I’ve had a fair few responses to my post, Get a look at her breast…plate. Some negative, some positive, but ultimately it’s getting people to discuss the problems of objectification and sexualisation. I wanted to do the age old comic thing and re-print a lot of my favourite answers and responses! Therefore welcome to the party Richter… I mean mail room buddy, enjoy the responses and thanks for reading!
It’s Marvel week on our 4th episode. Jack, Dan & Free discuss their best and worst Marvel comics of the week, their X-Men dream teams and even some Rocket Raccoon impressions. Lastly, we have the big announcement of the Inter-Comics competition – The Superhero Development Program. Tweet using #ICHulkComp to enter the competition or send your feedback to us using #InterComicsPod
Humans have come a long way from being a race of hunters and gathers. Back then, purpose was simple. Be faster than the cheetah — just fucking survive. Today, society has created a new race of fragmented people. It’s no longer about surviving nature, it’s about surviving boredom. It’s survival from yourself. We’re expected to be sons and daughters, friends, lovers, scholars, professionals, parents, civilians, soldiers and entertainers all at once. But where does one start?
One of the friendliest people you will ever talk to on twitter is the creator/writer/artist/letterer of Monkey Squad One, Doug Michel. A creator owned comic that Doug initially produced purely for his nephews, has gone from strength to strength currently standing at issue #13. I have been lucky enough to receive some issues of MS1, from issue 6 to 12 including annuals.
James Williams is the Invisible Man in question or that is we assume he is from the newspaper style prologue on the front cover. Having said that, it also conjures up a bit of a mystery, one that points the finger at his employer, or insinuated former employer, Prometheus Inc. Giving us the history so far, the newspaper article lets us know James has been inventing an invisibility formula and is now missing, and his wife has spoken out despite and injunction against her pointing the finger at Prometheus.
Well, to celebrate the fact that I can write a load of old bollocks each week, and that you guys are still reading it, I would like to celebrate with a competition of such magnitude! I really appreciate all the support I’ve gotten from you all over the past ten weeks, the suggested reads, the feedback, the interactions and how many of you are spreading my little column all over the place. I wanted to repay the kindness! So, I have a little prize bundle, including the Walking Dead vol 1 & 2 trade paperbacks, a small collection of Top Cow Image imprints, a War Machine keyring and four Marvel Mega Blocks figures including Iron Man and Captain America.
Welcome to the Six Shooter! This is a weekly column that will review six specific comics. Big new releases, small interesting titles and random curiosities. All will be looked at. This week DC Comics begins its restoration of its Vertigo Imprint, as two new comics hit the shelves. Are they any good? Find out below! (Also other comics were released this week)
It’s DC week this week so Jack & Dan introduce Free to the wonderful DC Universe, both New 52 and beyond. We discuss the Flashpoint Paradox movie, our best and worst DC comics of the week and talk about all the big news from San Diego Comic-Con. Next week is Marvel week so send us your questions on Twitter using #InterComicsPod!
San Diego Comic Con is over for another year. We’ve had thrills, excitement, laughs, terror, upset and boobs. In fact, plenty of boobs. Too many boobs if I’m honest. I’m not here to talk at length about all the announcements at Comic Con, but I will mention some I find intriguing! Batman/Superman should be interesting, as it’s the first time they’ll have been on screen. Zakk Snyder said “Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.” Plus it has also been confirmed that they’re looking at Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns as source material which could prove interesting!
When Joe Casey announced his new Image title ‘SEX’, he turned more than a few heads. For an independent creator, even one with existing street cred, turning heads can is quite an admirable accomplishment. But the real measure of success is keeping an audience’s attention beyond the titillating title and provocative cover art. So is ‘SEX’ a success? Well, the short answer is, when it comes to ‘SEX’, Joe Casey does not disappoint.
Building on the clout Miner has generated with his for charity series about animal liberation, issue #2 allows readers to jump back into the world of Liberator and builds upon the tension between Damon and Randy we saw glimpses of in issue 1. Liberator #2 opens with Randy bullying Damon with feminine jeers and the owner of the coffee shop having to intervene. Call me crazy but I think somethin’s a-brewin’ here.
Recently, I have been successful in getting myself a new job. Now, whilst this is cause for mucho celebration, and with it comes a higher salary, it does mean, that for the next 2-3 months, my finances will be stretched like never before. Sadly this has meant I have looked at my monthly comic list in the hope I can reduce the number to something a bit more acceptable.
As fickle as comic readers can be, the leeway for a three/four issue build up can often be wise, while writers and artists lay the foundations of their take on the characters or drill their way through existing mythology to get to their story. These are things which the current run of The Flash doesn’t require – there’s no need for determined nerd patience or a glossary of FlashNotes – you can gladly dive right on in and won’t regret it.
This new Crow series has the benefit of having the Crow’s creator James O’Barr in the driving seat. This is certainly a different tale than the one fans will be familiar with, but that doesn’t mean it is inferior. In fact this miniseries is utterly gripping. O’Barr once again looks at violence, grief and the search for justice. This time around the story follows Detective Salk as he tries to find who is responsible for the brutal murder of a young girl called Carrie.
We’re back with our second episode! Your hosts, Jack, Dan and Free return to talk about this week’s best & worst comics, their all time favourite characters and answer some listener questions! If you want to send us some questions, use #InterComicsPod on Twitter or leave them in the comments below and you may be featured in our next episode.