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 Six-Comics From Our Childhood

76 mins. Nostalgia reigns supreme as comics from the 1970s to the 90s are discussed and we laugh at some extremely amusing ads. Superman vs Muhammad Ali, Beavis and Butthead, X-Factor, X-Men and X-Babies show up as does Spidey and his fake face.

We get all misty eyed in this week’s podcast when, amongst a bevy of other things, we discuss our fave comics from our past or as my co-host Mladen describes it:

We show each other the comics from our childhood. We also find time to talk about gay men’s interests magazines, Juggernaut’s Butt, and envelopes filled with hair.

Listen to it below, download it here or get it on iTunes.

1:10 – NEWS

A forgotten graphic novel from beat writer William S. Burroughs, a possible new Vertigo TV series, next year’s Comic Con tickets and more.

10:15 – WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/WATCHING

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film, disappointing sci-fi flick Pandorum, Oishinbo (a food focused manga), love-Indian style in Viminarama, Blazing Combat classic war tales, the sketchbook story of Joshua Cotter’s Driven by Lemons, documentaries on classic Spider-Man artist and current recluse Steve Ditko and French artist Moebius. We also yak about the luscious looking Thor: For Asgard mini-series, Wolverine’s relaunch, and finally a new paranormal/spy series from Archaia called Lucid.

30:54 – COMICS FROM OUR CHILDHOOD

First up we hear voices from the past when classic Marvel creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby before we move onto comics from the ’70s to the ’90s. Classic Spider-Man adventure, hilarious ads involving facial hair, and cheap triangles. Also – Mladen as Gwen Stacy. The geographical education from Asterix, dodgy covers, expensive jackets, licensed comics, passing fads, X-Babies, Beavis and Butthead’s juvenile comedy, the confusion of time-travelling superheroes, and an unlikely Superman team-up with Muhammad Ali.

68:55 – MISCELLANEOUS

The teaser trailer for The Avengers film, and my Thor impression.
72:00 – WEB-COMIC OF THE WEEK

Hark! A Vagrant!

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