After, well, a slight delay, Deconstructing Comics continues its look at Alan Moore’s 1980s run on Swamp Thing— a run in which the title character met werewolves and vampires (as Moore and co. found a new way to use these old tropes), as well as new character John Constantine. Moore was aided by artists Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, and Alfredo Acala, among others. Koom and newcomer Darrell discuss.
This week Sterg and Derek focus their critical spotlight on the 2018 publications from Glom Press. This is a little-known publisher out of Melbourne, Australia, that is a buried treasure. They publish a lot of interesting material, gems that may fall out of the attention of most listeners. The guys discuss Glom’s various releases from last year, including
Guidebook to Queer Jewish Spirituality– Mira Schlosberg
The Claw: The Terrible, Beautiful Claw– Marc Pearson
Saliva Tide– Michael Hawkins
Galapagos– Mandy Ord
Sexy Female Murderesses– Eloise Grills
Mystical Boy Scout#4 – Aaron Billings
Swimsuit– Rachel Ang
My Big Life– Baily Sharp
Psychic Hotline– Leonie Brialey
Be sure to check out Glom’s websitefor more information on these authors and as a way to get these books!
John and James discuss SARA #1, 7 DEADLY SINS #1, GOODNIGHT PARADISE #1 and FEARSOME DR FANG #1 by TKO.
01:14 TKO: SARA #1
10:46 TKO: GOODNIGHT PARADISE #1
16:50 TKO: 7 DEADLY SINS #1
23:00 TKO: FEARSOME DR FANG #1
27:55 General discussion
39:43 Next Week Promo
39:50 Wrap up
40:20 End of episode.
On this episode of the podcast Sterg and Derek look at three exciting titles. They begin with Now#5, the latest in Fantagraphics’ outstanding comics anthology series. As the guys point out, they’re dedicated to discussing every issue of Nowthat is released, and this one is chock-full of comicy goodness. Although all of the contributions in this issue are intriguing, some of the most notable that the guys discuss are those by Eroyn Franklin, Walker Tate, DRT, Ana Galvañ, DW, Maggie Umber, and especially Walt Holcombe.
And although Derek and Sterg spend the vast majority of their time discussing this anthology — there’s a lot to take in — they also look at two other titles. One of those is most recent incarnation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Criminal(Image Comics). In the new series’ first issue, the protagonist is one familiar to Criminal enthusiasts, Teeg Lawless. But there are other manifestations of Brubaker and Phillips’ world that are imbedded within. After that they look at the first three issues of Scratcher, John Wald and Juan Romera’s self-published horror title that takes place at a tattoo parlor. This is actually a work that its writer alerted the guys to, and they’re glad that he did.
This episode of SRB we discuss the addition of DC Comics to the Comixology Unlimited Service as well as what we think motivated DC to make such a choice, after years of avoiding this move. Plus, we talk about the ups and downs of being content creators.