BC1

BC1

Name: Brian Compton

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A surprise so big we had to tell you about it months ago! A surprise so big only 5% of…

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The story in this issue is fine; it begins to deal with Magik’s pains from last issue and it takes…

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This issue is pure nerdgasm in a good way, and what a beautiful nerdgasm it is. I used to run…

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April 5, 2020 10:58 pm 1) You open with "Nowhere to Run to," and I'm back in an APC on the streets of Saigon. Or in my parent's car road-tripping to Florida - we played the "Good Morning Vietnam" soundtrack and Jimmy Buffet's "Feeding Frenzy" live album on rotation. Good call on the music. 2) Really liked your discussion with Jim at the end of the episode. This is a big topic, and it was interesting hearing his take after listening to Christina Merkler of DCBS on 11 O'Clock Comics. Both discussions made it very clear that comics can't go back to business as usual after this: a small collective of shops can't decide how the entire industry operates, and one distributor with a monopoly on a sizeable aspect of the business is untenable. I thought Jim's idea of the big 5 shops taking on a distribution role was an interesting one, and when you think geographically it's not a bad idea: Midtown takes the NE, DCBS/In-Stock Trades takes the Midwest and South, Lone Star takes the SW, Mile High takes the Mountain area, and whoever is the big store on the west coast takes that area. Then small and mid-range stores arrange through their regional distributor. The three questions that come up are: 1) Would these stores be willing to take on the infrastructure upgrades necessary to do this; 2) who distributes to the distributors (I'm guessing the same way Diamond gets its inventory now); and 3) how do the comic publishers get out of their exclusive with Diamond (and more important, will this incident convince them tnat they need to)?
September 23, 2019 6:25 am Just wanted to say I bought my first Harry’s razor the other day - and it’s safe to say I’ll never go back to the other guys! Smoothest, cleanest shave I’ve ever had, even after a week of use! Thanks for plugging them, it really is a great product!
May 31, 2019 1:22 pm Didn’t Josh say this was the intro of Nuke?
May 31, 2019 12:37 am Great show! I got turned on to this story by David Price on the 11 O'Clock Comics podcast, and I'm really happy I read it. One thing that's crucial to this book too is that, for two guys who have said in interviews how much they are not religious, Miller and Mazzuchelli turned the Catholic imagery to 11. It was issue 229 or 230 that ended with Matt stumbling toward the gym; this symbolized Jesus' three falls on the way to Calvary. Then when the nun finds him and Mazzuchelli and Scheele imitate the Pieta, that page just floored me. I wrote a 10-page paper on pretty much just that page for my Sacred Art and Scripture class two semesters ago, and it was one of the easiest papers I've ever written. Talking about the art, the words flowed like butter it was so easy.
May 19, 2019 10:46 pm Physical therapy in comics: any examples from Knightfall when Bruce is recovering from a broken back?
April 27, 2019 2:47 pm Because now there are two timelines. Remember how much the movie hammered us over the head that anything that goes forward in time must come right back to the instant it left, or there is a divergent timeline now? Thanos went forward in time and never returned. Therefore there is a timeline where he never invaded Earth, thus never giving the Avengers a reason to reunite. And where the Snap never happened. So, now you can do “no-Snap” stories where something fills those voids. Or you can do “post-Snap” stories in the original timeline with the inheritors and those inspired by the OG’s. Very cool if they use it.
April 27, 2019 10:03 am The random kid at the funeral is apparently the kid from IM3 all grown up.
January 21, 2019 10:13 pm On Conan: Yeah, Howard’s “mythology” implies that his characters are in a very early version of our world, before civilization tamed everything. Howard had another character, Bran MacMorn, who was the stereotypical virtuous primitive living in a Britain conquered by the immoral Romans. He finds some kind of artifact that he uses to summon Kull the Conqueror from the past to help him fight the invaders, and I think Kull and Conan have connections, so it’s all of a piece. And yes, Conan is showing up in this year’s Avengers weekly event.
December 19, 2018 2:33 pm So glad that Teen Titans Go! made the list, as I was a little surprised it didn't get a Special Edition. This movie was such a celebration of comics and comic-dom, and not just DC. But it also perfectly retained that anarchic spirit of the show. And the meta-jokes! Like Slade having to deal with the comparisons to a certain other prominent movie "hero," and the voice actor for Superman was super smart. It's certainly for kids, but not "for kids." Also hoping Good Place makes the list again next year. That mid-season finale was one of the best episodes of television ever, and if the actress playing Janet doesn't get a Best Supporting Actress Emmy nod there is no justice.
October 12, 2018 7:39 pm On DC/Marvel cameos: does it weird anyone else out when characters on DC TV shows make Marvel references? Last season seemed to be particularly egregious.