Comic Books Are Burning In Hell (comics)

In this episode, Joe McCulloch, Matt Seneca, Chris Mautner and Tucker Stone talk about Dal Tokyo, recently collected in its entirety by Fantagraphics. Gary Panter, ladies and gentlemen. Ignore him at your peril.

Direct download: Dal_Tokyo.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

In this episode, all gentle friends bow down the Holy Father: VIOLENCE. First, the boys--Joe McCulloch, Matthew Seneca, Christopher Mautner and Tucker Stone--discuss what happens when human destroys human, both in purpose and in rage. Schedule!

The Punisher, as character, oft published by Marvel. 

The Boys, recently concluded, published by Dynamite.

Black Lung, by Chris Wright, from Fantagraphics.

Barrel of Monkeys, by Florent Ruppert & Jerome Mulot, published by Rebus.

Direct download: Violencia.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

In this unusually themed episode, Joe McCulloch, Matt Seneca and Tucker Stone recap their experiences at the 2012 Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, which the three of them had attended earlier that day. As they had little opportunity to recap their purchases--they had not read them, obviously--the discussion focuses on interpersonal concerns and general convention related topics. Excelsior? They thought so.

Direct download: BCGF.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 12:36am EST

This is it, the one that broke Mr. Chris Mautner: the Marvel Comics episode! That's right, True Believers--the floor is going to be splattered with No-Prizes, as Tucker Stone, Joe McCulloch and Matt Seneca try to make sense of:

The Uncanny Avengers!

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story!

The Hobgoblin!

Theories!

And more, basically. It's all about Marvel Comics. You know the drill.

Direct download: Zombies_Marvel.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 1:51am EST

In this episode, you get to hear Chris Mautner, Matt Seneca and a sickly Joe McCulloch discuss Charles Burns and his comics. Then, right in the middle of those fine gentlemen talking about Noah Van Sciver's The Hypo, Tucker Stone shows up and jumps in like the room is a mattress. And then they all talk about Young Albert, by Yves Chaland. And then it goes classical, with Matt bringing the question to Winsor McCay and the littlest of his Nemo! Get some bananas, friend-o. You're gonna need the potassium!

Direct download: Comic_Books_Are_Burning_In_Hell_Episode_17.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

In this week's clatter n' chatter, the crew talks about Batman 13 (a super-hero comic), Prison Pit 4 (a Fantagraphics comic), Lose 4 (a Michael Deforge comic) and The Understanding Monster (a psychedelic comic). It's never what you expect with these guys, except for when you read this part and it tells you exactly what you're in for.

Direct download: Comic_Books_Are_Burning_In_Hell_Episode_16.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:02am EST

This week, the crew of this fine ship--that's Joe, Chris, Tucker & Matt--talk about Building Stories, the latest installment of wonders from Mr. Chris Ware, an American man. It's a big deal kind of release, so that's the only thing they talk about.

Direct download: Building_Stories.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 1:22am EST

This time around, the crew is down a man--no Matt Seneca this time--leaving Joe McCulloch, Chris Mautner and Tucker Stone to go neck deep into EC Comics and their critics, A Chinese Life and The Nao of Brown (from Selfmadehero), and then a closing out with a brief conversation on Osamu Tezuka's Barbara, brought to you by you, if you threw cash into that Kickstarter. Apologies for the sound quality, which is all over the map for no reason we could discover.

Direct download: Comic_Books_Are_Burning_In_Hell_-_Episode_Fourteen.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:49am EST

This time around, Joe McCulloch, Matt Seneca, Chris Mautner and Tucker Stone are talking about one thing only, but that one thing is a big thing, 30 years big: Love and Rockets, by the Hernandez Brothers. Their own personal Hernandez beginnings and their take on the most recent installment are included, it all goes down.

Direct download: Comic_Books_Are_Burning_In_Hell_Episode_13.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:00am EST

This tim around, Sergeant Peepers and Eyeball Company pick up--sort of--right where they left off in episode 10: talking about 2000 AD! First up, Joe McCulloch gives us his secret origin as a reader of British weekly comics, which leads into everybody getting honest and frank about the comics that they just can't take seriously...because they LOVE EM TOO MUCH! That's right, friend: Matt can't get enough of newspaper comics, Tucker always finds himself nodding frantically whenever the subject of the 5 Years Later run on Legion of Super-Heroes comes up, while Chris thinks Dick Tracy is what all men should be, and become. And then Matt and Chris bond over Moon Mullins! But that's not all: now it's time to talk about Amulet. And man alive, do these guys like to talk about Amulet, even if they don't really like it that much at the end of the day. Along the way they talk about Flight. This one gets mean, people.

Direct download: Comic_Books_Are_Burning_In_Hell_Episode_12.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:00am EST