I have been doing a pretty terrible job of promoting it here, but the first five issues of the podcast I started with a friend of mine, Journey Into Amazing, are all available now for your listening pleasure.
There are many ways to listen:
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
- So after "Marvel Now" comes "All-New Marvel Now"? And they're still doing "point ones"? When will the insanity end?
- Inhuman #1 - I'll probably get the first issue. I'm reluctant to add more Marvel books to my pull list after finally cutting it down to a reasonable size, but I can't help it. I'm weak.
- All-New Invaders #1 - When did James Robinson switch over to Marvel? I'm always happy when people leave DC, but this book doesn't really have any appeal to me otherwise. John Cassaday covers, urgh.
- Okay, that whole "#22.now = #1" makes no fucking sense. Who dreams up these gimmicks at Marvel?
- Avengers World #1 & 2 - Jonathan Hickman's Avengers epic is getting pretty freaking expensive to follow. Or, wait, is this replacing New Avengers? Hmm. All I know is that I'm not going to buy three Hickman Avengers books anymore after Infinity ends. Especially not $4 dollar ones that double-ship half the time.
- Black Widow #1 & 2 - Phil Noto on art. Sold.
- All-New X-Factor #1 & 2 - Peter David and Carmine Di Giandomenico. Tempting. But why is Gambit on this team? Blargh.
- Mighty Avengers #5 - I'm super into this series so far, so yeah, I'm in. Despite Greg Land's art.
- There's a whole section of Inhumanity tie-ins and I don't really know what that is. I didn't realize there was some kind of event on top of the Inhuman series, and why isn't Inhuman #1 in the Inhumanity section? Confusing. Anyway, I'm probably just going to ignore all this.
- Miracleman #1 & 2 - Alan Moore is credited as "the original writer," as in, his name doesn't appear in the description because he specifically requested not to be mentioned. This whole thing makes me a little uncomfortable. Don't think I'm gonna get this. Some of those covers are really nice, though.
- Empire of the Dead: Act One #1 - Written by George Romero with art by Alex Maleev. Meh, I don't know. I like Maleev, but do we really need this?
- New Avengers #14 - Oh no, hey, this series is still going, and for some reason it's in a completely different section than the other Hickman Avengers titles. I don't get it. Also, which one of these books will I have to drop?
- The Amazing Spider-Man: The Movie Adaptation #1 - WHY?
- Daredevil #35 - Man, Chris Samnee is still drawing this? This is the book that I most regret dropping this year. Why did I do that?!
- I kinda want that Warlock collection.
- I don't really have anything to say about any of these books. Except maybe that Brian Wood's run on Conan the Barbarian better end soon because I'm like 15 issues behind and for some reason I can't stop buying it anyway and the issues are just gonna keep piling up until it ends.
- Everything looks awful.
- Gothtopia lolz
- Catwoman is the new Robin?!
- What's wrong with Hal Jordan's face?!
- Deadly Class #1 - I don't know, I'm not really feeling it, but I'll probably try the first issue.
- EGOs #1 - Same.
- Bad Dog #6 - OMG, why did it take like a million years for this last issue to come out!?
- Final issue of Prophet! Sad. Such a great book.
- The Midas Flesh #2 (of 8) (Boom) - That looks kinda cool. Never saw the solicits for the first issue, but I'll try to remember to pick it up if they have it in the store.
- RASL: The Complete Edition HC - I want that.
- I don't really understand the appeal of a Twilight Zone ongoing series.
- Bad Ass #1 (Dynamite) - "If Kick-Ass and Deadpool had a baby, it would be bad ass!" That sounds awful.
- Apparently Al Ewing's run on Jennifer Blood is pretty good. I should check that out.
- Everything that Valiant is publishing right now looks like all right. I kinda wish I hadn't dropped Harbinger.
Posted by Yan Basque at 11:39 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Well, I have been busy doing things. Things like moving and working and just about anything other than writing about comics on this blog. But I warned you something was coming, and now it has arrived.
Welcome to the first episode of Journey Into Amazing, a new podcast about two dudes (myself and co-host Ariel Esteban Cayer) reading their way through all 700 issues of Amazing Spider-Man.
This week we jump right in with the first five issues, written by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and featuring the first appearances of The Chameleon, The Vulture, Dr. Octopus and The Sandman.
In the second half of the show, we talk about some more recent comics, including Trillium #3, Mara #6, some Robocop mini-series and Mighty Avengers #1 and #2.
I'm super-excited about this project and it seems like the perfect excuse for me to start posting on this blog again. Rising from the ashes, etc.
Please help spread the word by sharing, tweeting, tumblring and facebooking. And tell us what you think in the comments below. In the near-future, we'll have a dedicated page for this podcast on tumblr, where we will also be posting panels from the comic books we review, but I will continue to cross-post new episodes to this blog each week.
00:00:00 - intro & theme song
00:01:30 - jumping right into our discussion of AMS #1-5
00:04:45 - Spidey’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15
00:13:55 - AMS #1: first appearance of The Chameleon, guest appearance by the Fantastic Four, Spidey and Johnny Storm BFFs
00:21:16 - ASM #2: first appearance of The Vulture, first appearance of the Tinkerer
00:22:13 - ASM #3: first appearance of Dr. Octopus, Steve Ditko’s art
00:28:39 - ASM #4: first appearance of Sandman, J. Jonah Jameson as antagonist
00:37:58 - ASM #5: guest appearances by Dr. Doom and the Fantastic Four
00:41:30 - closing words on AMS #1-5, what’s up with the spidey signal?
00:43:32 - moving on to weekly comic reviews
00:44:05 - Trillium #1-3, by Jeff Lemire and Jose Vilarrubia
00:52:10 - Mara #1-6, by Brian Wood, Ming Doyle, Jordie Bellaire
01:00:30 - Robocop: Last Stand #1-3, by Frank Miller, Steven Grant, Korkut Oztekin, Michael Garland, with covers by Declan Shalvey
01:04:55 - Mighty Avengers #1-2, by Al Ewing, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Frank D’Armata
01:18:50 - closing comments
Posted by Yan Basque at 12:14 AM
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