Comics Alternative, Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

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Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit

Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current episode Andy and Derek have decided to discuss the many uses of The Spirit since Will Eisner’s passing on January 3, 2005. And there are a lot more manifestations of The Spirit than you might think. The guys compare and contrast the various uses of this seminal crimefighter, highlighting those examples that attempt to capture the original tone of The Spirit, that deviate from the original in curious ways, and that cross over into other narrative worlds. The many titles and creators they discuss include:

  • the one-shot Batman/The Spirit, by Joef Loeb and Darwyn Cooke in 2007 (DC Comics)
  • the 32-issue run of The Spirit between 2007 and 2009, by Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, and many others (DC Comics)
  • Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales’s 6-issue miniseries First Wave, published between 2010 and 2011 (DC Comics)
  • the concurrent-running The Spirit: First Wave series by Mark Schultz, David Hine, and others, going for 17 issues from 2010-2011 (DC Comics)
  • Mark Waid’s 4-issue miniseries Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction, illustrated by various artists and released in 2013 (IDW Publishing)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade, running for 12 issues between 2015 and 2016 (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • the recent first issue of Francesco Francavilla’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • and Joe Staton and Mike Curtis’s current Dick Tracy strip and its team-up with The Spirit (Tribune Company).

There is a lot packed into this episode — you’ll hear plenty about Ebony White, Commissioner and Ellen Dolan, Silk Satin, Mister Carrion, Sand Serif, The Octopus, and, of course, P’Gell — but, thankfully, almost no mention of the disastrous 2008 film. It’s all about the comics.

Check out the various The Spirit titles discussed in this special episode:

 

Burnt Weiners Episode 055 Whatever Happened To The World’s Fastest Man

What would you do if you could step out of time and had to save thousands upon thousands of people from a bomb? The Weiners take a look at Whatever Happened To The World’s Fastest Man from Accent UK, which takes a look at that very question. And here is a spoiler . . . WE LOVE THIS COMIC!

Weed checks out Spike #3 (IDW) and then leers for far too long at Lady Mechanika #1 (Aspen). Then moving onto Weed’s Stash, he fondly recollects his time with a choose your own adventure book.

Gronch in hand, Bo is excited about picking up the Orc Stain TPB (Image), and disgrees with John’s love of Thunder Agents #2 (DC) and First Wave #5 (DC). Also a few web comic updates are chit chatted about.

Thor and Jane Foster take John on a magical rainbow ride in THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER TPB (Marvel), before he talks about Justice League Generation Lost #15 (DC) and DCU Holiday Special 2010 #1 (DC).

Bo ends the show with a bit of Crossed talk and sings us a little song from the book!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 79

This week we discuss how much we love the Dingo. Michael Alan Nelson’s Dingo, that is.

THE LIST

INDIES

  • [01:14] Dingo #4
  • [06:41] Demo #2
  • [10:02] Green Hornet #1
  • [16:01] Forgetless 3
  • [19:27] Buffy The Vampire Slayer 33
  • [26:04] Crossed 9
  • [31:43] Sparta U.S.A. #1
  • [32:40] The Sword 22
  • [34:14] Underground 5
  • [36:15] Sweet Tooth 7

MAINSTREAM

  • [40:04] Detective Comics 862
  • [44:11] Adventure Comics 8
  • [47:10] First Wave 1
  • [51:50] Jonah Hex 53
  • [56:26] Wolverine: Weapon X #11
  • [1:02:02] Girl Comics 1
  • [1:09:45] Punisher Max – Butterfly (One-shot)
  • [1:12:19] Stephen King’s N 1
  • [1:17:41] Ultimate Avengers 5
  • [1:24:41] Ultimate Comics New Ultimates 1

Burnt Weiners Episode 017 Stephen Kings N

After Weed was rescued from the terrorists that kidnapped him last show, he decided to try and hold up the show with his contract negotiations . . . but the Weiners will go on without him! The guys talk about Stephen King’s N and OCD, and Travis shares his own little personal struggle. Then the guys talk about Battlfields, Chronicles of Wormwood, Star Trek : TNG, Punisher Max Butterfly, Adam Strange Planet Heist, First Wave and Forgetless. Travis shares his love of Hurt Locker, then Steege talks about Lost and everyone is VERY unprofessional!

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