Posted by: Jeff Lester on March 9, 2014
Man. the stuff you could buy out of the back of comics. Hey, everyone! We’re back with another podcast. You should download it and listen to it really loud while you watch the last episode of True Detective! (Why? I don’t know. It would make the experience more cinematic, maybe? I mean, I suppose I could’ve taken the time to craft some outrageously satisfying joke about, uh, hmm, see, now you know the problem I’m having with that one and really the joke — even if I could craft one, which it is now clear I couldn’t — would’ve only really truly been funny for a brief period of time, whereas failure is enduring and therefore timeless and therefore ever-timely… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on December 9, 2013
The Delight that was Tony Daniels’ Detective Comics. From issue #1. THANKSGIVING! CHRISTMAS! NEW YEAR’S! THE TERROR NEVER ENDS! Actually, it’s not really that bad, but all these holidays and holiday related get-togethers are keeping us very, very busy. So! After the show notes, please join us for two hours of desperate comics blabbity-blab and the show notes dedicated to same!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on September 22, 2013
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?
Posted by: Jeff Lester on September 9, 2013
From the easy-to-love but difficult-to-defend (at least when you’re talking to Graeme McMillan) Yakitate!! Japan by Takashi Hashiguchi Hello, how are you? Is that a new shirt? Oh, really? Huh. Well, you look good in it anyway. Me? Oh, I’m mostly okay. Ate something a few days that didn’t agree with me so my stomach is upset which kinda saps me of my ability to get things done? I mostly want to just lie around and watch movies on Netflix where things explode and take my mind off my stomach… What’s that? Does that mean I’m going to present you with a more truncated set of show notes to go with this episode? Uh… let’s step behind the jump and… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on September 2, 2013
As I reacall, Patti Smith shit-talked the Bizarro Movement in Just Kids, didn’t she? yes yes yes this is a real thing that was published and yes yes yes it is Steve Gerber how did you know? After the jump, another episode of our humble little show, complete with show notes that are even more humble and, um, even more little?
Posted by: Jeff Lester on June 17, 2013
Welcome to my nightmare, ladies and gentlemen. My terrifying longbox filled nightmare. After the jump: very quick shownotes because I am running behind, and I have a tummy ache! (And I am apparently eight!) (Oh, and check out those John K(UK) posts below, would you? They’re very good — I’m not even a father but I felt a special paternal glow from having all those 2001 covers and splash pages reprinted. The perfect gift!
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on May 24, 2013
Thoughts on Twelve Angry Comics from this week, below that jump
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 25, 2013
Because it is Hook Jaw, and Because it is My Heart… Yep, we are back! Sorry for our absence from the podcasting broadcast waves and of course the Savage Critic site itself. After the jump–show notes! But before we get there, I wanted to congratulate House to Astonish for their 100th Episode! I’m listening to it now, and want to recommend it for people who like what Graeme and I do but would maybe like it if it was done much better? Congrats to Al & Paul! Now, then. Where was I? Oh, right.
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 5, 2013
Jaxxon drawing by our very own renaissance man, Graeme McMillan… Skip week is over so we are back for another episode or two (we will probably skip Valentine’s Day, I am betting that right now). Before we get into it, though: look at that Jaxxon! What a great drawing of a very old, obscure Star Wars character that I dearly love! Well done, Mr. Graeme McMillan, well done. Please email me if you want to be part of the crew that tries to peer pressure Graeme into drawing more comics… After the jump: Love! Links! 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: Jeff Lester on October 23, 2012
John Byrne really, uh, bringing it in Alpha Flight #6 Yeah, that’s….mmm, boy! Good ol’ John Byrne, amirite? Anyhoo… the adventure that are the shownotes for our podcast: right behind the jump!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on September 4, 2012
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?
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on August 31, 2012
Next week starts month #13 for the DCnu, so maybe it’s a good moment to take stock? Surprisingly, yes, it is, with what they shipped this week!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 14, 2012
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!)
Posted by: Jeff Lester on July 3, 2012
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!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on June 19, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen: GRAEME MCMILLAN IS. The nice thing about writing a post during which you lose your mind and decide the best thing to be done is to embed as many of the lyrics of an Elvis Costello song as you can is you realize: (a) it can’t be topped; and (b) maybe you’re allowed to go easy on yourself every now and again; and (c) your attempts to give the page a catchy image and a bit of punchy jibbety-jab really only go so far, as it’s the actual thing you are introducing that people are (or are not) here for. (Also, you realize you are addicted to parentheticals and alphabetized lists, and have no idea exactly how… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on April 24, 2012
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…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on March 27, 2012
Apologies to those of you already pestered with this image on Twitter: I thought it was worth a re-use, in no small part because I must once again plead mentis mortis (I have no doubt I’m handling this dead language so poorly, a charge of necrophilia could well be leveled), thanks to how late it is that I’m composing this and where I’m at for a variety of reasons that will probably become clear once you hear Wait, What? 81 next week. (Hint: it’s a terrifying topic Graeme and I have tackled before.) But enough of that for now, there’s a podcast to be had! Wait, What? Ep. 80, in fact, a done-in-one of approximately two hours and twenty-five minutes… Read More…