It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #269 features my interview with writer Charles Soule and artist Alberto Alburqueque, who are bringing their excellent Oni Press series Letter 44 to a conclusion soon! We go behind the scenes to talk about how this book came to be, how they’ve been bringing individual issues our way, and what we can expect as the comic comes to what I’m sure will be a shocking ending in the next couple of months ahead. For more on this book, go to this link. To follow Charles, go here on Twitter, and to keep up with Alberto, here’s the place to go!
Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! The third issue is now available, and we talk about how this is the perfect time to jump on board because Sam’s included a recap for new fans! We also preview the upcoming fourth and concluding issue in this miniseries as well as what the future holds for Sam and this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!
FREAKS AND GEEKS! This month, the Freaks welcome to the show DMan and Peregrine from The Definitive Geek Podcast to take a peek at the animated feature “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies”. Also thrown into the mix are an episode of Justice League Unlimited called “Clash” and the short feature “Captain Marvel-Return Of Black Adam” just for good measure! It’s a PEAK WEEK to hear GEEKS and FREAKS SPEAK!
This week the freaks finish up their two Theme Month podcasts with this spirited, typically tangental discussion that covers everything from Wertham to whether comics have a left or right bias. Now do we get to discuss religion next? No wonder Scott drinks during our show!
This October many Comic Book Podcasts are joining up and featuring the theme of Politics In Comics. The CCL is no exception and is happy to participate. But as a solo podcaster, it’s hard to debate myself, so I had to dig into the Library and find a suitable book that covers both government and superheroes. I found it in the classic/must read Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. But instead of focusing in on Batman, I reached for another angle and that is Superman and his role with the current United States administration. It’s a perspective of the book that I think you’ll find it very insightful and force you to look at it differently then you have in the past.
Also on the show this week, there’s news of an Industrial Strength Brat Pack HC by Rick Veitch, an upcoming Marvel Masterworks Human Torch Volume 2, an update on the misprint of Showcase Presents Haunted Tank Volume 2 and word of a Wolverine Omnibus slated for next spring just in time for the Hugh Jackman movie.
Lastly I want to congratulate the winners of my latest giveaway contest: Wanted TPB goes to Michael McHardy, Calgary, Alberta and The Goon Vol. 0 Rough Stuff goes to Richard Holland, Chicago, IL; all this and the New Releases of the Week.
This is our first entry in the Comics Podcast Theme Week that takes up all of October- POLITICS! Go HERE to see the other participating podcasts! In this episode we will be discussing the presidencies of Captain America and Superman. We also discuss the first black president and a female vice-president, but not in the way you’re thinking! Plus some patriotic words from “One Called Kirk”