The Frontline crew meets up once again to discuss the latest in comic and related media news. This week, however, they mix the format up a bit and spotlight some comics for discussion before going into the shorter version of the Top 5. They also announce the winner of the 3000 subscriber contest, naming the lucky viewer that gets to join the news portion of the cast next week in episode #104!
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Announcing the Everything Blows Iron Man Fanart Contest! Ross and Nick are giving away 40 issues starring the Armored Avenger… Iron Man #281-318 and annuals. Enter the contest by designing your own Iron Man armor and posting a link to it here in the comments. Entry deadline is Monday, January 20th. The winner will be announced on the next episode.
We begin the episode with a review of last summer’s Iron Man 3. Kelly and Ross dig the film, finding it surprisingly strong compared to Iron Man 2. But Nick is indifferent to it and decides that he’s done watching new big budget action movies.
However, Nick is not indifferent to the depiction of District 11 in The Hunger Games, which inspires a passionate debate regarding Suzanne Collins’s use of African-American culture and history to establish thematic touchstones and metaphors in the book. Kelly offers a compelling defense of the depiction, Nick gets hyperbolic with his attack, and Ross agrees with everybody.
The conversation shifts to Kelly’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign for her new novel, Storykiller. We discuss a conundrum she’s facing with her incentive levels — the book is going to be a hardcover that’ll require a pledge of around $35 bucks to get it. Are there people who’ll demand a softcover version? Will this price leave more frugal backers out in the cold? Or will those people be fine with a digital version of the book and some small schwag?
No Pick this week, but we do have a hearty Fast Five to cover! Picks include Blackest Night #2 (DC), Ultimate Comics: Avengers #1 (Marvel), The Walking Dead #64 (Image), Deadpool #13 (Marvel), and Atomika #10 (Mercury Comics).
Even though there isn’t a pick, there IS a contest thanks toRising Sun Creations! Y’all like variant covers?
No pick this week, but there is a contest! Fast Five picks include Final Crisis #6 (DC), B.P.R.D. The Black Goddess #1 (Dark Horse), The Amazing Spider-Man #583 (Marvel), G.I. Joe #1 (IDW), and Green Lantern Corps #32 (DC).
Contest is for a copy of the Watchmen (Vertigo) TPB.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! This special episode of Too Old to Grow Up! is all about All Hallow’s Eve, the history, the costumes, the movies, and the fun. We also touch on some past episodes and announce our Super Show Contest Winner.