“Stay smart. Stay cool. It’s time to prove to you’re friends that you’re worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying. Sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.” – Dwight McCarthy
“THE BIG FAT KILL”
Volume 3 might be my favorite of the Sin City graphic novels so far! Frank Miller’s “The Big Fat Kill” continues the story of Dwight McCarthy (from “A Dame to Kill For”), as he’s once again pulled into treacherous game of life and death. This one has some of my absolute favorite panels, lines, and character moments in the entire series.
“Do us both a favor and stay still long enough for me to blow your brains out.” – Ava Lord
“A DAME TO KILL FOR”
Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics continued in 1993 with “A Dame to Kill For”, a mystery featuring a private investigator, Dwight McCarthy, who becomes ensnared in a plot involving his ex-fiancé, Ava Lord. The story takes place parallel to “The Hard Goodbye” and even includes appearances by Marv!
“Sin City” is a neo-noir anthology series. It’s basically Frank Miller’s ode to the works of the great pulp crime novels and detective yarns. Sin City aggressively leans into the tropes of the entire film noir genre, but it’s also wholly unique in it’s style and storytelling, thanks entirely to the incredible talent of writer/artist Frank Miller. It’s easily one of the most iconic works of Miller’s career, a career filled to the brim with some of the greatest graphic novels of the era: “300”, “The Dark Knight Returns”, and “Daredevil: Born Again” just to name a few.
Chris and Erik join forces once again to talk about the Marvel Netflix shows! (Now on Disney Plus)
Marvel Netflix Shows:
*Note: this episode was recorded prior to the release of “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”. We also had some technical difficulties and had to record the episode over two separate recording sessions, so there may be some repeated comments.
Also On This Episode:
Our belated “Hawkeye” Finale Review!
Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio officially in the MCU!
Predictions for the upcoming “Echo” series
“Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, and “She-Hulk” speculation
Outdated rumors about “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
*Note: this episode was recorded back in early February, 2022!*
An extremely outdated episode where Chris and Erik catch up on what they’ve been reading, and speculate about things that are already out now, before talking about the DC / CW “Arrow-verse” shows: ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Batwoman’, etc – now that Erik’s finally caught up on the epic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover!
Also on this Episode:
A brief discussion about “Boba Fett” and “Peacemaker” (full reviews coming soon…?)
Everything’s led to this – the Russo Brothers’ epic finale to the Infinity Saga: “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”! This two-part storyline builds on ALL the MCU movies that came before, from Phases 1 through 3, and works best if you’ve seen all the Marvel movies leading up to it, from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Iron Man” to “Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 2” and “Thor: Ragnarok”. And it all cleverly sets up where the MCU currently is in Phase 4, with all the new MCU movies and shows! (now streaming on Disney Plus)
If you somehow haven’t watched these two, be warned that there are some serious *spoilers* ahead!
On this week’s Marvel-heavy episode we’re discussing our initial thoughts on the first 4 episodes of “Hawkeye” (now on Disney+), giving our predictions for this Friday’s “Spider-man: No Way Home”, and celebrating the life and works of the great George Pérez for our first artist spotlight. (Minor Spoilers for the post-credit scenes for “Eternals”, “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, and “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”)
*Note: We ran into some slight technical issues on today’s episode, so the audio quality varies a little bit throughout, but it does improve as the episode goes on. Thank you for bearing with us!
The original “Cowboy Bebop” from 1998, is often considered one of the best (not for kids) anime of the 80’s and 90’s, along with movies like “Akira” and “Ghost in the Shell”. The series follows a group of space-faring bounty hunters: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine as a makeshift family trying to survive in an unforgiving solar system, while they each wrestle with the demons of their pasts. It became an overnight cult phenomenon the moment it premiered in the US on Adult Swim in late 2001, and may have even helped to inspire Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” in 2005.
Unlike a lot of popular anime series that go on for hundreds of episodes with dozens of filler episodes a season with no end in sight, Bebop doesn’t overstay it’s welcome, in fact it gives us something that we rarely get these days from so many big budget blockbusters: an actual ending. With only 26 episodes, a movie – set during the middle of the show, a couple Play Station video games (only released in Japan), and a few manga volumes, this is a series that really leaves you wanting more, and perhaps that’s one of the factors that makes it so special.
On today’s episode we’re discussing the anime anthology, “Star Wars: Visions” (now streaming on Disney+), the two-part finale of Marvel’s “What If…?” (also on Disney+), and a quick breakdown of DC Fandome’s new trailers for “The Batman” and “The Flash”!
Also on this episode:
Initial thoughts on “Y: The Last Man” – show vs comics (Hulu)
“Superman and Lois” discussion (HBO Max)
Chris’s “Squid Game” Review (Netflix)
DC Fandome 2021 Discussions: Black Adam, Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Batman: The Caped Crusader, etc
Essential Reads: DAREDEVIL! (Kevin Smith’s “Guardian Devil”, Ed Brubaker’s “The Devil in Cellblock D”, and Frank Miller’s “Born Again”)