PODCAST

At the links below you can find every episode of the Extra Sequential podcast, in which myself and my cohort Mladen share a few laughs, offer our occasional differing opinions about comics and general pop culture goodness and just have fun. You can also listen download or stream the episodes via iTunes or on the ES website.

#90 – OUR GRAND FINALE! – After two and a half years, this is our final show. Many laughs and rambling thoughts contained within!

#89 – TEN FAVE COMIC BOOK FILMS –  Our selections may surprise you, with foreign films, animated movies and only three superhero entries on our list. Also, our guilty pleasures and worst films.

#88 – ARE SUPERHEROES RELEVANT? –  Our examination of the role superheroes play, a look at their origins and what the genre does to stay in touch with a changing readership.

#87 – LONG LOST CHARACTERS –  We ask whatever happened to characters such as Shermy from Peanuts, Batman’s mute mechanic Harold, Superman’s pals and many more.

#86 – IMAGE COMICS – Our Top Ten to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the diverse, and successful publisher.

#85 – RACE RELATIONS –  We examine the history of minority characters in superhero comics and look at characters such as the new Spider-Man, Blue Beetle, Luke Cage, and Black Panther.

#84 – STRANGE TEAM-UPS –  Tarzan, Predator, Superman, Cerebus, Batman, He-Man, The Mask, Godzilla, Archie and various combinations thereof!

#83 – FEMALE CREATORS –  That about says it all, but we look at Finder, Persepolis, A Distant Soil and many more.

#82 – JIM HENSON –  Recent works published by Archaia inspired by Jim Henson, including a Dark Crystal prequel, and Storyteller anthology.

#81 – META-COMICS –  We look at comics and characters that break the fourth wall including the work of Grant Morrison, whacky characters like Deadpool, Ambush Bug and more.

#80 – MULTI-DISCIPLINE WRITERS –  These days many comics writers also write films, plays, TV shows or novels. We examine a few examples, and also look at celebrities who write comics.

#79 – UNFINISHED PROJECTS –  From Kevin Smith to Alan Moore to William S Burroughs we look at projects that have yet to start or finish, including series featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Daredevil and many more.

#78 – CREATIVE DEPARTURES –  We examine some surprising career choices, with creators producing unexpected comics, featuring cats, robot kids and vampires.

#77 – HABIBI REVIEW – Craig Thompson’s latest book after wowing us with Blankets is a deep exploration of religion, sex and much more, although it does have its problems.

#76 – CREATIVE DIFFERENCES –  Writer/artist teams that work well together, those who split apart and those we’d like to see get back together.

#75 – YOUNG ROMANCE REVIEW – We examine the great Fantagraphics collection of romance comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from the 1940s and 50s.

#74 – TINTIN MOVIE REVIEW – Our look at Herge’s popular creation and his big budget film.

#73 – 2011 RECAP –  Our look back at the news, trends and dead superheroes of 2011.

#72 – BEST COMICS OF 2011 – Our faves of 2011 including best new series, ongoing, OGN, film adaptation and more.

#71 – CHRISTMAS GIFTS –  We recommend a few comic related gifts to buy those new to the medium in your life. We cover heaps of genres.

#70 – UNREAD STACK – We all have a pile of shame on our bookshelves – those comics that we bought ages ago that we haven’t read yet. We look at ours and ask why they’re gathering dust.

#69-1950s SCI-FI – Daring adventurers, questionable technology, tales with messages and more as we look at heroes such as Dan Dare, Jeff Hawke and others.

#68-ENDINGS – What happens to our favourite superheroes such as Hulk, Wolverine, Superman and Spider-Man decades into the future when they’re old and grey?

#67-DAMSELS IN DISTRESS – The history of the character trope, the role it fills and its sometimes embarrassing history.

#66 – WAR – From WW1 to Vietnam. From grizzled pilots, journalists under fire and chimps with guns, it’s all here!

#65-CHUCK DIXON One of the best writers of the last 20 years. He guided Batman and co. through some awesome adventures in the ’90s and early 2000s.

#64 – OLD DC DEBUTS We look at the old and new versions of Hawk and Dove, and Suicide Squad and some forgotten DC series premieres such as Lab Rats and Firebrand.

#63 – MANGA FOR BEGINNERS Exactly what it says, including what manga is, where to start and some great high concept examples of the artform.

The C-List Podcast – We join The C-List as guests to discuss crazy and forgotten comics characters.

#62 – Arkham Asylum – Gotham’s madhouse, its best stories and craziest inmates.

#61 – 1930s AND 40s – It was a wild time of forgotten characters, crazy justice and whacky concepts.

#60 – SEX SCENES – From laughable superhero romance, to European comics to manga and anime, we look at the raunchy, disturbing and weird sex scenes in comics.

#59 – DONALD DUCK AND DUCKTALES – Fantagraphics’ collection of classic Carl Bark’s Donald Duck stories and BOOM!’s modern DuckTales series.

#58- Star Wars – As Kris is off sick, fellow podcaster Luke Milton joins Mladen to talk about all things Star Wars.

#57 – Aquatic Characters and Stories – Aquaman, Namor, One Piece and many more.

#56 – Comics we’d like to see.  That says it all really.

#55-International Read Comics in Public Day – the hows and the whys of reading comics in public.

#54 – Genre mash ups. Examples of different characters fighting one another, and different genres melding into one awesome combo.

#53 – Two very different comics. The Deep, an all-ages adventure, and the weird and raunchy League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-Century: 1969.

#52 – It’s all about cats in our feline focus on Catwoman, Catman,Black Cat, Doraemon and so many more.

#51 – Old City Blues OGN and a discussion on this year’s Eisner winners.

#50  – Lots of San Diego Comic Con news and reviews including manga gems, X-Men and ’70s Wonder Woman.

#49 – BAD TASTE – Joined DAVE JACKSON & PIERRE from Melbourne comic MODERN GENTLEMEN to discuss objectionable content in comics.

#48 – JULY PREVIEWS – We recommend some goodies from the July Previews catalogue, showing stuff that’s being released in September.

Episode Forty Seven – We go green with our focus on DC Comics’ classic monster/hero, Swamp Thing.

Episode Forty Six – We review two great OGNs from Top Shelf; the noir Liar’s Kiss and thriller The Homeland Directive.

Episode Forty Five – It’s all about Green Lantern – the mythos, men, women and the strange alien creatures across the cosmos who wield the power rings.

Episode Forty Four – Our X-Men special as we look at the films and cartoons over the years starring the merry mutants. With guest Mat from Sequelcast.

Episode Forty Three – DC Comics is relaunching their entire superhero line. Whoa.

Episode Forty Two – We check out the rare comics based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, and review the debuts of Rocketeer Adventures and Strange Adventures.

Episode Forty One – Our interview with English writers Eddie Deighton and Andi Ewington, about the 45 spinoff BlueSpear from Com.x, and a whole lot more.

Episode Forty – Drugs, hallucinations and the scary and surprising tales involving them.

Episode Thirty Nine – Free Comic Book Day. We review a whole lot of offerings from this year’s event.

Episode Thirty Eight – Body image. How male and female characters are represented.

Episode Thirty Seven – The Thor film and a look at the classic superhero epic Kingdom Come.

Episode Thirty Six – Zombies in Rombies #1 and the Peanuts OGN Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown are our featured reviews.

Episode Thirty Five – Parodies such as Justice League International, Super Human Resources,  Tank Girl, Rex Libris and more.

Episode Thirty Four- Nonplayer and Man and Elephantman from Image Comics.

Episode Thirty Three – Tie-in comics, related to TV shows, movies and video games. Plus Wonder Woman’s new TV costume.

Episode Thirty Two – Joined by guest Gianni, we discuss the progress of comics on the cool chart and wonder just how it happened.

Episode Thirty One – The how and why of comics purchasing habits and how it’s changed over the years.

Episode Thirty – Strangers in a strange land. Tintin, Asterix, Air, The Books of Magic, Earthboy Jacobus and Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea.

Episode Twenty Nine – The overlap of music and comics, with Comic Book Tattoo, Modno Urbano, Matt Madden and Alan Moore.

Episode Twenty Eight – Love is in the air! Our romance special. Blankets, Shortcomings, Ivy.

Episode Twenty Seven – A whole lot of comics including Thorgal, Batman and Superman, some interesting zines and the new trailers shown at Super Bowl.

Episode Twenty Six – Our look at how action is portrayed in sequential art.

Episode Twenty Five – The year 1986 was a big one for comics, and we examine why.

Episode Twenty Four – Our talking animals special including Ninja Turtles, suicidal Mickey Mouse, Elephantmen, Sam and Max and more.

Episode Twenty Three – Star Wars, The Simpsons, Swamp Thing and Alan Moore vs Jason Aaron.

Episode Twenty Two – Our fave comics of 2010 – and our worst.

Episode Twenty One – Our fave whacky and wonderful Christmas comics.

Episode Twenty – Tron: Legacy is our main review, plus Magus, Sandman and Black Panther.

Episode Nineteen – Our Christmas Gift Guide, as well as Kull: The Hate Witch, A Skeleton Story and 2001 Nights.

Episode Eighteen – Secret Origin doco on DC Comics’ history, Mark Schultz’s classic Xenozoic, all-ages Marineman, Batwoman and we define the differences between comics and graphic novels.

Episode Seventeen – The Vampirella relaunch from Dynamite, Image’s Firebreather, classic Star Trek films, El Borbah and Ooku.

Episode Sixteen – Our special dedicated to detectives in comics including Blacksad, Dylan Dog, Dick Tracy, Ms. Tree and more.

Episode Fifteen – The new doco on writer Grant Morrison, wild Mesmo Delivery, Toy Story, The Unwritten, Image superhero series Halcyon and a lot of news.

Episode Fourteen – An in depth discussion of the new look at the origin of the Man of Steel in the Superman Earth One graphic novel, horror series Abattoir, the weird dreamscape of X’ed Out, new British comics magazine Clint and the much delayed comic about a beloved Serenity character.

Episode Thirteen – Superman and Captain America movie costumes, My Best Friend is a Wookiee, Judge Dredd and a look at January 2011 goodies.

Episode Twelve – Our Halloween special. We look at the history of horror comics, plus some of our fave horror series, such as The Goon, Domu, Strange Embrace and heaps more.

Episode Eleven – Our first guest! We discuss comics retailing, The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke, the unique 45 OGN, new Marvel TV series, Superior, Lady Mechanika and more.

Episode Ten – Wonder Woman’s new TV series by a surprising creator, Watchmen director on Superman film reboot, cheaper comics from Marvel and DC, The Fountain comic adaptation, Ultimate Thor #1, Biomega Vol. 3, Uncanny X-Force #1, Winter World, plus our picks from the goodies being released in December.

Episode Nine – Shake-ups within DC Comics, Frank Castle becomes a man not a monster, works by Meobius and Phillipe Druilet, Smallville’s Chloe Sullivan make her printed debut and a History of Violence and the animated classic Fire and Ice.

Episode Eight – Skullkickers #1, Thor #615, French Peter Pan, the whacky Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark and cute visual diary EmiTown.

Episode Seven – Wordless comics from comedy to drama to the arty and experimental. Also, the new Daredevil, Watchmen writer Alan Moore’s message to aliens and the soap opera/superhero drama of Smallville.

Episode Six – Comics from our childhood including classic X-titles, Spider-Man unmasked and in bellbottoms, Superman vs Muhammad Ali, Beavis and Butthead, The Phantom, superpowered Simpsons and more.

Episode Five – It’s all about the wide array of fathers in comics including Sandman, Batman, Hulk and a heap more.

Episode Four – Studio Ghibli, Marvel film news, The Darkness: Four Horsemen, Gaston LaGaffe, indie OGN Power Out and the classic works of Winsor McCay.

Episode Three – Magazines from Alan Moore and Mark Millar, The Phantom (both old and new), Scott Pilgrim zaniness, our Top Ten political moments in comics and the obligatory much more.

Episode Two – Spider-Man the musical, KING! #1, Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD, Black Hole, Asterix, vanity projects and more than you can shake a stick at.

Episode One – Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated film, large format comics (Pood, Prince Valiant and Wednesday Comics) and so much more.

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