Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Episode 20: Comic book formats

Although we are missing dear Mr. Henny for this episode, we somehow manage (despite some of our best/worst efforts) to get out our weekly picks as well as...
We also discuss the Disney Marvel buyout (starts @ 22:10).
The new upcoming Lobo movie (starts @ 27:05)
And our main discussion on comic book formats. (starts #36:05) What sizes do you like? I'm not an Omnibus man myself, but Sean loves them. Why aren't there more manga sized books? Seriously who doesn't want a pocket sized comic. Floppies or trades? Are hardcovers worth it for the extras?

Jonas's Pick:
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly #1 Starts @ 1:20
Jonas is just a cowboy deep down at heart and can't get enough of this new series. But the only thing I found redeeming about this issue was the fact that Dynamite is soliciting the newest robocop series on the back! Meh. But anyways Jonas loves/hates the fact most of the story was written in spanish. What's your opinions about using different languages in english language comics, anyone really upset or love this? Just wondering.

Creators: STORY BY: Charles 'Chuck' Dixon / ART BY: Esteve Polls

John's Pick:
Incognito #6 Starts @ 15:06
The man who killed Captain America, named "Best Writer In Comics" for two years in a row by the Eisner Awards, Reuniting the acclaimed, Eisner-winning Criminal creative team of Brubaker and superstar artist Sean Phillips, this twisted mash up of noir and super-heroics will leave your jaw on the floor! What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn't apply to you? Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn't stand it? What would you do then?

Creators: STORY BY: Ed Brubaker / ART BY: Sean Phillips

Seans's Pick:
Air Starts @ 6:50
Blythe, an acrophobic flight attendant for the fictional Clearfleet Airlines, is invited to join the "Etesian Front", who claim to be an anti-terrorist organization. The Etesians trick Blythe into transporting plans for a terrorist attack. When she discovers this, she and a man named Zayn are kidnapped and taken on board the plane that is the hijack target. Later, Zayn and Blythe leap clear of the plane as it crashes into the sea. The head of the Etesian Front, a man named Benjamin Lancaster, also survives. Zayn is later accosted by Lancaster in Narimar, a place that ostensibly disappeared from maps during the 1947 Partition of India, and interrogated as to the whereabouts of an Aztec artifact. Blythe follows him to Narimar, where she is designated by the Etesian Front a "hyperpract", that is, someone with the power to move into different dimensions or realities. The three escape Narimar, while their plane is followed by a mysterious winged serpent.

Creators: STORY BY: G. Willow Wilson / ART BY: M.K. Perker

For those of you who are new to the podcast be sure to check out the image feed for images relevant to the topic of our discussion (or not) plus you'll get some of the really great extras like...

Sean's personal home library. (these are just the hardcovers! zoinks).

Also in the podcast we reveal Sean's Preferred method of reading comics.

1 comment:

  1. I prefer hardcovers first, trades second, then floppies. I do not like manga size or magazine. And I am surprised John likes manga since he is so into the art. If the art is good, I just want it bigger.

    But I buy single issues because I am impatient. And I have recently decided to forgo trades for the most part and just stick with hard covers.

    With Powers relaunching soon, my plan is to buy the singles, then the trades (because I am impatient to wait for the hardcover), then the hard covers. And not even really for the extras.

    Also I am disappointed when a hardcover is regular size. I want them all to be oversized hardcovers.

    Good discussion, guys.