Funnybook Babylon

December 10, 2010

FBBP #132 – Beasts of Burden, Superman: Earth One and More

Filed under: Podcasts — Chris Eckert @ 2:05 pm

Coming up next: FBB’s The Best Comics of 2010! We’ve been lagging this year in terms of actually producing podcasts, so doubtlessly there are many books we may have overlooked. What are your nominations? Tell us in the comments!


  1. I haven’t listened to the show yet but I’m going to go ahead a give a big fist pump for anthropomorphic fiction and an even bigger one for getting Beasts of Burden digitized. It reads like Dark Horse is preparing for a fairly jump into the pool, which is great considering their Comixology store is practically barren.

    Comment by Jess Mutter — December 10, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

  2. Have you guys checked out Blacksad? I am usually not a fan of anthropomorphic comics, unless they are done particularly well. A rule I should really apply to all comics I read, but that is besides the point.

    I think you guys might enjoy it, or should at least give it a quick peruse.

    Comment by luis — December 13, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

  3. Anthropomorphic fiction can get a bad reputation but there’s a pretty good assortment of comics out there for it: We3, Pride of Baghdad, Blacksad, Mouse Guard… Maus, I guess.

    Blacksad and Beasts of Burden are different kinds of anthropomorphic fiction though, w/ Beasts taking place casually within the reader’s world and Blacksad taking place within only a familiar one. I think they’re both great for different reasons. Just food for thought.

    Comment by Jess Mutter — December 13, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

  4. Did you guys ever read any manga? Pluto and 20th Century Boys were two of my favorite series of the year. A little more under the radar, Twin Spica has also been very good and the AX anthology from Top Shelf was amazing.

    Comment by Justin B. — December 15, 2010 @ 11:45 am

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