It’s our Favorites of 2013 special! We don’t say “Best of” because whom are we to say what’s best? Oh yeah, WE’RE COMIC NEWS INSIDER! Still, call it what you will, it’s our best/favorites/what we liked for 2013 in comics, TV, film and more. Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald, Erika Schultz (M3), Mike Cho and producer Joe Gonzalez. It’s a great, lengthy chat so strap in! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
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“There’s more than one severed penis in this comic.”
This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics review three new titles, and boy, are they geared up! They begin by looking at the Hernandez brothers’ latest issue of Love and Rockets: New Stories (Fantagraphics). Focusing first on Jaime’s contributions, they comment on how his narratives have evolved after the “Love Bunglers” storyline from issues number 3 and 4 of New Stories. They’re particularly interested in Jaime’s deeper exploration of the family of Vivian Solis, AKA Frogmouth, especially as it relates to Tonta and the reappearance of Angel Rivera (last seen in the “Ti-Girls Adventures”). Next, Andy and Derek delve into Gilbert’s contribution to the latest New Stories, spending a good deal of time doing close readings of the multiple narrative levels at work: the current story of Dora “Killer” Rivera’s visit to Palomar, the flashbacks to her deceased aunt and great-grandmother, and the films surrounding her great-grandmother, Maria. Here, the Two Guys bring up Gilbert’s new graphic novel, Maria M.: Book One (Fantagraphics), and how it plays off of so well the new Love and Rockets. They look at Maria M. not only as another installment of Fritz’s b-movie books — along with Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, and Love from the Shadows — but also, and perhaps more significantly, as a point of convergence among the various generations of Luba’s family. While Andy feels that Maria M. is a kind of retelling of Poison River (one of the most significant storylines in the first volume of Love and Rockets), Derek sees it as more of a prequel or lead-up to that narrative. Finally, the guys look at the first issue of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos’s Pretty Deadly (Image Comics). They discuss the density of comic, while at the same time commenting on the decompressed nature of the series’ premise.
There is a lot packed into this episode, plenty of close and detailed readings, and you’re going to have to listen to this show multiple times in order to savor every drop of the Two Guys’ insights…for what they’re worth.
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On this podcast we talk some Marvel news like the Ant-Man casting rumors, Daredevil #36, Avengers Anime and the Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer. Then we review the new books from IMAGE Comics: Velvet and Pretty Deadly. Listen in!
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BTW, happy early Halloween from Foshkos.
In this issue of the show Aitch, Elden and our new 3rd chair Peter discuss
The passing of Marcia Wallace and its impact on The Simpsons
The PBS Superheroes Documentary
Ol’ School United Artists movie theaters and Machete Kills
We also have an interview from The Third Eye Comics Halloween event featuring
Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham of The Five Ghosts of Fabian Gray
Kelley Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios of Pretty Deadly
(Thanks to Steve and the rest of the Third Eye crew for making this event happen!)
On our Pull List for Oct 30th we look at
The Fox #1
Sandman Overture #2
X-Men Battle of the Atom #2
Batman Death of the Family TPB 1 and 2
In our Comic Reviews we look at
Pretty Deadly #1
PLB comics Halloween special
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Continuing our ‘Women in Comics Month’ on the 3rd LIVE comics radio program from the sun, we welcome comic book colourist Jordie Bellaire. You have seen Jordie’s subtle hues and vibrant tints on such books as Hellraiser, Malignant Man and Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes from BOOM! and Jim Henson’s The Storyteller from Archaia. Currently, Jordie is hard at work on Emma Rios’s Doctor Strange and Tom Fowler’s Hulk Season one, both from Marvel as well as Chris Samnee’s fill in issue on Angela and Faith from Dark Horse. We’ll be chatting with Jordie about all this and much more on the next episode of Where Monsters Dwell. If you have a question you’d like to sake, post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call in these studio at 506-453-4949.
Huzzah, I say! Huzzah! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon for PunisherMAX #21 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include Heart #3 (Image), Orchid #4 (Dark Horse), Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #5 (DC), Amazing Spider-Man #677 (Marvel), and Scalped #55 (Vertigo). Spoilers!
My nose is stuffy. Send me citrus?
1. [02:09] The Walking Dead #81
2. [10:00] Spongebob Comics #1
3. [15:09] Lil Depressed Boy #1
4. [22:01] Hotwire: Deep Cut #3 (OF 3)
5. [30:44] Northlanders #37
6. [37:37] 27 #3 (OF 4)
7. [41:39] Osborn #3 (OF 5)
8. [51:39] New Avengers #9
9. [56:41] Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1 (OF 6)
10. [1:05:52] Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #153
11. [1:09:51] Wolverine #5.1
12. [1:15:09] Punisher Max #10
13. [1:22:44] Bakuman TP Vol 03
Happy New Year! The boys kick the new year off right by talking about the past two weeks worth of honorable mentions in the world of comics. Don’t forget to enter our Comic Giveaway Contest by mentioning us (@4wP) on Twitter!
[04:34] The Stuff Of Legend: The Jungle #3 (OF 4)
[07:11] Neonomicon #3 (OF 4)
[12:10] Batman Incorporated #2
[14:22] Ian Churchill’s Marineman #1
[16:10] Joe Hill’s The Cape One-Shot
[19:46] Osborn #2
[27:45] S.H.I.E.L.D. #5
[31:15] Astonishing Spider-Man Wolverine #4 (OF 6)
[39:06] Ultimate Comics Thor #3 (OF 4)
[44:05] Detective Comics #872
[48:47] Nemesis #4 (OF 4)
Get ready ladies and gentlemen, for the next hour and five minutes, it’s business time.
Sexy tentacles, Batman’s shiny, new, metal codpiece, and Lindsey Lohan are discussed.
[01:04] Batman Incorporated #1
[09:43] Batman: The Return #1
[18:53] Flash #6
[24:25] Osborn #1 (OF 4)
[34:14] Sixth Gun #6
[41:04] Superior #2 (OF 6)
[56:00] Northlanders #34
Freddie and Art finally convince Jesse to sink his teeth into American Vampire and the gang discuss how some horses may or may not have shotgun hooves.
Start / Intro [00:20]
- [01:10] American Vampire 2
- [07:25] Crossed: Family Values 1 (of 6)
- [15:08] Joe the Barbarian 4
- [18:48] Guardians of the Galaxy 25
- [23:22] X-Men Legacy 235
- [25:52] Captain America: Who Won’t Wield The Shield
- [28:32] Firestar 1
- [30:50] Ultimate Enemy 3
- [32:38] Ultimate Spider-Man 9
- [35:46] Green Lantern 53
Total Time [44:58]
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This week we discuss how much we love the Dingo. Michael Alan Nelson’s Dingo, that is.
- [01:14] Dingo #4
- [06:41] Demo #2
- [10:02] Green Hornet #1
- [16:01] Forgetless 3
- [19:27] Buffy The Vampire Slayer 33
- [26:04] Crossed 9
- [31:43] Sparta U.S.A. #1
- [32:40] The Sword 22
- [34:14] Underground 5
- [36:15] Sweet Tooth 7
- [40:04] Detective Comics 862
- [44:11] Adventure Comics 8
- [47:10] First Wave 1
- [51:50] Jonah Hex 53
- [56:26] Wolverine: Weapon X #11
- [1:02:02] Girl Comics 1
- [1:09:45] Punisher Max – Butterfly (One-shot)
- [1:12:19] Stephen King’s N 1
- [1:17:41] Ultimate Avengers 5
- [1:24:41] Ultimate Comics New Ultimates 1