Extra Sequential Podcast #90-Grand Finale!

57 mins. Yes, it’s the big finish, our fond farewell, our last hurrah. In our most rambling episode yet, we talk about a bunch of comics, Turok, the master of sit-com theme songs, an awkward Italian song contest, David Bowie’s wife, Michael Jackson as Spider-Man, alternate cinematic realities, and much more! Fare thee well and thanks so much for listening!

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2:10 NEWS

Joss Whedon’s film Cabin in the Woods will actually get a limited theatrical run in Sydney and Melbourne

The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-Man trailers

Mark Waid’s comics website, Thrillbent launches

Charles Burns’ upcoming The Hive

Free Comic Book Day thoughts

14:33 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

Buffy Season 8 motion comic. A must for fans of the TV series.

Perfect Strangers: The Video Game. “Nothing’s gonna stop me now!”

Road to Perdition. Featuring a baddie Daniel Craig.

Archaia’s great Hard Cover freebie.

The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. Blood, and stuff.

Daredevil Volume 1. Mark Waid, Marcos Martin and Paolo Rivera bring the fun back to superhero stories.

The Cartoon Crier. Depressing, but free!

Showcase Presents The Spectre. 620 pages of righteous vengeance and criminals getting their gruesome comeuppance!

Extra Sequential Podcast #89-Fave Comic Book Films

70 mins. How many movies based on comic books have there been in the last few years? Heaps. How many of them have been awesome? Far less. We offer our ten fave films, and not many of our selections feature superheroes! Also, Katrina and the Waves, and a dancing Emperor Palpatine.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

Eric Powell’s The Goon #39. Funniest superhero pardoy. Ever.

Star Wars: Blood Ties-Boba Fett is Dead #1 from Tom Taylor and Chris Scalf. A cool whodunit in space.

Joe Sacco’s journalistic comic Footnotes in Gaza.

Seizure magazine writing competition.

China Mieville’s Embassytown.

11:30 NEWS

Fox announced an Axe Cop animated series! Oh yeah.

Carla Speed McNeill’s Finder: Voice becomes LA Times’ Best Graphic Novel

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 5

15:28 THEME – BEST COMIC BOOK FILMS

We choose our 5 fave films each and offer a few surprises, as well as some that almost made our lists, guilty pleasures, and the worst comic films.

The Avengers. A fun, and funny superhero epic.

American Splendor. Curmudgeon Harvey Pekar’s life.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World. A charming video game aesthetic, and many pop culture references.

Blueberry. Based on Moebius’ Wild West adventure. Also known as Renegade, and also featuring great trippy sequences.

X-Men: First Class. Groovy baby.

Ghost in the Shell anime. A Sci-fi classic. Perty too.

30 Days of Night. Thrilling, and with truly scary vampires.

Ghost World. Two girls befriend a sad Steve Buscemi.

Justice League: Doom. Animated film in which Batman betrays the Justice League. Accidentally.

Persepolis. French animated film about coming of age in Tehran.

 

 

Extra Sequential Podcast #88-Are Superheroes Relevant?

58 mins. We examine the role superheroes play, what stories they can tell, and how far they’ve come since their roots from the pulp era. Also, multiple Boba Fetts, and Jean-Claude Van Damme vs a pinata.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

The Shadow #1

Alabaster: Wolves #1

America’s Got Powers #1

Marathon OGN

Supanova haul, and Milk Shadow Books

The end of this very podcast as of episode 90 : (

10:12 NEWS

Comiczone moving

Free Comic Book Day

Chris Roberson quits/get fired from DC Comics

16:13 THEME-THE RELEVANCE OF SUPERHEROES

We look at how superheroes have changed from their pulp roots and talk about how superheroes are viewed, and the kinds of stories that can be told with the genre.

Extra Sequential Podcast #87-Long Lost Characters

64 mins. We dedicate this show to supporting cast members who had their day in the sun, but haven’t been seen for some time.  It’s time for misty eyed fondness as we remember some of our favourite characters who never had their own series, but fulfilled a special role.  Also Dr Marvin Monroe as Batman, the importance of butlers, and crotch sniffing.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

The Shadow. Alec Baldwin as a superhero.

Robert Crumb’s respectful adaptation, The Book of Genesis.

5:07 NEWS

Kevin Eastman’s original TMNT art auction

Marvel’s meeting of their two Spider-Men

Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader and Son

National Comics revival for DC Comics

Alan Moore on TV

Painter Alex Ross does Star Trek and Jimmy Corrigan

15:44 LONG LOST CHARACTERS

Or characters who have vanished. Whatever happened to such and such, and why? Why?!

Peanuts’ Shermy, Violet, and Patty (not of the Peppermint variety)

Mickey Mouse’s pal Horace Horsecollar

Green Arrow’s grizzled buddy Eddie Fyers

Lex Luthor’s bodyguard Mercy Graves

Superman’s science advisor Emil Hamilton

Dubbilex, Rex and Roxy Leach from Superboy’s Hawaiian days

The troubled lives of Clark Kent’s old friends, Lucy Lane’s, Lana Lang, Pete Ross and Chloe Sullivan

Betty Brant and Robbie Robertson from The Daily Bugle

Batman characters such as Harold, Leslie Thompkins, Matches Malone, Sasha Bordeaux and Orpheus

Extra Sequential Podcast #86-Image Comics

62 mins. It’s the 20th anniversary of Image Comics this year, so in honour of the young upstart publishing company, we look at our fave Image tales covering drama, comedy, adventure and more. Also, the wonder of ’90s fashion, and Aussie TV actresses.

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2:06 NEWS

Eisner Award nominations

April Fools’ Day shenanigans including Stephanie Brown, Mars Attacks!, and George Takei

Triplets (the Twins sequel), and He-Man at DC Comics

11:10 THEME – IMAGE COMICS

A brief history of the Marvel walkout that led to one of the most successful indie publishers and the giant steps they’ve made in the last two decades.

Broken Frontier’s Image Month

Sequart’s upcoming Image doco

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum’s Image exhibition

Casanova

Underground

Flight anthologies

Chew

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 3

Girls

Orc Stain

Ratfist

The Nightly News

Term Life

Extra Sequential Podcast #85-Race Relations

65 mins. We finally get to this topic! The history of minority characters within comics, superheroes who are replaced by minority characters, or changed when adapted to other media. We also throw a few gnarly questions at one another.

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1:05 NEWS

Marsupilami film

Katsuhiro Otomo returns to long form manga

Ralp McQuarrie’s He-Man film sketches

Warner Bros. vs the Superman creators’ heirs. Again.

Perth’s Swancon, featuring Extra Sequential’s own Kris Bather speaking at 2 panels!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/ WATCHING

Hilarious Little League webcomic

Atomic Robo’s new series

2 foreign films – Cell 211, and Tais Toi

Hobbes and Bacon webcomic

IDW’s Locke and Key

David Boring

15:16 THEME – RACE RELATIONS

Replacement characters including:

War Machine

Steel

Ryan Choi as Atom

Miles Morales as Ultimate Spider-Man

History of minority superheroes including:

Black Panther and his wife Storm

Luke Cage

Falcon

Static Shock

The use of Black in character names, such as:

Black Manta, Black Lightning, Black Racer (he’s on skis!), and Black Vulcan

Asian characters like Amadeus Cho, James Woo, Green Arrow Connor Hawke, Batgirl Cassandra Cain, Katana, Lady Shiva and Nico Minoru from Marvel’s Runaways.

and many more characters.

As an added bonus, here’s the “Bruce Lee” film from 1977 that Mladen mentions.

Extra Sequential Podcast #84-Strange Team-Ups

57 mins.  Strange x-overs you never knew existed! Unusual team-ups you tried to forget! Dodgy pronunciations of ‘moustache’ and ‘oeuvre.’ This one has it all, including a detour involving celebrity cameos and Jeff Goldblum movies.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

R.E.B.E.L.S Vol. 1: The Coming of Starro. Vril Dox is one manipulative, green skinned leader.

Killeroo: Gangwar. A cool Aussie comic starring a tough roo/human hybrid.

David Mack’s Kabuki: Metamorphosis. Read it slowly to get the full effect.

Justice: League: Doom. A fitting, action packed tribute to the late, great writer Dwayne McDuffie.

10: 35 NEWS

Teenage Mutant (or Alien?) Ninja Turtles!

Mark Waid’s new digital comic

15: 37 THEME – STRANGE TEAM-UPS

Lobo/ The Mask. Highly detailed scenes of ultra violence and lovely insanity.

Tarzan vs Predator: At Earth’s Core.

Muggsy Bogues vs Mothra. Um, I mean Charles Barkley vs Godzilla.

Superman/ Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle.

Superman meets He-Man in Eternia, and Sgt. Rock in WWII.

Spawn #10 featuring Dave Sim’s Cerebus. Also, a meta-comic.

Batman vs Predator III: Blood Ties. Featuring two Seinfeld easter eggs, and Mr. Freeze denying children ice-cream.

Upcoming team-ups such as Star Trek: TNG/ Dr Who from IDW, and team-ups that didn’t happen such as Cerebus and X-Men, a resurrected Princess Di in X-Statix, and Dr Who and Sherlock.

As an added bonus, here’s an excellent fan-made Prognosis: Negative film trailer.