Sunday, November 23, 2014

Episode 66 - Mad World


Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Three Books From November 19th 2014!

Avengers 38
Avengers World 15
New Avengers 26

Show Notes:

More Show Notes To Come! 
(Aaron Says its Ep 67 at the beginning but its not, its 66)




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This Weeks Intro: Gary Jules (Melissa) - Mad World:


This Weeks Outro: Anna Graceman - Crazy World:

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Episode 65 - Just Like Animals



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Three books from November 5, 2014. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Keith Silva.

Show Notes:
This week’s theme is all creatures great and small. It’s heartwarming, isn't it? After a month of horror books we needed this. Like a giant, cuddly, soft and furry palate cleanser. Wait, that came out wrong. Anyway, we’re looking at three books that feature animals in three dramatically different ways. Cybernetically enhanced smart ass killing machines, time traveling imprinting dinosaurs and neglected-then-coveted man’s best friend.

Cuteness, or The Secret of My Success

Terrible Lizard #1 31:55
Back to the Future

Homeward Bound

Show notes this week are brought you by an inexplicable fondness for Michael J. Fox movie meta references. Duh.


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This Weeks Intro: Maroon 5 - Animals:


This Weeks Outro: Savage Garden - The Animal Song:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Episode 64 - Hell Is For Children



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two books from October 29, 2014. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Joe Patrick.

Show Notes:
Happy Halloween! No, for real. It is Halloween right this very second, and we are happy and you should be, too. (Sure, now that this is posted it's actually November, but in the moment let us celebrate October with one final round of horror comics.) This week’s theme is creepy children. Some of the scariest books, movies and comics we’ve ever seen or read have involved kids who are either not all there, or not what they seem or just...not. These two books do their part to add to this delightful niche in the genre, where children aren’t a source of joy or peace or love, but in fact something to fear or fear for.

Missing children. Children who keep demons away. Boogeymen who take children. Parents who miss children. Hit men who kill children.

A child destined to bear Satan's heir. A child who kills, repeatedly. Happens to be the same child.

The Couch - Michel Fiffe 52:50
Michel’s critically acclaimed self-published series Copra was on a number of best of lists last year, and Round One, collecting the first six issues, was recently published by Bergen Street Press and is available through Diamond for the first time. He is also currently writing All-New Ultimates for Marvel Comics.


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This Weeks Intro: Pat Benatar - Hell Is For Children:


This Weeks Outro: Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Episode 63 - Set The Tone



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two comics from October 22, 2014. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Jason Sacks.
On The Couch: artist Jim Rugg.

Show Notes:
It’s still October, kids, and we’re still reading scary books. Because when Andrea hits on a theme, she likes to really drive it into the ground, killing it slowly until its rotting, festering remains poison the water supply, causing pestilence and death for miles around. At least for the next two weeks, anyway. Today’s theme is about setting the tone. We’re looking at two first issues of new horror series, and how they establish the look and fear of what is to come.

Colder #1 19:50
A new volume begins. How does it pull new readers in while living up to the expectations of fans of the first series? With a cool glass of milk. Gross.

Goners #1 32:05
A brand new story. How does it introduce (and kill off) characters while raising the stakes with an appropriate creep factor? With the undead. And conspiracies.

The Couch - Jim Rugg 42:05
Back in episode 53, we talked about Jim’s comic Street Angel, published by SLG originally, re-released digitally by MonkeyBrain Comics, and beautifully packaged in a newish hardcover by AdHouse. He’s also the co-creator of the Ignataz-award winning Rambo 3.5 and Afrodisiac. He drew The Guild, written by Felicia Day and published by Dark Horse Comics, and pages for Joe Casey’s new Captain Victory series which we’ve also talked about, published by Dynamite.

Jim recommended Jane, The Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt with art by Isabelle Arsenault.



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This Weeks Intro: Nate James - Set The Tone:


This Weeks Outro: Blind Melon - Tones of Home:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Episode 62 - Slow Burn


Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two comics from October 15, 2014. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Sam Marx.

(Looking for the NYCC album? It'll be up later tonight.)

Show Notes:

It's October, and we're in the mood for some good horror comics. This week’s theme is the slow burn, as applied to those frightening situations that tease and entice us, revealing just enough to keep us interested. These two comics play to and distort our need to have all of the questions answered as soon as possible. And when they don’t, it often makes things even scarier.



Trees #6 32:45

The creepiest premise. More questions than answers. And the sensation that when things finally start happening, they'll probably not go well for anyone.

Veil #5 46:40
An end that feels more like a beginning.

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This Weeks Intro: David Bowie - Slow Burn:


This Weeks Outro: Selena Gomez - Slow Down:

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Episode 61.1 - I Want To Be A Part Of It (&Not Podcast)


Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

No show this week! Andrea decided that she just wanted to be on vacation and not podcast. Its all her fault. Next week will be our best show yet, we guarantee it. 




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This Weeks Intro: Frank Sinatra - New York, New York:


This Weeks Outro: Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me: