Podcast: Episode #18
Jul 26, 2012 by     7 Comments    Posted In: Podcast

SMC PodcastEpisode #18 of the Podcast is here and it’s a doozy. As always, the news is first up and Tim Morse, Matt Barrett, Tom Hoefner, and Jason Martin talk about Marvel’s Phase 2 plans for their next set of movies. The Pull List is next and we talk about Planetoid #2 and Harbinger #2. Like the other podcasts, the Weekly Distraction finishes the show with each of the panel’s Top 3 Villains in Geek Culture. But don’t forget, there’s a trivia question in the show. So keep your ears open and you could win 1,000 points and a digital comic download.

  • Comic Book News (11:59) Marvel’s Phase 2 including the Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man sequels.
  • Review #1 (29:46) All four review Planetoid #2 from Image Comics. Check out Matt’s review of #1 here.
  • Review #2 (39:30) Harbinger #2 from Valiant Comics is the next book reviewed. Take a look at the review of issue #1 here.
  • Weekly Distraction (52:15) Top 3 Villains in Geek Culture is the topic, but find out how a real person made the list.
Planetoid #2 Cover Harbinger #2 Cover

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7 Comments Add Comment

  • whyda July 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Bane comes from Santa Prisca.

    Top 3 Villains
    1. Joker – Kills with a smile. What can be more devious than that?
    2. The Man in Black (a.k.a. Randal Flagg, Marten Broadcloak) from the Stephen King’s The Stand, Dark Tower and other universes. The character is determined to bring pain and suffering to all of the universes that he crosses.
    3. Parker from the Parker Series by Richard Stark. No way you would want to cross him. If you do you cross Parker you will most likely end up dead.

  • Jason Martin July 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    You got the question right!

    Now we just need your forum username to PM you the code. Thanks!

  • Whyda July 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Woo Hoo! Thanks. Whyda is my forum name.

  • Jason Newcomb July 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Well Tom, I am an artist in a few different fields and yes, when you put out a work of art, to ignore the audience’s role in the work is a self-defeating attitude. Ultimately, all works of art do not belong to the artist. Does Da Vinci have any say in how the Mona Lisa is presented? Can Monet reclaim his canvasses? Can Mozart resent a lesser orchestra’s performance of one of his pieces?

    I completely understand that Lucas is fully in his legal right to shit on his movies. He “owns” them. At least on paper he does. But art is bigger than it’s maker. The audience does play a key role in the interpretation of a work and to ignore this and just do what you please because it pleases you (though completely legal) is not necessarily an intelligent viewpoint of what makes a successful lifetime oeuvre.

    If you put art out there, only to yank it back to change it later, you do so recognizing the benefits and consequences of this. Because when it’s out there you implicitly agree to share philosophical ownership of the work with the audience.

    Lucas is in his legal right to change his movies, but it was stupid of him to insist on this right.

  • Chip Reece July 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Great podcast guys! Glad you finally read that issue of Bloodshot Tim!

  • twoguns365 July 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Seem to be having issues listening to the ‘cast. It was working fine earlier, but not now.

  • twoguns365 July 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Oddly enough, the problem was all mine 😉