Episode 216: Crossed Badlands 50, Sandman Overture 2, My Little Phoney A Broney Adventure 1, Real Heroes 1, Ghost Rider 1, Silver Surfer 1, Superior Spider-Man 30, and Alex and Ada 5!

Johnny Destructo, Matt Adler, Ambush Bug and Optimous Douche review this week’s books: Crossed Badlands 50, Sandman Overture 2, My Little Phoney A Broney Adventure 1, Real Heroes 1, Ghost Rider 1, Silver Surfer 1, Superior Spider-Man 30,  and Alex and Ada 5!


Here are the time stamps, since we tend to ramble:
email – 06:27
Crossed Badlands 50 (Garth Ennis, Christian Zanier) – 17:05
Sandman Overture 2 (Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams III) – 23:47
My Little Phoney A Broney Adventure 1 (Mike Moreci, Steve Seeley, Ken Haeser) – 27:04
Real Heroes 1 (Brian Hitch) – 33:31
Ghost Rider 1 (Felipe Smith, Tradd Moore) – 41:04
Silver Surfer 1 (Dan Slott, Mike Allred) – 47:31
Superior Spider-Man 30 (Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli) – 57:22
Alex and Ada 5 (Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn) – 01:07:34

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8 Comments to “Episode 216: Crossed Badlands 50, Sandman Overture 2, My Little Phoney A Broney Adventure 1, Real Heroes 1, Ghost Rider 1, Silver Surfer 1, Superior Spider-Man 30, and Alex and Ada 5!”

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  1. BigRed says:

    file stops playing at 6:30. you might need a re-upload here assholes

  2. Andy says:

    What he said. You were just about to read my email too!!

  3. JD (Host) says:

    should be working now!?!?

  4. Andy says:

    All good with a direct DL from the page, but iTunes seems to be still broke

  5. Jaydotdee says:

    Delete the broken iTunes file, then right click the PopTards title and select Update Podcast

  6. RolandDeschain says:

    So I just got done listening to the one email part which went on for like 10 mins, and I got to thinking(normally not a good idea). Have you guys ever thought of nixing the email section at the beginning? And replace it with ummm something like a comics news/headlines of the week type deal. The emails tend to go a bit long and I piss my pants and forget who I am for 30 mins. Just food for thought, don’t take me too seriously, I don’t.

  7. It’s a good point Roland, but we are all fans. We did realize that they can get long in tooth though, that’s why we started to offer the time cuts so you can skip past the crap you don’t care about.

  8. def says:

    Re: your number one reviews

    I was less impressed with Ghost Rider #1 than you guys were, overall. I agree that having a competent character get powers instead of a bullied person who learns to come to terms with themselves is a welcome change, having that guy taking care of his disabled someone was old when Jackie Chan did it in Rumble in the Bronx. One of you guys said it gave a bigger impetus for the Spirit of Vengeance to choose him in the end, and in that light it’s less bad, but it still seemed like a massive Hollywood cliche. The art was a bit too much for me, too Disney, but there were three pages near the middle where, regardless of what I thought of the style, the guy was drawing pure comics, doing stuff that simply wouldn’t translate to any other medium. That’s the best for me, and seeing that technique and creativity, I want to see more.

    I enjoyed the Silver Surfer. I was like JD, I loved Allred’s art in the Madman days. In his current style, sometimes it’s muddy. I don’t know if he’s all digital now or what, but I liked it more when it was crisp. I know what you mean about the writing. I liked the twist a lot, but there was a lot of conventionality to it which doesn’t bring out the best in Allred (like part with the girl thinking about her sister traveling around the world). It’s good for him to stretch his abilities, at least. I loved that two page spread of the city though. The actual view of the city (like people skiing on a flower) didn’t blow my mind at all. I want to like it, and will read it again.

    I noticed you didn’t review Iron Patriot #1. It was very bland. Ghost Rider and Silver Surfer are part of Marvel’s current ‘auteur’ style of comics (Black Widow, Hawkeye). Iron Patriot reads like Marvel’s house style around 2008. It’s competent, but seems like a paint by numbers comic, especially graphically.

    The company really is doing a great job overall, especially in terms of trying new things. But when they’re forced to pump out so much content every month, they can’t all be winners. It’s why I think Image will gradually become the most respected, reliable company. Their business model of producing books they stand behind and no more makes their product better. I find it baffling, considering my image of them until recently was the Top Cow/Exxxtreme/Wildstorm clone comic factory.

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