Archive for the ‘Alan Moore’ Category

PODCAST:

S3E3B – Watchmen (book)*

SHOW NOTES:

One of the best shows we have recorded in my humble opinion so don’t miss this one and tell your friends and family to check it out—especially if they are not really into comic books. This time we were compelled to go longer than our usual time allotted for our new format, but it seemed necessary given the epic we covered. There was a lot to cover in this hour and we got big contributions from my old friend, Quinn Bayola. Quinn earned the respected rank of captain of the famous (and fearless) Bravo Company at Culver Military Academy when him and I were seniors there and currently has his own show called “The ThisQ Podcast.” Check it out on iTunes, Spreaker or other podcast venues. His podcast has a chill vibe and provides unique perspective on pop culture and… professional wrestling, no kidding.

-Rick

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:

Ryan: 5 Stars “…Unbounded artistic genius, bubbling with the bottomless, murky depths of complex allusions…

Wilk: 5 Stars “…Excellent and genre shifting story telling. It has set the tone for many works since it was published…

Rick: 4 1/2 Stars “…You will not want to ignore this masterpiece, even if you are not a fan of comics…

Quinn Bayola (guest): 5 Stars “…easily five its a great work of art…it inspires you to look through…national history and world history…that’s what great art does…

(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)

FUN FACTOIDS:

In the show Wilk mentioned Artist Dave Gibbons’ work for famed classic rock group Jethro Tull on “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!”
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We talked about some early comics that were the inspiration of the characters that eventually became the Watchmen.

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Also mentioned on the show:

Beastmaster


Sega Genesis’ Altered Beast

Dirty Harry’s Scorpio


G.I. Joe’s Destro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

PODCAST:

S3P3 – Preview Episode (Watchmen)*

SUBJECT MATTER:

Book: “Watchmen (1986/1987)” by Alan Moore (writer) / Dave Gibbons (artist)

“A New York Times Best Seller! Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history of the medium, the Hugo Award-winning story chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

This edition of WATCHMEN, the groundbreaking series from Alan Moore, the award-winning writer of V FOR VENDETTA and BATMN: THE KILLING JOKE, and Dave Gibbons, the artist of GREEN LANTERN, features the high-quality, recolored pages found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION with sketches, never-before-seen extra bonus materials and a new introduction by Dave Gibbons.
” (from Amazon.com)

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Film: “Watchmen (2009)” by Zack Snyder (Jackie Earle Haley)

“Someone’s killing our super heroes. The year is 1985 and super heroes have banded together to respond to the murder of one of their own. They soon uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger. The super heroes fight to stop the impending doom only to find themselves a target for annihilation. But, if our super heroes are gone, who will save us?” (from Amazon.com)

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.