https://theworkingdraft.com/media/Drokk/DrokkEp43.mp3 Previously on Drokk!: The 38th volume of Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files was a high for the series to date, and arguably the best of this latter era of stories thanks to some…
http://theworkingdraft.com/media/Drokk/DrokkEp3.mp3 Previously on Drokk!: Two years’ worth of Judge Dredd strips have passed, but things are only now starting to congeal when it comes to working out just who the title character is for both…
http://theworkingdraft.com/Media/drokk/DrokkEp2.mp3 Previously on Drokk!: The world of Judge Dredd began with the stories collected in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol. 1, an uneven collection that introduced the basics but didn’t seem to know…
http://theworkingdraft.com/media/Drokk/DrokkEp1.mp3 Welcome to the year 2099, where the law is everything, and one man is the law — even if, in the stories we’re reading in this first episode of Drokk!, Judge Dredd isn’t exactly…
Wait, What? Ep. 253: Stomach Sick Meets Muscle Relaxants
- August 5, 2018
- Tagged as: 2000 AD, Al Ewing, Ann Nocenti, Batman, Berger Books, Chris Claremont, David Aja, Ed McGuinness, Edward Hamilton, Gengoroh Tagame, Graeme, Grant Morrison, Hoopla, Immortal Hulk, Jason Aaron, Jeff, Joe Bennett, Joe Kelly, John Wagner, Judge Dredd, Makihirochi, Mike Carey, Mister Miracle, My Brother’s Husband, Nick Drnaso, Pat Mills, Podcast, reviews, Rogue Trooper, Sabrina, Superman, Superman/Batman, The Seeds, Tom King, Wait What?, Warren Ellis, Worlds' Finest, X-Men: Legacy
http://theworkingdraft.com/media/podcasts2/WaitWhat253.mp3 0:01-10:49: Greetings! Graeme “Bad Chicken Sandwich” McMillan and Jeff “Really Bad Back” Lester have one of their most meta-openings ever, as we talk about…why our episodes open the way they do! Harbinger to come,…
Wait, What? Ep. 244: The Snides of March
- March 11, 2018
- Tagged as: Arthur Wyatt, Dale Eaglesham, Enio, Erica Henderson, Gerard Way, Jeff Lemire, John Cooper, John Wagner, Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lorenzo De Felici, M.A.C.H. 1, Nick Derington, Niles Allen, Oblivion Song, Pat Mills, Prism Stalker, Robert Flynn, Robert Kirkman, Ryan North, Sloane Leong, Steve Orlando, The Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1, The Sentry, The Terrifics, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Wait, What? Ep. 239: Deathless Brains
- December 10, 2017
- Tagged as: 2000AD, Batman, Bob Haney, C.S. Pascat, Christos Gage, Clay and Seth Mann, Diego Rodriguez, Fence, George Tuska, Graeme, Jeff, Joana LaFuente, Johanna The Mad, Judge Dredd, Kyle Starks, Matt, Ninja-K, Pat Mills, Rock Candy Mountain, Tom King, Tomás Giorello, Vince Colletta
Here’s episode two hundred and thirty-nine for your yuletide ears! Due to some tech problems, the episode ran short (and turned out to be even shorter once you cut out the “Hello, Graeme, hello?” “Jeff?” “Graeme?” “Hello?” joshery). Nevertheless, it is our hope we will scratch that hard-to-reach comic book podcast itch.
Topics discussed in today’s episode:
Our statement about the upcoming changes to Patreon’s fee structure;
*An annotated readthrough of the lead story of World’s Finest #251, “Invasion of the Deathless Brain,” by Bob Haney, George Tuska, and Vince Colletta (oh, and good catch by Walter! Here’s that amazing fan-drawn facial hair on Speedy below);
*The roundtable by Matt and Graeme about Justice League #34 by Priest and Pete Woods, and Batman #36 by Tom King, Clay and Seth Mann, with some additional commentary here by Jeff;
*But Jeff also read and wanted to talk about three kinda recent first issues: John Wick #1 by Greg Pak, Giovanni Valletta, David Curiel and Inlight Studios; Fence #1 by C.S. Pascat, Johanna The Mad, Joana LaFuente; Ninja-K #1 by Christos Gage, Tomás Giorello, and Diego Rodriguez; and the (not a first issue by super-excellent) Rock Candy Mountain #6 by Kyle Starks, Chris Schweizer, and Dylan Todd.
*The 2000AD 2017 Christmas Special;
*Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000AD and Judge Dredd: The Secret History… by Pat Mills;
*The 2000AD Sale currently on their website (update: and thanks to editing this episode, Jeff now also has a digital copy of the Complete Harlem Heroes);
We will return in two weeks for the last Baxter Building of the year! Read Fantastic Four #s 322-327 and come join us!
Wait, What? Ep. 236: Pat Answers
- November 5, 2017
- Tagged as: Al Ewing, Batman, Brian K. Vaughn, Carla Speed McNeil, Crisis on Inifinite Earths, Dan Slott, DC, Finder, Garth Ennis, Graeme, IDW, Jeff, Legion of Super-Heroes, licensed comics, Marvel, Mike Allred, Pat Mills, Podcast, Q & A, Saga, The Boys, The Silver Surfer, Tom King, Wait What?
(Alternate Episode Title: Ask The Answer Men!) http://theworkingdraft.com/media/podcasts2/WaitWhat236.mp3 Lo, again it is the time! Graeme “Rio” McMillan asked our fine supporters on Patreon for questions so that he and Jeff “Union of the Snake” Lester…
Wait, What? Ep. 221: Et Tube, Brutus?
- March 26, 2017
- Tagged as: Al Milgrom, Batman, Graeme, Guy Delisle, Hostage, Interviews with Monster Girls, Jeff, Joe Sinnott, Joshua Williamson, Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored, Logan, Mark Russell, Pat Mills, Petos, Podcast, Satannus, Steve Englehart, Suicide Squad, The Flash, The YouTube Crutch, Tom King, Wait What?, West Coast Avengers
0:00-7:32: Greetings from a very relaxed Graeme McMillan and a perhaps somewhat less relaxed Jeff Lester. But, relaxed though they may be, they are still reading some of the books they discussed last week: Graeme is still making his way through Hostage by Guy Delisle, and Jeff is still making his way through (deep breath) Abandoned Cars by Tim Lane, Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Saga Uncensored by Pat Mills, Mike McMahon and just about everybody, and although he finished vol. 1 of West Coast Avengers by Englehart, Milgrom, and Sinnott, he’s just barely dug into volume 2 (which actually starts seven issues after volume 1. Boo, Marvel!)
7:32-21:46: The discussion about 2000 A.D. pacing in the 70s leads fittingly into Rob Williams’ current writing on Suicide Squad with art first by Jim Lee and currently by John Romita, Jr. (and a plethora of artists for each issue’s back-up strips, such as Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreria in issue #14). Also discussed: the combat banter of Steve Englehart; the use of shtick and the back-up story structure in Suicide Squad; and more.
21:46-29:52: Jeff was a bit bummed to hear one of his favorite comics, DC’s The Flintstones, is ending after issue #12. And asking about this is a very fine way to get Graeme to talk about the upcoming DC/Hanna Barbera crossover annuals for which Graeme has read the review copies. Discussed: Flintstones/Booster Gold by Mark Russell and Rick Leonardi; the Snagglepuss back-up; the Batman/Top Cat crossover; and more.
29:52-35:28: This episode was recorded on the day the new Justice League trailer was released (see above), so it made sense to transition from talking about the latest DC comics to DC’s latest attempt to build a franchise. What’d we think?
35:28-59:47: And from the DC movie trailer, to the latest Marvel (non-Marvel Studios) movie, Logan. Please note this is a full spoilers discussion—pretty much every bit of it gets spoiled so stay away from this section if you still haven’t seen it.
59:47-1:02:46: From there we pivot to discusss…the other Wait, What? podcast! (Wait, what?) We are many, and we contain multitudes, apparently?
1:02:46-1:12:12: And hey, here we are discussing this Marvel retailer conference thing that’s happening kinda/sorta of the downlow. Jeff is wondering what Graeme has heard about, and if he thinks the Marvel Leopard can change its spots.
1:12:12-1:23:11: What should’ve been a discussion on what Graeme’s reading becomes a longer discussion about Tom King’s Batman—Graeme is enjoying it tremendously, but Jeff is so far behind, will he ever catch up? And if so, how?
1:23:11-1:35:50: Graeme is also very impressed with what Joshua Williamson (with a raft of artists such as Carmine Di Giandomenico, Jesus Merino, and others) is doing to reinvent Barry Allen for The Flash, by taking the TV Barry Allen and doing an even better job with it. And that gets us into a discussion of characters that we care enough about that we’ll check out no matter who is on the title.
1:35:50-1:57:08: Graeme had linked to an article on Medium by Meg Downey about fanfic and although Jeff still hasn’t read the piece (he fav’d it for later), we discuss a bit about fanfic’s ability to give audiences what they want on certain properties better than the corporate owners of the properties. And then there’s some more talk from Jeff about Englehart and West Coast Avengers because, hey, who can stop him?
1:57:08-2:02:05: Also, thanks to another A+ manga recommendation from a Whatnaut, Jeff just finished the first volume of Interviews with Monster Girls by Petos, and wants to talk about it.
2:02:05-2:09:43: And Graeme wants to talk a bit about Terms and Conditions by R. Sikoryak which he is, uh, coolish about. He also wants to discuss Boundless by Jillian Tomaki, which he loves. And then…
2:09:43-: Closing Comments! Look for us on Stitcher!Itunes! Twitter together and separately: Graeme and Jeff! Matt! Tumblr, and on Patreon where a wonderful group of people make this all possible, including the kind crew at American Ninth Art Studios and Empress Audrey, Queen of the Galaxy, to whom we are especially grateful for their continuing support of this podcast. Oh, but before we go, Jeff has a theory about the Cursed Earth Saga, a certain creation of Pat Mills, and a certain creation of Jack Kirby.
Wait, What? Ep. 220: Grouse of Ideas
- March 19, 2017
- Tagged as: Abandoned Cars, Al Ewing, Al Milgrom, All-New Wolverine, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Dan Slott, Graeme, Green Lantern Corps, Hannah Blumenreich, Iron Fist on NetFlix, Jack Kirby, Jeff, Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored, Marvel, Marvel Unlimited, Mike McMahon, Murcielago, Pat Mills, Steve Englehart, Stuart Immonen, Tim Lane, Tom Taylor, Wait What?, West Coast Avengers
http://theworkingdraft.com/media/podcasts2/WaitWhat220.mp3 First things first, make sure you don’t miss out Matt talking about that Logan movie right below this very entry, y’hear? Good stuff, right? And now, some show notes: 0:00-3:47: Greetings! This week’s opening…