“Constantly in Danger of Scurvy”
This week on the podcast Andy and Derek flip through the pages of the June Previews catalog, and there they find a whole slew of great upcoming titles. In fact, this month they find solicits on an exciting lineup of new alternative/indie books, including Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve #13 and Seth’s Palookaville #21 (both from Drawn & Quarterly), the Hernandez brothers’ Love & Rockets: New Stories No. 6 (Fantagraphics), John Lewis & Andrew Aydin’s March, Book 1 (Top Shelf), Zak Sally’s Sammy the Mouse Vol. 2 (Uncivilized Books), Ben Acker & Ben Blacker’s The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Archaia Entertainment), Jack Katz’s The First Kingdom, Vol. 1: The Birth of Tundran (Titan Comics), P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations (NBM), Classics Illustrated Deluxe, Vol. 10: The Murder in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales (Papercutz), as well as Howard Chaykin’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Walt Kelly’s Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics, Vol. 1 (both from Hermes Press). Other highlights of this episode include:
- Derek’s grumblings about the “Muppet Babies” phenomenon and the annoying juvenilization of Hellboy, Kiss, Mad magazine, and other “mature” properties
- Lessons on name pronunciations
- Andy’s upcoming appearance at HeroesCon and his need of fresh fruit
- And the Two Guys with PhDs’ new caricatures (thanks to Benjamin Birdie)!
Also, Derek and Andy remind listeners about their June giveaway (in conjunction with Lone Star Comics in Plano, TX), an official Star Trek Klingon disruptor. Listen! Enter! Love!