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March 24, 2009

FBBP #95 – Wednesday Comics and Iron Fists

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 5:02 pm

A new team on Immortal Iron Fist! A new weekly publishing initiative from DC! Somehow Jeph Loeb still writes comics!

It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions this week, as we review The Mortal Iron Fist, the latest Iron Fist volume by new creative team Duane Swierczynski, Travel Foreman and Russ Heath. Can this book hold up against its forefathers?

Across town, DC has announced its new weekly series, Wednesday Comics! There’s an impressive talent pool working on the project, but does anyone care? Will people buy this? Will a tree fall in the woods?

And first (but certainly least), Jeph Loeb’s inflicted the public with a new issue of Ultimatum. Lots of people die! Some of them on-panel even!

March 17, 2009

FBBP #94 – Back in the Air

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 3:00 pm

FBB is back on a new server, hopefully everything’s migrated properly. Let us know if you experience any malfunctions.

The meat of this podcast revisits the work of G. Willow Wilson, particularly her Vertigo series Air. The “Try it For a Dollar” seventh issue drops tomorrow, with the bargain-priced first collection headed to stores next week.

We also rummage around in the Marvel/DC newsbin, and Chris formally endorses Maintaining Bohemia over at Zuda. That’s right, someone actually slogged through the Zuda interface!

Plus a Jeph Loeb Happy Hour drive-by on the subject of cannibalism!

March 9, 2009

Page Appreciation: David Aja and a Damn Amazing Piece of Storytelling from Daredevil #116

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , , — David Uzumeri @ 10:39 am

Gonna go ahead and say it: David Aja is the best thing to happen to comic book art since J.H. Williams III.

His technical and formal inventiveness is off the goddamn charts, and recently my co-Savage-Critic-ite Tucker Stone brought up what was a really damn great piece of storytelling from last week, Ed Brubaker and David Aja’s Daredevil #116. He liked it a lot, but he omitted one portion, one page that blew the brain out of my head and really made me want to contribute to the panel/page dissection initiated by those geniuses over at Mindless Ones – this little masterpiece. I’ve cut out the narration for the purposes of both avoiding spoilers and focusing purely on the art.

March 3, 2009

FBBP #93 – 1987

Filed under: Podcasts — Joseph Mastantuono @ 1:29 am

Hang onto your Glycon amulets! FBB looks to the Reagan Era, reviewing DC’s first collection of Justice League International. Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire were putting this book out concurrently with Watchmen, and while that comparison doubtlessly does JLI no favors, it’s repeatedly invoked.

Speaking of Watchmen, we check in on Alan Moore’s Wired interview, where he talks about why no one should care about these dumb superheroes, be it 1987 or 2009. MANDRAKK THE MONITOR STRIKES!

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