Jeff Parker’s Thunderbolts was a blast of amazing comics, so let’s take a look at them!
Paul and I are back with your irregularly-scheduled comic book podcast, and this time round we’re discussing Astonishing X-Men, Darth Vader, Edge of Venomverse and Marvel’s current creative and sales position generally; the return of Zodiac Starforce; new creator-owned imprints led by Karen Berger and Shelly Bond, Image’s announcements from ECCC; and DC’s Looney Tunes crossovers. We’ve also got reviews of Grass Kings and Redline and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook deserves a big hand. All this plus the Champions pinball table, the YouTube Robber and quite a lot of bears wearing shirts.
Jay Lynch, underground comix creator, recently passed away, and Travis has a personal remembrance.
After having written about old stuff from the 1960s-90s recently, it’s nice to get back to being excited about new stuff, though this is one I’ve been excited about for a good long while; ever since I read American Gods and its sequel, Anansi Boys, I’ve kept an eye out for news about its inevitable film production. Following the success of Game of Thrones, Neil Gaiman’s book was picked up as a TV series, first briefly by HBO, and later by Starz.
Hey, it’s a convention report! Those are always fun, right?
We are asked to send positive vibes to Len Wein. This is easy for me, because of my favorite comics ever when I was a kid, Mr. Wein wrote about a third of them.
What if H.G. Wells chased Jack the Ripper through time? John talks about Nicholas Meyer’s 1979 movie TIME AFTER TIME and checks out the new TV series.