Sunday, September 25, 2016

EP 172: Monster

Patrick and Dad dip back into the manga pool with Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 1

The boys go slightly deep with lots of talk about good and evil, and Dad tells some tales about back in the day

Patrick wants to know how Dad forgot how to read manga and has worries that Dad may have no idea what he read.

Dad brings his A game in terms of plot breakdown..

 Patrick has issues with manga human design and bear claws are consumed.  

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

EP 171: The Essential Batman

Patrick invites Andy Smith from The Smith Signal and Spies Over Drinks Podcast to discuss what can be considered all things Batman,

What is the essential Batman?

Is there a definitive character after 75 years and dozens of writers and artists?

Who are some of our favorite types of Batman, best authors and artists?  

What version of Gotham fits the Dark Knight the most?

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

EP 170: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Patrick thinks Dad is ready for the Victorian literature and superheroic mashup fiction that is Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Patrick and Dad discuss what went wrong last week and why Dad makes so many mistakes.

Dad explains why he enjoys drawings of monsters so much and what scares him.

Is this a game of who’s who? Or is it a strong story all alone?  

Next Week: Essential Batman with guest Andy Smith

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

EP 169: Moon Knight #1

The panic button is pressed again as Dad makes a mistake and reads the wrong comic again.

Patrick explains the complex and confusing history of Moon Knight.

The reread is centered around Moon Knight #1 from 2007 and Patrick declares it would be perfect for a Netflix show.

 Next week Next Week : League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 1

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

EP 168: City of Walls

The webcomic City Of Walls  is read and discussed. Patrick does a great deal of explaining what makes a webcomic a webcomic.

Patrick tries to get Dad to select a read off his pull list but Dad has no interest in Star wars or the Flash.

Dad and Patrick have a discussion of race, economics, and education through the lense of the comic.

Treat this week is a shortbread Dutch Apple and Strawberry pie with shortbread crumble topping.

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EP 167: Battling Boy

Paul Pope’s original graphic novel is discussed and Dad gets a new lawn mower.

A few listener emails are read and Dad drops knowledge all over the place.

Patrick blabs about show programming and how he plans future shows.

Dad becomes an instant Pope fan, and Patrick still is trying figure out what this book is….

Next Week: City of Walls

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

EP 166: Suicide Squad

No not the film, Patrick and Dad journey back to the 1980’s and John Ostrander’s DC “epic”  

 A bit Dirty Dozen and a bit Commie Smasher comics.  Dad gets a crash course in DC trade collections and in D list Villains.  

The rest of the show is a bit of a complaint fest. Not throw the book across the room bad but close.  

Next Week : Battling Boy.

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