Monday, December 20

Episode 87: Tis the Season

I begin the show talking about the awesome Michael Vick and his spectacular 4th quarter win. I move on to thank my favorite listener for his cool Christmas gift.

There’s no news this week so I spend far too much time talking about the newest app for my Android, Comixology. It’s pretty cool. I have to get a sponsorship one of these days.

Lastly, I go over the surprisingly disappointing The Un-Men: Children of Paradox (John Whalen, Mike Hawthorne).

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Monday, December 13

Episode 86: Role Reversal

It’s a bit of an oddity this week. I hate something I normally love and I love something I normally hate. I kick things off talking about the rubbish that is Transformers Prime. Listen to me break it down on how bad it is from the CGI, characters, voice acting, plot, etc.

I then move on to Y: The Last Man--Ring of Truth (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra). Things are a bit dicey as I try to talk about it. I really shouldn’t have taken an unexpected week off. Plot holes aside, I do enjoy the book.

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Monday, November 29

Episode 85: Welcome to Hollywood!

Believe it or not, I met a very pretty and nice actress, Laura Allen, the day of recording. She's not that famous but she is good in her roles and you've probably seen her work. I then talk about two movies I recently seen, Inception and Scott Pilgrim. One of those was good. Spoiler alert.

Lastly, you can hear me trip over my own tongue as I finish the series and try to explain the trippy and Biblical, Testament: Exodus (Douglas Ruskhoff, Liam Sharp) and of course, mispronounce things.

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Monday, November 22

Episode 84: Why Oh Y?

Things start off normally enough. I talk about the unofficial sponsor of my show, Instocktrades, and their new and improved but not exactly bug free, website. It's just one long commercial. Also, the first trade of Kill Shakespeare is out. Go buy it at Instocktrades.com.

I reach a low point on the show when I talk about Y. Why am I reading this? Why do people like it? Y does get me to do something I haven't done in awhile--rant. Warning: this episode contains S&M, abuse, drugs, bullying, and everything else people whine about.

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Monday, November 15

Episode 83: Zombified

In this episode, I talk about zombies and how various stories have done it wrong and what zombie stories are really about. Hint: it's never about the zombies. For some reason, this show gets me to talk about a ton of non-Vertigo books I've read. I even bring out my paranoia even more than normal.

There's some news items this week before I cover Bloody Mary (Garth Ennis, Carlos Ezquerra). Lastly, I go over how DC dropped the ball on the great Garth Ennis.

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Monday, November 8

Episode 82: Musical Madness!

If you hate hearing me sing, this episode ISN'T for you. I'm more loopy than normal and all over the place. I blame Daylight Savings. I talk poker, Halloween, sports and of course The Walking Dead because everybody else is.

There's a bit of sad news this week in yet another Vertigo cancellation. It's actually a bit of a surprised in which title it is. Lastly, I do a bad job of covering Y: The Last Man--One Small Step (Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra).

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Monday, October 25

Episode 81: East Coast Bias

This week I talk about how the Gigantes didn't win but how the Phillies lost, at least according to the talking heads on various sports networks. I also go over how different people are from me and how they suck.

Lastly, I talk about Vertigo's only on-going series that's not written by people starting with the letter 'W' in The Unwritten: Inside Man (Mike Carey, Peter Gross). I struggle talking about it as I wasn't expecting to talk about it alone.

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Monday, October 18

Episode 80: Oh Yeah!

I'm back! This week I talk about my tournament win and my food poisoning experience. It wasn't a pleasant week.

Since New York Comic-Con just happened, there's a ton of news to go over and some things to order in Previews. Finally, I talk about my first Vertigo Crime Line book in Fogtown (Andersen Gabrych, Brad Rader).

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Monday, October 4

Episode 79: Big Business

Not that any of you care or will understand, but I talk about my previous day of gaming. I may not have won but I did win a lot of cool prizes, including my first raffle ever! I also spend some time talking about big business and how it makes no sense.

There's news this week. Well, one rumor, one sad bit of info and one eh piece. I continue a debate by myself when I discuss Y: The Last Man--Cycles (Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra).

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Monday, September 27

Episode 78: It's Not That Bad

I hate talking about mediocre things yet this fall, TV season is full of them: The Event, Lonestar, Hellcats, and My Generation. If you find yourself running out of DVR room, don't watch those.

There's no news this week but I do cover something else not so bad trade in Goddess (Garth Ennis, Phil Winslade).

So listen to me bring it this week to make up for it with my singing and impersonations. In other words, just another episode.

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Monday, September 20

Episode 77: After, After!

I spend far too much time talking about the movie I just watched--The Karate Kid. No, not the good one. The bad one.

If you're in the New York area, there's news for you. If not, you can pretend you live in New York. Lastly, I go over the final Sandman trade, Endless Nights (Neil Gaiman). Hooray! I also give my thoughts on the entire series in general or what I like to call the backbone of the Vertigo line.

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Monday, September 13

Episode 76: Interview with G. Willow Wilson

This week I'm honored to be able to interview G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo, The Butterfly Mosque). She talks about how she started her writing career and how she got into comics. She also gives some great advice for both and brushes upon the future of comics.

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Monday, September 6

Episode 75: Reenergized

I feel much better this week and I'm ready to go. I'm supercharged! I spend a couple of minutes talking about Dragonball and RedLetterMedia's new review of Star Trek, the Star Trek.

There's actually a couple of news items this week. Lastly, I go over the rather disappointing, full of plot holes, Sweet Tooth: Out of the Deep Woods (Jeff Lemire), which is a shame because I love post-apocalyptic stuff.

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Monday, August 30

Episode 74: Interview with Anthony Del Col

There's no review this week. Instead I interview Anthony Del Col, co-creator and co-writer of IDW's Kill Shakespeare. He talks about the beginnings of Kill Shakespeare, the ideas behind it, and the future of the series. Believe it or not, we also talk some Vertigo comics.

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Monday, August 23

Episode 73: Take Two

To celebrate this show's two year anniversary, I actually put out a show. Sorry, I've been away. There have been technical issues. This is a shorter show than normal because I'm sick and I may sound a little wonky because of it.

I'm one trade closer to wrapping up Neil Gaiman's famous series by going over The Sandman: The Wake. Only half of it is a wake though.

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Monday, August 2

Episode 72: Panels

Forgive my lack of energy but I'm really tired this episode. A night of gaming and drinking will do that to you. I talk about the SDCC Vertigo panels and what's wrong with panels in general even the big ones.

There's only one bit of news item before I delve into The Sandman: The Kindly Ones (Neil Gaiman). There's a lot of cussing, more than normal, but not because of The Sandman but because of the nice spoiler-filled introduction.

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Monday, July 26

Episode 71: Unchrasimatic

I quickly start things off quoting the awesomeness that is Transformers. Yes, I'm still playing the game. I then give you that Predators review I promised along with what makes a good and bad sequel and the directions they can go in.

Since San Diego Comic-Con just wrapped up, there's plenty of news this week. A lot of it is sad when dealing with the best imprint out there. I finish the show talking about the soon to finish Air: Pureland (G. Willow Wilson, M.K. Perker).

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Monday, July 19

Episode 70: 10 Year Reunion

In this episode, I recap my recent reunion. Man I'm old. I had a lot of fun and a lot of drinks for me. If there's one thing I learned it was the Class of 2000 is the marrying class except for me.

There's some good and some bad news this week when it comes to Vertigo. I then take another step closer to finishing Vertigo's backbone series by reviewing and enjoying The Sandman: Worlds' End (Neil Gaiman).

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Monday, July 12

Episode 69: Mudslides

Since everyone else is talking about it, I also talk about "His Holiness" LeBron James and the NBA free agency. Thanks to them, I'll be rooting for the Lakers in the Finals. I feel dirty.

There's a couple of news items this week including San Diego Comic Con's Vertigo line-up and a new contest. Hurry up and enter before it's over.

I start one of the last series I'm going to read before ending this show in Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson. I enjoy it so much I forget to give a summary of what the story is or maybe it's the alcohol in my system.

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Monday, July 5

Episode 68: Transform and Roll Out

As you might suspect, I talk about my love and gush over Transformers: War for Cybertron. Transforming is so much fun. You don't get that in other shooters.

Since there's no news this week, I review the first two issues of a non-Vertigo comic that was sent to me--I Kill Shakespeare. It's like a Vertigo comic without the branding. You can't go wrong with that.

Lastly, I cover the best Ghostbusters book on the market--The Exterminators: Insurgency (Simon Oliver, Tony Moore). However, this book is more disturbing and with hotter chicks. Sad this book ended prematurely.

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Monday, June 28

Episode 67: The Whale Tail

I'm joined this week by Frank A. Rincon from a Half Hour Wasted podcast. We talk about what to watch post Lost. I also get to know Frank as we discuss a couple of Vertigo titles he's read. We have a lot of differences over TV, comic books, and movies yet we manage to get along well and have a lot of fun.

There's a few news items this week. We cover and discuss digital comics and a recent DC exclusive. We finally talk about 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call (Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso).

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Monday, June 21

Episode 66: How, White Man

In this episode, I talk about my first experience doing a video podcast with my friends and how fun it was. Watch it if you want to see what I look like and listen to a bunch of entertaining arguments. That causes me to spend a few minutes talking about the part of gaming I love.

This week's review, Scalped: Casino Boogie (Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera), gets me to reminisce about my favorite CCG ever and one that's relatable to the book. Listen to me struggle as I try to explain what the hard to decipher Scalped is about.

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Monday, June 14

Episode 65: Series Finales

I know it's been about a month since the TV season has ended, but I can finally talk about a couple of series that wrapped up. I spend about 10 minutes talking about the disappointments, greatness and comparisons. So spoilers for Lost, 24, and Supernatural.

There's actually some news this week. Lastly, I cover the always fun and sometimes strange Jack of Fables (Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges).

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Monday, June 7

Episode 64: Comparisons

I'm not alone this week as I'm joined by Amanda. We discuss Death: The High Cost of Living (Neil Gaiman) and she helps me understand it and The Sandman in general. We do also get a bit off topic. It wouldn't be a show otherwise. Lastly, there are tons of comparisons, including but not limited to: Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Sword of Truth.

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Sunday, May 23

Episode 63: Mamma Mia!

To start things, I talk about what a great year it's been to watch TV. There's been some excellent shows premiering and the crappy shows are leaving...most of them anyway.

I then move to some sad news about a Vertigo cancellation. Lastly, I wrap things up talking about DMZ: Body of a Journalist (Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli).

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Monday, May 17

Episode 62: Names

This week's episode involves me talking about my recent trip to a wedding and why I'm not feeling so well. Afterwards, I butcher names left and right as usual, and even make fun of a name. Parents are cruel.

There's actually news this week that I try to make somewhat exciting. Lastly, I cover the trippy but enjoyable Testament: Babel (Douglas Rushkoff, Liam Sharp).

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Monday, May 10

Episode 61: Action!

To kick things off, I talk some Iron Man 2. Don't worry, I give a spoil-free review of the movie. Sadly, it's not as good as the first one.

There's finally some Vertigo news this week about a few upcoming titles. I then talk about this week's trade in Northlanders: The Cross and the Hammer (Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly). It's a beautiful, action-filled book with little else.

If this episode doesn't blow you away, I blame my allergies and my elbow. But I don't want to make excuses so I won't talk about it anymore.

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Monday, May 3

Episode 60: Jim Starlin's Rolling Over In His Grave

I heard some news that disappointed me. It's about remakes and reimagings in both the comic and movie world. I talk about the upcoming Infinity Gauntlet remake and the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. I discuss why remakes are bad if they don't study or understand the source material. I'm totally making it sound more serious than it is.

Afterwards, I cover Crossing Midnight: A Map of Midnight (Mike Carey, Jim Fern). It reminds me how fascinating and different the Japanese mythologies are from the ones I grew up with--not to mention the hentai.

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Sunday, April 25

Episode 59: Oh Lay!

I'm a bit out of it this episode, but when am I not? I spend a few minutes talking about a couple of smart phone games I'm playing--World War and Robo Defense. If you have a smart phone, you should get them. Let me know your code for World War so I can build my alliance.

For the majority of the episode, I talk about Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Bill Willingham) and the Fables series in general. You may be surprised by what I think of it.

Oh Lay!

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Monday, April 19

Episode 58: The NBA Playoffs!

Before I dive into this week's trade, I talk about the NBA playoffs! I spend a few minutes breaking down my bracket. You'd be surprised who I penciled in for the finals. If you listen to me, place a bet, and make a few bucks, please kick some back my way.

I then talk about the freakiest book I've read this year in The Un-Men: Get Your Freak On! (John Walen, Mike Hawthorne). Because of the title, I'm reminded of Missy Elliot. If anyone can tell me what happened to her, please do.

I love this game!

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Sunday, April 11

Episode 57: I Hate Fanboys

I'm back and I talk about Wondercon 2010. There were a lot of Vertigo books I bought, which I will be reviewing on the show. Surprisingly, I even bought books of series I didn't particularly care for, but they were 50% off and I'm always willing to go past the first book of a Vertigo series.

Because of RedLetterMedia's recent, humorous review of Episode II, I talk about fanboys and what's wrong with them. However, I will always love their Internet rants. RLM gets me to talk about Star Wars and my lack of memory for the prequels. If you could tell me what happened, I'd appreciate it.

After that long rant, I do go over probably the toughest Vertigo book I've read to date in Unknown Solder: Haunted House (Joshua Dysart, Alberto Ponticelli). In fact, I'm not even sure if I can continue reading the series.

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Monday, March 29

Episode 56: Asian Time

Just like last time, I talk about the new Dragon Age expansion--Awakening! I go on a wee longer than I wanted to in talking about it. Despite the clich├ęd story, spoilers for Dragon Age Origins if you haven't played it yet.

I eventually get to talking about Human Target: Final Cut (Peter Milligan, Javier Pulido). I also compare it to Dragon Age Awakening. Bet you didn't see that coming.

This episode maybe a day or two late. What can I say? I'm also on Asian time.

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Monday, March 22

Episode 55: I Am Emo, I Am Sad

Actually I'm not either for the moment, but Dream is. Despite that, there's his entertaining, far more fascinating sister, Delirum when I cover The Sandman: Brief Lives (Neil Gaiman).

The reason I'm not sad was because I spent all day watching the greatest trilogy ever--Back to the Future! Of course, cleaning took three times as long. Those movies get me to talk about movie trilogies in general. What can I say? I love movies!

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Sunday, March 14

Episode 54: Not So Bad Movies

Sadly, it's just me this week. To waste time, I spend a few minutes talking about the not so bad movies I saw--Wolverine: Origins and Wargames 2. I also talk about the best and funniest review of Episode I ever. Go check out RedLetterMedia on Youtube.

There is some news and even a contest this week. I'll have links posted in the forums, assuming they're up and working.

Lastly, I read my first Howard Chaykin book--Bite Club (Howard Chaykin, David Tischman, David Hahn). Sure, it has things I hate like vampires and crime, but it's not as bad as I thought it'd be. It's also not that great either.

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Monday, March 8

Episode 53: HAM

Shawn Pryor of PKD Media joins me again to talk about The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and The Bogus Identity (Mike Carey, Peter Gross). We discuss the various details of the book and the literary authors and works that are sprinkled within it.

Oh yeah, and I learn what HAM means.

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Sunday, February 28

Episode 52: Interview With Mike Carey

In this episode, I'm lucky enough to interview Mike Carey. We mainly talk about his awesome series Lucifer. If you haven't read it, you might not want to listen yet as we spoil lots of things. We also touch upon some of his other works like X-Men and Crossing Midnight along with anime and Japanese horror movies.

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Sunday, February 21

Episode 51: Severed Penis

This week I talk about a couple of crappy movies I saw--Final Destination 3D and GI-Joe. Luckily, I was with my boys and there was plenty of fun-making to be had, otherwise I would have poked my eyes out--Blu-ray or no.

There's a small piece of semi-news before I talk about Human Target (Peter Milligan, Edvin Biukovic). I also compare the book to the television show. As you might expect, both are wildly different.

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Sunday, February 14

Episode 50: Yanowhatimean

It's been over 50 episodes of me yammering about observations and things in my life. Oh yeah and occasionally I talk about Vertigo comics. Sadly, I have nothing special planned, yanowhatimean?

There's no news this week but I do go over the head trip that is Air: Flying Machine (G. Willow Wilson, M.K. Perker). Some people say it's like Lost but I don't watch that crappy show. If you do, you may enjoy it.

If you've been listening since episode one, I'd like to give a shoutout to you and thanks, yanowhatimean!

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Sunday, February 7

Episode 49: Who Dat?

After a little break, I'm back and boy is there a lot of stuff to talk about. I talk about my upcoming high school reunion.

It doesn't take long for me to get back on track and talk about all the Vertigo news I've missed over the last couple of weeks. I give my review of the funniest, new show on TV--Human Target. Lastly, I go over the trade Lucifer: Evensong (Mike Carey, Peter Gross) and my thoughts over the entire Lucifer series in general.

I also apologize for all the coughing. I'm sick and as you know by now, I'm too lazy to do a proper edit and my new sensitive mic doesn't help matters.

Go Saints!

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Sunday, January 17

Episode 48: Do You Care?

Like last week, I spend a few minutes talking about how disappointing the NFL playoffs are and how the NBA's the best.

Afterwards, I fnally talk about a few news items before diving into the confusing Testament: West of Eden (Douglas Rushkoff, Liam Sharp).

Just when you think it's over, I go on a little rant about the problems with humanity. But if you're listening to this show, I like you.

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Sunday, January 10

Episode 47: New Mic, New Marc

In this wild card weekend, I talk a bit about some football. They all sucked except for one game. My new mic finally arrived and I think I sound good, but let me know what you folks think.

There's still no news in this new year but I do talk about the climax of the Lucifer series in Lucifer: Morningstar (Mike Carey, Peter Gross). As much as I love Vertigo books, I then talk about how disappointing their trade bindings are and how they seem to fall apart once they reach a certain thickness.

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Sunday, January 3

Episode 46: My Phone is a Vibrator

Merry New Year everyone! Thankfully 2009 is over because, let's face it, it sucked. I ended it with another cracked windshield and a broken phone.

There's no news this week but I do give a mini-review of the first issue of The Unwritten. It's awesome. I then go over the political, satire Army@Love: The Hot Zone Club (Rick Veitch, Gary Erskine), which is also awesome.

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