Have you heard of Panel Syndicate? I’m thinking there is a good chance you haven’t. Panel Syndicate is the brainchild of Marcos Martin whose name you may not recognize but he has illustrated a lot of super hero funny books over the years including Batman and Spider-Man. His usual partner in crime is one of our favorite writers here at Gabbing Geek, Brian K. Vaughan. Vaughan’s credits are vast but notably include Y: The Last Man, Saga and of course working on Ryan favorite, Lost.
The concept behind Panel Syndicate is simple. These talented folks create comics for free and post them on the site for anyone to download. The “catch” is, you pay what you want for it. Could be nothing, or $5 or $500. Whatever you want to contribute.
One of the posted series caught the eye of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman who is also one of the biggest wigs over at Image Comics. He wanted to do a print version of the Panel Syndicate series The Private Eye. Vaughan and Martin agreed to a print version if Kirkman allowed them to write a story in the Walking Dead universe. Kirman agreed, and The Walking Dead: The Alien was born. More on this one-shot, complete with spoilers, after the break.
This week on the podcast, the topic of Avatar came out, and not the one that brought us the Last Airbender.
Wait, why am I doing these again? I don’t know. I have enough problems when I’m part of the show. I can use my desktop for better audio but no video, or my Kindle Fire for video but sometimes spotty audio. Back to reactions…
Ryan, it seems, was quite enthusiastic to defend James Cameron and the movie Avatar. But really, do we need four sequels to this movie? Furthermore, how do we measure success for a film like this?
Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days. While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own. See them after the cut. Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross. Not the net. I won’t be screwed over that way.
Gabbing Geek episode 55 is not what you’d expect–if you were expecting the promised Geek Book Club about Fangirl. That has been unexpectedly delayed to episode 56 and you’ll find out exactly why. We also talk about Lego Dimensions, Gotham, the Martian (movie version!), and play an alien trivia game. Give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to find out more!
MondoCon 2015 was the second annual convention put together by the Mondo team that took place this past weekend here in Austin. If you don’t know (and you should), Mondo is an awesome company that puts out limited edition variant movie posters, vinyl movie sountracks, and other cool things like toys or VHS tapes. And for a second year in a row they decided to host a convention for all things Mondo. I missed out on the first year but knowing it was coming back I bought tickets the day they went on sale–a short six months later and I was able to attend the convention.
What I saw was mind blowing. Head after the break to read more about my time at Mondocon 2015.
Movie posters are iconic pieces of art but it is amazing how much the titles and font are part of the visual appeal. We check out what the posters look like with the text stripped away and only the visual to sell the story.
This week on the podcast, there was no Jenny. That means a lot of boring stuff about box office numbers that haven’t happened yet.
I mean, yeah, there was some Mars talk that proves Watson is as bad at counting as Jenny, but at least they didn’t get into some really complicated numbers over how many rocks from the Sun Mars happens to be when Mars has two moons of its own to screw with his totals even more.
Gabbing Geek 51, Battle Lines, is so contentious you’ll think it was a presidential debate where every single candidate is Donald Trump. We talk about corporate wars at Marvel, the latest salvo in the battle of the video streaming giants, our epic Geek Book Club discussion of Armada, and our latest game: Battle Royale. You can start listening to this amazing, ferocious episode right now or jump after the break to find out more!