Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Episode 28 - Hail Satan! III

PCX reviews The Grim Ghost V1 #1
"This is the third incarnation of Satan this month, and by far the most charming!"
"This is the most flamboyant Satan, that's for damn sure."
Click here to listen.


Blogger Charles said...

Okay, I know I didn't comment on that last podcast. I have a good excuse: I could barely hear it! Run normalization on it. Or at least have Starhawk get closer to the mic. Plus, what I did hear kind of blew. This podcast was good. The Grim Ghost sounds kind of awesome. And an origin in less than 6 issues? Be still my heart. That's how it's done, BENDIS! It ended kind of suddenly, but I liked how that was done, it was just surprising. I think sending him to the 20th century was kind of lame. What, he couldn't be sent back to his own time, and live the 300 years? Oh well.

October 25, 2006 11:37 PM  
Blogger Trenchcoat Mafia said...

For that matter (given his superb set-in-the-past-at-least-until-the-bizarre-reboot Jonah Hex work), I wouldn't have minded Fleisher just giving us more stories set in the Ghost's own era. Of course, given the book's swift cancellation, I suppose that's a bit of a moot point.

October 26, 2006 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Timmy Thoom! said...

I looked up the cover for GG #1 and I remember I picked this comic out of the 25 cent bin so long ago and I completely forgot about it.

I remember snatching it up for the cover (it is eyecatching), but being dissapointed by the story.
I was a kid then, and I couldn't appreciate the period setting and dialogue. Now, from your description,

I went to an Atlas appreciation website and read the summaries for this and the next two issues, and wished they had've kept going, because the next couple of issues of Grim Ghost sound more intriguing than the origin issue.

And yes, when i read the summary of issue #1, the first thought in my head was "Spawn". But you can't say TM ripped Fleischer off. As someone pointed out to me when I accused Marv Wolfman of...being "influenced" by Claremonts X-Men when he put together the line-up of the New Teen Titans: "Everyone drinks from the same well in comics". And at least the Spawn story hadn't been done a million times in "superhero" comics by the time TM put his unique spin on that particular storyline.

Starhawk, you need to get up on your Ellison! If not his fiction, then his essays and writings about his adventures in Hollywood. You'd get a kick out of him.

BTW, I loved this episode. one of my favorites.

December 10, 2006 1:16 PM  
Blogger Trenchcoat Mafia said...

I thought we did a pretty good job with this one too, even though it's one of our least-downloaded episodes.

I guess that'll teach us to think outside the Marvel/DC longbox..

December 11, 2006 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Timmy Thoom said...

I listened to this again and...WTF!? You curtailed Starhawk from reading dialogue from the book (which is always entertaining) so you could 1) cut the show to about 38 minutes and 2) play about 14 minutes of chanting? (I presume, I didn't listen to it all. No one did...whatta waste of megs)

Are you gonna recap more books by this Fleischer Guy as you stated in this episode? And speaking of a book that was implied to be recapped here; Are you gonna spotlight that Captain Marvel book with Steamboat which was mentioned in PCX #21?
And what issue was that anyway? I wanna see this funny book cover that offended the sensibilites of
Son of Podon.

December 30, 2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

As it happens, I do have a Fleisher comic in mind that I'm hoping to review in '07.

As for Starhawk's "favorite" comics cover:

December 31, 2006 9:42 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

1st appearance of The Grim Black Guy AKA The Nigger You Can't See in the Dark.

1st mention of Seduction of the Innocent.

"Kiss the Goat!"

Yeah Tom McFarlane did put his unique twist to his character. Like limited power usage, very bold and then he threw that out the window.

Are you sure Steamboat was human, maybe he was another animal like Mister Tawky Tawny.

Whoa, Grim Ghost #1's cover is sorta gay but issue #2 just exudes gay 70's disco.

Are you gonna review the New Grim Ghost?

May 18, 2011 1:13 PM  

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