Wait, What? Ep. 205: The Basement Tapes

July 31, 2016

0:00-18:26: Greetings from Portland! More specifically, greetings from a basement in Portland!  And to run it into the ground, greetings from a basement in Portland where Jeff and Graeme both are at the same time!  Yes, it’s time for the annual “hey we are in the same room” episode of Wait, What?, an episode which always makes Graeme and Jeff even more awkward than they normally are!  Who would’ve thought such a thing possible?  When this was recorded, San Diego Comic-Con was only three days in the past, so there’s a lot to catch up on, including what movies we haven’t seen, what invisible mode of transport we have (or have not) seen, and the first Wonder Woman trailer.

Also discussed:  other trailers, what Marvel showed in Hall H that it has yet to discuss; Kong of Skull Island; and more.
18:26-39:03: And in non-movie San Diego news, Graeme talked to someone and Drawn & Quarterly the night after the Eisners where they did incredibly well, which is pretty great, and in fact the Eisners this year were pretty great overall.  Also discussed:  What the heck do we call “alternative” publishers now; more reactions about the Wonder Woman trailer; the career of Rachel Talalay; Tom Scioli doing Super Powers as a back-up in Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye; that amazing Flex Mentallo beach towel giveaway; and more.
39:03-1:09:44:  And while we’re on the comic tip, Jeff asks Graeme if there are any comics he’s read he wants to talk about.  Discussed!  Batgirl: Rebirth #1 by Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque.  Of course, thanks to Brian Azzarello, we more or less can’t even mention Batgirl without having to talk about that really terrible change to The Killing Joke in its animated adaptation. Also discussed:  Garth Ennis doing a Dastardly and Muttley comic; the tonal dissonance of Pete Tomasi’s scripts for Superman; and Jeff’s recent realization while reading The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina issues #5 and #6 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack; and the first volume of Batman: No Man’s Land by lots of people but most pertinently Bob Gale and Alex Maleev.  Also discussed: Tom Scioli and John Barber’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe; the pilot of Riverdale; revisiting Hoopla; Injustice and Tom Taylor; Craftsman Bolt-On Systems Saves The Justice League; and more.
Craftsman BoltOn
1:09:44-end: Closing comments! Next week will be a Q&A session so please feel free to tweet or email us your questions. Look for us on  Stitcher! Itunes! Twitter together and separately: Graeme and Jeff! MattTumblr,  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.
Next week:  Wait, What? Ep. 206!  Just like we said above!  Ask us your goofy questions! We will give you goofier answers!

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2 comments on “Wait, What? Ep. 205: The Basement Tapes

  1. Jeff Lester Jul 31, 2016

    And let’s not forget that link for your cutting and pasting needs:



  2. Question: You have spoken highly of the DC/KFC promotional comic and the Craftsman Bolt-On Systems Saves The Justice League; if you were hired to write a promotional comic with DC character(s) which product and character(s) would you want to use?