Episode 161: Walking Dead 109, Robert Kirkman, X, Batman & Red Robin 19, Colonized 1, Ultron 1, GI JOE Cobra Files 1, Invincible Universe, Hawkeye 9, Youngblood 1(1992)!

Johnny Destructo, Ambush Bug and Optimous Douche review this week’s books: Walking Dead 109,  X #1, Batman & Red Robin 19, Colonized 1, Ultron 1, GI JOE Cobra Files, Invincible Universe 1, Hawkeye 9, Youngblood 1!

Also: @$$terpiece Theatre and listener e-mails!

Here is the time chart for each segment of the show, since we have a tendency to ramble:

Listener e-mail – 03:10
Listener e-mail – 04:58
@$$terpiece Theater – 06:13
Walking Dead 109 – 08:18
X #0 – 13:43
Batman & Red Robin 19 – 18:15
Colonized 1 – 26:04
Ultron 1 – 28:52
GI JOE Cobra Files – 33:39
Invincible Universe – 38:55
Youngblood 1 – 42:08
Hawkeye 9 – 48:10

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11 Comments to “Episode 161: Walking Dead 109, Robert Kirkman, X, Batman & Red Robin 19, Colonized 1, Ultron 1, GI JOE Cobra Files 1, Invincible Universe, Hawkeye 9, Youngblood 1(1992)!”

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  1. W C Walker says:

    Thank you for using that Ron Burgandy opening “Straight shot right to the baby-maker” LOL!

  2. ghostmann says:

    Nice show – and yeah, that was me that requested the Youngblood #1 review. Sorry to put you guys through that pain. Next time I guess “Asserpiece Theater” correct I’ll pick a slightly more enjoyable comic to read. =)

  3. tmg says:

    Holy shitsnacks!!! Wow! Thanks for reading my e and the Walking Dead review. I wish I had your will power and was able to hold out…. But I can’t.Dammit.!! And it sucks cause those things are such a quick read. At least the books are never late, wich makes me think Kirkman must have this shit scripted out big time. Great show gentlemen.

  4. jaydee says:

    @WC – thank YOU! Suggestions make my editing much easier

    @Ghost – thanks sir, no worries, it made for a fun discussion, we’re just teasing you!

    @tmg – shitsnacks. I think I just found my new expletive. gross. Walking Dead is insanely good, but I find that I like it better if I read it in chunks….the issues, for as much dialogue as there is, feels too short when I read it in single issues. I feel like its over before I even pick the book up..

  5. Emilano says:

    I think I’m with tmg. I want to read the Walkin Dead in chunks, but I don’t have the willpower either. On the other hand, I think that is the reason I like it. I feel like I’m reading a long novel of which I can only read one (short) chapter a month. The pacing might be slow, but Kirkman has managed to make you feel invested in these characters. I even remember all the people complaining about the 100th issue and how Negan was just another Governor and so on and so forth, o they were leaving the book…nonsense! Negan has proven to be good (insane) character on his own, and the arc just keeps getting weirder and more interesting. I really like what Kirkman is doing with the Walking Dead and I guess I can always go back and read the arcs as a whole after they are done and appreciate them that way. In the meantime I can’t wait for next issue.

    How long do you guys think Negan is going to be around? Another ten issues? Less? More? I think that was one hell of a cliffhanger last issue, right? Specially for a book that doesn’t end on cliffhangers that often. What do you guys think?

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  7. Hodag007 says:

    You mentioned Aqarius as a Jesus character. Back in the 70’s Adam Warlock was sent to Earth 2 by the High Evolutionary to save it from the Man-Beast. He was played as a Messiah character but the series only lasted less than a year. It was concluded in a 3 issue arc in The Incredible Hulk in which he was crucified and rose from the dead.

  8. Another great podcast!

    It’s good to know I’m not the only one who stockpiles Walking Dead issues. I’m really hoping the Neegan arc ends with him getting his fucking skull crushed by that Tiger. One of the funnier things in the book I’ve read was actually in a recent W.D. letters column when a reader pleaded with Kirkman not to kill the tiger off. I don’t know, people who bitch about the abuse of fictional animals make me laugh. Hey, I’m all for non violence in real life, but some people need to grow a pair. I’m kind of hoping that tiger gets blown up now just so that guy get’s pissed off.

    Invincible Universe: Loved it. I will read anything Invincible related, but that art man, wow. I felt like I was drunk while looking at it. Ugly ugly stuff. But further proof that as long as the story is good, shitty art can be overlooked sometimes (I’m not saying all the time, like, maybe 5%. If I wasn’t so invested in the characters I would have dropped this fucker at page 2).

    Great Youngblood review. I was expecting it to be harsher actually, but ya did good. Also, good call on the massive amount of fucking Brigade comics laying about. I STILL SEE THOSE! Like, everywhere. No shit, I actually had a friend with a parrot & he would line his birdcage with old Image books. Mostly Youngblood, Brigade, Bloodstrike & Supreme comics. No joke.

    X #1: Decent read here. Great bloody violent art. Good dialog. Don’t understand the whole lock and dog collar around the neck thing. It looks neat, but I couldn’t deal with jumpin’ around & punching dudes while a masterlock whacks against your adams apple. Don’t get that look unless you’re a 90 pound goth chick.

    B&R #19: Good dialog. Good art. But I just didn’t like it. I know it’s his son and all, but I just don’t dig Batman running around trying to find a way to bring his son back. I like it when Batman does detective work and kicks the shit out of bad guys. Fighting Frankenstein seemed pointless and just a lame way to promote the book he’s in. After all the shit Bruce has gone through as Batman & all the death he’s seen I just figure he would be dealing with the death of Damian in a different way. I also think the Carrie Kelly Robin thing is stupid. Just make Red Robin his sidekick. To me that makes more sense than anything else. But whatever. I know I’m in the minority in this one. Also, I know nobody want’s to say this, but Batman is in too many books. People bitch about Spider-Man & Wolverine being in a million titles, but Batman is guilty of the same shenanigans. Batman should have 2 titles MAX and be in a team book. The same goes for any other character. God I sound like an asshole today. Sorry people.

  9. Hey Best Walker for Baby, I hope you die. Your linkbaiting techniques are deplorable and I pray the water you drink is filled with large chunks of fecal matter so your babies don’t walk.

    Go invent something instead of plaguing websites for 3 cents a post.

  10. Yorgo says:


    Hey Youngblood gave us a lot of good ideas. Just really poorly executed.

    Computer coloring, celebrity superheroes (The Intimates by Joe Casey and X-Statix), crazy government superheroes vs normals (JLA now), superhero jerks (The Authority), improbable costumes, the first “petulant tweet”

    If Rob could just stop trying to make the stuff and just produce like he was doing when the Extreme Line restarted (I knew from Youngblood that we would have no such luck), we’d love him for the good ideas and all the new talent he brought on. Actually, he gave Ross Campbell some good work, gave Joe Keatinge a good start, and I think he gave Joe Casey his first comic job too. Not a bad record overall.

    Seriously, when he flames out. He flames out.

    But I’m probably not the best person to talk about this. I love Ed Wood movies, prefer Marnie to Vertigo when it comes to Hitchcock, and think The Tenant and What? are Polanski’s best films.

  11. @Yorgo – What? is a classic. My favorite Polanski movie is Fearless Vampire Killers. Liefeld loving aside, your tastes in movies are ace my friend.

    ps. TACO GUNS!!!

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