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Apr 23, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of the idea that Wonder Woman could supplant Batman as the "money" character for DC, both in film and in comics. We go into how feasible it might be from a few different angles, a bit on how it could be done, and a couple of sidetracks on Batman and others. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Monty Python Speaks - hadn't actually read this before

Les' Big Bag o' Nothing™ - a quiet week

1050 Years in the Future - Legion of Super Heroes 50th anniversary trade (2008), in anticipation of new LSH coming soon?

 

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[Note: The Dark Knight was 2008; not sure what the hell I was thinking :-) -m]

The promised Comichron link (comparing sales numbers) is here

And yes, Geoff Johns, we're serious about you coming on the show to discuss these ideas ;-)

 

Picks for the week of 4/26:

No World #1 (Aspen Comics)

Underdog #1 (American Mythology)

The Black Monday Murders #5 (Image Comics)

24 Legacy: Rules of Engagement #1 (IDW Publishing)

Night Owl Society #1 (IDW Publishing)

Real Science Adventures #1 (IDW Publishing) [Robo!]

Honorable Mention: Star Hawks volume 1 hardcover (IDW Publishing)

Honorable Mention: Young Justice Book 1 trade (DC Comics)

Honorable Mention: the last of the Life And Death series - this one is a Prometheus one-shot (Dark Horse Comics)

 

Shoutouts:

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Question of the Week: are you ready for Wonder Woman to be the face of DC? Let us know on social media!

 

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Apr 16, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion, assisted by artist/podcaster Eddie Medina, of comics crossovers with toys. This was big in the '80s, so we get a bit nostalgic at times. But we got a few new ones in too, not to mention a couple of tangents. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Catching up on Knights of the Dinner Table and finding in it the Evil Overlord List

Will Save the Galaxy for Food, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, and The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical

Finished up the art for Kingdom Comics Presents #4 - the Sir Caliburn story

Also reading Sgt Fury Essentials volume 1

Starting to write a new story - ideas come, but the writing part is hard (podcasts as a block breaker?)

 

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List of toys that spawned comics (or vice versa):

GI Joe

Shogun Warriors

Dungeons & Dragons (more game than toy, but lots of comics came from it)

Atari Force

Masters of the Universe

Transformers

ROM Space Knight

Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars (it really was based on the toy line)

Ninjago (a Lego property that put out a series of mini graphic novels and other early reader books)

Twisted ToyFare Theater (from the page of ToyFare magazine - fumetti style comics, which is word balloons over photos of toys)

[Note: on the Robot Chicken DC Special tangent, there are three specials. -m]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

Picks for the week of 4/19:

Namwolf #1

Dead Inside #5

Failsafe #1

World Reader #1

Royal City #2

Spirit Hunters #6

Honorable Mention: Resident Alien: The Man With No Name trade

Honorable Mention: The Greatest Adventure #1

 

Shoutouts:

Thanks, Eddie, for hanging out with us - check out his podcast The Rantcor Pit on the Jedi Cole feed

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

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

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Question of the Week: any other toys/comics that you enjoyed as a kid? Let us know on social media!

 

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Apr 9, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our conversation with writer Cullen Bunn. His new Image book Regression (with Danny Luckert) comes out on May 10th, and it's a good one in our humble opinions. We also pick his brain about several of his other projects, be they comics, movie or TV show. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Batman The Animated Series - watching through the series for the first time; very cool how subtle the series can be

Dallas Fan Expo - good show; John Barrowman was an especially good con guest (very fan friendly and engaging)

X-Men Epic Collection: Second Genesis

 

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Many thanks to Cullen Bunn for joining us this week

Track him down on Twitter @CullenBunn

Or on Facebook - Cullen Bunn

Or his website www.cullenbunn.com

 

Some of the titles we talked about:

Regression - again, May 10th

Harrow County

The Empty Man

Deadpool

X-Men Blue

Monsters Unleashed

Conan the Slayer

[Dude has written a TON of books, right? And this doesn't even scratch the surface. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 4/12:

Seven to Eternity #5

SuperMansion #2

X-Men Blue #1

Sky Doll: Sudra #2

AmeriKarate #2

Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight

Honorable Mention: Harrow County #22 [Note: Volume 4 was released in February. -m]

Honorable Mention: Batman '66 Meets the Man From U.N.C.L.E. trade

Honorable Mention: Legionnaires Book 1

 

Shoutouts:

Thanks again to Cullen for joining us

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

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

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Question of the Week: are you creeped out by bugs, in comics or otherwise? Let us know on social media! [Note: the "bug guy" in Creepshow was E.G. Marshall. -m]

 

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Apr 2, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our Q&A episode, where we answer questions from you, dear listener. The questions for this show involve our "desert island" movie and how we would have handled the Star Wars prequels. Also, more tangents than a trig textbook. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

The Secret Life of Brian - Python documentary I found on YouTube [Note: it was a TV doc from 2007. -m]

TV shows: Ghost Brothers, 3 African-American guys investigating haunted locations, and Cosplay Melee, a cosplay version of Face Off

Double Take comics - a defunct publisher who did some daring stuff with Night of the Living Dead tie-ins (not exactly a must-read) [Yes, it was 1968. The remake, not mentioned here, was 1990. -m]

 

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Many thanks to Crazy Town Podcast @TheCrazyTownPod and Troy Rogers for supplying the questions!

[And apologies for the rantiness that ensues. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 4/5:

The Sovereigns #0

Mighty Man one-shot

Faith #10

Courier #1

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Ghost Stories #1

Grimm Tales of Terror April Fools' Special

Honorable Mention: Rock Candy Mountain #1

Honorable Mention: Brave Chef Brianna #2

Honorable Mention: World War Tank Girl #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 questions do you have for us? Let us know on social media!

 

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Mar 26, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our reminiscences about the career of Bernie Wrightson, who was taken from us this week by brain cancer. He had a marvelous career as an artist who could transcend genre, and he was also respected and loved by his fellow creators. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Catching up on Knights of the Dinner Table (I got behind)

Found some recent Heavy Metal mags with a Donny Cates story in them

Also found a movie called All Stars (2014) about youth sports - ah, memories

Finally saw Star Trek Beyond - an okay movie with some problems

Also Robert Osborne tribute on TCM - his interviews were something that our humble show can only aspire to

 

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Our condolences and best wishes for Bernie's family and friends. And thank you, Bernie, for the beautiful art you gave all of us.

 

Picks for the week of 3/29:

X-Men Prime one-shot

Lazarus #26

Comic Book History of Comics #5

Titans Annual #1

Hadrian's Wall #5

Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1

Honorable Mention: The Three Stooges: April Fools' Day special

Honorable Mention: Star Hawks volume 1 hardcover collection

Honorable Mention: DC's new Hanna Barbera crossovers

Honorable Mention: Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man

 

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 favorite Bernie Wrightson work? Let us know on social media!

Also: we'll be doing a Q&A episode very soon - send us your Qs so we can A them :-)

 

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Mar 19, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our reminiscences about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, which premiered 20 years ago this week. It ran for seven seasons, spawned a five-year spinoff, and put both supernatural horror and teen drama on the map. We also talk about the 1992 movie a bit, and share some favorite moments from the show. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Bought IDW's Humble Bundle - a ton of comics with the proceeds going to charity [in this case, split between Traveling Stories and the CBLDF. -m]

Playing Heroclix and having a great time

Catching up on reading - digging Superman Reborn

And introduced some new readers to Valiant's Faith title in the hopes of maybe catching the kid too

 

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[Note: iTunes didn't begin operating until 2003, with movie rentals starting in 2008. -m]

[Note: The movie grossed $16m from a $7m budget, and rates at 5.6 out of 10 on IMDB. So not terribly successful. And rated PG-13. -m]

[Note: the animated series was started in 2002, but never got off the ground. I hear there may be some stuff on YouTube :-) -m]

[Note: Buffy and Angel are available to stream on Netflix. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 3/22:

Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od (volume 11 trade)

Invisible Hands #1

Magdalena #1

Bloodshot Reborn #0

E.V.I.L. Heroes #6

X-O Manowar #1

Honorable Mention: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #5

Honorable Mention: Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pellucidar At The Earth's Core trade

 

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 favorite Buffy moment? Let us know on social media!

Also: we'll be doing a Q&A episode very soon - send us your Qs so we can A them :-)

 

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Mar 12, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our conversation with Peter Simeti, publisher at Alterna Comics and the Make Mine Indie catalog. Make Mine Indie releases their Spring catalog on March 20, and Alterna is in the process of bringing back newsprint comics later this year. Peter also gives us some great insight on the publishing game. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

The Young Ones - BBC comedy from the 1980s; perfect madness and fun

Les took Thomas to this month's AGFA film at the local Alamo Drafthouse - much fun was had by all, even though they had to watch Sweet Sugar

[I had to leave the truck zooming by, mainly because of our reaction to it. I hope it doesn't make us look too unprofessional, but hey, we're not professionals :-) -m]

 

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Please enjoy our conversation with Peter Simeti of Alterna Comics

[Note: our Skype connection had a few hiccups early on, but it clears up before long. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 3/15:

God Country #3

Star Trek Deviations #1

I Hate Fairyland #11

Airship Enterprise #4

Heathen #2

Injection #11

Honorable Mention: Excalibur Epic Collection: The Sword is Drawn

Honorable Mention: Eclipse #5

Honorable Mention: Will Eisner: A Centennial Celebration

 

Shoutouts:

Thanks, Peter, for speaking with us :-)

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 countries are you no longer welcome to visit? Let us know on social media!

Also: we'll be doing a Q&A episode very soon - send us your Qs so we can A them :-)

 

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Mar 5, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our quarterly crowdfunding spotlight episode. This is where we go through the Kickstarter site to find some of the comics we support (or would support if we were made of money). So please check out the links below. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Eric (Terry Pratchett novel) - hilarious, as most Pratchett books are [Les was talking about Magic Kingdom For Sale-Sold! by Terry Brooks. -m]

Arena football - Les has season tickets to Texas Revolution games

Thing Classic - collection that reprints the Thing's solo series from the '80s

 

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Sponsor note: the new Make Mine Indie will be available on March 20th :-)

 

Kickstarter campaigns to check out:

Monsters and Other Scary Shit: A Monster Anthology

Modern Animals - from friends of the Fellowship Fifth Dimension Comics

Transmigrant Interdimensional Taxicab Service #4 (T.I.T.S.)

Rifftrax Live '17 - not a comic, but who cares? It's Rifftrax! :-)

Kingdom of Blood

Delilah Blast #1

The Happy Few

Fear the Night: Irish Ghost Story Anthology

Jailbait & Trailer Trash: A Mature Comic Book Graphic Novel

Honorable Mention: The Monster of Phantom Lake stage musical [already closed]

Honorable Mention: Femme Magnifique

Honorable Mention: Elder Dice

 

Note: A couple of our picks are based in the EU, so currency conversion charges may apply, depending on your credit card company. In my experience they are minimal, but they do exist. -m

 

Picks for the week of 3/8:

Earth 2 Society #22 - the final issue

Harrow County #21

Low #16

I.T.: The Secret World of Modern Banking #1

Green Valley #6

Copperhead #11

Honorable Mention: California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before the Mamas and the Papas [For those who didn't get the reference, Sophie Tucker was a brassy singer in the '50s & '60s. -m]

Honorable Mention: Redline #1

 

Shoutouts:

The upcoming Kickstarter campaign for The Golden Guard

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: how do you feel about cursing in podcasts? Let us know on social media!

Also: we'll be doing a Q&A episode very soon - send us your Qs so we can A them :-)

 

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Feb 26, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of animated films. We gather a list of some of our favorite animated movies, ranging from certified classics to ones we just think are cool. Not a comprehensive list, of course, but some stuff to consider checking out. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Catching up on trades - Baltimore v3, Postal v3, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser

Reading more Doc Savage & watching All Things Must Pass on Showtime (documentary about Tower Records)

Bonus/digression - The Winding Stream (doc about the Carter Family)

Collection of the My Favorite Martian comic from the 1960s

 

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Some of our favorite animated movies:

Shrek (2001)

Heavy Metal (1981)

The Point (Harry Nilsson, 1971)

The Hobbit (1977)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Wizards (1977)

Fantasia (1940) [Death Race 2000 comes up here somehow. Go figure. -m]

Toy Story (1995, and yes, it was the first Pixar release)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

A bit of shade for the Star Wars prequels :-)

 

Picks for the week of 3/1:

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #2 [This will be volume 8. -m]

Spookhouse #5

Dollface St. Patrick's Day Special

D4VEocracy #2

AmeriKarate #1

Superman #18

Honorable Mention: Nailbiter #30 - the end

Honorable Mention: Paper Girls #12

Honorable Mention: Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino Omnibus

 

Shoutouts:

Barry & Terry Phillips, former local book shop owners, rediscovered thanks to social media (and associated reminiscences)

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 animated movie? Let us know on social media!

Also: we'll be doing a Q&A episode very soon - send us your Qs so we can A them :-)

 

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Feb 19, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of Marvel's "plan" to pull back from some of their more "political" storylines next year. We are certainly NOT political experts, but we talk our way around some things and hopefully make some sense. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

Dallas Comic Show was in Irving this weekend - thanks for a good show, and apologies to Andrew Herman for temporarily blanking on your name :-)

Reading some old trades, such as Marvel Masterworks Captain Marvel & Nova Classic

 

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Link to the article that sparked our topic this week

 

Picks for the week of 2/22:

Cosmic Scoundrels #1

The EC Archives: Valor collection

Hook Jaw #3

Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #1

The Doorman collection

Conan the Slayer #7

Honorable Mention: Cosmic Odyssey: The Deluxe Edition

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr

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

[Note: Hundreds, anyway. Seriously, though, ANY topic you can think of. -m]

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 heroes/villains would you invite to a bachelor party? Let us know on social media!

Also: we'll be doing a Q&A episode very soon - send us your Qs so we can A them :-)

 

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