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SPOILER ALERT! AICN COMICS/POPTARDS PODCAST: BLOODSHOT! PUNK ROCK JESUS! THE CROW! THE WALKING DEAD! SPACE PUNISHER! & MORE!

Published at: July 17, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST by ambush bug

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Ambush Bug here. While I was flying back to the Windy City from this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the rest of the Holes kept on keepin’ on and did a podcast this week without me. The below hour-plus long conversation took place between my fellow @$$holes Matt Adler, Optimous Douche, our host Johnny Destructo of PoptardsGo.com and special guest from the Talkbacks Pink Apocalypse as they talked about NIGHT FORCE #5, PUNK ROCK JESUS #1, REVIVAL #1, BLOODSHOT #1, TAKIO #2, THE CROW #1, THE WALKING DEAD #100, CREEPY #9, SPACE PUNISHER #1, another rousing edition of @$$terpiece Theatre, and of course, more general jack@$$$ery!
 


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  • July 17, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    LMBO hilarious opening!!

    by Wcwlkr

    All right that might've been the funniest opening yet.

  • July 17, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    You guys gonna push the continued rape of WATCHMEN this week!?

    by Autodidact

  • July 17, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Space Punisher is a real thing?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Wow.

  • Big ups to my nephew you for putting me on to Adventure Time hilarious.

  • July 17, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Revival sounds like in vein of Pet Cementary

    by Wcwlkr

  • July 17, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Got news for you, autodidact...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...as a huge fan of WATCHMEN (I bought it when it came out and it changed my views on comics entirely) I can say with all honesty and conviction that I have been pleasantly surprised by the BEFORE WATCHMEN books. They've been great and fitting additions to the story. WATCHMEN isn't being raped. It's having sweet, sweet love made to it.

  • July 17, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    NO

    by Autodidact

  • July 17, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Walking Dead #100

    by oaser

    You nailed it. Made me nauseous to read. Especially when the Glenn cried out for Maggie with part of his eyeball hanging out. (Negan was the bad guy, BTW.) I disagree, however, that Rick would fight. I don't think Rick would kill his son, nor allow him to be attacked by these men. I bought into the tension of that scene completely, even if the dialogue was a bit too dramatic (the amount of f-words, for example). I'm surprised you guys didn't review Minutemen #2. I thought it was a better comic than #1 and I really enjoyed it. The final ten pages were fantastic with the inter-spliced poem and the trip search through the amusement park. I'm also asking you to promise to review Superman #0 in September (I know it's far away) because I want to hear what you have to say about Scott Lobdell writing Superman. Personally, I think the guy sucks. Really, really sucks. The fact that DC is going from Mediocre (with Jurgens) to crap (with Lobdell) shows me that they don't care a lick about Superman. And I missed out on Punk Rock Jesus (forgot about it) and passed on Revival but I can't tell you why (I loved the cover too, Douche). Sounds like I missed out.

  • July 17, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Before Watchmen

    by oaser

    is surprisingly good. I didn't like Comedian and I thought Nite-Owl was weak, but the other books have been pretty awesome.

  • July 17, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I was the one spewing love on the Revival cover...

    by Poptard_JD

    Can u guys not tell our voices apart? I wonder that sometimes

  • Just horrible. Brilliant piece of storytelling. Horrible, but brilliant.

  • July 17, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    You would think @autodidact would have something else in his life.

    by Poptard_JD

  • July 17, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Presto!

    by 3774

    http://tinyurl.com/7oolxab

  • July 17, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Thanks wcwlkr! Props to Pink for the idea to do it

    by Poptard_JD

  • July 17, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I have my priorities in line

    by Autodidact

    I make time to hate on BEFORE WATCHMEN because it's a fucking affront to what I like most about comics.

  • July 17, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Autodidact

    by oaser

    I respect that. But it doesn't give you the right to bash others who read Before Watchmen. You're entitled to your opinion and your stance (and you're not alone -- I know A LOT of people that are boycotting DC because of this). But don't come out and start dumping on people whose main job it is to REVIEW COMICS! OF COURSE they're going to read it. It's WHAT THEY DO! Be pissed off all you want, but don't jump on the talk backs to shit on others who are reading the comics. And BTW, did you even listen to the podcast or just look at the titles of the comics and then drop your insult?

  • July 17, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Bloodshot sucked, Punk Rock Jesus was interesting

    by Cobb05

    For a first issue, I didn't get Bloodshot. It was pretty lame. He has nanobots that repair him and give him and all. But the plot was so weak. Punk Rock Jesus was interesting. Made me want to read the second issue.

  • I think Rick's hands were tied

  • July 17, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    To add one thing to the Walking Dead debate

    by MattAdler

    I think this got edited out, but I made the point that ok, so they're not going to do anything right now because he says he'll kill them all if they do... but what makes them think he won't just kill them all anyway? Then someone countered with "Well, at some point, they're going to get an opportunity to escape and fight back." And we didn't follow up on that, but I feel I should point out: as readers, WE know they're going to get an opportunity to escape and fight back, because we know it's an ongoing comic book and it has to continue. But they, as characters, cannot and should not know that. If these were real people, for all they know, this is it. They are at the mercy of a psychopath with no reason to believe any of them will make it out alive. And despite all that, every one of them makes the decision to sit there passively and watch Glenn beaten to death. We touched on this from different angles-- it's clear that Kirkman is seriously blurring the line between what the characters would do as real people (which IMO has been the appeal of the series up to this point) and what they would do as dictated by the author's need for the story to continue (not only reflected in the reaction of the protagonists, but also in Negan's "decision-making" speech). Personally, it just doesn't work for me.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Adler

    by oaser

    You don't have to defend your comments. I felt the whole scene was a bit contrived anyway. Kirkman likes to set these moments up for dramatic effect, but -- and someone said this during the podcast -- after the arc with the Governor when Rick's wife and daughter were killed, there's not much more Kirkman can do to top that except hit us emotionally . . . which he did very well. If I were in that same situation, I think I'd be too friggin' terrified to do anything except wet myself. Rick, however, has been through hell (he had his damn hand shot off!!) so I could see him easily attacking, even knowing it's a no win situation. I got your point, and I think everyone else did as well. Don't feel the need to explain yourself further.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    hand *cut off, I mean

    by oaser

  • July 17, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    this brings up a request from an audience member..

    by Poptard_JD

    i did and do cut content from the show when we either repeat ourselves or go on for too long on a topic...(which I believe Matt did once as well, even AFTER I edited an episode lol) Someone wrote in asking why I keep the show or cut the show down to an hour. SHOULD I? Or should I just keep everything in the show, time limit be damned. What do you all think? Except for @autodidact, who's answer to this question will be "Watchmen Assraped my face while I was fellating Alan Moore" or something. ;)P

  • July 17, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Not trying to defend anything...

    by MattAdler

    ...just addressing a line of argument that I think did go unaddressed... the idea that they held back because they were waiting for their chance to strike back. I do think that line gets blurred for us, between what we know as the reader, and what the characters should know, and this may sound harsh, but I think it's lazy writing when an author fails to mind that line. I agree that there are a lot of people who would have been so terrified as to be paralyzed, but after everything this group has been through (not just Rick)... As for hitting us emotionally... well, I wonder at what point the audience becomes numb and inured to this sort of thing. Not yet, I guess.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I would think that . . .

    by oaser

    When audience members become numb to a boy being beaten to death by a bat wrapped in razor wire, we're in A LOT of trouble.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Editing

    by MattAdler

    I learna my lesson, JD! Donna messa wit de Maestro's works! Eyyyyy! Ahem. It's all subjective. What I find interesting discussion, JD may find boring and vice versa. Better to err on the side of cutting too much than cutting too little, I say, but I leave it in JD's capable hands to make those calls. Wasn't complaining that bit got cut, in any event.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Either we're in a lot of trouble...

    by MattAdler

    ...or the book is. Because that usually means that we no longer see it as a "real person" being hurt and instead have come to see it as just another blunt tool in the author's limited toolbox. Which unfortunately happens frequently with series that go on for a long time.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Do you think Walking Dead should end?

    by oaser

    I think there's only so long that Kirkman can keep this going unless he kills Rick and shifts the focus to Andrea or someone else, but even then it'll feel like a gimmick. You're right in that he's limited. The story can only go so far before it becomes repetitive. But I hate to blast Kirkman as a writer who is out of ideas. Bendis has been writing USM for over 150 issues, and I don't think that series has gotten repetitive. He's found a way to make it fresh (IMO) so I hate to think Kirkman doesn't have the same ability. I'd love to see him get to 150, then call it quits.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I didn't make it clear enough...

    by 3774

    ...but I actually agreed with your view from my limited perspective, Matt. By that I mean, I wasn't sure if something in the way of character development has happened in the last 6 trades I haven't read that would nullify your opinion. Have the characters gotten softer? I don't know. So I just remind silent on it. And I apologize for being so loud. I had the stem of the headset mic jammed exactly 6 inches down my throat while talking, as per the emailed requirement from Optimus right before the recording. If in the future one of these guys is assassinated by a disgruntled writer, and they work their way all the down the list of unavailable fill-ins and reach me, I'll keep the mic further away next time.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Matt I was just making the point that we all have ..

    by Poptard_JD

    Ideas on what to cut to make the show more interesting, and maybe the idea to not cut anything (other than our mistakes, ummm, ohhhs, and stutters obviously) isn't a terrible one. I try to trim to keep our ADD addled brains from getting bored, listening to it, but it was brought to my attention that some people might really want to hear what I cut out.. I wasn't trying to give u a hard time, just point out that after I cut stuff to keep it interesting, that u had cut even more in an attempt to keep it interesting :)

  • July 17, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Pink

    by oaser

    You said you gave up on Walking Dead though, right? Did you get to the arc with the Governor before you bailed at least, or were you out before that? I bring this up because it's what I think is the defining arc of the series. It's Kirkman's best writing and it blew up the standstill that had occurred during the Prison arc. This kind of action is reminiscent of that arc.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    No...

    by 3774

    ...I got to the governor arc. I own the first 9 trades (I think I might own the 10th one also, but one of my girlfriends borrowed them, and I don't think I got that one back). At some point, somehow, I just...stopped caring. I think the whole 'Rick hearing voices on the phone' thing was too much for me ('schizophrenia' doesn't really have an onset that way). It wasn't a conscious decision to abandon the series. I was buying them by trade during the time when I had 'quit' comics. But something happened. My compulsion to keep buying them just sort of evaporated.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I go through ebbs and flows with series

    by oaser

    But I just can't give up on some of them -- Walking Dead included. I wish I had the resolve to drop series because there are some comics I've bought out of loyalty, and I've lost a lot of money on crap.

  • July 17, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I just want him to have a plan

    by MattAdler

    That's why I found the joke about issue #1000 so disheartening. Because it said to me, "I don't have a plan, I just want to keep this gravy train rolling" which is something I expect more from the company owned properties rather than the creator-owned stuff. People like Brian K Vaughan on YTLM and Ex Machina, Brian Azzarello on 100 Bullets, Jason Aaron on Scalped, Garth Ennis with The Boys, etc, they all have a rough idea of how many issues they want to take this thing because they have a rough idea of where they want to end up. It really doesn't matter to me how long the series goes... take it 300 issues like Cerebus, as long as at some point along the way you have an idea where it's going and where it will end. I suppose it's possible that Kirkman was being completely serious and he has the remaining 900 issues more or less mapped out... but that's not the impression I got. Now, the other side of the argument is, "Why can't you have an open-ended creator-owned series?" And that's a fair argument... but I think especially because of the nature of this series, where it hammers you again and again with the consequences to these characters... without any end in sight, those consequences can start to feel meaningless. A less serious series that doesn't rely as much on worrying about the fate of the characters might work better in an open-ended format.

  • July 17, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Pink

    by MattAdler

    You sounded fine to me. I must have missed the pre-show discussion.

  • July 17, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah Pink sounded fine

    by Poptard_JD

    I was as usual really low for some reason

  • July 17, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Losing money...

    by 3774

    ...since getting back in a year ago, I've become a bit more picky, and tried to not be such a shameless, easy First Issue plucker. But as for dropping series, rather than plodding through like when I was young, don't have a problem. Supergirl? Dropped. World's Finest? Dropped. Ultimate X-Men? Dropped. Defenders? Dropped. Saucer Country? Dropped. I *want* to love them and keep buying them, but each one has a reason why it's getting in it's own way, and tripping itself up in my view.

  • July 17, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    In Defense of The Walking Dead #100...

    by Emiliano

    I liked the issue. From my pov, Kirkman achieved two things that he probably set out to do better than more a few writers out there. One, he managed to write an anniversary issue (or “milestone”, or “one-hundreth”, however you want to call it) that was in itself a very powerful story and, thanks to that…two, he wrote an issue that everyone is talking about and might get more than a few people interested in the series (as, I’m sure, turns off a few others)(MAYBE!). About the first; like Matt and the rest of you guys (I didn’t drop it like Pink did, but I think I came close at one point), the character’s death blew my mind. The story was written well enough that you actually felt the desperation in the characters, and especially in the one that was about to become a victim. You felt the fear and hopelessness all of these characters felt all through that scene. Notice that almost everyone one in the group described their feelings while reading this as “a punch in the gut”. That is good writing. Now, that we felt disappointed that he went that route? That’s fair. As someone noted above, you can become desensitized after too many scenes like this, and that is a danger that Kirkman runs. Still, it did hit us, and we did feel (I guess I speak for myself and maybe a few others, I’m sure not all felt the same thing) the character’s death in our gut. On Matt's point about these particular set of characters staying too passive: I have a son, and I know for a fact that I would not have moved a muscle unless the guy threatened him in anyway. If that had happened, all hell would have broken loose, and I would have tried to take a least a couple of them with me in what it was to be a sure kamikaze attack. You are right that these were men (and girls) of action, and I wished we had been privy to some of their thoughts (although it would have taken an EXCEPTIONAL writer to make those thoughts, whatever they were, believable), but I can see them being stuck against insurmountable odds and, short of being the assassin’s pick, consciously or subconsciously, bide their time for the sake of self-preservation and the hope to fight another day. I can SEE Matt’s point, but I can see the other side, too. And the villain: Negan’s soliloquy with each one of the characters was beautiful (you were right on that one, Pink!) And I really do believe that was Kirkman talking to his characters, at the same time his villains gave us his (and Kirkman’s) reasons for not killing them. Now, that was handled so smoothly that it was impressive. Tell me this villain didn’t just have a first appearance that makes every Walking Dead fan (walkers?) hate him more than they have ever hated the Joker (except maybe that moment when he shot Barbara – me? I still think the ending for the Killing Joke was the greatest cop-out in the history of comics) or Dr Doom? I’m not saying he will ever be as iconic, but I have been a Walking Dead reader from issue one, and I can tell you, this guy just earned the number one spot in my comic book villain list to get his comeuppance. A little long, I know, but I strongly believe that this issue actually achieve its purpose even better than issue than any other issue I’ve read in the last few months. He sure did get us talking about it, didn’t he?

  • July 17, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    PUNK ROCK JESUS #1

    by Emiliano

    Intriguing...but I'm going to need a lot more. PRJ has all the conspiracies we love to read about, and the storylin does make you want to come for more, so I guess on that point, it achieved what it set out to do. I wish they had picked something other than the semi-blasphemous topic it shows (I still believe I will be going to Hell for having read that last issue of PREACHER...and loving it), but then it wouldn't be this story, right? I still need a little more, and maybe the next issue will provide it. We'll see if they live up to the expectations.

  • July 17, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Editing answer

    by Wcwlkr

    I really don't have a problem with you cutting it down. But I also wouldn't be bothered with it being longer because I have so much fun listening to it. But I think the editing does a good job of it not being too repetitive, as well as keeping it entertaining.

  • July 17, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    REVIVAL #1

    by Emiliano

    Awesome! Now, THIS is what you want from a first issue. It set up characters, conflicts, and story in a way that was not only entertaining, but it was intriguing as hell. I don't know about you, but it reminded me of an old-fashioned Stephen King story. He's never been too good at writing Sci-Fi, and with the "greys" going 'round in this issue, it looks like that is what this is. Still, the creepiness factor and the mystery surrounding the twon really makes me want to come back to Rothschild as soon as possible. Can't wait for the next issue! ps Guys, you were right about those teeth. Damn! From now on, I will stop lurking around the old folks home...

  • July 17, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Walking Dead #100

    by Tigger11

    I am going to agree with Matt that I just can't imagine that group no matter what was around them, letting Glen get beat to death in front of them. In addition the whole setup to get captured was just silly. It took lots longer to get from one place to another, so we are going to stay overnight in the car, and we will have rick as the guard and he will fall asleep, and they will sneak up on him with a catch pole. I'm sorry, in the real world this group usually plays in, they dont let Glen get beat to death while watching. I have 100 issues of the book and I like this issue the least of all of them. Not sure I won't call the shop and tell them to take it off my pull list. I'm just not sure I care who lives or who dies in a group that just sits there and watches their friend get beat to death in front of them.

  • July 17, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I don't remember mentioning a microphone Pink ;-)

    by optimous_douche

  • July 17, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    when the Before Watchmen TPBs come out....

    by sonnyhooper

    ...I'm buying 3 copyist of each one. One for me. One for Allan Moore. And one for Autodidact. That will teach both of you grumpy pants a valuable lesson about being proud of your ignorance. Hooray disposable income!!!! <p> Oh and ill buy a case of Red Stripe. Because hooray beer!!!!!

  • July 17, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Have they ever done Punisher vs Predator?

    by lv_426

    I'm not much of a crossover fan, but that seems like a natural fit.

  • July 17, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    It may have been something other than a mic.

    by 3774

    Honestly, when you guys say things that would make a lesser heart faint, I just translate it into Latin in my head. It almost makes it sound noble!

  • July 17, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Please provide translations

    by optimous_douche

    It might make me tolerable to Mrs. Douche.

  • July 17, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Walking Dead

    by optimous_douche

    I think when a general sense of malaise is thrown at this issue, it's because the death was expected. I know I went into it saying someone major is dying this issue. So we were left with who? Glenn I think was the best chose outside of Rick and the execution truly and deeply affected me. It was brutal... I'm not sure what else we could ask from these guys. And I heard recently Kirkman plans to keep this thing chugging to 1,000. I think it will end with the very last human being turned into a zombie. We've known all along that it's humanity, not the zombies, who are the walking dead.

  • July 18, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Oaser, I didn't even look at the titles

    by Autodidact

    I just saw "COMICS" and thought I'd drop in to register my outrage as per usual.

  • July 18, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    poptard, why don't YOU talk about the things you enjoy?

    by Autodidact

    I'll never stop hating on the Watchmen Prequels. You seem like an autistic unable to comprehend being opposed to something in principle, the way you keep chiding me to read them. I'm not gonna read those fucking pieces of shit!

  • I think it's really time to let the WALKING DEAD go. I've been with it since issue one and I think I get it already.

  • July 18, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Walking Dead 100...

    by FreeBeer

    ...Maggi is going to kill herself. She was suicidal before, and I think this might be the last straw. My thoughts? They shouldn't have killed Glen. He was the one character that still held out hope for a better future, who was more human than anyone else. I actually imagined him becoming the leader at some point, perhaps the leader of whatever semblance of sanctuary they hopefully find at the end of the series. I think Kirkman will end up regretting this, as he regretted cutting off Rick's hand. He has a tendency not to think ahead, just thinking "Hey, won't this be cool!", with no thought to the consequences. Proof he has no idea where he is going with the story. Expect the series to end with a whimper.

  • July 18, 2012, 7 a.m. CST

    Is it even worth reading comics anymore?

    by Knuckleduster

    I stopped reading Marvel and DC years ago, because I simply couldn't keep up with all the crossovers and reboots and "events". All I want is a good monthly comic that I can read from start to finish, without worrying about it crossing over with some other title that I'm forced to buy just to keep up with the so-called story. I love these iconic characters, but I have no idea what's going on with them anymore. More importantly, I just don't care anymore. I feel like the big comic book companies have chased me away. The only comics I'm still reading are The Walking Dead and Unwritten, because I can rely on a single story told by a single, focused writer. Aren't there any more of those around?

  • July 18, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    And those Watchmen prequels seem like a really bad idea to me.

    by Knuckleduster

    Kinda like every other Terminator movie made after James Cameron's films. In a couple of years we'll probably see a Justice League vs. The Watchmen mini-series, and then comics will be dead to me forever.

  • There's more to life then just spandex. Don't get me wrong, I love spandex too. I'm just saying. I miss the 'self-contained, compressed' days too. Lately if something shows up that is a mini or limited series, I get the most excited for it, just knowing it's going to actually have a proper three-act arc and actually end properly.

  • July 18, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

    by Knuckleduster

    I do try out some of the less mainstream titles from time to time. Had a good time with the Invincibles that I've read. Think I'm gonna try out Mark Waid's Irredeemable next. But I miss my old favourites so much. I'm a big Superman and JLA fan. I love Silver Surfer and Thor and the X-men. But I feel like I'm just not welcome in those universes anymore. Nothing makes me turn my back on something quicker than when I feel like I'm about to be exploited.

  • July 18, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Most fun I've had in comics in years was Ellis' Planetary.

    by Knuckleduster

    I love Warren Ellis.

  • July 18, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Planetary was amazing, we actually did a retrospective on the show

    by Poptard_JD

  • July 18, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    What is this 'Planetary' you speak of?

    by 3774

    Is it sci-fi, or is it spandex? I love both, I'm just curious. Is it all 'mod', or would it scratch my itch for anything retro? Does it have a definite destination, or does it wander aimlessly? Do any of the women have broken spines or helium boobs? Are they wearing clothes? Are there any well-done female characters?

  • July 18, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Pink do you honestly not know what Planetary is?

    by Autodidact

    Or do you just troll constantly?

  • I come in here and piss all over the WATCHMEN prequels because, sadly, this is currently the most engaged I can feel with a discussion of comic books. I'm a long-time reader and maybe if everyone wasn't busy felching a 25 year old load of Alan Moore's jizz out of the culture's asshole, we could move on with our lives and get some good comics from the mainstream instead of constant reboots, events, etc.

  • Corollary: When a bitter troll accuses other people of trolling, does it cancel out his own trolling? Let's eat popcorn and watch!

  • Now self-congratulate on how mad you got me.

  • July 18, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    @sonyhooper

    by Tigger11

    autodidact doesnt need the Trades for before Watchmen, I've got all the issues and I am going to start putting one at his front door each day and then videoing his reaction to seeing them there, then posting it to youtube. With the money I make from the youtube videos, I can buy even more copies of the books so we can keep this going for months.

  • July 18, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Interesting, coming from a one-note motherfucker

    by Poptard_JD

    Who is now only known as the guy who cradles Alan Moore's ball-beard while shouting that he hates Before Watchmen. Find another note, fella. There's more than one.

  • Maybe we could then have all of the Before Watchmen books dedicated to the memory of Autodidact.

  • July 18, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    What a strange decision to make:

    by Poptard_JD

    I don't listen to the show, but I'm going to go into a board filled with people who hate me for being a douche, and just yell nonsense. I guess we see the long term effects of loneliness and self-loathing.

  • If he strokes out with rage while I'm gone, pause it, ok?

  • July 18, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Lol! While ur away, grab baby his ba-ba. Lil buddy seems cranky

    by Poptard_JD

  • July 18, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Whup, he's over in the other talkback, felating himself

    by Poptard_JD

  • July 18, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the butter

    by Autodidact

  • Saying the entire board hates me is more self-congratulatory nonsense from you two.

  • July 19, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    As for Planetary, it's both of the things you mentioned, Pink

    by Poptard_JD

    Sci-Fi with Tights. It's the "secret history" of the earth. I won't go any further into it than that..I would be doing it a disservice. It is, however, one of my favorite comic series, and I think it's only 23 issues or so.

  • Not that I'm asking you to stop. Please feel free.

  • that's just about the saddest little story I've ever heard.

  • You cunt.

  • Rhetorical question. The answer is you're a hypocritical man-child and most of the stereotypes you try to assign to me actually represent your own existence. You two assholes are the one who keep saying insanely negative shit about me.

  • To ur childishness any further. If would like to have any further actual conversations about comics, I would love to have those, but any further asinine comments will be ignored. Continue if u must but you'll be pissing in the wind.

  • What's it like to be overstimulated by life that to the point where you inflate and exagerrate people's reactions to your rather weak prodding?

  • July 22, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Whoops I meant to say "understimulated"

    by Autodidact

  • BTW FUCK THE WATCHMEN PREQUELS.

  • July 22, 2012, 7:25 a.m. CST

    And your opinion on internet anonymity is idiotic

    by Autodidact

  • July 22, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    "exaggerate".. that word never looks right

    by Autodidact

  • July 22, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    All I ever wanted to do was piss in your wind

    by Autodidact

    Again, this all started because I have developed the habit of saying "FUCK WATCHMEN PREQUELS" whenver I see the word "COMICS" on AICN. I'm well-aware that such a contribution is not really of much value, but it is participation, backgroundnoise, crowd numbers for your podcast discussion. You'd think you could follow your own advice and ignore the guy who is clearly just pissing in the wind. What does this say about you? At least as much, almost definitely more, than it says about me.

  • July 22, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Bacon's ready.. but one last thing.. you're welcome

    by Autodidact

    See you in the next podcast thread.