Sat, 21 February 2009
After some news and reviews the episode kicks off with a brief discussion of Dollhouse - the new Joss Whedon show that premiered recently. We've only seen one episode so far but we share some of our initial impressions.
Then we join up with the creators of Smuggling Spirits - a great new graphic novel that is due to appear soon to chat about their background as comic book fans, the development of Smuggling Spirits and get some insights into the story and future work.
Remember, if you want to be a part of the CBO Book Club, go out and pick up 'The Winter King' by Bernard Cornwell.
Thu, 12 February 2009
Bringing you some of the very best hidden gems from the world of independent comics, movies and TV.
In this episode we start with some news and reviews about the recenty New York Comic Con and some of the news that is more off the beaten path, comic news from smaller publishers, we talk new TV, and a new MMO.
Then it's time for a trip to Bizarro world, as we have Challenge Steve where Scott pitches two comics to me to see if he can sell them enough so that I'll pick up one or both. We start with a discussion about a previous recommendation from a Challenge Scott, Echo by Terry Moore, and Moon Lake, the first trade paperback which collects issues 1 through 5 of this new ongoing series.
We wrap up the episode with a discussion of Smuggling Spirits, a new horror/ noir graphic novel that we were sent recently. We talk in depth about the story and its concepts but we don't give away too many spoilers. Smuggling Spirits takes place in a nightmarish Prohibition-era America, where humans live in fear of blood-thirsty creatures called "darklings." A bootlegger and his young ward find themselves on the run when they stumble upon the key to destroying these deadly monstrosities. As the beasts close in to take back what’s theirs, the two make their final stand in a blend of horror, drama, action, and suspense.