Sunday, December 25, 2016

EP 186: Batman Noel

Dad holds the Christmas tradition down of almost not reading the comic in time for the show.

Patrick and Dad share Christmas stories of times past and future traditions with Patrick and his wife.

Patrick and Dad dive into Lee Bermejo’s Batman Noel from 2011.  

Patrick and Dad love the look of characters in the story and the cityscape of Gotham, but Patrick struggles with panel layout.

Special nod goes to Barbara Ciardo on the dazzling color work.

Treats this week are re gifted English and Canadian candy.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

EP 185: Star Wars Comics

Patrick and Dad read some old school Marvel Star Wars comics including Star Wars Annual 3 Star Wars #79 and Star Wars #80 and Dad has birthday gifts.  

Patrick launches into a long and boring story of the history of Star Wars at Marvel Comics

Dad complains about the small print of the text and how it is not designed for old man eyes.

Dad is quizzed on his general Star Wars knowledge and what he knows about the upcoming Rouge One film

Dad gets a birthday gift and the treat is a massive cake!
Next Week: Batman Noel

Sunday, December 11, 2016

EP 184: Kingdom Come

Patrick goes big into the world of DC comics with Mark Waid and Alex RossKingdom Come.  Dad loves that Batman, Alex Ross Art, and now Wonder Woman.

Patrick wants to know….

  1. If Dad understands every aspect of what is going on in this story?
  2. Dad get into and enjoy Alex Ross artwork?
  3. Will Dad watch an animated film for a special Christmas show?
  4. What kind of vigilante is Superman?
  5. How sad is a Kanas moon Superman?
  6. Why is Batman such a prick?
G. Does Dad remember that the duo read some Captain Marvel before?

Next Week: Old Marvel Star Wars

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

EP 183: Saga

Patrick has his fiance Melanie fill in for Dad to discuss the first volume of Saga from writer Brian K Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples.  

Patrick tries to pin Melanie down on admitting comic book art is as a good as “high art”.  

No treats are consumed but the conversation does get a bit salty.  

Next Week:  The return of Dad and Mark Waid and Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

EP 182: Hawkeye

Patrick and Dad dive into the first two volumes of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s surprise hit Hawkeye.  

Dad fumbles on the treat but explains his love for dogs.

Patrick tries to explain how the Avengers work and Dad is not amused.

Dad finds a character that he may relate with in Pizza Dog.

 Next Week : Saga

Sunday, November 20, 2016

EP 181: Atomic Robo

Programming plans are scarped and Patrick goes solo to discuss one of his favorite indie comics Atomic Robo

Patrick gives some backstory of the work and how he discovered.

The issues covered is the Atomic Robo Free Comic Day 2009

If you like fun and indie comics please go check out the creators website at

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

EP 180: Spider-Man Election Day

Patrick and Dad read Amazing Spider-Man Election Day.

An arc from  2008 that ran in issues #583-588 from Marc Guggenheim and John Romita Jr.

Dad read a Spider-Man comic he actually enjoyed reading.   

Patrick explains his long, boring and complex relationship with JR JR artwork.

Patrick Dad give his long take on 2016 and the Election Results

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

EP 179: Doctor Strange And Doctor Doom

Patrick tortures Dad with some small print word balloons with Roger Stern and Mike Mignola's  Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom graphic novel from July 1989 Triumph and Torment.

Patrick makes his case once again for Marvel and DC comics to just run a series of graphic novels of each year.

Dad explains why he loves Hell and demons in fiction so much and why he is addicted to sweets.

Patrick goes on a long and rambling lovefest for Jabber and the Drone Podcast and for why there needs to be a solo Doctor Doom film.  

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ep 178: Creepy Archive

This week Patrick and Dad sit down with Dark Horse comics reprint of the classic horror magazine Creepy.

Patrick and Dad discuss the format of the maginze comics stip and if it could ever have a resurgence in American comics.

Patrick attempts to explain to Dad the Comics Code Authority and how this publication skirted the rule by being printed as a magazine instead of a comic

Patrick gives an attempt at explaining the CBDL and some still relevant comics issues

Sunday, October 23, 2016

EP 177: The Sandman Vol 1

Patrick finally pulls the trigger and has Dad read Neil Gaiman’s  The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes large parts are understood and whole sections are not but fun is had and sweet are consumed

Tastykakes and Hawkeye comics are sent from a listener in the mail, Dad is on a perpetual sugar high the entire show!  

Dad really loves the scenes of hell and thinks Sam Kieth is the master of monster drawings.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

EP 176: Locke and Key Vol 1

Halloween month chugs along this week Locke and Key from Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill is the book this week, Dad still does not understand a pull list and who H.P. Lovecraft is. National Dessert Day is celebrated as well with jelly donuts and blueberry pies. Next Week Sandman Preludes and Nocturnes

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

EP 175: Batman The Black Mirror

Halloween month marches on with a delve back into the realm of Dad's favorite characters Batman and Jim Gordon.

Creepy Batman tales with Scott Snyder, Francesco Francavilla, and artist Jock’s Detective Comics run, The Black Mirror.

Patrick and Dad ponder if Bruce Wayne is a warlord? And do you need Batman in a Detective Comics story?

Also how damn creepy is James Gordon Jr?

Next Week: Locke and Key Vol 1

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

EP 174: Fatale Vol 1

The podcast that is the weekly pursuit to teach my 67 year old father some concept in comics..

 Father and Son journey into a world filled with femme fatales, death cults, fedoras, and Lovecraftian Horror with
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ horror crime mashup Fatale from Image Comics  

Plus Patrick gets engaged and Dad does what Dad always does.

Next Week: Batman The Black Mirror

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

EP 173: Punisher Max Redux

The podcast that is the weekly pursuit to teach my 67 year old father some concept in comics.

Patrick and Dad revisit Punisher Max: Mother Russia from Garth Ennis and Doug Braithwaite.

Patrick explains Marvel 616 versus the MAX universe.

Patrick is a huge fan of military Frank Castle and almost sells Dad on checking out Daredevil on Netflix:

 Next Week Fatale

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