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Jul 23, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion about comic strips. We talk about several of our favorites from childhood, some of which are still around today (though not necessarily in a daily newspaper). And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Movie Sign with the Mads - a cool movie podcast starring Dr. Forrester (Trace Beaulieu) and TV's Frank (Frank Conniff) of MST3K fame

The Blair Witch (2016) - overall an okay movie, but nothing surprising (a little too close to the original)

And we tangent off into other horror movies (a bit)

[Les is out on vacation this week. -m]

 

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The strips we listed as our favorites:

Garfield

[Note: the kitten Garfield hated was Nermal, not Nergal. Nergal is the Mesopotamian god of death. An easy mistake ;-) -m]

Peanuts

Calvin & Hobbes

Bizarro

The Far Side

Family Circus

Foxtrot

Life in Hell

Pearls Before Swine

Dilbert

 

Picks for the week of 7/26:

Postal #21 (Image/Top Cow)

Underdog #2 (American Mythology)

Robotech #1 (Titan)

Shirtless Bear Fighter #2 (Image)

Honorable Mention: Atomic Robo Presents: Real Science Adventures Volume 1 (IDW)

Honorable Mention: Your Pal Archie #1 (Archie)

Honorable Mention: The Red Ten #10 (ComixTribe)

 

Shoutouts:

Condolences to the family and friends of horror legend George A. Romero, who passed away this week at age 77

Also, condolences to the family and friends of actor Martin Landau, who passed away this week at age 89

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: what's your favorite comic strip? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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Jul 16, 2017

The Fellowship regrets to inform you that, due to technical difficulties in our recording this week, we are not able to release a full-size, normal episode. But worry not, as one of our number has jumped on mic to explain what happened and fill in at least some of our usual features for your enjoyment, including our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Technical problems which rendered our recording unlistenable (not sure that's a word, but there we are)

 

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Picks for the week of 7/19:

Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust Summer Special #1 (Chapterhouse)

Batman '66 Meets the Legion of Super Heroes one-shot (DC)

Spencer & Locke #4 (Action Lab Danger Zone) - just got news that this has been optioned for the big screen, so congrats to the creators :-)

Bettie Page #1 (Dynamite)

Daredevil #24 (Marvel)

Darkness Visible #6 (IDW)

Honorable Mention:  Amelia Cole Omnibus (IDW)

Honorable Mention: Supergirl: The Silver Age Volume 1 (DC)

Honorable Mention: James Bond 007: Kill Chain #1 (Dynamite)

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: what's the first comic you remember reading? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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Jul 9, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion about the possibility and feasibility of a "shared universe" (a la Marvel's Cinematic Universe) for the James Bond 007 franchise. We speculate on how it might work, who could be involved, and where we could get characters to pull it off. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Plague Doktor - new graphic novel from Fifth Dimension Comics; available now through Kickstarter (and check out my review on our website)

"Les, go clean your room." - hosting a holiday get-together

Thomas' Big Bag o' Nothing® - not much happening

 

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Happy birthday to both Peter Simeti and Les' lovely bride - both July 4th babies :-)

 

Here's the link to an article about the tweet that sparked this topic

 

Picks for the week of 7/12:

Mage: The Hero Denied #0 (Image)

Groo: Play of the Gods #1 (Dark Horse)

Dread Gods #1 (IDW) [Note: writer is Ron Marz - bit of a lip slip there.]

Mighty Mouse #2 (Dynamite)

Kill or Be Killed #10 (Image)

Immortal #1 (Keenspot)

Honorable Mention: The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1 (Space Goat)

Honorable Mention: Black Cloud #4 (Image)

Honorable Mention: Planetary collection (DC)

 

Shoutouts:

Condolences to the family and friends of Joan Lee, who passed away this week at age 93

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: who's your vote for the next Bond? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

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Jul 2, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of patriotism in comics in this day and age. We ponder how patriotic American characters might be viewed internationally, and how nostalgia can affect the reading of comics (with some possibly strong opinions coming out). And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Monty Python Speaks - a serious (well, serious for them) "biography" of the Monty Python phenomenon, and a good, informative read [published in 1999]

Les' Big Bag o' Nothing® - which unfolds into an arena football league championship game that he "forgot" about :-)

Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes collection

Also MST3K streaming on Twitch (on the Shout Factory page) and on the new Comet network

 

And congrats to the Texas Revolution on their championship :-)

 

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Happy Independence Day for all of our listeners in the US :-)

 

[Note: we do use Captain America as our example a lot, so we should thank Marvel for giving us the prime example for this week's topic. It is not our intent to disparage them in any way; they just happen to provide us some great examples.]

 

Picks for the week of 7/5:

Bloodshot's Day Off #1 (Valiant)

Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit #1 (Dynamite)

Time & Vine #1 (IDW)

Ash Vs The Army of Darkness #1 (Dynamite)

After Eden #1 (Red 5)

Sisters of Sorrow #1 (BOOM!)

Honorable Mention: Zombie Tramp Origins #1 (Action Lab Danger Zone)

Honorable Mention: Unholy Grail #1 (Aftershock)

Honorable Mention: Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Artist's Edition collection (IDW)

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: which "changed" character is your favorite? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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Jun 25, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion on how we read comics. We're looking at it in terms of physical spaces and rituals/habits surrounding our favorite pastime. And no promises, but we might just wander off topic a bit. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Mikey's Big Bag o' Nothing® - kind of under the weather this week

Out at the racetrack (Texas Motor Speedway) having a blast playing with actual race cars

The Towering Inferno - doesn't age well, especially in terms of storytelling

The Complete Jim Starlin Warlock trade - fun to check out the beginnings of Marvel's space opera stories

 

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As noted, if anyone from Frito-Lay can hook us up with a sponsorship or "review samples" we'd be happy to oblige :-)

 

Picks for the week of 6/28:

Beautiful Canvas #1 (Black Mask)

Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #2 (IDW)

Black Magick #6 (Image)

Scrimshaw #1 (Alterna)

Buffy The High School Years: Parental Parasite GN (Dark Horse)

No Angel #4 (Black Mask)

Honorable Mention: Dark Knight: A True Batman Story (Vertigo)

Honorable Mention: Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The Master Plan of Doctor Doom (Marvel)

Honorable Mention: Kull Eternal #1

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: what's your routine when you read your comics? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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Jun 18, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion on the career and the impact of Adam West to the geek community. For an actor who was essentially typecast, he managed to have a very long and diverse career, both embracing Batman and creating other memorable characters along the way. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

I Am Your Father - documentary about Dave Prowse and his uncomfortable relationship with Star Wars (a good if sad watch)

Why Horror? - Showtime documentary about the phenomenon of horror media (an interesting look at horror)

RPGs on Facebook groups - the modern version of message boards and/or play by mail (with a quick mention of Roll20)

 

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We wish to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Mr. West for their loss, as well as his fans everywhere. Thank you, sir, for the entertainment you worked so hard to provide for us.

 

Picks for the week of 6/21:

The Chair #1 (Alterna)

The Deep #6 (BOOM!)

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man #1 (Dark Horse)

Batman #25 (DC)

Plastic #3 (Image)

Crosswind #1 (Image)

Honorable Mention: Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes volume 1 (DC)

Honorable Mention: Lady Killer 2 #5 (Dark Horse)

Honorable Mention: Top 100 Comic Book Movies trade (IDW)

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: favorite Adam West moment/experience? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

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Jun 11, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our quarterly look at crowdfunding. A ton of cool comics and other things come out on Kickstarter all the time, and we like to showcase a little of it. It's a fun way to get access to new creators as well as established ones. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

I actually finished a non-comic book - Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn

Appendectomy - no really, Les was getting out of surgery as we were starting to record last week

Vacation! - dug out and read Fantastic Four: In Search of Galactus (Marvel)

And hints that FF may be returning to the fold?

 

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Check out our Kickstarter picks:

Ghost Island #2

House of Fear

Witches Trine: Rebirth

Sentries

Bloodworth #3

Deathface Rocket Crew

Angelica Rains

The Hive Comics in Odessa, TX

Black Suit of Death #2

Comichaus - an indie comics app

Illustrated Classics from Beehive Books

Ditko's Mr. A

 

Picks for the week of 6/14:

Green Valley #9 (Image)

Jimmy's Bastards #1 (Aftershock)

Legion of Super Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special (DC)

Shadows on the Grave #5 (Dark Horse)

Normandy Gold #1 (Titan)

Kid Sherlock #1 (Action Lab)

Honorable Mention: Winnebago Graveyard #1 (Image)

Honorable Mention: The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 5 - The Vanishing Tower (Titan)

Honorable Mention: Kill the Minotaur #1 (Image)

 

Also, Overground Comics has been picked up by American Mythology - this is a very good thing

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: where else (other than Kickstarter, TFAW, Amazon, etc.) do you go to get cool stuff? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

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Jun 4, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our conversation with James Venhaus, creator and writer of Night Owl Society, from IDW Publishing. We talk about the success of his book, the process of getting his first comic published, and where he may be taking it in the future. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

RPG - character generation for a summer Deadlands game (if you're not familiar, Deadlands is Wild West with magic)

Dicemasters - learning to play, having some fun

Also watched part of a M*A*S*H marathon over Memorial Day weekend [Note: Ugly John was the gas passer; Painless was the dentist.]

 

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Check out James online:

www.jamesvenhaus.net

Twitter @jamesvenhaus

Facebook page for Night Owl Society

and pick up Night Owl Society at your local comic shop!

 

Picks for the week of 6/7:

Night Owl Society #3 (IDW)

Unsound #1 (Boom!)

Reborn #6 (Image)

Darth Vader #1 (Marvel)

GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1 (Dynamite)

Honorable Mention: Marvel Comics Digest #1: Amazing Spider-Man (Archie)

Honorable Mention: Faith #12 (Valiant)

 

Shoutouts:

Many thanks again to James Venhaus for speaking with us

And shout-out to Les, who's under the weather this week

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: shout out for comics that are local to you? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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May 28, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of M*A*S*H on (or near) the 45th anniversary of the TV series premiere. We think it's noteworthy because (A) it was a very successful TV series, and (B) it was a sitcom about war, fer cryin' out loud. We talk about its origins (the book and the movie) and about how great (and weird and political) it was. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Mikey's Big Bag o' Nothing® - life bit me in the ass pretty hard this week

Alamo Drafthouse's Video Vortex this week - Crocodile Fury (a real woofer of a flick if descriptions are accurate)

Twitch watch - Friday the 13th game releasing this week, and it lives up to the hype

 

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Picks for the week of 5/31:

Moon Knight #14 (Marvel)

D4VEocracy #4 (IDW)

Eagle: Resurgent #2 (American Mythology)

The Red Ten #9 (ComixTribe)

Black Road #10 (Image)

Heroines #1 (Space Goat Publishing)

Honorable Mention: Starslayer: The Log of the Jolly Roger trade (Dark Horse)

Honorable Mention: The Last Contract trade (Boom!)

Honorable Mention: Lennon: The New York Years (IDW)

 

Shoutouts:

Condolences to the families and friends of Chris Cornell, Sir Roger Moore, and Rich Buckler. They will all be greatly missed.

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

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You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: favorite line from the show or movie? Or favorite character? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

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May 21, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of Star Wars on (or near) the 40th anniversary of the first movie (A New Hope). We reminisce about our first experiences with the franchise, talk about its various influences on geek and popular culture, and speculate a bit about its future. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Twitch - I've been lurking there to learn more about DDO (Dungeons & Dragons Online, where I'm also kind of a lurker - common theme)

More Twitch - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood streaming to raise funds for PBS

Even more Twitch - new Dead By Daylight update/release with Friday the 13th expansion coming soon

Twin Peaks is returning - an excuse to marathon the old episodes before the new ones start

 

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[Note: the animated Star Trek series was indeed 1973.]

[Note: the actor Thomas mentions was Julian Glover, not John. He was also a member of the Royal Shakespearean Company, if I'm not mistaken.]

 

Picks for the week of 5/24:

Vampirella #3 (Dynamite)

Casper The Friendly Ghost #1 (American Mythology)

Batman/The Shadow #2 (Dynamite/DC)

Pathfinder: Runescars #1 (Dynamite) [Note: the game released in 2009.]

Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust #1 (Chapterhouse)

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland: Birth of Madness one-shot (Zenescope)

Honorable Mention: Red Team: Double Tap Center Mass #9 (Dynamite)

Honorable Mention: JLA Year One Deluxe Edition HC (DC)

Honorable Mention: Batman/Wildcat (DC)

 

Shoutouts:

Les will be attending the Famous Monsters con in Dallas at the end of May, which boasts a treasure trove of guests, including Christopher Mihm

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: favorite Star Wars moment? Or how old were you when you first saw Star Wars? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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