Just Another Fanboy 95 – Akira Volume One

This is the episode in which I talk about Akira Volume One by Katsuhiro Otomo.

Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

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Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Henshin and Akira

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On this episode of the monthly manga show, Derek and Shea discuss the recently published Henshin, by Ken Niimura (Image Comics), and Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic Akira (Kodansha Comics). They begin with Henshin, a thirteen-story collection from the artist behind I Kill Giants Henshin(and written by Joe Kelly). Shea points out that it’s difficult to find much information on Niimura, as most of his work has been published in either Japan or in Spain. But Henshin — which means “transformation” in Japanese — may be a good introduction to his style and range of work. As the guys point out, the thirteen stories cover a variety of genres, from crime to cooking to sports to salaryman narratives.  There are also four autobiographical shorts interspersed almost evenly throughout. Neither Shea nor Derek feel that these tales are as successful as the non-autobiographical stories, but they do show a lighter and more personal side of Niimura’s work. The tone in the other nine pieces are more dramatic, and at times tender and even melancholic. In all, the collection is a multifaceted example of a non-traditional kind of manga storytelling. Next, the Two Guys look at a classic manga title, Otomo’s Akira. This series is a challenge to discuss, because it’s a sprawling saga that develops over six collected, and densely packed, volumes. But Derek and Shea do their best to highlight the premise and major events within the series, as well as addressing the significanceAkiraVolumes of the story, contextualizing it within the 1980s and as an example of post-apocalyptic cyberpunk storytelling. They briefly compare the manga to the anime version, pointing out many of the stark differences between the two. Shea emphasizes what he sees as the Western or European storytelling influence on Akira — indeed, he sees the same in Henshin — yet at the same time highlights this as a seminal and defining work of manga. They even discuss Akira‘s publication history, originally serialized in the seinen weekly Young Magazine (1982-1990), introduced to American audiences through Marvel’s Epic Comics imprint (1988-1996) — and being one of the first English translation of a manga series published in its entirety — then being published by Dark Horse beginning in 2000, and then finally having new editions released through Kodansha in 2009. It is an ambitious attempt for the Two Guys to cover such a title, and they could easily devote an entire episode to the series. But listeners will come away with a sense of the story, if they’re not already familiar with it, and hear some of the major critical points that define Akira. If you’re interested in manga, this is definitely a narrative you have to experience.

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Comic News Insider Episode 592 – CNI Flare!

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Reviews: Munchkin #1, Casanova Acedia #1, Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1, Dying And The Dead #1, Multiversity Guidebook #1, Nutmeg #1, Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1, Paddington

The podcast wife Erica Schultz braves the cold and slush to return for a review-filled episode! They chat about the Game of Thrones season 5 trailer and Jimmy is doing Veronica Varlow’s 28 Day Danger Diary Instagram Photo Challenge. News includes: Superman gets another power and costume tweaks, upcoming Teen Titans series will not have Beast Boy or Cyborg but will include Hawk & Dove and Barbara Gordon, turn your iPhone 6 into a Batmobile, Copenhagen man can’t be called “Superhero” and Akira creator wins Angouleme Grand Prize.  5 stars and nothing but love!

Thanks for listening!

Ender’s Game movie review, The Flash and Gotham TV series and Schapelle Corby; What a mess!

NSFW!!!!!

 Just take a listen to this latest offering….

 

So you think you can dance Australia; Channel Ten can of course do better than the rest of the world

True Detectives: Filling the good TV gap Breaking Bad has left behind

The Walking Dead: We explain it’s success

Check out Teeth! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780622/

G Money’s twitter: @GMoneyUFP

 

Talk Tops and Questions

 

–          Geographic pride and why doesn’t matter

–          Invincible (Robert Kirkman’s other property)

–          Comics and movies that capture the spirit of True Detectives

–          The Sochi Winter Olympics is a goddamn mess and thanks to Twitter, it’s no secret

–          Do we rate Action Jackson

–          We either confirm or deny the Dumb Laws in Australia

–          Questions about The Flash and Gotham series we covered in the Nerd News section

–          Ultimate Spider Man fan made poster with some interesting casting decisions

–          Anything C Bomb and G Money DON’T Agree on???

–          Why can’t celebrities not be cunts?

–          Living as Bieber/Shia in a trade-off for the “fame”

–          G Money to oust Bobby Tufts from Dorset

–          Clay Aiken can also fuck off

–          Fools pay too much for Flappy Bird

 

NEWS!

 

–          David Koch does something decent for once

–          The goddamn shit-mess that is Schapelle Corby

–          Sam Jackson and Laurence Fishburne need to stop shilling awful products in ads and focus on their craft (I.e. acting)

–          Brynne Edelsten; Once again broke and giving handies for a sandwich

 

 

MOVIE REVIEW! Enders Game

 

NERD NEWS!

 

–          Ben McKenzie cast as Jim Gordon in the new Gotham TV Series

–          Paul Bettany cast as The Vision for Avengers 2

–          Jaume Collet-Serra set on ruining Akira

–          TNT’s cancellation of Mob City

–          John Wesley Shipp and Tom Cavanagh to join the cast of the new Flash TV series

–          Loki, Agent of Asgard #1 review (3.5/5)

–          Ms Marvel #1 review (4.5/5)

–          Greta Gerwig to star in “How I Met Your Dad”

 

 

 

The PKD Black Box-Episode #58.5: Beaucoup Pop Presents The Fracture in Deathly Hollows

Featuring The Beaucoup Pop podcast!I recently had the pleasure of being a special guest on the Beaucoup Pop podcast! They go all out discussing all the pop-culture, movie news, dvd’s, music, and this little thing called Harry Potter.

Here’s what went down, courtesy of the Beaucoup Pop Podcast:

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world…and maybe some things that you didn’t need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

Throw on your wizarding robes, grab your wand, and strike your best superhero pose Poppers cause we’ve got a MAGICAL (>_<) episode for you!!!! Not only do we have Shawn Pryor here to introduce you to a brand new comic called “Fracture” from Action Lab Comics, but we’re also…that’s right ALSO giving our review on the last installment in the Harry Potter films!!! Becky Cole joins us again for the review, and we just might have another person on who you may know… >.> Hint: He’s a new baby Daddy! XD

Special thanks to Tressa, Matt, Justin, and Kerry of Beaucoup Pop for letting me re-air this epiosde, and you can listen to their great podcast at http://beaucouppop.podomatic.com/

Enjoy.

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Beaucoup Pop Podcast – http://beaucouppop.podomatic.com/

Beaucoup Pop Blog – http://beaucouppop.blogspot.com/

Beaucoup Pop Twitter – http://twitter.com/beaucouppop

Beaucoup Pop Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/groups/202677949744176

The PKD Black Box Podcasthttp://www.hhwlod.com/pkd-media-black-box/blog

Action Lab Entertainment – http://www.actionlabcomics.com

Action Lab Entertainment Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-Lab-Entertainment/162676103773542

Collectibles Etc. – https://www.facebook.com/collectibles.etc?ref=ts

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 107

The third round of the Fast Five. In which Art and Freddie are praise random appearances of David Lynch and question comic creator allegiance.

The FOURTH WALL FIVE for this week are:

  • [01:35] Serenity: Shepherds Tale HC
  • [07:15] Scarlet #3
  • [14:09] Superboy #1
  • [21:05] Batman and Robin #16
  • [28:09] Generation Hope #1

Discussion: Anime!

Welcome back with this weeks episode of the Dollar Bin where we ease back in by discussing another love of the bin, Anime.  In this raw and uncut storytime we discuss our gateway drug, preferences, theme songs, and other awesomeness.

From Wikipedia: “Funimation Entertainment has licensed Dragon Ball Kai to be released in North America, airing on Nicktoons Network starting in May 2010, under the title Dragon Ball Z Kai.”

Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/discussion-anime.html

The Next Issue 33 Part I: iPad Frenzy

The Next Issue Podcast

IN part one of The Next Issue 33, Aitch and Elden discuss The Hughes Brothers, Jim Lee finishing All Star Batman and the new Iron Man trailers tangling the webs. Next Aitch interviews Peter from Big Planet Comics and talks about how comics and mainstream media is affecting the customer base.  Aitch and Will then give you all the iPad impression that you can take and talk about the future of tablet computing.