Podcast - Episode 62: Unrealized Projects

This week Dave and I discuss some unrealized superhero projects. Pitches and scripts that, for whatever reason, never made it to fruition. It's a Dave-heavy episode (ladies).

I'll let you decide, but I think you can hear how eagerly Dave wants to wrap things up so he can eat dinner.

Here are some links to more info on some of those projects:

First, here's the full script for Tom Mankiewicz's Batman movie.

And here's the AV Club article about it that revealed that John Lithgow would have been cast as The Joker.

Here is the archived full text of Alan Moore's Twilight of the Superheroes pitch for DC.

And here are the details of Grant Morrison and Mark Millar's Superman 2000 pitch.

And some info on their Apocalypse 2099 pitch for Marvel.

And here's that awesome Winter Soldier drawing that Mike Henderson posted:

Yeah. That's good Bucky.

Alright! That's it for this week! Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram!

Podcast - Episode 61: A Visit From J.Bone!

J.Bone came to visit! It took months to convince him that:

a) Nova Scotia has much more comfortable summer temperatures than Toronto (it was muggy as hell here);
b) My kids are fun (they are...fine);
c) There are lots of hot guys here (there are)

Anyway. He was here and it was awesome and now he's gone and I'm sad. But first he recorded this episode of the podcast with us! I don't know if there was a theme, per se, but we had fun.

The nice thing about J.Bone coming to visit is that he leaves lots of nice things, including crayon drawings that came from a very heated drawing competition with Mitchell:

Here's the 'Joker' round of the competition:

And then J put Trevor to work penciling pages. Not cool, J:

My kids seriously loved him.

Ok, on with the podcast.

This is the Tim Sale cover we talk way too much about. It's for Batman #6, which was out this past week. Look at those ridiculous shorts!

Side note: I would like J to start a podcast called "I Don't Want to Take Down Another Artist, BUT..."

J was kind enough to share some of the always hilarious Baby Huey comics he's been reading:

Comedy gold!

The collected trade paperback of The Saviors by James Robinson and J comes out in October from Image Comics, so pick that up! Look at how nice! 

THAT'S how you do an eye-catching cover, my friends.

Ok, let's just round this post out with Bucky straddling that motorcycle:

Podcast - Episode 60: The New Frontier

We have come to the end of our summer book club! We read a lot of great books (and also Hush!) and now we end with one of the best things ever written, honestly, Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier.

Ok, first of all, check out this thing that Dave drew for me for my birthday:

Amazing, right? I love that Winter Scout has a Super Soaker. And I love that Dave gave Bucky nice, thick thighs.

Here is the Winter Soldier cake that my husband made me. It was really delicious:

Dave and I talk about the Harvey Awards, which were given out this past week. I mention the 2009 nominations when a NASCAR Heroes comic was nominated in, I believe, several categories. Chris Haley and Curt Franklin had a great comic about it, which you can see here (along with all of the great Let's Be Friends Again comics).

Man, I just fell down a hole of reading a whole bunch of their comics again. So great!

Ok, let's just bask in the majesty that is The New Frontier.

Man, I could just pull panels from this thing forever. 

Thanks for joining us for our first book club! It was fun! Next week J.Bone will be joining us...not via Skype this time!

Podcast - Episode 59: Captain America: Man Without a Country

Who likes Captain America? WE DO!

It's the penultimate week of the Living Between Wednesdays book club and we read the Mark Waid/Ron Garney Captain America stories, Operation: Rebirth and Man Without a Country. 

Here is the 1993 interview with Jack Kirby on Prisoners of Gravity that Dave mentioned:

Here is that really nice Marco Checchetto Thunderbolts #7 variant cover:

Enough with the mask, though. Seriously. I'm begging you. This is my Bucky:

Ok, so about this book we read. This is what we're talking about when we say that Steve's costume is in TATTERS:

And here is what we mean when we say Sharon is really cold to Steve:

And here is shirtless Steve sitting on the floor being sad with a cheeseburger:

And here is an example of some bad Photoshop title lettering AND some very romantic Steve/Bucky subtext:

This is an image of Steve's perfect fantasy world. I am not making this up. This is canon. Red Skull is basically writing Stucky fanfic in this book.

And speaking of Stucky, I explain a lot about Captain America fanfic to Dave this week. I legitimately love most fic in that fandom. Hit me up for recs!

Now, if anyone needs me, I'll be watching Civil War behind the scenes gifs until the movie is available on Friday (my birthday!!!).

Podcast - Episode 58: Robin Year One / Batgirl Year One

Hooray! This week we are talking about some of my favourite comics EVER! Robin: Year One and Batgirl: Year One!!! I love those kids!

I feel like I don't have much to actually write about in the blog this week. I mean, obviously you're gonna want to see that video of Chris Evans doing push-ups with his adorable dog, so here you go:

Bless you, sir. Now someone please nominate Sebastian Stan. Mackie? Where you at?

Oh.

Someone please tell that man how hashtags work.

Right, so anyway. Not much to report on. I do want to give you an idea of what we were talking about with Alfred's VERY HARD TO READ "handwritten" narration:

Whatever you say, Alfie!

Here's that heartbreaking panel of Batman cradling Robin's broken body:

Sob!

These books are both amazing and you should read them.

Next week we are talking about Mark Waid and Ron Garney's Captain America: Man Without a Country. We are actually reading this book, which collects both Man Without a Country AND Operation: Rebirth (and some other stuff):

I already have so many thoughts. About this story. About Steve Rogers in general. About Sharon Carter. About everyone being all 90s jacked. Love it.

See you next week!

Podcast - Episode 57: Cosmic Odyssey

DCAF is over and Dave and I had a nice time! We recorded via Skype this week because I have somehow injured my neck and cannot drive. I think I'm really getting the hang of this Skype recording stuff, though. Sounds good!

It's week 7 of our summer book club and we read the 1988 DC space adventure, Cosmic Odyssey, by Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola. It really is great. We poke fun at it a lot in this episode, but we sincerely both love it.

Here is that article in the Washington Post I was talking about that talks about fan entitlement and the importance of submitting to the vision of the artist.

Here's the birthday tweet Chris Evans posted for Sebastian Stan that made news headlines (for some reason):

Here is the sketch that Michael Cho did for me of Captain America (dreaming about Bucky):

And here's the Plastic Man sketch he did for Mitchell:

Both totally excellent. We're very happy.

Speaking of happy, I was very excited to receive a package in the mail this week from our pal J.Bone! It included this ADORABLE little sketch of The Summer Soldier:

@originaljbone gives me the best presents. 💕 #wintersoldier

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The Stucky fanzine by Jess Fink and Yuko Ota is, I believe, no longer available. But you can check out their awesome Tumblr sites, which will lead you to other great stuff you can read or buy: Jess Fink and Yuko Ota

Anyway, it's full of cute stuff like this:

I did buy a Winter Soldier dinky car, because obviously. On the Instagram post, Dave asked Steve Epting if he knew about this thing. He replied! He owns one himself. I like to think he means a full-size version. Like, that car is Steve Epting's ride.

JUST LIKE IN THE COMICS!!!! #wintersoldier

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What a weird thing.

And, of course, I also got a hot Wal-Mart exclusive Winter Soldier figure.

Got a new boyfriend. Wal-Mart exclusive. #wintersoldier

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And I am totally not putting him in weird, somewhat sexy scenes with my Captain America figure. 

Valium is a really good drug.

Here's the panel from Cosmic Odyssey that really cracks me up:

"What? Oh, I don't care about that anymore. Look at this computer thing I did..."

Next week we're reading and discussing Batgirl: Year One/Robin: Year One