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June 18, 2017 4:36 pm Peter Milligan's Shade the Changing Man was a really great surrealistic comic.
June 14, 2017 9:18 pm Heh, fair enough. May have just missed it. Just part of my usual crusade to get Mr Lowe the respect and credit he deserves!
June 13, 2017 6:01 pm Not to be a super, duper nerd about this but "What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding" is a Nick Lowe song. Elvis Costello did a perfectly decent cover but he didn't write it and his version is no better than Lowe's original. Otherwise, great show as always, guys. And I can't thank you enough for turning me onto the Flinstones. I'm reading it in trade so I'm still way behind but it really is a tremendous book - and I would never, in a million years, have picked it up if not for your picking it as POTW seemingly more often than there were issues.
June 3, 2017 12:25 pm But then he wouldn't be Ron. As for the movie, it's not without its flaws but I really loved it. Gal Gadot really is just absolutely perfect.
May 10, 2017 5:12 pm Interesting discussion, guys, but I liked it more than both of you. Yeah, its plotting is flawed but I love these characters, the cast, the jokes, the visuals and the more intimate focus of the story. But then, I generally like Marvel's movies more than you in general - which may or may not have to do with the fact that I don't have much of an attachment to the Marvel comics universe.
May 10, 2017 5:06 pm Awesome! I'm listening to them as I try to finish my rewatch of the show (mid-season 2: *shudder*) before the third season but I'm extra interested to hear what you guys think of probably the most controversial aspect of Twin Peaks. I think it's a chilling masterpiece but I know many disagree.
May 7, 2017 4:35 pm Ron, loving your Damn Fine Podcast but I'm curious, will you guys be reviewing Fire Walk With Me? I love that movie and would love to hear your thoughts. Otherwise, welcome back, Ezekiel - great show as always! Speaking of great shows, this month's Patreon hangout was particularly interesting (I downloaded it afterward as it's too late for even a night owl like myself to catch it live here in South Africa) but I do have to wonder if you guys were conflating quality with popularity there a bit, and if you were perhaps focusing just a bit too much only on the Big 2 when discussing the current state of comics. Terrific stuff otherwise and those hangouts have proven to be worth the price of becoming a patron alone - even if I can't personally participate in them.
April 25, 2017 4:06 pm Very cool discussion on the state of the industry. I mostly agree but I do think that current DC does have to be looked at in context. It's very traditional right now specifically because of the blowback against the New 52 and the abysmal sales of DC YOU. And, honestly, however much I enjoy the more fringe superhero titles (which Marvel definitely has more of right now - but its main line seems to be in such disarray that they still seem to be behind DC overall now), I do have to wonder if Big 2 superhero comics are really where creators are ever going to have the chance to really indulge their own creativity. That, I think, is why we have stuff like Image, Dark Horse, Aftershock, BOOM and all the rest to really scratch that itch. Superheroes can be "great art" but you, more often than not, they either require creators with the talent and knowledge on how to use the superhero format to its utmost potential or it has to be at a time when conditions are such that they have the freedom to really go nuts. Young Animal aside, now is not really that time for DC, so you can either enjoy there rather traditional books (and I am - for the first time in years) or (or is that and/or?) you can look elsewhere for comics that really allow creators to stretch themselves. As for Black Science, it was the only one of the current slate of Rick Remender books that I missed out on but I've recently read the first trade and am definitely down for more. I don't know if it's my favourite thing he's done but, typically, it's really good stuff and I totally echo your guys' recommendation. I'm way more passionate about having Lazarus finish its run but I'm with you on Black Science nonetheless!
April 6, 2017 10:29 pm Well, this podcast was quite the lovely surprise. Much like the film itself. I still don't understand the negative reviews it got - I thought it was pretty terrific. And, yeah, no subtitles here in South Africa either.
April 2, 2017 5:34 pm Wait, was it really that long since the last issue? Mad. Still, they did deal with it in the letter column, along with the fact that there will be a mini to keep us going until it returns early next year. As a huge fan of the book (my easy POTW this week, in fact) I'm disappointed but considering how much work Lark clearly puts into the book, I certainly can forgive the fact that he wants to stretch his wings a little before coming back to the book in a few months.