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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Indestructible Art # 31

The first 4 trades of the Walking Dead comic were boring and a waste of money. Based on EVERYONE'S recommendation, I picked those books up sometime in 2006 or 2007. I bought them one at a time, over the course of a few months. After hearing everyone telling me to stick with it, I promise, its gets BETTER for three trades, I finally gave up after the 4th.

Kirkman mistakes drama for story and the Zombie genre is the absolute worst when it's not at its very best. At least for me. At 15 to 20 bucks a trade, the Walking Dead comic officially sucks.

Now the show. I like the show. WAY better than the comic. That show entertains the Hell out of me. But those comics? Bor-ring. Kirkman is a skilled writer but a Planetary or Y: The Last Man he has not.

In this week's episode of Indestructible Art I say something or other to this effect, much to the dismay of my co-host, Ryan Adams. We also talk about the ground-breaking news of Marvel's first gay wedding and DC re-introducing a well known hero or heroine as a gay character into the Nu 52, a new game from Double Fine called The Cave, and a couple other news tidbits from the past week. Blue Ear? How awesome is Marvel for doing that?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Comics? Still reading them.

Matt Kindt's MIND MGMT is a damn good. Much better than Jim McCann's Mind The Gap. Mind The Gap was GOOD but not great. MIND MGMT is great. You should read it.

Saga, too. Talk about an awesome book. Dismembered Ghosts. Robots. Lady spider assassins. Love, War, and Sex In Space. All narrated by a baby. Brian K. Vaughan blew up and now he's thanking us all for it by doing his version of The Wall.

Dancer by Nathan Edmondson, Nic Klein, and Jeff Powell is the pitch that gets movies made. A total page turner.

Avengers VS X-men? It's still happening, isn't it.

Batman Incorporated #1 did an excellent job of pushing the right kind of buttons. Can not wait to sit down with the trade and soak it up. After finally reading Flex Mentallo in full, Grant Morrison has become almost untouchable to me. I am fairly certain that I traveled through time when I read Flex Mentallo.

More good super hero comics in collected editions: Uncanny X-Force. That's how you do it. Everyone is a bad ass and you love it.

Hickman! Read that .1 issue of Fantastic Four and it was good! Secret? Manhattan Projects? Hickman is re-inventing and innovating comics in a universe that is all his own. Warren Ellis should watch his back.

What comics have you got excited about lately?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Indestructible Art # 30

Guys. Gals. I know you're out there, waiting with baited breathe, for an update here at Of Course, Yeah. I have been buying comics but I have also been too busy to write some stupid reviews.

One thing I did do was record another episode of Indestructible Art!

A few of the things we talk about:

Indestructible Art is a podcast where we talk about the video games and comics. Download it already!

We bought some proper microphones and now the audio is MILES better than previous episodes.  


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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Indestructible Art, Ep 28

Another week brings us another episode of the Indestructible Art podcast. Some friends and I, we get together, we talk about video games and comic books, and it's completely awesome. Don't believe me?

Check it out.

Grant Morrison said that Batman was inherently gay. We discussed that. Nintendo reported a loss of 500 million trillion billion dollars. We discussed that, too. Someone (not me) bought an issue of Avengers vs. X-men: Vs and did not like it. We also discussed that. We also got down and talked about the use of story in video games, which ultimately lead to a small discussion on continuity in comics. All in all, a fun episode to make AND listen to.

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