Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 19, 2013
Jack Kirby on The Prisoner. Ahh, what could’ve been…. Howdy, Whatnauts! The good news is: I think I fixed the recording levels for this episode so your eardrums will not bleed whenever I speak. (Though I’ll miss feeling like Black Bolt.) The bad news is: I started on this kind of late and so powered on through the show notes. They are….very, very brief. If last week’s notes were a leisurely feast, this week’s notes are a shaky handful of peanuts devoured standing up by the sink. And with that effortless bit of salesmanship out of the way, join me behind the jump!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on July 15, 2013
A nifty piece of fan art from the crazily talented Adam P. Knave. Thank you, Adam! We are back! To do that thing to your ears that you insist you like! (Really, you like it? Really?) After the jump — show notes! That thing I do to your eyes that…maybe is helpful? Even the way I do it, maybe? Join us!
Posted by: Jordan Smith on June 10, 2013
That’s 30 issues, fella. That’s over $120 of cascading plot. That’s probably over 70,000 words of dialogue. (Eyes boggle) To be, or not to be, that is the question: Shakespeare – Hamlet 1:1 According to the work in the public domain there are about 32,000 words in Hamlet, FFS. Given my druthers, I’d rather have a blast of something like this: Follow me! Into the maw of insanity!
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 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 January 21, 2013
A page from Shotaro Ishinomori’s Kikaider, which we didn’t even discuss this week but which I kinda adore, nonetheless… ATTENTION, ATTENTION, NEXT WEEK WILL BE A SKIP WEEK FOR THE PODCAST. NEXT WAIT IS A WEEK, WHAT? SKIPCAST! You may not care. In fact, you may be relieved but either way, Graeme and I will not be talking one another’s ear off this week so there won’t be anything for you to listen to from us next week. Maybe you can get out of the house for a bit? Go for a walk? Realize that although it’s probably too late to do that “52 books in 52 weeks” you promised, you can maybe still get in 48 in 48 weeks?… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on January 15, 2013
Wasn’t able to find Ditko inking Kirby, but here’s Dan Clowes inking Ditko! Ganked from Robot 6 and elsewhere… Okay, and so but here is our latest episode about which I will provide you with more detail after the jump!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on January 8, 2013
It’s….not easy to explain. Trust me. Oh, man. Remember all the questions you guys asked us and we didn’t get to? Well, don’t say we didn’t start 2013 right! After the jump: Show notes, no more terrifying photos, still kissing with saliva, etc., etc.
Posted by: Jeff Lester on December 11, 2012
Two panels from Avengers #1. Captain America sounds kinda bitchy here, doesn’t he? Happy holidays! Ho ho ho! Uhh…. Gather Ye Rosebuds While You May! (Man, I gotta outsource the holiday sections of these entries to Graeme or something. I am really bad at this!) Anyway, behind the jump…Show Notes!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on October 16, 2012
They had me at “Kpow!”: Gil Kane Atom slugs Gil Kane Green Lantern, from Justice League of America #200. And so it’s that time again, O Mighty Whatnauts. Join us behind the jump for show notes and kvetching, ‘kay?
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: 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: Jeff Lester on March 13, 2012
(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…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on March 9, 2012
Ah yes, reviews, I remember those! Been a while, but I think I’m finally back on the weekly-review-train now!
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on August 3, 2011
BOYS #57: I really have nothing to say about this issue (other than “I’ve become generally bored with this title, and the only thing that keeps me reading is Hughie and Annie’s relationship”), but how…. bizarrely ironic, maybe, that this cover came out the same week as ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4? Still, an EH comic. FLASHPOINT #4: Again, not a ton to say — this is competently executed, but it really isn’t buttering my bread, if you know what I mean? – but on the meta-level, there’s something, again, ironic about the notion that the universe is about to have its reality rewritten by the only true Saint of the Silver Age, who effectively has a form of Alzheimers? Also? I… Read More…