Hosted by Kris Bather and Mladen Luketin from Western Australia, ES is a weekly podcast filled with news, reviews and pop culture shenanigans. Kris (loyal superhero fan) and Mladen (manga, anime and indie defender) chat about their varying, and occasional overlapping, interests in the wonderful world of sequential art.

Episode Four-Marvel Film News,The Darkness And More

63 mins. We talk about The Darkness: Four Horsemen, Superman/Batman #75, French action films, Catwoman, James Bond and Monkey Island 2. We also get to Nathan Schreiber’s indie drama Power Out original graphic novel and the life and works of legendary creator Winsor McCay including his Little Nemo in Slumberland. Of course, our usual pop culture ramblings pop up too!

My buddy Mladen and I have now released our fantastic fourth episode focused on comic books and pop culture. Listen to it below or download it right here.

Also check us out on iTunes!

1:35 NEWS

We yak about the possible closure of famed Japanese anime production company Studio Ghibli and the latest updates for a few Marvel films including Iron Fist and X-Men: First Class. Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry, Vin Diesel and bland rom-coms are also mentioned for some reason.

20:15 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/WATCHING

The Darkness: Four Horsemen #1, Gaston Lagaffe, the American Splendor film, Superman/Batman 75th Anniversary issue, cartoon series King of the Hill, action film From Paris With Love, District B13, James Bond new and old, and the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition and Killzone 2 games. As an added bonus the term “lazy doofus” is mentioned twice and the Fantastic Four are compared to a ’70s rock band.

42:40 TRADE SWAP

Indie black and white OGN Power Out, and Winsor McCay’s groundbreaking Little Nemo in Slumberland from early last century.

57:50 WEBSITE OF THE WEEK www.io9.com

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