The Monsters That We Are

Everyone loves a good monster movie. Everyone has their reasons for loving a good monster movie. Some side with the monster, some root for the massive take down. There must be tons of analytical papers that look into a viewer’s relationship with monsters and why, despite not being realistic in any way, they feel real to us as we watch them on screen. We easily accept there can be such a thing as a Godzilla fighting Mothra or Werewolves, Frankenstein. Vampires, Succubi, and even Reptar.

Happy Star Wars Day!

I bet you thought Star Wars Day was May 4, right? That silly pun has gotten most of the attention, but given the significance of the day this year, we’re going to go ahead and celebrate the real Star Wars Day. Forty years ago today, May 25, 1977, was the world premiere of Star Wars (renamedStar Wars Episode 1: A New Hope when it was re-released in 1981), the movie that introduced the world to Jedi and Sith, droids and wookiees, Han Solo and the Force. It also sold a whole lot of theater tickets and toys.

House to Astonish Episode 155

There’s plenty of comics news to catch up on in this hour-and-a-quarter podcast gabfest with Paul O’Brien and Al Kennedy. We kick off by discussing the sad death of Rich Buckler, then talk a little about the extra issue recently granted to Secret Empire (as well as the execution of the story so far) and the upcoming “Doomsday Clock” story (as well as “The Button” and Watchmen more generally). But wait! There’s more!