Showing posts with label dc comics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dc comics. Show all posts

Sunday, June 3, 2018

ONE AND DONE - "HEARTBEAT"



In the latest One And Done, we welcome to the show comedian and podcaster Adam Avitable to talk about one of his favorite stand-alone stories, The Flash #163, "Heartbeat"! Join us as we cover how this issue dangles perilously between the two most ground-breaking runs on the character, how it embodied the end of an era for comics storytelling as we knew it, how it might just be the best introduction to The Flash you could ever offer a new reader, and how to defeat Batman using only a fire escape, an alarm clock, and some dirty rags.

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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
The Flash Theme by Blake Neely ℗ 2015 INgrooves (on behalf of WaterTower Music); ole (Publishing), Kobalt Music Publishing, and 7 Music Rights Societies Jurrasic Park Style by MasterTracks 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BEHIND THE BULLPEN: Magdalene Visaggio



In our newest team-up episode, we talk with Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio about her work on books such as Kim & Kim and Quantum Teens Are Go, what it's like to write for licensed properties, which comics she's been getting into, and her new Young Animal series with Sonny Liew and Chris Chuckry, Eternity Girl! Come for the interview, stay for the conspiracy theories about OMAC.


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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Off The Panel Classic - PREACHER



In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Jamie is joined by his former partner-in-south Matt Johnson to discuss one of their favorite books of all time, Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon's seminal Preacher. Long before anyone thought this story could be adapted to television, Matt and Jamie waxed philosophical about the landscape of American mythology, the power and danger of hero-worship, the role of masculinity in the modern world, and all of the various things that happen to Herr Starr's penis.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
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FURTHER READING
Remembering Steve Dillon (1962-2016)
Garth Ennis on Steve Dillon
Garth Ennis on Preacher
Listen to the original episode here!
Start "Preacher" on Comixology
Or on Amazon

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Off The Panel - Superman: Secret Identity



In an all-new, all-different episode of Off The Panel (by gar, it's been a while), Alex and Jamie go deep into the greatest Superman story to ever not contain Superman. Thirteen years ago, veterans Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen took the comics world by storm when they introduced fans to an ordinary teenage boy named Clark Kent, who lived in a world identical to our own, right down to the comic book character he was named after. What happened when he discovered he was more like that other Clark Kent than he thought left readers speechless at the time, but the mini-series had faded from the spotlight until the announcement of its follow-up in 2016. Join your hosts as they discuss the power this story still holds, the ability of myth to frame our own lives, and Jamie finally becoming one with the universe.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
Thinking Music & Heart Of Nowhere by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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FURTHER READING
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#16: "Forgotten, But Not Gone"


or "TERROR Of The Redundant-Flash!"

The medium of comics is filled with countless characters who have stood the test of time... that doesn't mean all of them should have. On this month's episode, the Unreal Experts count down the useless, the dated, the repetitive, the heroes, villains, and supporting cast who do not deserve to be hated, but simply to be forgotten-- except Steve Trevor. Which hunter should have stayed in the jungle? What is the terrifying secret of The Composite Alfred? And which one-man franchise has earned billions of dollars and the hearts of a generation... despite having no reason to exist?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#15 "Waiting For Twilight" (Dreams, Hoaxes, And Imaginary Tales Part IV)


or "A Gorilla In Lady Gotham's Court!"

In the finale of our series on the greatest comic book stories never told, we recount what may be the most influential comic event of the past thirty years... and not a single word of it was ever printed. Join The House of Mistakes as they detail what was once the most closely-guarded secret in the industry: Alan Moore's pitch for "Twilight Of The Superheroes", a company-wide crossover event that would have plunged the most unlikely hero of all into a dark future, where factions made up of DC's last remaining titans vie for control of a world passing them by. Sound familiar? You have no idea. How did this one pitch sow the seeds for Kingdom Come, Infinite Crisis, and-- somehow-- Game Of Thrones? Who was "Slipstream", and what modern form did she end up taking?  Why was Alan Moore obsessed with creating "the ultimate video game"? WHAT IS WRONG WITH DOLLMAN?!

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Pruit Igoe and Prophecies by The Philip Glass EnsembleLicensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

#14 "Podcast Of The Soul" (Dreams, Hoaxes, And Imaginary Tales Part III)



or "The Iron Lantern's Emerald Escape!"

In part three of our four-part series on the greatest comic book stories never told, we uncover two epics that would have left DC Comics unrecognizable in their wake. Join The Unreal Experts as they trek through the heart of darkness to battle a mysterious adversary with plans to expose their favorite heroes' deepest frailties, are rescued by a cosmic soldier of fortune with a care-free attitude and unsettlingly familiar color scheme, and ponder along the way just how generic a company is willing to make a single character. What story nearly gave the DC Universe its own answer to "Watchmen"?What was the original identity of Guy Gardner? What kind of a name is Trammel Soloman?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Sunday, March 27, 2016

#10: "Batman Hearts Superman"


or "Cry fraternity! Cry... BESTIES!"

In all the years to come, in your most private moments, we want you to remember this episode in your ears. We want you to remember the one podcast... that warmed your heart. Under the shadow of the biggest movie in DC history, the Unreal Experts take a look at the relationship between the world's finest, and how often the duo are misinterpreted as rivals. What are the real differences between these two characters, and how have they driven them apart and brought them together? Is The Dark Knight Returns a relevant portrayal of their relationship? And what is the terrible secret of the the Drive-By Batman? To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!

All and this more, in the link!



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The Lady In Red by Chris de Burgh Ⓒ A&M Records
Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths Main Title by James L. Venable Ⓒ Warner Bros.

FURTHER READING
We promise you, this actually happened

Sunday, January 17, 2016

#8 "We MUST, Robin: The Fashionably Lame Costumes of Comics"


or "The Boob Window At The Gates Of Always!"

From fishnets to head-fins, bandoleers to face-socks, gloves that stretch to the armpits to collars that climb to the heavens, superhero costumes have seen their share of highs and lows. Join Aristocratic Alex, Jammin' James, and Maniacal Mike as they plumb the depths of four color fashion in a discussion of their favorite looks, why certain costumes have stuck around for so long, the subjectivity of a good design, and what the hell is even going on with Gambit's stupid head.

All and this more, in the link!



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Costume Montage by Danny Elfman

Thursday, October 29, 2015

#5: "Born To Hate"


or "I hate you! And you hate me even more!"

In this month's limited edition of GN, the crew looks at the dichotomy of heroes and their archenemies, from the truly great rivalries, to the ones that exist for reasons one cannot begin to fathom. Can creating villains purely to be a hero's opposite ever work? And why does Mike insist on attacking Alex on his birthday each year? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All and this more, in the link!



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Thursday, October 15, 2015

ONE AND DONE - "The Anatomy Lesson"


Grab 'er before she leaves the newsstands, True Subscribers, it's another debut from your friends at the House of Mistakes! Introducing "One and Done", a new mini-show that examines the greatest single issues the medium has ever produced! And for our first installment, what better than perhaps the most famous self-contained story of this, our modern age? It's the Alan Moore and Steve Bissette masterpiece "The Anatomy Lesson", the issue that turned Swamp Thing-- and the comic book industry-- upside down.

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Music used: Poltergeist by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/poltergeist/
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

OFF THE PANEL - Batman: HUSH

In the first returning installment of the series that examines all literature involving capes, cowls, and tights, Aristocratic Alex Koch and Maniacal Mike Napier journey upon a flashback to the year 2002 as they revisit the classic comic book arc that took the genre by storm and re-launched the careers of two of the industry's top talents. It's a game of chess that involves conspiracy, murder, romance, betrayal, and the most epic confrontation between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel ever committed to page. But why does this story deserve the acclaim it once heralded, and what does it have to say about the legacy of Batman? What impact should the arc have had on DC Comics' bestselling title? And why has the story been mislabeled for years as a mystery? All this and more are discussed as the two break down Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's 12-issue opus - BATMAN: HUSH.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

#3: "The Identity Of Secrets"



or "MILD MANNERS OF THE MASKED!"

Hidden away from the prying eyes of the world, underneath Podcast City's most exclusive nightclub, the unreal experts don their disguises and speak in cryptic tones, as they debate their most sensitive topic yet: secrets! Does the trope of duel identities still have a purpose to serve in today's comics, or is it just a golden age hold-over that's long outlived its usefulness? To what depths will Green Arrow sink to avoid a paternity test? And just who, exactly, ARE our mysterious hosts? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All this and MORE, in the link!



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#2: "BIFF! BAM! POW! Superheroes on YOUR TV!"



or "WHERE WATCHES THE CHANNEL-SURFERS?!"

Lock yourself inside your Time Vault and toss that billy club into the trash, because the unreal experts are taking a look at the long, sordid history of comic books on TV. Do the early days of Saturday morning superheroes still have something to show us about these characters? What does the future hold now that shows like The Flash and Daredevil have elevated the genre beyond what anyone could have hoped for? Did somebody EVER get around to saving Tom Welling? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All this and MORE, in the link!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

#1: "The People v. Superman"



or "DAWN OF MISUNDERSTANDING!"

Get ready, True Subscribers, for the dynamic first episode of Graphic Novelism, the podcast where comic culture is vivisected by experts on nothing real! Join Aristocratic Alex Koch, Jammin' James Lewis, and Maniacal Mike Napier, as they tackle one of the most heated issues in comics today: Is Superman still relevant? Does he still work as both an icon and as a character? Or is he just a relic of an age that has long passed us by? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

#0: "The Official Handbook To Graphic Novelism"



or "AND THE WIND CRIES... 'PODCAST'!"

Before their blockbuster debut in #1, witness the secret origins of our intrepid trinity, as they discuss their long relationship with comic book culture, the creators who inspire them, the stories that move them, and Machine Man. Seriously, Machine Man gets a lot of play in this episode.

OUR RECURRING FEATURES