Arc Reactions – 107 – Judge Dredd: Tour of Duty

We cover Judge Dredd: Tour of Duty for our second episode of Follow Up Fall in 2018. We head back out to the Cursed Earth and join Judge Dredd in his  new assignment. We talk about the villain, the setting, and the social commentary of this story.

Bad Things
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The story with the mutant that exudes pheremones to control men (2:28)

Good Things
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Mayor Byron Ambrose/PJ Maybe (12:11)

Dredd and Rico teaming up (20:56)

Setting (23:59)

Mutant/Human relations alegory (29:53)

 

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Arc Reactions – 44 – Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth
Arc Reactions – 29 – Punisher: Welcome Back Frank
Arc Reactions – 85 – V For Vendetta
Arc Reactions – 70 – Kaijumax

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Deconstructing Comics #493: The Dangers of Satire (But don’t back down!)

Charlie HebdoThe panel discussion “You can get killed doing this: sketches from the satire biz” was held at the recent MoCCA Fest in New York. The panel discussed the chilling effects on what satirical works get published, and why it’s important to keep publishing satire anyway. The blurb in the festival’s booklet reads in part: “Can satire survive in a world of trigger warnings and Kalishnikov triggers? Could the National Lampoon be published in a post-Charlie Hebdo world? Is self-censorship the greatest sin of all?” This week we present an excerpt of that discussion.

It was led by Rick Meyerowitz, formerly of National Lampoon, and featured political cartoonist Steve Brodner, former National Lampoon co-editor Sean Kelly, and cartoonist Peter Kuper.

Also: Tim meets up with Mike Seid, Rahsaan Romain, and John Lee at the New York Aspiring Comic Creators Club meetup!

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Arc Reactions – 43 – Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth

We cover Deadpool – Merc With A Mouth this month. This is a story where Deadpool is hired to retrieve his own zombified head and of course it doesn’t go smoothly. This 13-issue series is from 2009-2010 and involves time travel, the Savage Lands, and a blimp.

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BAD THINGS
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Depection of women (19:27)
Plot (54:53)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Humor (1:03:56)
Homage covers (1:11:20)

 

FINALE
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Deadpool (1:13:20)

 

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Episode 34 – The Wake

Episode 35 – Billy Love Nibbles

Darth Jar Jar Theory

I was unable to find the link to the specific article I read about the Jason Todd as the Joker theory that I mentioned in the episode.

Our next podcast will be our review of the Deadpool film on February 14th. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Joker’s Last Laugh on February 16th.

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Jules Feiffer

“We said things that made Jules Feiffer laugh”

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On this Veteran’s Day, the Two Guys salute one of the most talented, and certainly the most satirical, men to serve in the U.S. military: Jules Feiffer. They talk with him about his latest book, and his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother (Liveright), and about his decision to write within the noir/crime genre. KillMyMotherDerek and Andy are particularly curious about the artist’s interest in classic film noir, his handling of fast and smart dialogue, and his use of a cinematic technique to tell his story. They spend a good deal of time asking Feiffer about the evolution of the narrative and the ways his characters unfolded during the creative process. Kill My Mother is set in the 1930s and early 1940s, and Feiffer reveals to the guys — and much to their surprise — that this is just the first in a planned trilogy of stories. The next book, Cousin Joseph, will be a prequel to the recent graphic novel, and then the third will take place during the McCarthy era and deal with the blacklist. Along the way they discuss Tantrum — a “novel-in-pictures,” not a “graphic novel” — the impetus behind the classic The Great Comic Book Heroes, his experiences writing for film and the theater, and his relationship with Will Eisner and his time on The Spirit. This is a great interview, and Andy and Derek are grateful for the time that Jules gave to them. Plus, they’re excited because this is the first time they’ve ever had a Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winner on the show!

 

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Two True Freaks! Episode 157 – The Dark Knight Before Christmas Commentary Special!

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In a special Christmas present to their listeners Scott and Chris extend the warmest of holiday spirit in this…oh, come on, who am I fooling? Basically, this podcast is the audio equivilant of the Freaks beating Christopher Nolan to within an inch of his life in a back alley. Then they tell Morgan Freeman that there is no Santa Clause while stabbing Michael Caine with a sharpened candy cane. And Bale…. oh, Bale, the Freaks have stuff planned for YOU that decency dictates can’t be put up in this public forum, just know that it concerns a Christmas tree and a certain Dark Orifice. Ho Ho Ho! WARNING- This episode is NOT FOR THE KIDDIES (or people who take their crappy Dark Knight movies seriously). This audio commentary is 2 1/2 hours of savage mocking and ruthless griping by two podcasters with Tourette’s Syndrome.

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