Funnybook Babylon

April 16, 2008

Darkseid, A Dictator Who Sought to Eliminate the Free Will of All Living Things, is Dead

Uxas at home.Uxas (doing business as ‘Darkseid’), the Dictator Who Sought to Eliminate the Free Will of All Living Things, Is Dead at an Unknown Age.

Uxas, the brutal dictator of Apokolips known as Darkseid, and who spent his life seeking total mastery of the universe, died today in Metropolis. He was an undetermined age, but reports suggest he was many hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. He is survived by a son, Orion.

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March 26, 2008

FBBP #50 – Featuring the Peerless Power of David Brothers

This week features blogalaxy surfing zen master David Brothers as we talk about Pedro’s attempts at sub-super villainy, review Cap, Iron Man, Death of the New Gods, Incredible Herc, and War is Hell. We even talk about he who should not be named who is spoiling books for Tom Spurgeon. It’s our 50th show, so that means… nothing right?

Notes after the Jump.

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November 15, 2007

FBBP #36 – The Lateness of the New Gods Mixtape

Funnybook Babylon – The Lateness of the New Gods Mixtape Review

1) Fourth World’s Finest pt. 2 (WW1 Germany mix) – ft. the ghost of Jack Kirby

**** – Following up on their last new godz track, FBB discusses the merits of Apokolips powerhouse Virman Vundabar and new leader/former psychoanalyst Takion. Great track but too much time is spent on figuring out who the fuck Takion is.

2) New Godz Killa (Jim Starlin diss track)

**** 1/2 – If you thought Jamaal was brutal on the Zuda mixtape, it was nothing compared to hearing them spit hot fire on the lack of Jim Starlin’s skills. Everything from his characterization, to his plotting, to his ability to draw is torn apart. There has not been this much beef since the Pedro vs. Brian Wood feud.

3) One More Delay (Shoulda put Bagley on it Remix )

*** – It’s kind of ironic that this track pops up here since it’s been pushed back off podcast after podcast. The boys go into detail over how they feel lateness effects the business and who really is at fault with Spider-man missing it’s ship date.

Overall it is a strong podcast, but the production has been off since Joe went solo and the group switched from Swishahouse over to Slip and Slide. It will tide you over until the next Downcounting single comes out. The free low def version is up to download on the website. There are plans to release a high bit rate version with a pdf with liner notes and hand written lyrics later this month for 5 bucks.

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