V for Vertigo, Episode 116: The Itch

I began the show talking about the itch I feel from time to time. No, not THAT itch—the shopping itch. It’s the reason why guys may go a little overboard when it comes to our hobbies. I reminisce on a couple of old, but great, video games.

I wish I could say I’m finally done talking about Fables, but I’m not. I am done reading about it in Fables: The Dark Ages (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham). It finally introduces and deals with things that should have been done way earlier.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 115: Taxi Sono Que!

Jersey Shore is back! Oh yeah! And I don’t understand MTV’s, or most cable network’s, policy when it comes to posting shows online. I discuss my rather bad experience with an online toy retailer. Don’t shop there.

I discuss the oldie John Constantine, Hellblazer: Fear & Loathing (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillion). It’s like the preview of the great Preacher series.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 114: Easy Peasy

I stop myself from going on one rant by covering the new and surprisingly good, Thundercats show. Then I spend a few minutes going over my excellent, but out of print goody—Spawn Origins Deluxe Vol. 1.

Unfortunately, I must eventually move on to Fables: War & Pieces (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham). It’s the most anti-climatic ending to the war with the Adversary, and the easiest war ever.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 113: Captain Air

It’s a short show this week. However, I do spend a few minutes giving my spoiler free thoughts on Captain America: The First Avenger. It’s good, but also disappointing, and not in the way you think a comic book host might think.

I end the show by covering the prematurely canceled series, Air: A History of the Future (G. Willow Wilson, M.K. Perker). It’s a disappointing ending to a series that could have been great, if it had more time.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 112: The Mass Effect of Comic Con

Good morning everyone! I delve into talking about my limited experience with the overrated Mass Effect 1. I also compare the differences between Mass Effect and Dragon Age Origins.

Because of some tiny convention this week, I believe it’s called San Diego Comic Con, there’s plenty of news. I go over the panels I wasn’t able to attend and the upcoming books. I’m one step closer to the end of Fables by reviewing Fables: The Good Prince (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham).

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V for Vertigo, Episode 111: One More Thing!

I’m back! I talk about the recent changes in Netflix subscriptions and how it’s not that big a deal. But people like to whine about things being taken away anyway. Also, Jackie Chan Adventures is on their stream so you should watch it. Hi-yah!

If you’re going to San Diego Comic Con, check out the Vertigo panels, and pick me up the Back to the Future exclusive. I then delve into the slice-of-life book, Daytripper (Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba), which is not as boring as it sounds.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 110: Cameron’s Cameras

It wouldn’t be an Independence Day weekend without a Michael Bay movie. So I give my spoil-free thoughts of Transformers: Dark (Side) of the Moon and about the trilogy in general. Even though I’m a HUGE Transformers fan, my thoughts are not as favorable as you might think.

I then cover Fables: Sons of Empire (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham). It’s a very thick trade that’s all over the place. I’m not even sure who the sons of empire are.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 109: My Last Kotei?

I lack energy this week and my voice is gone because of the San Jose kotei. As much fun as I had, it may be my last one. I talk about it and me taking a break from the collectible card game, Legend of the Five Rings.

I go over some old school Vertigo by covering Shade, the Changing Man: The American Scream (Peter Milligan, Chris Bachalo, Mark Pennington) without me screaming. It’s not as outdated as I thought it’d be, but it’s way more trippier than I thought it’d be.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 108: Skript

Just when I thought there was nothing to talk about on this hot, summer day, I find something I’ve been meaning to watch for ages—Never Sleep Again! If you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, you should watch it. If you’re not a fan, but into movies and the going ons behind them, you should watch it.

There’s no news this week, but there is Fables. Bigby’s back and so is his wolfpack in Fables: Wolves (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham). Too bad, half the trade is fluff.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 107: Simple Names

It is a fine day as I celebrate the Dallas Mavericks beating the Miami Heat! Not one, indeed. I dissect why the Mavericks were the better team. To be honest, I picked the Heat to win in six, but was hoping for the Mavs.

There’s one piece of news this week as I talk about yet another Vertigo cancellation. I’m not surprised because it was one of those simple titles that all the canceled books had. Coincidence? I think not.

I move on talking the recently canceled Vertigo title in Greek Street: Blood Calls for Blood (Peter Milligan, Davide Gianfelice). In case you’re wondering, it’s not about Greek life in a different country.

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Before I talk about comics, I break down my Top 5 Cartoons of all time. Woo-hoo! There’s been some kind of news with DC this week, but I have a hard time remembering it. I think it’s big. Whatever it is, it makes me incoherent.

I move on to Fables: Arabian Days (And Nights) by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham. Because of the title expect a lot of singing from Aladdin.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 105: We Have Heart

This is a short episode this week, but I do cover a lot of ground like the UFC, Majesty, organic food, and culture differences. Listen as my voice gets progressively worse throughout the episode. There was a lot of editing done.

I soldier through and cover The Vinyl Underground: Watching the Detectives (Si Spencer, Simon Gane, Cameron Stewart), which is very similar to every other English comic that takes place in London I’ve read. But it’s better than some, worse than others.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 104: Make Your Own Smallville Finale

It’s been a few years since I’ve regularly watched Smallville, but of course, I had to watch the series finale. I “spoil” that. The finale was so bad an episode that I decided to make my own Smallville finale with complete sound effects. How would you have done the last episode?

I cover the rather good Fables: Homelands (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham). We finally get some answers to the main plot about the Adversary and who he is.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 103: Summer Movies

I recently watched both Thor and Fast Five so you know I have to talk about them. Don’t worry, I don’t spoil them, but if you haven’t seen them, you should. And stay past the credits, this includes Fast Five.

There’s one sad, but unsurprising news this week as I say goodbye to FOX’s Human Target. I then move on talking about the imaginative, inventive, and something else that starts with ‘i’ in The Unwritten: Dead Man’s Knock (Mike Carey, Peter Gross). It’s Vertigo’s best ongoing series.

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V for Vertigo, Episode 102: Icka-something

It’s that time of the year again to talk about the NBA playoffs—playoffs! I talk about how dirty the Lakers were and got swept by the Dallas Mavericks.

However, I spend most of the show talking about comics. Because I’m me, I mispronounce things, more than I usually do when I begin my journey to finish Fables by covering Fables: The Mean Seasons (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham). Of course, it feels more like an epilogue than anything else. And if anyone could tell me what The Mean Seasons means, I’d be grateful.

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