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 26-Action

74 mins. We dissect how action is portrayed in comics, and also talk about the questionable manliness of Jude Law, and the cost efficiency of choking vs lightsabers.

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1:17 NEWS

Brit actor Henry Cavill cast as the next big screen Superman

5:30 WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

Alternate ending of Scott Pilgrim vs the World, the classic spaghetti western Once Upon a Time in the West, Darth Vader and the Lost Command, and WE3

19:04 ACTION (IN) COMICS!

We define Subjective and Objective action and examine such things as:

Joker killing the 2nd Robin, Jason Todd

Frank Miller’s work as seen in The Dark Knight Returns and Daredevil, Alan Moore’s work in the Batgirl crippling Killing Joke

the explosion of pointless, and long, fight scenes in superhero comics in the ’90s

how motion is portrayed and the influence of manga
the importance of sound effects
and the lack of car chases in American comics
Henry-Cavill Darth Vader and the Lost Command #1
Dark Knight Returns Fight batman-a-death-in-the-family
We3 1 j.h. williams III batwoman
akira
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