Saturday, September 20

Episode 4: Cowboys and Indians

Howdy, Pilgrim! In this extremely long episode (sorry folks), we take a look at Cowboys and Indians—it's hard to say which book is which though. Mosey on down as we read Scalped: Indian Country (by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera) and Preacher: Proud Americans (by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon).

Marc talks about his disappointment with the Wii, his excitement with getting a 360, and what else is going on in the gaming industry. Not to mention he offends even more creators, religious folk, listeners, and yes, even God too. The only one he doesn't offend is Garth Ennis (he loves him).

Jonathan talks about why he was missing last episode and how he went on a holiday. He also talks about what he thought about the last episode and why he doesn't like Catcher In the Rye (what's wrong with him?)

We talk about who could possibly be starring in Y: The Last Man and why Rebecca doesn't like him. We also go over a few errors and corrections and Rebecca sure knows her porn.

Come join us as we discuss and argue over all sorts of stuff. And there's man love. Lots of man love.

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Off Topic: Big Box o' Books

I received 2 months of comics from DCBS due to a shipping snafu, including about 10 trades. Some of these aren't Vertigo titles, but y'all might find them interesting:

Scud the Disposable Assassin: The Whole Shebang
I remembered hearing about this book in middle school, but when I got back into comics a few years ago, it wasn't even on the radar, not having been published for almost 10 years. So when he finally finished the series and this came out, I snagged it to see what the hubbub was about. I was a little disappointed. It's very funny in places, but the story is very disjointed, and the art is almost impossible to decipher half the time.

Hawaiian Dick, vol. 1 & 2
Heard about this series on a variety of podcasts, so picked it up. It's really good! The premise is that a cop gets forced into retirement and moves to Hawaii, where he becomes a private detective, which causes him to get mixed up with organized crime and supernatural stuff.

Exterminators vol. 4
Really good series, and it's a shame it got cancelled 10 issues before it was due to end anyway. Vol. 4 won't make any sense without reading the first 3, but as a series it's worth picking up.

The Faker
A sci-fi/horror thriller from Mike Carrey. Screws with your head, but the payoff is worth it. Kind of a cop-out ending, but it's good. And art by Jock, so you can't go wrong there.

It's a Bird...
Hard to talk to much about it without ruining the story, but the basic premise is that a comic book writer who hates Superman gets offered the job of writing it, and the story is him trying to come to grips with the character. Actually, that doesn't sound very good, but it is. It's one of the more depressing books I've read in a while.

Monday, September 15

AFUI presents award to David Lloyd

David Lloyd @ Narnia Fumetto
The AFUI (Association of Italian Comics Bookshops) gave its first annual "Comic Bookshops Career Prize" for comic books artist and writers to penciller David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Hellblazer). The award was presented to Lloyd at Narnia Fumetto, a comic convention held annually in Narni, Italy since 2005.

Official Site (it's in Italian)

Saturday, September 6

Episode 3: One Man Down

Preacher vol. 2

In this rather long episode, we're one man down. We don't know where the hell Jonathan is but he does leave us his thoughts and prayers. Sans prayers. Rebecca and Marc sure do a lot of talking about nothing.

Fables vol. 1Marc cries since HBO is pulling the plug on Preacher. However, they cover his favorite trade of the series, Preacher: Until the End of the World (by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon), and Jesse's messed up background brings another tear to his eye.

Rebecca sure gets giddy as we cover her favorite series, Fables: Legends in Exile (by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina). She could spout about it for hours, and believe me, she sure tries.

Enjoy this two plus hour episode as we talk about religion and fairytales. Not that there's a difference between the two.

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