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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: Jeff Lester on September 25, 2012
(One of my favorite hundredth issue covers, by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano for DC Comics) I don’t know why, but for a moment there… I was very afraid this episode wouldn’t end up existing? I think because, you know, you say something is a thing, as opposed to just being business as usual, and the next thing you know there’s a certain nimbus of expectation around it, even if only to yourself? Sometimes it seems like that kind of nimbus makes the best kind of target for capricious fate… Anyway, enough of that “and then he tore his eyes out in the fifth act!” musing, join us behind the jump for show notes and celebratory waffles, yes?
Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 7, 2012
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…”)
Posted by: Jeff Lester on June 26, 2012
Okay, super-super short here as I am in the process of, even now, packing and panicking like a full-fledged fool in preparation for the upcoming vacation to Portland. (And, yes, if it is not a waffle-filled one, I will be very, very pissed.) We actually talk a little bit about that in this episode so I won’t bore you with it now. Instead, I will bore you with a fast list of the things Graeme and I talk about in good ol’ ep. 91: a long discussion about Casanova 3.4; Zaucer of Zilk by Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing; Matt Howarth, Lou Stathis, and Those Annoying Post Bros. (from which the above image has been lovingly nicked); why the song… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on May 9, 2012
Okay, then. Slight delay but none of us are quite the worse for wear, right? Unfortunately, I’m still kind of behind the gun, so lemme just block out the ep, aye? For the first fifteen minutes, charming and talented Graeme McMillan and I shun the comic book talk and instead discuss Graceland, Video Games, and TV theme songs. Those of you who show up just for the sequential gossip should probably skip over that. But then we get on to the good stuff (at least as “good stuff” is defined and regulated by state law), talk Action #9, Earth Two #1, and Avengers Vs. X-Men #3. And finally, we start answering more of your questions from Twitter, with topics… Read More…
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.
Posted by: Jeff Lester on April 3, 2012
[Image above from the awesome Sharknife: Double Z by Corey Lewis, which we did not discuss in this episode, but believe me it was rad.] Sorry, sorry, for reasons that will probably be apart for those who listen to the podcast, I’ve got to pull some serious Hello!, I Must Be Going shit because I’m on night nine of the ten day Flowers for Algernon diet. So join poor old Graeme McMillan and I for two-plus hours of the jibberty that goes jabberty. Our topics include The Silence of Our Friends by Nate Powell and Mark Long; Shooters by Steve Lieber, Brandon Jerwa and Eric S. Trautmann; Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks; digital comics and Infinite comics; Spaceman… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on March 6, 2012
(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…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 21, 2012
[Above: Not a deliberate shout-out, I’m sure, but we’ll take what we can get, of course.] Thanks for your patience during our mild vacation! In return, we offer you Wait, What? Ep. 75, which features more than two and twenty minutes of Graeme McMillan and me “stealing the air” or “pump[ing] up the volume” or whatever it is you “kids” call it. [Thanks to Joolian for pointing out that should really read “two hours and twenty minutes,” damn my eyes!] Do we talk Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and The Walking Dead? Do we, ever! Dare we discuss Gary Friedrich, Ghost Rider and Marvel? Dare, we do! Tire I of answering rhetorical questions? Frankly, yes, but I won’t let that get… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on December 13, 2011
The image above ties into the podcast in only the most tangential of ways (we discuss Frank Springer for the merest of moments) but I had to include this image, in no small part because I’ve been enjoying Graeme’s Comics Advent Calendar over at Blog@ Newsarama so much. (And because…the Hatemonger for the Holidays? May be even more topical now than when it was published…) So, anyhoo. We had one of those podcasts where we only spoke for around ninety minutes and there wasn’t much of a place to cut it very neatly. (I wasn’t crazy about doing an hour ten for part one, and thirty minutes for part two.) So this is a “oner” episode for you, with Mr…. Read More…