Monday, February 7, 2011

Kirby Your Enthusiasm, episode 7

http://kirbyyourenthusiasm.libsyn.com/kirby-your-enthusiasm-episode-7

IN WHICH I talk about some comics I bought directly from online printer Indy Planet (http://www.indyplanet.com/store/). It wasn’t all smooth sailing though.

So feel free to buy the comics direct from the creators’ own websites:
Anthem #5 (Heroic Publishing, 2009) **¼
http://www.heroicpub.com/
Deep Fried #4 (Death Ray Graphics, 2010) ***¼
http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/
All-Protoplasman Color Cavalcade (Big Bang Comics, 2009) ***
http://www.bigbangcomics.com/
Underground Pop #1 (Underground Pop Productions, 2006) **¼
http://apfurtado.blogspot.com/
Sergeant Zero #1 (Pulp Tone, 2010) **
http://sgtzero.wordpress.com/
Los Luchadores Mysteriosos #1 (Ronin Studios, 2010) ***
http://losluchadoresmysteriosos.blogspot.com/
Spying With Lana: Flashbang: Declassified (Sean Harrington, 2009) ***¾
http://spyingwithlana.com/
Egg #1 (Eric Skillman, 200?) ****
http://www.ericskillman.com/
Mr Jigsaw #1 (Redbud Studio, 2009) ***
http://homepage.mac.com/robmdavis/RedbudStudio/index.html
Native Drums #1 (17 Machine Studios, 2008) ***
http://www.17machinestudios.com/
The Squeeg #1 (The Squeeg Superhero, 2009) **
http://www.thesqueeg.com/

I ALSO briefly – and I do mean BRIEFLY – discuss some great comics I read last month including Martin Eden’s Spandex #1 & #2 (http://spandexcomic.wordpress.com/).

And my goal to read EVERY comic featuring B’wana Beast was completed (he didn’t appear in many titles from his beginning in Showcase presents B’wana Beast! #66-67 (DC, 1967) till his death in Animal Man #50).

Running time: 13min 20sec

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kirby Your Enthusiasm, episode 6

IN WHICH I discuss my favourite (and not-so-favourite) comics read in 2010.
Running time: approx. 42 minutes

http://kirbyyourenthusiasm.libsyn.com/kirby-your-enthusiasm-episode-6

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My comics reading for January, 2011

* NOW WITH STAR RATINGS (ala Wrestling Observer Newsletter PPV reports) *

HOW I RATE THE COMICS VIA THE ALAN MOORE SCALE
***** Watchmen, Marvelman, V For Vendetta
**** From Hell, Supreme, Swamp Thing, Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?
*** Legion Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Axel Pressbutton, Tom Strong
** Promethea
* WildC.A.T.S.
DUD (or lower) anything he’s written for Avatar or any of the non-comics drivel he shits out on a regular basis

1. Roachmill #1 (Blackthorne, 1986) **¼
2. Arsenic Lullaby: Pulp Edition Omega (Arsenic Lullaby Publishing, 2009) ***¼
3.-7. Anthem #1-5 (Heroic Publishing, 2006-09) **¼
8. Deep Fried #4 (Death Ray Graphics, 2010) ***¼
9. All-Protoplasman Color Cavalcade (Big Bang Comics, 2009) ***
10. Underground Pop #1 (Underground Pop Productions, 2006) **¼
11. Sergeant Zero #1 (Pulp Tone, 2010) **
12. Los Luchadores Mysteriosos #1 (Ronin Studios, 2010) ***
13. Spying With Lana: Flashbang: Declassified (Sean Harrington, 2009) ***¾
14. Egg #1 (Eric Skillman, 200?) ****
15. Mr Jigsaw #1 (Redbud Studio, 2009) ***
16. Native Drums #1 (17 Machine Studios, 2008) ***
17. The Squeeg #1 (The Squeeg Superhero, 2009) **
18.-19. Spandex #1-2 (Martin Eden, 2010) ***½
20.-21. Route Des Maisons Rouges (GG Studio, 2011) **½
Great good-girl art but the story isn’t grabbing at me this stage. Love the Euro-animated/Heavy Metal-style bisexual prostitutes, though.
22. RPM #2 (12-Gauge, 2011) **½
Sorry, Mick Foley, you’ve lost me.
23.-29. Justice League Unlimited TPB: Heroes (DC, 2009) – originally published in JLU #23-29 ***
30.-37. Animal Man #1, #3-4, #13, #47-50 (DC, 1988-92) **** for Grant Morrison’s stuff/*** for Tom Veitch’s stuff
38.-39. DC Challenge! #2-3 (DC, 1985-86) *
40.-41. Showcase presents B’wana Beast! #66-67 (DC, 1967) *
42. Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory Of The DC Universe #3 (DC, 1985) ***
My ongoing campaign to read EVERY comic featuring B’wana Beast comes to an end (he didn’t appear in many titles before his death in Animal Man #50).
43.-44. Avengers Academy #6-7 (Marvel, 2011) ***½
45. The Avengers #6 (Marvel, 2010) **
46. From The Vault: The Pulp Files (Moonstone, 2010) **½
47. The Northern Guard #1 (Moonstone, 2011) **¾
48. Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas (Marvel, 2008) **¾
49.-52. Secret Avengers #6-9 (Marvel, 2010-11) ****
53.-55. Avengers Prime #3-5 (Marvel, 2010-11) **¼
56.-57. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #2-3 (Marvel, 2011) ***¼
58.-59. The New Avengers #5-6 (Marvel, 2010-11) **¾
60.-61. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2-3 (DC, 2011) ****
62. Honey West #1 (Moonstone, 2010) ***½
63. Transformers: Legacy Of Unicron (Titan Books, 2003) – originally published in Transformers #133-134, #137-138, #146-153 (Marvel Comics UK, 1987-88) *¾
I only bought this confusing, badly drawn shite to see Death’s Head. Everyone involved in this dross went on to much, much, MUCH better things.

AS ALWAYS, I recommend you check out the excellent podcast The Comic Book Attic at http://comicbookattic.libsyn.com/

And for all your back-issue needs, head to Lone Star Comics at https://www.mycomicshop.com/

If you have any comments to make on this podcast, please email me at Dann.Lennard@gmail.com