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.
In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude unpack the recent weapons policy that Baltimore Comic Con posted and quickly amended, as well as DC’s new movie Suicide Squad. Andrew and Dude found very little to enjoy about the movie, while Tracy felt it was a good time–if not a classic to span the ages. Notable quote: “[Captain Boomerang] wasn’t just normal-guy creepy, he was candy-and-windowless-van creepy.”
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