Our Annual extravaganza must once more come to a close, as we finish the second half of the Mark Millar epic, Ultimates 2. Does it fly off the rails as hard as Ultimates 1, which we covered last year? Listen to find out! And make sure you listen to part one first!
On this episode, we get INTO it. The four hosts choose some interesting lines in the sand on if the Avengers movie improved on Millar’s work or, god forbid, took away from it? Ryan think anything less than 10 issues is too subtle and rushed. Sly has some shocking reveals on his opinions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phil discusses the nuances of mental health awareness, through the lens of a teenaged edgelord. And Darryl might be the only one left with any sense on what constitutes a good book anymore.
Yesterday was Christmas, but now it’s time to look towards the future. I mean, let’s live in the past! As part of our annual Back Issues tradition, we make Phil and Darryl read a book we covered in our FIRST EPISODE EVER. Marvel’s Civil War! By our nothing-but-problematic-fave Mark Millar! We actually liked it a lot two years ago, but does it hold up to our comic newbie hosts?
We also pick our favorites and least favorite books we covered in 2018 and hoo boy, for four boys with no honor, we sure have a lot of honorable mentions.
In this episode, Sly wants to regulate the Speed Boys of the world, Phil prefers the Millar Universe to the Marvel one, Ryan is proud of Phil for the first time in his life, and Darryl is the only one saddened by the mindless slaughter of Z-list villains.
On this episode, we get back to our roots and talk about a Millar book with a better movie adaptation. Sly’s just a wanker running from the billies. Ryan once again falls victim to fake news and revisionist history. Phil min-maxes his build to get all the ladies. Has Darryl finally replaced Nemesis as his favorite Millar book?
As always, Edgelord August touches upon some serious themes, like severe violence, and violence against women.
Ryan admits he was wrong and there’s no deconstruction or satire, just toxic masculinity. For real this time. Darryl is just blown away by just how Millar has poisoned us all. Phil compares him to Shakespeare. Sly just wants to put Ryan on blast for how dumb he is, but Ryan’s just lying down and taking it. We’ve been doing this for two years and we’re just broken. Happy anniversary, y’all.
The Ultimates was Marvel’s first attempt to modernize the Avengers and it became the source material for the film. Did we finally find a Millar book where the comic was better than the movie? Well no, but at least it’s not hot garbage.
The gang time travels from 2099 to the Bush Years to see Millar back when he still put some effort into his comics. Ryan gives his reasons for why this book is good and prays it doesn’t disprove his arguments in the meantime. Phil is not sure if it’s really satire or just Millar being Millar. Darryl is not fooled by the obvious supervillain that is Millar and is desperate to out him. Sly on the other hand is just trying to find the trademark Millar cuckoldry.
Hey y’all, it’s Christmas week so I’ll keep it short. We made Phil and Darryl revisit Wanted, a book we covered before they were on the show. The book’s terrible, but listen to our old episode here first to get a plot rundown. Or if you’re using a podcast app, it was episode 12.
We also cover our favorites and least favorite books of the year! See you in 2018! And make sure you tell Mark Millar to come fight us!
For part two of Edgelord August, we revisit the man who brought us to the rodeo: Mark Millar. Old Man Logan was technically the source for the recent Logan film. Is this is another example of a film adaptation being better than a Millar book? (Yes)
We’re back to the usual crew to discuss the usual Millar garbage. Sly tries to hold it in all episode but can’t resist the urge to pop his claws. Ryan gets ready for what is sure to be a fun and goofy story. Phil is back and ready for some more edgelord shit. Darryl points out the politically relevant nature of this 2008 story.