Comics Alternative Episode 131: Reviews of Nemo: River of Ghosts, Rebels #1, and No Mercy #1

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This week Derek and Andy discuss three recent titles, each of which is part of a larger series. First, they review the third in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s Nemo trilogy, Nemo: River of Ghosts (Top Shelf). The guys begin their discussion by looking at the series as a whole — even placing the Nemo3trilogy within the larger context of Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen universe — and then exploring the accessibility of the text as a singular narrative. River of Ghosts certainly needs to stand alongside the first two Nemo volumes, Heart of Ice and The Roses of Berlin, but the intertextual demands imbedded in the story (and in the Nemo trilogy as a whole) are far fewer than they are in the League books. Indeed, the three-part story of Janni Dakkar, beginning in 1925 (in Heart of Ice) and wrapping up in 1987, where River of Ghosts concludes, reads more as an adventure tale to be enjoyed than as a literary text to be deciphered. Yet, the Nemo trilogy is still part of Moore’s larger narrative tapestry, and its picaresque quality adds even further dimension to the already substantive League universe. Next, the Two Guys turn to the latest series from Brian Wood, Rebels (Dark Horse). In this inaugural issue, with art by Andrea Mutti, we get a good dose of historical fiction — the New Hampshire Grants become pivotal, and Ethan Allen even makes an appearance — but in many ways it’s familiar territory to Wood.Rebels2 This first narrative arc’s subtitle, “A Well-Regulated Militia,” as well as the introductory premise embedded on the first page, suggest that this series may be similar to Wood’s long-running DMZ in political and cultural tone. Although that one of his favorite series from the past decade, Derek hopes that the allegorical messaging found in DMZ doesn’t become too heavy in Rebels. And Andy observes that perhaps the series will stick more closely to the kind of historically based fiction we find in Northlanders. Yet, despite a little confusion generated by the issue’s central confrontation, a class between colonials and redcoats at the village courthouse, the guys found Rebels #1 a solid read and anticipate the series to come. Andy and Derek wrap up this week’s show with a review of No Mercy #1 (Image), the new series from Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil. What begins as a potentially light or trendy look at youth culture turns darker and more complex as the story develops. As de Campi makes clear in her comments at the end of this first issue, the lives and interactions of young adults are rich enough with drama without the usual genre-bendings or twists found in many contemporary narratives. There are no vampires, no otherworldly visitations, no anthropomorphic engagements. In No Mercy, we can expect to get real people from real contexts, and the story will be driven by their all-too-real desires and limitations. And in this first issue, we see de Campi and McNeil play out this premise to an uncertain, and unexpected, crescendo.

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Pacific Rim review, Oldboy and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will be extraordinarily horrible

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NSFW!!!

 

PHEW! Long-ass show today! Lots to get through so here you go!

 

New Simpsons might be turning it around

Coining phrases such as “One-handed Ad” and “Gayer than Baz Luhrmann’s browsing history”

The “Jobs” cardboard cut-out may make you not want to see the movie

Another reason why we do the Podcast is revealed (and it’s in relation to a highly implausible scenario)

New vids are up on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UltimateFacepalmUFP

Assholes….. Just….. assholes.

 

NEWS!

Sh*thead DJ who drove nurse to kill herself is now suing her employers

Getting SO drunk you want to pretend you’re Rebel Wilson

Here’s one for you for free, DON’T visit the Legoland Discovery Centre at the Ontario tourism centre without a child with you

 

MOVIE REVIEWS!

Pacific Rim

Despicable Me 2

 

UPF CREW QUESTIONS!

Kick Ass 2 review shall be forthcoming

RIPD Movie

Vin Diesel meeting with Marvel

Which was worse; Nic Cage in Ghost Rider or Shaq in Steel?

 

NERD NEWS! @ 1 hour 30 mins

Oldboy remake

Ales Kot off Suicide Squad

Andrew Hope to write an ongoing Fantomex series

Fox to pick up League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series (and it will more than likely horrible)

Curse of Chucky will be released to no audience

Live action Jungle Book adaptation

Sandman Overture, 6 issues being released bi-monthly

New TV spot for Agents of SHIELD

Smash Brothers will now be streaming

Rockstar Job listing hints at PC port for GTA5

Assassin’s Creed IV manga to be released in Jump X on August 10

Game releases for the week:

 

–          11 July 2013

         Star Wars Pinball

         Wii U

 

         Toki Tori 2

         PC

 

         Tiny Thief

         iPhone

 

–          12 July 2013

         Dynasty Warriors 8

         Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

–          14 July 2013

         Mega Man Unlimited

         PC

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Holiday Gift Suggestions 2011

In this special episode, Cammy the elf once again helps you with some gift suggestions for that special geek in your life. New this year; I highlight Kids / Young Adult comics!

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 130 – Comic Train Of Thought

The Backroom team discuss a wide range of topics including: Terminator vs. RoboCop, The Crow, Thundercats, Comic Con and Voltron.

Questions? Comments? Stop by The Backroom website.

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Back To The Bins! #55

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Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (of “View From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!! Journey with them now…back…Back To The Bins!!

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We hope you enjoy our show and will join us each and every week for more of
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Tales of the Justice Society of America“!! “!!

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F BombCast 61: Gaiman Tastes Like Bacon

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Episode 62

While the Title of the episode is Gaiman Tastes like Bacon, The subject of the show is Alan Moore. A surprise Nuptial is announced and this is an invitation you need to see. Our comic fans will rejoice as a lot of them are discussed. Ostrander’s Suicide Squad mini from a few years ago rears its ugly head, Hack/Slash is ready to lop it off, And Dead@17 is ready to show you her tits. We look into that Crazy Curmudgeon, Alan Moore in depth including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Top 10, WildCATS, and much, much more.

E-mail us at: TJ@fbombcast.com, Kevin@fbombcast.com, Mike@fbombcast.com

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Two True Freaks! Classic – Episode 8

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This episode is a rerun that originally aired September 29th, 2008.

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Episode 8 – Trailer Trash Talk

In this classic and much more free-form show, The Freaks discuss the teasers and trailers for such then-upcoming films as Frank Miller’s “The Spirit”, “TR2N” (now retitled “TRON: Legacy”), “Terminator: Salvation” and the remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still” among others.

Chris throws one of his best on-air fits ever all about garage sale etiquette and Scott invents the phrase “hobby raping”. Add some Firesign Theatre, the Justice League roll call, and a trip to the Freak Museum and you it’s easy to see why this is one of the Freaks’ most beloved episodes.

The song featured in the Freak Museum segment is “Our Song” by Roger Waters from the soundtrack to the movie “The Body”.

Enjoy!!

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Two True Freaks! Episode 86 – The World Of Indiana Jones

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In this MASSIVE episode, the freaks are joined by Josh Baker and Michael Bailey as they talk about all things Indy! All four movies, video games, comics, music, toys, books it’s all crammed in here! This podcast simulates the Indiana Jones experience so well that you will swear you are being dragged on your belly behind a speeding truck!

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Alternate Reality – Episode 145

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Alternate Reality – Episode #145

Book of the Month – League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

April contest winner announced.

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