It has been a couple of years since I had done a critics roundtable. I took break partially because Comics Are Burning In Hell does a great job of podcasting comics critics. I was somehow able to convince The Comics Reporter’s very own, Tom Spurgeon and the great voice in comics podcasting, Joe McCulloch to return. This time we were joined by Zainab Akhtar, the head boss of Comics and Cola. Both Tom and Zainab have Patreon’s that are very much worth supporting. they produce high quality comics criticism and are important voices to pay attention too. If Joe had a Patreon I would suggest supporting that too, but he doesn’t.
Unfortuantely there was a lot of technical difficulties while recording. Our first session was cut short because of power failure at my house caused by a major storm in Vancouver. The second session had a lot of problems with signals especially near the end. Many apologies to my guests and listeners for the substandard qualities. I am very thankful for their scheduling flexibility.
Here is our discussion list in order of what we talked about
Demon by Jason Shiga
Vacancy by Jen Lee
Flop to the Top by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing
Master Keaton by Naoki Urasawa and others
Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery by Steve Parkhouse and Peter Hogan
Corto Maltese: Beyond the Windy Isles by Hugo Pratt
Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce
First Year Healthy by Michael DeForge
We were also supposed to talk about Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diarty of a Teenage Girl but had to end early because of previously mentioned technical difficulties.