I like it
If you want to read a fun book about the history of star trek 50 Year Mission by Edward Gross & Mark Altman.
It always felt to me that The Sphinx was intended as The Flaming Carrot originally, rather than Captain Amazing. The oblique philosophy and outsider nature feels more like Carrot than anything Captain Amazing does.
Agree that the backyard recruitment scene is the closest it gets to the feel of the comics, though Macy, Azari and Garafalo kind of nail it in their performances all the way through.
For me the very 90s superhero look of the movie is ultimately is its undoing. It should've looked more like Clerks than Batman & Robin.
(and they should have done the Nazi Boots story from Flaming Carrot Comics).
Hey, if any version of “Hallelujah” is going to get overplayed, it should be Cohen’s, you know, since he wrote the song and all. Also, there are a ton of bad versions out there, which tend to treat the verses simply as a means to get to the big emotional release of the chorus. And that tends to be how most movie and TV productions utilize the song as well. Doesn’t matter that the lyrics don’t really represent what’s going on in the scene, just gimme that crescendo! That’s what irritates me.
No offense guys, I'm just one voice and maybe alot of people loved this, but I had to tap out of this one at 45minutes. Nothing against the 2 guests (they could've been anyone), but this was mostly a conversation between them and Ian and that wasn't why I listened in. It' d be different if they had some specialized expertise/insights into Spiderman (the comics or the films), but I felt like I was listening to the Ian & 2 Guests podcast w/ the Geekspeak long haulers being mostly quiet guests on their show. There are alot of comic book podcasts and I listen to this one in order to hear specific personalities (Eberle, Murdough, and Shane).
Re: Human Target, Smallwood is definitely mining the same sources Darwyn and Phil Noto did — ’50s/’60s advertising art, Robert McGinnis book covers and movie posters, etc. — and he's doing a great job with it. I really loved his work on Moon Knight, and he's only gotten better since then. And if the rest of the series lives up to the first two issues, this is going to end up as my favorite thing Tom’s done.
Ian and Murd, thanks for giving us this Uncle Sal episode. I missed hearing Pants laughter in the background, but it was still great catching up with Uncle. It was nice to hear the optimism he has for 2022 related to conventions and comic stores and Alex Ross stuff. Anyways, happy Thanksgiving to all!
Just a little bit of needling about my favorite pet peeve 🙃 Here's your quiz: at 1:32:00 we have the below conversation. Without looking at the Marvel catalog, can you name the book Ian and Adam are discussing?
Ian: But here's our boy! Page 58. It's just for us!
Adam: Yep, he's wearing the costume we prefer to see him wear and there's a reason for that because this issue is just kind of reprinting some of the Peter David and ChrisCross stuff.
Ian: Yep, yep, but great stuff for anybody who hasn't actually read it before. Page 58. I actually owned issue zero back in the day.
Adam: Me too.
Ian: Yep, that was a Wizard pack-in comic essentially, and that plus issue 1, 2, and 3 were a great way to start things off after Avengers Forever and yeah. Read it if you haven't. You're gonna love it.
Adam: Uh-huh. It comes highly recommended by two out of two geeks participating in this podcast.
Ian: Exactly! You want another geek's opinion? Too bad! And then page 59...
The Plane Ride from Hell episode of darkside of the ring has stirred up a hornets nest in wrestling.
I guess this is what happens when almost everyone involved is still alive and beloved, and acted atrociously.
No doubt. Think about him nearly every single day.