Sunday, February 17, 2008

Episode 73 - "WAAAUGH"

PCX reviews Howard the Duck V1 #3
(part 1 of 2)

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard the Duck? And you guys said Tank Girl was bad.

Ah yes, the splicer episode of Batman Beyond, that scared the crap out of me. Infact most of Batman Beyond was very dark.

Why do you call it 9-1-1 instead of nine eleven?

Courtney

February 21, 2008 9:01 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Bad? Spoken like someone who's never read Howard the Duck!
Also, I'm the one who likes Tank Girl; hell, I even dug the movie...well, at least the first half.

This is why I can only praise the New Frontier cartoon but so much; those "old" DCU toons (including Batman Beyond) set a hell of a benchmark.

And "nine eleven"? C'mon, that's a whole extra syllable! Life's too short! (as the 9/11 jumper said to the pavement)

February 21, 2008 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!

Hey, do you like Deadpool? You kind of remind me of him.
One of his comics should be reviewed at some point too.

Courtney

February 21, 2008 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

# The editor in charge of things in 1986 actually wanted Harvey Pekar to write issue #33, but gave up and went with Christopher Stager for the godawfulest sim-duck ever.

# Miramanee was quasi-amerind.

# Gerber's position on violence can be found in the press conference in #8: it should be presented as honestly and repugnantly as possible. (Entertainment? not so much.)

# Beverly's no dummy. Overly mellow, perhaps.

February 21, 2008 10:47 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Anonymous:

# Harvey Pekar writing Howard would
have been great!

#Sabrina Scharf, who played Miramanee, was also in Easy Rider, (and in neither case were her eyes taped back).

# Perhaps Beverly is, well, "reactive"?

Thanks for tuning in-

mctrekkie.blogspot.com


PS- Courtney: Start brushing up on your Tank Girl. I don't want you making it to easy for T. Mafia...

February 22, 2008 8:26 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney: Deadpool (done right) is a great character; I'm downright honored by the comparison.

Anonymous: Dunno if it was #33, but the worst HTD I ever read was the one where he wins the lottery and he's all like, "Whatever." Oh yeah, that's in character. Downhill from there - a horrible, horrible story. And I don't even think it had the excuse of being written by Bill Mantlo.

I really should have remembered Gerber's stance on media violence from an old issue of Comics Interview (or hell, it might even have been FOOM) where he explained that it's how violence is depicted that he has an issue with. That's what happens when one is in the mode of "Aw damn, Steve Gerber's dead! I gotta call Trekkie and record a tribute right this second and to hell with show prep!"

Also, you're right about Beverly - she wasn't the brightest bulb, but she was definitely too laid back more than anything else. I mean, she took being essentially raped (repeatedly!) by Doctor Bong just a little too well; hell, who can forget that one ish where she went off on him for not raping her! (I know Mantlo tried to retcon that particular plot thread away, but I ain't buying it.)

Also, thanks for listening. To answer the question most people have upon hearing the show: Yes, it is pretty much like this all the time...

February 23, 2008 9:25 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

This is the 70's it's not racist.

I Wonder if Howard ever did the dick in the popcorn trick?

Do you think if Beverly did a podcast her tagline would be, "you know"?

Was it the violence or was it lame stories with violence that Howard talked against?

But people got killed on Thundarr. Maybe not on screen but they did get killed, and I don't remember any other cartoon at the time that did that except for a few anime where that happened.

Never understood why noone kidnapped and put Howard in a freak show.

Vixen's not your mistress? How about Courtney?

What was wrong with the dog MCT got from his soon to be ex's mom? Was it dead? Was it trained to rip apart anything trekkish?

Low intelligence and compassion do not go together, See GOP, Ayn Rand, Sarah Palin.

Jack of Hearts could have been a great character, he just had bad writers. He's powerful enough to reignite a star, he should have stayed a cosmic player.

Is Heinlein a fascist for writing a few military government supportive books? The rest of his stories when the "good guys" government were suppose to be in charge were more modern democracies or libertarian democracies or anarchistic family based socialism. Weren't his stories' evil empires usually corporations or military conquerors or religion backed governments?

Adult bookstores or atleast the ones I've been to in NYC back in the 70's and 80's would carry many military, martial arts and physical fitness magazines. New and old. Also old and new smut books, along with all types of books. Some even carried comic books.

It should be okay to talk about fucking Jonbenet Ramsey now, she's of legal age of consent.

$6.66 is a funny price.

Deadpool, is so overdone right now.

June 29, 2011 6:03 AM  

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