October 18, 2009

ABC Podcast, Episode #64 and visual aids

This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by tea, zen and scalding all over your lap. Incredible Hercules shines in ball-kickin', nipple-twistin' onomatopoeic glory, and Mike Carey's awesome The Unwritten makes no sense in the best possible way. Deadpool and Spider-Man mini-story anthologies get points, and Batgirl starts to begrudgingly meet our requests, while also demonstrating DC's sore need for good teen-themed pencilers.

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Cover of the Week

Aaron and Evie's pick, from Unwritten #6, cover by Yuko Shimizu:

Panel(s) of the Week

Aaron's pick, from Deadpool #900, story by Charlie Huston and Kyle Baker:

Evie's pick, from Blue Beetle back-up in Booster Gold #25, story by Matt Sturges and Mike Norton:


bird said...

i hope i'm not stepping on toes but i would like to mention my panel of the week.

it's hellboy (kid hellboy) eating pancakes and reading a lobster man comic in bprd 1947 #5.

it has made me smile since i read it.

i don't have a blog or a scanner so i thought i would give my love here.

thanks for the outlet and the always great podcast. also, i find myself singing "watching porn with greg land, now he has to draw with the other hand" more than one should.

Unknown said...

Hey there Evie & Aaron,

Great ep (as usual). I am thrilled that you are both enjoying The Unwritten as much as I am, because it's one of those unique books that the medium needs to cultivate in order to further grow the audience.

One thing I wanted to mention in relation to the Unwritten discussion and Tommy Taylor. While you're absolutely right to make the comparison to Harry Potter, I think it's important to emphasize that the story is as much, if not more, borrowed from the real life story of Christopher Robin Milne, son of Winnie the Pooh creator A.J. Milne.

Christopher Robin Milne was, as you might guess, the namesake and inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh books which were, in many ways, even more of a craze and phenomena than the Harry Potter books are today.

Chris Robin came to hate the Pooh books and his father, as a result. It's a very sad and fascinating story that parallels much of the characterization we're seeing of Tommy Taylor so far in Unwritten.

All the best, you keep making eps, I'll keep listening.


Jason Wood
Co-Host -- 11 O'Clock Comics

ghxdhdxt said...

The Dr.Doom of Harlem might be the one of the funniest things I've ever heard. It's right up there with the with "Sho Nuff" the shogun of Harlem.

Evie said...

Bird, everyone is always welcome to submit their own awards--our casa is su casa, or something!

And Jason, that's very interesting I hadn't thought of that--or actually now that you mention it it's sort of ringing a bell, but it makes this book even more kick ass.

aaron said...

Bird - I'm amazed more people don't do that. I'm sure if I listened to our show, when I wasn't yelling at me to stop being so annoying, I'd be coming up with my own lists.

Please, if we've snubbed something, or have missed something worthy of an award, that's what these here comments are for!

Anonymous said...

great show guys, seemed to flow very smoothly this show, I didn't even think it ran over an hour, but it did! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad I'm not the only one who plays kissy-kissy with Booster Gold/Ted Kord BB figures.

Pagan Mnemosyne said...

I heard you guys being surprised that Agents of Atlas didn't come out. I thought the series was canceled, and was only going to live on in a few limited series from here on in. Am I on the pipe?

bird said...

my last post was wrong. it was #4. i'm used to the 6 issue minis. this one is 5 so i messed up. that's why i don't have a great blog/podcast. or at least one reason.

i hope other people play along at home too. maybe you could award an at home game to people for winning some kind of contest. or maybe i watched too many game shows as a kid.

or or or i'm rowing a boat to england.

Evie said...

Kid Dork--I had asked Jeff Parker about it a month or two ago, and he said that it wasn't canceled, that they were going to do some specials to bring in new readers. I haven't heard anything beyond that, so I'm hoping they're going to do a few of these crossover things and then keep the series going. But I guess I'm not totally sure.