Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#237 - The SDCC 2015 Recap



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Ep. #237 - 

• Intro - For comics at an outrageously high discount, head over to DCBS - their site offers between 20 and 40% off! Thank you to Catie for the email, and Brian Jaspellonius Jaggett Daggett for our voicemail. You can be like them! Email us at hideousenergy@gmail.com, call our Google voice account at 720-HIDEOUS.

• Topic Thunder - San Diego Comic Con International happened, a lot of announcements were made, and we discuss the ones that we think will be fun to discuss. And yes, there is an argument about the word "romp" and which things it can and cannot be applied to. If that's your jam, then you're in luck. We didn't even talk about Star Wars.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

#236 - Apologetic Nostalgia



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Ep. #236 - Apologetic Nostalgia

• Intro - For comics at an outrageously high discount, head over to DCBS - their site offers between 20 and 40% off! Batman Begins was a film (is still a film, in fact) and it gets a few seconds.

• Topic Thunder - We discuss Airboy #2, written by James Robinson and illustrated by Greg Hinkle. The issue contained some transphobic language and situations. James Robinson issued a statement through GLAAD, and the Comics Alliance article we cite on-air by Charlotte Finn is available here.

• Nostalgia In Art - How much is nostalgia utilized by modern art and pop-culture? Is it having a detrimental effect? Is everything created inherently nostalgic? A Top 5 caps off this segment, and then a special appearance by a phone message (sort of) recorded literally as we were recording. That makes sense once you hear it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#235 - Art Within Art



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Ep. #235 - Art Within Art

• Intro - Swing by the best online retailer DCBS for a bunch of huge discounts. Email us and get your message read on the air! Swing by KidsPrizePack.com, which our good friend Brent Hibbard is the Creative Director for.

• Art Within Art - Beginning our new format kind of, we tackle the concept of creators using art forms, and specific pieces of art, within their own art. It's not as confusing as that sentence makes it sound. Does the inclusion of the comic Tales of the Black Freighter in Watchmen mean the readers are being spoon feed a metaphor, rather than the creators subtly showcasing those same concepts? We discuss. Come with us, won't you?HIDEOUS

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#234 - Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Commentary


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Ep. #234 - Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Commentary

• Intro - Thanks to our sponsors DCBS for offering everything on their site for between 20% and 40% off. You can get the color versions of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels there, and you should absolutely do so, because they're amazing.

• Film Commentary - We recorded a commentary for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, the 2010 film directed by Edgar Wright, based on the series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley. We've seen it a bajillion times. We love it. A gig is a gig is a gig is a gig. Sometimes we just watch the movie, and other times we talk about production of the film, influences, the adaptation of the comic and its successes and possible failures, and at times we discuss Bill Pullman's lika/lovability.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

#233 - Maximilian Bandersnout



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Ep. #233 - Maximilian Bandersnout

• Intro - A longer show today! Thanks to our sponsors DCBS for offering everything on their site for between 20% and 40% off. We discussed a lot of comics today, so check one or all of them out through them! Head over to FanOff and check out the brand new horror podcast Eerie, International featuring David Hopkins, Dave Roberts, and Andi Preller. If you love horror it's the show for you.

• Topic Thunder - The DC comics Twitter account tweeted a "joke" about race; Jon Byrne hates people and logic; Jon-Joe Bernthal is the Punisher in season two of Netflix's Marvel's Daredevil.

• Read 'Em and Weep - Nonplayer issues #1 and #2 by Nate Simpson; Injection issues #1 and #2 by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, and Fonografiks; Broken World #1 by Frank J. Barbierre, Christopher Peterson, Marissa Louise, and Ed Dukeshire; and Airboy #1 by James Robinson and Greg Hinkle.