Episode 05 : Sick, but here for YOU!

This week is brought to you by Fred Meyer brand decongestants. I have a nasty ear infection, and it’s making me feel like I have a permanent hang-over. On top of that, the high was 107 F in Spokane today. Since I have to turn off the air conditioner and the fan to record, you get a quick and dirty podcast this week, with a small cameo from my cat.

Opie

Simon Dark Cover
New Release

Simon Dark : What Simon Does Written by Steve Niles; Art and cover by Scott Hampton

This was really great. I remember reading The Crow when was 17, and this gives me the same kind of joy. It is a dark mystery, but the main character has no memory, and the innocence of a child. This is one I will be following.

Welcome Back Frank Cover

Marvel

Punisher Welcome Back Frank Written by Garth Ennis, Pencils by Steve Dillon

Andy left me a note telling me to read this one. According to him, it’s better than sex. I don’t know that I would go that far, but it’s definitely a good read. I love it when Ennis and Dillon work together. Yeah, we gotta cover the Preacher.

Books Of Magic Cover
Vertigo

Books Of Magic Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Art by John Bolton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson, and Scott Hampton

Yay, another great classic from Neil Gaiman. I warned you I was kind of a fan-girl. I read this ages ago, before I knew who half (or most) of the characters were. Reading it again was totally different, and way cooler. That said, this is a good book to introduce new readers to a bunch of the cool magic using characters in the DC universe. It was followed up by a really great series of the same name, but sadly, most of that is out of print.

Grim Peddler Cover

Udon

Tales of the Grim Peddler Art and Story By Lee Joung-A

I’m always a sucker for retellings of classic stories, and this book was no exception. The art is beautiful and clean, while still having a delicate intricacy that is perfect for stories like Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. Lee gives the stories a creepy twist that really works. Another winner from an excellent Korean artist.

Ok, My decongestants are totally wearing off, and I’m calling it a night. Thanks for listening to my bleary ramblings.

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  1. Catherine J.’s avatar

    Subscribed as per your husband on PX!
    I'm so glad I did though, so much fun to listen to.

    Because; Girls DO Read Comics!

  2. Eleri Hamilton’s avatar

    Yay for Mrs. Cowboy, and comics reading girls 🙂

  3. Anonymous’s avatar

    Andy Owens is an inker, not a penciler. Just an FYI.

    🙂

    -Not Andy Owens

  4. Angela’s avatar

    HaHaHa

    Thanks Not Andy Owens. I blame the combination 103 degree heat and the ear infection. Hmmm. Does that mean I have to make a retraction in the next show?

  5. Anonymous’s avatar

    Yes. In case he listens to it. I hear he's very tender. I also heard that if you say his name three times while staring into an ink well, he appears and makes you breakfast.
    Granted, it's eggo waffles, but still.

    -Still Not Andy Owens

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