December 20, 2009

ABC Podcast, Episode #73 and visual aids

This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by the world's only horse-engineered audio recording of our cat eating. I know, right, happy holidays! Shocking turns in Mark Waid's The Unknown: the Devil Made Flesh and Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina score big, as does Jeff Parker and Steve Lieber's simulated waterboarding in Underground. Kyle Rainer wins the All-Time Super Contest for Cheesiest Ways to Rejoin the Living, and Power Girl gets hit on by the supreme leader of Earth-Diggler. Also, do not miss us and many other special guests on the War Rocket Ajax Christmas Special, available Monday Dec. 21 at noon EST! We sing, like for real.

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Before we get to the comics visuals, here's that terrifying Lidsville theme that Aaron insisted I post. Seriously, you will question your own humanity after watching this:

Cover(s) of the Week

Aaron's pick, from Spider-Man #615, cover by Javier Pulido:

Evie's pick, from Dark Avengers #12, cover by Mike Deodato and Rain Beredo:

Panel(s) of the Week

Evie's pick, from Fables #91, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham:

Aaron's pick, from Ex Machina #47 by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris, but it gives too much away if you're reading it in trade so I'll just put up these adorable penguins and bunnies from Tiny Titans:


Anonymous said...

I read fables and ex machina last week and I thought "These are going to make panel of the week or I will eat my hat!" and I have a very big head so thats not just empty rap boasting. I mean its huge so I tend to stack my bets. Also? War rocket Christmas? Awesome!
Ginrummy Ryan

Anonymous said...

Great show! :)

ghxdhdxt said...

What the shit was that vid?

Ethan Hoddes said...

I haven't been reading any of the Avengers books, so I didn't notice the continuity issue with Reborn. It's still not very good though, the answer to where Steve was was pretty neat, but the execution of bringing him back has been pretty uninteresting. I'm pretty sure that the villains behind the scenes in Nomad were said to be the Secret Empire. That being said, I don't think that narrows it down because they've been a bunch of different things (I don't know that much about them, but I think they're a sort of HYDRAish organization, Richard Nixon was their leader in the 70s).

aaron said...

Anon 1: You were right!

Anon 2: You were also right!

Derrick: That vid was the kick-kick-kickiest.

Ethan: Those guys didn't seem nearly racist enough to be associated with Nixon.

Ethan Hoddes said...

Maybe the Secret Empire made some Secret diversity hires in the late 80s to rehabilitate their Secret public image. I don't expect it to make that much sense, since as I recall this was their plan (under Nixon) in the classic Captain America & Falcon storyline

Step 1) Secretly infiltrate all levels of US government with loyalists.
Step 2) Subtly manipulate the media to stir up discontent and doubts about American democracy.
Step 3) Kidnap all the mutants (wait for it, you'll see why).
Step 4) Frame Captain America and the Falcon for a crime to discredit him, and set up Moonstone, a pawn of the Empire, as a new hero to replace him.
Step 5) Land a flying saucer powered by a giant wheel hooked up to all the mutants on the Capital Mall and demand the surrender of the entire government.

And things were going so well until step 5...

Eric Lyden said...

Re: Your appearance on War Rocket Ajax- I was so taken aback by Evie's singing voice that I had to listen to the song again to hear the actual jokes. That was well done.

Dr. Mindbender said...

Hey guys, get it together! That Spidey cover is by Paolo Rivera not Javier Pulido...they don't all look the same ;)

Evie said...

Traie: Many apologies, to you and Paolo--but no need to accuse us of thinking they all "look the same"--we sort of have to rely on Marvel to properly credit their artists, and I just looked at that issue, and they don't credit Paolo ANYWHERE. It just says Pulido is the artist, and when it only credits one artist, that usually means he/she also did the cover. So I'll definitely make a correction and give Paolo his due credit, but it'd probably be even nicer for Paolo if Marvel put his name on the book!

Dr. Mindbender said...

No worries, I actually always have a hard time telling Marcos Martin and Paolo Rivera apart even though I'm a self professed 'art guy'.

Happy New Year and looking forward to the next installment of the Podcast.

Evie said...

Ha, well, we've always admitted that we're not super well versed art folk, and with some exceptions can't necessarily identify artists without credits--so we gotta rely on the publishers for the kudos :). (And why the hell wouldn't they give them? That's just weird.)

Stephen Wacker said...

Paolo is credited on the last page of the book. Cover credit is there every issue.

Worm out of this one!

-The editor

Evie said...

So can I assume that crediting Paolo on the first page this week in #617, and then giving the real credits (to Max Fiumara and Joe Quinones) in the normal place on the last page, was purely for our benefit?

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