MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide
Vague talk of the new Star Wars movie and a discussion of the webcomic Blue starts the episode off. Page design, storytelling and website navigation come up, along with the new trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie. Dollar box diving, overinflated prices for back issues in the past and airline meals that no longer exist.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Blow
The core four return with Baby Emily to talk shop about comics! Don gives the gang rose rocks from Oklahoma, Dallas considers his multiple attacks by animals this past week, and Rook *finally* swears off DC’s exhausting Rebirth series.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Purity Ring
Rook Says Goodbye To DC Rebirth.
We start off with a discussion of influences, mention the difference between creation and contribution, and artists who work with a sketchy line style. Old Daredevil comics, the New Wonder Woman of the early seventies, Dial H For Hero and finish off with the Fantastic Four as always.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ruby Sting
The gang talk about comic book binding, Mark Waid and Mike Weiringo’s Fantastic Four, Archie and Atlas comics, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples,
a great documentary called Jack Kirby: Storyteller, lootcrate.com (check it out – trust us), The Walking Dead, Jupiter Legacy by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely,
and the lasting effects of Alan Moore and Frank Miller.
We also discuss subscribing to monthly books and stack reading etiquette, late monthly books vs. trades, and hidden gems at the flea market.
While Binding Comic Books Were Discussed, Al Mentioned
The Many Publishing Attempts For Flash Gordon.
It’s the Christmas episode! Join Don, Al, and Dallas as they take a walk down memory lane and discuss their favorite Christmas-themed comics. Dallas chooses X-Men (of course), Al chooses Tales from the Crypt (of course) and Don is just a Scrooge.
After that, It’s gift time as the boys exchange presents on air and be merry to each other. The blissful times continue as we meet our once-per-episode quota of Walking Dead talk, before the show inexplicably becomes Two Dimension: The Music Podcast.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: BAD RELIGION!!!!!!!! (courtesy of Rook)
Al and Don start off talking about John Severin, then go into humor magazines of the seventies, rising paper costs of the nineties, the evolution of brick and mortar bookstores and the return of vinyl records.
Comic book artists streamlining styles as they progress, color work and uninked pencils are discussed, as well as comic book heroines, French comics and muck monsters.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson