Of Apes and Men

Paul Hornschemeier

On this weeks show we ask is Marvel Apes really the missing link? Can the cops in Gotham Central really look after the city better than you know who? How many cat observations can Jeffrey Brown make in Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations? Can anyone really pronouce Let Us Be Perfectly Clear creator Paul Hornschemeiers name?  Will Humprey Bogart be in Marvel Noir? Why do we keep saying the new superhero sitcom No Heroics is on BBC3 when it’s on ITV? And how can we save the Irish comics scene from an ugly death? Download now and breath a sigh of relief as we answer all these questions and more.

Download : The Comic Cast 30/09/08

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Show links:

What Marvel Apes should be

Marvel Noir

What Kirkman actually said

No Heroics Trailer (contrary to our specualtion that it could be shit, this trailer for ITV’s superhero sitcom looks the business)

Neil Patrick Harris being decapitated

Jeffrey Browns Death Cab for Cutie Vid

Chris Judges Holiday Sketches

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8 Comments on “Of Apes and Men”

  1. Kyle Says:

    Good stuff as always lads :) Interested to hear your views on the irish comic scene, it’s something I’ve been mulling over for a while given the threads on boards about it.

    On a different note, I reckon ye should totally do a reader’s comments thing or, even better, get people to record their comments (As if they were leaving a voicemail or something) and email them to you so you can play the clips in the show….

  2. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, interesting thoughts on the Irish comics scene there alright…
    I hafta agree with Kyle’s idea as well, it would be interesting, hopefully wierd at times, and hilarious.I only read about the Marvel Noir series too, I think it looks interesting. But then again, I’m a sucker for Golden-Age pulp characters like The Shadow, Sandman (Wesley Dodds version) and more modern ones like good ol’ Lobster Johnson. :D

  3. Eoin Says:

    I just wrote the word “interesting” three times there, god I’m tired…

  4. Kyle Says:

    re: the jingle/theme tune thing – I tried to come up with something over the last few days (via the magic that is Reaper and Nero’s Wave Editor, since I have neither the knowledge nor time to be playing with synthesizers) but then realised it was basically an amalgam of super mario tunes from various games. In the words of that German guy from the Simpsons, “once again I have failed”.

    However, i did then realise that the theme tune from “Two stupid dogs” would be the best possible option for ye to use. I will brook no argument on this subject.

  5. thecomiccast Says:

    I think Two Stupid Dogs might colour peoples opinion of us before they even heard what we had to say. That’s awesome that you tried to do a theme tune for us. I didn’t think anyone would. I might have to part with that prize after all. And if you or anybody else wanted to record something that could use as like a listener calling in we would love to use it. We just can’t promise we won’t take the piss out of you. Actually I can promise that we will. :P

  6. cliodhna Says:

    I was just going to post and say you should use listeners calling in as the opening theme that or remix Bob’s how to say Mbleh cus I could listen to that all day.

  7. Paddy Says:

    Great stuff, as usual lads. Liam, if you’re digging Paul Hornschemeier’s stuff I cant recommend his grapohic novel that came out in 2004 from Dark Horse called “Mother, Come Home”. It’s really, really great. And there’s an interview with him on the Fantagraphics website with a bit on pronouncing his name:
    http://www.fantagraphics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=419&Itemid=87

  8. thecomiccast Says:

    Cheers Paddy. ‘Mother, Come Home’ is now next on my list to read. I think all comic creators should have the phonetics of their names on their comics like Kevin Huizenga. Ya hear that, Cliodhna!?


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