Sunday, July 26, 2015

EP 107 : Ministry of Space & Crecy

Patrick and Dad read some emails including one from Shawn from the Parallel Lines and Just One of Guys podcasts.

Patrick explains what he thinks Warren Ellis does best in terms of writing for non superhero comics.

The boys first discuss the alternate history tale of Ministry of Space and examine a what if with Britain never losing their sumorecy as a global and now interstellar superpower.

Chris Weston kills it with the throwback Dan Dare style artwork.  

Operation Paperclip is discussed and the duo ask each other at what cost can society afford the march of technology progress at the cost of culturally progress?….deep right?

Next the time machine is cranked back to 1337 and the Hundred Years War with the tale of the epic battle of Crecy in graphic novel format.

Dad suggests that this should be required reading material for college courses for Middle Ages history courses.
Tim Hortons Cookies are devoured by both Patrick and Dad to wrap things up.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

EP 106: Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil

Patrick guested on another podcast this week The Listening Party Podcast, Dad is mildly assumed and assumes rightly most people would prefer he guested on their shows.

Patrick shouts out Michael and Shawn’s podcast Parallel Lines and Just One of the Guys

Patrick and Dad read an email from faithful listener Aaron and ponder some Superman questions.

After months the duo finally tackle Jeff Smith’s Shazam The Monster Society of Evil.  This one was the most requested comics from the email bag.

Dad and Patrick discuss metaphysics and the concept of how two beings can occupy one plane of existence at the same time or how to beings can share the same area of mass also how cute they found Mary Marvel.  

Next Week a Warren Ellis Sampler :  Crecy and Ministry of Space

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

EP 105: Gotham Central #12-15

Dad and Patrick discuss Canadien treats, and how good Wunderbars taste.

Dad likes Gotham with Batman and Joker as background characters and the cops taking the forefront.

Dad feels Greg Rucka or Ed Brubaker whoever wrote the arc, gets the tone and dialogue of police right.

Patrick and Dad debate Michael Lark’s art style.  The love his use of light sources, shadows, and storytelling but are little underwhelmed with his anatomy and character models.  

Patrick thinks the Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight borrows heavily from this storyline in terms of the Joker and police interaction.

Dad bemoans a lack of emails.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

EP 104: Red Skull Incarnate

Dad reads Greg Pak and Mirko Colak’s Miniseries detailing the rise of the Red Skull into the ranks of the Nazi Party from the ashes of the Weimar Republic.  Dad is confused as hell on all the names and Patrick wants to discuss how this is an inversion of the superhero origin.  Next Week: Gotham Central #12-15
Stop Talking Son

Patrick and Dad are giddy over new microphones and mixers, which Dad still forgets to mind after 100+ episodes.

The treat is a bust because Patrick forgot his Canadian chocolate Wonka bars in his backpack and the melted in the heat.

Patrick and Dad read and discuss Greg Pak and Mirko Colak’s Miniseries detailing the rise of the Red Skull into the ranks of the Nazi Party from the ashes of the Weimar Republic.

Dad is a big fan of history so he digs into the historical setting and the boys discuss the chaos of post World War 1 and Treaty of Versaille era Germany.

Patrick makes the case that this is an inversion of the classic superhero origin story.  Instead of making all the right moral choices when facing problems and difficulties Johann Shmidt acts as a selfish monster.

Patrick and Dad love the faux propaganda David Aja covers and Patrick explains how covers once a preview for what readers are to expect inside the comic have become stand alone art in themselves.

Dad gets confused on the names and some major plot points but that is par for any episode.

Dad finishes the show by telling the audience to not leave five star reviews instead just two stars will work but to please send more emails.  

Next Week:  Gotham Central #12-15

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