Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Special Single Issue Review - Transmissions #1

I read Transmissions #1, a post cold war espionage thriller from T-pub comics. A mysterious broadcast of numbers is playing on the radio and anyone who hears it goes into a trance and starts killing people. Charlie is recruited to try and solve the case along with Sasha, a code breaker. She takes him to the creator of the code, a Russian agent, but he is unwilling to betray his country. Charlie must find a new angle to solve this mystery.



The cold war ended in 1991, but everything doesn't just disappear once both sides have warmed up to each other. This 4 issue story by writer Jed McPherson and artist Marco Perugini explores what was left behind after the cold war ended and the spies who must clean it up.

I found this a compelling beginning to a spy thriller. The radio code transmissions are a unique puzzle for our lead agent to try and solve. I feel like Jed is also setting us up with the juxtaposition of Cold War-era spy Charlie and modern agents trained in the latest techniques and technologies.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

You can check out Transmissions on Webtoons or at Tpub's website

Thank you to Neil Gibson for the review copy of Transmissions #1

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Arc Reactions - 134 - Ghost Rider v3 1-10

We talk about the new Ghost Rider, Danny Ketch, in this final installment of follow-up fall. Topics include fridging, Flag Smasher, and what we would have liked to see done with the characters and story.


Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Fridging of Barb (6:41)
Canister plot (9:48)
Guest appearances (12:20)
Character development (17:59)
   

GOOD THINGS
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Danny Ketch Ghost Rider (23:05)
Flag Smasher and Ultimatum (35:49)


As Mentioned
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Arc Reactions - 53 - Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation
Arc Reactions - 129 - Saga of the Swamp Thing
Arc Reactions - 85 - V for Vendetta

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Arc Reactions - 133 - The Joker (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We went to see The Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix and sat down to talk about it. We talk about the setting, the use of source material, and the acting


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Our next episode will be Ghost Rider v3 1-10 on October 13th

We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections.

We are also now on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Arc Reactions - 132 - Chew 11-15

We cover Chew issues 11-15 for our second installment of Follow-Up Fall in 2019. We talk about the food names, the setup for future issues, and more.



Talking points
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Bad
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*PREFACE: These are bad for purposes of reviewing this part of the story*

Chu's Family (10:46)
Too many threads (17:06)

Good
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Relationships (21:45)
Small cases during lulls in big cases (28:09)


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Our next podcast will be our review of The Joker (film) on October 6th.


We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Arc Reactions - 131 - Bloodshot Reborn 6-9

We cover Bloodshot Reborn issue 6-9 for our first episode of Follow-Up Fall in 2019. We talk about the relationships, Bloodshot, and the nanites


Talking Points
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Bad?
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Relationships (1:51)


Neutral
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Plot (8:19)


Good
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Bloodshot (11:54)
Nanites (19:30)


As Mentioned
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Our next podcast will be our review of Chew 11-15 on September 1st.


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We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Arc Reactions - 130 - The Kitchen (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We went to see The Kitchen and sat down to talk about it. We talk about the setting, the characters, and more.


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Our next episode will be Bloodshot Reborn v2 on August 18th

We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections.

We are also now on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Arc Reactions - 129 - Saga of the Swamp Thing

We talk about Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore and Steve Bissette. We liked the complex characters, the horror story, and how timeless this story remains.


Talking points
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Flowery Prose (5:48)
Horror (10:10)
Environmental Message (27:30)
Swamp Thing (43:43)
Nuanced characters (55:33)




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Our next podcast will be our review of The Kitchen (film) on August 11th.


We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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