Friday, January 29, 2010

Episode 61 - Avatar, IDW, and All That I am Missing

This week is a special week as I am joined by listener and friend Jeff Sandquist. Jeff usually writes an e-mail to share his thoughts, but this week I thought I would give him the option of the microphone. What is discussed? Everything Jeff is reading: books from IDW, Avatar and other assorted publishers. Plus, a little conversation on Jeff's career as a comic book fan, and a quick tangent on the Avatar movie.

Check it out; Jeff is a voice to like.

Some Books Featured
Black Summer
The Crossed
Chronicles of Wormwood
G.I. Joe: Cobra
No Hero

Music featured is by The Ataris.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Day in Review

-Awoke to find school delayed. Heavy rains here caused some flooding. Personally, I am fine. Not sure about the rest of the town and its inhabitants; I haven't heard anything drastic. But, hey, two less hours of high school is a good thing in my book. Snow tonight? We will see....

-Financial Aid lectures for the upcoming college experience caused some stress. Not total melt down stress, but some stress nonetheless. FAFSA? My income taxes? I am seventeen....what do I know? Here comes the rest of my life....

-Phone call eighth period from my good buddy Joe Aulisio. I answered the phone right in the middle of class - teacher doesn't care. How awesome is that? Turns out we need to record The Matinee Idles podcast...after school....on a Monday. Not my best setting.

-Show went well.

-Very little homework. I caught up on some reading. Crashed on the couch with a Wired Magazine and was captivated by the story behind the Duke Nukem video came (ah, childhood) and its long awaited sequel. Turns out Duke Nukem is the Miracleman of video games in a lot of ways. Creator lost in the shuffle of trying to produce the ultimate game. Ten years flew by. Now, creator lost the rights, rights in the air, may never see Duke Nukem again. Read for yourself here:

That was Monday, January 25th, 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Episode 60 - Joe the Barbarian #1

New Vertigo book! Mysterio! Marcos Martin! The awesomeness that is Erik Larsen! Plenty of positive words spoken, but, be warned.....some downers in the bunch.

Books Discussed
Joe the Barbarian #1
Amazing Spider-man #618
Old Man Winter and Other Sordid Tales
Dark Entries
Storming Paradise #1-6
Savage Dragon #155

Music featured is by The Flaming Lips.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Episode 59 - Best of 2009

It's a marathon episode this week as myself and co-host Joe Aulisio rundown all that was great in comic books throughout the year of 2009. Plenty is discussed as we close out the exciting year and welcome 2010.

best comics
Amazing Spider-Man
Asterios Polyp
Batman And Robin
Criminal: The Sinners
Detective Comics
I Kill Giants
The Nobody
Parker: The Hunter
Phonogram: The Singles Club
Savage Dragon
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe
Seaguy: The Slaves Of Mickey Eye
Strange Tales
Stray Bullets "Open the Goddamned Box" in Noir
Sweet Tooth
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
The Unwritten
Young Liars

best writers/artists
David Mazzucchelli
JH Williams III
Frank Quitely
Sean Phillips
Grant Morrison
Mike Carey
Ed Brubaker

best in podcast
11 O'Clock Comics
Comic Geek Speak
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
PKD Media Black Box
The Uncanny X-Cast

Music is featured by Morrissey.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Episode 58 - Brubaker This, Brubaker That

More comics. More talk. More Brubaker love. You guys get the picture by now. Enjoy.

Books Discussed
Criminal: The Sinners #3
Teen Titans Lost Annual
The Contingent #4
Daytripper #1
Incognito TPB

Music featured is by The Foo Fighters.

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The Words of Erik Larsen

Don't know if many of you were aware, but Erik Larsen has been a tweeting machine with his twitter account the past week.

Overall, I find the man saying some very interesting things. He's talking about everything from the monthly comic book format, adaptations, the growth of the industry, etc. You know, all that big stuff. And, I tend to agree with him on a lot of it. Plus, he just brought back his CBR column - One Fan's Opinion.

If anything I thought I would post because it is interesting, and it may spike some thought.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Episode 57 - Comic Talk

So, how do I kick off the new year? By talking about comic books, of course. Happy 2010, everyone.

Books Discussed
The Unwritten #7
Stumptown #1
Punisher Max #1
Spider-man 2099
Amazing Spider-man #612-616

Music featured is by Social Distortion.