CM Podcast 200 – Kyle Baker’s King David

Look everybody! We make it to 200 podcasts! How the heck did that happen?! Jon and I would like to thank everyone that listens to the podcast – those that download it on Apple and Google and the rest that come straight to the website and stream it. We greatly appreciate your support.

What are we talking about today? A religious comic! Wait! Come back!! Don’t leave. It’s good. I swear to God…or whatever deity, supernatural and/or comic powered being that you worship. It is a fantastic story. It’s…

Kyle Baker’s KING DAVID

I am a fan of Kyle Baker and try to pick up any comic project that he puts out. This was a graphic novel that was published by DC/Vertigo back in 2003. I saw the cover and immediately bought.

Now, you may not be a Christian (Hell, you may not even be religious!) and you are probably asking “Why do I want to read a parable from the Bible?”

Well, my erudite friend, let me give you a couple of reasons:

Reason 1: The art…

This is a small sample of the contents of the comic. Each page looks like an animation cell. It is a visually stunning story.

Reason 2: The humor written into the story. Instead of doing a straight translation like R. Crumb did with the Book Of Genesis. Kyle Baker tells the story of David but modernizes the dialogue between characters to tell a humorous narrative.

Did I sell you on the book yet? No? Then you must listen to the podcast. Jon and I will give you a myriad of more reasons why you need to read this Bible story.

Also, here is a direct link to the R. Crumb Book of Genesis Podcast: https://comicsmisremembered.com/2018/09/01/cm-podcast-171-book-of-genesis/

It you enjoyed this spirited discussion about David then you are going to want to listen to our takes of the Book of Genesis.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 200

CM Podcast 75: TWD Season 7 Premier

Finally, it’s here!  The start of The Walking Dead Season 7 and we can finally see who Negan clubbed to death!  Yeah!

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“Negan looks like Fonzie with a cravat but it’s the zombie apocalypse so fashion sense is right out the window.”

Before we get into who got a bat to their head, I want to warn you up front; this podcast is full of episode 1 spoilers so if you have not watched the episode and want to keep it a surprise, don’t listen to it now.  Come back once you watch the show.

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Now we have that out of the way, let me run down the podcast.  I am recording by myself this week because Jon had to be called away on a Family Emergency at short notice.  Don’t worry.  He is all right and the situation has righted itself so he will be back with us next week.

I start the podcast by talking about cliffhangers and how I enjoy them and that taking time away from a show to process it can be a good and creative thing.

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I move into talking about the actual show and how it plays out.  How the show reveals the actual execution of person(s) on the show and how the remaining members of Rick’s team react.

I talk about the symbolism that was used in the show and where I believe the writes got their inspiration (besides the comic).

The podcast finishes on where Carol and Morgan are and what we can expect from  The Kingdom.

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“This shot reminds me of the movie The Shining.  I hope that Carol and Morgan will be okay.”

I then focus on the actual violence of the killings and how they are not as gory as people on the internet portray it.  I give an example of the movie Scanners and its infamous head explosion scene.  I promise to post it here and I am a man of my word:

Hope you enjoy my solo effort and hope to see you back here next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 75