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    May 18, 2019 9:57 pm So, I don't know if I've just been under a rock or what. But this week I've just seen trailer for two of Greg Rucka's stories that are going to be TV shows this fall. That is awesome. I first got a Youtube commercial of "Stumptown", looks great by the way, and then CNN had "Batwoman". I had heard Batwoman was coming, but I didn't realize how much of Rucka, and JH Williams run it would rely on.
    May 3, 2018 6:02 pm This many comments, and not about the musical intro/ outro from the show. That was perfect, and the edit for the lead in from Ryan to the outro was excellent. Nice job guys. Oh the movie was pretty good to.
    February 27, 2018 9:40 pm I know you have a format for how you do these things... but how the heck was this episode not titled "Let Guillory be Guillory". Another great interview Josh, it is always fun to hear the process stories, and how creators have learned to tell a really good story on a single sheet of paper, or even a single panel.
    February 6, 2018 12:26 pm Are you sure you were not on a boat while listening? You could have been doing both.
    July 31, 2017 11:39 pm I'm one of those who ended up getting big into Robotech, and used it as a gateway into anime. Voltron was cool, but it didn't have the serialized story telling that Robotech had. I didn't read the new comic, but I did find a preview of the first few pages online, that combined with what you said on the podcast, I've gathered this is a reboot of the story from the beginning. I must say, as big a fan as I have been in the past, this preview did not breed much confidence, that preview dialogue was bad. Most of it was tweaked from the first episode, and it wasn't great back then. I'm guessing BW has his hands tied a bit with this adaptation. While the cartoon series was a cherished memory for 9 year old me, and 13/14 year old me really did enjoy the YA novelizations (co-written by Star Wars regulars Brian Daley and James Luceno) of the series, I'm willing to admit the whole thing did not age well. It is of the 80's, and can be remembered for nostalgia, but really doesn't need to be "updated" for a new generation. I actually think the story surrounding how it got brought to the US, and marketed. And the Love/Hate relationship fans have with the primary person who did that Carl Macek is more interesting to outsiders then the show itself. If you don't know the story, it's worth a quick look in Wikipedia. The gist of it is, is unlike most anime brought to the US now, Carl mashed up and rewrote a fair amount of 3 Japanese series, to get the episode count high enough to get good syndication deals. So, purists hate him for ruining the original art, but there are many people like me, who are more glad that he was able to introduce us to to the Japanese style cartoons. In my mind with out works like this being dubbed and rewritten for the US in the 1980's, you don't get shows like "Cowboy Bebop" and "Ghost in the Shell" in the 2000's. Side Note: When Robotech comics rebooted in the early 2000's (Via Wildstorm) it was the first, and for a brief time, the only thing on my pull list. I also have a few random Comico issues I found while searching the back issue boxes in the early 90's. So in a round about way Robetech is what led me to a revitalized interest in comic books, and that led me to discovering iFanboy.
    August 29, 2016 9:26 pm Thanks again, awesome show as most always. I listened on my long drive to work this morning. And came back to this page to try and find the info on the Original art holders. I was shocked... Shocked I say, ;-) to find your time line was about 20 minutes off of what the YouTube time line is. So those looking for the product they were talking about it is I don't have much original art, but I've been trying to figure out a good and easy way to display it, and this seems like a way more economical solution then the frame store. I like the stuff I do have and wish to share it, a Guillory, a Norton, and a Scalera, with a limited Cooke print (of James Bond). I think all will be getting this treatment, instead of keeping it in an acid free box as it is now.
    July 18, 2016 10:42 pm You really do need to the break the lights, lavs, and video cameras out of retirement and do a PSA about the epidemic. I'm sure you still have enough of the ear of the industry to stop this trope before it really gets wore out on it's own. You could even have interviews with artists and letterers about how the movement saved them from lazy writers. ;-) It might even make a good patreon intro video.
    May 27, 2016 12:44 am I don't think it would be too rude to mention in here a site that Cooke's family set up to raise a little bit of money for the Canadian Cancer Society. That link should work, but I know the guys have posted it on there respective twitter feeds as well.
    May 27, 2016 12:30 am Count me as one of those that has not read the comics, and this was my first real experience with the world. I knew a few facts from listening to the podcast over the years, but most of those I just remembered after seeing it (Cassidy being who he is, being one of them). I really enjoyed it. I didn't think it was difficult to follow, and thought it had a great pace to go along with the great main charcters, and good story. Yes there are things I don't know (mostly regarding the ball of light and the two strangers), but those seem like things left intentionally vague, and will be filled in as the story progresses. I think they used enough "Genre" shorthand to make sure you understood things like Cassidy pretty quickly. Not having read the books, I didn't realize the pace was slow. I thought it gave us time to get to know the charcters and setting, before really jumping in on the overall plot. I didn't mind that Jesse was brooding, and unconfident, except when he was fighting. It just gave him a certain personality, one that I didn't know was slightly different from the book. And I loved the way Tulip always had a plan, but it was usually a very random one. At first glance it could come off as luck, but it seemed to be more skill and knowledge. Now that I've spent a few days (hay it's only been out a few days) thinking about this, it almost feels more like a Neal Gaimen story then a Garth Ennis one, and maybe that is a pacing thing. But I'm a fan of that sort of slower burning story, so I don't mind. I'll keep watching that is for sure, and hope to enjoy the show as much as everyone else has enjoyed the graphic story. I am a little torn on if I should try and read the trades now, and get ahead, or just enjoy this take on that universe? As a base line I had read "Game of Thrones" before the show came out (but it took two tries, and still didn't love it, stopped after the 2nd book), but enjoy the series (I had a hard time with the graphic nature of the stories in the written form, but not as much in the visual form). Well anyway that was my take,