Wait, What? Ep. 97: How soon is NOW
Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 14, 2012
Tags: 2000AD, Adam Knave, Amelia Cole, Aquaman, Archer & Armstrong, Archie, Bakuman, Batman, Becky Cloonan, Clayton Henry, comic book secrets, Digital Comics, Double Barrel, Fantastic four, Fred Van Lente, G0dland, Geoff Johns, Gisele, Graeme, Herb Trimpe, Hitler, Image Comics, Incredible Hulk, Jeff, Jim Aparo, Joe Casey, Joss Whedon, Judge Dredd, Kevin Cannon, Kirby as Fuck, lawsuits, Legion of Super-Heroes, Mark Waid, Marvel, Marvel NOW!, Marvel Season One, Master of Feng Shui, Robert Kirkman, Scott Snyder, Steve Skeates, Superman, Takeshi Obata, Tom Scioli, Tony Moore, Tsugumi Ohba, Wait What?, Walking Dead, Zander Cannon
Just listen. Trust me.
Episode 97! We are getting very, very close to the triple digits! And, as you can see with the show notes after the jump, we are still capable of bringing the high weirdness.
(After the jump: Hi, Weirdness!)
So, right. Show notes. You are still digging these, I hope? Because they do add a bit of extra duty to my editing chores…
1:04-2:45: All apologies: Jeff is late, Graeme is behind.
2:45-13:30: But we are once again quick to start talking comics–more particularly, The Essential Incredible Hulk volumes and the art of Herb Trimpe. We also talk Hulk and the crucial Harvey character that Jeff can’t seem to remember.
13:30-38:39: And since we are talking old comics, Jeff brings up the curious case of Aquaman #56 (1971). He was able to explode Graeme’s mind with this story; hopefully, he can explode yours as well. (There’s also a harbinger of our tech problems to come in the middle of this.) Also included: words of praise for the mighty Jim Aparo and frustrations about accessing reprints.
38:39-43:30: On to other comics! Jeff talks highly of Double Barrel #3 (Master of Feng-Shui!), Amelia Cole #2 (story by Adam Knave!), and Archie #635 (art by Gisele!).
43:30-48:08: Also discussed: The 64 page 2000 AD sampler (partially read, partially too-completely discussed) and our hopes for their offerings as they leap into the digital marketplace.
48:08-55:34: Unsurprisingly, this leads to talk of Dredd as Graeme has recently read a span of Judge Dredd and tells us about it. How is Judge Dredd like the silver-age Superman?
55:34-58:33: And somehow I work in Spider-Man, X-Men, and the near-impossibility of reading every appearance of a superhero character. I assure you it organically flows into our discussion of…
58:33-1:04:34: Miss Thing and the Marvel NOW! announcements. Graeme makes his picks; Jeff suggests that the Fantastic Four are done with.
1:04:34-1:10:49: And why should that be, exactly? The answer might lie in a very different area than is typically discussed. Belated props are given, btw, to Jonathan Hickman and we also mention the Waid and Wieringo run.
Speaking of which, Graeme has been re-reading Waid and Kitson’s Legion of Super-Heroes
book. Also Waid-related: his recent Four Panels That Never Work
about which we (incorrectly, apparently) assume the worst. But on the plus side, Jeff hypes vol. 13 of Bakuman
which is god-damned delightful and highly recommended.
1:25:59-1:37:58: And then, even though Jeff tries to talk about the new Archer and Armstrong reboot from Valiant, we talk about the second Walking Dead lawsuit between Tony Moore and Robert Kirkman about which…hoo boy.
1:37:58-1:41:13: No, we weren’t done talking about the lawsuit, but Skype or Jeff’s microphone just up and gave up on us. It takes a minute or two for us to get back into our groove.
1:41:13-1:49:10: Like, Joss Whedon and his exclusive deal with Marvel? Hell yes, we’ll talk about that!
1:49:10-1:52:39: Oh, and Archer and Armstrong? Jeff does get around to talking about it. Graeme has some good things to say about other books in the Valiant reboot: the new Harbinger and the new Bloodshot.
1:52:39-1:55:08: Also, Becky Cloonan on Batman #12 is a little bit of all right.
1:55:08-1:58:42: Also, Jeff picked up G0dland, Book Thirty-Six from the other week and found it (and we quote) “Kirby as fuck.” Tom Scioli does tremendous work,Joe Casey ups his game, and Skype (or Jeff’s microphone) shits the bed. (Due to the number of awesome double-page spreads in G0dland, Jeff recommends you do not pick this up in digital.)
1:58:42-end: Graeme has a closing question! Also, next week is our skip week…so we will be back two weeks from now.
And, well, there you have it, eh? I’m a little exhausted at the moment so lemme just point you to the direct link in case you don’t have access to our feed on iTunes:
And, as always, we hope you enjoy!