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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Sunday, July 31, 2016

EP 165: Aquaman Origins

Patrick and Dad go way back in the comics timeline and cover the first adventures of Aquaman from the 1959 Adventure Comics strip.

Patrick explains Silver Age comics and gushes over Ramona Fradon artwork.  

The Saga of finding Easy Going Red Continues

Dad and Patrick guffaw over the whacked out nature  of silver age comics.  

 Next Week:  Suicide Squad

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

EP 164: Bone Vol 6

A metric ton of email is read and Dad is peppered with questions,  

Patrick and Dad continue with their read through of Jeff Smith’s classic Bone.  

Patrick thinks the world building really kicks off and wonders if this is a comic that really benefits from colorization more than the original black and white format.

 Next Week: Silver Age Aquaman

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

EP 163: Batman VS Predator

The Dave Gibbons and the Kubert brothers Batman and Predator mashup from 1993 is explored.  

Patrick breaks down the panels of the book in a much deeper manner than Dad.

Dad has a love affair with Alfred.  

Dad knows nothing of Predators but knows both all things Batman and Pokemon Go?
Next Week:  Bone vol 6

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

EP 162: Superman Red Son

Patrick and Dad revisit the last gasps of DC Elseworlds with Mark Millar’s Superman Red Son.  

Patrick wants Dad's take on Iron Man becoming a 15 year old African American Girl.

Then they dive into the book and Patrick is curouis if Dad is as confused about what is going on as he was two years ago.

Some of the questions raised and answered include:

Does Dad pick up on all the DC comics nods and changes in this alternate history tale?  

How great is anarchist Batman?

 What about that ending?

 Next Week:  Batman VS Predator

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