Posted by: Jeff Lester on January 13, 2014
Simpsons Alan Moore: Knows it; wishes to settle it. Happy New Year, fellow Whatnauts! Graeme and I are back with another installment of the external manifestation of the constant internal chatter constantly haunting your brain. After the jump: the link and some hasty show notes written by a dude with a cold trying to get this wrapped so he can take a nap!
Posted by: John Kane on December 15, 2013
I was a bit rushed this week so I thought I’d save some time by doing a gallery instead of a bunch of words arranged in upsetting orders. Hilariously, I saved no time whatsoever but I can now present to you a cover gallery of all the issues of WARRIOR Magazine I own (i.e. no issue 1). They are old, stained, dog-eared and read to within an inch of their lives but they still look nice and give a savoury taste of the groundbreaking early ’80s anthology that thrilled me from the age of twelve and up, up and away. Anyhoo, have a look if you want. (Also: How To Make a Zirk! Really!) Alan Moore and Alan Davis correctly… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on October 21, 2013
This and Battling Boy are the subjects of today’s book club. Go pick up copies and argue along! Greetings from the Cosmic Habitrail! (That is how Flash now gets from one dimension to the next, right?) Due to an overabundance of running around and an underabundance of organizational skills, I have very, very brief show notes for Episode 137, our Book Club edition. but! I do also have a two hour long podcast for you, so… <nudge, nudge>. Eh? Eh? After the jump…both of those things!
Posted by: John Kane on July 14, 2013
In 1983 Howard Victor Chaykin unleashed American Flagg! on the world. For the first 30 issues it was pretty much the best genre comic I was reading. VERY GOOD! it was. Then Howard Victor Chaykin wandered off and…well, er, the second volume was pretty entertaining. Here’s a visual celebration of the magic of the man known only as Howard Victor Chaykin. This one’s all about the visuals. The quicker studies amongst you will note that there’s a couple of issues missing. Hey, I’m 3,000 miles away! I did my best! Anyway, this…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on March 18, 2013
Why, yes, Stevie Wonder performing Superstition on Sesame Street is indeed relevant to this week’s podcast, thanks for asking! After the jump, somewhat hasty show notes for our somewhat hasty episode (less than two hours? What has happened to us?)
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 11, 2013
“It’s funny! It says ‘I choo-choo-choose you’ and then there’s a picture of Aquaman.” Well, on the plus side? It is a Monday and we have a new Wait, What? for you–almost an entire day early! On the minus side, we won’t be recording this week due to Valentine’s Day, so there won’t be a recording next week, I am totally behind the eight ball on my other projects, and I couldn’t get Graeme to draw a Don-Wan Kihotay for us. After the jump, this week’s episode and some super-speedy show notes!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on December 18, 2012
One of the two delightful pieces of art made for us by the impressively talented Garrett Berner (a.k.a. The Mighty Gar) It’s our last podcast of the year! Yes, after this two hour and ten minute Whatstravaganza, you get a nice two week vacation from our wee voices nattering on and on, answering your questions, picking apart your comics. Finally! Some peace and quiet for your holidays! Doesn’t that sound pleasant? Anyway…after the jump! More art! Lots of links! A hastily assembled and incomplete “Best of” list! And also: Show Notes!
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on November 28, 2012
I think I will have some reviews up Very Soon (maybe even today, if I follow the plan in my head), but in the meantime, here’s a little link bait of stuff that’s been sitting around in my browser and made me think a little or a lot:
Posted by: Jeff Lester on October 9, 2012
From the thirteenth issue of Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, assembled by Miguel Corti. The episode–she is long! (Just a bit over two hours and forty minutes, in fact.) The show notes–they are extensive! So join me after the jump for both, and a bit more about Watchmen issue #13!
Posted by: John Kane on September 11, 2012
Hey now, hey now, hey now, now! I hear there’s no podcast this week because Gentle Jeff is blowing up balloons and Glamorous Graeme is helping out by asking him how that there balloon blowing up stuff is going! It’s a skip week is what I’m saying. Dry your eyes, o child of woe, for I have written about some stuff I bought with my own money and read with my own eyes. Yes, Superman’s in it. A bit. Oh, I will make you miss Jeff and Graeme, I will make you hunger for them..! (Panel by Steve Ditko & Len Wein from THE DEMON in The Fatal Finale, Detective Comics #485, 1979, DC Comics)
Posted by: Jeff Lester on July 10, 2012
Above: The Chocolate Waffle, which is a liege waffle covered in dark chocolate, from The Waffle Window, Portland, OR Yup, Episode 93. I would say more but I’m slightly overwhelmed with the amount of shite multitasking I’m currently doing (kinda dashing back and forth between two computers at opposite ends of the room at the moment, which neither makes me feel like a mad scientist or a keyboardist in Journey but just someone who is old, Internet, so terribly old). On the other hand (and behind the jump): show notes!
Posted by: John Kane on May 20, 2012
So I went to the library and got this here book out. As is customary on my planet I read it and , as is inadvisable in my experience, I wrote this. Evasions, justifications, terrible writing, pointless digressions and probably unintended offence are probably in the offing. Why not join me as we look again at Marvel‘s first superhero team! Reed Was beginning To Suspect His Friends Would Never Share His Pleasure In His Colonoscopy Results.
Posted by: John Kane on May 6, 2012
Hey, the postman finally turned up. I guess the hostiles must have been restless out there in the Badlands or something. Anyway, he may not have rung twice but he did drop off a box of comics. Here’s me going on about some of them after the break:
Posted by: Jeff Lester on May 1, 2012
First off, our new graphic is courtesy of the incredibly talented Adam P. Knave (who on top of all the other things he does and does well, has added podcaster to the mix. Go check out The Glory, The Glory, why don’t you?) and our old dashed-off scattershot introductions to the podcast, courtesy of me who has once again managed to land himself behind a scheduling eightball. But! That doesn’t mean we didn’t attend to our duties, as far as answering your questions go. On the contrary, Episode 84 of Wait, What? is our first hour and forty five minute foray into the savage wilds of your inquiries. Among the ground covered by Graeme McMillan and me: our recommendations for… Read More…
Posted by: John Kane on April 13, 2012
Holy macaroni, what if all the superfolk got together to face an unimaginable threat and I liked it! What kind of crazy world would we be living in then? The world of TERRA OBSCURA that’s where, old chum! Don’t turn your back on us, Bob Benton, we need you now more than ever before! Sockamagee, do we ever!
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on April 10, 2012
I know you’d never know it from my Industry-driven posting (seriously? It’s what I DO), but I’ve actually been sick as a dog the last week, and have barely read any comics at all. But I said “I’m back on the horse”, and, barring the two weeks where I couldn’t log on TO post here, I am , I am! So, here’s 3 (or maybe 4) books, below the cut.