We live in a world where cinematic universes are in vogue, comic book shows are more prevalent than ever, and the Avengers roster are household names. We’ve even had a Watchmen adaptation, much as we might prefer to forget about it. It was as faithful as any movie adaptation could be, but seemed to lack the essence of the graphic novel’s themes. DC’s various prequel series, Before Watchmen, also seemed like a squandered opportunity if not one that was sacrilegious. Aside from two or three of the mini series, most were OK and the rest were flat out awful. It’s this legacy that pushed the property out of my mind since. Continue reading What else to say about Watchmen?→
Say you’re a new reader; maybe you were brought into comic from a charachter you like, maybe you’re just interested in the medium, maybe you saw a movie and became curious, or maybe a friend brought you in. The big question can be “Where do I start?” and that’s a difficult one, as there are thousands upon thousands of comics titles and volumes to choose from. Wel,l the NBC crew has you covered. On our seventy fifth episode, were are going to give you the guide to start your collection with $75 on Amazon or Instocktrades.com. Dean, Alex & Pat each make a list of mutiple titles you can buy off the e-commerce sites, all for a total of $75 that are essential to the medium, and great starting points for new readers. Each list is unique, so you can pick out one you like, or mix and match with what was suggested, along with supplemental material. Listen, and learn the best collections to make the jump down the rabbit hole that is comics reading.
Canadian musician, singer and songwriter Lights will be adding comic book writer and artist to her repertoire on July 12th. The two time Juno award winning artist has something very special planned for the release of her fourth album. Lights will be writing and drawing a comic series called Skin & Earth. Each issue will be accompanied by new music until finally, the series and full length album by the same name, is completely released.
Part two of our top fifty runs of all time podcast going from 25 to 1 featuring discussions on The Flash by Carmine Infantino, Brian K Vaughan & Pia Guerra’s Y The Last Man, Nick Fury by Jim Steranko, Animal Man by Grant Morrison, Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Spiderman by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko, The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby and more. Click below for the rankings Continue reading Podcast Episode Fifty Part Two→
Acclaimed comics writer Alan Moore has several distinctive physical characteristics — he is over six feet tall, has long hair and a thick beard, and wears large rings on his hands. But Moore’s beard is arguably his most iconic feature; the beard is often highlighted by Moore’s caricaturists and has inspired both satire and song. But what inspired Moore to cultivate his voluminous whiskers? It turns out that the origin of Moore’s beard dates back to a challenging but eventful time in the writer’s life.