This week on the only LIVE comics radio program that takes you back to school, we welcome the writer of Marvel’s Avengers Academy, Christos Gage to the Monster Cave. Christos joins us to chat about writing for comics and for film, the end of his run on Avengers Academy and what might be waiting for him in the Marvel Now! future. If you’ve got a question for Christos, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.
As usual, we picked up our books from Strange Adventures and we plan to give some of them a WMD review during ‘Shit Comics Reviewers Say’.
This week, I have a fun interview with Christos Gage from Marvel’s Avengers Academy and First X-Men, among others, as well as Image’s crime noir hardcover Sunset. We talk about working with Neal Adams and Joss Whedon as well as the untimely end of Avengers Academy. You’ll enjoy hearing what he has to say!
Next, I review this week’s comics, followed by Gianluca Glazer talking with me about the latest News & Previews.
I’m back! Convention season is over for me (for now), so let’s get right back to the weekly reviews! Pick Of The Week goes to Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli for Amazing Spider-Man #683 (Marvel)! Fast Five picks include Swamp Thing #8 (DC), Invincible #90 (Image), Avengers Academy #28 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #32 (Vertigo), and CHEW #25 (Image). Spoilers!
First things first; RIP Moebius. Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder & Yanick Paquette for Swamp Thing #7 (DC). Fast Five picks include Avengers Academy #27 (Marvel), Fairest #1 (Vertigo), Action Comics #7 (DC), Sweet Tooth #31 (Vertigo), and The Manhattan Projects (Image). Spoilers!
It was an extremely light week for me. Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo for Batman #3 (DC). Terrific Two picks include Avengers Academy #22 (Marvel) and Catwoman #3 (DC). Hopefully next week will be much heartier.
No Pick Of The Week, but we have a wonderful art-driven Fast Five! Picks include X-Men: Schism #3 (Marvel), Avengers Academy #18 (Marvel), Fables #108 (Vertigo), Daredevil #2 (Marvel), and Hulk #39 (Marvel).
Happy Mothers Day! Pick Of The Week goes to Jeff Lemire for Sweet Tooth #21 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Avengers Academy #13 (Marvel), Jonah Hex #67 (DC), Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors #1 (Image), Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #3 (Dark Horse), and Heroes For Hire #6 (Marvel).
I have yet to see Thor this weekend thanks to sold-out showings. I guess I should go checkout the awesome webcomic and sponsor of the show VALKYRIE SQUADRON instead!
Lots of T-Rex’s in this weeks picks, I’ve noticed. Pick Of The Week goes to Christos Gage & Tom Raney for Avengers Academy #12 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Invincible #79 (Image), Uncanny X-Force #8 (Marvel), Green Lantern #65 (DC), Super Dinosaur #1 (Image), and Avengers #12 (Marvel).
The upcoming episodes for May could very well be brought to you by…you! Tune-in at the end and find out how.
Action-packed week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Mike Costa, Christos Gage, Chee, and Antonio Fuso for G.I. JOE: COBRA #13 (IDW). Fast Five picks include Brightest Day #20 (DC), Darkwing Duck #9 (BOOM! Studios), Thunderbolts #153 (Marvel), Green Lantern Corps #57 (DC), and 28 Days Later #20 (BOOM! Studios).
Independent titles rule supreme! Pick Of The Week goes to Ben McCool & Nikki Cook for Memoir #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include G.I. JOE: Cobra #12 (IDW), Hellblazer #275 (Vertigo), Doctor Who #1 (IDW), The Boys #50 (Dynamite), and Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #4 (IDW).
Alas, a Pick Of The Week AND a Fast Five all in one packed episode! Pick Of The Week goes to John Layman & Rob Guillory for Chew #13 (Image). Fast Five picks include Hulk #24 (Marvel), DC Universe: Legacies #4 (DC), G.I. Joe: Cobra #7 (IDW), Air #24 (Vertigo), and Secret Avengers #4 (Marvel).
I’d apologize for this episode being longer than normal, but I APOLOGIZE FOR NOTHING!
In which Jesse, Art, and Freddie discuss the long awaited return of The Stuff of Legend, the highly anticipated finale of X-Men: Second Coming, and the mindbending film that everyone is talking about…The Rock.
[0:01:50] The Stuff of Legend: The Jungle 1
[0:12:40] The Sixth Gun #2
[0:18:21] Daytripper #8
[0:24:39] Sweets #1
[0:32:31] X Files/30 Days of Night 1
[0:37:58] The Comic Book Guy – The Comic Book 1
[0:42:27] Batman 701
[0:45:17] Superman 701
[0:51:54] X-Men Second Coming 2 + Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age