Cory is back from Chicago, and the show is back after taking a week off as well! Joe spent the time he was gone playing with the eBay and coming up with things to talk about on the podcast. OK, that last part is a lie, he didn’t think up anything to talk about on the podcast. They also talk about:
The reboot of the 90′s horror character Evil Ernie, and how popular the book was back in the 90′s
Cory’s trip to Chicago, the good, the bad and the comic shop
The Deathlok Masterwork…is it work buying and reading?
The 2nd wave Marvel Now announcements as to what books they are interested in
Joe’s getting paid for working, Cory is working all the time, but they still made time to create a new Podcast for you! Joe fills us in on how the government shutdown affected him, Cory discusses his concerns about how Skype is messing with how you record calls. But they get right down to talking about comics, which will surprise pretty much anyone who has heard this show before. They also talk about:
The Great Comics Sort of 2013 – Joe going through his comics and discussing the books he finds
The books recommended in the DC Question series from the 80′s
Joe and Cory go through the “Marvel Now” books to talk about what ones they like, what ones they don’t and how they feel about the whole initiative.
Have the threats super-heroes fight become TOO big?
It’s the FallCon 2013 wrap up, complete with Joe getting a case of Con Crud, Cory!! actually having a night off, and a discussion of how the government shutdown actually affects them! They also discuss:
Joe sends vague and confusing text messages
Why one of the convention organizers was wearing a cowbell
Cory impersonates Rochester from the old Jack Benny show. How’s THAT for dated and obscure?
They discuss what they bought at the Convention
Which super-hero cupcake did Mark Waid choose at the Convention
Joe’s Mark Waid story from his comic shop
Why the Minnesota convention really doesn’t need to knock themselves out to get “big name” guests.
Fall has come, and with it, Cory has decided he can’t wait for a day off to record a solo podcast any more. So, after a quick catchup of what he’s been up to, Cory gives an introduction to Marvel Bronze Age legend Steve Gerber. He discusses his classic series, gives an overview of his career and recommends his best works.
We start up the show with Joe talking about the comic conventions around the Twin Cities, even the little ones at shopping malls! They also talk about Peter Bagge, the comic “Hate” and other books he’s done. Good stuff, go buy it. GO BUY IT NOW!!! The other things they talk about are:
-Long gone breakfast cereals
-Odd collectibles we’ve run in to
-Cory bragging about his EC collection on TV.
-OK, it was cable access, but still, it was on TV!
-DC’s new special cover comics, how they are selling and how they are melting
-The variant cover that nearly killed comics
-The X-Men variants
-Freaking and geeking