Post by hellocookie on Jan 6, 2014 14:17:49 GMT -5
We LOVE listener questions and we try to get to as many of them as possible, which is why we sometimes dedicate entire shows to just answering questions. They can get really backlogged (only because you guys are AWESOME and send in so many), so for us, this is a good place for the questions to collect and we can try to answer them.
I've always wondered if there was a reason you guys are interested in the books you read?
As in, what about your own personality makes it so you like X-Men, Rachel Rising, or whatever else is your favorite book at this time? I've always been interested in why everyone likes such different comics.
I'm a singer in a band and sometimes to remember words I try and think of them as comicbook stories, prime example being Led zeppelins Kashmir. I imagine this to be an epic thor tale and boy did it make it easier to remember. Have any of you ever listened to a song/songs and thought 'you know what that reminds me of....., or this song could have been written about......,?
After hearing the touching email from the hand of Emily in LA on Episode #115, I was wondering; there are lots of negative stories about evil-doers lurking behind the counters of our local comic book stores, preying on the meek and curious. Do you guys have any shout-outs and stories for the heroes behind the counter who have gone above and beyond in your hour of need?
“Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify, and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve extended it.”
If you could get ANY writer/artist on a book from either Marvel or DC, whom would you pick and for what book? Personally I would keep Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis on Green Lantern or Aquaman forever and on Marvel, Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli on a Spider-Men ongoing series.
Post by ColbyAddison on Jan 12, 2014 16:28:43 GMT -5
Is anyone at Talking Comics reading Powers: Bureau? This book is absolutely perfect. Brian Bendis' writing is more potent than ever, and Mike Oeming's art has evolved into something even more emotionally driven than I ever thought possible.
Both of these creators are doing their best work on this title every month, yet Powers: Bureau never gets mentioned on the podcast. Is that because no one is reading it, or because no one on the podcast likes it as much as I do?
Post by wjohnson22 on Jan 12, 2014 20:11:24 GMT -5
I don't know if you have answered this before but here goes: When it comes to a comic with low sale numbers like The Movement, does buying that comic digitally have the same impact as buying a physical copy to help keep the title alive?
Post by JediHunter66 on Jan 13, 2014 1:55:12 GMT -5
I made a post about in the general forums but I'm curious what you all do sketch wise at conventions? Themes, sketchbooks, blank variants, do you prefer them in a collected book or hung on the wall? etc.
How do you guys feel about the rumors/talks about Jonny Depp as Doctor Strange? I think it could be either Terrible or Amazing, and was wondering what you guys thought. Is there anyone who you think could play him better?
Hey guys. Brand new to the forums but so excited to be finally participating in the conversation. My question: I recently decided to take an idea from Pinterest and display some of my books on my wall. I can get $1 Document frames from the dollar store and with some card stock as backing, it fits a comic very nicely. My question is, do any one you display any of your comics in this fashion or some other way? If you do, which issues do you proudly display? And lastly, one of my buddies got me concerned about leaving the comics out in light for extended periods of time because the colors will fade. I have some Amazing Spider-mans from the 70s that have older style paper that im sure will fade easier but mostly they are modern books as of the last year or so. Should I be concerned or am I overreacting? I mean some comics on the walls of shops can be up there for years right? Thanks guys!!!
Post by captainsaxon on Jan 14, 2014 20:31:15 GMT -5
What is your opinion on censorship in comics? Specifically when you see "What the #$&@?" in a conversation. The writer doesn't need to use the "F" word there, but we all know it's there. Does it take you out of the story? Is it meant to be fun? Would you find it more appropriate to use the phrase, "what the hell?" I feel you can tell a good story without swearing, but it doesn't really bother me when I see it occasionally. I can't say I'm a fan of the "#$@%" but sometimes its enjoyable if the right character uses it. Someone like Deadpool, can pull it off and not have it be distracting.
With the current Marvel Now titles coming out, how are you going to decide how many titles to try before you drop the title? I'm personally very underwhelmed with the All New X-Factor, but I loved Peter David's writing on the previous run so much that I will give it more time solely based on his merit. Do you guys have a typical rule of thumb, or do you just feel it out?