Deconstructing Comics #591: “Promethea”: A mind-bending, life-changing comic

While Alan Moore and J.H. Williams’ Promethea, published from 1999 to 2005, is not one of Moore’s most remembered works, it’s not because the author wasn’t at the top of his game. Kumar and Emmet find it to be entrancing, even if you don’t buy into the various magical and spiritual elements that Moore built into it.

Also, inevitably, the incorporation of Promethea and other Moore creations into the DC Universe comes up; is it really just a business decision, or is the publisher singling out Moore’s work out of spite?

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Riddick Review, The Australian Election and Michael Shannon to play both Elvis Presley AND Richard Nixon

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NSFW!!!!

 

We may sound funny to us, but we (hopefully) sound ok to you. Let’s get it on!

 

G Money thought Robbie Williams and Robin Williams were the same person for years.

We try to explain what happened with the Australian elections and what it might mean for us and the country

 

UFP Crew Questions!

–          It’s official, Iron Man 3 is terrible

–          New 52 Vs Marvel Now

–          Best/favourite Directors

–          Explaining the Australian elections via nerd/pop culture references

–          Yeast infections

–          Crabs

–          Thor 2 posters

–          Web shows we watch

–          Female superhero movies

 

You get to hear what we talk about over the break! It’s our reaction to the new Lobo.

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Movie Review: Riddick

 

NERD NEWS! (@ 1 hour 29 mins)

–          JH Williams walks off Batwoman

–          CP Smith replaces Ben Templesmith on Ten Grand

–          All new Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh

–          Harley Quinn Zero issue art contest

–          Casting news for Amazing Spiderman 2 and 3

–          Mortal Instruments future uncertain (GOOD!)

–          Michael Shannon to play Elvis Presley

–          iPhone 5S released and no-one cares!

–          Diablo 3 for PS3/Xbox360

–          How much it would cost to make Dr Wily’s castle from Mega Man 2

Comic reviews

–          Infinity #2

–          Forever Evil

–          Battle of the Atom

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 142 – Geek Girl Con 2011

The Backroom team discuss what they are reading, share memories from playing Arkham City, and look back at Geek Girl Con 2011.

Questions? Comments? Stop by The Backroom website.

This episode can be played online via the flash player below or it can be downloaded from here. It is available on iTunes and Stitcher.