Stacks of Comics - Episode 025 - Episode 025 - Dallas Comic Con 2013 Recap!
Episode TWENTY-FIVE of Stacks of Comics is here! This episode I am joined once again by Leo Johnson (@LFLJ) as we celebrate the big 25!
It just so happens that my “Terrible Sketch Tuesday” Sketch was #25 this week as well. Oh, and I reviewed Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT… it was a trifecta of Comic Awesomeness!
So, please enJOY this ground breaking 01:23:00 (1 hours, 23 minutes, 00 seconds) installment of the Stack of Comics podcast!
- Thanos in the Supervillain Book
- Ninja and Pirate (@ninjaandpirate) Thanos Commission
- Man From Space (@MARCmakescomics) #PLERP!
- Phil Noto (@philnoto) Mistress Death Commission
- Eric Canete (@EricCanete) Daenerys Commission
- Ben Bender’s Commissions from DCC 2013
- Yehudi Mercado (@ymercado)
- Jason Metcalf (@JasonMetcalf21)
- Sajad Shah (@Sajad_Shah)
- Michael Champion (@mchampion)
- Mark Brooks (@MarkBrooksArt)
- Penny Arcade $10 Kickstarter
- “Johnson and Johnson”
- Frog Pants
- Scott Johnson Morning Doodles (Leo inspired)
- Terrible Sketch Tuesday #25 (Rocket Racoon)
- Regular Show Review by Leo
- Podbean for Stacks Of Comics
- Picture with Leo and Rob Guillory
- My 5/5 Mind MGMT #11 Review
Upcoming Convention Shout Outs!
May 24th-26th in Houston, TX!
Official Website: http://www.comicpalooza.com
Get Tickets Here!
- Heroes Con!
June 7th-9th in Charlotte, NC!
Official Website: http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon
Get Tickets Here!
Link-O-Rama! Other Awesome and Related Links and Friends of the Podcast!
- Lights.Camera.Action-Figures! (Andrew’s Photo/Art Site!!)
- Rob Guillory’s Art
- Starship Troopers Invasion (Andrew’s latest project! AVAILABLE NOW!)
- Andrew Love’s Wikipedia and IMDB Pages
- The Weekly Blend (twitter: @theweeklyblend)
- Panel Pals Comics Podcast
- P.A.L.S. Podcast
- Nerdstorian Podcast
- Xombee Guy by @MarkGosson!
- SOJcast (@sojcast) by @MarkGosson and @sroberts1971
- @lcanime for Lights! Camera! Anime!
- Dungeons and Diapers
- Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, TX
- Queen City Bookstore in Buffalo, NY
- Bedrock City Comics in Houston, TX
- Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics in Lacey, WA
- Comic Shop Locator
- Cory Smith Art!
- Eddie Medina of Ed-Med Art!
- Vintango! (David Pierro Art!)
- Ben Bender Art! (official website, Facebook)
- RAK Graphics!
- Michael Moreno!
- CCP Comics!
- Nerd Alert Designs!
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What commission does the biggest Thanos fan get from Phil Noto?
Why Thanos Fell In Love With Mistress Death
This was the commission I asked Phil Noto to sketch for me at Dallas Comic Con 2013.
As expected - UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL!
The Supervillain Book - Thanos!
Okay, in my never-ending quest to learn more about the infamous Son of Titan, I decided to purchase “The Supervillain Book”. I am certainly glad that I did!
I highly recommend this softcover collection of evildoers! If nothing else, it will make your guests wonder about your choice in coffee table books. ;)
Get your copy today!
Anyway - to the point of this post!
If you are reading Jason Aaron’s “Thanos Rising” (which you should be), you know that there is a “mysterious girl” guiding his descent into darkness…
Who is this girl?
Well, according to “The Supervillain Book”:
“Believing he would never be accepted by the fellow Eternals of Titan the young Thanos found solace and guidance from his “imaginary friend” who proved to be quite real: Mistress Death. One of the “Conceptual beings” of the Marvel Universe, Mistress Death is the embodiment of death itself Though others may perceive her as a robed skeleton, to Thanos she looks like a beautiful humanoid woman, and over time he fell in love with her….”
I love it. Jason you are doing a FANTASTIC JOB with this story, very much looking forward to how the rest of it unfolds in the remaining 3 issues.
If you are interested, here are my SPOILER FREE Reviews so far:
Finally, I posted the following about two weeks ago - an interesting Thanos specific “Flashback” scene: She-Hulk (2006) Issue #12 - Thanos/Eros Flashback
BENDER COMICS! Art by Ben Bender!
If you are, be sure to stop by Artist Alley and look for Ben’s table! It will be easy to spot - It is the one with all the amazing art prints hanging from an enormous black backdrop!
If not, and/or either way, check out his Official Website, Facebook Fan Page and Twitter below:
Official Website: http://www.bendercomics.com
Adventure Time Variants!
“Marvel Frame” Homage
There is not a lot of information about these variants online. You can still pick most of them up on eBay, but it will be a rare find in a LCS.
This is listed (on the inside cover) as a “Brett’s Comic Pile Exclusive Variant”. The back says: “Collector’s Edition Limited to 500”
Apparently there is another set of variants for this series I wasn’t aware of for “Dynamic Forces”.
I am officially stumped by the collector’s market for variants. So many I cannot even keep a handle on them.
Anyway, these are awesome. Love them. Worth the find!
Questioning Superman’s Muscularity - 1968
So, what does Action Comics 362 - 1968 (top left) have in common with Superman 13 - 2012 (top right)?
Well, as far as story content, nothing. But if we take a deeper look at the “Metropolis Mailbag” from that fateful issue back in 1968 (3rd and 4th images), we will find the following letter to the editor:
”Bulging biceps! I’m an amateur weight-lifter, and I think Superman can use some more muscularity. Couldn’t he make a machine to duplicate a red sun’s light so he could work out under its rays, and, not being invulnerable, build up his body by weight-lifting? It’s my theory that if he did this, he could increase his size, strength, and muscularity.”
- Carl Joy, Silver Creek, N.Y.
With the following reply from the editor:
“(Straining sinews! You’re the first person who ever suggested that our super-specimen of breath-taking brawn wasn’t muscular enough! Besides, when a guy can push planets around, how much more strength does he need?-Ed.)”
Who was this curious lad, questioning Superman’s muscularity?!
My Dad, at 14 Years Old!
I have added some supporting pages from Superman 13 (2012) so you can see a bit more about the situation that our “super-specimen” is in these days…
A quick couple of quotes from Superman 13, Page 1:
“If it were possible to put the Earth on a scale—
—the planet would weigh in at 5,972 sextillion metric tons.
You have been essentially bench-pressing that for five days, Superman.”
- Shay Veritas
Who is Shay Veritas?
“A scientific genius and consultant/confidante to Superman. Dr. Veritas created ‘The Block’, a facility near the center of the Earth and the only place where Superman can physically train and actually see results.”
What is “The Block”?
“A subterranean training facility run by Dr. Shay Veritas, where Superman can train physically.”
(answers for the two questions above quoted from www.comicvine.com)
So, I ask you, when was the concept of “The Block” really invented? Who was the first to question Superman’s muscularity?
My Dad, at 14 Years Old! :D
Avengers: Mythos - Individual Issue Reviews!
When these issues were first released, I read and reviewed them over at comicvine.com.
Since then there has been quite a bit of news surrounding some of these characters, so I thought I would bring the spotlight back on this somewhat unknown TPB and its collected stories…
Besides, the cover art is amazing for these books!
Here are my reviews for each individual issue (name here represents the name of my review for that issue):
“Clash of the Titans! Nature and nurture collide in this, the second issue of the terrifying coming of age story for Thanos: Son of Titan.”