Saturday, August 23, 2014

Episode 55 - We Can Build This Dream Together



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two comics from August 20, 2014. Plus your Nerd Confessions (about your favorite teams).

Show Notes:
This week we’re talking about teams, however reluctantly they may come together. We’ve always been fascinated by group dynamics, especially if the members of the group are aware of their own inherent dysfunction. And maybe it’s more accurate to say we’re talking about that self awareness rather than the teams themselves. In all three books today - Secret Avengers and The Multiversity, as well as The Wrenchies which we discussed with creator Farel Dalrymple - members of the teams in question are not only aware of the precariousness of their partnerships but also that their entire existence is a construct in a comic book. The ultimate meta team for the multiverse.

Breaking the fourth wall. Ask Aaron how he feels about that.
Also: Marvel continuity and a shocking role reversal.

Bending the fourth wall. Now ask Aaron how he feels about that.
Also: DC continuity and...we don't know shit.

The Couch - Farel Dalrymple 36:33
Farel is known for his creator-owned work, like the Eisner-nominated It Will All Hurt, published by Study Group Comics and Pop Gun War, published by Dark Horse Comics. He also drew Omega the Unknown for Marvel Comics. In 2013, Delusional, a collection of comics and sketches was published by AdHouse Books. His newest work, the graphic novel The Wrenchies, was published this summer by First Second.


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