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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EP 205: Gotham Academy

Patrick and Dad read and discuss the first volume of Gotham Academy.  Dad may be “all ages” guy and we eat bad donuts.  Next Week: Make Mom Read Comics

This week Patrick and Dad read the first volume of Gotham Academy from the New 52 relaunch.  The books is currently on the second volume with the DC Rebirth relaunch with the creative team of Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl.

Patrick and Dad debate what constitutes an all ages comic, and is that just a term to signal no over the top violence and sex lives here?

Dad learns all about K-Pop and leaps to wild assumptions about his future daughter in law.

Patrick and Dad also want an entire comic centered around the character of Maps, and this book has just enough Batman.

Treats are stale 7-11 donuts

Next Week:  Make Mom Read Comics

Sunday, April 30, 2017

EP 204: Marvels

Patrick and Dad journey into a retelling of Marvel Comics with Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ 1994 four issue miniseries Marvels

Patrick struggles to recall how old Spider-Man may be and the sequence of events of the comic in general terms.

Dad has some very interesting ideas on how to deal with mutants and how to deal with an American crisis or two.

Patrick tries to explain early 1970s Spider-Man history to Dad.

Dad passes on eating treats and makes bold claims about bringing the notebook back into the fold weekly or at least scribble something out.

Next Week: Gotham Academy

Sunday, April 23, 2017

EP 203: Nightwing: Bludhaven

Patrick and Dad read  Nightwing Vol. 1: Bludhaven from Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel.

Dad is very upset about how large and silly Dick Grayson’s 1990’s mullet and or rattail appears, while Patrick confuses Greg Land with artist Scott McDaniel.  

Dad and Patrick tear through a bunch of emails to start the show and Dad comes to some realization about how many comics he has read after 200 plus episodes.  

Patrick struggles to explain the Sinister Six and Dad makes a date with coming to see Spider-Man Homecoming.  

Nightwing of the 90s is, Nightwing of the 90s and Patrick wonders if this is a reflection of writing before the trade paperback.

Treat is nothing:  We forgot

Next Week: Marvels

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Monday, April 17, 2017

EP 202: Death Note

Patrick and Dad delve back into Manga with the first volume of Death Note.  Dad and Patrick also discuss classic Hollywood and creepy Easter Bunnies.

Patrick and Dad discuss the morality tale that is Death Note along with if Charlton Heston played a Mexican.

Dad and newscaster Roop Raj are both freaked out by Easter Bunnies and both Patrick and Dad eat way too much food.

Next Week: Nightwing

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

EP 201: Manifest Destiny

Patrick and Dad both confuse many historical figures in their retelling of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the lens of the cryptozoological hidden history of Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts  

Dad learns a convoluted story about Image Comics, Robert Kirkman, and the Skybound imprint from Patrick to open the show.  

Dad and Patrick discuss recent news from Sweden for some reason for a bit and then Dad breaks down the book issues by issue.

Patrick attempts to explain the concept of Red Shirts and zombie based plants.  He forgets to explain the meme kill it with fire but will correct that on the next show.  

Treat was a mud pie

Next Week: Death Note

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

EP 200: JMS Spider-Man

Patrick and Dad talk some J Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr era Amazing Spider-Man.#30-35.

Patrick has a complicated love for this comic, in that he feels it captures all that is great with Peter Parker era Spidey just not so into the Spider-Totem thing.

Dad may finally understand why Patrick loves Spidey #30-#35

Patrick thinks he found a deconstruction theory of Spider-Man but he may be talking out of his backside.

Dad gets a quick quiz on how much he understands about the hundreds of comics he has read in the past three years.

Dad enjoys some Lemon Streusel Cake and it is revealed that he is a fan of Cassata Cake.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

EP 199: Batman The Man Who Laughs

Patrick and Dad work their way through more Batman with The Man Who Laughs and  Detective Comics #784–786.  Writer Ed Brubaker and artists Doug Mahnke & Patrick Zircher present some good Batman  

Listener request month plunges along with a request from Shaun Noel writer of the webcomic City Of Walls .

Patrick tears through some Judge Dredd related emails and asks Dad about why he made his wife move her car.

Patrick explains why he avoided the book for over a decade and Dad tells tales of riding coal boxcars through Detroit.

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