The illustrious Biff Bam Popcast panel of Andy Burns, JP Fallavollita and Glenn Walker gather to talk about the recent trailers for new movies, Iron Man 3, what we’re reading, the role continuity plays in pop culture and much more!
As well, this edition of the Biff Bam Popcast is brought to you by the new Rob Zombie album, Venoumous Rat Regeneration Vendor, in stores now and available to purchase online here.
2013, “The Year of Marvel” continues in earnest this week. And, like last week when I recommended the first issue of the Thanos Rising mini-series, everything kind of runs through Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers.
Not only are the various Avengers titles currently setting the stage for a cosmic event to be published later this summer, but the cast of characters is also front and centre in Marvel Comics’ present-day tent-pole series, Age of Ultron. Of course, all tent-pole comics have spin-offs and tie-ins inherent in their publishing schedule, and Age of Ultron is no different. So that’s what we get today: an interesting one-off, tie-in, succinctly called Ultron.
But it’s not about the big robot bad a title like that might suggest. No. It’s about the big robot bad’s cyborg son!
It’s a brand new Biff Bam Popcast, featuring the panel of JP Fallavollita, Glenn Walker, Jason Shayer and Andy Burns. In this episode, we celebrate the history of G.I. Joe, from the original Marvel run, through the animated series of the 80′s and into the great series IDW is currently publishing. We also talk Marvel NOW!, DC comics editorial woes and much more.
It’s another edition of the Biff Bam Popcast, featuring JP Fallavollita, Emily McGuiness and Glenn Walker. Off the top, we discuss the new book American Comic Book Chronicles, from TwoMorrows Publishing. We rave about it, so be sure to check it out after the popcast. From there, we talk renumbering in comics and 80′s action heroes.
As I write this, Black Sabbath has just announced a new album and tour. David Bowie has released a new single after more than a few years in isolated retirement. The Who, the Rolling Stones, and even Paul McCartney are still out there rocking. It’s obvious that you can never be too old to rock and roll, but we’ll find out if the same is true of action heroes, after the jump.
Glenn Walker, Jason Shayer, JP Fallavollita and moderator Andy Burns regrouped for the first Biff Bam Popcast of the new year, in which we look back at our favourite films and comics of 2012. We also discuss which films we’re looking forward to in 2013 and the pros and cons of the Superior Spider-Man. Watch it all on-demand right here!
Sometimes, you can get really attached to a fictional character.
It doesn’t matter the genre: fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, mystery or romance. It doesn’t matter the format: film, novel, short story, graphic novel or monthly comic book. A good character resonates, both effecting and affecting our minds and hearts. But when it comes time for that character to, well, end, when we view the last frame of the film or turn the last page of the (comic) book, we can feel like we’re losing a close friend. And, sadly, that’s what Wednesday, January 9, 2013 brings us. An ending.
The start of this new year means saying goodbye to a beloved character – no, a series of beloved characters – whose fictional lives have blossomed into friendships with a great many readers over the last four years.
With the publication of monthly issue #40 today, we say “goodbye” to Gus, Jepperd and the highly acclaimed comic book series, Sweet Tooth.