May 26, 2013

Sal's Sunday Punch #23

Oh right, we still have this blog.  So hey, let's get our punch on.

It's Memorial Day weekend in the States, so this week we're paying homage to America's top super-soldier...times two!  See, after Steve Rogers ended up in the deep freeze, America still needed a Captain America...and there were a few of them.  One in particular, William Burnside, the Captain America of the '50s, didn't lead the charmed existence that Rogers did.  He wasn't the sanest of individuals to start with, and when a botched Super-Soldier process damaged his sanity, he went super-crazy.  Eventually the government had to put him in cryo-stasis, but eventually he got out and went on a rampage. In Captain America #156, by Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema, he and Rogers have their big throwdown.  As could be expected, it's the real Cap who delivers the Sal Buscema Punch:

Wait, that's not Ultimate Captain America!  He'd be making fun of the French or something.

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting paid it a nifty homage in 2012's Captain America #19, in an issue that recounts Cap #156 while Steve has another encounter with Burnside.

I guess we forgive you for giving the Avengers leather jackets now, Steve.

May 21, 2013

80-Pagecast Episode 5: Guilty Pleasures

We're back!  Jen Ulm, David Henion, and Rob London join you once again, to tell you about their deepest, darkest secrets...or at least the schlockiest, cheesiest guilty pleasures in their comics collections.  Also, we talk about bunnies, '90s hair, and guys who are Satan-ish and/or Satannish.  Show notes after the jump.

May 7, 2013

80-Pagecast Episode 4: Iron Man Three

Who's got six thumbs and has seen Iron Man 3? Jen Ulm, Rob London, and David Henion. They spend a a while talking about what was good and bad about it. But only after celebrating everyone's favorite holiday, Free Comicbook Day. And of course take the time to talk about recent issues of Superior Spiderman (again), Gold Digger 200, and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye (again). Show notes after the jump.