We mentioned last week that we went to Boston Comic Con and we met some great people. One of the coolest, most relax creators that I met there was Jason Latour. I knew he was going to be there so I brought my trade copy of Loose Ends and the first issue of Black Cloud (which will soon be a podcast topic).
I asked if he could sign each and he was more that happy to do it. I mentioned how much I liked Loose Ends and he took some time to talk to me about it. After speaking with him, I knew that this comic would be the next podcast.
Loose Ends is a 4 part miniseries which is self described as a Southern Crime Romance. It is written by Jason Latour (writer on Spider-Gwen and Black Cloud) with art by the Chris Brunner. It was published by Image Comics.
It is a fast ride of love, loss, murder and drugs…lots and lots of drugs. I gave my copy of the trade to Jon, who has never read it, and told him to be prepared to talk about it. He devoured the trade and was very excited to talk about it.
If you are looking for a comic that is not spandex and worth a read or two, you best pick up Loose Ends.
Boston Comic Con is a 3 day event (Fri – Sun) where fans can meet comic artist, writers and comic book related celebrities. Jon and I have gone to it in years past and have always had a good time.
We went to it Sunday and we share our experience meeting establish artists and writers but also talking with independent artists. It was mostly good and a little bad and we will go over how it all went down.
We do give our opinions on the recently released DC Movie – Suicide Squad but before we do that, I give my impressions on this year’s #BostonComicCon.
0:00 – 17:15: Boston Comic Con Talk
Jon was not able to make the Con this year but I had a great time. I was able to meet Mark Waid, Cliff Chaing, Geof Darrow, Rafael Albuquerque, Terry Dodson, Art Adams and more!! I do a quick recap and review some of the swag I picked up.
Now let’s move on the the other part of the Podcast…
17:15 – 1:05:00: Suicide Squad and Assult on Arkham
We each give our review of the Suicide Squad movie – The Good, The Bad and The Joker.
“Here is a picture of the original Suicide Squad as it debuted in the comics back in 1987”
“Here is a picture of the Suicide Squad from the movie – for better or worse”
After a good skewering of the film, we compare it to the very excellent Suicide Squad Animated movie – Assault on Arkham.
“The Assault on Arkham Squad – a step between the comic and the movie.”
This podcast is a little late but I am not blaming anyone (it’s totally Jon’s fault ;P). The important thing is that we got it done before the end of the Weekend!
We do a review of our experiences of Boston Comic Con 2015: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! I for the most part, had a great time and I did meet some of my comic idols. Jon – not so much but he will tell all in the podcast.
Here are some of the things we cover:
What we saw!
What famous comic artist and writers were there!
Jon comes up with a hot new Marvel property: Cloak and Dazzler!
WAAF are a bunch of arseholes!
You are as much a comic nerd if you know sports statistics!