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Friday, October 21, 2005

Show #12 - October 21

Show 12 on MP3

Sorry, peeps! I've been sick like a fricking dog. Better now. Lots more to come.

How to Be a SuperHero by Doctor Metropolis
Torso by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko
True Adult Fantasy by Brad Rader
New Gods #6 and why Jack Kirby fucking rules
The Evil Overlord list
Teen Titans - in Japanese!

Music, as always, by Mayerson.
Other music I listened to this week that I love: Black Eyed Peas, Monkey Business

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This podcast is sponsored by the Lincoln Heights Literary Society - Ontology On the Go!

Look at these pages from New Gods (please do click for the large versions). Unbelievable.


  • There are two terms that can be used for reusing the same pictures and or photos as backgrounds over and over.

    1. Saving Time

    2. Lazy

    LOL! Interesting podcasts, I like the music too.

    Alpha Shade

    By Blogger Snoozer, at 1:19 AM  

  • My favorite part of this episode? The extended Teen Titans theme song in Japanese.

    Okay so I'm biased.

    By Blogger Peter, at 5:22 PM  

  • Nice show!

    I haven't read Torso but I think this effect used by Bendis (changing the feelings of the character with the words while de frames are actually the same) is called Kuleshov Effect. It's used on film adeiting a lot. You can check the description of it at:


    You wouldn't imagine how many Oscars won by actors should actually own to the film editor.

    Oh, and I liked the Teen Titans song too! :)


    By Anonymous Irra from Barcelona, at 6:44 AM  

  • FYI I think that TT in the UK has had both the Japanese and English titles from series one when it is shown on Cartoon Network.

    Also if you like the premise of How To Be A Superhero then it's worth checking out a book of the same name by Mark Leigh, Mike Lepine and illustrated by Steve Dillon. It was published back in 1992 and is hilarious.

    By Anonymous Dave W, at 4:05 AM  

  • Great show - just found your podcast via iTunes and it's very intellegent, informative and well done. I agree with you that Jack Kirby does (well did) rock.

    By Blogger trysop, at 11:20 AM  

  • Another good show...but who would expect less...I too really liked Torso and have recommended it to others and you are so dead on to what Stan Lee brought to the plate in their collaberations...Kirby had some great ideas but Lee could make all of them make some sort of sense...Keep it up

    Jamie D

    By Anonymous Jamie D, at 9:50 PM  

  • I really enjoyed this episode, I just recently bought Torso so I'm really looking forward to reading it now. btw, there is a novel called Torosos along the same lines as the comic that you would also really enjoy http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446404543/002-7827193-2802451?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance (but don't buy it from here!)

    By Blogger Mike P, at 8:22 PM  

  • Re: "Torsos" - hey cool! Off to the library to see if I can get it there.

    By Blogger LT, at 8:16 AM  

  • a friend of mine listens to your show all of the time, recently he told me about how you raved about Dr. Metropolis' book. Oddly enough, I know Dr. Metropolis. (I'm listening to talk about the book as I type this) I will let Dr. Metropolis know that you like his book.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:22 AM  

  • If you still want some background on the Torso case, try


    This is said to be the best book on the subject

    In the Wake of the Butcher : Cleveland's Torso Murders

    Of Bendis' work; Torso, Goldfish, Fire, and Sam & Twitch are my favorites. Less so Jinx, Powers, and Alias, but I still like them quite a bit. The noir atmosphere and excellent dialogue run through all of these. I find "The Pulse" and Daredevil enjoyable, but not quite at the level of the other stuff.

    I am sorry that Bendis is writing so much Marvel now. His original work is much better.

    By Blogger jc, at 1:56 PM  

  • To find info on any True Crime, not to mention have ball reading the creepy and facinating crime tales go to


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:21 AM  

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