Posted by: Jeff Lester on December 9, 2013
Tags: Alberto Albuquerque, awful comics, Batman, Brian Buccellato, Cameron Stewart, Charles Soule, Chris Hemsworth, competent comics, Crocodile Dundee 2, Cyber-Monday, Detective Comics, Flight of the Conchords, Forever Evil, Gal Gadot, Geoff Johns, Graeme, Grant Morrison, Green Lantern, Jack Kirby, Jeff, Joe Eisma, Letter 44, Liam Hemsworth, Lost, Man of Steel, Matt Kindt, Nick Spencer, nuDCU, Patrick Zircher, Rogues Rebellion, Scott Hepburn, Scott Snyder, Sin Titulo, Spider-Man 2, Suicide Squad, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Those Dreamy Hemsworth Boys, Tony Daniels, Wait What?, Wonder Woman
THANKSGIVING! CHRISTMAS! NEW YEAR’S! THE TERROR NEVER ENDS!
Actually, it’s not really that bad, but all these holidays and holiday related get-togethers are keeping us very, very busy. So! After the show notes, please join us for two hours of desperate comics blabbity-blab and the show notes dedicated to same!
So…right, then. Where were we? Ah, yes…
00:00-16:29: We are off and running, with a weirdo greeting, an equally weirdo response about the news of the death of Nelson Mandela, before moving on to discuss the Wonder Woman casting, so recently announced: what did we think? Our answers will surprise you! Unless you figured our answers were gong to be a rambling, incomplete personal anecdote from Jeff and a disagreement between Jeff and Graeme about box office earnings, in which case you can pick up your winnings at Window Seven. (One day, I’ll tire of the “people gambling about when Jeff and Graeme bring up a specific topic they seem obsessed on” joke, but that day is, I fear, a long, long way off.)
16:29-20:26: Graeme has been rereading the Villains Month issues to supplement his reading of Forever Evil, and schools Jeff on DC’s event.
20:26-45:42: A transition from the DC event to the Comixology Cyber-Monday sale of New 52 trades: what first volumes trades of the New 52 would Graeme have bought? Which ones did Jeff buy? Why did Jeff use “what” for one of those questions and “which” for the other? Why so many rhetorical questions? Whyyyyy? Also discussed in this segment: a ton of Batman talk, and a long, shameful admission from Jeff about his love for Tony Daniel’s Detective Comics, the tragedy that is Hawkman, whether the awful is preferable to the competent, Jeff’s comics capriciousness this week, Rogues Rebellion by Brian Bucellato and Scott Hepburn, Suicide Squad by Matt Kindt and Patrick Zircher, and more!
45:42-1:12:14: From there we get to Letter 44 from Charles Soule by Alberto Alburquerque, Morning Glories by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, the Lost school of storytelling, epic stories vs. small stories, the awesome Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart. Also discussed: Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern, what’s going on with the upcoming Inhumans series?, and more! (About Forever Evil.)
1:12:14-1:34:24: And this actually leads us quite nicely into a discussion of the Hunger Games movies—the first two films, the books by Suzanne Collins, storytelling, how they tie into Marvel movies exposition, this terrific review by Peter Rosenthal, and more.
1:34:24-1:57:11: The Spider-Man 2 trailer: worth talking about briefly? We think so? The draw of Marvel characters as cinematic, as opposed to comic book, characters, the secret of Crocodile Dundee 2, and a very funny throwaway joke from Flight of the Conchords (Season One, of course!). Also, Jeff finally talks about the Wonder Woman casting, there is a surprisingly robust squabble where we end up yelling about the Hemsworth brothers, not letting the Internet cast movies, and…
1:57:11-end: Closing comments! A reminder that we will be off, yet again, next week…so remember to listen to Graeme and I argue about the Hemsworth brothers at least twice more!
Pretty snazzy, am I right? Over two hours of comic book podcasting insanity — actually, I don’t think it’s cool to talk about insanity as a value-added bonus, so maybe we should say “over two hours of comic book podcasting neuroses”…and really it’s less than a minute and a half more than two hours, so… I kinda feel like maybe I should just leave it at snazzy, I guess.
Nonetheless! It’s on iTunes, and it is here for you as well:
As always, we thank you for listening and hope you enjoy!!