Fourcast! 02: She Is Her Own Mother

June 8th, 2009 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I managed to pull myself away from Final Fantasy VII long enough on Saturday to record another Fourcast! with Esther. Of course, the looming specter of technical issues ended up eating about twenty minutes of what we recorded, if not more, but we pulled it out in the end. You can tell that there were issues because my headset suddenly changes sounds with five minutes to go. Whoo!

Here’s the breakdown:
-We open with a brief chat about the unnamed Secret Six, courtesy of Gail Simone and Nicola Scott, and beefcake. Did I call beefcake gross? No, but I did call Bane’s chest gross. Look at it.


-Look at that chest.
-Next up is Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely’s Batman and Robin, where we praise the book, namecheck frequent commenter ACK (holla!), and critique Quitely’s art.
-Thomas Wayne can beat up your dad.
-Dumb comics, like Spider-Man: The Short Halloween, are fun comics!
-No, wait, dumb comics are bad comics as we discover in a new segment that is as-yet unnamed. Esther explains the history of Dinah Drake, later known as Dinah Lance, while I go into a brief overview of the Clone Saga.
-Neither of us escapes unscathed.
-At the end of the show is a surprise for you, listener! And also one for you, Esther!

Kapow! We’ll see you in… seven days?! What new development is this?!

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9 comments to “Fourcast! 02: She Is Her Own Mother”

  1. Another great Fourcast folks. I loved the “Continuity Off”…hearing that stuff makes you wonder why more superheroes don’t just end their lives with how screwed up their lives are.

  2. Starting in medias res like that threw me for a loop but then I saw you had technical issues. I have to agree, this was another pleasure to listen to. I would have liked to hear more reviews, but I suppose time is a factor. The “Better Know a Superhero” segment was very funny and there probably is no end to the screwed up lives of comic book characters to share.

  3. Thanks, Kyle.

    @ChineseKleptocracy: We had a good pre-show conversation that I didn’t want to lose, so I went for the cold open. We’re going for a mix of reviews and commentary, and will ease them in and out depending on the show. Sometimes it’ll be all commentary, sometimes it’ll be all reviews. Just depends.

  4. Nice work, and hey I’m e-famous! You both have nice warm voices that are easy to listen to.

  5. Weekly, cool.

    The issue of JLA where Batman talks about the lives his dad saved is issue 72. Turns out you gravely underestimated the man when you said he saved only a thousand people: “My father… saved the lives… of four thousand people, one at a time… with his bare hands and his mind” (pg. 9). Yeah.

    Your discussion about the quality of Frank Quitely’s art reminds me of another artist about whom I feel much the same way, Steve Dillon. His people are not actually ‘beautiful’ (this is especially apparent when it comes to his women, Kit from the Ennis/Dillon Hellblazer run was supposed to be this stunning, gorgeous woman, but she didn’t look it under Dillon). But there are few (none?) artists that can do facial expressions, emotions, body language and basic storytelling as well as Dillon does it.

  6. “My father… did an open-heart surgery with his bare hands… he punched the ribcage open, grabbed the heart with both hands, pulled it out, and slammed another in. He was the first to do bare-hand open-heart surgery, and the best…”

  7. […] some superhero-comics commentary? The Fourcast is here for you […]

  8. “Another great Fourcast folks. I loved the “Continuity Off”…hearing that stuff makes you wonder why more superheroes don’t just end their lives with how screwed up their lives are.”

    Because they’d just come back, duh!

  9. On the subject of heroic genes, I do have one or two tidbits.
    The first is that Bruce Wayne’s ancestors, when they lived in Scotland, took part in the Highland Clearances. I think that went down in ‘The Scottish Connection’.

    Also, in a quite possibly non-canon storyline, Bruce is revealed to be descended from Sir Gawain from Arthurian mythology. So that’d be another heroic connection, though I suppose Gawain was a bit if a cock-up.