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 Nine-The Punisher Returns, Alien Worlds of Moebius

63 mins. Frank Castle says goodbye to his monster status and reclaims his skull chested vigilante status, more news from the shake ups within DC Comics, Chloe Sullivan and Death sort of team up with Lex Luthor in Action Comics, some wonderful and alien worlds from French masters and a 1980s animated epic.

Also, besides the topics below we talk about the future of Star Wars films in 3D, Captain Kirk’s alien romantic tendencies, Shrek’s snarkiness and more.

Download it here, listen to it below or on iTunes or Mixcloud.

1:00 NEWS

Updates on the DC shuffling/moving/retrenching, director Darren Aronofsky on the Preacher film, X-Men 3, Batman 3 and pensioners who read comics.

14:00 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

The Punisher returns to his status quo in Franken-castle #21 by Rick Remender and Dan Brereton

Lex Luthor battles a spoon wielding Gorilla Grodd in Action Comics #893, and Smallville’s Chloe Sullivan shows up

Jean Giraud’s rich alien landscapes in Moebius 4: The Long Tomorrow & Other Stories

The Six Voyages of Lone Sloane by Phillipe Druilet

45:00 WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING

The stop motion work of Coraline reminds us of the dark tales from our childhoods, the menace in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence and the classic animated sword and sorcery film Fire and Ice.

55:00 WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Guess which film these classic battles are from on The Great Showdowns.

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