Extra Sequential Podcast Episode Seventeen

Because WE demanded it! Two podcast episodes in one week! Actually, we’re just changing the day on which we record our show, so we can have more time to properly digest new comics.

49 mins. After our sweet sixteenth episode, comes our sour seventeenth episode. It’s not that sour really, but we do run the gamut of topics as usual. Apart from comics, films and manga news and reviews, we also discuss Mladen’s dodgy pronunciation of “news,” the Back to the Future game and unfunny Ricky Gervais films.

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2:25 NEWS

Pretty boy actor Matthew Goode as a possible Clark Kent/CGI Superman, the Locke and Key TV series based on the hugely popular horror comic, San Diego Comic-Con online registration crashes again and the film based on Daniel Clowes’ Wilson.

11:40 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

Manga Ooku by Viz Media set in feudal Japan, Call of Duty: Black Ops,  Star Trek II and III, El Borbah by Charles Burns, the fun, time travelling Rift Raiders OGN, Dynamite’s relaunch of Vampirella and Firebreather Vol.3 #1 from Image Comics.

45:38 CONCLUSION



Marvel And Mattel 1980s Thanksgiving

Oh, what joys YouTube has the power to unearth, and thanks to all those people that never throw out old VHS tapes. Comics Alliance has a great post, with 4 videos from the mid to late ’80s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. See He-Man and She-Ra fail synchronised movement! Gasp as Captain America plays hide and seek with some bad guys! Wonder why the Back to the Future theme music is played! Dance along with Doctor Doom to a Bonnie Tyler song! Yep, they’re definitely worth watching and are equal parts hilarious and cringe worthy. I feel sorry for the badly dressed actors under the lycra too, but I know if I was a kid watching such a spectacle, I would’ve screamed with excitement. At least we know that next year’s Batman stage show and Spider-Man musical will be better than this.

See all 4 videos here.

Andy Schmidt Interview

Editor, writer Andy Schmidt and I had a virtual discussion about his intriguing new series for IDW Publishing, G.I. Joe: Future Noir. It’s a bold take on the characters and the first issue (of 2) of the black and white tale is out right now. Check out the interview at Broken Frontier here.

Great Film Posters By Tomasz Opasinski

Ah, the simplicity of design. Polish artist Tomasz Opasinski works for a few advertising agencies in America. Below are some great examples of non-commercial posters he’s created that just use one quote and one design element to capture the tone of the subject. See more of his great work here.

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New Marvel vs Capcom 3 Promos

From the fine artists at Udon, comes these two nifty looking pieces of art to promote the upcoming Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds game. The newer one at the top is from Alvin Lee and Saejin Oh, and the one underneath it is from Joe Ng and Espen Grundetjern. Both are, obviously awesome.

Uncanny X-Men #531 Preview

Thanks to Marvel, below is a text-free preview of next month’s Uncanny X-Men.

Your First Look at UNCANNY X-MEN #531

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Uncanny X-Men #531 featuring the debut of rising star Kieron Gillen as co-writer with Eisner Award – winning writer Matt Fraction, as they team with superstar artist Greg Land! The X-Men have fought tooth and claw to defend Utopia from invaders and now they’d do anything to get off it! An unexplained illness has broken out, depowering every mutant it infects and riddling them with horrific side effects. Wolverine? Dying of adamantium poisoning. Rockslide?  Soon to be rubble. But with quarantine now in full effect, will the X-Club be able to discover the cause without help from the mainland? And just who was the harbinger of this mysterious malady? Beware because, this December, mutantkind becomes all the more endangered, only in Uncanny X-Men #531!

UNCANNY X-MEN #531 (OCT100659)

Written by MATT FRACTION & KIERON GILLEN

Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 11/26/10, On-Sale – 12/22/10

Graphic Gaffe: The Flash #6

Last week’s issue of The Flash, starring the resurrected speedster Barry Allen battling accusations of murder from future Rogues, had the following error on one of its last pages. It seems someone missed the double up of Barry’s dialogue, or something. Great cover though.