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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 :-)

 

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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

#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 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 :-)

 

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May 14, 2017

Hey everybody, for an assorted list of reasons we've decided to take a week off from recording. We'll be back next week, of course, and if you can't stand to miss our dulcet tones for even one week, grab one (or more)of our previous episodes (I'll be posting links to some favorites throughout the week on Twitter). We put together some picks for this week for your reading pleasure as well, listed below, so enjoy those and we'll be back in your ears next week!

 

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Picks for the week of 5/17:

Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1 (IDW)

Night Owl Society #2 (IDW)

Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus HC Volume 02 (DC)

The Wicked + The Divine 455AD one-shot (Image)

Artful #6 (Action Lab)

Knights of the Dinner Table #243 (Kenzer & Co.)

 

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 item in your comic collection? 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 7, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of the importance of coloring and lettering in the comics process. It started from a quote from a comics legend, and we talk about how wrong the guy is (without being disrespectful, of course). And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Warlock 5 - cool new Kickstarter comic from Cullen Bunn

The Mads at the Alamo Drafthouse (they're the scientist guys from MST3K)

Amazing Heroes Action Figures Wave 2 - 4.5" action figures of heroes like Nexus, Jon Sable, Stray and others (another Kickstarter)

 

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We felt it best to not name names in this discussion, but the quote can likely be found on the 'net if you're so inclined.

 

Picks for the week of 5/10:

Misfit City #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Infinite Seven #4 (Action Lab Danger Zone)

AmeriKarate #3 (Action Lab Danger Zone)

Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1 (IDW)

Regression #1 (Image)

FutureQuest #12 (DC)

Honorable Mention: The Last Days of the Justice Society of America trade (DC)

Honorable Mention: Lazarus Sourcebook #2 - Hock (Image)

Honorable Mention: The Rift trade (Red 5)

 

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: who's your favorite colorist? And your favorite letterer? 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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Apr 30, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our preview of the summer movie season. So many movies, so many different genres, and we talk about, well, a lot of them. Some we want to see, and a few we don't. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Thomas' Big Bag o' Nothing™ - working a lot

Getting my kid hooked on Weird Al

One of us went to C2E2 and had a blast - schmoozing with comics people, getting autographs, getting the con crud, and a string of name dropping :-)

 

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We're using the summer movie list at MovieInsider.com with a few references to IMDB's list

[Note: music for The LEGO Batman Movie was by Lorne Balfe. -m]

[Note: I could not have been more wrong about Annabelle (2014). It did just fine. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 5/3:

James Bond: Hammerhead hardcover trade (Dynamite)

Courier #2 (Zenescope)

Medisin #1 (Action Lab Danger Zone)

Several Image First titles coming out this week - $1 copies of first issues of Image titles from the recent past

Lilith Dark #1 (Alterna)

Youngblood #1 (Image)

Honorable Mention: Bloodshot Reborn #0 second printing (Valiant)

Honorable Mention: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors hardcover trades (now an Image title)

Honorable Mention: Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Goblin's Last Stand (Marvel)

 

Shoutouts:

Thanks to Les for being here even though he's sick :-)

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 summer movie are you dying to see? Let us know on social media! Alternately, let us know if you've ever been in a Turkish prison!

 

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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:

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: 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?)

 

Check out our sponsor page! Head to the website and click on the banners for Things From Another World and Make Mine Indie! (Click through the TFAW banner on our site and we get a cut. And check out tons of great indie comics in the MMIndie catalog. And thank you!)

 

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

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

 

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