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The Comic Podcasts Thread: Talking about listening to others talk about comics
The first podcast I got in to. Two british dudes code named Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die (I love the code names) who are also part of a larger site dedicated to weird and interesting perspectives on pop culture mindlessones.com
This is mostly them reviewing new comics and doing a skit where they take the piss out of comic news (which let's face it is usually pretty boring). I find they're a bit hit or miss. Sometimes they're hilarious and insightful. Sometimes they just seem like they really don't give a crap about what they've read and are making it blatantly obvious. Whenever that happens I'm extra sour because then they just remind me of a British boss I used to have who was a total dick and I project all of my repressed anger onto them.
Really nice extra long comic podcast. I love the amount of detail that Jeff Lester and Graeme McMillan go in to. They always have something interestign to say about the comic industry soap opera. Their reviews are always interesting and if the comics weren't that great they'll make it fun anyway by dropping some knowledge. And god are they knowledgable. The two also just have a really good rapport with each other. Hearing Jeff say Graem's name always makes me laugh. I just wish it came out weekly!
I've only listened to a few of these so don't have all to much to say yet. This seems really polished though. More like a legit radio show than a back yard DYI podcast. I also like that they don't feel the need to constantly be commenting on the newest five comics to hit the stores and instead take on the subject by themes. It makes for lots of the interetsing type of conversation that only arises by chance in the more release focused podcasts.
Kevin Smith's comics may not be world class but he undeniably loves comic books. In these podcasts he talks to some of the big names in DC about Batman and comics in general while smoking a joint. It's as fun as you think it might be and it's also at times as grinding as you think it might be. SOmetimes K. Smith just really gets on my nerves but his enthusiasm, star cohosts and interesting conversation make up for it!
And finally my very own contribution. Bridge and I have started a podcast about comics where we review a bunch of comics every two weeks and have a look back at some trades or other cool stuff we picked up. It's still pretty early days but check it out! Also if you guys are doing any podcasts of your own please share.