Gobbledygeek: Grendel: Part 1 – Devil by the Deed

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents Gobbledygeek featuring hosts Paul Smith and AJ Wiley and focusing on a variety of entertainment subjects, with our hosts and special guests frequently discussing films, comics, and television.

This week, in accordance with the coming of spring, it’s time for a new Four-Color Flashback, and now the guys are talking about Matt Wagner’s Grendel, starting with the classic “Devil by the Deed,” along with talk about “Daredevil” season two and what you called a group of wild turkeys. See and hear more after the jump.

Episode 270 of Gobbledygeek is described here: “Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for another Four-Color Flashback! In years past, Paul and Arlo have explored the dream worlds of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and the cartoonish fantasy of Jeff Smith’s Bone. They’ll be devoting 2016 to Matt Wagner’s magnum opus Grendel. There’s a wealth of material out there, but the boys will attempt to stick to the original series, which has been collected in various formats. For this introductory episode, they turn to the first Grendel story, “Devil by the Deed,” which can be found in Grendel Omnibus: Volume One – Hunter Rose, pp. 7-45. What’s it about? Good question! You see, there’s this wealthy playboy named Hunter Rose who writes bestselling novels while also masquerading as Grendel, who seeks control of the mob underworld. In his downtime, he fights an Algonquin werewolf called Argent. Paul recalls what initially drew him to Grendel, while first-time reader Arlo finds it… interesting. The boys discuss Wagner’s manga-meets-Art Deco style, his experimental storytelling, and how he inverts the whole hero/villain thing. Plus, there’s talk of Daredevil season 2.” All this and more can be found right here.

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Gobbledygeek episode 270, “Grendel: Part 1 – Devil by the Deed,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

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