Episode 64 – Hells, Damns and Anachronisms f/Brian Clevinger

Atomic Robo and Captain America: The Fighting Avenger writer Brian Clevinger stops in to talk with us about Cap, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, his new Robo anthology, the future of digital comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who he’d pick to voice Robo and lots of other stuff! Plus: A momentous checking of ourselves, one last reading of pledge drive names, and more!

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9 thoughts on “Episode 64 – Hells, Damns and Anachronisms f/Brian Clevinger”

  1. I fucking LOVE Adventure Time. You didn’t mention how every episode has at least one element that is surprisingly creepy (or maybe that’s just my jaded adult eyes watching a child’s fantasy).

    Any chance you could get the creator on the show?

  2. Cudley the Cowlick! I love that guy: http://tmnt.wikia.com/wiki/Cudley_the_Cowlick

    If I can pontificate for a moment: That Archie Comics TMNT series was great. After they stopped adapting cartoon episodes, that series was all original stories with lots of new crazy ideas and characters. It really felt more like an honest-to-goodness comic book as opposed to some licensed cash-in thing. Seems like a rarity to me, and I’m sure I’m looking back on it more fondly because I read it as a kid.

  3. yea, i agree with Cliff about Adventure Time. LOVE IT. for me, its by far the best non-supes cartoon since Ren & Stimpy….at least that hits that creepy almost adult mark at times. i loved me some Rocko and Angry Beavers, but they didnt get those creep out, almost grotesque, bits that R&S did so well.

    great episode guys!

  4. I’d like to point out a bit of the conversation about All Ages comics felt a bit disingenuous. Sure we all got into comics as children, but we picked up random issues from the supermarket, and they were the ongoing issues of the greater story of the Marvel Universe they weren’t comics with content specifically cut down to fit into an all-ages line of comics. Stuff like Knightfall and Age of Apocalypse etc.

    I don’t really think the All Ages comics are really aimed at kids, they are aimed at the kids parents or grandparents. I don’t know about you guys but if I was a kid the LAST thing I would want to be reading would be the all ages line of comic books.

  5. @Rick Vance
    That’s true. However, the supermarket (mostly) no longer sells comics. Borders is (mostly) shut . This leaves a comic store. Say you are a parent coming in with your youngish child. What do you want to get him? The Green Lantern comics because of the movie? Whoops. Gore and unnecessary sexuality (star sapphires). Thor, because of the movie? Whoops. 15 Thor books on the shelf and the all-ages one (and arguably, the best one) is gone. Most parents I see in my local comic shop end up having to buy Archie comics or Disney tie-ins. Not a bad thing, just that my point is that it is important to have all-ages superhero books non-comic reading parents can feel good about buying for their children.

  6. Basically, floppies need to die. They can still exist digitally, but their age is done. They’re gonna die though, and soon, so that’s good.

    Brian Clevinger actually got me into comics with 8-Bit Theatre along with Shonen Jump when I was like 13. I had read some manga and comics before then, but those were what really got me into it. So yay Brian Clevinger!

  7. @Ziah Grace
    That again is skirting the issue because you are looking at it from what would parents buy their kids compared to what kids would want to read.

    I have a feeling those are 2 different things.

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