Sunday, March 19, 2017

EP 198: Judge Dredd

Patrick and Dad revisit 2000 AD progs and finally discuss some Judge Dredd.  

Patrick wonders if 1980s Dredd holds up compared to the later versions of the charters.  

Dad wonders if we are supposed to root for Judges?
Patrick talks about going to the Circus in 1903 and the best methods for smuggling in food to movie theaters.
Treat is Jambalaya with sausage and chicken that does not enjoy.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

EP 197: Thor God of Thunder

Patrick and Dad discuss from Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, and Butch Guice .  Fevered dreams may have altered Dad and Patrick’s view on the book.

Dad explains he both recalls and forgets comic books in quick succession

Patrick admits he is not into Thor and Dad is just along for the ride at anytime.

Patrick and Dad again worry about getting fact but still eat some Hazelnut Snickers candybar.  

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

EP 196: Wolverine: Logan

Patrick and Dad read Brian K Vaughn and Eduardo Risso’s three issue mini-series Wolverine: Logan.

Patrick and Dad open gifts from listening including Tasty Cakes, comic books, and well wishes.  

Patrick makes a pledge to read some more Manga down the road.  Dad is lukewarm on the comics But is gaga for Logan.  

Dad declares no spoilers on this show and that it should be an Oscar nominated film for 2018.

Next Month is Listener Request Month or Months in which Patrick and Dad tear through a year’s worth of comic book requests.  

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EP 195: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

The podcast that is the weekly pursuit to teach my 68 year old father some concept in comics. Patrick and Dad read Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.  Is this Dad’s Batman?  Does it translate to a modern audience? and is Batman a fascist?   

Patrick and Dad revisit Frank Miller’s the Dark Knight returns.  Dad really enjoys some older, meaner and crazier Batman.

Patrick and Dad agree that some of the concepts are a bit ahead of times but are maybe lost on a modern audience.  

NeXt week: Wolverine: Logan

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

EP 194: East of West

The genre and mind bending first volume of Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s East of West from Image Comics.  

Is this all about a bleak vision of a science fiction retelling of the biblical apocalypse?

Is this a superhero style story wrapped up in cyberpunk cloak with a western twist?

Is this a western style story wrapped in a superhero cloak with a cyberpunk twist?

Is this a cyberpunk style wrapped in a western cloak with a apocolypse twist?

How good is the design on this book?

We do not know but we attempt to figure it all out in about a half hour, Dad complains about bad treats as well,

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EP 193: Animal Man

Patrick rediscovers a book he forgot was a damn good as it was when he reread the entire run of Grant Morrison's Animal Man run from DC comics in the late 1980s.  

The book pays homage to comic book tropes, cartoon logic, and gets all meta in artist process.  

But does Dad understand any of this crap?  Does he give up at seeing B'wana Beast?   Does he understand that the Coyote god is really homage to Wile E Coyote?   Or does Dad understand every single panel perfectly?

Patrick and Dad also spend a little bit of time to address emails and devouring the glory that is a Paczki

Next Week: Fear Agent

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

EP 192: Marvel 1602

Patrick and Dad read Neil Gaiman’s Marvel 1602.

Patrick unloads some hate, Dad kinda digs it but is filled with many questions.  

Things get confusing right off the bat when Patrick attempts to explain to Dad the convoluted history of Marvel Man, Todd Mcfarlane, Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore

Patrick things Andy Kubert puts in some really good work on this book, but questions the panel layout in the final issue.

Both hosts enjoy some muffins and make peace.  Next Week: Animal Man

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