Monday, January 26, 2015

Episode 71.1 - Con Missing


Life. It gets in the way sometimes. Back to normal next week!




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This Weeks Intro: Diana Ross - Missing You:


This Weeks Outro: Aaliyah - I Miss You:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Episode 71 - Cowboy, Baby



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two books from January 14, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with James Kaplan.

Show Notes:
This week’s theme is EPIC SPACE WESTERNS. What is our fascination with the wild west, and why does it work so well to translate it to the final frontier?

Copperhead #5 18:17
Space Western, a la Firefly

Star Wars #1 31:33
Space Samurai, a la The Hidden Fortress



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This Weeks Intro: Kid Rock - Cowboy:


This Weeks Outro: James Taylor - Sweet Baby James:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Episode 70 - Public Image



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Up this week, Andrea talks about Image Expo. Aaron whines because he wasn't there. It'll knock your socks off.

The manga Andrea mentions is called Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. The story and art are by Satoshi Mizukami.

We'll be back to our regular format of comics chatter, Second Opinions and The Couch next week.



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This Weeks Intro: Public Image Limited - Public Image:


This Weeks Outro: Jordan Pruitt - Outside Looking In:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Episode 69 - These Are The Days We Remember



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

It's our Second Annual Introspective Year In Review, with special guest (and honorary show mascot), Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela. 

As an added bonus, and benefiting absolutely no one, we present our first episode of 2015 with quite possibly the worst audio quality of our entire podcasting careers. You're welcome!

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This Weeks Intro: 10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days:


This Weeks Outro: Revive - Blink:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Episode 68.1 - Holiday Jeer


Listen in for an important announcement about this weeks and next weeks shows!


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This Weeks Intro: Green Day: "Holiday":


This Weeks Outro: Madonna - Holiday:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Episode 68 - You Gotta Get With My Friends



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two books from December 17, 2014. Plus, a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Mark.
On The Couch: Ignatz-award winning cartoonist Alec Longstreth.

Show Notes:
This week’s theme is friendship is magic. We talk a lot about the relationships between characters in comic books - be they superhero teams, mortal enemies or anything in between. We’ve discussed the dynamics of romantic relationships, family conflict and adolescent turmoil. The two comics we’re focusing on today showcase the strong bonds that form among friends, especially in times of trouble, be it magical or mundane. Either way, there’s probably a body or two involved, so choose your friends wisely. Make sure at least one of them knows what to do when the shit hits the fan.

Wayward #5 30:30


The Couch - Alec Longstreth 51:10
You may know Ignatz-award winning cartoonist Alec from his minicomic Phase 7 or his gorgeous graphic novel, Basewood, self-published in hardcover this year. Or maybe you’re wearing the sweet t-shirt he designed for the band Weezer. His comics work has also appeared in anthologies published by Villard, Three Rivers Press, Dark Horse Comics, Tugboat Press and many other indie self-publishers. He was a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies and teaches for CCS and the California College for the Arts for their MFA Comics Program.


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This Weeks Intro: Spice Girls - Wannabe:


This Weeks Outro: Weezer - My Best Friend: