Posted by: Jeff Lester on November 17, 2011
From the insane to the mundane, from the picture back to the frame, the finale to Wait, What? Ep. 63.2 brings Graeme and I back from our world-wide travels to consider our good ol’ pal, Excelsior Basehead. Yep, Graeme and I talk about how Marvel’s handled the first issue of Avenging Spider-Man, the cancellation of the Victor Von Doom miniseries by Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan, changes to Marvel’s incentive payments, and the latest issues of Journey Into Mystery and this year’s Point One promotional one-shot. Oh, and because we’re us, OMAC #3, Bad Company, and the drawbacks of Netflix. And we do it all in less than an hour! Go, Team Us. If you want us, you can find… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on September 22, 2011
Behind the non-Clowesian eightball again, so this will have to be short and sweet. First? Graeme and I love you all. Awwww. (See? Sweet.) Second, the above illustration is from Uncanny X-Force #15, by the astonishingly great Jerome Opena. (I think the whole book is pretty great, because Remender is doing his best to crank things up to 11, but ooo mama that art….) Third, this installment is approximately eighty minutes long and we talk about a dozen-plus books, including Batwoman #1, Mr. Terrific #1, Legion Lost #1, Superboy #1, Uncanny X-Force #15, PunisherMAX #17, Criminal: Last of the Innocent #4, Journey Into Mystery #627, Drifting Classroom, Bakuman, and, as you’d probably expect, Fear Itself #6. Fourth, I think our review… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on June 6, 2011
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.
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on April 13, 2011
It is April, and we’re starting this year’s cycle of event storytelling. I’m fairly unconvinced this is what the audience actually and truly wants — at best I tend to think that the market supports them because its been sooooo long since we sold comics purely on the strength of the comics that we’ve forgotten anything BUT events, but I guess we’ll see what shakes out. Clearly the market is reeling right now — January and February were abysmal, and March not really that much better — and there’s a sense to me, at least, that this year’s are “make or break” for the Marvel and DC universes in some fashion or another. Not like comics will go… Read More…