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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Show #3 up!

Show 3 on MP3

Now it's a trilogy. This week's topics:

Legion of Substitute Heroes
Tammy Pierce is Unlovable (starts at 8:45 )
Alien Loves Predator (starts at 17:19)
Comic Rants podcast and tips for fanboys who want to date Hot Comic Babes (starts at 22:40)


  • Great podcast, I like hearing the female point of view.

    By Blogger Jeremy, at 10:03 AM  

  • Loved your comments on alpha monkeys and substitute superheroes. It made me realize I have at least 3 superheroes in my family. My mom and my nephew both have parking kharma (I'm sure you'll agree that's a much more useful superpower than turning to stone) and my sister can pack a dishwasher with more dishes than anyone else. Thanks for helping me realize how lucky I am to be in such gifted company.
    Your friend, Super Jungle Kitty

    By Blogger Jungle Kitty, at 10:09 PM  

  • I really enjoyed show #3 (as I did the previous two). Legion of Superheroes always had the Dr. Who factor for me (I really wanted to like it, the concepts seemed good, but they never quite live up to what I'd hoped.) In the case of Dr. Who, it was the cheesiness of the production, which happily was put to rest in my mind when I listened to the audio versions, and especially with the new series on TV. With the Legion it was the silly stories in the 60's (yes, I was reading comics in the 60's) and by the time some better writing took place I was (1) a Marvel zombie, and (2) I couldn't follow the story with all the new characters that had been created. Then, lo and behold, they started the whole series over with art by Chris Sprouse and new costumes that were really kind of cool (not sure if Sprouse designed them or not). Sadly that reincarnation didn't last too long. Then (was it after thiis series or before?) Keith Giffen took the characters 5 years into the future and turned out some really good, albeit more serious, stories.

    Enjoyed your talk on fanboys as well. In my day, you did whatever you could to hide the fact that you were a geek. Not sure when my poor unsuspecting wife figured it out... (I'm not giving her much credit there, am I? I suppose she knew from the beginning...) I tried to cover my geekiness with "down to there hair."

    Thanks for the reviews of the independent books. I'm a big fan of independent artists, attending both the SPACE and SPX cons every year to check out the latest "independent" comics. (I like that term by the way, small press is too broad of a term to encompass all the types of publishers, etc. that comprise this genre. I've been doing a podcast of sorts, practicing on a group of folks in a Yahoo group I belong to, and I always try to do a review of an "independant" comic. I'm so happy to see someone doing same on a larger scale.

    Bruce R

    By Blogger Bruce R, at 7:03 AM  

  • Oh, and I forgot to mention the music you use to start and end the show. Really nice! This particular piece reminds me a bit of some of the music composed for the UPA cartoons of the 40's. Great animation, and great music, it doesn't get much better.

    By Blogger Bruce R, at 4:57 PM  

  • Enjoyed all 3 eps after tripping over your podcast and site.

    Interesting to hear a woman's POV on many conventions in both the comics and those who read them.

    Any idea how I can get a subscription going in iTunes?



    By Blogger Markie, at 9:42 PM  

  • i just started listening to your podcast and i love what i've heard so far. the dating tips for fanboys in this episode cracked me up! i have one more to add to the list: when trying to pick up a chick at the comic con who is wearing a batman shirt, don't use the line "hey batgirl, i've been looking for you my whole life!"

    (yes, that really happened. he wasn't even the first guy that day to call me batgirl, but i learned a valuable lesson... don't wear comic shirts to the con!)

    By Anonymous jetgirl, at 2:01 PM  

  • I apologize if this has been mentioned like a million times since you did this podcast (I have a hard time picking up shows from the current episode, I like to backtrack first.) Anyway, I just wanted to say that in this episode when you're talking about the Substitute Superheroes and stuff it reminded me of what it was like reading the X-Men comics of the 80's. The Morlock characters in particular. I always loved how these reject mutants formed a society in the sewers because they either were disfigured or had powers that set them apart from normal society yet were either harmless or silly. I'm pretty sure there was a morlock that could control dust bunnies, and then there was Tarbaby who was like always covered in tar.

    Anyway, great podcast.

    By Blogger Smurfwreck, at 5:25 AM  

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