Listen to Gobbledygeek Episode 461 – “FCF: Black Panther – The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda”

Gobbledygeek episode 461, “FCF: Black Panther – The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda,” is available for listening or download right here, on Spotify, and on Apple Podcasts.

Panthers…IN SPAAAAACE! For their first Four-Color Flashback of 2022, Paul and Arlo look to the stars, where they find Black Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda. The second half of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther run, these 25 issues–with art by Daniel Acuña, Kev Walker, and Ryan Bodenheim, among others–concern T’Challa’s rise from slave to legend in an alien empire that bears his kingdom’s name. The boys discuss Coates’ bold new direction, the question of expansion vs. imperialism at the heart of the book, Acuña’s photorealistic interstellar action compared to Walker’s more abstract emphasis on character, and that goddamn symbiote. Plus, an acknowledgement of how surreal it is to be reading a comic book depiction of war at this particular moment, Amazon’s evisceration of comiXology, and more.

NEXT: let’s party like it’s 1999-2003. For the first of a two-part exploration of the Wachowskis’ Matrix series, writer Tilly Bridges jacks in to discuss the original trilogy. Whoa.

BREAKDOWN

  • 00:00:23  –  Intro / Banter
  • 00:08:21  –  Paul’s Unhinged ComiXology Rant
  • 00:34:43  –  Main Topic
  • 01:56:36  –  Outro / Next

MUSIC

  • “Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty (1998)
  • “Space Jam” by Quad City DJ’s, Space Jam (1996)

GOBBLEDYCARES

Listen to Episode 180, “The comiXology Ludology (feat. Greg Sahadachny)”

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The new episode of Gobbledygeek, “The comiXology Ludology (feat. Greg Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

The Debatable Podcast‘s Greg Sahadachny has bullied his way onto another podcast. This time, he forces Paul and AJ to discuss storytelling in video games, and whether or not harder games are more fulfilling than easy ones. Throughout this, the words “ludology” and “narratology” are bandied about as if anyone involved has the faintest idea of what they mean. Before the games discussion, the gang talks about Amazon’s acquisition of comiXology and what that might mean for the world’s premiere platform for digital comics; after, they get into this week’s shocking Game of Thrones and–of course–the nature of spoilers.

Next: for the first time in a while, the Geek Challenge rears its challenge-y head.

(Show notes for “The comiXology Ludology.”)

Listen to Episode 136, “Bloody Awful Man Parts”

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NOTE: This episode should have been up a few days ago, but sickness, owl attacks, and life in general sorta got in the way. Bat-Turkey forces the boys to apologize.

Gobbledygeek episode 136, “Bloody Awful Man Parts,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Paul and AJ accidentally read some Latin so they were forced to see the new Evil Dead. And they talk about it. It ain’t pretty! More unprettiness: AJ talks Spring Breakers, Paul talks To the Wonder, and they both discuss the Saga/comiXology controversy. There’s also some fun conversation about pee. Everybody loves pee.

Next: FREESTYLE MADNESS. Or just another lame episode.

(Show notes for “Bloody Awful Man Parts.”)

Listen to Last Night’s Gobbledygeek

Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “The Match in the Fireworks Shop,” is available for listening right here. After one of our trademark GobbledyGaffes(TM), Paul manages to call into the show and we get things rolling on our discussion of the future of the comics industry. Discussed are Comixology for both the iPad and the PC, why it can be more satisfying to trade wait, and somehow, some way, we get around to vehemently slamming Rob Liefeld. Again. And, uh, yeah, we do mention LeBron at some point. In the bonus hour, Paul and I continue our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #s 80-71, which I’ll hopefully make a post about some time this weekend.

As for the links I promised: here’s Progressive Boink’s list of the 40 worst Rob Liefeld drawings (and they are excruciating) and here’s iFanboy’s article about comics on the iPad and the way o’ the future.

Oh, and this week we had music! I’m going to try to add a page so that you can listen to said music should the urge ever strike you. Because I know you’re all dying to get that 10-second news theme on your iPod.