Let me just go ahead and Spoil my Pick for the Week now

16 07 2009

Spoiler alert! Mild Mannered Photographer here to tell you that MADAME XANADU VOL. 1: DISENCHANTED is going to be my pick of the week for the next podcast, you may think I would pick the beginning of Andy Diggle’s run of Thunderbolts, which is really good, but it’s hardcover and 25 buckaroonies.  Sure I’ve bought hardcover trades for 25 bucks, but instead I picked up the first volume of Madame Xanadu for 3 simple reasons:

  1. TEN issues in one trade, that’s 240 pages total!!!
  2. The Trade only costs $12.99!!!
  3. The artist for Madame Xanadu, Amy Reeder Hadley drew a jaw droppingly beautiful free sketch for me at Mocca-Fest

If you know me at all you will know that I will quickly become a fan of any artist if I receive free art from them and I then want to buy anything they have done when it comes out in trades. (I’m looking at you Chris Giarusso) But Amy was actually cool enough to let me videotape her while she was sketching and I asked her some questions, so check it out below because it was super neat and I didn’t get a chance to post this video when I first took it after Mocca Fest, but now its timely. 🙂

And come on, you get ten issues for only 13 bucks, that’s a value you don’t often see in many trades. I haven’t started reading it yet, but when I start I will give some of my impressions.

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Episode #12 – Mild Mannered Soviets

13 07 2009

superman-redson This week the podcasters (along with a special guest!) travel into an alternate reality in order to review Mark Millar’s Superman : Red Son, where they will debate whether or not Superman could have saved Communism (as well as discuss terrorist batman and his warm hat!). The boys will also discuss their zany weeks, and Mike will be auditioning for the role of “The Ghost Whisperer”

Not to mention the ever-popular new installment of Masterpiece Comic Book Theatre from Madman!

All this and much more! Tune in to your computer! (remember, in Soviet Russia, Computer tunes you in!)

Download it…. HERE!!!

superredson2And while your at it why not pick up the phone and CALL US at (347)42COMIC (or 347-422-6642)





Episode #9: Super Happy Father’s Day/Deadpool Smorgasbord!!

23 06 2009

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This week, we got a one-two punch special;  we will discuss/debate/bicker over the Best, the Worst, and the Weirdest Fathers and Fatherly figures of comic books. You’ll find out why we think Uncle Ben is unquestionably great  while Magneto and General Ross are just plain abysmal. But wait, there’s more! We top off the show with Deadpool Appreciation Week, where we will (individually) review 3 different perspectives of the famous “Merc with a Mouth”. Is your favorite Deadpool comic/trade being reviewed? We don’t know! You’ll have to tune in and find out!

Plus, a special message to Liu Kang of “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe,” Alex’s new favorite writer, the most perfect thing ever said in a Green Goblin voice, and a special mission for all you wonderful listeners! We’ve got all of that and more on this week’s episode!

Download Here – Episode #9:  Super Happy Father’s Day/Deadpool Smorgasbord!!

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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 #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