They used to say that an inker was just a tracer and that comics are just for kids. But an inker adds depth and texture, and comics are graphic fiction. Do you think that Jack Kirby hadn’t collaborated with Stan Lee the we would have ever got Watchmen? That’s like saying that you wish you just had Little Lulu and Jughead’s Double Digest like your great-great-great grandfather used to. Hey Kids, Comics! Is in command of this podcast. Andrew and Cole could fall back on this, but won’t even if such comics had not potential to expand minds or push boundaries, but instead will point out the potential for the advancement of comics as an art form. Comics! Coimcs are our business! That’s what this show is all about! That’s why you are here!
Welcome to a very Star Trek issue of HKC! in which Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston pay tribute to STar Trek on the occasion of it's 51st birthday! From Gold Key to IDW, the various incarnations of Gene Roddenberry's greatest work has enjoyed a nearly non-stop comic book presence.
Lifelong Star Trek fan Catherine Houston joins the lively discussion of the varied incarnations of Star Trek in comics as well as on screens large and small. So beam up this great episode, pour up a flagon of Saurian brandy, and join the fun in the final frontier.
We arrive at long last at the final issue of the Cine-Files story arc. It has been quite a journey through comic books and the cinema. For a change of pace, this issue takes a different approach to the theme, focusing on movies that are like comic books but not based on any specific existing property.
Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston bring you a variety of movies that fit the topic, from the obvious to the unique. They are joined in this pursuit by Eddie Medina of The Rantcor Pit Live.
From the obvious to the truly obscure to those films that just feel like a comic story, the variety of movies covered is as diverse as the reasons they were considered for inclusion in the discussion. Enjoy this curious take on the comic book and super hero genre when there is no source material from which the plots are drawn.
Welcome to the penultimate issue of Cine-Files, HKC!'s look at the modern comic book movie. Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston continue to explore the super-hero on film, turning their attentions this week on DC Comics and Warner Brothers.
Seemingly in spite of a goldmine of bankable character properties and potential franchises, Warner Brothers continues to limp along at the box office when it comes to feature films based on DC heroes. Eschewing the slow burn formula employed by Marvel, the studio still embraces their rush to the Justice League and a string of solo films to follow.
Puzzling through this trend, your hosts are joined by none other than the Vebabomber himself, PJ Dunn! With ample insights and a critical eye, PJ hops headlong into the fray and many a question about what is up at Warner Brothers, especially of late, is bandied about. Discover what came of this very different conversation about super-heroes and the big screen.
Welcome to the middle chapter of the Cine-Files story arc! Things are heating up as Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take a long look at the nature of the modern Marvel movies. From a stumbling start to a successful run that seems intent not to slow down, Marvel Comics movies have proven themselves to be the best. Certainly there have been misfires here and there, but for the most part, the hits just keepon coming!
Certainly there have been misfires here and there, but for the most part, the hits just keep on coming! Marvel Studios films make up the bulk of the conversation, but movies from Fox and Sony sneak in as well. As technology caught up to the super-hero move, the super-hero movie must now deliver from the standpoint of excellent writing and a quality production.
Discover how Marvel rose to the top after many a dreadful film, created a slow path to universe building that Warner seems to eschew, and have fun in the Marvel Universe on the big screen in this special issue!
The Dark Knight Detective has been a part of Hollywood since the days of the weekly serials. Batman is by far one of the most popular and recognizable comic book characters out there, so this is little wonder.
As Cine-Files continues, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston explore the rich history of the cinematic Caped Crusader, most especially from Tim Burton forward.
The title of the last issue seems applicable when it comes to good (often great), the bad, and the (really) confusing in the history of Batman on film. Sometimes gritty, sometimes silly, Gotham's greatest hero provides plenty of fodder for this issue of the show.
We want to issue a special thanks to Batman-Online.com ,for their exhaustive research, and panel by still comic/movie comparisons!