Sinfest Podcast

In this issue: It’s a cartoon wonderland, as we seek out braveness, boldity, heroism, and truthiness! Wolverine leads the X-Men (hopefully they don’t go into battle in a giant koala pouch!) New York Comicon! The Devil made Slick do it, at least as far as you know. And the Legion of Super-Heroes goes quietly into that good night… Again.


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New York Comic Con 2009 Thoughts and Reactions

Wolverine and the X-Men Cartoon
The story starts when the mansion explodes, apparently due to an attack targeted at telepaths, Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey are missing. The X-Men disband and Cyclops begins to suffer from depression. One year later, the MRD (Mutant Response Division) is starting to detain mutants causing Wolverine and Beast to get the X-Men back together.

Legion of Super-Heroes #50
Written by Jim Shooter; Art and cover by Francis Manapul and Livesay

It’s the final issue! The climactic conclusion of the Universal Annihilation War is here and every Legionnaire, every reservist and even the United Planets’ Young Heroes battle to save existence. Also featuring the return of Cosmic Boy, the death of a longtime Legionaire and a gorgeous wraparound cover!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Each episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features main character Batman teaming up with other characters from the DC Universe to thwart characters or solve crimes. Beginning usually with a small introduction (in which Batman teams up with one or more heroes different than that of the main story), the show is split into two parts: A small adventure right before the theme song, and the main adventure right after that. The show has no overarching story, instead having most episodes stand alone

The New York Comic Con kicked off the 2009 comic book convention season, and was a big success selling out most of the days of the show. With many more conventions ahead of us, this week we as the all important question about you and the con.

Will You Attend Any Comic Book Conventions in 2009?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Depends on the Economy.


Sinfest (
The subject matter of Sinfest is often human nature, with particular attention paid to sexuality and religion. Less frequently, the strip will parody popular culture or indulge in political commentary. There are some recurring types of strip, such as “You Had to Be There” (where the reader is not told what the characters are discussing), “Japanese Calligraphy” (where one of the characters transforms over four panels into a kanji ideograph, usually related to the strip in some way.), “Porn Script Readings” (where Monique and Slick read porn star dialogue in deadpan style, except for once where they used flash cards for a Silent Film reading) and “Ninja Theatre” (where the characters take on the roles of heroes and villains in a martial arts movie). Though there is little in the way of overarching story or continuity in Sinfest, the central characters do undergo some development.

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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Wolverine and the X-Men re-premiered here in Canada on another network a few weeks ago.

    Also I can’t speak for my fellow Canadians but I’d say if we tasted like anything it might be Canadian bacon with a hint of Maple syrup.

  2. As a Canadian I’d say we taste like FREEDOM baby!

    And about the X-Men, everyone and their cousin does show up, like Bishop, Marrow, Helion, What’s-her-face-made-of-liquid-metal, X-23…

  3. If you accept the Motion Comic on its terms and for what it is, it’s a lot of fun. Of course you can’t compare it on the same level as the actual comic but I’ve been enjoying the Watchmen Motion Comic. I’m one of the few that likes the voice actor. I really don’t mind his female voices. There are some neat moments in it, IMO. Plus, if I’m on the go and I want to read Chapter 4, I can just carry around my iPod instead of a full blown book.

    But to each their own.

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