Sunday, December 27, 2015

EP 133: Bone Vol 4 Dragon Slayer

Dad  saves the day by fixing plumbing issues at Patrick's house.  

Dad breaks down the fourth volume in the Jeff Smith’s masterpiece Bone.  

The duo discuss Jeff Smith’s amazing use of perspective and negative space in his art.  

Patrick and Dad discuss that in the month of January will be listening request month.

Somehow they also discuss, myths, Donald Trump, Star Wars and Next Week : Astro City

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

EP 130: Superman / Batman Vol 2 Supergirl

Patrick tells a story about how the clerks at Guitar Center are now fans of Dad. Such big fans they give Patrick a sweetheart deal on some XLR cables.

Dad understands a great deal of Superman/Batman Vol 2: Supergirl but forgets most characters names and makes up his own.  

Dad has some questions about Batman parenting and how many muscles can fit on a single body 

Patrick struggles with Michael Turner artwork.   The treat this week is a bunch of Christmas cookies stolen from a workplace party.

Next Week : Holiday comics.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

EP 129 : it Was the War of the Trenches

Dad is under the weather but codines and cold medicine help him push through covering Jaci Tardi's It Was the War of The Trenches.  

Dad and Patrick discuss the work that explores the darkest side of humanity through the French perspective of World War One.

Treat is a huge amount of fudge

Dad employs his new note taking system and swears often.  Next Week : Superman Batman Vol 2 Supergirl

Sunday, November 29, 2015

EP 127: Scott Pilgrim Vol 1

Patrick and Dad dig deep into Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim Vol 1 Precious Little Life.  

Patrick reads the first email from a listener in Australia who tells the boys to read more non superhero comics.

Patrick is very concerned with Dad reading a comic filled with Dad pop culture blind spots of Indie Music, videogame cultures, and comic books. 

Dad powers through the dozens of references he does not understand and focuses on the love triangle.

 Dad has a grasp on thing but admits this is not something written for 67 year old men.

Treat some type of apple tart donut like bars that were on sale at the local Kroger.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

EP 125: Doctor Strange the Oath

The duo discuss Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s  2007 Doctor Strange mini series the Oath. 

 Patrick examples the hierarchy of superhero characters, A, B and D included. 

 Patrick reads the casting of the Marvel Film coming 2016 and Dad has a mixed and confused response. 

The format of the mini series is explored, Dad and Patrick gush over the art and run a tally of whacky concepts introduced. 

 Snack coconut fudge and Next Week's Book: Scott Pilgrim

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EP 124: Batman the Cult

Patrick and Dad reach across the Atlantic ocean and connect with the Smith Men, Andy and Matt of the Smith Signal to discuss Jim Starlin and Bernie Wrightsons’ 1988 miniseries Batman : The Cult.  

The Smith Men teach Dad about Bane and Knightfall and even drinking habits.  

Patrick stinks like curry according to Dad after running.

The group discuss what is the best version of Batman, why Andy hates Robin the Boy Wonder, and the Bromley Batman.  

With some extended talk on Detroit, Banks, and Snacks and how the all differ between America and England. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

EP 122: The Walking Dead

Patrick and Dad end Halloween covering vol 1 of Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore’s The Walking Dead. 

Rodger emails in to explain Halloween in Sweden.  

Dad wants to know who came first the AMC show or the comics? 

Patrick and Dad gush over the Moore artwork and the atmosphere created with Black and White horror comics. 

Halloween Candy is consumed and Dad’s Star Wars prior knowledge is put to the test.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

EP 120: Batman Death of the Family

Dad dips back into Batman with a heavy focus on the Joker in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s horror filled modern Batman versus Joker tale.  Patrick thinks there is too much Bat family included in this one Dad has an endless stream of questions on everything revolving around Batman and the coming winter?

Dad and Patrick read some emails including from long time listener Juan and Andrew from the amazing Smith Signal Podcast.

Both Juan and Andrew program the show for Patrick much to Dad’s glee.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s tale of horror and mayhem via the Joker, in Death of the Family  

Patrick has to a massive amount of walking back and explaining sections and suddenly has a near stroke.

Dad is bemused by Patrick’s meltdown and recaps his journey to the Detroit Zoo and scary animals.  

Next Week: BPRD 1946

Sunday, October 11, 2015

EP 118 War of Worlds

Emails and questions are answered from longtime listener David from Plano.

Dad is thrilled to get an email from a listener in Sweden.

Patrick and Dad dig into two offerings from Dark Horse Comics.  Both are graphic novels from writer and artist team Ian Edginton and D'israeli.  

The first is a direct adaption of HG Well’s classic War of The World's.

The second is Scarlet Traces, an alternative London that is the direct sequel to War of Worlds and the aftermath of the invasion.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

EP 117 The Flash and The Rogues

Geoff John’s era Wally West Flash returns to the podcast this week.  

Patrick explains some history about Flash legacy of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Bart Allen and Wally West that he feels he may have covered in the past.

Patrick pushes his luck and explains how the Rogues are such a vital aspect of characterization of the Flash and superheroes in general.   This week Patrick wants Dad to examine Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, and the Pied Piper.

Patrick pushes things further and tests Dad’s interest in watching the Flash television show on CW this Fall.

Dad recaps issues Flash #178 , Flash #182, and Flash #190.  With differing results.

Patrick and discuss the comic book as a single contained issue, and blather about stand alones or one shot issues.

Dad is given horchata and a large amount of explaining is needed.

Next Week :  War of the Worlds and Scarlet Traces

Sunday, September 27, 2015

EP 116: Justice League International

Dad is back in the land of confusion with Giffen and Dematteis JLA.  Patrick attempts to explain humor in comics, Dr. Fate, Max Lord, the Martian Manhunter and how the hell JLA Detroit fits into any of this stuff.  Next Week: Flash and the Rogues

Patrick and Dad read some email from Shawn of Just One of the Guys and Listen to The Prophets as well as Big Dev from Snake Oil Comics.

Dad explains how he squandered his two weeks of time to read the comic.

Patrick walks Dad through some JLA history and JLA Detroit era.

Dad likes the interpersonal relationships of characters but is confused where Martian Manhunter starts and J'onn J'onzz ends.

Dad knew Maxwell Lord was a bad guy and a rich Bad Guy.

Dad loses his place when things get down to Dr. Fate but is a huge fan of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle.

Dad’s mind is blown with the reveal of who the Creeper’s alter ego was and is happy to see a Superman cameo.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

EP: 115 Make Mom Read Echo

Emails are saved for Dad’s response next week instead Patrick grills Mom on how she deals with Dad on a daily basis for almost 50 years.  

After that Mom breaks down the plot of Echo: Moon Lake.

Patrick gives Mom some background on Terry Moore and the comic book industry. Including how the “Big Two” of Marvel and DC dominate and are essentially the spawning ground for intellectual properties.

Patrick muddles his way through explaining how Image Comics operates, Dark Horse, IDW, and Boom and how self published comics operate.

Mom admits she struggled  with the comic and surprisingly Dad came to the rescue with helping Mom navigate the panels.

Patrick asks Mom what she thought of the art style, particularly Terry Moore’s anatomy and figure work.

Also a great deal heavy television talk.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

EP 114: Daredevil #176-182

Frank Miller’s iconic run on Daredevil is explored.  Patrick talks explains how rereading the book multiple times has made him appreciate Miller’s use of panel design and seeding of plots.  Dad is just happy he remembers so many character names.  Next Week Terry Moore’s Echo

Patrick and Dad open the show with thanks you to Paul and David from Diamond Minds Podcast and Rod and Denise from the Listening Party Podcast for allowing them to guest on their respective programs.

Patrick is leery of Dad’s recall of the narrative and sequential understanding Dad may have with issues 176-182 of Daredevil.  

Dad has volumes of notes to prove he read the whole damn thing and proves it by remembering massive amounts of Marvel Lore including the Hand, Foggy Nelson, J Jonah Jameson and even Stick.

Dad and Patrick really enjoy the crime noir and kung fu mash up that is the intersection of Elektra, Ninjas, Kingpin, and Bullseye.

Issues 178-179 are a bit of a downer and our duo do not dig on the seemly forced and boring Power Man and Iron Fist guest appearance.  

Also not dug is the the strange Albino Sewer King and James Bond style dangling of our heroes over an alligator pit.

The Final three issues 180-182 including the Death of Elektra and the Punisher going all Clint Eastwood make up for all the silliness.

Next Week Mom and Terry Moore’s Echo

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