Funnybook Babylon

January 16, 2009

Obamamania Update!

So, hey, people sure are excited about this whole “Spider-Man Meets Barack Obama” thing. Here’s a few things I wanted to address about the excitement.

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October 28, 2008

Pull List Analysis for October 29, 2008

Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3 by Brian Michael Bendis & David Lafuente (Marvel Comics): There comes a time in every young superhero’s life when someone decides to do an issue about their sex life. These “very special” issues have come with a range of tasteful comments from the creators:

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I understand that teenage sexuality is a difficult subject for a lot of people. And, as is the custom, I won’t even mention black sexuality. But I don’t think that the people who read Static are afraid to explore storylines ground in the issues of contemporary life.

Dwayne McDuffie on the publication of Static #25

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I called Bob Harras and said, “Excalibur #90, Kitty Pryde gets fucked.” He went deadly silent, then he said, “Just try and keep it tasteful.”

Warren Ellis on the publication of Excalibur #90

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Where will USM Annual #3 fall along the axis? Who knows, though it has the “added bonus” of being part of the MARCH ON ULTIMATUM, though I’m still not entirely sure what that means besides having a really ugly banner along the top.

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November 8, 2007

FBBP #34 -The Vertigo is Fallin’

While Joe’s away, the cast of Funnybook Babylon is left to their own devices and where does it lead them?

Back to the age old (2 weeks) question of whether or not Vertigo is falling apart. With Jeph Loeb and Brian Michael Bendis’ help, they reveal the secret ultimate origin of the Vertigo U, hint: Sandman has black hair and Lucifer is a blond, and only one can lead the pack. Spider Jerusalem is really from a race of humans evolved from bastards instead of apes.

Kyle Baker’s Special Forces is vaguely discussed since Chris didn’t read it. Jamaal gives the nod to ABC (which is apparently not this), and what does Jerry Siegel’s Spectre and Shigeru Miyamoto’s Link have in common? If you said ghostridin’ the whip, you’re only half right.

This episode has been screwed, chopped up and remixed by Swishhouse (Pedro’s an intern there under Slim Thug) so forgive the 36th Chambers level of production. This is part 1 of a seriously long ass podcast, since the podcasts were too small to fit on Dirk Deppey’s Nano.

March 23, 2007

Funnybooks your young niece or nephew would love!

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Gabe Mariani @ 8:30 am

I’ve seen many recommendation lists that suggest a number of series (or original graphic novels) to loan to a friend that might get him interested in comics. They usually contain titles as varied as Watchmen by Alan Moore, Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan, and Fell by Warren Ellis. These are good introductions to the medium, but they don’t all appeal to the same type of reader. That’s where Funnybooks ___________ would love! comes in. This week: Funnybooks your young niece or nephew would love!

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February 25, 2007

FBBP #1 – Post NYC Comic Con Report

On this week’s show, we talk about the NYC Comic Con, where Pedro spent a ridiculous amount of money, the gang met <a href=”http://kylebaker.com/”Kyle Baker and Chris Batista, and Joe popped his Con cherry.

We also review The Spirit #3, Brave and the Bold #1, and Ultimate Fantastic Four #39, as Pedro and Jamaal fight about comics yet again.

This is Funnybook Babylon for February 25th, 2007.

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