Jan 20, 2015

80-Pagecast 46: Tangentially Yours

It's a quick one this week, as we discuss Conan/Red Sonja #1, Ant-Man #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, Ms. Marvel, and more Dick Tracy. Also: racism.

Things that cause mental conflict: The Wizard

The Wizard is not strictly a comic, and I only own one random issue of it. It's what's called a "Story paper", and is published by famous British comics publisher DC Thomson. I've never really paid attention to the book because I haven't read it... but today I gave it a decent look and was kinda left in a state of cognitive dissonance.

The only comic is the front page of the magazine -- and it's drawn wonderfully. It's so lively, so interesting.


It's also kinda horribly racist.


--Andrew S.
("There was once a game called Football" is a sci-fi text story, just for the record.)

Jan 12, 2015

Sometimes Art and Text Don't Match

This set of panels is from Giant-Size Super-Stars #1. The basics of the plot are that the Thing and the Incredible Hulk have had their minds swapped. So Hulk-Thing is going around hitting people who normally would be on the Thing's side.

I'm not sure what the reasoning was behind the special note from Roy Thomas (Who was the editor on this book) was. Was it to make the violence against a female seem less drastic? Was it to explain what was happening because of the lacking art? I can't tell.

All I know is Thundra don't need a editor's note to stick up for her, guys.

--Andrew S.

Jan 5, 2015

80Pagecast 45: Looking Ahead As We Look Back

No real comicbook new this week because everyone was sipping the nog and making with the holly jolly. Some comics did come out so we talk about Axis #9, Fantastic Four #14, Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #36, Dick Tracy fighting Flattop Jr and X-Factor #18. We manage to avoid doing a special year in review topic by talking about what we are excited to read in the new year. Well and some talk about stuff we liked last year.