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GeekChew No. 41: Dept. H and Other Things That Don't Suck

The power couple discusses the new Dark Horse on-going series from Matt and Sharlene Kindt, Dept. H. We start the week with our excitement for the season 6 premier of Game of Thrones (3:19) and then move into news about the next Spider-Man movie (8:49). We talk about some new podcasts, an NPR interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates (10:05) and Embedded (12:23). We also watched the first two episodes of the new season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix (14:27). Marvel's Moon Knight #1, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Greg Smallwood, is up next. It was a great debut issue and introduction to the character that we highly recommend (15:53). The Fire Rises documentary about the Nolan Batman movie trilogy (20:20) and another viewing of Batman v. Superman (21:53) quickly followed. Then we dive into "Enough with the Canon," an article from The Atlantic by Asher Albein about the relationship between fans and canon (27:08). Finally, we get to Dept. H #1 and the great start of its locked-room mystery (38:03).  

GeekChew No. 20: Mulan: Revelations/Effigy

The power couple discusses the first issue of Dark Horse Comics new series Mulan: Revelations, from creator Robert Alter, writer Marc Andreyko, with art by Micah Kaneshiro. It’s a cyberpunk vision of future China, where a virus threatens a tech-dependent society and it seems only a descendent of the legendary Mulan has the cure. Issue number one does a great job building characters, the future world, and the art is fantastic. We also talk about Effigy, a new series that just wrapped up its first arc, published by Vertigo and written by Tim Seeley with art by Marley Zarcone. We say that there’s a lot going on this book so many times through the pod that it must be true: murders, the occult, gender and societal perception, fame as religion, reality vs. script… seriously, it is a lot.  Charlene’s Notable this week is Framebridge, the custom picture frames and online art framing site from which she ordered a Father’s Day gift. The site is awesome and easy to use, pretty much our only prerequisites. Eamon’s Notable this week was the flurry of Spider-Man news, as the new web-slinger was cast for both Marvel and Sony movies as the studios collaborate to get Spidey just right for many upcoming projects. Also, Charlene refers to a lot of things as “creepy” this week.   

GeekChew No. 19: Ei8ht/Inside Out

The power couple discusses the first arc of Ei8ht, the new series from Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson, published by Dark Horse Comics. Adapted from Albuquerque's Brazilian web comic, Tune 8, the series introduces the Meld as a place out of time and embroiled in conflict. We also saw the new Pixar movie, Inside Out, and talk about our reactions to the movie and how well it captured our imaginations when measured against the high standard Pixar has set for itself. Charlene's Notable for the week is the new podcast Mystery Show. Eamon's Notable for the week was twofold and included Batman #41 and Ms. Marvel #16, both very good standalone comics.     

GeekChew No. 17: Past Aways/The Whispers

The power couple discusses the first arc of the Dark Horse Comics series Past Aways, written by Matt Kindt with art by Scott Kolins. Lots of exciting and creative stuff in this new book about time traveling adventurers, and we're really looking forward to the next arc. We also talk about the new ABC series The Whispers, a show that airs Monday nights and is based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury short story Zero Hour.  One episode in and this looks like it's going to be a fun adaptation of a classic.  Notables this week include Disney's new cartoon series Star vs. the Forces of Evil and a couple of documentaries about superhero movies that were almost made but never got off the ground: Superman Lives and Justice League Mortal.  

GeekChew No. 12: Snowpiercer/Ms. Marvel

The Power Couple returns with episode 12!  We start off this episode with some of the stuff we’re most looking forward to, including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie and Matt Kindt’s new creator-owned series with Dark Horse Comics, PastAways.  Then we talk about the unconventional hit movie, Snowpiercer.  From director Joon-ho Bong and starring Chris Evans, one of the best action movies of the year features revolution on a “rattling ark” train with an eternal engine.  We also discuss Marvel Comics new Ms. Marvel series, written by G. Willow Wilson and with art by Adrian Alphona.  We close, as always, with our notables: the Eisner’s have been awarded and Marvel seems to be kicking its diversity initiative into high gear with a couple of high profile changes in both the Thor and Captain America series.

GeekChew No. 10: Rai/Furious

Episode 10 is finally up!  Severely frustrating technical difficulties tried to derail this episode, but it's finally done.  We spend a lot of time talking about Valiant's relaunch of Rai, written by Matt Kindt.  Also in this episode, the 5-issue mini-series Furious from Dark Horse Comics, HeroesCon is coming, and Bill Watterson has returned after retiring his Calvin and Hobbes strip almost 20 years ago.  Check it out here, on iTunes, and on Stitcher.