This week we’re taking you to school! It’s Comics 101! We chat about comic publishers, continuity, fandom, movies, pretty much everything you can think of! Plus a list of some of the must read comics for new readers and rambley tangent about how manga used to be published in the US. Classic Podawans!
Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (0:55)
Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking about GenCon 2016 (with bonus discussion of Spouse Activities at the Con and not in the fun or kinky way you might be thinking), and Brian is geeking out about the GOTHAM Season Finale (with bonus trashing the X-Files Revival again *hissing sounds*).
Segment 2: What Are We Drinking This Week? (15:48)
Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Kristin’s drinking Sun King Brewing Sunlight Cream Ale and Brian’s drinking Olde Saratoga Brewing Death Wish Nightmare IPA!
Segment 3: Comics 101 Discussion (24:15)
- The various comic book companies:
- The Big Two – Marvel & DC
- Image – creator owned comics, more daring stories
- Vertigo – DC’s “indie” imprint (Where Sandman, etc were originally published)
- Other smaller pubs
- Comics continuity, retcons, and reboots, oh my!
- Superhero vs self contained stories
- “Fandom” comics
- Jumping into comics through TV shows
- Comics vs Film counterparts
- Kristin talks Manga
- THE LIST of must read comics, according to us:
- All Star Superman by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
- The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller & Klaus Jansen
- New 52 Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang
- DC’s New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
- Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagely
- Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
- The Ultimates by Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch
- Captain America: Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting
- Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
- Sandman by Neil Gaiman & many artists
- Saga by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
- Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (85:20)