Friday, July 31, 2009

Episode 12 - Major Crossover Events

Sean L's Pick:
Wolverine #75 Dark Reign
Although most of us had written the new Dark Wolverine (Daken - Wolverine's son) off as a retarded Insane Clown Posse ringleader. Sean accidentally forgot to drop it from his hold and he shocked us all by choosing this as his pick of the week. Sean feels Daken may actually prove to be a character to watch, even though it's under protest by the rest of us, He still stands by his pick and has challenged you and each of the warriors to check it out.

Creators: Writer: Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu / Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli

For his second pick of the week:
Northlanders #18.
Brian Wood's version of vikings is really relatable and completely entertaining. While it talks about viking life its not necessarily the focus of the series and has been an ultimately a really entertaining read. With a constantly changing artist on the series we like the feel it lends to the series. The warriors try to determine whether Northlanders or Viking is the poor man's viking novel.

Creators: Writer: Brian Wood / Art by: Vasilis Lolos

Jonas' Pick:
Destroyer #4
Another Kirkman BLOODBATH for your dollars to be thrown at! Cory Walker and Kirkman reunite to make this awesome title on the MAX marvel label and feature as much blood and guts as possible! Destroyer is a hero who's about to die and has decided to tie up all the loose ends left over and by tying up loose ends we mean he rips arms off his old enemies and beats them to death with their own limbs!

Creators: Writer: Rober Kirkman / Art by: Cory Walker

John's Pick:
100 Bullets
100 issues, 1 briefcase, 1 gun and 100 untraceable rounds of ammo and the proof that your husband,wife,brother,sister,friend,family member was murdered by the hands of a bad guy make for one of the best crime saga's the comic industry has ever seen. I love me a good revenge story and this one is jam packed with tons of them small story arcs beautifully combine into the overall story that leaves you stunned at how well this whole thing was tied together.

Creators: Writer: Brian Azzarello / Art by: Eduardo Risso - awesome graphic covers by Dave Johnson

Henny's Pick:
A horror anthology of 48 pages of awesome art and stories that make the Crypt-keeper shiver. The awesome Eric Powell of The Goon fame did an awesome cover that made Henny pick up this title and review for your readin' pleasures! With interior art by Jason Shawn Alexander of Dead Irons, Angelo Torres of Mad magazine and tons more make this book well worth the cost of the cover impulse buy

Creators: Writer: Neil Kleid, Joe Harris, Dan Braun, Mike Woods, Shawna Gore / Art by: Alex Toth, Angelo Torres, Bernie Wrightson, Jason Shawn Alexander, Saskia Gutenkunst, Hilary Barta

Hey Quesada! Bring back the editor's notes! Let them have their voice! We demand them back. Please.

Sean Leslie found an interesting post on the future of ComiCon and the shrinking population of comic books at comicon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ComiCon Sketches!

Sean Leslie and Henny just posted a flickr Gallery of the sketches and commissions he got while at ComiCon. All of them are pretty amazing. Check them out Sean L's here and Henny's are up here

Apparently it also helps when asking for a sketch to make a sad face... Sean got a few with this winner.

Monday, July 27, 2009

ComiCon Pictures!

Our very first ComiCon together as a podcast and naturally everyone hated our guts! CLICK HERE to see us getting beaten by damn near every hero and artist that made it out to the con and then some!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We're at Comicon!

The warriors are in San Diego! Well be passing out free schwag and bringing back all the best from each day! Planes unloading now we can't wait!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Episode 11 - Downloading Comics & ComiCon


Sean L's Pick:
Runaways #11
Although the creative team has been jumping around a bit on this title Sean is really liking the new author Kathryn Immonen in the series and thinks this book has found a new stride. A lot of people may have dropped the series over the years and it may just be time to revisit or pick it up for the first time.

Creators: Writer: Kathryn Immonen / Art by: Sara Pichelli

He also recommends the Boom comic IRREDEEMABLE #4 I would too but I can't find a shop thats carrying the damn thing. Sheesh.

Jonas' Pick:
Templesmith can just do no wrong. It also helps that this dark and gritty crime story is flipping awesome. Can you guys finish the series? Look were not alone here lots of us wanna see the thing. Seriously would love it so much. Follow Detective Richard Fell, who been reassigned to the small creepy town of Snowfall.

Creators: Writer: Warren Ellis / Art by: Ben Templesmith

John's SHIT Pick:
Deadpool #1
I felt it was written by retarded chimps, but I'm a Deadpool Noob so what do I know but I'm still pissed I paid for this with my hard earned ever more devalued american dollars. Apparently Im not alone and the people at CBR said it better than me.

"Because no one demanded it, another Deadpool ongoing title featuring an artist known primarily for his work on “Star Wars” comics and a novelist who’s never written comics before that will almost certainly be cancelled within a year! "

While I'm still reading VIKING I can't help but feel its moving a little slow for my tastes but the cool magazine size and amazing artwork and gorgeous colors will ensure I repeatedly throw money at this title until the peso is finally more valuable.

Click HERE to download episode #11 and hear our thoughts on the touchy issue of downloading comics and also some info about the upcoming San Diego ComiCon

Downloading Comics: Threat or Menace? Some store owners say its driving business check it out here at boingboing

We'd love to hear your opinion about whether comic downloads are driving the business or destroying it.
Email us or comment below and we may just use it in an upcoming podcast.