 by ARCHIE COMICS.
00:44 DC: BOOSTER GOLD/FLINTSTONES SPECIAL #1
17:10 Marvel: X-MEN: PRIME #1
29:00 Other: JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1 [ARCHIE COMICS]
37:43 General discussion
57:27 Next Week Promo
57:37 Wrap up
58:07 End of episode.