Thursday, February 28, 2013

Episode 52: DC, The Old 52

Fifty two issues in, the Ancillary Characters take the most awesome yet obvious choice ever: Book It DC's 52 for Episode 52! And that's just what they do, they talk it up on all things 52 in a retrospective of DC's old universe. It's straight up nostalgia in here, and you don't wanna miss it.

The guys also talk the devastating revelations of Batman Incorporated #8 in a puddle of tears, the wonder and magic of Marvel NOW's Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1, Wonder Woman 16, Uncanny Skullkickers, some MLP, Amelia Cole and much more!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Episode 51: Road Trippin with G.I. Joe

Hey guys, it's me again, Mr Show-notes. I just want to take a second to thank you for reading and tell you about my day so far... What's that? You don't give a crap?!? Fine!

I'll get right to the "important stuff".

News: It's all DC-related. No surprise, right? Allen, Ethan, Paul and Seth talk about the new Green Lantern creative teams, the new Batman/Superman title, and the fact that there will be a Flashpoint animated movie. Riveting stuff.

Then the new Take-It-Or-Leave-It format kicks off with some team reviews of GI Joe #1, Batman: Death of the Family, some new Marvel NOW #1's, (Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, and Nova) and Justice League of America #1. Then individually they review a ton of stuff in a tiny sum of time for men with such large mouths and inflated senses of self-worth.

Ethan reviews Saga of Rex, and Captain America #4.

Paul reviews Batman and Robin #17 and Superior Spider-Man #3.

Allen reviews TMNT 18-19 and has his short period of alotted time mercilessly cut into by Paul.

Seth reviews Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth #1, Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun, and Daredevil #23.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Episode 50: Southern Fried Manga

This week our four hosts, Allen, Paul, and Seth are joined by visiting manga expert Justin to talk all thing Japanimation. From Seth's apparent complete lack of knowledge to Paul's wayward jabs at Seth's complete lack of knowledge this episode is full of twist's and turns.
The fellows dig into some of the hottest news topics. Gotta be honest, as I'm writing this it's been two days since recording and I forget what they are but they're HOT. Smoking hot.
In the reviews the guys review a bunch of stuff most people have never heard of. Like, that Justin fella reviews something I can't even type because it's so foreign to me. Allen talks about a Zelda manga? I think... Paul maybe talks about Death Note and Seth reviews something completely inconsequential.
Please forgive the lack of details but, well, it's perfectly fitting of our show and if you don't like it I'm sincerely sorry.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Episode 49: Green Arrow'd

Not even 50 episodes in and we've finally lost it. Between reviewing Chinese food and gabbing about breakfast cereal we find time to talk the latest comics news and review a smattering of the hottest comic jams.

We dig into news topics like the cancellation of Young Justice and Green Lantern. Paul's tears are audible. We also talk about Star Wars Solo films (get it? Han Solo?) and more.

Then issues of Flash, Avengers, Fairy Quest, Revival, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Rotworld (Swamp Thing/Animal Man) Snapshot, and Green Arrow.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Paul's Picks! - February 1, 2013

Well, it's that time again folks: Wednesday! And you know what Wednesday is?... Well, of course you do, you're reading a blog about comics, so you obviously know it's New Comics Day, a.k.a. Paul's favorite weekly holiday! And now for his much-anticipated pick-of-the-week...

Hey there friends! It's been a while, hasn't it? Alas, due to my recent relocation for my student teaching assignment, I've been forced into a comic shop dead zone. As this is the case, I am currently having to have my pulls shipped to me from my regular shop back in Bowling Green, KY, the Great Escape Records and Comics. They have been gracious enough to take on the task of shipping me my books so that I can continue buying print comics (I'll never give in, digital overlords!), but the downside is that I often have to wait weeks at a time for my massive stacks of pulls. As such, the entire premise of "Paul's Picks" has become tainted and strictly limited to the ancillary purchase that I make via Comixology. However, since this week managed to land on a shipping week, I was able to read a good stack of books, including this week's!

And man, what a week it is! As I'm sitting down to write this article, I am torn practically in two on which book best deserves my pick. I'll tell you right outside the gate, DC Comics took the cake. If you've been tuning in (as you should be) to the AC Podcast, then you'll be well aware of all the Marvel love we've been spreading around lately, myself included. But for all of the good stuff coming out of the NOW! relaunch, there is no question in my mind that DC brought their "A" game this week with two titles that may or may not be in your sights: Aquaman #16 and Batman Incorporated #7. As a matter of fact, I loved both of these books so much, I don't think I can make Sophie's choice. In other words, I'ma go with both.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Episode 48: Year One

Hey! It's our birthday! Shake that can and break out the candles. Or whatever...

So in this episode Allen, Paul and Seth do some reviews and then get in a fist fight over what they consider to be the 5 greatest comics of all time.

Reviews: Hawkeye 7, Justice League 16, Aquaman 16, Uncanny X-Force 1, Young Avengers 1, Batman Inc 7, Superior Spider-Man 2 and much more...

The top five greatest comics of all time are then decided in surprisingly peaceful fashion.

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