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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Sunday, September 6, 2015

EP 113: Parker The Hunter

Patrick opens the show reading some email from Steve Grower from the great province of Ontario and Ottawa. 

 Steve is the host and cohost respectively of Alternative Airways and Futurama Pedia
shares Dad’s confusion with all things 2099 and Spider-Man.  Dad wrestlers if he likes Quebec more than Ontario.

Patrick has an email from a former student requesting he make Dad read Miracle Man

 Patrick almost launches into a lengthy explanation of all things MM but stops and saves it for a future show.  

The boys are joined by Cassidy and Richard from the film review and discussion podcast Jabber and the Drone.   Dad has an interesting take on their show title and the name of the hosts.  

The first thirty minutes of the show are a revolving discussion of Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation  of Parker the Hunter.  Style and story structure are discussed and Richard and Cassidy have an interesting take on casting of comic book characters with cartoon voices and actors.

Patrick blathers about teaching the Donald Westlake novel in his classroom and his students revulsion at Parker as a protagonist and antihero.  

Dad demands some scary film recommendations and Richard and Cassidy provided Dad with some Netflix homework.

Next Week:  Daredevil #176-182

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