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June 30, 2009

FBBP #102 – Batman Reviewed

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 11:47 pm

Detective Comics #854 coverWe just can’t stop talking about Batman! This week we convene to discuss all the non-Morrison “Batman Reborn” titles, particularly Detective Comics #854, the long-awaited start of Greg Rucka and JH Williams III‘s Batwoman story. Along the way we discuss all the other books released thus far — Batman, Batman & Robin, Red Robin, Gotham City Sirens and Streets of Gotham Spoiler alert: As many as half of these books may be worth your time!

Check back later this week for the second half of our recording session, where we discuss LONGBOX, something we are told will change something for an indefinite period of time!

June 16, 2009

FBBP #101 – The Batman and MoCCA Show

Filed under: Podcasts — Joseph Mastantuono @ 9:57 pm

Two weekends ago, three quarters of our intrepid podcast crew ventured to eighth annual MoCCA Art Festival and gathered to share their firsthand impressions. The numbers in the preceding sentence do not form any sort of secret code.

But before delving into “indie books [you’ll] never care about”, we take a look at two summer blockbusters: Batman & Robin #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, and Dark Avengers #5 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato! Do either books have The Goods? Listen and learn!

June 10, 2009

FBBP Special – The Huggabroomstik Podcast

Filed under: Podcasts — Joseph Mastantuono @ 11:44 pm

Throughout our hundred episodes, listeners have asked about our introductory music. Apparently a link on our blogroll simply wasn’t enough. So here’s an interview with Huggabroomstik’s frontman Neil Kelly, along with a few of their songs.
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June 5, 2009

FBBP #100 – March at 100, Company Halt

Filed under: Podcasts — Joseph Mastantuono @ 2:10 pm

Despite the title Joseph gave this podcast, WE ARE NOT PODFADING. It’s just a joke. This week, we dig deep into the mail pile to answer all your important questions, such as:

  • What comics do we actually like?
  • Whatever Happened to Downcounting
  • Do you guys like Grant Morrison?
  • Who would be the greatest Black Lantern?

And others! Tune in next week for our March on 300, and say hello if you see any of us at MOCCA this weekend. Thanks for listening, everyone!

June 3, 2009

Batman and Robin #1 – “Batman Reborn Part 1: Domino Effect”

Batman and Robin #1

Batman and Robin #1

And we’re back after those messages! Finally, the main narrative line of the Batman books returns with Grant Morrison at the wheel aided by the ever-incredible Frank Quitely. And, in an all-new team-up, Alex Sinclair on colors, which leads to such interesting effects as the sky behind Wayne Tower looking like a badly compressed .GIF. While this issue is significantly more straightforward than the past few issues of Morrison’s Batman run, I have no doubt that things will get complex and trippy eventually, and until then it’s probably best to keep up continuity with these annotations, no? Besides, they’re fun.
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