Holy Jim Starlin, Batman

Sorry, the show is a bit late. Okay, two weeks late. But it’s worth it! I put some extra effort into this one, and I can only hope it pays off for you. It’s an all comic book show this week, topics include:

  • Free Comic Book Day
  • Spotlight on Jim Starlin
  • Rann-Thanagar Holy War

Plus a generous helping of links to navigate through the stuff I talk about, some updates on where I’m going with the website, and a promo for Ray Gun Radio. Fire up your reaction chamber and let’s get to it!

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Adam Strange, Hawkman, Captain Comet, and Starman are having an argument about whose planet (or habitat) is harder to defend. After an extended round of fisticuffs, they agree to change planets and discover the truth. A six-issue miniseries later, they meet at the Hall of Justice and compare notes, finally agreeing that one of them has it worst of all and deserves his own monthly book.

  1. Hawkman and Adam Strange refused to visit each other’s planets.
  2. Starman conceded that Throneworld was much easier to defend than his assignment, which was not the hardest..
  3. Captain Comet and Adam Strange both agreed that Thanagar was not the easiest to defend, but that Hawkman’s assignment was more difficult.
  4. Everyone agreed that Starman’s assignment was more difficult than Adam Strange’s, but not nearly as hard as Hawkman’s.
  5. Captain Comet felt Hardcore Station to be more difficult to defend than either Adam Strange’s assignment or his own assignment.
  6. Starman grumbled that he would rather have gone to Rann, because it would have been easier.
  7. Captain Comet and Adam Strange could not switch assignments.

Which planet did each of them go to, and whose planet is the hardest to defend?

End of the World

It’s the end of the world as you know it. Do you feel fine? This time around I’m joined by Dave Avila and Taylor Kent as we review Will Smith’s “I Am Legend”. My little people reflect with me on a miniature apocalypse we had over Easter weekend, and I say a few kind words about Taylor Kent’s techno album. So fire up your reaction chamber and jump in with us!

Leave comments or sound bites on my voice mail at 206-222-2478, thanks to k7.net, and I’ll play them on the show. Or email me at MindSpike at criticalpressmedia.com

Topics:

  • Con attendance
  • Atomic Earth
  • Mysterious Journeys and Other Stories
  • Evacuated!
  • I Am Legend

Show links:

See Vincent Price survive as “The Last Man on Earth”.  Keep watching the site for a special Critical Press edition of the movie, or download it from one of several locations:

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Post-Modern Monsters

How many Faustian pact shows does it take to make a series? This time around I’m joined by Drew Rub as we review the new movie “Cloverfield”, I rethink my take on JMS recent Spider-Man story, and we discuss current developments and post-modernism on the CW’s “Supernatural”. So fire up your reaction chamber and jump in with us!

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Faustian Pacts 2 – Beat the Devil

This episode premiers a loose version of the new format. I conclude my remarks on the current issues of the Amazing Spider-Man, shout out an update on the Snarky Avenger, review a new board game from Flying Frog, and close things out with a bite sized OTR. On with the show!

http://www.thesnarkyavenger.com – Taylor Kent’s new home for the Snark Cave, Snark Infested Waters, Snark Tank Radio, and more.

http://www.flyingfrog.net – Flying Frog’s new board game “The Last Night on Earth” absolutely rocks! This is great cinematic zombie horror for all ages. Okay, for most ages.

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Faustian Pacts

It being the Christmas season, our thoughts naturally turn to making deals with the devil….. So anyway, sorry for the delay, but I hope this little diatribe was worth the wait. This go-round I sound off about current issues of Spider-Man, Faustian pacts in literature, and treatment of the devil in current comics continuity.

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Karate Drew

Karate Drew Rub is in the house, fresh from the Explosion Martial Arts Tournament in Louisville.  He lets us in on the drive and discipline of Shotokan.

  • Discipline, Desire, Dedication
  • KarateDrew (on MySpace, too)
  • Martial Arts Journey
  • Mentor Moments
  • Weapon Focus
  • Bragging Rights
  • Kamehameha or Hadoken

Shout Outs to:

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