Funnybook Babylon

October 9, 2008

FBBP #75 – O Captain! My Captain!

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 10:23 am

A lively discussion of Captain America is followed by an impromptu rambling eulogy for DC’s Minx line of graphic novels. None of us (and I’m guessing none of you) are the target young female audience for these books, but that doesn’t stop us from devolving into a McLaughlin Group style roundtable on how Minx succeeded and failed.


  1. Another sweet podcast. You guys don’t know how much it kills me to have to wait for these. I also enjoyed Cap, and have been following Brubabker’s run since issue one, and as someone who only recently got back into comics, was glad it wan’t “Grunwald’s Cap” or some other mid-nineties iteration. I like that this story had a good forty-two issues to stretch its legs, rather than say something like a six or twelve arc saying “Hey the Red Skull is back and Bucky’s alve, but hey he’s the Winter Soldier, and hey now Cap’s dead, and hey now Bucky is Cap and he’s going to get the Red Skull” and then just thrust him into the Marvel U. Definitely looking forward to seeing him interact with Luke Cage and the rest of the New Avengers, though.

    Comment by Mike — October 10, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

  2. It took me a few minutes to figure out what those clinky-tinky noises were…I’m like “is that someone’s cell phone? is that some kind of music box?”

    Comment by DensityDuck — October 14, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

  3. So the Wolverine / Bucky mind-control is more like “Manchurian Candidate”-style brainwashing.

    Comment by DensityDuck — October 15, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  4. I’m sorry to keep dumping in comments like this, but I’m posting as I listen and there’s no way to edit a previous message.

    Anyway–your comment about “you have to tell a complete story early on” reminds me of Ellis and Transmetropolitan, where the first four issues were a complete and self-contained story. While some of the events and characters showed up later, we didn’t have to wait for another six years to see the resolution of the events or the basic motivation–we saw it all right there in the book we were reading. Sure, there was a Big Story that would fill up the rest of the series, but it wasn’t as though “hey, here’s this MYSTERIOUS STRANGER here, why is he doing what he’s doing, oh gosh we don’t know, maybe we’ll find out in issue 74!”

    Comment by DensityDuck — October 15, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

  5. […] reading the blog is aware, DC recently announced that it was ending the Minx imprint. At the FBB podcast that followed, Chris and Pedro brought a huge pile of Minx books (thanks Strand!) for us to […]

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