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Comic Books and Graphic Novels – 8/20/2013

This week, Adam, Will, and Norm share their favorite comic books and graphic novels, including Planetary, Transmetropolitan, Y: The Last Man, and pretty much everything from Frank Miller. We also spoil the ending of the 1980s Newhart show at the end.

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  1. Is the “french guy” Peter Stormare? If so, he is Swedish and does not play a french guy in Fargo, I haven’t watched it in a while but I’m pretty sure he plays either a Swede or a Norwegian. Though given the lack of lines he might very well just be a rather odd American-Scandinavian… 🙂

  2. Hi! I have watched every episode of ‘Still Untitled’ and think its great. I went through the trouble of making an account to tell you to keep up the good work. I currently live and work in South Korea and I learned some new Americanisms/slang from the show. For example, I learned ‘cluster fuke’ the other week. I also love all of the great movie, book and comic recommendations. Thanks!

  3. Great show as always. Only thing that buggs me is the name “still untitled” I’m sure you guys could have come up with a better name, but i guess once you’re 47 episodes deep its kinda to late. Keep up the awesome content!

  4. As a suggestion, nothing to do with this episode specifically, I would love to see a special hour long episode where you don’t have a topic. Just talk about everything and let one thing lead into the next to see where it goes.

  5. A couple of web-comic recommendations:

    http://www.johnnywander.com is great, regularly is auto-bio, but now they are publishing an story that starts here http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/461

    Then http://english.bouletcorp.com/ the last comic is a little experimental, and is also generally auto-bio but every now and then he publishes some amazing short stories, here’s a couple of great ones.

    http://english.bouletcorp.com/2012/02/01/darkness/

    http://english.bouletcorp.com/2013/02/04/paola-4/

  6. I grew up with British comics, both funny kids comics like Krazy and Buster, and also the more well known 2000AD with Judge Dredd (and Rogue Trooper and Strontium Dog and Halo Jones, and hundreds of other characters). Since then I have only dipped in and out of newer comics as they pass me by. I really adore Jeff Smith’s Bone, and was captivated by Mark Oakley’s Thieves and Kings (though he’s gotten distracted by other comics for a while), but I must single out the recent anthologies called Flight by Kazu Kibuishi. They are so jam packed with overwhelmingly beautiful, unique, colourful art.

    Incidentally, Krazy Kat and Ignatz made an appearance in a couple of animated sequences in Sesame Street, though I can’t find a clip online.

  7. I’m surprised it’s taken Norm this long to talk about actual comic books on the site, and not just movies and figures. He had the cover to Batman #11 as his Nexus 7 background forever.

  8. Awesome topic! Its neat to hear how popular comics are starting to become.

    Robert Kirkman is an awesome writer. His Invincible is one of my favorite. If you like The Running Man idea by Stephen King, I would pick up Avengers Arena where Arcade kidnaps a bunch of teenage superheroes and pits them against each other… TO THE DEATH!! Rick Remender’s run on Uncanny X-Force was also amazing.

    And, if you like jetpacking cowboys, pick up (shameless plug) my Pecos Bill comics. The tall tale of old still lives today, but he’s turned in his horse for a jetpack…also named Widowmaker.

  9. I would recommend some good comcs for kids. The Tin Tin comic books, obviously, as well as the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics. They are actually very well crafted, well drawn, and with great characterization. Don Rosa’s Donald Duck is great, too, but he builds on Carl Barks so the richer experience is to start with Barks. Just because they’re for kids don’t discount them. Well worth your time and just delightful.

  10. Will, I must voice my disagreement, not that it amounts to much. I cannot stand Garth Ennis. Preacher was an infantile attempt at pseudo philosophy covering itself up with outrageous violence and scandal. It makes Dan Brown look even handed and historically and philosophically competent. His tear through the Marvel universe was also degrading to superheroes as a whole (his distaste for the characters was palpable and, in general, a slap in the face of the fans).

    Brad Meltzer’s run on Green Arrow is worth reading (collected as The Archer’s Quest tpb), even if you’re not that familiar with Green Arrow or DC.

    Most of what they’re doing now in Marvel & DC is fairly infuriating. Killing off Peter Parker (twice), retconning away the marriage between MJ and Peter, having Gwen Stacy sleep with Norman Osborne (seriously – I didn’t make that up), the whole rebooting of the DC universe with Superman as a sort of vegetarian whose renounced his citizenship and is now working as a blogger, a gay Green Lantern, and Batgirl hanging out with her transgender roommate – I mean, I know they’re supposed to be soap operas but did they have to import all of the cheesy drama junk? It’s not as if these gimmicky stunts actually amount to anything other than gimmicky stunts.

    Also, I find the stubborn fact that characters are never allowed to develop a horrible constraint. We all grew up with Peter Parker. Wouldn’t it be more interesting to see him stay married to MJ and have a baby? What kind of Father would Peter be? How would he balance being a father, a husband, a superhero, and still putting food on the table with some sort of job? That was the brilliant part of Spider-man in the first place – Stan Lee giving his superhero characters human problems. No, instead they strip the marriage away from him and have Doc Ock inhabit his body Quantum Leap style for no discernable purpose (it’s not like Peter’s not coming back or that this experience will make any lasting impression on either Spidey or Doc Ock).

    Eh. My 2 cents.

  11. You mentioned Robert Kirkman, and I’ll have to recommend his series Invincible. It’s a great love-letter/deconstruction of superhero books, and I’m also someone who mostly buys books for art and I really do love Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley’s art.

  12. Ah, Warren Ellis used to be my favorite writer. Has he put anything out in the last five years that I should be paying attention to? I didn’t care for any of his Avatar Press stuff, but everything he did for Wildstorm and Marvel were just plain magic.

  13. Hero Bear and the Kid by Mike Kunkel is a fantastic comic for kids! It is just gorgeously drawn and there is so much my son, a 1st grader, relates to in it with school issues and imagination.

  14. A few of my favorites that weren’t mentioned:

    100 Bullets – Azzarello

    100% – Paul Pope

    The Coffin – Hester

    Torso – Bendis

    Jimmy Corrigan – Ware

  15. I’ll only read a comic if the artwork is at least as good as the story so here are a few recommendations

    Katsuhiro Otomo: AKIRA, Gerard Way: The Umbrella Academy

    Ivan Brandon: Viking, Warren Ellis: Next Wave + Authority

    Andy Diggle: The Losers + Silent Dragon, Hub: Okko

  16. Quite surprised Adam hadn’t read Transmetropolitan, but now he has something to look forward to. Real treat. Read anything Warren Ellis writes. His novels are fantastic — think Raymond Chandler if written by Hunter S. Thompson filtered through William Gibson.

    A really great one-off by Warren Ellis was Switchblade Honey. It’s what Star Trek would be like if *he* had written it. Gloriously nasty.

  17. First off is one of the best web comics out there right now: http://hingescomic.blogspot.com/

    Its free and beautiful, give it a read.

    If you like Warren Ellis then you need to read his web comic http://www.freakangels.com/

    The two print comics that you MUST are:

    Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples. https://www.imagecomics.com/comics/series/saga

    Its a story of star crossed lovers from warring alien races, as narrated by their daughter. Its both beautiful and strange.

    East of West by Jonathan Hickman and artist Nick Dragotta. https://www.imagecomics.com/comics/series/east-of-west

    In an alternate future The Union, The Confederacy and the Savage Nations all war for control of North America. In the midst of this, the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse arrive, but Death wants nothing to do with the end of the world.

  18. I would recommend some good comcs for kids. The Tin Tin comic books, obviously, as well as the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics. They are actually very well crafted, well drawn, and with great characterization. Don Rosa’s Donald Duck is great, too, but he builds on Carl Barks so the richer experience is to start with Barks. Just because they’re for kids don’t discount them. Well worth your time and just delightful.

    I’d especially recommend Don Rosas comics. They’re definitely aimed more at adults than kids, though they do have something for everyone. Rosa had an uncanny ability for cramming an amazing amounts of classic movie (and pop culture) references in his work…and an amazing amount of detail in general.

    EDIT: Corrected a typo created by autocorrect. ಠ_ಠ

  19. I would recommend some good comcs for kids. The Tin Tin comic books, obviously, as well as the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics. They are actually very well crafted, well drawn, and with great characterization. Don Rosa’s Donald Duck is great, too, but he builds on Carl Barks so the richer experience is to start with Barks. Just because they’re for kids don’t discount them. Well worth your time and just delightful.

    I’d especially recommend Don Rosas comics. They’re definitely aimed more at adults than kids, though they do have something for everyone. Rosa had an uncanny ability for cramming an amazing amounts of classic movie (and pop couture) references in his work…and an amazing amount of detail in general.

    Agreed. There were some softcover collections of Rosa’s stuff on Amazon, but they appear to have gone out of print (and my kids have read the copies I bought so much the binding has completely come unglued). They even included in volume 2 an unfinished story where Donald Duck takes his nephew to visit Disney Land. Brilliant!

    Fortunately, a lot of the Barks stuff that was out of print is coming back in very affordable and high quality hardcover collections. I’m guilty of having written this stuff off as kids stuff in my mispent youth, but I’m thankful I’ve discovered it through my own children. Truly underrated. Makes the Ducktales show (which I grew up loving) taste like watered down wine.

  20. Just created an account to say:

    Junji Ito!

    Great Japanese horror artist. Very “asian horror” elements (ie The Ring). He has a bunch of small stories but my favorite is Uzumaki about a town that goes crazy after some Lovecraftian supernatural spiral emerges.

    He also wrote The Enigma of Amigara Fault, which started the “This hole was made for me” meme.

    http://brasscockroach.com/h4ll0w33n2007/manga/Amigara-Full/Amigara.html

    Seriously, just google image search him now.

    Another great manga is Battle Royale by Koushan Takami, who wrote the original novel. It is the same plot as the movie, but much better. More characters and it goes more in depth.

  21. For anyone that liked Preacher, check out The Boys

    It’s also written by Garth Ennis and is absolutely fantastic. You will not be disappointed.

  22. Agreed. There were some softcover collections of Rosa’s stuff on Amazon, but they appear to have gone out of print (and my kids have read the copies I bought so much the binding has completely come unglued). They even included in volume 2 an unfinished story where Donald Duck takes his nephew to visit Disney Land. Brilliant!

    Fortunately, a lot of the Barks stuff that was out of print is coming back in very affordable and high quality hardcover collections. I’m guilty of having written this stuff off as kids stuff in my mispent youth, but I’m thankful I’ve discovered it through my own children. Truly underrated. Makes the Ducktales show (which I grew up loving) taste like watered down wine.

    It’s a shame many Rosa collections and stories aren’t available in english. I’ve gotten the impression they just didn’t know how to market them in the US market. (Not to mention Disney hasn’t make life easy for either publishers or comic writers, as Rosa pointed out in his final epilogue.)

    I guess I’m fortunate I live in Finland where they are available in pretty much every bookstore.

  23. Also, Disney never gave their comicbook artists credit, meaning that it was hard for them to make a living, since they get no royalties. That is why Don Rosa, and others, began hiding a signature in the artwork itself, hoping it wouldn’t be discovered and retouched out.

  24. For those looking for a new ongoing to read, I recommend Collider. It just started last month so it’s only one issue in, but the premise is pretty amazing. The laws of physics are broken, and the Federal Bureau of Physics is tasked with fixing and solving problems.

    And I’ll throw in a typical capes recommendation. The first 11 issues of Thor: God of Thunder (Marvel Now) just concluded a PHENOMENAL arc. The story could be considered a little cookie cutter, ulta-high stakes and whatnot. That being said, ODIN’S BEARD, the art in this book beyond fantastic! The HC for the first half of the arc is out now, and the second half HC is out in October.

  25. 1. Invincible – Robert Kirkman, Corey Walker, Ryan Ottley

    Solid superhero book that is allowed to actually develop. It starts out light-hearted, then gets epic, and is now mixing the two.

    2. Saga – Bryan K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples

    Fantastic sci-fi story of two aliens from warring species that have a baby and have to go on the run because now everyone is after them.

    3. Fatale – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips

    A noire series that follows a seemingly immortal femme fetale through her various attempts to have a normal life before the men chasing her ruin everything again.

    Other Creators to Watch: Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, and Jeff Lemire.

    It seems like Will and Adam just read the occasional graphic novel so other than a follow up after they try recommendations I don’t know how fruitful this subject will be for the podcast. If you want to talk more comics you should go back on one of Comic Vine’s podcasts, Tony will sometimes just say “I miss Norm” in the middle of them. Plus it’s always fun when the websites crossover like old times. You’ll probably get better results in having an in-depth discussion than in this episode.

  26. Some really great recommendations. I’d add

    The Invisibles

    Infinite Vacation

    Channel Zero / The Couriers / DMZ

    Does anyone have suggestions for tracking and organizing your collection? I have been working on putting my collection in Delicious Library, but it isn’t really hitting all of my requirements. It is a solid program, but …

    +There is no mobile option so I can’t check my library when I am at (plug) Forbidden Planet or (plug plug) St Marks comics here in NYC

    +There isn’t a great way (even with v3) to create a list of what I need to get, such as missing issues to complete a series

    +The issue and/or book numbers in a series is part of the title so I need to manually edit the attributes

    +It does not differentiate among attribution of authors, illustrators, letterers, inkers, editors, and all of the other people involved in the work

    Google has pointed me to collectorz dot com software, but I have not tried it yet.

    Anyone have any software they use or thoughts?

  27. Hard Boiled is so awesome it hurts. I think I still have the originals and love them so much.

    Frank Miller is a god also.

    EDIT: I cried when Planetary ended. Was such a hack job at the end, and I wanted it to go on for ever.

    Crossed is a 4 issue series that was really good for end of the world apocalypse type stuff.

  28. To be honest I’ve never really given as much time to american comics as I probably should; in high school some friends got me into anime and manga, and since then I’ve read through dozens (if not hundreds) of Japanese comic series. I know not everyone who likes comics will necessarily enjoy manga, but I have a few standouts I feel anyone who enjoys graphics novels should look into.

    First and foremost is Battle Angel Alita, and it’s follow up series Battle Angel Alita: Last Order by Yukito Kishiro. I believe James Cameron (yes, the director of Titanic) best described the series as “Just a great, kick-ass story”. The art is among the best in genre, the main character is deep and compelling, and the fight scenes are laid out in brilliant detail. The original series is only 47 chapters in length, and Last Order (which picks up a few chapters before the end of Battle Angel Alita) is still running at 122 chapters.

    If you enjoy dark stories, Elfen Lied by Lynn Okamoto might be the best there is. I’ve read a lot of the old Greek tragedies, and most of Shakespeare’s works, so I consider myself relatively well versed in the tragedy genre; Elfen Lied makes Oedipus look downright jolly. The art is decent, but nowhere near the pristine beauty of Battle Angel, but the writing is among the best I’ve seen in literature, comics, television, film, video games, etc. You come to understand how each of the main characters thinks and how the events in their lives have shaped them in a way few authors can achieve. The lead character blurs the line between protagonist and villain, all the while being one of the most pitiable characters I’ve ever encountered. It’s not often you watch someone dismember a room full of orphans and feel that they were almost justified. The series ended in 2011 with 107 chapters, and was adapted into a very good anime, though the anime ends prematurely because it began much to soon after the manga started and ran out of material (and to be honest, it doesn’t quite capture the character depth of the comic).

    (I would put a preview image here, but it’s really hard to find one that does the series justice without making it NSFW)

    (also, if it wasn’t clear, this series gets a giant red, “NOT FOR CHILDREN” stamp)

    Hellsing by Kouta Hirano is a vampire story as awesome as Twilight is lame. The first few chapters are much lower quality then the rest of the series, so you have to stick with it a bit, but once you get into it you won’t be able to stop reading. The art (except the first few chapters) is amazing, on par with, if not better, then Battle Angel Alita (which really is saying something), in at least one scene Hirano wrote all of the sound effects in Sanskrit just to get the right ‘biblical’ feel. It’s a story about vampires, Nazi’s, and comically large guns. The manga ran for 9 years, and 95 chapters. There are two anime adaptations of it, the first started much too early into the manga’s run and ended after diverging entirely from the comics (but is still a decent watch if you enjoy the series). The second attempt is probably the greatest adaptation of a manga into a television show that has ever been done. The animation quality is exceptional, the voice acting is perfect, and the composition is masterfully done.

    I could go on, but this post has gotten more than long-winded. If anyone wants more recommendations just ask. I’ll be taking some time and reading a few of the american comics that have been suggested, I hope a few of you who have made such thoughtful recommendations will take the time to consider the series I have named here.

  29. I think that anything by Paul Pope would be well liked by this crowd. Darwin Cooke’s adaptation’s of the Parker novels, The Sixth Gun, Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury, Death Note, stuff by Grant Morrison like The Invisibles or Flex Mentallo, Finder, Scott Pilgrim, King City, etc.

  30. Lots of great recommendations here.

    Saga – already mentioned by a few. It blows Y:The Last Man out of the water it is so good.

    One not mentioned yet is ‘Chew’: a detective who has the ability to gain psychic impressions of whatever he eats. He spens a lot of time nibbling on corpses to find out who dunnit. Strange, sick hilarious.

    That is also published by Image Comics who I think are now publishing the most interesting stuff out there. Kind of like Vertigo in the 90s.

  31. If you like your superhero stories sexy and funny take a look at Empowered by Adam Warren. It is up to seven volumes now. It started out as a series of commissioned sketches of a damsel in distress that grew into a comic, so our hero Empowered often finds herself bound and gagged waiting for the rest of the Superhomeys “team” to bail her out.

    A lot of the storylines contains numerous deconstructions of Super Hero comics, for example a lot of the Superhomeys got their powers for Alien STDs. Empowered has either used or subverted darn near every superhero trope, it’s TvTropes page just keeps going and going.

    Empowered’s art style is pretty unique going straight from Warren’s penciled artwork with no inking or toning.

  32. Hi Fellas I just finished listen to the backlog of Still Untitled. I love it, its the kind of conversations that I want to have with my friends. Three things are now clear to me : 1) I need new friends 2) You have totally validated my making stuff as legitimate and worthy of discussion THANK YOU! and 3) I wish I was been born in California. 🙂

  33. Rob Schrab’s Scud the Disposable Assassin is a personal favourite. At-times funny and bitter-sweet, often absurdly violent, always wholly original; it’s an indie classic. In a similar vein I would recommend Michael Allred’s Madman. Few comics are so delightfully weird, or possess such an earnest sense of wonder, and Allred’s art is so bright and vibrant and clean.

    Also, Krazy Kat rules.

  34. Ah, Warren Ellis used to be my favorite writer. Has he put anything out in the last five years that I should be paying attention to? I didn’t care for any of his Avatar Press stuff, but everything he did for Wildstorm and Marvel were just plain magic.

    He’s mostly stopped making comics, but he had a six issue run on Secret Avengers that was pretty good and has one of the best single issues I’ve ever read about Black Widow time traveling.

    He has an original graffic novel called Avengers: Endless Wartime coming out in a few months.

    Right now, you should definitely check out the work Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman, who are taking all the lessons Ellis taught ten years ago and infusing them into the current Marvel universe (plus both have excellent creator owned series). I’d say look at Cassanova and Nightly News.

  35. For anyone that liked Preacher, check out The Boys

    It’s also written by Garth Ennis and is absolutely fantastic. You will not be disappointed.

    Well, it started out pretty good, got tired and repetetive and just joylesssly annoying for the entire middle half that “parodied” superhero comics (poosly), then switched gears into a comic about the military industrial complex and started to redeem itself by the end.

  36. Fables by Bill Willingham

    Saga by Brian K. Vaghn (Y the Last Man)

    Invincible by Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead)

    Superior Spider-Man. I am in the minority, but I enjoy the Superior Spider-man series. In it Peter Parker’s body is stolen by Doctor Octopus and then Parker is killed. So the entire comic is Doc Ock trying to prove that he would actually be a superior super hero if he was able to have a fresh start, basically an expansion of what was a few panels in the Spider-man: Kravens Last Hunt Graphic Novel (which is also a good read.)

    Planet Hulk by Greg Pak and drawn by various artists, but my favorite is Aaron Lopresti. I actually own a page from the story arc.

    Enjoy!

  37. Transmetropolitan got a mention! I’m giving Norm and Will the geek cred over Adam for knowing about it.

    Alright, so, people in the comics industry don’t give webcomics, or even any form of comic that’s wholly web based, it’s due. Most of the people in the print comic industry don’t even recognize webcomics as an actual part of the comic industry or see it as a lesser form of comics, far below the sunday comics. (and yeah, I have evidence to back that stuff up)

    This is Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield’s webcomic project, and it’s just a small part of why that kind of BS is wrong. It’s a full run webcomic series, entirely free, and still available on the web. The basis is what happens if the Midwich Cuckoos grew up. And yeah, it’s Warren Ellis, so it goes without saying that there’s NSFW content in there.

    http://www.freakangels.com/?p=22

  38. I freaking loved Constantine.

    Preacher is something I heard SO MANY good things about, kinda spoiled myself on it. But still wanna read it all.

  39. I have question for Adam,

    I have a small personal machine shop in my basement. I also tinker with electronics, 3d printing, blah blah…

    I find a difficult time keeping my space clean and organized. With the limited time Adam has in his shop, how does he be productive and still keep the shop tidy?

  40. I am surprised no one mentioned Akira. I never was able to finish it, but it was pretty awesome when I still read it. And the movie was damn good too.

  41. Is the “french guy” Peter Stormare? If so, he is Swedish and does not play a french guy in Fargo, I haven’t watched it in a while but I’m pretty sure he plays either a Swede or a Norwegian. Though given the lack of lines he might very well just be a rather odd American-Scandinavian… 🙂

    Probably, because Peter STormare is AWESOME as Lucifer in Constantine.

    Preacher was basically the first comic I read as a somewhat adult (although I did read part of the fetish-party sequence as a kid because they were pulishing Akira in the same magazine…). It’s terrific, but suuuuper-messed up. Also: Preacher was drawn entirely by Steve DIllon, with the exception of some side-stories drawn by other people.

    A weird recommendation from me would be Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley, about an 18-year old girl n a road-trip who’s pretty sure she doesn’t have a soul anymore. It’s just one short book, but very well written.

    Ok, and also, read Akira because it’s just super-important overall.

  42. I have a small troubleshooting issue. I’d like to send you a PM with a question for Adam, but for some reason the messaging system on here won’t let me. When I hit send, it refreshes the page with my message intact, but your username missing from the “send to” bar. Any suggestions?

  43. It’s a little tiny bit out of place here, but I thought I’d throw something different into the mix for anybody who wants to branch out. Try the manga Dance in the Vampire Bund, by Nozomu Tamaki. I personally regard it as one of my favorite bits of fiction in any category.

    The story follows Akira Kaburagi a Japanese werewolf teenager who is sworn to serve Mina Tepeş, the several hundred year old Queen of the Vampires as she announces the existence of Vampires to the world. The series also explores the society and politics of the Vampires and how they live and operate in the modern world, as well as the forbidden romance between Akira and Mina.

    Disappointingly, the manga has completed it’s full run after 14 volumes, with many plot lines still left unresolved, however there is a second series launching in 2014. There is also a 12 episode anime adaptation that covers most of the content up to volume 5, however there are a few major and many minor differences in these events and the characters. Both the manga and the anime are available completely in English with the anime being one of the best English Dubs I’ve heard, even if it does fall short in a few places.

    A bit of a disclaimer is needed, since Mina looks to be about twelve, but shows up naked several times during the series (there’s no sex at all, and Mina isn’t the only one who is shown naked, but everyone else is over 18,). The series is also fairly violent at times, and as such I wouldn’t recommend this to younger audiences.

    Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_in_the_Vampire_Bund

    Manga: http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Vampire-Bund-Vol-1/dp/1933164808/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378173394&sr=1-1&keywords=Dance+in+the+Vampire+Bund+volume+1

    Omnibus versions are also available, I’d recommend these as they are much cheaper than the individual volumes, however at this time they only cover volumes 1-9 across three books.

    Anime: http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Vampire-Bund-Complete-Blu-ray/dp/B004TP55J8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378173103&sr=8-2&keywords=dance+in+the+vampire+bund

    Anime also available for free online (with subtitles) here: http://www.funimation.com/dance-in-the-vampire-bund

  44. Hey there, A lot of great Film discussion, I have a couple of questions: 1) Where do you find the best reviews about VERSIONS of BluRays/DVD… Should I get the Two-Disc Special Edition? The Blu Ray Limited Release? The Directors Cut, the Anniversary version? All too often I cannot find a good place the describes the differences in the ‘special features’ – nor in the quality of the transfer. Wondering where you all go to find the ‘best’ version of a film on disc. #toomanychoices 2) Have you discussed your favorite bad movie? Guilty pleasure film? Best worst picture? Film with 9 out of 10 things terribly wrong, but one thing so good, it is redeemed? Thanks guys, and thanks Adam for being so generous with your time and enthusiasm. (It is contagious!)

  45. I got an idead for a show topic : I WANT TO BUILD BUT HAVE NO SKILLS WHAT SO EVER name an novice project to teach basic skils (cut straight, drill straight, simple wiring, etc)

  46. Adam! As a Moebius fan, you absolutely have to check out the
    Cités
    Obscures
    ” series by Belgian artist François Schuiten and writer Benoît
    Peeters
    . Published in English by NBM as either “Cities of the Fantastic” or
    “Stories of the Fantastic”, these books are amazing, surrealistic, thought
    provoking journeys that come close to the style and visual impact of Moebius if
    not sometimes matching or even rarely surpassing it.

    Information on the creators and the
    books in the series is readily available online. Books are sometimes pricey in
    the seller’s market, as they are all out of print, but if you can manage to
    collect a complete library of Moebius books, the Schuiten and Peeters library is
    easily acquirable.

    I know that Will and Norm claim always
    to read the comments, so I believe that they must; when you see this, please
    check out this comic series yourselves, and be sure to pass the word on to Adam!
    Thank you!

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We review the just-released VR game Star Wars: Tales from th…