54 mins. We shall not let minor technical issues stop us from talking about comics! No sir! Gianni joins us again to form the geek trio in our special on comics related to video games and other pop culture products. We discuss all the below, plus Boston Legal, CSI guest stars, how to be a “pack leader” and more.
1: 15 NEWS
Kevin Costner as Pa Kent in the Superman remake
Marvel’s deal with Starbucks
Wonder Woman’s shiny new TV costume
The new DC Nation TV show to be shown on the Cartoon Network
12: 05 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING
Kris watched Battle Los Angeles and read the TPB of Image’s fun fantasy series Skullkickers and Erik Larsen’s amusing Herculian one-shot.
Gianni’s been reading the Dead Space mini-series based on the game as well as the new Mass Effect.
Mladen has been watching The Dog Whisperer. Yes, we laughed at him too. He also read Asterix and the Falling Sky, and Price Valiant Volume 3.
25:30 THEME-TIE-IN COMICS
Phew. Tomb Raider, Sonic the Hedgehog and more have been produced over the years, and continue to be made, for video game fans to become comic book fans, and vice versa. There have been many more video game tie-ins recently too, such as Dante’s Inferno, Prototype, Infamous, Halo, God of War, Batman: Arkham City, World of Warcraft, Warhammer 40, 000 and more. Plus, anime and novel tie-ins and movie adaptations, including Tron.