SuperPowerCast returns in a new format and a new plan for “almost weekly” podcasting! Nicholas Ahlhelm and Tommy Zimmer run down reviews of comics that shipped in the first two weeks of May. Plus we talk the news of a favorite title’s cancellation, Marvel’s first animated feature film and we end the show (conveniently for folks that have yet to see it) with an in depth review of Marvel Studios’s Iron Man 3! We even have a visit by the Mandarin himself.
Batman & Red Hood 20
Batwing 20 Dragonfly
Justice League of America 3
The Movement 1
While this is actually the fourth episode of Spiral Zone, it also served as the pilot. Spiral Zone has always been an absolute favorite of mine, ever since I regularly watched it at 9 or 10. It was incredibly dark for the time period it was releaseed: a story about half the world basically being turned in to fungus covered zombies. But it was also epic and adventurous in a way that really captured my young mind.
Outside Gargoyles I cannot think of another property I would love to write a relaunch of than this one.
And ever men’s adventure fiction writer in the world should be ashamed they didn’t come up with the name Dirk Courage first.
I am the kind of guy that likes to come up with playlists for what I write, but sometimes an artist transcends just one project. That is the case with Lana Del Rey. Her album “Born to Die” has became one of several albums I listen to in a regular rotation as I alternate between work on Walking Shadows, Rosie the Ripper and an as yet unannounced project I am working on.
I am not quite sure what about her music captures my fascination so much, but her words, her rhymes and the melodies she sing them over all serve to capture me. Her mix of Americana and modernism heavily influence the relationship of Marilyn and Alli in Walking Shadows and the world of Rosie the Ripper. The weight of her anguish shown in several songs shades another project currently in the gestational phase.
However, the best song from either “Born to Die” or the “Paradise” EP in my humble opinion did not have a singles release. Thanks to the power of Youtube however, it is more than easy enough to find a version of the song. You can find it after the jump. (more…)
Sean “Cheeks” Galloway is one of the most innovative artists doing comic work today. Now he is developing his own comic project and its a doozy of an all ages title! Gumshoes 4 Hire features a new team of kids sleuth designed by Cheeks and drawn by him, Gurihiru and DJ Welch. It looks like a lot of fun and while already funded, it definitely has room to meet some stretch goals.
God Hates Astronauts is an exercise in weirdness by writer/artist Ryan Browne. And now this beautiful rendered strangeness is being collected in a massive hardcover edition for everyone’s reading pleasure! The book is already well funded but Browne continues to approve the book with every stretch goal!