WARNING! In this episode we talk about a sexual assault scene in Issue 4 of this story. We will provide a trigger warning before we begin talking about it and our show notes will have the time stamps of when we start talking about it and when we finish talking about it.
Kaijumax is a story about giant monsters (Kaiju) that are imprisoned on an island with guards who can grow into giant superheros. We talk about the world building, the tone of the book, the humor, and more.
Made up curse words and slurs (14:16)
Electrogar’s rape scene (17:29)
Aftermath of Jeung Killing a Kaiju (22:20)
World Building (26:35)
Tone of the book (36:46)
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Tim Across America pt 5! In Minneapolis, Tim visits the studio of Zander Cannon, author of Heck(discussed in episode 381) and layout artist for Alan Moore’s Top Ten and Smax. He talks with Tim about developing Heck, working with Alan Moore, whether going to San Diego is all that essential for a newbie to the comics business, and — Hey, Kevin Cannon’s your brother, right?!?
Two new books from Top Shelf this week, both of which touch on themes related to Christianity — but in VERY different ways…
Jeffrey Brown’s latest, A Matter of Life, centers on Brown’s growing up in a religious family, yet not feeling that interested in religion, and coming to terms with the feeling that he must believe, yet doesn’t really want to. Yet, parts of the book seem unrelated to this theme. Does the focus wander too much?
Then, in Zander Cannon’s Heck, the discovery of a portal to Hell in his late father’s basement leads Hector Hammarskjold to make visits to the underworld a career choice. His journey leads to a lot of interesting philosophical food for thought — for us, at least, if not for him.
Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Interviews fresh from the convention floor from Heidi MacDonald, the Eisner-nominated blogger of ComicsBeat.com, Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of Publishers Weekly, with new episodes daily during the con!
In today’s episode, Heidi interviews David Petersen, creator of Mouse Guard, who discusses the Archaia merger and what’s coming for Mouse Guard, Jimmie Robinson discusses his long history with Image and his Image comic Five Weapons, and Zander Cannon of the comic Heck from Top Shelf talks about his work and his new digital comics monthly Double Barrel in this podcast from PW Comics World.
On this podcast we review three new titles: DC Comics’ Trinity of Sin: Pandora and Batman ‘66, and Marvel Comics’ What If? AVX #1. Oh, and a quick review of The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1. That’s about it, really. Listen in!