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Jul 30, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion about the news that came out of this year's San Diego Comic Con. It's the premier event of the year in the geek world, and this year was just as busy as ever, with comics, TV, movies and anything else you can think of. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Deadlands game - general consensus is that the setting is cool, but the system is excessively complicated (sorry, Deadlands creators)

Comic series One-Hit Wonder (Image) - cool crime comic from 2015

Also Marvelman Family's Finest (Marvel) - a different take on supers

Last Girl Standing (2015 movie) - good premise, weak execution, but overall pretty good little horror flick (sparking a small tangent)

 

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Lots of news bites ripped from the headlines of San Diego Comic Con!

 

And our episode where Thomas chose Dr Doom as worthy of his own title was episode 15, if you'd like to check it out

 

Picks for the week of 8/2:

Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit #2 (Dynamite)

Hadrian's Wall #8 (Image)

Ever After #12 (DC)

Batman #28 (DC)

Sheena #0 (Dynamite)

Elsewhere #1 (Image)

Honorable Mention: New Gods special (DC)

Honorable Mention: Star Trek: Waypoint #6 (IDW)

Honorable Mention: Cinegeek hardcover (IDW)

Honorable Mention: Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero (Disney Lucasfilm Press)

 

Shoutouts:

Condolences to the family & friends of "Fabulous" Flo Steinberg, who passed away 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: what news from SDCC excited you most? 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 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 :-)

 

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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' NothingĀ® - 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 :-)

 

To find us, go to:

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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' NothingĀ® - 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 :-)

 

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!)

 

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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