Fri, 24 April 2009
After the usual news and reviews we introduce two more comics publishers and then get to our main discussion of the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel, Maus by Art Spiegelman.
Then, on a lighter note, we discuss the show Red Dwarf, a British comedy classic which enjoyed a recent resurrection.
Remember to get reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for our book club in episode 47!
Wed, 15 April 2009
In this episode we start with some news and reviews and then begin the first part of our discussion about comic book companies. With over thirty comic companies it is sometimes very difficult to know where to start for new readers. There are no obvious labels about what genres of comics different publishers produce, so in an attempt to make it a bit easier for new readers, or those interested in a particular genre, we start with a guide to some of them. This episode we talk about Top Shelf Productions, Icon, Dark Horse, Vertigo and Red 5 comics. And of course during the episode I completely forgot to mention Rex Mundi or Star Wars comics when talking about Dark Horse comics.
We then get into a lengthy discussion about remakes. Are they a good thing or not? With the end of TV shows such as BattleStar Galactica, and news on the horizon of other remakes and reimagings, we look at what has come before and what is planned for the future. As always we appreciate your feedback and comments on this show and the topics we discuss.