Gobbledygeek episode 295, “Grendel: Part 7 – God and the Devil, Part 2,” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Vampires, bananas, and Weird Al-esque song parodies, oh my! Paul and Arlo may be winding down their coverage of Matt Wagner’s Grendel, the subject of this year’s exceedingly popular (ahem) Four-Color Flashback series, but the story shows no signs of letting up in “God and the Devil” chapters 7-10. A cosmetically altered face from the distant past returns, incest is rationalized, and produce is used in an attempt to rape the sun. The boys question some of the story’s leaps in logic, and the general coherence of the Grendel cycle, while admiring its utter batshit insanity and dynamic artwork. Plus, Paul watches TV (Arlo does too kind of) and Arlo’s life has exploded.
Next: fall is in the air and blood is on the silver screen. Gobbledyween 2017 kicks off as Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point swings by to discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs.
(Show notes for “Grendel: Part 7 – God and the Devil, Part 2.”)
Hey guys! I am a huge Grendel fan and just started listening to your podcast because I was looking for some sort of discussion on it and there is a lot to examine in these stories. You guys are doing a great job and it’s interesting to hear perspective of long time fan and new reader.