Episode 176: Day Men 1, Batman ’66, JLA 6, Red
Sonja 1, Superior Carnage 1, Harbinger Wars 4, Watson and Holmes 1

Johnny Destructo, Matt Adler and Optimous Douche review this week’s books: Day Men 1, Batman ’66, JLA 6, Red Sonja 1, Superior Carnage 1, Harbinger Wars 4, Watson and Holmes 1!

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

emails – 01:18
Quantum & Woody – 06:57
Ballistic 1 – 14:22
Ghosted 1 – 23:43
Jungle Book Last of the Species 5 – 29:25
Sheltered 1 – 35:14
Superman Unchained 2 – 43:25
Killjoys 2 – 50:13
Justice League 22 – 59:21

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6 Comments to “Episode 176: Day Men 1, Batman ’66, JLA 6, Red
Sonja 1, Superior Carnage 1, Harbinger Wars 4, Watson and Holmes 1”

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  1. Brandon Perlow says:

    Sorry “Watson and Holmes” #1 wasn’t to most of your tastes. Each issue is better than the last. Yes its hard to beat “Sherlock” ,it helps to be able to spend months writing an episode. The point of our series is to have Watson be more of a focus. We didn’t want to change Sherlock aside from his appearance. He doesn’t have a british accent, he just speaks with perfect diction.

  2. Hey Brandon,
    Thanks for coming to the site and engaging us in dialog, as a creator it takes a HUGE amount of courage to do so,

    I won’t speak for my partners in my crime, but I don’t believe any of us disliked the book. Merely, the market right now is flooded. As reviewers, especially with our AIn’t It Cool connection we read a TON of books each week. Hell, even without comps from publishers, I’m buying 20 to 30 book a week on my own, Just stuff i want to read not stuff we cover.

    My point is this, we’ve seen A LOT of new ideas and fresh stories over the past year. Image alone reinvents reality 12 times to Sunday each week. We need ideas that really grab the imagination so we can help people wisely spend their 2-3.99 each week.

    Watson and Holmes was good and I think if I visited the series a year from now, the ‘hook” of the color and setting change would seem deeper than…well…just a hook. Watson is a great character, it was really Holmes where I felt we were seeing a “trick” versus a fully fleshed out character.

    Again, this is only the first issue, I think a year from now once these two find their stride and you can focus on a deep mystery rather than the urban introductions, this could satiate all of those persnikity TV show fans.

    Rob (Optimous Douche – Ain’t It Cool News/Poptards)

  3. Matt Adler says:

    Well… regardless of whether any of us actually disliked it, I can say that I definitely enjoyed it, and I got what you were going for with making Watson the central character. I was sort of teasing about Sherlock’s speech– I would have expected him to sound more like Neil deGrasse Tyson perhaps, but ultimately the Holmes-isms didn’t detract from the story for me.

  4. jaydee says:

    Again, thanks for coming to discuss, Brandon! The book just wasn’t for me, it didn’t engage me enough to earn a second issue’s worth of my diminishing coinage, lol. I see that it’s sold out and is going into a second printing though, congrats!!

    But I have a question regarding your earlier post. You mentioned that “it helps to be able to spend months writing an episode”. Being as this is a first issue of a book, couldn’t the writing have been worked on for months before releasing it?

  5. Actually we spent more months on the following issues. As the story got deeper, we ended up spending more time in each issue. Id say issue 3 and issue 4 we spent about 3 in each issue. Much of it was was just waiting back and forth between creators and editorial. I’d say the first arc is more like a movie than an episode. I think each succeeding issue is also better for it. The standalones starting with issue 5(really and epilogue) get away from them starting their relationship, and into stories. Issue 10 or so will start another arc. We intend to have standalones inbetween arcs. Matt- Id say Neil Degrasse-Tyson is a perfect example of how Holmes would talk.

    Rob, I don’t shirk away from talking with reviewers. I respond as best as possible and as professional as possible. Thats all I can and should do.

  6. JayDee says:

    Well, I’ll definitely be checking back in as the series progresses! Sometimes it takes me a couple to get hooked on a book

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