Thursday, October 1, 2009

Episode 22: General Comic Book Discussions

Whoo, this one's a doozy folks. We just came off a late night bender from previewing ZombieLand! (starts @ 40:58) Wow. It's well worth the price of admission. In fact, since we saw it for free, now we will have to go see it seven more times. It opens up in theaters Oct 2nd. Sean Leslie's already seen it thrice. Sheesh.

"Only thing it was missing was boobs and it was so good I didn't even notice there weren't any boobs in it."

Henny's Pick:
Blackest Night #3 Starts @ 6:40
As the dead attack in full force, Green Lantern is faced with an impossible decision and the scattered remains of the Justice League suffer a terrible loss. Who can stop the Black Lanterns? Why are they rising? And how can the Spectre help? Will any of us even ever know? Henny picks this one purely based on the cover alone. This guy.... Don't worry Sean lets him have it later in the show.

Creators: STORY BY: Geof Johns / ART BY: Oclair Albert (cover by Ivan Reis)

Jonas's Pick:
The Walking Dead #65 Starts @ 7:38
Hmmm... surprise surprise, Jonas picks another issue of Walking Dead. Seriously people, it's just that good. It's not that the other books out right now aren't good, this one is just that much better, so, you know, if you're not reading this, PICK IT UP! Part 4 of the "Fear the Hunters" storyline. Of all the twists in The Walking Dead so far, I'm surprised we didn't see the idea of cannibalistic human hunters coming a mile away. It fits perfectly with Robert Kirkman's twisted view of humanity post-zombie outbreak.

Creators: STORY BY: Robert Kirkman / ART BY: Charlie Adlard

Henny's Pick: For real this time...
Adventureland Comics #2 Starts @ 11:30
Is it possible that our dear Henny has gotten sick of zombies, stabbings, blood, guts, and gore? Does he really just want to cuddle up with a cute little romantic comedy? Yep. What?! My dude is sensitive, he likes some teen romance. His favorite movie of the year was '17 again.' Henny's on the money with this one, as they tell the tale of the revived Conner Kent, as Superboy settles back into life in Smallville. But all is not well in Superman’s hometown. And while Conner reunites with Wonder Girl to discuss their future, Lex Luthor, and Brainiac form a partnership that will put the entire DCU at risk.

Creators: STORY BY: Geoff Johns / ART BY: Francis Manapul

John's Pick:
28 Days Later #2 Starts @ 13:20
Ok, back into the blood and guts of it, that's what I'm talkin' about! A real man's pick! I picked this issue almost exclusively because of this blog. They are by their own admission, a bunch of surly irish professionals who happen to work in comics and post to the blog daily. I have to admit my favorite consistently on the blog has been Declans's work, so when I heard tell he was starting up this book with 'Boom' I had to check it out and to my surprise (well not really) the books quite well written as well! So be sure to check it out as well as the mick's page it's well worth the gander once a day, my sweet Irish heritage demands it. (Isn't it strange that I make fun of Blackest Night, yet I have never read any of it? Just a thought)

Creators: STORY BY: Michael Alan Nelson / ART BY: Declan Shalvey

Sean's Pick:
The Sword #19 Starts @ 27:21
Dara's epic quest to avenge her family continues, and her last target is Malia, the air goddess who murdered Dara's father. Dara has already fought Malia's brothers - the water god, Zakros, and the earth god, Knossos - but Malia's power over air isn't the only thing that makes her more formidable than her siblings.

Creators: STORY BY: Jonathan Luna, Joshua Luna / ART BY: Jonathan Luna

Sean also waxes poetic about The List (starts @ 30:24) Norman Osbourne's new quest to kill off all of Marvel's biggest money makers. Is ANYONE really going to die? Nah....

We also talk about Matt Fraction's new take on Iron Man's revised origin (starts @ 33:57) is it really more timeless if his origin reflects the movie or should it stay the same as it always was?

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