Jesse, Freddie, and Danny discuss two mainstream superhero titles and one indie noir comic. Becky Cloonan’s art is praised to high heaven, things finally get emotional in Spider-Men, and the justification for a zero issue is discussed.
[01:19] Batman #13
[20:00] Spider-Men #4
[42:50] Ultimate Comics Spider-man #12 Bonus Discussion
[47:28] The Creep #0
Art’s piloting the rocketship, this time around. Also we talk about Frankenstein, young and old, mention girl superheroes, and discuss ex-hitmen on the run. What’s on the space docket for this episode:
[01:39] Takio #1
[18:22] Frankenstein Alive, Alive #1
[31:17] Dancer #1
We saved the best for last (the last podcast of 2011, by the way) as Jesse immediately scolds us on the indie direction our podcast has recently taken, and proceeds to course-correct by taking us through his favorite books currently at Marvel Comics. A helluva way to end the year.
The boys dip their toes into some intellectual waters this episode.
Topics of discussion: revisionist history in regards to Cold War aggressors; Television, Comic Books, and the difference between utilizing the strengths of one medium in regards to another and just straight up copying one medium to another and not respecting how one audience experiences it opposed to the other; and that age old debate between Diversity and Xenophobia in the comics medium.
Going deep this week.
[00:49] Pigs #1
[11:57] Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #1
[30:04] Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1
120 podcast, 120 minuets and 20 books. The boys strap themselves in for the longest podcast yet as they go over books not just from last week but the week before! Hear as they get happy with Lil’ Depressed boy and talk a long time about Stuff of Legend. Also big announcements are made as a new dawn for the Fourth Wall begins.
Jonah Hex #65 (00:00:47)
Herculian #1 (00:08:40)
Carbon Grey #1 (00:17:54)
Locke & Key Keys To The Kingdom #5 (00:23:55)
Sweet Tooth #19 (00:28:52)
Joe The Barbarian #8 (00:33:47)
Axe Cop Bad Guy Earth #1 (00:44:43)
Takio Gn Hc (00:47:01)
Lil Depressed Boy #2 (00:51:28)
Stuff of Legend: The Jungle #4 – Plus a discussion about violence in comic books and the effects on kids reading them. (00:59:50)
27 #4 (01:17:00)
Walking Dead #82 (01:19:22)
Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood #2 (01:25:25)
Batman Incorporated #3 (01:29:39)
Venom #1 (01:35:40)
Punisher Max #11 (01:37:41)
5 Ronin #2 (01:40:20)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #155 (01:44:37)
New Avengers #10 (01:49:04)
Mini TRADE: Thor Mighty Avenger Tp Vol 02 (01:52:28)
In which Freddie gushes about this week’s big book, Locke and Key, Jesse puts to bed Season Eight of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Art hates on precocious kids in yet another issue about a Superman amalgam.
ALL INDIES, ALL THE TIME
[01:08] Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #4
[09:07] Memoir #1
[15:42] Buffy The Vampire Slayer #40
[21:58] Northlanders #36
[29:53] Superior #4
[37:14] Morning Glories #6
[49:29] Scarlet #4