Episode #24 – SCARETOBER PART I – Hellboy Halloween!

5 10 2009

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Welcome to Halloween Month! We will be reviewing 4 different trades that celebrate terror, horror, and just plain creepy things. To kick off October, we begin with Mike Mignola’s HELLBOY (Volumes 1 – 3), and to stand in for the sorely missed Man on the Street is Matt Sanders, the Voice on the Radio, who’s in-depth critique enters the fray of both the Music Man and the Photographer. Plus, Alex tells of his exploits at the “Comics for Collectors” in Ithaca, Mike gives a shout-out to Frank Miller’s Sin City, and Matt joins in on the trades coming out this week! Don’t miss this demonic episode of the Mild Mannered Podcast, where comics prevail!

How can we forget the Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre? This week’s comes from Deadpool: Suicide Kings! Enjoy!

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Episode #19 – Mild Mannered Alias

1 09 2009

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You won’t believe it, but the boys are officially off Skype and back to normal recordings! Take that, Void! And even better, Mild Mannered Music Man Mike (alliteration?) rejoins to reunite the trio as they dive deep into the world of Alias, an alternative Marvel comic simply fraught with metaphors, noir influences and the word “motherfucker.”

Also, they take time to extract reviews from Mike on the webcomics he viewed under meds, and Sam explains his love/hate relationship with Mark Millar and particularly his work on Ultimate X-Men. What is Alex’s Pick of the Week? What does Sam insist he’s picked in his heart of hearts? All this and more this week, tune in and enjoy!

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Episode #18 – Mild Mannered Slices of Life

26 08 2009

It’s Special Treat Week again, as we flip everything all topsy-turvy to bring you a buffet–a veritable smorgasbord if you will–of webcomics reviews! Though sadly missing Mike the Mild Mannered Music Man, Alex and Sam wade through a pile of each others’ favorite webcomics, keepin’ it short and pithy all the way. Who is Charles Christopher and why is he so abominable? What makes “A Softer World” so damned creepy? And just how much does Sam like awkward female protagonists, anyway? All of the answers and more lie in wait for you!

And you better not miss our upcoming very special feature–highlights from Alex’s three interviews with Bobby Timony of Twin Comics, Scott Weinstein of After School Agent and Porter Mason, the cartoonist behind “Bassist Wanted.” You can’t find this stuff anywhere but here! Check it out!

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Reviewed This Week:

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Octopus Pie

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The Abominable Charles Christopher

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A Softer World

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Johnny Wander

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Girls With Slingshots

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Cat Rackham

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Episode #7 – Podcasters Disassembled! (Not Really)

8 06 2009

Yes, this week we continue our voyage into Marvel Comics’ recent history with a review of Brian Bendis and David Finch’s Avengers Disassembled trade paperback. The debate gets pretty spirited, so don’t miss this one! Also in this episode, Alex breaks down the nitty-gritty details of his epic day at the annual MoCCA Convention in New York City. Meanwhile, Mike and Sam gnash their teeth in jealousy.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you can hear the mild mannered men performing a scene from “The Age of the Sentry” #4, learn about Mike’s utterly fascinating new day job, discover in what manner you should spend that extra five hundred bucks kicking around in your wallet, and find out exactly what Alex would do for a Klondike bar. Hint: There doesn’t seem to be much he wouldn’t do. All this and more in Episode 7! Listen, subscribe, tell your friends and tell us what you thought!

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Episode #2 – Free Comic Book Day

30 05 2009

This year’s Free Comic Book Day was just chockablock with free stuff. We celebrated by picking up as much of it as we could carry, reading it, and reviewing it. Yes, that’s right, gentle readers–we reviewed free comics to verify their quality! That’s the kind of service and dedication you can rely on here at the Mild Mannered Podcast.

After a live recording session at our local comic shop, an outpouring of unrequited love for Dax-Starr, and the debut of our recurring segment “Sam Bitches A Lot,” we get down to brass tacks and review “Scud the Disposable Assassin.” Plus, on Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre, special guests Matt and Carolyn perform a scene from “Ultimate Spider-Man”!

Episode #2 – Free Comic Book Day