Monday, May 29, 2017

EP 209: Fables Vol 1

Dad has more dental issues as Patrick maybe gave himself an overdose of allergy pills so listener beware as the duo cover Bill Willingham, Lan Medina,  Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha's
first volume of Fables from Vertigo comics,

Patrick avoided this comic for a long while for some reason, Dad seems to know almost every single character from the Fabledverse in this book.

Dad and Patrick feel the work as some pacing and storytelling issues, but Buckingham and Leialoha’s artwork moves the narrative right past a bit of a clunky third act.

Treats were walnut and dot cookies.

Next Week:  Fury Max: My War Gone By

Sunday, May 21, 2017

EP 207: Batman Year 100

Dad is back from one week's rest and recovery after a major bout of dental surgery that he saves Patrick and the audience great details of teeth removal.  

Dad does have a vomiting attack from taking Tylenol 3 pain pills and chemo medications on an empty stomach.  

Dad is excited to cover Batman Year 100 from Paul Pope and José Villarrubia

Patrick declares this to be one of the greatest Batman stories of all times because it completely inverts the Batman mythos and creates its own continuity.  

Dad wants to know if this is Bruce Wayne or is it a clone of Batman.

Patrick and Dad wrap the show up with discussing proper Batman attire, cowl, and cape.

Next week:  Fables Vol 1

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

EP 206: Starlight

Dad gets a week off and Mom joins Patrick on the show for the third annual "Make Mom Read Comics" Mother Day Special.  

Starlight from Image Comics from Mark Millar and Goran Parlov.  Mom and Patrick discuss the Space Opera roots the book is using as a paschie.  

Mom has issues with digressing and Patrick cannot recall planet names.  

Treats are consumed off the air but it was carrot cake,

Next Week:  Batman Year 100

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EP 205: Gotham Academy

Patrick and Dad read and discuss the first volume of Gotham Academy.  Dad may be “all ages” guy and we eat bad donuts.  Next Week: Make Mom Read Comics

This week Patrick and Dad read the first volume of Gotham Academy from the New 52 relaunch.  The books is currently on the second volume with the DC Rebirth relaunch with the creative team of Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl.

Patrick and Dad debate what constitutes an all ages comic, and is that just a term to signal no over the top violence and sex lives here?

Dad learns all about K-Pop and leaps to wild assumptions about his future daughter in law.

Patrick and Dad also want an entire comic centered around the character of Maps, and this book has just enough Batman.

Treats are stale 7-11 donuts

Next Week:  Make Mom Read Comics

Sunday, April 30, 2017

EP 204: Marvels

Patrick and Dad journey into a retelling of Marvel Comics with Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ 1994 four issue miniseries Marvels

Patrick struggles to recall how old Spider-Man may be and the sequence of events of the comic in general terms.

Dad has some very interesting ideas on how to deal with mutants and how to deal with an American crisis or two.

Patrick tries to explain early 1970s Spider-Man history to Dad.

Dad passes on eating treats and makes bold claims about bringing the notebook back into the fold weekly or at least scribble something out.

Next Week: Gotham Academy

Sunday, April 23, 2017

EP 203: Nightwing: Bludhaven

Patrick and Dad read  Nightwing Vol. 1: Bludhaven from Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel.

Dad is very upset about how large and silly Dick Grayson’s 1990’s mullet and or rattail appears, while Patrick confuses Greg Land with artist Scott McDaniel.  

Dad and Patrick tear through a bunch of emails to start the show and Dad comes to some realization about how many comics he has read after 200 plus episodes.  

Patrick struggles to explain the Sinister Six and Dad makes a date with coming to see Spider-Man Homecoming.  

Nightwing of the 90s is, Nightwing of the 90s and Patrick wonders if this is a reflection of writing before the trade paperback.

Treat is nothing:  We forgot

Next Week: Marvels

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Monday, April 17, 2017

EP 202: Death Note

Patrick and Dad delve back into Manga with the first volume of Death Note.  Dad and Patrick also discuss classic Hollywood and creepy Easter Bunnies.

Patrick and Dad discuss the morality tale that is Death Note along with if Charlton Heston played a Mexican.

Dad and newscaster Roop Raj are both freaked out by Easter Bunnies and both Patrick and Dad eat way too much food.

Next Week: Nightwing

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