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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 31, 2017

First up a little additional talk about digital sales and the market as well as the glitch in the Matrix that is Tim Seeley’s Pigeon Person controversy. Then Sal digs into the spinner rack to see what the best comics of the week are.

ToS - Week of 08/30/2017

Jimmy’s Basterds #1-3 (Aftershock)

By Garth Ennis (w) Russ Braun (p) (i) John Kalisz (c)

 

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Aug 30, 2017

Sal delves deep into the problems with the direct market, how digital sales should be embraced, why publishers need you to pre-order books, the choke-hold Diamond distribution has on comics, and the ‘Love is Love’ controversy in the return of Nerd Rage!

 

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Aug 29, 2017

 

— SPOLIER ALERT —

Do you find it hard to make small talk? I do but I try anyway as I realize that our conversations are much too one sided. Once Sal gets over that he talks about Jack Kirby’s influence and legend on his 100th Birthday, art and his mediocrity, how Rick and Morty is not appropriate for an 11 year old, but he lets his son watch anyway, and the latest episode of Preacher with a strangely sympathetic Adolph Hitler.

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Aug 28, 2017

— SPOLIER ALERT —

Another season of Game of Thrones in the books. But first a little dirty talk about Jon Ronson’s latest audiobook ‘The Butterfly Effect’, then Sal gets into the meat of the Season Finale including the fantastic and the underwhelming. Cersei and Tyrion come to an agreement, Balesh chokes on his own lies, Jamie finally stands up for his honor, Daenerys and Jon Snow get Targaryengaged (heh) and the Great War begins just as the season ends. Honestly it was too much to talk about in 30 minutes.

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Aug 24, 2017

ToS - Week of 08/24/2017

#1 Black Hammer #12 (Dark Horse)

By Jeff Lemire (w) David Rubin (p) (i) (c)  

 

#2 Generations: Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor (Marvel)

By Jason Aaron (w) Mahmud Asrar (a) Jordie Bellaire (c)

 

#3 Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps #27 (DC Comics)

By Robert Venditti (w) Rafa Sandoval (p) Jordi Tarragona (i) Tomeu Morey (c)

 

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Aug 23, 2017

Director of Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts went on a Twitter rant earlier this week regarding online critics CinemaSins. Sal digs into his own views about criticism and what the goal of pop culture analysis should be, referencing shown like Twin Peaks, and Game of Thrones as well as the understanding of basic story structure.

The Double-Feature includes analysis of the latest PREACHER episode (spoilers!) and a little Rick and Morty talk.

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Aug 22, 2017

Sal talks about a discussion he recently had with comic book artist gene Ha regarding the nature of entertainment and what makes a good tv show. He talks about Better Call Saul, Gene Ha getting mad at me, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, the changing nature of cable television, international markets, Netflix, On-Demand, criticizing the critics and whether ratings matter anymore.

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Aug 21, 2017

— SPOILER ALERT —

Sal says goodbye to his partner in crime and longtime podcasting companion Christopher Neseman, then a (not) Recap of S07E06 of Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall -- Jon’s hunting party heads north of the wall looking for a white walker to bring back to Cersei. A lot of walking and talking in between zombie bears, dick jokes, threats between siblings, flaming swords and a brand new toy for the Night King.

 

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Aug 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered if there is some connection to the human mind's need for curating bizarre amounts of data and the creative process in comics, film, and music? Our Hero has and is inclined to discuss the fascinating database of Elvis Presley jumpsuits, the Beatles, comic book gutters, and the creative process.

In the second half of the show we take on the Punching Nazi meme and discuss if violence is a solution to the racial issues we face today.

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Aug 17, 2017

Our Hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues.

First a comic book 101 Primer for any new listeners looking to get into comics.

Top of the Stack:

Southern Bastards #17 (Image Comics) by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour

James Bond: Kill Chain #1-2 (Dynamite) by Andy Diggle, Luca Casalanguida

Regression #1-4 (Image Comics) by Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, Marie Enger

HM: Kaijumax:Season 3 #1-3 (Oni Press) by Zander Cannon

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Aug 15, 2017

 Is Preacher starting to lose the plot? Our Hero discussing his disappointment with the last couple of episodes of the AMC series and how it is beginning to feel like a long series of scenes meant to shock and little else. We quickly recover with the complete joy of Rick and Morty and whether Sal should let his son watch it with him quickly followed by the combination of excitement of rediscovering Dungeons & Dragons if he doesn't blow his brains out first from all the damn reading involved.

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Aug 14, 2017

 — SPOLIER ALERT —

Recap of S07E05 of Game of Thrones. Jamie lives, but how long before Cersei gets sick of his betrayal? Terion tries to convince everyone to stop killing everyone else. Dani gets a lady boner when Jon touches her dragon. Dickon gets roasted and there’s a new Lord Tarly. Sir Mormont of the Friendzone returns and much, much, more.

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Aug 10, 2017

Our Hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues.

Top of the Stack:

Mister Miracle #1 (DC Comics) Tom King (w) Mitch Gerards (p)(i)(c)

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #26 (DC Comics) Robert Venditti (w) Rafa Sandoval (p) (i) Jordi Tarragona (c)

Babyteeth #3 (Aftershock) Donny Cates (w) Garry Brown (a) Mark Englert (c)

 

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Aug 9, 2017

 On a free-form episode Sal talks about the first few lessons in David Mamet’s online writing class at Masterclass.com. What is Mamet’s basic tenets of writing drama and the purpose of a writer. We delve into the Hero’s Journey, the basics of plotting and how it relates to other mediums. Sal also discusses some personal issues and how being creative can lead to a struggle between being selfish and productive.

 

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Aug 8, 2017

On a macro-aggression filled episode, Sal discusses the Netflix purchase of Mark Millar's comic book properties and its possible effects on the comic book industry -- The current state of YA Fiction and how bloggers are turning reviews into modern day McCarthyism through organized online lynch mobs -- Finally a tiny bit of talk about the latest, less-than-thrilling episode of PREACHER on AMC.

 

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Aug 7, 2017

Our hero takes a stab at all the latest treachery, murder, mayhem, and magic in Westeros.

-- SPOILER ALERT --

Quite possibly the best Game of Thrones episode ever. But first the Pop Culture Philosopher talks a bit about Story craft and David Mamet's writing advice -- THEN WE THRONE Y'ALL! - The Lannisters have all the gold and grain, will it be enough? Will Bron ever get his castle? The last of the Starks are reunited, but will they have a happy ending? Jon still won't bend but will Dani break? Is Tyrion being too soft on his family? Does Greyworn have to worry about the Onion knight? We finally see what kind of ass-kicking a dragon can do. We finally got the payoff of 6 seasons but was it worth the wait?

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Aug 4, 2017

Our Hero has nothing to talk about but nothing really matters, does it? On a fabulous Friday Sal discusses his triumphant return to the gym, dealing with insecurity, Rick and Morty, Family Guy, the Simpsons, Venture Bros., and how Seth McFarlane might be responsible for the post-modern Marxists movement in society today. Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die. Come listen to the show.

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Aug 3, 2017

Our Hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues.

This weeks picks include:

Mech Cadet Yu #1 (Boom Studios) by Greg Pak, Takeshi Miyazawa, and  Triona Farrell  

Batman #28 (DC Comics) by Tom King and Mikel Jani

Nick Fury #5 (Marvel Comics) by James Robinson, Aco, Hugo Petrus, Rachelle Rosenburg, and Travis Lanham

Sal also talks about #MakeMineMilkshake controversy and the series finale of Kingdom

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Aug 2, 2017

Our hero gets pumped about the male gaze, unrealistic body expectations, performance enhancing drugs, Joe Rogan, Lee Haney, Hugh Jackman, Chriss Pratt, Chris Helmsworth, Wolverine, Captain America, Wonder Woman, the Oscars, and more.

Aug 1, 2017

Our hero takes aim at the AMC adaptation of Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Put your boots on, knock back a whiskey, and shake the dust off as Sal talks about his love of the comic book, his encounter with Steve Dillon, and why the Bastards are more fun. 

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