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.
This week Dave and Rachelle are sharing some comic book cover clichés that they are pretty tired of. And also some that they will never get tired of. Also in this episode: Dave runs through the first half of his 31 horror movies that he's been watching this October; thoughts on the season two premier of Riverdale; the new Black Panther trailer; some vaguely relevant thoughts on Harvey Weinstein (because Rachelle can't think of anything else); and reviews of some of this week's comics, including Amazing Spider-Man #789, Uncanny Avengers #28, Mister Miracle #3, and Falcon #1.
Rachelle and Dave both saw and loved Blade Runner 2049 and they share their thoughts on it (with spoilers! Be warned!). Also in this episode: all (or a bunch of) the news from NYCC, new trailers for Justice League, Pacific Rim and Runaways and the first issue of Slots (Image) by Dan Panosian. Also, Rachelle would like to apologize for the sound quality of this episode. It all sounded great in the headphones during recording, but it turns out the actual recording was being done by the laptop microphone, not the hand-held mics/mixing board. She did her best trying to fix up the audio in editing. Dave, you will notice, was sitting further away from the laptop.
This week Dave and Rachelle are joined by Dave's former Strange Adventures co-worker, Denzel Noylander, to talk about good (and bad) practices by comic shops and comic shop customers. Also discussed this week: James Cameron vs Linda Carter; Marvel's Legacy; Nick Spencer's final Captain America comic; Kyle Starks' new book, Kill Them All, and Marvel's The Inhumans debuts on televison.
This week Rachelle and Dave are sharing some of their favourite single comic book issues. This was a challenging task, but they have each chosen five issues that, for various reasons, are particular favourites. Also in this episode: thoughts on the first episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, Rachelle's thoughts on the Lego: Ninjago movie, Alex Ross posts something on Instagram and then deletes it, and Dave is READY for Blade Runner 2049!
It's the final week of the Living Between Wednesdays Summer Book Club and Rachelle and Dave are talking about the classic Spider-Man story, Kraven's Last Hunt! Also discussed in this episode: Secret Empire: Omega; Kaijumax Season 3 #3; DC's Dark Knights Metal #2; Mister Miracle #2; the new original graphic novel, Jane; the announcement of a Hawkeye & Winter Soldier comic; J.J. Abrams is officially directing Star Wars Episode IX, and Rachelle went to see Brian Wilson perform Pet Sounds.
The penultimate week of the Living Between Wednesdays Summer Book Club and Rachelle and Dave are talking about Young Avengers. Also in this episode: some already dated Star Wars Episode IX director news, Dave's thoughts on the new It movie, Rachelle's thoughts on the Star Wars novel 'Bloodline', plus the best of last week's new comics.
Another installment of the Living Between Wednesdays summer book club, and this week Rachelle and Dave are discussing the 2014 mini-series that re-introduced readers to a whole bunch of Valiant characters. And they did it in the best way possible: by hiring Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera to tell the story. Also in this episode: Rachelle and Dave went to see The Inhumans in IMAX, and have a few thoughts about that. Plus, Marvel's Secret Empire event wrapped up this past week, and Rachelle's beloved Winter Soldier played a big part! And Dave has been re-reading a bunch of the 1990s Marvel/DC Amalgam comics.
Another installment of the Living Between Wednesdays Summer Book Club and this week Rachelle and Dave read Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. Also in this episode: more Joker movies were announced in the past week than anyone needs; Dave and Rachelle aren't sure whether they should go see The Inhumans in IMAX; another installment of This Week in Winter Soldier, and a bunch of the past week's comics are discussed, including Secret Empire #9, Archie #23, Hi-Fi Fight Club #1, Iceman #4, Clueless: Senior Year, Generations: Thor, and Manhunter Special #1.
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!