December 13, 2010

ABCP Episode #118 plus Colleen Coover and visual aids!!

This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by misinformation about the website of our very special guest, artist and writer extraordinaire Colleen Coover! Colleen delivers delightful rants and raves about her comics picks, pans, and personal projects, and even recommends a book that is made up almost entirely of words!? We have hundreds of love-units for Fables #100, mighty affection for Thor: The Mighty Avenger, fresh giggles for "New Avengers," and three cubes for new series 27. Evie also reports on Black Swan, which is awesomely bonkers, and you should all go see it even if Aaron would hate it.

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*UPDATED WITH COLLEEN'S LINKS AND VISUAL AIDS*

Colleen's Surprise of the Week: Miss Don't Touch Me

Colleen's Crap of the Week: Steve Bunche's review of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Colleen's Comic-Related Non-Comic Item of the Week: Mass Effect 3 cinematic trailer

Collen's Cover of the Week: Iron Man Legacy #9, cover by Juan Doe:


Colleen's Panel of the Week, from I Am an Avenger #4, story by Colleen Coover!




14 comments:

Colt said...

My big issue with Booster Gold were all the little not-so-cutesy metatextual jokes about going on patrol, regular dudes not coming back to life, and Booster angrily asking, "You think our lives are some.. comic book-- where guys in costumes pound the snot out of each other and nobody gets hurt?"

I mean, this from a dude who lives in a world where friends like Green Arrow and Green Lantern will beat the Hell out of each other at the drop of a hat without suffering any kind of serious injury, where normal dudes like Hourman, Peacemaker, or Green Arrow can die and then come back, and where superhero patrols are a staple of day-to-day life.

It's that old trick where the writer mocks genre conventions, while still indulging in them. I mean, just last issue, Booster watched a teenager wade through Nazi machine gun fire. It's hard to take his big, indignant rant, as well as his sadness at his friend's death, seriously.

Because I as the reader, know that Booster should really know better.

Colleen said...

I'm glad you stuck the hot rod in at the end, there.

Danny said...

It's okay to avoid Tales of Earthsea-- it is quite unlike most Ghibli movies. I believe that's because it isn't an original story (although the source author kind of thinks its original.) It was also directed by Miyazaki's son, and there was some family tension in the move that IMO shows up in what proves to be a very uneven production.

Matt said...

Always love the show, and Im digging the guests lately. Are their plans for more in the future? Can we make requests? (I'm only half kidding there, I think it'd be awesome to listen to you guys interact with Tom Katers, for eg)

Evie said...

Certainly we will have more guests. And Tom is high on the list.

Clemfold said...

So is Miss Swiss similar to Miss Army Knife, from Final Crisis: Run?

http://www.comicvine.com/miss-army-knife/29-62668/

Jordan said...

Hey, great episode as always. What was the name of the books that Aaron recommended?

Patricio said...

Great show, although I can't agree that the main DC Books have been any worse than the main Marvel books in the past few years...

I think in both cases it comes form having a single writer set the tone/direction for the whole universe.

Evie said...

Jordan--I think 27 was the book? What specific recommendation are you talking about?

Jordan said...

Evie- Toward the end, something that he and Keith Olbermann both read?

Evie said...

Jordan: Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst.

Anonymous said...

Colleen rocks!!! Great show all!! :D

And I liked, Miss Don't Touch Me, kinda a strange story, but the art was cool. And even though you forgot about her Banana Sunday fromm Oni, I think I recall you two talking about it when it came out. I loved it! :)

More interviews guys, please! :)

Jordan said...

Evie- Thanks, thats the one.

Eric Lyden said...

A week behind, but regarding BOOSTER GOLD- I almost got the feeling that the last Blue Beetle/Ted Kord story arc they did was an old JLA story Giffen & DeMatteis wrote 20 years ago and never got around to using so they just did some rewrites and used it here and now. There is no bigger fan of that era's JLA than I, but i do agree with Aaron that it was getting to be too much, especially considering he saw quite a bit of Ted lately considering he's dead. I also agree with Evie that this issue was likely meant to give some closure to the relationship and from here on out it won't be a focal point of the series until of course a new creative team takes over and decides they have their own unique spin on the Ted/Booster friendship.