Episode One-Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Oversized Comics And More
72 mins. We review the animated Superman/Batman film and oversized comics including the classic Prince Valiant and newer Wednesday Comics and Pood. Top Cow’s violent Berserker series, Wonder Woman’s new costume and more are also discussed.
On the wonderfully sunny Saturday morning just gone, my mate Mladen and I launched our very first podcast! It’s something we’d been talking about for a while now, and sure, we know there’s quite a few comic book/pop culture podcasts out there already, but hardly any in Australia, and especially in Perth, Western Australia. In fact, I think we are the only one. Most of the American podcasts are superhero centric, but Mladen and I have quite different tastes and rarely agreee on matters of the spandex brigade, so we thought we’d give it a shot. I must say, it went rather well. Both of us have had stints on community radio in the past few years so it was quite an easy experience, but tell us what you think dear listeners/readers!
We’ll be chatting it up weekly, and like the Extra Sequential magazine our aim is to make diehard fanboys and girls, and comic book newbies feel at home, so fear not if you’re not a regular comics reader!
You can listen to it our first episode through the player above or download it right here . It goes for just over 70 minutes and is broken down in to segments, if you want to skip through to the parts that may interest you more. So what did we talk about exactly? Well, here goes…
Will Eisner’s A Contract With God film adaptation
Broken Frontier’s free, fortnightly digital mag now on iTunes
The death of Superman: The Movie and Superman II writer Tom Mankiewicz
The Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon
Also…Arkham City, the sequel to the excellent Arkham Asylum game
17:40 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING
(Mladen) 20th Century Boys, Vagabond, Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, Bouncer
(Kris) Brightest Day, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Franken-castle
Also…impressive vocalisation of the names of foreign creators, Kill Bill, how DC is like Twilight, Alien vs Predator and more.
32:30 SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES
We talk about the animated film, the comic that inspired it, the upcoming sequel and what we liked and didn’t like about it and somehow manage to discuss orphans, Superman’s exercise regime, baldness and craving for power.
52:48 TABLOID SIZED COMICS
We discuss oversized comics in the large newspaper style format, focusing on DC’s Wednesday Comics experiment and the indie anthology Pood #1 and also bring up 3 new TPBs from Top Cow, Rocky Balboa, Hawkman’s business card and cadmium.
1:05 WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Project Rooftop We also chat about Wonder Woman’s new costume.
1:08:34 NEXT WEEK’S TOPICS
For episode two we’ll discuss vanity projects, Eisner Award winners and Asterisk. Oh and for some reason we mention Vegemite.