This week we carry on with our coverage of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, with issue #10! This time around we have a mountain of Mjolnirs, Walt burns himself at the stake, we learn the secret of Regn’s blade, and there is implied zombie rape… eww. Still, don’t miss it!
This weeks offering is Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok from IDW – Issue #9…number nine….number nine…. features reversals of fortune for…well, dead people and animals really… Is this a turning point, or merely the quiet before the storm? Plus…. horse/lizard/goat hybrids! Nuff said!
Intro (0:00), Books – See List Below (10:48), Mail #1 (1:33:28), Marvel Minute – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 (1:54:09), Mail #2 (3:26:06), Mail #3 (4:46:14), Rant and Raves (6:44:41), Vermillion’s Visions – Wayward Vol 1 (7:42:39), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Ruff & Reddy Show #5 (7:59:37)
DC Books Reviewed: Detective Comics #975 (13:15), Action Comics #998 (1:00:03), Blue Beetle #18 (1:20:04), Wonder Woman #41 (2:17:19), Flash #41 (2:33:21), Justice League of America #25 (3:01:26), Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39 (3:56:43), Suicide Squad #36 (4:10:47), Batgirl #20 (4:24:40), The Demon: Hell is Earth #4 (5:17:59), Teen Titans #17 (5:40:15), Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2 (6:00:35), Milk Wars: Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1 (6:19:39), Batman Beyond #17 (8:25:32), The Silencer #2 (8:48:16)
It’s a mythology episode, as we cover “Freya’s Unusual Wedding” from Neil Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ – What happens when Mjolnir is kidnapped by the giant Thrym, who demands Freya’s hand in marriage as ransom? Let’s just say it’s not just a crying game….
Now that Painting Week is over, we’re heading back in time a few years to cover the second IDW Ragnarok trade starting with issue #7! Thor kills a little girl! There are zombies! Stargates! It’s Simonson! What more do you need??!
Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves (10:41), Mail #1 (1:01:12), Books – See List Below (1:36:46), Mail #2 (4:02:35), Marvel Minute – Punisher: The Platoon #5 (4:47:27), Mail #3 (6:15:32), Vermillion’s Visions – Autumnlands Vol #1 (6:49:44), Mail #4 – Extra Edition (7:05:06)
DC Comics Reviewed: Dark Nights: Metal #5 (1:45:33), Flash Annual #1 (2:39:43), Deathstroke Annual #1 (3:26:00), Harley Quinn #36 (5:22:44), Milk Wars: JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1 (5:48:08)
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Host Anthony Desiato morphs into action for a two-part movie club discussion with guests Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm owner) and Chris D’Lando (ReedPOP content coordinator). First, the lifelong Power Rangers fans discuss the 2017 movie and their childhood memories of the original series. Then, they look back at the franchise’s previous film installment: 1995’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The trio talks continuity, Zordon’s turtlenecks, the endless whooshes, and so much more with a mixture of nostalgia and humor. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as two episodes of Flat Squirrel Tales on 7/12/17 and 11/15/17).
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Host Anthony Desiato moderates a book club discussion of legendary writer Grant Morrison’s entire 7-year run on the Batman titles, including BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN, and BATMAN INC. Anthony’s guests are Batman fan Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) and Morrison disciple Mike Sangregorio. The episode examines Morrison’s views on the enduring nature of the character, the mining of obscure Batman history in the run, and the challenges and rewards of reading Morrison. SPOILER WARNING. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales on 10/18/17).
Host Anthony Desiato gets a crash course in cosplay with his wife, Stephanie, and guest Justin De Voe as the trio recounts their New York Comic Con experiences as Matt Murdock, Elektra, and Lobo, respectively. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales on 11/1/17.)