Extra Sequential Podcast #71-Christmas Gifts

59 mins. Christmas is just around the corner so we recommend a few comics to buy for those who may be new to this wonderful medium. We cover the gamut of styles and genres. There’s something for everybody! Also, putting a crooner in your stocking, and which Futurama characters we most closely resemble.




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2:44 NEWS

New G.I. Joe and Men in Black sequel trailers

Justice League: Doom

An Austin Powers musical

DC’s November sales figures

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Jay and Silent Bob come to Perth too! (Nope! Sold out!)


What to buy (including James Jean’s sketchbooks) and not to buy (including the mammoth DCnU 52 Hardcover).

Dinosaur Comics’ oversized T-Rex beanbag

Superheroes – The Ultimates, All Star Superman, Batwoman, Secret Avengers, Batman and Robin

Action – Red, Who is Jake Ellis?, Image’s Blue Estate, The Last Days of American Crime by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, The Losers, Jason Aaron’s Scalped

Indie – IDW’s Starstruck, Daytipper, The Nightly News, Drops of God manga, Blankets, and Habibi by Craig Thompson

Horror – Hellboy, The Occultist, The Strain, Baltimore: The Curse Bells, BPRD, Creepy collections, Gestalt’s Changing Ways and Rombies

Comedy – Wilson, Axe Cop, The Goon

TV adaptations – The Walking Dead, Buffy, Game of Thrones, Voltron, Transformers, and G.I. Joe from IDW

Fantasy – Mice Templar, the Sixth Gun

Older comic collections – Donald Duck Lost in the Andes, Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse, the very cheap Marvel’s Essentials and DC’s Showcase Presents

New Marvel: Season One OGNs

Marvel have surprisingly announced 3 more Original Graphic Novels as part of next year’s newbie friendly Season One series of complete comic stories. Judging by the covers, the costumes look the same, but perhaps they’ll change in the course of the tale. I’m most excited by Dr. Strange, as Emma Rios is a great artist.

Introducing The All-New MARVEL: SEASON ONE Graphic Novels!

Marvel: Season One, a line of all-new graphic novels, just got bigger as Marvel is pleased to add three titles to the highly anticipated line-up with Ant-Man: Season One, Hulk: Season One & Doctor Strange: Season One! These all-new complete stories offer fans a chance to immerse themselves in the Marvel Universe like never before. Journey into the unknown with Ant-Man, learn about the mystic arts with Doctor Strange and find out how Hulk balances humanity and monstrosity as each of these graphic novels offer new revelations for long-time fans and give new readers a fresh introduction to the character. With modern retellings of the world’s greatest super heroes seminal origins by some of the most critically acclaimed creators in the business, no fan can miss this! Each of these graphic novels also include a code to download each book for free, via the Marvel Comics app, making them must haves for every fan.

“As a result of the great response from fans and retailers, we realized we couldn’t just stop with one wave of titles” said David Gabriel, Marvel SVP of Sales. “We’re showing our continued support for this line by insuring that fans have a reason to come back into comic shops month after month to get the next volumes in the Season One line of original graphic novels.”

The complete second wave of Season One graphic novels includes:

·         Ant-Man: Season One by Tom DeFalco (Spider-Girl) and Horacio Domingues (Incorruptible), on-sale in July 2012

·         Hulk: Season One by Fred Van Lente (Alpha Flight, Herc) and Tom Fowler (Venom), on-sale in August 2012

·         Doctor Strange: Season One by Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men, Red Skull: Incarnate) and Emma Rios (Osborn, Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger), on-sale in September 2012

Whether you’re picking up a comic for the first time, or looking to add more to your comics reading experience, then it’s time to discover the world’s greatest super heroes all over again in Marvel: Season One!