Episode #26 – Milde & Mannered (Scaretober Part 3)

24 10 2009

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WE’RE BACK! And to raise the bar from part II, we are reviewing the psychologically disturbing Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. You won’t want to miss our spine-tingling critique of this mental cage of mystery and horror! Plus, we go back in time and discuss LAST WEEK’s incoming trades as well as THIS WEEK’s thanks to the powers of Chronokinesis!! (AKA the Internet).  We also have a big talk of what Iron Man has been going through in the Marvel Universe as well as where he is going! LISTEN IF YOU DARE!!!

Continuing Monsterpiece Comic Book Theatre, we give you a short yet frighteningly witty scene from Dan Slott’s Arkham Asylum : Living Hell!!!

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Episode #21 – Enter the Spider…Jerusalem (Adventures in Journalism Special: part I of II)

15 09 2009

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WE ARE LEGAL NOW! Kicking the 21st episode, the boys have not 1, but 2  special guests for the first part of this 2-Episode special on the topic of Journalism in the comic-book world. The guests, Carolyn (the Not-at-all-Mild-Mannered-Girlfriend to Music Man Mike) and newcomer Matt Koenig (Mild-Mannered-Rapist)  join the boys for a review of Warren Ellis’s Transmetropolitan Volumes  1-3, and yes, Sam will be batshit excited the entire time. Also, we hear about a scheme involving Hulk and Broadway, not to mention the fate of Alex’s Marvel Comics alter-ego in Savage She-Hulk. All this along with the usual (and often unusual) antics this week on the Mild Mannered Podcast!

Plus! Matt Koenig and Sam contribute a piece of Spider-Man: Brand New Day for this week’s Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre!

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Episode #20 – Thy Podcast Come!

6 09 2009

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Can you believe it? The Podcast has reached its 20th episode and going strong! On this special episode, the boys are at odds when their opinions and debates over Mark Waid and Alex Ross’s Elseworld’s epic, Kingdom Come, clash! Also, the recent purchase of Marvel by Disney is looked at half-full AND half-empty. Not to mention the news flash from Alex about the fate of  the super male-bonding trade series, Marvel Bromance! Masterpiece Comic-Book Theatre delivers its newest installment from Dan Slott’s She-Hulk!

BUT WAIT! We also got to talk to both Dennis Calero, artist for such great books as X-Men Noir and Sliders, and Jordan D White, assistant editor at Marvel Comics on The Incredible Hercules (not to mention the brains behind Age of the Sentry!). You can catch some of the best parts of the interview in this episode, and be sure to check back later in the week for the full 90-minute extravaganza of fascinating conversation with two super classy industry insiders.

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Episode #16 – The (Mild Mannered) Character Find of 1940: Robin, The Boy Wonder!

11 08 2009

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This week, Alex and Sam become a Dynamic Duo and run the review of Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty’s Robin: Year One! How do they handle the Mild Mannered Music Man being MIA? Is there talk of Giant Robots? Does Sam have a secret guilty love for Pokemon? Will Alex solve his Spider-man Action Figure crisis? Is there a sneak preview-review of Arkham Asylum? Does Mike make a cameo review? Does Sam bitch about something? Does Alex have a new, Fables-related project? Will there be more questions to be answered? WHO KNOWS??!! (Note: The answer is probably “yes to all.”) Tune in and discover the answers for yourself!

This week’s Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre presents an excerpt from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke and Key #1!

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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)