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Title: Thor: The God of Thunder, Vol. 1: The God Butcher
Author: Jason Aaron
Artist: Esad Ribic
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 11, 2013
This may be the season where the teaser image at the top of the podcast’s blog post is just something vaguely related to the material that I enjoy. Sometimes it will be a sweet picture of old Nick Fury chillin’. Sometimes it will be an even sweeter picture that makes me terrified that someday I might actually meat Jason Aaron and he will eat my liver. Perhaps it will be a picture of Venom Galactus, you never know what is coming in the future, boyz and gurlz[zz].
When I was a kid I used to think how sweet it would be if Superman and Spider-Man would just have more comics together. Well, really I was more of a Batman/Spidey guy, but it’s the same thing, you know? These days I imagine what it would be like if Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic made a comic book together. Alternatively, in my comic book fantasy world, David Aja could draw a story written by Matt Fraction.
What you say? All those things have happened? I really should spend more time wishing for world peace and less time wishing for strange comic book related things.
The music for this episode of Vestrymen from the Future! is used under a Creative Commons licence. This week, we feature Coconut Monkeyrocket – “Bloops, Bleeps, Bongos, Brass” and Still Pluto – “My Own God”. Intro music is “Action Figures” used by permission from Masai.
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Title: Fury MAX: My War Gone By, Vol. 1
Author: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Parlov
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Max Imprint)
Release Date: December 19, 2013
So I feel like I should address something. I’ve lied to you right out of the gate. That picture? The one of Fury sitting there, holding some strange tech thing and reading? That never happens in this book. Not only does it not happen, but nothing even a little bit like this happens in this book. I really, really think that image is great, and I couldn’t even tell you why.
We’ve discussed the work of Garth Ennis before. We where not huge fans of the first work of his we read. Wanted feels mean spirited, lazy, and trite. This book is lots of things, but I wouldn’t call it lazy or trite. I might call it overly gruesome, dark, and brooding. If you’ve ever ready anything by Ennis before, these should be things you expect. By the bucket full.
I really like Captain America and I really like evil twins. They are even better handled with a little bit of grace and charm. If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to see an Anti-Hero version of cap, read this damn book.
I have no more random thoughts to spew in your general direction, now go listen to the podcast!
The music for this episode of Vestrymen from the Future! is used under a Creative Commons licence. This week, we feature Mudhoney – “Chardonnay” and Chris Gheran – “Dante”. Intro music is “Action Figures” used by permission from Masai.
[12:48:21 AM] Leland Webb: It is time
[12:55:09 AM] Cabel Schoen: what time?
[12:55:20 AM] Leland Webb: Time for books?
[12:55:21 AM] Cabel Schoen: http://gawker.com/freejahar-when-conspiracy-theorists-and-one-direction-478152664
[12:55:26 AM] Cabel Schoen: I like books
[12:56:19 AM] Leland Webb: well fuck me
[12:56:26 AM] Leland Webb: never send me links again
[12:56:36 AM] Cabel Schoen: 🙂
[12:56:49 AM] Cabel Schoen: the world is a slightly worse place that you could ever have imagined
[12:58:15 AM] Cabel Schoen: http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/quickfix/7/3/5/190735_v1.jpg
[12:59:26 AM] Leland Webb: I need to do more drugs
[12:59:37 AM] Cabel Schoen: 1000% more drugs
[12:59:54 AM] Leland Webb: Seriously, I can’t live in this world anymore without more drugs
Leland and I are both working a lot, and are planning on getting back to podcasting in the next two weeks or so. For now here are something completely un-comic book related that I’ve found amusing:
Here are the last 3 Spotify Playlists I created:
Frank – Amy Winehouse
New Moon Shine – James Taylor
Rhino Hi-Five: Waren Zevon
Here is a video with Nathan Fillion! Internets love Natan Fillion!
Why I am the worst comics blogger:
I have yet to see either Iron Man 3!