Sunday, August 30, 2015

EP 112: The Authority #13-20

Back to basics as Dad has no clue what is happening in Mark Millar and Frank Quietly’s  Authority run.  Patrick explains it is Satire of Superhero comics and “Widescreen” style of comics from the early 2000’s.  Dad just wants to know why are there ghosts and explains he watched Dr. Who to get laid back in the day.  Next Week: Parker the Hunter.

Patrick and Dad read some listener emails, and discuss high school football for some reason.

Patrick explains the concept of “widescreen” comics  Dad recalls reading both Mark Millar and Warren Ellis in the past which excites Patrick.  .

Elation ends quickly as Dad begins his convoluted recap of the content of the Authority issues themselves.  Dad understands that it is written as a bit cheeky and tongue and cheek but too many character confuse him.

Dad does his patented altering and changing of character names.  Jenny Sparks becomes Jenny Parker, Swift transforms into Angel Lady.

Patrick tries to explain this is satire of American Superheroes and that he struggles a bit with the juvenile humor.

Dad reveals he used to watch Dr. Who in the 1960’s and 1970’s to placate Mom and ultimately get laid.

Patrick explains why he enjoys Frank Quitely art and that sometimes having very stylized art helps define an artist among a field of many.

Treat is refused by Dad the day of moving into Patrick's new home.

Next Week : Cassidy and Richard from the Jabber and the Drone Podcast and Parker the Hunter

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

EP 111: Spider-Man 2099

Patrick strolls down memory lane with Dad with Peter David and Rick Leonardi’s Spider-Man 2099

Patrick promises frozen custard after the big house move on Monday.  Dad passionately discusses the merits of frozen custard over ice cream or yogurt.

The duo read an email from listener who does not love the show, but is brought back in time to bonding with his father.

Dad as always has his Spider-Man issues but then he falls in love with Miguel O’Hara and his many quips.

Dad is very confused by dates, issue number, and titles of Marvel comics.  Patrick walks him through the design of covers and purpose.

Patrick and Dad agree that the socioeconomic comments of Spider-Man 2099 reflect the 99 percent debate raging today.

Dad explains why he changed his note method and looks forward to moving ice cream treats

Next Week : The Authority #13-20

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

EP 110: Unwritten Vol 1

Patrick and listener Michael Conrad, writer of Wayfarer webcomic along with artist Justin McElory, is chilled by Dad storytime tales of shotguns and leaking brain tumors.

Andy from the podcast Smith Signal sends some love for Batman Year One episode 109.

Dad took volumes of notes and understands the basic plot of Mike Carey’s tale of identity and commentary on fiction in he and Peter GrossThe Unwritten from the DC imprint Vertigo.

Dad drops the F bomb liberally.

Patrick explains Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh, the bible, myths, and Rudyard Kipling.

Dad listens and nails 90 percent of the characters names correctly.

The treat is moot in that Dad has been mainlining ice cream and the show devolves into Ice Cream talk.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

EP 109 : Batman Year One

Patrick gives some historical perspective on the publishing history of Batman Year One.

Dad finds a kindred spirit in Jim Gordon.

Dad tells some real life stories that have not a part of the podcast since his Christmas brain cancer story.

Patrick loves when Batman fights cops for some unknown reason.

Our duo both enjoy the fact that Batman finding and putting on the outfit is glossed over and that in a modern comic book an entire issue would be dedicated to Batman assembling his cape, cowl, and armor.  

Dad has some strange transsexual theories about characters that Patrick debunks.

David Mazzuchelli art is gushed over and some debate is sparked from Selina Kyle as a high end escort.

Treats are a bag of junk food from Patrick’s mortgage lender.

Next Week :  The Unwritten Vol 1  finally.  

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

EP 108 : Wolverine Enemy of the State

Dad is overwhelmed by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s whirlwind tour taking Wolverine through every nook and cranny of the the Marvel Universe.  Patrick does his best to Explain the Hand, Sentinels, and North Star.  Next Week:  Batman Year One

Patrick and Dad read an email from longtime friend of the podcast Winston Conrad regarding Crecy.  Winston writes articles and publishes a webcomic Savage Land for the website Eat Geek Play.

Dad is overwhelmed by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s massive Wolverine epic arc “Enemy of the State”.

Patrick suggests that maybe Dad should just discuss major plot points and highlight portions he understood.

Dad sorta agrees and the show becomes a question and answer period.

Patrick explain how he enjoys Romita with a heavy ink line and wonders if his style has changed for the better over the years.  Dad has no input.

The treat is a massive bowl of ice cream along with a box of animal crackers.

Next Week:  Batman Year One  

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