Showing posts with label graphic novelism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graphic novelism. Show all posts

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)
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

#11: "Videoman, why?! The Dark Side of Superhero Games"


or "I Have No Face But I Must Quip!"

In part two of the Videoman Saga, the 8-Bit Experts tackle the less-glamorous side of video game adaptations. How do adaptations with the best of intentions so often end so badly? How close did we come to battling Heath Ledger's Joker on the Xbox? Who decided to put stealth levels in a Hulk game? Why is Aquaman's hair so breathtaking? Where did those bats come from? WHO STOLE SUPERMAN'S FACE?!

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/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
20xx by Evan King http://evanking.bandcamp.com/album/20xx
Face It, Tiger by Married With Sea Monsters https://marriedwithseamonsters.bandcamp.com/

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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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Off The Panel CLASSIC - Daredevil: The Man Without Fear


In this reprint of a classic episode from the fondly remembered Off-Panel Podcast, the men who would one day form Graphic Novelism meet to discuss the origin story that defined one of Marvel’s most underrated superheroes. Listen as three podcasters without fear discuss Frank Miller’s last great superhero story, how cinematic fiction can be achieved in the pages of a comic, and most importantly, the lengths a blind man will go to in order to eventually beat up Stilt-Man. This is Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

FURTHER READING
Listen to the original episode here!
"Revisiting The Man Without Fear" by Augie De Blieck, Jr.
John Romita, Jr. talks Daredevil
Buy The Man Without Fear on Comixology
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

#9: "Videoman, No! The Bright Side of Superhero Games"


or "Respawn, harlequin, said the 8-Bit Man!"

Prepare yourself for a next-generation multimedia event™! In this episode, the unreal experts rock out to SNES symphonies as they look at the most high-rated entries in a low-rated genre: the comic book game. How has the arc of the superhero game mirrored the arc of the entire industry? Why did anyone ever think you'd want to play Cyclops? And which is more magical: mall arcades, or pizza arcades? To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!

EDITOR'S NOTE: We've got something special planned for March, but stay tuned for part two of this series in April, where we'll look at some of the less-impressive entries in the history of game adaptations. Oh god, how is the Hulk supposed to sneak past these guards...

All and this more, in the link!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Costume Montage by Danny Elfman

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#7: "Spawn of Image, Part Two: Kirkman's Dream"



or "BLOODFIST II: NO MORE MR. NICE GUY"

In part two of our look at the storied, sordid history of Image comics, we visit the cocaine-fueled fall and zombie-plagued return of the once-and-future king of creator-owned publishers. Why would Rob Liefeld lend his car to Badrock? What was the straw that broke Frank Miller's back and/or sanity? And how did a nerdy kid from Kentucky turn an industry punchline into one of the most critically-acclaimed entertainment companies in the world?

All and this more, in the link!



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These two episodes couldn't have been possible without research from:
Sequart's excellent documentary, The Image Revolution
Sean Howe's indispensable Marvel Comics: The Untold Story 

Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Vangelis Sound-Alike by Filmmusic Group
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

#6: "Spawn of Image, Part One: McFarlane Just Wants To Draw"


or "BLOODFIST: Omega Genesis!"

In part one of our look at the rise, fall, and rebirth of perhaps the most controversial and influential publisher in comic book history, the Unreal Experts chart the rise of the Super-Artists: Todd "Hulk Hogan" McFarlane, Jim "Captain America" Lee, and Rob "David Hasslehoff" Liefeld. How did Jim Shooter unintentionally pave the way for Image Comics? Which account of the company's creation actually holds water? And why does it all come back to Cable?! To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All and this more, in the link!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Vangelis Sound-Alike by Filmmusic Group
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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.