While people were escaping their suburban existence and voting for the future of our country (Australia), my mate Mladen and I were recording the latest episode of our Extra Sequential podcast. In episode three, we talk about The Phantom (both old and new), everything Scott Pilgrim, our Top Ten political moments in comics, recent Eisner Award winners and more outlandish geeky indulgences.
Listen to it below, or download it right here.
Batman Beyond DVD boxset, Mark Millar’s new magazine.
5:30 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/WATCHING
Cop Out, ”Aquaman’s” appearance in Clash of the Titans, Alan Moore’s underground mag Dodgem Logic, Lucky Luke: The Dashing White Cowboy, sci-fi novel Eifelheim, Image’s The Light. Also – a Nicolas Cage impersonation.
20:11 The Phantom
Reminiscing about Lee Falk’s classic character during our youth and its brand new series from Dynamite Entertainment. Billy Zane, the origin of The Ghost Who Walks, Larry Walker: The Almost Phantom, Seth Rogen and more.
28:23 SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
The film, the Oni Press series, the game and even the soundtrack. Full of Pilgrim-y goodness. The great TV series Spaced, including slow-mo gun fights, Princess Peach from the Mario games, Seinfeld, and yes, lots of Canadian hero Scott Pilgrim.
46:48 THEME OF THE WEEK – POLITICS
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, voting and our Top Ten Comics/Politics X-Overs.
10. Lex Luthor as U.S President
9. Cerebus: Church and State
8. Transmetropolitan: Year of the Bastard
7. Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers
6. J. Jonah Jameson as New York Mayor
5. Everyman: Be The People
4. Asterix and the Caesar’s Gift
3. Ex Machina
2. DMZ: Blood in the Game
1. Voting for the death of Robin!
69:30 EISNER AWARDS AND HARVEY NOMINEES
See the full list of Eisner winners here and Harvey nods here.The comic book equivalent of the Oscars. We talk about David Mazzuchelli’s Asterios Polyp, the black, white and blue of Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter (based on the crime novel by Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark), and David Small’s Stitches.
84:45 WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
www.thecurfewgame.com an on-line game set in a future London.