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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Show #52 - June 17

Show 52 on MP3

Fantastic Four 2 Review!

The film crew review team - me, Logan, and our special guest Dangermarc - figure out what's good and bad about the movie debut of the Silver Surfer.

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!

Music, as always by Ginger Mayerson

Old school rocks the house.

Hanging out with the Power Cosmic

On our way in to see the movie.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Cup Noodle is win.

In honor of Project X Cup Noodle, I went out and bought Cup Noodle (with shrimp) for dinner. I'm telling you, these books are my new favorite thing.

This panel is my favorite from the book.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Chris Wisnia on Point of Inquiry!

Yay! I'm so happy, as I had a small hand in this. Chris Wisnia was interviewed on this week's episode of Point of Inquiry, the podcast of the Center for Inquiry. To wit:

Chris Wisnia has been involved with the comics self-publishing for several years. The creator of the celebrated comic books Tabloia, and Doris Danger Seeks Where Giant Monsters Creep, he also recently began a comic book with a decidedly skeptical theme titled Dr. DeBunko, which features a character who investigates and debunks the supernatural and paranormal beliefs in our culture.
In this conversation with D.J. Grothe, Wisnia discusses Dr. DeBunko, the reception the book has garnered in the skeptical community, and what effect he thinks it has (or that he intends it to have) on his readers. He also explores Dr. DeBunko’s methods versus other methods of investigating the paranormal, and whether there is reason to be optimistic about the long-term effects of the skeptical movement.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Byron TPB from SLG!

Mad, Bad and Dangerously readable
SLG's Lord Byron flounces into TPB format in August


Dark lord of the night or unbearable poseur?* Explore the gloom- and drama-laden world of Lord Byron, as SLG/Eyemelt's Byron: Mad, Bad and Dangerous slouches to gothic life this August in comic stores everywhere.

Both celebrating and skewering the subculture that keeps eyeliner production profitable, Byron is a 136-page graphic novel collecting the razor-witted SLG Publishing series, previously available in individual issues on the SLG affiliate site Eyemelt.com.

"How can you not laugh at the darkity dark-clad goths? They are so serious. It's a brilliant vehicle for satire," says series creator Karl Christian Krumpholz. "I've done the club scene and still own a complete set of Nick Cave and Bauhaus CDs. I've seen how certain people in the scene take themselves way too seriously and like to think of themselves as a dark shadow cut from an even darker swash of black velvet. The idea of Byron started with wondering what would happen when they encountered the face of real evil. Would they run screaming? Or want to be one of the villains?"

Buoyed by a dynamic art style somewhere between the controlled lines of Marc Hempel and the wild expression of Evan Dorkin, Krumpholz's Byron follows a young Goth scenester through the wildest night of his life, as "Lord Byron" (blissfully unaware of his namesake's poetic legacy) and his similarly-named cohorts run afoul of hallucinogens, the police, an ancient vampire conspiracy and Byron's two-headed jar-baby brother.

But Byron persists -- not through grit or determination, but by clinging to the frantic, feeble hope that maybe, someday, somebody will think he's cool. It's an affectionate swipe at the subculture that will make some people shake their heads -- and others shudder in

The book will be released on antique vellum, with a cover printed using squid ink on taffeta, exquisitely stretched across razor-thin sheets of marble, each with a unique bookmark sewn from the fabric of the puffy blouse Tom Cruise wore as Lestat in Interview with the Vampire.

Okay, not really. But Byron wishes it would be.

Byron: Mad, Bad and Dangerous will be available in August 2007 and will retail for $10.95. It's available for pre-order now from comic book stores everywhere, and will soon be available at SLG Publishing's website, where a preview is available for viewing.

*Poseur. Don't tell anyone we told you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Show #51 - June 5

Show 51 on MP3

Logan the Boy Wonder, joins me to review:
Project X 7-Eleven from Digital Manga
Issues 4-7 of Midnighter - time cops and more!
Comments on the Legion, Supergirl, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, gay superheroes, Wiccan, Saturn Girl, and JSA/JLA
Race You To the Bottom preview
Music by Richard Thompson

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!

Music, as always by Ginger Mayerson

Image borrowed with many thanks from Beaucoup Kevin