On this podcast we review the finale to Marvel’s latest event: Age of Ultron. You knew this was coming, right? Then we try to end on a positive note with some news from last week. Well, we try, anyway. Listen in!
What a beautiful weekend for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley for Invincible #89 (Image)! Fast Five picks include Avengers #23 (Marvel), Scalped #56 (Vertigo), The Twelve #10 (Marvel), The Walking Dead #94 (Image), and Moon Knight #10 (Marvel). Spoilers!
How much do I love thee, comics? Allow me to count the ways…Pick Of The Week goes to John Layman and Rob Guillory for CHEW #23 (Image). Fast Five picks include Batman #5 (DC), Daredevil #8 (Marvel), Wonder Woman #5 (DC), Moon Knight #9 (Marvel) and Catwoman #5 (DC). Spoilers!
Running late but playing catch up Sidekickcast regular hosts Gavin and Dan mix it up with what they’re calling the DC Situation, everyone has an opinion on the relaunch, why wouldn’t these jokers be any different?
This week the Sidekicks catch up on Age of X, Fear Itself and Flashpoint with an event filled Stack Attack, also included in the line up are Infinite Vacation #2, Green Wake #2, Moon Knight #1-2 and Uncanny X-Force #7-10.
The gap btween the Sidekicks is getting ever bigger in the ongoing feud that is Secrets and Lies, can Dan claw something back this week? The show rounds out with a chat down the pub with Peter Rogers, writer of the upcoming Markosia book; The Interactives. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual brand of out-takes.
It’s back to business for the Sidekicks with some new features for 2011. Sidekickcast hosts Gavin and Dan do their usual update of the latest comic book news including their thoughts on the most recent pictures of the upcoming Marvel movies, The Marvel Big Shots intiative and some fan made trailers. This is followed up with an interview with Stuart Tipples, grand master of the 10thology anthology book as part of the Countdown to Cardiff Con.
Reviewed in Stack Attack this week is Age of X: Alpha, Uncanny X-Force #1-4, Avengers #9 and Slaughterman’s Creed #1-5. The comic book news quiz with a twist, Secrets and Lies follows the reviews with Dan trying make up some ground before the live show at Cardiff International Comic Expo.
The first edition of a new segment, The Devil’s Back Bones is Dan’s way of reminding people just how good Dareevil can be after the disaster of Shadowland, this week; Daredevil vol.2 #71-75: Decalogue by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. The show ends with another new segment, Educatiing Dan, the latest attempt to expand Dan’s horizons, this week I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual barrage of balls ups in the out-takes.
It’s delay week at The Fourth Wall. In this delayed podcast, we discuss some fantastic delayed books and some not so fantastic ones.
[01:27] Scarlet #2
[08:38] Stumptown #4 (OF 4)
[15:32] Last Days Of American Crime #3 (OF 3)
[26:55] Choker #4 (OF 6)
[31:12] Buffy The Vampire Slayer #36
[33:30] Sweet Tooth #13
[35:38] Yours Truly Jack The Ripper #3 (OF 3)
[40:43] 5 Days To Die #1 (OF 5)
[45:03] Heroic Age: One Month To Live #1 (OF 5)
[49:31] Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1 & 2
[52:57] Wolverine #1
If you know your history, then you understand that I was a hardcore Invincible fan at one point in time. So, how does the book hold up when I return to reading after a ten issue hiatus? Have my thoughts changed?! Also, some opinions on DC Entertainment, a congrats to iFanboy, comic reviews and Jeff Sandquist stops by to share his thoughts on Mesmo Delivery (which I now want to read). Enjoy!
Nexus: The Origin
Hate #5 and 6
Spider-woman #5 and 6
A recent Comics Reporter article by Ng Suat Tong on “Writing, Collaboration, and Superheroes” (and a rebuttal to it from Chris Allen Online) got us to thinking: Do modern writers give sufficient instruction to artists? How much of what you see on the page came from the writer, and how much from the artist? Are some artists not carrying out the writer’s suggestions, and is that because the artist had a better idea, because the writer’s instructions were impractical, or because the artist is simply, um, not that good?
To explore these questions, Kumar, Mulele, and Tim chose four scripts from the Comicbook Script Archive site, and read them alongside the finished comics that resulted from them: Punisher Max #39, by Garth Ennis and Leandro Fernandez; Y: the Last Man #18, by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra; Daredevil 28, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev; and (the ringer of the lot) Batman: the Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Here’s the resulting discussion!