Psst. Hey. Hey, you. Yeah, you. Sara liked some comics.

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Surprised the heck out of us too! Big fat kudos to Warren Ellis for some damned good writing no matter how you slice it (I’m sure he needs our kudos. I’m guessing he’s very insecure. No? Hm.). Anyway, Freakangels has saved the comic-reading-day. And a “not too shabby” goes out to Rick Remender for Black Science so far (3 issues in). Wow right? Project-Get-Sara-Into-Comics is back on track! At least for now…

Episode 12: Listen Here

We also ruined discussed some television!

 In a nutshell:

  • Gotham – still not interested. Maybe we will circle back to it. As a result, no spoilers. Mike’s rant, however? Very funny. (Behold Ranty-Mike in the pic above).
  • Supernatural – back on top with some creative writing.
  • Sleepy Hollow – reserving our backlog of episodes for the summer. No spoilers.
  • Arrow – the show is still sucking and Mike is still watching. Some spoilers.
  • Constantine – we feel it is a solid “not horrible” (a.k.a. “I’ve seen worse”), but don’t hold out much hope it will be back on the air. We smell cancellation in the wind. Mild spoilers.
  • Daredevil – WOW THIS SHOW IS AWESOME SO FAR (and a little graphic too – heads up…um, pun not intended). Some spoilers although we are only 3 (or 4?) episodes in.
And we are peeing ourselves in excited anticipation of Age of Ultron. The big question: to-3D or not-to-3D? As usual people on Reddit have a lot to say about it and you can’t draw a damned conclusion from all of the conflicting opinions. How useful.
Oh, and one correction! Booger was in the film Revenge of the Nerds, not Animal House. Wow. Sara messed up the name of something. Big surprise.
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And last, but not least, of course you want to see the Lego figures we mentioned. Of course.
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Episode 8: Crazy Butcher Dad

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Episode 08 is up: LISTEN HERE

This one went a little off the rails…so I guess it was just another “normal” show. [M: Yeah, we should never use the word “normal” in our own context.] We managed to have some good solid discussions of a couple of volume 2s though: “Aquaman: The Others” by Geoff Johns and “Wonder Woman: Guts” by Brian Azzarello.

That’s right. Sara liked some comics enough to read some volume 2s (or at least trusted Mike enough in the case of Aquaman). [M: We shouldn’t use the word “trust” in our own context either.]

And then of course we talked a whole lotta television. Listen. We are at Episode 8. If you don’t know there are spoilers by now…well, carry on, because we are incredibly ham-handed with spoilers and if you haven’t picked up on this yet then you never will. Listen with impunity if that’s the case.

If you do care about spoilers, here is a list of the shows we talked about, and how far along we are with them. You can avoid listening to the podcast until you’ve caught up to us. Or maybe have half a chance understanding what the heck we are talking about because we make no effort to express ourselves with any real clarity. [M: Speak for yourself – I make a concerted effort to speak with mis-clarity.]

  • Gotham: through episode 7 “Penguin’s Umbrella”
  • The Flash: through episode 4 “Going Rogue”
  • Supernatural: through season 10 (holy shit!) episode 4 “Paper Moon”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: through season 2 episode 5 “A Hen in the Wolf House”
  • Constantine: through episode 3 “The Devil’s Vinyl”

Show Notes

  • Rex Smith
  • Kristi MacNichol (Oops! Turns out it was Denise Miller in the 1979 film “Sooner or Later.” )
  • Leif Garrett (upper right corner, but I couldn’t resist this magical montage of heart throbs!)

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Up Next

  • Wonder Woman: Volume 3 “Iron”
  • Gotham Central: Volume 1
  • And of course the Jizz-tastic Sex Criminals

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Episode 07: Try to guess where we paused the recording!

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There is no prize for guessing where we had to pause the recording. We think it sticks out a bit, but maybe not? Join the fun and take a stab at it… Crikey, will we ever get good at this?! Ugh. Anyway, onward ho! [M: Crikey?!? Who’s the Commonwealther here anyway? Can’t you just say Jaysus like the rest of us heathens?]

Well folks, could it be that we have some favorable reviews? Hm. Maybe. One might be luke warm and the other might just be…favorable. Yes. Yes. We think it just might be.

Tune in to hear Episode 07 (but see the note below on spoilers): listen here

NOTE: Sleepy Hollow Spoilers are here: 47.30 – 48.57, but we do discuss the two books below pretty heavily so beware. We also chat a little bit about the new show The Flash so if you aren’t caught up on that beware. We don’t give a ton away, but I know there are some puritans out there who like to go into it cold (ahemMikeahem).  [M: I’m the guy who debated for three days whether to watch the official Trailer for Avengers 2, ’cause I really didn’t want to spoil any great moments. But then I caved anyway, because I’m a weak man.]

This week we discuss how we feel about the somewhat whiny Aquaman in Aquaman, Volume 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. Mike didn’t like it too much when he read it a while back, nevertheless he convinced me to continue on with the series. [M: Cause I’m just that kind of sicko.]

And a much more favorable review (back on top Wonder Woman!) for Wonder Woman, Volume 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello. Funny thing about one of my favorite characters in the book:

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 (from http://www.nerdist.com/2013/05/exclusive-brian-azzarello-previews-wonder-woman-20/)

By the way, this is how you say it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdTpIoPOUEw

Show Notes:

  • Mike mixed up his Joe Cools. Behold Joe Cool on the left and Joe Douche Bag on the right.

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And one final note! We can’t wait to record our next show. We attended a local comic book signing where I received a recommendation from someone I feel obligated to listen to and (as if that weren’t enough!) I have a story to tell about a short comic debate I had in a bakery in downtown Portland. Also! More S.H.I.E.L.D. and more Flash…woo hoo!!!!!

Episode 06: A Bit of a Backslide

Uh, oh. This past week we might have experienced a slip…a bit of a Backslide* even.

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This week both Sara and Mike review Superman/Wonder Woman Volume 1: Power Couple written by Charles Soule. And, well…ouch.

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Also reviewed was Runaways Volume 1: Pride and Joy written by Brian K. Vaughan. Mike reviewed it more favorably than Sara…but that isn’t saying much. Again. Ouch.

Is this the end? Is Sara done? Well. No. As we all know she has more tolerance than that (S: ahem, GreenArrowmorethanmakesupforthattimeImadeyouwatchXanadu). [M: No it doesn’t honey.] Tune in to hear how someone managed to write a story that made Sara dislike Wonder Woman (something we didn’t believe was possible) and how she feels about slogging through a teen angst story. And of course a whole bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with comic books but is still somewhat related so we feel totally justified slipping it into this podcast. [M: Does it really matter?  How many people could possibly be listening?]

Episode 06: listen here

Show Notes:

* If you are not familiar with Dan Backslide the former sneak of Roquefort Hall, coward, bully, cad, and thief, and arch enemy of the Dover boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpOPyjmB8SI