Gordy Tells Justin Comics [Episode 21] – Gods & Golems w/ Meg Gandy

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This week Gordy and Justin welcome Meg Gandy, the incredibly talented artist behind the hit web comic Godsend and a ton of other awesome stuff, into their virtual studio to talk shop and then some. Meg shares tips, talks D&D, reinvents Wonder Woman for a new generation, and so much more. While you’re listening be sure to check out her amazing work at godsend.shatterlands.com, megrar.deviantart.com – and follow her on twitter @megrar!

Also this week – How many editors is too many editors, the glory of Let’s Plays, reading the Bible at 11, and plunging things you should never have to plunge. Don’t forget to check out Meg’s comic recommendations below!

Meg Recommends –
Oh Human Star
Hemlock
String Theory

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Panel of the Week – Relics, Resurrections, and Rubix Cubes

PaneloftheWeek-Harley-HeaderEvery Wednesday, GeekParty highlights the week’s best comic book panels. Last week, Clayface discussed his eating habits. This week, guys in bear suits discussed air conditioning.

My comic schedule has been a little weird lately, but I’ve still had plenty to read. Life is always good when Grant Morrison is writing comic books.

From poop to punches, this is Panel of the Week! [Read more…]

Gordy Tells Justin Comics [Episode 20]: Bakula, Dracula, Monterey Jackula

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In an episode that is sure to inspire the FFFF community (Fan Fic For F-Sure) for years to come, Gordy asks Justin to help him sort through his confusing feelings about the X-Men. This quickly turns in to a discussion of venereal disease in the shape-changer community and Mystique’s time as a Chimp Shaman. So, everything works itself out in the end. Then they go over a couple of scamps Gordy has no confusion about, only a deep-seated and never-ending love: Longshot and Dazzler. Who’s got four fingers and a mullet? The guy who knocked up Galactus’s Disco Herald and gave birth to himself. That’s who.

ALSO! Ziggy’s terrible secret, the ghosts of steamboats past, Everybody Loves Shooter, and the true location of the Mojoverse.

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Gordy Tells Justin Comics [Episode 19]: 2015 Big Hugs Showdown

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Two champions. One wears a black suit because he’s sad and good at night punching. The other one IS a black suit who gets mad and is good at night biting. Batman & Venom. They’re both amazing huggers, truly at the top of their game, and now they face off for the ultimate prize. Who’s gonna win? We dunno, so you tell us who you think it should be. What’s the prize? Good question. It’s nothing.
PLUS! Ashton Kutcher’s trick breathing, a Mel Gibson side-hug, how 9/11 changed the Steamiverse forever, and Joey Mad gets a hot foot! Woah! Don’t forget – write to your local representatives if you think alien symbiotes should be susceptible to the penance stare.

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Panel of the Week – Boobies, Balls, and Bat-Cows

Panel-DaredevilHeaderEvery Wednesday, GeekParty highlights the week’s best comic book panels. Last week, Loki discussed ethics. This week, we moved past discussion and went straight to throwing giant balls.

One of my comics was written by Grant Morrison. One of them had a chicken on the cover. Needless to say, it was a good week.

From badass lawyers to blam blams, this is Panel of the Week! [Read more…]

Gordy Tells Justin Comics [Episode 18] : Wheezing the Juice

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Get off your soggy bottom and wipe the sleep out of those milky white eyes, because it’s time for the underwater adventure of a lifetime! Join Geordi LaForge, Damp Wolverine, Polar Bear: The Climber, Aqualad, Encino Man, and more as we celebrate the best and worst of water & ice-based super people. So climb outta those bunks and put on your trunks cause we’re hitting the crocodile mile with appropriate style.

Plus! Justin becomes a lake monster, we learn a new word, worry about ice slides, and The Precious Kaiser changes the face of Europe forever.

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Panel of the Week – Raiders, Robot Brains, and Rita Hayworth

Every Wednesday, GeekParty highlights the week’s best comic book panels. Last week, She-Hulk looked at cat pictures. This week, Kraven is on Twitter.

I could take or leave pop culture references in comics. For every line that makes me guffaw, there’s another that makes me groan. Still, I’m a sucker for a well-placed, subtle nod to something I love.

From nuns to ninja turtles, this is Panel of the Week! [Read more…]

Gordy Tells Justin Comics [Episode 17]: God and Baseball

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March Hugness is in full swing! This week, the DC Big Hugs Bracket gets laid out, and we end up with some pretty powerful match-ups. In a universe filled with gods and monsters, can a guy like Rick Flagg hug his way to the top? Today, we learn the answer. Don’t forget to make your predictions and place your bets for the upcoming 2015 Marvel/DC Big Hugs Championship Episode!

After all the hugs, the boys do double duty on some listener requests, and their hard work pays off. Big money says Mr. Wet and Swizzle Play-Man The Everstriped will be around for decades to come. Wanna get in on the ground floor of this hot new comic fad? Well do it. Nobody’s stopping you.

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Panel of the Week – Clickbait and Cartoon Cannibalism

Every Wednesday, GeekParty highlights the week’s best comic book panels. Last week, racoons wore robot suits. This week, there are theme songs.

I’ve always liked it when cape comics acknowledge the existence of the Internet. The Internet is a pretty glorious place, and I imagine it’d be far more magical — and weirder — in a world where short Canadians have adamantium skeletons. But who knows? Maybe everyone would still look at pictures of cats.

From sausage to speech bubbles, this is Panel of the Week! [Read more…]

BackStory: Cosmic Odyssey – A Character Study Part 1

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The first time I read Cosmic Odyssey, I was taken aback by the complexity of the story. It’s one of those go-to books that warrants a re-read every couple of years. And even with a stack of new comics piling up, I decided that now was a good time to revisit the Odyssey.

Written by Jim Starlin and drawn by Mike Mignola, Cosmic Odyssey was originally published as a four-issue series in 1988. What Starlin and Mignola created was truly cosmic in scale. They brought together a group of unlikely characters to deal with a galaxy-ending threat in the Anti-Life Equation: Green Lantern John Stewart, Starfire, Martian Manhunter, Superman, Batman, Jason Blood, and a handful of New Gods.

cosmic_odyssey2Earth’s heroes are summoned to Washington D.C. to speak with an ambassador from New Genesis. From there, they are transported via Boom Tube to a meeting with Highfather and, very unexpectedly, Darkseid.

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