June 14, 2009

ABC Podcast, Episode #49 and visual aids

This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by barely functioning automobiles, and a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of the industry's biggest artists at the climax of his career. School's in session for a new hilarious cohort of X-Men First Class, and Beta Ray Bill space-gallops away with big prizes. Be sure to start getting psyched now for next week's 50th Episode/One-Year-Anniversary Spectacular. We don't know how spectacular it will be, but by calling it that a lot we hope to make it so.

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Cover(s) of the Week

Evie's pick, from Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1, cover by Patrick Zircher:

Aaron's pick, from Sherlock Holmes #2, cover by John Cassaday:

Panel(s) of the Week

Aaron's pick, from Deadpool #11 by Daniel Way and Paco Medina:

Evie's pick, from Uncanny X-Men First Class Giant Size #1 by Jeff Parker, Scott Gray, Roger Langridge, Craig Rousseau, David Williams, Dennis Calero, Sean Galloway, Joe Infurnari, Cameron Stewart and Jeff Parker (click to enlarge):


Mark said...

Holy crap, that was hilarious. Only three minutes in and it's the best bit yet.

Anonymous said...

I HATE when that happens! (re: going to get comics, then forgetting to get some)

Stephen Wacker said...

I love this podcast!

Evie said...

Hey, thanks Steve! Although now that you've said that, Aaron's going to think he can get away with just about anything.

Evie said...

Actually, reflecting on the content of this week's episode, I realize the chance of this actually being Steve Wacker are like 0.5%. But I know it's someone at Marvel, so we'll just pretend.

And if it is Steve, Aaron has a pitch for a Firestar mini he's dying to tell you about.

Stephen Wacker said...

It is really me.

You can tell Aaron that Firestar pitches are about as rare as water. Everybody has one. (I do not understand the appeal. That cartoon is 28 years old fercrissakes!)

Evie said...

Oh wonderful! Well then you understand that even when we're assholes it's out of genuine love and admiration of what you do.

And nothing would delight me more than to tell Aaron that his Firestar fetish is utterly common.

aaron said...

Because you never forget your first love, and she was the first love for about 60% of comics fans between the ages of 28 and 36.

Also - what about this. Captain Ultra: DARK REIGNBOW.

Give it some thought.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid you can't know for a fact that tequila you had in Mexico had a worm in it. :D

Tequila is distilled spirits from specific agave plants from specific areas in Mexico, where the distillers follow strict rules for production.

It's similar to champagne, in how it's sparkling wine that's specific to the Champagne region.

When it's produced outside of those areas, it's mezcal, and the worm is sometimes added. But high quality mezcal will not have a worm. So if you have a worm in your mezcal, it's probably cheaper stuff.

The worm is actually the larvae of a type of moth that can be found on agave plants.

One popular story goes that the addition of the worm is proof of Proof (a certain percentage of alcohol), as higher proof alcohol will serve to preserve the larvae intact.

Enjoy! :-)

Evie said...

I'm too exhausted right now to follow that to the letter, but I believe you!

Stephen Wacker said...

I wanted to do a book about an evil autistic guy called Dark ReignMan, so I empathize. (Actually I didn't. I'm just showing off hoiw quickly i think on my feet)

I love the very specific math about who's a Firestar fan.

Seriously, you guys all have pretty much the same Firestar pitch. It's disturbing.

trying to work!

Evie said...

Aaron says "I want to send her to space." I think he thinks this is different than all those other Firestar pitches. I think he's probably wrong.

Stephen Wacker said...

A character with fire powers...in oxygen-less space.

Sounds great!

Evie said...

Ha ha ha BURN. (oo, get it?)

aaron said...

ha ha ha NOT burned.

I know she's been retired since you came to Marvel, and you're clearly not as obsessed with her as some of us douchehats are, so you would really have no reason to know that her powers are actually microwave radiation-based, not fire-based.

And microwaves are literally EVERYWHERE in space. There's all kinds of cool stuff one could do with that - theoretical particle physics, cosmic string theory, redshift phasing, etc.


Evie said...

The funny part is that Aaron never, ever ever talks like this, except in relation to justifying putting Firestar in space.