WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER!
We have a few things to talk about, and we get into it in the first ten of the episode, but maybe you read these things… do you? I never know.
Anyway, September is an important month for the Somethings.. we are now EVERY GAW’DARN WEEK! ..sort of.
Every week on your RSS Feed (or however you get your Something) you are going to get 4 “shows”
SomethingCast – Our bread and butter format of babbling incoherently about weird things we like.
Dramatic-ish Readings – A unique monologue featuring characters that weren’t in the movie you’re listening to.
Something In Review – A new review of a new or old film, revisited or discussed for the first time!
The End – Where we watch the last episode of a show.. again, sometimes without having seen anything else.
But today, you get SUPERHEROES! More specifically, Superhero Teams. There have been hundreds of teams and line-ups of teams, and we settle in and discuss some of our favorites. Whether you dig on Byrne’s X-Men or Giffen’s Justice League, there is likely some detail we have screwed up.
So put on your cape, because it’s time to fly…
Ok, here we go!
They say you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover… well guess what… 5% of a comic book is it’s cover, so how about we judge a book by 5% of its content?
This week, the Something’s are going to the land of funnybooks where we discuss not the greatest covers that have ever come to comicdom, but our favorites. From Marvel to DC and everything in between – here are some of the comic covers that shaped our world. We’ve done our best to give you all of the information you need to follow along..
Ok, here we go!
Three Years Ago….
A former podcaster, writer, and internet weirdo Rev. James was lingering in a local watering hole when he heard a voice he hadn’t heard in years. The bombastic laughter of one Mr. Podcast Rob.
Considering the idea of getting back into the podcast game, over the course of the next few times hanging out, the idea became clear.
After a meeting of the minds (or whatever it is they have in their skulls) – The SomethingCast was born.
Well join us once again as we celebrate our leather anniversary. (Yeah, it’s leather.. look it up.. don’t make anything of it) We’re back at the Something’s home away from home, Wildpig Comics in Kenilworth, NJ with store owner Chris and manager Bill talking the last year of comickiness in front of a live audience.
Also a quick shoutout to friend and regular Tim ‘Ungaije’ Stevens who wasn’t able to make it – but we’ll make sure to get him back on the line soon to be smarter than us.
And to all of you who have supported us over the years – be you friend, family, fan, podcast – thank you. We couldn’t do it without you.
Well – ok – here we go!
We’re all nerds here. I think. I’d hope. Unless you like listening to shows about stuff you hate… which is a weird fetish, but we don’t judge.
Anyway, over the years we’ve all seen comic films we like. There are tons nowadays, and where our opinions may not always match on what the best are – a lot of us will agree on what the worst is. There are a fine selection of horrible comic films to pick for what are the worst, which is why Rob & Hatton have gotten together and discussed it… and in this episode you’ll not only hear about new information for the SomethingContest (find the link here) – you will also listen and be amazed about a comic movie you might not have been aware of! Hatton wasn’t… seriously!
What do almost all comics have in common? Art? Sure. Words? I guess. A mixed media artform? YES, FINE, THEY ALL HAVE LOTS IN COMMON.
The answer we were ACTUALLY going for, was characters! Through the history of the form, there have been some memorable, and many less memorable ones – but on this episode of the SomethingCast, the boys are going to tell you their favorite characters of allllll tiiiiime. From Speedball to Crazy Quilt… ok, fine, maybe characters a little more famous than that.
Also – make sure to listen as we reveal some of the details of our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Ok here we go…
FULL EPISODE LINK
PS – I want to give a shoutout to H2Awesome for providing us with our end theme today! Check them out here!