Comic Books Are Burning In Hell
Well, after the three of us did like a million podcasts in the space of approximately half a second, it was past time we made it official. Yes folks, I've joined Messrs. Joe McCulloch and Tucker Stone on the new ongoing Comic Books Are Burning In Hell audio hour, to be released on a more or less weekly basis. Our first outing is unfortunately marred by some rather frightening audio problems -- I commented during the run-up to recording that my tuning in from a hotel room in Detroit would lend just the right air of enigma and menace to the proceedings, but I didn't think that I'd be halfway inaudible! -- but there's still more to be had here than anywhere else on the internet (or in the world) you could be today. Big ups to Tucker for managing to even make the thing sound as good as it does. The three of us talked about, more or less:
- Josh Simmons' amazing new hardcover collection, The Furry Trap (a bad one to read on a plane)
- Garth Ennis' return to the only horror comic that matters, and Jamie Delano's current run on the same title
- The way those two comics are similar to one another, and why the mainstream/art comics differentiation is meaningless when the books in question are AWESOEM
- Kramers Ergot 8 and the negative reaction to a book we all loved
- The new "cut-up" issue of David Hine and Shaky Kane's Bulletproof Coffin comic
- Thriller, one of those weird-ass early-'80s DC art comics
- The current state of the Judge Dredd Megazine (I think it needs a Skrillex guest appearance)
- and uh, whatever else crossed our minds, which is a lot of stuff.
Then it cuts off at what might seem like an arbitrary point, but is actually the big lead-in to part two, due next week! Gasp! Click here to listen!
UPDATE: Oh yeah, and Joe has now posted some appropriately massive annotations to the episode. Should we start a betting pool on how long he keeps these up for, you guys? And can I hope it is For Ever?