The power couple discusses the new stand-alone The Walking Dead: The Alien story from Brian K. Vaughn and Marcos Martin, available on Panel Syndicate. First, we watched HBO's The Jinx (2:16) and also discuss Marvel's plans for their Inhumans movie and the Godzilla: Resurgence movie coming out of Japan (5:01). We also have a brief discussion about the diversity of comic book characters and how the established industry is trying to increase the diversity of the characters they offer (11:26). Then we get into some new trailers, hitting The Lobster, The Accountant, and Assassin's Creed (19:28). Of course, we do talk about episode 4 of the new season of Game of Thrones (27:33) before we get into The Walking Dead: The Alien (33:26). Issue #2 of the new Black Panther series is next (39:06), and we wrap up with a discussion about an article in The Atlantic, written by David Sims, that tackles the loop that network television seems to be stuck in when developing new shows (44:28).
The power couple discusses The Shadow Hero, last year's graphic novel about the Green Turtle. Published by First Second, it's a superhero origin story written by Gene Luen Yang with art by Sonny Liew. The Green Turtle was originally created in 1944, had only a five-issue run in comics, and is rumored to be the first Chinese-American superhero in comics; Yang brings the hero back to life with this story. We also talk about the new USA Network show Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. The show is about a cyber-security engineer/hacker who is recruited to help take down a huge corporation. As USA's first attempt at prestige television, Mr. Robot does a ton of things right and the intrigue continues to build as the season goes along. We highly recommend this show. Charlene's Notable this week is the end of Matt Kindt's MIND MGMT series and the one-shot follow-up conclusion, NEW MGMT. Eamon's Notable is Jason Reitman's live reading of the Big Lebowski, held at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.