Funnybook Babylon

March 13, 2008

FBBP #48 – Secrets of the Costume Party

This week we discussed new books from David Lapham and Terry Moore, Darwyn Cooke’s new New Frontier, Jamaal’s take on Stabby X-Men (a.k.a. X-Force, and more! Plus, a discussion of Michael Chabon’s great article in The New Yorker .

Podcast Notes after the jump:

Notes :

Stay tuned for the latest in a series of Marvel Universe History reenactments. All the Blue Area of the Moon scenes were shot on location in Bulgaria.

Chris is revealed to be in Chocolate City lobbying for FBB’s right to call itself the Official Podcast of the 2008 Election. Here is our nod for VP.

We love David Lapham, or at least David Lapham writing Stray Bullets, but this week he released another one of his books that isn’t Stray Bullets. On a scale from Tales of the Unexpected to Batman: City of Crime, where does this one fit?

You can’t see it, but this shit shines like it ate diamonds.Echo looks ballin’, but is it ballin’? Regardless, Moore is still a layout master.

Joseph Mastantouno reads an excerpt from the New Frontier comic put out to promote some movie, read by . Jamaal and Pedro follow with the hate.

Pedro Tejeda does not support anyone else’s opinion of how awesome 100 Bullets may or not be.

Joss Whedon out-Johnsed Geoff Johns? This is what you get for liking Whedon’s comics. It’s kind of hard to turn Geoff Johns into a verb. Geoff Johnsing?

Jamaal’s synopsis of X-Force – “STAB, Bastion Purple Diamond in the Back, STAB, Racist Robots, Clive Owen, STABBY, Indian Feather Stabby, STAB, Wolverine is the only HOPE for this team, STAB, Scott Cheney, Stab, Angsty Stabby, STABBY, Wolverine-you-can-jerk-off-to-Stabby, Stabby, The lack of blood on this cover is going to drive children to kill others.”

[64:20] FBB style-o-philes , order the New Yorker to get your monocle and top hat for the con and check out the Chabon audio while you’re there.

[70:50] Superhero Comics Rule #4080: Evil Superman is not allowed to wear a cape. This rule applies for Black Adam also.

[79:13] MY NAME IS MY NAME! Pedro Tejeda.

PS: We just realized we’ve been at this for over a year. Happy birthday to us.


  1. Bastion is actually Nimrod, the superbadass sentinel from the future combined with Master Mold, the supercomputer who was going to kill the Twelve.

    Comment by Daniel — March 13, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

  2. This is something I was aware of but didn’t want to say out loud because of how insane this entire concept is.

    Comment by Pedro Tejeda — March 13, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

  3. It also reduces your cool points if you know this. But the issue they both got pulled into the Siege Perilous was pretty rockin’.

    Comment by John McAree — March 14, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

  4. I think it was Jamaal? in this podcast who made the comparison between X-23 and every character ever played by Summer Glau, and holy shit, that is so spot-on. It’s exactly that combination of hot nerd-bait and out-and-out creepiness.

    Comment by David Uzumeri — March 18, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

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