Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast!
“Sometimes meandering but never boring!” High praise from our Esteemed Listenership! IN THIS EPISODE…Vision wants to Make The 616 Great Again. Was that his idea…or Kang’s? Avenger X got her just desserts- A simmered sandbox souffle with cinammon and cement notes. So will Avenger X return? Well, this is comics… The Champions learn that teamwork makes the dream work, but no amount of internet famous will make a visor like that into a Team Leader…Clint Barton’s adventures might be much improved by a black eye from NightHawk…or better yet, DARKHAWK? The Ultimates aren’t bad, they’re just drawn that way, DEADPOOL vs REDHULK…..’nuff said! Annnnnd Bonus Content like an all out throwdown Writers V. Artists! Winner? Or do they need a Venom Symbiote for Maximum Creativity? NEW #1’s….who wore it best? America Chavez, Danny Rand or Man-Thing? Welcome to a GIANT-SIZED dosage of March 2017’s books on EMP….we hope you survive the experience!
On this month’s Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek check out to recent publications, both from publishers that they’ve yet to discuss on the series. They begin with Boulet’s Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve, just out from Soaring Penguin Press. This is the first collection of the comics Boulet created specifically for his blog, and this initial volume includes the entries published between July 2004 and July 2005. While the guys enjoy Boulet’s work, they feel that the strips may not work as well in book form as they had originally on the blog. The episodic nature of the comics could probably be better appreciated as online updates than as a bound collection.
Next, the guys turn to Pénélope Bagieu’s latest English translation California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas and the Papas (First Second). Derek and Andy W. had discussed Bagieu’s earlier book, Exquisite Corpse, on an episode about two years ago, and the latest work certainly follows up on that promise. In fact, Edward is bowled away by this graphic biography. As the subtitle suggests, it covers the life of Cass Elliot — born Ellen Cohen — up to the breakout of the famous 1960s quartet. The guys appreciate Bagieu’s art, but they are particularly impressed by her choices of narration and her structuring of the story.
Jeff Smith wanted to do a newspaper comic strip, but he couldn’t sell his idea, so he ended up self-publishing it. Bone eventually caught on, and now it has a color edition from GRAPHIX and it might become a movie!
Jeff Smith joins Tim in this episode to talk about how he got started with self-publishing, why he decided to have Grandma Ben raise cows, why Bone became less funny in the later volumes, and more; plus, answers to some lingering questions from our review of his book RASL!
Randy and Jesse discuss Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 1, Jesse schools Randy on WrestleMania and then the two switch sides on an Iron Fist Season 1 review. A rare “quick turnaround” episode which means virtually unedited… Enjoy!
Show Notes and Links INTRO
00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings IN-HOUSE NEWS
00:04:10 – Gift from the Roman Pod and Cast
00:07:05 – WrestleMania/Undertaker Thoughts TV TALK
00:12:53 – Doctor Who – The Pilot (Season 10 Episode 1)
00:50:33 – Iron Fist Season 1 OUTRO
01:47:18 – Letters Page (Contact Us!)
01:50:27 – Outro
John and Drew discuss HARLEY QUINN #17 by DC, ALL NEW WOLVERINE #19 by Marvel and COLOSSI #1 by VAULT COMICS.
00:44 DC: HARLEY QUINN #17
13:35 Marvel: ALL NEW WOLVERINE #19
23:23 Other: COLOSSI #1 [VAULT COMICS]
36:30 General discussion
56:59 Next Week Promo
57:08 Wrap up
57:38 End of episode.