Funnybook Babylon

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!

September 17, 2008

FBBP #72 – [Expletive Deleted] [fixed]

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 10:55 pm

NOTICE: We had an export issue on our previous post of this podcast. If you have downloaded it, please listen to this one instead, the second half of the Achewood discussion on the previous one got garbled. I blame Apple, and their lack of support for Soundtrack Pro.

This Week: We review Chris Onstad’s The Great Outdoor Fight, discuss the All-Star Batman & Robin controversy, talk Final Crisis: Revelations and debut a new segment, “Yes, This is Being Published”.

YTiBP’s debut topic is Vertigo’s forthcoming Haunted Tank series. You can read a special preview of it on this toilet seat. No, really.

After cutting this podcast, I realized that yes, I am a Hater. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate! I got Silky Johnson and Buc Nasty on lock, I’m gonna be Hater of the Year!

We go into a lot of detail about the Great Outdoor Fight, so if you aren’t a regular Achewood reader and don’t want your experience “spoiled” you can read the whole story online before listening. Or don’t, just don’t come crying if we reveal the final fate of The Latino Health Crisis.

July 23, 2008

Fun with October DC Solicts – The rise and fall of Checkmate

Filed under: Blurbs — Tags: , , , , , , — Pedro Tejeda @ 1:50 pm

CHECKMATE #31 Written by Bruce Jones. Art and cover by Manuel Garcia. All the pieces on the Checkmate board have converged on China. Is it the end of the world as we know it in this series finale issue? Or will Chimera save the day? On sale October 29. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US FINAL ISSUE

Scrolling through the solicitations I came across this doozy. It looks like DC finally did what I jokingly asked them to do a couple of months ago. What has the book been doing since you and I dropped it? Why, it has been building up the sensational character find of ’08, Chimera! Who is he? He’s pretty much a super soldier who can turn into his enemies’ worst fears. His ongoing story has hijacked everything I found interesting and wonderful about the spy thriller Checkmate was before Jones got on to it.

John Rogers in an interview stated that some sort of Magic Event would be spinning out of Checkmate post Final Crisis. This event has to be why they decided not to go with the collaborator of the original writer and with Bruce Jones instead. Chimera has been the only thing the book has been about since the switch. So now that Chimera has been introduced and established,  they can turn off the lights on the book so he can move on to what ever great things they have planned for him. I guess Checkmate as an organization will languish in the background, used the same way SHIELD was pre-Civil War. Great Job DC!

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April 30, 2008

FBBP #56 – No More Posse Cuts

Yeah, we are never doing a podcast like the last ones. 

Yeah, we are never doing a podcast like the last ones.

Batman can be nicer than you think and Pedro talks about the last issue of Checkmate. Archaia Studios Press attempts to steal our hearts from First Second. Jamaal discusses the merits of what has to be the best written collection of essays on the Legion of Superheroes. We then go into a recap of the con and also discuss Spurgeon and Neufield’s opinions of what NYCC should be like in the future. Also, learn about the Looming Shelving Concern and how it can affect you. We finish off with a word from Chris on why we need the CBLDF.

March 4, 2008

FBBP #47 – A Date with Doctor Doom

Caution: The Funnybook Babylon Podcast contains mature language and content.

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Chris Eckert’s open letter to the New York Comic Con. He advocates the new FBB con dress code. – For further details view this educational clipmirror.

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This is the greatest idea that this podcast has formed.

Image provided by 4th letter‘s Hoatzin.

We expose the next big Marvel book spinning out of Secret Invasion. You better get your duct tape, Internet, cause we broke you like we were Iverson.

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May 13, 2007

FBBP #11 – 52 Fallout

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , — Funnybook Babylon @ 1:57 pm

This week’s podcast presents a late-night Modelo-and-bourbon-fueled discussion of DC Comics’s 52, breaking down our thoughts on the recently completed series as we yell at each other in the Mighty Marvel FBB Manner!. This episode is in STEREO, so tell us if you like this format better, or if you’d prefer smaller file sizes.

March 29, 2007

FBBP #4.5 – DC Funnybook Drama

Filed under: Blurbs — Tags: , , , — Funnybook Babylon @ 9:13 pm

Here is the FBB Minicast, a new feature we’re trying on the site. Every Thursday, Gabe Mariani and a rotating cast of panelists will take a quick look at important and topical news issues in the funnybook world.

This week, I’m joined by David Uzumeri, columnist at FBB and David Brothers (a guest from The 4th Letter) This week we focus on DC’s various troubles.
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March 18, 2007

FBBP #3 – The Confession

On this week’s FBB, we talk about the new season of Buffy, 52 spin-offs, Classical Avenging and Wizard‘s continued attempts to bring back speculation. We also review New Avengers #28, Grifter & Midnighter #1, and 52 #45. Plus, Pedro and Jamaal get into it over Civil War: The Confession.

This is Funnybook Babylon for March 18th 2007.

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