Tue, 29 September 2009
In this episode, after some brief (not to mention bleak) news and reviews we're joined for an extended chat by Cy Dethan, writer of (amongst other things) Cancertown and Starship Troopers. We cover Cy's journey into comics writing, some of the ideas behind Cancertown and the critical reaction since it's release.
Wed, 23 September 2009
It's only two weeks now until the British International Comic Show at Birmingham and Scott and Steve will both be attending the event. After discussing our plans, we get into some news, with another major change at one of the biggest comic companies in the business. We also get into a discussion about motion comics and the how power and wealth can change a silly idea into something dangerous!
As promised - a link to the Dr Horrible Emmy interruption from YouTube
In our next section we discuss the works of Clint Eastwood. Inspired by The Changeling, Scott and Steve pick out some of their favourites from his extremely long career and we discuss their influence on pop culture, cinema, and our own lives.
Don't forget about the bookclub and in episode 60 we will have a discussion about Slaughterhouse 5 and announce our next selection.
We'll be back next week and hopefully see some of you at the Birmingham show in two weeks.
Wed, 9 September 2009
In this episode Scott is back in the UK and we kick off with some news and reviews, and then look at the biggest announcement in comics, Disney purchasing Marvel for the princely sum of $4 billion dollars. Looking at Disney as a whole we look at the realistic repercussions on Marvel, make a few predictions and mention a few things we would like to see develop in the future.
After that we have a Hidden Gem and this episode we talk about the great heist show from the US, Leverage. With a great cast and a solid future, this show is continuing to go from strength to strength and we discuss it in depth without many spoilers. Episode 60 is around the corner so send us your comments on the book club selection and send in your ideas for future books.