It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Grab your aluminum poles and get ready to air your grievances and best each other in the feats of strength because it’s Festivus for the Rest of Us yet again! This year, I’m joined by Professor Alan of the Relatively Geeky Network. We air our grievances about popular culture in 2017 and then test our mettle in the feats of strength as we review Malibu Comics’ The Ferret #5 and #6!
Below are some extras, including the cover to issue #1 (which was mentioned but not covered), issue #5’s cover with and without the polybag, the Skycap, and the DS9 ad I mentioned that kind of looks like it has Phil Jimenez art.
Stella is back and here to talk with me about Nothing Better, the web comic and graphic novel series about freshman year of college by creator Tyler Page. Over the course of our converation, we take a look at the three trade paperback collections he has released and give them our usual fine-toothed-comb review. Plus, we talk a little bit about our own college experiences as well as the series’ themes of friendship, sex, and religion.
After 14 months, I have finally reached the end of my comic book origin story, having covered the books from 1986 and 1987 that I bought, read, and enjoyed. And for this final episode, I will be taking a look at G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #69, which features the return of Destro in a new, gold uniform. Plus, I take the time to wrap everything up and reflect on my past and future as a geek.
You heard from the kids, now it’s the grown-ups’ turn! Join me and Gene Hendricks (The Hammer Strikes) as we recap our time at the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con. We talk about creators we met, comics we bought, and our chance meeting with Darren and Ruth Sutherland of the RaD Network. Plus, you’ll hear me talking to comics legends Marv Wolfman, Michael Golden, Jerry Ordway, and Joe Staton.
For the second year in a row, I took Brett to the Baltimore Comic-Con. This time, dressed as Captain America, he once again conquered the Kids Love Comics pavilion as well as sat in on a panel about the Amulet series of graphic novels. Hear what we learned about creating comics, who we met at the con, and what we bought!
And here’s a photo gallery of cosplay from the con!
A quick note: My apologies for my rather lackluster voice in my segments; I’m fighting that beginning of the school year thing where I come home with a perpetually scratchy voice. And I hope the echo in the Amulet panel segment isn’t too distracting–the room was quite large.
Tune in next episode for part two of my coverage, when I talk to Gene Hendricks about our con experiences!
When an American computer engineer seems to have gone rogue and started working with the Soviets in Southeast Asia, a select team of Joes have to go in to take care of him. It’s a kinda/sorta crossover with “In Country” in G.I. Joe Special Missions #8. Plus, I … well, I not so much reminisce as complain about the 1987 Mets and Terry F—ing Pendelton.