In which, Andrew, Dude, and Tracy have their first review threesome–diving into Vertigo’s Hellblazer Volume 1. Dude especially enjoyed the characterization of John Constantine, and the ambiguous nature of his protagonism. Tracy liked the flow of the writing–which felt “like a quality pulp novel”–and the lack of origin story. We spend some time discussing the way the book blends the mystical with elements of mental illness. as well as the political commentary of the book (some more blatant than other). This is a great horror novel with plenty of depth for multiple readings.
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This podcast will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
In which, Andrew has a conversation with Santana Perez and Andrew Piovane about the hottest comics on the shelves this fall. Of course, Death of Wolverine is the big one, but there is a lot that is happening in the comic book world. There is also a discussion of up-coming comic book movies–especially Marvel’s Age of Ultron. As always, hilarity ensues. Continue reading
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Our guest, Shane McNulty
In which, Andrew and Tracy have a surprisingly broad-ranging conversation with Shane McNulty, organizer of Norfolk, VA’s Can’t Stop the Serenity event, “Big Damn Shindig.” We discuss why geeks should be involved with charities, what’s so great about Equality Now and the local Samaritan House and Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, and the effect of bullying within the geek community. That’s all on top of discussing Firefly, the greatest Joss Whedon fanboy moment that never happened, and how to put on a Browncoat event, as well as how much easier events are with entertainers like Mikey Mason. Continue reading