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Spiders and such

Brian Hibbs

Hey, the holidays are over, more free time becomes available, back to reviewing, I think. Yay? The “big news” of the month is all about Spider-Man, and I’d like to discuss ASM #700 and SSM #1, but will be doing so in several spoiler-ific ways.  If you don’t want spoilers, don’t travel below the “more” line (or, if you’re on RSS, look away now)

Wait, What? Ep. 108: Frightful

Jeff Lester

I love, love, love that lonely little “beep.” Man, the holiday season, amirite? Emerging from the primordial swamp of Black Friday, Cyber-Monday, Fat Tuesday and Sexting Sunday, it’s the show notes for Wait, What? Ep. 108…right behind the jump!

Wait, What? Ep. 107: Hardly Working

Jeff Lester

Australian, as she is spoke–from All-New X-Men #1, by Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen So, I am loathe to admit it…but I totally did that thing where I was running under the gun and so the show notes have a certain je ne sais LEAVE FIFTY THOUSAND IN THE TRASH CAN AT EAST ENTRANCE OF CENTRAL PARK OR SHE IS DEAD quality to them. Nonetheless, after the jump: show notes!

Wait, What? Ep. 98: Gorilla With An Eyepatch

Jeff Lester

Gorilla with an eyepatch/ I know, I know/ It’s really serious… from Boom!’s Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman We are creeping ever-closer to magic number 100, as you are probably aware.  But, hey, why fixate on the future?  There’s every possibility the world could be thrown into cataclysmic upheaval, giving rise to a world of intelligent rifle-wielding apes that, as here, look cooler than all hell. So let’s just pay attention to where we’re at, and what’s happening now, and also…show notes!

Jeff “Reviews” The Amazing Spider-Man film

Jeff Lester

I mean, I kinda hate saying “reviews,” when the proper term for it is really, uh, “bitches about,” but feel free to join me behind the jump for scattered thoughts (seriously, really scattered thoughts) about the Amazing Spider-Man movie. Think of me like your virtual movie buddy! You know, the one you didn’t come with, but who is sitting directly behind you in the otherwise empty matinee performance muttering comments under his breath because he is lonely, oh god so terribly, terribly lonely.

Wait, What? Ep. 92: Brave Faces

Jeff Lester

Above: the Tomato Bs waffle, which is tomatoes, brie and basil on a savory liege waffle, from The Waffle Window, Portland, OR   So, never let it be said, we don’t go the full nine yards for you here at Castle Wait, What?  For episode 92, not only did I drive 630 miles, set up and record this podcast in Graeme’s attic, drive 630 miles back, mix, edit, and upload the podcast, but I also provided detailed show notes for you! Not sure if it’s one time only thing or not, but join me behind the link so you can smoke it while you’ve got it!

Wait, What? Ep. 77: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking

Jeff Lester

(Illustration from Chapter 166 of Bakuman. Remember it’s a right-to-left world out there.) Remember how The Uncanny X-Men would, like, get psychically mind-raped by The Hellfire Club, or shot full of Brood babies and be torn apart from the inside, or bound and gagged to the inside of Magneto’s rumpus room, and then afterward there’d be an issue of them playing baseball and walking around the recently rebuilt (since it had also been recently destroyed) mansion of Professor X? This episode is a little bit like that, I guess, with Graeme and I recovering from answering (almost) everyone’s questions and having ourselves quite the crazy time of it on the Internet.  So Episode 77 is two hours of amiable chitchat…  Read More…

Wait, What? Ep. 51.2: Nothing and All

Jeff Lester

What’s that saying? “A day late and a dollar short?” The Early Bird Gets the Podcast Entry?” I don’t know…something like that. In any event, the rousing conclusion to Wait, What? Episode 51 is here with Graeme and myself talking X-Force #12, Captain America and Bucky #620, Witch Doctor #2, Walking Dead #87, Criminal: Last of the Innocent #2, Kirby Genesis #2, Dan Slott’s Spider-Man and Paul Levitz’s Legion of Super-Heroes, and — believe it or not — more. Itunes? Why yes, it’s there (or should be) but it is also very much here, ready to be listened to and perhaps even loved: Wait, What? Ep. 51.2: Nothing and All As always, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate your…  Read More…

Backwards Lap: Capsule Reviews from Jeff

Jeff Lester

Yes, dammit.  I am currently committed to this capsule review thing, if only because it forces Hibbs and Graeme to also write reviews and my WASPy upbringing inherently enjoys guilting people into stuff. After the jump: comics from last week, last year, and a very cool fan letter.

Spider-Man And His Amazing Three Year Comeback

Graeme McMillan

It’s odd to think of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #647 as the end of an era, when the Big Time creative reshuffle is pretty much the same editorial team as Brand New Day editing a creative team that consists of the longest-surviving member of the Brand New Day braintrust and a revolving art-team that consists of Humberto Ramos and some surviving Brand New Day artists. It’s really more of “a shift into an only-slightly different era,” in a lot of ways, but saying that doesn’t really allow for 64-page finale issues like this one.

Some Comics from 8/25

Brian Hibbs

Less time than I thought this week — too much message boarding (How does any of those incessant Newsarama posters get ANYthing done in real life? Do they just post on their boss’ dime all day or something? Are they all pale 13 year olds who never see the sun? Someone should do a study!), plus, last night our Television went out so we need to go buy a new one this morning. So just a quick couple of reviews so, y’know, they don’t take my blogging rights away from me. By the way, do I need to insert possible spoiler warnings for the below? Or is it just assumed? WORLDWATCH #1: If I know you well enough, you have…  Read More…