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March 17, 2009

FBBP #94 – Back in the Air

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 3:00 pm

FBB is back on a new server, hopefully everything’s migrated properly. Let us know if you experience any malfunctions.

The meat of this podcast revisits the work of G. Willow Wilson, particularly her Vertigo series Air. The “Try it For a Dollar” seventh issue drops tomorrow, with the bargain-priced first collection headed to stores next week.

We also rummage around in the Marvel/DC newsbin, and Chris formally endorses Maintaining Bohemia over at Zuda. That’s right, someone actually slogged through the Zuda interface!

Plus a Jeph Loeb Happy Hour drive-by on the subject of cannibalism!

5 Comments »

  1. Regarding treatment of Africa in comics, Vertigo’s Unknown Soldier series has been very detailed about recent events in Uganda and is careful to distinguish between different languages. He adds supplemental backstory to http://www.unknownsoldiercomic.com/ as well as how the story fits in with current Uganda news.

    Comment by Matt M. — March 17, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

  2. I gave “Air” a three week tryout upon its debut, and I wasn’t impressed. The art didn’t make the characters stand out, and Blythe and Zayn’s relationship didn’t draw me in because it relied on the characters being dumb at plot convenient places.

    Comment by Kim W. — March 18, 2009 @ 11:49 am

  3. Changeover to a new server seems to be a success, but I noticed the podcast album art doesn’t show up on my Zune anymore…. but that could be cause it’s a Zune.
    It did work before, but I have been messing around with some of the settings in the last week so it could be my own fault, but since you mentioned it in the podcast, I figured I’d post it in case it was an issue.

    Comment by Fearing — March 18, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

  4. It showed up on my PC when I downloaded it. I’d check the Zune.

    Comment by Syrg — March 18, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

  5. I’ve said this before, but for the treatment of Africa in comics, you’ve gotta give the first issue of Mark Waid’s Superman: Birthright a look. He’s got a better sense of African politics than any other comics writer that I am familiar with.

    Comment by nick — March 19, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

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