Episode #22 – MMP in the DMZ (Adventures in Journalism Special Part II)

21 09 2009

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Welcome to Part 2 of our special comic-book topic of Journalism in Comic Books! To conclude our special event, we go over Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli’s DMZ, a shocking post-9/11 fictional piece with some of the heaviest material yet, not to mention some heavy critique from us! Plus, we give quick reviews of some of this year’s new hit games; including Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Scribblenauts, and a second look at Batman: Arkham Asylum! There will be laughs, insensitive jokes, cranky podcasters, memorable buffoonery, and much much more this week on the Mild-Mannered Podcast!

This week’s installment of Masterpiece Comic-Book Theatre also contributes to Journalism by revisiting Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen, with Alex himself reprising the title role! Enjoy!

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Episode #17 – 100 Podcasts (minus 83)

19 08 2009

100-bulletsThis week, the mild-mannered team reunites as a whole as they give you the highs and lows of the first two volumes of Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets, but try not to get caught in the crossfire! Also, special guest Audrey gives us a review of her expedition to Comic-Con 09′ while the boys try to hold back their tears and envy. There will also be more attacks on Jeff Loeb (but respect given to Batman Hush), Alex confesses a dream involving Adam West, a quick shout-out to the hit manga One Piece, and the boys praise/rant about their zany weeks (which will include injuries, encounters, and,you guessed it, comics!)

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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.