Wait, What? Ep. 96: Cool as Cooks
Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 7, 2012
Tags: Action Comics, Alfredo Alcala, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Black Kiss, Black Kiss 2, Cyclops, Daddy Cool, Darwyn Cooke, David Aja, Donald F. Glut, Donald Goines, Formspring, Graeme, Grant Morrison, Hawkeye, Howard Victor Chaykin, Jeff, Mark Waid, Matt Fraction, Newsarama, No dude seriously David Aja, Parker, Princess TitsOut, Rags Morales, spectacular, The Score, Three Pencillers and Four Inkers, Wait What?
Our first non-food podcast pic in a month and of course it’s David Aja from Marvel’s Hawkeye #1.
Graeme and I are getting dangerously close to the big #100. (Almost in time for Onomatopoeia #200!) I feel like we should do something special but…God only knows what?
Anyway, join me behind the jump, won’t you, for show notes so you can discover what we did for this episode. (Hint: it rhymes with “balk a lout’s tonic schnooks…”)
Notes about the show:
1:00-21:09 : We jump *right* into the funny books. Seriously. Our brains are broken by Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss 2, and we have to talk about it. (Spoilers: obviously). Lots of discussion ensues about discussions, genitals, and (of course) Eddie Campbell.
21:09-29:40: Talking about the possible digital sales of Black Kiss 2 leads to us talking about the No. 2 top selling comic on Comixology, Earth Two, the second wave of DC’s New 52–World’s Finest, Dial H for Hero, and G.I. Combat–as well as the upcoming third wave.
29:40-37:50: Hawkeye #1! (see above) Graeme can and has read it; Jeff cannot and has not. We talk about it anyway, as is our want. Graeme has some very good things to say,
37:50-58:19: Graeme has some, uh, less good things to say about Avengers Vs. X-Men #9. We talk about the current plot, possible swerves, the nature of Emma Frost, and more. Will Cyclops die? Should Cyclops die? And other rhetorical questions…plus proof that Jeff is bad at math. (Among other things.)
58:19-1:35:18: Mark Waid vs. Newsarama! It starts as part of our conversation about the challenges of creating today (one of which is instant feedback) and then becomes its own thing about personal ethics, obligations, how malleable the Internet actually is, and understanding comics creators and commentators on the Net. Sadly, neither of us think to pull a “Waid, What?” pun.
1:36:18-1:53:23: And then…comics! We discuss Darwyn Cooke’s Parker: The Score. Graeme and I have similar reactions, but I feel like maybe we go in different directions with them. Also, at some point, I think Graeme also coins the phrase “Princess TitsOut” while discussing European graphic albums and God do I want that phrase on a t-shirt.
Back when I thought Black Kiss 2
would be working the crime vibe of the first series, I wanted to talk about it in relation to Cooke’s adaptation of Parker: The Score
and an amazingly formatted paperback graphic novel adaptation of Donald Goines’ Daddy Cool
by Donald F. Glut
and Alfredo Alcala. Fun fact: when I say on the podcast that Abhay interviewed him at a retrospective, it was actually during a promotional campaign for the book I mention on the ‘Cast–Brother Blood,
the “African vampire on the Sunset Strip during the ’60s book” (That was written before Scream, Blacula, Scream
). Of course, we can’t help but being slightly sentimental about the horrible way comics ended up chopped into bits to fit into a standard paperback.
2:07:21-2:16:57: Action Comics #12. Not really much like either The Score or Daddy Cool, but we talk about it anyway.
Closing comments! They come so suddenly. Graeme mentions he has a Formspring account
where he’s answering questions. Oh, and remind me to ask Graeme about the Crackle and Frost
which he doesn’t have time to tell us about this time.
You may have come across this episode hitching North on iTunes
, or you may check it out here and now and right:
And, as always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!