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Episode 301: Reviews of Che: A Revolutionary Life, The Lodger #1 & #2, and Die #1: Going Live!

Episode 301: Reviews of Che: A Revolutionary Life, The Lodger #1 & #2, and Die #1: Going Live!

FromThe Comics Alternative


Episode 301: Reviews of Che: A Revolutionary Life, The Lodger #1 & #2, and Die #1: Going Live!

FromThe Comics Alternative

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Length:
104 minutes
Released:
Dec 12, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Time Codes: 00:01:32 - Introduction 00:03:42 - Our first-ever live streaming recording 00:07:13 - Thank you to new Patreon backers! 00:09:33 - Che: A Revolutionary Life 00:47:02 - The Lodger #1 & #2 01:11:39 - Die #1 01:34:22 - Wrap up 01:38:05 - Contact us This is a very special episode of The Comics Alternative, in that it's the guys' very first live recording. That's right, Sterg and Derek decided to record this week's show via Google Hangouts. Yesterday -- Tuesday, December 11 -- they scheduled a live-streaming broadcast, and fans of the show could watch the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics record a show in real time. As Sterg put it on Twitter, "Come for the slow motion train wreck, but stay when it is instead a great talk about some recent comics!" And everything went off just fine. On this episode they began with a discussion of Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández's Che: A Revolutionary Life (Penguin Press). This is graphic adaptation of Anderson's 1997 biography of Che Guevara, and as the guys discuss, Hernández does an outstanding job of illustrating the broader life story of the famous revolutionary. After that they look at the first two issues of David and Maria Lapham's The Lodger. This is the latest series from IDW's Black Crown imprint, and Derek and Sterg note that it's classic Lapham crime noir. In fact, this storyline could easily fit into the Stray Bulletsseries. Then they wrap up with a look at Kieron GIllen and Stephanie Hans's Die#1(Image Comics). This is a D&D-inspired fantasy narrative, and the guys frame this within the context of similar stories, such as Stephen King's It, the Netflix series Stranger Things, and the first Jumanjimovie. Go to The Comics Alternative's YouTube channelif you want to see the recording of the guys' live-streaming broadcast of this show!  
Released:
Dec 12, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode