Show Notes for Episode 46, “Tights of Spandex, Flights of Fantasy, Slices of Life”

NEWS

Netflix’s streaming contracts are going to start expiring just as the company branches out into original programming.

SNIKT! Darren Aronofsky backs out of The Wolverine.

NBC, the unlikely gods of modern comedic television, thankfully renew Community and Parks and Recreation. And, uh, yeah, The Office.

The Sandman TV series meets the warm embrace of Death; or is that merely Delirium?

Sky of blue, sea of green; no more Yellow Submarine.

If you build it, Superman will crash land into it: Kevin Costner to play Pa Kent.

R.I.P. Michael Gough.

Highly questionable filmmaker D.J. Caruso has some highly questionable casting ideas for his Preacher adaptation.

Don’t speak Russian? Don’t worry. We’ll act out the Russian X-Men: First Class trailer for you.

David Slade might helm an Affleck-less Daredevil. Which is a shame, considering Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms, yo.

MAIN TOPIC

SUPERHEROES

Uncanny X-Men #96-279 (Chris Claremont/John Byrne/others)

Watchmen (Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons)

Batman: Year One (Frank Miller/David Mazzucchelli)

The Amazing Spider-Man #1-38 (Stan Lee/Steve Ditko)

The Mighty Thor #337-382 (Walt Simonson/others)

Runaways vol. 1, #1-18, and vol. 2, #1-30 (Brian K. Vaughan/Joss Whedon/Adrian Alphona/Michael Ryan)

SCI-FI/FANTASY

The Sandman (Neil Gaiman/others)

Y: The Last Man (Brian K. Vaughan/Pia Guerra)

Preacher (Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon)

The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard)

Fables (Bill Willingham/Mark Buckingham/others)

Ronin (Frank Miller)

OTHER

Blankets (Craig Thompson)

Maus (Art Spiegelman)

Daytripper (Fábio Moon/Gabriel Bá)

Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)

Pride of Baghdad (Brian K. Vaughan/Niko Henrichon)

Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)

WEBCOMICS

Guns of Shadow Valley (David Wachter/James Andrew Clark)

Penny Arcade (Jerry Holkins/Mike Krahulik)

Simon’s Cat (Simon Tofield)

The Perry Bible Fellowship (Nicholas Gurewitch)

Girls with Slingshots (Danielle Corsetto)

The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman)

COMIC STRIPS

Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson)

Dilbert (Scott Adams)

Peanuts (Charles Schultz)

And here’s Comic Book Resources’ directory of comics creators on Twitter.

DVD RELEASES

Stand by Me: 25th Anniversary Edition (BD)

The Tourist (BD/DVD Combo)

Yogi Bear (BD/DVD Combo)

REVIEWS

Ratings system:

  • 5 Wattles – Maximum Gobbling
  • 4.5 Wattles – Gobble It
  • 4 Wattles – Worth Gobbling
  • 3.5 Wattles – Worth Gobbling
  • 3 Wattles – Gobble?
  • 2.5 Wattles – Gobble?
  • 2 Wattles – Do Not Gobble
  • 1.5 Wattles – Do Not Gobble
  • 1 Wattle – Run, Don’t Gobble!
  • .5 Wattles – Run, Don’t Gobble!

Xombi #1 (Paul: 4 Wattles)

Venom #1 (Paul: 3.5 Wattles)

Sigil #1 (Paul: 3 Wattles)

Ruse #1 (Paul: 3 Wattles)

Unstoppable (AJ: 2 Wattles)

Due Date (AJ: 2 Wattles)

LennonNYC (AJ: 4.5 Wattles)

SONGS

  1. “The Times They Are A-Changin'” by Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964)
  2. “Moving Mountains” by Two Steps from Hell, Invincible (2011)
  3. “Spider-Man” by Ramones, Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits (1995)
  4. “Friday” by Mike Bauer (2011)
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