Monday, February 14, 2011

Episode 8 Notes

I'm going to valiantly struggle through this cold/allergies/dog bite to bring these annotations to you, the people.

Ugh, I want to die.

Anyways, here goes, notes for Episode 8:

We started off the episode by talking about the artist Frank Frazetta, who died last year. He's probably most famous for painting about a million covers for Conan and a bunch of other pulp novels.

Case in point:


Here's a fun fact, Frazetta's most iconic creation, the "Death Dealer" was turned into a comic book that was written by Glen Danzig (of Danzig) and drawn by Simon Bisley*. That's the craziest thing I've read all day, including the instructions on how to use a Netti Pot when you're hopped up on half a dozen Dayquils.

Bust that one out at a party the next time you find yourself without anything to say. You're welcome.

After that we move on to talking about the Captain America Super Bowl teaser.

All in all, I think we can agree that it could use some more quick cuts. I mean, you've got 24 frames a second to work with, why let so many go to waste like that?

We also went on to say that Ed Brubaker's run on Captain America (at least towards the beginning) was really damn cool. It more or less encapsulated everything that makes Captain America cool without any of the hokum that comes with the character (not unlike some sort of nerd-barnacle).

Next up, we reviewed Captain America: Truth, a comic book that told a secret chapter of Captain America's origin**. We came to different conclusions regarding the quality of the book, but we agree on one thing, that it's worth reading and it has one hell of an ending.

After a cursory search on Google, I couldn't find any images of the comic that are worth a damn. Oh well.

Instead, here's an insane drawing from Jack Kirby.

This is what my dreams look like.

Alright, play us out, Patton.

* I met Simon Bisley once at a bar. He called me an asshole. True story.

** Joe was wrong about the amount of issues. There was seven of them, not five.

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