It’s our top ten favorite Image Comics series. Alex, Dean & Pat each run down their ten all time favorite Image Comics series. Some familiar titles, some unexpected picks and everything inbetween; these are the Image Comics series that have really made an impression on us in our comics reading.
This week, the guys talk the film Atomic Blonde and The Coldest City graphic novel it was adaptaed from. Dean, Pat & Alex discuss the vast differences between the film and source material, their preferences for the former, debate the relative merits of both, and ponder other comics that the filmmakers could adapt in the future to similar degree’s of success.
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Trade swap week, with Alex bringout Batman Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison & Dave McKean. The guys are split on their feelings about the comic; with a lively debate on the comics merits, story choices and craft. Listen for the deconstruction for one Batman’s most controversial stories comics.
The guys are back together with a special episode describing their favorite years reading comics. Alex, Pat & Dean describe their personal memories of that time, what they were reading, important comics moments from those years, how it affected them, and it the way it shaped them as comic readers going forward. In addition, Alex recaps the rest of his trip and the culture shock he experienced from large cities in the Mid-Atlantic (apologies to people from Baltimore in advance) culminating in an unsettling hotel experience.
While Alex continues his cross country savage journey to the heart of the American dream, Dean & Pat talk comics. Comics like, Batman #25 & #26, Batman/Elmer Fudd #1, Jupiter Legacy Volume 2 #5, Black Bolt #3, Saga #44, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #7 and more. In addition, we chat about the Umbrella Academy series for Netflix, Stranger Things Season Two, 2017 Emmy nominations & the NBA offseason.
During last month’s Awesome Con in Washington DC, I was able to speak with writer Ryan North for a few minutes about his recent work for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead. Unfortunately a technical glitch prevented the entire interview from recording. The first segment covering his Jughead run can be heard above Continue reading Awesome Con 2017: Ryan North
At last month’s Awesome Con in Washington DC, I took a few minutes to chat with writer Magdalene Visaggio about her recent work for Black Mask, particularly the excellent Quantum Teens Are Go. We also touched on her Element Girl backup story for Young Animal’s Shade, the Changing Girl #4.
It’s a trade swap for Ulli Lust’s Today Is The Last Day of The Rest of Your Life. The guy’s talk about the comics affecting story and themes, it’s unique perspective, the highly unique and unassuming visual story telling & more. Warning: this book details mature themes, including sexual assault, violence & drug abuse.