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Wait, What? Ep. 135: Err Travel

Jeff Lester

From the entertainingly wrong-headed Secret Society of Super-Villains trade paperback. I am so bummed I made that reference to the opening of “Don’t Believe The Hype” a few weeks back, because now that I’ve got a trip coming up I could’ve made a “I’ve got so much travel on my mind” pun…but now, no, I can’t. Anyway, after the jump, show notes for this late-to-bed, early-to-rise episode of Wait, What?

Last Issues, First / Last Issues, Second Issues (that could be first issues) and so on…

Jordan Smith

  Grand Champion of the Kumite Brian Hibbs is going all Howard Beale above and below this post.  Go check ‘em out and get smart.  Or, read me going on about comic books.  Win / win, right? Disclaimer: This is not to say that Hibbs will follow down the awful rabbit hole Beale goes in Network.  He’s just mad as hell and he’s out the window telling you about it.  You’re human beings, damn it!  Your lives have value! Capsules of the last weeks after the jump!  

Wait, What? Ep. 117: Sometimes Dead is Better

Jeff Lester

One of Annie Wu’s great covers from the interior of Hawkeye #8. Yep, it looks like this posting on Monday thing might be our new podcasting schedule for the conceivable future.  I hope it is not a problem for everyone (including Hibbs, who just posted the shipping list a few hours ago, do go check it out and comment. After the jump: our charming and trying-hard-to-be-respectable old chum–the show notes.

Wait, What? Ep. 115: Less Than Greek

Jeff Lester

“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!

Wait, What? Ep. 110: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Jeff Lester

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!

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. 105: Ringing Endorsements

Jeff Lester

Brandon Graham’s Multiple Warheads: Worth the Trip Safe and dry on the left coast, we are willing and able to provide you with two-plus hours of distraction.  At no point in the following podcast do we mention the extensive rat population of New York clawing their way to higher ground even if it means going through dark, electricity free apartments and the helpless population contained therein to do so.  Not once! So…join us after the jump and help us think happy thoughts, won’t you?

Wait, What? Ep. 101: Little Shavers

Jeff Lester

Kirby. Kubrick. 2001. 2001 for Episode 101?  I don’t think it’s deliberate, but knowing Mr. McMillan, I wouldn’t entirely rule it out either. After the jump:  Welcome to a new age of… Show notes!

Wait, What? Ep. 99: Ex See, Eye Ex

Jeff Lester

From Gabrielle Bell’s The Voyeurs This is a pretty decent episode, I think, and we’ve got at least one surprise announcement in it (a less-surprising announcement: this is a skip week for us, so there’ll be no episode next week), as well as some talk about books not out yet, books that may have slid past your radar, and we get our Englehart on. God yes, do we get our Englehart on. After the jump: Show notes! Show link! Show…me the money?

Wait, What? Ep. 95: Flop Flips

Jeff Lester

Above: Izzy’s Guac & Lox with extra red onion and sliced tomato, on an onion bagel, from Los Bagels in Arcata, CA. Oh, man.  I don’t know if you’ve ever had the above but if you do–I highly recommend it.  It’s a little pricey, but the guacamole is great and the lox are fresh.  Just a fine old dining experience. But you’re not here for the food talk, are you? (Wait…are you?)  You are here, in theory, for the latest installment of Wait, What? Ep. 95, so join me behind the jump for….show notes!

Better than never: Hibbs on 6/27

Brian Hibbs

As far as I am concerned, this isn’t “last week’s comics” until I open the front door of the store on Wednesday!

Wait, What? Ep. 89: Accidents Will Happen

Jeff Lester

Oh, I just don’t know where to begin: last episode was held up on account of spinal aggravation and this episode starts with a SNAFU of the kind that had me tearing my rich abundant hair out of my head. (Hmmm, now that I think about it? I think…maybe that was neither my hair nor head?) But that’s the kind of episode this is–the one where our minds are made up but our mouths are undone. Nonetheless, Graeme McMillan and I were committed to *finally* finishing up answering your questions (seeing as we didn’t answer them in the same month you asked them…or technically the same season) and talking stuff like Action Comics #10; superhero movies and the geek comfort…  Read More…

Wait, What? Ep. 83: As Good As A Feast

Jeff Lester

Hoo boy.  Did not think I was going to make this particular deadline.  I won’t bore you with the blah-blah-blahs, but let’s just say: papa needs a new microphone and he needs one bad.  I apologize in advance for all the not-especially-discreet cracking and popping going on at various points in the background of this.  We are maybe two weeks away from a solution to both it and the mild echo chamber effect that’s afflicted us ever since Graeme managed to transcend this corporeal realm. Buttttttttt, anywayyyyyyy… Gotta keep this short and snappy so lemme just say this:  Wait, What? Ep. 83 is two hours and twenty-seven minutes long, and Graeme and I do not spend all that time trying…  Read More…

Wait, What? Ep. 78: Quotes From Pandora Three-Sixteen

Jeff Lester

(This installment’s accidental shout-out courtesy of Action Comics #7) Normally, I try and pitch some rhetorical woo at you as a way to encourage or remind you to listen to this miniature stage play of the mind  Graeme (with his smooth, Noel Cowardesque line delivery) and I (with my stammering Method Actor incoherence) offer up each week. However, as the soul-stealing monster known as Daylight Savings Time has arrived to demand the tribute of an hour from each of us trembling villagers, I fear I’ve got nothing especially fleet-footed with which to charm you, merely the verbal posturings of the maladroit and the overwrought.  The sundial? Tis broken.  The hourglass? Now hollow. But if you wish to remember me fondly,…  Read More…

Wait, What? Ep. 72.1: ‘Cause of a List For Life…

Jeff Lester

Top Five Reasons to do a List Podcast They’re Fun They’re (Comparatively) Easy The Third Item is Usually Not Great, But The Fourth is Great It Helps Our Remedial Counting Skills Five Things You’ll Hear About on This Podcast (In No Particular Order) Superman’s Diary Avengers: HR A President Who Speaks Like Jack Kirby The Still-New Theme Music Flooding (At The Beginning and Only Very Briefly) Five Ways You Can Hear This Podcast On iTunes Here on our RSS feed At a Friend’s House In the Dreams of Stephen Williamson Just Below: Wait, What? Ep. 72: \’Cause of A List For Life… A List of Concluding Elements we hope you enjoy thanks for listening! We apologize for the headings making…  Read More…

Wait, What?: D to L-A-Y’d

Jeff Lester

First, hear me now and listen to me later: when comics come out tomorrow, go get yourself a copy of PROPHET #21.  It does this amazing thing I feel like very few comics do:  it makes me feel like I’m reading real science fiction, and it makes me enjoy it.  It also feels like “classic” Heavy Metal with a very different vibe.  No rampant baring of the boobs, no nonsensical plotting, but there’s that thorough sense of the surreal, where the most insane things are taken for granted and each insane thing is actually outdone by an even-more-insane thing a page (or even a half-page!) later.  It’s not the be-all and end-all–the characters are stoic, the plot is obscured so…  Read More…

Wait, What? Ep. 61.2: Fat Kid Loves Cake

Jeff Lester

And here we are with part 2, just as promised: McMillan! Lester! Cassard! Acero! Questions! Answers! More after the jump!

A Quick One While He’s Away: Graeme and a book that didn’t come out this week after all.

Graeme McMillan

A short one today, because I’m tired and a wuss. It’s been a long and strange week, what can I say? KING CITY Volume 1: Proof that this whole internet thing has legs: I picked this graphic novel by Brandon Graham up not because I knew anything about it, or was familiar with Graham’s work, but purely because I’d read a couple of positive reviews (by, I think, Chris Butcher and Kevin Church?) and was curious. Luckily, it worked out – This is an unusual but enjoyable book that’s very much of its own thing even as it wears its influences on it’s sleeve. If you added Eduardo Risso, Paul Pope and Pete Fowler together, you’d have something that looked…  Read More…