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Ep. 074 “Writerssance”


Welcome to the writer’s room. In this weeks episode look at some of our favorite writers and what it takes to be a great comics writer. But first, Ben and Josh fly solo across the Narrow Sea for a little Game of Thrones talk. [SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t watched the season 5 finale, skip ahead to 28:15]

11235442_10153353989902243_5350035583952148975_nDan joins the party for Top O’ The Pile and we talk about Claremont/Byrne X-Men, Secret Wars and Chrononauts by Mark Millar and Sean Murphy – both of whom paid a visit to the granite state recently. Ben recaps the Millar/Murphy signing at Jetpack Comics, which kicks off a discussion about the writers we’ll follow anywhere.

As usual, we wrap things up with a Can O’ Beans. Find out what the boys read (or failed to read) last week and what they pledge to read (or not read) for next time. Find out what writers get sight-unseen treatment. Hear Josh speculate on the fate of the iron throne and find out what to wear when you meet Mark Millar. It’s a hair-raising hundred minutes of geek talk, that’s worth writing home about.

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Music in this episode by: Coldplay feat. Emilia Clarke, the B-52s, Gwen Stefani

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Kick-Ass movie: already casted?

This may fall under the ‘Duh, we knew that already’ category, but in doing a look-around for some details on how many issues Kick-Ass is doing, I found some interesting information on the movie via Wikipedia that everything has already been casted… Continue reading Kick-Ass movie: already casted?

Near Mint Episode 004 – “Monthly Momentum”

In this episode, the boys talk about comics derailed by the monthly schedule. We dive into Secret Invasion and Spider-Man New Ways to Die. Ben recaps the Granite Con and continues to be confused by Batman RIP. Josh gives us news including Denny Oneil and Stephen Colbert. Reviews and Previews include Ultimate Origins, Mighty Avengers, DC Last Will and Testament, War Heroes, Captain America and more.

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Bendis Leaving Avengers, Dark Reign coming, Marvel Noir, Ultimate Avengers, More

Spider-Man Noir...coming 2009.
Spider-Man Noir...coming 2009.

Monte cristo, it’s been a busy few days. Let’s jump into it:

-Bendis to launch Dark Reign storyline, leaving Mighty Avengers: Marvel uber writer Brian Michael Bendis made an unannounced appearance at the Diamond convention in Vegas last night and certainly left some big news in his wake. BMB said the post-Secret Invasion storyline will be called Dark Reign and will tie in some key Marvel Universe titles. A new title launched out of this includes Dark Avengers that he will write with art by Mike Deodato. As a result, BMB will leave Continue reading Bendis Leaving Avengers, Dark Reign coming, Marvel Noir, Ultimate Avengers, More