The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-FINALE!

 

I tried to put this off because as long as the last ones weren’t out there, there wouldn’t be an end. But it’s past time, so here are your last two episodes of THE MEAN GEEK-COMICS PODCASTING ON THE EDGE OF CIVILITY.

We had a lot of fun over the last eight years; lots of cons, lots of new pals, lots of really shitty comic books. We expanded horizons and learned difficult things, (well, I did-Rev just sat there drinking. Lazy fuck.) Spent a lot of money and made none. Learned new things about con culture, understood a wider variety of geek culture, and gained a great understanding of the variety of people that count themselves geeks. I still think a lot of our entertainment sub culture choices are goddamned ridiculous, but you be you, motherfuckers!

Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to our experiences; Regina and the gang at https://www.facebook.com/thegeekembassycommunity/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf , Andrew, our official photographer and market research analyst (twitter @PicByAndrew ) Dante, Jeff, Ian Levenstein of Comic Timing ( http://www.speakgeekspeak.com/comictiming/ ) The fine gentlemen At RAGING BULLETS (even though we don’t understand how they’ve handled N52 and Rebirth like, at all) ( http://ragingbullets.com/ ) Cobra North, (https://www.facebook.com/CobraNorth/) The WombMates ( thewombmates.com ) Well Watchers, Jon and Owen at @NotBiscuits , Mike Lepine, Dani, Josh @POIpodcast, The Ever Supportive pals at @comicsnoobshow, Cbat, Chris Gaida (Johnson loves you!) @SpaceChief75, Rue, Peter Rios (https://twitter.com/peterjrios) our inimitable UK Connection ( https://twitter.com/ravenmews ) and quite a few more others tha made making the show tolerable in the later months. We appreciate all your interactions and support.

The site will stay up for roughly a year, or as long as I don’t mind paying for it. I still think we had some relevant things to say so I’ll repost a couple episodes a week on twitter, but in just a little while, https://twitter.com/TMG_Cast will switch to SuperMachoJediKnight, featuring parody vignettes and original content featuring TROOPER JOHNSON, FETT, DUMB, AND UGLY, one offs, concepts, mood pieces, and action figure photography that everyone else already does better.

Thank you very much, everyone.

BLESS YOU, FUCKERS!

Adrian TechJedi Hunter

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Episode 269

Finale

The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Penultimate Episode

 

 

 

I tried to put this off because as long as the last ones weren’t out there, there wouldn’t be an end. But it’s past time, so here are your last two episodes of THE MEAN GEEK-COMICS PODCASTING ON THE EDGE OF CIVILITY.

We had a lot of fun over the last eight years; lots of cons, lots of new pals, lots of really shitty comic books. We expanded horizons and learned difficult things, (well, I did-Rev just sat there drinking. Lazy fuck.) Spent a lot of money and made none. Learned new things about con culture, understood a wider variety of geek culture, and gained a great understanding of the variety of people that count themselves geeks. I still think a lot of our entertainment sub culture choices are goddamned ridiculous, but you be you, motherfuckers!

The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting On The Edge of Civility-Episode 268-Doesn’t Matter When It’s Arcturian, Baby”

 

 

 

 

 

The rev opens noting his requirement of person entertainment. We watch Christmas Horror Story, with The Shat as a radio DJ. Tech notes he got the new BD Star Trek vault set. Eventually we get to the September Indies and talk ALIENS: DEFIANCE 5.Mutiny has turned to murder as Zula has to shoot down a drop ship of marines. We debate the practicality of weyland constantly sending missions for aliens. We debut HADRIAN’S WALL, and goddammit, PROOF READ YOUR STUFF, image creators! Outloand was 30x better, go read the marvel adaptation of that, kids. ROM 3 introduces D’Rge wraith sorcerer, and worthy opponent to Rom, but i don’t care. DESCENDER 15 is a beautiful story. I can’t put it better than that. Read the origin of Andy and Effie. SAGA 38 has the family still on the comet, Petrichor provides security and racism. Izabel might be in trouble….REVIVAL 42 has 5 things happening, and they can’t be isolated in one summary. Just read it. MERCURY HEAT 11 reveals the grand plan from Vika, and it’s both dumb and amazing.

SUPER ZERO 1 involves a ridiculous plan by a half insane teen girl likes superheroes. BRITANNIA 1 is the one Peter Milligan book TechJedi likes, involving supernatural missions to the eventual UK sponsored by the Vestal virgins. EMPRESS 6 has the kids blowed up good. Almost. The daughter betrays mom by calling dad….SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE 4 Cranston’s agent, Dr. Tan, is worried about Shadow’s state of mind over Margo. Shadow pulls a parachute drop on the red Empresses Sanctum Ship, and finds she is…well, read it. HILLBILLY 3 pleases me to no end-trolls, hoodoo witch cat chicks, trailing murderers, it’s just executed so damn well. HARROW COUNTY 16 has the family revealing their master plan, and it’s a doozy. Emmie takes care of it all though. It’s damned amazing. MANIFEST DESTINY 23 is all the crazy-pants and a fight rages to determine the representative of Navath, avatar of evil in the west.Lewis and Clarke meet the Tetons who hate them already.  Some Marlboroughs cover it nicely though.

We finish up with the 100th anniversary issue of TAROT, WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE, which really, is nothing you want in softcore porn and comics.

The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode 267-“You’ve Never Respected the Mandarin Like I Do”

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We watch PERNICIOUS, the story of three dumb people drinking in thailand. Rev reads some L. Sprague DeCamp, and TechJedi goes back to Blue Chicks. We kick off with October’s Marvels. MS. MARVEL 12 gives us a cool little story with Kamala going back to Karachi and meeting new heroes and family. It’s nice. SORCERERS SUPREME 1 bores me terribly as wizards just wander around from different time periods. Bleh. CAPTAIN STEVIE 6 brings us the specter of impending death that oh look, doesn’t happen. eh. DAREDEVIL 12 Matt faces the terror of …VINCENT VAN GORE! I don’t need to tell you anymore. SPIDER WOMAN 12 is BEACH DAY! YAY! If you didn’t guess Sandman is the villain and Roger kicks his ass, you shouldn’t read comics. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 10 and 20-and it’s all round about double talk about clones and the dying Jay Jameson and Pete fucking up…it’s spidey and clones. Bye. DR. STRANGE 12 face the terror of Mister Misery, which is only a shade better than mr sinister. Mordo is back, Dormammus’ back, and Nightmare is there. It’s old fuckin’ home week. SILVER SURFER 7 has Dawn mad at Surfer for keeping things safe, if a shitload of fun. She takes him to task and it’s time to gamble-with The Collector! INFAMOUS IRON MAN 1 is a great start, with Victor turning a new leaf and fucking up Diablo in a great sequence-after which he steals an Iron Suit to become heroic. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 14 is a small, personal book we like, but there’s alwauys arguments. GREAT LAKES AVENGERS is funny but really there for nostalgia.

We move on to the Star Wars section of the Marvels, starting with POE DAMERON 7-Poe meets with an old pal turned journalist, lookin for scoops on the Resistance. There’s a chase, and it’s fun. STAR WARS 24 returns us to the Cool Squad of Cool Bad Guys with Scar Squadron-tasked with taking back the ISD Harbinger the heroes stole.  HAN SOLO 4 presets us with murder, racing, dead rathtars, and surprise Imperials. DARTH VADER 25 finishes the series, Vader mind tricking a living ship. Think about that shit. Mind Tricks A Living Ship. He spaces Aphra, who is rescued by 000, and Vader receives the SSD Executor and becomes worshiped by the Tuskens.
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The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode 265-“A Satisfying Ending to the Dumbest Thing Ever”

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Tonight’s episode is all about Marvels. Before that however Tech talks about his experiences with Flash Season 2. We get on to comics with INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 12, featuring Riri, Victor, moms and school. It’s OK. INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN 6 Is all about stuff we don’t care about, and frankly, the whole adoption thing adds precisely dick all to the character. DAREDEVIL 10 still has DD eating crap from coworkers and that’s appropriate. BLACK PANTHER 5 features a mind blowingly bad decision T’challa makes that bites him in his ass later, to no one’s fuckin surprise.  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 16 and 18 has developments moving fast toward a new clone saga, which frankly I can do without. But it’s could and well paced. It also features a skanky super villainness junkie, so there’s that. DR. STRANGE 10 has a hell of a fight with the Empirikul and the future Mr Misery. HOWARD THE DUCK 10 is just Batshit. work from that. Ms. MARVEL 10  brings us the unlikley fight between Basic Becky in armor, from where the hell anyone knows, and a guest shot from a vaguely reassuring but always wrong Carol. CAPTAIN STEVE AMERICA 4  needs Maria to account for Pleasant Hill will Steve gives Selvig the lab he stole from Red Ghost. CAPTAIN MARVEL 8 is just, 22 pages of CAROL IS WRONG. Hell with it. SILVER SURFER 200 has the most serious twists you won’t expect, and sigh, SPOILER FUCKIN FREE, i was truly shocked. formula inverted. SPIDER WOMAN 10 has Jess and Rogetr vetting Ulysses visions, a theory that is really not as good as it might sound-and there’s another villain bar. We like villain bars.THOR 10-Sir Ivory Honeyshot. Wow. OK, Golden Thor, minotaur, book’s got it all. We complete the show with BLACK WIDOW 6; with Nat telling Tony that she was the one brought Yinsen to Chu. This angers him, and it’s a good scene.

The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode #264-“I’ve Read Worse Superman, But That Doesn’t Mean I Want To Pay For This”

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Rev introduces his latest POP, Lemmy. If you don’t know who that is, then it’s just as well we’re quitting cause we don’t care about you. Tech brings us up to speed hahah with his viewing of the Flash show. We eventually get to the pointless fucking morass that are DC comics from August. We start with SUPERMAN 4 and 5 and the burning question of how soulds are weigned and what their energy is measured in. Bibbo’s back and that’s probably the saving grace of the new series. Batcave on the moon. Fuck You. WONDER WOMAN 4 and 5 is still the origin we just can’t get rid of. It’s fine, it’s not new. Diana commiserating in the middle of a jungle, although in character, seems like the wrong time. Steve’s dying, ’cause that’s really all he does. DETECTIVE 938 and 939 have the bat fam in a tight spot, Robin has a a tete-a-tete with a hacked, and that seriously bores me. Kate is nice, Jacob’s an asshole, and eventually Bruce just calls the President to get a good ole’ fuck you to Colonel Kane from him. ACTION COMICS 961 and 962 While Luthor and Supes handle Doomsday, sigh, again. Eventually DD gets sent to the phantom zone, and that’s probably the best place for him. Although that is already being set up and not worthwhile. LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN 9 was probably the single best DC book this month, with loose Titans, and Gaia herself providing Diana the kick she needs to end the threat. It’s great. We end it all (and after these books, we really wish we could end it all…) with BATMAN 4and 5.  The scenes with Duke and Gotham Girl are really good, but this numerological stuff is straight outta Encyclopedia Brown, and that’s shit. Gotham Girl starts fighting through the Psycho Pirate’s influence, and I liked that. Anyway, that’s the end of this ep but you don’t care, lolwhut.

TMG_Cast-Comics Podcasting in the Edge of Irrelevancy-Episode 262-ALL STAR WARS ALL THE TIME-FINAL EPISODE

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Since there are so fewer Star Wars books now, this is the last time we do them all at once. After this, we’ll mix them with DC to fill out that dwindling episode. Rev reveals the Wookie story book from 1979, and I’m close to mutilating him to get it. We get down to STAR WARS 22 and 23, bringing a spectacular space battle for the Harbinger. 23 reveals the reason 21 happened, setting up the situation on Tureen, and the plan to steal this ISD. After theorizing about Sgt Kreel’s Bad Assed Squad of Badasses we jump to DARTH VADER 24. It’s pure “I am Vader, and Fuck This”. That’s all you need. POE DAMERON 5 and 6 has Poe trying to deal with Grakkus, and Terex makes double cross deals with crime bosses. BB8 throwqs down like a champ on a security droid, and disengages the prison’s artificial gravity, winning the day. Terex has to eat some shit from Phasma, but resolves to strike off on his own to pursue Poe. We finish off with HAN SOLO 3-The Imperials pull some weight and threaten the race-and the race admin threaten to cut off fuel to the Empire. It all works out. Turnabout is spare play as Ace helps out Han, and that’s where we call it even.

TMG_Cast-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode 261-“We All Know I’m a Porcupine Apologist”

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TJ missed the premiere of Supergirl, and wonders about why Lex has to be there. Mentions S2 of Gotham; all while watching “Pod”, about a freakazoid living in the woods. It’s better we don’t have the sound up.  July Marvels eventually come into play, starting with BLACK PANTHER 4, whihc is hugely dense, incredibly talky, and unplumbably deep. BLACK WIDOW 5 completes the backfiring of doublecrossing and blackmailing, with the Weeping Lion releasing private info-starting with Tony. INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN 5 features Howard’s funeral, where Fury fails to convince tony Howard loved him. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 11 goes corporate, as the board hires Ghost to break into Tony’s lab, whom they have declared dead. SPIDER-WOMAN 9 is the All Wendigo All The Time until Carol interferes and becomes a giant ass to her best friend issue. SILVER SURFER 5 has a planet grateful enough to SS that they shower him with privileges, titles, and gifts. It freaks him out, and Uatu2 confirms he’s wiped all of Zenn-La from all memory. DAREDEVIL 9 is a team up book we like with Spidey making an appearance, but Pete doesn’t trust him anymore because of the mystical whozwhatsis re-hiding his identity. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 15 Iron Spider-MJ to the rescue. That’s where I’ll leave that. HOWARD 9 reveals that Mojo has been kidnapping Lea Thompson, and that’s goddamned genius. STEVE-CAP 3 is incredibly convoluted and Rick Jones is a hacker elite and that drives me nuts.  CAPTAIN MARVEL 7 is the trial of Carol Danvers number 14. the whole book is just a long exposition of “Carol is right!” THOR 9 has 14 different things happening, as Oubliette tortures Agger, the SHIELD agents serve Cul with warrants, and the Agger Imperative is in effect. We end it all with MS. MARVEL 9, where the overzealous Carolteens apprehend Josh-and their complete lack of understanding civil rights send Kamala to talk to Carol. The teens’ out of nowhere uniforms are a tad on the nose, we think as well.

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TMG_Cast-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode 260-“That’s Some Tasty Anthropoid”

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TechJedi proves jsut how extensive his sports knowledge is, and that’s damn little. We explicitly make known our anticipation of both a new Batwoman book and the WOOHOO! RETURN OF UBER!. TechJedi loves the second season of Gotham, even though Jim Gordon needs to come back to the side of the Angels. TJ finally finishes Deep Suck Nine. Rev watches Supergirl, so that’s a start. We mention the latest Midtown Sale; eventually we get to July indies, and we start with the masterpiece of weirdness that is MANIFEST DESTINY 21, which is all Squatch all the Time. HARROW COUNTY 14 brings to the fore Emmi’s “kin”, other pseudo witches and magical beings, and of course there’s an agenda. MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL 2 begins the chase to find his wife, meeting instead Patsy. PTSD steps in..SHADOW-DEATH OF MARGO LANE 2 has Shadow in a tight spot, and Margo goes out bad ass. EMPRESS 3,4-issue 2’s cliffhanger gets resolved in both disgusting and awesome ways, The Emperor goes all scorched earth looking for the fam, a serious amount of plot and action occurs and it’s worth your dough. PREDATOR, ALIENS, DREDD 1 presents Dr Rheinshtott harvesting facehuggers, injured Yaujta, and THE LAW. ROM 1 is too basic and setty-uppy to really say much about, but it’s ok. DESCENDER 13 is Telsa’s story-and as high quality as it is, it’s pretty standard. AMERICAN MONSTER 4 pretty much continues to make no sense, and is probably our last issue.  LOBSTER JOHNSON METAL MONSTERS OF MID-TOWN 3 concludes the standard wackiness in high fashion and pleases us. CONAN THE SLAYER 1 is, jeez, once more, standard Conan, but likable standard Conan, not boring standard Conan. REVIVAL 41 begins the build up to countdown hard, with Dana and Em cornered, Amish Ninjas to the rescue, and rioting getting out of hand…RAGNAROK 9 has the Fire Demons defeated, and the mythology of goats. VELVET 15 ends it all-go read it. Go buy it. That’s where we’ll leave it. Ending it all is Sabrina 6, the strange and twisted tales fo the familiars. That concludes episode 260, now fuck off.

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TMG_Cast-Comics Irrelevancy on the Edge of Civility-Episode #259-“Evil Whines”

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We two goof off for a bit and mention current tv watching trends. TechJedi talks about his experience with the new Ghostbusters. We watch MOST LIKELY TO DIE. It’s a about as good as it sounds.  Eventually it comes down to another DC Week, Starting with LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN 7+8 featuring some amazing Nazi ass-kicking. Lord Deception kicks around, Diana gives up her power, and through much plot contrivance, Diana, and the Holiday Girls fly into combat culminating in the activation of…A TITAN! We move on to POISON IVY 6, the final issue, with the standard mad-scientist origin, the standard big fight, a fake out death, and the single most boring end page ever-let’s get on a bus, bye. SWAMPT HING 6 ends the torture with Arcane revealed, Stranfer, Spectre, and Zatanna fighting the good fight, and some pretty nice stuff between Stranger and Swampy talking about his place in the universe. DKIII number 5 show Bruce in his final prep for the BIG BATTLE, the mob incited by Kandorians, Carrie and Arthur release Clark, and it’s all comin to a head. ASTRO CITY 36/37 continues the unbroken and pristine streak of comics perfection, completing the backstory of Mr Drama and the motivation for Drama Queen avenging him. The palate cleansing issue is the music history of Astro City, and it’s pretty damn cool. Additioanlly we talk about BATMAN 2 and 3, WONDER WOMAN 2 and 3, DETECTIVE 936 and 937, SUPERMAN 2, and kick it all out the door with ACTION 959.

TMG_Cast-Comics Irrelevancy on the Edge of Civility-Episode 258-Mayonnaise and Tentacles? That’s the Corollary You Went With?

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YAY STAR TREK!!! We talk everything we know and like and hate about Star Trek for it’s 50th Anniversary! Then we talk some comics but whatevs. We watch “Spiders!” which is just the weirdest. Eventually we get to the June Marvels. We begin with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 13 and 14; It’s really all Regent’s story, starting with Orka attacking, Pete ditching business work, and the ridiculously comedic and heartwarming one upsmanship with Pete and Tony, but poor Miles suffers for it. It’s genius and fun and action packed. Make sure you read it. DR STRANGE 9 feature the startling revelation of the Empirikul facing the horrible Stephen creature, the theft of the Ancient One’s bones, and Stephen’s turn at Robin Hood.  BLACK WIDOW 4 has an old mentor of Nat’s, Iosef, tending her wounds, and providing all the cool old spy-tech to get her into the base, and gets  confronted by Anya, now rival, formal friend. It’s good stuff and worthwhile. DAREDEVIL 8 pleases us with a Casino Royale riff, and that’s what you should take away and go buy it for. HOWARD 8 is a pretty great issue, with Howard visiting Bev, who still adores him, and an attacking Sentinel. AVENGERS 10 is a pretty cool bit of character, with the team in space, kamala fangirling, Miles nervous and….ANNIHILUS! SPIDER-WOMAN 8 continues to please us immensely with a nice twist on Tiger Shark, of all possible fucking villains, and Roger the Porcupine amusing us. MS MARVEL 8 present al cool story of Kamala’s grandparents. Character and feelling run through every issue and if you don’t read Ms Marvel, you’re a terrible human being and hate comics. THOR 8 has some big business intrigue that doesn’t quite make it to over the top, but is pretty close, and watching bunches of villains going ‘hey, you’re ruinin’ our game’ is just awesome. INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN 4 shows us that yes, all the expected betrayals really were so, Tony starts the hunt for his birth parent documents, and Cassie and Tony actually have a nice heart to heart. It’s a good issue. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 10-Tony is a Spidey mask-that’s all I got to say. Steve Rogers-Captain America 2 shows us the breaking of the Cube that created Kobik, Kobik fixing Sin’s face, and the obvious and called by TechJedi the second the news story broke revelation that Kobik recreated Cap’s entire history retroactively. CAPTAIN MARVEL 6 kicks off the real meat of Carol’s involvement in Civil War. She’s WRONG, and that’s the official position of TMGCAST. We finish off with BLACK PANTHER 3, is as dense as lead. Packed to the ceiling with high concepts and vengeance, it’s almost too much to jam into one issue, particularly this early on,. but damn it’s good.

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TMG_Cast-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-Episode 257-All Star Wars All The Time 2-Summer 2016

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It’s the Star Wars episode, and the timing is weird because now Kenny Baker is dead. We talk about the fun that was Terrificon-with sigs, books, pals, stories, man. Especially fun was the Dan Slott writing story.  We watch DragonFyre with a Y!  Eventually we get to the Star Wars books with the new HAN SOLO1- which, initially, seems far out of character-until the race across the galaxy brings the brash out. POE DAMERON 2, 3, 4 presents us with egg hatching gods, Imperial agents, dogfights, and Lor Sen Tekka’s next stop. Then Poe and company become captives of the Hutts-There’s some small romantic scenes, and the triumphant return of GRAKKUS THE HUTT! STAR WARS 19 finishes up Rebel Prison, and the end making fun of both Luke and Han was worth everything. STAR WARS 20 then switches gears back to Obi-Wan’s history-featuring Black Krrsntan tracking Ben down through Owen and Luke. Ben is summarily beaten senseless, till Luke drives Krrsntan off. STAR WARS 21give us teh newly bad-ass Sergeant Kreel and his Elite Squad of White Armored BAD ASSES. You don’t need anymore than that. Except the lightsabre! DARTH VADER 21-23–it’s all coming to a head as Aphra is apprehended, Vader has to take out a Star Destroyers’ worth of troops, fights the cyber-rancor to a standstill, and there’s just massive intensive awesomeness every page. We eventually shoehorn the boring and execrable Obi-Wan and Anakin 5 last ish that we so don’t care about it.

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TMG_Cast-Comics Irrelevancy on the Edge of Civility-Episode 256-“Blue Nipple and The Ring of Doom”

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The Rev tells us about his Suicide Squad watch. It takes a long time to get through. But eventually we get to the June DCs, being: ACTION COMICS 957-958-which confuses the crap out of us. Honestly. We dunno where the kid comes from. We dunno why Clark is dead, or even WHICH ONE IS DEAD. That’s poor. Doomsday is back again, but that ship has sailed. WONDER WOMAN 1 is all about Diana, in the jungle, on walkabout, trying to find the jungle oracle to reveal herself. Followed by animal men and…CHEETAH! AQUAMAN 1 is the same as all other Aquaman 1’s-a lot of set and Black Manta attacks. FLASH 1 teams Barry with Bats and Wally makes his appearance. He wanders, morose, that he can’t do more FOR JUSTICE!. It’s ok but it’s not exactly an award winner from our perspective. GREEN LANTERNS, PLURAL 1 brings Simon and Jessica to what was supposed to be an alien crime scene, but end up with a hobo with a shotgun. DETECTIVE 934 and 935 Is Bats kickin Azraels ass, and I’m fine with that-but that’s where I drop off. Gotham’s heroes are  under observation-by COLONY! BATMAN 1 is now the second Batman #1 I own, and I’m still not rich, so what does THAT tell ya. Bruce officially gains the capability to completely ignore fuckin all physics, including comics style. It’s too much, frankly. Batman is not fucking Maud ‘Dib riding a goddamed sandworm. Bah. SUPERMAN 1 The Kents move in and rebuild the farm, and kid-supes meets the neighbor girl. GREEN ARROW 1 continues the Rebirth 1 story with human trafficking and Ollie and Dinah’s relationship rocketing forward despite their manufactured disagreements. We close it off there for another week.

TMG Cast-Comics Irrelevancy On the Edge of Civility-Episode 255-“That Is A Filthy Angry Comic Book”

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We talk amusement park capes, with lights; and watch KILLER MERMAID. Minor speculation on Suicide Squad. We start in on the actual comics for June’s Indies with MANIFEST DESTINY 20-featuring conquistadors, squatch, eating squatch, hallucinations, and ominous findings…MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL 1 is the story of a ptsd ridden writer post WW2 with a philandering wife, and murder mysteries…HILLBILLY 1 brings us more supernatural back-country weirdness, told infallibly and drawn incomparably. LOBSTER JOHNSON METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN 2 continues on with the mystery of spelunking engineers, Hyperboreans, and mecha, mecha, mecha. HARROW COUNTY 13 brings back the call of the cornfield. Ghost scarecrows, monsters, witches gifts, and awesomes.  DESCENDER 12 is Tim 22 backstory-which features neglect, outright hate, and android murders. REVIVAL 40 continues the events coming to a head with riots, murder, and the escape of the soul-shmoos. JAMES BOND: EIDOLON’s new villain-Hawkwood-tells us clearly he’s a villain cause he kills his accountant. HELLBOY IN HELL 10 seemingly finishes the saga, with an empty hell and the story of the remaining captains of hell. MERCURY HEAT 10 ups the ante even further if you can fuckin believe it, with the Crossed Plague escaping even though the perps were caught.We top it all off with SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE 1 Shadow has to track down the Tong’s new leader, The Red Empress-trailing from NYC to Shanghai and back.

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TMG_Cast-Comics Irrelevancy on the Edge of Civility-Episode 254-“Hi, I’m Lex Luthor, Bald By Choice”

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Rev quacks and we watch Mexican Gangsters. It’s a short one but it’s important-it’s all DC REBIRTH. So you may wanna skip it all. We salute Jack Davis, Richard Thompson, and Mr. Garibaldi himself, Jerry Doyle. We love the Wonder Woman trailer, mention Suicide Squad, and are disappointed with the dearth of actual fucking comic news from comic-Con; although that’s nothing new and really, we should get over it. But we won’t. We’re geeks, we don’t get over a goddamned thing.

ANYWAY.

We start with GREEN ARROW, which hands us a standard ‘oh the homeless are disappearing” routine, he argues with Dinah, who is unconvinced of Ollie’s integrity. SUPERMAN is next and it’s seriously confusing here-having missed the events of The Last Days of Superman, we don’t know which Supes died, which one lives, where his kid came from, etc. Doomsday’s back and I don’t care. FLASH plays on the annoying tropes of the fast guy always being late, and the frustrated paragon who just cares so much, dammit. Wally’s around, and that’s fine. Barry consults Bats, which is nice. AQUAMAN begins our journey with yet another lecture of the importance and scale of the oceans-but frankly, if you cared about Aquaman enough to pick this up, you knew all that this was telling us. It’s quality, but nothing new. And that’s disappointing. WONDER WOMAN honestly, seriously, comes off as a fanboy complaint about Diana’s inconsistent origins and characterizations. Rev doesn’t agree, but I don’t need him too. The one clever bit is turning the lasso of truth on herself. BATMAN has Calendar Man all Punishered out and that makes me weep. Duke is recruited for the BatJunior position, and the main tension is the complete lack of remembering Batman’s rebreather. It’s dumb. TITANS is the getting the band back together routine-Wally speeds around touching titnas, which just seems dirty-and then they remember him and bring him into the folds of Titan Love. GREEN LANTERNS ends our episode with the new GL’s Jessica and Simon-harrassed angry mid-eastern man, overseen on probation, and Jessica the agoraphobic/ptsd affected reluctant hero. They have to go off on a missions that’s really a set up by Hal, whihc is alright, but the co dependence he sets up seems forced.

At any rate, that’s rebirth for right now. There’s another ep coming with the second wave of Rebirths, so watch for that. Or don’t. I dunno.

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