Friday, November 22, 2013

Episode 18 - Keep Your Enemies Close

Comics Therapy. No Reviews, Just Analysis.

Three comics from November 20, 2013. Plus your Nerd Confessions (sharing some of your favorite villains) and Aaron's Inner Child.
On The Couch this week: illustrator and letterer extraordinaire Clayton Cowles.

Show Notes:
Theme of the show is keep your enemies close. Whether they’re fighting you tooth and nail out in the open, plotting against you in another dimension or really just all in your head, it’s important to stop and take stock of exactly what you’re up against.

Animal Man #25 19:00
From the sick facade of Hollywood to the far depths of The Red, Buddy Baker's world is under attack from all sides.

Avengers AI #6 29:10
Hank Pym: A Boy And His Bots. Or, what may possibly be the most heartfelt look at the self-loathing compulsion of mental illness in the Marvel universe.

Zero #3 37:05
Edward Zero is a highly trained agent, a spy and killer of the utmost efficiency. His sentimentality may prove to be his downfall, or it may lead him to the bottom of the increasingly complex conspiracy he's stepped into.

The Couch - Clayton Cowles 46:35
Everyone listening has read a comic that Clayton Cowles has worked on; in fact, you probably have several in your stack this week alone, including two of the three above. Clayton is currently lettering Pretty Deadly, Zero and Three for Image Comics and Fantastic Four, Young Avengers, Uncanny Avengers and the upcoming Black Widow and Loki solo books for Marvel, among others. He's also a huge music geek, and shared some of his favorites with us:

Battlestar Galactica soundtrack

Clayton also chose the intro and outro music for this week's show. He was given the theme, keep your enemies close, and the titles we'd be discussing. He picked the following two songs:

This week's intro is Pale Saints: You Tear the World In Two:

This week's outro is The Like: Narcissus In A Red Dress:


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