So it seems the magic formula for getting an episode posted on a Friday is to record with friends. This time I was blessed to be joined by my amazingly talented friend who is both a comic book artist and enthusiast. You can check out the amazing art of Blue on Instagram (@bluewolfd). Just for clarity, Blue is also named Daniel but a different friend than the Danny you're used to on these guest episodes. I'm branching out lol. Welcome to Episode 21 of the podcast and this installment of geek talk is all about comics. There's all sorts of discussion about the funny books we know and love. Here's what you can find in this installment:
We start off by lamenting all the wonderful entertainers we lost in 2016 – Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker, Alan Thicke, George Michael, Anton Yelchin, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Alan Young, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, Gene Wilder, Sonny James, Frank Sinatra Jr., Doris Roberts, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rene Angelil, Ron Glass, Florence Henderson. RIP entertainers and thanks for the memories!
Then the comic ramble begins. Here’s just some of what’s mentioned & discussed:
DCs New 52
Batman & HUSH Adult Coloring Book
The Art of Comics
Rob Liefeld & Deadpool
X-Men & Nightcrawler
campy comic art
John Romita, Jr.
Death of Superman and too many Supermans
The Glory of Comics and the skill of paneling and storytelling
Non-Superhero Comics: The Ballad of Sally Sprocket & Piston Pete (Alejandro Lee) / My Hero Academia manga / League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
BvS and respecting characters
Heart, humor, and spectacle in comics
Social issues in the funny books
Image – The Bounce / Jupiter’s Legacy / Invincible
The feel and smell of comical booklets
Superman, the ultimate immigrant story – Red Son & Kingdom Come
Frank Miller (Batman & Daredevil)
The Killing Joke
Villains - Black Atom, Thanos, Doomsday & Kingpin
The stakes of the stories in reference to Daredevil & Superman
New TMNT comics
GI Joe comics & Jonboy Myers & Spawn
Boom Studios – Halogen
Marvel’s Original Sin
Steve Rogers Captain America
Skyward by Jeremy Dale
Death of X
To sum it all up. Comics are awesome! BUY COMICS – Support the Art form! Congrats on completing Level 21... another fuzzy ramble about geek stuff. Special thanks to Blue for joining me. Please check out his amazing art on Instagram (@bluewolfd). For more info on the Sally Sprocket comic, check out http://ssnpp.smackjeeves.com/ or www,47ness.deviantart.com. You can always drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on iTunes, GooglePlay, Twitcher, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever Android app you use) if you're not already doing so, or better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers as evidenced by this episode. You can also reach the show by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org., or by joining on Facebook (www.facebook.com/laughitupfuzzballpodcast). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity! I sincerely hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did recording it.
TTFN... Wookiee out!