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Orders and Disorders

Whelp, that certainly was a day.

For those keeping score at home, today was the day my final orders for DC’s latest round of lenticular covers were due (yeah, I linked the article again. Whatever, I’m proud), as well as my orders for all of July’s product in general. Suffice to say, the day proceeded at a bit of a run, and hasn’t quite let up. That said, things still happened, as they always do! Let’s hit the high points.

  • Not half an hour ago, I wrote about Knuckleheadsa great comedic superhero book from Monkeybrain that you should all be reading.  Issues are just a scant 99 cents on the Wizard’s Comics digital storefront – why not try a few?
  • The newest Doctor Whooch is up, wherein Danica is surly until she’s not. We have so much fun doing these you guys. So much fun. You can hit up the episode, complete with show notes over at Comics! The Blog as per usual, or download it on iTunes. Your choice!
  • Meanwhile, Danica’s post at Live Within Your Space featured some promises, and a request for requests and questions. She’s a fount of information, if you have any organizing or decorating questions, so please, hit her up for info!
  • I haven’t had a chance to read Mark Waid and Barry Kitson’s return to Empire yet, and it’s driving me crazy. I mean, I only have myself to blame, but still. Get on it, Brandon. (BTW – Empire is one of the strongest books Mark Waid has written, all about a Doctor Doom type who has conquered the earth, and now has to combat threats from within.)
  • My second post at Comics Beat should be going up tomorrow – this one about the impending departure of Bob Wayne, and how it might effect the comic book industry for the worse. Uplifting stuff, right? Anyway, I’m thinking the next thing I work on might be a general piece on how retailers don’t want to work antagonistically with publishers, but how that sort of just… happens – like with DC’s lenticular covers. Both sides are working towards the same goal – selling more comics – but it can’t be done without both sides being serviced. I’m gonna’ stop there before I write the whole damn thing right now.
  • I said “no” to a project a family member asked me to do today. It was hard, and I have a feeling there will be repercussions, but time and circumstance didn’t allow. They usually don’t, but I also usually try to squeeze out time, and end up letting certain things suffer as a result. As it happens, I’m really trying to get on top of being a deadline guy. You have to if you want to do some freelance stuff, because nobody’s going to trust you if you can’t hit your deadlines, so… yeah. I’m bargaining with myself right now. I know I did a good thing for me, and that I have to be selfish sometimes but… yeah. Anyway. Articles I wrote will be up tomorrow. Yay!

And that’s the day! We’ll talk again tomorrow, nerds!



Doctor Whooch // Episode 025 // Science Is Magic!

In which Danica is surly until the Peach Schnapps kicks in.

In this week’s episode, we have some more Torch-words about Torchwood, as Brandon visits “Countrycide” (Series 1, Episode 6) and we both check out “They Keep Killing Suzie” and “Random Shoes” (Episodes 8 and 9). One of them leaves you empty as you ponder the inevitability of death. The other leaves you hopeful as you ponder the inevitability of death. Torchwood!

Bonus note: You should listen to The Listmakers. Yes, yes you should.

Outro music is “Sing, Sing Sing (With A Swing)” by Louis Prima


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BIG NEWS and Other Ephemera

Another new comic book day comes to a close, and as usual, I am exhausted. Wednesday’s I usually work the full shift, a long 10-8, putting comics into the hands of people who just can’t wait another day to get their new comic fix – and that’s always a lot of fun… until I finally stop moving and realize just how tired I am.

Anyway, today was pretty cool for another great reason: my first article went up over at Comics Beat today! I’m pretty excited about this. Comics Beat is ran by Heidi MacDonald, who has been working in and around the industry for years. I haven’t told her this, but I was just a kid when she started editing the comic section in Disney Adventures magazine. She was the person who introduced me – and a lot of people my age – the series Bone, which Jeff Smith had been publishing in black and white at the time. Heidi somehow (I don’t know the details) brokered a situation where the story appeared in DA for several issues, going right up to the end of the first volume – and even squeezed out a story that Jeff Smith made specifically for DA as well! Now, of course, you can find Bone in all of your local bookstores and comic shops, as it’s one of the most popular series out there for folks of all ages. So yeah. Exciting!

…oh right, what was my piece about? Whelp, DC is doing another round of lenticular covers this year, and I pitched a piece that would go over the nightmare that occurred during the last time they tried this stunt, and how it compared to this new round. I think I did a pretty good job. Even got a hater in the comments, which oddly makes me feel good!

As for the rest of the day…

  • Over at Comics! The Blog, I did a quick sell of Brass Sunwhich is a book many of you should check out – especially if you’re into a bit of clockwork science.
  • The newest episode of Podcast! The Comics went up, and James made me watch a show where women think they’re on a dating contest show with Prince Harry. It hurt my everything.
  • Danica went over the results of the clothing swap she had on the weekend. From what I’ve heard, everyone came out of the experience with new clothes (for free!) while getting rid of a bunch of things they weren’t going to wear anymore. Win win!

Aaaaand, that’s going to be a wrap for the day. There’s more to talk about, but I’m tired you guys. So tired. Until tomorrow…

Doctor Whooch // Episode 024 // So Money, Extreme Fancy

In which we buy your love with new internet currencies. Or something.

On this week’s episode, Brandon and Danica drop in on the Fifth Doctor, with a serial called “Earthshock”, which was pretty rad. And while Brandon can’t remember the who played the Fifth immediately after they watched the episodes, Danica is there to keep things on track, and punch Brandon as needed. And trust us, it’s needed. Hail Hyrda.

Outro music is “The Sambola! International Dance Craze” by Jeff Young.


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Doctor Whooch // Episode 023 // Misandry!

In which Danica is a pirate.

During this week’s episode, your intrepid hosts delve deeper into Torchwood with the Series One episodes “Small Worlds” and “Greeks Bearing Gifts”, skipping “Countryside” for Brandon to experience another day. Also, Danica punches Brandon a few times, and things start happening that probably involve neighbours, and not ghosts. Probably. Hopefully.

Doctor Whooch // Episode 022 // Time Travelling Egyptian Wil Wheaton

In which Brandon and Danica are both kinda’ sick. So. There’s that.

In this week’s episode, your awesome hosts are feeling not-so-awesome, but a love of Doctor Who conquers all! With hooch in hand, we explored “Pyramids of Mars” – a fourth Doctor serial that was… whelp, interesting. Weird stuff happened, and the Doctor was a bit of a jerk, but hey, there were explosions and running! Which was nice.

Outro music is “Cold Hands and Chapped Lips” by Hot Panda


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Doctor Whooch // Episode 021 // Ianto, No!

In which we discover just what a sexy Cyberwoman looks like, and the feels get all weird on us.

This week’s episode (our first that can legally drink in the US!) our special guest James Leask (of Comics! The Blog fame) joins us for another two episodes of Torchwood (“Ghost Machine” and “Cyberwoman”). Things start weird and get weirder pretty quick. This is what happens when you have a drunk podcast, I guess.

Outro music is “Stop the Rock” by Appolo 440.


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Doctor Whooch // Episode 020 // Tequila Blood Moon

In which we rediscover the sensation of tequila and things progress from there.

In this week’s episode, we continue to explore Classic Who with the third Doctor’s debut serial, “Spearhead from Space”. Also, crunk things happen as we invent a new drink* and dovetail into talk about the new Veronica Mars movie in a section we like to call “Veronica Bars”.

Outro music is “Commotion” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.


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Doctor Whooch // Episode 019 // Tall Skinny White Boys

In which Brandon and Danica talk about their sexy crush on a certain spaceman. No, not that spaceman.

This week, we’re watching Torchwood (specifically the first two episodes of Series One, “Everything Changes” and “Day One”), which unsurprisingly goes really well with being drunk. In short order, Brandon serenades the audience, and Danica lets him. Then things got weird.

Outro music is “I Think I Like You” by Dorona


Doctor Whooch // Episode 018 // Tombs of Cybermen, Pits of Jell-O

In which we discover the Second Doctor, and Things Get Sexy.

Danica and Brandon explore “The Tomb of the Cybermen” in this week’s episode, with Germans, Americans, Scotts and more! Also, James Wolk comes up again, because have you seen his smile? Damn girl.

Outro music is “Marshal Vs. The Machines” by How I Met Your Mother cast.


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