Browsing posts by Pedro Tejeda

After voraciously picking up his sister’s leftover comics as a young lad, Pedro bought anything that had John Romita Jr drawing it, something he still does to this day. His tiny little hands grabbed whatever they could, and left him with a taste for Captain America, Over-Sized Hardcovers, Steve Weismann, Ballin’, Amanda Waller, and Hello Kitty. He has been known to call Alan Moore a crybaby, seen suggesting tweaks to Geoff Johns’ JSA, laughing at Joe’s Manifesto and awaiting the next single of Incredible Hercules. The only thing he loves more than America are gay mutants. His current pursuits are playing Expert drums in Rock Band and finding how you got kiddie porn on to your computer. He is happy to hear that his Metal Gear Solid fan-fiction has finally disappeared off the internet.

Oct 3

FBBP #136 – Jeff Lemire Revisited

Posted October 3, 2011

As the seasons change, Funnybook Babylon returns to look back on the work of Jeff Lemire! We reviewed Sweet Tooth back in Episode #125 and were divided on its relative quality, but after two additional volumes we are united: it’s pretty great. But don’t take our word for it! The first eleven issues are available [...]

Aug 20

FBBP #135 – Eisnerwatch: Best Single Issues

Posted August 20, 2011

Hey gang! How’s your summer been? We’ve obviously been busy, but we found time to record a podcast awhile back, and now it’s up! We reviewed the five books up for the Best Single Issue Eisner. Obviously the Eisners have passed, and you all know who won, but that doesn’t stop us from having strong [...]

Apr 20

FBBP #134: EisnerWatch: Nick Spencer

Posted April 20, 2011

Welcome to the New Look, New Technology Funnybook Babylon Podcast, powered by Skype and an overenthusiastic Chris editing the show so we all sound like we’re hopped up on amphetamines! We’re taking a look at the Eisner nominees, starting with Nick Spencer. We read Morning Glories and Jimmy Olsen and… we apologize to his fans [...]

Aug 6

FBBP #128 – Scott Pilgrim & Daken: Separated at Birth?

Posted August 6, 2010

This week, we look two semi-autobiographical Young Man Coming of Age stories that came to their conclusion in July! Wolverine Origins #50 by Daniel Way & Will Conrad (Marvel Comics) Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press) We’ve talked about Scott Pilgrim before, particularly in FBBP #96. Be forewarned, we follow up [...]

Jul 15

FBBP #127 – Kanye + Kim Jong-Il = The Mandarin

Posted July 15, 2010

This week, the gang reads <i>Invincible Iron Man Annual</i> #1  by Matt Fraction and Carmine DiGiandomenic! It features Fraction’s “autobio comix” take on stalwart Iron Man villain The Mandarin, borrowing from both Kim Jong-Il’s kidnapping of Shin Sang-ok and, more cryptically, Fraction’s MK12 work alongside Kanye West on Common’s “Go” video. IIM Annual #1 was [...]

Jun 8

FBBP #126 – Four Number Ones

Posted June 8, 2010

As a follow-up to our theoretically award-eligible podcast Three Number Ones, Funnybook Babylon planned to look at Four Number Ones, the Billboard #1 singles on our respective birthdays! Sadly, due to a quirk of fate, our birthdays are paired closely together, so we only have two number ones: “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer (Chris & [...]

May 13

FBBP #125 – Geoff! Jeff! Jeff!

Posted May 13, 2010

The Funnybook Babylon Podcast is back at full power and looking at a trio of books written by a trio of homophonic dudes! Yes, This is Being Published: Brightest Day #1 (DC) by Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and a Big Bag of Artists Underground (Image Comics) by Jeff Parker & Steve Lieber (collected edition out [...]

Mar 27

FBBP #124 – Greek Street & Unwritten

Posted March 27, 2010

Funnybook Babylon has notice a trend: first issues from Vertigo are often given lukewarm or negative reviews, but once the series develops, we change our tune. It happened with Air, it happened with Young Liars (at least for some of us), and as we’ve previously panned the first issues of Greek Street (Episode 107) and [...]

Dec 27

FBBP #121 – Luke Cage Noir

Posted December 27, 2009

The holidays were hectic around FBB Headquarters, as you may have inferred from our posting schedule. But we managed to record one last podcast for 2009 that takes a look at Luke Cage Noir, the latest in Marvel’s dusky crime-inspired Elseworlds series. We also tackle a frequently asked question regarding a beloved creator-owned series and [...]

Nov 22

FBBP #120 – Love & Shame

Posted November 22, 2009

This episode, we discuss changes over at the Comics Journal and what that means for the blogosphere, plus answer your questions about love, shame, professional wrestling and enabling habits! If you have questions or topics you’d like to see addressed in future podcasts, write us at editors AT funnybookbabylon DOT com, or take advantage of [...]

Nov 12

FBBP #119 – Hellblazin’ Milligan

Posted November 12, 2009

This episode, we take a look at Peter Milligan’s recently started run on Hellblazer, as one of the original British Invasion writers becomes the latest in his gang to tackle one of the longest running monthly American comic books in print. Does Milligan still have “it”? Does John Constantine? Are they both self-sabotaging, self-destructive British [...]

Nov 5

FBBP #118 – We Like Comics

Posted November 5, 2009

Sometimes our tough love strikes listeners as a little too tough. We’re sensitive to concerns about our negativity — and our tendency to ramble on — and so here we have a brief conversation where each of us describe a recent comic we’ve genuinely enjoyed. Want to be spoiled? Our picks lie below!

Nov 2

FBBP #117 – The Umbrella Academy

Posted November 2, 2009

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Superhero Comics are two uniquely American creations of the twentieth century, and they share many traits — a patchwork Genesis story, arguments about who was really first, youthful rebellion, corporate co-option, a “British Invasion” coming along and showing up their American rivals, a decades-long struggle to be taken “seriously”.

Oct 26

Call for Listener Questions

Posted October 26, 2009

Dear Listeners, Did you enjoy the Listener Questions segment of our hundredth episode? Did you hate it because we didn’t answer your question? Do you still have a burning question for Joe? Well, you have another chance to ask questions in a new ongoing segment. You can leave a question in the comments, or dare [...]

Oct 13

FBBP #116 – Planetary Post-Mortem

Posted October 13, 2009

The Planetary retrospective rolls on with a podcast dissection of the series. WHERE IS THE FOURTH MAN? Sorry Jamaalamanaics, he was busy this weekend. But he’ll be back later this week in our Umbrella Academy review from the archives! Also, if you haven’t already checked it out, our Planetary Timeline has been updated with corrected [...]