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Apr 26

FBBP #139 – Origin Stories with David Brothers

Posted by Chris Eckert

Chris and David Brothers chat about how they got into comics, how they drifted away, how they came back, and lots of other digressions about their formative years. Check out this gallery of some of the comics we end up discussing! Plus: Bronze Age DC, the Death of Superman novelization, Marvel’s Star Wars comics, the [...]

Jan 24

FBBP #138 – Daredevil Discourse with David Brothers

Posted by Chris Eckert

We’re joined this episode by David Brothers, and he brought with him a classic Marvel run: Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr. on Daredevil! This isn’t the gritty noir Daredevil modern readers have grown to expect: It contains a critique of factory farming! Philosophical (and physical) fights about feminism! (And DD joking!) The Inhumans! (And [...]

Jan 6

FBBP #137 – New Year, Same Old New 52

Posted by Chris Eckert

Welcome to 2012! Back in the dying days of 2011, we sat down and looked at some of DC’s “New 52″ titles a few issues in. Titles discussed include: Action Comics by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and others Batman & Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Batwoman [...]

Oct 3

FBBP #136 – Jeff Lemire Revisited

Posted by Chris Eckert

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 by Chris Eckert

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 by Chris Eckert

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 [...]

Feb 3

FBBP #133: The Lonesome Death of Johnny Storm

Posted by Chris Eckert

What more is there to say? Johnny Storm died, and we have joined the rest of the vultures in the media in discussing his tragic passing. We also share broader thoughts about Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four run, and you can also check out our earlier forays into Hickman’s work on FBB, plus David and Chris’s [...]

Dec 10

FBBP #132 – Beasts of Burden, Superman: Earth One and More

Posted by Chris Eckert

Chris went to the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, and gives a brief recap, comparing and contrasting it to MoCCA and Kingcon. We review Dark Horse’s Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. SPOILER ALERT: It’s lovely. To clarify what we discussed, you can read the first three BoB shorts on [...]

Oct 14

FBBP #131 – The NYCC Tapes, 2010

Posted by Chris Eckert

Another New York Comicon has come and gone. When the first NYCC happened, Funnybook Babylon was but a glimmer in the Internet’s eye! At the second NYCC, Chris met Joseph and Jamaal for the first time, and the FBB Podcast began! From the third NYCC was borne a horrifying beast, the FBB Posse Cut, never [...]

Oct 5

FBBP #130 – Daytripper Reviewed

Posted by Chris Eckert

If you’ve been reading Avenging the Week — and if not, why not? — you know how much Jamaal loved Daytripper, the recent Vertigo mini-series from Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon.  Now, you can listen to all four of us take a crack at heaping praise at it. Sorry for the spoilers, but we all [...]

Sep 11

FBBP #129 – Comics Creator Commentary Controversies!

Posted by Chris Eckert

Controversial statements from veteran comic creators finally succeeded in cracking the Internet in half — or at least taking our site down for the week. We’re back now, and weighing in on: Kurt Busiek vs. Today’s Superhero Comics & Private E-Mails Darwyn Cooke vs. Today’s Superhero Comics & Perverted 45 Year Old Men Mark Waid [...]

Aug 6

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

Posted by Chris Eckert

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 by Chris Eckert

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 by Chris Eckert

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 by Chris Eckert

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 [...]