Rachelle, creator of the comic book blog Living Between Wednesdays, and Dave, manager of the Strange Adventures comic book store in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, discuss all things comic book and super hero related.
Recorded weekly in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
It's week six of the Living Between Wednesdays summer book club and Dave and Rachelle are talking about Who is Wonder Woman? by Allan Heinberg and Terry and Rachel Dodson. It was slow to come out back in 2006/2007, but now that it's all collected it's a delightful Wonder Woman read with beautiful art. Also in this episode: Rachelle is excited about Boom Studios upcoming comic, Fence, by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Dave read a whole pile of comics, including the first issue of DC's Metal, and neither of them have any thoughts on Netflix's The Defenders because they are not watching it. But they both have some thoughts on Joss Whedon.
Rachelle and Dave are joined this week by Sean Jordan, aka The Wordburglar to talk about Marvel's Project Pegasus Saga. They also talk about the latest issue of The Last Paper Route, which is written by Sean and Alex Kennedy, and drawn by Dave! Also in this episode: it's the triumphant return of Winter Soldier, which means it's also the triumphant return of This Week in Winter Soldier! Also discussed: Mister Miracle #1, this week's Secret Empire events, and yet another comic event (DC's Metal) is spoiled by mainstream media.
Rachelle and Dave are joined by their friend J.Bone to talk about Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer. J is not only a fan, he also has drawn a lot of Rocketeer comics himself, including Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror with Roger Langridge, The Rocketeer and The Spirit with Darwyn Cooke, The Rocketeer at War with Marc Guggenheim and he did the cover and interior illustrations for the prose collection, The Rocketeer: Jet-pack Adventures. So he knows a little something about ol' Cliff Secord. Also in this episode: the first official image of Josh Brolin as Cable, Dave recommends the first issue of Elsewhere from Image Comics, Rachelle recommends The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish, and J recommends old romance comics.
Week three of the book club and Rachelle and Dave read the 17-issue collection, Black Panther: the Complete Collection by Christopher Priest and a whole bunch of artists. Also in this episode, Jeremy Renner is on the cover of Men's Journal, and that means another installment of the Renner Report! Plus: some details and promo art for Marvel 1,000,000 B.C. Avengers have been revealed, Rachelle can't figure out this Iceman comic, and all the latest Secret Empire craziness.
It's week two of Living Between Wednesday's summer book club. This week Rachelle and Dave are talking about Kyle Starks' hilarious 80s action movie tribute, Sexcastle. Also this week: a whole bunch of news from San Diego Comic Con, including new trailers for Justice League, Stranger Things and Thor: Ragnarok. Plus the announcement of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee on Captain America, and the first look at Steve Rogers in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie has killed Rachelle dead.
It's week one of the 2017 Living Between Wednesdays Summer Book Club! Rachelle and Dave are kicking things off with Matt Wagner's 2003 DC mini-series, Trinity. Also in this episode: the first issue of Matt Wagner's new Mage story was out this past week, news and announcements from D23, Karen Berger reveals the first titles of her new imprint for Dark Horse, and Doctor Who gets an upgrade!
It's the 100th episode of Living Between Wednesdays! To celebrate, Rachelle and Dave and announcing the line-up of this year's book club! They also re-rate Steve Rogers as a superhunk, and find reason to re-open the Renner Report. Also in this episode: Spider-Man: Homecoming! So many spoilers for that movie!
Here's the thing: Dave and Rachelle love the third and final movie in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. LOVE. IT. Is it perfect? No. Is it mostly very fun with some unfortunate Venom stuff crammed in? Yes. Also in this episode: Marvel starts to unveil it's Legacy titles (all...sigh...52 of them), the Han Solo movie very suddenly gets a new director, and comics like Shirtless Bear Fighter, Spectacular Spider-Man, Iceman, Green Lanterns, Captain America: Steve Rogers, Archie, Lobo Road Runner Special, and Trespasser are discussed.
Rachelle and Dave are moving on to the second, and most highly regarded, movie in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Though many still consider Spider-Man 2 to be one of the best super hero movies of all time, Dave and Rachelle have some problems with it. A lot of problems. Also discussed in this episode: the leaked trailer for Inhumans, Jack Kirby gets a Disney Legends award, Rachelle is struggling to beat Baron Strucker in the 2011 Captain America: Super Soldier video game, and Hawkman gets rated as a super hunk.
We are mere weeks away from the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, so Rachelle and Dave thought it would be fun to spend the next three episodes revisiting Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Also in this episode: the world says farewell to Adam West, Marvel released a teaser trailer for Black Panther, and Hawkeye gets rated as a super hunk.
This week Dave and Rachelle are talking about the Wonder Woman movie, of course! Isn't everyone?! Also discussed in this episode: the new creative team for Runaways, Secret Wars #3 (and the tie-ins), Cable #1, and Elongated Man gets rated as a super hunk!
You know those characters who never quite look right if they're not drawn by maybe one or two particular artists? Yeah, Rachelle and Dave are talking about those guys this week. But also: men losing their minds over an all-women screening of Wonder Woman, a scary situation at the comic con in Phoenix, a ridiculous poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and speaking of Spider-Man...Peter Parker gets rated as a super hunk!
Dave and Rachelle are back from a weekend at the East Coast Comic Expo in Moncton, New Brunswick. They've got some highlights to share from that, as well as a lot of news to discuss. They also continue where they left off last week by revisiting the 1974 Captain America and The Falcon story, Nomad. Also in this episode: a Venom movie announcement, a DC Jack Kirby celebration, Secret Empire #2, a trailer for Star Trek Discovery, Doctor Strange gets rated as a super hunk, and the return of This Week in Winter Soldier.
Because it's timely for, er, multiple reasons, Rachelle and Dave decide to re-read Marvel's original Secret Empire story line from 1974 (Captain America and The Falcon #169-176). Also in this episode: the final (insane) season one episode of Riverdale, a new Mister Miracle series is announced, a Hellboy movie reboot and, in honour of his new series, we rate Mister Miracle as a super hunk!
Rachelle and Dave saw the latest Marvel blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and they've got thoughts! Also in this episode: the penultimate episode of Riverdale, new trailers for Blade Runner 2049 and Wonder Woman, another super hunk gets rated, and a whole bunch of crazy stuff goes down in Marvel's Secret Empire.
Rachelle and Dave are running down the Free Comic Book Day comics that will be available at better comic shops everywhere this Saturday! Also in this episode: thoughts on the 2017 Eisner Award nominations, the latest episode of Riverdale, and the debut of the podcast version of Rating the Super Hunks!
Rachelle and Dave are both getting a little tired of Twitter, and "comic book" Twitter in particular. A lot of this frustration is related to the relentless (and misinformed) outrage over Marvel's Secret Empire event, which started in earnest this past week. Also in this episode: more Black Hammer love, the first trailer for The Last Jedi, announcements from C2E2, and maybe the very last This Week in Winter Soldier (but probably not).
So...a Marvel artist drew some racist messages into an X-Men comic that came out last week. Oh, 2017. Anyway, he's been fired. We talk about that, and a bit about other incidents where artists decided to make a statement (or a dumb joke). Also in this episode: the latest issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers, the Thor Ragnarok trailer, the latest episode of Riverdale, and Dave is in love with Black Hammer.
Things were said this past week by Marvel executives that were maybe...misguided. Rachelle and Dave are here to talk about what they think the real reasons are for Marvel's decline in sales. Also in this episode: Riverdale is back and that means it's time to dissect the latest episode, Bucky goes back to WWII in Thunderbolts #11, a new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, DC's Hanna-Barbera crossovers, and Aaron Sorkin thinks he can write a superhero movie (he just needs someone to explain to him what a superhero is).
Dave and Rachelle are interested in a lot of nerdy things, but not the new Power Rangers movie. This week they ponder why that is, and discuss the power of nostalgia. Also in this episode: Warner Bros releases a ridiculous new Justice League movie trailer, Sebastian Stan posts a shirtless bathroom selfie, Marvel releases a VERY watermarked digital version of Secret Empire #0 to retailers, and Jeremy Renner releases an app!