July 25, 2010


You would think that with all the news coming out of Comic Con this week, we would be all over it with a new show...but this is just a reminder that there's no podcast this week due to some pressing responsibilities. If I have time this week, I'll post some hilarious and irreverent reactions to various announcements and face-stabbings.

Oh, bonus points to anyone who correctly guesses what my panel of the week would have been. It's not super obvious like Terry McGinniss nuzzling a kitten or something but it is a clever cultural reference that made me LOL.


July 18, 2010

ABC Podcast, Episode #102 plus visual aids

This week's episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by crazy two-sport athlete conspiracy theories, sandwiched by appearances of one of music's most recognizable tritones. We literally CANNOT say enough good things about the finale of the Boom! series "Codebreakers" -- because saying any more than we did would give the surprises away, and we are demanding that you read it. Superman hits the road to go be a dick somewhere other than Metropolis, The Stuff of Legend and The Unwritten both deliver great work as usual, we lol at Booster Gold, and the X-Men wrap up what turned out to be a fairly solid event by pointlessly murdering innocent and equally endangered creatures.

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Cover(z) of the Week

Evie's pick, from The Unwritten #15, cover by Yuko Shimizu

Aaron's pick, from Gorilla Man #1, cover by Dave Johnson

Panel(s) of the Week:

Evie's pick, from Echo #23 by Terry Moore

Aaron's pick, from Thanos Imperative #2 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Miguel Sepulveda.

(for the real one, look down below - be warned, there's spoilers.

July 12, 2010

ABC Podcast, Episode #101 plus visual aids

This freshman-level episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by LeBron James, who, after a tortuous cost-benefit analysis, has accepted our offer to produce our show from Florida (suck it, War Rocket Ajax). A giant litter of adorable cartoon dalmatians goes out to Sweet Tooth, Secret Six, the Boys; first issues of Scarlet, Avengers: the Children's Crusade and Thor: The Mighty Avenger; and the final, moving issue of this volume of Demo. We also talk about Louis C.K.'s fabulously awkward new sitcom, and the Fantastic Four's answer to Planned Parenthood.

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Cover of the Week

Evie and Aaron's pick, Sweet Tooth #11, cover (and everything else) by Jeff Lemire:

Panel(s) of the week

Aaron's pick from The Boys #44, by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun:

Evie's pick, from Secret Six #23, by John Ostrander and RB Silva:


July 5, 2010


Dudes! We did it! We made it to our centennial episode, which is a totally arbitrary thing to celebrate but AWWW YEAAAHHH. We start off this third season of Awesomed By Comics (50 shows per season, why not?) with a bunch of brand new categories, questions, cat stuff, and a very special musical remembrance of episodes of yore. Likely winners include various Wonder Woman-related things, Unknown Soldier, Thor and Batman Beyond; unlikely winners include Green Lantern and Action Comics. We also debut a new version of the theme song, and wish you a happy snappy Fourth O' July!

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And now, thanks to new listener and contest winner Marina, you all get the following recipe courtesy of the "have what Awesomed by Comics is having for dinner, for dinner" contest.

You will need:

1 copy of the album And by The Ampersands (my band)
1 stick of butter
1 egg
brown sugar
molasses (preferably ''robust")
baking soda
ground ginger


1) Put on the album And by The Ampersands (my band) which is available at fine online music retailers everywhere.

2) Figure out how to make that stupid little degree symbol thingy

3) Preheat oven to 350°

4) In a small bowl mix the following:
------- 1 3/4 cups flour
------- 1 tsp Baking Soda
------- 1 1/2 tbsp Ground Ginger
------- 2 tsp Cinnamon
------- 2 tsp Nutmeg
------- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
------- 1 tsp Allspice
------- 1/4 tsp salt

5) In a large bowl, beat one stick of butter until softish, as though that ever works beyond just getting the butter stuck in the beaters, but whatever, that's what I always do and it works fine.

6) Add one large egg and 3/4 cup (tightly packed) brown sugar and beat until the butter isn't stuck in the beaters anymore, and the whole thing's relatively smooth.

7) Add 1 cup Robust Molasses and beat until well-blended. Regular molasses works okay too, I just really like the Robust kind.

8) Gradually beat in the flour/spice mixture until everything's in there and it's all nice and smooth.

9) Add 1/2 cup boiling water and beat the brains out of the stuff. I have no idea what purpose the water serves or why it has to be boiling, but every gingerbread recipe I've ever seen has told me to do this, so screw it, I'm putting it in my recipe too.

10) Grab an 8 or 9 inch pan (square, round, trapezoidenal, whatever) and grease it or line it with wax paper, or both.

11) Pour the stuff into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Of course, oven temperature and climate and sea level and bla bla bla, just poke something into the middle after 40 minutes.

12) Top with vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg and enjoy while reading your favorite funnybooks!!!