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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Sunday, January 29, 2017

EP 191: Luthor

This week we read Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's five issue mini series Luther.  Does it portray a sympathetic picture of Lex Luthor and does it cement him as a monster?  Next Week: Marvel 1602

Patrick questions why this is so hated by many comic book fans.  While Dad has many questions for Patrick about Lex Luthor.

Some minor Trump comparisons are made and both men agree this is too silly to compare to someone too scary.

Dad becomes a massive Bermejo fan and is all about the colorists.

The treat this week is a massive amount of pastries and woes on gaining weight,

Next Week:  Marvel 1602

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

EP 190: March Book 1

This week Patrick and Dad read and discuss Congressman John Lewis’  March Book 1.  March is a trilogy that retells the story of his youth to the days of the Selma March.  Dad is all in and goes into long and explicit filled historical stories,  Next Week: Luthor

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

EP 189: Astro City: Confession

Patrick and Dad revisit Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross.

Patrick asks if these men cram more comic book events into six issues than Marvel and DC?  

What is up with Superhero kinks?

Patrick thinks Dad needs to read both some Wonder Woman and in the near future some Watchmen.

Patrick saves the extra story for a solo show down the road.

Finally ....How good is a Vampire Priest Batman?  
Next Week: March Book 1

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Monday, January 9, 2017

EP 188: Scott Pilgrim Vol 3

Patrick is joined by Bill from The Great Albums podcast to discuss Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness.  Patrick and Bill do their best to break down the volume and connect the world of Scott to their own lives.  Next Week: Astro City: Confession

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