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Mar 18, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of stories that didn't quite go the way we had hoped. Some stories have an element or a twist that just doesn't sit right, and we're talking about a few examples that we've come up with. Some are minor, some are major, and some are rant-inducing. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Horror Movie Archive channel on YouTube - cool old horror flicks ranging from the 1930s up to at least the 1980s

Going through the Previews catalog for May and waving byebye to all the moneys; also organizing the collection

Bad Flashdance joke; Picked up Sonitus and The XII by Alterna Comics - we definitely love us some Alterna :-)

The Complete Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin; also maybe bringing back a seasonal feature on the website???

 

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[Note: the Pathfinder series I was talking about was Worldscape. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 3/21:

The Baker Street Four vol 4 (Insight Comics)

Factory #1 (Titan)

Hope one-shot (Renegade Arts)

Dept. H #24 (Dark Horse)

Wonder Woman Forgotten Legends collection (DC)

Pussycats: The End of Everything #1 (E-Comix)

We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust (IDW)

Vampirella #11 (Dynamite)

Honorable Mention: Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samarkand (IDW)

 

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Farewell to scientific icon Stephen Hawking, who passed away on Tuesday

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Mar 11, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our list of "amalgam" characters - that is, characters that are combinations of two (or more) existing comics characters, usually from different universes. We had some fun making up weird and wonderful new characters based loosely on some of our favorites, and we hope you will have fun too. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Two books last week that I missed - Frankenstein Alive! Alive! #4 (Bernie Wrightson's last work) and The October Faction: Supernatural Dreams #1

A new convert to the Kentucky Fried Movie, though maybe a bit awkwardly :-) and also Ice Cream Man (very creepy)

Thomas' Big Bag o' Nothing® [Note: the extra time he's talking about? We recorded on Thursday this week instead of our usual Tuesday. I don't recall mentioning that in the show. -m]

Reading one of the Quarry novels by Max Allan Collins - very entertaining

 

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As promised, the link to our episode about Amalgam Comics for a little background on the project

 

[Note: there's a bit of a hum in the background off and on through the recording. Can't figure out a way to remove it - sorry about that. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 3/14:

Atlas & Axis #3 (Titan)

Infidel #1 (Image)

Cosmo #3 (Archie)

Vampironica #1 (Archie)

Subspecies #1 (Action Lab Danger Zone)

Justice League of America Bronze Age Omnibus Vol 2 (DC)

Quarry's War #4 (Titan)

Eternity Girl #1 (DC)

Honorable Mention: Nailbiter Hardcover Collection Vol 2 (Image)

 

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March is MS Awareness Month - it's a degenerative disease that we don't know much about yet

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Mar 4, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our list of movies or TV shows (mostly) that we think would translate well to the comics medium. Our choices range from obvious to obscure to downright goofy - you know, kind of like our collective taste in comics. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Do Not Adjust Your Set - one of the precursors of Monty Python's Flying Circus; I found 9 episodes on Amazon Prime (they also have a few eps of At Last The 1948 Show, the other precursor)

The Walking Dead is back, and Liz is less than happy (also a brief appearance by Phil, Liz's hubby - hi Phil!)

Les' Big Bag o' Nothing® - read a few books, nothing to write home about

Star Wars Rebels is ending soon - awesome show, going to miss it

 

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Movies/TV shows/other properties we think would make interesting comics:

Nah, you're going to have to listen to get the list. I'm not making it that easy on you ;-)

[Note: Les was partially right - there was the beginning of a comic based on the Illuminatus! Trilogy in the late '80s. It didn't last long. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 3/7:

Oblivion Song #1 (Image)

Actionverse featuring Stray #6 (Action Lab)

Ballad of Sang #1 (Oni Press)

Spider King #1 (IDW)

Highest House #1 (IDW)

Unholy Grail trade (Aftershock)

Green Hornet #1 (Dynamite)

Swords of the Swashbucklers trade (Dynamite)

Honorable Mention: Kamandi by Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC)

 

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Get well soon, Kevin Smith @ThatKevinSmith - we're pulling for you :-)

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Feb 25, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes movie franchise. It's been a successful series of movies more than once, and also twice made into TV shows (animated and live action). And it's loaded with themes that are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

The Jetsons - very dramatic and well written; Strangers in Paradise - an intriguing start, to say the least

Ready for the return of The Walking Dead; also quitting smoking (yay Liz!) [Note: we get a bit personal here in support of Liz. Quitting smoking is hard, and we want her to succeed. -m]

Milk Wars (1-3) - bizarre but fun

Moon Knight Epic Collection - there's an awesome movie or Netflix series in there

 

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Congrats to all involved in making a sci-fi story work for 50 years. It's quite an accomplishment.

 

Picks for the week of 2/28:

Peek-A-Boo #1 (Zenescope)

Mera, Queen of Atlantis #1 (DC)

Hungry Ghosts #2 (Dark Horse/Berger Books)

Abbott #2 (BOOM! Studios)

Casper & Hotstuff #1 (American Mythology)

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1 (BOOM! Studios/Archaia)

Victor Lavalle's Destroyer TP (BOOM! Studios)

The Terrifics #1 (DC)

Honorable Mention: Dirty Duck collection (IDW)

 

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Feb 18, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our conversation with Madeleine Holly-Rosing, creator of the Boston Metaphysical Society comic series. The latest chapter of the story, The Scourge of the Mechanical Men, is available now on Kickstarter. We chat with her about that book, about the Society in general, and about some of her other projects. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

The Winter Olympics - it's fun watching kids get into it for the first time

Dallas Comic Show last weekend - a bit of (awesome) name-dropping

Liz is turning young minds to the ways of comics one at a time ;-)

Still trying to dig out old RPG stuff, and stumbled across old notes from the webcast (shows we did years ago, and a list of old show topics)

 

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Again, check out Boston Metaphysical Society: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men at the link, and get your copy reserved soon

Also check out her book Kickstarter For The Independent Creator, available on Amazon now

And check out her website and say hi to her on Twitter @MHollyRosing

And while we're at it, Vietnamese steampunk

[Note: the Kasai campaign did end on Friday, before this show dropped. But we talked about it last week in episode 100, so hopefully you got in on it then. And it did fund, so yay :-) -m]

 

Picks for the week of 2/21:

Sonitus #1 (Alterna)

Deathbed #1 (DC)

Batman: Sins of the Father #1 (DC)

Empowered & Sistah Spooky's High School Hell #3 (Dark Horse)

The Beatles Story (2000AD)

Hit Girl #1 (Image)

Punks Not Dead #1 (Black Crown/IDW)

Ghost Station Zero TP (Image)

Honorable Mention: The Musketeers #1 (Zenescope)

 

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Thanks to Madeleine for chatting with us this week :-)

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Feb 11, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our 100th episode! We talked this week about the podcast, about the process we use for the show, stuff we enjoy about what we're doing, and general appreciation to you, dear listeners, for checking out the show and liking at least some of the same stuff we like. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

*I have no idea if that's a real word or not. But it seems to fit.

 

What we're up to this week:

Kasai: Homecoming #1 - Kickstarter comic about demigods and pro wrestling, with only a few days left, so go check it out

Liz's Big Bag o' Nothing® - working a lot, not much time to read

James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia graphic novel (Archaia) - excellent read

Marvel Super Heroes nostalgia (and a podcast), Abbott #1, Detective Comics Annual #1

 

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Many thanks to everyone who has touched our little show in their own way - we appreciate the support, the conversations, and the things you do in the comics industry or the podcast world. And also, thank you for listening :-)

 

Picks for the week of 2/14:

Kick-Ass #1 (Image)

Curse Words #11 (Image)

Star Wars: Thrawn #1 (Marvel)

Xena #1 (Dynamite)

Death of Love #1 (Image)

Dark Fang #4 (Image)

Cold War #1 (Aftershock)

Athena Voltaire #1 (Action Lab)

Honorable Mention: Lovecraft: The Myth of Cthulhu collection (IDW)

 

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Feb 4, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of some of our favorite board games. We've got some old games, some new games, and some not-particularly-board games that we've enjoyed past and present. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

100 Years of Horror series - almost done; Monsters From The Vault - a book along the same vein, very interesting reviews of old horror flicks

Nemo: The Roses of Berlin, Codename: Knockout, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, Thor: Ragnarok prelude - good stuff (though the Thor was a little disappointing)

X-Men: Children of the Atom Epic Collection - including a notable editing slip, probably from the original run

 

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Big thanks to Danny for the topic suggestion :-)

 

[Note: Les is right; the game preceded the first Dark Tower book by a year. Also, here's the YouTube copy of the TV spot for it. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 2/7:

I Hate Fairyland #16 (Image)

GI Joe vs The Six Million Dollar Man #1 (IDW)

Young Monsters in Love one-shot (DC)

Legenderry Red Sonja #1 (Dynamite)

The Shadow Batman #5 (Dynamite/DC)

Challengers of the Unknown by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale HC (DC)

Dejah Thoris #1 (Dynamite)

Mother Panic/Batman Special #1 (DC)

Honorable Mention: Groo: Play of the Gods trade (Dark Horse)

 

Shoutouts:

A big thank you to Dinesh Shamdasani, CEO of Valiant Entertainment - Valiant was just purchased, and we want to thank Dinesh for making Valiant awesome since its return :-) (Valiant was the first publisher to send us material for the website, thanks to Dinesh.)

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Jan 28, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of DC's Doomsday Clock series - not so much the story, though, as the "politics" of the title. We talk about the history of Watchmen and the clashes between DC and Alan Moore, and whether or not this new series should have been made. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Police Squad on DVD - freaking genius; also Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

Walking Dead omnibus reread, and some bad puns

Grading comics, and The Giant Spider (Christopher Mihm film)

Catlow (70s western), Black Panther epic collection, Dead by Daylight's new Saw DLC

 

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The article that got us started on this topic

 

Picks for the week of 1/31:

Dark Ark #5 (Aftershock)

Motherlands #1 (DC)

Lazaretto #5 (BOOM! Studios)

Amped #1 (Red Giant Entertainment)

Silencer #1 (DC)

JLA Doom Patrol Special #1 (DC)

Saucer State trade (IDW)

Black Lightning volume 2 (DC)

Honorable Mention: Werewolf By Night Complete Collection volume 2 (Marvel)

 

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Jan 21, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our celebration of the career of cartoonist Sergio Aragones, whose work was first published in MAD Magazine 55 years ago this month. He's a prolific artist with a glorious sense of humor, and we're big fans of his. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Liz is cold - our cold snaps do not compare to the areas having real problems, but we're not used to it

Snagglepuss, The Tick, Rocko's Modern Life comics, also Image+

Old Battlestar Galactica trades, would love to see an omnibus of them

Dejah Thoris #0, Monstro Mechanica #2, Mighty Crusaders, Codename Knockout

Also Not Brand Echh, which was a little disappointing

And go back to your local comic shop to pick up the new Strangers in Paradise #1 by our pal Terry Moore - we somehow forgot to mention it last week; sorry, Terry :-(

 

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Thanks, Sergio, for all of the laughs you've given us over the years :-)

 

[Note: Avery Schreiber is another one of those whose name is unfamiliar, but once you see his face you're like "oh yeah, that guy, he's been everywhere." Google him ;-) -m]

 

Picks for the week of 1/24:

Abbott #1 (Boom! Studios)

Vinegar Teeth #1 (Dark Horse)

Monstress #13 (Image)

Postal #25 (Image) - last regular issue :-(

Scooby Doo Team Up #34 (DC)

Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All #2 (IDW)

Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1 (DC)

Regression #6 (Image)

Honorable Mention: Time & Vine trade (IDW)

 

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Jan 14, 2018

The Fellowship is pleased to present our latest Casting Call episode. This time we're adding some casting to the 1978 Superman film series (you know, Christopher Reeve and company). We have a list of characters and we've come up with casting ideas for them. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Mikey's Big Bag o' Nothing® - having to be the r-word

A trade-a-day reading group, starting to watch Happy

Bubba Ho-Tep on the big screen

AGFA film this month - Shame of the Jungle (1975)

 

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We mention near the end that you may want to have Google or Wikipedia handy while listening; sometimes we get a little obscure since we're talking about actors from the past. (Not if you're driving, though.)

 

Also, if you have any ideas for casting these characters, please share them with us on social media. We'd love to hear from you and discuss them :-)

 

[Note: Aliens was 1986. I can't believe I blanked on that… And I was way off on A Clockwork Orange (1971). -m]

 

As mentioned, not linking every name we talked about. But Les mentioned this list of Superman villains you can check out.

 

Picks for the week of 1/17:

The Family Trade #4 (Image)

Star Wars Adventures #6 (IDW)

The Spirit: The Corpse Makers #5 (Dynamite)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn trade (IDW)

Shadows On The Grave HC trade (Dark Horse)

The Red Ten #10 (ComixTribe)

The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #1 (Image)

Belle: Beast Hunter #1 (Zenescope)

Honorable Mention: Ice Cream Man #1 (Image)

 

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