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iFanboy #17 – Answering Your Voicemails

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Anything goes! It’s an all voicemail show!

We haven’t listened to any of the voicemails we answer on this week’s show. What will you, the iFanboy faithful, have to ask us? Will we agree or disagree? Will a fight break out? Wait, there was a red Superman?

And you thought no one ever called the voicemail…


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  1. When I was in high school, they actually had Leauge of Extrordinary Gentilemen… for about a month, before someone actually said something then they were pulled

  2. When I was in high school they had Peanuts and every Doonesbury ever printed.

    How about New Frontier for a high school? Granted not educational in the traditional sense, but it sure is an interesting look at and alternate DC universe.

    I thought Ron liked House of M.

  3. My high school library had Maus and Ultimate X-Men Vol 1. No idea how or why.

    At college, I’m taking a course on graphic novels next semester.

  4. Whoa, I emailed the ifanboys earlier tonight asking if they knew anyone who has taken a college class like that. Can’t wait to hear more about it next semester.

  5. Ooooooorrrr, no fancy sponsors intro, I missed that 🙁

    Good ep, I would really like to pick up the issues where Superman was electric…. which issues would be best? JLA Issues or Superman/ Action? Which ones?

  6. Look at him up there…ready to slam me. I’m in complete unawares.

  7. which issues would be best? JLA Issues or Superman/ Action? Which ones?

    Grant Morrison’s JLA issues handled it the best…

    I believe it was the JLA Vol.2: American Dreams TPB (collects JLA #5-9, 1998) which featured Electric Superman.

  8. This is a little late, but I just realized this now. Didn’t Grant Morrison do a Justice League arc called World War 3? Wouldn’t that have made the 52 tie-in World War 4? I’ll have to revisit the trade to compare the two.

    I hated House of M the first time I read it. So much so that it almost turned me against Bendis. Then I reread the single issues in one sitting and I actually kind of liked it. I was still unsure about Bendis, until I read “Total Sell Out.”

  9. Yes, he did.

    Other titles I dropped and later went back to:

    Bendis’ Daredevil, in the 40’s, and picked it back up in the 60’s.

    Brubaker’s Captain America. I missed #1, bought 2-4, didn’t get it and didn’t keep buying it. Big mistake.

  10. I dropped Daredevil and picked it back up again during Bendis’ run. Then I dropped it when Brubaker started. Read a friend’s issues of the prison arc and picked it up again after the the break out. Then dropped again when he went to Europe. I got the issue that cleared Matt’s name, skipped the love story issue, but I am reading the current arc. It is a crazy roller coast ride.

  11. On graphic novels that would be good for High School. How about

  12. Thanks, I’ll check those out

    Graphic Novels for high schools? How about the Hard Covers/ Collected editions of “52” when they come out?

  13. What about Ronin? There might be some nudity, can’t remember.

  14. I don’t know about 52 (I didn’t read it), but I thought up some more that are around the same level as Blankets and Maus…

    Non-Fiction based…
    “Our Cancer Year” by Harvey Pekar
    “Palestine” by Joe Sacco
    “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud
    “Yossel” Joe Kubrick

    In the vein of superhero/sci-fi…
    “Marvels” by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
    “Astro City” by Kurt Busiek and various other people
    “Alan Moore DC Stories” by Alan Moore (duh)
    “The Five Fists of Science” by Matt Fraction and Steve Sangers
    and of course… “Invincible” by Robert Kirkman

  15. You know, I used to teach at a high school that had all of the Walking Dead trades. I used to read them during my planning time.

    What about the classics for a high school library? Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Dark Knight Returns, etc. I know a few of those can be argued to be educational from a literature stand point.

    Also, I fail to see why someone hasn’t suggested Lost Girls . For reals…

  16. Doh! I forgot to turn off the italics!

  17. No high school could argue with Time Magazine’s Top 100 Novels List (1923-Present). Watchmen is on it.


  18. “Astro City” by Kurt Busiek and various other people

    Astro City is by Kurt Busiek with art by Brent Anderson and covers by Alex Ross. They’ve been on it since the beginning so not necessarily “others”. Not to be anal but it’s one of my favorite books (when it comes out)so I want Brent getting the credit he deserves.

  19. Regarding question #1, all Vertigo stuff reads better in trade than issues.

    Regarding question #2, tell your library to get a bunch of Batman stuff.  Most of the Frank Miller stuff is continuity free.

    Regarding question #3, I just said Frank Miller!  Damn!!  Well the only Frank Miller stuff I know is his Batman books.  I like All Star Batman & Robin, thank you very much!! Dark Knight Strikes Again is just horrible though.

    Regarding question #4, start with Batman’s HUSH arc.  Then check out Death Of Superman.  Morrison’s Batman is a fucking blast!!  By now you can get into New Krypton and Blackest Night too.

    Regarding question #5, I think that’s the reason Superman 2000 never happened but they say a lot of the same ideas went into All Star Superman…

    Regarding question #6, Dan Didio don’t do what bothers me as much as everybody else so I don’t know.  I doubt that he’d have the job if there were somebody who would do a better job.  Come on, give the guy a break, he’s got Morrison and Geoff Johns on board.


  20. My school had Batman’s no man’s land and Superman’s wedding. Then stuff like alien vs predator

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