Episode #14 – Mild Mannered World War Part 2

31 07 2009

Why not join us for the second part of our podcast with our review of Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk and World War Hulk crossovers, the Green Goliath gets a little bit milder! Hey, calming down ol’ Jade Jaws is all in a day’s work for your humble podcasters. If you’d care to listen in, you might find that your pulse rate slows a little as well. We aim to please, and also to soothe and Alex plays a game of “Mad Scientist University” with Dr. Sivana and Victor von Doom!

And we start off this half with Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre–taken this week from the enticingly masculine pages of J. Michael Straczynski’s Thor–only on the Mild Mannered Podcast!

Part 2 (Masterpiece Comic Book Theater, Mad Scientist University, and Our Reviews)





Episode #14 – Mild Mannered World War Part 1

26 07 2009

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For a podcast in which we review Planet Hulk and World War Hulk its not as you would imagine all peaceful tones and relaxation exercises! This week, Mike just about loses his fool mind over Mouse Guard, our irregular segment “Sam Bitches A Lot” heats up after Sam discovers Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose.

And don’t forget, you get all of the above, plus our weekly rundown of every trade coming out this week and our picks for the very best of the new releases.

Download Part 1 (The Weekly Releases, Our Picks of the Week, and Sam’s Rant)





Episode #10 – Mild Mannered Moon

29 06 2009

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On this celebratory 10th episode of the Mild Mannered Podcast, we’re thrilled to have on special guest David Gallaher, writer for the Zuda comics webseries High Moon. We interview him, review Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales’ Identity Crisis, and ask the ever important question “WHAT HAPPENED!?” And then he let us go check.

And hey, not only that, but Masterpiece Comic Book Theater returns with a great scene from Jim Massey and Robbi Rodriguez’s Maintenance! Plus many more exciting goodies!

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And while your at it why not pick up the phone and CALL US at (347)42COMIC (or 347-422-6642)





Episode #8 – Podcasters of Baghdad

13 06 2009

This week, we take a loving look at Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon’s Pride of Baghdad graphic novel from Vertigo. Don’t worry, nobody got territorial. Alex has more stories about his myriad adventures on podcasts and the Columbia University campus. We explore exactly why Final Crisis should just Get The Fuck Out!, and Sam starts living up to his role of Warren Ellis devotee. Plus, don’t miss the debut of our new Cheescake Award–not to mention this week’s Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre, featuring Deadpool (along with his split personalities) and Norman Osborn! It’s all here on the Mild Mannered Podcast.

Download Here – Episode 8 – Podcasters of Baghdad





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!

Download Here – Episode 7 – Podcasters Disassembled! (Not Really)





Episode #6 – Arkham’s Podcast Studio for The Mild Mannered

31 05 2009

On this week’s podcast, we review Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, all the while trying not to go batshit crazy. (Heh. Batshit. Get it?) Yes, it’s a heartwarming tale of psychoses in honor of National Mental Health Month. Plus, a double whammy as Sam and Carolyn perform a foreboding scene from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke!

And be sure that you don’t miss out on Alex’s latest comic spree, Sam’s heartfelt birthday present and a brand new segment–our “GTFO of the Week.” All this and dirty jokes too!

Download Here – Episode #6 – Arkham’s Podcast Studio for The Mild Mannered





Episode #5 – Popgun Popped A Cap In Our Podcast

30 05 2009

And so we come to the end of our archive, with our lengthy review of Popgun Vol.1, “a graphic mix tape” edited by Mark Andrew Smith and Joe Keatinge. This was our first long-distance podcast, so in between the audio hiccups, we discussed Alex’s comic book bender in New York City, Sam gushed over the Batman: Mad Love hardcover edition, and Mike the Mild Mannered Thespian delivered a chilling performance of Norman Osborn’s barely-sane monologue in Warren Ellis’s Thunderbolts #120 for Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre.

Episode #5 – Popgun Popped A Cap In Our Podcast





Episode #4 – We’re Superman’s Pals

30 05 2009

This podcast is brought to you by Black Kryptonite! Black Kryptonite: Your source for super-schizophrenia since 2005.

We got adventurous this time ’round, and decided to give you a twofer: A discussion of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All Star Superman Vol. 1, followed by a brain vacation in the form of The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen. Plus, Alex breaks down the funniest scene in The Initiative Vol 4.: Secret Invasion, a Public Service Announcement regarding “Ultimates 3” is issued, and Sam finally breaks down and reads a book by his favorite author. Plus, this week’s Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre–“Mexican Wrestler Funnies” from Popgun Vol.1!

Episode #4 – We’re Superman’s Pals





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





Episode #1- League of Mild Mannered Podcasters

29 05 2009

LeagueOn the inaugural episode of the Mild Mannered Podcast, the crew reads and reviews “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” Vol. 1 & 2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. Along the way, a very mild mannered rendition of “Hail to the Chief” is performed, Mike expresses his love for Bruce “The Chin” Campbell, and advice is dispensed about how to properly read “Witchblade” in public. Plus, special guest Regina plugs “The Beats: A Graphic History,” and on Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre, a very special selection from “Scud the Disposable Assassin.”

Episode #1- League of Mild Mannered Podcasters