Join Andrew, Dusty, and Vincent in this week All-New episode of God Hates Comics! We tackle the zaniness of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, why you should be reading Rat Queens, the disaster that was Sin City 2, and the insane prices of modern comics. We also have an interview with Fabian Rangel Jr. and Ryan Cody, the team behind the comic smash hit “Doc Unknown”! And don’t forget to stick around for our All-Star picks of the week! This…is GOD HATES COMICS!
Tired, hungry, without a guest to guide the ship, the full crew of Jesus, Rex, Ryan and Sean venture out to the unknown and end up talking about Pokken, Service Merchandise, the Simpsons, eating old food and finally….Rex’s 10 minute drunken rant over Dustin Diamond AKA Screech from “Saved By the Bell”. This one is definitely NSFW!
Music this week is “Moonbase Blues” by Crunk Witch (www.crunkwitch.bandcamp.com)
This weekend the Amazing Comic Con show comes to Houston. The convention has been around for a couple of years existing in other cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. While we’ve had a major growth in the number of conventions nationwide, Amazing aims to quench the thirst of comic fans. Here, the goal is to show everyone where today’s pop culture scene started. While we already have a number of amazing conventions (Comicpalooza, Anime Matsuri, Houston Con, Oni-Con amongst others), I believe we still have room for others. Cities like Dallas and Austin have entered a phase where every weekend there is a major con that embraces the whole spectrum of pop culture, to me that lessens the chances that a guest you would like to see will be selected to appear. Houston is a bit different, while the city’s major con season has two anime conventions as book ends, they’re far enough apart to not clash with each other. What we have in between them is pretty awesome. For pop culture, we have Comicpalooza; for a fangroup/science fiction focus, we have The Houston Con. Amazing’s place is to be our resource for everything comics.
Looking at the guest list, I managed to sum up my excitement with one image:
The cover to X-Men #1 was done by the one and only Jim Lee. I remember having a “career day” in 4th grade where we had to dress up as what we wanted to be when we grew up, and I took a picture from Wizard magazine that Jim Lee was in and emulated his attire as best as I could, added a Marvel Comics logo I cut out to my shirt pocket, and called myself a comic book artist. That’s how pumped I am for this. Now let’s focus a bit more on the cover, one of the most prominent figures on that gatefold is Wolverine. As much as people say he’s overused, there is a certain charm to him that made him become Marvel’s top character. Going back to “ye olde schoole days”, I was that kid that stuck pencils between his fingers and pretended to have claws. That brings us to Len Weine and Herb Trimpe. This duo created Wolverine and had him debut in Incredible Hulk 180/181, he may not have been the ‘bub we know now, but they helped mold him to burst out on the scene in Giant Size X-Men #1. Wolverine is also present through another guest, Joe Rubenstein. He inked Frank Miller’s Wolverine series that gave Wolverine the “I’m a badass attitude”.
Another guest that adds on to the X-Men legacy is Scott Lobdell, his Age of Apocalypse storyline tripped everybody out with alternate versions of Homo Superior. See Cyclop’s pouches on the cover? Well the man that evolved those pouches will be there as well, Rob Liefeld. Responsible for Cable and the one Marvel character that’s everywhere nowadays, Deadpool.
I could easily play “six degrees of X-Men #1” but to keep it short, it’s not all about the nostalgia factor nor is it all about Marvel. Most of the artists and writers mentioned above continue to work and create the stories that you ask your LCS to pull for you every week. Even those that are creating foundations for new legacy stories will be there, creators such as Tom Scioli, Brian Buccelatto, Chad Hardin, Mat Nastos, and many others.
And last but not least, Houston’s own Terry Moore will be appearing. While he may be a hometown guy, it is incredibly difficult to see him in a con setting. +500 SCN points* for Francine and Katchoo cosplay!
*we have no idea what SCN Points will get you…but if you do come dressed as Francine or Katchoo, we’ll probably buy you a drink and high five you!
Andrew, Dusty and Vincent are back to talk about all sorts of comic book movies as well as give their picks of the week! This is God Hates Comics!
EPISODE #50! Jesus, Ryan, Rex, and Sean gather to talk about the podcast’s past and the future, we make Sean jealous of being stuck watching Call of Duty videos for work. Jimmy Jay from Jay Company Comics joins us to tell you everything you need to know about Amazing Houston Comic Con next weekend and some plans are made for parties! Thanks again for listening!
Amazing Houston Comic Con
“Shinra Oppression” by Descendants of Erdrick (descendantsoferdrick.bandcamp.com)
“OH YEAH” by Doug Funnie (dougfunnie.bandcamp.com)
“Not Getting High” by Rex Nabours off the Davide Liebe Hart tribute compilation (http://davidandadam.bandcamp.com/)
Your beloved Space City Nerd team leave their warm and pleasant Houston homes to Austin to Classic Game Fest hosted by Game Over Videogames! Check out the pictures from our weekend adventure to the capital of Texas!
I watched a child play what was apparently his first FPS game yesterday. It was Duke Nukem 3D, and he was playing it on one of those now-gaudy looking iMac G3s that were all the rage in the late 90’s. He even was even using a one-button mouse and, to make things even crazier, I got to watch this go down while playing Chex Quest on an old iMac right next to him. CHEX QUEST. Hopefully I’ll be able to do justice to how surreal Classic Gaming Fest was but I have a feeling that my words are going to fail me. Luckily we have plenty of pictures from this thing so there’s that. This past weekend was so insane.
Welcome to God Hates Comics, a new weekly podcast from SCN full of comic news, reviews, and interviews. Hosted by SCN’s Andrew, Dusty and Vince, this weeks episode explores Axis, new comic projects that have been announced, picks of the week and an interview with the most talented Joe Eisma!
Opening song is by Josh Krow!
Find Joe Eisma at www.supajoe.com
Ryan and Jesus go at it for a bit discussing the new TMNT movie, Robin William’s tragic passing, and the new Silent Hill. Then we bring on Alex “Koolaid” Ansel to talk to you about funny stuff and how you can catch him doing comedy at Classic Game Fest and he does a preview just for us! We’re suddenly joined by our longtime friend Kaeti to talk about spooky stuff and upcoming events!
Classic Game Fest is this weekend!
Alex Ansel’s site!
T.U.R.T.L.E. Power by Megaran and Klopfenpop (find that track and more at Megaranmusic.com)
Ode to Lord Dagon by Monstervision (soundcloud.com/monstervision)