Sunday, October 1, 2017

Baltimore the Plague Ships

Patrick and Dad kick off Halloween month with a Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden penned and John Stenbeck has drawn a simple tale of a British lord battling a Vampiric king with the alternate history World War 1 plague ravaged Europe as the setting.  Fun right?  Next Week:  The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mouse Guard Fall 1152

Dad and Patrick wrap up “Animal Month” with Dave Petersen's epic tale of mice warriors.

Patrick shares an email and attempts to explain what an RPG is to Dad and fails.

Patrick and Dad debate when the modern nation-state came into being and if mice belong as pets or in the wild.

Dad shares some horror stories with small creatures and Patrick has Dad give a play by play of eating lemon pie.  

Treat: Lemon Hand Pie

Next Week:  Baltimore The Plague Ships.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

EP 223: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Dad is lost in the weeds with Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2 Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now.  Patrick and Dad agree it is fun but this is the book that broke the weekly comic buying for Patrick.

Next Week:  Mouse Guard Fall 1152

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

EP 222: We3

Dad reads We3 and is not satisfied with Grant Morrison’s story but loves Frank Quitely artwork. Patrick thinks this is a film pitch made into a comic.

Patrick does not even bother telling Dad about the long history of comics being used as Intellectual Property being pitched for film scripts.  Dad has an issue with the lack of depth of the book and the very unclear narrative.  

Patrick and Dad come to the conclusion that the comic may have been best told through Quietly’s art with the animals being the readers only view the world…..but what do they know?   

Treat is nothing.

Hear Patrick on the Wild Pitch Podcast this week!

Next Week: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

EP 221: Starman Omnibus Vol 1

The return of Dad this week.  Nothing much has changed in the month break from the podcast.  Dad still enjoys eating sweets, being confused by comic books and still does not know the email for the podcast,

Dad returns to the show after a week’s absence to answer emails and attempts to read an entire run (17 issues) of comics, with the first volume of James Robinson’s Starman.  Next Week:  We3

Sunday, August 27, 2017

EP 220: Swamp Thing: The Sureen

Dad is still recovering so Patrick invites a very good friend of the show Andy Smith of The Smith Signal Podcast to have deep musings on New 52 era Swamp Thing.  No snacks unless Andy was eating.

There is some light supermarket and dog talk added to the mix, as well as general pondering on where Swamp Thing could fit into the DC Universe of film or television.

Next Week:  Starman Omnibus Vol 1

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

EP 219: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

Patrick is joined by Randy and Jesse of the Grawlix podcast to discuss the seminal Batman tale from Marv Wolfman, George Perez, and Jim Aparo.  

The story as a great microcosm of Batman & Robin, and the fanbase.  We discuss the change in tone for Batman that was still straddling the last vestiges of pre-Crisis Batman in 1989 and still not quite into the arena of Frank Miller's Dark Knight and Year One level Batman.

Treat this week was some random left over cookies from the wedding that Patrick ate pre show.

Dad is on the mend and thanks for the emails.

 Next Week: Swamp Thing Vol 6 Sureen

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

EP 218: Marvel Weddings

Patrick has his wife on the show again to talk Marvel Weddings including The Incredible Hulk #319 and Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 which are all about...weddings.  Very many sidebars headed down very often so be warned.The treat this week is wine.  Next Week:  Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

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Monday, August 14, 2017

EP 217: Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine

Dad is confused in what is far too deep a dive into the Marvel Universe from Jason Aaron and Andy Kubert.  Dad is confused and struggling to make it through Marvel Madness.  Patrick understands this is a book that Dad would never understand and he does not care because it is so much fun. Sadly technical difficulties kill the last bit of the show… sorry.  Next Week: Wedding Comics.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

EP 216: Atomic Robo & Fightin Scientists of Tesladyne

Dad and Patrick move back to the living room to read the first vol of Atomic Robo.

 Dad has some issues with hot mics and Patrick wants more mini series format in comics.  

Some future show plans and future reads are hashed out as well as wedding plans for future shows.

Next Week:  Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

EP 215: Spider-Man & Superman Covers

Dad has some vomit issues and Patrick laments recording in the kitchen this week.  He still manages to eat two cake filled donuts in the span of about three minutes.  

This week, Patrick and Dad cover Spider-Man Homecoming, and Superman Cover to Cover.  Dad tells wild tales and Patrick sets a future agenda.  Next Week: Atomic Robo

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Monday, July 10, 2017

EP 214: Ultimate Comics Spider Man

Patrick and Dad dig deep into Miles Morales era Ultimate Spider-Man.  

Patrick tries to explain the last ten years of Spider-Man continuity.

Patrick describes the horrors of fighting kids at the bus stop daily.

 Dad is amazed people on the internet are upset that people were upset over a Black Spider-Man.  

Dad eats cookies and is afraid of the freeway.

Next Week: Superman Covers

EP 213: Lumberjanes

Dad returns from illness to cover some non-dude comics this week with Lumberjanes.  

Dad tells tales of how he survived an illness, eat oat bread and read about kids at camp.

Dad misses out on many of LGBTQ moments and is all about the monsters.

Patrick and Dad try to explain children and self-esteem poorly.

 Next Week: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man

Sunday, June 25, 2017

EP 212: SIn City: That Yellow Bastard

Dad and Patrick read another tale from Frank Miller’s Sin City.  Dad shows he knows the email address but he still does not need emails.  Questions via email about reading too much dude related comics and where places are in the land of Sweden are answered.

Patrick blathers on and on about how much he loves the artwork, negative space and woodcut style art.  Dad has lots of questions of about old men and heart attacks.

Patrick and Dad agree it is a bleak work that is fun to look at but maybe is a bit too hard boiled even for these gumshoes.

Dad misses out on a breakfast feast and Patrick tells a story about his nephew fighting his cat.

Next Week: Lumberjanes

Sunday, June 18, 2017

EP 211: Wonder Woman: Lies

Patrick struggles to get into the Greg Rucka penned take on Rebirth era Wonder Woman and retcon and relaunches in general terms.  Dad just goes along for the ride and enjoys shorts for Father’s Day.  Next Week:  Sin City That Yellow Bastard

Dad celebrates Father’s Day with a pair of athletic shorts and a card he tosses aside in disdain.  Patrick throws his future wife under the bus yet again.

Patrick and Dad discuss the history of Sanders Chocolates, Stroh's ice cream and how to hustle discounted food from people.

Patrick really struggles with modern superhero comics and in particular the approach with the Rebirth era Wonder Woman

Dad just goes along for the ride and Dad and some issues with the art that Patrick is also shocked to find he agrees.

Patrick wraps the show up with a retelling of the Wonder Woman film to Dad in general details

Sunday, June 11, 2017

EP 210: Bone Vol 7

Dad and Patrick revisit Jeff Smith’s Bone and have some deep thoughts on marriage, the nature of evil, and funny little bone monsters.  

Dad is not impressed by people leaving reviews even of they may be glowing on iTunes.

Patrick and Dad are both left a bit wanting with this volume of Bone and perplexed.

Treat this week is not mentioned but is a lemon muffins.

Next week: Wonder Woman: Lies

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

EP 210: Fury Max: My War Gone By

Patrick and Dad read and discuss the 13 issue series Fury Max: My War Gone By from writer Garth Ennis and artist Goran Pavlov. Father and Son muse on the nature of War and American foreign policy as well as wonder how damaged is Frank Castle?  Next Week: Bone Vol 7

Patrick and Dad read some listener emails.

They discuss setting up and extra show for Wonder Woman this week and if Patrick should force his wife to be on the show.

Dad has thoughts on American war, being left of center, and aging characters in comic book form.  

Dad walks away from treats this week.

Next Week:  Wonder Woman and Bone

Monday, May 29, 2017

EP 209: Fables Vol 1

Dad has more dental issues as Patrick maybe gave himself an overdose of allergy pills so listener beware as the duo cover Bill Willingham, Lan Medina,  Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha's
first volume of Fables from Vertigo comics,

Patrick avoided this comic for a long while for some reason, Dad seems to know almost every single character from the Fabledverse in this book.

Dad and Patrick feel the work as some pacing and storytelling issues, but Buckingham and Leialoha’s artwork moves the narrative right past a bit of a clunky third act.

Treats were walnut and dot cookies.

Next Week:  Fury Max: My War Gone By

Sunday, May 21, 2017

EP 207: Batman Year 100

Dad is back from one week's rest and recovery after a major bout of dental surgery that he saves Patrick and the audience great details of teeth removal.  

Dad does have a vomiting attack from taking Tylenol 3 pain pills and chemo medications on an empty stomach.  

Dad is excited to cover Batman Year 100 from Paul Pope and José Villarrubia

Patrick declares this to be one of the greatest Batman stories of all times because it completely inverts the Batman mythos and creates its own continuity.  

Dad wants to know if this is Bruce Wayne or is it a clone of Batman.

Patrick and Dad wrap the show up with discussing proper Batman attire, cowl, and cape.

Next week:  Fables Vol 1

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

EP 206: Starlight

Dad gets a week off and Mom joins Patrick on the show for the third annual "Make Mom Read Comics" Mother Day Special.  

Starlight from Image Comics from Mark Millar and Goran Parlov.  Mom and Patrick discuss the Space Opera roots the book is using as a paschie.  

Mom has issues with digressing and Patrick cannot recall planet names.  

Treats are consumed off the air but it was carrot cake,

Next Week:  Batman Year 100

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