Archive for December, 2010
In this special episode, I’m joined by Art & Freddie (The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast) to discuss the best writers, artists, series, and much much more of 2010.
In this special holiday themed episode, I’m joined by Nic Fury to talk about one of the worst holiday specials ever created; The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Stay until the very end to hear Bea Arthur singing!
Five years ago, the comics podcasting stars came together on one panel for the first time in San Diego, and now they’re back to discuss comics, podcasting, and how the comic book industry has changed since that first panel. Podcasters appearing on the panel include John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy), Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider), Brian “Pants” Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Bob Bretall (The Comic Book Page), and Cameron Hatheway (Cammy’s Comic Corner). Don’t miss your chance to see all your favorite podcasters on one panel!
Filmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
For the audio version of the podcast, listen over here at Word Balloon.
In this episode I’m joined by Brody Hardcore to talk about the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion from Blizzard Entertainment.
Do you fancy yourself more of a Goblin or Worgen?
In this special episode, Cammy the elf helps you with some gift suggestions for that special geek in your life.
In this episode I’m joined once again by Art (Fourth Wall Comics Podcast) and Matt (Duke Of Douche) to discuss the final three episodes of the first season of The Walking Dead on AMC, followed by some predictions of season two. Spoilers!
Last review episode of 2010! No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a diverse Fast Five! Picks include Taskmaster #4 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #16 (Vertigo), Lady Death #0 (Avatar), Baltimore: The Plague Ships #5 (Dark Horse), and Brightest Day #15 (DC).
While the reviews may be done with this year, there will still be plenty of content in these next few weeks!
Book Of The Month – December
Humor in comic books can sometimes be a fickle thing. Some writers try to go over-the-top and throw every cultural reference at you mixed with a fart joke, and others try sophisticated humor, that can be lost on the majority of readers. How can you walk that fine line that makes everyone happy?
You don’t. What you do is pretend like it’s the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire, and pick a side. You either produce a ‘ha-ha, funny-funny’ all-ages friendly funny book, one that would make the Comics Code Authority smile, or you go completely off the deep end and make sure it’s a Mature Readers Only title.
So while your nephew is enjoying another hilarious adventure of Scrooge McDuck by the fireplace, you can relax in your recliner and chug a few beers while enjoying Super F*ckers by James Kochalka. Hell, light-up a few joints as well to intensify the effect!
While some young superhero teams enjoy fighting crime by day and having ice cream parties by night, the Super F*ckers are the exact opposite. They are the team comprised by the kids your parents warned you not to play with. In fact, in this collection you don’t see this team fight any bad guys, only themselves. When they’re not fighting, they’re getting high, playing video games, and fucking. With team-tryouts right around the corner, you’d think some fresh blood would be an improvement for this team, but sure enough those filled with innocence and purity are shortly corrupted upon arrival.
When I tell you that this is the funniest book I’ve read in 2010, I tell no lies. Every page made me laugh out loud uncontrollably throughout, and I even was shedding a few tears (of laughter). The comedic timing, the name calling, the characters, all so amazing. Every one of them a complete asshole in their own right, with Jack Krack being the one who takes the cake hands-down. Do not let the pretty art fool you; this is definitely not for kids.
With Christmas right around the corner, I would highly recommend this book for that one comic reader in your life who likes some of Garth Ennis’ raunchier works, combined with the similar style of art from Tiny Titans. Kochalka completely blew my mind with this collection, and I think it’s safe to say that he can take-over “The Motherfucker” title from Jack Krak.