So it has finally come to this. Why do we insist on hurting the ones we love?
Joe is a huge X-Men fan, so when the time came to review a cherished run that he purchased as an impressionable teen—the critically hailed Uncanny X-Men as written by Chuck Austen—who were we to say no?
Come find out why Austen's run (issues #421-#427) is considered the best among modern classic X-Men talesohmygodICAN'TDOITANYMORE......
This comic, despite being an easy read with beautiful visuals, is shit. It's so bad. I mean, the nurse's kid using his mutant powers to help mom bang her coma patient? Iceman's shitty glasses? Kurt quitting his position as team leader in one issue, only for that to never be mentioned again? Jubilee lamenting how she never got naked with Skin (?) ON HIS FUCKING GRAVE? And I didn't even mention the AIDS part!
OK. I'm ok. Jeez. Like I said, the art (by Ron Garney, Philip Tan, and Steve Kim) is damn good.
Joining us to talk shitty X-Men comics is comics newcomer and Kickstart success story, Matt Burke! Previously featured on Bleeding Cool, Burke is the writer of BIKER MICE FROM MARS based on the cartoon series. He is also an employee (and co-worker of Joe's) at Dr. Fantasy's Comics 'n More in Glendale, AZ.
Also joining us is returning friend Chase Magnett of ComicsBulletin.com and ComicBook.com. We fucking love that guy.
On the next show we welcome back our friend Tucker Stone, marketing director of Nobrow Press! And he's brought along the classic Tim Truman story, HAWKWORLD!
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Why would you want to purchase Austen's Uncanny X-Men from Marvel?
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This time we welcome the other half of the creative force behind The Bunker, Joshua Hale Fialkov! He also is the writer of The Life After from Oni Press, the Devilers from Dynamite, Punks from Image, and Pacific Rim from Legendary. WHEW. What did I forget?
Josh stops by the show to drop some knowledge and make our hosts feel dumb, especially Joe, but he does it so politely. He's a sweety-pie like that.
He also brought the latest issue of acclaimed cartoonist Zander Cannon's latest work, KAIJUMAX! It's a story of a penetiary for gigantic monsters and the human sentai who watch them. Do you like OZ and Orange is the New Black but feel the distinct absence of kaijus to be insulting? Well, this is the comic for you!
On the next episode we get to talk about Chuck Austen's crictically adored run on Uncanny X-Men with art by Ron Garney and Philip Tan! Our guests will be pinch hitter Chase Magnett of ComicBook.com and the writer of Biker Mice From Mars, Matt Burke!
Bust out of your Baby Bjorn and pop open your favorite can of Cheerios—It's TIME for the Bleed!
We are joined by the Action Lab creative team Nick Marino and Daniel Arruda Massa, writer and artist (respectively) of HOLY FUCK. It's a comic about a nun teaming with Jesus and Satan, who may or may not have sex with each other, to stop the apocolypse. And Satan has a UFO. And a perfect anus. It's a crime-noir comedy.
They've brought with them a doozy of a book to read for the club, too: THE PRO, published by Image, from Garth Ennis, Amanda Connor, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Paul Mounts! You thought the last premise sounded ridiculous? Well, this one's about a prostitute who gets super-powers from a creepy alien and then joins a group of crimefighters. And THEN shit gets weird.
Yeah, it's one of those shows.
Next week we welcome the one and only Joshua Hale Fialkov who makes his first appearance on the show to discuss the Oni Press comic from Zander Cannon, KAIJUMAX!
This week we're lucky to have the supremely talented Howard Porter! He just finished a run on Justice League 3000 and is already working on the follow-up, the appropriately titled Justice League 3001.
And he's chosen a book by a personal friend of his, the recently collected Men of Wrath by artist Ron Garney! (I guess that Jason Aaron wrote the thing, but y'know)
On the show we talk about his prolific career, working on the spiritual successor to the beloved "Bwa-ha-ha" Justice League, his evolving style, and key insights into Garney's contributions to Men of Wrath.
Next week the Holy Fuck team of writer Nick Marino and artist Daniel Arruda Massa stop by the show to talk the classic collaboration of Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmioti, and Paul Mounts from Image Comics, The Pro.
We all need friends. It's even better when they come to your house for dinner.
Sara Moni, cosplayer, and Anwar Newton, commedian, join this week's program. Both are rising stars in their respective communities and HUGE comics fans, and they're also Phoenix, AZ residents as well. That means we get to meet IN THE FLESH!
Sara and Anwar came by Joe's house to discuss costumes, drugs, THAT X-MEN ISSUE, and of course... the pick of the week, the Wicked + the Divine by the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles.
What did we think of the book? Well, that'd be spoiling. Take a listen!
Next week we're hosting the AMAZING Howard Porter! The current artist of Justice League 3000 (and the upcoming Justice League 3001) with DC Comics. We will be reading Men of Wrath by Jason Aaron and Howard's own good friend Ron Garney!