Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Splash Page Podcast, Episode 11.1: Talking, Shielding

I bumped into some people on my world travels this weekend who said, "hey, I love the podcast you and Chad are doing." Thanks for saying that, people of the world.

And because of your love, we talk about podcasting in this week's meta-podcast which also provides a snapshot of the CBR review staff -- per popular demand -- and a debate about Jonathan Hickman's new "S.H.I.E.L.D." comic. Is it really great, or just great? That seems to be the point of contention.

LISTEN: Splash Page Podcast Episode 11.1!

8 comments:

Chad Nevett said...

I think what they said was "Hey, I love that podcast Chad did all by himself... you suck, Tim." I can understand you changing that, but, come on...

Seriously, that's awesome. Glad people are liking what we do. It makes giving up Friday nights worth it. (Like either of us have anything better to do...)

Timothy Callahan said...

Well, the "people" who said it were socks I was wearing on my hands, and they were mostly arguing about which one of us was better, but the argyle sock was totally taking my side.

Rick said...

I think a portion of the overpraise of SHIELD also has to go to people having seen a lot of promising Marvel series get canned early because the hype wasn't there. So the best way to counter that is to hype it.

Timothy Callahan said...

Or maybe it's not overpraise. Maybe it's just really, really good.

Shecky Shabazz said...

SHIELD #1 was good. It was oddly un-Marvel-ish for a Marvel comic, which is fun, I suppose. But it's by no means this great comic (you two say) people are making it out to be. The art was good half og the time and slightly weak half of the time. But, much like young Nevett, I did like it. I just didn't like it that much.

And what's with everyone dissing Hannibal Tabu - or as mister T. Stone would say: "the hat guy" – all the time? I mean, I do obviously get where you're coming from, but what about some good old fashioned American team morale?

Chad Nevett said...

I'm Canadian, so...

Shecky Shabazz said...

I was talking about the continent, Nevett! It's not like you're sneaky European or anything.

Tom Ryan said...

WOW...this was so good I went out and grabbed a bunch of Hickman's other Marvel work...FF hasn't been this good since Waid, or Bryne and secret warriors reads really well in GN form. This guy is the freakish child of Alan Moore on a happy day and Morrison on coffee and Kirby using an Ipad.
I have no idea what that means, but Hickman is the real deal and I hope Marvel keeps him to these 3 books. I remember when Bendis was an amazing writer too...he was writing 2 books.