This week we cover Thor V2 #29! Jurgens, Kubert & Co present Thor vs The Wrecking Crew, with the life of Hogun the Grim in the balance! Plus, Jagrfelm has a bit of elf trouble, as Malekith the Accused takes “raiding the ice box” to a whole new level 😉
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- 00:00:30 – Introduction
- 00:02:21 – Setup
- 00:03:03 – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero
- 00:28:16 – Adam Strange/Future Quest Special
- 00:45:10 – Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special
- 00:53:05 – Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special
- 01:04:30 – Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special
- 01:20:22 – Wrap up
- 01:22:14 – Contact us
This week Andy and Derek discuss five new titles. They start off with Michael DeForge’s latest book, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (Drawn and Quarterly). While this is an unusual story, it’s nonetheless one of DeForge’s most conventional stories, at least when compared to many of his previous works. It’s an episodic narrative about its titular character, a multi-talented 49-year-old woman who moves to a Canadian national park to escape a scandal surrounding her rich father’s finances. There she befriends a bunny named Oatmeal, a moose lawyer who goes by the name “Lisa Hanawalt,” a love-struck eel, a “marked” young woman called Girl McNally, dumb geese, proxy ants, a bear chronicler, and the park’s wannabe reporter “Michael DeForge.” Did we mention that this is one of DeForge’s more conventional stories? This title began as a webcomic on Tumblr, and while people can still find the complete comic up and available, the guys strongly recommend that listeners get the new book to fully take in the physical, tactile experience.
Next, the Two Guys with PhDs turn to the four new Hanna-Barbera one-shots from DC Comics: the Adam Strange/Future Quest Special (by Mark Andreyko, Jeff Parker, and Steve Lieber), the Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special (Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna), the Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special (James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, and Ariel Olivetti), and the Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special (Tony Bedard, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales). They both enjoy all four of the titles, although Derek has some reservations about the Suicide Squad/Banana Splits team-up, and Andy feels that the Green Lantern/Space Ghost one is a missed opportunity. But they spend about as much time discussing the short backups in these four specials, with Howard Chaykin’s Ruff ‘n’ Reddy being a standout. Is that any surprise
So the guys were invited to the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con to cover the event. Ben and Dave went to check out to see what it was about. They were definitely pleasantly surprised at the attendance and how well the show was put together. And they definitely see this growing into something big. Of course while they were there they took the time to talk to some people and those recordings are in this weeks episode to share with you. If you missed the show, then make sure you check it out next year, but for now here is our coverage of The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, Enjoy!
#stumpthegeekspeak question of last week: When did the Marvel 616 and Ultimate Universes first cross over, and which characters were involved?
Answer: Spider-Men mini series 2012. Peter Parker, Mile Morales, Mysterio
And the Winner is: Stevo Marvel Smart. Congrats you are the honorary beard of knowledge!
#stumpthegeekspeak question of the week: Where and when was the first comic book convention held?
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con website: http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/
Check out An Elegant Weapon here: http://anelegantweapon.ca/
Coat of Arms website: http://www.coatofarmscomics.com/
Here is Luscious’s website: http://www.therealluscious.com/
Scott Hanna’s art: http://www.theartistschoice.com/hanna.htm
Craig Blake (The Art of Old School) on FB: https://www.facebook.com/highevolution
Hound Comics (Brimestone) website: http://www.houndcomics.com/
Mark McKenna’s website: http://www.markmckennaart.com/
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On this podcast we talk about that Jesse Eisenberg / Lex Luthor thing that happened. Then we move on to X-Men, Geek Cred, and review Earth 2 Annual #2 and Saga #18. Listen in!
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