In this issue: Muppets, muppets, muppets! Zombies, zombies, zombies! Stephen says “Holy crap!” Rodrigo says “Why is this alien illeterate?” and Matthew just hums Paul McCartney tunes under his breath. Plus: pink pleather bikinis! The buying habits of of the North American comics fan! And two crazy mofos with big guns vy for your affections, and a teenage mutant ninja secretary is in the house, and she ain’t bringing you your coffee, bucky.
When single shines the triple sun,
What was sundered and undone
The line between them was never so real,
So have some beans at every meal.
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Show Notes after the Jump!
Any Initial Watchmen Reactions?
Saturn Girl Hero History
Listener David. writes in to tell us why comic companies should die.
SUPER ZOMBIES #1
Writer: Marc Guggenheim and Vince Gonzales
Penciller: Mel Rubi
In a world filled with super-heroes, one man stands apart, Neuron, once known as Bernard Jaeger, the man responsible for saving the world, most particularly from the KHR SYNDROME. But it was this very plague which began to change the world forever, filling its population of super heroes with a deadly new hunger – a hunger for human flesh!
Dynamo 5 #20
story JAY FAERBER, art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
CHANGE IS COMING!
Itâ€™s Valentineâ€™s Day, but the members of Dynamo 5 donâ€™t have time to deal with their own love lives. Instead, they have to stop a feuding super-villain couple from destroying Tower City!
Executive Assistant: Iris #0 (Aspen Comics)
Created by David Wohl, Brad Foxhoven & Michael Turner
Written by David Wohl
Art by Eduardo Francisco
Colors by John Starr
Cover by Talent Caldwell
Secretary. Bodyguard. Assassin. The Executive Assistant is all of the above rolled into one. She’s meticulous, ruthlessly efficient and completely loyal to her employer. But… In the high-stakes web of corporate wealth and power, one young woman, Iris, must decide between her duty — and her conscience. When Iris’ employer, Mr. Ching, decides to settle a dispute between himself and a deceitful Russian businessman–out of the pleasantries of the conference room, she is given the order to ‘force’ a compromise. However, when the deadly realities of her obligations remind her of the tragic horrors of her past, Iris begins to question everything around her!
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Who killed Edward Blake? It just might be Peacemaker, the character that inspired the Alan Moore Watchmen character. Let’s throw them both in the ring and see who emerges victorious.
B) The Comedian
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal is a cult 1982 fantasy film directed by puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, creators of The Muppet Show. Although still marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than previous material created by them. Characters for which they are famous do not appear, but some of the same performers are used. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking at the time. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive faeriedwarf designs. Froud also cooberated with Jim Henson and Frank Oz for their next project, the 1986 film Labyrinth which was notably more light-hearted than The Dark Crystal.
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