July 10, 2011

Awesomed By Comics Podcast Episode #144

This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by Bouncing Wailord, which you can (and should) get to by googling "Wailord Pringles." Look, we did it for you, right here. Anyway, we're on that show this week as well, talking about Pokemon for a couple of hours. If you're the kind of person who listens to our show and thinks "man oh man, I wish they would just shut up about comics and get back to Pokemon!" (like I would be, if I listened to our show) then this is the show for you! If you're one of those people who merely tolerates our Pokemon talk, or even has complained about it in the comments or in email, then this is probably not the show for you, but we encourage you to download it anyway even if you have no intention of listening to it - just to make us look more influential than we are. Just download it and delete it, they'll never know. Unless they read this. Which they probably will SHIT I SHOULD NOT HAVE EATEN THE BACKSPACE KEY ON THIS KEYBOARDE.

Big wins this week for Generation Hope #8, Sweet Tooth #23, Secret Six #35, Spider Girl #8, Irredeemable #27 (and part of #26 - you'll see) and Thunderbolts #160. Plus despite some serious love for both Flashpoint and Fear Itself, we've got some ... issues. (one of which is too many damn Juggernauts. The other - we probably shouldn't describe here.)

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Covers of the week:

Jonah Hex #69 by Jeff Lemire, and Vengeance #1 by Gabrielle Dell'Otto

Bonus Regijuggas for you Pokemon lovers out there.


Nick Jones said...

"Leeroy Jenkins" was the name of a player's character in World of Warcraft. While he was in a dungeon with some other people, his group was using a voice chat program to discuss a strategy for fighting a room full of wee tiny little dragons; however, before those other folks were ready, Leeroy inexplicably yelled his own name and ran into the room. The rest of the people followed him in, they all died quickly, then everybody started hurling insults at Leeroy, to which he responded "At least I have chicken." Unfortunately, why people find it funny despite its utter lack of kittens or small children eludes me.

Also, completely off that topic and anything mentioned on the show anytime recently, I've finally gotten around to reading Ex Machina based on your recommendations and think it's terrific. I belatedly appreciate the heads up!

Ethan Hoddes said...

Your guys attitude to animals getting killed reminds me of a friend of mine talking about the Joker. "I really hate how the Joker treats Harley." Me: "Mebdh, the Joker's a serial killer, he's killed over a hundred people. Harley's HELPED him kill dozens." (I hadn't seen the Batman Beyond movie yet, but she also helped him brutalise and brainwash a 14-year old child.) Medbh: ". . . but more importantly: he doesn't respect women!"

My villain of the week is Bane, but even though Gail says she got enough time to wrap it up, it really doesn't feel that way. The last time Bane tried to pull this off it took him a couple dozen issue of faster-paced 90s comics, and here they're doing it in 2. Also, the characters feel more and more stupid (in that they seem stupid, not that Gail's writing is stupid) Catman saying "Huntress is off limits," is what stuck out for me. Regardless of what's on Bane's chalkboard he can't seriously think that he's going to take down Batman and not have to fight the Huntress at some point.

Guyalice said...

According to Cracked, Leeroy Jenkins was staged: http://www.cracked.com/article_15849_7-viral-videos-you-didnt-know-were-staged-and-how-they-did-it_p2.html

Oh, and if/when Evie reads Sandman, I'd love to know what she thinks of it.

Anonymous said...

That dude should read Bone, all of Hellboy/BPRD, Y: The Last Man, etc. If you've got the time, get through the long stuff.

Anonymous said...

Very true

Very little sympathy for harley she chooses the "love" of a sidaistic serial killers?

Are we really feeling sorry for her?
It's like people who think tha Sopranos are misunderstood they kill people for money.
There's not a lot of grey area here when you stop and think.

Alberto De Jesus said...

In terms of sponsorship, I am torned. You guys spend a lot of time and money on the podcast. Both of you have every right to seek ways to recuperate expenses. At the same time, I like the unbiased opinions on comics and the industry.

Have you thought of maybe some paid membership system like ifanboy? The podcast would be free but paid members would get some swag.


Hope you feel better man. Marvel is running a sale on their their Digital Subscription service. You get year's worth of access for reasonable price.

If you are comfortable by a laptop or computer, this could be the way to go. You could read quite a bunch of stuff like Runaways, Thor Mighty Avenger, and tons of Marvel events. Might be worth checking out.

Noah said...

I agree with your comments on Vengeance. Very difficult book to follow. I thought I knew my Marvel continuity and did not know what the heck was going on. I'll stick with it, but that was a very confusing first issue.

Jordan said...

Great show. In regards to sponsors, I understand not wanting a comic book company to sponsor you guys, but I think if DCBS, Audible, or something like that shows interest, you guys should feel fine to pursue them.

Dan said...

My understanding of the "Leeroy Jenkins" joke is that they were spending a long time talking about strategy and the one guy suddenly decided to heck with strategy and just charged in, and so everyone died. It wasn't the yelling that alerted the bad guys, it was the fact that he charged in. The random yelling of his own name just adds to the weirdness.

Anyway, King Shark is awesome, here's hoping he remains awesome in "Suicide Squad".

Ethan Hoddes said...

Oh, btw, what is "Vengeance" about? (besides Magneto breaking up threesomes)

Doug T. said...

My picks:
Cover of the week: Chew #19
Panel of the week: Chew #19 - The astronauts were given only a single directive: start fuckin'!
Hero of the week: Gwen from iZombie
Villain of the week: Flashpoint Joker
Surprise of the week: Gordon shooting the kid in Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance. I would have said the identity of Flashpoint Joker, but I already guessed it last issue.
Book of the week: Chew #19.

ericmci said...

If you are wrestling with the idea of sponsorship- I say it can be done as long as the product falls in line with the sites say- tastes

If you would like to see an example of selling out look here-


Wise of them to not allow comments on this post.

Anonymous said...

Leeroy Jenkins...
baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog

I too was confused over the Leeroy Jenkins thing, but I confused it with Jenkem AKA butt hash...

Jordan said...

I saw this and thought you guys might be interested in it.


ericmci said...

You want storng femal characters- You got them ?


or how not to sponsor your show.

Anonymous said...

Never all right to kill a penguin? What if that penguin had gunned down your entire family while you were on a picnic in central park? I think you'd be obligated to cut a bloody swath through the penguin underworld in a quest for vengeance then.

Phillip said...

I won't explain Leroy Jenkins again, but I think the King Shark thing is related to this: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-singing-shark#.Ti_CcjAidTI