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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Just a little break, I promise

Apologies for lack of show and blogging. My job has been crazy and I've been sick and am now sick again. Will somebody please loan me a better immune system? Jesus. Anyway, here's what I've been reading and what you should too. Reviews of all in the next show:

Doris Danger Seeks Where Giant Monsters Creep & Stomp
Marvel Visionaries: John Romita Sr.
Star Trek: The Manga
Legion Archives, vol. 3

Oh, and go watch Scary Godmother on the Cartoon Network. It rocks and so does Jill Thompson.

My latest obssession: Flight of the Conchords

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Show #39 - Oct 8

Show 39 on MP3

Bloo says it's HOT in Topeka
The Wizard "How To Draw" scans and some of the response
"The Stolen Superpowers", in the Legion Archives Vol 1, in which Saturn Girl kicks ass
JLA: A League of One, in which Wonder Woman kicks ass
The 9/11 Report, A Graphic Adaptation, by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón (it's in Slate, not Salon)
Zoe's Blues #2, by Rosa Colón and Carla Rodríguez
The Skepchick Calendar - preorder one today!

Go here to give money to Lea Hernandez

Don't forget the Women Comics Podcasters grant

A proud member of the Comics Podcasts Network!

This podcast is sponsored by Comic Relief, the best comics store ever, and the Lincoln Heights Literary Society - Ontology On the Go!

NICE arm.

Love child of Courtney Cox and Demi Moore.

Friday, October 06, 2006

IRC and Birds of Geek - yeah go!

Chris Williams over at PopSyndicate has a new coumn called Nerd Alert. In this week's column he lists his top 5 comic book podcasts and, dog my cats, Birds of Geek and IRC are in the top five!

Congrats to the boys, too: Fanboy Radio, Comic Book Noise, and The Uncanny X-Cast.

Secret info: Look for more from Chris' top 5 in the coming weeks.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Cross-dressing, Legion style

From "The Legionnaires Who Never Were", Action Comics #392, September 1970. Cary Bates, writer, and Win Mortimer, penciller.

There's a plot which explains why we're seeing "male versions" of Saturn Girl and Princess Projectra but who cares about that? The real reason to read this story is seeing these costumes! On MEN! Note that this is the first appearance of Saturn Girl's new costume design, which was submitted by a reader.

Click for larger images.

I can't decide if the men look really hot or really stupid. But aren't those thigh-high boots on Saturn Lad to die for? Honestly, more male superheroes should wear them. I also love the opera gloves on Prince Projectur.

Not to spoil the plot too much for you, but Saturn Lad is really Sun Boy, and the Prince is Brainy.

Really, the plot for this story (something about fucking with Projectra's mind to see if she would snap under pressure - it doesn't make any sense and I'm not going to waste time trying to explain it) is so thin that you can see through it. I suspect the only reason they published it was to show the men in women's costumes. Cary Bates, did this fulfill some personal fantasy for you?

Anyway, I thought it was a nice addition to the current ripping on Wizard's imbecilic drawing guides.

Saturn Girl's old costume was better.