Episode 2.19: Best of the Rack 2010

January 30, 2011 under Podcasts

It’s that time once again… time to see what comics managed to stay on Just Bill’s Favorite Comics Rack throughout 2010!  Which publisher leads the pack?  What previous Rack-worthy series have returned?  What new titles have graced the rack in 2010?  Listen in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

[Note: Some issues of Detective Comics featuring Batwoman also made the rack this year, but due to the fact that this episode was done TWICE, it was accidentally skipped and omitted during the actual recording.]

Episode 2.17: Comics Journalism, Criticism and Reviews – My Two Cents

November 16, 2010 under Podcasts

It took me three weeks to finally finish this episode thanks to my addiction to CIVILIZATION V… hopefully it will have been worth the wait. Lots of topics covered in this one, including my two cents on the state of Comics Journalism, criticism and review. Also, my two cents on the DC announcement of a price cut. Then a look at AVENGERS EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES and the current state of AVENGERS comics. All that and then more thoughts on SAVAGE DRAGON, SCALPED, HELLBLAZER, FEAR AGENT, and the VALKYRIE one shot.

Episode 2.16: The Hank Pym Retrospective, Part Two

September 25, 2010 under Podcasts

Wrapping up our look at the long and storied history of Hank Pym, founding Avenger. From Kurt Busiek and George Perez Avengers relaunch to present day.

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Episode 2.15: The Hank Pym Retrospective, Part One

September 16, 2010 under Podcasts

The first in a planned two part retrospective on the history of Hank Pym, founding father of the Avengers. Join me for a look at back at this character’s history, warts and all.

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Episode 2.11: Why the LOST finale Failed (Even if you Enjoyed the show)

June 3, 2010 under Podcasts

Main topic is the finale of LOST and how I thought it fell short, a quick review of AVATAR on DVD, then a discussion of bookmarked comics. Followed by Recent Reads including AVENGERS #1, SECRET AVENGERS #1, ELECTRIC ANTS #1, and UNWRITTEN #12.

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Episode 2.10: Lazy Readers II – The Elitists Strike Back

May 20, 2010 under Podcasts

The sequel to Episode 68 of the Drawerbox, we revisit the concept of a Lazy Reader and how comic fans can be blamed for the woes of the industry. From the 11 o’clock message boards to Steve Harris on Twitter, the concept of Lazy Readers rears its ugly head once more. Also more Supershow talk, a return to DCBS, FCBD 2010, IRON MAN 2, and finally the BLACK PANTHER cartoon that we’re still waiting to see in America… well most of us. And finally we wrap up with a RECENT READS segment that includes my personal history with SAVAGE DRAGON, and what I’ve thought of Erik Larsen over the years, DOCTOR WHO: TIME MACHINATIONS (IDW), CHEW Vol 1 TPB (Image), BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33 (DC), MIGHTY AVENGERS #36 (final issue,Marvel), SIEGE #4 (Marvel), DARK AVENGERS 16 (Marve, final issue), FLASH #1 (DC), S.H.I.E.L.D #1 (Marvel), RICHARD STARK’S PARKER the HUNTER (IDW), ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION Vol 2 (Marvel), and finally the FCBD IRON MAN/THOR one shot (Marvel). Whew!

Music : “Thunder Chicken” – The Mighty Imperials

Episode 2.9: Super Show 2010 and other Musings

April 29, 2010 under Podcasts

The reports of the demise of the Drawerbox have been greatly exaggerated… even in this episode! Don’t fret about my rambling on about podfading because the Drawerbox isn’t going anywhere!

This episode is Frankenstein’s Monster in that it has been assembled from parts recorded at different times over the last month. I try making up for this monstrosity by including some fun musical interludes including samples of Paolo Nutini’s newest CD that I’m digging on quite a bit lately.

The main thrust of this episode is my adventures at the CGS Super Show, followed up by the usual Recent Reads Rambling that you’ve come to expect, including too many books to even list! Be sure to weigh in on my rant on MIGHTY AVENGERS though! I want to know what people think on how that series is wrapping up!

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Episode 2.6: November Recap

December 13, 2009 under Podcasts

Recapping the highs and lows from the month of November including the sudden passing of Eric Martin, the Trek to Wild Pig, and birthdays and Black Friday.  Also I look at the ULTIMATE WATCHMEN DVD and rank my favorite STAR TREK movies.

The RECENT READS for this episode are:

  • Nova #30
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #19
  • Incredible Hercules #136 and 137
  • Avengers Initiative #29
  • Booster Gold #25
  • Recent issues from the Superman Family of books
  • X-Factor #50
  • Dark Reign, the List: X-Men
  • Punisher #11
  • Batgirl #2-4
  • Mighty Avengers #30
  • Star Wars Legacy Volume 2: Shards
  • 1985 tpb
  • Irredeemable Vol. 1 tpb

Episode 2.5: Awesome Collected Editions

November 8, 2009 under Podcasts

This episode is mainly a RECENT READS/RANDOM THOUGHTS segment, comprised mostly of hardcover collected editions, and then Just Bill turns Schizophrenic in trying to decide to cut back, wait for trade, or succumb to the call of $3.99 comics as he goes through the DCBS spreadsheet for items shipping in January.

This episode’s Recent Reads are:

  • CAPTAIN BRITAIN OMNIBUS
  • LOCKE & KEY Vol. 2 HEAD GAMES
  • HULK Vol. 3 HULK NO MORE
  • WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN
  • BLACKEST NIGHT #4
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #572
  • MIGHTY AVENGERS #30

Episode 2.4: Blame it on Farrell

November 2, 2009 under Podcasts

In this episode brought to you prematurely by the encouragement of Farrell, Just Bill rambles and fumbles in his attempt to talk about SPX 2009 and Baltimore Comic Con 2009, and then an insane number of Recent Reads:

  • Marvels Project #1 & 2
  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #1
  • Incredible Hercules #132 – 135
  • Archie #600
  • Dominic Fortune #1
  • Superman Secret Origin #1
  • Action Comics #879 and others
  • Supergirl #35
  • Secret Six
  • Planetary #27
  • Black Panther #40, 41
  • Star Trek: Assignment Earth #1
  • Teen Titans #72
  • Last Days of Animal Man #1
  • War of Kings: Who Will Rule?
  • Fantastic Four #571
  • Mighty Avengers #29
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #18
  • Nova #29
  • Incredible Hulk #602
  • Booster Gold #24
  • Batman and Robin #4,5
  • Haunt #1
  • Dark Reign: The List – Avengers
  • Avengers the Initiative #28
  • Adventure Comics #2
  • Captain America: Reborn #3
  • Blackest Night #3
  • Spider-Man: Clone Saga #1
  • New Mutants #5
  • Sicko
  • Wasteland #21-25
  • Brave and the Bold #27
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #8 and Annual 1
  • X-Factor #48,49
  • Essex County Trilogy
  • Sweet Tooth #1

Episode 2.2: Summer Vacation Reading

September 7, 2009 under Podcasts

Episode 2.2 “Summer Vacation Reading”

Another long delayed, and entirely too long episode! The long break leads to lots of material to discuss… as in 92 comics and 12 trades and hardcovers, not to mention movies and TV! If you think you can stand it, download and listen to Just Bill wax on (and on) about:

Deer Assassinations! Hardware Woes! Comic Shops! G.I. Joe! The Time Traveler’s Wife! True Blood! Being Human! Defying Gravity! Star Trek on DVD!

And then we finally get to comics, with Recent Reads including:

Captain Britain and MI:13

Batman and Robin

Legion of 3 Worlds

Power Girl

New Mutants

Red Robin

Spock: Reflections

Star Trek: Mission’s End

Secret Six

Avengers the Initiative

Dark Reign Young Avengers

New Avengers

Mighty Avengers

Immortal Iron Fist

IMMORTAL WEAPONS

Captain America

Nova

Guardians of the Galaxy

War of Kings

X-Factor

Incredible Hercules

Flash Rebirth

Booster Gold

Brave and the Bold

BLACKEST NIGHT

Green Lantern

TALES of the CORP

GREEN LANTERN CORP

Wednesday’s Comics

REBELS

Warlord

Incredible Hulk

Justice Society of America

The UnWritten

Savage Dragon

Batman

THE NOBODY

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE

DMZ volume 5

TERRY MOORE’S ECHO

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN the ULTIMATE COLLECTION Vol 1

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT

THE SWORD

STAR TREK YEAR FOUR: THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT

Star Trek is MIRROR IMAGES

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL 4

Episode 97: DCBS Order for February

February 23, 2009 under Podcasts

Better late than never, right?  This episode has been sitting on my laptop for over a week now and I just never got around to posting it.  First up, a look at the DCBS spreadsheet for February and what I plan to pick up. Then in Rcent Reads/Random Thoughts:

  • Thor #12
  • X-Factor #38 & 39
  • Green Arrow/Black Canary #15
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #8 & 9
  • Nova #21
  • Captain America #46
  • New Avengers #49
  • Mighty Avengers #49
  • Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1
  • Justice Society of America #23
  • Skaar, Son of Hulk #3
  • Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys #3
  • Hack/Slash #10 & 11
  • Young Avengers Presents #2-5
  • Witchblade #100
  • Incredible Hercules #125

Mini Comics:

  • The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • There Once Was a Girl
  • Tupperware

Episode 95: Recent Reads and Random Thoughts, featuring Secret Invasion/Dark Reign

January 26, 2009 under Podcasts

An almost ALL comics episode!  Just Bill talks about why Secret Invasion #8 may very well be the most important comic he’ll read all year and also talks about:

  • New Avengers #47 & 48
  • Mighty Avengers #20
  • Avengers: The Initiative #19 & 20
  • Secret Invasion Requiem
  • Secret Invasion Dark Reign
  • Dark Reign New Nation
  • Ms. Marvel #34
  • Secret Invasion War of Kings
  • War Machine #1
  • Punisher #1
  • Justice Society of America #21 & 22
  • Ghost Rider #1-20

Despite all appearances this is NOT an episode of Marvel Noise!!!
And we wrap things up with a brief update on TV’s “Leverage” and “Wolverine and the X-Men”

Episode 88: Recent Reads and Random Thoughts

November 9, 2008 under Podcasts

Spoilers Galore!  Enter at your own risk!  This episode contains random thoughts on:

  • Absolute Sandman, Vol 3
  • True Story, Swear to God, Archive 1
  • Rasl #1
  • Echo #5
  • Secret Invasion Runaways/New Avengers
  • Secret Invasion X-Men #2, 3
  • X-Factor #35, 36
  • Secret Invasion #7
  • New Avengers #46
  • Captain Britain and MI13 #6
  • Mighty Avengers #19
  • Booster Gold #13
  • Presidential Material: Barack Obama
  • Presidential Material: John McCain
  • Freedom Fighters #5, 9, 12, 14
  • X-Men Archives Featuring Captain Britain #1
  • Captain America #173, 176, 192
  • Lone Ranger HC

I wrap it all up with a podcast recommendation and some TV talk!

Episode 77: Random Stuff

August 3, 2008 under Podcasts

Show Opening: Bruce Rosenberger, Derek Coward and comics podcasting in general.

(5:05) Enter the Drawerbox with DANGER UNLIMITED, JOHN BYRNE’S NEXT MEN, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY, AMERICAN FLAGG!, NEXUS, STRANGE ATTRACTORS, WEAPON ZERO,  and more…

(21:34) A look at comicbookdb.com

(29:34) Stuff leaving the Drawerbox

(37:35) Recent Reads with SECRET INVASION #4, AVENGERS INITIATIVE #15, BLACK PANTHER #39, CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI13 #3, HULK #4, CALIBER #2 & 3, TRINITY #1-4, and more