Among other things, Kevin Maguire talks with John and Moisés about his "signature shot", how Godzilla began and ended his movie career (for now!), the frustrating logic that drives internet insta-controversies in comics, and what he's driven to do next in his career.
This is the first time we've recorded an entire episode "table-side" at a convention. Let us know what you think.
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- Harry's: they're already disrupting the entire shaving industry. Use code GIANT for $5 off. John made a Vine of his first Harry's shave.
- IDW Publishing: Check out Popeye Classics #27 and the new volume of the classic Chester Gould Dick Tracy strips out this week.
- Kevin Maguire (comic book db/twitter/wikipedia) in addition to having illustrated a wide range of superhero comics for DC, Marvel, and others, he has also drawn some of the most memorable, "well-acted" covers seen from both publishers over his career. We'll dig deeper into his work itself on a future episode. If you see he'll be at a convention, go see him and spend some money.
- Kevin hunted down each part of the Avengers/Defenders War (Steve Englehart, Bob Brown, Sal Buscema) crossover on drug store spinner racks when he was a kid. (TPB/ComiXology)
- Kevin says he can point himself out in the Godzilla (1998) "Wall Street scene" on Blu-ray. Moisés failed to manage this in time to get a good screen grab for posting.
- The Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire collaboration on Justice League International is lovingly referred to by fans as the "Bwa-ha-ha" era. It's apparently out of print on paper, but not hard to track down. (Kindle/ComiXology).
Show Notes and Links
- G-Force itself could (should) be a TV series, at this point. Those military people are the ones we're most interested in as Godzilla fans.
- Our guest is a very humble, self-effacing, and lovely guy all around. His joking comparison of himself to Henry Silva is even more hilarious if you think about the fact that the rest of the Rat Pack and Extended Rat Pack are, for the most part, dead. Maguire declares he will outlive all!
- If Bendis is the Sinatra and Matt Fraction the Dean Martin, then is Greg Rucka the Sammy Davis Jr.? Moisés loves Rucka and Davis' work equally, so let's call it a day.
- Left field, tangential fact of the week: the first conversation Moisés had with a famous comedian (Patton Oswalt) was almost exclusively about Greg Rucka's writing on Batman.
- Edge of Tomorrow is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD, and radically better than its box office take or its advertising would have you believe.
- Yes, WB re-titled the movie Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow for home video. I seriously doubt that had any impact whatsoever on its home video success. If they invented a time machine and changed the ads to look less like a movie version of HALO, and more like the actual movie, then maybe that would help.
- George Caragonne, the editor of Penthouse Comix, leapt from a hotel balcony in 1995 in a way that may or may not have been quoted by David Fincher in his 1997 masterpiece The Game.
- The Milo Manara controversy that erupted online recently could have happened any time over the many years he's been doing...provocative...cover variants. The big mistake on Marvel's part was in the placement of said cover in PREVIEWS as the only displayed, previewed variant among something like six others for Spider-Woman.
- Those Justice League International sneakers mentioned on the show don't appear to have been re-sold by that person online. Kudos to them.