Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EP 72 Fantastic Four Sampler











Dad is hounded by the flu and phone calls but presses on to read a large chunk of Fantastic Four. Patrick explains the concept of comic book ages and the loose time periods presented by fan boys. Dad could care less.

The Boys tear into a sampling of Silver and Bronze age Fantastic Four.

Checklist


Fantastic Four #1, Dad Read


Fantastic Four Annual #2 Dad read page one Patrick explains



Patrick falls in love with John Byrne’s FF with Fantastic Four #267.  Dad has a cough and cares nothing for Dr. Doom

Next Week C.O.W.L Vol 1

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

EP 71: Zero #1-6

Zero #1-6 from Image Comics is understood by Dad and Patrick is relieved.

Dad amazes with some deep insight into the nature of humanity and warfare.

Patrick blathers on about comic book design aesthetics. Dad does not listen and instead just waits to speak.

Dad admits he does not really notice artwork yet. Patrick probes into this blind spot but finds only confusion.

Dad and Patrick discuss The Winter War and the badassness of Finnish people.

The boys even try to talk astrophysics but realize quickly that is a made road to hoe.

Music MC Cullah



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Monday, December 15, 2014

EP 70 MS. Marvel

Dad and Patrick read MS. Marvel after some talk of what percentage of comics Dad understands.

The boys enjoy the comic and it generates some light banter about teen girl issues.

Patrick tries to give examples to the concept of the “Legacy Hero” . Dad loses interest in Patrick and half listens.


Dad has a Birthday gift is semi interested. Dad once again decries the need for sweets and or semi sweet foods for his hard work on the podcast.

Patrick promises a sweets related treat for the next podcast.

Dad and Patrick also seem to have trouble conjuring what languages are spoken in Central and South Asia.




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Sunday, December 7, 2014

EP 69 Maus Vol 1

Dad and Patrick read Maus vol 1 from Art Spiegelman.


Dad adds some insight on the persecution of the Jews from a book he read Bricks and Mortals

Anthropomorphic animals once again are discussed by the duo.  

Dad and Patrick discuss  the book’s use of a son trying to understand his father through an interview about his experiences during the holocaust.

Dad want Patrick to show him how to use the “podcast store system” to find some history podcast.

Next Week :Ms. Marvel



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Sunday, November 30, 2014

EP 68 Umbrella Academy

Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite defeats Dad he understood two percent of the trade.

Patrick is frustrated to a level not seen since the duo tried to cover Planetary.


Patrick is exasperated and the boys try to figure out why Dad could not connect to the comic.
Theories are shared and musings are made on why Dad could not connect with the story.
Dad ends the show with how his dog Buster saved his life lassie Style.
Next Week : Maus Vol 1


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

EP 67 Amazing Spider-Man #630-633

Patrick and Dad tear through a bunch of email.


Some listener suggestions are considered and the duo pick a few comics to cover in the coming weeks.




Dad explains how one can shoot their own testes off if not 
very careful.
Patrick recommends the film podcast Jabber and the Drone

Then Patrick pleads the case for Spider Man once again, and Dad caves and admits he enjoyed most of Amazing Spider-Man #630-633.

Yet both agree it would have read better month to month in the single issues compared to the collected trade.

Please check out great friends of the podcast and their comic Frown here


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EP 66 Frown Interview

Patrick and Dad sit down and interview some comic folk

Indie comic creators Michael Conrad, Winston Conrad and Jef Overn about their comic Frown.

Dad is full of questions for the boys and Patrick lets him go and has some of his own.


Please check out the comic at the creators website http://www.mwconrad.com/

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

EP 65 GI Joe Cobra

Patrick attempts to school Dad in all things GI Joe with IDW’s GI Joe Cobra vol 1.

Patrick explains GI comics via Larry Hama and GI Hasbro toys and GI cartoons.


Dad understands it and likes the spy vs terrorist action


Dad forgets to read the GI Cobra Special and it is tabled to next week.


Dad then devolves the conversation into standing sex acts.


Patrick once again explains his love for Spider Man and Peter Parker


Dad eats some candy and listens intently.


Next Week Amazing Spider-Man #630-633




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Sunday, November 9, 2014

EP 64 American Born Chinese

Dad and Patrick discuss American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

Both Father and Son enjoy the comic although but some bad math is applied before the discuss the book.

Our duo wonder at what age teens would best be able to understand the themes of prejudice and identity presented.

Dad is always happy to read a comic that involves talking animals especially talking monkey folk.

Dad and Patrick discuss limiting Patrick's television watching as a adolescent.

Next Week GI Joe Cobra vol 1


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

EP 63 Punisher Max Vol 3: Mother Russia

Strap in folks Dad is back to vintage form of not understanding a single aspect of the comic.

Dad explains his comic reading habits and his fear of dying with comics on his face.

Dad can recall none of the plot or main characters.

Patrick defeated tries to push through Garth Ennis’  Punisher Max Vol 3 Mother Russia

Dad texts and tries to answer phone calls during the show

Patrick swears a great deal and pleads with Dad to follow along.  Dad feels it was a strong show overall.



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Sunday, October 26, 2014

EP 62 Saga of the Swamp Thing

Halloween time with Dad and Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing.

Dad really wants to know about Swamp Man’s sex life.

Patrick and Dad muse on what or how Swamp Thing's have sex and thinks get creepy near the end.

Dad wants all hard sci fi. Plants cannot read.

In the mean time Dad understands everything plot wise a milestone for the show!

Before all that Dad and Patrick are both creeped out by the Monkey King.

Dad and Patrick end on some candy talk.

Next Week: Punisher Max Vol 3 Mother Russia



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

EP 61: Afterlife With Archie

The return of treats for Dad!

In the form of milano cookies.  
Dad eats them like a human cookie monster before podcast and using the sugars and empty calories to tell Patrick all about what he knows about Archie Comics.

Dad does not know about Archie and zombies though.  

Dad talks about secret experiences he had on his top secret job traveling around the country and how they relate to comic.

Patrick and Dad like social issues explained through a Riverdale zombie outbreak.


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

EP 60 Wolverine Weapon X Insane in the Brain

Dad fights through a cold and reads Jason Aaron’s Wolverine Weapon X Insane in the Brain

Dad then shares stories about his real life experiences visiting the Criminally Insane.

Patrick gives Dad some Wolverine History

Dad thinks Hugh Jackman should be in the comic.

Patrick and Dad agree X-Men = Convoluted 



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Sunday, October 5, 2014

EP 59 Midnighter #1-5


Dad reads Garth Ennis and Chris Sprouse’s Midnighter story arc by mistake.

Patrick rolls with it an tries to explain satire and “widescreen comics”.

Dad does dramatic readings from the comic.

Air raid sirens blast off at one point.

The boys read some emails.




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Sunday, September 28, 2014

EP 58: Superman Reboots

Dad talks about being a grandfather.

Dad admits being ashamed to read comics in public.  

Patrick has Dad compare John Byrne’s Superman : Man of Steel and Grant Morrison's Action Comics (2011).  

Dad's only frame of reference is George Reeves Superman from television.

Patrick tries to explain the concept of the comic book reboot.

Dad pressures Patrick into marriage and searing a child.

Next Week: IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

EP 57 Best of Dad Show

Dad Is a Grandfather!  

He Takes two weeks off 

Patrick makes a Best of Clip Show

Next Week: Superman reboots




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Sunday, September 7, 2014

EP 56: Captain America/Black Panther

Patrick and Dad start talking about Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of our Fathers.

Patrick then tries to explain a bit of Marvel History through the lens of Black Panther.

Instead the discussion turns to geopolitical matters and deep stuff kinda.

Dad is on fire and is confused to the zero percent.

Patrick goes off on a nerd rant explaining how he would tell Black Panther and Namor stories.

Dad laughs at his son and mocks him.

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