Episode 215 – Superman Unchained 6, Daredevil 1, Ms Marvel 2, American Vampire Second Cycle 1, Harbinger: Bleeding Monk 0, Fables The Wolf Among us iPhone Game

Johnny Destructo, Matt Adler, Ambush Bug and Optimous Douche review this week’s books: Magnus Robot Fighter 1, Nightwing 29, Monster and Madman 1 Nosteratu Wars 1, Stray Bullets Killers 1, and Captain Marvel 1!

email – 1:55
Superman Unchained 6 – (Scott Snyder, Jim Lee) – 10:55
Daredevil 1 – (Mark Waid, Chris Samnee) – 22:11
Ms Marvel 2 – (G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona) – 29:44
American Vampire: Second Cycle 1 – (Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque) – 40:01
Bleeding Monk 0 – (Joshua Dysart, Mico Suayan, Khari Evans, Lewis LaRosa, Stephen Segovia) – 47:50
Fables The Wolf Among us iPhone Game – 56:10

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12 Comments to “Episode 215 – Superman Unchained 6, Daredevil 1, Ms Marvel 2, American Vampire Second Cycle 1, Harbinger: Bleeding Monk 0, Fables The Wolf Among us iPhone Game”

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  1. RolandDeschain says:

    Kinda hard to top Blazing Saddles

  2. jaydee says:

    I have never seen that movie. I know, I know, Optimous has already chastised me lol

  3. RolandDeschain says:

    JD see it ASAP, this is not Babes in Toyland.

  4. Mazer Rackham says:

    Nom nom nom…

  5. Nothing to say, I just want to be part of something and my #ASKSROBs tonight are slow on FaceBook. Bored.

    Nom nom nom boink wall of pubes

  6. Mazer Rackham says:

    Was half-anticipating/ half-dreading a thorough rebuke of last week’s comments. As a guy who works many, many hours at several jobs I should have been more forgiving.

    But I’ll now stop beating that dead horse.

    An FYI for listeners like me who may not have the time, financial wherewithal or local comic shop with which to keep up with your recommendations; I have had a large degree of success in asking my local library to acquire TPBs on which to binge. It’s how I’ve read every collected issue of TWD, the first few Powers collections, and stories like The Joker, The Long Halloween, Spider-Man: Reign, One More Day, Death of Peter Parker, Death/ Rebirth of Cap, etc.

    (And if you’re in Cape May County, you can also check out my short story collection, Murder-Oke, or buy it online, but that’s neither here nor there…)

    I recently put in a request for every Valiant title you guys like so much in TPB. Yeah, it’s a little off-putting to have to go to the Teen Section, but we do what we must.

    My 12-yo son loved all of the Valiant first issues we got in a collection a couple months ago. Next on the docket; X-Men DOFP and the Jean Grey saga. Neat to see him connect with stories that I read 30+ years ago. Speaks to the timelessness of the storytelling. Going to surprise him on his birthday with my 1000+ issue collection that’s been sitting in the attic, where he can discover such unforgettable characters as ROM: Spaceknight, Ka-Zar and J’emm (the Gene Colan space alien story, not the female cartoon singer, not that there’s anything wrong with that…). They were supposed to pay for my college education or a down payment on a house, but we know how that goes…

    Listening to the show the last year or so, catching up on all the episodes, has really rekindled my love of the genre. I stopped collecting around 1993, when X-Men went a little nuts with 4 or 5 alternate universe titles. Anyway, short story long, I look forward to seeing these stories through my kids’ eyes. Little bastards will never know a world without several dozen comic book movies already made, dozens in the pipeline and a bunch coming out every year. Having lived through the Cap and Spidey 70s TV iterations, I am glad to at least spare them that pain.

  7. RolandDeschain says:

    Yea I too finally just got around to reading the new Valiant books, and I’m very glad I did. I am about 6-10 issues into Bloodshot, Harbinger and X-O. Love the vibe of their Universe as a whole, very adult,mature, whatever. Question, what kind of tones did the original runs of these comics have back in the day? Are they tying any of the old and new together? Are they worth picking up in you guys opinion, considering that i am really enjoying these new takes?

  8. Tigger11 says:

    Immediately after listening to the podcast I increased my IQ by 20-40 points (Optimous says its true, must be) by buying the Fables game and proceeded to play it for an hour instead of writing a silly proposal. Matt don’t feel bad, Ambush Bug apparently picks on everyone. Enjoyed the podcast as usual, though I am worried about Ambush Bug, I mean if every book he says is stacked on his nightstand is really stacked on there, its about 100s of books at this point and everyone whose stacked comics in a corner will tell you, at some point the stack will fall, crippling or possibly killing Bug. So Bug catch up or invest in a box or two, the top of a nightstand isnt a safe place for a 1000 comics.

  9. Tigger11 says:

    Immediately after listening to the podcast I increased my IQ by 20-40 points (Optimous says its true, must be) by buying the Fables game and proceeded to play it for an hour instead of writing a silly proposal. Matt don’t feel bad, Ambush Bug apparently picks on everyone. Enjoyed the podcast as usual, though I am worried about Ambush Bug, I mean if every book he says is stacked on his nightstand is really stacked on there, its 1000s of books at this point and everyone whose stacked comics in a corner will tell you, at some point the stack will fall, crippling or possibly killing Bug. So Bug catch up or invest in a box or two, the top of a nightstand isnt a safe place for a 1000 comics.

  10. def says:

    I think it would be better not to review Ms. Marvel in the future. It makes Bug look bad. Here is the trajectory of the review:
    -people call him a racist (is this through e-mail or on AICN? Because nobody said so on this site. I was looking).
    – The white people who were drinking at the end of issue one were still drunk when issue two started. Racist!
    – The homeless person was poorly presented. It wasn’t politically correct! Because that’s why he reads comics. Politically correct representations!
    -All of that was irrelevant, he didn’t like it because of the characterisation.

    His review of the book is bitching about PC stuff, then summarises that he dislikes it because of the character. If the character stuff was all he said, it would come across a lot better. Instead, he tries to be the PC police, and sounds like a Fox News commentator.

    In all honesty, I think the show should just avoid the book in the future, but if you want to tackle it, how about comparing it to Nova? Nova is a new legacy character, lacking any individual personality. Every criticism not based on race that Bug has is ten times truer for that book. Better just not to review it though.

  11. Roland,
    The old Valiant books were wonderful, but they are now reflective of a forgotten time.

    I always love to see the difference in X-O as a storyline. In the 90s, he got the suit and all of the Vine’s holding assets. He basically destroyed all of the Earth bound ones in the first arc. So he was the CEO of a major conglomerate on top of saving the world with t8he armor.

    He was a less noble man, more concerned with grog and gals than actually being a leader. His right hand man was a gay vine turncoat that was constantly trying to find ways to usurp Aric. He would always get caught, spanked and then put back in his cage. It worked though, because as shifty as Ken was he was Aric needed his insight to navigate our world.

    The 90’s Valiant books were great. I would much rather see people spend their small comic pool on the new universe. If you have time and money for both than start with the UNITY trade and go from there. If not, just stay new.

    The only thing missing from the current Valiant are the 4001 titles, but that is being rectified shortly with Rai.

  12. RolandDeschain says:

    thanks douche, ill take the dive, because it was you who replied. If it had been Bug, I would have called him a racist, gay hating, anti-semite, and throw tomatoes at him.

    I’m kidding of course bug, love ya.

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