Talking Legion: Legion #2 Review

After a couple delays, Ryan and Allen are finally able to get together and discuss the latest issue in the Legion miniseries. Not being so well received in the last episode, can this issue change the minds of your hosts? Sorry for the weird hum, Ryan had to rewire his set up due to technical difficulties. Thanks for listening!

Music by Ongface


Comics Alternative, Episode 256: Reviews of Kid Lobotomy #1 and #2, Carnival of Contagion, and Monograph

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Trying Too Hard

This week Paul and Derek review three new titles that are all quite different in content and audience. They begin with the first two issues of Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler’s Kid Lobotomy, the first series in IDW’s new Black Crown imprint. The guys start their discussion by referencing Shelly Bond and her stated intentions behind the new creator-owned line. But while they’re certainly amenable to the edgy or punk mentality that had once defined Vertigo, the guys feel that in her commentary in these first two issues, Bond is trying a little too hard to be hip and get us on board. And while both Derek and Paul are fans of Milligan’s storytelling, there’s something a little too much, something too crowded or unwieldy, about the premise of Kid Lobotomy. Nonetheless, given the creative team on this title, and its place in the new Black Crown line, the guys are going to give this series a lot of rope in hopes of being won over.

Next, the guys discuss Carnival of Contagion, a new educational comic from the University of Nebraska Press that’s all about vaccination awareness. Illustrated by Bob Hall, and written by him as well (along with John West and Judy Diamond), this is a title that’s apparently intended for classroom use. As Paul and Derek reveal, the story may be a little dry — and even didactic in places — but it effectively drives home the importance of vaccination not only for individuals, but for our communities as well.

Finally, the Two Guys turn to a behemoth of a text, Chris Ware’s Monograph (Rizolli). Both Derek and Paul are big fans of Ware’s creativity, and they’re mesmerized by the sheer beauty and ingenuity contained within this work (which is much more of an art book, and one with autobiographical impulses, than a comic). However, they’re a little put off at times by the apologetic tone of the author. Granted, Chris Ware is known for his self-deprecation, where he feels he has to apologize for his comics efforts as an artist. But such a stance can also take on a more self-aggrandizing quality, highlighting the uniqueness — and the “seriousness” or the high-brow-ness — of the project and contrasting it to more “common” or mainstream comics. This can also be seen in Art Spiegelman’s introduction and his emphasis on “comix.” But despite these minor annoyances, the guys are completely taken by this volume and strongly recommend it to not only Chris Ware fans, but to serious comics readers as a whole.

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #189: Nightworld, Genius and Terminal Hero Reviews!

Episode #189

On this podcast we talk about all the new DC Comics movie dates with our pal Doctor Fluxx from Feed it Comics / Game Face Theater. Then we review Nightworld #1, Genius #1 and Terminal Hero #1. That’s about it, really. Listen in!


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Supanova Perth, Image Comics Expo and Captain Planet: THE MOVIE



A short one (due to our Man Of Steel review) to keep you going until Sunday. Let’s have at it!


SUPANOVA wrap up


We play our new game “G Money Guesses Groupon!!!!!”

UFP Crew Questions

–          Florida Vs George Zimmerman

–          Douchebags at Supanova

–          Jim Carrey about Kick Ass 2



“Comedian” Josh Thomas once again, pushes the boundary of the definition of “Comedian”

Fifi Box once again, pushes the boundary of “relevancy“

Texan teens Justin Carter hauled off to jail for bad taste FB comments Vs Pharrell



Neil Gaiman’s American Gods signed for 6 seasons on HBO

Vertigo releases

–          Hinterkind by Ian Edgington

–          The Discipline by Peter Milligan

–          Dead Boy Detectives By Toby Litt

–          Suiciders by Lee Bermejo (both writing and art)

Image Expo News!

–          MPH By Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo

–          Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

–          ODY-C by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

–          Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

–          Black Science by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White

–          Deadly Class by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig

–          Alone by J Michael Straczynski and Bill Sienkiewicz

–          Lost Souls by J Michael Straczynski and Colleen Doran

–          Dream Police by J Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato

–          The Walking Dead will be released bi-weekly

Wolverine gum that no-one should buy!

State Of Decay re-submitted to the Australian Classification Board

Ubisoft hacked!

Latest GTA V needs a little room

Mad Max will be Australian after all!

If you’re an Xbox Fanboy, be ready to be labelled a “Chikan” or “Groper/pervert” in Japan

Terminator rebooting as a new trilogy

Captain Planet: THE MOVIE!!!

Geoff Johns to write for the new Arrow series

Agents of SHIELD promos

Dark Horse to re-launch the “Aliens” franchise

Private Eye #3


Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 184 (10/2/11)


Rockin’ the rock, and walkin’ the walk! Pick Of The Week goes to Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat for All-Star Western #1 (DC)! Fast Five picks include The Savage Hawkman #1 (DC), Aquaman #1 (DC), Captain America & Bucky #622 (Marvel), Justice League: Dark #1 (DC), and The Flash #1 (DC). Spoilers!

V for Vertigo, Episode 109: My Last Kotei?

I lack energy this week and my voice is gone because of the San Jose kotei. As much fun as I had, it may be my last one. I talk about it and me taking a break from the collectible card game, Legend of the Five Rings.

I go over some old school Vertigo by covering Shade, the Changing Man: The American Scream (Peter Milligan, Chris Bachalo, Mark Pennington) without me screaming. It’s not as outdated as I thought it’d be, but it’s way more trippier than I thought it’d be.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 107: Simple Names

It is a fine day as I celebrate the Dallas Mavericks beating the Miami Heat! Not one, indeed. I dissect why the Mavericks were the better team. To be honest, I picked the Heat to win in six, but was hoping for the Mavs.

There’s one piece of news this week as I talk about yet another Vertigo cancellation. I’m not surprised because it was one of those simple titles that all the canceled books had. Coincidence? I think not.

I move on talking the recently canceled Vertigo title in Greek Street: Blood Calls for Blood (Peter Milligan, Davide Gianfelice). In case you’re wondering, it’s not about Greek life in a different country.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 159 (3/20/11)

No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a great Fast Five! Picks include Ultimate Avengers Vs New Ultimates #2 (Marvel), Hulk #30.1 (Marvel), R.E.B.E.L.S. #26 (DC), 5 Ronin #3 (Marvel), and Amazing Spider-Man #656 (Marvel).

Stay tuned at the end for a special WonderCon announcement!

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 120

120 podcast, 120 minuets and 20 books. The boys strap themselves in for their longest podcast yet as they go over books not only from last week but the week before as well!  Listen as they get in a positive mood with with Lil’ Depressed Boy and then immediately have a heated debate over The Stuff of Legend. Also, big announcements are made as a new dawn for the Fourth Wall begins.


START (00:00:18)

Last Week

  • Jonah Hex #65 (00:00:47)
  • Herculian #1 (00:08:40)
  • Carbon Grey #1 (00:17:54)
  • Locke & Key Keys To The Kingdom #5  (00:23:55)
  • Sweet Tooth #19 (00:28:52)
  • Joe The Barbarian #8 (00:33:47)
  • Axe Cop Bad Guy Earth #1 (00:44:43)
  • Takio Gn Hc (00:47:01)

This Week


  • Lil Depressed Boy #2 (00:51:28)
  • Stuff of Legend: The Jungle #4 – Plus a discussion about violence in comic books and the effects on kids reading them. (00:59:50)
  • 27 #4 (01:17:00)
  • Walking Dead #82  (01:19:22)
  • Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood #2 (01:25:25)


  • Batman Incorporated #3 (01:29:39)
  • Venom #1 (01:35:40)
  • Punisher Max #11 (01:37:41)
  • 5 Ronin #2 (01:40:20)
  • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #155 (01:44:37)
  • New Avengers #10 (01:49:04)

Mini TRADE: Thor Mighty Avenger Tp Vol 02 (01:52:28)

Announcements (01:56:40)

END (2:00:00)

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 151 (1/23/11)

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).

Also, none of the titles this week are under $3!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Book Of The Month – Sub-Mariner: The Depths

From Marvel Knights, the Book Of The Month for July is Sub-Mariner: The Depths written by Peter Milligan and art by Esad Ribic. This title is a must-have for any fans of Namor or eerie horror movies, because you get the perfect combination of both in this underwater thriller!

Stay tuned at the end for the contest!