Hello there, everyone! Today, the extraordinary Alicia, the extraoddinary Seth and the extrabrothernary Ben are talking about the masterpiece Asterios Polyp. In case you couldn’t tell by the previous sentence, it’s a positive review. Asterios Polyp, written and drawn by David Mazzucchelli, is an accessible and intelligent story drawing from fields such as modern design and Greek myth. It tells the story of one mythically self-obsessed man, an Atlas struggling under the weight of his own perception. My penchant for florid and moderately inaccurate language aside, this is book worth buying and reading multiple times. Which we did! And now you can hear us dissect the pieces and characters of David Mazzucchelli’s graphic novel.
Hello! It’s Alicia, Ben and Seth with yet another rambling dissertation of half-remembered but fully-loved television shows, comic book trivia and lame gags. In other words: BONUS CONTENT TIME! Listen in as we try to take this time in new directions, maybe talking about gems and germs (not necessarily in that order). Homophonically, we also mention jams (both smooth- and space-based). Robots spur us to new heights of concern over the future viability of the human race (apparently there are now cheetah and cheater robots).There is concern expressed about hedgehogs, eggs and romance. And that’s just the beginning of the episode! We close it out with an epic quest to remember: was there an animated pogs VHS in my past? But first: do we have our first sponsor? Is that really happening? Is this some Verbal Kent stuff happening RIGHT NOW? Check out the bumper at the start of the episode and figure it out!
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Hello! Welcome to the episode of Comics With Friends where we talk about A Red Mass For Mars. Written by one of our favorite Sci-Fi comics authors, Jonathan Hickman, we talk about this super-hero comic with a Sci-Fi tinge. Also, to give credit, A Red Mass For Mars is drawn by Ryan Bodenheim. Our judgement of this particular comics? Well, please listen and find out. Seth, Ben and Alicia took the time to record this whole discussion in order for it to be consumable aurally.
Fair warning: we go on tons of tangents. Like what? Like the Florida Merlins! Listen and enjoy, comic lovers.
Hello! We come to you this week to talk about the hit new movie: Iron Man 3. It’s Shane Black’s world and we just just want to watch Robert Downey Jr strut around and Stark It Up. Or do we? Listen and find out. But be forewarned. THIS PODCAST IS BEST LISTENED TO AFTER YOU SEE THE MOVIE. THERE ARE SPOILERS. Got it? You still cool? Great! Pull up an ear and listen to us get down to Iron Man 3.
Well hey there pilgrim! How do you do? This BONUS episode consists of several disparate elements welded together to create a unified whole. The chelonian Seth, the challenging Ben and the charming Alicia discuss a lot of different subjects. Like what? We re-cast Jurassic Park with Friends and Seinfeld, we talk about some uncomfortable moments in Blazing Saddles, give restaurants the right way to hold a table and get to the bottom of who this Chris Gains person is/was.
Hey there, pal! This episode of Comics With Friends features Seth, Ben and Alicia discussing Bryan Talbot’s first volume of Grandville, a steampunk-tinged comic about a badger police detective. Things go a little off topic at the beginning, notably when I come up with a brilliant Tupac/Dan Brown mash-up novel. But we are able to rally and actually discuss this charmingly action-packed pulp story. The plot follows a muscle-bound Scotland Yard badger inspector over to France, where danger lurks around the skirts of every catstitute (that portmanteau should translate to normal english fairly obviously). We discuss Grandville’s 9/11 imagery, list a few other anthropomorphic animal comics and talk about a trope for which I have no fondness.
Well hey there, friend. Consider yourself on the frequency. This episode, Ben, Seth and Alicia discuss the sci-fi action series by Warren Ellis, Global Frequency. Drawn by a dozen different artists over the course of its 12-issue run, Global Frequency is steeped in just enough science that the fictional aspect of the work feels almost incidental. So watch out for giant spears launched into the atmosphere is what I’m saying. We all talk about our favorite aspects and stories from this well-crafted, moderately connected series of short stories. Just in case you hadn’t figured it out yet: read Global Frequency.
Hello there! Enjoy this lovely BONUS episode from the extremely cantankerous Seth, the epically continuous Ben and the extraordinarily contiguous Alicia. Do the words in the previous sentence actually make sense? Or do I have a troublingly real addiction to weirdly hypnotic nonsensical patterns of adverbs and adjectives?
This week, we’re bouncing from topic to topic like a fox on a trampoline (google that). We cover such concepts and ideas as what I think electro pop is (Hannah Montana in a Daft Punk mask), Owl City (not the place), the adjective Tolkienian, wing dog, the Mutter Museum (a horde of oddities) and much more. Do we talk about Nicolas Cage movies? Yes! Do we get into why Alicia used to receive art from convicted felons? Affirmative. Plus: at what point in human history does the Disney movie Aladdin take place? The answer will possibly shock you.
Well, hello there! Say! Do you like listening to people shout out some great people and things in the world? How about a lesson in UNIX appropriateness in the 1990s? Maybe giving JC Penney a little guff for messing up their pricing? Well, Alex, Dan and Seth have you covered. We also talk about which holidays should get the Christmas Carol treatment, North Korea, Pride And Prejudice, Se7en, touchown celebrations, economic troubles and lots more!
Hey there comic-lovers. Or comic-likers. Or really anyone. In this possibly thrilling episode of Comics With Friends, Seth, Alicia and Ben discuss the Warren Ellis-penned series called Planerary. Combining great art with great sci-fi vignettes, Planetary reads like a brilliantly-plotted work of fiction. The series covers Ellis’s take on concepts ranging from old adventure stories to modern comics.