Episode 08

I told you there’d be a podcast. and you doubted me.

Also, you may have noticed, today GDRC joined the Rubifruit banner exchange. I hope you don’t hate the ads too much, but Rubifruit should help spread the word about my little endeavor. Most of the participants in this are webcomics, like Penny and Aggie for example. For the record, I read a lot of webcomics. It’s what I do in the morning while I drink my tea. However, I will not be doing reviews of webcomics on this site, not because I don’t see them as a valid medium ( I most certainly do) just because it’s not what I am interested in doing here. One of the banners I have seen is for Red String, and that is a work that has been printed in graphic novel format. I have all three current volumes on the shelf at the store right now, so that may be an upcoming review. If you want to help my exposure, click through on a link. You might find something really great.

JSA Presents Green Lantern
New Release

JSA Presents The Green Lantern Written by Steven T. Seagle, Tony Bedard and Junior Thomas; Art by John K. Snyder III, Dennis Calero, Staz Johnson, Mike Norton and others Cover by Snyder

I believe that the purpose behind this book is to get someone like me, who hasn’t really read this character to say. “Ohh, this looks interesting” and pick it up. It definitely worked, and I think it does it’s job of introducing a classic character, making him interesting, and leaving the reader wanting more.

Gotham Central

Bonus New-ish Release

Gotham Central HC Vol 01 Written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka; Art and cover by Michael Lark

This book has everything that I like. I has a strong, realistic female protagonist, an excellent story, compelling art, and it’s a police procedual. It also made me cry on the airplane because Renee has to go through such heavy crap. I loved it.

Starman
DC

Starman Omni Vol 01 Written by James Robinson; Art by Tony Harris, Wade Von Grawbadger and others; Cover by Harris

Thank you, Andrew. Yet again you have handed me something really cool. This book is really hard to describe. It’s very 90’s. Also very odd and just very good. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

Hellblazer OS Cover

Vertigo

Hellblazer Original Sins Written by Jamie Delano; Art by John Ridgway and Alfredo Alcala

I have been meaning to read this series for about 10 years. I kept going into the comic shop (before I worked there, and I was just a customer) and I would study the always growing collection of Hellblazer books,get intimidated by the number if volumes, and chicken out and get something different. I’m glad I am taking the time now. It was very enjoyable, if a bit dated visually.

Record FallenVampire Cover
VIZ

Record of a fallen Vampire Written by Kyo Shirodaira, Art by Yuri Kimura

This was as good as I was hoping. The story has elements of fantasy and horror without becoming too silly. The art is very pretty with a soft gothic style, and the characters are pretty compelling. My only complaint is that the fight scenes are really busy, making them hard to follow. Still a good read though.

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