OLDTRON PODCAST #4: COMIC BOOK REVIEWS: THE HANG MAN #1, BLACK MAGICK #1, CHEWBACCA #2, ART OPS #1, THE SHRINKING MAN #4, HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Comic Book Podcast

What is Oldtron Podcast? Comic books, comedy…wish…yet another brand for this four year audio adventure across AIN’T IT COOL NEWS, POPTARDSGO.com and…that’s it really. We’re good, but not that good. I’m Rob Patey. I’m hosting Mark Miller. We have been known as Optimous Douche and Ambush Bug, but we’re not proud of it. JD, our third member, decided assembling furniture from Sweden with symbolism for directions from Sweden was a better use of  IKEA versus doing Podcast with us this week.

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DOWNLOAD: OLDTRON PODCAST 4

THE SHOW THIS WEEK

  • 1:30 – Guest Appearance by JD on Johnny Destructo’s Heroes Complex 4456 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
  • 7:32 – Comments from the Web – Multiversity, when did the Tower of Wisdom riiiise, the WALKING DEAD, mini-review, FABLES, Darkseid War, THE MARTIAN and no more.
  • 27:00 – ADVANCE REVIEW  THE HANG MAN #1 (w – Frank Tieri, a – Felix Ruiz)
  • 40:00 ART OPS #1 –  (w – Shaun Simon, a – Mike Allred)
  • 49:00 CHEWBACCA –  #2 (w – Gerry Duggan, a – Phil Noto)
  • 59:00 – BLACK MAGICK #1 (w – Greg Rucka, a – Nicola Scott)
  • 1:09 – HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (w – Frank Barbiere, a – Brent Schonover)
  • 1:18 – THE SHRINKING MAN #4 (w – Ted Adams, a – Mark Torres)

3 thoughts on “OLDTRON PODCAST #4: COMIC BOOK REVIEWS: THE HANG MAN #1, BLACK MAGICK #1, CHEWBACCA #2, ART OPS #1, THE SHRINKING MAN #4, HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

  1. Mazer Rackham

    DING-DING-DING! AB nailed it. Not about Speedball, but about the MJ Fox bit and vague, borderline racism/ sexism.

    And HEY! I can’t help it if the library is a decade behind… but, I wouldn’t dish it out if I couldn’t take it. I enjoy a good ball breaking and LOL’ed at the Watchman comment.

    That’s actually not a terrible idea on ending TWD.

    And sorry, I know you spent 6 months on Multiversity, I’ll dig up the old Tardcasts.

    Yes, Cap has been anti-establishment in the past, but he’s always gone against the government, not the people. If border militias were a serious problem in this country I could see it. But this is pandering to the lowest degree. Also; boring and lazy. Did these writers and editors all intern at Media Matters? What is “brave” or “edgy” about, when given an opportunity, 100% of the time going with the established left-wing talking point,

    Thanks. I always feel a little dirty after an Oldtron podcast…

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  2. robpatey Post author

    Holy shit,
    I haven’t had a comment on this site since my #ASKROB about whether Captain And Teneal really knew about Muskrat Love.

    Long and short on Multiversity, shit concept slathered with cool Elseworlds’ stories. Bail before it gets too meta and yooouuuuuuu get sucked into the sttttorrrryyyyyyy….sssssccccaaarrryyy

    Stupid.

    If you need a Silkwood Shower after listening than my work here is complete.

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  3. Mazer Rackham

    Shit… posted a big, long reply to this that… didn’t post. So, I’ll try to remember…

    Not Silkwood-level shower with the elephant brushes. Regular shower with some Irish Spring usually gets it done.

    I promise I’m done with the “old man yells at cloud” and “get off my lawn” posts. I believe I’ve amply displayed that, at the ripe old age of 45, the medium has simply passed me by. I’ll just stay happy that Marvel are still mining the stories of my youth for the films (for the most part). But therein lies the rub; my sons (10-12-14) LOVE the Marvel movies. Adore them, We plan our summers around them. But between them they’ve probably read 6 marvel comics, despite their dad regularly reminding them I’ve got about 1000 70s and 80s books 10-feet away in the attic. They like to go into the comic shop at the mall, but mostly to buy figures.

    Was Marvel incredibly prescient in seeing the end of the paper comic book and transferring the properties to a live action visual medium? Or is this (kids moving away from books) an unintended consequence? Or a little of both?

    As to politics in comics; yes, Cap was generally always anti-establishment, but he never anti-people. With all of the problems facing our great country, Sam Wilson REALLY wants to make his stand against border militias? I mean, did I miss something? Are border militias such a huge national problem that the living symbol of patriotism has to pick them as his pet cause? After this arc will he tackle the great scourge of voter ID laws? And didn’t Steve Rogers Cap have some big harangue against a Tea Part-like group a couple years back? Just… guh.

    Listen, I get it. The hippie dippy kids of the 70s and 80s whose moms and dads grew up during Woodstock are now writing and drawing these books, so a leftward tack is certainly, if not acceptable, at least understandable. This is America; write what you want, say what you want. I’ll vote with my wallet and the last fucking thing I’d do right now is plunk down 5 bucks for a comic book that hates me. I am also mildly terrified at Anthony Mackie’s recent statement that CA:CW will be “politically relevant to what’s going on today”, especially given his recent reeducation after having the audacity to speak out in favor of Trump. The Marvel movies, like sports, should be an oasis unplagued by political brinksmanship.

    Taking the liberal/ left view 100% of the time WITHOUT FAIL not only alienates 50% of your potential audience, it is also incredibly predictable and boring.

    Sorry, I said i’d stop yelling at clouds…

    Thanks again for the hour of free entertainment. I’d renew my suggestion that, once a month or so, you guys revisit a Silver Age arc (Cap for President, Phoenix Saga, Hobgoblin, etc.) for old heads like me that tune in every week. But I understand you guys have lives outside the podcast.

    Every 10 years or so I sing in Manayunk, Grape Street Pub and the like. Next time I’m up I’ll try to hit JD’s store. Does the store have a website? I order 6-8 nerdy clothing items a year, would rather send my money his way than to the Amazon.

    Anyway, thanks again for the time and making me internet-famous for another week.

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